Tuesday 31 January 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern, 7 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 15 Teal, 4 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 1 Wigeon, 1 Coot, 19 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 2 Buzzard, 6 Snipe, 7 Chiffchaff and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. Also 11 Turnstone, 21 Sanderling and 2 Dunlin on the beach. (D Parker)

Marazion: Water Pipit still at Red River mouth, plus 3 Rock Pipit, 2 Meadow Pipit and 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Parker)

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only): 33 Mute Swan, 105 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 9 hybrid geese, 57 Tufted Duck, 1 Goldeneye, 12 Wigeon, 93 Mallard and 13 Teal. (D Parker)

Penzance: 6 Purple Sandpipers and 3 Turnstones on the beach between the harbour and Jubilee Pool. (D Parker)

Sithney, Helston: c350 Golden Plover and c70 Lapwing over and around Antron Farm. (G Adams)

Saltash: 2 f Brambling with finch flock at Churchtown Farm Reserve. (G Lewis)

Treraven Meadows: 20+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Kingfisher, 26 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Green Sandpiper, 8 Curlew, 1 Common Shelduck, 31 Wigeon, 70+ Teal, 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Jay, 2 Goldcrest and 60+ Redwing. (C Selway)

Wadebridge:Black Redstart still at Glen Road this morning. (C Selway)

Carbis Bay: 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver and 1 Adult Med Gull, plus 1 Goldcrest in grounds of Hotel. (B Toms)

Porthleven: Juv Iceland Gull over the harbour mouth at 10:00. Also 2 Swallows over at 16:00.

Helston Loe Pool: Female type Bufflehead still.

Helston: Swallow still at the sewage works.

Chapel Amble: Glossy Ibis showing well in field opposite village car park.

Monday 30 January 2012

Late News 27/01 Portreath: 2 Black Redstarts (M & F) seen just up the coast from Basset Cove at SW 642447. (P Baker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Little Egret, 9 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan, 1 hybrid goose, 21 Teal, 5 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 1 Wigeon, 1 Coot, 25 Moorhen, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Water Rail, 2 Buzzard, 1 m Sparrowhawk, 4 Snipe, 5 Chiffchaff and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. Also 9 Sanderling and 1 Dunlin on the beach plus 3 Slav Grebe, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Eider and 5 Common Scoter offshore. (D Parker & A Mckechnie) Bittern reported again.

Marazion: Water Pipit still at Red River mouth, plus 2 Stonechat and 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Parker & R Menari)

Longrock: c20 Sanderling plus 2 Slav Grebe and 1 f Eider offshore. (R Menari)

Stithians Reservoir: 55+ Common Snipe, 100+ Lapwing, 34 Teal, 23 Wigeon, 3 Little Grebe and 1 Kestrel from the Stuart Hutchings hide. (J St Ledger)

Treraven Meadows: Buff-bellied Pipit showing well with 2 Water Pipit, from the hide at 11:50 near the post with the yellow danger sign, plus a Rock Pipit on the bank. (C Selway)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only):10 Pintail. 13 Shoveler, 60+ Teal, 110+ Wigeon, 26 Black-tailed Godwit and a Chiffchaff. (C Selway)

Mount Hawke: Non-singing male Blackcap in a private garden. (R Girling)

Helston Loe Pool: Female type Bufflehead still.

Par: Drake Ring-necked Duck still on Par Beach Pool.

Dozmary Pool: Probable drake Lesser Scaup still.

Cape Cornwall: 2 2W Iceland Gulls on the golf course.

Sennen Cove: Ad Iceland Gull still.

Sunday 29 January 2012

Late News 28/01 Sancreed: 1 Ruff and 150 Lapwing. (D Flumm)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern (Longrock Pool), 7 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan, 22 Teal, 11 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 1 Wigeon, 1 Coot, 20 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 2+ Water Rail, 1 Kestrel, 2 Buzzard, 3 Snipe, 2 Chiffchaff and 2+ Cetti’s Warbler. Also 27 Sanderling and 2 Ringed Plover on the beach and Black-throated Diver offshore. (D Parker & L Proctor) Merlin reported early morning. (P Freestone)

Marazion: Water Pipit still at Red River mouth, plus 2 Stonechat and 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Parker)

Penzance, Chyandour: 1 Long-tailed Duck still. (L Proctor)

Longrock: 2 Slav Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Eider and 1 Red-throated Diver. (L Proctor)

Sancreed: 1W Iceland Gull in fields opposite village at 08:30, then it or another on hill north of Grumbla 10:30. Also 1 Stonechat, 20 Redwing, 3 Nuthatch. (D Flumm)

Falmouth: Black Redstart on buildings by the police station, plus Kingfisher and Greenshank on Penryn Estuary. (L Sampson)

Hannafore: Black Redstart again. (J Eames)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 Goosander on Ryan’s Field. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Helston Loe Pool: Female type Bufflehead still. (A Johnson)

Sennen Cove: Ad Iceland Gull and 3+ ad Med Gulls.

