Sunday 14th February 2016

Late news, 13/2, Helston Penrose Park:1 poss Siberian Chiffchaff at stream Northside beyond wooden bridge at marshy area. Loe Pool: 1 m, 1f Goosander. (J Evans)

Late news, 13/2, Coverack: 1 possible intermedius-type Lesser Black-backed Gull. (J Selby)

Late news, 13/2, Mounts Bay: 8 Great Northern Diver. (C Barnard)

Late video, 13.2, Newlyn Harbour: 1 Glaucous Gull by John Chapple.


Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 1 Bittern, 2 Reed Bunting, 11, (2 mating) Grey Heron, 3 Stonechat (2f 1m), 2 Snipe, 2 Meadow Pipit, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Mute Swan, 6 Canada Geese, 6 Greylag, 73 Teal, 1 Mallard, 6 Little Grebe, 1 Bittern, 2 Little Egret, 12 Moorhen, 2 Water Rail, 2 Bullfinch, 3 Cetti’s Warbler and 10+ Chiffchaff. (DK Parker, R Farnes, R Veal, P Fraser)

RVeal_Stonechat_140216Stonechat, Reuben Veal RFarnes_Bittern_140216Bittern, Rod Farnes RFarnes_Bittern2_140216Bittern, Rod Farnes

St Clement’s: 1 Spotted Redshank and 9 Little Egret. (S Rogers)

Truro: 1 male Bullfinch and 70+ Linnet in private garden. (J Davies)

JDavies_Linnets_140216Linnets, John Davies

Marazion: 1 juv Glaucous Gull, (then flew to St Michael’s Mount), 1 Great Northern Diver and c15 Purple Sandpiper past. (R Veal) And 11 Sanderling and 2 Mediterranean Gull. (P Fraser) Also sighting of 2  juv Glaucous Gull on beach and Hogus rocks. (C.Barnard)

Portholland Cove, near Dudnan Point: 2 Common Gull, 3 ad Mediterranean Gull, 7 sum plum Black-headed Gull and 16 Fulmar. (R Veal)

Falmouth, Cemetery/Swanpool: 1 Green Woodpecker and 4 Jay. (J St Ledger)

JStLedger_GreenWoodpecker_140216Green Woodpecker, John St Ledger JStLedger_Jay_140216Jay, John St Ledger

Fal Estuary: 9 Great Northern Diver, 7 Black-necked Grebe, 5 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 20+ Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Sandwich Tern, 3 Common Gull, 6 Mediterranean Gull and 35 Cormorant. (B Porter)

Pendeen: 14 Chough, 2 Raven, 1 Kestrel and 2 Stonechat. (A Hartley)

AHartley_Ravens_140216Ravens, Adam Hartley

Pendeen Watch: 1 Great Skua off the lighthouse at 12:15, steady passage of Auks west throughout much of the day. Dozens of Kittiwakes and Gannets feeding just offshore (A Hartley)

Croft Pascoe: 1 Marsh Harrier (fem) hunting at midday. (J Selby)

Kennack Sands: 3 Red-throated Diver feeding offshore. (J Selby)

St Erth, near Long Lane: 5 Little Egret and 1 Firecrest. (P Fraser)

Perranuthnoe, Boat Cove: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel still. (M Jones)

Long Rock: 1 juv. Glaucous Gull early morning (C.Barnard)

Newlyn Harbour: 1 juv Glaucous Gull (C.Barnard) different to Marazion birds. Newlyn River mouth: 3 (2 ad + 1 2w) Common Gull and 1 m Black Redstart. (T Mills) Sandy Cove: 1 f Black Redstart.

Mounts Bay from Marazion: 1 Pacific Diver @16.00 (C.Barnard)

Dozmary Pool: 1 Lesser Scaup again.

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 redhead Smew again.

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 imm Spoonbill again.

Stithian’s Reservoir:  1 Slavonian Grebe off Carmenellis Causeway again.

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