Tuesday 04 December 2012

Late News 03/12 Marazion: 30+ Sanderling, 12 Turnstone, 20+ Dunlin, 20+ Ringed Plover,1 Dark-bellied Brent Goose,1 Red Breasted Merganser, 1 Black-throated Diver, 6 Stonechat (m & f ), 4 Gannet, 8 Rock Pipit, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Pied Wagtail,20+ Great Black-backed Gulls and 2 Cormorants from the beach. (C & B Travis)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Mute Swan (inc 3 juv), 21 Mallard, 36 Teal, 2+ Little Grebe, 1+ Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 9 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 3 Oystercatcher, 5 Curlew, 9 Snipe, 1 Stonechat, 8 Redwing, 5 Blackbird, 3 Song Thrush and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker & R Farnes)

Buzzard at Marazion, Rod Farnes.

Marazion: 42 Ringed Plover, 17 Turnstone, 13 Sanderling and 12 Dunlin on the beach. (D Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Juv Iceland Gull briefly, 2 Med Gull (2w & ad), 1w Common Gull, 14 Shelduck and 1 Kingfisher on Copperhouse Creek late afternoon. (D Parker)

Gulval: 2 Waxwings still by the post office. (P St Pierre)

Penzance: Ad Med Gull on Eastern Green beach and Black Redstart on the seawall near the train station. (P St Pierre)

College Reservoir: 2 Bitterns, 1 Black-necked Grebe and 5 female Goldeneye. Also 10 Mute Swan, 30+ Canada Goose (plus hybrid still), 155 Wigeon, 1 Wigeon/Am Wigeon hybrid, 1f Shoveler, 11 Teal, 11 Pochard, 45 Tufted Duck, 55+ Coot, 6+ Moorhen, 4+ Little Grebe, 40+ Herring Gull, 3 GBB Gull, 4 Grey Heron and 27 Snipe. (S Perfect & D Chaney)

Hannafore: 45 Oystercatcher, 5 Ringed Plover, 2 Turnstone, 1 Redshank, 1 Little Egret, 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Slavonian Grebe,10 Mallard, 10 Herring Gull, 5 Black-headed Gull, 1 Cormorant, 2 Magpie, 10 Carrion Crow, 2 Wood Pigeon, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Chaffinch, 1 House Sparrow, 4 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Robin, 1 Stonechat, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Rock Pipit, 5 Meadow Pipit and 1 Goldcrest. (D Spooner)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 5 Purple Sandpiper and 1 Common Scoter (female) feeding 10 metres off rocks at high tide. (J St Ledger)

Falmouth, Castle Beach: 2 Black Redstart (female), 2 Grey Wagtail, 4 Rock Pipit, 5 Meadow Pipit, 22 Turnstone and 17 Oystercatcher at high tide. (J St Ledger) 4 Black Redstarts, 8 Rock Pipit, 4 Pied Wagtail, 6 Turnstone, 2 Oystercatcher, Grey Heron and Curlew in the afternoon. (D Chaney)

Helston: Siberian Chiffchaff near Nansloe Farm late afternoon. (S Bury)

Helston Sewerage Works: 2 Firecrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Grey Wagtail and a Great Spotted Woodpecker in the afternoon. (D Wright)

Treraven Meadow: 1 Goosander, 2 Water Pipit, 120+ Teal, 12 Wigeon, 2 Snipe, 10 Curlew, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Firecrest, 2 Little Grebe and 3 Moorhen. (C Selway)

St Jidgey: 4 Mediterranean Gull (3 ad & 1w), 20 Common Gull, 130 Black-headed Gull. (D Julian)

Argal Reservoir:  2 Great Crested Grebe and c10 Black-headed Gull. (D Chaney)

Swanpool: Dusky Warbler again at Swanvale NR behind the pump station at 16:00.

St Just: 1w Waxwing still at West Place just east of the school TR19 7JB.