Monday 09 January 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 5 Mute Swan, 1 hybrid goose, 21 Teal, 17 Mallard, 1 Wigeon, 1 Coot, 21 Moorhen, 2+ Water Rail, 1 Oystercatcher, 6+ Snipe, 1 Kestrel, 4 Chiffchaff and 2+ Cetti’s Warbler. Also 23 Sanderling and 2 Common Gull on the beach. (D Parker)

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only): 33 Mute Swan, 129 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 14 hybrid geese, 46 Tufted Duck, 1 f Goldeneye, 3 Wigeon, 105 Mallard, c25 Teal, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 2 Cormorant, c 120 Lapwing, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2W Iceland Gull, ad Little Gull, 17 Common Gull, 2 Little Egret, 3 Heron and 2 Buzzard. (D Parker & P St Pierre)

Carbis Bay: 2 Ad and 1 2W Iceland Gulls, Black-throated Diver, Balearic Shearwater, 200+ Gannet, many Razorbill, 10+ Kittiwake and a distant grebe sp. (C Barnard, D Jenkins & D King)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 33 Common Gull and 10 Med Gull (8 ad, 2 1W). (C Barnard) Also 15 Redshank;10 Wigeon.2 Lapwing and approx 200 Lapwing flew over Ryan’s Field. (D Jenkins)

Penzance, Eastern Green: 1W drake Surf Scoter close inshore opposite the wooden footbridge this afternoon, also 2 Eider. (C Barnard & D King)

Carnon Downs: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff at 09:00 with 62 Chiffchaff and 4 Firecrests. Also possible hybrid Willow Warbler x Chiffchaff singing. (I Maclean)

Penzance: 1W drake Surf Scoter off Jubilee Pool still, plus Long-tailed Duck, Black-throated Diver and 6 Great Northern Diver. Also 19 Purple Sandpipers at 10:05. (D King)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 35 Pochard and 60+ Lapwing over. (D Jenkins)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): 5 Pintail, 12 Shoveler, 3 Gadwall, 100+ Wigeon, 100+ Teal, drake Goldeneye still, 6 Tufted Duck, 80+ Curlew, 48 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit and 1 immature Peregrine Falcon. (C Selway)

Wadebridge: 2 Black Redstart at Glen Road this morning. (C Selway)

Towan Head: Red-throated Diver. (C Selway)

Newquay: Ringed Black-headed Gull at Trenance boating lake today was originally ringed at Przykona Reservoir, Radyczyny, Turek, Poland on May 26th 2010 as a second calendar. It has been seen previously at Newquay on Dec 7th 2010 and Jul 9th 2011. (C Selway & D Julian)

St Columb Minor: 1W Rose-coloured Starling in a private garden at Parklands Close/Leader Road, photo here. Please view only from the road and respect the residents privacy. (C Horsley)

Coverack: Siberian Chiffchaff, photo here. (S Bury)

Helston boating lake: assumed escape ad Egyptian Goose still present. (B Sharples)

Egyptian Goose. Bob Sharples, more on Bob’s blog here.

Marazion: Common Crane flew over early morning.

Helston: Siberian Chiffchaff at the sewerage works still.

Loe Pool, Helston: Female type Bufflehead still.

Nanquidno: 3 Woodlarks at Little Hendra.