Saturday 05 January 2013

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan (including 4 juv), 1 hybrid goose, 5 Mallard, 31 Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 12 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 4 Oystercatcher, c20 Snipe, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Stonechat. (D Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 12 Grey Plover, 13 Bar-tailed Godwit, 17 Oystercatcher, c300 Dunlin, c200 Lapwing and 1 Goosander on Lelant Water; 1 Slavonian Grebe, 6 Little Grebe, 1 Goosander and 1 Kingfisher in Carnsew Basin; 1 Goosander and 1 Firecrest at Ryan’s Field and 2 Jack Snipe at Copperhouse. (D Parker V Stratton & D Eva)

Carbis Bay: 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 female Eider, 1 Black-throated Diver and 3 Great Northern Diver. (D Parker & V Stratton)

Newlyn: Black-necked Grebe and 2 Great Northern Divers in the Harbour. (L Proctor & J Chapple)

Falmouth: Red-necked Grebe and Slavonian grebe off Castle Beach. (L Proctor) Also Black Redstart. (M Curtis)

Helston Boating Lake: 27 Tufted Duck, aythya hybrid (returning Tufted x Ring-necked Duck hybrid) and 3 Shoveler. (D Parker & D Wright)

Helston Loe Pool: 52 Pochard, 1 Goosander, 5 Shoveler, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 11 Cormorant and 22 Redwing. (D Parker) Also Bittern and Firecrest reported in the afternoon.

Stithians Reservoir: 64 Canada Geese, 34 Wigeon, 9 Gadwall, 17 Teal, 15 Mallard, 17 Pochard, 28 Tufted Duck, 6 Goldeneye, 1w drake Long-tailed Duck, 3 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Water Rail, 2 Moorhen, 34 Coot, 100+ Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 133 Black-headed Gull, 1 Med Gull, 10 Common Gull, 9 Herring Gull, 27 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 2 Goldcrest, 5 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Wren, 1,000+ Starling, 2 Blackbird, 7 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 2 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 10 House Sparrow, 20+ Chaffinch, 1 Brambling, 6 Greenfinch, 6 Goldfinch and 5 Reed Bunting. (L Proctor & S Taylor)

Helston sewerage works: 1 probable Siberian Chiffchaff, c25 Chiffchaff, 3+ Firecrest, 5 Goldcrest and 6 Long-tailed Tit. (D Parker, A Mackechnie & D Wright)

Marazion: 8 Black-throated Divers and 2 Red-throated Divers off the Dollan. Pair of Tawny Owls calling in Green Lane West. (L Proctor & D Parker)

Hells Mouth: 72 Fulmar, 50+ Gannet, 20+ Shag (including 1 nest building), 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Peregrine, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 124 Herring Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Guillemot, 30+ Razorbill, 2 Magpie, 50+ Jackdaw, 2 Raven, 1 Dunnock and 2 Rock Pipit. (S Taylor)

Kenidjack: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff and 1 nominate Chiffchaff. (R Farnes) Also Black Redstart and 2 Choughs.

Ponsanooth sewage works: 13 Chiffchaff and 2 Firecrest trapped and ringed in the morning. (M Grantham)

Cadgwith: 2+ Siberian Chiffchaffs (one trapped and ringed) at ‘a private site near Cadgwith’. (M Grantham)

Penberth: 1 Black Redstart. (C Moore)

Lynher Estuary at Wacker Quay: 65 Avocet, 128 Shelduck, 22 Mallard, 8 Herring Gull, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 35 Redshank, 34 Curlew, 9 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Egret, 2 Heron, 20 Black-headed Gull and 20 Wigeon. (D Julian & C Selway) Also 2 Spoonbills reported.

Millbrook: 217 Black-headed Gull, 39 Herring Gull, 34 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Moorhen, 1 Egyptian Goose, 46 Teal, 5 second winter Mediterranean Gull, 2 Tufted Duck, 24 Mallard, 24 mallard hybrid, 5 Common Gull, 24 Redshank, 5 Little Egret, 2 Mute Swan, 10 Shelduck  2 Red-breasted Merganser and 40 Redwing. (D Julian & C Selway)

St John’s Lake: 27 Turnstone, 85 Black-headed Gull, 47 Herring Gull, 48 Oystercatcher, 94 Redshank, 7 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 81 Curlew, 820 Wigeon, 1 Heron, 4 Cormorant, 1 adult Mediterranean Gull, 25 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 5 Little Egret, 164 Teal, 17 Shelduck, 1200 Dunlin, 4 Little Grebe, 12 Grey Plover, 14 Knot and 1 Greenshank. (D Julian & C Selway)

Argal Reservoir: 2 Great Crested Grebes still and 2 Mute Swan. A flock of c.120 Lapwing flew west and 50 Redwing nearby. (D Chaney)

Gorrangorras: 1 Kingfisher. (D Chaney)

Siblyback Lake: Female Ring-necked Duck, Great Northern Diver and 2w Yellow-legged Gull. (D Julian & C Selway)

Lizard: Possible eastern form Lesser Whitethroat in an area with no public access. Photos here. (Wildlife in Cornwall)

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

Gannel Estuary: Dark-bellied Brent Goose from the car park.

Porthpean: Velvet Scoter still.

Gwennap sewerage works: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff in the afternoon.

Par: Water Pipit, Black redstart and 4 Purple Sandpipers at Spit Beach. Drake Ring-necked Duck on Par beach pool.

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

Towan Head: 2 Balearic Shearwaters offshore at 14:30 and 2 Purple Sandpipers.

Falmouth: Firecrest in lane midway down by steps from Goldenbank to Cuckoo Mills at 15:30.