Tuesday 10 January 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern, 17 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 23 Teal, 12 Mallard, 1 Wigeon, 1 Coot, 29 Moorhen, 2+ Water Rail, 17 Snipe, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Redwing, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Bullfinch, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest, 3 Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaff and 3+ Cetti’s Warbler. Also 27 Sanderling and 3 Oystercatcher on the beach. (D Parker & D Flumm)

Caerthillian: 1 Marsh Harrier. (T Blunden)

Lizard Head: Flock of c20 Lapland Buntings in with Skylarks. (T Blunden)

Culdrose: c200 Lapwing over fields opposite RNAS Culdrose. (D Parker)

College Reservoir: 7 Goldeneye (1m), 1 Pochard, 33 Tufted Duck and c80 Wigeon. (T Pinfield & D Parker)

Swanvale NR: Yellow-browed Warbler in the sallows by the pump house. also 5+ Chiffchaff, 3+ Goldcrest, 1 Marsh Tit and 1 Bullfinch. (T Pinfield & D Parker)

Carnon Downs: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff (in full song), 3 Blackcap, c60 Chiffchaff (42 caught and ringed) and 1 Grey Wagtail at the sewerage works between 08:00 & 13:00. (I Maclean & M Grantham)

Falmouth: 8 Purple Sandpipers at Pendennis Point at 1pm (low tide). (J St Ledger)

Penzance: 1W drake Surf Scoter off Jubilee Pool still, plus Black-throated Diver and 9 Great Northern Diver. Also Black Redstart on the rocks. (S Cox)

Pendeen: Barn Owl quartering the fields south of Springs Farm at Portheras Common. (S Cox)

Par: 2 Water Pipit with 35+ Rock Pipit including at least 2 probable ‘littoralis‘ at Par beach. (C Selway)

Helston: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff and 1 Firecrest at the sewerage works still, also Egyptian Goose and Little Gull at the boating lake. (S Bury)

St Buryan: Common Crane reported just south of the village this morning. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Loe Pool, Helston: Female type Bufflehead still, also 1 Firecrest.

Carbis Bay: 1 Ad and 1 2W Iceland Gull.