Wednesday 14 March 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Wheatear, 1 Bittern (Longrock Pool), 1 Little Egret, 12 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 2 hybrid geese, 3 Greylag, 14 Teal, 5 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 1 Coot, 26 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Snipe, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Stonechat, 1 Chiffchaff and 2+ Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Housel Bay: 1 Firecrest and 2 Chiffchaffs. (T Blunden)

Kenidjack: Ad Night Heron in the stream at seaward end. (C Barnard) Appeared to fly out to sea at 10:30, (V Stratton) 1 Black Redstart on beach and 3 Chiffchaff near the pool. (D Jenkins)

Levant: 2 (m & f) Black Redstarts. (D Parker)

Botallack: Female Black Redstart above the Crowns. (D Parker)

Stamps an Jowl Zawn/Carn Vellan: Female Rock Thrush seen briefly by a single observer at 09:30 before appearing to fly south. (V Stratton) Also 1 Peregrine, 1 m Black Redstart and 6 (5m & 1f) Wheatears. (D Parker & D Jenkins)

Gannel Estuary: 3w Iceland Gull still. (D Julian & C Selway)

Penance, Jubilee Pool: 7 Purple Sandpipers and 13 Turnstone. (D Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Ruff on Ryan’s Field. (W Chegwidden)

Maer Cliffs, Bude: 1 male Wheatear this afternoon. (H Kendall)

Penzance: Female Eider off Chyandour Cliff. (D Flumm)

Gorrangoras, Penryn River: c15 Teal, c15 Redshank, 2 Greenshank and 3 Little Egret. (D Chaney)

Argal Reservoir: 1 Great Crested Grebe viewed from the dam. (D Chaney)

College Reservoir: 2 Wigeon, 3 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Goose, 3 Mallard, 13 Tufted Duck, 3 Goldeneye, 16+ Coot, 10+ Moorhen, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Bittern, 12 Snipe came in to roost, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 40+ Herring Gull and 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (D Chaney)

Camel Trail: 19 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Blackbird, 163 Black-headed Gull, 2 Black Swan, 63 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Blue Tit, 6 Buzzard, 28 Canada Geese, 11 Carrion Crow, 7 Chaffinch, 9 Collared Dove, 1 Common Gull, 17 Cormorant, 286 Curlew, 43 Dunlin, 4 Dunnock, 4 Goldfinch, 21 Great Black-backed, 3 Great Tit, 4 Greenshank, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Grey Heron, 11 Grey Plover, 278 Herring Gull, 8 House Sparrow, 17 Jackdaw, 1 Kestrel, 6 Knot, 12 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Linnets, 6 Little Egret, 4 Little Grebe, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 7 Magpie, 54 Mallard, 9 Meadow Pipit, 1 Med Gull, 38 Mute Swan, 127 Oystercatcher, 2 m Pheasant, 27 Pied Wagtail, 5 Raven, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 47 Redshank, 2 Robin, 41 Rook, 53 Shelduck, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Sparrowhawk, 24 Starling, 41 Teal, 1 Turnstone, 2 Water Pipit, 31 Wigeon, 18 Wood Pigeon and 2 Wren. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk, per P Whittick)

Carland Cross: Barn Owl hunting in fields adjacent to A30 west of Carland Cross at 18:25 then flew south east. (D King)

Nanquidno: 3 Wheatears. (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.

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only):Juv Iceland Gull from the car park.

Bude: Water Pipit on the river bank by the rugby club.

Polgigga: Ad Night Heron by the duck pond at 18:30 when it flew off SW.