Easter Sunday 31 March 2013

Late News 28/03 St Ives: 3 Ring Ouzel  (2 m & 1 f), 160 Golden Plover several Northern Race, 8 Wheatear, 2 Stock Dove a Jay at Buttermilk Hill. (V Stratton)

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Late News 29/03 St Ives: 1 male Ring Ouzel. (V Stratton)

Late News 29/03 Par: 1 Firecrest in the bushes along the back  of the Pool also a noticeable ‘fall’ of Chiffchaffs- c20 birds around the campsite. On the pool itself there were a m +f little grebe, 1 m Pochard, 4 Shoveler 1 m Teal, 1 GBB Gull, 1 m White Wagtail amongst the Pied wagtails plus c30 sand martin and at least 4 Swallow. (St Austell Baywatch)

Late News 29/03 Penzance: 3 Purple Sandpipers at Jubilee Pool. m Long-tailed Duck off the railway station plus Bar-tailed Godwit and 2 Grey Plover. 4 Purple Sandpipers on Tolcarne Beach and 14 Wheatear between Penzance and Marazion. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Late News 30/03 College Reservoir: Bittern showing well. (Birdforum)

Late News 30/03 Sennen: Water Rail; Wheatear; Chiffchaff at Trinity Pool. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Late News 30/03 Nanjulian: Blackcap; White Wagtail. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Late News 30/03 Penzance: 2 f Black Redstart adjacent railway station and 4 Common Scoter offshore, also Purple Sandpiper on Battery Rocks. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Late News 30/03 Marazion: 2 Common Scoter offshore. 12 Ringed Plover; 5 Wheatear on the beach. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 7 Mute Swan (including 1 immature), 4 Greylag, 2 Canada Geese, 2 Mallard, 4Teal, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe, 12 Moorhen, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 m Wheatear, 3 Chiffchaff and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker) Also 1 Bittern and 15 Sand Martins. (D Eva)

Marazion: 2 Wheatears on the beach and 3 Sandwich Terns offshore. (B Mellow & D Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Pink-footed Goose with 2 Greylags early morning only and 1 Knot. (B Mellow) Also pink plumaged Black-headed Gull, 2 Wheatear, 1 Water Pipit and 2 Sand Martin on Ryan’s Field plus 1 Black Swan on the main estuary. (B Toms) Yellow-legged Gull also reported.

St Ives: 5 Wheatears at Buttermilk Hill. (B Mellow)

Penzance: 10 Brent Geese (mix of pale and dark-bellied) between Tolcarne and Wherrytown, also ad Med Gull. (L Proctor) 2 f Black Redstart on the sea defences east of the train station. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Truro: 1 Brambling in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 2 Little Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin, 6 Wheatear and 1 drake Pintail plus 1 Perigrine over. (B Toms) Also Water Pipit still and 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs reported again at the sewerage works.

Lanreath: 5 m Wheatear at Lethytep cSX 175588. (P Hambly)

Wadebridge: 1 Merlin over. (D Julian) Also 6+ Sand Martin, 1 Swallow, 1 Redshank and 2 Lapwing at Guineaport this afternoon. (W Delacour)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 2 Spoonbill (ad & juv) in the morning plus 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 30 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Little Egret, 12 Shelduck, 5 Tufted Duck, 11 Shoveler, 21 Teal, 3 Wigeon, 4 Pintail, 8 Gadwall, 1 Sparrow Hawk, 3 Chiffchaff and 4 Sand Martin. (C Selway)

Swanpool: Common Scoter still present. (S Williams)

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Common Scoter giving grief to the locals, more here, M Ahmad.

Helston: Whooper Swan still at the boating lake. (S Williams)

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Whooper Swan showing damage to the web on it’s right foot, Sam Williams.

Par Beach: 3 Sandwich Tern, 2 adult summer Med Gull and 1 Whimbrel. (S Cole & D Cole)

Drift: Black Redstart at Tresvennack Farm. (B Field)

Kenidjack: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff again at the sewerage works.

Stithians Reservoir: 1w drake Long-tailed Duck still from the southern causeway.

Siblyback Lake: Red-necked Grebe and Lesser Scaup still.

Treraven Meadows: Water Pipit again.

Sennen: Siberian Chiffchaff still at Brew sewerage works.

