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Latest News from the CBWPS and Cornwall –

Request for deceased seabirds – further details on the News Page HERE

Cornwall Willow Tit Survey 2017/18 – Please see the Cornwall Willow Tit Survey section for further details if you think you can help in 2018.

Kestrel nestbox scheme  – West Cornwall Ringing Group is interested in starting a new nestbox scheme for Kestrels and are appealing for any sites that may be suitable for siting a box… Anyone who knows of a suitable site can email

Guidelines for submissions of bird news: We welcome submission of all bird news from anyone, CBWPS member or not. To make it easier to collate submissions we would ask you to follow the Guidelines for Submissions which can be found HERE

Breeding Season Records – As from mid March on we will not be publishing specific news of Sensitive and Schedule 1 Breeding Birds on the news page. This includes most raptors, except where obvious migrants, Chough etc and other specific birds which may be nesting in places prone to excessive disturbance. Common sense applies – the welfare of the birds comes first.

We would still very much like all records of all species however, including photographs where appropriate, for the ornithological county record, BiC, and daily/weekly summaries, even if the news is not specifically published on the day.

See also – The Birdwatchers’ Code… and the…. Nature Photographers Code of Practice (pdf)

> Weekly Bird Sightings Roundup 6th – 12th March 2017 <

Cornwall Cattle Egret Survey Sunday 19th March – Many thanks to all those who helped us in this countywide survey. An impressive 77 birds were recorded in the county, despite incomplete coverage and poor visibility at some sites. A full report will follow, see > here < for more details on the survey.

Netting seabird by-catch. It has been brought to our attention that Cornwall IFCA are holding informal consultations in Mevagissey on the 28th March and Falmouth on the 4th April on the topic of seabirds and other groups caught in fixed gill nets. See IFCA public meetings for details of the drop in sessions. If you have knowledge of incidents that should be put forward you can also contact the society conservation officer .

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Monday 27th March 2017

Late news, 24/3, Coverack: 1 Iceland Gull. (P Bedford)

Late news, 26/3, Gillan Creek: 1 Common Sandpiper. (P Bedford)

Nanjizal: 1 Dusky Warbler, 3 ‘continental’ Robin, 2 Blackcap, 3 Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff. (K Wilson)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1w Bonaparte’s Gull flew in at c18:00 and landed on Lelant Saltings as viewed from Carnsew Pool. Also 2 (1w+subad) Spoonbill, 14 Sandwich Tern, 7 Grey Plover, 3 Dunlin, 1 juv Shag, 6 sum plum Med Gull, 2 1w Common Gull, 120 Wigeon, 7 Teal, 3 sum plum Black-tailed Godwit, 10 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Sand Martin on Lelant Saltings. 1 Cattle Egret on Ryan’s Field then flew SW at 17:20. (R Veal)

Castle Beach to Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 3 Sandwich Tern, 1 1w Kittiwake (on beach). Also 1 Grey Seal with freshly caught ray sp, c20 Common Dolphin. (J Irvine) 4 Sandwich Tern, 5 Mediterranean Gull. (D Chaney)

Stithians Reservoir (N end): 11 Magpie, 1 pair Canada Goose, 8 Tufted Duck, 1 Peacock Butterfly. (R Hampshire)

Helston: 1 Cattle Egret at Degibna SW653257. (M Scott-Hamm)

The Lizard: 1 Merlin at Soapy Cove, female Stonechat feeding young in nest at Kynance. (M Scott-Hamm)

Trevose Head: 14 Swallow. (B Tregunna)

Rosenannon Downs: 5 Chiffchaff, 5 Reed Bunting, 1 Lapland Bunting, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Grey Partridge, 56 Golden Plover, 1 Grey Heron, 9 Snipe, 3 Tawny Owl, 1 Short-eared Owl at 20:15. (S Grose)

Rame Head: 1 male Hobby NW over church at 14:45. (A Robinson, O Robinson)

Sancreed: imm Iceland Gull, 5 Med Gull, 8 Black-headed Gull following plough. (D Flumm)

Iceland Gull – Dave Flumm

Porthcurno: 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Little Egret. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Morvah: female Black Redstart at bottom of cliff. (N Phillips)

Godolphin Cross: singing Blackcap. (C Richards)


Sunday 26th March 2017

Late News, 24/03, Scillonian Pelagic Penzance to Wolf: 105 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great  Skua, 3 Puffin, 238 Gannet, 57 Guillemot, 1 Razorbill, 27 Kittiwake, 20 LBB Gull, 3 Fulmar, 1 Eider, 2 Common Dolphin. (V Stratton & B Craven)

Late News, 24/03, Wolf to Penzance: 6 Manx Shearwater, 2 Puffin, 3 Common Scoter, 88 Gannets, 19 Guillemot, 16 Auk sp, 88 Gannet, 4 LBB Gull, 8 Kittiwake,7 Fulmar, 3 Common Scoter, 100+ Herring Gull.  6 Common Dolphin, 3 Harbour Porpoise (B Craven & V Stratton)

Late News, 24/03, Wolf to St Marys: 11 Manx Shearwater, 10 Puffin, 1 Great Skua, 1 Great Northern Diver etc.

