Wednesday 27th February 2019

Late news, 26/2, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 23+ adult Mediterranean Gulls, many in summer plumage. (R Butts)

Late news, 26/2, St Agnes: 14+ Fieldfare associating with a large flock of Starlings behind Hurlingburrow Farm. (P Pearson)

Late news, 26/2, Porth Reservoir: 2 Tawny Owl in the evening, seen and heard. (S Grose)

Late news, 26/2, Trevose Head: 2 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint, 7 Water Pipit, 6 Ruff, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Grey Wagtail on field opposite car park. (P Ash)

Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler showed well on perimeter of sewage works early afternoon, also 1 Yellow-Browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest & 2+ Chiffchaff all in Sallows on seaward side of path. (G Tamblin, D Allan & M Northey)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis on the front edge early afternoon and still present to dusk. (M Ahmad, DK Parker, S & P Rogers)

Glossy Ibis, Dave Parker

Glossy Ibis, Dave Parker

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Yellow-browed Warbler along King George V memorial walk, Copperhouse. (M Ahmad)

Predannack: Wheatear on Predannack cliffs. (J Foster)

Land’s End: Black Redstart at Land’s End Hotel at 10:00.

St Just: Swallow flew north at 11:11. (N Wheatley)

Bude Breakwater: 2 Purple Sandpipers. (H Kendall)

Bude Marshes: 25+ Moorhens and 76 Black headed Gulls on the estuary. (H Kendall)

Maer Lake: 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Shelduck, moderate numbers of Teal and Mallard, 12 Moorhens, c70 Black-headed Gulls, 3 Great Black Backed Gulls, 4 Lesser Black Backed Gulls, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Stonechat, 5 Curlew. (H Kendall)

The Lizard: 2 un-ringed Chough feeding near Old Lizard Point. (B Toms)

Zennor Hill: Ringtail Hen Harrier in morning, male Hen Harrier in afternoon. (C Madden)

Tehidy Country Park: 3 Blue Tit, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Buzzard, 10 Mute Swan & 1 Dunnock. (K Bowers)

Tufted Duck, Kevin Bowers

Tufted Duck, Kevin Bowers

Blue Tit, Kevin Bowers

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 11 Mute Swan, 4 Whooper Swan, 30 Shelduck, 6 Mallard, 40 Wigeon, 3 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Little Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Little Egret, 3 Buzzard, 105 Oystercatcher, 25 Lapwing, 3 Common Sandpiper, 70 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 37 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 75 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Snipe, 90 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 60 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Wood Pigeon, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 5 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 1 Stonechat, 1 Redwing, 5 Blackbird, 2 Great Tit, 1 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, 17 Rook, 15 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 3 Starling, 7 House Sparrow, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Brimstone, 1 Peacock, 1 Comma, 2 Peacock,
2 Toad, 4 Palmate Newt. (M Scawen et al)

Penzance: Female-type Black Redstart still behind bus station. (R Veal) 1m Black Redstart still at Jubilee Pool, Little Egret, Rock Pipit, Pied Wagtail. Also a Blackcap in Morrab Gardens. (S Horne)

Black Redstart, Sandy Horne

Rock Pipit, Sandy Horne

Pied Wagtail, Sandy Horne

Little Egret, Sandy Horne

Windmill Farm: 1 Tawny Owl, 3 Snipe 1 Grey Heron. 6 Peacock, 6 Painted Lady, 1 Comma, 1 Red Admiral and 2 Adders. (D Wright)

Heather Brae, Treen Common: c40 Fieldfares with a flock of around 200 Starlings. (R Butts)

Polbathic Creek: 2 Red-breasted Merganser (m & f). (A Blonden)

St John’s Lake: 150+ Teal, 3 Bullfinch;  5 Little Egret, 8 Redshank. (R Napp)

Bullfinch, Rick Napp

Teal, Rick Napp

 

Trebah gardens: 2 Nuthatch, 10+ Robins, 15+ Blackbirds, 5+ Blue Tit, 10+ Great Tit, 1 Wren, 3 Dunnock and 8+ Peacock butterflies. (K Money)

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