Tuesday 17th March 2015

Late news 16/3 Gwithian Towans: 7 Great Northern Diver in St Ives Bay. (P St Pierre)

Late news 16/3 Stithians Reservoir: Slavonian Grebe, Great Crested Grebe and 6 Little Grebe. (S Van Hear)

Marazion Marsh: 6 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Geese, 2 hybrid geese, 7 Mallard, 26 Teal, 1 Cormorant, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 7 Grey Heron, 1 Bittern, 35 Moorhen, 1 Snipe, 1 Cetti’s Warbler and 2 Chiffchaff. (DK Parker, S Turner)

Marazion: 2 Shelduck and 1 Great Northern Diver offshore. (DK Parker)

Penzance: 17 Purple Sandpiper, 13 Turnstone and 1 Redshank on Battery Rocks. (DK Parker – photos) Also 3 Great Northern Divers off the bus station.

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Clowance: 1 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Geese, 29 Mallard, 3 Little Grebe, 9 Moorhen, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper and 2 Mistle Thrush. (DK Parker)

Gulval: 1 Little Bunting at 15:30 when it flew south over the road. (PA Fraser)

Rame Head: 2 Black Redstart and 2 Raven. (D Allan)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 m Garganey with Teal plus 16 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe and 3 Reed Bunting. (J Humphreys)

Helston Boating Lake: 16 Shoveler (9m, 7f) and 1 Whooper Swan. (D Jenkins) Also 1 juv Iceland Gull.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 ad Ring-billed Gull, 1 juv Glaucous Gull, 1 1w Yellow-legged Gull and 1 Med Gull. (M Elliott, R Farnes – photos)

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Lizard Point: 18 Turnstone. (D Jenkins)

Porthleven: 4 Red-throated Diver and 2 Great Northern Diver. (I Maclean)

Maenporth: 1 1w m King Eider and 1 f Eider. (J St Ledger)

Penryn River: 2 Greenshank, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Little Grebe, c20 Teal, 10 Mute Swan and 5 Little Egret this afternoon. (D Chaney)

Falmouth: Kestrel, Firecrest, 2 Bullfinch, Chiffchaff, male Stonechat, Jay and 2 Long-tailed Tit. (S Van Hear)

Swanpool: 1w Ring-billed Gull still.

Marazion: Black Redstart and Great Northern Diver at Trenow Cove.

MJS & DKP

Sunday 15th March 2015

Late news 13/3 Walmsley Sanctuary: 20+ Sand Martin, 16 Shoveler, 6 Pintail, 60+ Black-tailed Godwit and 6 Shelduck. (D Thomas)

Late news 13/3 Burniere Hide, River Camel:  800+ Golden Plover, 3 Sand Martin, 4 Chaffinch, 3 Chiffchaff, 33 Mute Swan, 60+ Shelduck and 6 Greenshank. (D Thomas)

Late news 13/3 Whitecross, Newquay: 80+ mixed flock of Goldfinch, Chaffinch and Linnets, 6 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk and 2 Blackcap. (D Thomas)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 ad Ring-billed Gull 1w Yellow-legged Gull and 1 2w Caspian Gull on Lelant Saltings. (M Elliott – J Chapple – video)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 5 Wheatear. (S Rogers)

Marazion: 5 Swallow and 3 Sand Martin over Green Lane. (DK Parker)

Marazion Marsh: 11 Sand Martin. (C Barnard)

Helford River, off Durgan: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Great Northern Diver (eating what seem to be pipefish). (J St Ledger – photo)

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Bosloe: 4 Nuthatch (calling) and 2 Chiffchaff. (J St Ledger – photo)

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Rough Tor: 1 m Hen Harrier. (T Potterton)

Bartinney Down: 3 ringtail Hen Harrier. (P&H Taylor, C Moore)

Nanjizal Valley: 1 Little Bunting still present, ringed on 5th March. (K Wilson)

Falmouth: Male Black Redstart on roofs in wood Lane. (D Chaney)

Maenporth: 1 1w King Eider.

Durgan: 2 Great Northern Diver and 1 Slavonian Grebe.

Helston Boating Lake: 1 juv Iceland Gull and 1 ad Whooper Swan.

Falmouth, Swanpool: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull and 1 Long-tailed Duck.

Drift Reservoir: 10 White Wagtails.

Saturday 14th March 2015

St Gothian Sands LNR: 4 Wheatear. (MJ Spicer) Also 1 Whimbrel.

Godrevy Head: 4 Wheatear and 2 Sand Martin. (C Barnard)

East Looe Seafront: 1 Black Redstart, 1 Blackcap and 1 Chiffchaff. (DJ Spooner)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 juv Glaucous Gull on Lelant Saltings. (D Eva, P Freestone, M Halliday) Plus 5 (2 drake) Goosander and 3 Greenshank. (DK Parker) Also 1 ad Ring-billed Gull. (M Elliott)

Marazion Beach: 1 Pacific Diver. (D Eva) Also 4 Great Northern Diver and 3 (1 drake) Common Scoter. (DK Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Swallow, 20 Sand Martin, 3 Cetti’s Warbler and 1 Bittern. (C Barnard, D Eva) Also 6 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag, 2 hybrid geese, 6 Mallard, 17 Teal, 1 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 8 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 37 Moorhen, 5 Snipe, 5 Oystercatcher, 2 Reed Bunting, 4 Chiffchaff (1 in full song), 5 Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat and 1 Wheatear. (DK Parker)

Helston: 1 ad Med Gull on school fields. 3 Sand Martin at boating lake. (D Wright) Also 1 juv Iceland Gull and 1 ad Whooper Swan.

