Friday 28 December 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 11 Mute Swan (including 4 juv), 27 Mallard, 29 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Water Rail, 7 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 1 Oystercatcher and 3 Snipe. (D Parker) Bittern again reported.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Slavonian Grebe (photo here), 8 Little Grebe, 18 Cormorant, 14 Grey Plover, 9 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Knot, c200 Dunlin and 3+ Med Gull (2 2w & ad) in Carnsew Basin. 1 Goosander, 14 Grey Heron, c50 Dunlin and c100 Lapwing on Lelant Water. (D Parker, T Mills & S Williams)

Med Gulls, Tony Mills.

Newlyn: Black-necked Grebe, 2 Great Northern Divers and male Black Redstart in the harbour and another Great Northern Diver and Slavonian Grebe off Sandy Cove plus c50 Common Gull in a pre roost gathering. (D Parker & L Proctor)

Drift Reservoir (Members Only): 6 Gadwall. (C Moore)

Carbis Bay: 3+ Balearic Shearwaters, 4 Great Northern Divers and an adult Med Gull. (R Menari)

St Erth: Flock of about 200 Lapwing over. (T Mills)

St Austell: 40+ Common Scoter and a probable Velvet Scoter off Porthpean Beach between 14:00 & 15:00. 2 Great Northern Divers and a Razorbill also noted. (D King)

Rosennanon Downs: 4 Pink-footed Geese over from the south, came down in fields just above Borlasevath. 70+ Reed Bunting, 80+ Common Snipe, adult male Merlin and adult female Sparrowhawk in the morning. (C Selway)

St Breock Downs: 8,000+ Starlings in feeding flock at mid-day. (C Selway)

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

Camel Estuary: Firecrest from the Camel trail.

Kenidjack: Siberian Chiffchaff still at the sewerage works.

Torpoint: 10 Pale-bellied Brent Geese off Marine Drive.

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

St John’s Lake: Drake Green-winged Teal still near the ford.

College Reservoir: Bittern on the first island at 14:00.