Thursday 21st February 2019

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis still present at 07:30. (P Walsh) Plus 2 Grey Heron, 15 (8m 7f) Teal, 7 (5m 2f) Mallard, 2 (m&f) Mute Swan, 18 Canada Geese. 1 Pied Wagtail. (M Webb) Longrock Pool: 1 2w Yellow-legged Gull. (M Elliot)

Mute Swan, Martin Webb

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint (NB. not in usual place), 2 Water Pipit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 6 Ruff, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 13 Curlew, 2+ singing Chiffchaff all opposite the village car park. (C Small)

Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler still by the sewage works at 13:40. (C Small)

Lower Tamar Lake: 18 Tufted Duck, 1f Ring-necked Duck, 4 Marsh Tit, 2 Willow Tit (one showing Leucistic on the tail) 9 Wigeon, 4f Goosander, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Green Sandpiper. (R Mudge)

Wadebridge: 43 Cattle Egret in fields below Wadebridge Primary Academy 07:30 to 08:00. (S Grose)

Wadebridge: 3 Cattle Egret in field with sheep from Trewornan Bridge at 08:15, also 1 Hare. (S Grose)

Walmsley Sanctuary RSPB: 40 + Cattle Egret, 1 Red-legged Partridge, 18 Shelduck, 7 Shoveler, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Peregrine &1 Little Egret. (P Ash) Also 55+ Cattle Egret still hammering the local frog population this afternoon.

Cattle Egret, Paul Ash

Cattle Egret, Paul Ash

Cattle Egret, Paul Ash

Red-legged Partridge, Paul Ash

Red-legged Partridge, Paul Ash

Shoveler, Paul Ash

Little London Beach – Trenow Cove: 2-3 Water Pipit, 1f-type Black Redstart, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Whimbrel, 19 Common Gull. Also 9 Black-throated Diver, 4 Red-throated Diver, 3 Great Northern Diver, 8 Common Scoter offshore. (R Veal)

Nare Point: 13 Little Egret, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Curlew, 6 Oystercatcher and 1 Chiffchaff, also 1 Vagrant Emperor, 1 Red Admiral and 3 Peacock butterflies. (D Flumm)

Men-aver: 110 Mediterranean Gull on the beach at low tide. (D Flumm)

Bartinney Downs: 10+ Mistle Thrush, Stonechat, Skylark, Raven. (A.Chard)

Cawsands: 2 Chiffchaff singing in trees by main carpark. (R.Smaldon)

Porthallow: Black Redstart, Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff. Also 1 Red Admiral butterfly on the wing. (D Flumm)

Lower Relowas, Newtown-in-St Martin: c100 Fieldfare. (D Flumm)

Restormel Castle: 1 Peregrine, 11 Raven, 5 Buzzard, ( B. Toms)

Pentewan: 2 Sandwich Tern. (J Rance)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 37 Black-headed Gull, 21 Redshank, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Little Egret. (K. Bowers) Also Spoonbill reported.

Grey Heron, Kevin Bowers

Grey Heron, Kevin Bowers

Grey Heron, Kevin Bowers

Redshank, Kevin Bowers

Black-tailed Godwit, Kevin Bowers

Black-headed Gull, Kevin Bowers

Porthilly Point: 23 Common Gull, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 64 Oystercatcher, 12 Ringed Plover, 24 Turnstone, 17 Redshank, 2 Raven, 14 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Drift Reservoir: 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 9 (6m 3f) Mallard, 2 (m&f) Tufted Duck, 130+ Canada Geese, 2 Goldfinch. (M Webb)

Great Crested Grebe, Martin Webb

Great Crested Grebe, Martin Webb

Penzance: ad m Black Redstart on rocks east of Jubilee Pool. Also 2 Small Tortoiseshell butterflies in Lidden Road garden. (T Mills)

Crugmeer: 2 Barn Owl, 2 Tawny Owl. (S Grose)

Roseland, Ruan Lanihorne: Party of 6 Whimbrel flew over village at 4.00pm, constantly calling. (D Hall)

Camel Estuary: 20 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Greenshank, 1 Spotted Redshank , 1 Common Redshank ( colour ringed in the UK awaiting response from ringing group ) at Pinkson Creek this evening. (B Bosisto)

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