Saturday 24th March 2018

Late news, 23/3, RSPB Scillonian Wildlife Cruise, Penzance – Wolf Rock: Male Eider, 6 Manx Shearwater, 5 Guillemot, 1 Razorbill, 1 possible Black-throated Diver, 12 Fulmar, 54 Gannet, 3 Kittiwake, 12 Fulmar, 2 Great Black-backed Gull. Wolf Rock – Penzance: 1 Manx Shearwater, 7 Kittiwake, 14 Gannet, 7 Fulmar, 3 Auks, 1 Common Dolphin. Wolf Rock – St Mary’s: 27 Manx Shearwater, 1 dark phase Fulmar, 1 Sandwich Tern, 10 Kittiwake, 6 Guillemot, 31 Shag, 1 Fulmar, 13 Gannet, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull. St Mary’s – Wolf Rock: 3 Manx Shearwater, 8 Gannet, 5 Kittiwake, 4 Razorbill, 3 Guillemot, 1 Kittiwake, 1 Fulmar. (B Craven, D Conway)

Late news, 23/3, Penzance Harbour: 37 Purple Sandpiper on the breakwater. (B Craven, D Conway)

Marazion Harbour: Pacific Diver just offshore. (A Witheywood)

Marazion Beach: 1w Iceland Gull briefly at 16:30, 35 Common Gull, 45 Black-headed Gull. (P Fraser)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Common Tern until 10:30 when flew out to sea, 13 Sandwich Tern, 2 Knot, 2 Lapwing, 9 Med Gull on Ryan’s Field. (R Veal) 35 Bar-tailed Godwit, 14 Grey Plover, 2 Greenshank, 44 Redshank, 3 Sanderling, 6 Dunlin, 14 Med Gull, 10 Common Gull. (S Rowe)

Newquay, Trenance boating lake: 1w Ring-billed Gull. (S Grose)

Kenidjack Valley: 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Porth Ledden: 2 Glaucous Gull, 1 adult & 1 juv on rocks on right-hand side of beach. (S Grose)

Cape Cornwall: 1 fem type Black Redstart, 2 Stonechat, 2 Rock Pipit, 2 Wren, 1 Grey Heron, 17 Oystercatcher, 1 predated Golden Plover. (S Grose)

Charlestown: 5 Fulmar at nest sites on east cliffs and 1 m Blackcap still. (D Hastilow)

Respryn: 1 male Dipper. (B&B Heath)

Nanquidno: 1 male Wheatear, 1 Sand Martin, 2 Raven. (S Grose)

Porthgwarra/St Levan: 14 Wheatear, 12 Chiffchaff, 4 Sandwich Tern, 2 Wigeon. (M Wallace)

Penhale Point: 1 Merlin. Also observed but not counted: Linnets, Skylarks, Meadow Pipits. (S Grose)

St Buryan: 2 male Ring Ouzel in private garden this afternoon. Flew north towards village at 17:15. (M Bishop)

Downderry: between 07:20 and 08:25 there were 48 Common Scoter heading west, 6 Sandwich Tern, 12 Red-throated Diver on the sea and 13 Great Northern Diver (8 on sea, 5 flying east). (A Payne)

Gerrans Bay: 11 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 10 Great Northern Diver, 4 Black-throated Diver, 1 Razorbill, 4 Sandwich Tern. (D Hall)

Lizard Point: 2 Black-throated Diver, 40 Kittiwake, 250 Manx Shearwater, 2 Pomarine Skua, 2 Teal, 45 Common Scoter, 24 Fulmar, 1 Iceland Gull, 7 Puffin, 37 Sandwich Tern, 1 Starling, 25 Meadow Pipit. (T Blunden)

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