Monday 10 December 2012

Late News 09/12 Padstow: 3 Goosanders including 1 male. (D Julian)

Late News 09/12 Helston Sewerage Works: 1 Black Redstart and 25 Chiffchaffs. (B Mellow)

Late News 09/12 Mount’s Bay from Jubilee Pool: 56 Common Scoter, 1 imm male Velvet Scoter, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Purple Sandpiper and 12+ Great Northern Divers. (B Mellow)

Late News 09/12 Newlyn: 1 male Eider and 4 Great Northern Diver. (B Mellow)

Late News 09/12 Mounts Bay from Marazion: Moulting adult Pacific Diver showing well, 1 male Red-breasted Merganser and 6 Great Northern Divers. (B Mellow)

Late News 09/12 Hayle Estuary RSPB: Redwing going for the berries before the Blackbirds eat them all at Copperhouse swimming pool. (B Mellow)

Marazion: Tawny Owl calling in the early hours. Pacific Diver still plus 16+ Great Northern Divers, 1 Black-throated Diver, 52 Common Scoter, 2 Velvet Scoter, 1 male Red Breasted Merganser, 1 Wigeon and 1 Teal offshore also 27 Sanderling, 5 Turnstone, 4 Oystercatcher and 1 Stonechat on the beach. Also 5+ Harbour Porpoises. (D Parker, D Flumm, T M Janer & M Slaymaker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan (inc 4 juv), 16 Mallard, 32 Teal, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Water Rail, 12 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 1 Kestrel, 3 Oystercatcher, 18 Snipe, 1 Stonechat, 2 Redwing and 3 Song Thrush. (D Parker) Also Bittern did a circuit off the marsh at 15:45 and landed at the West end behind the railway line. (B Sharples)

Drift Reservoir (Members Only): 1w Pink-footed Goose still with Greylag and Canada Geese and 1 Great Crested Grebe. Sometimes visible from the car park or the Sancreed road, please park with care. (D Flumm, T M Janer & M Slaymaker)

Polgigga: 1 Waxwing at the Vineries. (M Wallace)

Penzance: Black Redstart and Chiffchaff by the sewerage pump station below the railway station. (R Farnes)

Sancreed: 1 Reed Bunting. (D Flumm, T M Janer & M Slaymaker)

Porthgwarra: 2 Black Redstart. (D Flumm, T M Janer & M Slaymaker) Also Hooded Crow reported.

Land’s End: 1 Black Redstart. (D Flumm, T M Janer & M Slaymaker)

Falmouth, Castle Beach: 1 Black Redstart (female), 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Stonechat, 6 Rock Pipit, 15 Turnstone, 5 Oystercatcher and 1 Kestrel. (J St Ledger)

Kestrel at Falmouth and Bittern at College Res, John St Ledger.

College Reservoir: 1 Bittern, Black-necked Grebe, 5 Goldeneye, 9 Snipe, 4+ Little Grebe,  4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 10 Mute Swan, 64 Canada Goose (+ hybrid), 158 Wigeon (+ hybrid), 10 Pochard, 25+ Tufted Duck, 6+ Teal, 4 Gadwall (3m1f), 69 Coot, 5+ Moorhen, 1 Grey Heron and 30+ Herring Gull. (J St Ledger & D Chaney)

Argal Reservoir: 1 Great Crested Grebe and 5 Tufted Duck. Woodcock and c.100 Redwing in farmland c1mile west of the reservoir. (D Chaney)

Falmouth, Pendennis: 4 Purple Sandpipers at low tide early morning. Also 3 Oystercatchers and 20+ Curlew on Trescobeas road playing field.(D Chaney)

Helston Coronation Park/Sewerage Works: Buzzard, Bullfinch, Kingfisher and Wren. (B Sharples)

Men-an-Tol: Short-eared Owl and a flock of about 100 Fieldfare, they seemed to be going in to roost in small trees in the valley below Men-an-Tol. (T Mills)

Lostwithiel: 2 Waxwing reported in private gardens in Lostwithiel for the last two days. (per T Potterton)

Hannafore Point: 1 Slavonian Grebe and 3 Great Northern Divers.

St Just: Subalpine Warbler still in gardens briefly on Princess Street TR19 7JG. Please respect the residents privacy.

Mousehole: Juv Iceland Gull in the gull roost on St Clement’s Island.

Siblyback Lake: Lesser Scaup, female Ring-necked Duck, 1w Scaup and Great Northern Diver.