Sunday 24 February 2013

Late News 23/12 Callington: 1 m Brambling , 2 Siskin (1m,1f), 6 Bullfinch (3m, 3f), 1 Treecreeper, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Pied Wagtail (2) and numerous Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Chaffinch  with Long-tailed, Great and Blue Tit in a private garden at Harrowbarrow. (R Taylor)

Brambling 23213 R Taylor Siskin 23213 R Taylor

Marazion Marsh RSPB:  5 Mute Swan (including 1 immature),  2 Greylag, 2 Canada Geese, 2 hybrid geese, 2 Shelduck, 7 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 22 Teal, 3 Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 7 Grey Heron, 1+ Cormorant, 5 Little Grebe, 11 Moorhen, 2+ Water Rail, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 7 Snipe, 3 Oystercatcher, c25 Curlew over, 1 Firecrest, 3+ Chiffchaff and 3 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker, B Sharples & R Menari)

Water Rail 24213 B Sharples

Marazion: 2 Dark-bellied Brent Geese in Little London. 1 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Black-throated Diver, 2 Red-throated Diver and 2 Great Northern Divers offshore west of St Michael’s Mount. 2 Black Redstart at the yacht club. (L Proctor, D Parker, C Barnard, B Toms & R Menari)

Newlyn: Female Common Scoter in front of fish market. (L Proctor) Great Northern Diver in the harbour.

Lizard: Juv Whooper Swan still on Croft Pascoe pool. (A Williams)

Gunwalloe: 2 Red-throated Divers offshore. (J Selby)

Helston, Loe Pool: 3 (2m) Goosanders mid afternnon. (J Selby)

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

Penzance: 3 Purple Sandpiper by Jubilee Pool. (B Toms)

Windmill Farm: 177 Golden Plover, 1 Woodcock, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Teal and 1 Sparrowhawk. (D Wright)

Siblyback Lake: Lesser Scaup showing well near hide, also 1 Goldcrest. (R Taylor)

Lesser Scaup 1 24213 R Taylor Lesser Scaup 2 24213 R Taylor
Goldcrest 24213 R Taylor Goldcrest 2 24213 R Taylor

Tamar Estuary: 13 Mute Swan, 78 Black-headed Gull, 42 Herring Gull, 17 Cormorant, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Little Grebe, 12 Oystercatcher, 2 Red-breasted Merganser, 20 Mallard, 60 Wigeon, 1 Shag, 3 Heron, 136 Shelduck, 58 Curlew, 170 Avocet, 24 teal, 74 Black-tailed Godwit, 44 Redshank, 72 Carrion Crow. 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Buzzard, 130+ Golden Plover, 2 Little Egret, 2 Common Sandpiper. (Tamar Bird Cruise, D Julian)

Lynher Estuary: 5 Little Egret, 10 Mallard, 26 Redshank, 10 Herring Gull, 18 Great Crested Grebe, 135 Teal, 3 Red-breasted Merganser, 261 Shelduck, 49 Wigeon, 58 Curlew, 2 Spoonbill, (Wacker Quay and Sconner, also 3 earlier in Devon), 72 Avocet, 65 Carrion Crow, 1 Greenshank, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 31 Oystercatcher, 1 Buzzard, 4 Little Grebe, 3 Heron, 6 Cormorant, 1 Snipe. (Tamar Bird Cruise, D Julian)

St John’s: Green-winged Teal still by the sewage outflow this afternoon; plus Redshank, Teal, Wigeon, Shelduck, Little Egrets, Curlew also several hundred distant Dunlin over towards Torpoint. Also Grey Wagtail & Nuthatch. (A Hartley)

Wacker Quay: One Spoonbill and c100 Shelduck. (A Hartley)

Rosenannon Downs: 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Buzzard, 3 Woodcock, 2 Yellowhammer, several Reed Bunting and calling Tawny Owl. Also 1 Hen Harrier & 1 Merlin. (A Hartley)

Penzance: Goldcrest and Firecrest at Trengwainton National Trust, Penzance. (S Maycock & W Renshaw)

Firecrest 24213 S Maycock & W Renshaw Goldcrest 24213 S Maycock & W Renshaw

Men-an-Tol:  Pheasant and Kestrel. (B Sharples)

St Breock Downs: 600+ Golden Plover and 1 Woodcock in the morning. (C Selway)

Golden Plover 24213 C SelwayStithians Reservoir: 19 Canada Geese, 6 Gadwall, 23 Teal, 10 Mallard, 3 Shoveler, 35 Tufted Duck, 1w drake Long-tailed Duck, 6 Goldeneye, 2 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 10 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Water Rail, 2 Moorhen, 20 Coot, 1 Snipe, 10 Curlew, 10 Black-headed Gull, 15 Herring Gull, 4 Wood Pigeon, 1 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Wren, 50+ Starling, 5 Blackbird, 3 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 4 House Sparrow, 1 Pied Wagtail, 50+ Chaffinch, 1 Brambling, 7 Greenfinch, 5 Goldfinch and 4 Reed Bunting. (S Taylor) Also 1w Iceland Gull.

Treen Common: 15 Lapland Buntings but mobile and elusive at cSW446364.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Water Pipit still on the saltmarsh east of the Black Road, Copperhouse.

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Water Pipit on west side.

Carnon Downs: 3 Siberian Chiffchaffs at the sewerage works.

Carrick Roads: 20 Black-necked Grebes off Mylor Churchtown.

Penzance: Black Redstart on the sea defences by the train station.