Wednesday 20th March 2019

Wednesday 20th March 2019

Late news, 19/3, Dobwalls: Blackcap singing in nearby garden (C&J Duffy)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis dropped in at 08:35. (L Proctor) Still present at 15.30. (R Butts, T Pinfield) Plus 1 Chiffchaff seen and heard at 13.00. (S Grundy) Later Glossy Ibis flew in at 17:30, Barn Owl quartering over back of marsh towards Leonard Cheshire and 5 Roe Deer in field opposite Leonard Cheshire (S.Cox)

Long Rock: Male Wheatear on the rock armour. (L Proctor)

College Reservoir: 2 Treecreeper singing, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Green Woodpecker yaffling, 6 Shoveler, 15 Snipe, 2 pairs Great Crested Grebe. (D Collins)

Porthgwarra: 3 Wheatear. (M Wallace)

Skewjack: 2 White Wagtail. (M Wallace)

Cot Valley: Male Wheatear at Boscregan. (N Wheatley)

Toads hole area: 5 Chiffchaff (2 birds seen calling, a first for the year on my local patch), 2 Willow Tit one calling from tree top, 3 Bullfinch, 2 Jay, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Linnet, 6 Robin, 3 Wren, 2 Long-tailed Tit & 1 Stonechat. (P Ash)

Willow Tit, Paul Ash

Willow Tit, Paul Ash

Willow Tit, Paul Ash

Dobwalls: M & f Siskin in the garden (C&J Duffy)

Pendeen Watch: 6 Sand Martin by the lighthouse. (P Clement)

Kenidjack: 1 Swallow this afternoon. (P Clement) Also 1 Iceland Gull (1w) circled over Kenidjack Head before drifting south also 1 Swallow, 3 Sand Martin west over the valley. (P Clarke)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 11 Mute Swan, 4 Whooper Swan, 4 Canada Goose, 34 Shelduck, 6 Mallard, 5 Wigeon, 4 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 3 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Moorhen, 25 Oystercatcher, 5 Knot, 1 Common Sandpiper, 45 Redshank, 36 Black-tailed Godwit, 30 Curlew, 25 Black-headed Gull, 80 Herring Gull, 16 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 18 Great Black-backed Gull, 14 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 3 Robin, 5 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Great Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 1 Magpie, 11 Rook, 75 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 1 Starling, 5 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch, 4 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch, 6 Palmate Newt (M Scawen et al)

St Gothian Sands: 4 Sand Martin. (R Butts, T Pinfield)

St Ives Bay from Gwithian Sands: 1 Great Northern Diver; 2 Black-throated Diver. (R Butts, T Pinfield)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Carnsew Pool: 2 Grey Plovers. Ryan’s Field: 30+ Redshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit. (R Butts, T Pinfield)

Cape Cornwall: 2 Raven, 60+ Razorbill off The Brisons. (R Butts, T Pinfield)

Stithians Reservoir, at the Dam: 3 Goldeneye, 7 Reed Buntting, 2 (m and f) Bullfinch,1  Greenfinch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Little Grebe and 2 dancing Great Crested Grebe. (A Witheywood)

Great Crested Grebe, A Witheywood

Reed Bunting, A Witheywood

Bullfinch, A Witheywood

Great Spotted Woodpecker, A Witheywood

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Green Sandpiper , 21 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 20 Sand Martin, 4 Water Pipit. (B Bosisto )

Camel Estuary: 4 Whooper Swan, 1 intermedius Lesser Black-backed Gull. (B Bosisto )

Gluvian: 2 Grey Wagtail,1 Blackcap, 27 Yellowhammer, 1 Reed Bunting. (B Bosisto )

Mawgan Porth: 32 Teal, 15 Sand Martin. (B Bosisto)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Water Pipit, 4 Sand Martin, 1 Chiffchaff, 11 Redshank, 1 Greenshank. (S Rowe)

Towan Head: 4 Purple Sandpiper, 32 Turnstone, 5 Oystercatcher. (S Rowe)

Penzance: 5 Eider off Jubilee Pool and adult m and juv Eider in swing-bridge harbour. (S.Cox) About 20 Sand Martin through over town centre. (P Freestone)

Bude Marshes: 1 Sand Martin around 5.00 pm. (A Davies)

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