Monday 26th March 2018

Monday 26th March 2018

Late news, 25/3, Porth Reservoir: 5 pair Great Crested Grebes (2 pairs displaying with vegetation), 4 pairs Moorhen (1 pair mating), 3 Grey Heron, 1 Great-spotted Woodpecker, 1 Tawny Owl calling, 4 Buzzard, 2 Chiffchaff calling, 1 Song Thrush and 4 Blackbird. (D Thomas)

Late news, 25/3, Penwithick: 8 House Sparrow, 3 Blue Tit, 4 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Robin. (K Bowers)

House Sparrow – Kevin Bowers

House Sparrow – Kevin Bowers

Late news, 25/3, Drift Reservoir: 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Sand Martin (S. Rogers)

Late news, 25/3, Perranuthnoe: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 8 Turnstone. (S. Rogers)

Turnstone – Steve Rogers

Buttermilk Hill: 1 male Ring Ouzel, 9 Ravens  and 2 Meadow Pipits displaying. (V Stratton)

Porth Reservoir: 9 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Sand Martin. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 1st winter Ring-billed Gull with Herring Gulls feeding in fields opposite Gannel filling station. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 1w Iceland Gull and 1 redhead Goosander on Lelant Saltings. (P Roseveare, MJ Spicer) Also 1 ad Iceland Gull. (M Ahmad)

Egloshayle: 4 Hawfinch still at the old cemetery at 08:15. More photos at Images Naturally. (A Langdon)

Hawfinch- Adrian Langdon

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter and Long-tailed Duck still at 09:50. (T Farr)

Tresillian: 2 Spoonbill on the river opposite Tresemple Pool. (M Jones)

Rock, Porthilly Point: 2 Sandwich Tern, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 11 Shelduck, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Skylark, 11 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Swallow on Longrock Pool plus drake Tufted Duck still. (DK Parker) Also 2 Cetti’s Warblers on boardwalk past the railway line. (J Dennis)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Shelduck, 12 Canada Geese, 2f Goldeneye, 9 Tufted Duck, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Willow Tit, 1 Tawny Owl calling, 1 Marsh Tit. (R Mudge)

Upper Tamar Lake: 3 Cormorant, 4 Willow Tit, 1 Buzzard, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Lesser Black-Backed Gull. (R Mudge)

Whitecross, Newquay: 100+ Golden Plover, 2 Coal Tit, 4 Great Tit, 6 Blue Tit, 2 Wren, 1 Bullfinch, 5 Chaffinch, 1 pair Dunnock, 3 Buzzard and 1 pair Magpie building nest. (D Thomas)

Par Pond: 2 Teal. ( C Hooper)

Teal – C Hooper

Teal – C Hooper

Truro: 1m 1f Siskin in my garden. (D Jenkins)

Truro: Female Blackcap in front garden. (M Costa)

Restronguet Creek: 1 Sandwich Tern, 21 Red-breasted Merganser, 9 Shelduck, 4 Redshank, 5 Nuthatch (calling). (J St Ledger)

Red-breasted Merganser – John St Ledger

Newlyn: 1 Grey Heron on the river bank opposite the cinema. (J Scott)

Pendower: 2 Red-necked Grebe, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 6+ Black-throated Diver, 4+ Great Northern Diver & a Great Crested Grebe. (T Farr)

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Whimbrel with 8 Curlew this afternoon. (T Farr)

Caerhays Castle: partial melanistic Great Black Backed Gull at Caerhays Castle late morning and possibly the bird at Hayle on 22/3. (T Farr)