Wednesday 29 February 2012

Late News, 28/2 Newlyn Coombe: 520 Jackdaws in a pre roost gathering at 17:00 before heading towards Trewidden. Also 5 Blackcaps coming to fat balls in a private garden. (B Dodd)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1+ Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 10 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 1 hybrid geese, 18 Teal, 9 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 1 Coot, 21 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 1 Oystercatcher, 4 Snipe, 3 Bullfinch (1m), 2 Firecrest, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Siberian Chiffchaff and 6 Cetti’s Warbler. Also a Great Northern Diver offshore and 4 Little Egrets on Great Hogus rocks. (D Parker & C Barnard)

Marazion: Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest in a private garden. (P St Pierre) Also 6+ Reed Bunting visiting feeders in another private garden, plus m. & f. Blackcap. (C Barnard)

Marazion: Water Pipit and 2 Stonechat still around Red River. (C Barnard, D Parker, T Murphy, R Butts & T Pinfield)

Newlyn: Ad Glaucous Gull still in the harbour. Also 2 Black Redstarts plus 3 Common Scoter and 1 Great Northern Diver offshore. (D Parker, T Murphy, R Butts & T Pinfield)

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only): 31 Mute Swan, 85 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 2 hybrid geese, 51 Mallard, 5 Call Duck, 16 Wigeon, 6 Teal, 3 Cormorant, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Moorhen, 2 Snipe, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 1 Common Gull. (D Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2W Kumlien’s Gull again. Also 8 (5xAd, 1x2w, 2x1w) Mediterranean Gull. (L Williams, P Rutter, B Dodd & C Barnard)

College Reservoir: 1 Ring-necked Duck, 2 Bittern, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Goldeneye (1 drake) and 20+ Snipe. (L Sampson)

Helston: 3 Firecrests this afternoon at the sewerage works. (D Wright)

St Clement: 1 Spotted Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 2 Marsh Tit, 110 Teal, 10 Little Egret and 7 Snipe on Tresemple Pool. (A Nicholson)

Camel Estuary: 17 Bar-tailed Godwit, 9 Blackbird, 142 Black-headed Gull, 2 Black Swan, 49 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Blue Tit, 5 Buzzard, 42 Canada Geese, 9 Carrion Crow, 5 Chaffinch, 6 Collared Dove, 2 Common Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Common Snipe, 9 Cormorant, 279 Curlew, 249 Dunlin, 7 Dunnock, 69 Golden Plover, 1 f Goldeneye, 3 Goldfinch, 5 Goosander (1m, 4f), 32 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Great Tit, 4 Greenfinch, 47 Grey Plover, 259 Herring Gull, 7 House Sparrow, 18 Jackdaw, 1 Kingfisher, 58 Knot, 355 Lapwing, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Little Egret, 6 Little Grebe, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Magpie, 128 Mallard, 13 Meadow Pipit, 46 Mute Swan, 92 Oystercatcher, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 m Pheasant, 23 Pied Wagtail, 2 Raven (Pr on Nest), 2 Red-legged Partridge, 7 Redwing, 63 Redshank, 16 Ring Plover, 3 Robin, 2 Rook, 51 Shelduck, 1 Sparrowhawk, 134 Starling, 78 Teal, 2 Water Pipit, 24 Wigeon, 26 Wood Pigeon and 3 Wren. Also 2 Red Admirals on the wing. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk, per P Whittick) Also Spotted Redshank and Firecrest reported.

Wadebridge: 18 Greenfinch at Camels rugby pitch at 18:00. (P Spong)

Helston: Loe Pool: 1 Bufflehead still. (T Murphy)

Kingsmill Lake:Lesser Yellowlegs again. View from China Fleet Club nature trail, far hide SX427608, best looked for on the dropping tide, also3 Spotted Redshank.

Record shot of Lesser Yellowlegs, M Beer.

Penzance: 1W drake Surf Scoter again but still distant.