Friday 12th April 2019

Late news, 5/4, Davidstow Airfield: 60 Golden Plover, 6 Wheatears and 1 Buzzard. (S Windle)

Late news, 11/4, Penzance: Robins fledged, the first brood of birds to succeed in the garden except the hole nesters in over thirty years, all others taken by Magpies. Sparrows, Blue Tits and Great Tits occupying boxes and female Blackcap still present. All in a private garden. (R Phillips)

Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler in song below the sewage works by the wooden gate at 07:45. (R Bonser)

Nanjizal: Hooded Crow again at Faraway Cottage. Also 1f Black Redstart, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 House Martin, 11 Swallow, 10 Chiffchaff, 9 Blackcap between here and Land’s End. (R Veal)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis, 1+ Water Pipit, 2 Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler singing, 2 Shoveler, 2 Teal, 2 Little Egret, 1 Snipe, Great Spotted Woodpecker, c40 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow. (S Rogers, P St Pierre, DK Parker)

Marazion: 9 Eider (8 m 1 f), 3 Whimbrel, 8 Ringed Plover, 8 Sanderling. (S Rogers)

Sancreed: 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Swallow, 3 Sand Martin, 1 Wheatear. (D Flumm)

Land’s End: Pied Crow reported again and also at Nanjizal. (B Dodd)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 male Reed bunting, 4 Chiffchaffs, 4 Willow Warblers, 2 Blackcaps, 1 Jay, 12+ Rooks, small groups of Swallows and Sand Martins, 6 Goldfinches. (H Kendall)

Trevose Head: 1 Wheatear (m), 1 Merlin (f) chasing a mixed flock of Swallow/House and Sand Martin, 2 Kestrel, 2 Raven, 1 Gannet, 1 Shag, Linnets, Stonechats, Skylarks. (S Marquis) 41 White Wagtail, 2 Wheatear, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Swallow this evening. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Polgigga: 10 White Wagtail. (M Wallace)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Spoonbill (2cy), 8 Shoveler, 8 Gadwall, 60 Teal, 100 Sand Martin. (D Eva)

Crugmeer: 2 Grey Partridge. (D Eva)

Trevose: 1 Short-eared Owl, 10 Wheatear. (D Eva)

Poltesco: 3 Chiffchaff. (F Trewin)

Mullion Cove: Pair Bullfinch, pair Swallows ( J. Allely)

St Merryn: Jackdaws making nests in bell tower. 1 pair Wood Pigeon also in church grounds. (R Hughes)

Rock: 1 Sparrowhawk, 20+ Sand Martin at Porthilly Point. (S Grose)

Croft Pascoe: 3 Crossbill briefly, flew off west. (D Collins)

Wadebridge: m&f Siskin on the Rivendell Estate. (N Greaves)

Godrevy to Hell’s Mouth: 2 Wren, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Rock Pipit, 1 Skylark, 8 (4pr) Stonechat, 10 Linnet, 20+ Jackdaw, 2 Raven, 7 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 40+ Fulmar, 1 Gannet. (M Webb)

Gannet and Fulmar – Martin Webb

Pendeen: 12 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Willow Warbler. (A Hartley)

Trewidden Gardens: 1 Nuthatch (heard-only). (A Hartley)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1w Little Gull. (P St Pierre)

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