Sunday 26th April 2015

Late news, 25/4, 11.30—midnight, Truro: 1 or possibly 2 Tawny Owl hooting at the back of my house. (D Jenkins)

Marazion Marsh RSPB 07.30hrs: 1 Great White Egret, 1 Swift and 1 Green Woodpecker. (I Webster) Also 1 Little Egret & 30 Sand Martin. (D Flumm) Later, 6 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Goose with 5 goslings, 2 hybrid geese, 4 Teal, 4 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 12 Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret (again roosting in the pines), 1 Little Egret, 12 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Sparrowhawk, c150 Sand Martin,  c5 House Martin, c50 Swallow, 1 Swift, 4 Cetti’s Warbler plus Sedge and Reed Warblers. (DK Parker)

DFlumm_GreatWhiteEgret_260415Great White Egret, Dave Flumm Great White Egret Marazion Cornwall 260415 DK Parker P1000381Little Egret & Great White Egret, DK Parker

Marazion: 2 Sandwich Tern offshore. (D Flumm) also 1 Great Northern Diver.

Nancledra: 1 Dipper. (I Webster)

Bakers Pit NR: 1 Cuckoo. (I Webster)

Sancreed: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier (Carn Euny and later Bartinney Downs), 1 1w Iceland Gull, 1 Cuckoo, 5 House Martin, 2 Sand Martin, 2 Whitethroat and 3 Blackcap. (D Flumm)

DFlumm_IcelandGull_260415Iceland Gull, Dave Flumm

Stithians Reservoir: 1 m Golden Oriole early afternoon at South end. Also 2 Stock Dove, 1 Snipe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Coot, 5 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Egret, 4+ Cormorant, 1 m Sparrowhawk, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker over and 3+ Buzzard. Around the feeders, 3 Greenfinch and 1 Reed Bunting. On the southern cut-off, 2 Coot, 2 Little Grebe, Grey Heron, and Canada Goose. (D Eva, D Chaney and S Perfect)

KODAK Digital Still CameraGolden Oriole, Dan Chaney

Windmill Farm: 2 Cuckoo, 1 Whitethroat, Willow Warblers, Chiffchaffs, Sedge Warblers, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (CBWPS and CWT Walk, D Wright)

Trevalga (Short Island): 2 Puffin, 12+ Razorbill and 40+ Guillemot. (B Byrne)

Rosudgeon: 1 m Sparrowhawk in garden. (A James)

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Treeve Common: 1 f Ring Ouzel. (P & H Taylor)

Kenidjack: 1 Wryneck. (JD Swann) and 1 Whinchat at seaward end. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Sennen: 1 juv Iceland Gull. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Nanquidno: 1 Ring Ouzel. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Common Sandpiper. Lelant: 1 Firecrest. Estuary: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 4 Great Northern Diver, 300+ Manx Shearwater, 3 Common Scoter, 1 Whimbrel, auks, Gannets, Fulmars, Shelduck and Swallows. Also Bottlenose Dolphins, 15+ Common Dolphin and 2 – 3 Basking Shark one of which breached 3 times!. (D Chaney, S Perfect) Swanpool: 1 Long-tailed Duck.

Penlee Point: 1 f Golden Oriole.