Sunday 4th March 2018

Newlyn: Juv Glaucous Gull still at Sandy Cove. (L Proctor)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Avocet, 1 Spoonbill, 1 Kingfisher on Ryan’s Field. (L Proctor, M Curtis, B Toms, T Whitemore) Ryan’s Field: 1 Avocet, 1 drake Pintail, 50 Wigeon, 12 Redshank. Old Quay House: 3 ad Mediterranean Gull in summer plumage. (R Butts)

Gannel Estuary: Avocet still 200 metres up from carpark 08:30, 5 Grey Plover, 7 Barwit, 2 Ringed Plover, 30 Dunlin, 44 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (M Lammas, S Rowe)

Camel Estuary: 2 Whooper Swan, 1 adult Spoonbill, 15 Bar-tailed Godwit, 116 Black-tailed Godwit, 73 Grey Plover, 1095 Dunlin, 460 Golden Plover, 216 Lapwing, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Water Rail, 77 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (B Bosisto)

Treraven Meadows, Wadebridge: Avocet showing well at 12:30. Probably first for this site, viewable from the Camel Trail, also 4 Water Pipit. (W Delacour, A Langdon, DI Julian) 107 Wigeon, 53 Teal, 1 Avocet, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Golden Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Common Redshank, 5 Oystercatcher, 30 Snipe, 1 Common Gull, 2 Water Pipit, 1 Siskin. (B Bosisto)

Avocet – Adrian Langdon

Chapel Amble: 11 Water Pipit. (DI Julian)

Walmsley Sanctuary, (key holders only): 1 Spoonbill, 1 Water Pipit. (DI Julian) 8 Shoveler, 9 Pintail, 2 Gadwall, 82 Lapwing, 136 Golden Plover, 1 Dunlin, 78 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Spoonbill. (B Bosisto)

Spoonbill – Bob Bosisto

Egloshayle: 4 Hawfinch in cemetery still. (R Augarde, B Mellow)

Newquay: Juv Glaucous Gull below hotel at Towan Head this afternoon. (DI Julian) Ring-billed Gull still on boating lake. (AC Robinson)

Truro, Malpas Road: 2 Spoonbill from pines layby. (A Hill)

Malpas: 5 Blackcap (3 m, 2 f, no rings visible) plus 1 Siskin (f) on feeders in garden regularly for past 3 weeks. (A Hill)

Tresillian River: 4+ Cattle Egret behind Tresemple Pool early afternoon. 2 Greenshank on the estuary. (M Silk)

Marazion Beach: 5 Mediterranean Gull (2 ad, 1 2w, 2 1w), 90 Sanderling, 60 Dunlin, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Grey Plover. (PA Fraser)

Marazion: 11 Ringed Plover roosting in Folly Field car park. (PA Fraser)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Gadwall, 5 Shoveler. (PA Fraser)

Helston: 4 Mistle Thrush, one in song, 11 Redwing at entrance to Penrose. (C Richards)

Helston sewage works: 8+ Chiffchaff. (C Richards)

Bude: 1 Song Thrush, 8 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare on the rugby pitch. (R Maye)

Bude Marshes: 2 Shoveler, 2 Water Rail, 10 Lapwing, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swan. (R Maye)

Gwennap Church area: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, seen and drumming, Green Woodpecker heard, 2 Grey Wagtail. (R Hampshire)

Sennen: c100 Golden Plover, 1 Water Rail at Trinity Pool. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Par Beach Pool: 1 male Gadwall, 5 Teal, 3 Coot, 21 Moorhen, 13 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 3 Common Gull. (S Grose)

Par Docks: 11 Siskin, 2 Kestrel. (S Grose)

Par Spit Beach: 12 Ringed Plover, 1 Sanderling, 2 Purple Sandpiper, 5 Oystercatcher, 12 Turnstone, 4 Common Gull. (S Grose)

Lanhydrock: 3 Lesser Redpoll in allotments next to carpark. (S Grose)

Windmill Farm: 8 Pintail on Ruan pool after 6 were chased off first pond by Peregrine, fate of 1 is unknown. 2 Mallard, 1 Golden Plover plus flock of 50+, 50 Fieldfare with Starlings, 1 Water Rail, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Grey Heron. Also 1 Slow Worm and 1 Adder (m). (R Hollis)

Millbrook: 1 dead Cattle Egret on roadside at Tregonhawke Farm. (A Blonden)

Pendeen Watch – Portheras Cove: 1w Iceland Gull and 1 Great Northern Diver on sea 11:30-13:00. (P Clement)

Trelow Downs, nr Padstow: 65 Golden Plover, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 27 Common Gull feeding in field opposite lay-by. (B Bosisto)

St Dennis: 1 female Brambling, 1 Greenfinch, 4 Goldfinch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 male Reed Bunting, 20+ Chaffinch, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Wren, 3 Robin, 7 Blackbird, 5 Collard Dove, 10 House Sparrow, 3 Bullfinch, 2 Long-tailed Tit. (P Ash)

Brambling and Great Spotted Woodpecker – Paul Ash

Porth Reservoir: 9 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Goosander (redhead), 1 Tufted Duck, 4 Coot, 2 Grey Heron, 1 fem Mandarin Duck, a much shyer bird than the one reported from this site last year. 2 Jay, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Crowlas: 1 Merlin. (R Veal)

Truro: 2 Redwing, 1m 1f Siskin in private garden. (D Jenkins)

Lower Tamar Lake: 5 Goosander 1m 4f, 2f Goldeneye, 9 Tufted Duck, 1 Song Thrush, 1m Gadwall, 12 Coot. Both sets of feeders looking good with, Willow/Marsh/Great/Blue/Coal Tit, Chaffinch, 1 Nuthatch, 8 Moorhen. (R Mudge)

Upper Tamar Lake: 2 Willow Tit, 2 Grey Heron, 7 Cormorant, 2 Goosander 1m 1f, 42 Canada Goose, 23 Black-headed Gull, 5 Lapwing, c60 Starling with 1 Redwing, 1 Snipe, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (R Mudge)

Rosenannon Downs: Short-eared Owl and Merlin this evening. (DI Julian)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 3 Grey Plover on rocks. (J St Ledger)

Trenow Cove: 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Grey Plover, 1 Redshank. Several hundred Black-headed Gull with 30+ Mediterranean Gull (and probably lots more). At least 12 adults in full summer plumage. (R Butts)

Penzance, Little London Beach: 22 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Grey Plover, 2 Knot (possibly 4), 100+ Dunlin, 2 Redshank. (R Butts)

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