Thursday 24 January 2013

Late News 23/01 Helston, Loe Pool: 1 Firecrest, 4 Goosander (2m, 2f), 2 Great Crested Grebe, 40+ Pochard, 3 Stonechat, 2 Skylark and 50+ Linnet on a phone line. (J St Ledger)

Late News 23/01 Helston, sewerage works: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, 15+ Chiffchaff, 1 Black Redstart and 3 Grey Wagtail. (J St Ledger) 

Black Redstart Helston 23rd Jan 2013 J St LedgerLate News 23/01 Porthgwarra: 6 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Northern Diver E, 1 Black-throated Diver E, 4 Red-throated Diver E, 1 Great Skua W and 1 adult Mediterranean Gull from 0845-1515. Also 10+ Common Dolphins (with 40 Gannets and 2 Balearic Shearwaters overhead) and 20-30+ Harbour Porpoises with many sightings of 1-4 animals throughout the day. (R Wynn, S Butler-Cowdry & T Donohue)

Late News 23/01 St Just: Western Subalpine Warbler still in gardens around Princess Street TR19 7JG. Please respect the residents privacy.

Late News 23/01 Kenidjack: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff at the sewerage works.

Late News 23/01 Marazion: Pink-footed Goose on Marazion Marsh RSPB in the evening and 2 Great Northern Divers offshore.

Late News 23/01 Treen Common: Male Hen Harrier.

Longrock: Tawny Owl calling in the early hours. (D Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 8 Mute Swan (including 4 juv), 26 Mallard, 36 Teal, 1 fem Wigeon, 8 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Bittern, 5 Grey Heron, 2+ Water Rail, 26 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 1 Buzzard, c35 Snipe, 16 Curlew over, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Raven, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti’s Warbler and 2 Stonechat. (D Parker)

Marazion: 34 Sanderling and 2 Oystercatchers on the beach. (D Parker)

Port Isaac: 1 Red-throated Diver at 13:00. (T Potterton)

River Lynher: 84 Avocets at Wacker Quay. (D Julian)

Chyandour Cliff, Penzance: Adult drake Eider, 1 Common Scoter and 1 Kestrel. (D Flumm)

Heamoor: 1 Firecrest in the morning. (F Hull)

Loveny Reserve, Colliford Lake: Ad drake Lesser Scaup still with 5 drake Tufted Duck and a drake Pintail in with the Mallard, plus a Woodcock flushed. (J & T Sleep)

Stithians Reservoir: 4 Wigeon, 1 Gadwall, 1 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 3 Water Rail, 3 Coot, 7 Wood Pigeon, 4 Magpie, 6 Carrion Crow, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Wren, 130+ Starling, 4 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Redwing, 3 Robin, 1 Dunnock and 1 Reed Bunting. (S Taylor)

Treen Common: 3 Lapland Buntings but mobile and elusive plus a Merlin at cSW446364. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

East Looe: 2 Black Redstarts at Town Beach and Eider offshore.

St John’s: Drake Green-winged Teal still, 500m south of the ford at St John’s Lake.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Adult sum plum Common Tern still around Carnsew Basin.

Kenidjack: 1+ Siberian Chiffchaff at the sewerage works.

Gwithian: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff at Gwithian sewerage works in the afternoon.