Tuesday 12 February 2013

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 8 Mute Swan (including 4 juv), 2 Greylag, 2 Canada Geese, 2 hybrid geese, 4 Mallard, 39 Teal, 3 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 2+ Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 16 Grey Heron, 1+ Water Rail, 13 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 2 Buzzard, 10 Snipe, 4 Oystercatcher, c50 Curlew over, c1,000 Starling and 3 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker & B Sharples)

Moorhen 12213 B Sharples Curlew 12213 B Sharples

Marazion: 46 Ringed Plover and 7 Dunlin on the beach. (D Parker) Also 1 Red-throated Diver and 1 ad. Mediterranean Gull  off shore from Red River. (C Barnard)

Penzance: 7 Black Redstarts (2m, 5f), Grey Wagtail, 15 Pied Wagtails, 6 Rock Pipits on beach boulders annex railway. Also Great Northern Diver, Slavonian Grebe and Common Scoter between the station and Eastern Green. (D Flumm & P St Pierre)

Carbis Bay: 8 Great Northern Divers, 2 Black-throated Divers and 2 Little Gulls, also 5+ Bottle-nosed Dolphins. (D Parker & S Cox)

Penzance: Pacific Diver off the harbour/Chyandour before flying off strongly towards Lizard at around 16:00. (M Ahmad et al.) Also 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 drake Eider and 6+ Common Scoter. (M Ahmad, M Elliot, R Menari, I Webster, D Parker et al.)

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

Gwennap Sewage Works: 2 Firecrest at 11:00. (B Toms)

Falmouth, Castle Beach: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Med Gull and 3 Razorbill all close to shore. (J St Ledger)

Argal Reservoir: 4 Great Crested Grebe, 3 in summer plumage and 2 in courtship display. (J St Ledger)

Great Crested Grebe Argal 12th Feb 2013 J St Ledger Great Crested Grebe Argal 12th Feb 2013 (2) J St Ledger

Mount’s Bay, east of St Michael’s Mount: 9 Black-throated Diver (including a summer plumaged bird), 5 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver 1 Slavonian Grebe and 15 Grey Plover. (C Barnard, C Moore & D Jenkins)

Towan Head: 29 Turnstone, 3 Purple Sandpiper and 1 Sanderling in the evening. (S Rowe)

Men-an-Tol: 1 Short-eared Owl. (B Sharples)

Treraven Meadow: Water Pipit still. (D Julian)

Dinham area: 15 Wigeon, 22 Grey Plover, 12 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Goosander, 4 Little Egret, 71 Redshank, 1 Gshank, 310 Lapwing, 39 Shelduck, 142 Black-headed Gull, 32 Oystercatcher, 1 Spotted Redshank, 600 Golden Plover, 2 Knot, 81 Curlew and 630 Dunlin. (D Julian & P Barlow)

Trevelver area: 600 Lapwing, 10 Ringed Plover, 149 Black-headed Gull, 30 Herring Gull, 33 Great Black-backed Gull, 25 Oystercatcher, 2 Dunlin, 1 Mallard, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 11 Turnstone, 49 Curlew, 1 adult Mediterranean Gull, 4 Little Egret, 1 Heron, 12 Common Gull, 19 Shelduck  2 Wigeon, 6 Grey Plover, 41 Redshank, 10 Carrion Crow, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull  3 Robin, 2 Raven, 2 Wren, 10 Goldfinch, 4 Rook and 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Julian & P Barlow)

Rosenannon Downs: 1 Merlin, 2 Tawny Owl, 1 Woodcock, 80+ Reed Bunting, 6 Yellowhammer, 50+ Meadow Pipit. (C Selway)

Falmouth: Male Black Redstart at Gyllyngvase Beach. (S Perfect) Also 6 Purple Sandpipers on Pendennis Point. (D Chaney)

Swanpool: Ad Med Gull plus c10 Fulmars on the cliffs between Swanpool and Pennance Point. (S Perfect) Also 2 Slavonian Grebes offshore in the afternoon. (D Chaney)

Trevone: Black Redstart and a Rock Pipit in the old slate pit just north of Trevone bay. (BirdForum)

St Ives: 2 Black Redstarts. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Newlyn: Black-necked Grebe still in the harbour plus 2 Great Northern Divers and a Slavonian Grebe off Sandy Cove. (S Cox)

Bude: 1w Ring-billed Gull still on the river by the lock gates.

Bude Marshes: 4 Pink-footed Geese and a Greenland White-fronted Goose still.