Tuesday 6th March 2018

Late news, 5/3, Sennen Cove: Iceland Gull in Gamper Cove. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Late news, 5/3, Buttermilk Hill: 52 Raven were twisting displaying in a very large flock. (V Stratton)

Gerrans Bay: 1 Pacific Diver, 18 Black-Throated Diver, 19 Great-Northern Diver, 1 pair Common Scoter and 1 Whimbrel. (R Wilkins)

Portscatho Harbour: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 3 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Great Northern Diver and 4 Harbour Porpoise. (R Wilkins)

Porthilly Point: 36 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 4 Redshank, 125 Oystercatcher, 5 Curlew, 62 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Plover, 21 Turnstone, 21 Wigeon, 4 Shelduck, 1 Shoveler, 5 Rock Pipit, 1 Song Thrush, 1 dead Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Dozmary Pool (still part frozen): Drake Lesser Scaup back, 2 Juv Mute Swans (rare here), 3 Shoveler, 1 Wigeon, Goldeneye, 60 Lapwing. (B Craven)

Colliford Lake: Juv Glaucous Gull in dusk gull roost on west side and ad Mute Swan on the Loveney Reserve. (B Craven)

Gannel Estuary, Newquay: Avocet still on carpark mud 10:30, also 5 Bar-tailed Godwit and 11 Dunlin. (M Lammas, R Castillo-Nicholls, R Nicholls)

Egloshayle: 2 Hawfinch still in old cemetery at 09:15. (A Langdon)

Treraven Meadows: Avocet still. (DI Julian)

Loe Beach: 6 Black-necked Grebe, 16 Red-breasted Merganser, 5 Great Crested Grebe. (J St Ledger)

Feock Churchyard: 5 Brambling, 1 Siskin, 5+ Blackcap, 10+ Bullfinch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (J St Ledger)

Male Brambling – J St Ledger

Female Brambling – J St Ledger

Wilcove: Drake Green-winged Teal again plus 32 Teal, Whimbrel, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Wigeon. (P Alely)

Hannafore Point: 2 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, Mediterranean Gull. (P Alely)

Seaton: 2 Red-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver. (P Alely)

Downderry: 31 Red-throated Diver & Blackcap. (P Alely)

Wacker Quay: 40 Avocet & Spotted Redshank, c65 teal, Mediterranean Gull, Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Great Crested Grebe. (P Alely)

Millbrook: Pochard & sinensis Cormorant, Mediterranean Gull, Greenshank. (P Alely)

St John’s Lake: 2 Avocet, 3 Lapwing, 44 Teal, Greenshank. (P Alely)

Jupiter Point: 2 Avocet. (P Alely)

Torpoint: Whimbrel, 4 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 2 Great Crested Grebe, Mediterranean Gull. (P Alely)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spoonbill still plus 234+ Black-headed Gull, 1 ad Med Gull and 2cy Common Gull. (B Dallas) Also 1 Pintail, 1 Avocet. 2 Golden Plover amongst many Lapwings on Ryan’s Field. (R Farnes)

Spoonbill – Rod Farnes

Pintail – Rod Farnes

Avocet – Rod Farnes

Camel Estuary: 2 Avocet in Little Petherick Creek. (DI Julian)

Marazion Beach: 74 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Grey Plover, 1 Golden Plover and 1 Common Redshank. (B Bosisto)

Penzance: 1 drake Eider on Eastern Green beach and 1 Black Redstart on rocks behind train station. (B Bosisto)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Greylag Goose, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 419 Lapwing, 1 Ruff, 60 Golden Plover, 9 Stock Dove and 1 Green Woodpecker. (B Bosisto)

Pendeen: 1w Iceland Gull foraging in cattle field near Pendeen this afternoon. (P Clement)

Iceland Gull – Pete Clement

Iceland Gull – Pete Clement

Torpoint: Male Black Redstart in Goad Avenue. (D Allan)

Watergate Bay: Black Redstart just north of Trevelgue.

Truro: Female Blackcap in garden. (M Costa)

Rock Quarry Carpark: 1 Firecrest, 9 Greenfinch.

Rock Beach: 12 Sanderling. (S Grose)

Bude Marshes: 12 Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 86 Lapwing, 47 Snipe. (N Bastin)

Trenow Cove, Marazion: c20 Bar-tailed Godwit, c30 Sanderling, 10 Oystercatcher, also Redshank, Turnstone, Ringed Plover and Dublin present in small numbers. 5 Dolphin off-shore. (C Richards)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Buzzards, 2 Little Egrets. (B Oakes)

Buzzard – Ben Oakes

Longrock Pool: 4 Gadwall, Water Rail calling. (C Richards)

Whipsiderry: 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Corn Bunting. (S Grose)

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

Tolvaddon Garden: 2 Tawny Owl (m & f calling). (T & M Hasdell)

Trethellan, Lanner: 70 Fieldfare over Eastward (R Hampshire)

St Ives, Buttermilk Hill: 1 Short-eared Owl. (V Stratton)

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