Saturday 31st December 2011


Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 2 Mute Swan, 11 Teal, 8 Mallard, 1 Coot, 10 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 1+ Water Rail, 2 Snipe and 1 Stonechat. (D Parker)

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 1W drake Surf Scoter also 60+ Common Scoter, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Purple Sandpiper and c12 Turnstone. (D Parker, R Beddard and A Hartley)


More on Adam’s blog here.

Pendeen: 35+ Balearic Shearwaters feeding inside the rocks. Also Great Northern Diver past. (D Parker & R Beddard)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 7 Med Gull (5 ad, 2W & 1W), 2 Pintail, 11+ Bar-tailed Godwit from the causeway and Great Northern Diver and 5 Little Grebe in Carnsew Basin. (D Parker & R Beddard) Goosander on Ryan’s Field. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 15 Tufted Duck, 53 Pochard, 2 Teal, 9 Mallard and 2 Stonechat. (D Parker & R Beddard)

Newlyn: 2 Black Redstart (M & F), Water Rail, 40+ Common Scoter and 2 Great Northern Diver at Sandy Cove also Black Redstart and Eider in the harbour. (L Proctor)

Durgan: 2 Black-necked Grebes on the Helford. (D Eva)

Wadebridge: 3 Blackcap and 2 Black Redstart around Glen Road. (C Selway)

Treraven Meadow: 1 Water Pipit, 1 Rock Pipit and 2 Green Sandpiper. (C Selway)

Swanpool Beach: 1 male Black Redstart, 3 Stonechat, 4 Rock Pipit and 1 Med Gull. (J St Ledger)

Swanpool: 8 Mute Swan, 14+ Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron and 40+ Tufted Duck. (J St Ledger)

Swanpool NR: 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 8 Blue Tit, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker and 1 Jay. (J St Ledger)

Par Beach Pool: Drake Ring-necked Duck present until dusk, also ad Little Gull. (S Rogers)

More on Steve’s blog here.

Gwithian Towans: 130+ Gannets constantly diving on 2 compact shoals of fish close inshore for upwards of 30 minutes. (G Adams)

Stithians Reservoir: 60+ Snipe and 4 Gadwall. (G Adams)

Loe Pool, Helston: Female type Bufflehead still present from the hide.

Cape Cornwall: 11 Balearic Shearwaters past between: 08:50 & 09:50.

Latest News from the CBWPS and Cornwall –

CBWPS News: We are pleased to announce that the society has a new President. Ian McCarthy is an enthusiastic naturalist, whose wildlife experiences includes filming such epics as The Frozen Planet and Life in the Freezer. He has a passion for nature and should be a boon to the society. He has now semi retired from filming but has recently completed a film on the wildlife of Cornwall. He also has a passion for Peregrines and is a member of the SW Peregrine group. He lives in Cornwall and has a photographic gallery in Fowey.

The outgoing president, Steve Madge has contributed many years of sterling sevice to the society and we express our gratitude to him and wish him all the best for the future.