Sunday 19th March 2017

Late news, 17/3, Gerrans Bay: 1 Sandwich Tern. (R and S Sharp)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Sandwich Tern at high tide, 2 juv Iceland Gull, 2 2w Yellow-legged Gull, 5 (3 sum plum) Med Gull, drk Goosander, 1 sum plum Black-tailed Godwit on Lelant Saltings. 1 imm Spoonbill on Ryan’s Field. (R Veal, M Halliday). Also 16 Bar-tailed Godwit. (D Britton)

Yellow-legged Gull, Mark Halliday

Yellow-legged Gull, Mark Halliday

Sandwich Tern, Mark Halliday

Sandwich Tern, Mark Halliday

St Erth: 3 Cattle Egret. (D Britton)

Drift: 95 Sand Martin. (D. Flumm)

Tol Carn, Newlyn: 15 Sandwich Tern, 1 ad Common Gull, 1 Great Crested Grebe c.15:30. (Roy Phillips)

Penzance: 2 Sandwich Tern. (P St Pierre)

St Ives Bay: 12 Great Northern Diver, 2 Sandwich Tern. (S Rowe)

Godrevy Towans: 1 Sparrowhawk. (R Hampshire)

Bowithick: 1 female Merlin, 3 Wheatear. (D Eva)

Helston: 1st winter Bonaparte’s Gull still at the boating lake. (C Selway, I Maclean) Also 16 Cattle Egret at Loe Pool this evening and 2 Firecrest. (I Maclean)

Lizard Point (09:30-11:00): 40+ Puffin, 5 Manx Shearwater. (I Maclean)

Frenchman’s Creek: 35+ Cattle Egret. (T Chatfield, C Chatfield)

St Clement: 19 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret roosting at 17:40, most flew towards Malpas at 17:50. (J Lander) Later at least 20 Cattle Egrets (probably 23) amongst 33 Egrets. (D Britton)

Devoran: 3 Cattle Egret. (J Beaumont)

Porth Reservoir: 11 Great Crested Grebe, 20 sand Martin, 1f Mandarin. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 1 juv Iceland Gull, 1 Greenshank. (S Grose)

Pentewan River: 1 Dipper (A Curwen)

Pendower Beach: 2 Red-throated Diver, 3 Black-throated Diver, 8 Great Northern Diver & 6 Common Scoter. (D Britton)

Par Beach Pool: 1 albifrons White-fronted Goose still present. (S Rogers)

Gorran Haven: 1 Hoopoe still at Boswinger at Sea View International Caravan site. (D Britton) Video by Rob Nicholls.

Mevagissey: 1 Snipe (A Curwen)

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