Tuesday 14th March 2017

Late news, 12/3, Nanjizal: 2 Little Bunting still present, also 1 Water Pipit.

Late News, 13/3, Marazion: Juv Iceland Gull offshore yesterday afternoon plus 2 Velvet Scoter and 5 Common Scoter. (DK Parker)

Late news, 13/3, Crowlas: 1f Brambling again. (R Veal)

Helston Boating Lake: 1 1w Bonaparte’s Gull still.

Bonaparte's Gull, Marlene Rouncefield

Bonaparte’s Gull, Marlene Rouncefield 13/3/17

Truro, St Clement: 13 Cattle Egret and 14 Little Egret in the roost this evening (T Wilson)

Porthgwarra: 4 Wheatear. (M Wallace)

Crows-an-Wra: f Merlin over A30 at 12:30. (P Taylor)

Sennen: hybrid Hooded x Carrion Crow in field below Trinity Cottages. (P Taylor)

Marazion: 2 Velvet Scoter and 5 Common Scoter still. (DK Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Mute Swan, 3 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag Geese, 2 Shelduck, 8 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 14 Wigeon, 36 Teal, 3 Tufted Duck, 4 Little Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 9 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 11 Moorhen, 4 Snipe, 12 Sand Martin, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 5+ Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechat, 2 Bullfinch and 3 Reed Bunting. (DK Parker)

Little Grebe, Ash Paul

Little Grebe, Ash Paul

Stonechat, Ash Paul

Stonechat, Ash Paul

Godolphin Cross: 1 Green Woodpecker yaffling 15.30, Godolphin National Trust estate. (C Richards)

Gannel Estuary: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull. (S Rowe)

Rosemullion Head: 3 Black-throated Diver. Also, 2 pods of Common Dolphin (approx 16 in each pod), including one rescued from rope entanglement by British Divers Marine Life Rescue. (John St Ledger) 

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 1m Red-breasted Merganser, 1 1w Spoonbill, 1 Sparrowhawk, 16 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 sp Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 1 1w Iceland Gull, 1 1w Caspian Gull and 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull. (M Elliott, MJ Spicer) Also 10 Common Gull. (R Veal)

Black-tailed Godwit, Ash Paul

Black-tailed Godwit, Ash Paul

Longrock Pool: 2 Swallow and 16 Sand Martin. (MJ Spicer)

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

Sennen Cove: Little Egret again today.

College Reservoir: 1 Iceland Gull. (T Phelps) 1m Scaup, 2 Wigeon, 4 Great Crested Grebe, Marsh Tit. (D Chaney)

Argal Reservoir: 7 Great Crested Grebe, 3 (1 ad 2 imm) Mute Swan, 9 Tufted Duck. (D Chaney)

Tehidy Country Park: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still.

Gerrans Bay: 40+ Black-throated Diver, 16 Great Northern Dive and 2 Slavonian Grebe. (D Hall, S Gay, J Taylor)

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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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Friday 10th March 2017

Late news, 9/2, Dozmary Pool: 2 Mute Swan at Dozmary Pool. (C Buckland)

Late news, 9/2, Colliford Reservoir: 2 Goosander at cattle grid. (C Buckland)

St Levan: Baillon’s Crake seen to fly in to Porthchapel beach this morning, then flew towards Porthgwarra. (A Davey)

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Baillon’s Crake – Alice Davey

Gannel Estuary: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull again am, 4+ Mediterranean Gull. (M Lammas)

Helston: Bonaparte’s Gull still at Boating Lake at 14:15 (A Neil)

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Bonaparte’s Gull – Terry Hale

Newquay: 2 House Martin 5 minutes apart over Pargolla Road around midday (K Johns)

Marazion Marsh RSPB, Longrock Pool: 3 Sand Martin, 1 1w Little Gull (R Augarde, M Halliday, B Dallas)

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Little Gull – Terry Hale, Mark Halliday

Gannel Estuary: 6 Cattle Egret, 13 Med Gull late pm. (S Rowe)

Par Beach Pool: 6 (5m 1f) Garganey. (T Hale)

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Garganey – Terry Hale

Hayle Estuary RSPB, estuary: 2 1w Iceland Gull, 11 (6 ad, 5 1w) Mediterranean Gull, 1 2w Yellow-legged Gull, 1 1w Common Gull, 1 m Red-breasted Merganser and 1 imm Spoonbill. (B Dallas) Also 18 Bar-tailed Godwit, 12 Grey Plover, 3 Goosander and 5 Greenshank. (MJ Spicer, T Mills)

