Sunday 31st March 2019

Late news, 30/3, Rumps – Pentire Head – Pentire Farm: 1 Wheatear (m), 5 Swallow, 2 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 5 Stonechat, 2 Linnet. (S Marquis)

Late news, 30/3, Truro: 3 Jay flew over the Rosedale Estate, calling. (K Mortimore)

Late news, 30/3, Marazion Beach: Sanderling, originally ringed in Iceland in May 2011, subsequently seen on the Isles of Scilly in April 2012, January and October 2013, August 2014 and January 2017, and in Iceland in August 2015. (S Rogers)

Sanderling – Steve Rogers

Lanreath: White Stork resting on a pergola in a private garden this morning. (R & S Rickard)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Glossy Ibis, 1 Garganey, 2 Swallow, 1 Greylag Goose, 6 singing Cetti’s Warbler. (D Eva)  Also Water Pipit. (L Proctor) Glossy Ibis again present at 16:00 plus at least 2 pairs of Shoveler and 1 Little Egret. (P Bray)

Trevose Head: Red-rumped Swallow came through with a bunch of mixed Hirundines at 13:55. Not relocated since, but strong steady passage mostly of Sand Martin suggests that they are coasting through and not hanging around. Also 3 House Martin, 18 Swallow, 116 Sand Martin, 1 female Black Redstart, 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff between 13:00 and 15:00. (P Roseveare)

Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler still present.

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Black-necked Grebe still. (S Rogers) Adult Kumlien’s Gull again. (M Ahmad)

Black-necked Grebe – Steve Rogers

Tresillian: 1 Cattle Egret on the river opposite Tresemple pool. (M Jones)

St Martin in Meneage: 17 Cattle Egret in cattle field north of village again. (A Chatfield)

Cape Cornwall: 2cy Iceland Gull on the golf course. (M Ahmad)

Lizard: 3cy Iceland Gull and 1 Black-throated Diver.

Land’s End: 2 Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 2 Wheatear, 1 Icelandic Redwing and 3 Roe Deer. (B Mellow)

Sheffield: 4 Wheatear and 1 White Wagtail in field towards Mousehole. (M Elliott)

Penzance: 17 Purple Sandpiper at Jubilee Pool. (P St Pierre)

Par Beach Pool: 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Shelduck, 4 Water Rail (from footpath behind the pool), 9 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Song Thrush. (S Grose)

Par Beach: 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 12 Linnet, 9 Greenfinch, 3 Eider. (S Grose)

Bugle: 5 Tufted Duck, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Buzzard, 1 Red Kite from Goonbarrow clay works. (S Grose)

Rosewall Hill, St Ives: 1 Red Kite (over at 12:50), 10+ Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Wheatear, 3 House Martin, 3 Sand Martin. (T Phelps and M Doyle)

Pentire: 1 Cormorant, 8 Stonechat, 3 Skylark, 2 Wren, 1 Meadow Pipit. (K Bowers)

Stonechat, Skylark, Wren and Meadow Pipit – Kevin Bowers

Porth Reservoir: 10 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Coot, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Buzzard. (S Grose)

Godolphin Bridge: Blackcap in song. Speckled Wood. (C Richards)

Dodman Point: 2 House Martin. (M Nicholson)

Tehidy Country Park: 22 Mute Swan, 4 Buzzard, 3 Moorhen, 5 Robin. (C Hooper)

St Agnes Head: 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Swallow, 10 Meadow Pipit, 4 Rock Pipit, 2 Stonechat. (D Chaney)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Tufted Duck, 3 Goldeneye, 2 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin, 1 Common Lizard. (D Chaney)

College Reservoir: 2 Teal, 3 Snipe, 30 Herring Gull, 10 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 10+ Chiffchaff. (D Chaney, C Benton)

Argal Reservoir: 2 Great Crested Grebe, 10 distant Hirundine sp, 1 Kingfisher. (D Chaney, C Benton)

Pednavounder, nr Coverack: 1 Swallow. (D Beadle)

Pentire Point West: 2 Short-eared Owl. (S Grose)

Newquay, Trenance Gardens: 2 Tawny Owl heard. (S Grose)

Porthgwarra: 1 House Martin, 6 Swallow, 3 Wheatear & 1 male Emperor Moth. (G May)

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