Monday 20 February 2012


Late News, 16/2 Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): The Black-tailed Godwit seen at Walmsley on 16/02/12 was ringed in Iceland by Tomas Gunnarsson. (J Humphreys)

Late News, 19/2 Cape Cornwall: Lapland Bunting flew over the golf course c10:30. (P Fraser)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 9 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan, 1 hybrid goose, 23 Teal, 3 Mallard, 2 Wigeon, 10 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Snipe, 2+ Chiffchaff and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. 39 Sanderling and 2 Oystercatcher on the beach. (D Parker)

Victoria: c120 Lapwing in fields off the A30. (D Parker)

Newquay: 1W drake Lesser Scaup and 4 Tufted Duck on the boating lake. (D Parker & D Jenkins)

Gannel Estuary: 1 ad summer plumage Med Gull, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Sanderling and 16 Oystercatcher. (D Parker)

Porth Reservoir: 2 drake Goosander, 69 Mallard, 4 domestic mallard, 7 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 1+ Kingfisher and c100 Jackdaw. (D Parker)

Zelah Hill: Barn Owl hunting along the A30 late evening. (D Parker)

Trenow: 12 Bar-tailed Godwit, 10 Dunlin, 5 Oystercatcher, 1 Redshank, 1 Little Egret, 1 Curlew, 1 Peregrine (which took one of the oystercatchers), 1 Kestrel, 2 Buzzard and Chiffchaff. (R Menari)

Carnon Downs: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 8 Goldcrest, 3 Grey Wagtail and 1 Sparrowhawk at the sewage works. (J St Ledger)

Devoran: 1 Spotted Redshank, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Knot and 1 Ringed Plover. (I Maclean)

College Reservoir: 1 Ring-necked Duck, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher, 2+ Tawny Owl, 1000+ Jackdaws and Rooks in the roost, 4 Little Grebe and 3 Great Crested Grebe. (L Sampson)

Pentire Head: 3 Gannet, several rafts of Razorbills/Guillemots a long way off shore and 1 kestrel. (W Delacour)

Mouls Island: pair of Peregrines, Cormorants displaying and nest building and Shag. (W Delacour)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only):6 Tufted Duck, 10 Pintail (5 male and 5 female), 10 Gadwall, Teal, Shoveler, large flock of Wigeon and also Lapwing, Curlew, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, Coot, Moorhen, Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard and a female Merlin that was present for several hours using the fence posts and raptor posts to dart out after prey (unsuccessfully), Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail Chiffchaff, Grey Heron, Little Egret and Canada Geese. (W Delacour) Also Tawny Owl, Water Rail, Kestrel and 2 Chiffchaff. (C Selway)

Sennen Cove: Ad Little Gull and 3 ad Med Gull. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Par: Adult summer Med Gull on Par Beach Pool. (St Austell Baywatch)

Helston, Loe Pool: Bufflehead still.

Longrock: 1W drake Surf Scoter, but distant.

Newlyn: Ad Glaucous Gull still in harbour plus Black Redstart at Sandy Cove.

Cot Valley: 1 Firecrest.

Nanquidno: 2 Woodlark at Little Hendra.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2W Kumlien’s Gull from the causeway.

Marazion: Water Pipit still at Red River mouth.