Friday 11th March 2016

Friday 11th March 2016

Will all contributors please note the new guidelines on submissions and photographs HERE. Your help would be greatly appreciated by the news team.


Crean Bottom:
1 Hoopoe on side of road next to school. (K Wilson)

Towan Head: 5 Purple Sandpiper, 20 Turnstone and 7 Oystercatcher behind Headland hotel. (M Lammas)

Charlestown: 1 f Blackcap ( D Hastilow)

Porth Kidney beach: 1 Firecrest and 6 Stonechat. (D Flumm, P St Pierre, P Catton)

Penzance, Chyandour:  5 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Black Redstart (including 2 ad males), 1 Eider and 5 Redwing. (D Flumm, P St Pierre, P Catton)

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 1 Bittern, 5 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Geese, 56 Teal, 5 drake Mallard, 1 drake Gadwall, 6 Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 12 Grey Heron, 6 Water Rail, 19 Moorhen, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Reed Bunting, 4 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Snipe, 2 Redwing, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff and 15+ Chiffchaff. (DK Parker, D Flumm, P St Pierre, P Catton, R Farnes) Also 1 f Adder and 1 Peacock butterfly. (D Parker, T Mills)

RFarnes_Bittern_110316Bittern, Rod Farnes TMills_Adder_110316Adder, Tony Mills

Rinsey Head: 4 ad Kittiwake. (J Evans)

Gannel Estuary: 1 2w Yellow-legged Gull this pm. (S Rowe)

Bartinney Downs: 2 Short-eared Owl. (R Farnes, A Mckechnie, B Toms, M Curtis)

RFarnes_SEO_110316Short-eared Owl, Rod Farnes RFarnes_SEO2_110316Short-eared Owl, Rod Farnes AMckechnie_SEO_110316Short-eared Owl, Alex Mckechnie

Carrick Roads from Penarrow Point: 11 Black-necked Grebe, 14 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Skylark, singing. Also one Grey Seal. (J St Ledger)

Penryn Cemetery: 1 Green Woodpecker, feeding on anthill. (J St Ledger)

JStLedger_GreenWoodpecker_110316Green Woodpecker, John St Ledger

Colliford Reservoir, Loveney Reserve: 1 m Merlin and 1 Short-eared Owl over moorland fields between the Bolventor Road and Fowey Valley . (B Craven)

Dozmary Pool: 2+ Goldeneye. (B Craven)

St. Clement, Tresemple Pool: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, also 1 Firecrest and 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (P Smale)

PSmale_Firecrest_110316 Firecrest, Perry Smale PSmale_YBWarbler_110316Yellow-browed Warbler, Perry Smale PSmale_YBWarbler2_110316Yellow-browed Warbler, Perry Smale

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again at Boat Cove.

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Ryan’s Field: 1 Spoonbill, 2 f Goosander and 1 Common Sandpiper.

Mylor Churchtown, Penarrow Point: 10 Black-necked Grebe.

tdm