Tuesday 13 March 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 15 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 1 hybrid goose, 2 Greylag, 15 Teal, 4 Mallard, 1 Coot, 21 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Snipe, 1 Stonechat, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Chiffchaff and 4 Cetti’s Warbler. Also 32 Dunlin and 15 Turnstone on the beach. (D Parker)

Kenidjack: Ad Night Heron in the stream between the wooden bridge and the pond, but extremely elusive. Best viewed distantly from the path above the workings. (C Barnard, P Clarke, D Parker & S Cox) Later seen further upstream opposite the chimney, present until 18:00 at least. (S Scott) Also juv Glaucous Gull on the beach at 10:30.

Night Heron, Sam Williams.

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only):Bar-tailed Godwit, Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Pintail, Shelduck, 29 Shoveler, Teal, Gadwall. Wigeon mating (photo), 1 Knot, 20+ Dunlin, 4 Ruff, 5 Lapwing, 44 Golden Plover, 1 Bar-Headed Goose, 2 Water Rail, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Chiffchaff and 2 Sand Martin briefly. (C Selway & D Parker)

Camel Trail: 2+ Green Woodpecker, 5+ Great Spotted woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, 3 Bullfinch, 5+ Long-tailed Tit and 2 Siskin. (D Parker)

Marazion: Water Pipit still at Red River mouth. (C Barnard)

Trewellard: Female Rock Thrush in flight at Carn Vellan Cliff on and off during the afternoon SW 364341. Also 2 male Wheatear. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Penzance: 1w drake Surf Scoter and Long-tailed duck still off Jubilee Pool, also 26 Purple Sandpipers; 20 Turnstone and 3 Dunlin. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

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.

Longrock: 1 Slav Grebe offshore.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Spotted redshank on Ryan’s Field and 2 ad Med Gulls off the causeway.

College Reservoir: Firecrest near the entrance at the southern end.