Late News, 24/03, St Marys to Wolf: 2 Great Northern Diver, 3 Common Dolphin, 1 Harbour Porpoise, etc.( V Stratton & B Craven)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Great White Egret flew off east at 07:20, and 3 Red Kite west at 07:30. (P St Pierre, L Proctor) 1 House Martin, 1 Swallow, 1 Willow Warbler singing, with 60+ Sanderling on the beach (B Toms, M Curtis)  c200 Sand Martin and 6+ Swallow. (R Veal)

Marazion Marsh RSPB:  1 Great White Egret flew from pines 07:20 n/e up the valley towards St Erth. 3 Red Kite flew towards Gulval ridge 07:30, 2 Swallow, 2 House Martin 15 Sand Martin 1 Willow Warbler singing, 2 Sandwich Tern off the beach. (B Mellow, R Augarde)

Crowlas: 1 Willow Warbler this am. (R Veal)

Perranuthnoe: Hudsonian Whimbrel at Boat Cove still.

Drift: 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 2w Iceland Gull, 3 Gadwall. (B Mellow, R Augarde)

Newlyn Harbour: 1 Kingfisher, 27 Turnstone, 1 Common Scoter offshore. (S Grose)

Cot Valley: 2 Mistle Thrush, 1m Blackcap, 11 Chiffchaff, 3 Swallow, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Carn Goose: 18 Sand Martin, 1 Swallow. (S Grose)

Bude Marshes: 3 singing Chiffchaff, pair of Reed Bunting, 3 Little Egret, 11 Moorhen, 27 Rook over the active rookery, 10 Robin, 6 Blackbird, 5 Wood Pigeon, 1 Dunnock, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Mute Swan, good numbers of Mallard and gulls. (H Kendall)

Nanquidno: 1yr Iceland Gull, 2 White, 4 Pied Wagtail. (D.Flumm) 1 2w  Iceland Gull. (B Mellow, R Augarde)


Iceland Gull – Dave Flumm

St Gothian Sands LNR: 30+ Sand Martin, 11 Wigeon, 28 Tufted Duck, 2 Shoveler m+f, 2 Greylag Goose, 3 Common Gull. (S Grose)

Spring has arrived in our garden at last! (R Farnes)

Blue Tit video – Rod Farnes

Windmill Farm: 1 Merlin, 1 Sand Martin, also  3 Adder (2m, 1f), 5 Slow Worm, 2 Common Lizard on Cornwall Reptile and Amphibian Group (CRAG) walk. (D Wright)

Adder, Common Lizard – Dougy Wright

Porth Reservoir: 11 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Sparrowhawk, 10 Sand Martin. (S Grose) 1 juv Iceland Gull, 11 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Teal, 1 Tufted Duck, 16 Sand Martin, 4 Stock Dove, 6 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Rowe)

St Ives: 1 Turnstone nr. Lifeboat House, 1 Sandwich Tern flying along Pothmeor Beach 13:45. (D Jenkins)

Hayle:  1 1w Bonaparte’s Gull  flew off east with Black-headed Gulls up St Erth valley 1420hrs, 2 Med Gull 120 Wigeon and 1 drake Goosander. (B Mellow, R Augarde)

Morvah: Light passage of sand martins along coast, 2 Swallows, 1m Stonechat showing characteristics of the race  S t rubicula.  (R Phillips)

St. Germans: 1 Mute Swan sitting; 1st egg laid overnight. ( Previous years – 2016-23rd;  2015-26th;  2014-29th.April(new female); 2013-27th; 2012-30th.) etc. (A Blonden)

Gannel Estuary: 6 Cattle Egret, 3 Sand Martin, 1 Greenshank this evening, plus 3 Tawny Owl and 1 Barn Owl at 23:00. (S Grose)

Helston: 2 Cattle Egret at Degibna church

Trevose Head:  1 Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Song Thrush, 6 Lapland Bunting ( inc a nice male in summer plumage), 4 Wheatear. (B Bosisto)

Winnards Perch: 1 Siskin. (B Bosisto)

Chapel Amble: 1 Green Sandpiper.  (B Bosisto)

