Tuesday 24 January 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 9 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan, 17 Teal, 5 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 1 Wigeon, 1 Coot, 21 Moorhen, 1 Peregrine, 1+ Water Rail, 3 Snipe, 1 Stonechat, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Chiffchaff and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. Also 43 Sanderling, 2 Oystercatcher and 3 Dunlin on the beach. (D Parker)

Marazion: Water Pipit still at Red River mouth, also 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Parker)

Old Lizard Head: 10+ Lapland Bunting, c400 Skylark, c150 Chaffinch, c80 Linnet, 1 Sparrowhawk and 1 Merlin. (D Parker & T Blunden)

Helston boating pool: Aythya hybrid still present. (D Parker)

Aythya hybrid, Tony Blunden

Helston sewerage works: Juv Swallow still present. (D Parker)

Helston Loe Pool: Female type Bufflehead still, plus 3 redhead Goosander, 33 Pochard, 2 Tufted Duck, 4 Coot, 7 Great Crested Grebe and 2+ Firecrest. (D Parker)

Rumps Point: Gulls roosting on The Mouls included 220+ Great Black-backed Gull, 400+ Herring Gull and 6 adult Lesser Black-backed. Other birds noted in the vicinity included 80+ Gannet, 1 Red-throated Diver, 9 Fulmar, and 4 Common Guillemot, 10 + Razorbill, 4 Kittiwake and a Black Redstart. (C Selway & D Julian)

Chapel Amble: Glossy Ibis showing well in field opposite village car park. (per D Julian)

Par: Drake Ring-necked Duck still on Par Beach pool. Also Black Redstart on the beach, photo here. (P Stidwill)

Penzance: Long-tailed Duck still off Chyandour.

Dozmary Pool: Probable Lesser Scaup still present.

Monday 23 January 2012

Late News 22/01 Swanpool: Yellow-browed Warbler still at Swanvale NR

Late News 22/01 Feock: 30+ Black-necked Grebe off Loe beach.

Late News 22/01 St Ives: Little Auk, Little Gull, Bonxie and Black-throated Diver past between 08:00 and 10:30. Black Guillemot offshore.

Late News 22/01 Carbis Bay: 4+ Balearic Shearwaters, 3 Black-throated Divers and 5 Great Northern divers.

Late News 22/01 Newlyn: Black Redstart in fore Street.

Late News 22/01 Penzance: 33 Purple Sandpipers and 25 Turnstones. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Late News 22/01 Marazion: 50 Ringed Plover and 45 Dunlin. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Late News 22/01 Helston Loe Pool: 4 Goosander, 6 Great Crested Grebe and 4 Gadwall. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Little Egret, 12 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 13 Teal, 9 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 1 Wigeon, 1 Coot, 23 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 6 Snipe, 6 Chiffchaff and 3+ Cetti’s Warbler. Also 49 Sanderling, c40 Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatcher and 1 Dunlin on the beach. (D Parker)

Chapel Amble: Glossy Ibis still present and 1 Snipe in same field by the village car park. (D Jenkins & C Selway)

Lower Amble: 5 Red Legged Partridge. (D Jenkins)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only):1 male Goldeneye from old hide, plus 4 male (3ad, juv ) and c6 female Pintail, 2 Black-tailed Godwit and 150 Lapwing over. (D Jenkins)

Dinham Flats: c200 Lapwing and c3000 Golden Plover from Burniere Hide and 41 Mute Swan in field behind hide. (D Jenkins)

Loe Beach: 3 Red Breasted Merganser, c15 Black-necked Grebe and 1 Greenshank. (D Jenkins)

College Reservoir: Drake Ring-necked Duck again, no public access to the site at the moment, but distant viewing possible from the public bridleway that runs towards Argal Manor. (I Maclean)

Treraven Meadow: 3 Green Sandpiper and 1 Water Pipit this morning. (C Selway)

Sennen Cove: Ad and juv Iceland Gulls on Gwenver Beach. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Housel Bay: Water Pipit on Housel Bay Lane. (D Wright)

Helston sewerage works: Juv Swallow still present. (D Wright)

Helston Loe Pool: Female type Bufflehead still.

Cot Valley: Firecrest at the top of the valley.

Hannafore Point: Black Redstart on the rocks at far end.

Dozmary Pool: Probable Lesser Scaup again.

Sunday 22 January 2012

Late News 21/01 Chapel Amble: Glossy Ibis showing well in field opposite village car park.

