Wednesday 04 January 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 1 hybrid goose, 22 Teal, 8 Mallard, 1 Wigeon, 1 Shoveler, 1 Coot, 15 Moorhen and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker) Bittern this afternoon.

Marazion: Juv Iceland Gull and Water Pipit on the beach at the Red River mouth briefly this morning. (D Parker) Iceland Gull reported again in the afternoon.

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only): Ad Egyptian Goose in with the goose flock also 5 call Duck, 14 Wigeon and 1 Goldeneye. (D Parker & D Jenkins)

Carbis Bay: 2 ad and 1 2W Iceland Gull, 1 Great Skua, 1 dark phase Arctic Skua, 1 Little Auk, 20+ Balearic Shearwater and 4 Great Northern Diver. (C Barnard)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 22 Med Gulls (18 ad, 3 2W & 1 1W). (C Barnard) 120 Lapwing and 1 Bar-tailed Godwit on Ryan’s Field. (D Jenkins)

Falmouth, Pendennis: 7 Purple Sandpiper on the point, 1 Kestrel and 3+ Gannet in the bay. (D Chaney)

Falmouth, Gyllyngvase beach: 2W Med Gull on the rocks plus 18 Turnstone. (D Chaney)

Swanpool: 1 Great Crested Grebe, 12+ Little Grebe, 1m Blackcap, 2 Water Rail and 1 Chiffchaff. (D Chaney)

Swanpool Beach: 3+ Rock Pipit, 1 Whimbrel on the rocks to the west and 100+ Shag in bay and on rocks. (D Chaney)

Swanvale NR: 2+ Goldcrest, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Nuthatch and 1 Marsh Tit. (D Chaney) Yellow-browed Warbler showing well just beyond the old pumping station at 14:30.

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 5+ Common Scoter. (D Jenkins) Also Black-throated Diver.

Penzance, Wherrytown: 15+ Common Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver and 1 f Eider. (D Jenkins)

Penzance, Tolcarne: 1 Great Crested Grebe. (D Jenkins)

Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 1 Great Northern Diver. (D Jenkins)

Loe Pool, Helston: Female type Bufflehead back again, photos here. (M Curtis & D King)

Argal Reservoir: 1 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Mallard, 2 Cormorant, 3 Moorhen, 20+ Redwing, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1m Kestrel (later seen carrying a small bird), 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Bullfinch. (D Chaney)

College Reservoir: 1 ad drake Ring-necked Duck, 50+ Tufted Duck, 7+ Pochard, 8 Shoveler, 8 Goldeneye, 6 Teal, 2 Gadwall, 200+ Wigeon, 65+ Coot, 2 Grey Heron, 6+ Cormorant, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Dipper, 2 Chiffchaff and 50+ Redwing. (D Chaney)