Friday 11th March 2016

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Crean Bottom:
1 Hoopoe on side of road next to school. (K Wilson)

Towan Head: 5 Purple Sandpiper, 20 Turnstone and 7 Oystercatcher behind Headland hotel. (M Lammas)

Charlestown: 1 f Blackcap ( D Hastilow)

Porth Kidney beach: 1 Firecrest and 6 Stonechat. (D Flumm, P St Pierre, P Catton)

Penzance, Chyandour:  5 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Black Redstart (including 2 ad males), 1 Eider and 5 Redwing. (D Flumm, P St Pierre, P Catton)

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 1 Bittern, 5 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Geese, 56 Teal, 5 drake Mallard, 1 drake Gadwall, 6 Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 12 Grey Heron, 6 Water Rail, 19 Moorhen, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Reed Bunting, 4 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Snipe, 2 Redwing, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff and 15+ Chiffchaff. (DK Parker, D Flumm, P St Pierre, P Catton, R Farnes) Also 1 f Adder and 1 Peacock butterfly. (D Parker, T Mills)

RFarnes_Bittern_110316Bittern, Rod Farnes TMills_Adder_110316Adder, Tony Mills

Rinsey Head: 4 ad Kittiwake. (J Evans)

Gannel Estuary: 1 2w Yellow-legged Gull this pm. (S Rowe)

Bartinney Downs: 2 Short-eared Owl. (R Farnes, A Mckechnie, B Toms, M Curtis)

RFarnes_SEO_110316Short-eared Owl, Rod Farnes RFarnes_SEO2_110316Short-eared Owl, Rod Farnes AMckechnie_SEO_110316Short-eared Owl, Alex Mckechnie

Carrick Roads from Penarrow Point: 11 Black-necked Grebe, 14 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Skylark, singing. Also one Grey Seal. (J St Ledger)

Penryn Cemetery: 1 Green Woodpecker, feeding on anthill. (J St Ledger)

JStLedger_GreenWoodpecker_110316Green Woodpecker, John St Ledger

Colliford Reservoir, Loveney Reserve: 1 m Merlin and 1 Short-eared Owl over moorland fields between the Bolventor Road and Fowey Valley . (B Craven)

Dozmary Pool: 2+ Goldeneye. (B Craven)

St. Clement, Tresemple Pool: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, also 1 Firecrest and 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (P Smale)

PSmale_Firecrest_110316 Firecrest, Perry Smale PSmale_YBWarbler_110316Yellow-browed Warbler, Perry Smale PSmale_YBWarbler2_110316Yellow-browed Warbler, Perry Smale

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again at Boat Cove.

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Ryan’s Field: 1 Spoonbill, 2 f Goosander and 1 Common Sandpiper.

Mylor Churchtown, Penarrow Point: 10 Black-necked Grebe.

tdm