Tuesday 18 December 2012

Late News 17/12 Portscatho: 1 Black Redstart.

Late News 17/12 Falmouth: 1 Red-necked Grebe off Gyllyngvase beach, 3 Black Redstarts at Castle Beach and Black-throated Diver in Falmouth Bay.

Late News 17/12 Swanpool: Possible Siberian Chiffchaff and Firecrest at Swanvale NR.

Marazion: Tawny Owl calling in the early hours. 39 Sanderling, 3 Oystercatcher and 2 Common Gull (ad & 1w) on the beach. (D Parker) 8 Black-throated Diver and 7 Great Northern Diver offshore plus 1 Firecrest, 2 male Blackcap and 1 male Reed Bunting in a private garden. (C Barnard)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 8+ Mute Swan (including 4 juv), 36 Mallard, 25 Teal, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1+ Bittern (single bird seen at least 5 times), 1+ Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 9 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 5 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Stonechat, 4 Chiffchaff and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker, P Semmens & B Sharples)

Newlyn: Black-necked Grebe still in the harbour plus Black Redstart. Also 3 ad Common Gulls and ad Med Gull on the rocks by Tolcarne Inn. (D Parker, C Barnard, C Moore et al.)

Nanquidno:  Jack Snipe at Little Kelynack. (C Moore)

Drift Reservoir (Members Only): 1w Pink-footed Goose and 4 Gadwall. (C Moore)

Carbis Bay:  2 Balearic Shearwater, 7 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver ,  4 Black-throated Diver and 2 Common Scoter. (C Moore)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Juv Iceland Gull (different individual from last week’s marazion bird), 1w Yellow-legged Gull and 4 “brownhead” Goosander. 4 (2 ad. & 2 2w) Mediterranean Gull in Carnsew. (C Barnard & C Moore)

Penzance: 2 Black Redstart  around floating dock. 1 m Eider and 1 Slavonian Grebe from sea wall at bus station, c40 Common Scoter and 4 Great Northern Diver from west pier. (C Barnard)

Pendennis, Falmouth: 6 Purple Sandpiper, Med Gull, Great Northern Diver flew into the Carrick Roads. (D Chaney)

Falmouth Bay:   2 Red-necked Grebe, 2 Great Northern Diver, 3 Common Scoter (f type) and Guillemot between Pendennis and Penance plus 2 Stonechat and Blackcap at Pennance Point. (D Chaney)

Trescobeas Park, Falmouth:  3+ Siskin still. (D Chaney)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 3 Greenshank, 50 Redshank, 20+ Curlew, 3 Little Grebe, Moorhen, Snipe and 2 Little Egret plus 50+ Redwing in the pony field. (D Chaney)

Rosemullion: 1 Purple Sandpiper, 37 Turnstone, 29 Oystercatcher, 2 Curlew, 6 Skylark, 2 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Kestrel. (J St Ledger)

Helston Boating Lake: 7 Shoveler (3 female, 4 drake-1 eclipse) and 1 Grey Wagtail. (J St Ledger)

Par: Drake Ring Necked Duck still present on Par beach pool, photo here. (B Mellow)

Wadebridge: Water Pipit at Trevilling Marsh. (D Julian)

St John’s Lake: Green-winged Teal at St John’s Creek, near to St John’s village with 80+ Teal.

Newquay: 1 Great Northern Diver in Newquay Bay, viewed from Towan Head and 2 Purple Sandpipers on the rocks.

Dozmary: Ad drake Lesser Scaup on Dozmary Pool again.

Lower Porthpean: 12 Great Northern Divers and 5 Black-throated Divers.

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

Portscatho: 1w female Long-tailed Duck still.

Looe: Near adult Glaucous Gull again on Town Beach at 11:00.