Saturday 6th April 2019

Late news, RSPB Scillonian Wildlife Cruise 5/4/19: S 4 going SE 6, full cloud cover but becoming brighter later, good light, mod sea. Penzance to Wolf Rock: 14 Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 2000 Manx Shearwater, 4 Fulmar, 1 Cormorant, 211 Gannet, 1 Shag, 2 Sandwich Tern, 2000 Auk sp., 12 Kittiwake, 13 Puffin, c15 Common Dolphin, 2 Harbour PorpoiseWolf to Scilly: 60 Shag, 7 Great Black-back Gull, 65 Manx Shearwater, 137 Gannet, 15 Fulmar, 33 Guillemot, 12 Kittiwake, 3 Puffin, 21 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 9 Razorbill, 30 Herring Gull, 1 Great Skua. Scilly to Wolf Rock: 55 Herring Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern, 20 Shag, 12 Great Black-backed Gull, 65 Gannet, 60 Manx Shearwater, 33 Kittiwake, 7Fulmar, 23 Auk sp., 61 Guillemot, 35 Razorbill, 1Great Skua, 2 Puffin, 1 Cormorant, 1 + Common DolphinWolf Rock to Penzance: 160 Gannet, 797 Manx Shearwater, 122Auk sp., 14 Guillemot, 15 Razorbill, 51 Kittiwake, 1 Puffin, 1 Great Black–backed Gull, 4 Fulmar, 14 Common Dolphin. (M Jones M Elliot)

Porth Towan: 1 Rough-legged Buzzard circling and drifting north towards St Agnes, at 11.48. (P St Pierre)

Newquay, East Pentire: 1 Rough-legged Buzzard (presumed same bird) drifting north along coast. Also 4 Sand Martin (S Rowe)

Rough-legged Buzzard, Steve Rowe

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Glossy Ibis again, 1 Water Pipit, 22 Sand Martin, 3 Willow Warbler. (P St Pierre) Later 1 Glossy Ibis, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 2m Mallard, 6 Teal, 1 Little Egret, 2 m&f Stonechat, 2 Dunnock, 3 Sand Martin at 13.55. (M Webb)

Little Egret, Martin Webb

Stonechat, Martin Webb

Mounts Bay: 2+ Black-throated Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 3 Eider, 2 Common Scoter and 4 Sandwich Tern. (P St Pierre)

Helston Sewage Works: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, also 15 Sand Martin, 1 House Martin. (P Fraser, S Bury)

Lizard Point: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 pale phase Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 9 Red-throated Diver, 75 Puffin. (I Maclean et al)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Ruff. (R Veal)

Trescowe: female/juvenile Hen Harrier below Wheal Junket heading towards Townshend at 10am. (S Yandall)

Towan Head: 25 Purple Sandpiper, 20 Turnstone. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 8 Little Egret, 5 Redshank, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Shelduck. (S Rowe)

Porth Joke: 12 Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler, 9 Blackcap, 2 House Martin, 1 Swallow, 2 Song Thrush, 8 Stonechat. (S Rowe)

Portscatho, Porthcurnick beach: 1 m Long-tailed Duck swimming close to the shore (<20 feet). (G Wykes)

Porthgwarra: 2 Canada Geese, 2 Mallard, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Swallow, 2 Jay, c12 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 10+ Skylark and 11 Golden Plover over. Also 1 Roe Deer, 1 Fox (with plastic tangled round it’s neck), 2 Peacock, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 6 species of bee including Anthophora plumipes. (DK Parker)

Hairy-footed Flower Bee, Dave Parker

Penwithick: 2 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 8 House Sparrow, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Blackbird, 1 Robin. (K. Bowers)

Reed Bunting, Kevin Bowers

Crugmeer: 1 Stock Dove, 11 Yellowhammer, 13 Skylark, 16 Meadow Pipit, 3 Raven, 2 Jay, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 m Wheatear, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 1 Corn Bunting, 2 Linnet, 2 Grey Partridge, 6 Red-legged Partridge. (S Grose)

Goonhilly Nature Reserve: 4 Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 1m Blackcap, 5 Song Thrush & 5 Swallow.  (JHawkey & K Dalziel)

The Towans: 2 Swallow. (P Freestone)

St Dennis: 7 Sand Martin and 1 Swallow. (P Ash)

Pendeen Watch: 3 House Martin.

Sennen Cove: Steady passage of Swallows today.

Golitha Falls NNR: 1 Dipper, 7 Nuthatch, 3 Coal Tit, 2 Robin, 5 Blue Tit, 2 Buzzard, 3 Chaffinch, 1 Song Thrush.  ( C Hooper)

Nuthatch, C Hooper

Chaffinch, C Hooper

Robin, C Hooper

Song Thrush, C Hooper

Housel Bay: 2 Raven, 1f Stonechat, 3 Dunnock, 20+ Fulmar at 11.40. (M Webb)

Raven, Martin Webb

Raven, Martin Webb

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 drk Pintail, 1m Wheatear, 2 Swallow. (R Veal)

Godolphin: 1 Swallow, 3 Mistle Thrush 1 attacking a Jay, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 10 Nuthatch, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Bullfinch, 2 Blackcap, 1 Raven (J Evans)

Trevose Head: 1 f Black Redstart, 4 Wheatear, 9 Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 8 House Martin, 38 Swallow and 16 Sand Martin. (P Roseveare)

Walmsley Sancturay: 1 Whimbrel, 2 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper, 19 Curlew, 17 x Black-tailed Godwit,15 Greenshank, 5 Mute Swan, 1 Tufted Duck, 23 Gadwall, 17 Shelduck and 21 Shoveler. Also a Hare approaching the hide. (P Roseveare)

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