Late News 21/01 Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern again.

Late News 21/01 Penzance railway station: Long-tailed Duck reported again.

Late News 21/01 Halvana Woods: 3+ Crossbills. (B Craven)

Late News 21/01 Sancreed: 150 lapwing, 1 Ruff, adult Med Gull, Coal Tit. (D Flumm)

Late News 21/01 Mevagissey Harbour: 2 Turnstone, 2 Mute Swan, c130 Herring Gull. (A Tonry)

Late News 21/01 Caerhays: 7 Pheasant, 1 Red Legged Partridge, 4 Buzzard. (A Tonry)

Late News 21/01 Par: 23 Goldfinch over top car park. 2 Long-tailed Tit, 22 Magpie, 2 Little Grebe, 125 Canada Geese, 27 Mute Swan, 2 Collared Dove, 4 Wood Pigeon, 1 Shelduck, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Snipe, 3 Blackbird, 2 Redwing, 2 Dunnock, 7 Pied Wagtails, 1 Robin, 38 Starling, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Kingfisher (heading in the direction of the river) and c40 Black-headed Gull, plus Coots, Moorhens, Mallards, corvids, and Herring Gulls on the pool. (A Tonry)

Late News 21/01 Penrice: 12 Redwing, 2 Pheasant, 1 Tawny Owl and a large corvid roost. (A Tonry)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern (Longrock Pool), 1 Little Egret, 8 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 14 Teal, 6 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 1 Wigeon, 15 Moorhen, 2 Water Rail, 7 Snipe, 37 Curlew over, 1 Chiffchaff and 3+ Cetti’s Warbler. Also 42 Sanderling, 2 Curlew and 1 Oystercatcher on the beach. (D Parker & D Eva)

Marazion: Water Pipit still at Red River mouth, also 2 Stonechat and 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Parker & B Field)

Water Pipit, Brian Field

Penzance, Chyandour: 2 Slav Grebes, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Eider, 1 Little Gull, 2 Med Gull and 3 Razorbill. (L Proctor, D Flumm & D Eva)

Newlyn: 1 Black Redstart and 1 Blackcap in a private garden. (L Proctor)

Pendeen Watch: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 12 Fulmar, 200 Gannet, 35 Kittiwake, 1 Bonxie, 100 Razorbill, 24 Guillemot between 08:30 & 09:30hrs. (D Flumm)

 

Penzance Wherrytown: 1 Great Crested Grebe and 1 adult Med Gull. (D Flumm)

 

Sancreed: 310 Lapwing, 17 Golden Plover, 1 Ruff. (D Flumm)

Helston sewerage works: Swallow still present at 11 am, also 2 Firecrests. (D Wright & S Bury)

 

Helston Loe Pool: Female type Bufflehead and an adult Med Gull. (D Wright)

Chapel Amble: Glossy Ibis showing well in field opposite village car park. (A Langdon)

More on Adrian’s blog here.

Windmill Farm:Adult male Hen Harrier and 2500 Golden Plover nearby. (A Pay)

St Gothian Sands LNR: Juv Iceland Gull on the island of the main pool. (J Chapple)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Female type Goosander, Kittiwake, 3 Common Gull and 1 Kingfisher from Lelant Station. (J Chapple) 1 Cetti’s Warbler singing and showing quite well at Copperhouse. (D Eva) 410 Lesser Black-backed Gulls on the main estuary. (P St Pierre)

Par: Drake Ring-necked Duck still on Par Beach Pool. (D Julian) Also Firecrest on the path between Par and Polkerris.

Porthpean: 4 Great Northern Diver and 57 Common Scoter offshore. (D Julian)

Hannafore: Black Redstart and drake Eider still, plus 4+ Mediterranean Gulls, 20 Turnstone and up to 50 Gannets at one time. (P Stidwill)

Coverack: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff with 8 Chiffchaff at the sewerage works. (S Bury)

Swanpool Beach: 2 female type Goldeneye diving close to beach at low tide. (J St Ledger)

Men-an-Tol: 1 Ringtail Hen Harrier at 16:55. (J St Ledger)

Rumps Point: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Red-Throated Diver, 1 male Common Scoter, 100+ Gannet and 1 Black Redstart. (C Selway)

The Moul’s: 200+ Great Black-backed, 100+ Herring and 1 adult Iceland Gull roosted on this evening. (C Selway)

Wadebridge: 1 Black Redstart on Glen Road today. (C Selway)

Carnon Downs: Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Siberian Chiffchaff still at the sewerage works.

