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)

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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)

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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)

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Wednesday 15th March 2017

Late news, 14/3, Sancreed: 9 Fieldfare. (D. Flumm)

Late news, 14/3, Drift Reservoir: 95 Sand Martin. (D. Flumm)

Helston Boating Lake: 1 Bonaparte’s Gull (3pm), 4+ Mediterranean Gull, 4 Shoveler

Porth Reservoir: 1 juv Iceland Gull, 12 Great Crested Grebe (1pr nest building), 5 Tufted Duck, 6 Coot, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Dipper, 1 Mandarin, 3 Common Gull, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker ‘drumming’, 4 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff and 3 Tawny Owl calling. (S Grose)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Iceland Gull (adult & 1w following plough), 7 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Goldeneye, 1 Little Egret (D. Flumm, NR Phillips)

Sancreed: 5 Fieldfare, 1 Chiffchaff. (D. Flumm)

Pendeen: 1 Merlin. (D. Flumm)

Perransands: 2 m Wheatear. (P Fenn)

Lanner Green: 1 pr Bullfinch in garden. (R.Hampshire)

Gannel Estuary: 6 Cattle Egret at dusk. (S Grose)

River Camel, Wadebridge to Tregunna Bridge: 28 Mute Swan, 3 Canada Goose, 35 Shelduck, 8 Mallard, 35 Wigeon, 3 Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 6 Little Egret, 3 Buzzard, 2 Moorhen, 50 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 30 Grey Plover, c.1000 Golden Plover, 10 Knot, 45 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 35 Redshank, 8 Greenshank, 11 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 40 Curlew, 45 Black-headed Gull, 150 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 30 Great Black-backed Gull, 18 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 5 Robin, 7 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Great Tit, 6 Blue Tit, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Magpie, 15 Jackdaw, 15 Rook, 30 Carrion Crow, 4 House Sparrow, 3 Chaffinch, 4 Greenfinch, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Reed Bunting. (M Scawen et al.)

Lizard Point: 35 Puffin, 1 Great Skua, 200+ Common Dolphin. (A Blunden, I Maclean, S Kolodzieski)

Old Lizard Head: 2 Wheatear, 1 Black Redstart. (A Blunden, I Maclean)

Porthleven: 1 Black Redstart. (I Maclean)

Goss Moor: 4 Goldfinch, 2 Chaffinch, 6 Blue Tit, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Dunnock, 4 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Willow Tit (near sub station), male and female Sparrowhawk flying together, 3 Stonechat, 7 Robin, 3 Buzzard, 5 Magpie. (P Ash)

Wadebridge: 3 Redshank, 1 Cormorant, 2 Oystercatcher and 1 Greenfinch (H Wilkins)

St Agnes Head: 1 Short-eared Owl  flying at 16.20. (S Mickleburgh)

Sennen Cove: 2 Little Egret, Merlin.

College Reservoir: 1 1w m Scaup still.

Tehidy Country Park: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still by cafe and 1 Cattle Egret.

Pendower: 112 divers including 1 Red-throated Diver (with 75% of the rest Black-throated Diver and c25% Great Northern Diver), 4 Slavonian Grebe and 6 Common Scoter. (DK Parker, R Wilkins & S Gay)

Rosevine: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 3 Slavonian Grebe, 21 distant divers and 4 Mediterranean Gull. (DK Parker, R Wilkins)

Long-tailed Duck, Dave Parker.

Long-tailed Duck, Dave Parker.

