Thursday 16th March 2017

Late news, 14./3, Burniere Hide, Camel Estuary: 42 Little Egret next to the dam. (D Thomas)

Late news, 14/3, Walmsley: 30 Lapwing, 3 Reed Bunting, 300+ Sand Martin and 4 Chiffchaff calling. (D Thomas)

Late news,15/3, Whitecross, Newquay: 1 Yellowhammer, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Kestrel, 3 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 50+ mixed flock of finches in stubble field and 300+ Golden Plover. (D Thomas)

Late news, 15/3, Looe Island: 4 Blackbird, 11 Carrion Crow, 3 Chaffinch, 1 Chiffchaff, 54 Cormorant, 1 Curlew, 2 Dunnock, 16 Fulmar, 12 Gannet, 2 Goldcrest, 9 Goldfinch, 2 Great Northern Diver, 50 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Greenfinch, 258 Herring Gull, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Little Egret,  8 Mallard, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 23 Oystercatcher,  1 Pheasant, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Raven, 1 Robin, 2 Rock Pipit, 22 Shag, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Turnstone, 1 Wheatear, 1 Whimbrel, 14 Woodpigeon, 14 Wren 14. (D Spooner)

Kenidjack: 8 Chiffchaff (D Flumm)

Carn Gloose: 15 Chough. (S Williams)

Sancreed: 9 Fieldfare, 2 Chiffchaff and on Sancreed Beacon a Red-legged Partridge. Although a neighbour reported one a couple of years ago, this is the first I’ve seen here in 23 years. (D Flumm)

Penzance, Lidden area: 1 Blackcap singing in garden. (T Mills)

St Erth: 3 Cattle Egret late morning in Tredrea Lane. (Cornwall Birding) 2 Cattle Egret and 1 Little Egret this afternoon. Also 2 Curlew and 1 Nuthatch in private garden. (MJ Spicer)

Hayle Estuary: 2 juv. Iceland Gull. (S Rogers, J Thomas) 3 Cattle Egret flew in from SW at 17:28 and landed near Lelant Station, 2 juv. Iceland Gull, 1 imm Spoonbill, 1 sum plum Black-tailed Godwit, 18 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Greenshank, 4 Ringed Plover, 2f Teal, 1 ad Common Gull on Lelant Saltings. 10 Grey Plover, 1 imm Spoonbill, 1 ad Shag on Carnsew Pool and 4 Sand Martin to west. (R Veal)

St Ives: 1 Black Redstart at St Ives Island. 1 Great Crested Grebe on sea. (Cornwall Birding)

St Gothians NR: 1 2nd year Iceland Gull, 1 Little Ringed Plover. (S. Rogers)

Heston Boating Lake: 1st winter Bonaparte’s Gull, 4 Shoveler. (S Rogers)

Treverva: 1 ad Iceland Gull with c.300 Herring Gull feeding in cauliflower fields before flying east towards Maenporth 2pm today. Also flock of 30 Cormorant seen flying N inland from Maenporth. (D Chaney)

Gorren Haven: 1 Hoopoe this afternoon at Boswinger. (Cornwall Birding)

Bedruthan Steps to Park Head: 2 Corn Bunting, 1 Yellowhammer, 2 Wheatear together with considerable numbers of Meadow Pipits, Skylarks and Stonechats. (J Lander)

Marazion: A pair of Garganey on the sea off the Station House this evening. (P St Pierre)

Walmsley: 3 Garganey. (C Selway)

Seaton: 6 Great Northern Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 7 Common Scoter. (C Buckland)

Torpoint: 2 (m,f) Long-tailed Duck. (C Buckland)

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