Friday 24th February 2017

Late news, 23/2, Tresillian River: 18 Mediterranean Gull (record count here), 25  Black-tailed Godwit, 1+ Greenshank plus Water Rail at Tresemple Pool. Large number of other Gulls on the creek, sheltering from high winds (Black Headed c700, Herring Gull c300, Lesser Black Backed c40, Great Black Backed c30) (A Nicholson)

Tehidy Country Park: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, still by pond in front of cafe. (B Toms, M Curtis)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1m Yellowhammer, 6 Willow Tit, 1m Reed Bunting, 8 Chaffinch, 5 Blue Tit, 2 Dunnock, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 4 Coot, 7 Tufted Duck, 2 Nuthatch, 3 Coal Tit, 20 Snipe, 2 Greenfinch, 1 Song Thrush, 1f Goosander. (R Mudge and H Kendall)

Menadews Farm: 12 Cattle Egret in field to left of road to farm. (D Jenkins)

Tresemple Pool: 7 Black-tailed Godwit. (D Jenkins)

St Clement on river: 1 Greenshank & 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (D Jenkins)

Stithians Reservoir, Stuart Hutchings hide:1 Goldcrest. (W Chegwidden)

St Agnes Head: 1 Short-eared Owl. (S Mickleburgh)

SMickleburgh_SEO2_240217Short-eared Owl, Sue Mickleburgh SMickleburgh_SEO1_240217Short-eared Owl, Sue Mickleburgh

Drift Reservoir, (members only): 4 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe (trilling. also see attachment if you want it),  2 Black-necked Grebe, c15 Wigeon, c18 Tufted Duck, 4 Gadwall, 1 Shoveler, white Mandarin (male not found),  6 Buzzard soaring together (later following plough), 1 Snipe 2 Chiffchaff. ( Lots of Scarlet Elf Caps fungi).  (N.R.Phillips)

NRPhillips_LGrebe_240217Little Grebe, N Roy Phillips.

Falmouth, off Castle beach: 1 Red-necked Grebe. (J St Ledger)

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 3 Little Egret, 4 Mute Swan, 2 Moorhen, 2 Crow, 1 Stonechat, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Dunnock. (K.Bowers)

KBowers_Heron_240217Grey Heron, Kevin Bowers KBowers_Dunnock_240217Dunnock, Kevin Bowers KBowers_Stonechat_240217Stonechat, Kevin Bowers

Lizard Point: 1 pair Velvet Scoter E, 2 Common Scoter, 5 Red-throated Diver, 10 Black-throated Diver, 2 Manx Shearwater. (I Maclean, A Blunden)

Land’s End: 1 Snipe, 8 Raven, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Pied Wagtail, 8 Meadow Pipit, 2 Chough, 1 Kestrel, 1 Pomarine Skua past. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Crowlas: 1f Brambling again in private garden early am, 1 Merlin over fields at dusk, 4 Little Egret. (R Veal) 

Polgigga: 3 Lapland Bunting, 1 m Hen Harrier at Higher Bosistow. 1 juv Iceland Gull at Raftra Farm.

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: m and f Goosander on Ryan’s Field this morning and 1 juv Iceland Gull on the Estuary.

Helston:1 Siberian Chiffchaff at the sewage works and 1 Firecrest nearby.

Charlestown, Duporth Beach: 1 Glaucous Gull.

Dozmary Pool: 1 ad m Lesser Scaup.

Malpas: 1 Peregrine, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Wren with nesting material. D Chaney)

College Reservoir: 1 Scaup, 50 Redwing singing/sub-song before heading off to roost. (D Chaney)

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