Par: Drake Ring-necked Duck still on Par Beach Pool.

Chapel Amble: Glossy Ibis showing well in field opposite village car park.

Dozmary Pool: Probable drake Lesser Scaup still.

Brew: Siberian Chiffchaff at the sewerage works.

Porthpean: 3 Black-throated Divers and 4 Great Northern Divers.

Saturday 28 January 2012

Late News 26/01 Falmouth: Black Redstart, Grey Wagtail and 7 Rock Pipit at Castle Beach. (D Chaney)

Late News 27/01 College Reservoir: 1 Kingfisher, 10 Snipe, 200+ Wigeon, 50+ Tufted Duck and 5 Goldeneye (2 ad male, 1 1W/eclipse male). (D Chaney)

Late News 27/01 Argal Reservoir: 24 Curlew. (D Chaney)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 5 Mute Swan, 49 Teal, 8 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 1 Wigeon, 1 Coot, 19 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Water Rail, 1 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 5 Snipe, 5+ Chiffchaff and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. Also 44 Sanderling on the beach. (D Parker & D Jenkins)

Penzance, Chyandour: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Slav Grebe, 1 Eider and 7 Common Scoter. (L Proctor) Also Black-throated Diver reported offshore.

Marazion: Water Pipit still at Red River mouth, plus 1 Grey Wagtail. (L Proctor)

Men-an-Tol: 1 Ringtail Hen Harrier, 2 Barn Owl, 1 Dartford Warbler, 48 Fieldfare, 6 Redwing and 32 Golden Plover. (D Parker)

Gerrans Bay: 7 Slav Grebe, 16 Black-throated Diver, 6 Great Northern and 25 Common Scoter. (D Eva)
Par: Mistle Thrush nest building at St Andrews Pool. (D Eva) Also drake Ring-necked Duck still on Par Beach pool.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 4 Med gulls (2 ad & 2 1W) on main estuary. (P St Pierre) 8 Grey Plover, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 300 + Dunlin and 1 ad Med Gull on Carnsew Pool. (D Jenkins)

Longrock: 2 Goosander offshore. (S Maycock)

Treraven Meadows: 1 Water Pipit, 5 Meadow Pipit, 3 Snipe, 10 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail,1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 9 Curlew, 6 Lapwing, 80+ Teal, 200+ Black-headed Gull, 5 Common Gull, 1 ad Med Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Goldcrest and a Treecreeper. (C Selway)

Chapel Amble: Glossy Ibis showing very well in field opposite village car park. (W Delacour & A Langdon)

Glossy Ibis, A Langdon. More on Adrian’s blog here.

Coverack: 8 Med Gulls. (I Maclean)

Kennack Bay: 1 Eider, 14 Med Gull, 8 Black-throated Diver and c400 Kittiwake. (I Maclean)

Grochall: 1 Short-eared Owl. (I Maclean)

Draynes Wood/Golitha: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 1st record here for a couple of years. (G Lewis)

Ninestones/Smallacombe: 2m/3f Crossbill, 20+ Siskin and 2 Lesser Redpoll. (G Lewis)

Dozmary Pool: Probable drake Lesser Scaup, 3 Goldeneye (2 drake, 1 1W drake, 3 female) and 1 redhead Goosander. (G Lewis)

Colliford Lake: 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 1 drake Gadwall, 2 drake 1 female Shoveler, 1 male Hen Harrier to roost at 16:15 and male Merlin at Loveney Arm. (G Lewis)

Falmouth area: 16 Lapwing west near Mabe, also m and f Sparrowhawk, 7 Buzzard and 3 Little Egret on the Penryn River. (D Chaney)

Loe Beach, Feock: 27 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Razorbill, 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Crested Grebe and 1 Common Scoter all in the Carrick Roads. (D Chaney)

Carnon Downs Sewage Farm: 20+ Chiffchaff, 6 Goldcrest and 2 Reed Bunting in a brief visit. (D Chaney)

Lizard Point: 4 Choughs and a Merlin. (A Nicholson)

Helston Loe Pool: Female type Bufflehead still.

Helston: Swallow still at the sewage works.

Friday 27 January 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan, 21 Teal, 9 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 1 Wigeon, 1 Coot, 18 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Water Rail, 6 Snipe and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. Also 5+ Bottle-nosed Dolphin offshore. (D Parker, R Menari, T Mills & D Flumm)

Newlyn, Tolcarne: 1 ad Med Gull, 2 ad Common Gull, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew and 2 Grey Wagtail plus a Great Crested Grebe offshore. (D Parker)

Sennen: 2 juv Iceland Gulls in ploughed field behind Sennen School. (P St Pierre)

Hannafore: 1 Black Redstart still, also 1 Chiffchaff, 20 Med Gull, 1 Razorbill and 1 Great Crested Grebe close inshore. (M Beer)

Treraven Meadows: 1 Water Pipit, 4 Meadow Pipit, 80+ Teal, 26 Wigeon, 20+ Pied Wagtail, 3 Common Snipe and 1 Green Sandpiper. (C Selway)

Helston: Little Gull still at the boating lake also 1W Med Gull. Swallow still at the sewage works. (S Bury)

Helston Loe Pool: Female type Bufflehead still.