Saturday 30th March 2013

Late News 27/03  Prussia Cove to Rinsey Cliffs: Many Fulmars and Stonechats, 7 Sandwich Terns resting on tide line,  Black-throated Diver and Red-throated Diver off shore. (C Burningham)

Late News 28/03 Cadgwith to Lizard Point to Crane Ledges: Female Kestrel, 100+ Wheatear, 30+ Chiffchaff, Sandwich Terns and Gannets. (C Burningham)

Stithians Reservoir: Drake Long-tailed Duck still  early afternoon on east shore, also 13 Goldeneye and 14 Wigeon, several Swallow and Sand Martin, and 2 Water Rail in front of hide.(P J Smale & V Stratton)

Swanpool: Drake Common Scoter still coming to bread this morning, also at least 2 Water Rail and 2s Med Gull. (P J Smale & V Stratton)

Hayle: A very fine 1w Glaucous Gull this morning, also Black Swan, 1 adult Med Gull, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit. (D Eva & M Spicer)

Gwithian: 1 drake Pintail, 20 Wheatears, 20 Sandwich Terns offshore. (D Eva)

Windmill Farm: Water Pipit on Big Pool and later on the scrape. (J. Hawkins & D.Wright) Short-eared Owl, 60 Golden Plover, Water Pipit consorting with Redshank on Big Pool, loads of Chiffchaffs. (D Wright, J Selby & G Adams.)

Penzance: 2 Black Redstarts behind railway station at 16:00.

Siblyback Lake: Drake Lesser Scaup and Red-necked Grebe still at 14:00.

Par Beach Pool 5pm: 8 Shoveler, 6 Tufted Duck, 1 Pochard, 3 Teal, 1 Swallow, 20 Sand Martin, Mute Swans, Canada Geese, Mallards, Moorhens, Coots, Herring Gulls. (N Climpson)

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Helston: c15 Chiffchaff, 10 Sand Martin, Grey Wagtail & 2 Goldcrest around Sewage Works, juv Whooper Swan and 8 Shoveler on the Boating lake. (D King)

Porthgwarra: 10+ Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechat and Kestrel.  (D King)

Sennen: 10+ Chiffchaff at Brew Sewage Works.  (D King)

Men-an-Tol: Short Eared Owl on kill before flushed by 2 dogs at around 1600 hrs. Male Hen Harrier at 17:30.  (D King)

Penryn River: 1 Knot, 2 Dunlin, 3 Greenshank, 15 Redshank, 3 Curlew, 5 Snipe, 3 Little Egret, 12 Mute Swan, 14 Teal, 4 Mallard, 2 Canada Geese, 11 Turnstone, 3 Jay, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker and 1 Nuthatch. (J St Ledger)

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St Mawgan: 1 Black Redstart, 4 Wheatear and 1 Skylark around the old control tower;. (J St Ledger)

St. Gothian Sands: 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 summer plumage Water Pipit and drake Pintail. (J Chapple)

Kenidjack: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff by the sewerage works. (J Chapple)

Malpas: Black Tailed Godwit,  20+Shelducks and 1 Firecrest. (S Maycock) black-tailed godwit 30-03-2013

Friday 29th March 2013

Late News 28/03  Hayle: Little Ringed Plover still, plus Common Sandpiper.

Late News 28/03  College Reservoir: Bittern.

Late News 28/03  Swanpool: Common Scoter & Water Rail (D. King)

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Truro: Male and female Brambling in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

Treraven Meadow:1 Green Sandpiper. (D Eva)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 2 Spoonbill (1 adult, 1 first year), 5 Sand Martin, 2 Pintail, 10 Shoveler, 6 Gadwall. (D Eva)

Siblyback Lake: Drake Lesser Scaup, Red-necked Grebe, 40+ Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 20+ Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 6 Wheatear (3 m, 3 f inc 1 “Greenland” race male), 3 Crossbill (1 m, 2 f), 11 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Mealy Redpoll (very pale and slightly bigger), 2 Siskin, 1 male Hen Harrier flew over at 12:15, Ring Ouzel (the male from yesterday still in a field adjacent to the dam), 1 White Wagtail, 1 3rd year Yellow-legged Gull, pair Great Crested Grebe, Golden Plover, 18 flew over and Grey Wagtail. (G Lewis)

Helston: Whooper Swan (juv) still on the boating lake.

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 Swanpool: Common Scoter still.

