Saturday 16 February 2013

Late News 13/02 Stithians Reservoir: 2 female Bramblings and 4 (1m & 3f) Reed Buntings at the feeding station, plus 5 (1m & 4 f) Goldeneyes from the Stuart Hutchings Hide. (B Dodd)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Mute Swan (including 1 juv), 2 Canada Geese, 2 hybrid geese, 4 Greylag, 5 Mallard, 29 Teal, 3 Little Grebe, 1+ Cormorant, 2+ Bittern, 2 Little Egret, 12 Grey Heron, 2+ Water Rail, 13 Moorhen, 2 Sparrowhawk, 4 Buzzard, c15 Snipe, 5 Oystercatcher, 1 Stonechat and 2+ Cetti’s Warbler. Also Stoat again in the morning. (D Parker, R Farnes & B Sharples)

Sparrowhawk 16213 R Farnes Sparrowhawk 16213 B Sharples Little Egret 16213 B Sharples

Photo 1 Rod Farnes, Photos 2 & 3 Bob Sharples.

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

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Ad Yellow-legged Gull from the causeway. (R Davey) 1w male/female Black Redstart still in Copperhouse plus Water Pipit and 100+ Pied Wagtails on the saltmarsh beyond the Black Bridge. (P Smale & D Parker) Adult Med Gull in Carnsew Basin. (S Williams)

Med Gull 16213 S WilliamsAdult Med Gull, Sam Williams

Par: Drake Ring-necked Duck back on Par Beach Pool with Tufted Ducks. (P Barlow)

Helston, Loe Pool: 1 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Med Gulls (including adult with almost complete hood), 2 Goosander (m&f), female Common Scoter. (D Flumm)

Bodmin Moor: 2 Dippers, 2 Stonechat, 1 Kestrel, 3 Fieldfare, 10+ Redwings, 2 Willow Tit. 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Reed Bunting, Also up to 7 Buzzard circling in the same area of sky, c 200 Golden Plover and 3 Long-tailed Tit all in the Upper Fowey Valley area. (N Climpson)

Windmill Farm: 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Stonechat, 8 Snipe, 2 Buzzard and 2 Raven. (D Wright)

Tresillian River: Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, 7 Black-tailed Godwit and 50 Teal plus Kingfisher and 2 Snipe at Tresemple Pool. (A Nicholson)

Penzance: 6+ Black Redstarts still east of the railway station (inc 1 ad male). Eider drake offshore. Also Slavonian grebe and Great Northern Diver offshore. (P Smale et al.)

Black Redstart 16213 P SmaleBlack Redstart, Perry Smale.

Wadebridge: 3 Goldfinches and 2 Siskins feeding on the niger feeder in a private garden in Guineaport Road. (W Delacour)

Hannafore Point: 19 Med Gulls at c14:00. One 1w and 18 winter plumaged adults. (R Smaldon)

Carrick Roads: 7 Slavonian Grebes, 5 Red-breasted Mergansers and 11 Common Gulls, from near Greatwood House. (J St Ledger)

St Ives Island: 1 Black Redstart (male) and 3 Purple Sandpiper, feeding with 7 Turnstone. (J St Ledger)

Purple Sandpiper St Ives 16th Feb 2013 J St Ledger

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

Treen Common: 5 Lapland Buntings and 9 Snow Buntings but mobile and elusive at cSW446364.

St John’s: Green-winged Teal still east of St John’s ford.

Stithians Reservoir: 1w Iceland GullĀ  and drake Long-tailed Duck north of the southern causeway and 1 Bittern in the southern cut-off.

Siblyback Lake: Female Ring-necked Duck at the northern end.

Gwithian: 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs at the sewerage works.