Saturday 15th March 2014

Saturday 15th March 2014

Late news 14/3 Drift Reservoir: 1 Sand Martin. (DS Flumm)
St Gothian Sands LNR: 1m Gadwall, 1 Green Sandpiper and 2m Wheatear am. (MJ Spicer) Also 1 juv Glaucous Gull and 4m Wheatear pm. (D Jenkins)
Bartinney Downs: 29 Golden Plover and 1 Peacock butterfly. (DS Flumm)
Sancreed: 1 Peregrine took a feral pigeon. (DS Flumm)
Polgigga: 1 Hoopoe at potato washing plant. (P&H Taylor – photo 1, R Fanes – photos 2&3)

Hoopoe 15mar14 Hoopoe 2 Hoopoe 1

Penzance, Wherrytown: 1 m Wheatear, 1 White Wagtail and 12 Pied Wagtail on Bowling Green. (T Mills) Promenade to harbour: 7 Purple Sandpiper, 35 Turnstone, 2 Dunlin, 4 Cormorant and 10 Great Black-backed Gull. (T Mills) 1 1w m Surf Scoter off Sailing Club.
Tintagel Island: 5 Raven over. (T Mills)
St Ives: 1 imm m Marsh Harrier over at 11.30.  Plus 3 (2m & 1f) Common Scoter just off rocks on west side of the Island, 2 Great Northern Diver and 1 Red-throated Diver. (C Barnard)
Marazion Marsh: 1m Wheatear. (C Barnard)
Marazion: 2 1w m Long-tailed Duck and 1 juv Glaucous Gull.
Newlyn Harbour: 1 ad Iceland Gull.
Nansidwell Beach, near Falmouth: 2 Slavonian Grebe (1 seen ‘foot-shipping’), 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Firecrest, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Bullfinch and 2 Nuthatch (calling). (J St Ledger)

Slavonian Grebe Nansidwell 15th March 2014

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Spoonbill and 1 f Goldeneye. (T Potterton)
Porth Joke: 9 Chiffchaff, 6 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 4 Kestrel, 4 Stonechat, 20 Meadow Pipit, 15 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 35 Linnet and Skylarks. (S Rowe)
Hayle Estuary RSPB: 24 Redshank on Ryans Field. 17 Bar-tailed Godwit on Carnsew Pool and 5 Med Gull and 1 Guillemot on Lelant Saltings. (J St Ledger)
Godrevy: 3-4 Skylark. (J St Ledger)
Pendeen: 3 Ravens, several Chiffchaffs, 1 Peregrine, 44 Jackdaws, 1 Buzzard and a pod of about 6 Dolphins or Porpoises off the lighthouse early evening. (A Hartley)
Falmouth: 1 Red-necked Grebe in Falmouth Bay.