Saturday 20th April 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

The LizardIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF (male) singing just west of Lower Predannack Downs at Soap Rock at Jolly Town Farm at 1430hrs SW.680.145 (Thanks M.Grantham)

Bodmin Moor*LESSER SCAUP* (drk) at Siblyback Lake with Tufted Duck (4) at western section of northern end between 0800-1000hrs. Grasshopper Warbler reeling at north end. Redstart (male) 100 meters north of bridge on fence posts. Cuckoo (2) calling (Thanks P.Kemp, A.Dawson and CJK)

St JustWOODCHAT SHRIKE at east end of Cot Valley north of road to youth hostel around donkey paddock. Siberian Chiffchaff at Kenidjack Valley at sewage works this afternoon

PorthgwarraRED-RUMPED SWALLOW flew north over Gwennap Head at 1234hrs

MarazionCOMMON CRANE (2) reported, flew over Marazion Marsh RSPB this morning. Also Marsh Harrier (fem) and Bittern

New PolzeathArctic Tern (11) and Red-throated Diver (sum plum) off New Polzeath (Thanks D.Julian)

RameWhitethroat at Penlee NR. Common Scoter (100), Whitethroat, Wheatear (4), Swallow (5) and Sand Martin (2) at Rame (Thanks M.Hughes)

StithiansLong-tailed Duck (fem) at Stithians reservoir at southern early afternoon (Thanks R.Loader)

Bude Little Gull, Common Sandpiper, Whimbrel (5+), Dunlin (2) and White Wagtail (2) at Maer Lake (Thanks H.Kendall)

Sennen Cove –  Whimbrel and Sandwich Tern (6) this morning (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

ZennorCuckoo at Bosullow (Sennen Cove Birdwatching). Grasshopper Warbler (2), Wheatear (8+) and Swallow small passage at Zennor Hill (Thanks V.Stratton)

MarazionSedge Warbler (6), Willow Warbler (2), Swallow (2), House Martin, Sand Martin,  Whimbrel (6), Dunlin, White Wagtail several at Marazion. Gannet (2) and GN Diver offshore. (Thanks A.Mason)

HayleWheatear (male) on Ryans field (Thanks A.Mason)

GwithianWheatear (8 male), Sand Martin (6), Swallow (6), Pintail (drk), Gadwall (drk) and Dunlin (2) at St Gothian Sands LNR. Arctic Tern (3) offshore (Thanks A.Mason)

St IvesRedstart (male), Cuckoo, Wheatear (20+), Willow Warblers, Chiffchaffs and Swallow (20+) at Buttermilk Hill. Cuckoo at Towednack Valley, Cuckoo at Tredrine (Thanks V.Stratton)

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