Wednesday 27 March 2013

Late News 26/3 Drift Reservoir (members only): 20 Sand Martins in the evening. (D Flumm)

Late News 26/3 Stithians Reservoir: 1 Swallow and many Sand Martins late afternoon from the southern causeway. (P Smale)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan (including 1 immature), 4 Greylag, 2 Canada Geese, 2 hybrid geese, 3 Mallard, 16 Teal, 1 m Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 1 Pintail, 1 Cormorant, 1 Bittern, 2+ Little Egret, 12 Grey Heron, 3 Little Grebe, 24 Moorhen, 3 Water Rail, 4 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Snipe, 5 Dunlin, 2 Swallow, c25 Sand Martin, 2 Raven over, 5 Pied Wagtail, 7 Linnets (flew east) 1 Stonechat, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Wheatear, c25 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler and 3 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker, D Flumm & S Maycock)

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Chiffchaff & Willow Warbler, Simon Maycock.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Little Ringed Plover and 1 Dunlin in the NW corner of the main scrape on Ryan’s Field. (D Parker)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 2 Little Ringed Plover (flushed by dog walkers), 21 Canada Geese, 1 Mute Swan, 4 Shelduck, 4 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Pintail (drake), 15 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Chiffchaff and 7 Wheatear. (R Menari, D Parker & T Mills)

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Little Ringed Plovers, Richard Menari.

Drift Reservoir (members only): 10 Sand Martin. (D Flumm)

Eastern Green, Penzance: 1 Great Northern Diver, 9 Sandwich Tern, 4 Wheatear and 1 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm) Also 1 Black Redstart.

Lands End: 2 (m & f) Black Redstart, 28 Wheatear, 12 Chiffchaff and 1 Blackcap. (C Barnard)

Brew Sewage Works: 1 Firecrest, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 White Wagtail and 1 Siskin. (C Barnard)

Marazion, Great Hogus: 4 Sandwich Tern and 1m Shoveler. Also 1 Great Northern Diver. (C Barnard)

Marazion: 10 Wheatears on the beach. (C Barnard) Pair of Tawny Owls calling late evening. (D Parker)

Swanpool: Drake Common Scoter still on the pool at 09:00 plus a Kittiwake. Also Water Rail, Nuthatch, Bullfinch, Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff and 2 furiously fighting Coal Tits at Swanvale. (S Rogers, J St Ledger & D Chaney)

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Common Scoter, John St Ledger & Steve Rogers.

Gyllyngvase, Falmouth: 10+ Sandwich Tern, 8 Turnstone, 2 Wheatear and 1 Black Redstart female. (J St Ledger)

Godrevy: 9 Sandwich Terns and 7 Wheatears. (T & M Hasdell)

Lands End:  Ring Ouzel by Trinity Pool at 14:40 when it flew into nearby fields briefly then flew east towards Mayon / Sennen. Also  10+ Chiffchaff at Trinity Pool, Meadow Pipit, 2 Ravens and 3 Wheatear in nearby fields. (D King)

Sennen Cove: 9 Sandwich Terns and 2 Gannet’s feeding just offshore late afternoon. (D King)

Lands End Airfield: 6 Wheatear. (D King)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna Bridge: c20 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Blackbird, c100  Black-headed Gull, c70 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Black Swan, 1 Blue Tit, 8 Buzzard, 20 Canada Goose, c40 Carrion Crow, 4 Chaffinch, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Common Gull, 12 Cormorant, c150 Curlew, c200 Dunlin, 7 Dunnock, 6 Goldfinch, c75 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Tit, 8 Greenfinch, 6 Greenshank, 1 Grey Heron, c50 Grey Plover, c300 Herring Gull, 6 House Sparrow, 5 Jackdaw, 1 Kestrel, 4 Knot, 20 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Linnet, 20 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe, 12  Magpie, 6 Mallard, 1 Meadow Pipit, 50 Mute Swan, 35 Oystercatcher, 4 m Pheasant, 6 Pied Wagtail, 1 Raven, 2 Red-legged Partridge, c300 Redshank, 25 Ringed Plover, 3 Robin, 6 Rook, 4 Sand Martin, c40 Shelduck, 1 Song Thrush, c25 Starling, 1 Water Rail, 6 Wheatear, 30 Wigeon, c50 Wood Pigeon and 2 Wren. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk per C Travis)

Treraven Meadow: 1 Snipe, 12 Teal, 2 Curlew, 30 Canada Goose, c50 Meadow Pipit, c50 Pied Wagtail, 2 Long Tailed Tit and 2 Lapwing from the hide. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk per C Travis)

Falmouth Golf Course: 2 Meadow Pipit, 12 Pied Wagtail and 2 Chiffchaff. (D Chaney)

Argal Reservoir: 1 Mute Swan, 1 female Goosander, 11 Tufted Duck, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Mallard, 3 Cormorant, 2 Sand Martin, 2 Pied Wagtail, 6 Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit, lots of Chiffchaff including 8 on the small sloping lawn below the car park, one with a yellow neck ring, c15 Robins, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Buzzard and 3 Moorhen. Plus Blackbirds, Herring Gulls, Black-headed Gulls, Wren, Dunnock, Woodpigeon, Carrion Crow, Magpie and Blue Tit. (D Chaney & Greg Adams)

College Reservoir:  2 Mute Swan, 11 Canada Goose, 6 Tufted Duck, 1 Teal, 8 Coot, 8+ Moorhen, 2 Great Crested Grebe, Herring Gulls, lots of Chiffchaff lots, eg 9 on a sweep of side of the island and 20 Sand Martin. (D Chaney)

Dinham Flats: 1 Sandwich Tern, 36 Bar-tailed Godwit, 19 Black-tailed Godwit, 18 Shelduck, 72 Wigeon, 21 Teal, 40+ Snipe (including 1 leucistic/fawn bird), 34 Redshank, 40+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Water Pipit, 6 Sand Martin and 1 early evening. (C Selway)

Helston: 1w Iceland Gull on the boating lake. (M Ahmad)

East Looe: Willow Warbler near the harbour at 12:40.