Friday 04 January 2013

Late News 03/01 Rosenannon: 350+ Reed Buntings. (C Selway)

Late News 03/01 Newmill: Willow Warbler in song. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 9 Mute Swan (including 4 juv), 15 Mallard, 42 Teal, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 6 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Water Rail, 13 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 6 Oystercatcher, c25 Snipe, c30 Curlew (over), c80 Lapwing (over), 1 Chiffchaff and 2 Stonechat. (D Parker)

Marazion: 3 Brent Geese (2 pale-bellied) briefly at Red river mouth before flying west. Also 54 Sanderling on the beach and an ad Med Gull and Great Northern Diver offshore. (D Parker)

Helston: Drake Ring-necked Duck at Helston boating lake in the afternoon. (P Taylor)

Porthpean: 1 Velvet Scoter, 40+ Common Scoter, 2 Razorbill and 3 Dark-bellied Brent Geese flying west. (R Davey & P Barlow) Also 15 Great Northern Divers and 2 Black-throated Divers.

St Austell: Siberian Chiffchaff still at the sewerage works. (R Davey & P Barlow)

Stithians Reservoir: Long tailed duck. (R Davey & P Barlow)

College Reservoir: Bittern showing well in the afternoon. (R Davey & P Barlow)

Godrevy: 1 Chough on Godrevy head and c10 Bottle-nosed Dolphins around the lighthouse. (D Kilbey)

Newlyn Harbour: 1 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Eider drake, 1 ad Med Gull and 25+ Turnstone. (J St Ledger)

Gerrans Bay to Porthscatho: 18 Black-throated Diver, 6 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 4 Slavonian Grebe, 24 Common Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck and 32 Med Gull. (S Rowe)

Percuil: 18 Red-breasted Merganser, 23 Med Gull and 1 Firecrest. (S Rowe)

Carrick Roads (from St. Just in Roseland): 8 Great Northern Diver, 6 Black-necked Grebe and 10 Red-breasted Merganser. (S Rowe)

Kenidjack: Siberian Chiffchaff still at the sewerage works. (R Farnes) Also Firecrest and Willow Warbler.

Falmouth Bay: 2 Red-necked Grebe (viewed from Gyllyngvase Beach), 5+ Slavonian Grebe, 200+ Shag, 2 Razorbill, 2 Guillemot, 3+ Gannet, 1 ad LBB Gull, 3 Great Northern Diver (viewed from Pendennis) and another in the Carrick Roads. (D Chaney)

Castle Beach, Falmouth: 1 Black Redstart, 1 Stonechat, 21+ Oystercatcher and 1 ad Med Gull flew past. (D Chaney)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 21 Mute Swan, 2 Red-breasted Merganser (m & f roosting), 2 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 35+ Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 25+ Curlew, 11 Turnstone, 1 Oystercatcher, 5 Little Egret and Green Woodpecker around high tide. (D Chaney)

Camel Estuary: 75 Curlew, 26 Ringed Plover, 430 Dunlin, 19 Mallard, 94 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 2300 Lapwing, 4200 Golden Plover, 30 Oystercatcher, 1 Skylark, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Little Egret, 1 Spotted Redshank, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 24 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Goose, 2 Little Grebe, 30 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 11 Herring Gull, 2 Peregrine in the Dinham area. (D Julian)

Polmorla: Firecrest by the mill entrance late afternoon. (C Selway)

Men-an-Tol: 2 Short-eared Owls late afternoon and a ringtailed Hen Harrier. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St John’s Lake: Drake Green-winged Teal stillĀ  and 2 Spoonbills on Sango Island around mid day.

Siblyback Lake: Fem Ring-necked Duck again.

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

Helston, Loe Pool: 2 Ring-necked Duck (male and female) still at the north end.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Slavonian Grebe still in Carnsew Basin.

Carbis Bay: 2+ Balearic Shearwaters and 1 Great Northern Diver.

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