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Friday 18th April 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

GillanGLOSSY IBIS still in Gillan Creek

Falmouth – Black Guillemot still off Swanpool

MarazionBT Diver and GN Diver (3) off Long Rock car park

St Just – Red Kite flew over Tregeseal (Thanks S.Williams). Siberian Chiffchaff at Kenidjack Valley by sewage works

ZennorRed Kite flew over Eagles Nest towards St Ives at 1330hrs (Thanks J.St Ledger)

GwithianCommon Sandpiper (2), Willow Warbler and Wheatear (2) at St Gothian Sands this morning (P.Freestone)

Thursday 17th April 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

The LizardGREAT WHITE EGRET flew North over Lizard Village this morning

SennenHOOPOE at Brew Sewage Works along approach track this morning. Access east off A30 along track just north of Sea View Caravan Park

FalmouthBlack Guillemot still off Swanpool this morning, tho distant. Reed Warbler singing at Swanpool (Thanks D.Chaney)

PorthgwarraDotterel at Porthgwarra

St Ives - Ring Ouzel (14. 10m+4f) at Buttermilk Hill, fed on hill for an hour then (9. 5m+4f) flew west over Trendrine Hill towards Zennor. 5 males then located feeding on Buttermilk hill then flew off east over Rosewall Hill towards Trencrom Hill. (2. m+f) present at Buttermilk Hill this evening. Also Cuckoo, Wheatear (21), several Linnets, Buzzard (5), Raven (2), Kestrel and several Meadow Pipits (Thanks V.Stratton and J.Thomas)

St Just - Ring Ouzel (4) at Chapel Carn Brea

ZennorRing Ouzel (fem) 1.5 miles south of Gurnards head on coastal path. Wheatear (5. 4m+1f) at Zennor Hill this evening(Thanks V.Stratton)

Torpoint –  Spoonbill feeding with Shelduck (12) at St Johns Lake (Thanks D.Courtnell)

St JustSiberian Chiffchaff at Kenidjack Valley opposite cottages with caravan. Take path south over bridge to view bushes along path west of chimney

GwithianRuff at St Gothian Sands LNR at seaward end of main pond at 0940hrs. Also Sedge Warbler by Red River (P.Freestone)

HayleWhimbrel at Copperhouse Creek (P.Freestone)

PadstowWhitethroat at Hawkers cove in scrub behind the original lifeboat station (Thanks S.Grose)

PenzanceEider (drk) and Sandwich Tern (13) off Chyandour (Thanks D.Flumm)

Wednesday 16th April 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Gillan - GLOSSY IBIS still at Gillan Creek

TorpointOsprey at Freathy flew in off sea at 1030hrs then flew north

River Fal - Osprey in upper reaches of River Fal from AK Wildlife Cruises trip (Thanks Billy B)

PenrynRed Kite flew high over Treliever area at 1100hrs.  Greenshank (2) and Common Sandpiper at Gorrangorras  (Thanks D.Chaney)

NewquayRed Kite flew over Newquay football club this morning. Also Swallows mobbing Sparrowhawk (male) (Thanks S.Grose). Common Sandpiper (4) and Great Crested Grebe (4) at Porth Reservoir (Thanks D.Mays)

St IvesRing Ouzel (5 male) at Buttermilk Hill, 3 on Towednack side of hill and 2 on Trevalgan side off hill. Also Wheatear (35+. 31m+4 f), Linnet (40+), Sparrowhawk (fem),  Buzzard (6), Raven (2) and Swallow (6) (Thanks V.Stratton)

FalmouthWhitethroat at Swanpool Point (Thanks D.Chaney)

Tuesday 15th April 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Bude – GREEN-WINGED TEAL (drk) still at Maer Lake at 1300hrs

St IvesIceland Gull (1st win) flew east past Porthminster at 1230hrs (Thanks D H Payne). Wheatear (19), Swallow (4), Common Buzzard (4) and Raven (pr) displaying at Buttermilk Hill. Wheatear (17) in horse fields at Trevalgan Hill. Wheatear (14) and Swallow (12) at Trevail Valley. Wheatear (6) at Wicca Valley (Thanks V.Stratton)

Marazion – Surf Scoter (1w drk) still off Long Rock car park. Also GN Diver (1+)

PadstowRed Kite flew west from Stepper point this morning (Thanks D.Julian)

NewquayRed Kite flew over Newquay boating lake being mobbed by Herring Gulls. (Thanks S.Grose). Grasshopper Warbler at Polly Joke (Thanks D.Mays)

BoscastleRed Kite over meadow at Beeny at 1230hrs then drifted North (Thanks G.Sabran)

FalmouthBlack Guillemot still off Gyllingvase Beach

TruroSiskin (male with fledgling) at Treliske Hospital (Thanks A.Mason)

HayleCommon Sandpiper and Grey Plover on Ryan’s Field this afternoon. House Martin flew over (Thanks P.Jeggo)

PastowWheatear at Chapel Stile Field at 1635hrs (Thanks S.Lilley)

Monday 14th April 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

BudeGREEN-WINGED TEAL (drk) still at Maer Lake at 1600hrs (Thanks J.Coe)

PenzanceSurf Scoter (1w drk) still in Mount’s Bay off Tesco. Also Little Tern and Great Northern Diver (2)

GwithianOsprey over cattle field by St Gothian Sands LNR at 1100hrs (Thanks J.Rowe)

St AgnesMarsh Harrier (ad fem) flew east over St Agnes head at 1010hrs, bird appeared to have some damage to left leg (Thanks D.Curtis)

GwenterRing Ouzel (6) at Gwenter on heath this morning

SennenRing Ouzel at Mayon Cliff

MevagisseyBlack-throated Diver off outer harbour wall. Purple Sandpiper (2) on rocks

FalmouthBlack-throated Diver off Gyllyngvase beach at 1130hrs

MarazionHouse Martin (2), Swallow (4), Sand Martin (6) and Willow Warbler at Marazion Marsh RSPB (Thanks D.Flumm)