Gunwalloe Fishing Cove: 2 Sandwich Terns, 2 Wheatears, Chiffchaffs in rocks at top of beach and also high on cliff. (G Adams)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Little Ringed Plover, 6 Ringed Plover, 5 Redshank, 5 Oystercatcher, 6 Curlew, 2 Wigeon, 24 Black-headed Gull. (S Rowe)

St. Ives, Porthmeor: Black Redstart male.

Thursday 28 March 2013

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan (including 1 immature), 6 Greylag, 4 Canada Geese, 2 hybrid geese, 5 Mallard, 14 Teal, 1 m Shoveler, 1 Cormorant, 1 Bittern, 2+ Little Egret, 11 Grey Heron, 4 Little Grebe, 23 Moorhen, 2+ Water Rail, 4 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Merlin, 1 Kestrel, 1 Snipe, 2 Swallow, c20 Sand Martin, 1 Raven over, 2 Stonechat, 1 Reed Bunting, 5 Wheatear, c30 Chiffchaff and 3+ Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker, R Farnes & D Flumm)

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Shoveler Marazion Cornwall 28313 R Farnes Water Rail Marazion Cornwall 28313 R Farnes Sparrowhawk Marazion Cornwall 28313 R Farnes

Selection of photos from Marazion, Rod Farnes.

Porthgwarra: c30 Chiffchaff spread thinly throughout the valley, plus 7 Wheatear and 6 Stonechat. (D Parker)

St Levan: c8 Chiffchaff and 1 Green Woodpecker. (D Parker)

Eastern Green, Penzance: 2 Common Scoter, 2 Wheatear and 1 Black Redstart. (D Flumm)

Marazion: 2 Wheatear on the beach and 3 Sandwich Tern offshore. (D Flumm)

Truro: 1 f Brambling in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

Swanpool: 1 m Common Scoter, plus 1 drake Tufted Duck, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Water Rail, 60+ Herring Gull and 3 Chiffchaff in the reeds. (D Jenkins, D King, A Nicholson & D Chaney)

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Helston Boating Lake: Whooper Swan still present, also 11 Shoveler. (G Adams & J St Ledger)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Little Ringed Plover (opposite car-wash, early morning), 12 Ringed Plover, 15 Dunlin, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Grey Plover, 17+ Redshank and 1 Black Swan. Also 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Wheatear, 2 Greenshank, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Chiffchaff in Copperhouse Creek. (J St Ledger) Also Water Pipit on saltmarsh east of Black Road.

Common Sandpiper Hayle Cornwall 28th March 2013 J St Ledger

Windmill Farm: 1 f Merlin, 2 Swallows, 280 Golden Plover, 8 Chiffchaff, Sparrowhawk, 5 Teal and 6 Mallard. (D Wright)

Lizard: 3 Wheatear at Bass Point. 40 Wheatear and 1 Blackcap at Caerthillian cove with 2 Sandwich Tern offshore. 30 Meadow Pipit at Hael Archer Pond. 4 Skylark, 1 Wheatear and 2 Chiffchaff at Housel Bay. 2 Chiffchaff at Pistil Meadows. (P Fraser)

Siblyback Lake: Red-necked Grebe and Lesser Scaup still. Also one female Merlin, a pair of Ravens and lots of Chiffchaffs. 30 Golden Plover in fields at the north end. Also Ring Ouzel in field behind dam. (N Climpson, Sid Cole & S Rogers)

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Par Beach: 4 Great Crested Grebes offshore, and 2 Redwing on the grass verge. (N Climpson) Also drake Ring-necked Duck again on Par beach pool.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Goldeneye and 20 Sand Martin’s. (D King)

St Gothian Sands LNR: Drake Pintail still. (R Farnes)

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Gyllyngvase, Falmouth: 4 Sandwich Tern, 1 1w Common Gull and c15 Turnstone flew towards Swanpool. (D Chaney)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 3 Greenshank, 10+ Redshank, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Whimbrel, 10+ Teal, Mute Swan, Little Egret and 2 Sandwich Tern. (D Chaney)

College Reservoir: 1 Bittern, c10 Sand Martin, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 16 Tufted Duck, 4 Teal, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Mute Swan, 13 Canada Goose, 2 Grey Heron, Coots and Moorhens. (D Chaney)

Argal Reservoir: 1 f Goosander, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mute Swan and 6 Tufted Duck. (D Chaney)

Sennen Cove: 2 Sandwich Terns this morning. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Falmouth: Black Redstart opposite 3 Trenoweth Road.

