Saturday 23 March 2013

Late News 22/03 Newlyn: Purple Sandpiper at Tolcarne with Turnstones. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Late News 22/03 Penzance: 34 Purple Sandpipers. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Late News 22/03 Boswednack: 2 Chiffchaff – first for spring. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Mute Swan (including 1 immature), 4 Greylag, 1 hybrid goose, 7 Mallard, 12 Teal, 2 Gadwall, 1 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 7 Grey Heron, 3 Little Grebe, 25 Moorhen, 1+ Water Rail, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Snipe, 1 sum plum Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Sand Martin, 2 Stonechat, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Chiffchaff and 3 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Helston: Whooper Swan still at the boating pool. (D Parker)

Treraven Meadows: Sand Martin at lunchtime. (D Julian)

Lower Tamar Lake: 12 Swallows, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Grebe, 6 Tufted duck (4m/2f),1 Heron, 1 Coot and 1 Wren at 11:30 when conditions were cold and windy. (R Mudge)

Bude Marshes: 4 Swallows flew rapidly north low over the marsh at midday. (H Kendall)

College and Argal reservoirs: Sparrowhawk, Chiffchaff, f Goldeneye, Tufted duck, Mallard, Cormorant and Great Crested Grebe. (S Marquis)

Falmouth, Gyllyngvase Beach: 30 Sandwich Tern flew across the bay from west to east from 09:00 to 09:40. Later 10 Sandwich Tern feeding off beach and 1 Kestrel (male) hunting over rocks on beach. (J St Ledger)

Sandwich Tern Falmouth, Gyllyngvase Beach 23rd March 2013 (2) J St Ledger Sandwich Tern Falmouth, Gyllyngvase Beach 23rd March 2013 J St Ledger

Wadebridge: Redhead Goosander and Sparrowhawk at Guineaport in the morning. (W Delacour)

Par: 1 Swallow and c12 Sand Martins on the beach pool. (St Austell Baywatch)

Siblyback Lake: Adult drake Lesser Scaup still, plus Red-necked Grebe and 6 Sand Martins.

Freathy: 1 Swallow.

 Looe: Slavonian Grebe and Great Northern Diver off Looe Island.