Thursday 22nd March 2018

Thursday 22nd March 2018

Late news, 21/3, Sennen Cove: 10 Sandwich Tern. (M Bishop)

Late news, 21/3, Wadebridge: 2+ Red-legged Partridge. (C Selway)

Late news, 21/3, Treraven Meadows: 3cy Iceland Gull, 2 Green Sandpiper and 1 Water Pipit. (C Selway)

Late News, 21/3, Marazion Marsh: 1 Snipe feeding in grass just yards from look-out wall, 11.30. (S Douglas)

St Buryan: 2cy Glaucous Gull and 2cy Iceland Gull. (K Wilson)

Little Trethewey: 2cy Iceland Gull. (K Wilson)

Coverack: 1 Glaucous Gull, 2 Iceland Gulls and 1 adult Yellow legged Gull on rocks off seafront at 12:15. (P Tongue)

Drift Reservoir: 4 Great Crested Grebes and 1 Black-necked Grebe. (R Butts) Also 1w Iceland Gull again. (C Moore)

Egloshayle: 7 possibly 8 Hawfinch feeding on sycamore buds in the old cemetery also 1 Chiffchaff. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Penzance: Near ad Yellow-legged Gull at Wherrytown. (M Ahmad)

Yellow-legged Gull – Mashuq Ahmad

Newlyn: Juv Glaucous Gull in the harbour. (M Ahmad)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 Knot, 12+ Bar-tailed Godwit, 12 Grey Plover, 18 Dunlin, 2 Little Egret, 19 Shelduck, 50+ Wigeon, 12 Oystercatchers, 25+ Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 2 Canada Geese, 130+ Black-headed Gulls, ad and 2x 1w Med Gulls, 1 Common Gull, 15 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 12 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher on Lelant saltings. (PJ Freestone and M.Halliday) 42 Redshank, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 35 Black-headed Gull on Ryan’s Pool. (DK Parker) 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Greenshank, 17 Redshank, 49 Herring Gulls, 6 Snipe, 6 Shelduck, 9 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 4 Great Black-backed Gulls, 1 Little Egret, 18 Black-headed Gulls, 6 Teal, 16 Wigeon, 2 Oystercatchers, 1 Curlew, 2 Grey Plover, 1 Pied wagtail, 2 Ravens over Copperhouse Creek. Sparrowhawk flew over Copperhouse. (PJ Freestone) Great Black-backed Gull this afternoon, showing a significant degree of melanistic plumage. (T McGowan) This gull is presumed to be the same as one seen on Scilly last Spring. (M Ahmad)

Melanistic GBB Gull – Mashuq Ahmad

Melanistic GBB Gull – Mashuq Ahmad

Bartinney Downs: c220 Golden Plover, 8 Meadow Pipits, Raven and 2 Buzzards. (PJ Freestone)

Meadow Pipit – Paul Freestone

Marazion: Sparrowhawk flew north over A30 near Newtown roundabout. (PJ Freestone)

Connor Downs: Sparrowhawk flew south over village. (PJ Freestone)

Tregonetha Downs: 5 Raven, 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle thrush, 4 Snipe, 42 Golden Plover in nearby fields, 1 Short-eared Owl over towards Castle an Dinas. (S Grose)

Respryn Bridge: 1 Dipper, 2 Grey Wagtail (m and f). (B. Toms)

Kennack Sands: 2 Sandwich Tern, 2 Black-throated Diver, one in Summer plumage. (G Adams)

Bude: 2 Wheatear, 3 Rock Pipit, 2 Stonechat 1m 1f, 3 Linnet, 1 Song Thrush at Compass Point. (R Mudge)

Truro: 1m 1f Siskin in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

St Keyne: 1 Siskin. (A Adams)