Sennen: Siberian Chiffchaff still plus 1 Firecrest at Brew sewerage works.

Wednesday 27 March 2013

Late News 26/3 Drift Reservoir (members only): 20 Sand Martins in the evening. (D Flumm)

Late News 26/3 Stithians Reservoir: 1 Swallow and many Sand Martins late afternoon from the southern causeway. (P Smale)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan (including 1 immature), 4 Greylag, 2 Canada Geese, 2 hybrid geese, 3 Mallard, 16 Teal, 1 m Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 1 Pintail, 1 Cormorant, 1 Bittern, 2+ Little Egret, 12 Grey Heron, 3 Little Grebe, 24 Moorhen, 3 Water Rail, 4 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Snipe, 5 Dunlin, 2 Swallow, c25 Sand Martin, 2 Raven over, 5 Pied Wagtail, 7 Linnets (flew east) 1 Stonechat, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Wheatear, c25 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler and 3 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker, D Flumm & S Maycock)

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Chiffchaff & Willow Warbler, Simon Maycock.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Little Ringed Plover and 1 Dunlin in the NW corner of the main scrape on Ryan’s Field. (D Parker)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 2 Little Ringed Plover (flushed by dog walkers), 21 Canada Geese, 1 Mute Swan, 4 Shelduck, 4 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Pintail (drake), 15 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Chiffchaff and 7 Wheatear. (R Menari, D Parker & T Mills)

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Little Ringed Plovers, Richard Menari.

Drift Reservoir (members only): 10 Sand Martin. (D Flumm)

Eastern Green, Penzance: 1 Great Northern Diver, 9 Sandwich Tern, 4 Wheatear and 1 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm) Also 1 Black Redstart.

Lands End: 2 (m & f) Black Redstart, 28 Wheatear, 12 Chiffchaff and 1 Blackcap. (C Barnard)

Brew Sewage Works: 1 Firecrest, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 White Wagtail and 1 Siskin. (C Barnard)

Marazion, Great Hogus: 4 Sandwich Tern and 1m Shoveler. Also 1 Great Northern Diver. (C Barnard)

Marazion: 10 Wheatears on the beach. (C Barnard) Pair of Tawny Owls calling late evening. (D Parker)

Swanpool: Drake Common Scoter still on the pool at 09:00 plus a Kittiwake. Also Water Rail, Nuthatch, Bullfinch, Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff and 2 furiously fighting Coal Tits at Swanvale. (S Rogers, J St Ledger & D Chaney)

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Common Scoter, John St Ledger & Steve Rogers.

Gyllyngvase, Falmouth: 10+ Sandwich Tern, 8 Turnstone, 2 Wheatear and 1 Black Redstart female. (J St Ledger)

Godrevy: 9 Sandwich Terns and 7 Wheatears. (T & M Hasdell)

Lands End:  Ring Ouzel by Trinity Pool at 14:40 when it flew into nearby fields briefly then flew east towards Mayon / Sennen. Also  10+ Chiffchaff at Trinity Pool, Meadow Pipit, 2 Ravens and 3 Wheatear in nearby fields. (D King)

Sennen Cove: 9 Sandwich Terns and 2 Gannet’s feeding just offshore late afternoon. (D King)

Lands End Airfield: 6 Wheatear. (D King)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna Bridge: c20 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Blackbird, c100  Black-headed Gull, c70 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Black Swan, 1 Blue Tit, 8 Buzzard, 20 Canada Goose, c40 Carrion Crow, 4 Chaffinch, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Common Gull, 12 Cormorant, c150 Curlew, c200 Dunlin, 7 Dunnock, 6 Goldfinch, c75 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Tit, 8 Greenfinch, 6 Greenshank, 1 Grey Heron, c50 Grey Plover, c300 Herring Gull, 6 House Sparrow, 5 Jackdaw, 1 Kestrel, 4 Knot, 20 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Linnet, 20 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe, 12  Magpie, 6 Mallard, 1 Meadow Pipit, 50 Mute Swan, 35 Oystercatcher, 4 m Pheasant, 6 Pied Wagtail, 1 Raven, 2 Red-legged Partridge, c300 Redshank, 25 Ringed Plover, 3 Robin, 6 Rook, 4 Sand Martin, c40 Shelduck, 1 Song Thrush, c25 Starling, 1 Water Rail, 6 Wheatear, 30 Wigeon, c50 Wood Pigeon and 2 Wren. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk per C Travis)

