Friday 11 January 2013

Late News 10/01 Wiggle: 1 Woodcock at dusk. (B Taggart)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 10 Mute Swan (including 4 juv), 1 Greylag, 2 hybrid geese, 12 Mallard, 15 Teal, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 3 Bittern, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Water Rail, 14 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew, c25 Snipe, 1 Stonechat and 2 Chiffchaff. (D Parker)

Marazion: c30 Sanderling on the beach before being flushed by dog walkers. (D Parker) Also Slavonian Grebe and 5 Black-throated Divers offshore.

St Just: Subalpine Warbler still in gardens around Princess Street TR19 7JG. Please respect the residents privacy. (D Parker & B Rankine)

Subalpine Warbler, Barry Rankine.

Kenidjack: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 5+ Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail and 3 Pied Wagtail at the sewerage works. (D Parker & B Rankine)

Siberian Chiffchaff, Barry Rankine.

Newlyn: 2 Great Northern Divers still in the harbour. Siberian Chiffchaff in Sandy Cove and 10 Light-bellied Brent Geese flew south towards Mousehole. (D Parker)

Stithians Reservoir: 1w drake Long-tailed Duck, 8 (1m) Goldeneye and a pair of Gadwall from the southern causeway. 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 8-10 Reed Buntings, Goldfinches, Greenfinches, Sparrows, Chaffinches, Starling and Blackbirds by the feeding station. (R Treeby & R Farnes)

Gadwall & Reed Bunting, Rod Farnes.

Flushing Cove to Nare Point (Lizard): 7 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Shag, 6 Cormorant, 10 Brent Geese (9 pale-bellied, 1 dark-bellied), 12 Mallard, 10 Oystercatcher, 5 Curlew, 141 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 28 Med Gull and 54 Black-headed Gull at mid day. (A Pay)

Truro: Firecrest on cycle path near Lighterage Hill. (D Jenkins)

Restronguet Creek: 1 Sandwich Tern, 2 Red-breasted Merganser (1 m, 1 f), 1 Greenshank and 3 Little Grebe. (J St Ledger)

Maer Lake, Bude: 100+ Canada Geese plus 4 Pink-footed Geese and a Whitefronted Goose. (K Prescott)

Carrick Roads, Mylor Churchtown: 32+ Black-necked Grebe (flocks of 12/15+/5), 30 Red-breasted Merganser, 6 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver, 5 Common Scoter, 2 Razorbill, 1 Guillemot, 2 Goldeneye, 10 Grey Heron, 6 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe and 30+ Mallard. A further Great Northern Diver seen from Pendennis. (D Chaney)

Falmouth Bay, Pendennis: 2 Great Northern Divers. (D Chaney)

Swanpool: 1 Great Crested Grebe, several Little Grebes, and 3 Med Gulls with 140+ Black-headed Gulls and a Common Gull. The rocks off Swanpool beach held a further 130+ Black-headed Gulls, 1 LBBGull, with 7 more Med Gulls, and there was 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Slavonian Grebe, 310+ Shag, 4 Guillemot and 10 Fulmar on the sea itself. (D Chaney)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 40 Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 4+ Turnstone, 2 Snipe, 28 Mallard, 38 Teal, 6 Little Grebe, 20+ Mute Swan and 1 Moorhen at high tide in the afternoon. (D Chaney)

Walmsley Sanctuary (Members only): 1 Water Pipit, 9 Meadow Pipit, 300+ Snipe, 2800+ Golden Plover, 9 Gadwall, 2 Pintail, 28 Shoveler, 49 Wigeon, 87 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Peregrine and a Chiffchaff. (C Selway)

Dinham, Camel Estuary: 32 Canada Goose, 2600 Golden Plover, 850 Lapwing, 37 Mute Swan, 432 Black-headed Gull, 439 Dunlin, 61 Redshank, 112 Curlew, 2 Buzzard, 6 Carrion Crow, 4 Oystercatcher, 42 Shelduck, 3 Grey Plover, 2 Heron, 1 Snipe, 11 Little Egret, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Spotted Redshank, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Gull, 1 Raven, 119 Herring Gull, 67 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Turnstone and 1 Chiffchaff. (D Julian)

Rosennanon Downs: 1 male Hen Harrier, 1 Merlin, 2 Woodcock. 6 Snipe, 2 Tawny Owl and 100+ Reed Bunting in the evening. (C Selway)

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

Bude Marshes: Water Pipit on wet field by the rugby club.

Portscatho: Long-tailed Duck, Slavonian Grebe and 4 Great Northern Divers.

Carbis Bay: 1+ Balearic Shearwater.

Dozmary: Adult drake Lesser Scaup still on Dozmary Pool.

Penzance: Drake Scaup and 2 Great Northern Divers.