Wednesday 29th March 2017

Falmouth Bay: 9 Sandwich Tern west, 1 Slavonian Grebe from Swanpool Beach. (D Chaney)

Falmouth: Male Black Redstart visiting private garden intermittently for the past few weeks. (R Bransden – photo)

Black Redstart – R Bransden

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 3 Greenshank, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Oystercatcher, 3 Little Egret, 1m Red-breasted Merganser at high tide this morning. (D Chaney)

Helston: Hoopoe in private garden near Culdrose. (Cornwall Birding)

Manaccan: Hoopoe reported this afternoon. (Cornwall Birding)

Marazion: 2 1w Little Gull and 1 Sandwich Tern off the Red River mouth this afternoon. Also a rather smart sum plum Black-headed Gull. (DK Parker)

Black-headed Gull and Little Gull – Dave Parker

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Spoonbill on Ryan`s Field. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Newquay: 6 Cattle Egret over Trevithick Manor Farm. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 12 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Swallow, 50+ Sand Martin. Also 2 large pike spawning in shallows below car park. (S Grose)

River Camel, from Wadebridge to Tregunna: 18 Mute Swan, 9 Canada Goose, 35 Shelduck, 12 Mallard, 19 Wigeon, 13 Teal, 1 Pheasant, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 6 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Moorhen, 40 Oystercatcher, 4 Ringed Plover, 12 Grey Plover, 1 Ruff, 11 Knot, 1 Turnstone, 15 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 50 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 35 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 25 Curlew, 5 Black-headed Gull, 60 Herring Gull, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 35 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Wood Pigeon, 3 Collared Dove, 1 Swallow, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 3 Robin, 5 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 7 Magpie, 7 Jackdaw, 11 Rook, 40 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 7 Starling, 5 House Sparrow, 4 Chaffinch, 4 Greenfinch, 5 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch. (M Scawen et al)

Downderry: 2 Sandwich Tern and 2 Mediterranean Gull just offshore early this morning. (A Payne)

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