Saturday 25th March 2017

Saturday 25th March 2017

Late News, 24/03, Marazion: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Water Rail, with 1 drake Velvet Scoter, 2 Common Scoter offshore. (R Creek)

Late News, 24/03, Hayle, Ryan’s Field: 2 Spoonbill (1 juv, 1 near adult), 1 Black-tailed Godwit (summer plum), 16 Bar-tailed Godwit (Lelant/Old Quayhouse): 1 juv Iceland Gull, 1 2nd W Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Greenshank. (R Creek)

Late News, 24/03, Perranuthnoe/Trenow Boat Cove: 3 Black-throated Diver offshore. (R Creek)

Menadews farm St Clements:  5 Cattle Egret with Little Egrets in field still 12:30. (W Chegwidden) 

Late News, 24/03, Helston Boating Lake: Bonapartes Gull at 15:15 (W Chegwidden)

Late News, 23/03: a Yellow-browed Warbler heard calling in Hayle near Love Lane, also a Glaucous/Iceland Gull (not specifically identified) 1st or 2nd year in flight RNAS Culdrose seen from main road. (P Smale)

Swanpool: Yellow-browed Warbler still on west side (in gardens alongside road nr S end), Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 1m Blackcap, Green Woodpecker heard, 1 Greenfinch, also 2ndw Iceland Gull on rocks to west side of Swanpool Beach, 50 Herring Gull at 9:30am. (D Chaney)

Penryn UoE campus: Yellow-browed Warbler, Chiffchaff, Small Tortoiseshell butterfly (C Urquart)

Porth Joke: 1 Merlin, 2 Willow Warbler, 23 Chiffchaff, 4 Wheatear. (S Rowe)

Tregonetha Downs: Merlin, Sparrowhawk, 6 Reed Bunting, 3 Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

Longrock Pool: 1 ad Med Gull 12:40, then flew to beach. (R Creek)

Nanjizal: 1 Sandwich Tern feeding in the bay. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Windmill Farm:  1f Marsh Harrier, 1 Willow Warbler. 1 Vagrant Emperor dragonfly this afternoon. (D Wright)

Lanner Green: 3 Buzzard, 1m.Kestrel, 1 Raven. (R Hampshire)

Gwithian: 1 imm Iceland Gull. (MJ Spicer)

College Reservoir: 27 Tufted Duck, 2m Wigeon, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 130 Herring Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Lesser Black-back Gull. (D Chaney)

Whipsiderry: 1 Corn Bunting, 2 Raven, 5 Reed Bunting. 1 Wheatear. (S Grose)

Trevalga: 1f Wheatear. (R Brandon)

Rosevidney: 1 juv Iceland Gull following plough in an inaccessible field near Rosevidney farm. Also 3 Sand Martin flew East. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 juv Iceland Gull, 1 1w Spoonbill, 2 Dunlin on Lelant Saltings this morning. 3 Sandwich Tern offshore Porthkidney Beach. (R Veal)

Hayle, Copperhouse Creek:  1m Goosander in the channel by Co-op (!) in morning. (P Smale) 2 Spoonbill on Ryan`s Field. juv Iceland Gull on the estuary. Lelant: 16 Bar-tailed Godwits, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, summer plum, 8 Grey Plover, 2 Med Gull (R Creek)

St Erth: 3 Cattle Egret in field along Tredrea Lane with 10 Little Egret this am then flushed by a farmer and flew NE towards Hayle at 9:30. Also 2 Redwing, 3 (2m) Blackcap. (R Veal)

Gannel Estuary: 6 Cattle Egret flying to Penpol Creek. (S Grose)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 House Martin this morning. Great White Egret flew to roost in pines this evening. (P St Pierre)

Bartinney: Red Kite flew east at 14:00 also Merlin on wall visible from car park. (L Proctor)

Sennen: Black Redstart at Trevilley Farm. 

St Ives: Ring Ouzel on Buttermilk Hill, Short-eared Owl in off the sea. 

Gwithian: imm Iceland Gull over St Gothian Sands. 

Portholland: 1 imm Glaucous Gull, been feeding on a beached dead dolphin for about 2 weeks. (T Guy)

Glaucous Gull – Trounce Guy

Other News: 1 Painted Lady butterfly in private garden near Drift, 1 Speckled Wood in Falmouth, 2 Peacock at Stithians. (J Chapple, D Chaney)