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Cornwall Birding Team

Thursday 23rd March 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Newquay  – Cattle Egret (6) again in roost on Gannel Estuary in Penpol Creek

Marazion Iceland Gull (2 juvs) at Red River mouth this morning (Thanks J. Eaton)

PolgiggaIceland Gull in fields at Polgigga (Thanks M.Wallace)

FalmouthIceland Gull at Meanporth this afternoon (Thanks G.Wills).  Cetti’s Warbler again at Swanpool this morning and showing well on occasion (Thanks J.Irvine and D.Chaney)

Hayle Spoonbill (2) still on Ryan’s Field this morning (Thanks B.Dallas) Also Iceland Gull and Kittiwake on estuary this afternoon. (Not Bonaparte’s Gull as first reported)

Lanreath – Garganey at Lethytep

Sennen – White Wagtail at Sennen Village

Wednesday 22nd March 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Bodmin MoorLesser Scaup still at Dozmary Pool. Also Water Pipit

HelstonBonaparte’s Gull still at Helston Boating Lake today and showing well

Helford Cattle Egret (20) in field on west side of Frenchnman’s Creek. Also Iceland Gull (juv)

NewquayCattle Egret (6) at roost on Gannel Estuary this evening

The LizardCattle Egret (2) flew over Ruan Pool late afternoon. Also Jack Snipe (2), Shoveler and Little Grebe (Thanks F.Trewin)

Hayle – Cattle Egret on estuary at 1250hrs then flew towards St Erth. Iceland Gull also flew off in same direction. Spoonbill (2), Black-tailed Godwit (2), Sandwich Tern (20+) and Med Gull.

St ErthYellow-browed Warbler in willows by lake

ParCaspian Gull (1w) again at Par Beach Pool (cbwps)

Marazion Siberian Chiffchaff still at RSPB Marazion Marsh

St JustHen Harrier (male) at Bartinney Downs

PendeenBlack-throated Diver flew past

Tuesday 21st March 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

HelstonBonaparte’s Gull still at Boating Lake and showing well

Newquay Cattle Egret (6) at roost on Gannel estuary this evening

St ErthCattle Egret in field on Tredrea Lane with Little Egrets

Hayle Iceland Gull and Spoonbill on estuary today

BudeSpoonbill (2) at Maer Lake at midday (cbwps)

Lizard Point Little Gull, Sandwhich Tern (5) and Puffin (30+) past point (cbwps)

BoscastlePeregrine (2) over Boscastle Farm Shop (Thanks P.Smith)

Monday 20th March 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

NewquayCattle Egret (6) at Gannel Estuary this evening.

HayleIceland Gull (2 juvs) again from the causeway. Also Spoonbill and Yellow-legged Gull (2w) still. (Thanks B.Dallas and A.Langdon)

Par – Caspian Gull and Yellow legged Gull (1w) on buildings by Spit Beach beach. European White-fronted Goose feeding on factory roof near Spit Beach. (cbwps)

Mevagissey – Glaucous Gull (2w) at Portholland on rocks

Bissoe – Osprey in tree between Bissoe and Cross Lanes. (cbwps)

AmalveorHen Harrier (2. male + ringtail) this evening (cbwps)

FalmouthBlack-throated Diver (2) off Rosemullion Head

The Lizard Black Redstart (male) at Old Lizard Head

Men-An-TolHen Harrier (ringtail) at 1810hrs

FalmouthSand Martin (25) and a Swallow at College Reservoir.

Cattle Egret Survey – Sunday 19th March 2017

Cattle Egrets, St Erth 16032017 (P.Freestone)A co-ordinated survey of the number of Cattle Egrets currently in the county was undertaken by volunteers today (19/03/2017) with the following results:

Frenchman’s Creek – 35+

St Clement – 20+

Loe Pool – 16

Devoran – 3

St Erth – 3

Cattle Egret (P.Freestone)

Cattle Egret (P.Freestone)

This gives us a roundabout figure of 77+ individuals. There was no count from the following usual roosts and sites. The Gannel which has held 6 bird recently, Sancreed which has had 3 birds (that could be the St Erth birds), Bude Marshes up to 5 birds, Cearhays Castle, Ruan Lanihorne and other sites where up to three birds were also not covered. The Tehidy CP bird has been present for weeks and could well have been there. So as a total it looks like there could easily be over a hundred individuals across the county.