Monday 19 November 2012

Late News 17/11 Torpoint: 11 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 1 Black necked Grebe and 3 Med Gulls. (A Pearson)

Late News 18/11 Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Dark-bellied Brent Geese and 1 Pale-bellied Brent Geese. (S Williams)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 4 imm & 2 ad Mute Swan, 21 Mallard, 1 drake Gadwall, 5 Teal, 6 Little Grebe, 1 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Great Black-backed Gulls, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 45 Herring Gulls, 200 Black-headed Gulls, 4 Med Gulls( 3 ads, 1 2nd-winter), 2 Oystercatcher, and c100,000 Starlings. (D Parker)

Longrock: Firecrest in a private garden. (D Parker)

Marazion: 3 Med Gulls (2 ads, 1 2w), 4 Common Gulls, 1 Kittiwake, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Sanderling and 2 Oystercatcher. (D Parker & D Flumm)

Walmsley Sanctuary: Wigeon, Teal, Gadwall, Pintail, Mallard, Shoveller, Tufted Duck, Coot, Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 50+ Goldfinch, 50+ Canada Geese, 8 Curlew, 3 Snipe,3 Black-headed Gull, 6 Herring Gull, 2 Greater Black-backed Gull, 6 Mute Swan, 3 Little Egret, 50+ Starling, 20 Dunlin, 4 Little Grebe, 4 Magpie, 10 Carrion Crow, 1 male Pheasant, 2 female Pheasant, 3 Jackdaw, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Wren, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Water Pipit, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Raven, 2 Blackbird, 2 Water Rail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Jay, 20+ Chaffinch and 1 Cormorant. (C Travis)

Hayle Estuary RSPB:  Drake Long-tailed Duck still on Carnsew Pool.

St Just: Probable 1w Subalpine Warbler seen very briefly in private gardens in Pleasant Terrace. Please respect the privacy of the residents. So far all that has been noted in the field given the poor brief views and restricted access is that it is a small sylvia warbler with pale legs and other features suggesting Subalpine but not fully nailed yet!

Helston, Loe Pool: 1w drake Ring-necked Duck still in Carminowe Creek.

Portscatho: Long-tailed Duck still in the harbour.

Penzance: Slavonian Grebe, Great Northern Diver and Great Skua off the seafront.