Treraven Meadow: 1 Snipe, 12 Teal, 2 Curlew, 30 Canada Goose, c50 Meadow Pipit, c50 Pied Wagtail, 2 Long Tailed Tit and 2 Lapwing from the hide. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk per C Travis)

Falmouth Golf Course: 2 Meadow Pipit, 12 Pied Wagtail and 2 Chiffchaff. (D Chaney)

Argal Reservoir: 1 Mute Swan, 1 female Goosander, 11 Tufted Duck, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Mallard, 3 Cormorant, 2 Sand Martin, 2 Pied Wagtail, 6 Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit, lots of Chiffchaff including 8 on the small sloping lawn below the car park, one with a yellow neck ring, c15 Robins, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Buzzard and 3 Moorhen. Plus Blackbirds, Herring Gulls, Black-headed Gulls, Wren, Dunnock, Woodpigeon, Carrion Crow, Magpie and Blue Tit. (D Chaney & Greg Adams)

College Reservoir:  2 Mute Swan, 11 Canada Goose, 6 Tufted Duck, 1 Teal, 8 Coot, 8+ Moorhen, 2 Great Crested Grebe, Herring Gulls, lots of Chiffchaff lots, eg 9 on a sweep of side of the island and 20 Sand Martin. (D Chaney)

Dinham Flats: 1 Sandwich Tern, 36 Bar-tailed Godwit, 19 Black-tailed Godwit, 18 Shelduck, 72 Wigeon, 21 Teal, 40+ Snipe (including 1 leucistic/fawn bird), 34 Redshank, 40+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Water Pipit, 6 Sand Martin and 1 early evening. (C Selway)

Helston: 1w Iceland Gull on the boating lake. (M Ahmad)

East Looe: Willow Warbler near the harbour at 12:40.

Tuesday 26 March 2013

Late News 23/03 Tresillian: Barn Owl by the chapel. (A Nicholson)

Late News 24/03 Tresillian River: 1 Med Gull (ad sum plum), 1 Greenshank, 20 Redshank, 18 Curlew, 40 Shelduck and 3+ Chiffchaff plus 2 Snipe and 20 Teal at Tresemple Pool. (A Nicholson)

Late News 24/03 Par: 12 Sand Martin at Par beach pool plus a pair of sparrowhawk hunting them
at 17:00, also Ringed Plover and Rock Pipit on beach. (P Barlow)

Late News 24/03 Millbrook: 1 House Martin. (B Taggart)

Late News 24/03 St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 drake Pintail and 8 Wheatears. (F Rice)

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Marazion Marsh RSPB: 7 Mute Swan (including 1 immature), 5 Greylag, 4 Canada Geese, 2 hybrid geese, 6 Mallard, 12 Teal, 1 m Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 2 Cormorant, 2 Bittern, 3 Little Egret, 9 Grey Heron, 4 Little Grebe, 19 Moorhen, 2 Water Rail, 4 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Oystercatcher, 4 Snipe, 5 Dunlin, 1 Grey Plover, 2 Swallow, c35 Sand Martin, 3 Stonechat, 1 Reed Bunting, 3 Wheatear, 1 White Wagtail, 5 Pied Wagtail, 30 Chiffchaff and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker, M Spicer, D Flumm, C Barnard & R Farnes)

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Marazion today, Rod Farnes.

Marazion: 3+ Wheatear, 2 Stonechat, 2 Common Gull on the beach plus 2 Great Northern Diver, 3 Razorbill and 2 Sandwich Tern offshore. (D Parker & M Spicer)

Kenidjack: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff at the sewerage works, also c35 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 1 Peregrine and 2 Raven in the valley. (D Parker & M Spicer)

Nanquidno: c25 Chiffchaffs and 2 m Blackcaps. (D Parker & M Spicer)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Little Ringed Plover still on Ryan’s Field with 2 Dunlin, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 19 Curlew and 1 Green Sandpiper. 13 (4 ad, 7 2w & 2 1w) Med Gulls and 14 Sandwich Terns on Lelant Water. (D Parker, C Barnard & M Spicer) Water Pipit still on saltmarsh at the top of Copperhouse Creek.

