Sunday 10 March 2013

Marazion Marsh RSPB:  5 Mute Swan (including 1 immature),  4 Mallard, 17 Teal, 2 Gadwall, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 2 Little Grebe, 9 Moorhen, 3 Snipe, 2 Oystercatcher. (D Parker) Also 5 Sand Martins and 2 Adders. (L Proctor & C Barnard)

Marazion: c70 Sanderling, 7 Dunlin, 16 Turnstone and 3 (ad, 2w & 1w) Med Gull. (D Parker, I Webster & L Proctor)

Ligger Point: 1 male Wheatear at the old MOD house. (P Fenn)

Penhale Headland: 1 female Wheatear also one Peregrine. (P Fenn)

St. Clement/Tresillian: 2 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank and 12 black-tailed Godwit. (D Eva)

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

Penzance: 5 Common Scoter, 1 m Eider, 2 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew, 3 Cormorant, 5 Shag, 11 Black-headed Gull, 1 Med gull, 11 LBB Gull, 12 GBB Gull, 84 Herring Gull and 1 White Wagtail between the harbour and Longrock car park. (P St Pierre)

Penzance: 8 Cormorant, 2 Fulmar, 6 Gannet, 8 Common Scoter, 1 Common Eider, 21 Turnstone, 7 Oystercatcher, 8 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Curlew, 182 Herring Gull, 24 Great Black-back Gull, 6 Lesser Black-back Gull, 11 Black-headed Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull and 2 Rock Pipit between the harbour and Wherrytown. (L Proctor) Black Redstart on the sea defences near the train station.

Lizard Point: 4 Black-throated Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, also a steady, slow passage in strong winds of gannets, kittiwakes and auks. (CBWPS field meeting per T Blunden)

Bodmin Moor: 2 Male Yellowhammers, 1 Marsh Tit and 1 Green Woodpecker (heard only) at Bearah Tor. (E Cornelius et al)

Newlyn Green: 1  Dark-bellied Brent Goose. (C Barnard)

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Siblyback Lake: Possible Franklin’s Gull, 1500+ Golden Plover, 2 Great Grested Grebe displaying, 90 Fieldfare, 7 Sand Martin and drake Lesser Scaup. (P Crispin)

Wadebridge: 120+ Redwing this morning around Coronation Park. (C Selway)

Par: Sand Martin and Goosander on Par Beach pool.

Porthpean: Velvet Scoter again.

Treen Common: 2 Lapland Buntings but mobile and elusive at cSW446364.

Lizard: Male Hen Harrier at Penare Head.

Downderry: 3 Black-throated Divers and 5 Great Northern Divers at 11:00.

St John’s: Drake Green-winged Teal again opposite the sewerage works.