Friday 22nd April 2011 Cornwall Bird Reports

FalmouthPURPLE HERON (ad) still at College reservoir on island showing well til 0915hrs then flew across reservoir and over trees. Also White-fronted Goose (Thanks D.Chaney)

MarazionPURPLE HERON (ad) still at Marazion Marsh at 1935hrs.

The Lizard - HOOPOE still at Windmill Farm NR. Also Ring Ouzel. Cuckoo calling distantly from Lizard to Kynance Cove footpath (Thanks L.Dudley) BT Diver and Basking Shark off Kennack Sands (Thanks D.Chaney and I.Maclean)

Wadebridge – probable TUNDRA PEREGRINE (juv) over Coronation Park at 1405hrs also at Walmsley. No sign of any Little Swift; no sign of Wood Warbler at Treraven Woods but Little Ringed Plover on Treraven Meadows. Swift (12+) over (Thanks C.Selway et al) Whimbrel (4) Camel Estuary (Thanks J.Smith)

StithiansRING-NECKED DUCK (drk) still at Stithians reservoir off Carmenelllis causeway

Lands EndShort-eared Owl along cycle track this morning

Penzance – Purple Sandpiper (49) on rocks at high tide. Eider (drk) offshore

Saltash Spoonbill (2.sub ad) at Landulph Marsh at 0800hrs

Goss MoorCuckoo (3) by Iron bridge on old A30 (Thanks M.Whittaker)

St Just – many Willow Warblers, Whitethroats and Blackcaps at Cot Valley. Wheatear (2) in fields above Cot Valley (Thanks K.Bealing)

MorvahRed Kite over Watchcroft. Cuckoo also calling for past 5 days (Thanks J.Clegg)

St AustellCuckoo on Foxhole Beacon (Thanks G.Warne)

St ives Ring Ouzel (6+, pos 9), Wheatear (12), Cuckoo (3) and Whitethroat (8) at Buttermilk Hill (Thanks V.Stratton)

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