Wednesday 30 January 2013

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 7 Mute Swan (including 4 juv), 2 hybrid geese, 12 Mallard, 24 Teal, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Bittern, 1 Grey Heron, 12 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 2 Oystercatcher and c20-Snipe. Also Stoat stalking rabbits again. (D Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 2 Snipe and 1 Grey Wagtail at the top of Copperhouse Creek; 1 Common Tern, 3 Med Gull (2 ad & 1 2w) 12 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Grey Plover and 1 Goosander in Carnsew Basin. (D Parker) Also adult Yellow-legged Gull on Lelant Water off the causeway. 4 Goosanders reported (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Swanpool: Ad Med Gull on lake at lunchtime. (S Taylor) Also 13 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Med Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 50+ Herring, 50+  BH Gull and Chiffchaff. (D Chaney)

Bude Canal: 1w Ring billed Gull showing well in the morning. (H Kendall) Again mid afternoon, it appeared when a family fed the Mallard etc bread. (B Craven)

Millbrook Lake: 3 Little Grebe, 1 Egyptian Goose, 78 Teal, 6 Red-breasted Merganser, 25 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 1 Whimbrel, 250 Black-headed Gull and 16 Mediterranean Gull. (B Taggart)

Mount Edgcumbe: 2 Little Grebe, 8 Gadwall and 1 Water Rail on Barn Pool. (B Taggart)

Truro, St Clement: 1 Greenshank and 2 Redshank near car park at high tide. Also 4 Siskin on feeder in tea room garden, easily seen from road. (J St Ledger)

Siskins at St Clements 30th Jan 2013 J St Ledger

Par: 12 Shoveler (5m, 7f) at 11:00 on Par Beach Pool, also drake Goosander at 13:00 on St. Andrews Road Pool. (N Climpson)

Goosander 300113 N ClimpsonNewlyn Sandy Cove:  2 Goldcrest and 3 Great Northern Divers off-shore. (S Maycock & W Renshaw)

Goldcrest 30113 S Maycock & W RenshawStithians Reservoir:15 Canada Geese, 8 Wigeon, 1 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 1 Moorhen, 6 Coot, 6 Black-headed Gull, 2 Wood Pigeon, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 1 Blue Tit, 7 Long-tailed Tit,1 Wren, 10 Starling, 1 Blackbird, 7 Fieldfare, 2 Song Thrush, 8 Redwing,1 Robin,1 Dunnock, 5 Chaffinch and 1 Reed Bunting in the Southern Cot-Off at 16:00. (S Taylor)

Camel Trail: 20 Bar-tailed Godwit, 15 Blackbird, c1000  Black-headed Gull, c45  Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Black Swan, 4 Blue Tit, 1 Bullfinch,  10 Buzzard, 1  Canada Goose, 20 Carrion Crow, 20 Chaffinch, 1 Collared Dove, 10 Common Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Cormorant, c200 Curlew,  c1,000  Dunlin, 5  Dunnock, c3,000 Golden Plover, c40 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Greenshank, c40 Grey Plover, 1 Grey Wagtail,  60 Herring Gull, 15 House Sparrow, 15 Jackdaw, 1 Knot,  c2,000 Lapwing, 30 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 8 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 4   Magpie, 10 Mallard, c20 Mute Swan, c50 Oystercatcher, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 5 Pied Wagtail, 4 Raven, 4 Red-legged Partridge, c400 Redshank, c150 Ringed Plover, 4 Robin, c8 Rook, 20 Shelduck, 3 Snipe, 1 Song Thrush, c1,000 Starling, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Turnstone, c35 Wood Pigeon and 2  Wren. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk per C Travis)

Treraven Bird Hide:  200 Canada Goose, c60 Teal, c35 Wigeon, 2 Pied Wagtail, 5 Chaffinch 2 Curlew, c50 Starling and 10 Mallard. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk per C Travis)

Falmouth: 2 Dippers still on the stream on the edge of Tremough Campus and 1 drake Red-breasted Merganser on Penryn Estuary. (S Perfect)

Pendennis, Falmouth: 55+ Kittiwake, 22 Gannet, Razorbill, 1 Guillemot, 15 auk sp, 9 Fulmar and 4 Black-throated Diver all going west between 08:15 & 08:45, with a further 1+ Black-throated Diver on the sea off the point. (D Chaney) Also 4 Great Northern Divers reported.

College Reservoir: 10 Mute Swan, 84 Wigeon, 58 Coot, 25+ Tufted Duck, 6 Goldeneye (1m), 7 Little Grebe, 2 Gadwall, 16 Teal, 2 Mallard, 1 Common Gull, 3 Grey Heron, 15 Cormorant, 2 Snipe, 1 Water Rail, 1 Tawny Owl and 1 Kingfisher.(D Chaney)

Argal Reservoir: Grey Wagtail and 2 Mute Swan viewed from the dam.(D Chaney)

Falmouth: 25 Skylark, 4 Snipe, 50+ Chaffinch, 50+ Redwing and male Sparrowhawk in stubble field by Trescobeas Park.(D Chaney)

Rumps Point: 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Northern Diver, 4+ Little Auk, 1 2w Iceland Gull and 1 female or imm male Black Redstart. Also 2 Lapland Bunting, 80+ Skylark, 140+ Linnet and 5 Reed Bunting in the last field. (C Selway)

Great Northern Diver 30113 C Selway Little Auk 30113 C Selway
Iceland Gull 30113 C Selway Black Redstart 30113 C Selway

Camel Estuary: Iceland Gull on Dinham Flats. (D Julian)

Padstow: 2 Goosanders and 5000+ gulls feeding on trapped fish.(D Julian)

Clapper Marshes: Siberian Chiffchaff still.(D Julian)

Carrick Roads: 6 Black-necked Grebes, 2 Slavonian Grebes and 4 Great Northern Divers between Mylor Churchtown and Flushing.

Treen Common: 9 Lapland Buntings and 10 Snow Buntings but mobile and elusive at cSW446364.

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

Restronguet Creek: 1 Sandwich Tern in the afternoon.

Mounts Bay: 1 Black-throated Diver and 7 Great Northern Divers between Penzance and Newlyn.

Cape Cornwall: 1 Little Auk, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 1 Black-throated Diver and 3 Purple Sandpipers.