Monday 18 March 2013

Late News 17/03 Looe: Sandwich Tern at Hannafore Point in the afternoon, also 2w Med Gull. Drake Eider off Banjo Pier. (P J Smale & J Smale)

Late News 17/03 Godrevy Head: 1 Wheatear. (C Barnard)

Late News 17/03 Trevose Head: 2 Short-eared Owls. (B Mellow)

Short-eared Owl 1 17313 B Mellow Short-eared Owl 2 17313 B Mellow Short-eared Owl 3 17313 B Mellow

Late News 17/03 Cremyll: 8 Cattle Egrets in cattle field at Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park entrance for second day. (Since found to be Little Egrets, 19/03)

Late News 17/03 Newlyn: 4 Pale-bellied Brent Geese at Tolcarne and possible sub-adult Kumlien’s Gull in the harbour.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 7 Mute Swan (including 1 immature), 4 Greylag, 4 Canada Geese, 2 hybrid geese, 7 Mallard, 15 Teal, 2 Cormorant, 1+ Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 11 Grey Heron, 5 Little Grebe, 3+ Water Rail, 20 Moorhen, 1 Snipe, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1f Merlin, 1 Redwing, 2 Stonechat, 6 Chiffchaff and 3 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker, C Barnard, S Maycock & B Sharples)

Greylag 18313 R Farnes Stonechat 18313 R Farnes
Long-tailed Tit 18313 B Sharples Little Grebe 18313 B Sharples

Marazion today, top 2 photos Rod Farnes, lower 2 photos Bob Sharples.

Marazion: 2s Med Gull at Red River mouth.

Mount’s Bay: 2 Sandwich Terns. (P St Pierre)

Porthgwarra: 1 Black Redstart. (P St Pierre)

Bude Marshes: 3 Chiffchaffs singing and 1 feeding plus 1 Cetti’s Warbler in brief song. (H Kendall)

Maer Downs: 1 Wheatear. (H Kendall)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 6 Goldeneye, 1 Little Egret, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Shoveler, 8 Wigeon, 2 Teal, 6 Little Grebe, 1 Brambling, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Greenfinch, 4 Reed Bunting, 40+ Chaffinch, 1 Water Rail, 2 Fieldfare, numbers of Great Tit and Blue Tit, 1 Bittern and 2 Rats eating bird food from the Southern Cut-off hide. 1 Buzzard over (S Maycock & J St Ledger)

Bittern 18313 S Maycock Great Crested Grebe 18313 S Maycock
Chiffchaff 18313 S Maycock Brambling Stithians 18th March 2013 J St Ledger

Bittern, Great Crested Grebe and Chiffchaff, S Maycock. Brambling, J St Ledger.

Helston: Whooper Swan and 4 Shoveler stillon the boating lake. (S Maycock & M Spicer)

Sennen: 2 Firecrests in the Brew area. (C Moore)

Godrevy: 3 Cormorant, 17 Shag, 2 Buzzard, 17 Oystercatcher, 6 Purple Sandpiper, 6 Turnstone, 2 Black-headed Gull,  24 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, c75 Herring Gull, 1 Guillemot, 4 Skylark, 8 Meadow Pipit, 5 Rock Pipit, 9 Pied Wagtail, 2 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 2 Stonechat, 3 Wheatear, 2 Blackbird, 26 Starling, 1 Magpie, 10 Jackdaw, 2 Raven and 7 Carrion Crow in the morning. (T & M Hasdell)

Trevose Head: 1 Short Eared Owl hunting to the north of the toll road. (M Jones)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Black Redstart (female or 1st year male) again near Copperhouse Creek. (P J Smale)

Cuddon Point: Merlin chasing Rock Pipit over the sea. (M Spicer)

Helston: c10 Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrest, 4 Goldcrest and 2 Long-tailed Tit in the sewerage works area. B Sharples)

Falmouth: Female Black Redstart feeding on the short grass at Pendennis Point, Great Northern Diver offshore, very distant Gannets and 5 Linnets. Also 3 Turnstone near Gyllyngvase beach. (D Chaney)

Carrick Roads: 3 Sandwich Terns resting on various bouys, 3 Med Gulls, 5 Red-breasted Mergansers and 4 probable Black-necked Grebes. (D Chaney)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 35 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Grey Plover, 3 Snipe, 1 Curlew, 1 f Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, plus Teal and Mallard at high tide. (D Chaney)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): Spoonbill still, plus 7 Little Egret, Gadwall, Shelduck, Pintail, Shoveler and Wigeon. (C Selway)

Spoonbill 18313 C Selway Spoonbill 180313 C Selway Gadwall 18313 C Selway

Clapper Marshes: 13 Teal, 6 Mallard, 4 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 5 Buzzard, 5 Mute swan, 13 Canada Goose, 1 Wigeon, 1 Heron, 1 Little Egret, 2 Snipe, 1 Tawny Owl, 18 Chaffinch, 10 Goldfinch and 1 Brambling. (D Julian)

Penlee: Firecrest at 10:40.

Treen Common: 6 Lapland Buntings but mobile and elusive at cSW446364.

Siblyback Lake: Ad drake Lesser Scaup still.