Wednesday 09 January 2013

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 10 Mute Swan (including 4 juv), 1 hybrid goose, 11 Mallard, 17 Teal, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 7 Grey Heron, 1+ Water Rail, 12 Moorhen, 1 Coot, c20 Snipe, 1 Stonechat, 1 Cetti’s Warbler and 2 Chiffchaff. (D Parker)
NB. Reed cutting and ongoing reserve management mean that there will be some disturbance throughout the week.

Marazion: 55 Sanderlings, 9 Curlews and 2 Oystercatchers on the beach. (D Parker)

Camel estuary: 10 Goosanders (4 males) at Old Town Cove. (D Julian)

Clapper Marshes: Siberian Chiffchaff on island nearest Sladesbridge. (D Julian)

Treraven Meadows: Firecrest near the hide. (D Julian)

River Lynher: 2 Red breasted Merganser (m and f) with 70+ Avocet and c200 Shelduck on the rising tide at Wacker Quay at lunchtime. (J Rance)

Keveral Beach (between Seaton and Millendreath): c20 Red-throated Divers, 5 Guillemots, 1 Razorbill, 30+ Shags, 2 Gannets, 3 Great Black-backed Gulls, 30+ Herring Gulls. offshore. (D Spooner)

Falmouth: 2 Red-necked Grebe; 2 Slavonian Grebe; 60+ Shags; 1 Guillemot from Castle Drive. (J Irvine & G Adams)

Par: Drake Goosander at St. Andrews Road pool today. (N Climpson)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull, 1 adult Med Gull and 3 Greenshank on Lelant Water and Slavonian Grebe still in Carnsew Basin. (C Moore) Also Goosander on Ryan`s Field. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Nanquidno: 1 Water Rail. (C Moore)

Falmouth, Pendennis: 2 Great Northern Diver (one out in the bay, one within the Carrick Roads), 5+ Gannet, 50+ auk sp in strings flying west, 1 Med Gull, 5 Bullfinch 5 feeding on Buddleia seeds, 6 Greenfinch, 3 Goldfinch, 20+ Chaffinch, 4 Goldcrest 4 and 1 Peregrine flew inland. (D Chaney)

Swanpool: 7 Ringed Plover and 20+ Turnstone at Swanpool Point (reef between Swanpool and Gyllyngvase). 8 Fulmar on Swanpool cliffs. (D Chaney)

College Reservoir: 5 Goldeneye, 2 Gadwall (m & f), 50+ Coot, 45+ Tufted Duck, 10 Mute Swan, 30+ Canada Goose, 150+ Wigeon, 1 m Pochard, 3 Mallard, 1 Little grebe and 2 Water Rail. (D Chaney)

Argal Reservoir: 1 Great Crested Grebe. (D Chaney)

Stithians Reservoir: 1w drake Long-tailed Duck still from the southern causeway. Also 11 Gadwall and 1 Goldeneye from the southern causeway, with 2 Gadwall, 1 Water Rail, 1 Marsh Tit and 5 Reed Bunting at the southern cutoff. (D Chaney & J St Ledger)

1w drake Long-tailed Duck, John St Ledger.

Men An Tol: 300+ Fieldfare in the morning. (F Hull & B Dodd)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna bridge: 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 20+ Blackbird, 250+ Black-headed Gull, 30 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Black Swan, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Bullfinch, 5 Buzzard, 100+ Canada Geese, 50+ Carrion Crow, 50+ Chaffinch, 2 Chiffchaff, 6 Collared Dove, 2 Common Gull, 30 Cormorant, 200+ Curlew, 1000+ Dunlin, 4 Dunnock, 12 Goosander, 2000+ Golden Plover, 2 Goldfinch, 200+ Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Tit, 3  Greenshank, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Grey Plover, 100+ Herring Gull, 10 House Sparrow, 3 Jackdaw, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Knot, 1000+ Lapwing, 10 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 30 Little Egret, 3 Little Grebe, 4 Magpie, 10 Mallard, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Moorhen, 20+ Mute Swan, 50+ Oystercatcher, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Raven, 10+ Red-legged Partridge, 100+ Redshank, 1 Redwing, 10+ Ringed Plover, 3 Robin, 20+ Rook, 30+ Shelduck, 8 Snipe, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Spotted Redshank, 3000+ Starling, 50+ Turnstone, 12 Wigeon, 50+ Wood Pigeon and 2 Wren. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk per C Travis)

Rosennanon Downs: 200+ Reed Bunting, 10 Yellowhammer, 100+ Chaffinch, 42 Fieldfare, 11 Redwing, 2 Jay, 22 Raven, 12 Common Snipe and 1 Jack Snipe in the morning. (C Selway)

Old Town Cove area: 1 Brent Goose, 79 Oystercatcher, 8 Redshank, 2 Greenshank (including the Ythan bird), 65 Curlew, 21 Little Egret, 8 Heron, 30 Dunlin, 5 Mallard, 25 Wigeon, 1 Ringed Plover, 280 Herring Gull, 82 Herring Gull, 30 Great Black-backed Gull, 10 Common Gull, 430 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 2 Shelduck, 2 Raven, 35 Grey Plover, 1 Buzzard and 10 Goosander. (D Julian)

Padstow area: 12 Heron, 146 Great Black-backed Gull, 10 Raven, 69 Oystercatcher, 5 Little Egret, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 24 Shelduck, 3 male Goosander, 137 Cormorant, 342 Herring Gull, 62 Black-headed Gull, 8 Common Gull, 1 Greenshank, 1 Brent Goose, 7 Shag, 13 Wigeon, 1 Redshank and 38 Curlew. (D Julian)

Dozmary: Adult drake Lesser Scaup still on Dozmary Pool.