Monday 6th March 2017

Helston Boating Lake: 1 1w Bonaparte’s Gull again, also 4+ Shoveller and 1 Mistle Thrush. (A McKechnie, J Swann, P Taylor, J Ryan, K Wilson, T Mills) Plus 4+ Chiffchaff around the Sewage Works. (T Mills)

Bonaparte’s Gull video by John Chapple

Towan Head:
1 Great Northern Diver, 4 Common Gull nr old lifeboat slipway. (S Grose)

Mounts Bay off Station Inn: 2 Velvet Scoter, 6 Common Scoter, 1 Red-breasted Merganser and a pod of 12 Bottle-nosed Dolphin. (S Turner) also 14+ Great Northern Diver. (D Parker)

Drift Reservoir (members only):  1 Black-necked Grebe. (D. Flumm)

Sancreed: 4 Little Egret. (D. Flumm) 

Argal Reservoir: 5 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Mute Swan, 4 Mallard, 19 Tufted Duck. (D Chaney)

Carrick Roads: 2 mf Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Whimbrel, 10 Black-headed Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 8 Common Gull, 3 Harbour Porpoise, all viewed from Pendennis Point. (D Chaney)

College Reservoir: 5 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 12 Wigeon, 2 mf Teal, 4 Mallard, 2 mf Shoveler, 27 Tufted Duck, 1 m Scaup, 3 Moorhen, 7 Coot, 1 Snipe, 2 Great Black-backed Gull. (D Chaney)

Gorrangorras: 4 Little Egret, 7 Teal, 2 Oystercatcher, 17 Redshank, 1 Sandwich Tern. (D Chaney)

Pendennis Point: 30 Shag, 1 Sparrowhawk, 100 auk sp. west, 3 Harbour Porpoise. (D Chaney)

Swanpool: 6 Chiffchaff. (J Beveridge)

Chiffchaff, Jasmine Beveridge

Chiffchaff, Jasmine Beveridge

Chiffchaff, Jasmine Beveridge

Chiffchaff, Jasmine Beveridge

Falmouth Bay: at least 50 Gannet. (J Beveridge)

Stithians Reservoir: a few photos from Bob Sharples.

Reed Bunting, Bob Shaples

Reed Bunting, Bob Shaples

Dunnock, Bob Sharples

Dunnock, Bob Sharples

Goldfinch. Bob Sharples

Goldfinch. Bob Sharples

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Bob Sharples

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Bob Sharples

Chaffinch, Bob Sharples

Chaffinch, Bob Sharples

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 (pr) Red-breasted Merganser, 13 Bar-tailed Godwit on Carnsew Pool. 1 2w Yellow-legged Gull, 1 imm Spoonbill, 8 Mediterranean Gull, 11 Common Gull, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 (2 prs) Goosander on Lelant Saltings. (R Veal) Also 1 juv Iceland Gull again on the Estuary.

Bude: 10 Turnstone, 5 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Stonechat and 2 Long-tailed Tit. (H Wilkins)

Marazion Marsh RSPB, Longrock Pool: 1 1w Little Gull. (T Mills)

Little Gull flying past B-h Gull, Tony Mills

Little Gull flying past B-h Gull, Tony Mills

Dozmary Pool: 1 ad m Lesser Scaup again.

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