Tuesday 1st May 2018

Late news, 28/4, Penpol: 1 Hoopoe in a private garden. (per J Rance)

Chapel Porth: Iberian Chiffchaff still in willow copse near old mine engine house about four hundred metres up the valley from the National Trust car park. Also there two singing Chiffchaff and a pair of Blackcaps. (R Butts)

Crackington Haven: 1 Tree Sparrow in private garden this evening  ( J & B Teague)

Tree Sparrow, Jerry Teague

Newlyn: 2cy Glaucous Gull still in the harbour. (L Proctor)

Nanjizal: Brief views of 2cy/female Golden Oriole, flew into valley and no further sign, also 2 Linnet, 1 male Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 4 Blackbird. (P Freestone)

Par Market East Carpark: 1 Nuthatch, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet. (S Grose)

Sennen: Iceland Gull in ploughed field opposite Escalls Chapel. (PJ Freestone and B Dallas)

Porth Reservoir: 7 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Coot, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Common Sandpiper, 3 Sedge Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 23 Sand Martin. (S Grose)

Trevilley Farm: Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler all singing at entrance to Trevilley farm. Also Sparrowhawk and 2 Whimbrel over. (P Freestone)

Gwithian, St Gothian Sands NR: 1 Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warblers, 30+ Sand Martin, 7 Swallows, 2 Skylark, 8 Linnet, 2 Coot, 17 Tufted Ducks, 4 Shelduck, 2 Mute Swans, 1 White Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail (flew over), 8 Wheatear, 1 Reed Bunting, 12 Canada Geese, 3 Whimbrel and 2 GN Divers flew from inland out over Godrevy Head. (PJ Freestone)

Sand Martin – Paul Freestone

Reed Bunting – Paul Freestone

Whimbrel – Paul Freestone

Maer Lake: 7 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Dunlin, 1 Curlew. (S Border)

Marazion: 16 Whimbrel on the beach. (P Cashmore)

Sennen Cove: 23 Whimbrel. (P Cashmore)

Bude: 1 Sparrowhawk. (N Bastin)

Penlee: 1 Lesser Whitethroat singing for up to an hour along the ‘watch field’ hedges, also 5 Blackcap. ( M Beer, C Buckland)

Rame: 1 Willow Warbler ( M Beer, C Buckland)

Treburgie, Dobwalls: 5 Whimbrel in grass field feeding for about 30 minutes from 11.50 (C&J Duffy)

Penwithick: 2 Siskin, 1 Blue Ti, 7 House Sparrow , 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Robin. (K.Bowers)

Siskin, Kevin Bowers

Long-tailed Tit, Kevin Bowers

Buzzard, Kevin Bowers

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Buzzard. (K.Bowers)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Little Ringed Plover & 1 Grey Plover again. (A Davey)

Grey Plover, Adrian Davey

Little Ringed Plover, Adrian Davey

Little Ringed Plover, Adrian Davey

Downderry: seawatch this afternoon (1420-1605) produced 1 Great Skua, 15 Whimbrel and 105 Manx Shearwater west and 1 Arctic Skua and 11 Common Scoters east. (A Payne)

Cardinham Woods: 12+ Siskin inc at least one juv. at feeders. (B Taggart)

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