Thursday 14 February 2013

Late News 13/02 Stithians Reservoir: 1w Iceland Gull from the southern causeway at 16:00. (S Kolodziejski)

Late News 13/02 Penzance: 5 Black Redstarts on the sea defence rocks by the train station.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 8 Mute Swan (including 4 juv), 2 Canada Geese, 3 hybrid geese, 5 Greylag, 6 Mallard, 35 Teal, 3 Little Grebe, 3+ Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 13+ Grey Heron, 2+ Water Rail, 11 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4+ Buzzard, 5 Snipe, 6 Oystercatcher, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Scandinavian (P.c.abietinus) Chiffchaff and 3 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker & D Flumm)

Chyandour, Penzance:   1 Great Northern Diver, 5 Black Redstarts (2m, 3f), 3 Rock Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail and 16 Pied Wagtail. (D Flumm) Also Slavonian Grebe off the harbour.

St Ives: 1 ad Little Gull, 1 2w Mediterranean Gull and  2 Great Northern Divers. (C Barnard)

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

Penryn River and footpath: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Greenshank, 41 Redshank, 7 Turnstone, 98 Curlew, 4 Little Egret, 5 Little Grebe, 47 Teal, 14 Mute Swan, 5 Bullfinch, 5 Pied Wagtail, 2 Green Woodpecker. (J St Ledger)

Green Woodpecker Penryn 14th Feb 2013Mylor Churchtown: 2 Red-breasted Merganser, close to quay. (J St Ledger)

Rumps Point: 1 Black Redstart, 1 Great-northern and 2 Red-throated Diver. 2 Reed Bunting, 5 Yellowhammer, 80+ Skylark in the morning. Also 2 Harbour Porpoise and 5 Grey Seal. (C Selway)

Grey Seal (1) 14213 C Selway Grey Seal (2) 14213 C Selway Grey Seal (3) 14213 C Selway

Gorangorras, Penryn River: M & f Red-breasted Merganser roosting, 35+ Teal, 30+ Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 40+ Curlew, 25 Herring Gull, 63 Black-headed Gull, 11 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull and 3 Little Grebe in the morning. (D Chaney)

Argal Reservoir: 2 Mute Swan, 9 Tufted Duck, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mallard, 20+ Black-headed Gull all viewed from the dam. (D Chaney)

College Reservoir: 2 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Goose, 38 Wigeon, 40+ Tufted Duck, 2 Goldeneye (m & f), 4 Mallard, 9 Teal, c50 Coot, 6+ Moorhen, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Cormorant, 1 Kingfisher and 2 Great Black-backed Gull. Also a Peregrine hunting over nearby farmland. (D Chaney)

Swanpool: Dead Great Northern Diver found on the beach. (D Chaney)

Loveny Arm, Colliford Lake: Drake Lesser Scaup still at cSX185752.

Siblyback Lake: Female Ring-necked Duck.

Newlyn: Black-necked Grebe still in the harbour.

Carbis Bay: Black-throated Diver and Little Gull.

Threemilestone: Waxwing in trees in Hugus Road.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Water Pipit in the saltmarsh by Black Road. Also 2 (ad & 3w) Yellow-legged Gulls on Lelant Water from the causeway.

Treen Common: 3 Lapland Buntings and 20 Snow Buntings but mobile and elusive at cSW446364.

Godrevy Head: 1 Chough again.

Gwithian: Siberian Chiffchaff at the sewerage works.