Monday 21 January 2013

Late News 20/01 Helston sewage works: Photos of Siberian Chiffchaff. (S Bury)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 8 Mute Swan (including 4 juv), 17 Mallard, 27 Teal, 5 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 2+ Bittern (1 10:15, 2 15:30 & 1 17:05), 5 Grey Heron, 2+ Water Rail, 21 Moorhen, 1 Coot, c25 Snipe, c45 Curlew over, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Stonechat, 1 Cetti’s Warbler and 1 Chiffchaff. (D Parker, L Best, S Cox, D Flumm & R Hosken)

Treen/Chykembro Common: c15 Lapland Bunting, 4+ Yellowhammer, Brambling, c100 Reed Bunting, 1 Woodcock, 12 Fieldfare, 1 Kestrel and 1 Sparrowhawk mid day. c20 Lapland Buntings, c20 Snow Buntings and a Hen Harrier still in the afternoon. (P St Pierre et al.)

Marazion: 2 Great Northern Divers offshore. (C Barnard)

Helston: Juv Whooper Swan present in the morning but flew off. (per S Cox) Siberian Chiffchaff still at the sewerage works.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Common Tern Copperhouse Creek at 12:10, still present in Carnsew Basin late afternoon. (D Flumm & S Cox) 4 Goosander on the estuary in the morning. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Godrevy: 1 unringed Chough at 10:15. (B Toms)

Bude Marshes: 1 drake Green-winged Teal, 4 Pink-footed Geese, 1 White-fronted Goose, 100+ Canada Geese, 30 Curlew and 30 Teal below Rodds Bridge viewed from the cycle path at 10:30. (R Mudge) Also drake Green-winged Teal present from 14:10 to 14:25 seen close, both sides of minor road. (B Craven)

Green-winged Teal, Rod Mudge.

Lower Tamar Lake: 14 Goosander, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 40 Mallard, 10 Teal, 1 Mute Swan, 20 Redwing, 3 Grey Heron, 1 female Goldeneye. (R Mudge)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Drake Scaup and 8 Gadwall. (C Moore)

St Ives Bay: 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Little Egret, 5 Red-throated Diver, 1 Eider, 5 Oystercatcher, 4 Cormorant, 100’s Razorbills and 100’s Gannets from 13:00-16:00. Also 4 Bottlenose Dolphins from 15:15-15:55. (S Butler-Crowdy & T Donohue)

Carnon Downs STW: 46 Chiffchaffs caught, including four ‘classic’ tristis and three  slightly more olive-coloured. Ringed birds included six ringed at Carnon Downs last winter, one ringed in Kent in October 2012 and a tristis ringed near Penryn in December 2012. In total, the site held 65+ Chiffchaffs, including at least 12 Siberian Chiffchaffs, 5 Firecrest and 40+ Goldcrest. (M Grantham)

St Austell: A Starling trapped this morning had previously been ringed in Russia. (M Grantham)

Widemouth Bay: At least 25 Red-throated Divers off the point mid afternoon. (B Craven)

Falmouth: 4 Slavonian Grebe (3 off Pendennis, 1 off Gyllyngvase) with 1 Little Egret and 20+ Turnstone Swanpool Point. (D Chaney)

Sladesbridge: Drake Scaup on Clapper Pools in the morning. (P Floyd-Spong)

Rosenannon Downs: 1 third year male Hen Harrier, 1 Merlin, 19 Lapland Bunting  6 Pheasant, 1 Buzzard, 140 Reed Bunting, 5 Chaffinch, 6 Herring Gull, 22 Yellowhammer, 3 Fieldfare, 4800 Starling flew east, 6 Redwing, 4 Blackbird, 16 Carrion Crow, 66 Meadow Pipit, 4 Woodcock, 6 Snipe, 4 Jackdaw, 5 Magpie, 1 Linnet, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Dunnock, 14 Rook, 2 Wren, 1 Stonechat. (D Julian & C Selway)

Penzance: 18 Purple Sandpipers at Jubilee Pool at high tide and a Firecrest in a private garden. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Newlyn: Black-necked Grebe still in the harbour. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

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

Kenidjack: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff at the sewerage works.

Loveny Reserve, Colliford Lake: Ad drake Lesser Scaup still.

St Clement: 1 Spotted Redshank.

Truro: 1 Firecrest and 1 Black Redstart at Treliske.

Carrick Roads: 1 Sandwich Tern towards Loe Beach, 3 Black-necked Grebes at Mylor Churchtown and 1 Slavonian Grebe at Mylor harbour.

Stithians Reservoir: Long-tailed Duck still north of the southern causeway.