Wednesday 25 January 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan, 34 Teal, 16 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 1 Coot, 13 Moorhen, 1 Snipe and 1 Stonechat. Also 29 Sanderling and 2 Oystercatcher on the beach. (D Parker & D Flumm)

Marazion: Water Pipit still at Red River mouth, also 1 Grey Wagtail and 2 Stonechat. (D Parker)

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only): 27 Mute Swan, 127 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 9 hybrid geese, 50 Tufted Duck, 1 Goldeneye, 10 Wigeon, 103 Mallard, 36 Teal, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 5 Common Gull and 1 1W Med Gull. (D Parker)

Camel Estuary: 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 7 Blackbird, 350+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Black Swan, 39 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Blue Tit, 2 Buzzard, 76 Canada Geese, 8 Carrion Crow, 9 Chaffinch, 5 Collared Dove, 5 Common Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Common Snipe, 2 Cormorant, 276 Curlew, 96 Dunlin, 7 Dunnock, 13 Goldfinch, 3000+ Golden Plover, 173 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Great Tit, 3 Greenfinch, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Grey Wagtail, 171 Herring Gull, 12 House Sparrow, 23 Jackdaw, 1 Kingfisher, 350+ Lapwing, 86 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 7 Magpie, 43 Mallard, 9 Meadow Pipit, 1 Moorhen, 44 Mute Swan, 112 Oystercatcher, 23 Pied Wagtail, 2 Raven, 79 Redshank, 9 Redwing, 19 Ring Plover, 7 Robin, 2 Rook, 48 Shelduck, 5 Song Thrush, 1 Spotted Redshank, 67 Starling, 78 Teal, 2 Water Pipit, 37 Wigeon, 26 Wood Pigeon and 3 Wren. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk, per P Whittick)

Treraven Meadows: Buff-bellied Pipit showed from the hide at 12:25 until 12:40 with 2 Water Pipit, 10 Meadow Pipit, 50+ Pied Wagtail, 1 male White Wagtail, 3 Grey Wagtail, 500+ Black-headed Gull (one pink), 1 Common Gull, 60+ Teal, 1 Common Shelduck, 2 Wigeon and 1 Green Sandpiper. (C Selway)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only):1 Merlin, 1 drake Goldeneye, 5 Tufted Duck, 8 Pintail, 11 Shoveler, 129 Wigeon and a Chiffchaff. (C Selway)

Par: Drake Ring-necked Duck still on Par Beach pool also a1W Mediterranean Gull and two darvic ringed Black-headed Gulls. 1 with ring 2V27 was first seen at Par Beach Pool in 2009 and has been present on and off since October 2011, and originated from Wiltshire. The other appears to be a Polish bird. (D Julian)

Helston Loe Pool: Female type Bufflehead still, plus Bittern and 2 Firecrests.

Dozmary Pool: Probable Lesser Scaup still present.

Carbis Bay: 1 Balearic Shearwater.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Juv Iceland Gull.

Sennen Cove: Ad, 2W & juv Iceland Gulls.

Penzance: Long-tailed Duck still off Chyandour.

Geevor: Hoopoe on waste tip of Geevor tin mine.

Swanpool: Yellow-browed Warbler still at Swanvale NR.