Saturday 25 February 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Little Egret, 9 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 6+ Mute Swan, 2 hybrid goose, 18 Teal, 7 Mallard, 15 Moorhen, 1+ Water Rail, 5 Snipe. 1 Stonechat, 8 Chiffchaff and 4+ Cetti’s Warbler. Also 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Eider (2 f & 1w drake) and 2 Pintail offshore. Also 1 Otter on Longrock Pool at 08:50. (D Parker & C Barnard) 1+ Bittern also reported.

 

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Yellow-legged Gull (ad & 3W), 1 juv Iceland Gull, 16 (9 ad, 5 2W, 2 1W) Med Gull, 4 redhead Goosander, 1 Greenshank, c50 Dunlin, 15 Grey Plover and 2 Pink-footed Geese. (L Williams, J Chapple, V Stratton, C Barnard, L Proctor, S Rowe et al.)

Longrock: 3 Slavonian Grebes, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Great Northern Diver and 1 Eider. (L Proctor, C Barnard & D King)

Newlyn: Ad Glaucous still in the harbour. (L Proctor)

Devoran:2 Knot. (D Eva)Stithians Reservoir:6 Goldeneye, 20 Snipe and 200 Lapwing. (D Eva)Helston: Loe Pool: 1

Bufflehead, 2 Bittern (close to hide), 2 Firecrest, 3 Goosander (1 male, 2 redheads), 2 Goldeneye (1 male, 1 female), 28 Pochard, 7 Teal and 5 Bullfinch. (J St Ledger & A Stewart)

Windmill Farm:4 Gadwall, 8 Teal, 35 Redwing, 5 Snipe, 22 Golden Plover and an early Adder. (D Wright)

Mousehole Rocks: Black Redstart. (W Renshaw secretcornwall)

Penzance, Jubilee Rocks: 1W Drake Eider, Peregrine, 10 Purple Sandpiper and Turnstone. (W Renshaw secretcornwall)

Gannel Estuary: 9 Med Gulls, 2 Dunlin and 2 Bar-tailed Godwit. (S Rowe)

Towan Head: 4 Common Scoter (flew west). (S Rowe)

Porth Reservoir: 1 drake Goosander, 2 Teal , 1 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, Coot, Moorhen and Mallard. (S Rowe)

Carnon Downs: 3 Bullfinch, Reed Bunting, Blackcap and small numbers of Goldcrest and Chiffchaff at Sewage Works during afternoon. (D King)

Mullion Cove to Predannack:1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel, 2 Buzzard, 1 male Hen Harrier and 4 pairs Stonechat also 1 Grey Seal bull. (M Rule)

Padstow: 1 female Eider, 5 Goosander, 3000+ Black-headed Gull with only one adult Med Gull, 200+ Common Gull, 55 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 400+ Herring and 36 Great Black-backed Gull late afternoon. (C Selway)

Towednack: Ringtail Hen Harrier on Holman’s Moors. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Zennor: 45 Golden Plover on Trewey Moor. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Marazion: Water Pipit still at Red River mouth and juv Iceland Gull on beach.

Penzance: Ad Iceland Gull at Tolcarne.

Par: Ad drake Ring-necked Duck still on Par Beach Pool.

Sennen Cove: Juv Iceland Gull on Cowloe.

Treraven Meadows: Water Pipit still.

Carbis Bay: Juv Iceland Gull and 2 Great Northern Divers.