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Eastern Green, Penzance: 11 Sandwich Terns and 5 Wheatears. (D Flumm)

Porth Kidney Beach: 17 Sandwich Terns. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 5 Sand Martins. (D Flumm)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 15 Canada Geese, 2 Mute Swan, 5 Shelduck, 5 Mallard, 4 Shoveler, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Pintail (drake), 5 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard,  2 Moorhen, 6 Dunlin, 7 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Jackdaw, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 3 Skylark, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Wren, 1 Blackbird, 1 Stonechat, 12 Wheatear, 1 Dunnock, 2 Pied Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipit, 1 Rock Pipit and 1 Water Pipit. (T & M Hasdell & R Farnes)

Wheatear St Gothian Cornwall 26313 R FarnesWheatear St Gothian Sands LNR, Rod Farnes.

Nanjizal: 6 Wheatears and 1 Black Redstart. (C Moore)

Millbrook: 6 Chiffchaff feeding on ground in garden this morning, also f Blackcap. (B Taggart)

Tregantle fort: 2 Wheatear this afternoon. (B Taggart)

Falmouth: 1 female Black Redstart, 2 Wheatear (1m, 1f), 2 Ringed Plover, 12+ Sandwich Tern on rocks and fishing and 1 Chiffchaff, from Castle Beach to Gyllyngvase. (J St Ledger)

Wheatear Falmouth Cornwall 26th March 2013 J St LedgerPenryn River: 3 Greenshank, 19 Redshank, 22 Teal, 12 Turnstone, 3 Little Egret, 5 Little Grebe, 4 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 17 Mute Swan and 1 Chiffchaff. (J St Ledger)

Lands End: 1 female Ring Ouzel in field above Trinity Loop, 10 Wheatear and 15+ Chiffchaff. (C Barnard)

Brew Sewage Works: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 3 White Wagtail, 6+ Chiffchaff and 1 Wheatear. (C Barnard)

Hells Mouth: Pair Kittiwakes, Fulmar and Cormorants. (R Farnes)

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Truro: 1 f Brambling in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

Siblyback Lake: Red-necked Grebe and Lesser Scaup still plus c50 Sand Martins, 6 Wheatear, c40 fieldfare, 6 Chiffchaffs and a female Stonechat feeding on floating weed at northern end . (J Humphreys)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 2 Spoonbill and 1 Iceland Gull. (C Selway)

Clapper Marshes: 16 Canada Goose, 3 Mute Swan, 14 Teal, 6 Moorhen, 1 Buzzard, 16 Herring Gull, 40+ Sand Martin, 2 Pochard, 7 Pied Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, 2 Mallard, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 10 Black-headed Gull. (D Julian)

Dinham area, Camel Estuary: 37 Redshank, 2 Herring Gull, 45 Dunlin, 2 Turnstone, 23 Mute Swan, 27 Shelduck, 6 Little Egret, 6 Wigeon, 3 Black-headed Gull, 4 Grey Plover, 2 Heron, 10 Canada Goose, 48 Curlew, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Mallard, 1 Osprey, 4 Carrion Crow  2 Jackdaw, 2 Cormorant, 3 Buzzard, 1 Spotted Redshank, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Spoonbill, 22 Teal, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Magpie, 1 Blackbird, 2 Goldfinch and 1 Goldcrest. (D Julian)

Egloshayle area, Wadebridge: 9 Mallard, 20 Sand Martin, 1 Pied Wagtail, 20 Canada Goose, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Cormorant, 1 Swallow and 4 Mute Swan. (D Julian & C Selway)

Treraven Meadow: 350 Starling over north-east, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 24 Teal, 8 Mallard, 1 Curlew, 2 Carrion Crow  10 Canada Goose, 28 Pied Wagtail, 1 Water Pipit, 10 Meadow Pipit, 2 White Wagtail, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Sand Martin, 4 Herring Gull, 1 Song Thrush, 30 Siskin, 6 Greenfinch, 1 Dunnock, 1 Goldcrest  2 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Chaffinch, 4 Blue Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Woodpigeon, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Blackcap, 2 Robin, 3 Blackbird, 2 Wren, 14 Goldfinch and 1 House Martin. (D Julian & C Selway)

St Erth: Firecrest in a private garden. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Rame Head: Ring Ouzel and Black Redstart.

