Sunday 05 February 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 8 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 1 hybrid goose, 29 Teal, 15 Mallard, 3 Wigeon, 1 Coot, 22 Moorhen, 2 Little Grebe, 3+ Water Rail, 5 Snipe, 1 Stonechat, 5 Chiffchaff and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. Also 20 Sanderling, 32 Ringed Plover and 2 Oystercatcher on the beach, plus 2 Common Scoter offshore. (D Parker) Bittern still on Longrock pool this afternoon.

Penzance, Chyandour: 4 Eider offshore. (L Proctor & D Parker)

Newlyn: Juv Glaucous Gull flew into the harbour at 11:45, also 2 Blackcap still in a private garden. (L Proctor) Also 2W Iceland Gull this afternoon. (T Mills)

Truro River: 29 Mute Swan and 1 Greenshank by the dam, 36 Black-tailed Godwit, 20+ Teal, 1 Greenshank, Shelduck, Curlew, Redshank and 1 Heron near Sunny Corner, 8 Oystercatcher on the cricket pitch. (D Jenkins)

Rumps Point: 1 male Black Redstart, 5 Kittiwake and 200+ Gannet close inshore. (S Marquis)

Helston Loe Pool: Female type Bufflehead again. Also redhead Smew still in Carminowe Creek and a Grey Plover flew over plus 8 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Goosander and a Brambling with Chaffinch flock by Degibna Chapel. (A Pay, D Eva & W Renshaw secretcornwall)

Sennen Cove: Adult Glaucous Gull on the beach plus an adult Med Gull and 20 Kittiwake in the bay. (S Kolodziejski)

Nanquidno: A pair of Choughs. (S Kolodziejski)

St Gothian Sands LNR: Drake Ring-necked Duck present this morning with 2 Gadwall. (D Eva)

Marazion, Red River: Water Pipit still. (D Eva) Also Black-throated Diver reported.

Ponsanooth: 1 Green Sandpiper. (I Maclean)

Kennack Bay: 1 Eider, 4 Black-throated Divers. (I Maclean)

Lizard Point: 2+ Lapland Buntings in stubble fields. (I Maclean)

College Reservoir: 2 Goldeneye (1 adult male and 1 1W male), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 4 Goldfinch, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Little Grebe, 6 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 2 Snipe, 2 Mute Swans, good number of Wigeon, Teal, Coot and Tufted Duck. Also 1 large Otter. (J St Ledger)

Morvah: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier. (S Cox)

Men-an-Tol: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier and a pair of Barn Owls. (S Cox)

Penryn River, Gorrangorras: Merlin, probably female flew over the river before perching up in a large tree on the opposite side. Also 10 Mute Swan, 1 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 2 Little Egret, 2 Greenshank, 1 Dunlin, 30+ Curlew and 2+ Little Grebe. (D Chaney)

Mousehole: Black Redstart in a private garden. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Juv Iceland Gull still.

Carnon Downs: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Siberian Chiffchaff.

Goonhilly Downs: 2 Hen Harriers including 1 male.

Siblyback Lake: Probable 1W drake Lesser Scaup. in NE corner.