Friday 14 December 2012

Marazion: Pair of Tawny Owls calling in the early hours. 2 Knot, 3 Oystercatcher, 21 Sanderling, 5 Dunlin and 13 Ringed Plover on the beach opposite the Station House. (D Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan (including 2 juv), 33 Mallard, 28 Teal, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 7 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 1 Oystercatcher, 5 Snipe ad Med Gull over and 1 Redwing. (D Parker)

Countybridge, Goonhilly: 11 Crossbills, 11 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck. Plus several fresh clumps of frogspawn. (M Rule)

Penzance: 14 Purple Sandpipers and 22 Turnstones feeding on the beach Battery Rocks and 8 Oystercatchers around Jubilee Pool. (T Mills)

Newlyn: 2 Purple Sandpiper, 26 Turnstone, 5 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Wagtail and 10 Pied Wagtail on Tolcarne beach and 10 Turnstone in Newlyn Harbour. (T Mills)

East Looe: Firecrest in Bay View Road. (D Spooner)

St Ives Bay: 2 Balearic Shearwaters feeding in bay, 8 Great Northern Divers and 1 ad Mediterranean Gull between 12:30 & 16:00. (R Wynn)

Stithians Reservoir: 26 Pochard and 9 Little Grebe, also at cut-off hide feeding station; 1 Jay, 3 Greenfinch, 2 Reed Bunting, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Water Rail, 1+ Marsh Tit (ringed), 1 Coal Tit, 1 Starling, 2 Moorhen, also numbers of Chaffinch, Goldfinch, House Sparrow, Blackbird, Dunnock, Blue Tit and Great Tit. (J St Ledger & S Maycock)

Photos 1 & 2, J St Ledger, Photos 3 & 4, S Maycock.

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 3 Pintail, 28 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, 120+ Wigeon, 200+ Teal, 61 Black-tailed Godwit, 60+ Snipe, 2 Stonechat, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Merlin (photo) and 1 2nd winter Mediterranean Gull. (C Selway)

Wadebridge: Dipper on the river at Guineaport this morning and 2 Goosander flew down river. Also 6 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew, Greenfinch, Siskin, Song Thrush on Egloshayle playing field. (W Delacour)

Pendennis, Falmouth: Lots of Shag and Cormorant flying west along with 3 distant Oystercatcher, 10 Gannet, 2 Fulmar, 2 Great Northern Diver, with another Great Northern Diver sat on the sea. No Auks or Kittiwakes. 1 Black-throated Diver flew east, all first thing this morning. Also a couple of Med Gulls in the vicinity. (D Chaney)

Helston: Black Redstart at the sewerage works.