Monthly Archives: April 2012

Saturday 21st April 2012 Cornwall Bird Reports

Wadebridge*CATTLE EGRET* at Walmsley Sanctuary. Also GLAUCOUS GULL.

Stithians - RING-NECKED DUCK (drk) still at Stithians reservoir in Chapel Bay at 1330hrs(Thanks W.Chegwidden)

Newquay - ICELAND GULL (3w) again on Gannel Estuary

Sennen – ICELAND GULL (2w) at Sennen Cove

HayleWhimbrel (9) on estuary this morning (Thanks P.Jeggo)

MarazionWhimbrel (31) on Marazion Beach (Thanks V.Stratton)

PenzanceWhimbrel (56) near Penzance, at Badgers Cross  (Thanks V.Stratton)

Friday 20th April 2012 Cornwall Bird Reports

Wadebridge*CATTLE EGRET* again at Walmsley Sanctuary. Also Siberian Chifchaff

Stithians - RING-NECKED DUCK (drk) still at north end of Stithians reservoir

Newquay - ICELAND GULL (3w) again on Gannel Estuary

FalmouthWhimbrel between Swanpool and Pendennis. Also Swallow (5) and GC Grebe on Swanpool (Thanks W.Jones and J.St Ledger)

MarazionSiberian type Chiffchaff still at Marazion Marsh RSPB at east end

HayleWater Pipit on Hayle Estuary RSPB on Lelant Saltings this afternoon

TruroWhimbrel (4) and Common Sandpiper (3) at Tresillian today (Thanks A.Nicholson)

FalmouthWhimbrel (62) flew north over Gorrangorras at 1830hrs (Thanks D.Chaney)

Thursday 19th April 2012 Cornwall Bird Reports

StithiansRING-NECKED DUCK (drk) still off Carnmenellis Causeway

Penzance - Purple Sandpiper on Battery rocks (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Falmouth - Whimbrel (2) at Castle Beach (Thanks D.Chaney)

PolzeathManx Shearwater (c30) offshore, with a further (100) per hour past SW at Rumps Point this morning (Thanks C.Selway)

WadebridgeSpotted Redshank at Guineaport this evening (Thanks W.Delacour)

MarazionSiberian type Chiffchaff still at Marazion Marsh RSPB

Wednesday 18th April 2012 Cornwall Bird Reports

StithiansRING-NECKED DUCK (drk) still off Carnmenellis Causeway

St IvesBLACK GUILLEMOT on sea off St Ives Island briefly at 1400hrs. Also Arctic Skua, Great Skua (2) and Manx Shearwater several at St ives Island (Thanks I. Govan and A.Young)

PadstowManx Shearwater (50+) past Rumps Point today. Also Whimbrel (3) and Purple Sandpiper (Thanks C.Selway)

Port IsaacArctic Skua (2) and Great Skua past Port Isaac (Thanks T.Potterton)

PendeenPom Skua (1s) past Pendeen Watch between 1630-1700hrs

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.