Monthly Archives: April 2012

2012 Cornwall Birding Pelagic Dates

Due to popular demand we have arranged four dates for Pelagic trips once again from St Ives this summer. We have managed to keep costs the same since 2009 but have had to up the price this year to £40. As a small compensation the cost will now include a copy of our superb Cornwall Birding Rare and Scarce Bird Report 2010! These trips tend to fill up very quickly so book early to avoid disappointment! Hopefully the weather will be kinder to us this year! See PELAGICS page for full details.

Tuesday 17th April 2012 Cornwall Bird Reports

StithiansRING-NECKED DUCK (drk) still on main reservoir with Tufted Duck this afternoon (Thanks J.St Ledger)

Sennen ICELAND GULL (2w) just south of A30/B3306 junction

PenzanceEider (3) off Albert Pier today (Thanks I.Williams)

RameGrasshopper Warbler reeling and showing briefly at Penlee NR at 1038hrs (Thanks D.Allan)

PolzeathPuffin (2), Manx Shearwater (100+) and Red-breasted Merganser (2) from Rumps Point this morning. Wheatear (4) around the Rumps (Thanks C.Selway)

Monday 16th April 2012 Cornwall Bird Reports

Wadebridge **BLUE-WINGED TEAL** (fem) again at Walmsley Sanctuary from tower hide. Also CATTLE EGRET still (Thanks C.Selway)

Cattle Egret, Walmsley (C.Selway

StithiansRING-NECKED DUCK (drk) still off Carnmenellis Causeway early afternoon.

Sennen – ICELAND GULL (2w) at Kerrow Farm

Land’s End – possible Siberian Chiffchaff (2) north of Land’s End at Treeve Common

FalmouthGN Diver (2) in bay (Thanks D.Chaney)

Sunday 15th April 2012 Cornwall Bird Reports

Wadebridge**BLUE-WINGED TEAL** (fem) at Walmsley Sanctuary this evening. CATTLE EGRET also then flew to Camel Estuary at 1900hrs. Also Barnacle Goose

BodminMONTAGU’S HARRIER (ringtail) flew over Cooksland at 0845hrs

SennenICELAND GULL (2w) at Kerrow Farm. Pied Flycatcher (male) just east of A30 north of school at Quarry Pool

DriftICELAND GULL at Drift reservoir

MarazionBittern and White Wagtail at Marazion Marsh RSPB

HayleWheatear at Hayle Towans. Willow Warbler singing at Copperhouse (Thanks M.Jelf and P.Smale)

Upper Fowey Valley Cuckoo in valley today. Also Willow Tit (2) (Thanks N.Cabble)

PolzeathWillow Warbler singing at Pentireglaze Farm, Polzeath this
morning. (Thanks T.Davies)

St IvesWheatear (3 male) and Swallow small passage at Buttermilk Hill (Thanks V.Stratton)

ZennorWheatear (2 male), House Martin and Swallow good passage at Zennor Hill/Eagles Nest (Thanks V.Stratton)

Again no sign of Ring Necked Duck (drk) at Par beach pool between 0915-1015hrs  (Thanks R.Davey)

Saturday 14th April 2012 Cornwall Bird Reports

Wadebridge**BLUE-WINGED TEAL** (fem) still at Walmsley Sanctuary this evening. Also CATTLE EGRET and (400+) Swallow and Sand Martin (Thanks C.Selway)

MarazionICELAND GULL (2w) at Little Hogus Rocks

St Austellno sign of Ring-necked Duck (drk) at Par Beach Pool at 1335hrs but Reed Warbler (4, 2 singing) (Thanks R.Davey)

FalmouthWhimbrel, Swallow (2) and Willow Warbler (2) at Rosemullion Head (Thanks J.St Ledger)

PenzanceSandwich Tern (6) off Long Rock (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

RameShort-eared Owl above fields along Military Road at 1500hrs then landed in field. Also Wheatear (2). Swallow (17) and Willow Warbler (3) along Rame coast (Thanks M.Beer)

PorthcothanWheatear (5), Sedge Warbler (2), Willow Warbler (7), Chiffchaff (7) and Blackcap (3) at Park Head/Porth Mear Valley (Thanks S.Roper)

Polzeath - Willow Warbler singing at Pentireglaze Farm this morning (Thanks T.Davies)

Friday 13th April 2012 Cornwall Bird Reports

Wadebridge**BLUE-WINGED TEAL** still at Walmsley Sanctuary this afternoon. Also *CATTLE EGRET* and ICELAND GULL (1st Cal)

St AustellRed-necked Grebe (2), GN Diver (4) and BT Diver (10) off Black Head

DavidstowBlack Redstart (male) at airfield

St IvesHen Harrier (ringtail) hunting at Buttermilk Hill. Also Sparrowhawk and Buzzard (4) (Thanks V.Stratton)

LauncestonSwallow at Congdons Shop again (Thanks J.Batey)

BudeSwallow (5+) at Bude Canal (Thanks CJK)

PadstowSwallow (c8) at Padstow Farm shop (Thanks D.Dennis)

ZennorGrasshopper Warbler (singing), Willow Warbler (6), Chiffchaff (9+) and Blackcap (6) at Foage Valley this afternoon (Thanks V.Stratton)

Scillonian CrossingPuffin (4), Manx Shearwater (50+), Guillemot (10+), Razorbill (10+), Common Dolphin (2) and Bottlenose Dolphin (10) from Scillonian III (Thanks P.Roberts)

Thursday 12th April 2012 Cornwall Bird Reports

Wadebridge**BLUE-WINGED TEAL** (fem) still at Walmsley Sanctuary from Tower Hide, members only. Swift this evening (Thanks C.Selway)

Newquay – ICELAND GULL (3w) at Porth reservoir for 2nd day

NanquidnoICELAND GULL in valley in field by Wesley Cottages this morning.

Port IsaacManx Shearwater (150+) feeding in Port Isaac Bay at 0900hrs (Thanks T.Potterton)

The Lizard Swallow at Penreath Beach this morning (Thanks M.Parker)

LauncestonSwallow (3) flew over (Thanks CJK)

HayleCommon Sandpiper on Ryan’s Field this morning. (Thanks P.Jeggo)