Perranporth: 3 Black Redstarts just east of the sewerage works.

Swanpool: Drake Common Scoter still on the pool at 16:00.

Treen Common: 1+ Lapland Buntings but mobile and elusive at cSW446364.

Monday 25 March 2013

Late News 24/03 Truro: Female Brambling in a private garden, also present on 23/03. (D Jenkins)

Late News 24/03 Lerryn: Great Spotted Woodpecker and Sparrowhawk. (J Parfitt)

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Late News 24/03 Crantock: 2 Little Auks reported offshore.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Mute Swan (including 1 immature), 4 Greylag, 2 Canada Geese, 2 hybrid geese, 7 Mallard, 12 Teal, 5 Shoveler (4m & 1f), 2 Cormorant, 1+ Bittern, 2 Little Egret, 11 Grey Heron, 2 Little Grebe, 17 Moorhen, 2 Water Rail, 5 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Oystercatcher, 2 Snipe, 1 Redshank, 5 Dunlin, 1 Grey Plover, 2 Swallow, c45 Sand Martin, 1 Stonechat, 1 m Reed Bunting, 2 Wheatear, 1 White Wagtail, 23 Chiffchaff and 3 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker, P St Pierre, D Flumm, C Barnard, S Witts, R Farnes & B Sharples)

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Bittern And Grey Plover at Marazion, Sean Witts.

Sand Martin Marazion Cornwall 25313 B Sharples Grey Plover Marazion Cornwall 25313 B Sharples

Sand Martin & Grey Plover, Bob Sharples.

Sparrowhawk Marazion Cornwall 25313 R Farnes White Wagtail Marazion Cornwall 25313 R Farnes Chiffchaff Marazion Cornwall 25313 R Farnes

Marazion today, Rod Farnes.

Porthgwarra: c60 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 1 Peregrine, 2 Snipe, 2 Raven, 6 Goldfinch, c20 Chaffinch, Bullfinch, 3 Song Thrush and 2 Goldcrest. (D Parker & T Mills)

Trevescan: 5 Wheatears in the stubble field to the south of the caravan park. (P St Pierre & D Parker)

Land’s End: Female Ring Ouzel at the top of the field above Trinity Pool. (P St Pierre) Also 12 Golden Plover over and 3 Wheatears on Treeve Common. (D Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Little Ringed Plover on Ryan’s Field mid morning. (S Turner, T & M Hasdell) Also 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 16 Redshank, 13 Curlew, 2 Grey Plover, 3 Little Egret, 2 Wheatear and 1 Sand Martin on Ryan’s Field, plus 12 Med Gull (1 1w, 3 2s & 8 ad), 34 Redshank, 12 Dunlin, 5 Oystercatcher, 3 Greenshank, 2 Grey Plover, 1 Black Swan and 9 Little Egrets off Lelant Saltings. (D Parker & F Rice)

Little Ringed Plover Ryan's Field Cornwall 25313 T & M Hasdell

Sennen: 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 2 White Wagtail and 1 Siberian Chiffchaff at Brew. (P St Pierre)

Sennen Cove: 4 Sandwich Terns. (P St Pierre)

Marazion: Ad Pacific Diver, Red-throated Diver and 2 Sandwich Terns offshore plus Slavonian Grebe and 2 Great Northern Divers east of the Mount. (M Elliot) Scandinavian Rock Pipit reported on the beach.

Siblyback Lake: Adult drake Lesser Scaup and Red-necked Grebe still plus c20 Tufted Duck, c15 Teal, 4 Little Grebe, Snipe, c300 Golden Plover over, c20 Fieldfare, Redwing, c20 Chiffchaff, c30 Sand Martin, 3 Crossbill, Siskin, 2 Stock Dove. (R Menari & M Beer)

Lesser Scaup Siblyback Cornwall 25313 R Menari Red Necked Grebe Siblyback Cornwall 25313 R Menari Crossbill Siblyback Cornwall 25313 R Menari

 

Truro: 1 m and 1 f Brambling in a private garden also 1 Chiffchaff. (D Jenkins)

Lizard: 2 Chiffchaffs and male Redstart on lawn at Inglewidden near Cadgwith. (S Croft)

Redstart Cadgwith Cornwall 25.03.13 S CroftDrift Reservoir (members only): 2 Shovelers, 6 Sand Martins and 3 Great Crested Grebes. (C Moore)

