Tuesday 20 March 2012

Late News, 19/03 Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only): Ringtail Hen Harrier and 1 Swallow. (D Flumm)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 12 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 3 Canada Geese, 2 hybrid geese, 1 Shelduck, 11 Teal, 8 Mallard, 1 Coot, 25 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Snipe, 1 Wheatear, 1 Water Pipit, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Chiffchaff and 3 Cetti’s Warbler. 8 Sanderling on the beach plus 2 Shelduck and 10+ Bottle-nosed Dolphin offshore. (D Parker & C Barnard)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): Female Blue-winged Teal still, also 24 Shoveler, 15 Shelduck, 6 Pintail, 4 Wigeon, 6 Tufted Duck, 1 Greylag, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 2 Snipe, 6 Ruff, 1 Stock Pigeon, 1 Barn Owl, 4 Sand Martin and a (Siberian) Chiffchaff near the Tower Hide. (C Selway and D Julian)

Blue-winged Teal, Colin Selway.

Camborne: 1 Swallow over the A30 by the Tolvaddon junction. (D Parker)

Crowdy Reservoir: 3 Crossbills by the cattle grid. (D Julian)

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 1w drake Surf Scoter, 5 Common Scoter and 5 Purple Sandpiper. (D Parker & C Barnard)

Penzance, Chyandour Cliff: Long-tailed Duck and 5 (1m, 4f) Eider plus 3 Sand Martins heading north. (D Parker, C Barnard & D Flumm)

Windmill Farm:2 Greylag Geese this morning. (D Wright)

Sandymouth, near Bude: Male Black Redstart this afternoon – showing well, but rather flighty. Plus 2 Wheatears, 2 Chiffchaffs and 2 Buzzards. (H Kendall)Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only):1w Ring-billed Gull again, 7 Sand Martin, 1 drake Greater Scaup and 2 Great Crested Grebe. (C Barnard & D Flumm)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 5 Mute Swan, 4 Mallard, 4 Teal, 1 Redshank, 1 Greenshank and 1 Green Sandpiper. (D Chaney)

Carlyon Bay: 3 sum plum Slav Grebes. (St Austell Baywatch)

Gannel Estuary: 3w Iceland Gull still.

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.

Kenidjack: Ad Night Heron in the stream at the seaward end of the valley between the timber yard and the donkey paddock.

Newlyn: Black Redstart in the harbour.

St Gothian Sands LNR: Water Pipit.

Polgigga: Ad Night Heron on the island in the duck pond again but elusive. Also 3 (2w, 2 juv) Iceland Gulls in fields by the B3315.