Tuesday 17 January 2012

Late News 16/01 Dozmary Pool: Probable drake Lesser Scaup still but distant. (B Craven)

Late News 16/01 Nanquidno: Water Rail. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Late News 16/01 St Just: c200 Golden Plover and 50 Lapwing on Lafrowda Common. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Late News 16/01 Penzance: 10 Purple Sandpipers at Jubilee Pool (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Late News 16/01 Marazion: c40 Sanderling on the beach (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Little Egret, 8 Grey Heron, 1+ Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 21 Teal, 5 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 31 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Buzzard, 4 Snipe, 9 Redwing, 2 Chiffchaff and 4+ Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Feock: c50 Black-necked Grebes and c25 Red-breasted Mergansers off Loe Beach but distant. (D Parker & I Maclean)

Tresillian: 2 Avocet, 1 Spotted Redshank, 44 Common Redshank, 6 Greenshank, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 77 Curlew, 4 Snipe, 5 Oystercatcher and 35 Shelduck on the river. 55 Teal, 8 Mallard, 5 Little Grebe and 2 Moorhen on Tresemple Pool. 12 Little Egrets in a cattle field behind Tresemple Pool. (D Parker)

Porthgwarra: Richard’s Pipit in grass field north of the track by “Three Chimneys”. (M Wallace)

Gwennap: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 20+ Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, 5 Goldcrest, 9 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Bullfinch, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard and 2 Mallard at the sewerage works. (D Parker)

Newlyn: Adult Little Gull off Sandy Cove. (C Barnard)

Penzance: 3 Little Gulls (2 ad, 1 1W) and Sandwich Tern offshore. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching) 2 Eider and 2 Great Northern Diver off the harbour. (C Barnard)

Trenow Cove: 7 Black-throated Divers. (C Moore)

Truro: Black Redstart still in a private garden. (B Mellow)

Marazion: Water Pipit still on the beach at Red River mouth and adult Little Gull offshore. (T Mills)

Seaton: 5 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Slavonian Grebe and 11 small grebe sp either Black Necked Grebe or Slavonian Grebe, but too distant. (T Forster)

Wadebridge: 4 Woodcock in flight, 2 Firecrest, Mistle Thrushes nest building, at least 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 6+ Coal Tit, 1 Marsh Tit and a Dipper on the river at Gaff Wood. (C Selway)

Treraven Meadows: 5 Common Snipe, 1 drake Gadwall, 2 Wigeon, 2 Kingfisher, 12 Pied Wagtail, 10 Meadow Pipit, 1 Water Pipit and a possible Buff-Bellied Pipit (photo) feeding briefly with the Water Pipit it appeared slightly smaller with a shorter finer bill, colour above more greenish grey, no streaking to the crown, too distant for good images, then flew over the bank to the river and did not appear again while the light lasted. (C Selway)

Falmouth, Castle Beach: 2 Black Redstart (1 male, 1 female), 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Stonechat, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Rock Pipit, 7 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew, 1 Little Egret and 1 Buzzard. (J St Ledger)

Par: 2 Shoveler, 6 Siskin and a Water Rail at St Andrews Pool. Male Ring-necked Duck, 1 Shoveler, 11 Tufted Duck, 1 Water Rail, 1 Teal and 4 Bullfinch at Par Beach Pool. 30 Rock Pipit, 2+ Scandinavian Rock Pipit, 2 Water Pipit, 217 Pied Wagtail, 30 Turnstone, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Black Redstart and 9 Great Crested Grebe at Par Sands. (D Julian)

Carlyon Bay: 26 Black-throated Diver, 6 Great Northern Diver, 8 Common Scoter and a Blackcap. (D Julian)

Porthpean: 6 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 25 Common Scoter and a Blackcap. (D Julian)

Pentewan: An Arctic Skua sat on the sea for 5 minutes before flying off west, 1 immature male Eider, 24 Common Gull, 2 male Bullfinch and 8 Blackcap. (D Julian)

St Austell Sewage Works: 8 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, a Dipper and 29 Carrion Crow. (D Julian)

Dozmary Pool: Probable drake Lesser Scaup still but distant.

Chapel Amble: Glossy Ibis showing well in field opposite village car park again, but flew east at 12:30.

Swanpool: Yellow-browed Warbler still at Swanvale NR by willows by the black bollards at end of Cuckoo Mills Lane.

Helston Loe Pool: Female type Bufflehead still.

Hannafore Point: Black Redstart at west end of promenade at 11:00, also Great Northern Diver and 2 Slavonian Grebes offshore.