Argal Reservoir: 5 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 12 Black-headed Gull. (D Chaney)

College Reservoir: 5 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Wigeon, 3 Teal, 25 Tufted Duck, 1 Scaup drake still, 2 Moorhen, 26 Black-headed Gull, 16 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 520 Herring Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Marsh Tit. (D Chaney)

Swanpool: 1 Water Rail, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in gardens alongside road at SW side. (D Chaney)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Glaucous Gull (imm; 1w/2w) over, also 20+ Common Dolphin. (N Wheatley)

Upper Tamar Lake: 9 Willow Tit sightings this morning on the Willow Tit survey. (R Mudge)

Stithians Reservoir: 3 (1m2f) Goldeneye. (J St Ledger)

Penryn River (WeBS): 3 Greenshank, 21 Teal, 1 Common Sandpiper nr Penryn Quay (J St Ledger)

Ninestones: 3 Willow Tit, 1 Dipper, 2+ Reed Bunting, Peregrine over (C Buckland)

Mount Hawke: 1 m Bullfinch in private garden. (RB & PC Girling).

Zennor: male Hen Harrier this afternoon hunting over moor (from B3306 2 miles East of Zennor). (L Hallett)

Crowlas: 1f Brambling, 14 Fieldfare in private garden. (R Veal)

Tehidy Country Park: 2 Jay, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Robin. (K Bowers)

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Jay, Nuthatch – Kevin Bowers

Penwithick: 7 House Sparrow, 3 Chaffinch, 2 Collared Dove, 3 Woodpigeon, 2 Dunnock, 2 Siskin. (K Bowers)

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Siskin, Woodpigeon – Kevin Bowers

Penzance: 1 Sandwich Tern (P St Pierre)

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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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Sunday 5th March 2017

Helston Boating Lake: 1st winter Bonaparte’s Gull. (T Blunden et al)

Bonaparte's Gull, Tony Blunden

Bonaparte’s Gull, Tony Blunden

Bonaparte's Gull, Tony Blunden

Bonaparte’s Gull, Tony Blunden

Bonaparte's Gull, Tony Blunden

Bonaparte’s Gull, Tony Blunden

Bonaparte's Gull, Mashuq Ahmed

Bonaparte’s Gull, Mashuq Ahmed

Bonaparte's Gull, Reuben Veal

Bonaparte’s Gull, Reuben Veal

Bonaparte's Gull, Alex McKechnie

Bonaparte’s Gull, Alex McKechnie

Loe Pool: 14 Cattle Egret, 6 Mediterranean Gulls, 4 Common Gulls, 1 Kingfisher. (I Maclean)

Helston SW: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (D Wright)

Frenchman’s Creek: 12 Cattle Egret, 7 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron in trees at 18:00. At the same time a further 10+ Egret sp. could be seen in the cow field beyond the trees but were too distant and obscured for me to ID with my bins. (J Selby)

Falmouth Bay: c90 Shag, 1 Great Northern Diver from Swanpool Beach, 12 Turnstone to Gyllyngvase Beach. (D Chaney)

Long Rock Pool: 1st winter Little Gull this afternoon. (M Rouncefield)

Little Gull, M Rouncefield

Little Gull, M Rouncefield

Polgigga: 1st winter American Herring Gull, 1 juv Iceland Gull. (K Wilson)

Newquay: 5 Chough on the golf course this morning. (C Stephenson)

Gannel Estuary: 1st winter Ring-billed Gull, 9 Med Gull, 600 Black-headed Gull, 440 Herring Gull, 18 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Wigeon. (S Rowe)

Penwithick: 8 Sparrow, 2 Dunnock, 2 Siskin, 1 Pied Wagtail. (K.Bowers)

Siskin, Kevin Bowers

Siskin, Kevin Bowers

Siskin, Kevin Bowers

Siskin, Kevin Bowers

Camborne: 1 Bullfinch in private garden. (B Parsonage)

Bullfinch, Brian Parsonage

Bullfinch, Brian Parsonage

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

Marazion: 1 Red-throated Diver flew W and 9 Great Northern Diver offshore. 1 singing Chiffchaff, 1 drk Gadwall, 1 singing Cetti’s Warbler on the marsh. (R Veal)

 

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Friday 3rd March 2017

Late news, 2/3, Ninestones: 1 Willow Tit. (L Proctor, M Spicer)

Late news, 2/3, Dozmary Pool: 1 Lesser Scaup and 2 Mute Swan. (L Proctor, M Spicer)

Late news, 2/3, College Reservoir: 1 Greater Scaup. (L Proctor, M Spicer)

