Thursday 14 March 2013

Late News 06/02 College Reservoir: The Tawny Owl found freshly dead possibly from drowning was ringed by A McGowan, aged as at least 3 years, sex unknown on 21-Aug-2011 at the same site. (D Chaney)

Late News 13/03 Truro: 1 f Brambling in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 7 Mute Swan (including 1 immature), 4 Greylag, 2 Canada geese, 2 hybrid geese, 6 Mallard, 27 Teal, 2 Gadwall, 1 Cormorant, 2+ Bittern, 2 Little Egret, 12 Grey Heron, 5 Little Grebe, 2 Water Rail, 19 Moorhen, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, c15 Snipe, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Dunlin, 1 White Wagtail, 1 Stonechat, 20+ Chiffchaff and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. At least 2 Adders still showing well. (D Parker, R Farnes & B Sharples)

Adder 14313 B SharplesSt Michaels Mount: Several thousand Starlings roosting on the mount still. (B Sharples)

Starlings 14313 B Sharples

Helston: Juv Whooper Swan, 10 Shoveler and 23 Tufted Duck on the boating lake. (D Parker, B Sharples & J St Ledger)

Whooper Swan at Helston Boating Lake 14th March 2013 J St LedgerWhooper Swan, J St Ledger.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 7 Med Gulls (6ad & 1w), 1 Goosander, 49 Shelduck and 1 Black Swan. (D Parker) Water Pipit still on saltmarsh east of Black Road, Copperhouse.

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

Bude Marshes: 3 Buzzard, 4 Water Rail, c50 Teal, 7 Moorhen, 9 Snipe, 2 Wigeon, and 2 Meadow Pipits. (R Mudge)

Caradon Hill: 21 Golden Plover in grassland with sheep and horses. (J Parfitt)

Golden Plover 14313 J Parfitt Golden Plover 140313 J Parfitt

Falmouth: 1 Whimbrel at Castle Beach, with the presumed Scandinavian Rock Pipit at Gyllyngvase Beach still. (Dan Chaney)

Carrick Roads: 31 Black-necked Grebes, 9 Red-breasted Merganser and 4 Common Scoter from Mylor Churchtown. (Dan Chaney)

North Treveneague: 1 Willow Warbler. (F Hull & B Dodd)

Siblyback Lake: Drake Lesser Scaup, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 20 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing and 4 Reed Bunting. (P Stidwill)

Lesser Scaup Siblyback 14313 P Stidwill Little Grebe Siblyback 14313 P Stidwill
Fieldfare Siblyback 14313 P Stidwill Reed Bunting Siblyback 14313 P Stidwill

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Bittern, one on scrape and one flew in front of hide, 2 Snipe, 6 Goldeneye and 5 Great Crested Grebe, from the Stuart Hutchings hide. (J St Ledger)

Bittern at Stithians Reservoir 14th March 2013 J St LedgerTreraven Meadow: 2 Mute Swan, 43 Canada Goose, 60 Teal, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 56 Herring Gull, 2 Lapwing, 8 Snipe, 1 White Wagtail  3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Green Sandpiper, 32 Black-headed Gull, 1 Buzzard, 2 Little Egret, 1 Sand Martin, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Jay, 1 Coal Tit, 6 Siskin and 14 House Sparrow. (D Julian)

Green Sandpiper 14313 D Julian

Rosenannon Downs: 25 Lapland Bunting. (C Selway)

Hells Mouth: 6 Raven, 1 Peregrine, c50 Fulmar, 1 Kestrel and several Cormorant starting to nest. (B Sharples)

Godrevy: 2 pairs Skylark, 1 pair Stonechat, 1 Raven and 1 Wheatear. (B Sharples)

Men-an-Tol: 2x Short-eared Owls displaying well and 1 Pheasant. (B Sharples)

Short-eared Owl 14313 B Sharples

Treen Common: 10+ Lapland Buntings but mobile and elusive at cSW446364.