Sunday 28th February 2016

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Late news, 27/2, St Ives, Porthmeor beach: 1 Red-throated Diver and 3 Great Northern Diver. (P St Pierre)

Cape Cornwall: 1 White-billed Diver again. (P Gay, N Wheatley) Also 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver and 25 Common Scoter flew south. (D. Eva, P St Pierre)

Charlestown: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. ( D Hastilow)

Trenow: 1 Black-throated Diver and 2 Chough. (R. Menari).

Lizard Village: 1 ad Rose-coloured Starling still in Cross Common area. (P&H Taylor)

Caerthillian: 40 Meadow Pipit and 4 Skylark. (P&H Taylor)

Windmill Farm: 60 Redwing, 1 Snipe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker and 1 f Adder. (P&H Taylor)

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 1 Bittern and 2 Cetti’s Warbler singing (D.Eva) Also 4 Little Grebe, 50 Teal and c40 Curlew. (R Veal)

Bartinney Down: 2 Short-eared Owl, 1 Barn Owl and 3 Snipe. (I Webster, R Menari, T Mills) Also 1 Woodcock (I Webster, R Menari) and 1 Reed Bunting. (T Mills)

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Saltash,China Fleet Club: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest and Goldcrests. (C Buckland)

Towan Head: 1 Black Redstart. (M Hall)

Newlyn harbour: 1 juv Glaucous Gull. (D Flumm)

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Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Lelant Saltings, high tide: 10 Grey Plover, 120 Dunlin, 2 ad Common Gull and c500 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (R Veal) Ryan’s Field: 1 immature Spoonbill, 6 Lapwing and 2f 1m Goosander. (R Veal) Carnsew Basin: 2 Shag (1ad 1juv), 4 Greenshank, 120 Dunlin (same birds as at high tide), 5 Rock Pipit, 3 Little Grebe and 4 Mediterranean Gull. (R Veal)

Land’s End: 1 Kestrel, 50 Fulmar and 100+ Gannet. (R Veal)

Marazion beach: 5 Meadow Pipit, 10 Rock Pipit, 30 Pied Wagtail, 1 2w Common Gull and 2 (1ad and 1 2w) Mediterranean Gull. (R Veal) Also 3 Great Northern Diver and 10+ Mediterranean Gull. (P St Pierre) Folly Fields CP: 1 Scandinavian Rock Pipit in sum plum. (P St Pierre)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 (m+f) Tufted Duck, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Stonechat, 5 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Greylag Goose, c200 Canada Geese and 2 mixed parentage geese. (T Mills)

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Perranuthnoe, Perran Sands: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel reported again today.

St Ives: 1 m Black Redstart at the NCI Lookout and 2 Great Northern Diver offshore

Helston: 1 Whooper Swan again on the boating lake.

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 m Lesser Scaup and 1 redhead Smew.

Falmouth: 14 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 16 Red-breasted Merganser, 15 Great Northern Diver and 1 Sandwich Tern from boat in Fal Estuary. (B Porter)

Tresemple Pool: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still.

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