Wednesday 24th February 2016

Late news, 23/2, Gannel Estuary: 3 Greenshank, 8 Redshank, 116 Curlew,1 Whimbrel and 6 Oystercatcher. (S Rowe)

Bodmin, Clerkenwater: 1 Woodcock flew over house early morning. (A Wagstaff)

Truro, St Clements: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest and 1 Spotted Redshank. (S Rogers) Also 1 m Kingfisher, 3 Curlew, 12 Teal, 1 Redshank, 1 Greenshank and 4 Shelduck. (B Smith)

BSmith_Kingfisher_240216Kingfisher regurgitating a pellet, Barry Smith

Camel Trail from Wadebridge to Tregunna: 1 Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 5 Grey Heron, 7 Little Egret, 35 Mute Swan, 1 Canada Goose, 24 Shelduck, 8 Mallard, 48 Wigeon, 4 Goosander, 6 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Pheasant, 70 Oystercatcher, 7 Ringed Plover, c.2000 Golden Plover, c.500 Lapwing, 120 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 80 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 70 Black-tailed Godwit, 80 Black-headed Gull, 60 Curlew, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull, 16 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 25 Great Black-backed Gull, 120 Herring Gull, 9 Wood Pigeon, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 7 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Tit, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Magpie, 15 Jackdaw, 5 Rook, 40 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 15 Starling, 2 Chaffinch, 4 Goldfinch, 20 Linnet and 2 Bullfinch. (M Scawen)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Treecreeper, Marsh Tits and Willow Tits. (R Farnes, B Dodd)

RFarnes_MarshTit_240216Marsh Tit, Rod Farnes

Malpas: 16 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Redshank, 1 Greenshank,  4 Curlew, 1 Grey Heron and 1 Oystercatcher. (B Smith)

BSmith_BTGodwit_240216Black-tailed Godwit, Barry Smith

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 1 juv Marsh Harrier and 1 Bittern. (A James)

AJames_MarshHarrier_240216Marsh Harrier, Alan James AJames_Bittern_240216Bittern, Alan James

Towan Head: 1 Red-throated Diver and 1 Whimbrel. (S Rowe)

Trewavas Head, between Rinsey and Porthleven: 1 Peregrine and 4 Raven. (J Evans)

Nanquidno: 10 Woodlark still at Boscregan Farm. (N Wheatley)

Cot Valley: 1 Firecrest. (N Wheatley)

Newlyn: 1 juv Glaucous Gull still in the harbour.

Helston: 1 ad Whooper Swan on the boating lake.

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Ryan’s Field: 1 Spoonbill and 2 f Goosander. Estuary: 1 Water Pipit and 2m Goosander.

Dozmary Pool: 1 Lesser Scaup.

Carrick Roads, Loe Beach: 4 Black-necked Grebe.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe.

Saltash: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at start of China Fleet Club nature trail.

Rosenannon Downs: 1 m Hen Harrier. (D Julian)

St Erth: 1 Glossy Ibis reported.

Penzance: 1 Pacific Diver and 1 Slavonian Grebe, also 30+ Purple Sandpiper at Jubilee Pool.

tdm