Saturday 17 March 2012

Saturday 17 March 2012

Late News, 15/03 Drift Reservoir: 1w Ring-billed Gull in nearby fields. (M Ahmad)

Late News, 16/03 St Buryan: Juv Iceland Gull in nearby fields.
Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern, 2 Little Egret, 8 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 8 Mute Swan, 2 Greylag, 2 hybrid geese, 11 Teal, 7 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 1 Coot, 21 Moorhen, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Snipe, 2 Stonechat, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Chiffchaff and 3 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)
Penzance: 3 Sandwich Terns off Eastern Green. (L Proctor)
Polgigga: Ad Night Heron by the duck pond again. (L Proctor, B Field, R Menari, S Williams et al.)

More on Sam Williams blog here.

Night Heron, Brian Field.

Swanpool: 1 Woodcock this morning. Otherwise very quiet, 5 Shags on the sea and 6 Fulmars on ledges. (D Eva)
Kennack Sands: 1 Wheatear. (J Foster)
Arrowan: Moorhen with 4 chicks. (J Foster)
College Reservoir: Bittern and a couple of Marsh Tits this morning. (I Maclean)
Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 6 Redshank, c10 Teal, 3 Greenshank and 3 Mute Swan. (D Chaney)
Devoran: 3 Mute Swan, 7 Canada Goose, 3 Wigeon, 71 Teal, 25 Shelduck, 2 Mallard, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Moorhen, 61 Curlew, 7 Greenshank, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 78 Redshank, 5 Oystercatcher, 3 Dunlin and 1 Grey Plover. (D Chaney)
Carnon Downs Sewage Farm: 1f Blackcap, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler on the other side of the road from one of the gateways (rung bird), 5+ Chiffchaff and 2 Pied Wagtail. (D Chaney)
Trenow Cove: 1 Whimbrel still. (R Menari)

St Ives: 35 Turnstone plus 2 Harbour Porpoise in Bay. (D Flumm)
Penhale Dunes: 7 Wheatear and 1 Black redstart. Also several big flocks, 50+ of Linnets near the caravan park. (P Fenn)
Penhale Headland: 3 Wheatear, 1 Black Redstart and 2 Raven. (P Fenn)
Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only):6 Ruff, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Pintail, 24 Shoveler, 8 Wigeon, 9 Gadwall, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 4 Shelduck, 25 Teal, 1 Merlin. 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 9 Buzzard, 14 Fieldfare and 8+ Sand Martin. (C Selway)
Towan Head: 2 Wheatear, 2 Purple Sandpiper and 1 Black Redstart. (S Rowe)
Porth Reservoir: 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 ad Med Gull, 1 Common Gull and 80 Black-headed Gull. (S Rowe)
Gannel Estuary: 2 Iceland Gulls (ad & juv) present.
Newquay: 2 Black Redstart on Great Western Beach on cliff above coastguard hut.
Penzance: 1w drake Surf Scoter off Jubilee Pool.
Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only):Scaup still, plus juv Iceland Gull in the afternoon and an adult this evening.
Par: Ring-necked Duck still at Par Beach pool.
St Just: 2w Iceland Gull at Jericho Farm this evening.
Land’s End: Black Redstart on the cycle track.