Wednesday 2nd March 2016

Late news 1/3 Saltash: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still 50-100m from workshop at start of China Fleet Club nature trail also 1 Firecrest. (M Beer, B Craven)

Truro: 1 m Siskin and 1f Brambling in garden. (D Jenkins)

Hayle Estuary, Ryan’s Field: 1 imm Spoonbill plus 2 recently fledged Collared Dove being fed by parents. (R Veal)

Bude: 13 Turnstone and 1 Grey Wagtail (H Wilkins)

St Ives: 1 Black Redstart at parish church. (M Rouncefield)

Cot Valley: 1 Firecrest.

Tresemple Pool: Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest still 200m south of pool.

MJS & DKP

Butterfly Conservation

An Invitation to CBWPS members from Cornwall Butterfly Conservation

Many active birders have a keen interest in butterflies and moths. Cornwall Butterfly Conservation invites you to its AGM and Members Day on Saturday March 12th at Trispen Community Centre (opposite Rowes Honda dealership). The day starts at 10 am with a coffee and sign-in plus the chance to ‘mingle’ and meet old friends. The AGM starts at 10.30 but doesn’t last long. There are two main speakers for the day, starting with a new young wildlife photographer, Ben Porter, in the morning and Professor Jeremy Thomas on ‘Blue Butterflies, Ants and Parasitoids’in the afternoon. Professor Thomas is a leading expert on lepidoptera and is a real star speaker whom we are lucky to get down here in Cornwall.

Entry on the door is £7 but you get fed for this too! Pasties, cakes, savouries and biscuits, as well as tea and coffee, all provided. These events are always very much enjoyed and it would be great to see some people from the birding world coming along. Hope to see you there.

Roger Hooper