Tuesday 20th March 2018

Late news, 19/3, Tehidy Country Park: 1 Water Rail. (AJ Upton)

Water Rail – Angela Upton

St Ives: Female Black Redstart at Stennack Surgery. (S Turner)

Tamar Estuary: 2 Cattle Egret in field opposite Kingsmill hide this morning. 6 Avocet and 2 Red breast Merganser on the lake. (M Beer)

Porthgwarra: 13 Wheatear and 1 juv Iceland Gull. (MD Wallace)

Gannel estuary: Iceland Gull. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: White Wagtail on the flooded grassy area at the top of Copperhouse Creek at 10:55. Unfortunately seems to be the area all the local dog walkers let their dogs off the lead. (R Treeby) Also 8 Canada Geese, 4 Shelduck, 8 Mediterranean Gull, 60+ Herring Gull, 8+ Curlew, 6 Grey Plover, 38 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 10 Dunlin, 1 Mute Swan, 2 Cormorant, 67 Black-headed Gull, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Little Egret, 1 Oystercatcher, 20+ Wigeon, 5 Sandwich Tern, 1 Kingfisher on Lelant Saltings. 20 Black-headed Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, Little Egret, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit on Ryan’s Field. 65 Wigeon, 2 Teal, 2 Mallard, 21 Shelduck, 49 Herring Gull, 20 Black-headed Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit on Copperhouse Creek. (PJ Freestone) Also Spoonbill still.

St Gothian Sands NR: 38 Canada Geese, 2 Coot, 2 Shelduck, 16 Tufted Duck, 4 Teal, 1 drake Shoveler, 17 Great Black-backed Gull, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 12 Herring Gull, 6 male and 1 female Wheatear, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Mallard, 3+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Stonechat, 2 Skylark, 1 Buzzard, 2 Rock Pipit, Raven carrying nesting material. (PJ Freestone)

St Clement: 2 Spoonbill on the river this afternoon. (M Jones)

Rame Head: 4 Wheatear, 1 Black Redstart. (D Allan)

Penlee Battery NR: 2 migrant Chiffchaff. (D Allan)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Black Redstart. (S Cubbage) 1 Wheatear on the golf course. (PA Fraser)

Zennor: Male Hen Harrier flew over the B3306. (S Cubbage)

Pendower to Portscatho: 5 Slavonian Grebe in group, 8 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 female Common Scoter, 1 Red-throated Diver, 12 Great Northern Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe (approaching summer plumage) and 1 male Kestrel. (J St Ledger, R Butts)

Godolphin: 1 Brambling, 6 Greenfinch, 2 Bullfinch (1m 1f), 2 Nuthatch, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Skylark(singing), 1 Fox (vixen). (J Evans)

Marazion: 2 Wheatear, 1 Sand Martin and 1 Sandwich Tern. (M Silk)

Crowlas: male Wheatear in and around private garden. (R Veal)

Downderry: 1 Wheatear this morning on the coast and a flock of 60+ Golden Plover to the north of the village. (A Payne)

Bartinney: 1 Short-eared Owl, 5 Golden Plover. (C Moore)

Sennen Cove: 4 Sandwich Tern.

Perranporth Golf Club: 1 Wheatear (m). (S.Cox).

dkp/tdm