Friday 26th April 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Cot Valley WOODCHAT SHRIKE still this afternoon and showing well (Thanks J.Chapple and O.Mears)

The LizardHOOPOE at Church Cove in field near church hall

FalmouthCirl Bunting reported along coast path between Swanpool and Maenporth (per I.Maclean)

TorpointOsprey flew along Kingsmill Lake towards Tamar Bridge this morning (Thanks J.Mitchell)

St AustellOsprey flew north over between Porthpean and Black Head at 1145hrs (Thanks M.Redshaw)

Portscatho Whimbrel and Whitethroat (5) along coastal path west of Portscatho (Thanks J.Lander). GN Diver (sum plum) off Pendower Beach. GN Diver (win plum) off Portscatho (Thanks E.Mayhew)

NewlynCommon Sandpiper, Whimbrel, (11), Sandwich Tern and Eider (drk) at Tolcarne beach this afternoon (Thanks J.St Ledger)

Marazion Whimbrel (7), Dunlin (9), Ringed Plover (5), White Wagtails (8) on Marazion beach. Also Little Egret (2), Gadwall (2), Swallow (3), Swift (2), Sand Martin (40), 4 Wheatear (4), White Wagtail (15), Common Sandpiper (2) and Cetti’s Warbler (5+) at Marazion Marsh RSPB. (Thanks D.Flumm and O.Mears)

Truro Black-tailed Godwit (12), Greenshank (2), Redshank (5) Little Egret and Teal (3) on Tresemple Pool. Also Little Egret (5) and Whimbrel (12+) on river this morning (Thanks O.Mears)

HayleBlack-tailed Godwit (4) on Ryan’s Field  at 1630hrs (Thanks M.Jasper)

RameWhinchat, Wheatear (7) and good numbers of Whitethroat and Blackcap at Rame (Thanks D.Allan)

PendeenManx Shearwater (1000+) and Sandwich Tern (2) flew west past Pendeen watch. Also dozens of Gannets, Guillemot Kittiwakes and a few Razorbills (Thanks O.Mears)

St JustSiberian Chiffchaff still at Kenidjack sewage works

StithiansLong-tailed Duck still at Stithians reservoir with Tufted Duck. Also Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe (5+) and Hirundines (100s). Whimbrel (13) in field between Golden Lion cut off and Southern cut off (Thanks O.Mears)

Wadebridge - Garden Warbler and Swift at Clapper marsh (Thanks D.Julian)

Gwithian Wheatear (3), Swallow (3), Sand Martin (10+), Dunlin (3), Pied Wagtail (12), Rock Pipit, Meadow Pipit, Shelduck (6), Canada Goose (6), Mute Swan (2) and Kestrel at St Gothian sands NR this afternoon.

Dunlins, St Gothian Sands NR 260413 (P.Freestone)

Kestrel with Common Lizard, St Gothian Sands NR 260413 (P.Freestone)

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