Thursday 25th April 2019

Late news, 24/4, Mevagissey: 36 Whimbrel past (single flock). Off the harbour, 5 Great Northern Diver (one sum plum). (S Roper)

Late News, 24/4, The Lizard – Lizard Point: 2 Chough, 20+ Fulmar, 30+ Manx Shearwater, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff, Gannet, LBB Gull, GBB Gull, Herring Gull, Shag, Cormorant, 2 Swallow, Sparrowhawk, 6+ Rock Pipit, 3 Meadow Pipit, 7 House Sparrows, 6 Turnstone. Kynance Cove: Grey Wagtail, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Chaffinch, Great tit, Blue Tit, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Rock Pipit, Stonechat, , 30+ Linnet, Sedge Warbler. Croft Pascoe Woods and Pool: Little Grebe, 3 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Coal tit, 6 Goldfinch,  2 Blackcap, Jay. (Cornwall Birdwatching Tours)

Late News, 24/4, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 Little Egret, 1 Grey Plover, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 2 Whimbrel, 4 Shelduck, 4 Cormorant. (Cornwall Birdwatching Tours)

Late News, 24/4, Hayle Towans: Male Wheatear, 20 Linnet, Kestrel, 6+ Stonechat (P. Freestone)

Boat Cove, Perranuthnoe: Black-browed Albatross through between Shag Rock and Trenow Cove and went west across Little London Bay and on west outside of St Michael’s Mount at c11:15. (M Southam)

Newquay: Short-eared owl on Newquay Golf Course this morning. (D Kendle)

Crugmeer: 1 Sparrowhawk with kill, 2 Common Whitethroat, 1 Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs still, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 11 Shelduck. ( B. Toms)

Cot Valley: Iceland Gull that has been around the area since mid-January flew south past the bottom of Cot Valley at 09:30 this morning. (N Wheatley)

Gannel Estuary: 14 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit still and a Common Sandpiper. (T Carson)

Marazion: 9 Whimbrel and 1 sum plum Bar-tailed Godwit on the beach. (P Fraser)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis still on the marsh this morning. (P Cains M Webb) Glossy Ibis still present this afternoon and 31 Whimbrel heading west at 16:30. (N Ward) Glossy Ibis appeared to fly to St Michael’s Mount at 17:50. (P Fraser) Also 2 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Geese, 2 m&f Mallard, 1 drk Gadwall, 2 Moorhen, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Dunnock at 13:50. (M Webb)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 2 Mute Swan, 32 Canada Geese, 18 Tufted Duck, 2 m&f Mallard, 1drake Pochard, 1 Little Grebe, 4 Shelduck, 2 Moorhen, 4 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow at 11:30. (M Webb)

Bodmin Moor: Female Scaup and Hobby at Dozmary Pool. (P St Pierre)

Rame Church to Penlee Point: 11 Whitethroat (singing males), 7 Chiffchaff (singing males), 7 Blackcap (singing males), 1 Willow Warbler (singing male) and only 4 Swallow . Also a pair of Shelduck in the centre of a large ploughed field, two fields in from the coast. They were chased off by another pair that arrived low from the east, all rather strange? (R Smaldon)

Porth Reservoir: 9 Great Crested Grebe on the water, 4 Coot, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Mevagissey: 3 Great Northern Divers (one sum plum), 4 Sandwich Tern, 1 Purple Sandpiper. (S Roper)

St Ives, Barnoon cemetery: 4+ Linnet, 2 Blackbirds foraging together and 1 Dunnock. (K Money)

Coast path beyond Man’s Head: Some possible additional Linnets flying towards Clodgy, 20+ Gannets, 2+ Stonechats, 2 Wrens, 1 Crow and many, many Sparrows and Starlings! (K Money)

Downderry: Before 07:45, 8 Common Scoters and a Great Skua flew east and 8 Manx Shearwaters moved west. Mid-morning a Mediterranean Gull (1s) feeding offshore. (A Payne)

Land’s End: 1 Wheatear. (M McKee)

Trevescan: 1 Golden Plover. (M McKee)

 

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