Monday 25 March 2013

Monday 25 March 2013

Late News 24/03 Truro: Female Brambling in a private garden, also present on 23/03. (D Jenkins)
Late News 24/03 Lerryn: Great Spotted Woodpecker and Sparrowhawk. (J Parfitt)

GS Woodpecker Lerryn J.Parfitt 240313 Sparrowhawk Lerryn Cornwall J. Parfitt 240313

Late News 24/03 Crantock: 2 Little Auks reported offshore.
Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Mute Swan (including 1 immature), 4 Greylag, 2 Canada Geese, 2 hybrid geese, 7 Mallard, 12 Teal, 5 Shoveler (4m & 1f), 2 Cormorant, 1+ Bittern, 2 Little Egret, 11 Grey Heron, 2 Little Grebe, 17 Moorhen, 2 Water Rail, 5 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Oystercatcher, 2 Snipe, 1 Redshank, 5 Dunlin, 1 Grey Plover, 2 Swallow, c45 Sand Martin, 1 Stonechat, 1 m Reed Bunting, 2 Wheatear, 1 White Wagtail, 23 Chiffchaff and 3 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker, P St Pierre, D Flumm, C Barnard, S Witts, R Farnes & B Sharples)

Bittern Marazion Marsh Cornwall 25-3-13 S Witts Grey Plover Marazion Marsh Cornwall 25-3-13 S Witts

Bittern And Grey Plover at Marazion, Sean Witts.

Sand Martin Marazion Cornwall 25313 B Sharples Grey Plover Marazion Cornwall 25313 B Sharples

Sand Martin & Grey Plover, Bob Sharples.

Sparrowhawk Marazion Cornwall 25313 R Farnes White Wagtail Marazion Cornwall 25313 R Farnes Chiffchaff Marazion Cornwall 25313 R Farnes

Marazion today, Rod Farnes.

Porthgwarra: c60 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 1 Peregrine, 2 Snipe, 2 Raven, 6 Goldfinch, c20 Chaffinch, Bullfinch, 3 Song Thrush and 2 Goldcrest. (D Parker & T Mills)
Trevescan: 5 Wheatears in the stubble field to the south of the caravan park. (P St Pierre & D Parker)
Land’s End: Female Ring Ouzel at the top of the field above Trinity Pool. (P St Pierre) Also 12 Golden Plover over and 3 Wheatears on Treeve Common. (D Parker)
Hayle Estuary RSPB: Little Ringed Plover on Ryan’s Field mid morning. (S Turner, T & M Hasdell) Also 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 16 Redshank, 13 Curlew, 2 Grey Plover, 3 Little Egret, 2 Wheatear and 1 Sand Martin on Ryan’s Field, plus 12 Med Gull (1 1w, 3 2s & 8 ad), 34 Redshank, 12 Dunlin, 5 Oystercatcher, 3 Greenshank, 2 Grey Plover, 1 Black Swan and 9 Little Egrets off Lelant Saltings. (D Parker & F Rice)
Little Ringed Plover Ryan's Field Cornwall 25313 T & M Hasdell
Sennen: 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 2 White Wagtail and 1 Siberian Chiffchaff at Brew. (P St Pierre)
Sennen Cove: 4 Sandwich Terns. (P St Pierre)
Marazion: Ad Pacific Diver, Red-throated Diver and 2 Sandwich Terns offshore plus Slavonian Grebe and 2 Great Northern Divers east of the Mount. (M Elliot) Scandinavian Rock Pipit reported on the beach.
Siblyback Lake: Adult drake Lesser Scaup and Red-necked Grebe still plus c20 Tufted Duck, c15 Teal, 4 Little Grebe, Snipe, c300 Golden Plover over, c20 Fieldfare, Redwing, c20 Chiffchaff, c30 Sand Martin, 3 Crossbill, Siskin, 2 Stock Dove. (R Menari & M Beer)

Lesser Scaup Siblyback Cornwall 25313 R Menari Red Necked Grebe Siblyback Cornwall 25313 R Menari Crossbill Siblyback Cornwall 25313 R Menari

