Friday 01 March 2013

Late News 19/02 Hayle Estuary RSPB: A colour-ringed Med Gull (green 3VL3) seen here was originally ringed as an adult in Belgium on 19/05/2004. It has spent most of its time since then in the Pas de Calais region of France but also regularly moving into Belgium and Holland. Until now it has spent most winters in Portugal before inexplicably choosing Hayle for its winter break this year. (per D Eva)

Late News 25/02 Swanpool: 1 Water Rail and 1 Great crested Grebe. (A Nicholson)

Late News 28/02 Portscatho: 1 Red-necked Grebe, 3 Slavonian Grebe, 10 Great Northern Diver and 15 Black-throated Diver.

Marazion Marsh RSPB:  5 Mute Swan (including 1 immature),  2 Greylag, 1 hybrid goose, 8 Mallard, 42 Teal, m and f Gadwall, 1 Little Egret, 12 Grey Heron, 5 Little Grebe, 14 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 2 Buzzard, 7 Snipe, 2 Oystercatcher, fem Bullfinch, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Chiffchaff and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Marazion: 55 Sanderling, 3 Dunlin, 2 Oystercatcher, 43 Carrion Crow and 18 Jackdaws on the beach. (D Parker)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1w Iceland Gull. (C Moore)

Sennen: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff and 2 Chiffchaffs at Brew sewerage works. (C Moore)

Perranuthnoe: 2 ringed Chough at Cudden Point 1 mile east of Perranuthnoe. (R Menari)

Trispen: Red Kite over the A39 near trispen at 10:45. (D Ensor)

Probus: 32 Redwings on Probus Playing Field at 08:45. (S Wilcock)

Godrevy Point: 1 unringed Chough still, 2 Skylarks singing and 2 Stonechat. Also 90+ Seals on beach. (J St Ledger)

Chough Godrevy Point 1st March 2013 J St Ledger Seals at Godrevy Point 1st March 2013 J St Ledger

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Adult Med Gull in summer plumage, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit and 20+ Dunlin in Carnsew Basin. (J St Ledger)

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

Rosenannon: 84 Lapland Bunting, 2 Snow Bunting, 100+ Reed Bunting and 2 Short-eared Owl. (C Selway)

Short-eared Owl 1313 C Selway Short-eared Owl 010313 C Selway

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 1 adult Spoonbill still, 3 Pintail, 4 Gadwall. 9 Shoveler and 49 Wigeon. (C Selway)

Spoonbill 1313 C Selway Spoonbill 010313 C Selway

Angarrack: Turtle Dove again on wires at Angarrack Hill Farm, Angarrack Lane at cSW590387.  Viewable from the road, please park safely and considerately. (P Barlow)

Carharrack: Female Firecrest in a private garden. (R Hooper)

Porth Joke: 21 Fulmars. (A Nicholson)

Treen Common: 11 Lapland Buntings, 4 Snow Buntings and 1 Jack Snipe but mobile and elusive at cSW446364.

Snow Bunting Treen Common 28th Feb 2013 B RankineSnow Bunting Treen 28/12, Barry Rankine.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Long-tailed Duck from the Southern causeway.

Siblyback Lake: Ad drake Lesser Scaup still in the north east corner.

Porthgwarra: 3 Balearic Shearwaters past between 12:45 and 13:30.