Friday 22 February 2013

Late News 21/02 Millbrook Lake: 66 Teal, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Med Gull and 300+ Black headed Gull. (B Taggart)

Late News 21/02 St Ives: Ad and 2nd winter Med gulls off St Ives island. (A Roberts)

Late News 21/02 Porthkidney Beach: 1 Firecrest in the pine tree next to the steps entering the beach, just past the golf course and 1 Brent Goose at the entrance of Hayle Estuary. (C Ellis)

Late News 21/02 Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 (ad & 3w) Yellow-legged Gull, 15 (7 ad, 7 2w & 1 1w) Mediterranean Gull and 500 Lesser-black Backed Gull. (C Barnard)

Late News 21/02 St John’s: Drake Green-winged Teal still, between the ford and the sewerage works.

Late News 21/02 Stithians Reservoir: 1w Iceland Gull again, off the southern causeway in the afternoon.

Marazion Marsh RSPB:  5 Mute Swan (including 1 immature),  5 Greylag, 2 Canada Geese, 2 hybrid geese, 5 Mallard, fem Gadwall, 15 Teal, 1 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 4 Little Grebe, 12 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, c10 Snipe, 1 Oystercatcher and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Marazion: 38 Sanderling and 5 Curlew on the beach. (D Parker) Also Pacific Diver near Hogus Rocks early morning and again present early afternoon also 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 ad Mediterranean Gull and 1 Red-throated Diver. (C Barnard)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull and 11 (10 ad & 1 2w) Mediterranean Gull. (C Barnard)

Portscatho: Male Black Redstart, Little Egret, ad Med Gull and Grey Plover in the harbour this morning. (A Roberts)

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

St John’s: Drake Green-winged Teal still, at the ford, also 5 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 1 Knot and 9 Great Crested Grebes. (D Eva)

Millbrook: Egyptian Goose still present. (D Eva)

Penzance: Great Tits, Blue Tits, Long-tailed Tits, Coal Tits, Blackcap, Nuthatch and a pair of Great Spotted Woodpeckers coming to feeders in a private garden. (R Farnes)

Blackcap 22213 R Farnes Blackcap & tits 22213 R Farnes Nuthatch 22213 R Farnes

Argal Reservoir: 4 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Tufted Duck, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Mallard, c200 Black-headed Gull and 3 Cormorant viewed from the dam. (D Chaney)

College Reservoir: 2 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Goose, 5+ Cormorant, Grey Heron, 49 Wigeon 25 Tufted Duck, 22 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 5 Snipe, 3f Goldeneye, 1m Pochard, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe and 1 Kingfisher. (D Chaney)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 30 Teal, 1 Greenshank, 3 Little Egret, 5 Redshank, 1 Dunlin, 250 Black-headed Gull, 2 LBB Gull, 10 Herring Gull and 1 GBB Gull over high tide. (D Chaney)

Lelant: Brambling in a private garden. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Lizard: Juv Whooper Swan still on Croft Pascoe pool.

Par: Drake Ring-necked Duck still at Par Beach Pool.