Tuesday 31st March 2015

Mevagissey, St Austell Bay: 2 Raven, 2 Sandwich Tern, 2 Razorbill, 5 Guillemot, 1 Black-throated Diver and 1 Great Northern Diver. (J Dunning)

Towan Head: 180 Manx Shearwater, 400 Gannet and several Razorbill and Guillemot. (S Rowe)

Porthgwarra: 230 Fulmar, 416 Gannet, 21 Manx Shearwater, 7 Kittiwake, 3 Sandwich Tern and 5 Razorbill between 08:30 & 09:30. Also 1 Harbour Porpoise. (DK Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Mute Swan, 2 hybrid geese, 3 Mallard, 13 Teal, 1 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 6 Grey Heron (at least 2 young now hatched), 15 Moorhen, 1 Sand Martin, pair Bullfinch, 2 Cetti’s Warbler and 1 Chiffchaff. (DK Parker)

Pendeen: 3700 Manx Shearwater, 2 Great Skua, 2 Puffin, 1 Little Auk, 1 Little Gull and 1 blue-phase Fulmar. (M Elliott)

Truro, The Leats: 1 Dipper in song. (S Rogers)

Penzance: 1 House Martin. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St Erth: 1 Barn Owl at 20.15. (MJ Spicer)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 1 Water Pipit, 30 Sand Martin, 11 Gadwall, 12 Shoveler, 16 Teal, 16 Shelduck, 1 Tufted Duck, 118 Canada Geese. (D Eva)

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Monday 30th March 2015

Late news, 29/3, Mousehole, St Clement’s Isle: 1 juv Glaucous Gull. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Helston Boating Lake: 1 f Garganey. (I Webster)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 6 Mediterranean Gull (1st w’s), 23 Shelduck, 2 Wigeon and 2 Greenshank. Carnsew Pool: 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Knot and 1 Grey Plover. (J Hawkey)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 8 Mute Swan, 3 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 2 hybrid geese, 6 Mallard, 17 Teal, 1 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 9 Grey Heron, 28 Moorhen, 3 Water Rail, 2 Stonechat, 5 Cetti’s Warbler and 1 Chiffchaff. Also Otter on Longrock Pool then presumed same in Cheshire Homes sector. (DK Parker)  3 Sand Martin on Longrock Pool. (J Hawkey)

Marazion, beach: 38 Sanderling. (J Hawkey)

Swanpool: 1 Long-tailed Duck still. (R Farnes & D Eva)

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Falmouth: 2 Sandwich Terns off Pendennis. (D Eva)

Newquay, Porth Joke: 1 Black-tailed Godwit and 7 Chiffchaff singing. (S Rowe)

Penzance, Penlee Park: 2 singing Chiffchaff. (D Chadwick)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe still.

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Sunday 29th March 2015

Hannafore: 5 Sandwich Tern on rocks. (M Beer)

Falmouth, Swanpool: 1 m Garganey and 1 Long-tailed Duck. (A McKechnie, J St Ledger, J Chapple, S Perfect, S Rogers) Pendennis Point: 1 Puffin, 2 Guillemot, 1 Razorbill and 3 Sandwich Tern. (S Perfect)

Videos by John Chapple

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Lizard Point: 400+ Manx Shearwater, 1000 Gannet, Razorbills, Guillemots, Kittiwakes and 1st cal yr Mediterranean Gull. (T Blunden)

Towan Head: 1 Great Skua west. (P McVey)

Devoran: 1 Greenshank. (S Rogers)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 1w Yellow-legged Gull. (M Elliott)

Gorrangorras: 2 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 5 Little Egret. (D Chaney)

Argal Reservoir: 2 Great Crested Grebe and 2 Tufted Duck. (D Chaney)

College Reservoir: 4 Goldeneye, c4 Coot, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Sand Martin, plenty of Chiffchaff in song. (D Chaney)

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Saturday 28th March 2015

Late news, 27/3, Hayle Estuary RSPB: Juv Glaucous Gull in the afternoon.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Goldeneye (female) and 20+ Sand Martin. (J St Ledger)

Falmouth, Gyllyngvase Beach: 3 Sandwich Tern. (J St Ledger) Swanpool: 1 Long-tailed Duck still.

