Saturday 20th April 2019

Late photo, 19/4, Church Town NR: 1 Hoopoe. (C Buckland)

Hoopoe, Chris Buckland

Late news, 19/4 RSPB Scillonian III trip, outbound; Penzance-Wolf Rock: 3 Eider, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Gull, 3 Black-headed Gull, 2 Kittiwake, 22 Manx Shearwater, 135 Gannet, 80 Guillemot, 8 Razorbill, 4 Fulmar, 1 Swallow and 4 Common Dolphin and 1 Grey SealWolf Rock-Scilly: 1500 Manx Shearwater, 400 Gannet, 2 Kittiwake, 1 Swallow and 1 Common Dolphin. Inbound, Scilly-Wolf Rock: 58 Manx Shearwater, 116 Gannet, 12 Guillemot and 2 Fulmar. Wolf Rock-Penzance: 530 Manx Shearwater, 1 Puffin, 48 Gannet, 3 Fulmar, 1 Sandwich Tern and 4 Eider. (M Ahmad)

Lands End: 1 Serin over towards Sennen, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 8 Whitethroat, 4 Sand Martin, 6 Swallow, 2 Chough, numerous Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff. (P Roseveare, M Ahmad)

Coverack: Pallas’ Warbler today 7.15-8.00 singing. (T Stuart)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Both Osprey and Marsh Harrier still present early morning, but both flew north or north east by about 08.30. (S Rogers, D Parker, L Proctor) Glossy Ibis again (D Chadwick), and seen to fly out to sea this evening. (R Menari)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 2 Little Ringed Plover and 2 Common Sandpiper. (R Augarde)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Cuckoo. (R Augarde)

Helston Boating Lake: possible Yellow-legged Gull. (S Grose)

Cubert Common: 1 Cuckoo. (S Rowe)

Lizard: Iceland Gull at 9.45-10.00, also Lesser Whitethroat and singing Firecrest in Church Cove. (T Stuart)  Also 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Whitethroat at Tregullas Farm pond. (S Grose)

Bude Marshes: 8 Canada Geese, 1 Mute Swan, 1 Pied Wagtail, 6 Wood Pigeon, 7 Reed Bunting, 7 Blackbird, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 10 Moorhen, 6 Blue Tit, 8 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 22 Mallard – plus 4 juveniles, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Wren, 4 Dunnock, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker continually drumming for at least twenty minutes, 5 Carrion Crow, 7 Rook, 4 Great Tit.
1 Orange Tip, 1 Red Admiral. (H Kendall, R Mudge)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Cuckoo, 3 Sedge Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 12 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap (D Eva)

Windmill Farm: 1 Cuckoo, 5 Grasshopper Warbler, 6 Whitethroat, 7 Sedge Warbler. (D Wright)

St Newlyn East Downs: 1 Cuckoo, 1 Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

Reskadinnick: 1 Grasshopper Warbler (I. Bennallick)

Mevagissey: 1 sum plum Great Northern Diver 5pm , plus 1 diver sp. off the harbour. (S Roper)

Tywardreath: Goldfinch and Greenfinch paying regular visits to supply of nesting material in private garden, 1 Bank Vole, 1 Wood Mouse. (R. Barlow)

Newquay: 50+ Turnstone, 32 Purple Sandpiper, 5 Dunlin on rocks behind the Headland Hotel this evening, also 4 Manx Shearwater and 5 Swallow past. (D Grose)

Walmsley Sanctuary, this evening: 31 Curlew (colour ringed individual), 2 Whimbrel, 71 Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin (injured), 1 Spoonbill, 1 Garganey in flight, 1 Tufted Duck, 57 Teal and 1 Reed Warbler. (P Roseveare)

Millbrook: 2 Whimbrel this afternoon. (C Buckland)

Tregirls Beach: 2 Common Tern. (D Julian)

Rame: 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 N Wheatear, 10 Whitethroat, 3 Yellowhammer, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Collared Dove. (C Buckland)

Kenidjack: 1 m Pied Flycatcher.

Downderry: a Whinchat feeding on farmland mid afternoon just north of the village. (A Payne)

Chapel Amble: 3 Reed Warbler, 1 White Wagtail. (B Bosisto L Payne )

Roseannon Downs: 1 Cuckoo, 1 Grasshopper Warbler. (B Bosisto L Payne )

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