Friday 29th March 2013

Late News 28/03  Hayle: Little Ringed Plover still, plus Common Sandpiper.

Late News 28/03  College Reservoir: Bittern.

Late News 28/03  Swanpool: Common Scoter & Water Rail (D. King)

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Truro: Male and female Brambling in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

Treraven Meadow:1 Green Sandpiper. (D Eva)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 2 Spoonbill (1 adult, 1 first year), 5 Sand Martin, 2 Pintail, 10 Shoveler, 6 Gadwall. (D Eva)

Siblyback Lake: Drake Lesser Scaup, Red-necked Grebe, 40+ Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 20+ Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 6 Wheatear (3 m, 3 f inc 1 “Greenland” race male), 3 Crossbill (1 m, 2 f), 11 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Mealy Redpoll (very pale and slightly bigger), 2 Siskin, 1 male Hen Harrier flew over at 12:15, Ring Ouzel (the male from yesterday still in a field adjacent to the dam), 1 White Wagtail, 1 3rd year Yellow-legged Gull, pair Great Crested Grebe, Golden Plover, 18 flew over and Grey Wagtail. (G Lewis)

Helston: Whooper Swan (juv) still on the boating lake.

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 Swanpool: Common Scoter still.

Gunwalloe Fishing Cove: 2 Sandwich Terns, 2 Wheatears, Chiffchaffs in rocks at top of beach and also high on cliff. (G Adams)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Little Ringed Plover, 6 Ringed Plover, 5 Redshank, 5 Oystercatcher, 6 Curlew, 2 Wigeon, 24 Black-headed Gull. (S Rowe)

St. Ives, Porthmeor: Black Redstart male.