Saturday 28 January 2012

Late News 26/01 Falmouth: Black Redstart, Grey Wagtail and 7 Rock Pipit at Castle Beach. (D Chaney)

Late News 27/01 College Reservoir: 1 Kingfisher, 10 Snipe, 200+ Wigeon, 50+ Tufted Duck and 5 Goldeneye (2 ad male, 1 1W/eclipse male). (D Chaney)

Late News 27/01 Argal Reservoir: 24 Curlew. (D Chaney)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 5 Mute Swan, 49 Teal, 8 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 1 Wigeon, 1 Coot, 19 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Water Rail, 1 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 5 Snipe, 5+ Chiffchaff and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. Also 44 Sanderling on the beach. (D Parker & D Jenkins)

Penzance, Chyandour: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Slav Grebe, 1 Eider and 7 Common Scoter. (L Proctor) Also Black-throated Diver reported offshore.

Marazion: Water Pipit still at Red River mouth, plus 1 Grey Wagtail. (L Proctor)

Men-an-Tol: 1 Ringtail Hen Harrier, 2 Barn Owl, 1 Dartford Warbler, 48 Fieldfare, 6 Redwing and 32 Golden Plover. (D Parker)

Gerrans Bay: 7 Slav Grebe, 16 Black-throated Diver, 6 Great Northern and 25 Common Scoter. (D Eva)
Par: Mistle Thrush nest building at St Andrews Pool. (D Eva) Also drake Ring-necked Duck still on Par Beach pool.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 4 Med gulls (2 ad & 2 1W) on main estuary. (P St Pierre) 8 Grey Plover, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 300 + Dunlin and 1 ad Med Gull on Carnsew Pool. (D Jenkins)

Longrock: 2 Goosander offshore. (S Maycock)

Treraven Meadows: 1 Water Pipit, 5 Meadow Pipit, 3 Snipe, 10 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail,1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 9 Curlew, 6 Lapwing, 80+ Teal, 200+ Black-headed Gull, 5 Common Gull, 1 ad Med Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Goldcrest and a Treecreeper. (C Selway)

Chapel Amble: Glossy Ibis showing very well in field opposite village car park. (W Delacour & A Langdon)

Glossy Ibis, A Langdon. More on Adrian’s blog here.

Coverack: 8 Med Gulls. (I Maclean)

Kennack Bay: 1 Eider, 14 Med Gull, 8 Black-throated Diver and c400 Kittiwake. (I Maclean)

Grochall: 1 Short-eared Owl. (I Maclean)

Draynes Wood/Golitha: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 1st record here for a couple of years. (G Lewis)

Ninestones/Smallacombe: 2m/3f Crossbill, 20+ Siskin and 2 Lesser Redpoll. (G Lewis)

Dozmary Pool: Probable drake Lesser Scaup, 3 Goldeneye (2 drake, 1 1W drake, 3 female) and 1 redhead Goosander. (G Lewis)

Colliford Lake: 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 1 drake Gadwall, 2 drake 1 female Shoveler, 1 male Hen Harrier to roost at 16:15 and male Merlin at Loveney Arm. (G Lewis)

Falmouth area: 16 Lapwing west near Mabe, also m and f Sparrowhawk, 7 Buzzard and 3 Little Egret on the Penryn River. (D Chaney)

Loe Beach, Feock: 27 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Razorbill, 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Crested Grebe and 1 Common Scoter all in the Carrick Roads. (D Chaney)

Carnon Downs Sewage Farm: 20+ Chiffchaff, 6 Goldcrest and 2 Reed Bunting in a brief visit. (D Chaney)

Lizard Point: 4 Choughs and a Merlin. (A Nicholson)

Helston Loe Pool: Female type Bufflehead still.

Helston: Swallow still at the sewage works.