JStLedger_SandwichTern_280315Sandwich Terns, John St Ledger

Porthleven (offshore): 1 Puffin, 6 Razorbill and 1 Black-throated Diver. (I Maclean)

Loe Valley pools (near Helston sewage works): 2 Siberian Chiffchaff (1 singing). (I Maclean)

Newquay, Gannel Estuary: 1 1w Iceland Gull this afternoon, also 2 Greenshank, 32 Great Black-backed Gull and 40 Lesser Black-backed Gull, (S Rowe)

Par Beach Pool: 1 f Scaup still.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 3cal yr Yellow-legged Gull and a 2w gull showing American Herring Gull charateristics. (M Elliott)

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Friday 27th March 2015

Devoran Quay: 1 Ruff, 2 Red-breasted Merganser (1m 1f), 17 Black-tailed Godwit (1 in summer plumage), 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 25+ Redshank, 20+ Teal, 18 Shelduck, 15+ Curlew, 4 Oystercatcher. At high tide. (J St Ledger)

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Dobwalls: 4 Swallows flying west over A38. (J Hawkey)

Lostwithiel: 1 Red Kite. (G Troup)

River Fowey: 1 Dipper. (S Martin)

Gulval: 1 Little Bunting again

Falmouth, Swanpool: 1 Long-tailed Duck. Gyllyngvase: 1 Salvonian Grebe. (S Perfect)

RSPB Scillonian Wildlife Cruise sightings, (Penzance – Wolf Rock): 5 Turnstone, 2 Eider, 1 Great  Northern Diver, 7 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Kittiwake, 3 Fulmar, 40 Gannet, 297 Manx Shearwater and 81 Guillemot. (Wolf Rock – Scilly): 13 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Kittiwake, 6 Fulmar, 22 Gannet, 1 Great Skua, 7 Guillemot, 1 Razorbill and 1 Grey Seal. ( H Mitchell, P Taylor & DA Conway)

Newlyn Coombe: 2m & 2f Blackcap in a private garden. (B Dodd)

Penzance: 2 ad m Black Redstart still at Chyandour. (B Dodd)

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Thursday 26th March 2015

Late news, 25/3, Penberth: 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine, 10 Buzzard, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest. Also 3 Harbour Porpoise & 1 Peacock butterfly. (D Flumm & J Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 19 Redshank and 2 Teal. (MJ Spicer)

St Erth: 1 Barn Owl at 18:30. (MJ Spicer)

Marazion Marsh: 6 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 2 hybrid geese, 6 Mallard, 17 Teal, 1 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 11 Grey Heron, 26 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 1 Snipe, 3 Stonechat, 5 Cetti’s Warbler and 3 Chiffchaff. (DK Parker)

Bude Canal: 1 Bar-headed Goose, 8 Canada Geese and 1Mistle Thrush in adjacent field. (A Taylor)

Pendeen Watch: 2m and f Wheatear, 2 Razorbill, 12 Guillemot, c 70 Gannet, c 20 Kittiwake and a few Fulmar. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St Buryan: 1 pure white (other than red eye patches) pheasant in a private garden. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

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Wednesday 25th March 2015

Bodmin: 1 m Blackcap singing at Dragon Leisure Centre. (J Rance)

Marazion Marsh: 6 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 2 hybrid geese, 5 Mallard, 38 Teal, 2 Cormorant, 3 Little Grebe, 4 Little Egret, 13 Grey Heron, 29 Moorhen, 3 Water Rail, 1 Snipe, 3 Stonechat, 7 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Sand Martin and 6 Chiffchaff. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 1 Grey Plover, 9 Curlew, 4 Oystercatcher, 36 Sanderling and 18 Turnstone on the beach and 3 Great Northern Diver offshore. (DK Parker) Plus 1 Black-throated Diver. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Gulval: 1 Little Bunting again east of here. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Penzance: 11 Turnstone, 4 Purple SandpIper, 1 m  Eider off harbour wall interacting with Great Black-backed Gull at Battery Rocks. (J Hawkey) 2 adult Black Redstart at Chyandour. (B Dodd)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 m Goosander. (J Hawkey)

Stithians Reservoir, Golden Lion: 5 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 4 Wigeon and a Stoat. Southern Cut-off: 3 Grey Heron (juv plus 2 adults), 5 Wigeon, 2 Reed Buntingand 1 Snipe. Main Hide: 1 Grey Heron, 3 Great Crested Grebe (one pair), 6 Little Grebe and 10 Canada Goose. (S Van Hear)

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