Friday 13 January 2012

Late News 11/01 Camel Estuary: 7 Blackbird, 6 Blackcap, 500+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Black Swan, 57 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Blue Tit, 2 Bullfinch, 3 Buzzard, 175+ Canada Geese, 14 Carrion Crow, 11 Chaffinch, 1 Coal Tit, 5 Collared Dove, 1 Common Gull, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Common Snipe, 3 Cormorant, 276 Curlew, 83 Dunlin, 5 Dunnock, 3000+ Golden Plover, 109 Great Black Backed Gull, 3 Great Tit, 8 Greenshank (including YB BR which was colour-ringed as a juvenile on the Ythan Estuary in North-eastern Scotland in August 2006), 2 Grey Heron, 1 Grey Wagtail, 247 Herring Gull, 12 House Sparrow, 14 Jackdaw, 1 Jay, 1 Kingfisher, 324 Lapwing, 27 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 4 Little Egret, 6 Little Grebe, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 7 Magpie, 128 Mallard, 9 Meadow Pipit, 1 Moorhen, 42 Mute Swan, 156 Oystercatcher, 23 Pied Wagtail, 1 Raven, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 7 Redwing, 44 Redshank, 8 Ring Plover, 15 Robin, 2 Rook, 29 Shelduck, 2 Song Thrush, 134 Starling, 78 Teal, 43 Wigeon, 26 Wood Pigeon and 2 Wren. Also 1 Red Admiral. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk per P Whittick & G Love)

Greenshank (YB BR), Gill Love

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern, 6 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 5 Mute Swan, 11 Teal, 5 Mallard, 1 Wigeon, 1 Coot, 22 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 2 Snipe, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Chiffchaff and 2+ Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker) Bittern on Longrock Pool.

Upper Tamar Valley: 2 Dipper, 2 Willow Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 3 Coal Tit, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Nuthatch and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (D Parker)

Chapel Amble: Glossy Ibis showing well in field opposite village car park. Video by Will Delacour HERE. (D Julian, C Selway, A Langdon, W Delacour & D Ricketts)

Glossy Ibis. Adrian Langdon, more on his website here.

Gwennap sewerage works: 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (M Grantham & I Maclean)

Falmouth, Castle Beach: 3 Black Redstarts (1 male, 2 female), 1 Barnacle Goose, 11 Oystercatchers, 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Crow (which kept pecking at the tail of the goose, eventually causing it to fly out to sea). (J St Ledger)

Carnon Downs sewage works: 1 Firecrest, 1 Yellow browed Warbler and 3+ Chiffchaff. (D Jenkins)

Par Beach Pool: Ring Necked Duck at 13:30. (D Wright)

 

Helston Sewage works: Firecrest at 15:30. (D Wright)

Marazion: 2 Black Redstarts (a male and imm/fem) along beach and a “tristis” Chiffchaff with 10+ Chiffchaff in the tamarisks between Top Tieb and Venton. (C Barnard)Mounts Bay: 4 Black-throated Divers east of Mount. (C Barnard)

Camel Estuary: 1 female Common Eider on the outer estuary. 1 Spotted Redshank at Tregunna. 1 Common Sandpiper in Wadebridge. 3,600+ Golden Plover on Dinham Flats. 2,000+ Northern Lapwing on all the estuary, (C Selway)

Truro: 1 Black Redstart still in a private garden, photo here. (B Mellow)

Men-an-Tol: 1 m and 1+ ringtail Hen Harriers. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Helston Loe Pool: Female type Bufflehead still.

Feock: c50 Black-necked Grebes off Loe Beach.

Swanpool: Yellow-browed Warbler still in sallows by the pump house at Swanvale NR.

Helston Boating Lake: Little Gull still.

Penzance, Eastern Green: 1W drake Surf Scoter showing well, also 1 Long-tailed Duck and 9 Great Northern Divers.

Penzance: Jubilee Pool: 8 Purple Sandpipers on Battery Rocks.

Carbis Bay: 2W Iceland Gull again, plus Black-necked Grebe and Great Northern Diver.

Rame Head: Male Black Redstart on the cliff face at 15:30.