Millbrook: Barn owl rescued from neighbours chimney this afternoon and released. Bit sooty but otherwise ok. (B Taggart)

Barn Owl, Bruce Taggart

Barn Owl, Bruce Taggart

Porthgwarra: 2 Choughs on the cliffs by the old coastguard station. (R Butts)

Near Trewey Common:  3 Yellowhammer, (1 female) at 451361. (R Butts)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 1 ad Caspian Gull, flew off South at about 09:30. (R Butts)

Dozmary Pool: 1 Lesser Scaup, 2 Mute Swans & 2 Goldeneye still. (B Craven)

Colliford Reservoir: 1 Great Northern Diver still. (B Craven)

Croft Pascoe Pool (Goonhilly): 1 Swallow mid-morning. (M Silk, G Swan)

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Monday 13th March 2017

Helston Boating Lake: 1 1w Bonaparte’s Gull, 3m 2f Shoveler, 1 m Scaup,  Rooks on 2 nests in deciduous trees nr S end of Lake. (D Jenkins, R Farnes, A McKechnie)

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Scaup, Alex Mckechnie

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Scaup, Rod Farnes

Bonaparte's Gull, Mark Halliday, 12/3/17

Bonaparte’s Gull, Mark Halliday, 12/3/17

Bonaparte's Gull, Mark Halliday, 12/3/17

Bonaparte’s Gull, Mark Halliday, 12/3/17

 

Stithians Reservoir (WeBS count): 2 Wigeon, 24 Tufted Duck, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Skylark, 2 Reed Bunting, 1f Pintail, 3 Meadow Pipit, 5 Mallard,  24 Little Grebe, 2 Kestrel, 420 Herring Gull, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 3f Goldeneye, 5 Cormorant, 4 Coot, 42 Canada Goose, 2 Buzzard, 1 Black-necked Grebe (favouring mid-section of reservoir), 130 Black-headed Gull and 34 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (D Chaney) Also 2 Gadwall also reported and on S cut off m & f Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 m 1 f Reed Bunting, m & f Bullfinch and 2 Long-tailed Tit. (D Jenkins)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 25 Sand Martin. (D. Flumm)

Bude: 1 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Mute Swan, 3 Teal, 3 Stonechat, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Pied Wagtail, 5 Fulmar and c12 Skylark (H Wilkins)

St Ives: 7 Great Northern Diver, 4 Purple Sandpiper (P Taylor) (WeBS)

St Merryn: 2 Swallow and 4 House Martin, feeding over the lake at the alps fishery. (R Hughes)

Kynance Gate: 2 Dartford Warbler. (J St Ledger)

St. Buryan: 1 Barn Owl. (K.Bowers)

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Lizard Point: 67 Manx Shearwater, 2 Red-throated Diver, 1 Puffin. (I Maclean)

Porthgwarra: 2 Black Redstart.

Manacan: Harrier sp. at Roskruge Barton.(S Potter) .

Falmouth, Swanpool: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 at West side and 1 at North end. Swanvale: 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Blackcap singing, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest. Falmouth Docks: 1 f Peregrine on crane. (D Chaney)

Dozmary Pool: 1 ad Lesser Scaup.

Marazion: 1 Iceland Gull.

Tehidy Country Park: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still.

Par: 1 Black Redstart at Spit Beach.

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Sunday 12th March 2017

Late news: 11/3, Towan Head: 1 Wheatear. (M Lammas)

Late Photos, 10/3, St Levan: A few more photos of the Baillon’s Crake.

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Baillon’s Crake – Alice Davey

Gannel Estuary: 6 Cattle Egret from car park, flew out at 9 am, also 8 Mediterranean Gull, Wigeon now down to 5. (M Lammas), 6 Cattle Egret again at dusk (S Grose) 1 1w Ring-billed Gull, 1 Merlin. (S Rowe)

Helston Boating Lake: Bonaparte’s Gull again. (D Flumm, B Sharples) Also 1 Mediterranean Gull (B Sharples)

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Bonaparte’s Gull – Bob Sharples, Dave Flumm

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern, 30 Sand Martin. (S Turner) 2 Shoveler, 14 Wigeon, 1 Gadwall, 1 Little Egret main marsh (D Flumm) 2 Velvet Scoter offshore

