Thursday 31 January 2013

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 9 Mute Swan (including 4 juv), 2 Greylag, 2 hybrid geese, 14 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 39 Teal, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 13 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 9 Oystercatcher and c30-Snipe. Also 1 Stoat harassing the birds.(D Parker, S Maycock & B Sharples)

Stoat 31113 B SharplesStoat at Marazion, more photos by Bob Sharples here.

Newlyn: 2 Goldcrest still in trees behind Sandy Cove. Black-necked Grebe and 1 Great Northern Diver still in the harbour. (S Maycock & B Sharples)

Treen Common: 3+ Lapland Bunting but mobile and elusive at cSW446364. Also several Common Snipe flushed and very nearly stepped on a Jack Snipe. Several Reed Buntings and Chaffinches and 2 Yellowhammer at the white house too. (S Cox)

Mylor Churchtown: 2 Great Northern Diver, 5+ Black-necked Grebe, 3 Slavonian Grebe, 6 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Goldeneye, 3 Razorbill and 6 Turnstone. (J St Ledger)

Lower Tamar Lake: 30 Goosander (15m), 9 Tufted duck (6m/3f), 3 Coot, 2 Heron, 11 Wigeon, 1 Jay, 1 Snipe, 1 Buzzard, 3 Nuthatch and 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker at 12:00. (R Mudge)

Godrevy Head: 1 Chough. (S Perfect)

Pendennis, Falmouth: c20 Gannet, 50+ Kittiwake (all adult), 100+ Razorbill, 50 auk sp, 2 Great Northern Diver, 2 diver sp, 1 Red-necked Grebe (landed on the sea in front of one of the ships in the bay, but rather distant), 5 Fulmar and 1w Med Gull all west between 08:15 and 09:15. Also 9 Linnet, Rock Pipit and Meadow Pipit on the point itself. and 2 Razorbill off Castle Beach. (D Chaney)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 2 Red-breasted Merganser, 5 Mute Swan, 4 Little Egret, 3 Snipe, 3 Turnstone, 100+ Curlew, 30 Redshank, 45+ Teal, Greenshank and Little Grebe over high tide  at 09:30am. (D Chaney)

Pentire/ Rumps: 139 Great Black-backed Gull, 140 Herring Gull, 300 Rook, 300 Starling, 45 Linnet, 85 Jackdaw, 2 Pheasant, 90 Skylark, 2 Lapland Bunting, 2 Corn Bunting, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Black Redstart, 8 Rock Pipit, 6 Carrion Crow, 85 Gannet, 120 Guillemot, 80 Razorbill, 1 Little Auk flew west, 5 Shag, 6 Cormorant (2 nests). (D Julian & C Selway)

St John’s Lake: drake Green-winged Teal again by the sewerage outfall and a Firecrest on the south side.

Siblyback Lake: Female Ring-necked Duck again.

Kenidjack: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff at the sewerage works.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Common Tern still in Carnsew Basin and ad Yellow-legged Gull off the causeway.

Amble Marshes: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff.