Wednesday 7th March 2018

Late news, 6/3, Hayle Estuary RSPB: Ring-billed Gull and Little Gull. (T McGowan)

Late news, 6/3, St Ives: Adult argenteus Herring Gull with yellow legs on Smeatons Pier outside the harbour masters office. (C Oates)

argenteus Herring Gull – Chris Oates

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter, 15 Common Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 5 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Black Throated Diver. (B Bosisto)

Egloshayle: 4 Hawfinch still at the old cemetery at 09:20. (A Langdon)

Washaway: 1 Hawfinch coming to feeders in a private garden. (K Williams)

Malplas: 2 Avocet on the Truro River near Malpas. (R Castillo-Nicholls, R Nicholls)

Avocet – Rowena Castillo-Nicholls

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Spoonbill and Avocet still, also Pintail and 28 Grey Plover. (PJ Freestone, R Veal, K Bowers) 1 Firecrest at Ryan’s Field. (J Eccleston)

Little Egret – Kevin Bowers

Avocet – Kevin Bowers

Polbathic Creek: 1 adult Spoonbill. (A Blonden)

Porth Reservoir: 1 female Mandarin, 3 Tufted Duck, 2 Kingfisher. (B Bosisto)

Pentewan: 39 Common Gull, 1 1w Mediterranean Gull, 47 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 near adult Yellow-legged Gull. (B Bosisto)

Mevagissey: 1 1w Iceland Gull. (B Bosisto)

Portscatho Harbour to Rosvine: 2 Long-tailed Duck, 5 Slavonian Grebe and 3 Great Northern Diver. (R Wilkins) Also 2 Black-throated Diver, 2 Rock Pipit, 5 Cormorant. (R Castillo-Nicholls and R Nicholls)

Long-tailed Duck, R Castillo-Nicholls

Lower Tamar Lake: 8 Goosander, 1 pair of Goldeneye, 10+ Tufted Duck, 3 Wigeon, 3-4 Mallard, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 12 Herring/Black-headed Gull in a mixed group, 2 Moorhen, at least 10 Coot, 1 Jay and one other at nearby Thurdon, Blue, Great, Coal , Marsh and 2 Willow Tits, 1 Nuthatch, 9 Canada Geese. 1 Cormorant, numerous Chaffinches, 2 Robin, Blackbirds, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Wren, 1 Raven over plus Carrion Crows and Jackdaws. About a quarter of the lake is still frozen over! (H Kendall, A Mckechnie and B Dodd)

Cape Cornwall: Juv Glaucous Gull over south at 10:15. (N Wheatley)

Sennen Cove: Juv Glaucous Gull on Cowloe. (M Bishop)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 14 Canada Geese, 10 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, 5 Mallard, 60 Teal, 9 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 38 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 7 Little Grebe, 2 Snipe, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Goldcrest and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

Looe Island: 7+ Cormorant nests with chicks. (D Spooner)

Truro: 1 Redwing, 1m, 1f Siskin in my garden. (D Jenkins)

Camel Trail, Wadebridge to Padstow: 19 Mute Swan, 2 Whooper Swan, 2 Canada Goose, 36 Shelduck, 17 Mallard, 30 Wigeon, 3 Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 2 Grey heron, 4 Little egret, 1 Spoonbill, 3 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Coot, 85 Oystercatcher, 1 Avocet, 9 Ringed Plover, 15 Grey Plover, 250 Golden Plover, 40 Lapwing, 1 Sanderling, 300 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 50 Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, 80 Curlew, 65 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 100 Herring Gull, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 25 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Wood Pigeon, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 7 Blackbird, 1 Song thrush, 1 Blackcap, 1 Great tit, 1 Blue tit, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Magpie, 4 Jackdaw, 9 Rook, 65 Carrion Crow, 1 Starling, 6 House Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Goldfinch,  3 Palmate Newt. (M Scawen et al.)

Lostwithiel: Female Brambling in private garden. (M Simon)

Truro River, Newham Road: 21 Black-tailed Godwit roosting. (A Nicholson)

Truro River, Calenick Creek: 2 Greenshank, 30 Curlew, 22 Redshank, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 20 Dunlin, 21 Teal, 5 Shelduck, 9 Wigeon. (A Nicholson)

Truro River, Coombe: 7 Teal, 1 Greenshank, 3 Redshank, 1 Curlew. (A Nicholson)

Truro River, Cowlands: 1 Greenshank, 4 Redshank, 11 Teal. (A Nicholson)

Feock Church: 6 Bullfinch, 1 female Blackcap and 2 Brambling on feeder at the eastern end of the churchyard.(M Jones) 4 Brambling (1m, 3f), 7 Bullfinch (5m, 2f), 2 Blackcap (1m,1f). (A Nicholson)

Tregoss: 1 Green Woodpecker. (B Bosisto)

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