Saturday 19th March 2016

Late news 18/3 Scillonian III RSPB Wildlife Cruise Penzance to Wolf lighthouse: 22m Common Scoter with 1m Pintail tailgating a single Scoter, 7 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 21 Gannets, 5 Fulmar, 2 Razorbill, 99 Guillemots, 4 Kittiwake, 12 Great Black-backed Gull, 30 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 1m House Sparrow hitched a lift to beyond Wolf. Wolf – Penzance: 1 Manx Shearwater, 86 Guillemot, 24 Gannet, 1 Fulmar and 100’s Herring Gull. (B Craven, V Stratton)

Late news 18/3 Loe Bar: 1 Short-eared Owl. (P Bedford)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Iceland Gull and 4 Sand Martin. (M Ahmad)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 dark-bellied Brent Goose, 4 Shelduck, 1 Wigeon, 17 Teal, 1 Pochard, 2 Dunlin and 9 (8m, 1f) Wheatear. (MJ Spicer)

Sancreed: 1 Chiffchaff, 30 Redwing and 2 Snipe. (DS Flumm)

Trewavas Cliff: 3 Wheatear and 2 Rock Pipit. (R.Teague)

Windmill Farm: 1 Merlin chasing Skylark, 1 ringtail Hen Harrier, 1 Kestrel, c60 Meadow Pipit and 1 Adder. Also c550 Golden Plover and 1 Dunlin on Predannack Airfield. (G Adams)

Truro, St Clement: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still present in the sallows 200m south of Tresemple Pool. (S Rogers – photo)

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Siblyback Lake: 1 redhead Smew. (P Aley)

Dozmary Pool: 3 Goldeneye and 1 Sand Martin. (P Aley)

Upper Fowey: 1 Willow Tit. (P Aley)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 juv Spoonbill, 20+ Redshank, 6 Oystercatcher and 4 Little Egret. (A James – photos) Also 2w Ring-billed Gull and 1 Iceland Gull on Lelant Saltings and 1 adult Little Gull.

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Bedruthan Steps: 1m Wheatear. (D Grose)

St Ives, Man’s Head: 1f Kestrel, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 (pr) Stonechat. 4 (ad + 3juv) Shag, 1 Med Gull and c50 Gannet feeding offshore. (R Veal)

Caerthillean: 5 Wheatear. (I Maclean)

Kynance: 1 breeding plumage Scandinavian Rock Pipit. (I Maclean)

Lizard Downs: c900 Golden Plover. (I Maclean)

Lizard Village: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (I Maclean)

Helston Loe Pool: 12 Med Gull, 10 Common Gull and 1 Goosander. (I Maclean) Also 1 Whooper Swan still at boating lake.

Stithians Reservoir: 6+ Sand Martin and 2 Great Crested Grebe. (S Russ) Also 1 Slavonian Grebe, 4 (2m, 2f) Goldeneye, 2 (m,f) Gadwall, 2 Teal, 1 Water Rail and 4 Reed Bunting. (C Benton, J St Ledger)

Argal Reservoir: 5 Great-crested Grebe and 2 Grey Wagtail. (C Benton, J St Ledger)

College Reservoir: 2 (m,f) Shoveler, 1 Great-crested Grebe, 4 Teal, 1 Marsh Tit, 2 Treecreeper, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Great-spotted Woodpecker and 4+ Goldcrest.(C Benton, J St Ledger)

Porthgwarra: 5 Wheatear, 1 Black Redstart, 4 Chiffchaff and 8 Redwing. (MD Wallace)

Skewjack Farm: 1 Whooper Swan.

Newlyn: Juv Glaucous Gull again in the harbour.

Land’s End: 1 Black Redstart and 3 Wheatear.

MJS & DKP