Monday 18th March 2019

Monday 18th March 2019

Late news, 17/3, Newquay: Short-eared Owl seen several times during the morning on Newquay golf course. (S Turner)

Coverack: 1 Pallas’s Warbler and 1 Firecrest still at sewage works. (S Reid)

Chapel Amble: 51 Cattle Egret this morning. (D Julian)

Millbrook: 1 Swallow over the lake mid afternoon, whilst 7 Cattle Egret still present at Stone Farm. (A Payne)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 4 Cattle Egret again at Sellan Farm.

Lizard Point: Iceland Gull and 2 Black-throated Diver reported.

Penzance: 3 Sandwich Tern off the station. (M Elliott) Also 1 adult male Black Redstart, 16 Sanderling, 1 Rock Pipit, 8 Cormorant at 12:52. (M Webb)

Black Redstart – Martin Webb

Black Redstart – Martin Webb

Sanderling – Martin Webb

Rock Pipit – M Webb

Sennen: 3 White Wagtail. (K Wilson)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Water Pipit in the SE corner, also 32 Canada Geese, 2 Shoveler and 1 Coot. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 3 imm male Eider and 1 Great Northern Diver offshore. (DK Parker)

Cape Cornwall: juv Iceland Gull over fields off Cape Cornwall Road. Also 1 Puffin on the sea. (N Wheatley)

Lower Tamar Lake: c20 Sand Martin. (R Mudge)

Camel Estuary: 4 Whooper Swan still present off Burniere Point. (D Julian)

Gerrans Bay: 5 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Black-throated Diver, 6 Great Northern Diver, 1 Long-tailed Duck all close to beach. 45+ Divers – mixture of Black-throated and Great Northern, some in summer plumage though distant. Also one Grey Seal with large Wrasse. (J St Ledger)

Long-tailed Duck, John St Ledger

Great Northern Diver, John St Ledger

Grey Seal, John St Ledger

Grey Seal, John St Ledger

Lostwithiel, private garden: 2 Siskin, pair on feeders am. (E Mayhew)

Walmsley Sanctuary (Colonel Rhyves hide): 4 Gadwall, 16 Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Coot, 2 Tufted Duck, 12 Sand Martin, 5 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

St Dennis: 2 Redwing this evening. (P Ash)

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