Wednesday 14th January 2015

Late news, 13/1, Marazion Marsh RSPB, Long Rock Pool: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull. (I Webster)

Late news, 13/1, Truro: 1 Dipper on the River Kenwyn near the viaduct. (B Dodd)

Penzance, Jubilee Pool:  2 Purple Sandpiper and 1 Kingfisher. (P St Pierre)

Truro: 1 Redwing in private garden. (D Jenkins)

Falmouth, town: 3 Black Redstart (1m, 2f), 2 Blackcap, feeding on Dracaena seed-heads at Marlborough Road, opposite the Bowling Green play area. (J St Ledger, S Perfect and D Chaney) plus 1 Firecrest at the Jehovah Witnesses Hall. (S Perfect & D Chaney)  Swanpool: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 1w m Scaup, 2 Water Rail, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2+ Chiffchaff, 1 Kingfisher, a few Little Grebes and 1 Mediterranean Gull.(S Perfect & D Chaney) Swanpool beach: 2 Black Redstart, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 11 Fulmar on the cliff, 15+ Turnstone, 7 Ringed Plover, Stonechat and 2 Mediterranean Gull. (S Perfect & D Chaney)  Swanvale: 2 Green Woodpecker heard. (S Perfect & D Chaney) Castle Beach: 1 Whimbrel. (S Perfect & D Chaney) Pendennis Point: 1 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Great Northern Diver, 2 Stonechat and 3+ Common Gull. (S Perfect & D Chaney)

JStLedger_BlackRedstarrt1_140115male Black Redstart, John St Ledger JStLedger_BlackRedstart2_140115female Black Redstart, John St Ledger


Dozmary Pool:
1 Lesser Scaup still plus 15 Tufted Duck, 160 Golden Plover (flew over) and 1 pair of Goldeneye, 1 m Hen Harrier flew along edge of the pool quartering at 11am. Lots of Fieldfares and a few Redwings. (T Marchese)

Tresillian River (Tresillian to St Clement):Avocet, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Wigeon, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Greenshank, 63 Teal and 2 Siskin, plus 1 Kingfisher and 3 Teal on Tresemple Pool. (A Nicholson)

Newquay, Gannel Estuary: 2 f American Wigeon,(one with damaged left leg), c60 Eurasian Wigeon, c50 Curlew and 2 Greenshank. (MJ Spicer & T Marchese)

Porthleven, harbour: 1 Great Northern Diver. (P Smale)

Helston, boating lake: 1 Whooper Swan. (P Smale)

Gorrangorras: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still at sewage works. (M Grantham) plus 15 Mute Swan, 3 Greenshank, 60+ Curlew, 30+ Redshank, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Skylark over, c.10 Teal and 4+ Chiffchaff. (S Perfect & D Chaney)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Goosander. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Mylor: 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Red-breasted Merganser (1m +1f) and 1 Black-necked Grebe and 8+ Common Gull. (S Perfect & D Chaney)

Devoran: 1 ad. Sandwich Tern, 2 Raven, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 16 Black-tailed Godwit (1 colour-ringed bird: right leg pale greenish/white over green, left leg red over white with 8 on the white ring). Double figures of Wigeon, Teal and Redshank, also, a handful of Common Gulls, Greenshank and c.10 Shelduck. (S Perfect & D Chaney)

Feock (Loe Beach): 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Whimbrel and 1 Raven. (S Perfect & D Chaney)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 2 f Goldeneye, 10+ Little Grebe, 2 Ringed Plover (near sailing club), 1 Kestrel and c.15 Lapwing. Southern cut-off: 1 Reed Bunting and numerous Chaffinches, Greenfinches, Dunnocks, Robins, 1 Chiffchaff and a Water Rail around the feeders, plus 9 Snipe. (S Perfect & D Chaney)

College Reservoir: 1 1w m Scaup, 65 Wigeon and 2 Great Crested Grebe. (S Perfect & D Chaney)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 1 Canada Goose, 21 Mallard, 36 Teal, 5 Snipe, 13 Moorhen, 3 Cormorant, 6 Grey Heron, 1 Bittern, 2 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti’s Warbler and 1 Stonechat. (DK Parker)

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