Tuesday 24 January 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 9 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan, 17 Teal, 5 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 1 Wigeon, 1 Coot, 21 Moorhen, 1 Peregrine, 1+ Water Rail, 3 Snipe, 1 Stonechat, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Chiffchaff and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. Also 43 Sanderling, 2 Oystercatcher and 3 Dunlin on the beach. (D Parker)

Marazion: Water Pipit still at Red River mouth, also 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Parker)

Old Lizard Head: 10+ Lapland Bunting, c400 Skylark, c150 Chaffinch, c80 Linnet, 1 Sparrowhawk and 1 Merlin. (D Parker & T Blunden)

Helston boating pool: Aythya hybrid still present. (D Parker)

Aythya hybrid, Tony Blunden

Helston sewerage works: Juv Swallow still present. (D Parker)

Helston Loe Pool: Female type Bufflehead still, plus 3 redhead Goosander, 33 Pochard, 2 Tufted Duck, 4 Coot, 7 Great Crested Grebe and 2+ Firecrest. (D Parker)

Rumps Point: Gulls roosting on The Mouls included 220+ Great Black-backed Gull, 400+ Herring Gull and 6 adult Lesser Black-backed. Other birds noted in the vicinity included 80+ Gannet, 1 Red-throated Diver, 9 Fulmar, and 4 Common Guillemot, 10 + Razorbill, 4 Kittiwake and a Black Redstart. (C Selway & D Julian)

Chapel Amble: Glossy Ibis showing well in field opposite village car park. (per D Julian)

Par: Drake Ring-necked Duck still on Par Beach pool. Also Black Redstart on the beach, photo here. (P Stidwill)

Penzance: Long-tailed Duck still off Chyandour.

Dozmary Pool: Probable Lesser Scaup still present.