Saturday 1st May 2021

Late News, 30/04/21, Lands End: Osprey in low off the see at 1040 then gained height and headed off high east. Good numbers of common migrants around in the morning. (C Mason)

Late News, 30.04.2021, Widemouth Bay: 17 Whimbrel,1 Bar-tailed Godwit in sheep fields. (S Bell)

Late news, 30/04/21, Marhamchurch: 6 pairs of Blackcap, Sedge Warblers all around the canal singing, 1 Reed Warbler and 1Whitethroat. (J & J Elvin)

Blackcap – Jenny & John Elvin

Kuggar; Ruan Minor: Rose-ringed Parakeet feeding in private garden this morning. (A Damant)

Rose-ringed Parakeet – Andrew Damant

Kenidjack: Woodchat Shrike (frequenting 3rd field hedge east of the track towards Botallack – SW 362 327),14 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 5 Wheatears (inc. 2prs with 1m singing), pair Stonechat carrying food, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 4 House Martins and Swallows moving north along coast all day. (JH & K Dalziel)

Land’s End: 1 Little Ringed Plover in off the sea, flew high eastwards. Presumed same as Marazion bird. (S. Rogers).

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Little Ringed Plover, 2 Whimbrel, 5 Swift, 10 Sand Martin, 3 House Martin. (D Flumm et al)

Little RInged Plover – Alex McKechnie

Little Ringed Plover – Dave Flumm

Little Ringed Plover – Dave Flumm

Stithians: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Raven, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Skylark, 4 Linnets, sev Whitethroats, sev Willow Warblers, sev Meadow Pipits, 4 Buzzards in south east corner. 1 Willow Tit, 1 Kingfisher, pair Bullfinch, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Jay, 1 Reed Bunting, pair Tufted Duck in southern cut off. (J & D Chapman) 1 2nd Calendar year Iceland Gull, 1 Wheatear, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Willow Tit, 1 Whimbrel, 7 Whitethroat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Cuckoo, 8 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 4 Tufted Ducks, 3 Linnet nests with eggs. (D Eva)

Hayle Estuary; Ryan’s Field: 2 Common Sandpipers. (M Costa)

Lizard near Bass Point: Golden Plover, 2 Wheatears. (J Betteridge)

Golden Plover – Jerry Betteridge

Golden Plover – Jerry Betteridge

Kenidjack-Geevor: 6 Wheatear, White Wagtail; c200 Swallow, 10 House Martin, 2 Sand Martin north. (D Flumm, J Waldon)

Polbathic Creek: Mallard with 12 new ducklings. (A Blonden)

Looe Island, and offshore, this morning: 11 Whimbrel, 1 Sanderling, 7 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Great Northern Dive, 2 Puffin (adult and immature) 4 miles offshore. (R Kirkwood)

Purple Sandpiper – Rupert Kirkwood

Great Northern Diver – Rupert Kirkwood

Puffin – Rupert Kirkwood

Bude Marshes: pair Canada Geese + 7 Goslings, Mallard + 8 Ducklings, 2  Shelduck, Grey Heron, 2  Cattle Egret, 3 Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting (F),Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler. 5 Swallow. (R Maye)

Bolatherick Farm; Bodmin Moor: 1 pair Redstart, 1 pair Wheatear. (J St Ledger)

De Lank Waterworks, Bodmin Moor: 1 Redstart (male), 1 pair Wheatear. 1 Mistle Thrush. (J St Ledger)

Garrow Tor; Bodmin Moor: 1 Redstart (male), 2 Cuckoo, 8 Wheatear. Also 1 Roe Deer. (J St Ledger)

St Breward; Bodmin Moor: 1 pair Redstart, 4 Mistle Thrush, 1 Green Woodpecker, all viewed from footpath behind the church. (J St Ledger)

South Penquite Farm; Bodmin Moor: 1 pair Redstart (a pair have bred here for the last ten years). (J St Ledger)

male Redstart – John St Ledger

Cuckoo- John St Ledger

female Redstart – John St Ledger

Porth Joke: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 23 Sedge Warbler (singing males), 12 Blackcap, 8 Whitethroat, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Wheatear, 2 Moorhen 1 Coot, 16 Linnet, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 2 Buzzard. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 7 Whimbrel,  2 Curlew. (M Lammas, S Rowe)

Towan Beach & Porth Creek: 2 Whitethroat, 6 Linnet, 2 Kestrel, 3 Stonechat, 4 Wren, 1 Little Egret, 2 Greenshank, 2 Curlew, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Cormorant, 2 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 3 Swallow. (D Gibbard)

Trewithen Gardens: Ring Ouzel. (I & C Sowerby)

Trewoon: 1 Barn Owl early am nr St Mewan Church. (S Grose)

Polkerris: 3 Great Northern Diver. (S Grose)

Par Beach Dunes: 2 Whitethroat, 7 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 7 Linnet, 9 Greenfinch, 1 Song Thrush. (S Grose)

Spit Beach: 4 Whimbrel, 1 Wheatear, 51 Dunlin. (S Grose)

Goonbarrow China Clay Works: 1m Redstart, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Little Grebe. (S Grose)

Roundwood, Cowlands Creek: 2 Siskin in private garden. (L Partridge)

Siskin – Linda Partridge

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