Sunday 18 March 2012

Sunday 18 March 2012

Late News, 17/03 Hayle Estuary RSPB: Ruff on Ryan’s Field. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)
Late News, 17/03 Carnon Downs: 1 Water Pipit at the sewerage works.
Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern, 2 Little Egret, 8 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 8 Mute Swan, 2 hybrid geese, 8 Teal, 5 Mallard, 1 Coot, 20 Moorhen, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Stonechat, 1 Reed Bunting, 4 Chiffchaff and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)
Newlyn: Male Black Redstart at Sandy Cove. (L Proctor)
Polgigga: Ad Night Heron on the island in the duck pond again Also 2 ad Moorhen with 2 very young birds. (L Proctor, D Parker & D Jenkins)

More photos by Steve Rogers on his blog here.

Better photos on Sam Williams blog here.

Lizard: 1 Swallow and 1 Sand Martin over the village today Also Alpine Swift 15:00-15:15 and again at 16:05, 17:28 & 18:40. (T Blunden)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): A female Blue-winged Teal flew in from the estuary but proved very elusive, a Bar-headed Goose with the Canada Geese, 3 Ruff, 12 Shoveler, 4 Pintail, a pair of Stock Doves, a pair of Reed Buntings and 3 Sand Martins. (A Langdon)
Penhale Headland: 1 Peregrine, 1 Wheatear, 3 Black Redstart (2m,1f), 2 Raven and 1 Kestrel attacking a Raven in mid air 7:30-9:00. (P Fenn)

Windmill Farm:Male Marsh Harrier, Ruff and 8 Golden Plover this morning. (D Wright)
Goonhilly: Marsh Harrier again over Goonhilly Downs at 12:30. (D Wright)
Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only): Drake Scaup still and ad Iceland Gull. (L Proctor & D Jenkins)
Skewjack Farm: Juv Iceland Gull in field by B3315 at SW 369248. (D Parker)
Egloshayle: Water Pipit at the rugby club. (D Julian)
Men-an-Tol: 2 Ringtail Hen Harriers this evening. (D Parker & J Swann)
Amalveor: Female Merlin and 2 Buzzard. (R Menari)
Hayle Estuary RSPB: 18 Redshank, 2 Bar-t Godwit, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Shelduck, 1 Heron, 1 Curlew and 1 Little Egret on Ryan’s Field at high tide. (D Jenkins) Also Sandwich Tern on Carnsew Pool. (W Renshaw)

Penzance: 3 Purple Sandpipers at Jubilee Pool and 11 turnstones on harbour quay near Scillonian 111. 1 juv drake Eider on sea in front of amusement arcade, eating a crab. 1 Sandwich Tern on rocks off Tolcarne beach. (D Jenkins)
Falmouth: 2 Sandwich Tern over Castle Beach. (W Renshaw)
St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Wheatear. (W Renshaw)
Stithians Reservoir: 1 Greenfinch and 5+ Reed bunting on the bird feeders in the Southern Cut Off. (W Renshaw)

Falmouth, Castle Beach: 2 female Black Redstart, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Goldfinch, 2 Rock Pipit, 12 Turnstone, 2 Oystercatcher and 1 Little Egret. (J St Ledger)

Rumps Point: 3 Northern Wheatear, 2 Black Redstart and 2 Common Scoter. (C Selway)
Par: Ring-necked Duck still at Par Beach pool.
Gannel Estuary: Juv & 3w Iceland Gull still.
Mousehole: Juv Iceland Gull roosting on St Clement’s Island.
Carnon Downs: Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest at the sewerage works.