Thursday 23 February 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2+ Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 11 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 1 hybrid goose, 13 Teal, 9 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 11 Moorhen, 1+ Water Rail, 5 Snipe. 1 Stonechat, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff and 2+ Cetti’s Warblers. Also 55 Sanderling, 3 Curlew and 1 Common Gull on the beach. (D Parker)

Carnon Downs: 1+ Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest, c15 Chiffchaff, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 5 Long-tailed Tit and 3 Reed Bunting at the sewage works. (D Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2W Kumlien’s Gull present again, 1W Glaucous Gull, 1 redhead Goosander, 9 (2 ad, 6 2W, 1 1W) Mediterranean Gull, 1 Greenshank, c70 Dunlin and 6 Canada Geese. (C Barnard, D King & D Parker)

Helston, Loe Pool: Bufflehead still. (A Suffolk)

Gerrans Bay: 16 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-necked Grebe and 2 Sanderling off Pendower Beach. (S Wilcock)

Penzance: 6 Purple Sandpipers adjacent to Jubilee Pool at 09:40. (D King)

Newlyn: Adult Glaucous Gull commuting between here and west end of Tolcarne Beach 10:30 – 11:30. (D King)

Marazion: Water Pipit on beach in area of Red River at 14:15 this afternoon. (D King & A Mckechnie)

Gannel Estuary: 3W Iceland Gull late afternoon.