Monday 17th March 2014

Late news 16/3 River Camel: 33 Little Egret from Burniere hide. (D Thomas)

Late news 16/3 Newquay: 1 Mistle Thrush Whitecross and 1 Barn Owl Mount Joy. (D Thomas – photo)

Mistle thrush ©DaveThomas

Late news 16/3 Hannafore Point: 1 Great Northern Diver and 1 ad Med Gull. (P Smale)

Late news 16/3 Marazion Marsh: Bittern photos by Brian Mellows.

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Bude Marshes / Estuary: 45 Mallard, 11 Teal, 5 Wigeon, 14 Moorhen, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 2 Canada Geese, 11 Turnstone, 2 Cetti’s Warblers, 4 Magpies, 3 Goldfinches, 5 Dunnock, 7 Chaffinch, 4 Greenfinch, 4 Chiffchaff singing, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Long tailed Tit, 1 Robin, 9 Blackbird, 4 Carrion Crow, 2 Jackdaw, 6 Herring Gulls over, Rookery with 24 active nests,1 Swallow over and 1 Buzzard. (H Kendall & RC Mudge)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 3 hybrid geese, 34 Teal, 11 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 2 Cormorant, 16 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 1 Bittern, 17 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 3 Little Grebe, 3 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, c10 Sand Martin, 5 Pied Wagtail, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Wheatear and 2 Stonechat. (DK Parker, DS Flumm, J Teague)

Marazion: 2 juv Glaucous Gull early morning. (C Barnard)  21 Sanderling on the beach  plus 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver and 1 fem Common Scoter offshore. (DK Parker) Also 2 Long-tailed Duck reported.

Penzance: 1w drake Surf Scoter off the bus station still. (DK Parker) 1 Sandwich Tern off Chyandour. (DS Flumm) c15 Purple Sandpiper on east side of Jubilee Pool. (J Teague)

Land’s End: 1 Peregrine, 3 Wheatear and 7 Stonechat. (C Barnard)

St Erth: 1 Tawny Owl calling plus c80 Wood Pigeon and 3 Redwing. (MJ Spicer)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 4 Swallow over car park. (B Dodd)

Bodmin Moor: 1 Dipper. (A Mckechnie – photo)

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Buttermilk Hill: 86 Golden Plover including several in breeding plumage plus 2 Common Snipe. (V Stratton)

Penhale: 6 Swallow, 14 Wheatear, 5 Buzzard, 2 kestrel, 2 little Grebe, 3 Moorhen, 80+ Jackdaw, 2 Raven and 30+ Fulmar. (D Thomas – photo)

Wheatear. ©DaveThomas

Lizard: Jackdaw showing some characteristics of the Nordic race around the village today. (T Blunden)

Polgigga: 1 Hoopoe still this morning.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 juv Iceland Gull.

Mousehole: 1 juv Kumlien’s Gull or Iceland Gull.

MJS