Wednesday 29 February 2012

Late News, 28/2 Newlyn Coombe: 520 Jackdaws in a pre roost gathering at 17:00 before heading towards Trewidden. Also 5 Blackcaps coming to fat balls in a private garden. (B Dodd)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1+ Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 10 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 1 hybrid geese, 18 Teal, 9 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 1 Coot, 21 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 1 Oystercatcher, 4 Snipe, 3 Bullfinch (1m), 2 Firecrest, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Siberian Chiffchaff and 6 Cetti’s Warbler. Also a Great Northern Diver offshore and 4 Little Egrets on Great Hogus rocks. (D Parker & C Barnard)

Marazion: Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest in a private garden. (P St Pierre) Also 6+ Reed Bunting visiting feeders in another private garden, plus m. & f. Blackcap. (C Barnard)

Marazion: Water Pipit and 2 Stonechat still around Red River. (C Barnard, D Parker, T Murphy, R Butts & T Pinfield)

Newlyn: Ad Glaucous Gull still in the harbour. Also 2 Black Redstarts plus 3 Common Scoter and 1 Great Northern Diver offshore. (D Parker, T Murphy, R Butts & T Pinfield)

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only): 31 Mute Swan, 85 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 2 hybrid geese, 51 Mallard, 5 Call Duck, 16 Wigeon, 6 Teal, 3 Cormorant, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Moorhen, 2 Snipe, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 1 Common Gull. (D Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2W Kumlien’s Gull again. Also 8 (5xAd, 1x2w, 2x1w) Mediterranean Gull. (L Williams, P Rutter, B Dodd & C Barnard)

College Reservoir: 1 Ring-necked Duck, 2 Bittern, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Goldeneye (1 drake) and 20+ Snipe. (L Sampson)

Helston: 3 Firecrests this afternoon at the sewerage works. (D Wright)

St Clement: 1 Spotted Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 2 Marsh Tit, 110 Teal, 10 Little Egret and 7 Snipe on Tresemple Pool. (A Nicholson)

Camel Estuary: 17 Bar-tailed Godwit, 9 Blackbird, 142 Black-headed Gull, 2 Black Swan, 49 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Blue Tit, 5 Buzzard, 42 Canada Geese, 9 Carrion Crow, 5 Chaffinch, 6 Collared Dove, 2 Common Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Common Snipe, 9 Cormorant, 279 Curlew, 249 Dunlin, 7 Dunnock, 69 Golden Plover, 1 f Goldeneye, 3 Goldfinch, 5 Goosander (1m, 4f), 32 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Great Tit, 4 Greenfinch, 47 Grey Plover, 259 Herring Gull, 7 House Sparrow, 18 Jackdaw, 1 Kingfisher, 58 Knot, 355 Lapwing, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Little Egret, 6 Little Grebe, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Magpie, 128 Mallard, 13 Meadow Pipit, 46 Mute Swan, 92 Oystercatcher, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 m Pheasant, 23 Pied Wagtail, 2 Raven (Pr on Nest), 2 Red-legged Partridge, 7 Redwing, 63 Redshank, 16 Ring Plover, 3 Robin, 2 Rook, 51 Shelduck, 1 Sparrowhawk, 134 Starling, 78 Teal, 2 Water Pipit, 24 Wigeon, 26 Wood Pigeon and 3 Wren. Also 2 Red Admirals on the wing. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk, per P Whittick) Also Spotted Redshank and Firecrest reported.

Wadebridge: 18 Greenfinch at Camels rugby pitch at 18:00. (P Spong)

Helston: Loe Pool: 1 Bufflehead still. (T Murphy)

Kingsmill Lake:Lesser Yellowlegs again. View from China Fleet Club nature trail, far hide SX427608, best looked for on the dropping tide, also3 Spotted Redshank.

Record shot of Lesser Yellowlegs, M Beer.

Penzance: 1W drake Surf Scoter again but still distant.

