Sunday 12th March 2017

Late news: 11/3, Towan Head: 1 Wheatear. (M Lammas)

Late Photos, 10/3, St Levan: A few more photos of the Baillon’s Crake.

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Baillon’s Crake – Alice Davey

Gannel Estuary: 6 Cattle Egret from car park, flew out at 9 am, also 8 Mediterranean Gull, Wigeon now down to 5. (M Lammas), 6 Cattle Egret again at dusk (S Grose) 1 1w Ring-billed Gull, 1 Merlin. (S Rowe)

Helston Boating Lake: Bonaparte’s Gull again. (D Flumm, B Sharples) Also 1 Mediterranean Gull (B Sharples)

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Bonaparte’s Gull – Bob Sharples, Dave Flumm

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern, 30 Sand Martin. (S Turner) 2 Shoveler, 14 Wigeon, 1 Gadwall, 1 Little Egret main marsh (D Flumm) 2 Velvet Scoter offshore

Long Rock Pool: 30 Sand Martin, 1 House Martin, 1 1w Little Gull, 1 drake Gadwall, 1 Little Egret, 3 Tufted Duck (D Eva, R Butts, C Urquart, D Flumm) 1 Swallow (B Mellow)

Penzance, Promenade and Harbour (WeBS count): 9 Purple Sandpiper, 65 Turnstone, 1 Shag, Herring Gulls, Gannets and 2 Grey Seal. (T Mills)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spoonbill, 1 1w Iceland Gull, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Bar-tailed Godwit. (D Eva) Lelant Saltings: 1 1w Spoonbill, 1 juv Iceland Gull, 1m Goosander and 15 Bar-tailed Godwit. (MJ Spicer) 2 1w Iceland Gull showing well at high tide, 1 imm Spoonbill, 1 drk Goosander, 155 Wigeon, 18 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 sum plum Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Greenshank on Lelant Saltings. (R Veal) 2w Iceland Gull at 13:10 also 17 Bar-tailed Godwit. (DK Parker) Glaucous Gull (L Proctor, R Wilkins)

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Iceland Gull – Reuben Veal

Gurnard’s Head: 1m Merlin flew through, 1 pr Chough flew South. (R Veal)

Connor Downs: 500+ Golden Plover flock over, Jay in private garden. (P Freestone)

Bude Marshes (WeBS count): 7 Moorhen, 31 Mallard, 11 Teal, 3 Carrion Crow, 9 Canada Goose, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 11 Starling, 3 Wood Pigeons, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 10 Blackbird, 1 Redwing, 7 Dunnock, 1 Stonechat, 10+ Sand Martin, 1 Robin, 2 Black-headed Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 1 Water Rail. (H Kendall & R Mudge.)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool (WeBS count): 32 Canada Goose, 3 Cormorant, 2 Great Northern Diver, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 8 Mallard,17 Tufted Duck,1 m Goldeneye,1 m Lesser Scaup, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 77 Black-headed Gull,123 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Herring Gull, 4 Buzzard, 33 Carrion Crow, 24 Jackdaw, 3 Magpie, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Blackbird, 276 Starling, 2 House Sparrow,1 Robin,1 Dunnock, 2 Wren, 4 Chaffinch, 7 Goldfinch,1 Pied Wagtail,1 male Wheatear,1 Sand Martin, 7 Meadow Pipit and several batches of frogspawn.  (DA Conway)

St Gothian (WeBS count): 2 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher, 48 Herring Gull, 28 Wigeon, 17 Black-headed Gull, 24 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull, 32 Canada Goose, 2 Skylark, 4 Pied Wagtail, 3 Rock Pipit,  3 Meadow Pipit, 1 Chiffchaff, 12 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Moorhen, 2 Little Grebe, 14 Tufted Duck, 9 Teal, 10 Mallard, 2 Shelduck, 6 Jackdaw. (P Freestone) St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 2w Iceland Gull on main island, 4 Mediterranean Gull (1 full sum plum), 16 Tufted Duck. (R Veal)

Truro: 1 Dipper flying downstream from Coosebean, Green Woodpecker heard close by (D Jenkins)

Porth Reservoir: 12 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Tufted Duck, 5 Coot, 1 Mandarin, 10 Sand Martin. (S Grose)

Porthoustock: Black Redstart (D. Flumm)

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Black Redstart – Dave Flumm

Sancreed: 2 Cattle Egret with the “resident” 4 Little Egret at Sellan Fm; first since 3rd January here (D. Flumm)

Drift Reservoir (Members only): 1 Greylag Goose, 105 Canada Geese, 3 hybrid geese, 1 Muscovy, 2 Mandarin, 9 Wigeon, 4 Gadwall, 9 Teal, 15 Mallard, 9 Tufted Duck, 1 male Goldeneye, 6 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 2 Cattle Egret and 4 Little Egret. (DK Parker WeBS) 35 Sand Martin (first of the Spring here), drake Goldeneye, 5 Gadwall (D. Flumm)

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Cattle and Little Egrets, Goldeneye – Dave Parker

Lizard, Penolver: 1 House Martin. (J White)

Predannack-Kynance Cove: 1 Wheatear, 1 Black Redstart, 2 Chough this afternoon (M Silk, S Paul)

Penhalurick: 2 Skylark, singing on the wing, pair of Bullfinch, 4 Blue tit, 6 Great Tit, 2 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 2 Blackbird, 2 chaffinch, 12 House Sparrow, 3 Raven, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Wren. (G Crisp)

College Reservoir: 12 Sand Martin late afternoon. (C Benton)

Penzance:  1m Black Redstart, 2 Blackcap, 1 Firecrest, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Small Tortoiseshell in private garden (NR Philips)

Treen cliff/Logan rock:. 1m Black Redstart, 1 Wheatear, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Painted Lady butterflies. (NR Philips)

St Just: 1 juv Iceland Gull this afternoon, NE of Tregeseal at Hailglower Farm (M Ahmad)

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Iceland Gull – Mushaq Ahmed

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