Wednesday 23rd March 2016

Late news 20/3, Bylane End SX277598: 1 Barn Owl at 2am. (D Thorpe)

Late news 22/3 Helston Loe Pool: 1 redhead Goosander, 4 Pochard, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 8 Sand Martin, 1 Swallow and 1 Nuthatch. (MJ Spicer, DK Parker, I Webster, L Proctor)

Penzance, Bowling Green: 2 Swallow this morning. (B Dallas)

Boscathnoe Reservoir: 4 Sand Martin and 1 Firecrest. (P St Pierre)

Penwithick: 1 Siskin (M), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Chaffinch, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit ,2 Goldfinch, 1 Buzzard (overhead), 2 Robin, 20-30 House Sparrow 1 Dunnock, 1 Coal Tit and 2 Blackbird (1M 1F). (K Bowers)

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Illogan: 1 m Lesser Redpoll in private garden. (J Baker)

St Agnes Head: 1 Northern Wheatear and 70+ Common Dolphin offshore in a feeding frenzy. (T Wilson)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker and 1 male Sparrowhawk. (A James)

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Hayle, Ventonleague: 2 Sand Martin. (J&P Rutter)

Porthgwarra: 1 Humpback Whale. (P&H Taylor)

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Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 4 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Geese, 36 Teal, 7 Mallard, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 9 Grey Heron, 1 Water Rail, 11 Moorhen, 1 Redshank, 3 Snipe, 3 Reed Bunting, 4 Stonechat, 1 Firecrest3 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (20m beyond wooden chalet)and c10 Chiffchaff. (DK Parker, L Proctor)

Marazion: 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 male Eider and 4 Common Scoter off the Station House. (I Webster, L Proctor, DK Parker)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 3 Ruff, 4 Swallow, 15+ Sand Martin, 14 Black-tailed Godwit, 9 Lapwing, 1 Pochard, 6 Pintail, 8 Shoveler, 10+ Gadwall, 30+ Wigeon, 2 Shelduck, 1 Sparrowhawk. Also numbers of Teal and Curlew. (J St Ledger)

Camel Trail from Wadebridge to Tregunna:Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron 1, 7 Little Egret, 25 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Goose, 28 Shelduck, 7 Mallard, 44 Wigeon, 5 Buzzard, 5 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Pheasant, 35 Oystercatcher, 4 Ringed Plover, 12 Dunlin, 25 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 33 Black-tailed Godwit, 60 Curlew, 60 Black-headed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Gull, 22 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 20 Great Black-backed Gull, 120 Herring Gull, 5 Wood Pigeon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Sand Martin, 5 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Wren, 5 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 5 Blackbird, 2 Great Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Magpie, 15 Jackdaw, 5 Rook, 45 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 3 House Sparrow, 3 Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch, 5 Goldfinch and 3 Bullfinch. (M Scawen)

Saltash, Point Field: 2 Reed Bunting. (K Baum)

Cape Cornwall Golf Course: 1 Swallow. (P Fraser)

Mount’s Bay: 1 Common Scoter (male) and 3 Great Northern Diver. (P Fraser)

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 27 Common Teal. (P Fraser)

Newlyn: 1 juv Glaucous Gull again in the harbour 

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Tuesday 22nd March 2016

Late news, 19/3, Heamoor: 1 Merlin and 4 Siskin. (P St Pierre)

Late news, 20/3, Trevilley: 2 Wheatear, 1 Merlin and 2 Siskin south. (P St Pierre)

Late news, 20/3,Treave Common:  3 Fieldfare and 8 Redwing. (P St Pierre)

Late news, 21/3, Whitsands: 1 Swallow. (A Blonden)

Late news, 21/3, Rame: 1 Scandinavian Rock Pipit, 2 Wheatear and 1 Great Northern Diver. (A Pearson)

Tehidy Woods: 1 Water Rail. (R.Daddow)

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Loe Beach: 16 Red-breasted Merganser and 1 Great Crested Grebe. (J St Ledger)

Helford River, Trebah beach: 1 Slavonian Grebe and 2 Grey Wagtail. (J St Ledger)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 3 Great Crested Grebe and 1 f Reed Bunting. (A James)

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Penzance, Chyandour Cliffs:  1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Eider and 3 Scoter. Chyandour Coombe: 1 Dipper. (P St Pierre) Also 1 Black Redstart near the railway station.

Long Rock: 1 Great Northern Diver and 1 Scoter. (P St Pierre)

Heamoor: 8 Siskin. (P St Pierre)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 juv Marsh Harrier, 2 (m & f ) Reed Bunting, 7+ Sand Martin, 2 Chiffchaff 1 Barn Owl, 2 (m & f) Pintail; 1 (m) Sparrowhawk, large number of Wigeon, Canada Geese, Gadwall, Lapwing and Teal, also 6 Grey Heron, 9 Little Egret, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Little Grebe, 4 prs Shoveler and 5 (3m & 2f) Tufted Duck. (P Sharp)

Bude: 7 Oystercatcher, 30+ Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull,1 Wren and 2 Goldfinch (H Wilkins)

Rame Head: 5 Wheatear, 1 Short-eared Owl and 1 Barn Owl. (D Allan)

Porthgwarra: 4 Wheatear and 1 Black Redstart (m). (G Berti, C Travis)

Bartinney Downs: 2 Short-eared Owl, 1 Merlin (m) and 2 Sand Martin. (G Berti, C Travis)

Mounts Bay: 1 drake Velvet Scoter. (R Butts)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, estuary: 2 Greenshank, 1 2w Ring-billed Gull, 1 ad w Little Gull and c20 Mediterranean Gull. (R Butts, T Mills) Ryan’s Field: 1 Spoonbill, 4 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Common Sandpiper. (R Butts, T Mills)

Penwithick: 1 Chiffchaff in private garden. (K Bowers)

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Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Redshank at the hide, 1 Willow and 2 Marsh Tit, 19 Tufted Duck, 4 Nuthatch, 3 Reed Bunting (2m 1f). (R Mudge)

Downderry: 2 Wheatear along the coast today. A wintering Blackcap in a private garden. Offshore 15 Great Northern Diver and 3 Red-throated Diver. (A Payne)

Seaton: 1 Black Redstart. (A Payne)

Falmouth by Prince of Wales Pier: 1 Little Egret. (E Tackley)

Sennen Cove: 1 Little Egret again to the east of the lifeboat station.

Sennen, Skewjack: 1 House Martin, 2 Swallow and 20 Sand Martin. (M Wallace)

Dozmary Pool: 1 m Lesser Scaup still.

Land`s End: 20 House Martin.

Nanjizal: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Swallow and 7 Sand Martin. (K Wilson)

Newlyn: 1 juv Glaucous Gull again in the harbour.

Helston: 1 ad Whooper Swan again on the boating lake.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe still.

Mousehole: 1 Humpback Whale (P. Semmens)

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