Wednesday 22 February 2012

Wednesday 22 February 2012

Late News, 14/2 St Austell: A Jack Snipe shot on the 14/2 at St Austell had been ringed as a juvenile in August 2007 in Burgstadt, Sachhsen, Germany, more information here. The only previous Jack Snipe recovery in the county was a Dutch-ringed bird found dead at Michaelstow in January 1994. (per M Grantham)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Little Egret, 6 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 3 Teal, 2 Mallard, 9 Moorhen and 4 Snipe. (D Parker) Jack Snipe also reported. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Newlyn: Ad Glaucous Gull still in harbour. (D Parker)

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

Treraven Meadows: 2 Water Pipit, 16 Meadow Pipit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Redshank, 67 Teal, 1 Wigeon and 1 Kingfisher. Also a Field Vole under the hide. (C Selway)

Camel Trail: 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 11 Blackbird, 178 Black-headed Gull, 42 Black-tailed Godwit, 9 Blue Tit, 3 Bullfinch (2m, 1f), 3 Buzzard, 12 Canada Geese, 8 Carrion Crow, 3 Chaffinch, 3 Collared Dove, 8 Common Snipe, 2 Cormorant, 96 Curlew, 168 Dunlin, 4 Dunnock, 2 Goldcrest, 5 Golden Plover, 6 Goldfinch, 5 Goosander (1m, 4f), 23 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Great Tit, 4 Greenfinch, 1 Grey Heron, 9 Grey Plover, 124 Herring Gull, 7 House Sparrow, 29 Jackdaw, 3 Knot, 48 Lapwing, 12 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Little Egret, 3 Little Grebe, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Magpie, 48 Mallard, 1 Meadow Pipit, 8 Mute Swan, 29 Oystercatcher, 9 Pied Wagtail, 6 Red-legged Partridge, 57 Redshank, 11 Ringed Plover, 5 Robin, 28 Shelduck, 1 Song Thrush, 55 Starling, 38 Teal, 12 Wigeon, 13 Wood Pigeon and 3 Wren. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk, per P Whittick)

Rosenannon Downs: Female Hen Harrier and 67 Fieldfares roosted tonight. Nearby a Woodcock was flushed from the verge near Little Trewollack. (D Julian)

Lelant: Firecrest at the railway station. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)