Friday 20th March 2015

Jericho Farm: 1 2w American Herring Gull. (M Ahmad, M Elliott, B Hibbert)

Marazion Marsh: 6 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 2 hybrid geese, 5 Mallard, 29 Teal, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 8 Grey Heron, 33 Moorhen, 1 Snipe, 2 Oystercatcher, 5 Sand Martin, 3 Stonechat, 2 Cetti’s Warbler and 3 Chiffchaff. Also 1 Otter on Longrock Pool. (DK Parker) Plus 1 probable Siberian Chiffchaff. (T Mills)

TMills_SiberianChiffchaff_200315Siberian Chiffchaff, Tony Mills

Botallack Head: 1 m Wheatear,1 Chough seen flying S towards Kenidjack and 5/10 mins later 2 Chough flying. Also 4 Chough seen over Kenidjack Castle  then 5 over old mines ( Wheal Edward ?)  then 4 feeding in field S of arsenic tunnels. (D Jenkins)

Zennor Quoit: 150+ Golden Plover (several in summer plumage), 2 Snipe and also 2 Dartford Warbler. (J St Ledger)

JStLedger_GoldenPlover_200315Golden Plover, John St Ledger JStLedger_DartfordWarbler_200315Dartford Warbler, John St Ledger

Pendeen: 5 Raven, 2 Chough, 1 Buzzard, 1 Stonechat, 3 Pied Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit, and 1 Goldcrest. Also falconer flying what looked like a Goshawk late afternoon. (A Hartley)

Sennen: 1 Black Redstart at Trinity Cottages. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Porthgwarra: 3 White Wagtail at Ardensawah. (M Wallace)

Penzance: 1 m Blackcap singing in private garden since 10th March. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching) Also 1 Black Redstart on rooftop in Lidden Road area. (T Mills)

Falmouth, Swanpool: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull and 1 Long-tailed Duck still. Town: 2 Black Redstart in Beacon Road. (S Perfect)

Dinham Flats: 1 Spotted Redshank. (D Julian)

Clapper Marshes: 3 Green Sandpiper. (D Julian)

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