Friday 31st March 2017

The results are in for the March 19th Cattle Egret Survey; the article including the results of this survey on the Cattle Egret influx 2016/2017 can be found HERE 

Late news, 30/3, St Minver: 1 Hoopoe by track to Epp Haven Beach.

RSPB Scillonian III Wildlife Cruise:

Penzance to Wolf Rock: 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 10 Razorbill, 8 Guillemot, 6 Herring Gull, 47 Gannet, 10 Fulmar, 2 Puffin, 5 Kittiwake, 13 Manx Shearwater, 5 Common Dolphin.

Wolf Rock to St Mary’s: 6 Gannet.

St Mary’s to Wolf Rock: 4 Gannet, 1 Fulmar.

Wolf Rock to Penzance: 16 Gannet, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Kittiwake, 11 Manx Shearwater, 1 Razorbill, 1 Guillemot, 1 Cormorant. (D Conway, P Taylor)

Drift: c320 Sand Martin. (D Flumm)

Sennen Cove: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Swallow, 9 Sand Martin. (D Flumm)

Morvah: 8 Sand Martin, 1 Swallow. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Sancreed: 3 Fieldfare & 3 Little Egret still present. (D. Flumm)

Hayle Estuary: 2 Spoonbill, 2 Iceland Gull, 1 ad Ring-billed Gull. (M Halliday) Lelant Saltings: 1 Little Ringed Plover and 11 Sandwich Tern. (M Ahmad, MJ Spicer)

Ring-billed Gull, Mark Halliday

Ring-billed Gull, Mark Halliday

Spoonbill, Mark Halliday

Iceland Gull, Mark Halliday

Iceland Gull, Mark Halliday

Mediterranean Gulls, Mark Hallliday

St Erth: 2 Cattle Egret and 9 Little Egret. (MJ Spicer)

Foage Valley, Zennor: 3 Swallows. (J Hawkey)

Manaccan: 1 Hoopoe at 09:55 on verge by the entrance to Minster Meadow. (L Langley)

Gannel Estuary: 4 (2 pale-bellied, 2 dark-bellied) Brent Goose, 25 Sand Martin. (S Rowe) 6 Cattle Egret. (S Grose)

Falmouth, Gyllyngvase to Swanpool: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Whimbrel, 4 Sandwich Tern. (J St Ledger)

Kennall Vale, Ponsanooth: 2 Dipper. (J St Ledger)

Liskeard: 1 Osprey flew north-east at 10:30. (D Julian)

Lanivet: 1 Swallow heading north. (P Davies)

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