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April 20th 2013

Amble Marshes; 1 Little Egret, 4 Heron, 34 Canada Goose, 24 Teal, 10 Swallow, 12 Moorhen, 4 Coot, 3 Gadwall, 2 Cormorant, 1 Buzzard, 20 Sand Martin, 6 Mute Swan, 1 Water Rail, 3 House Martin, 1 Sedge Warbler, 26 Herring Gull, 14 Mallard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Shoveler, 3 Blackcap  8 House Sparrow, 1 Rook, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackbird, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Pheasant, 2 Magpie, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Blue Tit, 3 Wren, 4 Jackdaw, 4 Carrion Crow, 5 Willow Warbler. (D Julian, P Barlow & R Davey)

Jackdaw taking nesting material into nestbox, Amble Marshes, 20-4-13, D Julian
Jackdaw taking nesting material into nestbox, Amble Marshes, 20-4-13, D Julian

Crugmeer to Stepper Point; 1 Whitethroat, 2 pair Stonechat, 8 Linnet, 26+ Swallow, 12 Sand Martin, 3 House Martin, 2 Razorbill, 1 pair Kestrel, 1 Peregrines, 2 Oystercatcher and 4 Sandwich Tern. (D Thomas per CBWPS)

Lundy Bay; 16 Herring Gull, 8 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew, 16 Shag, 6 Feral Pigeon, 230 Manx Shearwater off shore, 6 Fulmar, 25 Razorbill, 18 Guillemot, 4 Swallow, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Skylark, 1 Linnet, 4 Great Tit, 3 Pheasant  6 Rook, 1 Magpie, 3 Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Wren, 24 Woodpigeon, 2 Dunnock, 14 Jackdaw. (D Julian, P Barlow & R Davey)

near Padstow; 1 Whitethroat, 1 Redstart. (Bird Track)

New Polzeath; 4 Jackdaw, 2 Dunnock, 16 Swallow, 2 Carrion Crow, 8 Woodpigeon, 1 Robi9n, 2 Sand Martin. (D Julian, P Barlow & R Davey)

Pentire/ Rumps Point; Inshore fish shoals attracting numbers of Razorbills, a few Guillemot, Gannet. 10+ Wheatear, Rock Pipits, 1 female Black Redstart. (S Ogden per CBWPS)

Trebetherick area; 10 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Razorbill, 5 Guillemot, 11 Arctic Tern, 4 Commic Tern, 4 Sandwich Tern, 1 Fulmar, 1 Kittiwake, 1 Gannet, 6 Cormorant, 4 Shag, 8 Oystercatcher, 5 Whimbrel, 1 summer plumaged Red-throated Diver. (D Julian, P Barlow & R Davey)

At the Amble Marshes a Heron was seen to caught and then swallow a full grown Little Grebe.

Heron hunting at Amble Marshes, 20-4-13, D Julian
Heron hunting at Amble Marshes, 20-4-13, D Julian
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