Monday 12th March 20178

Late news, 11/3, Millbrook: 1 Woodcock at Pigs Hill Wood. (B Taggart)

Feock Church: 1 Hawfinch, 1 Brambling, 5 Bullfinch, 2 Blackcap. (M Jones)

Dozmary Pool: Drake Lesser Scaup still.

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter, Long-tailed Duck and Great Northern Diver.

Stithians Reservoir: Great White Egret still at Golden Lion cut-off. (PA Fraser)

Truro: Regular wintering Firecrest now in song in garden. (PA Fraser) 1m,1f Siskin in garden. (D Jenkins)

Gwithian, St Gothian Sands NR: 1 Jack Snipe, 18 Snipe, 4 Skylark, 2 Stonechat, 6 Shelduck, 2 Coot, 6 Oystercatcher, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Raven, 4 Rock Pipit, 21 Tufted Duck, 9 Teal, 1 drk Scaup. Gwithian Green – Kestrel, 4 Meadow Pipit, 4 Goldfinch, 30+ Chaffinch, 1 Chiffchaff, Blue Tit, Great Tit. (PJ Freestone)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 redhead Goosander, 1 Spoonbill, 48 Bar-tailed Godwit, 12 Grey Plover, 11 Dunlin, 2 Greenshank and 3 Sandwich Terns on Lelant Saltings. Also 1m Pintail, 6 Teal, 1 1w Spoonbill, 5 Black-tailed Godwit and 5 Lapwing on Ryan’s Field. (MJ Spicer)

Penzance: Herring Gull with yellow legs in the harbour. (R Farnes)

Herring Gull, Rod Farnes

Penryn: 6+ Hawfinch on the university campus. (T Phelps)

Liskeard: 2 Hawfinch at St Michael’s Churchyard. (DI Julian)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Sandwich Tern north (earliest ever here in ten years by two weeks), 8 Red-throated Divers and c20 Common Scoters (all drakes) south 10:00-11:00. (N Wheatley)

Porth Ledden: Juv Iceland Gull. (N Wheatley)

Marazion: 43 Bar-tailed Godwit, 73 Sanderling, 6 Ringed Plover, 1 Knot, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 15 Turnstone, 10 Redshank, 8 Dublin and 2 Great Northern Divers close to shore. (GE and LA Carr)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Sand Martin. (GE and LA Carr)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Short-eared Owl, 5 Goosander, 1f Goldeneye, 20+ Ravens, 5 Great Crested Grebes, 258 Black-headed Gulls, 2 Tawny Owl. (B Craven)

Penryn, Old Cemetery: 1 Hawfinch at 11:00 feeding on ground disturbed by grey squirrels, after which I was not able to re-locate it. (J St Ledger)

Penryn River: 1 Shoveler, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (J St Ledger)

Helford: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Crested Grebe. (J St Ledger)

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