Saturday 10 March 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 10 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 1 hybrid goose, 2 Shelduck, 14 Teal, 5 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 1 Coot, 19 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Snipe, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Reed Bunting, 3 Chiffchaff and 3 Cetti’s Warbler. Also 7 Curlew and 2 Oystercatcher on the beach and drake 1w Surf Scoter offshore but distant, also 1 Great Northern Diver. (D Parker)

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only): 22 Mute swan, 45 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 2 hybrid geese, 31 Mallard, 5 Call Duck, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 drake Scaup, 2 Great Crested Grebe (displaying), 2 Little Grebe, 3 Moorhen, 3 Cormorant, including one showing all the features of the form sinensis, 124 Herring Gull, 1 GBB Gull, 5 LBB Gull, 2 Buzzard and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (D Parker) Ad Iceland Gull briefly at 13:40. (R Menari & B Field)

Newlyn: Ad Glaucous Gull in the harbour still, plus Black Redstart. (L Proctor)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only):1 Barn Owl, 4 Ruff, 1 Tree Creeper! 7 Pintail. 31 Shoveler, 12 Gadwall, 32 Teal, 3 Lapwing, 4 Black Tailed Godwit, 49 Curlew, 1 Water Rail, 2 Common Snipe, 2 Yellowhammer, 5 Reed Bunting and a Chiffchaff. (C Selway)

Loveny Reserve, Colliford Lake: 1 Barnacle Goose in with the Canada Geese. (R Mudge)

Carnon Downs: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 4 Goldcrest, 1 Reed Bunting and 15 Chiffchaff at the sewage works (15:00-16:00). (W Chegwidden)

Penhale: 1 Peregrine on the headland. (P Fenn)

Caerthillian to Kynance: 2 Peregrines and male Marsh Harrier on Kynance Downs. (G Adams)

Goonhilly Downs: Pair of Shoveler on Croft Pascoe Pool, Peregrine on perching post opposite the Earth Station. (G Adams)

Loe Pool, Helston: 8 Pochard, 2 Goldeneye (1 drake), 6 Goosander (2 drakes), 3 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Buzzard, Goldcrest and Sparrowhawk. (G Adams)

Rock: Female Eider duck still, on the low tide. (W Delacour)

Treraven Meadows: 1 Water Pipit still, 20+ Meadow Pipit, 30+ Pied Wagtail. 29 Teal, 1 Green Sandpiper and a Kingfisher. (C Selway)

College Reservoir: Bittern showing well on the side of the island, 3 Grey Heron, 15+ Cormorant roosting (and more coming in), 1 Ring-necked Duck 16+ Tufted Duck, 1 drake Mallard, 2+ Teal, 4 Goldeneye (3f, 1 moulting m), 2 Wigeon, 4 Canada Goose, 2 Mute Swan, 16+ Moorhen, 23 Coot, 9 Snipe, 1 Black-headed Gull, 50+ Herring Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull and 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (D Chaney)

Gorrangoras, Penryn River: c20 Teal, 20+ Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 2 Knot, 5 Turnstone, 1 Little Grebe and 3 Mute Swan, on the rising tide. (D Chaney)

Par: Ring-necked Duck still at Par Beach pool. Also Water Pipit on the beach and 3 Black Redstarts on the rocks on Spit Beach.

Sennen Cove: 1 Adult Iceland Gull still on the Cowloe.

St Austell: Siberian Chiffchaff at the sewerage works.

Kingsmill Lake:Lesser Yellowlegs again, view from China Fleet Club nature trail, far hide SX427608. Best looked for on the dropping tide, but always distant.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Juv Iceland Gull from the causeway.