Friday 6th March 2015

Late news 5/3 Gulval: 1 Little Bunting still. (J Parker, DS Flumm)

Late news 5/3 Marazion Marsh: 1 Firecrest. (J Parker, DS Flumm)

Carnon Downs: 1 Lesser-spotted Woodpecker again briefly in college grounds. No general access. (L Proctor, MJ Spicer)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 7 Mute Swan including 1 young, 2 Greylag, 9 Canada Geese, 2 hybrid geese, 6 Mallard, 37 Teal, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 8 Grey Heron, 1 Water Rail, 2 Little Grebe, 18 Moorhen, 3 Buzzard, 11 Snipe, ad Ring-billed Gull briefly on Longrock Pool early morning then on main marsh, 2 Stonechat, 4 Reed Bunting, 1 male Wheatear, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 5+ Chiffchaff and 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. Also 2 Adders in the dog walking area. (DK Parker-photos, R Menari, P Fraser & R Farnes-photos) Bittern also reported again.

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Marazion: 3 (1w, 2w & ad) Med Gull on beach. (P Fraser)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 (1w, 2w) Caspian Gull and 1w Yellow-legged Gull on Lelant Saltings. (M Elliott & B Dodd)

Towan Head, Newquay: 11 Purple Sandpiper, 19 Turnstone and 8 Oystercatcher. (M Lammas)

Gulval: 1 Little Bunting also 1 Woodcock and 2 Stock Dove. (R Doble, D Paull & B Dodd)

Drift Reservoir (members Only): 3 Mute Swan (including 1 young), 1 Greylag, 151 Canada Geese, 6 hybrid, 2 Muscovy duck, 1 Mandarin, 24 Mallard, 1 Call Duck, 4 (2m & 2f) Gadwall, 19 Tufted Duck, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 2 Snipe, 677 Herring Gull, 38 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 26 Black-headed Gull, 3 Buzzard and 5 Long-tailed Tit. (D Parker)

Gannel Estuary: 1 juv Iceland Gull and 1 1w Little Gull. (R Doble, D Paull)

Treraven Meadows: 1 Water Pipit and 1 Green Sandpiper. (R Doble, D Paull)

Heamoor: 1 Firecrest. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Penzance: 1 ad Pacific Diver still. (M Elliott)

Maenporth: 1 1w male King Eider Still. (R Treeby, D King)

Falmouth, Swanpool: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull and 1 Long-tailed Duck. Black Redstart still Beacon Road. (S Perfect, D King)

Helston Boating Lake: 1 1w Iceland Gull and 1 Whooper Swan. (S Perfect)

Helston Sewage Works: 1 Firecrest & 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (S Perfect)

Loe Pool: 1 Firecrest & 2 Goosander. (S Perfect)

Ponsanooth Sewage Works: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Siberian Chiffchaff.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe. (S Perfect)

MJS & DKP

Thursday 5th March 2015

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 1w Caspian Gull, 1 1w Ring-billed Gull and 1 Yellow-legged Gull on Lelant Salting plus 1 singing Firecrest. (M Elliott)

Whitecross, Newquay: 63 Fieldfare, 15 Redwing and 50+ Starling. (D Thomas)

Newquay Headland: 300+ Kittiwakes back at nesting site. (D Thomas)

Helston Boating Lake: 1 juv Iceland Gull and 1 ad Whooper Swan. (P St Pierre)

College Reservoir: 1 Bittern. (Birdforum)

Penzance: 1 ad Pacific Diver still off Jubilee Pool. (M Elliott)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 9 Mute Swan including 1 young, 2 Greylag, 7 Canada Geese, 2 hybrid geese, 8 Mallard, 56 Teal, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 10 Grey Heron, 2 Water Rail, 5 Little Grebe, 23 Moorhen, 3 Buzzard, 12 Snipe, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Stonechat, 4 Cetti’s Warbler, 15+ Chiffchaff and 2 Siberian Chiffchaff. (DK Parker)

Maenporth: 1 1w m King Eider still.

Falmouth Swanpool: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull and 1 Long-tailed Duck.

Gannel Estuary: 1 1w Little Gull.

 MJS & DKP