Saturday 18th March 2017

Saturday 18th March 2017

Late news, 15/3 Newlyn: Female Vagrant Emperor in a private garden. (L & G Proctor)

Late news, 17/3, Marazion Marsh RSPB: Pink-footed Goose flew in from the NE with 5 Greylags circled the reserve and flew back NE towards Hayle at 09:00. (DK Parker, P St Pierre)

2 Balearic Shearwater, 31 Manx Shearwater, 52 Fulmar, 505 Gannet, 310 Kittiwake, 144 auk sp (Guillemot/Razorbill) and 10 Puffin. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 1 pale phase Pomarine Skua in fairly heavy moult offshore at 10 am, chasing Herring Gulls close into the shore. Also 1 Great Northern Diver and 3 (1m) Common Scoter. (R Veal) 

Marazion Marsh: 15 Sand Martin (including 1 possible partially leucistic bird), 3m Tufted Duck, 1m Shoveler. (R Veal) Also 1 Bittern flew across Longrock Pool c.16:30. (J Veal) 

Crowlas: 1f Brambling again in private garden. (R Veal)

Trewey Common: 4+ (2m) Yellowhammer in bushes near the only house at SW451362 viewed from the road. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary: 2 3cy Yellow-legged Gull. (C Urquhart)

St Gothian Sands: 1 2w Iceland Gull, 1 Golden Plover south and 1 Coot. (MJ Spicer)

Tehidy CP: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still by café. (B Field)

Helston, Loe Pool: 16 Cattle Egret. (P St Pierre) 1st winter Bonaparte’s Gull still on the boating lake.

Mullion Harbour: 2 Iceland Gull on water between harbour and island. (S Grose)

Coverack: 1 Iceland Gull.

Kennack Sands: 4 Black-throated Diver (1 in adult summer plumage), 1 Sandwich Tern. (G Adams)

Swanvale, Falmouth: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler still. (Cornwall Birding)

St Clements: 10+ Cattle Egret still at Menadews Farm. (Cornwall Birding)

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Dipper at Set Bridge. (Cornwall Birding)

Boswinger: 1 Hoopoe still at Sea View International caravan site. (R Nicholls, R Nicholls and M Pass)

Hoopoe, Rowena Nicholls
Hoopoe, Rowena Nicholls

Lethytep, Lanreath: 6 Sand Martin. (P Hambly)

Looe Island: 6 Wheatear. (C Lewis) 

Wheatear, Claire Lewis
Wheatear, Claire Lewis

Gannel Estuary: 1 3w Iceland Gull, 1 3w Yellow-legged Gull, 38 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Med Gull this afternoon. (S Rowe)

Trevarrian: 1 Cattle Egret by airfield between St Mawgan and Trevarrian. (L Curry)

Porth Reservoir: 10 Sand Martin, 7 Great Crested Grebe (D. Eva)