Saturday 30th March 2013

Saturday 30th March 2013

Late News 27/03  Prussia Cove to Rinsey Cliffs: Many Fulmars and Stonechats, 7 Sandwich Terns resting on tide line,  Black-throated Diver and Red-throated Diver off shore. (C Burningham)
Late News 28/03 Cadgwith to Lizard Point to Crane Ledges: Female Kestrel, 100+ Wheatear, 30+ Chiffchaff, Sandwich Terns and Gannets. (C Burningham)
Stithians Reservoir: Drake Long-tailed Duck still  early afternoon on east shore, also 13 Goldeneye and 14 Wigeon, several Swallow and Sand Martin, and 2 Water Rail in front of hide.(P J Smale & V Stratton)
Swanpool: Drake Common Scoter still coming to bread this morning, also at least 2 Water Rail and 2s Med Gull. (P J Smale & V Stratton)
Hayle: A very fine 1w Glaucous Gull this morning, also Black Swan, 1 adult Med Gull, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit. (D Eva & M Spicer)
Gwithian: 1 drake Pintail, 20 Wheatears, 20 Sandwich Terns offshore. (D Eva)
Windmill Farm: Water Pipit on Big Pool and later on the scrape. (J. Hawkins & D.Wright) Short-eared Owl, 60 Golden Plover, Water Pipit consorting with Redshank on Big Pool, loads of Chiffchaffs. (D Wright, J Selby & G Adams.)
Penzance: 2 Black Redstarts behind railway station at 16:00.
Siblyback Lake: Drake Lesser Scaup and Red-necked Grebe still at 14:00.
Par Beach Pool 5pm: 8 Shoveler, 6 Tufted Duck, 1 Pochard, 3 Teal, 1 Swallow, 20 Sand Martin, Mute Swans, Canada Geese, Mallards, Moorhens, Coots, Herring Gulls. (N Climpson)

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Helston: c15 Chiffchaff, 10 Sand Martin, Grey Wagtail & 2 Goldcrest around Sewage Works, juv Whooper Swan and 8 Shoveler on the Boating lake. (D King)
Porthgwarra: 10+ Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechat and Kestrel.  (D King)
Sennen: 10+ Chiffchaff at Brew Sewage Works.  (D King)
Men-an-Tol: Short Eared Owl on kill before flushed by 2 dogs at around 1600 hrs. Male Hen Harrier at 17:30.  (D King)
Penryn River: 1 Knot, 2 Dunlin, 3 Greenshank, 15 Redshank, 3 Curlew, 5 Snipe, 3 Little Egret, 12 Mute Swan, 14 Teal, 4 Mallard, 2 Canada Geese, 11 Turnstone, 3 Jay, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker and 1 Nuthatch. (J St Ledger)

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St Mawgan: 1 Black Redstart, 4 Wheatear and 1 Skylark around the old control tower;. (J St Ledger)
St. Gothian Sands: 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 summer plumage Water Pipit and drake Pintail. (J Chapple)
Kenidjack: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff by the sewerage works. (J Chapple)
Malpas: Black Tailed Godwit,  20+Shelducks and 1 Firecrest. (S Maycock) black-tailed godwit 30-03-2013