Wednesday 21 March 2012

Late News, 20/03 Boscathnoe Reservoir: 1 Swallow. (P St Pierre)

Late News, 20/03 Mulfra Hill: Ringtail Hen Harrier (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 8 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 8 Mute Swan, 8 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 1 Shelduck, 11 Teal, 6 Mallard, 16 Moorhen, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Water Pipit, 2 Reed Bunting, 3 Chiffchaff and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. Also 7 Sanderling on the beach. (D Parker)

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only): Drake Scaup still also 4 Cormorant (including the adult sinensis) and 2 Great Crested Grebes. (D Parker) 1w Ring-billed Gull present again this afternoon.

Boskennal Mill: 2 Red-legged Partridges. (D Parker)

Tregilliowe Ponds: 4 Little Grebe, 7 Moorhen, 16 Greylag and 4 Siskin. (D Parker)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): Female Blue-winged Teal still, 9 Tufted Duck, 4 Wigeon, 6 Pintail, Shoveler, Gadwall, Greylag, Bar-headed Goose, 22 Shelduck, 5 Ruff. At least 7 different Chiffchaff in the boundary hedge, a classic Siberian Chiffchaff still and calling occasionally near the small hide. Some birds showing face resin stains, also a striking grey and white Chiffchaff (photo), could it possibly be ‘Eastern ‘abietinus’ or an intergrade between ‘tristis’ and ‘abietinus’ the bird did call and it sounded something like the usual ‘hweet’ though flatter, less rising and more abrupt? (C Selway)

Wadebridge: Male Black Redstart still at Glen Road this afternoon. (C Selway)

Rumps Point: 1 Northern Wheatear and a one typical summer ‘littoralis’ with the Rock Pipits. (C Selway)

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 1w drake Surf Scoter, 5 Common Scoter, Great Northern Diver and Purple Sandpiper.

Penzance, Chyandour Cliff: Long-tailed Duck again.

Kenidjack: Ad Night Heron in the stream at the seaward end of the valley in stream.

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.

Nanquidno: Ring Ouzel flew north and Crossbill flew west.

Newlyn: Black Redstart still in the harbour.

Par: Ring-necked Duck still at Par Beach pool.