Garden Listing 18th April 2021

Feock: Little Egret makes 33, as one just flew over while we were sitting facing the window. (Rosalind Smith)

Praa Sands: Thought it a blank week until this evening, when having a G&T out in the garden, distant Whimbrel calls were heard out to sea racked up number 64. (Matt Southam)

Constantine: Last night at 18:05, a Red Kite glided over my garden so close as to be identifiable without binoculars. Only the second record here ever, the first being last spring during the first lockdown. Best record for me here this year. This takes me to 57. (Tim Pinfield)

Monday 19th April 2021

Late news, 18/4, Tresillian River: Great White Egret dwarfing a couple of Little Egrets on the muds on the east side of the Tresillian River near Merthen Pool at c19:00. (P Herring)

Late photo, 18/4, Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Ruddy Shelduck. (A Collins)

Ruddy Shelduck – Andrew Collins

Newlyn: 1w American Herring Gull still. (L Proctor)

Maer Lake, Bude: American Golden Plover early afternoon. (S Border)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Great White Egret still on Ryans Field, also 2 Greenshank and 1 Common Sandpiper. (P Fraser, S Rogers) Also 26 Whimbrel, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit. (J Overfield) In addition, 38 Shelduck on main estuary. (P Freestone)

Great White Egret, David Cains

Great White Egret, Alex Mckechnie

Great White Egret, Andrew Tomkins

Pendeen: Male Common Redstart by coastguard cottages. (P Combridge)

Penpol Creek, Feock: Spoonbill this afternoon. (M Wilson)

St Gothian Sands: adult Glaucous and juvenile Iceland Gull mid afternoon. (P Brinton) Also, 5 Whimbrel, 1 Dunlin and 2 Reed Warbler. (P Freestone)

St Clement: 4 Whimbrel. (M Jones)

Truro: m&f Siskin on sunflower seed feeder in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

Mawgan Porth: 1 Little Ringed Plover and 1 Dunlin. (P Roseveare)

East Pentire; Newquay: 1 Whitethroat, 1 Wheatear and 1 Whimbrel. (B Bosisto)

Viverdon Down: Tree Pipit (singing), 6 (3 pairs) Yellowhammer and 6+ Willow Warbler. (M Beer)

Rame Head: 2 Linnet, 5 Dunnock, 4Wren, Skylark, Great Tit, Chiffchaff. (R Napp)

St Day: Red Kite low over this evening, not in wing moult. (S Bearhop)

Marazion Beach: 22 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit this evening. (P Fraser)

Bodmin Moor; De Lank Waterworks to Garrow Tor: 1 Redstart (male, singing), 1 Blackcap (male, singing), 5 Wheatear, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Reed Bunting, 4 Willow Warbler, 7 Skylark, 2 Red Kite (over at midday), 1 Sparrowhawk (over), 1 Kestrel (over). Also 6 Roe Deer (2 Stag, 4 Doe) (J St Ledger)

Redstart, John St Ledger

Red Kite, John St Ledger

Wheatear, John St Ledger

Bradford Ford: 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 pair Green Woodpecker. (J St Ledger)

Drift Reservoir: 6 Common Sandpiper. (R Veal)

Trevilley: 1 Hen Harrier, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 7 Wheatear, flock of Golden Plover heard over. (R Veal, J Overfield)

Tresillian to Malpas: 10 Whimbrel, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 1 Oystercatcher, 4 Little Egret (no sign of Great White Egret), 1 Grey Heron, 35 Shelduck. (A Nicholson)

Buttermilk Hill: 3m and 1f Ring Ouzel,  3 Wheatear. (J Eaton) In addition, 2 Wheatear, 2 Blackbirds, 6 Stonechat, 2 Ravens, 1 Kestrel, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 8 Buzzard (P Freestone)

Predannack Wollas: 1 Wheatear (f), 1 Whitethroat singing. (J Evans)

Kynance: 1 Wryneck skulking in Hawthorn bushes in valley leading to Soap Rock. (J Evans)

Windmill Farm: 1 Green Sandpiper at the pond closest to the information centre. (J Evans)

Nanquidno: overwintering Green Sandpiper still present. (C Moore)

Gannel Estuary: 6 Ringed Plover, 3 probable Whimbrel. (M Lammas)

Trevose: 2 Bar-tailed Godwit. (P Taylor)

Restronguet: 1 Spoonbill, 10 Shelduck, 12 Whimbrel, 6 Curlew, Bar-tailed Godwit, Turnstone & Wheatear. (D Flumm)

St Agnes Head: Iceland Gull, 2 Whimbrel. (G Lawlor)

St Gothian: ad Glaucous Gull, 2 juv Iceland Gull. (P Brinton). Also 2 Reed Warbler (singing males), 68+ Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 4 Stonechat, 6 Meadow Pipit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 5 Whimbrel, 2 Shelduck, 8 Tufted Ducks, 2 Mute Swan, 14 Canada Geese, 2 Rock Pipit, 1 Kestrel (P Freestone)

Godrevy Head to Knavocks: 2 Wheatear, 6 Purple Sandpiper, 22 Turnstone, 51 Oystercatcher, 2 Chiffchaff, 32 Fulmar, 16 Skylark, 8 Linnet, 12 Stonechat, 9 Wren, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Swallow, 5 Sand Martin. (P Freestone)

Loe Pool: 2 Cattle Egret reported.

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