Saturday 09 March 2013

Late News 08/02 Bude Marsh: 20 Snipe, 25 Curlew and 1 Redwing above Rodds Bridge plus 8 Wigeon, 1 Water Rail, 12 Teal and 2 Moorhen below Rodds Bridge at 09:30. (R Mudge)

Late News 08/02 Maer Lake: 24 Wigeon, 100+ Lapwing, 30 Curlew, 2 Common Sandpiper, 150+ Golden Plover and 18 Teal at 11:00. (R Mudge)

Late News 08/02 Lower Tamar Lake: 6 Tufted Duck (4 Male), 1 Goldeneye (female), 4 Goosander (3 Male), 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Coot, 1 Buzzard and 1 Moorhen at 12:00.

Marazion Marsh RSPB:  7 Mute Swan (including 1 immature),  6 Greylag, 2 Canada Geese, 2 hybrid geese, 5 Mallard, 13 Teal, 2 Gadwall, 3 Cormorant, 2+ Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 11 Grey Heron, 5 Little Grebe, 2 Water Rail, 18 Moorhen, 3 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 7 Snipe, 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Reed Bunting, 2 Stonechat, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Chiffchaff (2 in song) and 5 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker & R Farnes) Also 1m Firecrest,  1 Siberian Chiffchaff,  4 Siskin (inc. a male in song and displaying) and 4 Common Chiffchaff along the eastern edge. (C Barnard)

Bittern 90313 R Farnes Bittern 9313 R Farnes
Snipe 9313 R Farnes Adder 9313 R Farnes

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Mute Swan, 114 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 2 hybrid geese, 29 Mallard, 4 Call Duck,1 fem Wigeon, 3 Tufted Duck, 3 Cormorant, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 5 Buzzard, 3 Curlew, 3 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 153 Herring Gull, 42 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Black-headed Gull and 2 Raven. (D Parker)

Treen Common: 13 Lapland Buntings and 5 Snow Buntings but mobile and elusive at cSW446364. (P Fraser)

Carrick Roads: Summer plumaged Black-necked Grebe and Sandwich Tern from Mylor harbour. (P St Pierre)

Marazion: 4 (3 ad & 2w) Med Gulls on the beach plus Great Northern Diver and 1 Red-throated Diver offshore. (C Barnard & P Fraser)

Argal Reservoir: 5 Great Crested Grebes and 4 Tufted Duck. (D Eva)

College Reservoir: 1 Green Woodpecker, 18 Tufted Duck and 7 Snipe. (D Eva)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Goldeneye, 3 Wigeon, 5 Teal, 6 Mallard, 3 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, 42 Tufted Duck, 10 Goldeneye, 3 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 9 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Buzzard, 7 Coot, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 9 Herring Gull, 2 Wood Pigeon, 2 Great Spotted woodpecker, 2 Magpie, 9 Carrion Crow, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 4 Skylark, 5 Wren, 1 Starling, 4 Blackbird, 200 Fieldfare, 100 Redwing, 3 Robin, 10 Dunnock, 2 House Sparrow, 1 Grey Wagtail, 32 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch and 8 Reed Bunting. (S Taylor)

Hell’s Mouth: 70 Fulmar, 1 Gannet, 14 Cormorant, 20 Shag, 3 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 100+ Herring Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Guillemot, 25 Razorbill, 30+ Jackdaw, 1 Raven, 1 Dunnock and 4 Rock Pipit. (S Taylor)

Newquay: Peregrine Falcon over Newquay zoo 13:25 heading NW. (D Ensor)

Truro: Male and female Brambling in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

Rosenannon Downs: 41 Lapland Buntings in the morning including a pale individual. (C Selway)

Lapland Bunting 9313 C Selway Lapland Bunting 090313 C Selway

Rame: Long-eared Owl in trees by the church until 11:20 when it flew towards Penlee.

St John’s: Drake Green-winged Teal again opposite the sewerage works.

Helston Boating Lake: Juv Whooper Swan still present.

Stithians Reservoir: 1w drake Long-tailed Duck still from the southern causeway.

Penzance: Great Northern Diver and drake Eider off the harbour and 6 Purple Sandpipers at Jubilee Pool. (M Ahmad)

Eider PZ hbrmouth 090313 M AhmadSt Clements: 2 Spotted Redshank at Tresemple Pool.

Par: 2 Sand Martins at Par Beach pool.

Newquay: 7 Swallows near Crantock.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Water Pipit again on the saltmarsh east of the Black Road.

Kenidjack: Siberian Chiffchaff by the sewerage works.