Saturday 15 December 2012

Late News 14/12 Penzance: 40 Turnstones around the harbour and 32 Purple Sandpipers on the lighthouse quay. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan (including 4 juv), 24 Mallard, 31 Teal, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 5 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 1 Kestrel, 3 Snipe and 1 Stonechat. (D Parker) Also Bittern still present.

Drift Reservoir (Members Only): 1 Mute Swan, 27 Greylag, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 121 Canada Geese, 11 hybrid geese, 67 Mallard, 4 Call Duck, 7 Wigeon, 18 Tufted Duck, 1 female type Goldeneye, 5 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 1 Coot, 2 Buzzard, 106 Black-headed Gull, 3 Common Gull, 137 Herring Gull, 7 LBB Gull, 3 GBB Gull, 2 Raven and 2 Bullfinch. (D Parker)

Penzance: 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Eider, 3 Great northern Diver and 1 diver sp, though distant, all from the railway station. (L Proctor) Slavonian Grebe off Tolcarne Beach.

Argal Reservoir: 1 Great Crested Grebe. (D Eva)

College Reservoir: 1 Bittern, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 6 Little Grebe, 32 Tufted Duck, 7 Teal , 4 Gadwall, 4 Goldeneye, 238 Wigeon, 3 Pochard, 96 Coot and 2 Mallard. (D Eva)

Stithians Reservoir: 8 Gadwall and 2 Shoveler. (D Eva)

Mousehole: Black Redstart and ad Med Gull. (S Maycock)

East Looe: Firecrest still in Bay View Road, near adult Glaucous Gull in the harbour. (D Spooner)

Par: Drake Ring-necked Duck at Par beach pool also 10 Tufted Duck, 7 Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Black Swan. (N Climpson)

Siblyback Lake: Great Northern Diver, female Ring-necked Duck, Scaup and Lesser Scaup still present, also one male Goldeneye, 30  Fieldfare and 60   Redwing, plus 1 Firecrest in adjacent trees along with Goldcrests. (P Crispin & M Beer)

Towan Head: 1 Black Redstart, 2 Purple Sandpiper, 10 Turnstone and 1 Ringed Plover. (S Rowe)

Porth Reservoir: Mallard, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Med Gull, 12 Common Gull, 5 Coot and Moorhen. (S Rowe)

St Ives: Imm Glaucous Gull in the harbour. Also 2 Velvet Scoter flew west past Porthminster Point plus 2 Common Scoter, 5 Great Northern Diver, 7 Gadwall and 1 or 2 Balearic Shearwater in Bay. (S Rowe)

Swanpool, Swanvale NR: 1 Firecrest, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker and 2 Water Rail. (J St Ledger)

Dunveth Road, Wadebridge: 1 juvenile Rose-coloured Starling, 10 Starling, 2 Blackbird and 1 Robin at PL27 7XB. (D Julian)

St Just: Subalpine Warbler still, briefly in back garden of 17 Pleasant Terrace. Please respect the residents privacy.

Kenidjack: Siberian Chiffchaff still at the sewerage works.

Helston: Black Redstart and Firecrest at the sewerage works and another Firecrest at Lower Nansloe Farm.

Longrock: Juv Iceland Gull flew past the car park at 15:25.

Marazion: 2 Great Northern Divers offshore.

Newlyn: Black Redstart at Sandy Cove.