Thursday 28 March 2013

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan (including 1 immature), 6 Greylag, 4 Canada Geese, 2 hybrid geese, 5 Mallard, 14 Teal, 1 m Shoveler, 1 Cormorant, 1 Bittern, 2+ Little Egret, 11 Grey Heron, 4 Little Grebe, 23 Moorhen, 2+ Water Rail, 4 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Merlin, 1 Kestrel, 1 Snipe, 2 Swallow, c20 Sand Martin, 1 Raven over, 2 Stonechat, 1 Reed Bunting, 5 Wheatear, c30 Chiffchaff and 3+ Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker, R Farnes & D Flumm)

Bittern 1 Marazion Cornwall 28313 R Farnes Bittern 2 Marazion Cornwall 28313 R Farnes Grey Heron Marazion Cornwall 28313 R Farnes
Shoveler Marazion Cornwall 28313 R Farnes Water Rail Marazion Cornwall 28313 R Farnes Sparrowhawk Marazion Cornwall 28313 R Farnes

Selection of photos from Marazion, Rod Farnes.

Porthgwarra: c30 Chiffchaff spread thinly throughout the valley, plus 7 Wheatear and 6 Stonechat. (D Parker)

St Levan: c8 Chiffchaff and 1 Green Woodpecker. (D Parker)

Eastern Green, Penzance: 2 Common Scoter, 2 Wheatear and 1 Black Redstart. (D Flumm)

Marazion: 2 Wheatear on the beach and 3 Sandwich Tern offshore. (D Flumm)

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

Swanpool: 1 m Common Scoter, plus 1 drake Tufted Duck, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Water Rail, 60+ Herring Gull and 3 Chiffchaff in the reeds. (D Jenkins, D King, A Nicholson & D Chaney)

Common Scoter Swanpool Cornwall 28313 A NicholsonDrake Common Scoter, Andrew Nicholson.

Helston Boating Lake: Whooper Swan still present, also 11 Shoveler. (G Adams & J St Ledger)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Little Ringed Plover (opposite car-wash, early morning), 12 Ringed Plover, 15 Dunlin, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Grey Plover, 17+ Redshank and 1 Black Swan. Also 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Wheatear, 2 Greenshank, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Chiffchaff in Copperhouse Creek. (J St Ledger) Also Water Pipit on saltmarsh east of Black Road.

Common Sandpiper Hayle Cornwall 28th March 2013 J St Ledger

Windmill Farm: 1 f Merlin, 2 Swallows, 280 Golden Plover, 8 Chiffchaff, Sparrowhawk, 5 Teal and 6 Mallard. (D Wright)

Lizard: 3 Wheatear at Bass Point. 40 Wheatear and 1 Blackcap at Caerthillian cove with 2 Sandwich Tern offshore. 30 Meadow Pipit at Hael Archer Pond. 4 Skylark, 1 Wheatear and 2 Chiffchaff at Housel Bay. 2 Chiffchaff at Pistil Meadows. (P Fraser)

Siblyback Lake: Red-necked Grebe and Lesser Scaup still. Also one female Merlin, a pair of Ravens and lots of Chiffchaffs. 30 Golden Plover in fields at the north end. Also Ring Ouzel in field behind dam. (N Climpson, Sid Cole & S Rogers)

Red-necked Grebe Siblyback Cornwall 280313 N Climpson

Par Beach: 4 Great Crested Grebes offshore, and 2 Redwing on the grass verge. (N Climpson) Also drake Ring-necked Duck again on Par beach pool.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Goldeneye and 20 Sand Martin’s. (D King)

St Gothian Sands LNR: Drake Pintail still. (R Farnes)

Pintail 1 St Gothian Cornwall 28313 R Farnes Pintail 2 St Gothian Cornwall 28313 R Farnes

Gyllyngvase, Falmouth: 4 Sandwich Tern, 1 1w Common Gull and c15 Turnstone flew towards Swanpool. (D Chaney)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 3 Greenshank, 10+ Redshank, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Whimbrel, 10+ Teal, Mute Swan, Little Egret and 2 Sandwich Tern. (D Chaney)

College Reservoir: 1 Bittern, c10 Sand Martin, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 16 Tufted Duck, 4 Teal, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Mute Swan, 13 Canada Goose, 2 Grey Heron, Coots and Moorhens. (D Chaney)

Argal Reservoir: 1 f Goosander, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mute Swan and 6 Tufted Duck. (D Chaney)

Sennen Cove: 2 Sandwich Terns this morning. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Falmouth: Black Redstart opposite 3 Trenoweth Road.

Sennen: Siberian Chiffchaff still plus 1 Firecrest at Brew sewerage works.