Tuesday 11th March 2014

Late news 9/3, Porth Reservoir: 2 Great Crested Grebe. (P Smale)

Late news 10/3, St Ives, Bossow Reservoir: 2 Goosander. (S Turner)

Marazion Beach: 44 Sanderling. (S Turner) 1 juv Glaucous Gull. (C Barnard) 3 Great Northern Diver and 4 f Common Scoter offshore. (DK Parker & D King)

Little Treleaver: 1 Richard’s Pipit, circled over the fields before flying off high to the west. (J Foster)

Lizard Point: 1 juv Kumlien’s Gull and 1 juv Iceland Gull off Lizard Point this morning. The gathering of large gulls here recently has seen 13 different colour-ringed birds recorded from as far away as Norway, more details on the West Cornwall Ringing Group blog (http://cornishringing.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/geeb-fest-at-lizard-point.html). So any gathering of large gulls is certainly worth checking, please forward sightings to Bird-news page. (M Grantham)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 2 Shelduck, 2 Canada Geese, 2 Oystercatcher, 40 Redshank, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Curlew & 2 Small Tortoiseshell butterflies. (D Flumm)

Marazion Marsh RSPB:  18 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 1 Bittern, 2 Gadwall, 35 Teal, 14 Mallard, 6 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag, 3 hybrid geese, 1 Cormorant, 17 Moorhen, 2 Little Grebe, 8 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Stonechat, 4 Cetti’s Warbler, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Reed Bunting, 6 Pied Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail and 2 Chiffchaff.  . (DK Parker, D King and D Flumm)

Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 2 Razorbill and 1 Great Northern Diver. (D King)

Long Rock: 3 Great Northern Diver and 1 m Surf Scoter, plus 2 Common Scoter near St Michael’s Mount. (D King)

Penzance, off Railway Station: 1 f Common Scoter. (S Maycock)

SMaycock_CScoter_110314Common Scoter, Simon Maycock 

Mousehole: 4 juv Glaucous Gull (at least 2 of which are new birds) and 1 juv Iceland Gull. (M Elliott)

Ardensawah Farm: 1 Hoopoe. (M Wallace)

Buttermilk Hill: 42 Golden Plover at roost. (V Stratton)

St Austell, Innis Trout Fishery: 1 Sand Martin.

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Spoonbill and 4 Sand Martin.

Stithians Reservoir: 4 Great Crested Grebe (2 pairs), 1 Slavonian Grebe and 1 Cormorant.

Falmouth, Swanpool/Swanvale: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker calling from tree by pump station, 1 Redwing, 4 Robin and Long-tailed Tits.


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