Monday 17th February 2014

Late news, 16/2, Sancreed: 2 Golden Plover, 30 Lapwing, 30 Redwing, 3 Stonechat, 1 Chiffchaff and a Peacock butterfly on the wing. (D Flumm)

Late news 16/2, Coverack, Little Treleaver: 1 Richard’s Pipit reported.

Rame, Cawsand: 1 Barn Owl. (Per L Courtnell)

Rosemullion Head: 1130 Kittiwake, 640 Guillemot and 200 Razorbill flew south plus 7 divers (4 Great Northern and 3 sp), 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Blue Fulmar and 1 Pomarine Skua in three hours. (P McCartney)

Penzance, Chyandour: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 m Eider, 4 Black Redstart, 20 Sanderling. Also 1 dead Razorbill and 6 dead Guillemots along a 2km stretch of beach from Penzance eastwards with 2 live Guillemots (one of which was caught and then killed by a dog). (D Flumm) Railway Station: 2 Black Redstart and 1 m Eider. (D King & R Farnes) 1 Surf Scoter still. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching) Harbour: 3 Great Northern Diver. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Marazion, Old Station Car Park: 1 1w Laughing Gull at 08.00 and then again at about 16.45. (DK Parker & NR Phillips) plus 1 ad Kumlien’s Gull, 3 (2 ad & 1 juv) Glaucous Gull,  5+ Common Gull, 4 ad Mediterranean Gull, 1 ad Little Gull, several Kittiwake, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 live and 2 dead Guillemot. (M Ahmad, D King, MJ Spicer, T Mills et al)

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Eider, Rod Farnes

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Kumlien’s Gull, Rod Farnes

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 ad Glaucous Gull, 1 Kittiwake and 2 Guillemots (probably only the 2nd & 3rd records for the reserve). (DK Parker) 1 possibly 2  Bittern. (D King) plus 1 Little Egret. (T Mills)

St Ives harbour: 2 Great Northern Diver. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Dozmary Pool: 1 Lesser Scaup still.

Falmouth Bay: 1 Little Gull, 1 Black-throated Diver and 5+ Great Northern Diver. Pendennis Point: 1 dark-bellied Brent Goose, hundreds of Kittiwakes, 1 Gannet, 20+ Fulmar, lots of Razorbill, fewer Guillemot, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Great Northern Diver and 1 Black-throated Diver. (D Chaney) Castle Beach: c40 Black-headed Gull, 13 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Little Egret. (D Chaney) Carrick Roads: 40+ Great Northern Diver and 1 Black-throated Diver. (D Chaney)  Swanpool Point: 33 Black-throated Diver. (D Chaney)

Note: there are many reports of dead auks being found not only on the strandline, (16/02 8 dead auks picked up at Longrock, “many more” on the beach. – P Yeates), but also inland (Folly Fields Car Park, and a Razorbill in a field at St Erth). Presumably these are victims of the recent storms rather than any pollution incident. 

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