Saturday 5th March 2016

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Late news, 1-2/3, Porthcothan: 1 Long-eared Owl. (P Jones per R Dazley)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 ad w Franklin’s Gull with Black-headed Gulls, plus 1 Lesser Scaup, 1 f Scaup and 1 redhead Smew.

Hannafore Point: 1 m Eider. (R Taylor)

RTaylor_Eider_050316Eider, Rod Taylor

Truro: 1 f Brambling in my garden. (D Jenkins)

St Clements, Tresemple: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest and 7+ Chiffchaff, plus the pale grey Siberian Chiffchaff. (S Rogers, M Spicer) Also 1 Spotted Redshank and 2 Greenshank on river. (MJ Spicer) St Clement: 1m Siskin on feeders. (MJ Spicer)

SRogers_YBWarbler_050316Yellow-browed Warbler, Steve Rogers

12 Oystercatcher, 11 Turnstone, 1 Raven, 6 Meadow Pipits, 4 Skylark and 1 Kingfisher (H Wilkins)

Pendower, Gerrans Bay: 1 m Velvet Scoter, 1 Common Scoter, 8 Black-throated Diver, 9 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red necked Grebe and 2 Slavonian Grebe. (S Rogers)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Ryan’s Field: 1 juv Spoonbill still. (MJ Spicer, R Veal) Also3 Goosander. Lelant saltings: 1 possible 3w Caspian Gull, 1 Grey Plover, c150 Dunlin. (R Veal)

Lelant: 1 Firecrest.

Hayle tennis club: 1f Bullfinch.  (R Veal)

St Erth: 8 Stock dove and 200+ Chaffinch. (R Veal)

Crowlas: 1m Blackcap, 1m Bullfinch, 3 Chiffchaff. (R Veal)

Bartinney Down: 2 Short-eared Owl. (A James)

AJames_SEO1_050316Short-eared Owl, Alan James AJames_SEO2_050316Short-eared Owls, Alan James

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Water Rail. (S Martin)

Mousehole, St Clement’s Isle: 1 American Herring Gull again at roost. (M Ahmad)

Trevorian Pool:  1 2nd or 3rd W Iceland Gull and 8+ Mediterranean Gull. (P St Pierre)

Skewjack Farm:  1 Whooper Swan. (P St Pierre)

Porthgwarra: 1 Puffin north plus 500 auk sp in 30 mins. (P St Pierre)

Lizard Point seawatch: 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 6 Red-throated Diver, 12 Cormorant, 88 Fulmar, 4500 Guillemot, 2800 Razorbill, 408 Gannet, 6 Manx Shearwater, 6 Oystercatcher, 24 Shag, plus Great Black-backed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Kestrel, House Sparrow, Pied Wagtail, Rock Pipit, Woodpigeon, Buzzard, Jackdaw, Raven, Kittiwake, and 1 Marsh Harrier in off the sea. (T Blunden)

St Just: 1 pure-looking Hooded Crow on Cape Cornwall (Secondary) School playing fields at 09:25. (N Wheatley)

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again in Perran Sands area this morning and in Boat Cove in the afternoon.

Helston: 1 ad Whooper Swan on the boating lake and 1 Firecrest at sewage works, also 1 Siberian Chiffchaff reported.

St Ives: 1 Black Redstart, male still by the NCI Lookout.

Falmouth, Swanpool: 3 Mediterranean Gull (adult, 2nd and 1st winter). (S Perfect)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe and 2 Goldeneye (pair). (S Perfect)


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