Monday 2nd March 2015

Late news, 28/2, Gwithian: 59 Black-headed Gull, 1 Buzzard, 1 Skylark, 1 drk Shoveler, 4 Teal, 9 Tufted Duck, 107 Herring Gull, 29 Canada Geese, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Shelduck, 4 Dunnock, 20+ Carrion Crow, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Coot, 1 male Reed Bunting, 2 Raven (displaying), 1 Peregrine, 2 Great Northern Diver offshore, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Moorhen, 11 Meadow Pipit, 1 Robin, 1 Song Thrush, 40+ Rook, 50+ Jackdaw, 1 Chaffinch and 2 Rock Pipit. (P Freestone)

Late news, 28/2, Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 21 Shelduck, 41 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 12 Cormorant, 29 Carrion Crow, 2 Jackdaw, Great Tit, 2 Dunnock, 2 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 1 Goldfinch, 110 Wigeon, 1w Ring-billed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 39 Black-headed Gulls, 8 Med Gulls, 2 Canada Geese, 24 Redshank, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Chaffinch, 3 Oystercatcher, 6 Mute Swan, 6 Dunlin, 2 Rock Pipit, 1 Goldcrest. Great Black-backed Gull and Lesser Black-backed Gull present but not counted. Copperhouse: 2 Grey Heron, 162 Herring Gull, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 curlew, 12 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 25+ Redshank, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 41 Black-headed Gull, 4 Teal, 12 Jackdaw, 2 Knot, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Blackbird, 2 Woodpigeon and Wigeon (not counted). (P Freestone)

Late news, 01/3, Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 7 Grey Plover, Goosander (drk), 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 70+ Dunlin, 36 Redshank, 121 Wigeon, 519 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 82 GBB Gull, 28+ Black-headed Gull, 7 Mediterranean Gull, 106 Herring Gull, 28 Shelduck, 7 Mute Swan, 3 Greenshank, 3 Oystercatchers, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Woodpigeon, 5 Cormorant, Little Egret, 6 Carrion Crow, 1 Curlew and 7 Sanderling. Copperhouse: 2 Grey Heron, 1 Greenshank, 3 Ringed Plover, 25 Redshank, 9 Wigeon, 31 Black-headed Gull, 10 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Woodpigeon, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Shelduck, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Pied Wagtail, 80+ Herring Gull, 4 Jackdaw, 6+ Carrion Crow and 4 Teal. (P Freestone)

Gwithian/Godrevy/ St Gothian LNR: 1w Glaucous Gull flew past Godrevy head at 0940 then on main pool at St Gothian Sands at 0955hrs. 400+ Gannet offshore, Guillemot (60+ birds passing per minute), Razorbill (20+ Birds passing per minute), 1 ad Common Gull, 49+ Great Black-backed Gull, 40+ Shag, 2 Rock Pipit,  8 Oystercatcher, 2 Turnstone, 1 Fulmar, 21 Canada Geese, 1 Curlew, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 13 Tufted Duck, 2 Mute Swan, 5+ Mallard, 5 Teal, 1 Collared Dove and 20+ Jackdaw. (P Freestone)

Croft Pascoe: Tadpoles seen (A.Williams)

Gulval: 1 Little Bunting still present. (P St Pierre)

Helston Boating Lake: 1 1w Iceland Gull, 10 Shoveler and 1 Whooper Swan. (R Menari)

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Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern, 1 Little Egret, Buzzard and Moorhen. (A James)

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Buzzard, Alan James

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Moorhen, Alan James

Ponsanooth Sewage Works: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 m Firecrest, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Raven and 2 Grey Wagtail. (B Dodd, T Mills)

Newquay, Gannel Estuary this am: 1 1w Little Gull still present, also 1 Kingfisher and 1 Firecrest. (S Rowe)

Penzance: 1 ad Pacific Diver again offshore with 4 Great Northern Diver. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Falmouth, Swanpool: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull still.

Maenporth: 1 1w m King Eider still.

Hayle Estuary RSPB:  38 Curlew, 12 Shelduck, 2 Teal, 42 Wigeon, 33 Carrion Crow, 18 Redshank, Bar-tailed Godwit, 351 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 137 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Little Egret, 4 Oystercatcher, 28 Black-headed Gull, 5 Dunlin, 194 Herring Gull, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Cormorant, Raven flew west, 6 Jackdaw, 20+ Razorbill off mouth of Estuary and 80+ Guillemot. Also 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 1w Mediterranean Gull, 2 Raven displaying and 100’s of Gannets. Ryan’s Field: 4 Lapwing, 2 Little Egrets and 2 Oystercatchers. Copperhouse Creek: 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank and 26 Redshank. (P Freestone)

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