Long Rock Pool: 30 Sand Martin, 1 House Martin, 1 1w Little Gull, 1 drake Gadwall, 1 Little Egret, 3 Tufted Duck (D Eva, R Butts, C Urquart, D Flumm) 1 Swallow (B Mellow)

Penzance, Promenade and Harbour (WeBS count): 9 Purple Sandpiper, 65 Turnstone, 1 Shag, Herring Gulls, Gannets and 2 Grey Seal. (T Mills)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spoonbill, 1 1w Iceland Gull, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Bar-tailed Godwit. (D Eva) Lelant Saltings: 1 1w Spoonbill, 1 juv Iceland Gull, 1m Goosander and 15 Bar-tailed Godwit. (MJ Spicer) 2 1w Iceland Gull showing well at high tide, 1 imm Spoonbill, 1 drk Goosander, 155 Wigeon, 18 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 sum plum Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Greenshank on Lelant Saltings. (R Veal) 2w Iceland Gull at 13:10 also 17 Bar-tailed Godwit. (DK Parker) Glaucous Gull (L Proctor, R Wilkins)

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Iceland Gull – Reuben Veal

Gurnard’s Head: 1m Merlin flew through, 1 pr Chough flew South. (R Veal)

Connor Downs: 500+ Golden Plover flock over, Jay in private garden. (P Freestone)

Bude Marshes (WeBS count): 7 Moorhen, 31 Mallard, 11 Teal, 3 Carrion Crow, 9 Canada Goose, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 11 Starling, 3 Wood Pigeons, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 10 Blackbird, 1 Redwing, 7 Dunnock, 1 Stonechat, 10+ Sand Martin, 1 Robin, 2 Black-headed Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 1 Water Rail. (H Kendall & R Mudge.)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool (WeBS count): 32 Canada Goose, 3 Cormorant, 2 Great Northern Diver, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 8 Mallard,17 Tufted Duck,1 m Goldeneye,1 m Lesser Scaup, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 77 Black-headed Gull,123 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Herring Gull, 4 Buzzard, 33 Carrion Crow, 24 Jackdaw, 3 Magpie, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Blackbird, 276 Starling, 2 House Sparrow,1 Robin,1 Dunnock, 2 Wren, 4 Chaffinch, 7 Goldfinch,1 Pied Wagtail,1 male Wheatear,1 Sand Martin, 7 Meadow Pipit and several batches of frogspawn.  (DA Conway)

St Gothian (WeBS count): 2 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher, 48 Herring Gull, 28 Wigeon, 17 Black-headed Gull, 24 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull, 32 Canada Goose, 2 Skylark, 4 Pied Wagtail, 3 Rock Pipit,  3 Meadow Pipit, 1 Chiffchaff, 12 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Moorhen, 2 Little Grebe, 14 Tufted Duck, 9 Teal, 10 Mallard, 2 Shelduck, 6 Jackdaw. (P Freestone) St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 2w Iceland Gull on main island, 4 Mediterranean Gull (1 full sum plum), 16 Tufted Duck. (R Veal)

Truro: 1 Dipper flying downstream from Coosebean, Green Woodpecker heard close by (D Jenkins)

Porth Reservoir: 12 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Tufted Duck, 5 Coot, 1 Mandarin, 10 Sand Martin. (S Grose)

Porthoustock: Black Redstart (D. Flumm)

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Black Redstart – Dave Flumm

Sancreed: 2 Cattle Egret with the “resident” 4 Little Egret at Sellan Fm; first since 3rd January here (D. Flumm)

Drift Reservoir (Members only): 1 Greylag Goose, 105 Canada Geese, 3 hybrid geese, 1 Muscovy, 2 Mandarin, 9 Wigeon, 4 Gadwall, 9 Teal, 15 Mallard, 9 Tufted Duck, 1 male Goldeneye, 6 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 2 Cattle Egret and 4 Little Egret. (DK Parker WeBS) 35 Sand Martin (first of the Spring here), drake Goldeneye, 5 Gadwall (D. Flumm)

