Tuesday 19 March 2013

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Mute Swan (including 1 immature), 4 Greylag, 6 Canada Geese, 2 hybrid geese, 5 Mallard, 15 Teal, 2 Gadwall, 1 Cormorant, 2+ Bittern, 2 Little Egret, 10 Grey Heron, 3 Little Grebe, 1+ Water Rail, 24 Moorhen, 1 Buzzard, 1 Snipe, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Stonechat, c5 Chiffchaff and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker, R Farnes & B Sharples)

Bittern Marazion 19313 B Sharples Little Egret 19313 B Sharples

Penzance: 18 Purple Sandpipers and 64 Turnstones at Jubilee Pool. (P St Pierre)

Truro: 1 Brambling in a private garden, also present on 18/3. (D Jenkins)

Carrick Roads: 10 Black-necked Grebe, 8 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Greenshank, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Razorbill from Mylor Churchtown. (J St Ledger)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Bittern, 1 Buzzard, 2 Water Rail, 1 Wren, 2 Reed Bunting, 3 Goldfinch and 4 Great Crested Grebe. (B Sharples)

Bittern Stithians 19313 B Sharples

Dinham Flats: 1 Ruddy Shelduck, 1 Black Swan, 51 Wigeon, 22 Teal, 46 Bar-tailed Godwit, 19 Black-tailed Godwit and 8 Little Egret early morning. (C Selway)

Ruddy Shelduck 19313 C Selway Ruddy Shelduck 1 19313 C Selway Ruddy Shelduck 2 19313 C Selway

Falmouth: 8 Linnet on Pendennis Point, plus one of the ringed Magpies from a study they were doing at Tremough (Red above the BTO on left leg, Blue above Red on the other.) Also 5 distant probable Black-necked Grebes deep into the Carrick Roads, along with a closer Med Gull. 2 Slavonian Grebes offshore; 1 off Swanpool, 1 nearer Castle Beach where there was also a Little Egret and 2 Med Gulls on the sea. Both Grebes were fairly close, but moving around. (D Chaney)

Swanpool: Water Rail, Med Gull and Chiffchaff. (D Chaney)

Penryn River: 1 Grey Plover, 19 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 24 Teal and 1 Little Egret at the high tide roost. (D Chaney)

College Reservoir: Bittern, 1 Goldeneye, Wigeon, Great Crested Grebe and 40 Redwing in the approach field . (D Chaney)

Argal Reservoir: 5 Great Crested Grebe. (D Chaney)

 Cremyll: The birds previously reported as Cattle Egrets are in fact Little Egrets.