Monday 14 January 2013

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan (including 4 juv), 15 Mallard, 22 Teal, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 14 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 7 Snipe, 1 Stonechat and 1 Chiffchaff. (D Parker)

Truro: 27 Black-tailed Godwits on Truro River and 7 Jays in Boscowen Park. (B Dodd)

Padstow: Adult Bonaparte’s Gull roosting off Town Bar with c3500 Black-headed Gull, 7 Mediterranean Gull, 142 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 470 Herring Gull, 94 Great Black-backed Gull and 141 Common Gull. Still present at dusk, view from around the Lobster Hatchery here. Also in the area 40 Cormorant, 10 Oystercatcher, 3 Goosander and 6 Turnstone. (D Julian)

Helston: Black Redstart at Culdrose in the morning. (D Wright)

St Ives Bay: 15 Balearic Shearwaters (11 west, 4 east), 2 Red throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black throated Diver, 3 Med Gull (all adult winter), 21 Fulmar (all west), 2-3000 Razorbills – widely dispersed throughout the entire bay, 7 Eider (4 male, 2 and 1 female), 2 Common Scoter, 2 Guillemot, 9 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Curlew, 2 Turnstone and 1 Redpoll 08:30-10:00 and 11:40-16:00. Also 3 Harbour Porpoise (8:30) and 5 Bottlenose Dolphins (occassionally between 12:30 and 16:00). (A Colenutt & K Bainbridge) 

Stithians Reservoir: Pair Gadwall, 1 Water Rail, 4 Moorhen, 7 Coot, 4 Mallard, 1 Snipe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (male), 1 Jay, 8 Reed Bunting, 1 Bullfinch (male), 1 Goldcrest, 7 Greenfinch, 40+ Chaffinch and 25 Lapwing over in the Southern cut-off. 5 Goldeneye from the Stuart Hutchings hide. (J St Ledger)Long-tailed Duck and Siberian Chiffchaff still present.

Penryn River: 49 Teal and 2 Snipe at low tide. (D Chaney)

Tehidy Woods: Numerous Great Tits, see video below. (P Dinning)

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

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

Newlyn: Black-necked Grebe and Black Redstart still in the harbour.

Colliford Lake: The adult drake Lesser Scaup still on the Loveny Reserve.

Newquay: 2 Purple Sandpipers on the slipway at Towan Head.

Mylor Churchtown: 11 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Sandwich Tern, 3 Great Nortern Diver and 2 Black-throated Diver in Carrick Roads. Also Firecrest in hedge 400m south of yatch club.

Kenidjack: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff at the sewerage works.

Rosenannon Downs: 2 male Hen Harriers at 16:50.