Monday 25 February 2013

Late News 24/02 Lanivet: Merlin (male) at Penvivian Downs at dusk. (P McVey)

Late News 24/02 Marazion: 1 Knot on the beach. (B Toms)

Marazion Marsh RSPB:  7 Mute Swan (including 1 immature),  2 Greylag, 2 Canada Geese, 2 hybrid geese, 6 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 39 Teal, 2 Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 21 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 7 Little Grebe, 16 Moorhen, 3 Water Rail, 1 Buzzard, 5 Snipe, 1 Oystercatcher and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. Stoat in the dog walking area. (D Parker)

Pendeen: Barn Owl at first light. (A Hartley)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Yellow-legged Gulls: (ad & 3w), 11 (10 ad & 1 2w) Med. Gulls, 4 Grey Plover, plus a few Bar-tailed Godwits on Lelant Water. c30 Common Snipe and 1 Greenshank at Copperhouse. (A Hartley & C Barnard) Also Water Pipit at Copperhouse.

Oystercatcher 25213 A Hartley Little Egret 25213 A Hartley

Stithians Reservoir: 3 Brambling, 1 Water Rail, 7 Reed Bunting, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Greenfinch, 10+ Goldfinch, 50+ Chaffinch, 1 Water Rail, 2 Moorhen, also a number of Blue Tit and Great Tit at the feeders by the Southern Cut-off. On the main reservoir: 11 Goldeneye, Tufted Duck, 2 Gadwall, Long-tailed Duck, 3 Great Crested Grebe and 2 Little Grebe. (A Hartley & J St Ledger)

Brambling 25213 A Hartley Great Crested Grebe Stithians 25th Feb 2013 J St Ledger

Brambling, Adam Hartley. Great Crested Grebe, John St Ledger.

Croft Pascoe: Juvenile Whooper Swan still present. (A Hartley)

Whooper Swan 25213 A HartleyMarazion: 2 Great Northern Divers in Mounts Bay. At high tide by the Godolphin Hotel there were 1 Knot, 70 Sanderling, c40 Turnstone, 40 Dunlin and 11 Grey Plover;  also 1 Purple Sandpiper below Gwelva, 2 Dark-bellied Brent Goose and 1 fem Black Redstart plus 12 Med Gulls (10 Adult, + 2w & 1w) in the Black-headed Gull roost flock to the East of St Michael’s Mount. (A Hartley & C Barnard))

Chyandour, Penzance: Common Scoter, Scandinavian Rock Pipit and 2 (m&f) Black Redstarts. (D Flumm)

Venton, Nr Marazion: 1 m. Black Redstart. (C Barnard)

Falmouth, Gyllyngvase Beach: 9 Ringed Plover, 21 Turnstone and 1 Razorbill. (J St Ledger) Also Black Redstart on sea wall and 2 Whimbrel at Castle Beach.

Tresillian River: 1 Spotted Redshank, c. 40 Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 6 Common Gull and 3 Mediterranean Gull. (N Climpson)

Spotted Redshank 250213 N ClimpsonTruro: M and f Brambling in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

Camel Estuary: Spoonbill on Dinham Flats. (D Julian)

Swanpool: 2 Water Rail, Chiffchaff, Great Crested Grebe and Grey Wagtail. (D Chaney)

Rosennanon Downs: 1 American Golden Plover in the morning, flew from the bottom end of the central fire-break towards Tregonetha Downs, calling twice. Also 60+ Lapland Buntings moving around the moor and the fields to the south, 80+ Reed Bunting and 6 Common Snipe. (C Selway)

Lapland Bunting 1 25213 C Selway Lapland Bunting 2 25213 C Selway

St Breock: 200+ European Golden Plover in the fields. (C Selway)

St John’s: Drake Green-winged Teal still.