Friday 04 May 2012

Late News 30/4 Bodmin: 2 Swifts in Nanstallon, nr Bodmin and daily since, possibly the ones that breed in the chapel eaves. (D Roberts)

Late News 02/5 Bodmin Moor: 2 cuckoos calling, and showing well, at the Cheesewring at 15:00. (D Roberts)

Late News 02/5 Davidstow: 150+ Wheatear on the airfield. (A Langdon)

Late News 03/5 Porthleven: c250 Whimbrel feeding furiously on pasture above Bullion Cliffs near Porthleven at around 16:30. (M Fairhurst)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Great White Egret flew over the causeway towards St Erth at 07:05. (L Proctor)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 9 Grey Heron, 4 Mute Swan, 1 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 1 hybrid goose, 6 Mallard, 1 Coot, 8 Moorhen, 1 Cormorant, 18 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Sparrowhawk, c25 Swift, c200 Swallow, c50 Sand Martin, c5 House Martin, 3 Wheatear, 1 Reed Bunting, Chiffchaffs, Willow Warblers, Reed Warblers, Sedge Warblers and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Penzance: Female Eider on Wherrytown rocks. (B Dodd)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only):Blue-winged Teal and Black-winged Stilt still. Plus 2,000+ Swallow (800 counted perched on wires with many more in the air), 30+ House Martin, 300+ Sand Martin, 20+ Swift, 36 Black-tailed Godwit, 17 Whimbrel, 16 Dunlin, 2 Lapwing, 2 Shelduck, 2 Wigeon, 8 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, pair of Greylag Geese defending nest, 5 broods of Canada goslings, 4+ Sedge Warbler and 1 Reed Warbler. (C Selway & D Parker)

Traboe: Pair of Siskin with a juvenile coming to niger seed. (M Fairhurst)

Windmill Farm:Short-eared Owl, Whinchat, at least 4 Cuckoo, Reed Bunting, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Dunlin, 6 Wheatear and a Spotted Flycatcher. (D Wright, A Pay & D Jenkins)

Truro: 6 Swifts flew over, the first for the year here. (Derek Jenkins)

Plain-an-Gwarry: 250+ Swallows and Swifts. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Gannel Estuary: 3w Iceland Gull again.

Camel Estuary: Curlew Sandpiper on Dinham Flats at 13:30

Marazion: 1 Great Northern Diver still offshore.

Rame: Short-eared Owl at the Penlee end of Military Road.