Saturday 11 February 2012

Late News 25/10/2011 Godrevy: The Purple Sandpiper seen here on this date had been ringed as a 2Cy bird on Nidingen, Sweden on 16 May 2011. (S Kill)

Late News 8/02 Towan Head: 3 Purple Sandpipers, 22 Turnstone, 1 Ringed Plover and 1 Red-throated Diver. (S Rowe)

Late News 10/02 Gannel Estuary: 94 Wigeon, 5 Teal, 12 Dunlin, 7 Sanderling, 10 Redshank, Oystercatcher, Curlew and 2 Med Gulls. (S Rowe)

Late News 10/02 Carnon Downs: 2 Firecrests at the sewerage works. (A Nicholson)

Late News 10/02 Devoran: 13 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, and c350 Dunlin at Devoran Quay on the approaching high tide. (A Nicholson)

Late News 10/02 Wadebridge: 1 female Black Redstart in Trevanion Close. (per C Selway)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2+ Bittern, 10 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 24 Teal, 11 Mallard, 3 Wigeon, 1 Coot, 25 Moorhen, 2 Little Grebe, 1+ Water Rail, 6 Snipe, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Merlin, 1 Stonechat, 10 Chiffchaff and 3+ Cetti’s Warbler. Also 21 Sanderling, 6 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin and 2 Oystercatcher on the beach. (D Parker, L Proctor & C Barnard)

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

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only): 25 Mute Swan, 105 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 2 hybrid geese, 57 Tufted Duck, 1 Goldeneye, 23 Wigeon, 88 Mallard, 14 Teal, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant and c60 Lapwing. (D Parker)

Newlyn: Ad Glaucous Gull still in the harbour. (D Jenkins, C Barnard & W Renshaw) Also Black Redstart reported.

Ad Glaucous Gull, W Renshaw secretcornwall

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Juv Iceland Gull still, plus 4 redhead Goosander, 1 Knot, 1 Greenshank, 1 ad. Mediterranean Gull, c700 Dunlin and c600 Lapwing. (C Barnard & D Parker) Also 2W Kumlien’s Gull at 13:45 from the causeway but all birds on Lelant Water flushed by an aircraft advertising Flambards at 15:00. Relocated at 15:30 from the pump station between the two railway stations at Lelant. (L Williams & J Chapple et al.)

Rosevidney: 200+ Redwing in stubble fields. (D Parker)

Crowlas: c60 Curlew in fields south of Crowlas east of A30. (D Parker)

College Reservoir: 2 Mute Swan, 6 Cormorant, 53 Tufted Duck, 4 Mallard, 8 Gadwall, 4 Little Grebe, 7 Goldeneye, 208 Wigeon, 64 Coot, 10 Moorhen, 1 Great Crested Grebe and 8 Teal. (D Eva)
Stithians Reservoir:1 Bar-tailed Godwit. (D Eva) Also 4 Gadwall and 6 Snipe. A Sparrowhawk flew in and caught a Snipe. As it took off, it sat on the Snipe to push it underwater to drown it. Luckily for the Snipe a Crow attacked the Sparrowhawk and it flew off, the Snipe then popped up and flew away. (BirdForum)

Penzance: 15+ Purple Sandpipers by Jubilee Pool. (D Jenkins)

Turnaware Point: 5 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 14 Red-breasted Merganser, 22+ Black-eared Grebe, 7 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Greenshank; 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 10+ Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 9+ Oystercatcher, 10+ Curlew and 2 Bullfinch. (G Adams)

Truro: 1 Common Sandpiper, 23 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 350+ Dunlin, 11 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 23 Redshank and 4 Redwing at Malpas, opposite Tesco’s. (J St Ledger)

Temple: Great Grey Shrike present early afternoon by fishery. Park at picnic area on westbound A30 and walk down the lane 400m and view near entrance to MOT testing centre. (S Rowe)

Tresillian River: 3 Avocet near Tresemple Pool plus 5 Black tailed Godwit, 3 Greenshank and Kingfisher on the Pool. (A Nicholson)Treraven Meadows: 1 Water Pipit, 1 Rock Pipit, 8 Meadow Pipit, 3 Green Sandpiper, 10 Snipe, 12 Dunlin, 60+ Teal, 37 Wigeon and a Sparrowhawk. (C Selway)Wadebridge: 3 male Black Redstarts in the Glen Road, Trevanion Road and the New Park area. (C Selway)

Camel Estuary: 4 Red-throated Diver, 15 Little Grebe, 21 Cormorant, 8 Shag, 9 Gannet, 35 Little Egret, 21 Grey Heron, 44 Mute Swan, 2 Black Swan, 2 Canada Goose, 111 Shelduck, 137 Wigeon, 26 Mallard, 8 mallard hybrid, 10 Teal, 11 Goosander (5 males), 1 female Eider, 6 Moorhen, 263 Oystercatcher, 18 Ringed Plover, 106 Golden Plover, 49 Grey Plover, 1437 Lapwing, 30 Knot, 2 Sanderling, 911 Dunlin, 29 Black-tailed Godwit, 61 Bar-tailed Godwit, 353 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Spotted Redshank, 119 Redshank, 10 Greenshank (including the Ythan bird), 1 Common Sandpiper, 19 Turnstone, 6 Buzzard, 1072 Black-headed Gull, 78 Common Gull, 48 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 413 Herring Gull, 121 Great Black-backed Gull and 2 Razorbill. Also 1 Firecrest, 1 Blackcap and 2+ Green Woodpeckers along the Camel Trail. (D Julian)

Constantine to Porthcothan: Birds included, Shag, Oystercatcher, Turnstone, 1 Sanderling, 5 Dunlin, 10+ Grey Plover, 4+ Stonechat, 1 male Black Redstart, very large mixed flock of Linnets with Skylarks, Raven, 6+ Fulmar and Meadow Pipit. (W Delacour)

Swanpool: 1 Chiffchaff at the northern end of the pool in reeds, 1 Water Rail well seen on the western shore of the pool and 2 drake Red-breasted Merganser off Swanpool beach. (R Matias)

Helston, Loe Pool: Female type Bufflehead and redhead Smew still also 3+ Firecrest.

Helston: 2+ Firecrests still at the sewerage works.

Hannafore Point: Black Redstart plus Slav Grebe offshore.

Siblyback Lake: Probable 1W drake Lesser Scaup again.