Friday 10th April 2015

How many Hoopoes? One estimate suggests 5+ in the St Levan, Porthgwarra, Polgigga, Lands End, Nanquidno, add to these the ones in St Erth, The Lizard and Redruth (yesterday), and how many more will be found this weekend?

The Lizard:Hoopoe in gardens along the bridleway north of the green (SW703127) this morning, still present at 17.30 (D Eva). Also Wryneck in private garden in village. (M Grantham, T Blunden) Plus 1 Redstart, 1 Little Ringed Plover and 20+ Song Thrush, including one feeding young in nest. (T Blunden)

Polgigga: 1 Hoopoe on cricket pitch this morning and still present this evening. (B Field) later 2 Hoopoe present. (M Wallace) Also 1 Fieldfare and 5 Song Thrush. (D Jenkins, S Rowe)

BField_Hoopoe1_100415Hoopoe, Brian Field

Lands End: 1 Hoopoe in fields adjacent to Visitor Complex. (L Proctor, R Farnes, D King, S Rowe) It or another at Treve Common at 08:50. (PA Fraser) Also in field opposite Trinity Pool @ 3.30pm, 3 Ring Ouzel, 6 Wheatear, 5 Song Thrush & 1 Swallow. (J Hawkey, D King)

LProctor_Hoopoe_100415Hoopoe Linton Proctor BField_Hoopoe2_100415Hoopoe, Brian Field
RFarnes_Hoopoe1_100415Hoopoe, Rod Farnes RFarnes_Hoopoe2_100415Hoopoe, Rod Farnes RFarnes_Hoopoe3_100415Hoopoe, Rod Farnes

St Erth: 1 Hoopoe again on lawn at 09:10 but not since. (MJ Spicer)

Nanquidno: 1 Yellow Wagtail and 10 White Wagtail. (C Moore) Also 1 Hoopoe along coast path above Polpry, 2 Ring Ouzels and 10 Wheatear. (N Wheatley)

St Just: 2w American Herring Gull again at Jericho Farm

Towednack, Rosewall Hill: 5 Ring Ouzel, 6 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat (pr), 2 Meadow Pipit, 5 Song Thrush, 2 Kestrel, 2 Common Buzzard, 6 Linnet, 7 Starlings and 6 Blackbird. (J Hawkey, V Stratton, J St Ledger)

JStLedger_RingOuzel_100415Ring Ouzel, John St Ledger

Kenidjack: 17 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 4 Blackcap (2m & 2f), Common Buzzard caught toad or frog beside pond and had lunch on nearby mine ruin, 1 pair Long-tailed Tit nest building, 2 Greenfinch and 4 Goldfinch. (J Hawkey) 1 Sedge Warbler. (J Swann)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Little Ringed Plover and 1 m Yellow Wagtail. (A McKechnie, B Dodd) Also 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 m Gadwall, 4 Shelduck, 4+ Wheatear, plus Coot, Moorhen, Mute Swans, Canada Geese and quantities of Herring, Lesser Black-backed and Great Black-backed Gulls. (J Lander)

AMcKechnie_LRP_100415Little Ringed Plover, Alex McKechnie

Sennen Cove: 12 Sandwich Terns on the Cowloe. (D King) Also 3 Ring Ouzel at Mayon Castle. (P&H Taylor)

Marazion Beach: 1 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (with damaged leg), 4 Oystercatcher, 21 Turnstone, 7 Sanderling and 4 Ringed Plover on the beach. (DK Parker). (DK Parker, S Maycock)

SMaycock_BarTail_100415Bar-tailed Godwit, Simon Maycock

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan, 7 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag, 3 hybrid geese, 6 Mallard, 9 Teal, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Grebe, 4 Little Egret, 10 Grey Heron, 25 Moorhen, 9 Swallow, 7 Sand Martin, 1 f Wheatear, 1 m Stonechat, 1  Bullfinch, 5 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 singing Willow Warbler and 2 Chiffchaff. (DK Parker)

Penzance: 1 sum plum Black-necked Grebe of Bus Station. (M Elliott)

Dinham Flats: 1 Spotted Redshank and 1 Whimbrel.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 sum plum Black-tailed Godwit, 1 sum plum Dunlin, 4 1S Grey Plover, plus Little Egret, Shelduck, Mallard, Redshank etc. (T Pope)