Saturday 21st February 2015

Late news 20/2 Keveral Beach, Seaton: 10 Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver and 1 Black Redstart. (M Beer)

Gerrans Bay: 12 Black-throated Diver, 6 Great Northern Diver, 2 Slavonian Grebe and 1 Red-necked Grebe. (D Eva)

Penzance: 2 Chiffchaff and up to 6 Blackcap in private garden. (NR Phillips)

Windmill Farm: 1 Marsh Harrier and 3 Adders (earliest record at Farm). (D Wright – photos)

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Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 m Mandarin and 10 Med Gull. (B Field – photos)

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Pendeen: 2 Chough. (A Hartley)

Marazion Marsh: 1 Bittern and 2 Siberian Chiffchaff.

Gulval: 1 Little Bunting still.

Hayle Estuary: 1 2w American Herring Gull “lookalike” plus 48 Common Gull. (M Elliott) Also 1 Water Pipit.

Coverack: 1w Kumlien’s Gull and 1w Glaucous Gull late afternoon. (T Blunden)

Swanpool: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull, 1 Long-tailed Duck and 1 Firecrest, 1 Water Rail, 1 Coal Tit and 1 Great Crested Grebe plus 3 Ringed Plover at the point and 2 Slavonian Grebe offshore. (S Perfect & D Chaney) Video by John Chapple.

 
Falmouth: 1 Kingfisher on the rocks (later seen in flight across the middle of the bay), 1 Guillemot, 4+ Gannet and 1 Med Gull at Pendennis. 2 Stonechat (mf), 2 Black Redstart (ad m & poss 2nd sum?), Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, 1 Chiffchaff, 4+ Rock Pipit, 1 Meadow Pipit and 4 Oystercatchers at Castle Beach. (S Perfect & D Chaney)

Maenporth: 1 1w King Eider still and 1 juv Glaucous Gull.

Marazion: Unconfirmed report of Pacific Diver plus 2 Great Northern Diver and 2 Slavonian Grebe.

Gannel: 2 f American Wigeon.

MJS & DKP