Sunday 3rd March 2019

Sunday 3rd March 2019

Par Beach Pool: 2 probable Ring-necked Duck, 5 Tufted Duck, 3 Snipe. (S Grose) (These 2 birds (photograph on cbwps twitter feed) and birds seen the following day appear to be Aythya hybrids, presumably RND x Tufted Duck – Eds)

Marazion Marsh: Glossy Ibis feeding, as seen from road at 17:20. (J Bennett)

St Clement: 24 Cattle Egret roosting in trees just down river from the village. (M Jones)

Sancreed: 3 Cattle Egret, 70 Canada Geese. (D Flumm)

Lizard Point (08:00-11:20): 1 Sooty Shearwater, 271 Manx Shearwater, 3 Black-throated Diver, 20 Puffin. (I Maclean et al)

Pendeen Lighthouse 13:50-16:00: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Great Skua, 220+ Fulmar, all going W. Also 1 1st w Iceland Gull W in the morning. (P Clement)

Mousehole: Glaucous Gull in the harbour at 16:40. (P Smale) Adult Kumlien’s Gull and juv Glaucous Gull at roost. (M Ahmad)

Kumlien’s Gull and Glaucous Gull – Mashuq Ahmad

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Yellow-legged Gull, ad Spoonbill, 14 Common Gull. (R Veal) 2 ‘continental’ Cormorant. (M Ahmad)

‘Continental’ Cormorant – Mashuq Ahmad

Gunwalloe Church Cove: 1 Sand Martin. (S Chandler)

Penzance: Black Redstart on private lawn this afternoon, been around most of the winter. Also, Robins began nest building on Feb 13th. (R Phillips)

Black Redstart – Roy Phillips

Tregonetha Downs: 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Merlin, 2 Raven. (S Grose)

Penwithick: 8 Goldfinch, 12 Chaffinch, 15 House Sparrow, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Blue Tit, 3 Reed Bunting, 2 Great Tit, 1 Robin. (K Bowers)

Reed Bunting and Great Spotted Woodpecker – Kevin Bowers

Newquay: 5000+ Starling. (S Grose) Pentire Headland: 1 Peregrine at 13:00. South Fistral: 24 Oystercatcher at 16:00. (N de Freitas)

Carrick Roads: 7 Red-breasted Merganser (4 male, 3 female), with 3 Great Crested Grebe. Also many Gannet fishing in the area. Viewed from Restronguet Weir. (J St Ledger)

Penlee House, Penzance: Tawny Owl heard at 18:30. (D Chadwick)