Church Cove, Lizard: 70 occupied Rook nests. (M Lord)


Saturday 25th March 2017

Late News, 24/03, Marazion: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Water Rail, with 1 drake Velvet Scoter, 2 Common Scoter offshore. (R Creek)

Late News, 24/03, Hayle, Ryan’s Field: 2 Spoonbill (1 juv, 1 near adult), 1 Black-tailed Godwit (summer plum), 16 Bar-tailed Godwit (Lelant/Old Quayhouse): 1 juv Iceland Gull, 1 2nd W Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Greenshank. (R Creek)

Late News, 24/03, Perranuthnoe/Trenow Boat Cove: 3 Black-throated Diver offshore. (R Creek)

Menadews farm St Clements:  5 Cattle Egret with Little Egrets in field still 12:30. (W Chegwidden) 

Late News, 24/03, Helston Boating Lake: Bonapartes Gull at 15:15 (W Chegwidden)

Late News, 23/03: a Yellow-browed Warbler heard calling in Hayle near Love Lane, also a Glaucous/Iceland Gull (not specifically identified) 1st or 2nd year in flight RNAS Culdrose seen from main road. (P Smale)

Swanpool: Yellow-browed Warbler still on west side (in gardens alongside road nr S end), Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 1m Blackcap, Green Woodpecker heard, 1 Greenfinch, also 2ndw Iceland Gull on rocks to west side of Swanpool Beach, 50 Herring Gull at 9:30am. (D Chaney)

Penryn UoE campus: Yellow-browed Warbler, Chiffchaff, Small Tortoiseshell butterfly (C Urquart)

Porth Joke: 1 Merlin, 2 Willow Warbler, 23 Chiffchaff, 4 Wheatear. (S Rowe)

Tregonetha Downs: Merlin, Sparrowhawk, 6 Reed Bunting, 3 Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

Longrock Pool: 1 ad Med Gull 12:40, then flew to beach. (R Creek)

Nanjizal: 1 Sandwich Tern feeding in the bay. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Windmill Farm:  1f Marsh Harrier, 1 Willow Warbler. 1 Vagrant Emperor dragonfly this afternoon. (D Wright)

Lanner Green: 3 Buzzard, 1m.Kestrel, 1 Raven. (R Hampshire)

Gwithian: 1 imm Iceland Gull. (MJ Spicer)

College Reservoir: 27 Tufted Duck, 2m Wigeon, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 130 Herring Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Lesser Black-back Gull. (D Chaney)

Whipsiderry: 1 Corn Bunting, 2 Raven, 5 Reed Bunting. 1 Wheatear. (S Grose)

Trevalga: 1f Wheatear. (R Brandon)

Rosevidney: 1 juv Iceland Gull following plough in an inaccessible field near Rosevidney farm. Also 3 Sand Martin flew East. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 juv Iceland Gull, 1 1w Spoonbill, 2 Dunlin on Lelant Saltings this morning. 3 Sandwich Tern offshore Porthkidney Beach. (R Veal)

Hayle, Copperhouse Creek:  1m Goosander in the channel by Co-op (!) in morning. (P Smale) 2 Spoonbill on Ryan`s Field. juv Iceland Gull on the estuary. Lelant: 16 Bar-tailed Godwits, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, summer plum, 8 Grey Plover, 2 Med Gull (R Creek)

St Erth: 3 Cattle Egret in field along Tredrea Lane with 10 Little Egret this am then flushed by a farmer and flew NE towards Hayle at 9:30. Also 2 Redwing, 3 (2m) Blackcap. (R Veal)

Gannel Estuary: 6 Cattle Egret flying to Penpol Creek. (S Grose)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 House Martin this morning. Great White Egret flew to roost in pines this evening. (P St Pierre)

Bartinney: Red Kite flew east at 14:00 also Merlin on wall visible from car park. (L Proctor)

Sennen: Black Redstart at Trevilley Farm. 

St Ives: Ring Ouzel on Buttermilk Hill, Short-eared Owl in off the sea. 

Gwithian: imm Iceland Gull over St Gothian Sands. 