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Cattle and Little Egrets, Goldeneye – Dave Parker

Lizard, Penolver: 1 House Martin. (J White)

Predannack-Kynance Cove: 1 Wheatear, 1 Black Redstart, 2 Chough this afternoon (M Silk, S Paul)

Penhalurick: 2 Skylark, singing on the wing, pair of Bullfinch, 4 Blue tit, 6 Great Tit, 2 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 2 Blackbird, 2 chaffinch, 12 House Sparrow, 3 Raven, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Wren. (G Crisp)

College Reservoir: 12 Sand Martin late afternoon. (C Benton)

Penzance:  1m Black Redstart, 2 Blackcap, 1 Firecrest, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Small Tortoiseshell in private garden (NR Philips)

Treen cliff/Logan rock:. 1m Black Redstart, 1 Wheatear, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Painted Lady butterflies. (NR Philips)

St Just: 1 juv Iceland Gull this afternoon, NE of Tregeseal at Hailglower Farm (M Ahmad)

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Iceland Gull – Mushaq Ahmed

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Saturday 11th March 2017

Late news, 9/3, Aire Point: 1 pair of Chough (ringed) feeding on the ground and in flight together. (N & L Hoar)

Late news, 9/3, Gwennap Head: 1 pair of Chough feeding on the ground. (N & L Hoar)

Polgigga: 1 Swallow. (O Lecheminant) Also 1 ad Little Gull and 1 juv Iceland Gull.

St Gothian Sands: 1m Wheatear. (M Spicer)

Wheatear, Mike Spicer

Wheatear, Mike Spicer

Bude: 2 Oystercatcher and 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (H Wilkins)

Black-tailed Godwit and Oystercatchers, Helen Wilkins

Black-tailed Godwit and Oystercatchers, Helen Wilkins

Marazion Marsh RSPB, Longrock Pool: 21 Sand Martin, 1 Little Gull, 2 Tufted Duck. (D. Flumm, R Veal) Also 1 House Martin and 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. Marsh:1 m Gadwall, 5 Grey Heron on nests. (R Veal)

Marazion, beach: 14 (11 ad) Common Gull, 50 Sanderling, 2 Shelduck. (R Veal)

Mevagissey: 1 Short-eared Owl. (A Curwen)

College Res: 1 drake Scaup, 25 Tufted Duck, 12 Snipe, 4 Great Crested Grebe. ( D. Eva )

Tresemple Pool: 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit. ( D. Eva )

Clapper Marshes: 7 Sand Martin. (S Grose)

Perranporth, Droskyn Point: 1 Great Northern Diver offshore + 2 Sand Martin flew west. (T Wilson)

Helston Boating Lake: 1 1w Bonaparte’s Gull. (S Rowe)

Long Rock: 2 Velvet Scoter, 7 Common Scoter, 1m Eider, 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 summer plumage Black-throated Diver. (S Rowe)

Trelawney garden centre: 3 Sand Martin. (S Grose)

Lanner Green: 1 male Blackcap in garden. (R Hampshire)

Carnanton Woods: 1 Barn Owl in the woods and 1 on the boundary fence at RAF St Mawgan. (S Grose)

Long Rock, Newtown Lane: 1 pair Grey Heron displaying, 2 Chiffchaff (1 poss Siberian Chiffchaff) and 2 Roe Deer. (A James)

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Grey Herons, Alan James

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poss Siberian Chiffchaff, Alan James

Sennen: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff with 15+ Chiffchaff at Brew Sewage Works. (R Veal)

Kenidjack: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff in trees opposite the last house before the sea, 3 Firecrest at wood chopping site, 5 Chough. (R Veal)

Crowlas: 4 Sand Martin to SE this evening. (R Veal)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 30+ Sand Martin.

Porthgwarra: 1 White Wagtail on moor by stone wall.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 imm Spoonbill still, 1 juv Iceland Gull, juvenile still from the B3301 causeway this morning.

