Saturday 09 February 2013

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 8 Mute Swan (including 4 juv), 3 Greylag, 2 hybrid geese, 12 Mallard, fem Shoveler, 42 Teal, 6 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 1 Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 13 Grey Heron, 6+ Water Rail, 22 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 1 Sparrowhawk, c15 Snipe, 4 Oystercatcher, 2 Stonechat, 6 Cetti’s Warbler and 1 Chiffchaff. (D Parker)

Mounts Bay, Marazion: 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Oystercatcher, 183, Black-headed Gull, 3 Common Gull, 266 Herring Gull, 6 Great Black-backed Gull and 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (D Parker)

Camborne: 7 Crossbills over Heartlands. (P St Pierre)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 164 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 3 hybrid geese, 70 Mallard, 4 Call Duck, 2 Wigeon, 5 Teal, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 fem Goldeneye, 1 Cormorant, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 4 Buzzard, 151 Black-headed Gull, 3 Common Gull, 496 Herring Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 1 Chiffchaff. (D Parker)

Newlyn: 3w/4w Glaucous Gull in the harbour and off Tolcarne at mid day, still present at 17:00. (M Ahmad et al.) 5 Great Northern Divers offshore.

Boskenna Cross: 287 Golden Plover, 171 Lapwing and 6 Snipe in field south of the B3315 at SW425239. (D Parker)

Penzance: 1 Purple Sandpiper and 59 Turnstone on the west harbour wall and 5 Common Scoter offshore. (D Parker) Firecrest in Morrab Gardens.

Argal Reservoir: 3 Great Crested Grebes, 2 nest building. (D Eva)

College Reservoir: 1 Bittern showing well, 32 Tufted Duck, 64 Wigeon, 44 Coot, 4 Goldeneye. (D Eva & S Perfect)

Stithians Reservoir: 4 Little Egret in the willows, 200 Lapwing, 10 Goldeneye, 6 Shoveler and 4 Gadwall. (D Eva) Also 1w Iceland Gull in front of the Stuart Hutchings hide at 11:00. (J Holmes) Long-tailed Duck reported still.

Truro: 1 f Brambling in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

Carbis Bay: c200 Gannets and gulls feeding on W side of bay also 100+ Razorbills and 2 Great Northern Diver. (D Jenkins) 2 Black-throated Divers also reported.

Marazion: 15 Turnstone and 6 Grey Plover on rocks below town and 1 f Black Redstart in private car park in front of the Fish and Chip shop. (D Jenkins)

Hell’s Mouth: 75 Fulmar, 8 Cormorant (some now building nests), 80 Shag, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 1 Oystercatcher, 96 Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 120 Guillemot, 25 Razorbill, 2 Magpie, 30+ Jackdaw, 1 Raven, 1 Wren,1 Blackbird and 1 Stonechat. (S Taylor)

Pendarves Wood: 5 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe, 5 Moorhen, 8 Wood Pigeon,2 Jackdaw, 5 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest, 4 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 1 Skylark, 3 Long-tailed Tit,1 Wren, 4 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Redwing and 3 Robin. (S Taylor)

Tamar/Lynher Estuary: 1m Merlin between Wacker Quay and St Germans, 3 Spoonbill on Rat Island, 110 Avocet on the River Lynher plus 50 on Cornish side of River Tamar (150 on Devon side) also c300 Shelduck; Single Greenshanks on River Lynher and River Tamar and Spotted Redshank on R Tamar near Cargreen. (Tamar Birdwatching Cruise per B Taggart)

Trebetherick: 120 Grey Plover, 200 Dunlin, 17 Knot, 10 Turnstone, 14 Gannet, 88 Oystercatcher, 40 Shag, 12 Cormorant, 1 Great Northern Diver, 45 Black-headed Gull, 16 Great Black-backed Gull, 25 Herring Gull, 3 Rock Pipit, 1 Robin, 6 Feral Pigeon, 1 Common Gull, 2 Kittiwake. (D Julian & C Selway)

Swanpool: 3 Slavonian Grebes offshore but distant. (D Chaney)

Falmouth: 2 distant Great Northern Divers and 2 Med Gulls out in Falmouth Bay viewed from Pendennis Point. (D Chaney)

Par: Female Black Redstart on Spit Beach on rocks near harbour wall. (R Davey)

Sennen Cove: Brent Goose and a Grey Heron in the morning. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St John’s: Drake Green-winged Teal by the sewerage outfall again. (P Edmonds)

Carrick Roads: 39 Black-necked Grebes and 5 Slavonian Grebes off Mylor Churchtown.

Porth Reservoir: 1 Bittern.

Hannafore Point: Water Pipit in pools by landslip at west end of sea wall.

Seaton: Red-necked Grebe and Black-throated Diver off the beach.

Treraven Meadow: 1 Water Pipit.

Siblyback Lake: Female Ring-necked Duck still.

Gwithian: Siberian Chiffchaff at the sewerage works.

Porth Kidney: 3 Black-throated Divers offshore.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Water Pipits at the top end of Copperhouse Creek.