Saturday 21 January 2012

Late News 20/01 Longrock: 10+ Ringed Plover and 10+ Sanderling on the beach. (S Maycock)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 8 Mute Swan, 1 hybrid goose, 22 Teal, 13 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 1 Wigeon, 12 Moorhen, 1 Snipe, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Pendeen: 1 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Great Northern Diver between 08:30 and 09:00. (P St Pierre)

Newlyn: 1W Iceland Gull in the harbour and 1 f Black Redstart and 3 Eider from Sandy Cove. (L Proctor) Also 3+ Dolphins. (D Jenkins)

Padstow: 9 Little Grebe, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 104 Cormorant, 3 Shag, 7 Little Egret, 1 Heron, 1 Muscovy Duck, 24 Shelduck, 37 Wigeon, 22 Mallard, 19 Mallard hybrid, 22 Teal, 1 female Eider, 6 (4 male) Goosander, 7 Moorhen, 71 Oystercatcher, 24 Ringed Plover, 85 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 17 Curlew, 5 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 10 Turnstone, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Merlin, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 717 Black-headed Gull, 79 Common Gull, 1130 Lesser Black-backed gull, 1423 Herring Gull, 1 2W Glaucous Gull, 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull, 380 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 1W Sandwich Tern, 1 Kingfisher. Also along the Camel Trail a minimum of 8 Blackcap. (D Julian)

St Clement: 2 Avocets and 1 Spotted Redshank still on Tresillian River. (D Eva)

Rock: 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 female Eider, 5 Goosander, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 100+ Cormorant, 4 Shag, 200+ Golden Plover, 100+ Lesser Black-backed Gull, 100+ Great Black-backed Gull and 5 Mediterranean Gull (3 adult & 2 1st winter). (C Selway)

Longrock: 24+ Sanderling. (D Jenkins)

Penzance station: 3 f Eider and 2 (1m) Black Redstart on the rocks. (D Jenkins)

Carbis Bay: 2W Iceland Gull at 08:50 also 4 Great Northern Divers and 3 distant unidentified grebes. (D Jenkins)

Rumps Point: 210+ Great Black-backed Gull. (C Selway)

Helston: Swallow still at the sewerage works.

Helston Loe Pool: Female type Bufflehead showing well.

Friday 20 January 2012

Late News 12/12/2011 Devoran: The colour-ringed Black-tailed Godwit reported from Devoran on 12/12/2011 was ringed as an adult bird in Siglufjordur, N Iceland. It was still present on 14/1/2012. (J St Ledger & M Grantham)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern (Longrock Pool), 1+ Little Egret, 6 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 24 Teal, 4 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 1 Wigeon, 18 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine, 6 Snipe, 42 Curlew over, 2 Med Gull (ad, 2W), 2 Skylark, 3 Stonechat, 2 Chiffchaff and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Marazion: Water Pipit still at Red River mouth. (D Parker)

Helston: Swallow still at the sewerage works plus 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 10+ Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest, 14 Long-tailed Tit and 2 Grey Wagtail. Also drake aythya hybrid, probably m Pochard x f Tufted Duck, on the boating pool. Swallow also seen over the boating pool. (D Parker & S Bury)

Swallow, Steve Bury

Nanquidno: 5 Shoveler. (C Moore)

Kelynack: 1 Jack Snipe. (C Moore)

Rumps Point: Large pale grey falcon flying west past the Moul’s at high speed at 14:05 with the resident Peregrines overhead, it did not show again. Also 1 Great Northern Diver and 40+ Razorbill (photo with Eel or Garfish catch). (C Selway)

Chapel Amble: Glossy Ibis showing well in field opposite village car park. (D Julian & W Delacour)

Glossy Ibis, Will Delacour

Helston Loe Pool: Female type Bufflehead showing well.

Sennen Cove: Juv Iceland Gull flew through at 10:50, also a 1W Yellow-legged Gull.

Par: Drake Ring-necked Duck still on Par Beach Pool.

Carnon Downs: 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs at the sewerage works.

Feock: 45 Black-necked Grebes and 3 Great Northern Divers off Loe Beach.

