Monday 16th February 2015

Late news, 15/2, Falmouth Swanpool: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull. (S Rogers)

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Ring-billed Gull, Steve Rogers

Late news, 15/2, Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan, 2 hybrid geese, 12 Mallard, 1 f Gadwall, 36 Teal, 2 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 11 Grey Heron, 3 Little Grebe, 21 Moorhen, 6 Snipe, 1 Firecrest, 5+ Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti’s Warbler and 2 Stonechat. (DK Parker)

Late news, 15/2, Morvah: 2 Snipe, 2 Skylark, 9 Meadow Pipit, c20 Chaffinch and 3 Yellowhammer. (DK Parker)

Late news, 15/2, Men-an-Tol: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier. (DK Parker & I Webster)

Penzance, Chyandour: 2 Black Redstart. (A McKechnie) Jubilee Pool/Harbour: 2 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver, 1 Pacific Diver (showing well mid-afternoon keeping close company with a BTD), 56 Turnstone and 2 Eider (m and f). (S Rowe, A Hartley)

AMcKecknie_BlackRedstart_160215Black Redstart, Alex McKechnie

Mount’s Bay off Longrock: 8 Great Northern Diver. (S Rowe)

Gulval: 1 Little Bunting again. (A McKechnie, S Rowe)

AMcKecknie_LittleBunting_160215Little Bunting, Alex McKechnie

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull and 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull and 2 Pintail (m and f). (M Elliott, S Rowe) Lelant Saltings platform: 1 Firecrest. (B Dodds)

Newquay, Gannel Estuary: 2 f American Wigeon. (S Rowe)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 8 Mute Swan including 2 young, 2 Canada Geese, 2 hybrid geese, 6 Mallard, 1 f Gadwall, 29 Teal, 1 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 8 Grey Heron, 3 Little Grebe, 17 Moorhen, 3 Oystercatcher, 5 Snipe, 3 Chiffchaff and 2 Stonechat. (DK Parker)

Pendeen: 1 Black-throated Diver and moderate passage of auks, Kittiwakes, Gannets & a few Fulmar from 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.; also 1 Buzzard and 1 Kestrel. (A Hartley)

Loe Beach: 16 Black-necked Grebe, 4 Great Northern Diver, 11 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Common Sandpiper and 5 Turnstone. (J St Ledger)

JStLedger_CmnSandpiper_160215Common Sandpiper, John St Ledger

Falmouth, Swanpool: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull. (J St Ledger, MJ & JPR Spicer, S Perfect, S Rogers) Also 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Kittiwake and 1 2w Mediterranean Gull. (D Chaney) Town: 2 Black Redstart on rooftops, Beacon Road. (S Perfect)

MSpicer_RBGull_160215Ring-billed Gull, Mike Spicer JStLedger_RBGull_160215Ring-billed Gull, John St Ledger

Maenporth: 1 1w male King Eider c300 yds south of car park, plus 1 f Eider and 1 Mute Swan. (MJ & JPR Spicer)

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Eider + King Eider, Mike Spicer

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King Eider, Mike Spicer.

Nanjullian: a remarkable Gannet feeding frenzy.

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