Monday 4th March 2019

Walmsley Sanctuary: We have an educational access group visiting the tower hide on Friday 8th March from 10:00 till 12:30. All hides will still be open but it may not quite be the peace and quiet you expect!

Late News, 28/02,St Columb Major: a probable Yellow-browed Warbler in private garden at Trekenning end of St Columb Major between Penmellyn Vets and roundabout. Supercilium easy to see, wing bars visible, indistinct crown stripe. Hovered frequently but no bright yellow rump, excluding Pallas’s Warbler.
2 Goldcrest nearby. (P Spong)

Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs, Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, plus c90 Redshank, c60 Dunlin, 20 Black Tailed Godwit, 40 Curlew this afternoon on rising tide. (A Nicholson)

Hayle Estuary RSPB:  1 ad Ring-billed Gull 1 2w Caspian Gull. (M Ahmad) Plus 8 Ringed Plover in the river and 4 Grey Plover in Carnsew Pool, also with a colour-ringed Curlew, (one yellow LW ring and one red ring). Also 1 Spoonbill, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Turnstone, 2 Mediterranean Gull. (J St Ledger & D Cains) Ryan’s Field: 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 35 Redshank, 2 Shelduck, 18 Teal, 40+ Wigeon. (M Webb, N de Freitas)

Ring-billed Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

Curlew, John St Ledger

Curlew, David Cains

Spoonbill, Jen Witheywood

Shelduck, Jen Witheywood

Mousehole, St Clement’s Isle: 1 ad Kumlien’s Gull. (P Clement) Also 3 (2ad+3CY) Yellow-legged Gull, 2CY Mediterranean Gull and a drake Eider. (T Phelps) Mousehole: 8 Turnstone, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Rock Pipit. (M Webb)

Turnstone, Martin Webb

Turnstone, Martin Webb

Par Beach Pool: 2 presumably hybrid Ring-necked × Tufted Duck (drake has hint of a crest and female’s head pattern incorrect for pure-bred RND). (J Rance, D Hastilow)

Male Hybrid Ring-necked/Tufted Duck, DavidHastilow

Female Hybrid Ring-necked/Tufted Duck, DavidHastilow

Sancreed: 4 Cattle Egret, 65 Canada Geese, 20 Redwing. (D Flumm)

St Clement: 5 Cattle Egret. (M Jones)

Wadebridge, Camel Estuary: 16 Cattle Egret opposite Sewage Treatment Works. (S Grose)

Truro, Idless: 1 probable Lesser Redpoll (m) arrived on feeders yesterday morning and returned today. (J Kennett)

Porth Ledden: 1 juv Iceland Gull again. (N Wheatley)

Marazion Beach: 7 Common Scoter, 45+ Sanderling. (J St Ledger)

Porth Reservoir: 1 m Goosander, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Wigeon, 14 Coot, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Raven, 1 Tawny Owl heard. (S Grose)

Porthpean: 11 Great Northern Diver, 14 Black-throated Diver, 2 drake Common Scoter. ( B Bosisto)

Newquay: c5000+ Starling above the zoo, 1 Peregrine Falcon hunting them. (S Grose)

Penzance: ad m Black Redstart adjacent Jubilee Pool also 2 Turnstone, 9 Cormorant, 1 Shag. (M Webb) ; Also f-type Black Redstart at Victoria Square. (R Farnes)

Black Redstart, Martin Webb

Black Redstart, Martin Webb

St Ives: 9 Great Skua in the bay.

Looe: 3 Slavonian Grebe off West Looe and 10+ Great Northern Diver. Hannafore:  2 Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechat, 6 Rock Pipit, 3 Slavonian Grebe, 8-10 Great Northern Diver, the pair of Eider and on Looe Island beach at 12:30 the 1w Glaucous Gull (M Beer, C Buckland).

Porthgwarra: 3 Black-throated Diver offshore.

Lizard Point: 6 Manx Shearwater past.

Lostwithiel, private garden: Female Blackcap on suet feeders, presumed the bird that has regularly visited over the winter. (E Mayhew)

Pendeen Lighthouse (13.45 – 16. 15): 15 Manx Shearwater, 3 Great Skua all going W; 1 Minke Whale fairly close offshore. (P Clement)

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