Thursday 21st March 2024

Thursday 21st March 2024

Loe Beach; Feock: 13 Red-breasted Merganser, female Surf Scoter. (B & L Bosisto, T Marchese)

Lizard Point: Greylag Goose flew west. (B & L Bosisto)

Kynance Cove Asparagus Island and adjacent rocks: 4 Canada Geese (2 pairs). Very noisy. Apparently in parts of their range in North America Canada Geese regularly nest on cliff ledges, even using the old nests of hawks and ospreys. (K Dalziel)

Kynance Cove Cafe: 2 Rock Pipits. (K Dalziel)

Scillonian III Penzance to the Wolf Rock Lighthouse: 28, Purple Sandpipers, 4, Rock Pipits, 287, Guillemots, 3, Shags, 10, Sanderling, 12, Turnstones, 12, Common Scoter, 5, Razorbills, 118, Kittiwakes,5, Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 50, Gannets, 5, Herring Gulls, 45, Manx Shearwaters, 18, Puffin, 3, Fulmars, 45, Auks, 2, Cormorants, 1, Atlantic Grey Seal, 15 Bottle-nose Dolphins. Wolf Rock Lighthouse to the Isles of Scilly: 231, Guillemots, 28, Auks, 6 Puffins, 80, Gannets, 39, Kittiwakes, 1, Great Skua, 20, Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 10, Manx Shearwaters, 6, Great Black-backed Gulls, 77, Shags, 1, Mallard 11, Great Northern Divers, 2, Common Dolphins. Isles of Scilly to Wolf Rock Lighthouse: 121, Guillemots, 23, Razorbills, 12, Shags, 2, Sandwich Terns,  12, Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 46, Kittiwakes, 160, Gannets, 2, Fulmar,  4, Puffins, 70, Manx Shearwaters, 17, Common Dolphins, 6, Bluefin Tuna, 1, Fin Whale. Wolf Rock Lighthouse to Penzance:  92, Guillemots, 54, Gannets, 36 Manx Shearwaters, 4, Fulmars, 109, Kittiwakes, 1, Common Gull, 6, Great Black-backed Gulls, 13, Herring Gulls. (V Stratton, B Craven)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 60 Purple Sandpipers, 6 Sanderlings . (K J Chamberlain )

St Just: Siberian Chiffchaff, along New Road. (Birdguides)

Rock Helipad field: 2 Sparrowhawk (calling and displaying at altitude), 1 Mistle Thrush,2 Linnet, 4 Greenfinch, 1 Great spotted Woodpecker.(S Grose)

Porthilly Farm: 7 Cattle Egret late pm.(S Grose)

Walmsley Reserve: 1 Barnacle Goose, 5 Greylag Goose, 15 Gadwall, 8 Curlew, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Swallow, 3 Buzzard. Also numbers of Wigeon, Teal, Shoveler, Shelduck, Sand Martin and House Martin. (J St Ledger, A Lea)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 m Scaup, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Swallow, 3 Sand Martin. (J St Ledger, R Bowyer)

Downderry: 3 Common Scoter, 23 Great Northern Diver, 6 Red-throated Diver and c30 auks early morning. (A Payne)

Veryan: Hoopoe still in private garden. (J Leach/Facebook)

Drift Reservoir 10.10 – 12.00: 1m Gadwall, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 2m Mallard, 42 Canada Goose, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Buzzard, 8 Sand Martin, 3 (2m 1f) Chaffinch, 1 Dunnock. (M Webb)

Siblyback Lake: 3 Great Northern Diver, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 pair Little Grebe , 2 Coot , 13 Tufted Duck , 3 Teal, 1 Kingfisher, 12 singing Chiffchaff , a pair Wheatear back on territory , 1 Reed Bunting . ( K Pellow)

Hawkland: c50 Cattle Egrets. (D Dennis) 31 early am (S Grose)

Davidstow: 1 m 1 f Wheatear , 6 Raven , 4 Meadow Pipit, 8 Skylark. (D Dennis)

Crowdy: 1 Common Sandpiper, 20 Canada Geese , 4 Tufted Duck. (D Dennis)

Hayle Estuary from causeway: 5 Goosander, (3m, 2f) (D White) Spoonbill (Birdguides)

St Kew, escaped bird: 1 Harris Hawk. (S Nelson)

DC

Great Crested Grebe. Martin Webb
Great Crested Grebe. Martin Webb
Gadwall. Martin Webb
Sand Martin. Martin Webb
Gadwall. Adrian Lea
Greylag & Barnacle Goose. Adrian Lea
Greylag & Barnacle Goose. Adrian Lea
Canada Goose Kate Dalziel
Canada Goose. Kate Dalziel
Rock Pipit. Kate Dalziel
Rock Pipit. Kate Dalziel