Rame Head: 1 Black Redstart. ( D Allen)

Towan Head: 11 Common Scoter west, 2 Shelduck east, 7 Purple Sandpiper, 4 Turnstone, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Wheatear, 1 Med Gull 2nd s, Skylarks and Rock Pipits singing. ( S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Greenshank, 8 Little Egret and1 Little Grebe. (S Rowe)

Porth Reservoir: 2 Great Crested Grebe, 20 Mallard, 6 Moorhen, 5 Coot, 2 Tufted Duck, 120 Black-headed Gull, 1 Med Gull ad s, 4 Sand Martin and 3 Buzzard. (S Rowe)

Porth Joke: 1 Wheatear, 5 Chiffchaff and 1 Peregrine. (S Rowe)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 3 f Goldeneye, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Wigeon, 2 Snipe, 1 Grey Wagtail and 6 Reed Bunting. (J St Ledger)

Porth Joke: 1 Wheatear, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Peregrine. (S Rowe)

Lizard: 6 Manx Shearwater past in 1 hour. (T Blunden)

Lerryn: 1 Little Egret. (D Hastilow – photo)

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Land’s End: 1 Black Redstart and 1 Wheatear. (P & H Taylor)

Porthgwarra: 1 Black Redstart and 4 Wheatear. (MD Wallace)

College Reservoir: 2 Swallow. (Birdforum)

 Gulval: 1 Little Bunting.

Penzance: 1 Great Northern Diver.

Swanpool: 1w Ring-billed Gull and 1w Long-tailed Duck still.

Maenporth: 1w drake King Eider still.

MJS & DKP

Friday 13th March 2015

Hayle Estuary: 1 2w Kumlien’s Gull, 1 2w Caspian Gull, 1 2w Yellow-legged gull, 1 juv Iceland Gull, 7 Common Gull, 7 Med Gull and 1 Sandwich Tern on Lelant Saltings. (MT Elliott, J Hawkey, MJ Spicer)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 2 hybrid geese, 5 Mallard, 15 Teal, 1 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 7 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 13 Moorhen, 6 Snipe, 5 Oystercatcher, 2 Stonechat, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 15+ Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 1 Wheatear and 1 House Martin. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer, R Farnes – photo)

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Trevilley: 8 Reed Bunting. (C Moore, JD Swann)

Nanjizal: 1 Jay plus 1 Black Redstart in the cove. (C Moore, JD Swann)

Lizard Point: 1 Wheatear. (T Thirlaway – photo)

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Carnon Down: 1 Firecrest. (L Proctor)

Maenporth: 1 1w male King Eider, 1 f Eider, 1 Peregrine and 2 Raven. (J St Ledger – photos)

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Falmouth, Swanpool: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull and 1 Long-tailed Duck. (J St Ledger)

Helston Boating Lake: 2 Sand Martins. (I Maclean)

Porthleven: 2 House Martins. (I Maclean)

Loe Pool: 20 Sand Martins, 1 Iceland Gull. (I Maclean)

Dozmary Pool:  6 (3 drake) Goldeneye. (M Beer)

Colliford Lake: 1 Great Northern Diver, 7 Tufted Duck and a pair of Gadwall. Also 10 Fieldfare. (M Beer)

Gulval: 1 Little Bunting.

Par: 6 Sand Martin.

Penzance: 1 Great Northern Diver.

Marazion: Pacific Diver off Great Hogus rocks at 10:20.

MJS & DKP

Wednesday 11th March 2015

Late News, 10/03, Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Jack Snipe, 4 Gadwall and 2 Great Crested Grebe. (B Dodd)

Newquay, Gannel Estuary: 1 1w Iceland Gull again. (M Lammas)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 2 hybrid geese, 4 Mallard, 39 Teal, 2 Cormorant, 3 Little Grebe, 4 Little Egret, 6 Grey Heron, 29 Moorhen, 4 Snipe, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Stonechat and 4 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker) Also 1 Bittern and 1 Sand Martin. (L Proctor, C Barnard)

Gulval: 1 Little Bunting still with c80 Chaffinch also 1 Chiffchaff. (DK Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 1 ad Ring-billed Gull. (M Elliott)

Maenporth: 1 1w King Eider still.

