Thursday 05 January 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 1 hybrid goose, 23 Teal, 12 Mallard, 1 Wigeon, 1 Shoveler, 1 Coot, 16 Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, 2 Buzzard, 2 Snipe, 2 Stonechat and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Marazion: Juv Iceland Gull on the beach at the Red River mouth again this morning. (C Barnard)

College Reservoir: Drake Ring-necked Duck still present, also 1+ Bittern, c27 Tufted Duck, 3 Goldeneye, 5 Pochard, 2 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall and 2 ‘northern’ Chiffchaff. The hybrid drake Wigeon also present. (D Chaney)

Penryn River: 71 Curlew roosting, 22 Redshank scattered and 3 Greenshank near Lidl. (D Chaney)

Port Isaac: 2 Red-throated Divers offshore at 14:00. (T Potterton)

Windmill Farm:150 Black-headed Gull, 1 Ad Med Gull, 50 Herring Gull, Grey Heron, Water Rail, Sparrowhawk and Great Spotted Woodpecker this afternoon. (D Wright)

St Ives: 40+ Balearic Shearwater, 2 Manx Shearwater, 1000+auk sp and 400+ Gannet off the Island. (P St Pierre)

Carbis Bay: 2 Balearic Shearwaters. (P St Pierre)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 4 adW Med Gulls. (P St Pierre)

Par Beach Pool: Drake Ring-necked Duck again. (A Langdon)

Par, Spit Beach: Purple Sandpiper, c12 Turnstones and c9 Oystercatchers roosting on the rocks plus 8 Great Crested Grebes in the sea off the harbour wall. (A Langdon)

Purple Sandpiper. Adrian Langdon, more photos here.

Rumps Point: 1 Lapland Bunting still with 80+ Skylark, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Common Shelduck, many Razorbill and Guillemot including 4 Bridled Guillemot, 4 Balearic Shearwater (photo) 200+ Great Black-Backed Gull, 5 Common Gull, 1 1W Ring-billed Gull, 1 probable 3W American Herring Gull, Fulmar, Gannet, Shag and Kittiwake. (C Selway)