Sunday 24th March 2019

Late news, 22/3, Truro: c5 White Stork circling high over Treliske hospital. (H Perkins)

Late news, 23/3, Predannack Wollas: 1 Kestrel, 2 Raven, 4 Wheatear, 2 Black Redstart (1m 1 f). (J Evans)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Red-rumped Swallow, 1 Glossy Ibis and 1 m Garganey still, 6 singing Cetti’s Warbler. (S Rogers, L Proctor) At least 1 Water Pipit on eastern side. (R Menari, T Mills) At 16.45:  5 Shoveler. 10 Sand Martin, and at 17.45 Red-rumped Swallow returned and 1 m Garganey showing well, plus 1 f Black Redstart in field near Red River bridge. (S. Rogers)

Red-rumped Swallow, Steve Rogers

Red-rumped Swallow, Steve Rogers

Red-rumped Swallow, Mashuq Ahmad

Red-rumped Swallow, Mashuq Ahmad

Red-rumped Swallow, Mashuq Ahmad

Garganey, Paul Ash

Glossy Ibis, Paul Ash

Glossy Ibis, Paul Ash

Porthgwarra: 1 Red-rumped Swallow, 1 Swallow at 11.15. (M Wallace) Also 3 Black Redtsart.  Red-rumped Swallow still over footpath between Porthgwarra and St. Levan at 13.15.Red-rumped Swallow was over Porthgwarra houses at 15.05. (J&I Miller) Other sightings: 3 Black Redstart, 1 Willow Warbler, 7 Wheatear, 2 Blackcap, 29 Chiffchaff. (M Wallace)

Chaple Amble: Temminck’s Stint still. ( B.Toms, M.Curtis)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 ad Ring-billed Gull. (R Veal) Ryan’s Field: 1 Spoonbill and 1 Little Egret. (P Ash)

Brew Pool: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Iceland Gull following tractor. (R Augarde)

Old Lizard Head: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Black Redstart, 2 Marsh Harrier (over high), 12 Wheatear, 8 White Wagtail. (I Maclean)

Caerthillean: 1 Wryneck, 2 Wheatear, 1 Black Redstart. (T Phelps, I Maclean et al)

Drift Reservoir: 4 Cattle Egret and 2 Black-necked Grebe.

St Buryan: 1 m Hen Harrier east.

Par Beach Pool: 1 Water Rail, 7 Tufted Duck, 2 Teal, 1 Sand Martin, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Buzzard, 3 Bullfinch, 11 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Par, Spit Beach: 1 Purple Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Trevose: 20 Swallow through. (B.Toms, M.Curtis)

St Ives Island: 1 f Black Redstart. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 47 Canada Goose, 6 Cormorant, 1 ad Mute Swan, 1 Grey Heron, 22 Great Crested Grebe, 11 Goosander (includes 2 males), 9 Mallard, 1 Goldeneye, 10 Tufted Duck, 3 Lapwing, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 52 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Herring Gull, 3 Black-headed Gull, 4 Buzzard, 7 Raven, 84 Carrion Crow, 16 Jackdaw, 14 Magpie, 25 Starling, 1 Wood Pigeon, 5 Stock Dove, 7 Blackbird, 12 Wheatear, 4 Chaffinch, 14 House Sparrow, 4 Meadow Pipit, 3 Pied Wagtail and 5 Wren (DAConway)

Tregonetha Downs: 3 Yellowhammer, 1 Skylark, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Linnet, 4 Stonechat, 7 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Snipe, 2 Raven. (S Grose)

Looe estuary (WeBS count): 2 Buzzard, 14 Canada Goose, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Cormorant, 12 Great Back-backed Gull, 1 Greenshank, 15 Grey Heron, 2 Grey Wagtail, 125 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 11 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 11 Mallard, 1 Marsh Tit, 2 Moorhen, 5 Mute Swan, 6 Oystercatcher, 7 Pheasant, 1 Shag, 5 Shelduck. (D Spooner)

Nanjizal: ringed 2 Willow Warbler, 17 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 5 Blackcap and an Icelandic Redwing. (K Wilson)

North Cliffs: 1 Wheatear, 12 Razorbill, 4 Raven, 2 Grey Seal pups. (Hell’s Mouth) 2 Raven, 40+ Guillemot, 5 Razorbill, 1 Peregrine. (J Evans)

St Gothian Sands: 1f Merlin, 2 Coot, 5 Wheatear, 4 Chiffchaff and 1 Goldcrest. (MJ Spicer)

Land’s End: 3 Wheatear & 3 Black Redstart at LE Complex. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, M McKee) Plus13 Wheatear in “Burger Rock” field between Land’s End & Nanjizal. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Cudden Point, Prussia Cove: 4 Wheatear, 1 Raven. (A Witheywood)

Lizard Point: 1 Great Skua, 18 Common Scoter, 16 Puffin, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Black Redstart, 2 Wheatear. (I Maclean)

Housel: 2 White Wagtail, 1 Willow Warbler. (I Maclean)

Pentire Farm / Park Head: 2 Wheatear, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Corn Bunting, 5 Yellowhammer, 3 Bullfinch, 2 Kestrel, 1 m Blackcap, 4 Raven, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Curlew, 11 Oystercatcher, 6 Turnstone, 17 Fulmar, 3 Swallow. 1 Stoat, 1 Common Lizard, 5 Hare. (S Grose)

Lizard Peninsula, Soapy Cove: 3 Willow Warbler, 15 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap. Predannack Downs:1 Marsh Harrier. (M Nattrass)

Hannafore: 1 imm male Black Redstart. (I Juliane)

Par Lake:  40 Canada Geese, 6 Moorhen, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swan, 12 Mallard, 6 Tufted Duck.  (C Hooper).

Mute Swan, C Hooper

Moorhen, C Hooper

Mallard, C Hooper

Grey Heron, C Hooper

Porthleven, near Tremearne: 2 Wheatear. (S Richards) And 2 Greenfinch, 17 Goldfinch, 5 Chaffinch, 4 House Sparrow. (S Richards)

Wheatear, Steven Richards

Wheatear, Steven Richards

Feeder, Steven Richards

Goldfinches, Steven Richards

Zennor, Foage: 1 m Ring Ouzel.

Sennen: flock of 10 Goose sp west over Trevescan early morning.

Penzance: 5 Eider (2m 3f) offshore Wherrytown.

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