Wednesday 25th February 2015

Late news, 20/2, Newquay, Gannel Estuary: 1 f American Wigeon. (S Rowe)

SRowe_AWigeon_250215American Wigeon, Steve Rowe

Late news, 24/2, Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings (morning high tide): 17 Wigeon, 15 Teal, 1m Goosander, 21 Oystercatcher, 23 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Cormorant, 80+ Dunlin, 8 Shelduck, 5 Greenshank, 11 Redshank, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 88 Black-headed Gull, 247 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull (including red ringed bird W:037), 4 Woodpigeon, 4 Meadow Pipit, 20+ Herring Gull (including black ringed bird 420), 7 Chaffinch, 1 Wren, 4 Carrion Crow, 2 Robin, 1 Magpie,1 Blue Tit, 2 Blackbird, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Plover and 1 Raven. Ryan’s Field: 18 Lapwing, 1 Cormorant, 1 Greenfinch, 14 Redshank, 23 Curlew, 78 Dunlin, 3 Shelduck, 1 Little Egret, 1 Dunnock, 1 Black-headed Gull and 6 Herring Gull. Copperhouse Creek: 1 Water Pipit, 4 Rock Pipit, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail, 4 Curlew, 3 Mallard, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Buzzard, 2 Blue Tit, 5 Goldfinch, 3 Magpie, 1 Carrion Crow, 7 Jackdaw, 92 Woodpigeon, 1 Pied Wagtail, 4 Blackbird, 3 (m+2f) Blackcap, 2 Snipe, 1 Little Egret, 269 Wigeon, 340 Teal, 38 Black-headed Gull, 1 Grey Plover, 19 Shelduck, 121 Herring Gull, 55 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 12 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Wren, 1 Robin, 30+ Rook, 3 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 4 Chaffinch, 2 Long-tailed Tit and 3 Little Grebe. (P Freestone)

Late news, 24/2, Gwithian:Magpie, 8 Tufted Duck, 17 Curlew, 8 Mallard 8 including female on nest, 4 Raven, 30+ Starling, 21 Canada Goose, 2 Mute Swan, 24 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 42 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Teal, 75 Herring Gull, 13 Black-headed Gull, 1m Shoveller, 2 Skylark, 4 Wren, 20+ Carrion Crow, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Fulmar, 12 Oystercatcher, 300+ Gannet offshore, 150+ Kittiwake offshore, Shag (not counted), 1 Guillemot, 2 Cormorant, 2 Buzzard, 2 Blackbird, 1 Dunnock, 3+ Chaffinch, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Song Thrush, 40+ Rook, 1 Kestrel, 4 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Goldcrest. (P Freestone)

Late news, 24/2, Falmouth, Swanpool: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull. (M Lockyear)

MLockyear_RBGull1_240215Ring-billed Gull, Michael Lockyear

Late news, 24/2, Marazion: 1 ad Ring-billed Gull. (M Lockyear)

MLockyear_RBGull2_240215Ring-billed Gull, Michael Lockyear

Bude breakwater: 2 Purple Sandpiper and 15 Turnstone. (H Kendall)

Camel Trail – Wadebridge to Tregenna Bridge: 1 Dotterel (ad w, loosely associating with 1500 Golden Plover), 1 Green Sandpiper, 12 Bullfinch, 7 Goosander, 1 Otter and 1 Grey Seal. (G Berti, J Humphries et al)

 Canonstown: 1 Buzzard with Rook prey in private garden. (J Munday)

JMunday_Buzzard_250215Buzzard, John Munday

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern and 1 Sparrowhawk. (A James)

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Bittern, Alan James

AJames_Cormorant_250215Cormorant, Alan James
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Mallard, Alan James

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Sparrowhawk, Alan James

St Ives: 2 colour-ringed Herring Gull, 1 marked W195. (K Dalziel)

Bosporthennis: 1 Jack Snipe flushed. (S Cox)

Penzance: 1 ad Pacific Diver offshore Albert Pier. (M Elliott)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 juv Iceland Gull and 1 Yellow-legged Gull. (M Elliott)

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