Sunday 06 January 2013

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 8 Mute Swan (including 4 juv), 3 hybrid goose, 9 Mallard, 17 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Bittern, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 13 Moorhen, 1 Coot, c20 Snipe, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Stonechat. (D Parker) Also Cetti’s Warbler heard. (TA & MW Hasdell)

Penzance: Drake Eider and ad Med Gull off Tolcarne plus 48 Turnstone and 1 Purple Sandpiper on Battery Rocks. (L Proctor, D Parker, TA & MW Hasdell)

Newlyn: Black-necked Grebe and 2 Great Northern Divers still, also Black Redstart. (L Proctor, D Parker, B Toms, TA & MW Hasdell) Firecrest in Sandy Cove.

Video by John Chapple.

Falmouth: Red-necked Grebe and 2 Slavonian Grebes in Falmouth Bay. (B Mellow) Slavonian Grebe still off Gyllyngvase Beach at 14:00. (M Jones)

Stithians Reservoir: 1w drake Long-tailed Duck plus 5 (1 m & 4 f) Goldeneye from Stuart Hutchings hide, m Mandarin Duck on far side of cut off at 15:00 and Marsh Tit, 2 m & 1 f Reed Bunting and 1 Water Rail around the feeding station. (B Mellow & D Jenkins)

Feock: 14 Black-necked Grebes off Loe beach. (B Mellow)

Swanpool: 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs at Swanvale LNR. (B Mellow)

Carbis Bay: 5+ Balearic Shearwater, c580 Razorbill, c20 Guillemot, 3 Great Northern Diver and 1 Slavonian Grebe. (P St Pierre & B Toms)

Bude Marsh: 100+ Teal, 30+ Mallard, 50 Curlew on the hill, 4 Canada Geese, 7 Snipe, 150 Lapwing, 10 Wigeon, 1 Kestrel and 2 Heron at 08:30. (R Mudge)

Maer Lake: 300+ Golden Plover, 400 Lapwing, 50 Curlew, 10 Wigeon, 50 Teal and 20 Mallard at 09:30. (R Mudge)

Lower Tamar Lake: 19 Goosander, 3 Coot, 30+ Mallard, 20 Teal, 11 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 1 Snipe, 1 Redwing,3 Great Crested Grebe and 1 Heron  at 10:30. (R Mudge)

Marazion: 2 Brent Geese offshore at 09:00. (B Toms, TA & MW Hasdell)

Amble Marshes: A flock of 66 Black-tailed Godwit were feeding in the meadow beside the road at Trewornan bridge in the afternoon. (A Langdon)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 200+ Lapwing, 3 Green Sandpiper, 5 Pochard, 5 Little Egret, numerous Wigeon, Teal, Shoveler etc. along with many hundreds of Snipe that were showing really well. (A Langdon)

Camel Estuary: 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 400 Golden Plover, 900 Lapwing, 37 Redshank, 2 Buzzard, 380 Dunlin including 1 leucistic bird, 8 Shelduck, 17 Mute Swan, 3 Snipe, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 25 Black-headed Gull, 69 Curlew, 3 Little Egret, 6 Cormorant, 1 Spotted Redshank, 4 Carrion Crow in the Dinham area. Also 32 Gannet, 63 Oystercatcher, 10 Turnstone, 60 Great Black-backed Gull, 185 Herring Gull, 47 Grey Plover, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 8 Mediterranean Gull, 14 Common Gull, 1 Kittiwake, 47 Cormorant, 84 Shag, 4 Guillemot, 4 Razorbill in the Trebetherick area. (D Julian) Also Slavonian grebe off padstow by iron bridge.

Falmouth: 6+ Siskin in Trescobeas Park this morning still. (D Chaney)

St Ives: Balearic Shearwater, Great Northern Diver and f Eider past the Island. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Kenidjack: 1+ Siberian Chiffchaff at the sewerage works.

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

Crowdy Reservoir: Male Hen Harrier in the afternoon.

Mount’s Bay: 4 Black-throated Divers and 4 Great Northern Divers.

Men-an-Tol: 2 Hen Harriers and a Short-eared Owl in the evening.