Wadebridge: A Black Redstart at The Platt, plus 4 Sand Martin, House Martin and Swallow by the old bridge. (D Julian)

Swanpool: Drake Common Scoter at 17:00. (T Howard)

Common Scoter Swanpool Cornwall 25313 T Howard Common Scoter Swanpool Cornwall 250313 T Howard

The Rumps: 12 Gannets, 1 Kestrel, 2 Oystercatchers, 3 Razorbill, 12 Rock Pipit and 8 Wheatear plus 3 Grey Seal. Also nesting Cormorants and Shags and Great Black Backed Gulls on The Mouls Island. (C & B Travis)

Falmouth, Gyllyngvase Beach: 15 Sandwich Tern, 1 adult Med Gull, 1 Wheatear and 8 Oystercatcher. (J St Ledger & D Chaney)

Sandwich Tern Falmouth Gyllyngvase Beach Cornwall 25th March 2013 J St LedgerSandwich Terns at Falmouth, John St Ledger.

Bude Downs near Pepper Pot: 2 Wheatear (m & f), plus 2 Cormorants and 1 Black Thoated Diver off shore at 11:00. (R Mudge)

Bude Marsh: 1 Water Rail, 7 Moorhen, 4 Sedge Warblers, 1 Snipe, 4 Sand Martin, 1 Buzzard, 9 Goldfinch, 2 Greenfinch and 40+ Teal at 12:00. (R Mudge)

Gwennap Head: 7 Wheatear (5 males, 2 females), 7 Chiffchaff, Kestrel, Snipe, Sandwich Tern flying past. (T Mills)

Penzance: 38 Turnstone at the high tide wader roost on South Pier. (T Mills)

Caerthillian, Lizard: 30 Wheatear and 19 Chiffchaff this morning in the valley. (M Grantham)

Wadebridge: Osprey flew down river (heading North) at 06:30 at Guineaport. (W Delacour)

College Reservoir: 1 Bittern, 3 Grey Heron, 7 Tufted Duck, 2 Mallard, 2 Teal, 4 Canada Goose, 2 Mute Swan (nesting), 6 Coot, 6+ Moorhen, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 70+ Herring Gull, 5 LBB Gull, 10+ Chiffchaff, 40 Sand Martin and 1 Swallow. (D Chaney)

Argal Reservoir: 6 Tufted Duck, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 75 Herring Gull, 15 LBB Gull, 2 Black-headed Gull, 1 Swallow and 1 Sand Martin. (D Chaney)

Gorrangorras: 1 Greenshank, 10+ Redshank, Grey Plover, Turnstone, 11 Mute Swan, 4+ Little Grebe, 20+ Teal and 2 Mallard at 14:00 on the rising tide. (D Chaney)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 2 Spoonbill (ad & imm) 7 Little Egret, 4 Pintail, 4 Gadwall, 5 Tufted, 23 Wigeon, 50+ Teal, 12 Shoveler, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Redshank, 30+ Snipe, 4 Lapwing, 4 Swallow, 7 Sand Martin and 10+ Chiffchaff in the morning. (C Selway)

Spoonbill Walmsley Sanctuary Cornwall 25313 C Selway

Rosennanon Downs: 10 Reed Bunting, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 adult male Merlin and 34 Golden Plover in the afternoon. (C Selway)

Clapper Pools: One pair of Pochard. (W Delacour)

Guineaport, Wadebridge: 1 Goosander, 12+ Sand Martins being attacked by a Sparrowhawk (one Martin later retrieved from the river which had been half eaten), 2 Buzzards, 2 Grey Wagtails, Pied Wagtail, 2+ Chiffchaffs and Siskin. (W Delacour)

Treraven Marsh: 2 lapwing, 2 Curlew, 1 Green Sandpiper and 6 Teal. (W Delacour)

Wadebridge – Padstow: 20+ Grey Plover, 3 Knot, Ringed Plover, 66+ Shelduck, 2 Shoveler, Wigeon, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Redshank, Black and Bar Tailed Godwits, Dunlin, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Cormorant, 2+ Greenshank, Curlew and Raven. (W Delacour)

Sennen Cove: Little Stint reported on Cowloe in the morning. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Penzance: 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose and 2 Dark-bellied Brent geese off Tolcarne in the morning.