Saturday 29 December 2012

Late News 28/12 Coverack: 1 Pomarine Skua N and 2 Great Skua S, also 3 (2 ad) Med Gulls in the bay. (D Wood)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 8 Mute Swan (including 4 juv), 16 Mallard, 23 Teal, 1+ Little Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Water Rail, 13 Moorhen, 1 Coot and 3 Snipe. (D Parker)

Marazion: 73 Turnstone and 39 Sanderling on the beach. (D Parker)

Newlyn: Black-necked Grebe and 5 Great Northern Divers in the harbour, plus Slavonian Grebe and 6 Great Northern Divers and 2 Black-throated Divers off Sandy Cove. (L Proctor & D Wood)

Gerrans Bay: 2 Slavonian Grebe, 6 Great Northern Divers and 5 Common Scoters. (D Eva)

Portholland: 2 ad Med Gulls. (D Eva)

Caerhayes: 6 Red-legged Partridge. (D Eva)

Stithians Reservoir: 23 Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, 18 Teal, 9 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 6 Pochard, 35 Tufted Duck, 3 Goldeneye, 1 1w drake Long-tailed Duck, 3 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 10 Little Grebe, 1 Buzzard, 1 Water Rail, 1 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 240 Lapwing, 6 Snipe, 46 Black-headed Gull, 5 Common Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 244 Herring Gull, 1 Wood Pigeon, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Magpie, 3 Carrion Crow, 1 Goldcrest,4 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 1 Wren, 51 Starling, 4 Blackbird, 3 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 1 Chiffchaff, 10 House Sparrow, 40+ Chaffinch, 12 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch and 5 Reed Bunting. (S Taylor & J St Ledger)

Penryn River: 3 Greenshank, 39 Redshank, 76 Curlew, 8 Turnstone, 1 Water Rail, 3 Snipe, 4 Little Egret, 7 Oystercatcher, 21 Mute Swan, 3 Little Grebe and 1 Sparrowhawk. (J St Ledger)

Penzance: Adult winter Common Gull, (originally identified as a Ring-billed Gull), seen twice in the afternoon between Jubilee Pool and Wherrytown plus 1w Med gull at Jubilee Pool. (per D Parker)

Mount’s Bay: 3+ Great Northern Divers and c40 Common Scoter. (D Wood)

Kelynack: Barn Owl hunting in the morning (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St John’s Lake: Drake Green-winged Teal still present by the sewerage outfall.

Padstow: Black-necked Grebe again off the harbour again.

Porthpean: Velvet Scoter.

Camel Estuary: 2 Firecrests on Camel Trail south of Padstow before bridge over Little Petherick channel.

Looe: Near adult Glaucous Gull on roof of fish quay again.

Siblyback Lake: Female Ring-necked Duck still.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Slavonian Grebe still in Carnsew Basin.

Carbis Bay: Balearic Shearwater and 2 Great Northern Divers.