Wednesday 19 December 2012

Late News 18/12 Hayle Estuary RSPB: Slavonian Grebe on the main estuary about half way down the north side of Carnsew Pool.. (R Daddow)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 8 Mute Swan (including 4 juv), 14 Mallard, 33 Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Water Rail, 8 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 8 Snipe, 4 Blackbird, 3 Song Thrush, 1 Redwing and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker) Also 1 Jack Snipe. (F Hull & B Dodd)

Newlyn: Great Northern Diver off the harbour. (S Maycock) Black-necked Grebe still in the harbour and 2 Black Redstarts at Sandy Cove.

Truro: Avocet on Truro River this afternoon, at the mouth of Calenick Creek (SW 835432), viewable from Sunny Corner on the Malpas road. It spent most of its time out of view deep in the muddy river channel, but popped up on to the mudflats a couple of times for a quick preen. Also several small flocks of Teal each of 20-30 birds, c10 Wigeon, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 1 Little Egret and 1 Grey Heron. Curlew, Redshank and  Shelduck also present. (C Benton)

Looe: Near adult Glaucous Gull again in Looe Harbour this afternoon, on the fish market roof and then on the mud south of the bridge. (B Taggart)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 12 Tufted Duck , 2 Pintail, 4 Pochard, 20+ Wigeon, 20+ Teal, 6 Gadwall, 8 Shoveller, 5 Grey Heron, 12+ Coot, 8 Moorhen, 6 Mute Swan, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 50+ Curlew, 20+ Mallard, 1 Redshank, 50+ Snipe, 50+ Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Jackdaw, 4 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 1 Buzzard, 6 Song Thrush, 5 Goldfinch, 1 Stonechat, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Jay, 1 Wren, 6 Wood Pigeon, 8 Blackbird, 12 Starling, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Robin and 1 Herring Gull. (C Travis & A Taylor)

St Columb Minor: Firecrest in a private back garden.

Penzance: Juv Iceland Gull flew over the harbour at 11:15.

Drift Reservoir (Members Only): 1w Pink-footed Goose.

Dozmary: Ad drake Lesser Scaup on Dozmary Pool again.

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

Par: Drake Ring Necked Duck still present on Par beach pool.

Penzance: Slavonian grebe off Tolcarne beach plus a Black-throated Diver and 3 Great Northern Divers.

Porth Reservoir: Bittern present.