Sunday 24 March 2013

Sunday 24 March 2013

Late News 23/03 Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1+ Swallow and several Sand Martins. (P Smale)
Late News 23/03 Sennen Cove: Grey Plover on the beach in the morning. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)
Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Mute Swan (including 1 immature), 4 Greylag, 1 hybrid goose, 7 Mallard, 14 Teal, 2 Gadwall, 5 Shoveler (3m & 2f), 1 Cormorant, 1 Bittern, 3 Little Egret, 9 Grey Heron, 2 Little Grebe, 21 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 3 Oystercatcher, 3 Snipe, 1 Dunlin, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Swallow, c20 Sand Martin, 2 Stonechat, 2 Wheatear, 1 White Wagtail, 2 Chiffchaff and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker, B Mellow, L Proctor, P St Pierre & T Mills)

Sand Martin Marazion Cornwall 24313 T Mills Sand Martin 1 Marazion Cornwall 24313 T Mills
Swallow Marazion Cornwall 24313 T Mills White Wagtail Marazion Cornwall 24313 T Mills

Selection of migrants at Marazion Marsh, Tony Mills.

Marazion: 55 Sanderling, 5 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 3 Whimbrel and 1 Turnstone on the beach plus 5 Wheatear and 3 White Wagtail at Red River mouth. Also 3 Sandwich Tern, c25 Common Scoter, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 3 Great Northern Diver and Pacific Diver offshore west of St Michael’s Mount. (D Parker, P St Pierre, B Mellow & T Mills)
Drift Reservoir (members only): 26 Sand Martins. (D Flumm)
Porthgwarra: 130 Golden Plover, 3 Wheatear and 5 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)
Falmouth, Castle Beach: 1 Black Redstart, 3 Wheatear, 4 Sandwich Terns fishing and 1 drake Pintail east. (D Eva)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Sand Martin and 2 Whimbrel. (J St Ledger)
Falmouth, Gyllngvase Beach: 5 Wheatear and 3 Sandwich Tern. (J St Ledger)
Wadebridge: 4 Sand Martins feeding over the river at Guineaport also 1 Redshank. (W Delacour)
Windmill Farm: Male Hen Harrier, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 12 Skylark and 13 Chiffchaff this afternoon. Also 1 female Adder. (D Wright)
Helston: Singing Blackcap in a private garden. (D Wright)
Longdowns: Peregrine. (D Wright)
Lizard Point: Firecrest in the youth hostel garden and 2 Sandwich Tern off shore. (A Schofield)
Lizard: Marsh Harrier over Crousa Downs at 10:00, 2 Ring Ouzel at Jolly Town, 1 Ring Ouzel at Higher Predannack Cliff. Small groups of Wheatear all along coast from Soapy Cove to Mullion Cliff and Chiffchaffs everywhere including 20+ together at Predannack Wollas. (J Foster)
St Ives: Pair of Wheatears at Buttermilk Hill. (P Smale)
Polridmouth: 40+ newly arrived Chiffchaffs foraging in bushes & tussock-grass near the lake. Also present were c10 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Blackcap, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Great Tit, 3 Robin, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Blackbird, 6 Moorhen, 1 Grey Heron, 7 Mallard and 2 Teal in the afternoon at cSX103504. (P Ouless)
Par: 100+ Sand Martin, 4 Swallow, 1 Pochard, 2 Shoveler and 6 Tufted Duck at Par Pond at 13:00. (M Jones & N Climpson)

Sand Martin Par beach pool Cornwall 24313 N ClimpsonSand Martin at Par, Nigel Climpson.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 11 Sandwich Terns and 2 Sand Martins plus a further 2 Sand Martins on Ryan’s Field. (M Spicer) 4 Wheaters 1 Black Swan 1 Swallow 4 Rock Pipits and 2 Little Egrets around Carnsew Pool and sand bars. (W Chegwidden)
Helston Boating lake: Whooper Swan still plus 11 Shoveler (7male, 4 female). (T Mills)
Lizard Point: Raven, many Chiffchaff along cliff path, Goldcrest, 2 Wheatears. Over the sea: Red-throated Diver, another diver sp, Med Gull (summer adult), 3 Oystercatchers, 2 Purple sandpipers, 6 Turnstones, 5+ Sandwich Terns, 3 LBB Gulls amongst roosting Herring Gulls, 5 Fulmars and 3+ Bottlenose Dolphins. (T Mills)
Siblyback Lake: Adult drake Lesser Scaup still, plus Black-necked Grebe, Red-necked Grebe, Great Crested Grebe and Little Grebe. (B Rankine)

Red-necked Grebe Siblyback Lake Cornwall 24th March 2013 (2) B Rankine Red-necked Grebe Siblyback Lake Cornwall 24th March 2013 (3) B Rankine Red-necked Grebe Siblyback Lake Cornwall 24th March 2013 (4) B Rankine
Lesser Scaup Siblyback Lake Cornwall 24th March 2013 B Rankine Lesser Scaup Siblyback Lake Cornwall 24th March 2013 (1) B Rankine Lesser Scaup Siblyback Lake Cornwall 24th March 2013 (2) B Rankine

Dozmary Pool: Drake Goldeneye and a Swallow. (B Rankine)
Lizard: 60+ Wheatear, 70+ Chiffchaff, 1 White Wagtail, 12 Blackcap, 4 Firecrests and 14 Goldcrest around village and point in the morning. Also a trickle of Meadow Pipits and Linnets in off. Peregrine hunting incoming passerines out at sea off old lizard. (T Blunden) 1 Swallow (C Lee)
Wadebridge: 10 Sand Martin at Clapper marshes at 17:30. 12+ Sand Martins feeding on the main river along Egloshayle Road, accompanied by 1 House Martin in the morning. (P Floyd Spong) 2 female Blackcap still on the bird table at Two Tree’s Estate, Wadebridge. (C Selway)
Hawkes Wood Nature Reserve: 1 singing Chiffchaff in the morning plus 12 Siskin with some males in display flight, also Roe Deer. (C Selway)
Whitsand Bay: 3 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Slavonian Grebe and 27 Little Gull.
Porthgwarra: Serin at Dolphin House also 1 Willow warbler and c100 Chiffchaff. (R Wilkins)