Wednesday 27th March 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Appears we may have had a ‘fall’ of Chiffchaff today with the amount of reports, including plenty in private gardens!

Gwithian – possible BLACK KITE reported over Gwithian Towans this afternoon (Thanks B.Hampshire)

HelstonICELAND GULL (juv) on boating lake

Hayle Little Ringed Plover still on Ryan’s Field this afternoon. Also Water Pipit (sum.plum), Grey Plover (2), Greenshank (3), Common Sandpiper and Snipe (2) on Copperhouse Creek (Thanks D.Mays and P.Jeggo)

Lands End Ring Ouzel around Trinity Pool briefly at 1440hrs then seen flying east towards Sennen at 1500hrs. Also Black Redstart (2), Chiffchaff (20+) and Wheatear (3) (Thanks D.King)

Drake Common Scoter coming to bread at Swanpool!! (S.Ogden)

FalmouthCommon Scoter (drk) and Kittiwake still at Swanpool this morning. Blackcap at Swanvale. Goosander (fem), Great Crested Grebe (6), Sand Martin and Chiffchaff (20+) at Argal reservoir. Great Crested Grebe (2), Sand Martin (20) and Chiffchaff (15+) at College reservoir (Thanks S.Rogers) Also Sandwich Tern (10+), Wheatear (2), Black Redstart (f) and Turnstone (8) at Gyllyngvase beach (Thanks J.St Ledger). Firecrest and Woodcock at College reservoir (Thanks J.Cripps)

Common Scoter Falmouth 270313 (J.St Ledger)

Common Scoter Falmouth 270313 (J.St Ledger)

PenzanceSandwich Tern (9), Wheatear (4), Chiffchaff and GN Diver at Eastern Green (Thanks D.Flumm)

MarazionSand Martin (23) and Swallow at Marazion Marsh RSPB. Also Wheatear (2), Firecrest, Little Egret, Pintail, Shoveler, Teal (14), Cormorant, Greylag (4), Canada Goose (2), Pied Wagtail (5) and Linnet (7 flew east). GN Diver (4) and BT Diver offshore (Thanks D.Flumm and D.Mays) Also Black Redstart (f) and Wheatear (2+) at Long Rock Beach (Thanks J.Winn)

Drift Sand Martin (10) at Drift Reservoir (Thanks D.Flumm)

St Just Wheatear (6) on Land’s End airfield late afternoon (Thanks D.King)

SennenSandwich Tern (9) in Sennen Cove (Thanks D.King). Siberian Chiffchaff and Firecrest at Brew Sewage works. Access from A30 just north of Seaview Holiday Park

MullionChiffchaff (6+) in private garden by pond (Thanks S.Brown)

StithiansSand Martin (31) and Swallow at Stithians reservoir at 1600hrs (Thanks B.Dallas)

Ruan LanihorneChiffchaff (3) in garden (Thanks D.Hall)

WadebridgeSandwich Tern, Water Pipit (2), Sand Martin (6) and Swallow at Dinham Flats early evening (Thanks C.Selway)

East LooeWillow Warbler near harbour at 1230hrs

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