Wednesday 22 February 2012

Wednesday 22 February 2012

Late News, 14/2 St Austell: A Jack Snipe shot on the 14/2 at St Austell had been ringed as a juvenile in August 2007 in Burgstadt, Sachhsen, Germany, more information here. The only previous Jack Snipe recovery in the county was a Dutch-ringed bird found dead at Michaelstow in January 1994. (per M Grantham)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Little Egret, 6 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 3 Teal, 2 Mallard, 9 Moorhen and 4 Snipe. (D Parker) Jack Snipe also reported. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Newlyn: Ad Glaucous Gull still in harbour. (D Parker)

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

Treraven Meadows: 2 Water Pipit, 16 Meadow Pipit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Redshank, 67 Teal, 1 Wigeon and 1 Kingfisher. Also a Field Vole under the hide. (C Selway)

Camel Trail: 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 11 Blackbird, 178 Black-headed Gull, 42 Black-tailed Godwit, 9 Blue Tit, 3 Bullfinch (2m, 1f), 3 Buzzard, 12 Canada Geese, 8 Carrion Crow, 3 Chaffinch, 3 Collared Dove, 8 Common Snipe, 2 Cormorant, 96 Curlew, 168 Dunlin, 4 Dunnock, 2 Goldcrest, 5 Golden Plover, 6 Goldfinch, 5 Goosander (1m, 4f), 23 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Great Tit, 4 Greenfinch, 1 Grey Heron, 9 Grey Plover, 124 Herring Gull, 7 House Sparrow, 29 Jackdaw, 3 Knot, 48 Lapwing, 12 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Little Egret, 3 Little Grebe, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Magpie, 48 Mallard, 1 Meadow Pipit, 8 Mute Swan, 29 Oystercatcher, 9 Pied Wagtail, 6 Red-legged Partridge, 57 Redshank, 11 Ringed Plover, 5 Robin, 28 Shelduck, 1 Song Thrush, 55 Starling, 38 Teal, 12 Wigeon, 13 Wood Pigeon and 3 Wren. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk, per P Whittick)

Rosenannon Downs: Female Hen Harrier and 67 Fieldfares roosted tonight. Nearby a Woodcock was flushed from the verge near Little Trewollack. (D Julian)

Lelant: Firecrest at the railway station. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Tuesday 21 February 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Little Egret, 6 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 13 Teal, 2 Mallard, 11 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Snipe, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Par: Ad drake Ring-necked Duck still on Par Beach Pool and 1W drake Eider and Whimbrel on Par Sands. (D Julian) Also on Par Beach Pool were 1 Bittern, 1 Shelduck, 6+ Tufted Duck a 4 Goosander including a drake. (St Austell Baywatch)

Land’s End: Shag and Fulmars on breeding ledges below the hotel. (B Dodd)

River Lynher: Spoonbill still off Shillingham Point, view from Churchtown NR, Saltash. (M Beer)

St Jidgey: 2800+ Black-headed Gull, all settled in grass field next to A39 at West Park Farm. (C Selway)

Newquay: 1W drake Lesser Scaup on Trenance boating lake still.

Lesser Scaup, Brian Field & Richard Menari.

Newlyn: Ad Glaucous Gull still in harbour.

Longrock: 1W drake Surf Scoter, but distant, also 2 Great Northern Divers.

Helston, Loe Pool: Bufflehead still.

Monday 20 February 2012

 

Late News, 16/2 Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): The Black-tailed Godwit seen at Walmsley on 16/02/12 was ringed in Iceland by Tomas Gunnarsson. (J Humphreys)

Late News, 19/2 Cape Cornwall: Lapland Bunting flew over the golf course c10:30. (P Fraser)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 9 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan, 1 hybrid goose, 23 Teal, 3 Mallard, 2 Wigeon, 10 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Snipe, 2+ Chiffchaff and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. 39 Sanderling and 2 Oystercatcher on the beach. (D Parker)

Victoria: c120 Lapwing in fields off the A30. (D Parker)

