Sunday 13th March 2016

Late news 12/3 Bodmin: 1f Brambling on feeder. (P Haseldine)

Perranuthnoe, Trenow Cove: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel very early am but no sign afterwards, 2 Eurasian Whimbrel, 13 Little Egret, 1 Redshank, 45 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew and 1 Grey Heron in the high tide roost on western side of cove. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary RSPB:1 Ring-billed Gull, 1 Spoonbill, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 37 Wigeon, 3 Reed Bunting, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Raven, 5 Little Egret, 4 Greenfinch, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 6 Med Gull and 16 Black-headed Gulls on Ryan’s Field. (DS Flumm, P Freestone) 78 Dunlin, 16 Oystercatcher, 16 Curlew, 1 Sanderling, 4 Ringed Plover, 4 Canada Geese, 12 Shelduck, 6 Wigeon, 17 Redshank, 3 Greenshank and 5 Med Gulls on Lelant Saltings. (P Freestone) 1 Little Egret, 1 Goosander, 12 Shelduck, 124 Wigeon, 7 Teal, 5 Canada Geese, 45 Redshank, 1 Greenshank and 5 Med Gull on Copperhouse Creek. (DS Flumm)

Torpoint: 2 Brent Geese, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Rock Pipit and 1 Blackbird. (M Spencer)

St. John’s Lake: 6 Teal, 4 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 3 Little Egret, 5 Buzzard and 1 Kingfisher (M Spencer)

Millbrook Pond: 15 Canada Geese, 12 Mallard, 1 Egyptian Goose, 6 Teal, 7 Muscovy Duck, 1 Cormorant, 5 Herring Gull, 4 Black-headed Gull, 2 Blackbird, 3 Robin and 4 House Sparrow. (M Spencer)

Sandy Cove: 2 Goldcrest, 2 Blackcap (m and f). (B Toms, M Curtis)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 4 Shelduck, 1 dark-bellied Brent Goose, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Reed Bunting, 20 Teal, 1 m Pochard, 4 Mute Swan, 14 Canada Geese, 8 Tufted Duck, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Cormorant, 3 Moorhen, 2 Linnet, 4 Jackdaw, 2 Great Tit, 2 singing Chiffchaff, 6 Skylark, 3+ Dunnock, 3+ Blackbird, 1 Stonechat. Also Dunnock, Chaffinch, Robin, Carrion Crow, Woodpigeon, Herring Gull and Great Black-backed Gull.  (B Toms, M Curtis, P Freestone)

Trewey Common: 1 Yellowhammer. (B Toms, M Curtis)

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 5 Mute Swan, 8 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 1 hybrid goose, 42 Teal, 6 drake Mallard, 1 drake Gadwall, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 11 Grey Heron, 3 Water Rail, 16 Moorhen, 4 Oystercatcher, 7 Snipe, 1 Herring Gull, 2 Reed Bunting, 4 Cetti’s Warbler and 10+ Chiffchaff. (DK Parker) Also 1 Comma butterfly. (R Farnes – photos)

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Dozmary Pool:
1m Lesser Scaup. (M Ahmad)

Bartinney Downs: 1 female Hen Harrier and male and female Merlin. (J & B Teague)

Siblyback Lake: 1 redhead Smew and 1 Wheatear.

Helston Boating Lake: 1 Whooper Swan.

Saltash: Yellow-browed Warbler again.

MJS & DKP