Tuesday 28 February 2012

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 1W drake Surf Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 4 Eider (1 drake), 3 Common Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver and 1 Slav Grebe offshore. (D Parker) 45 Purple Sandpipers reported in Penzance harbour, on the outer wall of the lighthouse pier.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Little Egret, 9 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan, 1 hybrid geese, 14 Teal, 7 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 19 Moorhen, 1+ Water Rail, 1 Oystercatcher, 5 Snipe, 1 Chiffchaff and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. 1 Great Northern Diver offshore. (D Parker)

Marazion, Chymorvah: 11 Black-throated Divers and 6 Great Northern Divers east of the Mount. (D Parker)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only):1 Ruff, 1 Kingfisher and 4 Chiffchaff. (C Selway)

Treraven Meadows: 30+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Rock Pipit (prob littoralis) 1 Water Pipit, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Jay and 30+ Eurasian Teal. (C Selway)

Kingsmill Lake:Lesser Yellowlegs again. View from China Fleet Club nature trail, far hide SX427608, best looked for on the dropping tide, also 2 Knot amongst many other waders. (H Kendall)

River Tamar: 20+ Avocets at Cargreen. (H Kendall)

Gannel Estuary: Juv Iceland Gull plus 8 med gulls, 4 in full summer. (M Lammas)

Swanvale NR: 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch near disused pumping station. (J St Ledger)

Par: 1 Goosander at St Andrew’s pool early afternoon. Ring Necked Duck still at Par Beach pool plus 6 Great Crested Grebe offshore from beach. (D King)

Porthpean: 2 drake Common Scoter. (D King)

Veryan Bay: 16 Great Northern Diver, 49 Black-throated Diver and 3 Slav Grebe. (W Holmes)

Gerrans Bay: 11 Common Scoter, 16 Great Northern Diver, 10 Black-throated Diver and 3 Slav Grebe. (W Holmes)

Portscatho: 4 Med Gulls (1 Adult in full summer plumage). (W Holmes)

Sennen Cove: Adult Iceland Gull on Cowloe.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2W Glaucous Gull off the causeway, plus ad & 1W Yellow-legged Gull.

Monday 27 February 2012

Late News, 25/2 Lamorna Cove: Black Redstart. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Late News, 26/2 Par: Black Redstart on Spit Beach.

Late News, 26/2 Sennen Cove: Iceland Gull and Yellow-legged Gull on Cowloe.

Late News, 26/2 St Gothian Sands LNR: Juv Glaucous Gull. (P Dinning)

 

Longrock: 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver and 2 f Eider offshore and a f Black Redstart on the rocks below the car park. (D Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Little Egret, 11 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 2 hybrid geese, 23 Teal, 9 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 21 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 4 Snipe, 1 Reed Bunting, 3 Chiffchaff and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Kingsmill Lake:Lesser Yellowlegs probably present since 30 Nov 2011, but always very distant. View from China Fleet Club nature trail far hide SX427608, best looked for on the dropping tide. Also drake Shoveler, 2 Grey Plover, Knot, 1 Spotted Redshank and 6 Greenshank plus the usual Dunlin and Black-tailed Godwit. (M Beer)

Marazion: Water Pipit and 2 Stonechat still around Red River. (D Parker)

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1+ Slav Grebe, 1 male Long-tailed Duck, 2 Eider (1W m & f) and 3 Common Scoter. (D Parker) Also 32 Purple Sandpipers reported on outer wall of harbour and the Surf Scoter again but distant this morning.

Stithians Reservoir:7 (4m, 3f) Reed Bunting, 1 Water Rail under feeders and 1 f Great Spotted Woodpecker on peanuts in the southern cut off. 6 Goldeneye (1 m), 1 Great Crested Grebe, 150+ Lapwing, 9 Snipe, 1 Gadwall and 2 f Goosander on the main reservoir. (D Jenkins)

Par: Ad drake Ring-necked Duck and Bittern still on Par Beach Pool and Great Northern Diver in the bay. Also 4 Goosanders on St Andrew’s Pool and 20 Redwings nearby. (S Rogers)

More from Steve Rogers here.

