Thursday 9th March 2017

Pendower Beach to Porthbean Beach: 1 pr. Buzzard, 1 pr. Raven (doing acrobatics), 1 Little Egret, 2 Curlew, 5 Oystercatcher, 5 Slavonian Grebe (group of 3 and 2 individuals), 12 Great Northern Diver (9 in a group offshore and 3 individuals inshore), Cormorant, Shag, Rock Pipit, 1 pr. Pied Wagtail, 1 Fulmar, 2 Gannet, 6 Common Scoter. (J Driver)

Drift Reservoir (members only):  1 Black-necked Grebe, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Gadwall, 1 Mandarin, 1 Chiffchaff and an Otter. (D. Flumm)

Kenidjack: 1 Merlin, 5 Chiffchaff. (D. Flumm)

Helston boating lake: 1 1w Bonaparte’s Gull still present, also 4-5 Shoveler, 3 Canada Geese. (B Sharples)

BSharples_BonapartesGull2_090317Bonaparte’s Gull, Bob Sharples BSharples_BonapartesGull1_090317Bonaparte’s Gull, Bob Sharples
BSharples_CanadaGoose_090317Canada Goose, Bob Sharples BSharples_Coot_090317Coot, Bob Sharples

Falmouth, Castle Beach: 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Razorbill. (D Chaney) Swanpool: 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Manx Shearwater 1 offshore + 2 Harbour Porpoise, 8 Common Dolphin, 2 Water Rail, 3 Mediterranean Gull on rocks, 1 Green Woodpecker heard (Falmouth cemetery), 5 Meadow Pipit bathing in puddles in Swanpool car park, 1 Blackcap, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler 1 on west side, 1 at north end. (D Chaney)

Rock, helipad field: 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Carrick Roads from Mylor Churchtown: 16 Black-necked Grebe, 27 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Skylark, 1 Mistle Thrush. Also 2 Harbor Porpoise, 1 Grey Seal. (J St Ledger)

JStLedger_RBMerganser_090317Red-breasted Merganser, John St Ledger

Porth Reservoir: 1 Barn Owl and 2 Tawny Owl. (S Grose)

Tehidy Country Park: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler; near the café at 10.45. (RB & PC Girling) Also 1 Cattle Egret reported.

Dozmary Pool: 1 Lesser Scaup drake (Pete Aley).

Colliford Lake: 1 Iceland Gull juv , 2 Great Northern Diver (south end), 1 Peregrine. (P Aley)

Ninestones area: 2+ Willow Tit, 3+ Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Peregrine. (P Aley)

Marazion:  1w Little Gull on Long Rock pool again this morning.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 1 Canada Goose, 22 Shelduck,  176 Wigeon, 12 Teal, 5 Goosander, 2 Red-breasted Merganser, 16 Grey Plover, 3 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 18 Bar-tailed Godwit, 7 Common Gull, 1 near adult Ring-billed Gull, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 near adult argentatus Herring Gull, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 1w Iceland Gull and 3 Rock Pipit from the causeway this afternoon. (DK Parker, LP Williams) Also 1 imm Spoonbill reported again.

Yellow-legged Gull, Dave Parker

Yellow-legged Gull, Dave Parker

Penzance: 1 poss 1w Bonaparte’s Gull seen over Wherrytown/Tolcarne beach reported.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 2 Greylag, 3 Canada Geese, 4 Mallard, 1 Gadwall,2 Shoveler, 13 Wigeon, 47 Teal, 4 Tufted Duck, 6 Little Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 8 Grey Heron, 1 Water Rail, 21 Moorhen, 6 Snipe, 1w Little Gull, 3 Stonechat, 10+ Chiffchaff, 1 probable Siberian Chiffchaff (not heard), 1 Cetti’s Warbler and 2 Reed Bunting this morning. (DK Parker) Also a male Marsh Harrier reported this morning.

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