Thursday 20th March 2014

Late news, 16/3, Towan Head: 1 Grey Plover, 5 Purple Sandpiper, 6 Oystercatcher and 17 Turnstone. (S Rowe)

Late news, 19/3, Penzance, Chyandour: 1 Iceland Gull. (A Pay)

Porth Reservoir: 30+ Sand Martin, 4 Great-crested Grebe, 2 Canada Geese and 1 Cormorant. Surrounding woods and river: A pair of Dipper, 1 Mistle Thrush, 4+ Redwing, 8+ Chiffchaff, 10+ Long-tailed Tit, 8+ Coal Tit, 2 Stock Dove, 20+ singing Wren, 10+ singing Robin, 2 Goldcrest and a Tawny Owl being mobbed through the woods, also 4 Roe Deer. (D Mays)

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Wren, Derek Mays

Newquay, town: 3 Mallard on a garden pond! (D Mays) Gannel Estuary: 1 Yellow-legged Gull (3rd winter) (S Rowe) Also 1 juv Glaucous Gull.

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Mallard, Derek Mays

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 3 hybrid geese, 12 Teal, 6 Mallard, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 11 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 5 Moorhen, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Buzzard, 9 Sand Martin, 1 Swallow, 1 Cetti’s Warbler and 2 Stonechat. (DK Parker)

Longrock: 1 juv Glaucous Gull. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Porthgwarra: 5 Common Scoter, 2 Red-throated Diver, 26 Fulmar (one with a dark head), 32 Manx Shearwater, 124 Gannet, 67 Kittiwake, 1 Puffin and 922 auk sp the majority of which appeared to be Guillemots. All flying west between 9:40 & 10:40. (DK Parker)

Drift Reservoir: c15 Sand Martins viewable from the car park. (DK Parker)

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: c20 Purple Sandpiper. (M Sage & S Rogers) Off Railway Station: 1 m Surf Scoter still. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Stithians Reservoir: 4 Great Crested Grebes plus 1 Slavonian Grebe now moulting into breeding plumage. (R. Daddow – photo)

Slavonian Grebe in Cornwall, Stithians 20 Mar 14 R DaddowKenidjack valley: 1 Black Redstart and 1 Wheatear.

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