Portholland: 1 imm Glaucous Gull, been feeding on a beached dead dolphin for about 2 weeks. (T Guy)

Glaucous Gull – Trounce Guy

Other News: 1 Painted Lady butterfly in private garden near Drift, 1 Speckled Wood in Falmouth, 2 Peacock at Stithians. (J Chapple, D Chaney)


Friday 24th March 2017

Late news, 23/03, Dozmary Pool: Lesser Scaup still present (A Pearson)

Porthgwarra/St Levan: Great White Egret N over Porthgwarra at 8:50. Also 1 Willow Warbler, 5 Wheatear, 3 Black Redstart, 31 Chiffchaff. (M Wallace)

Swanpool: 2ndw Glaucous Gull c8.30am, before flying off west, Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Mute Swan sitting, 1 Great Crested Grebe on the sea. (D Chaney)

St John’s Lake: Spoonbill this morning (D Julian)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Pair of Mandarin this morning at 11 am. Also 6 Great Northern Diver in Mounts Bay this morning. (L Proctor, D Britton, M Spicer)

St Erth: 3 Cattle Egret and 8 Little Egret in Tredrea Lane. Also 1m Siskin. (MJ Spicer)

St Enodoc Golf Course: 3 Yellowhammer, 1f Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Perranuthnoe: Hudsonian Whimbrel back in usual area after several weeks absence,15+ Turnstone in Boat Cove (P Dukes)

Longrock, Newtown Lane:  Pair of Greylag Geese, 1 Canada Goose, 2 Buzzard over and 2 Female Roe Deer. (A James).

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Greylag Goose – Alan James

Winnards Perch: 2 Grey Partridge at Southmoor Farm. (S Grose).

College Reservoir: 4 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 1 Mute Swan nest building, 2m Wigeon, 17 Tufted Duck, 2 Moorhen, 3 Coot, 100 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull. (D Chaney)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 1 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 5 Teal, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Greenshank, 7 Redshank, 5 Turnstone. (D Chaney)

Gannel Estuary: 6 Cattle Egret, 5 Little Egret, 1 Tawny Owl. (S Grose, S Rowe)

Ryans Field: 2 Spoonbill, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Black Headed Gull, 4 Little Egret. (K Bowers)

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Grey Heron, Black-headed Gull, Spoonbill – Kevin Bowers

St Just: 1stw Iceland Gull east of St Just. 

Pendeen: 5 Wheatear, 2 Black Redstart, 1stw Iceland Gull 

Drift Reservoir: c 220 Sand Martin. 

Carharrack:  2 (mf) Blackcap, 6 Long-tailed Tit in private garden on feeders. (W Chegwidden)


Thursday 23rd March 2017

Late news, 22/3, Gerrans Bay: 8 Black-throated Diver, 6 Great Northern Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 7 Common Scoter and 1 Sandwich Tern. (D Hall)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Red-breasted Merganser, juv Iceland Gull, juv Kittiwake, 25 Redshank, 16 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Grey Plover. (S Rogers) 2 Spoonbill on Ryan’s Field this morning. (Cornwall Birding)

St Erth: 1 juv Iceland Gull and 12 Little Egret in Tredrea Lane. (MJ Spicer)

Drift Reservoir: c200 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow. (D Flumm) 300+ Sand Martin. (S Rogers)

Sennen: 1 White Wagtail in the village, 130 Golden Plover at Trevedra Farm. (D Flumm)

Porthgwarra/St Levan: 29 Chiffchaff. Juv Iceland Gull nearby in fields at Polgigga. (M Wallace)

Nanjizal: 3 Willow Warbler, 11 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest and 1 Blackcap ringed. (K Wilson)

Mount’s Bay: imm male Common Scoter. (S Rogers)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 12 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 1 House Martin. (S Rogers) 2 juv Iceland Gull on the beach at Red River mouth. (Cornwall Birding)

Swanpool: Cetti’s Warbler still present this morning. (J Irvine) Also 1 Great Crested Grebe and 2 Sand Martin. (D Chaney)

Maenporth: Iceland Gull reported.

Lethytep, Lanreath: 1 Garganey. (P Hambly)

Gannel Estuary: 6 Cattle Egret at Penpol Creek roost at 18.50. (S Grose)

Carharrack: m&f Blackcap, 6 Long-tailed Tit on feeders and 2 Bullfinch in private garden. (W Chegwidden)

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Blackcap – Warren Chegwidden


Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Late video, 19/3, Par Beach Pool: White-fronted Goose. (John Chapple)


Late news, 21/3, Rosewall, St Ives: 1 female Black Redstart. (S Turner)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Cattle Egret, 2 imm Spoonbill, 1 juv Iceland Gull, 2 sum plum Black-tailed Godwit, 18 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Common Gull, 10 Mediterranean Gull, 27 Sandwich Tern, 1m Reed Bunting, 1 Chiffchaff. (R Veal, S Turner, M Bishop, M Scott-Ham)

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Spoonbill – Reuben Veal

Crowlas: 1f Brambling again in private garden. (R Veal)

