Saturday 20th March 2021

Saturday 20th March 2021

Newlyn: 1w American Herring Gull on fish quay, mid morning, before flying off as trawler berthed. Returned early afternoon but no sign by 16:00. Also 1 Grey Seal. (T Mills et. al.)

American Herring Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

American Herring Gull, Tony Mills

Grey Seal, Tony Mills

Devoran: Spoonbill still showing well at 08:00. (S Turner)

Copperhouse Creek: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Ruff still. (P Smale)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2f Black Redstart in horse paddock, 11 Chiffchaff (‘new’ in, feeding on grass), 2 Snipe. Also 3 Shelduck, 2 Great Northern Diver, 4 (1 drk) Common Scoter offshore. (R Veal, P St Pierre)

Cudden Point: 53 Great Northern Diver, 3 Red-throated Diver, 3 Black-throated Diver, 2 Common Scoter loafing/roosting at high tide. (P St Pierre)

Stithians: 3 Goldeneye.  (D Eva)

Porthgwarra (08:25-09:25): 2 Red-breasted Merganser, 5 Puffin, 700 Manx Shearwater, 1 Bonxie. (N R Rogers)

Penberth: 3 Chiffchaff (including one singing). (N R Rogers)

Towan Head: 3 Great Skua, 120+ Common Scoter, 3 Purple Sandpiper (N Long)

Drift Reservoir: 2 pairs Great Crested Grebe, 1 pair Little Grebe, 6 singing Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

Botallack: Flock 12 Raven. (D Flumm, N Shanks)

Cardinham Woods: 50+ Siskin, 10 Goldcrest, 5 Willow Tit, Coal Tit, Chaffinch, Blue Tit, Great Tit, 2 Grey Wagtail, Woodpigeon, 3 Canada Goose, Linnet, few Redwing. (A Tomkins)

Bude, Efford Down – Compass Point: Meadow Pipit, Linnet, Skylarks, Stonechat, Raven over, Chaffinch (male) Dunnock, Long-tailed Tit, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Wren in private garden. (R Maye)

Polgigga: 1 Blackcap singing and small arrival of Chiffchaff. (K Wilson)

Windmill Farm: 14 Mallard ducklings. (D Wright)

Trevose: 2m Wheatear. (E Turnbull)

Polgigga area: c90 Golden Plover in flight at Carn Barra, 1 ringtail Hen Harrier over between Faraway Cottage and Nanjizal. (J Eaton)

Foxhole: 10 Tufted Duck, 4 Coot. (B Bosisto)

St Breock, Wadebridge: 1 Marsh Tit, 2 Siskins on my garden bird feeders. (S Marquis)

Trewery Mill, Newquay: 22 Rook nests, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 pr Mistle Thrush, 11 Redwing, 19 Greenfinch, 2 Treecreeper, 2 Jay. (S Grose)

Trevemper, Newquay: 58 Linnet, 1m Kestrel. (S Grose)

Downderry: 38 Great Northern Divers, 8 Red-throated Divers and 3 Common Scoters this morning. (A Payne)

Calstock: 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Red Kite, 1 Little Egret. (N Moore)

Dozmary: 3 (2 drk) Ring-necked Duck reported still.

Walmsley: 1 Swallow reported.

Pendeen: 2w Iceland Gull, ad male Black Redstart reported.

Lizard: Black-throated Diver, 2 Wheatear, 2 White Wagtail reported.

Tregonebris: Cattle Egret reported still.