Saturday 26 January 2013

Late News 25/01 Perranwell: Bittern flew over the road between Perranwell Station and the Bissoe valley.

Late News 25/01 Gwennap: Siberian Chiffchaff at Gwennap sewerage works (SW746407) east of Redruth.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 8 Mute Swan (including 4 juv), 5 Grelag, 2 hybrid geese, 15 Mallard, 32 Teal, 7 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1+ Bittern, 3 Grey Heron, 4+ Water Rail, 18 Moorhen, 1 Coot, c20 Snipe, 17 Curlew over and 2 Chiffchaff. (D Parker, S Maycock & W Renshaw)

Bittern 26113 S Maycock & W RenshawBittern at Marazion, S Maycock & W Renshaw.

Marazion: 34 Sanderling and 1 Oystercatcher on the beach and 1 Great Northern Diver and a Guillemot offshore. (D Parker)

Treen Common: Many Yellowhammers and Reed Buntings, around the white house plus 15+ Lapland Buntings but mobile and elusive at cSW446364. (L Proctor, R Farnes & J Thomas)

Loveny Reserve, Colliford Lake: Ad drake Lesser Scaup still plus a drake Pintail. (LGR Evans)

Siblyback Lake: Female Ring-necked Duck again. (LGR Evans)

Newlyn: Marsh Harrier from Sandy Cove from 10:15 – 10:50 when it flew north. (J Chapple) Drake Scaup and 10 Common Scoter offshore. (L Proctor) Black-necked Grebe still in the harbour.

Bude Marshes: Drake Green-winged Teal with 9 Teal in a pool SW of Rodd’s Bridge (cSS212048) and 1 1w Greenland White-fronted Goose and 4 Pink-footed Geese with c250 Canada Geese NE of the bridge. (LGR Evans & R Mudge) Water Pipit also reported.

Bude: 1w Glaucous Gull at Crooklets Beach until 08:30 and a Great Skua offshore. (per LGR Evans)

Maer Lake: 1w Glaucous Gull, adult Yellow-legged Gull and ad Med Gull. (C Selway)

Glaucous Gull 26113 C Selway Glaucous Gull 260113 C Selway Med Gull 26113 C Selway

Helston: 1 Bittern just north of the hide, 2 Wigeon, 4 Goosander, 9 Common Gull and 2 Firecrest at Loe Pool in the morning. (J Foster)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 6 Goldeneye, 22 Tufted Duck, 5 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 2 Pochard and 1 Woodcock. (D Eva)

Crowdy Reservoir: Adult Iceland Gull on reservoir at 15:30. Flushed after 10 mins by dogs and flew towards distant field of gulls to the north also 1 Merlin present. (B Craven)

Porthleven: 2 Red-throated Divers off Loe Bar. (A Pay)

Penzance: 2 Purple Sandpipers and Dunlin at Jubilee Pool rocks. (S Maycock & W Renshaw)

Helston: 9 Shovelers at Helston Boating Pool. (S Maycock & W Renshaw)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1w Iceland Gull again from the B3301 causeway, plus 1+ Goosander. (F Rice) Ad Common Tern still at 15:15 off North Quay viewable from the PWC training building. Common Tern, 25 Grey Plover, 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, 180+ Dunlin, 5 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 4 Curlew, 8 Turnstone and 21 Ringed Plover in Carnsew Basin and 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Knot and 1 Grey Plover in Copperhouse Creek. (J St Ledger)

Goosander 2612013 F Rice Goosander 26012013 F Rice

Goosander off Hayle causeway, F Rice.

Common Tern Hayle 26th Jan 2013 J St Ledger Bar-tailed Godwit Hayle 26th Jan 2013 J St Ledger

Common Tern and Bar-tailed Godwit, J St Ledger.

Men-an-Tol: 3 Hen Harrier (inc 1 adult male), 1 Marsh Harrier (male) coming into roost. (J St Ledger and T Fletcher)

River Lynher: 3 SPOONBILL (1 imm), 1 Yellow-legged Gull and 65 Avocet at Wacker Quay. (M Beer)

St. John’s Ford: 1 Green Sandpiper. (M Beer)

Looe: 3w Iceland Gull and 1w Little Gull at Hannafore Point at 10:45. Also 2, Balearic Shearwater flew west at 14:25. (M Beer) 4 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Great Northern Diver, Whimbrel, Black Redstart and Firecrest.

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 2 pairs of Mute Swan, 250+ Canada Goose, 60+ Teal,  25+ Mallard, 6 Pintail (4m 2f), 14 Shoveler, 2 Pochard, 8 Tufted Duck, 10 Coot, 200+ Golden Plover, 300+ Lapwing, 80+ Snipe, 120+ Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 400+ Curlew, 2 Magpie, 2 Raven, 500+ Starling, 1 Robin, 1 pair Stonechat, 2 Greylag Geese, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Water Rail, 2 Buzzard, 6 Moorhen, 12 Shelduck, 40+ Wigeon and 6 Gadwall from 10:00-13:00. (D Thomas & N Climpson)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: c120 Curlew, c30 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 33 Mallard, 45+ Teal, 11 Mute Swan and 9 Little Grebe at high tide. (D Chaney)

Penzance: 2 Black-throated Diver and Great Northern Diver offshore plus a Black Redstart at Chyandour (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Lelant: Brambling with Chaffinches in private garden at Lelant Station (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Carbis Bay: 3 Balearic Shearwaters and 1 Great Northern Diver.

Sennen: Siberian Chiffchaff at Brew sewerage works.

Kenidjack: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff at the sewerage works.