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only):10 Northern Pintail, 16 Northern Shoveler, 9 Gadwall, 21 Eurasian Teal, 98 Eurasian Wigeon, 6 Tufted Duck, 1 Drake Goldeneye, 27 Black-tailed Godwit, 69 Curlew, 4 Little Egret, 16 Golden Plover, 88 Lapwing, 19 Dunlin, 1 Water Rail, 1 adult Peregrine, 4 Chiffchaff and 1 male Reed Bunting. (C Selway)

Swanpool, Cuckoo Mills stream: 1 Green Sandpiper and 2 Chiffchaff. (J St Ledger)

Helston: Loe Pool: 1 Bufflehead still.

Newlyn: Ad Glaucous Gull still in the harbour.

Sunday 26 February 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Little Egret, 7 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 2 Shelduck, 2 hybrid geese, 21 Teal, 7 Mallard, 18 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 2 Snipe, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Stonechat, 5 Chiffchaff and 3 Cetti’s Warbler. Also 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 2 f Eider and 4 Slav Grebes offshore. (D Parker & C Barnard)

Newlyn: Ad Glaucous Gull still in the harbour. (L Proctor & S Williams)

Glaucous Gull, Sam Williams, more photos here.

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 1W drake Surf Scoter and Slav Grebe offshore. (L Proctor)

Penzance, Eastern Green: 5 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 4 Slav Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Eider, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Common Scoter and 1W drake Surf Scoter. (L Proctor, C Barnard, V Stratton, B Dodd & D King)

Marazion, Chymorvah: 1 m Black Redstart. (C Barnard)

Perranuthnoe: 10 Black-throated Diver. (C Barnard)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull. (D Eva)

Gwithian: 1 Great Northern Diver and 2 Red-throated Divers on the sea. (D Eva)

Stithians Reservoir:3 Goosander 1m 2f, 5 Goldeneye (distant) and 1 Great Crested Grebe. (W Chegwidden)

St Gothian Sands LNR: Iceland Gull (2w) 14:30 – 15:15, 4 Mute Swan, 1 Little Grebe, 8 Canada Goose, 1 Greylag Goose, 1 hybrid goose, 25 Common Teal, 7 Mallard, 2 Shelduck, 14 Tufted Duck, 38 Pochard, 1 Moorhen, 130+ Golden Plover over and 1 Stonechat. Curlew 35+ on fields inland of reserve. (T Twiggs)

 

Gwithian Sewage Works: 4+ Chiffchaff, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest and 1 Grey Wagtail. (T Twiggs)

College Reservoir: 1 Bittern. (I Maclean)

Helston Sewage Works: 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs. (I Maclean)

Helston: Loe Pool: 1 Bufflehead still, 1 Bittern, 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (I Maclean)

Penzance: 1 ad Glaucous Gull. (I Maclean)

Marazion: Water Pipit still around Red River. (S Williams)

Water Pipit, Sam Williams, more photos here.

Falmouth, Castle Point: 2 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Raven, 4 Linnet and 1 Stonechat. (J St Ledger)

Par: Ad drake Ring-necked Duck still on Par Beach Pool.

Gannel Estuary: 3W Iceland Gull again.

Saturday 25 February 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Little Egret, 9 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 6+ Mute Swan, 2 hybrid goose, 18 Teal, 7 Mallard, 15 Moorhen, 1+ Water Rail, 5 Snipe. 1 Stonechat, 8 Chiffchaff and 4+ Cetti’s Warbler. Also 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Eider (2 f & 1w drake) and 2 Pintail offshore. Also 1 Otter on Longrock Pool at 08:50. (D Parker & C Barnard) 1+ Bittern also reported.

