Thursday 15th April 2021

Late news, 14/4, Coronation Park Lake, Helston: Ferruginous Duck still present (A Hansen and A Thomas)

Newlyn: American Herring Gull. (L Proctor)

Porthgwarra: Tree Pipit, 54 Wheatear, Sedge Warbler & 6 Siskin. (M Wallace)

Land’s End: 3 Ring-Ouzel (males, Treeve Moor), 10 Wheatear, 10 Golden Plover (N R Rogers)

Treeve Moor: 1 Tree Pipit, 2 Ring Ouzel, 1 White Wagtail. (P St Pierre) 3 Ring Ouzel (J Lewis)

Marazion: 2 Wheatear, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, c10 Sanderling, 2 Great Northern Diver, 2 White Wagtail on/from the beach. Also 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler on the marsh. (R Veal)

Buttermilk Hill: 22 Wheatear. (J Eaton)

Carnsew Pool: 11 Whimbrel. (R Stone)

Rinsey: Corncrake. (C Richards)

Devoran: 1 Osprey, 1 Grey Plover, 5 Dunlin, 3 Redshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit (D Eva) 2 Osprey off Point Quay (J Chapple) 3  Mediterranean Gull, 13 Common Gull, 1 Redshank (P Kemp) Spoonbill still off Point Quay, 2 Whimbrel. (S Finch)

Crowan Reservoirs/Beacon: 120 Golden Plover, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Canada Goose, 3 Swallow, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Stonechat, 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff. (C Benton)

Porth Joke: 36 Wheatear, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Whitethroat. (S Rowe)

Towan Head: 21 Purple Sandpiper, 14 Turnstone, 9 Whimbrel, 4 Oystercatchers. (M Lammas)

Rejarrah: 3 Wheatears, 2 Swallow at Monkey Tree holiday park. (N Pebody)

Wadebridge: 2 Song Thrush, 1 Little Egret, 2 Blue Tit, 4 Buzzard, 1 Swallow, 1 Wren, 2 Shelduck. (C Hooper)

Little Egret – C Hooper

Song Thrush – C Hooper

Blue Tit – C Hooper

Porthilly Point: 1 Osprey, 4 Whimbrel, 1m Wheatear, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Plover. (S Grose)

Rock, Cant Farm: 2 Cattle Egret. (S Grose)

Wadebridge, Trewornan Bridge: 1 Juv Glaucous Gull, 76 Herring Gull, 2 Shelduck all following the plough at Burniere Farm at 5.50pm.(S Grose)

Widemouth Bay, Bude: 1 Osprey heading north over sea, pair of Shoveler on sea, 1 Whimbrel (R Kirkwood)

Osprey – Rupert Kirkwood

Downderry:  2 Common Scoters, 6 Great Northern Divers, 66 Gannets,  4 Fulmars, 3 Manx Shearwaters and 3 Whimbrel noted before 0745. (A. Payne)

Rame – Penlee: 3 Whitethroat, 6 Blackcap, 2 Swallow, 2 Wheatear, 2 Stock Dove. (D Flumm) 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Whitethroat , 2 Greenfinch. (M Jordan)

Millbrook: 3 Cattle Egret B.3247 just SE of village at turning to Kingsand. (D Flumm)

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Garden Listing 14th April 2021

Liskeard: Total now 34 with today’s sighting of a lone Cormorant flying overhead this morning, South to North. Possibly heading for Siblyback from Looe? (Deena Sharp)

Garden Listing 13th April 2021

Grampound Road: Total now 51. (Rob Nicholls)

Garden Listing 12th April 2021

Praa Sands: Last week saw Swallows passing over, bringing me up to 63 which I believe is the total I reached in the last lockdown. (Matt Southam)

Grampound Road: 50. Kestrel. (Rob Nicholls)

Coverack: No new sightings but a very entertaining comedy moment: a rather rotund Woodpigeon which has recently started feeding on spilt seeds underneath the feeders clearly got fed up of waiting for the finches and sparrows to drop more seeds, and decided he’d head up into the tree and get his seeds directly! After jumping up onto the branch and making it bounce around like a diving board, he wandered up and down the branches, turning round at the end with the elegance of an oil tanker! What he lacked in intelligence he tried to make up for in perseverance, but after far too many attempts he eventually figured out that he just couldn’t reach. I gave in and put some seeds out on the ground. (Dan Beadle)