Thursday 08 March 2012

Late News, 08/11/2011 Stithians Reservoir:A Black-headed Gull seen at Stithians on 8th November 2011 has now been seen in France. It was at Le Conquet Ria, Finistere on 27th January. It was originally ringed as a chick at Slimbridge in June 2009 and was also seen at Upton Warren, Herefordshire on 29th April 2011. (M Grantham)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern, 1+ Little Egret, 12 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 1 Greylag, 2 hybrid geese, 2 Shelduck, 16 Teal, 7 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 1 Coot, 18 Moorhen, 1+ Little Grebe, 4 Buzzard, 6 Snipe, 5 Chiffchaff (1 in full song) and 3+ Cetti’s Warbler. Also 1 female Common Scoter offshore. (D Parker)

Carnon Downs: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 12 Chiffchaff at the sewerage works this morning, more info here. (S Rogers)

Bude Canal and Marshes: 1 Cettiā€™s Warbler near the hide, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 male Blackcap along the canal path, both in full song and possibly newly arrived migrants? Also 34 Teal and 13 Curlew. (J Rance)

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only):2 Shoveler (pair) and 1 Goldeneye also Tawny Owl calling. (C Moore)

Wadebridge: Male Black Redstart still at the top of Glen Road this morning. (C Selway)

Kingsmill Lake:Lesser Yellowlegs again, view from China Fleet Club nature trail, far hide SX427608. (M Beer)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only):58 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Greenshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Ruff, 12 Lapwing, 19 Dunlin, 43 Snipe, 5 Pintail, 17 Shoveler, 8 Gadwall, 4 Tufted Duck, 21 Stock Dove and 1 Chiffchaff. (C Selway)

Par: Ring-necked Duck still at Par Beach pool.

Porthpean: 4 Red-necked Grebes offshore.

Newlyn: Ad Glaucous Gull in the harbour still, plus Black Redstart.