Newquay: 1W drake Lesser Scaup and 4 Tufted Duck on the boating lake. (D Parker & D Jenkins)

Gannel Estuary: 1 ad summer plumage Med Gull, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Sanderling and 16 Oystercatcher. (D Parker)

Porth Reservoir: 2 drake Goosander, 69 Mallard, 4 domestic mallard, 7 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 1+ Kingfisher and c100 Jackdaw. (D Parker)

Zelah Hill: Barn Owl hunting along the A30 late evening. (D Parker)

Trenow: 12 Bar-tailed Godwit, 10 Dunlin, 5 Oystercatcher, 1 Redshank, 1 Little Egret, 1 Curlew, 1 Peregrine (which took one of the oystercatchers), 1 Kestrel, 2 Buzzard and Chiffchaff. (R Menari)

Carnon Downs: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 8 Goldcrest, 3 Grey Wagtail and 1 Sparrowhawk at the sewage works. (J St Ledger)

Devoran: 1 Spotted Redshank, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Knot and 1 Ringed Plover. (I Maclean)

College Reservoir: 1 Ring-necked Duck, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher, 2+ Tawny Owl, 1000+ Jackdaws and Rooks in the roost, 4 Little Grebe and 3 Great Crested Grebe. (L Sampson)

Pentire Head: 3 Gannet, several rafts of Razorbills/Guillemots a long way off shore and 1 kestrel. (W Delacour)

Mouls Island: pair of Peregrines, Cormorants displaying and nest building and Shag. (W Delacour)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only):6 Tufted Duck, 10 Pintail (5 male and 5 female), 10 Gadwall, Teal, Shoveler, large flock of Wigeon and also Lapwing, Curlew, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, Coot, Moorhen, Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard and a female Merlin that was present for several hours using the fence posts and raptor posts to dart out after prey (unsuccessfully), Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail Chiffchaff, Grey Heron, Little Egret and Canada Geese. (W Delacour) Also Tawny Owl, Water Rail, Kestrel and 2 Chiffchaff. (C Selway)

Sennen Cove: Ad Little Gull and 3 ad Med Gull. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Par: Adult summer Med Gull on Par Beach Pool. (St Austell Baywatch)

Helston, Loe Pool: Bufflehead still.

Longrock: 1W drake Surf Scoter, but distant.

Newlyn: Ad Glaucous Gull still in harbour plus Black Redstart at Sandy Cove.

Cot Valley: 1 Firecrest.

Nanquidno: 2 Woodlark at Little Hendra.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2W Kumlien’s Gull from the causeway.

Marazion: Water Pipit still at Red River mouth.

Sunday 19th Feb. 2012

Late News, 14/2 Helston: Male Black Redstart at RNAS, Culdrose. (P Gay)

Late News, 15/2 Feock: 30+ Black Necked Grebe, 1 Whimbrel and 10 Red-breasted Merganser. (P Gay)

Late News, 16/2 Gerrans Bay: 20 Black Throated Diver. (P Gay)

Late News, 17/2 Church Cove, Lizard: 4 Black Throated Diver. (P Gay)

Late News, 16/2 College Reservoir: 2 Mute Swan, 8 Canada Goose, 2 Gadwall, 7+ Goldeneye, 150+ Wigeon, 2+ Mallard, 35+ Tufted Duck, 55 Coot, 1 Grey Heron, 3+ Cormorant, 130+ Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 174+ Black-headed Gull, 3+ Med Gull, 4+ Common Gull and 1 Coal Tit. (D Chaney)

Late News, 16/2 Argal Reservoir: 3+ Tufted Duck, 9+, Mallard, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 101 Black-headed Gull and 1 Med Gull in a quick scan from the car park. (D Chaney)

Late News, 16/2 Cotehele: 1 Dipper in the National Trust woodlands. (W Renshaw secretcornwall)

Late News, 18/2 Swanpool: 2 Chiffchaffs and an ad Med Gull on the rocks towards Falmouth. (R Matias)

