Thursday 25th March 2021

Thursday 25th March 2021

Late news, 24/3, Bartiney: 2 Kestrel, several Buzzard. (R Chiffers)

Kestrel – Robin Chiffers

Kestrel – Robin Chiffers

Buzzard – Robin Chiffers

Newlyn Harbour: American Herring Gull showing well at 13.15 (C.Beazley & S.Nicholls)

Porthgwarra (seawatch 0700-0900): 2 Black-throated Diver, 5 Red-throated Diver, 400 Manx Shearwater, 22 Fulmar, 24 Puffin, c1,500 Auk sp. Also Black Redstart Trevean cliff and a Meadow Pipit on the moor with reddish flush on throat and breast! (D Flumm)

Gwithian: 1 ad Glaucous Gull, 1 ad Iceland Gull and a juv Iceland Gull in nearby field. (P Freestone)

Park Head: juv type Iceland Gull flew west. (P Roseveare)

Towan Head, Newquay: 2 Great Skua, 2 Manx Shearwater, 3 Red-throated Diver, 80+ Common Scoter (N Long)

Mithian: 1 Red Kite flew west. (D Curtis)

Tresillian: 7 Cattle Egret on the estuary this afternoon, showing well from the main road. Also 2 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Curlew, 4 Redshank, 4 Little Egret, 2 Shelduck (A Nicholson)

St Clement: 2 Whooper Swan (R Wilkins) 2 Whooper Swans flew north and out of sight. (L Sampson)

Whooper Swan – Lawrie Sampson

St Blazey: Singing Chiffchaff adjacent to railway depot. (D King)

Gerrans Bay: 5 Black-throated Diver (1 in summer plumage), 7 Great Northern Diver, 4 Sandwich Tern, 31 Turnstone. 1 Kestrel (female; over). (J St Ledger)

Black-throated Diver – John St Ledger

Sandwich Tern – John St Ledger

Gribbin Head: Chiffchaff, 3 probable Grey Partridge in flight. 1 Raven. (D King)

Kensey valley: 2 Swallows following a small group of Sand Martins flying NW at 7am. (N Bastin)

Perranaworthal: Robin recently fledged (per J Rance)

Trenant Woods, near Looe: Heron chicks observed. (D Spooner)

Mount’s Bay: 1 Sandwich Tern at 1.30 (P Fraser)

Treslea Downs: 1 Wood Pigeon, 2 Great Tit, 6 Jackdaws, 2 Crow, 1 Blue tit, 3 Magpie, 2 Rook, 1 Collared Dove, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Robin (J Goodair)

Mount Village: Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Blackbird, House Sparrow, Jackdaw, Coal Tit, Siskin, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Robin, Wren, Rook, Blue Tit, Pied Wagtail, Magpie, Dunnock, Great Tit, Crow (J Goodair)

Downderry: birds moving west before 0820 included 1 Common Scoter, 680 Gannets, 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Skua, 16 Kittiwakes and 2 Sandwich Terns. (A. Payne)

College Reservoir: 6 Sand Martin, 2 Marsh Tit, 2 drake Wigeon and an adult intermedius Lesser Black-backed Gull (L Langley)

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