Dozmary Pool: 1 Lesser Scaup again.

Tehidy Country Park: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still by the small pool near the café this morning.

Polzeath: 3 Swallow flew east.

Colliford Lake: 2 Great Northern Diver.

Mousehole: St Clement’s Isle: 1 juv Iceland Gull roosted.

Falmouth, Swanpool: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still.

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Thursday 9th March 2017

Pendower Beach to Porthbean Beach: 1 pr. Buzzard, 1 pr. Raven (doing acrobatics), 1 Little Egret, 2 Curlew, 5 Oystercatcher, 5 Slavonian Grebe (group of 3 and 2 individuals), 12 Great Northern Diver (9 in a group offshore and 3 individuals inshore), Cormorant, Shag, Rock Pipit, 1 pr. Pied Wagtail, 1 Fulmar, 2 Gannet, 6 Common Scoter. (J Driver)

Drift Reservoir (members only):  1 Black-necked Grebe, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Gadwall, 1 Mandarin, 1 Chiffchaff and an Otter. (D. Flumm)

Kenidjack: 1 Merlin, 5 Chiffchaff. (D. Flumm)

Helston boating lake: 1 1w Bonaparte’s Gull still present, also 4-5 Shoveler, 3 Canada Geese. (B Sharples)

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Falmouth, Castle Beach: 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Razorbill. (D Chaney) Swanpool: 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Manx Shearwater 1 offshore + 2 Harbour Porpoise, 8 Common Dolphin, 2 Water Rail, 3 Mediterranean Gull on rocks, 1 Green Woodpecker heard (Falmouth cemetery), 5 Meadow Pipit bathing in puddles in Swanpool car park, 1 Blackcap, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler 1 on west side, 1 at north end. (D Chaney)

Rock, helipad field: 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Carrick Roads from Mylor Churchtown: 16 Black-necked Grebe, 27 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Skylark, 1 Mistle Thrush. Also 2 Harbor Porpoise, 1 Grey Seal. (J St Ledger)

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Porth Reservoir: 1 Barn Owl and 2 Tawny Owl. (S Grose)

Tehidy Country Park: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler; near the café at 10.45. (RB & PC Girling) Also 1 Cattle Egret reported.

Dozmary Pool: 1 Lesser Scaup drake (Pete Aley).

Colliford Lake: 1 Iceland Gull juv , 2 Great Northern Diver (south end), 1 Peregrine. (P Aley)

Ninestones area: 2+ Willow Tit, 3+ Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Peregrine. (P Aley)

Marazion:  1w Little Gull on Long Rock pool again this morning.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 1 Canada Goose, 22 Shelduck,  176 Wigeon, 12 Teal, 5 Goosander, 2 Red-breasted Merganser, 16 Grey Plover, 3 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 18 Bar-tailed Godwit, 7 Common Gull, 1 near adult Ring-billed Gull, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 near adult argentatus Herring Gull, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 1w Iceland Gull and 3 Rock Pipit from the causeway this afternoon. (DK Parker, LP Williams) Also 1 imm Spoonbill reported again.

Yellow-legged Gull, Dave Parker

Yellow-legged Gull, Dave Parker

Penzance: 1 poss 1w Bonaparte’s Gull seen over Wherrytown/Tolcarne beach reported.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 2 Greylag, 3 Canada Geese, 4 Mallard, 1 Gadwall,2 Shoveler, 13 Wigeon, 47 Teal, 4 Tufted Duck, 6 Little Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 8 Grey Heron, 1 Water Rail, 21 Moorhen, 6 Snipe, 1w Little Gull, 3 Stonechat, 10+ Chiffchaff, 1 probable Siberian Chiffchaff (not heard), 1 Cetti’s Warbler and 2 Reed Bunting this morning. (DK Parker) Also a male Marsh Harrier reported this morning.

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