St Erth: Yellow-browed Warbler in willows alongside lake at SW549347, Green Sandpiper on pond at SW565335. (M Scott-Ham)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 2 m Wheatear. (M & T Hasdell) Later 5 (3m,2f) Wheatear. (R Butts)

Pendeen: c20 Common Dolphin, 2 Harbour Porpoise, Black-throated Diver sitting on sea. (M Scott-Ham)

Bartinney: 1 male Hen Harrier. (P Taylor)

Sancreed: 1 Swallow on wires briefly then north, first of the year in village, 10 Sand Martin, 3 Chiffchaff, 71 Golden Plover north. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: 70 Sand Martin. (D Flumm)

Sennen: 2 Sandwich Tern in the bay this morning. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Mute Swan, 3 Canada Goose, 2 Greylag Goose, 8 Mallard, 12 Teal, 1 Wigeon, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Little Egret, 4 Little Grebe, 29 Moorhen, 2+ Swallow, 3 Stonechat, 2 Reed Bunting and 1 Siberian Chiffchaff still. (DK Parker) Also 1 drk Shoveler, 3 Grey Heron, 1 buck Roe Deer in field behind Longrock Pool. (A James) 2 Swallow on wires at Longrock Pool. (R Butts)

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Shoveler, Little Egret, Grey Heron and Roe Deer – Alan James

Helston: Bonaparte’s Gull again at the boating lake.

Helford River: 20 Cattle Egret in cattle field on west side of Frenchman’s Creek, seen from east side, with 22 Little Egret and 1 juv Iceland Gull. (D Britton)


Cattle Egret – Dave Britton

Swanpool: 1 Cetti’s Warbler singing, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still, both on west side, Green Woodpecker heard, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Sparrowhawk. Offshore 5 Razorbill, 2 Guillemot and 2 Harbour Porpoise. (D Chaney)

College Reservoir: 30 Sand Martin, 1 Swallow. (D Chaney)

Trevose Head: 5 Wheatear. (D Lockstone)

Porthilly Point: 5 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern, 62 Wigeon. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Chough flew north high over Penpol Creek at 18.30, 6 Cattle Egret. (S grose)

River Camel from Wadebridge to Tregunna Bridge: 24 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Goose, 25 Shelduck, 15 Mallard, 9 Wigeon, 1 Teal, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Pheasant, 1 Shag, 1 Little Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 7 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 120 Oystercatcher, 25 Grey Plover, 200 Golden Plover, 1 Lapwing, 1 Ruff, 25 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 30 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 55 Black-tailed Godwit, 45 Curlew, 3 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 150 Herring Gull, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 5 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Great Tit, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Magpie, 7 Jackdaw, 11 Rook, 15 Carrion Crow, 5 Starling, 7 House Sparrow, 3 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch. (M Scawen et al)

Par Pool: 1 imm Caspian Gull, no sign of the White-fronted Goose. (R Butts)

Upper Fowey Valley: 1 Mistle Thrush. (R Butts)

Dozmary Pool: 12 Tufted Duck, 1 Lesser Scaup, 1 Little Grebe, 1 fem Shoveler, 1 pair Teal, 1 fem Goldeneye, 12 Lapwing, c500 Golden Plover over, c20 Pied Wagtail, c10 Meadow Pipit, 1 Water Pipit. (R Butts)

Stithians Reservoir: 3 Greylag Goose. (R Hampshire)

Lanner Green: 3 Goldfinch, pair Chaffinch, Greenfinch, m Bullfinch in private garden. (R Hampshire)


Tuesday 21st March 2017

Maer Lake: 2 Spoonbill flew in at 12.00, still feeding at 14.30. (M Arval)

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Spoonbill – Martin Arval

Drift Reservoir: c100 Sand Martin. (D Flumm)

Sancreed: 8 Sand Martin, 2 Chiffchaff, 120 Lesser Black-backed Gull north. (D Flumm)

St Erth: 1 Cattle Egret and 7 Little Egret in Tredrea Lane. (MJ Spicer)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Spoonbill present again.

Lizard Point: 1 Little Gull, 5 Sandwich Tern, 30+ Puffin. (A Blunden, I Maclean)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Greenshank, 14 Curlew, 6 Cattle Egret at the Penpol roost. (S Grose)

Porthilly Point: 1 Sandwich Tern, 31 Wigeon. (S Grose)

Penzance: Blackcap in private garden. (R Farnes)


Blackcap – Rod Farnes

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 Hobby hunting Sand Martins, flew off towards Cheesewring, harrassed by Kestrel, 14 Sand Martin, 2 Kestrel, 12 Meadow Pipit, 60+ Herring Gull, 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Cormorant, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Buzzard, 2 Redwing. (P Sharp)