 

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Yellow-legged Gull (ad & 3W), 1 juv Iceland Gull, 16 (9 ad, 5 2W, 2 1W) Med Gull, 4 redhead Goosander, 1 Greenshank, c50 Dunlin, 15 Grey Plover and 2 Pink-footed Geese. (L Williams, J Chapple, V Stratton, C Barnard, L Proctor, S Rowe et al.)

Longrock: 3 Slavonian Grebes, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Great Northern Diver and 1 Eider. (L Proctor, C Barnard & D King)

Newlyn: Ad Glaucous still in the harbour. (L Proctor)

Devoran:2 Knot. (D Eva)Stithians Reservoir:6 Goldeneye, 20 Snipe and 200 Lapwing. (D Eva)Helston: Loe Pool: 1

Bufflehead, 2 Bittern (close to hide), 2 Firecrest, 3 Goosander (1 male, 2 redheads), 2 Goldeneye (1 male, 1 female), 28 Pochard, 7 Teal and 5 Bullfinch. (J St Ledger & A Stewart)

Windmill Farm:4 Gadwall, 8 Teal, 35 Redwing, 5 Snipe, 22 Golden Plover and an early Adder. (D Wright)

Mousehole Rocks: Black Redstart. (W Renshaw secretcornwall)

Penzance, Jubilee Rocks: 1W Drake Eider, Peregrine, 10 Purple Sandpiper and Turnstone. (W Renshaw secretcornwall)

Gannel Estuary: 9 Med Gulls, 2 Dunlin and 2 Bar-tailed Godwit. (S Rowe)

Towan Head: 4 Common Scoter (flew west). (S Rowe)

Porth Reservoir: 1 drake Goosander, 2 Teal , 1 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, Coot, Moorhen and Mallard. (S Rowe)

Carnon Downs: 3 Bullfinch, Reed Bunting, Blackcap and small numbers of Goldcrest and Chiffchaff at Sewage Works during afternoon. (D King)

Mullion Cove to Predannack:1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel, 2 Buzzard, 1 male Hen Harrier and 4 pairs Stonechat also 1 Grey Seal bull. (M Rule)

Padstow: 1 female Eider, 5 Goosander, 3000+ Black-headed Gull with only one adult Med Gull, 200+ Common Gull, 55 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 400+ Herring and 36 Great Black-backed Gull late afternoon. (C Selway)

Towednack: Ringtail Hen Harrier on Holman’s Moors. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Zennor: 45 Golden Plover on Trewey Moor. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Marazion: Water Pipit still at Red River mouth and juv Iceland Gull on beach.

Penzance: Ad Iceland Gull at Tolcarne.

Par: Ad drake Ring-necked Duck still on Par Beach Pool.

Sennen Cove: Juv Iceland Gull on Cowloe.

Treraven Meadows: Water Pipit still.

Carbis Bay: Juv Iceland Gull and 2 Great Northern Divers.

Friday 24 February 2012

Late News, 21/2 Marazion: 50+ Sanderling, 2+ Dunlin and 2 Ringed Plover on the beach. (M Dannatt)

Late News, 23/2 Hayle: Acrocephalus sp briefly in Foundry Lane. (K Wilson)

Late News, 23/2 Stithians Reservoir:Water Rail and 4 Reed Bunting at the feeding station in the southern cut off. (W Renshaw secretcornwall)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 10 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 2 hybrid goose, 20 Teal, 6 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 21 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 2 Snipe. 1 Stonechat, 2 Chiffchaff and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. Also 22 Sanderling, 29 Curlew and 2 Common Gull on the beach and 2W Iceland Gull offshore. (D Parker, P St Pierre & C Barnard)

Marazion: Water Pipit still at Red River mouth. (D Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Kumlien’s Gull (Ad & 2W), 2 juv Glaucous Gull, 2 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 14 (7 ad, 5 2W, 2 1W) Med Gull, 1 Greenshank, c70 Dunlin and 13 Grey Plover. (L Williams, S Kolodziejski, C Barnard, D Parker et al.)

