Tuesday 10th February 2015

Late news, 9/2, Hayle Estuary RSPB, Copperhouse Creek: 1 Water Pipit. (R Farnes)

RFarnes_WaterPipit1_090215Water Pipit, Rod Farnes RFarnes_WaterPipit2_090215Water Pipit, Rod Farnes

Late news, 9/2, 9/2/15 Lands End: 1 House Sparrow, 20 Jackdaw, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed, 20 Herring Gull, 3 Robin, 3 Blackbird, 7 Song Thrush, 1 Snipe, 40 Linnet, 2 Magpie, 3 Meadow Pipit, 1 Little Egret, 2 Gannet, 7 Fulmar, 4 Stonechat (2 pairs), 1 Black Redstart (f) and 60 Starling. (P&H Taylor)

Bude Marshes: 79 Mallard, 6 Teal, 1 female Gadwall, 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Herons, 67 Lapwings, 61 Canada Geese, 20 Moorhens, 1 Water Rail, 2 Mute Swans, 2 Cormorants, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Snipe, 11 Robins, 7 Dunnocks, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Great Tit, 4 Blue Tits, 6 Chaffinches, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Wren, 1 Song Thrush, 14 Blackbirds, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (drumming) and 22 Starling. (H Kendall + R Mudge)

Maenporth: 1 1w King Eider (male) still, 12 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Gull, 60+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Fulmar, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Raven and 1 Stonechat. (J St Ledger)

JStLedger_Peregrine_100215Peregrine, John St Ledger

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 1 ad Kumlien’s Gull, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull and 1 possible 1w Baltic Gull. (M Elliott, MJ Spicer) also 5+ Mediterranean Gull. (D Jenkins)  Ryan’s Field: 4-500 Lapwing, 20 Golden Plover and 1 Water Rail.  (D Jenkins)

MSpicer_KumleinsGull_100215Kumlein’s Gull, Mike Spicer MSpicer_?BalticGull_1002151w Baltic Gull (?), Mike Spicer

Gulval: 1 Little Bunting in set-aside in field just north of road to Ludgvan Leaze. (P St Pierre, M Spicer, L Proctor, R Menari, T Mills)

TMills_LittleBunting_100215Little Bunting, Tony Mills

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 2 (m+f) Eider, 1 Purple Sandpiper and 2 Turnstone. (D Jenkins)

Drift Reservoir, (members only): c170 Canada Geese, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 1 Greylag Goose, 1 m Pochard, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2f 2m Gadwall and 4 Tufted Duck. (D Jenkins)

College Reservoir: 2 Scaup, 2 Treecreeper, 2 Goldcrest and 1 Jay. (P&H Taylor)

Torpoint, St John’s Lake: 4 Spoonbill roosting on Sango Island.

Saltash, Kingsmill Lake: 4 Spoonbill and 1 Spotted Redshank.

Helston, Loe Pool: 9 Great Crested Grebe, 44 Pochard, 11 Goosander (4m7f), 3 Shoveler, 1 Water Rail (h), 8 Mediterranean Gull, 21 Common Gull, 381 Black-headed Gull and 1 Firecrest. Helston Boating Lake: 1 Whooper Swan and 10 Shoveler. Helston Sewage Works: 30+ Chiffchaff, 3 Siberian Chiffchaff  and 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Chaney + S Perfect)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 2 hybrid geese, 11 Mallard, 39 Teal, 2 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 6 Grey Heron, 3 Little Grebe, 13 Moorhen, 5 Snipe and 1 Stonechat. (DK Parker) Also 2 Bearded Tit reported in the morning east of the railway bridge.

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