Thursday 15 March 2012

Late News, 12/03 Fowey Estuary: Black-necked Grebe at the mouth of the estuary. (R Kirkwood)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Little Egret, 9 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 2 hybrid geese, 10 Teal, 5 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 1 Coot, 19 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Snipe, 1 Stonechat, 2 Chiffchaff and 3 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Penzance: 1w drake Surf Scoter showing well for once off Tolcarne with 7 Common Scoter and 1 Great Northern Diver. (D Parker & M Ahmad)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Ruff on Ryan’s Field. (D Parker & M Ahmad)

Penzance: 2 Sandwich Terns on moorings of the harbour. (P Semmens) M Eider off Jubilee Pool. (W Renshaw)

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only):1w Ring-billed Gull, 25 Mute swan, 45 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 2 hybrid geese, 36 Mallard, 5 Call Duck, 5 Tufted Duck, 1 drake Scaup, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Moorhen, 3 Cormorant (including 1 sinensis), 1 Snipe, 1 Redshank and 1 Green Sandpiper. (D Parker & M Ahmad)

Longrock: 2 Sandwich Tern, 3 female Eider, 3 sum plum Slav Grebe and 1 Great Crested Grebe, Also 6+ Bottle-nosed Dolphins. (D Parker)

Sancreed: Female Black Redstart in the village. (D Flumm)


Chyandour Cliff, Penzance: 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 3 Eider, female Black Redstart and male Stonechat. (D Flumm)

Guineaport: 1 male Gadwall, 1 male Blackcap, 1 Redshank, 6+ Sand Martin passing through and Cormorant. A single swallow flew down river at lunchtime. (W Delacour)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only):6 Tufted Duck, Wigeon, Pintail and Shoveler still, 6 Ruff (photo) 4 Lapwing, 19 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Water Rail, Peregrine Falcon, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 1 Bar-Headed Goose and 5 Sand Martin. (C Selway)

Camel Estuary: 6 Golden Plover, 8 Shelduck and 1 Iceland Gull (2nd summer?) from Burniere Hide. (C Selway)

Truro: Black Redstart in private garden all day. (J Davies)

Hayle: Black Redstart in Hayle Industrial Park near Hawkins Motors.

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Wheatear. Also 2 Ruff. (W Renshaw)

Camel Estuary: Ad Iceland Gull at Tregunna.

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.

Botallack Head: 3+ Black Redstarts still.

Newquay: Black Redstart on Great Western Beach on cliff above coastguard hut.