Late News, 18/2 Mousehole: Pair of Black Redstarts in private garden (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 8 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 21 Teal, 7 Mallard, 12 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 9 Snipe, 1 Peregrine, 1 Water Pipit (flew off towards the beach), 10+ Chiffchaff, 1 probable Siberian Chiffchaff and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. 17 Sanderling, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit and 2 Oystercatcher on the beach. (D Parker & W Chegwidden)

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

Newlyn: Ad Glaucous Gull still in harbour. (L Proctor, C Barnard & T Mills)

 

Video by John Chapple taken 18/02

Photo by Tony Mills

Longrock: 3 f Eider, Long-tailed Duck and 1 Slavonian Grebe. (L Proctor & P St Pierre)

Penzance: 1 1W drake Eider and 7 Common Scoter plus 37 Purple Sandpiper by Jubilee Pool at 15:30. (L Proctor, P St Pierre & D King)

Men-an-Tol: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier, 1 Barn Owl, 2 Raven, c40 Golden Plover and c50 Fieldfare. (D Parker)

Chykembro Common: 2 Buzzard and 2 Yellowhammer. (D Parker & P St Pierre)

Amalveor: 1+ ringtail Hen Harrier and 1 Dartford Warbler. (R Menari)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2W Kumlien’s Gull from the causeway along with 2W & 1W Med Gulls. (C Barnard) 2 Grey Plovers and 1 Black-tailed Godwit at Copperhouse Creek. (W Chegwidden)

Zennor: 3 ad and 1 1W Mediterranean gull at Porthzennor Cove this afternoon. (R Phillips)

College Reservoir: 1 drake Ring-necked Duck. (I Maclean)

Carminowe, Helston: 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (I Maclean)

Coverack Sewage Works: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (I Maclean)

Golitha Falls: 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch seen (at least 2 more calling), Mistle Thrush and 1 Jay. (D Jenkins)

Dozmary Pool: 2f and 1m Goldeneye. (D Jenkins)

River Tamar: Common Scoter heading up river by China Fleet Club north of Saltash at midday (from Tamar Wildlife River Cruise). (D King)

 

River Lynher: 1 Spoonbill at 12:45 west of Trematon Castle. (D King)

Newquay: 1W drake Lesser Scaup and 3 Tufted Duck on the boating lake this morning. (S Rowe (the finder), K Jones, J Chapple & B Field)

 

Video John Chapple, Photos Kate Jones (more here) & Brian Field.

Porth Reservoir: 1 Bittern, 2 drake Goosander, 1 Tufted Duck, 22 Mallard, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Peregrine and 7 Coot. (S Rowe)

Tresillian River: Spotted Redshank showing well near Tresemple, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 5+ Greenshank and 7 Snipe on Tresemple Pool. (A Nicholson)

Swanpool: 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Stonechat, 3+ Water Rail and 1 Little Egret. Also 2 grey Herons at Maenporth. (R Matias)

Par: Ad drake Ring-necked Duck still on Par Beach Pool, also Bittern and Bar-headed Goose. (St Austell Baywatch)

Helston, Loe Pool: Bufflehead still.

Crowdy Reservoir: American Golden Plover reported this afternoon at the western end in a field near the dam.

Newlyn: 2W Iceland off Tolcarne.

Saturday 18th February 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Little Egret, 8 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan, 51 Teal, 7 Mallard, 19 Moorhen, 2 Little Grebe, 7 Snipe, 5 Chiffchaff and 3 Cetti’s Warbler. Ad Yellow-legged Gull on the beach early morning. (D Parker)

Marazion: Water Pipit still at Red River mouth plus 31 Curlew and 2 Oystercatcher on the beach early morning. (D Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 10+ Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 6+ Grey Plover 3 Goosander, 2 Dunlin, 10+ Pochard and 1 Buzzard. (W Renshaw secretcornwall)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only):44 Black-tailed Godwit. (Including one colour ringed bird, right leg light green over white with a black cross on both sides and left leg yellow over black.) (C Selway)

Falmouth: A pair of Blackcaps in a private garden. (J St Ledger)

Newlyn: Ad Glaucous Gull still in harbour. (K Jones & J Chapple)

Glaucous Gull, K Jones. (more photos here)

Sennen Cove: Ad Little Gull and 9+ Mediterranean Gulls with large flock of Black-headed Gulls this morning; also hundreds of Gannets in major feeding frenzy in the bay around 08:30. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Par: Ad drake Ring-necked Duck still on Par Beach Pool.