Late news, 2/3, Walmsley Sanctuary: 2 Spoonbill, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 3 Little Egret, 15 Gadwall and 11 Pintail. (D Parker)

Porthilly Beach: 1 Kingfisher, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Common Gull. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 8 Cattle Egret 300m E of car park 8.30am. Also 4 Mediterranean Gull. (M Lammas) 1w Ring-billed Gull this afternoon. (S Rowe)

St Clement: 12 Cattle Egret and 1 Little Egret in fields at Menadews Farm. (C Benton)

Truro: 1 Firecrest in private garden this morning. (D Jenkins)

Kennall Vale: pair of Dipper. (A James) Also 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Grey Heron. (B Sharples)

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Dipper – Alan James

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Water Rail, “lots” of Reed Bunting, “lots” of Goldfinch, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker and 1 Bullfinch viewed from the southern cut-off. (B Sharples)

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Long-tailed Tit and Bullfinch – Bob Sharples

Penryn: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still at Tremough. (B Porter)

Falmouth: 1 Great Skua, 2 Harbour Porpoise, good numbers of Kittiwake distantly in Falmouth Bay as viewed from Swanpool Beach. (D Chaney)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 drake Red-breasted Merganser, 5 Goosander, 6 Mediterranean Gull and 21 Bar-tailed Godwit from the causeway. (D Parker)

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Goosander – Dave Parker

Roskilly: sub adult Pomarine Skua flew SW past Low Lee Buoy towards Mousehole at 14:00. (D Parker)

Penzance: 17+ Great Northern Diver, 4 Black-throated Diver from Jubilee Pool. (C Urquhart)

Mousehole: juv Pomarine Skua, 2 (3rd cal and 2nd cal) Yellow-legged Gull. Also Eider on the rocks. (C Urquhart)

Mount’s Bay: 1 1w Little Gull and 5 Mediterranean Gull on Eastern Green Beach. 5 Common Scoter and 5 Mediterranean Gull off Marazion. (M Spicer) Little Gull later seen at Little London. (A McKechnie)

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Little Gull – Alex McKechnie

Nanjizal: juv Iceland Gull off Carn-les-Boel. (M Wallace)

Sennen: 2nd cal Iceland Gull. (K Wilson)

West Looe: 1 Black Redstart, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Turnstone, 1 Little Egret. (C Buckland)

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Thursday 2nd March 2017

Late News, 01/03, Swanpool: 1 Merlin, 2 Mediterranean Gull, c1000 Herring Gull, 5 Harbour Porpoise (3 ad 2 calves) in Falmouth Bay. (D Chaney)

Pendennis Point: 1 Great Northern Diver, 6 Turnstone, 1 Whimbrel, 50 Kittiwake, 2 Diver sp west, 1 m Stonechat, 8 Harbour Porpoise, 15 Common Dolphin. (D Chaney)

Swanpool/Swanvale: 2 Bullfinch, 16+ Robin, Green Woodpecker heard, 5 Chiffchaff including one in song, 1 Redwing, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still present at entrance to Swanvale, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Water Rail. (JH & K Dalziel)

Falmouth Docks: 1 Glaucous Gull in Northern Arm car park but private property with no public access. (S Taylor)

Porthgwarra: 2 Black Redstart at Hella Point this afternoon. (P Taylor & H Mitchell)

Tehidy Country Park: 1 Cattle Egret in trees by main pond and 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (A McKechnie)

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Cattle Egret & Yellow-browed Warbler – Alex McKechnie

Trevilley: 2nd cal Kumlien’s Gull, 2 2nd cal Iceland Gull, 3 2nd cal Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Water Pipit. (K Wilson)

Gannel Estuary: 1w Ring-billed Gull present until 5.10pm. (M Lammas)

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

Marazion: 2 Velvet Scoter, 1 Common Scoter off Station House car park at 7.00am. 1 1w Little Gull, 12 Black-headed Gull, 9 Grey Plover, 2 Little Egret at Venton Cove 5.15pm.(R Menari)

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Little Gull – Richard Menari

Penzance: f Eider near the harbour, drk Eider and ad Little Gull at Eastern Green, 6 Grebe sp and several Dolphin sp offshore. (D King) 1 Pomarine Skua from Jubilee Pool, also many Kittiwake and Gannet and 2-3 Porpoise. (J Headon)

Dunmere Wood: 1 Marsh Tit. (D Parker)

Sladesbridge: 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Treecreeper. (D Parker)

Mousehole: Black Redstart.

Lamorna Cove: Balearic Shearwater reported.

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