Monday 31 December 2012

Late News 30/12 St Austell: Ring-necked Duck at Charlestown lower pond, also 2 male and 3 female Tufted Ducks. (N.Best)

Late News 30/12 St Ives: Photos from yesterday. (B Mellow)

Late News 30/12 Newlyn: Photos from yesterday. (B Mellow)

Late News 30/12 Looe: 3 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Black-throated Diver and 5 Great Northern Divers off Hannafore Point.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 8 Mute Swan (including 4 juv), 7 Mallard, 12 Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Water Rail, 16 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 6 Oystercatcher and 3 Snipe. (D Parker & A Chard) Otter seen again. (A Chard & C Barnard) Bittern also reported.

Drift Reservoir (Members only): 2 Mute Swan, 43 Mallard, 5 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 18 Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe and 1 Little Egret. (D Parker)

Newlyn: Black-necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver and Black Redstart in the harbour, plus Slavonian Grebe still off Sandy Cove. The Great Northern Diver had to be rescued, cutting it free from old rope, netting and weed. It was released in Sandy Cove but went straight back to the harbour apparently none the worse for its misadventure. (L Proctor) Also Great Black-backed Gull feeding on an auk. (S Maycock)

Kenidjack: Siberian Chiffchaff at the sewerage works still, also 4 Firecrests, 6 Goldcrest, 4 Long-tailed Tits, 6 Redwing and 15 Goldfinches at 13:00. (B Winterbourne)

Upper Tamar Lake: 9 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Goosander, 6 Mallard and 4 Coot at 12:30. (R Mudge)

Lower Tamar Lake: 8 Goosander, 5 Tufted duck, 3 Jay, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Goldeneye (f), 20+ Mallard and 20+ Teal at 13:30. (R Mudge)

Penzance: Female Blackcap & Grey Wagtail in Morrab Gardens. (A Hartley)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 1 Barn Owl, 94 Black-tailed Godwit, 230+ Lapwing, 100+ Curlew, 80+ Snipe, 2 Gadwall, 1 Pintail, 11 Shoveler, 150+ Teal, 4 Common Pochard, 9 Tufted Duck, 43 Wigeon and 2 Stonechat. (C Selway)

Church Cove, Lizard: 1w Iceland Gull. (T Blunden)

Carbis Bay: 3 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Great Northern Diver and 1 Red-throated Diver. (C Barnard)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 11 Mediterranean Gull (9 ad & 2 2w), 1 brownhead Goosander, 5 Gadwall, 2  Greenshank and 17 Common Gull on Lelant Water plus Slavonian Grebe and 2 Mediterranean Gull (ad & 2w) still in Carnsew Basin. (C Barnard)

Falmouth, Castle Beach: 1 Black Redstart, 1 Blackcap (female), 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Stonechat, 4 Rock Pipit, 2 Meadow Pipit, 7 Pied Wagtail, 1 Curlew, 1 Little Egret, 9 Oystercatcher, 1 Guillemot (in close to rocks) and a good passage of Gannet in the bay, flying towards Lizard Point. (J St Ledger)

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

Mounts Bay: Slavonian Grebe, Black-throated Diver and 5 Great Northern Divers.

Par: Adult drake Ring-necked Duck again on Par beach pool.

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

Stithians Reservoir: 1 1w drake Long-tailed Duck still off the southern causeway.