Thursday 19 January 2012

Late News 2011 Hayle Estuary RSPB: The colour-ringed and tagged Dunlin photographed by Steve Rogers in early May 2011 was ringed as an adult on 16th March 2011 on the Tagus estuary in Portugal. (S Rogers & M Grantham)

Tagged Dunlin. Steve Rogers

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 15 Teal, 10 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 1 Wigeon, 18 Moorhen, 1+ Water Rail, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Buzzard, 3 Snipe, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Redwing, 2 Stonechat, 4 Chiffchaff and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker & P Semmens)

Penzance, Eastern Green: 2W Little Gull, male Black Redstart, Long-tailed Duck, 3 Eiders (2 fem + imm male), 2 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Black-throated Diver and 1 Great Northern Diver. Also 1W Med Gull on the Heliport. (D Parker & P Semmens)

2W Little Gull Paul Semmens

Bude Breakwater: 4 Turnstone, 2 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Skua sp rapidly west, far out. Also 40+ Black headed Gulls and 9 Herring Gulls. (H Kendall)Helston Loe Pool: Female type Bufflehead showing well from hide, Bittern left hand side of hide 15:00. Also female Bullfinch, 8 Long-tailed Tit and 2 Goldcrest. (W Chegwidden) Swallow reported over the sewerage works plus 2 Siberian Chiffchaff with 15 Chiffchaff.

Torpoint: 7 Dark-bellied Brent Geese and an adult Mediterranean Gull. (R Treeby)

Millbrook: Female Red-breasted Merganser plus the long staying Egyptian Goose. (R Treeby)

Treraven Meadow: 40+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Shelduck, 22 Wigeon and 60 Teal. (C Selway)

Sennen: Ringtail Hen Harrier over Trinity Pool. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Chapel Amble: Glossy Ibis showing well in field opposite village car park.

Hannafore Point: Black Redstart at west end of promenade still and 1 Slavonian Grebe offshore.

Sennen Cove: Adult Little Gull.

Dozmary Pool: Probable drake Lesser Scaup still but distant.

Carbis Bay: 2 Balearic Shearwaters and 3 Great Northern Divers.

Par: 2 Water Pipits on the beach and drake Ring-necked Duck on Par Beach Pool.

Wednesday 18 January 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern (Longrock Pool), 5 Grey Heron, 3 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan, 13 Teal, 6 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 27 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Buzzard, 12 Snipe, 6 Redwing, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Chiffchaff and 2 Cetti’s Warbler also small patch of frogspawn. (D Parker)

Brew: 2 Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest, c20 Chiffchaff, 5+ Bullfinch, 1 Grey Wagtail and c100 Redwing at the sewerage works. (D Parker)

Newlyn: 1W drake Eider still in the harbour plus ad Little Gull and 2 Razorbill offshore. (D Parker)

Penzance: 2w Little Gull, Long-tailed Duck, female Eider and 3 Great Northern Diver off the station. (P St Pierre) 3 Little Gulls at 14:00.

Swanpool: 2 Bullfinch, 3 Goldcrest, Water Rail, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch and Firecrest at Swanvale NR. (D King)

Pendennis Point: 4+ Bullfinch and 3 Blackcap. (D King)

Treraven Meadows: Buff-bellied Pipit showed (from the hide) for around 5 min feeding with Meadow Pipits at 13:05. It then flew towards rugby field in poor weather, and was not relocated despite searching. Other birds included 1 Water Pipit, 1 Rock Pipit and 40+ Meadow Pipit. (C Selway)

Chapel Amble: Glossy Ibis showing well in field opposite village car park until 14:15 when it flew off to the east and came down in a small pond with no public access. (D Julian)

Camel Estuary: 13 Blackbird, 27 Black Headed Gull, 9 Blue Tit, 1 Bullfinch (m), 1 Buzzard, 64 Canada Geese, 7 Carrion Crow, 16 Chaffinch, 6 Collared Dove, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Curlew, 6 Dunnock, 8 Goldcrest, 7 Goldfinch, 3 Great Tit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 6 Herring Gull, 9 House Sparrow, 9 Jackdaw, 1 Jay, 2 Kingfisher, 7 Lapwing, 29 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 1 Little Egret, 16 Long Tailed Tit, 3 Magpie, 47 Mallard, 14 Meadow Pipit, 1 Mistle Thrush, 6 Moorhen, 8 Mute Swan, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Peregrine Falcon, 18 Pied Wagtail, 18 Redwing, 11 Redshank, 10 Robin, 3 Song Thrush, 38 Starling, 68 Teal, 17 Wood Pigeon, 7 Wren. (Martin Cutland Nature Walk per D Julian)

Par Beach Pool: Drake Ring-necked Duck still.