Wednesday 23rd March 2016

Wednesday 23rd March 2016

Late news 20/3, Bylane End SX277598: 1 Barn Owl at 2am. (D Thorpe)

Late news 22/3 Helston Loe Pool: 1 redhead Goosander, 4 Pochard, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 8 Sand Martin, 1 Swallow and 1 Nuthatch. (MJ Spicer, DK Parker, I Webster, L Proctor)

Penzance, Bowling Green: 2 Swallow this morning. (B Dallas)

Boscathnoe Reservoir: 4 Sand Martin and 1 Firecrest. (P St Pierre)

Penwithick: 1 Siskin (M), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Chaffinch, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit ,2 Goldfinch, 1 Buzzard (overhead), 2 Robin, 20-30 House Sparrow 1 Dunnock, 1 Coal Tit and 2 Blackbird (1M 1F). (K Bowers)

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Illogan: 1 m Lesser Redpoll in private garden. (J Baker)

St Agnes Head: 1 Northern Wheatear and 70+ Common Dolphin offshore in a feeding frenzy. (T Wilson)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker and 1 male Sparrowhawk. (A James)

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Hayle, Ventonleague: 2 Sand Martin. (J&P Rutter)

Porthgwarra: 1 Humpback Whale. (P&H Taylor)

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Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 4 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Geese, 36 Teal, 7 Mallard, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 9 Grey Heron, 1 Water Rail, 11 Moorhen, 1 Redshank, 3 Snipe, 3 Reed Bunting, 4 Stonechat, 1 Firecrest3 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (20m beyond wooden chalet)and c10 Chiffchaff. (DK Parker, L Proctor)

Marazion: 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 male Eider and 4 Common Scoter off the Station House. (I Webster, L Proctor, DK Parker)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 3 Ruff, 4 Swallow, 15+ Sand Martin, 14 Black-tailed Godwit, 9 Lapwing, 1 Pochard, 6 Pintail, 8 Shoveler, 10+ Gadwall, 30+ Wigeon, 2 Shelduck, 1 Sparrowhawk. Also numbers of Teal and Curlew. (J St Ledger)

Camel Trail from Wadebridge to Tregunna:Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron 1, 7 Little Egret, 25 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Goose, 28 Shelduck, 7 Mallard, 44 Wigeon, 5 Buzzard, 5 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Pheasant, 35 Oystercatcher, 4 Ringed Plover, 12 Dunlin, 25 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 33 Black-tailed Godwit, 60 Curlew, 60 Black-headed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Gull, 22 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 20 Great Black-backed Gull, 120 Herring Gull, 5 Wood Pigeon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Sand Martin, 5 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Wren, 5 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 5 Blackbird, 2 Great Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Magpie, 15 Jackdaw, 5 Rook, 45 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 3 House Sparrow, 3 Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch, 5 Goldfinch and 3 Bullfinch. (M Scawen)

Saltash, Point Field: 2 Reed Bunting. (K Baum)

Cape Cornwall Golf Course: 1 Swallow. (P Fraser)

Mount’s Bay: 1 Common Scoter (male) and 3 Great Northern Diver. (P Fraser)

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 27 Common Teal. (P Fraser)

Newlyn: 1 juv Glaucous Gull again in the harbour 

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