Thursday 17 January 2013

Late News 07/01 Portscatho: The Med Gull (white E872) was originally trapped at Antwerpen, Belgium on 19/05/2012 as a 3rd calendar year bird. (S Croft)

Late News 14/01 Newlyn: Near adult Glaucous Gull in harbour. (per T Mills)

Late News 16/01 Windmill Farm: At least 12 Woodcock in the two main fields. (M Grantham)

Loveny Reserve, Colliford Lake: Ad drake Lesser Scaup still present plus 5 Tufted Duck, 1 fem Goldeneye, 33 Teal, 12 Mallard, 5 Coot, 2 Little Grebe, c50 Golden Plover, flocks of c30 & c20 Fieldfare and 27 Redwing. (D Parker)

Penryn River: Pair Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Greenshank, 41 Redshank, 9 Turnstone, 3 Oystercatcher, 58 Curlew, 41 Teal, 9 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 57 Herring Gull, 29 Black-headed Gull, 2 Cormorant, 1 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 3 Snipe, 14 Mallard, 1 Kingfisher, 40 Redwing, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail and 7 Pied Wagtail. (J St Ledger)

St Ives Bay: 4 Balearic Shearwater (1 pale, 3 intermediate), 3 Med Gull, 8 Wigeon, 2 Fulmar, 1 Eider (female), 10 Turnstone and 1 Wren between 09:40 & 15:00. Also 7 Bottlenose Dolphin (from 08:50 til 14:30) – 4 adults and 3 young. (A Colenutt, S Butler-Cowdry, T Donohue & P Anstey)

Dinham area: 22 Mute Swan, 67 Redshank, 3 Little Grebe, 47 Curlew, 14 Lapwing, 217 Dunlin, 10 Grey Plover, 36 Ringed plover, 44 Wigeon, 39 Teal, 71 Cormorant, 27 Shelduck, 4 Little Egret, 6 Reed Bunting, 58 Great Black-backed Gull, 75 Oystercatcher, 293 Canada Goose, 1 Snipe, 1 Greenshank, 220 Golden Plover, 240 Black-headed Gull, 40 Herring Gull and 13 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (D Julian)

Wadebridge area: 14 Redshank, 1 Lapwing, 368 Black-headed Gull, 42 Black-tailed Godwit, 29 Canada Goose, 12 Mute Swan, 1 Black Swan, 1 Peregrine, 1 Buzzard, 8 Mallard, 1 Little Grebe, 7 Dunlin, 1 Teal and 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Julian)

Rosennanon Downs: 10+ Lapland Buntings, 40+ Reed Bunting and a Short-eared Owl early morning. (C Selway)

Heamoor: Firecrest. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

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

Kenidjack: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff at the sewerage works.

Stithians Reservoir: 1w drake Long-tailed Duck from the southern causeway.

Newlyn: Black-necked Grebe still in the harbour.

Carbis Bay: 7+ Balearic Shearwaters and 1 Great northern Diver.

Drift Reservoir (members only): Imm Iceland/Glaucous Gull briefly in the morning before flying north.

Restronguet Creek: Black-necked Grebe and 3 Sandwich Terns.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Bittern still.