Thursday 03 January 2013

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan (including 4 juv), 9 Mallard, 31 Teal, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 6 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 2+ Water Rail, 15 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 3 Oystercatcher, c50 Snipe, 2 Chiffchaff and 1 Stonechat. (D Parker & I Webster) Bittern reported again.

Marazion: 33 Curlew over plus 57 Sanderling on the beach and a Great Northern Diver offshore. (D Parker)

Helston, Loe Pool: 2 Ring-necked Duck (male and female), 78 Pochard, 1 Wigeon and 1 Firecrest. (I Webster) Siberian Chiffchaff at the sewerage works.

Portscatho and Gerrans Bay: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 47 Med Gull ( mainly adults ), 5 Slavonian Grebe, 18 Great Northern Diver, 5 Black-throated Divers and 17 Common Scoter. (D Eva)

Porthpean: 1 Velvet Scoter with 50 Common Scoter. (D Eva)

Lanner:   20 Fieldfare. (B Toms)

Stithians Reservoir: Long-tailed Duck, 18 Pochard, 4 female Goldeneye, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 100+ Lapwings in field behind hide, 15 Snipe and 20 Fieldfare. 1 Brambling, 40 Chaffinch, 1 Great-spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 3 Greenfinch, 6 Reed Bunting, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Coal Tit and 12+ Goldfinch from the feeding station.(J St Ledger & B Toms)

Penryn River: 2 Red-breasted Merganser (male and female). (J St Ledger)

Marazion: 6 Black-throated Divers together off Little London. (C Moore)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 4 adult Med Gulls from the causeway. (C Moore)

Little Kelynack: 1 Green Sandpiper. (C Moore)

Bartinney: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier. (C Moore)

Newlyn: Black-necked Grebe and 2 Great Northern Divers still in the harbour plus a drake Eider, also Black Redstart, female type in Sandy Cove. (T Mills & B Dodd)

Swanvale: 2 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, 6+ Long-tailed Tit and 2 Bullfinch. A further Chiffchaff on the cliff side at Swanpool Beach. (D Chaney)

Falmouth: Slavonian Grebe in the bay off Castle Beach, 2 Great Northern Divers distantly off Pendennis, with another 3 Great Northern Divers in the Carrick Roads. (D Chaney)

St Austell: Siberian Chiffchaff and Firecrest at the sewerage works.

St John’s Lake: Drake Green-winged Teal still near the sewerage outfall, also 2 Scaup (1 drake) early afternoon.

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

Kenidjack: Siberian Chiffchaff still at the sewerage works.

Carbis Bay: 5+ Balearic Shearwaters.

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

Feock, Carrick Roads: 15 Black-necked Grebes and 2 Great Northern Divers off Loe Beach.