Saturday 21st April 2018

Late news 20/4, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 Whimbrel and 2 Black-tailed Godwit. (PJ Freestone)

Late news 20/4, Gwithian: 1 Wheatear, 2 Coot, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Snipe, 2 Mute Swan, 19 Tufted Duck, 30+ Sand Martin, 1 Kestrel. (PJ Freestone)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Copperhouse Creek: 1 ad Bonaparte’s Gull at 2pm. Lelant Saltings: 3 Mediterranean Gull, (2 ad s/p & 1s). Ryan’s Field: 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper & 1 Greenshank. (J Hawkey)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Purple Heron still, also 6 Swallow, 4 singing Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 6 singing Cetti’s Warbler, pair Bullfinch, 2 Little Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper. (P St Pierre, R Butts) Plus 4 Stonechat, 1 Buzzard and 1 Willow Warbler. (P Freestone) Purple Heron still present this evening. The 3 Garganey (2 m + 1 f) from the bay flew into the marsh late evening. (S Rogers, A Mckechnie)

Garganey, Alex Mckechnie

Boscundle Tregrehan: 1 m Hawfinch at 10:30 in private garden. (I Stewart)

Botallack common: 1 Hoopoe flew northwest from Warren’s pool landing in heather between the pool and the radio mast at c11.40, also Cuckoo calling from Higher Bostraze. (P Clarke)

Newlyn: Juv Glaucous Gull flew south from Newlyn Harbour at 12:30. (L Proctor) Glaucous Gull back in the harbour mid-afternoon, plus 1 1w Kittiwake and 9 Turnstone (3 males in summer plumage), also 3 Sandwich Tern feeding off Sandy Cove. (T Mills)

Kittiwake, Tony Mills

St Dennis: Red Kite flew over garden today and mobbed by Herring Gull before moving away. (P Ash)

Red Kite – Paul Ash

Red Kite – Paul Ash

Treskinnick Cross, Poundstock: Red Kite at 12:45. (B Bryne)

Windmill Farm: 7 Skylark, 5 Swallow, 11 Meadow Pipit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Raven, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Bunting, 9 Willow Warbler, 1 Wood Warbler, 10 Linnet, 3 Blackcap, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Common Lizard, 3 Adder, 5 Slow Worm, 1 Stoat. (J Evans)

Lamorna: 1 Red Kite drifting overhead at 12:30. (J Hawkey)

Week St Mary: 2 Red Kite. (R Isherwood)

Tehidy: 1 Red Kite. (A.Neil)

River Gannel Estuary:1 Red Kite. (C Stephenson)

Camborne: 1 Red Kite over A30 at 11:30. (R Veal)

Wadebridge: 1 Red Kite being mobbed by gulls (J & B Teague)

Connor Downs: 1 Red Kite this morning flew towards Gwithian (PJ Freestone)

Trevarrion: 3 Sedge Warbler, 2 Kestrel, 1 Red Kite, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Corn Bunting, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Raven. (S Grose)

Mounts Bay: 3 Whimbrel; 5 Great Northern Divers; 1 Bottlenose Dolphin. (R Butts) Plus 19 Common Scoter, 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver & 3 Sandwich Tern. (J Hawkey) Also 3 Garganey (2 m + 1 f) off Great Hogus Rocks. (S Rogers)

Porthilly Point: 4 Curlew, 2 Ringed Plover, 69 Oystercatcher, 9 Sandwich Tern, 25 Sand Martin, 5 Skylark. (S Grose)

Praa Sands: 3 Great Northern Divers offshore this morning. Also pod of 20
probable Bottlenose Dolphins in bay (and yesterday morning as well). (S Cubbage)

College Reservoir: 2 Marsh Tit (pair), 1 male Shoveler (D Eva)

Porth Reservoir: 8 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Siblyback Reservoir: 2 singing Willow Warbler seen, 3 Swallow, singing Chiffchaff and a croaking Toad. (C&J Duffy)

Bodmin Moor, Black Penquite: 3 Cuckoo (2 male, 1 female), 1 Common Redstart (male), 1 Snipe. (Male Cuckoos were fighting for some time). (J St Ledger)

Bodmin Moor, De Lank Waterworks to Garrow Tor: 1 Cuckoo (male), 1 Common Redstart (male), 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Sedge Warbler, 3 Wheatear, 2 Swallow, 6 Skylark. (J St Ledger)

Mount Hawke: 1 m Bullfinch at garden bird table at 18.20. (RB & PC Girling)

Porth Joke: 3 Whitethroat, 14 Blackcap, 7 Sedge Warbler, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 2 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk. (S Rowe)

Crackington Haven: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Siskin (male & female), 1 Willow Warbler and 1 male Blackcap in private garden. (J & B Teague)

Sennen: 3 Canada Geese, Grey Heron over Trinity Pool.

Bosullow: 2 Swallow; Cuckoo.

Marazion beach: 77 Whimbrel, 12 Turnstone. (J Hawkey)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 80+ Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Shelduck, 6 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 1 Cormorant, 8 Mallard, 4 Coot, 6 Moorhen, 3 Grey Heron, 50+ Canada Goose, 2 Teal. (K.Bowers)

Gadwall, Kevin Bowers

Grey Heron, Kevin Bowers

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