Wednesday 19th December 2018

Kuzma Minin Update: 

The Kuzma Minin has been removed from the rocks at Swanpool Point and is now anchored at SW82594 29849, approx 1.6km south of Pendennis Point. We understand it is awaiting assessment reports on its condition and also plans for salvage. Obviously we are concerned should there be damage that results in release of any oil from it.

The RSPB is asking people to report any sightings of birds in that area, Falmouth Bay, the Carrick Roads, Gerrans and Veryan Bay to the CBWPS website and paul.stpierre@rspb.org.uk as soon as possible so we can help highlight any sensitive areas for divers and grebes in particular that need protecting, to the authorities in the event of any oil spill. Please also report any signs of oiled birds to CBWPS/RSPB (and also report any live oiled birds to RSPCA 0300 1234 999). Many thanks for your help and any queries do call.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Adult Yellow-legged Gull, adult argentatus Herring Gull, 23 Common Gull, 49 Med Gull, 40 Cormorant, 2 Goosander, 350 Lapwing, 200 Golden Plover. (D Flumm, P Clement) Adult Caspian Gull still. (M Ahmad)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 49 Teal, 6 Mallard, 4 Tufted Duck, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Coot, 9 Moorhen, 6 Snipe, 2 Chiffchaff & 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

Mount’s Bay: 21 Common Scoter, 1 imm drake Eider and 3 Great Northern Diver from Station House car park. (DK Parker)

Penzance: 1f Black Redstart, 6+ Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver, 2 (ad drake and fem) Eider. (R Veal)

Longrock: Yellow-browed Warbler at the back of Longrock Pool. (P St Pierre)

St. Martin in Meneage: 8 Cattle Egret (A Chatfield)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Peregrine, 15 Snipe, 150+ Lapwing, 2 Shoveler. (D Chaney)

Coverack: 3 Eider, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Razorbill in bay and 5 adult Mediterranean Gulls on rocks. (T Pinfield)

Goonhilly Downs: 100 plus Golden Plover and 50 plus Fieldfare. (T Pinfield)

Constantine Sewage Treatment Works: Siberian Chiffchaff, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest. (D Collins)

Roseland Peninsular: 10 Cirl Buntings. (R Wilkins)

Bartinney: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier at 16:15. (C Moore)

Gannel Estuary: 1100 Black-headed Gull, 5 Med Gull, 34 Rock Pipit, 9 Little Egret. (S Rowe)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 17 Mute Swan, 3 Whooper Swan, 25 Canada Goose, 53 Shelduck, 11 Mallard, 5 Wigeon, 2 Teal, 1 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 7 Oystercatcher, 7 Ringed Plover, 25 Grey Plover, c2000 Golden Plover, 170 Lapwing, 1 Turnstone, 150 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 100 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 50 Curlew,
250 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 80 Herring Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Wood pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 3 Robin, 8 Redwing, 9 Blackbird, 3 Song Thrush, 1 Blackcap, 1 Great Tit, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Jackdaw, 7 Rook, 25 Carrion Crow, 17 Starling, 5 Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch, 25 Linnet. (M Scawen et al.)

Sticker: 1 Barn Owl at Tregondannel Farm. (M Jones)

Carbis Bay: 1 Tawny Owl calling 04.30, probably Longstone Cemetery. (C Bennett)

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