Friday 21 December 2012

Late news 20/12 Hayle Estuary RSPB:  5 Gadwall,  1 brownhead Goosander and 7 ad Mediterranean Gull plus 4 Knot on Copperhouse Creek. (C Barnard)

Late news 20/12 Carbis Bay:  9 Great Northern Diver  and 8+ Bottlenose Dolphin. (C Barnard)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 8 Mute Swan (including 4 juv), 1 Greylag, 25 Mallard, 37 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Water Rail, 15 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 1 Green Sandpiper, 5 Oystercatcher, 23 Snipe, 2 Raven, 1 Stonechat and 1 Chiffchaff. (D Parker, C Barnard & B Sharples) Also 2 Otters at Long Rock Pool for about 20 mins. First noticed one on in the south corner and then realised there were two hunting together. They spent a lot of time diving in open water several yards off the pool edge. They then worked their way along the east side of the pool hunting as they went. The dog otter (based on size) came out of the water twice on to vegetation at the pool edge running along the pool edge short distances. They then spent some time at the north end going in and out of the edge of the reed bed and coming out and  diving  in open water, before finally disappearing into the reed bed in NW corner. (C Barnard)

Water Rail and Green Sandpiper, Bob Sharples.

Otters, Chris Barnard.

Marazion: 4 Great Northern Divers offshore and 1 ad Med Gull. (D Parker & C Barnard)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 14 Mute Swan, 5 Canada Geese, 46 Shelduck, 2 brownhead Goosander, 17 Oystercatcher, c350 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 13 Bar-tailed Godwit, 11 Grey Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, c250 Dunlin, 10 Med Gull (7 ad & 3 2w), 16 Common Gull and 4 Little Egret on Lelant Water. Slavonian Grebe, 8 Little Grebes and 1 Knot on Carnsew Pool. 3 Mute Swan, 17 Shelduck, 3 Grey Plover, 8 Ringed Plover, 7 Oystercatcher, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 4 Knot and 1 Little Grebe on Copperhouse Creek. (D Parker & C Barnard)

Carbis Bay: 14 Great Northern Divers, 1 Balearic Shearwater sitting on sea among 80 Kittiwakes and a pair of Common Scoter. (D Parker & C Barnard)

Drift Reservoir (Members Only): 1w Pink-footed Goose still present. (L Proctor)

Newlyn: 1 Firecrest, 1 Goldcrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Black Redstart, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Black-throated Diver and 5 Great Northern Diver. (L Proctor & S Maycock)

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 11 Great Norther Diver, 50+ Common Scoter and 1 Slavonian Grebe. (C Barnard)

Penzance, Eastern Green: 1 drake Eider. (C Barnard)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 1w drake Long-tailed Duck, 4 Goldeneye, 4 Gadwall, 120 Lapwing (over; landing in ploughed field behind hide) and 11 Pochard. Also 1 Water Rail, 1 Jay, 1 Bullfinch (male), 2 Greenfinch, 3 Reed Bunting and 1 Marsh Tit at the feeding station. (J St Ledger & M Curtis)

Long-tailed Duck, John St Ledger.

Siblyback Lake: Great Northern Diver close to the shore near small wooden hut beside Yacht slipway at 08:00. Also 2 Goosander flew at low level along the reservoir and then headed south into mist. (R Taylor) Female Ring-necked Duck still.

Dozmary: Adult drake Goldeneye, Dozmary Pool, though distant in mist. Also several Pochard, 3 Snipe (probably Jack) and a flock of c100 Golden Plover. (R Taylor) 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. (P Clark)

Camel Estuary, Dinham area: 23 Cormorant, 117 Redshank, 10 mallard, 6 Wigeon, 24 Great Black-backed Gull, 1600 Golden Plover, 6 Raven, 450 Lapwing, 17 Carrion Crow, 40 Rook, 269 Dunlin, 2 Little Egret, 15 Mute Swan, 4 Little Grebe, 44 Grey Plover, 20 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 29 Herring Gull, 117 Black-headed Gull, 22 Curlew, 1 Heron, 13 Shelduck, 4 Ringed plover, 1 Buzzard, 1 Turnstone, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Blackbird, 2 Redwing, 22 Jackdaw, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Robin, 1 Jay, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Siskin, 1 Woodpigeon, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Dunnock, 1 Song Thrush. Also 52 Red-legged Partridge on Dinham shore. (D Julian)

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

Kenidjack: Siberian Chiffchaff still at the sewerage works.