Truro: 1 m and 1 f Brambling in a private garden also 1 Chiffchaff. (D Jenkins)
Lizard: 2 Chiffchaffs and male Redstart on lawn at Inglewidden near Cadgwith. (S Croft)
Redstart Cadgwith Cornwall 25.03.13 S CroftDrift Reservoir (members only): 2 Shovelers, 6 Sand Martins and 3 Great Crested Grebes. (C Moore)
Wadebridge: A Black Redstart at The Platt, plus 4 Sand Martin, House Martin and Swallow by the old bridge. (D Julian)
Swanpool: Drake Common Scoter at 17:00. (T Howard)

Common Scoter Swanpool Cornwall 25313 T Howard Common Scoter Swanpool Cornwall 250313 T Howard

The Rumps: 12 Gannets, 1 Kestrel, 2 Oystercatchers, 3 Razorbill, 12 Rock Pipit and 8 Wheatear plus 3 Grey Seal. Also nesting Cormorants and Shags and Great Black Backed Gulls on The Mouls Island. (C & B Travis)
Falmouth, Gyllyngvase Beach: 15 Sandwich Tern, 1 adult Med Gull, 1 Wheatear and 8 Oystercatcher. (J St Ledger & D Chaney)

Sandwich Tern Falmouth Gyllyngvase Beach Cornwall 25th March 2013 J St LedgerSandwich Terns at Falmouth, John St Ledger.

Bude Downs near Pepper Pot: 2 Wheatear (m & f), plus 2 Cormorants and 1 Black Thoated Diver off shore at 11:00. (R Mudge)

Bude Marsh: 1 Water Rail, 7 Moorhen, 4 Sedge Warblers, 1 Snipe, 4 Sand Martin, 1 Buzzard, 9 Goldfinch, 2 Greenfinch and 40+ Teal at 12:00. (R Mudge)

Gwennap Head: 7 Wheatear (5 males, 2 females), 7 Chiffchaff, Kestrel, Snipe, Sandwich Tern flying past. (T Mills)
Penzance: 38 Turnstone at the high tide wader roost on South Pier. (T Mills)
Caerthillian, Lizard: 30 Wheatear and 19 Chiffchaff this morning in the valley. (M Grantham)
Wadebridge: Osprey flew down river (heading North) at 06:30 at Guineaport. (W Delacour)
College Reservoir: 1 Bittern, 3 Grey Heron, 7 Tufted Duck, 2 Mallard, 2 Teal, 4 Canada Goose, 2 Mute Swan (nesting), 6 Coot, 6+ Moorhen, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 70+ Herring Gull, 5 LBB Gull, 10+ Chiffchaff, 40 Sand Martin and 1 Swallow. (D Chaney)
Argal Reservoir: 6 Tufted Duck, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 75 Herring Gull, 15 LBB Gull, 2 Black-headed Gull, 1 Swallow and 1 Sand Martin. (D Chaney)
Gorrangorras: 1 Greenshank, 10+ Redshank, Grey Plover, Turnstone, 11 Mute Swan, 4+ Little Grebe, 20+ Teal and 2 Mallard at 14:00 on the rising tide. (D Chaney)
Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 2 Spoonbill (ad & imm) 7 Little Egret, 4 Pintail, 4 Gadwall, 5 Tufted, 23 Wigeon, 50+ Teal, 12 Shoveler, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Redshank, 30+ Snipe, 4 Lapwing, 4 Swallow, 7 Sand Martin and 10+ Chiffchaff in the morning. (C Selway)
Spoonbill Walmsley Sanctuary Cornwall 25313 C Selway
Rosennanon Downs: 10 Reed Bunting, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 adult male Merlin and 34 Golden Plover in the afternoon. (C Selway)
Clapper Pools: One pair of Pochard. (W Delacour)
Guineaport, Wadebridge: 1 Goosander, 12+ Sand Martins being attacked by a Sparrowhawk (one Martin later retrieved from the river which had been half eaten), 2 Buzzards, 2 Grey Wagtails, Pied Wagtail, 2+ Chiffchaffs and Siskin. (W Delacour)
Treraven Marsh: 2 lapwing, 2 Curlew, 1 Green Sandpiper and 6 Teal. (W Delacour)
Wadebridge – Padstow: 20+ Grey Plover, 3 Knot, Ringed Plover, 66+ Shelduck, 2 Shoveler, Wigeon, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Redshank, Black and Bar Tailed Godwits, Dunlin, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Cormorant, 2+ Greenshank, Curlew and Raven. (W Delacour)
Sennen Cove: Little Stint reported on Cowloe in the morning. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)
Penzance: 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose and 2 Dark-bellied Brent geese off Tolcarne in the morning.