Sunday 16 December 2012

Late News 15/12 St Ives Bay: 3 Balearic Shearwater (feeding offshore), 1 Manx Shearwater (feeding offshore), 6 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Glaucous Gull (2w offshore from 14:00-14:30, when departed westwards), 1 ad Mediterranean Gull and 1 ad male Black Redstart. Also 3-4 Bottlenose Dolphins and 2+ Harbour Porpoises in outer bay. (R Wynn)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 8 Mute Swan (including 4 juv), 12 Mallard, 28 Teal, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 8 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 1 Kestrel, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Snipe and 1 Stonechat. (D Parker) Also Bittern still present. (P Barlow & R Davey)

Penzance: Pacific Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 3 Great Northern Diver, fem type Velvet Scoter, c40 Common Scoter, Slavonian Grebe and c15 Purple Sandpiper off Jubilee Pool at 15:00. (L Proctor, P Barlow & R Davey)

Amalveor: Male Hen Harrier flew west at 16:30. (R Menari)

Carnon Downs Sewage works: 1 Firecrest, 10 Chiffchaffs and 10 Goldcrests. (D Eva)

Gweek: Goshawk gliding above Gweek,  also seen on 15/12. (J Atwell)

College Reservoir: 1 Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 95 Wigeon, 30 Tufted Duck, 20 Teal, 11 Mute Swan, 3 Pochard, 3 Goldeneye(1 drake), 8 Cormorant, 30 Coot, 8 Moorhen, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Snipe, 20 Canada Geese and 1 Buzzard. (G Adams)

Penzance Harbour: Black-necked Grebe. (S Maycock, P Barlow & R Davey)

Black-necked Grebe at Penzance harbour, more pictures here. Simon Maycock.

Newlyn: Slavonian Grebe and Firecrest in Sandy Cove. (S Maycock, P Barlow & R Davey) Also 2 Black Redstart, including 1 male.

Drift Reservoir (Members only): 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe and 1 Snipe, 1 Pink-footed Goose. (S Maycock, P Barlow & R Davey)

Siblyback Lake: Female Ring-necked Duck, 1w Great Northern Diver, 2 Goldeneye (male & female) and 35 Tufted Duck. (S Cox)

Kingsmill Creek: 49 Wigeon, 146 Redshank, 297 Avocet, 77 Teal, 12 Greenshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 37 Lapwing, 41 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper and 2 Snipe. (S Cox)

St Just: Subalpine Warbler. (P Barlow & R Davey)

Gerrans Bay: 4 Great Northern Diver, 25 Common Scoter and 1 Slavonian Grebe. (P Barlow & R Davey)

Camel Estuary: 5 Goosander (3 female, 2 male) off Old Town Cove 10:00. (M Jones)

Penryn River: 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Great Northern Diver; 3 Greenshank, 37 Redshank, 54 Curlew, 7 Turnstone, 5 Oystercatcher, 5 Little Egret, 11 Mute Swan, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 11 Redwing, 1 Jay and 1 Green Woodpecker.

Walmsley Sanctuary (Members only): 2 Pintail and 6 Shoveler. (B Mellow)

Burniere Point: 18 Red-legged Partridge. (B Mellow)

Egloshayle: 1 Firecrest in a private garden. (P Floyd-Spong)

Dinham area: 1 probable American Golden Plover, 800 Golden Plover, 400 Lapwing, 42 Grey Plover, 6 Knot, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 30 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine, 2 Buzzard (including the white bird), 1 female Goldeneye and 25 Wigeon. (B Mellow)

Rosenannon Downs: 100 Golden Plover, 25 Chaffinch, 20 Redwing, 10,000 Starling, 35 Reed Bunting, 1 third year male Hen Harrier, 1 Merlin, 3 Pheasant, 40 Meadow Pipit, 1 Buzzard, 4 Fieldfare, 3 Yellowhammer, 14 Woodpigeon, 60 Rook, 200 Jackdaw, 12 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 2 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 2 Blackbird, 1 Skylark, 2 Tawny Owl, 1 Jay, 12 Snipe and 3 Woodcock. (D Julian, C Selway, L Webb, B Mellow)

Tollgate: 2 Raven. (D Julian)

Lamorna: Firecrest (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Par: Drake Ring-necked Duck on Par beach pool.

Newquay: Black Redstart at Thomas Road by the surgery.

Portscatho: Long-tailed Duck and Slavonian Grebe. (S Rogers)

Bude Marsh: White-fronted Goose and 2 Pink-footed Geese.

Men-an-Tol: 3 Hen Harriers including 1 male.

Kenidjack: Siberian Chiffchaff still at the sewerage works.

St Ives: 5 Balearic Shearwaters past in the morning.

Dozmary Pool: Lesser Scaup reported.