Mousehole: 2W Iceland Gull on St Clement’s Island this evening. (R Menari)

Falmouth: 2 Purple Sandpiper at Pendennis Point, 3 Black Redstart at Castle Beach sea wall and 2 Blackcaps (1 male, 1 female) coming to a bird table in a private garden. (J St Ledger)St Ives: 5 Purple Sandpiper on N side of the Island and 32 Turnstone on Lambeth Walk. (D Jenkins)Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only):2W Iceland Gull and 1 Goldeneye. (C Moore)

Helston Loe Pool: Bufflehead still at the North end, 7 Goosander (2 male), 2 Goldeneye (1 male), 7 Great Crested grebe and at least 5 Firecrest east side of the pool. (S Bury)

Gurnards Head: 1W male Eider at Treen Cove this afternoon. (R Phillips)

Feock: 17 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Great Crested Grebe and 12+ smaller Grebe species, but very distant off Loe Beach. (A Nicholson)
Devoran: 17 Bar-tailed Godwit, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 16 Wigeon and 44 Teal. (A Nicholson)

Gothian Sands LNR: Juv Glaucous Gull 8:30 – 8:45am on main pool then flew south towards Hayle. 1 Water Pipit, 3 Med Gull (1W, 2W, adW), 44 Pochard, 11 Tufted Duck, 17 Common Teal, 8 Canada Goose, 1 hybrid goose, 4 Shelduck, 4 Mute Swan, 4 Sky Lark, 150+ Golden Plover over, 1 Lapwing, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Moorhen, 30+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat and 1 Grey Wagtail. Also 45 Curlew on fields inland of reserve. (T Twiggs)

Gwithian Sewage Works: 5+ Chiffchaff, possible Siberian Chiffchaff, and 1 Goldcrest. (T Twiggs)

Reskadinnick Sewage Works: 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay and 1 Bullfinch. (T Twiggs)

Guineaport to Polbrock: 7+ Siskin, 1 Oystercatcher, Teal, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Marsh Tit, Coal Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Song Thrush, Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipits, 7 Wigeon, Robin (carrying nest material), Peregrine, 2 Buzzards, kingfisher. Quite a few frogs and a fair bit of frogspawn in the `pond` just before the iron bridge. (W Delacour)

Wadebridge: 2 male and 2 female blackcaps in a private garden. (W Delacour)

Newlyn: Ad Glaucous still in the harbour. (J Swann)

Treraven Meadow: Water Pipit still.

Thursday 23 February 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2+ Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 11 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 1 hybrid goose, 13 Teal, 9 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 11 Moorhen, 1+ Water Rail, 5 Snipe. 1 Stonechat, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff and 2+ Cetti’s Warblers. Also 55 Sanderling, 3 Curlew and 1 Common Gull on the beach. (D Parker)

Carnon Downs: 1+ Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest, c15 Chiffchaff, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 5 Long-tailed Tit and 3 Reed Bunting at the sewage works. (D Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2W Kumlien’s Gull present again, 1W Glaucous Gull, 1 redhead Goosander, 9 (2 ad, 6 2W, 1 1W) Mediterranean Gull, 1 Greenshank, c70 Dunlin and 6 Canada Geese. (C Barnard, D King & D Parker)

Helston, Loe Pool: Bufflehead still. (A Suffolk)

Gerrans Bay: 16 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-necked Grebe and 2 Sanderling off Pendower Beach. (S Wilcock)

Penzance: 6 Purple Sandpipers adjacent to Jubilee Pool at 09:40. (D King)

Newlyn: Adult Glaucous Gull commuting between here and west end of Tolcarne Beach 10:30 – 11:30. (D King)

Marazion: Water Pipit on beach in area of Red River at 14:15 this afternoon. (D King & A Mckechnie)

Gannel Estuary: 3W Iceland Gull late afternoon.