Clapper Marshes: 1 Sand Martin. (D Julian)

Torpoint, Wilcove: 2 Whimbrel. (D Julian)

Falmouth, town: 1 m Black Redstart, Berkeley Cottages; 1 m Blackcap, Kimberley Park Road. (S Van Hear)

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Sunday 8th March 2015

Late news 7/3 Gannel Estuary: 1 juv Iceland Gull, 1 1w Little Gull, 470 Herring Gull, 150 Black-headed Gull, 62 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 45 Great Black-backed Gull and 8 Wigeon. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 1 1w Little Gull. (S Rowe)

Colliford Reservoir/Dozmary Pool: 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Cormorant, 7 Mallard, 8 Teal, 9 Tufted Duck, 1 m Lesser Scaup, 6 Goldeneye, 21 Lapwing, 1 Common Snipe, 70 Canada Goose,  70 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 49 Carrion Crow, 15 Jackdaw, 4 Magpie, 123 Starling, Wood Pigeon, 6 Stock Dove, 4 Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit, 3 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 2 Wren, 3 Pied Wagtail, 5 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 12 House Sparrow, 14 Chaffinch, 3 Linnet, 1 Stonechat and 1 Rabbit. (DA Conway)

Marazion Marsh: 1 Bittern. (L Proctor) Also 1 ad Ring-billed Gull on Long Rock Pool. (I Webster)

Falmouth: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull and 1 Long-tailed Duck on Swanpool. (J St Ledger – photos, M Bishop) 1 Black Redstart on Beacon Road. (S Perfect)

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College Reservoir: 1 Marsh Tit gathering moss also 2 Firecrest, 2 Kingfisher and 2 Goldeneye. (M Bishop)

Lizard Point: 1 House Martin. (T Thirlaway – photo) Also 2 Black Redstarts. (T Blunden)

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Maenporth: 1 1w male King Eider and 1 f Eider plus 1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel and 2 Stonechat on footpath to Nansidwell. (J St Ledger)

Helston, Green Crescent: 62 Black-headed Gull, 17 Herring Gull and 1 Mediterranean Gull on the green. (G Adams)

Lanhydrock Cycle Trails: 1 Treecreeper. (G Adams)

Par: Male Black Redstart on Spit beach. (P Barlow)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 3 Ruff, 4 Green Sandpiper, 141 Redshank, 181 Dunlin, 7 Greenshank, 116 Black-Tailed Godwit, 3 Pintail, 16 Shoveler and 15 Gadwall. (C Selway)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2w Caspian Gull, ad argentatus, 2 (1w 2w) Yellow-legged Gull and 800 Lesser Black-backed Gull on Lelant Saltings. (M Elliott, S Rogers)

Penzance: 1 ad Pacific Diver.

Gulval: 1 Little Bunting.

MJS & DKP

Saturday 7th March 2015

Late news 6/3 Coverack: 1 Glaucous Gull. (P Bedford)

Late news 6/3 Helston Loe Pool: 2 Goosander and 1 Firecrest. (D Chaney)

Hayle Estuary: 1 2w Caspian Gull and 2 (1w, ad) Ring-billed Gull , ad argentatus and 1w Yellow-legged Gullon Lelant Saltings. (D Britton, M Elliott, M Bishop, J St Ledger – photos)

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St Gothian Sands LNR: 2 Coot and 1 Water Rail. (MJ Spicer)

Mawgan: 1 Black Redstart. (P Bedford)

Argal Reservoir: 7 Great Crested Grebe. (D Eva)

College Reservoir: 2 Goldeneye, 2 Great Crested Grebe and 1 singing Marsh Tit. (D Eva)

Stithians Reservoir: 5 Goldeneye, 1 Slavonian Grebe and 5 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Greylag Geese with c40 Canada Geese in field on east side and 2 Woodcock (Southern cutoff, non public access). (D Eva, C Barnard, D Chaney) Also a Rookery with 3 nests. (SM Taylor)

Helston Sewage Works: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (C Barnard)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 2 hybrid geese, 7 Mallard, 21 Teal, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 7 Grey Heron, 2 Little Grebe, 19 Moorhen, 2 Buzzard, 6 Snipe, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Stonechat, 5 Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff and 1+ Siberian Chiffchaff. Also 1 Stoat in the Cheshire Homes sector. (DK Parker)

Ruan Lanihorne: Osprey circling very high above the Fal-Ruan marsh at half incoming tide. Stayed briefly, then moved off in direct flight NW at 16:10. Viewed from Ruan Old Quay. (D Hall)

Falmouth: Black Redstart still in Beacon Road. (S Perfect)

Gulval: 1 Little Bunting. (M Bishop)

Helston Boating Lake: 1 ad Ring-billed Gull, also 1w Iceland Gull, 1 ad Whooper Swan and 20 Shoveler. (C Barnard)

Colliford Lake: 1 Great Northern Diver also ad drake Lesser Scaup. (D Conway)

Lizard: 2 (ad & 2w) Yellow-legged gull at the point. (T Blunden)

Falmouth, Swanpool: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull and 1 Long-tailed Duck.

Maenporth: 1 1w male King Eider.

Penzance: 1 ad Pacific Diver.

Carrick Roads: 4 Slavonian grebe, 22 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Great Northern diver and 1 Black-throated Diver off Mylor dockyard.(C Barnard)

MJS & DKP