Dozmary Pool: Probable Lesser Scaup still present.

Porth Ledden: 2W Iceland Gull on the beach, NW of St Just.

Par: Drake Ring-necked Duck still on Par Beach pool.

Thursday 26 January 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan, 13 Greylag over, 35 Teal, 12 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 1 Wigeon, 1 Coot, 19 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 6 Snipe, 1 Bullfinch and 1 Stonechat. Also 2 Med Gulls (adult & 1W) and 2 Oystercatcher on the beach. (D Parker & D Flumm)

Marazion: Water Pipit still at Red River mouth, plus 1 Grey Wagtail. Also juv/2W Iceland Gull over the town. (D Parker & D Flumm)

Sennen Cove: 2W Kumlien’s Gull and 4 Iceland Gulls (2W & 3 juv). (M Elliot)

Rumps Point: Several badly oiled Razorbill and Guillemot, plus 100+ Gannet, Black Redstart near the Point and 300+ Linnet near the Farm. (C Selway)

Chapel Amble: Glossy Ibis showing well in field opposite village car park. (D Julian)

Treraven Meadows: Buff-bellied Pipit from the hide with 2 Water Pipit also 1 Green Sandpiper and 6 Snipe. (D Julian)

Clapper Marshes: 1 Green Sandpiper. (D Julian)

Wadebridge, Guineaport: 1 Common Sandpiper. (D Julian)

Par: 3 Black Redstarts on Spit Beach and 7 Great Crested Grebes offshore. (N Climpson)

Helston Loe Pool: Female type Bufflehead still.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Juv Iceland Gull.

Wednesday 25 January 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan, 34 Teal, 16 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 1 Coot, 13 Moorhen, 1 Snipe and 1 Stonechat. Also 29 Sanderling and 2 Oystercatcher on the beach. (D Parker & D Flumm)

Marazion: Water Pipit still at Red River mouth, also 1 Grey Wagtail and 2 Stonechat. (D Parker)

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only): 27 Mute Swan, 127 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 9 hybrid geese, 50 Tufted Duck, 1 Goldeneye, 10 Wigeon, 103 Mallard, 36 Teal, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 5 Common Gull and 1 1W Med Gull. (D Parker)

Camel Estuary: 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 7 Blackbird, 350+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Black Swan, 39 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Blue Tit, 2 Buzzard, 76 Canada Geese, 8 Carrion Crow, 9 Chaffinch, 5 Collared Dove, 5 Common Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Common Snipe, 2 Cormorant, 276 Curlew, 96 Dunlin, 7 Dunnock, 13 Goldfinch, 3000+ Golden Plover, 173 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Great Tit, 3 Greenfinch, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Grey Wagtail, 171 Herring Gull, 12 House Sparrow, 23 Jackdaw, 1 Kingfisher, 350+ Lapwing, 86 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 7 Magpie, 43 Mallard, 9 Meadow Pipit, 1 Moorhen, 44 Mute Swan, 112 Oystercatcher, 23 Pied Wagtail, 2 Raven, 79 Redshank, 9 Redwing, 19 Ring Plover, 7 Robin, 2 Rook, 48 Shelduck, 5 Song Thrush, 1 Spotted Redshank, 67 Starling, 78 Teal, 2 Water Pipit, 37 Wigeon, 26 Wood Pigeon and 3 Wren. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk, per P Whittick)

Treraven Meadows: Buff-bellied Pipit showed from the hide at 12:25 until 12:40 with 2 Water Pipit, 10 Meadow Pipit, 50+ Pied Wagtail, 1 male White Wagtail, 3 Grey Wagtail, 500+ Black-headed Gull (one pink), 1 Common Gull, 60+ Teal, 1 Common Shelduck, 2 Wigeon and 1 Green Sandpiper. (C Selway)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only):1 Merlin, 1 drake Goldeneye, 5 Tufted Duck, 8 Pintail, 11 Shoveler, 129 Wigeon and a Chiffchaff. (C Selway)

Par: Drake Ring-necked Duck still on Par Beach pool also a1W Mediterranean Gull and two darvic ringed Black-headed Gulls. 1 with ring 2V27 was first seen at Par Beach Pool in 2009 and has been present on and off since October 2011, and originated from Wiltshire. The other appears to be a Polish bird. (D Julian)

Helston Loe Pool: Female type Bufflehead still, plus Bittern and 2 Firecrests.

Dozmary Pool: Probable Lesser Scaup still present.

Carbis Bay: 1 Balearic Shearwater.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Juv Iceland Gull.

Sennen Cove: Ad, 2W & juv Iceland Gulls.

Penzance: Long-tailed Duck still off Chyandour.

Geevor: Hoopoe on waste tip of Geevor tin mine.

Swanpool: Yellow-browed Warbler still at Swanvale NR.