Saturday 23rd March 2019

Saturday 23rd March 2019

Late news, 21/3/19, kayak trip round Mount’s Bay, Penzance: 3 Eider (2m, 1f); Mousehole: 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Puffin (2 miles off Mousehole) and 7+ Harbour Porpoise offshore. (R Kirkwood)

Puffin, Rupert Kirkwood

Puffin, Rupert Kirkwood

Mounts Bay: 1 Pacific Diver and 5 Great Northern Diver about 1.5 miles off Penzance from the Mermaid II. (M Elliot)

Chapel Amble: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, from gates behind pub then flew towards Walmsley Sanctuary, Temminck’s Stint still. (D Julian)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 m Garganey from roadside viewing platform. (S Rogers) Glossy Ibis until 12:45, when flushed by a photographer.  Also 1m Wheatear. (MJ Spicer)

Wheatear, Mike Spicer

Caerthillian: 1 Wryneck. also  2 Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap. (T Phelps, M Pass and M Doyle)

Helston Sewage Works: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (D Curtis)

Crugmeer: 2 m+f Grey Partridge, 9 Mediterranean Gull following the plough in fields behind Great Crugmeer House. (S Grose)

St Merryn: 1 f Grey Partridge at Trecarne. (S Grose)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Black-necked Grebe in the NE arm. (DK Parker) Also 4 Cattle Egret and c50 Sand Martin. (M Ahmad)

Millbrook: 7 Cattle Egret still by the entrance to Stone Farm along Radford Lane.

Gannel Estuary: 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher,1 Chiffchaff in tamarisk bushes off the roundabout. (S Grose)

Helston Boating Lake: 15 Sand Martin and escapee Ferruginous Duck. (P Fraser)

Hell’s Mouth: 1 Wheatear in scrub @ 9.30. Geoff Rogers.

Land’s End: 3 Black Redstart (1m 2f), 2 Wheatear. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Porth Joke: 1 Wheatear, 15 Sand Martin, 5 Chiffchaff. (S Rowe)

Newquay: 1 Chiffchaff singing from trees along footpath behind Newquay Zoo this morning. (D Grose)

Long Rock: 2 Wheatear near train sheds. (P Fraser)

Amble Marshes: 1 Willow Warbler. (D Julian)

Lizard Point: 3cy Iceland Gull, c100 Manx Shearwater, 2 Shelduck and 1 Canada Goose past.(T Phelps and M Doyle)

St.Austell:  2 Nuthatch, 6 Dunnock, 1f Blue Tit in private garden. (C Hooper).

Blue Tit, C Hooper

Dunnock, C Hooper

Nuthatch, C Hooper

Praa Sands: 4 Great Northern Diver. (MJ Spicer)

Old Lizard Head: 1 Stock Dove, 5 Wheatear, 25+ White Wagtails, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Black-header Gull, 1 Pheasant. (T Phelps and M Doyle)

Cape Cornwall: 2 (m + f) Black Redstart. (M Holt)

Colan: 1 Green Woodpecker in donkey field behind church. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 7 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 10 Coot, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Bullfinch. (S Grose)

Camel Estuary: 4 Whooper Swan in field behind hide at Burniere Point. (D Julian)