Sunday 15th March 2020

Late news, 14/3, Carne/Gillan Creek: 21 Little Egret. 1 Common Sandpiper. (B Nicholls)

Late news, 14/3, Trevose Head: Two Lapland Buntings, field near car park, in and around the small puddles by road. (B Rankine)

Late news, 14/3, Walmsley Sanctuary: Spoonbill, Ringtail Hen Harrier, Female Scaup, 2 Long-Tailed Tit nesting in brambles to left of tower hide, c.7 Sand Martin, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 pairs Shoveler courting. (S Finch)

Spoonbill – S Finch

Swanpool: Sum plum Black Guillemot still present but distant also 2 distant Pom Skua and 1 Great Skua. (R Augarde, B Mellow)

Chiverton Cross: Osprey over the roundabout heading north at 13:24. (S Ellison)

Newlyn: 1w Iceland Gull in the harbour, 1 Sandwich Tern flew towards Penzance and Firecrest and Blackcap at Sandy Cove. (L Proctor)

St Ives: Wheatear on Buttermilk Hill. (T McGowan)

College Reservoir: 5 Sand Martins. (B Mellow)

Stithians Reservoir: Ringtail Hen Harrier at the Carmenellis end. (B Mellow) Lesser Scaup reported again from the Stuart Hutchings hide.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Water Pipit briefly. (P Walsh)

St Erth Praze: 1 m Yellowhammer opp Smugglers Inn. (S Grose)

Truro: Female Blackcap in a private garden this morning (K&J Mortimore)

Polly Joke: 8 Stonechat, 4 Herring Gull, 4 Rock Pipit, 1 Robin, 2 House Sparrow. (E Henderson)

Penhale Army Camp: 2 Northern Wheatear. (C Stephenson)

Newquay, Porth Island: Northern Wheatear and F/Imm Black Redstart. (S Shonleben)

Lizard: 1m Blackcap, 5 Skylark, 3 Greenfinch, 3 Raven, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 22 Fulmar, 22 Linnet, 11 Oystercatcher, 5 Chough, 1 Firecrest (at the pool below The Waterings), Herring Gull with blue plastic ring on left leg W:492 still present. (S Grose)

North Cliffs: 1500hrs. 4 Skylark singing, 1 Kestrel, 6 Stonechat (S Van Hear)

Hayle Estuary: 2 Greylag Geese, 1 Knot, 13 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Goosander (D Eva) Also, 2 Common Gull, Mediterranean Gull, and a Greenshank. (G Kingdon)

Newquay: Adult Glaucous Gull in pink elephant field. (M Jones) Also, 1 Black Redstart on Penmere Drive. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Greenshank, 12 Redshank, 1w Mediterranean Gull, 90 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull. (S Rowe)

Trelissick Woods: 1 Firecrest (I Bown)

Tregew: 2 Skylark singing (I Bown)

Whipsderry: 2 Corn Bunting, 7 Raven over. (S Grouse)

Downderry: birds moving west, 0705-0910, included at least 125 Gannet and 155 Kittiwake, also 3 Great Skua, 6 Fulmar, 2 Common Gull and a Red-throated Diver. On the sea another 3 Red-throated and a single Great Northern Diver. (A Payne)

Millbrook: a pair of Red-breasted Mergansers this afternoon. (A Payne)

Sancreed: 45 Meadow Pipit, 3 Little Egret, 83 Canada Geese. (D Flumm)

Colliford Reservoir: 1 Great Norther Diver still and c.200 Golden Plover. (B Craven)

River Fowey – St. Winnow:  4 Common Gull, 146 Herring Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 10 Black-headed Gull, 5 Curlew, 25 Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 5 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 12 Shelduck, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Oystercatcher, 9 Mallard, 2 Mute Swan, 3 Buzzard, 1 Raven,1 Magpie, 23 Carrion Crow, 2 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 6 Blue Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Great Tit, 1 Goldcrest,  2 Robin, 6 Goldfinch, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Wren, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 House Sparrow, 2 Woodpigeon, 2 Pheasant. (A Parker)



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