Sunday 12 February 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern, 7 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 1 hybrid goose, 1 Shelduck, 21 Teal, 5 Mallard, 3 Wigeon, 1 Coot, 24 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Water Rail, 8 Snipe, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Stonechat and 5 Chiffchaff. Also 23 Sanderling, 29 Ringed Plover, 16 Dunlin, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit and 2 Oystercatcher on the beach and 2 f Eider close inshore. (D Parker, C Barnard & B Sharples)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2W Kumlien’s Gull and 4 redhead Goosander this morning. (C Barnard & T Mills) Still present early afternoon from Tempest. (M Grantham) Also juv Glaucous Gull and 1 Greenshank on Copperhouse. (P St Pierre & C Barnard)

Kumlien’s Gull, Tony Mills

Longrock: 1W drake Surf Scoter, Long-tailed Duck and 3 Slavonian Grebe. (P St Pierre et al.)

Penzance, Eastern Green: 3 Slavonian Grebes. (C Barnard)

Gwithian: 2 Great Northern Divers and 1 Red-throated Diver from the towans car park. (P St Pierre)

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 3 Black Redstarts and 2 Eider, photos here. (A Langdon, S Williams & W Renshaw)

Marazion: Water Pipit at Red River Mouth. (N Climpson) Also 6 Black-throated Divers east of St Michael’s Mount. (C Barnard)

Newlyn: Ad Glaucous Gull still present plus 3 colour-ringed Turnstones. (M Grantham & T Mills)

Glaucous Gull, Tony Mills

Siblyback Lake: Probable 1W drake Lesser Scaup also drake Smew this morning. (P Crispin)

Mousehole: 10 Turnstone and 1 Grey Plover. (W Renshaw secretcornwall)

Longrock: 20+ Sanderlings and 1 Dunlin. (W Renshaw secretcornwall)

Mylor Churchtown: 1 Sandwich Tern diving in front of Sailing Club, 10 metres from beach, then flew towards Trefusis Point. (J St Ledger)

Helston, Loe Pool: Bufflehead, Smew, Goosander, 12 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Shoveler, 32 Pochard, 15 Tufted Duck, 2 Gadwall, 13 Cormorant. 8 Heron, 21 Coot, 28 Black-headed Gull, 23 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser-backed Gull and 2 Mute Swan. (S Bury & D Chambers)

Helston: Firecrest Degibna wood. (S Bury)

Helston Boating Lake: 29 Tufted Duck, 1 Pochard, 62 Mallard, 22 Coot, 16 Moorhen, 3 Shoveler, 6 Mute Swan, 51 Herring Gull and 72 Black-headed Gull. (S Bury)

Helston sewage works: Firecrest late afternoon north end of the sewage works also Siberian Chiffchaff calling. (S Bury)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only):5 Barnacle x Canada Geese hybrids, 267 Canada Geese, 29 Mallard, 41 Shoveler, 14 Pintail, 223 Wigeon, 7 Gadwall, 43 Teal, 1 drake Goldeneye, 2 Female Pochard, 8 Mute Swan, 9 Coot, 4 Little Grebe, 9 Moorhen, 3 Common Snipe, 340 Lapwing, 57 Curlew, 48 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Merlin, 3 Buzzard, 1 Common Gull, 18 Herring Gull, 36 Black-headed Gull, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Bunting, 56 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush and 3 Stock Dove. (C Selway)

College Reservoir: 2 Mute Swan, 5 Canada Goose, 5+ Mallard, 185+ Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, 12 Goldeneye (4m 8f), c20 Teal, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Bittern, 1 Grey Heron, 23 Cormorant roosting on island, 6+ Moorhen, 50+ Black-headed Gull and 5+ Goldcrest. Also Tufted Duck, Coot present, not counted. (D Chaney)

Argal Reservoir: 2 Mute Swan, 9 Tufted Duck, 2 Mallard, 1 Moorhen, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 mixed flock of Chaffinch and c60 Linnet. Nearby 5 Bullfinch feeding in field on dock seeds. (D Chaney)

Porthgwarra: Pair of Choughs. (K Hargreaves)

Par: 31 Common Scoter off Ropehaven. (St Austell Baywatch)

Par: Drake Ring-necked Duck still on Par Beach Pool.

Port Isaac: 4 Black-throated Divers.