Friday 17th February 2012

 

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Little Egret, 10 Grey Heron, 1+ Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 29 Teal, 5 Mallard, 2 Wigeon, 15 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Oystercatcher, 4 Snipe, 5 Chiffchaff and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. 37 Curlew and 9 Sanderling on the beach. (D Parker)

Newlyn: Black Redstart and ad Glaucous Gull still in harbour. (D Parker, T Mills & A Mckechnie)

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

Longrock: 15 Sanderling on beach. (D Jenkins) Also 2 Great Northern Divers and a distant skua species harrying the gulls. (A Hartley)

Botallack: 2 Raven, 1 m Kestrel feeding on small mammal and 2 Choughs (ringed, yellow on right and red on left; red on right and orange on left). (D Jenkins)

Chykembro Common: 1 m Yellowhammer singing in roadside bushes near road Junction (grid ref SW 452361). (D Jenkins)

Carnon Downs: 1 Yellow-browed still plus three Siberian Chiffchaff, Firecrest, 20 Chiffchaff and three Blackcap. (M Grantham)

Pendeen: A juv or 2W Iceland Gull flew along North Road before landing in a field by the roadside. (A Hartley)

Tolcarne: 1W Kittiwake. (A Hartley)

Wherry Town: Juv Glaucous Gull on the rocks. (A Hartley & G Hobin)

Otterham: American Golden Plover with 350+ Golden Plover at Otterham Station this afternoon. (C Selway & D Julian)

Foxhole Point, Bude: 38+ Red-throated Diver. (C Selway & D Julian)

Lower Tamar Lake: 16 Goosander and 1 Goldeneye. (C Selway & D Julian)

Helston, Loe Pool: Bufflehead still.

Gannel Estuary: 3W Iceland Gull at midday.

Par: Ad drake Ring-necked Duck still on Par Beach Pool.

Siblyback: 1W drake Lesser Scaup still present.

Thursday 16th February 2012

Late News 05/02 Porthpean: 3 Great Northern Divers and 3 Slav Grebes. (W Holmes)

Late News 15/02 Gannel Estuary: 88 Wigeon, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Grey Plover, 9 Redshank, 180 Curlew, 10 Oystercatcher, 7 Sanderling, 3 Med Gull and 4 Little Egret. (S Rowe)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Little Egret, 11 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 27 Teal, 7 Mallard, 2 Wigeon, 1 Shoveler, 19 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 1 Merlin, 1 Oystercatcher, 7 Snipe, 1 Woodcock, 9 Meadow Pipit, 1 Water Pipit, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Stonechat, 2 Chiffchaff and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. Also 2 ad Med Gulls offshore. (D Parker)

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 9 Common Scoter (1 drake), 4 Eider (1 drake), 3 Slav Grebe, 3 Great Northern Diver and 1 Long-tailed Duck. Also 3 Purple Sandpipers, 5 Oystercatcher and a female Black Redstart on the rocks. (D Parker & D Eva)

Newlyn: Male Black Redstart, Ad Glaucous Gull and 2W Iceland Gull still in harbour. (D Parker & D Eva)

Longrock: Ad Med Gull, 1 Turnstone and 37 Sanderling on the beach. (D Parker) Also Surf Scoter again. (D Eva)

Clapper Pools: 81 Wigeon, 1 female Pochard, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 drake Gadwall, 21 Mallard, 12 Teal, 5 Little Grebe and 2 Green Sandpiper. (C Selway)

St Clements, Truro: 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Greenshank, 2 Spotted Redshank plus a further 2 Black-tailed Godwit on Tresemple Pool. (A Hartley)

Portscatho: 2 Bar-tailed Godwits, 2 Ringed Plover and 40+ Dunlin. (A Hartley)

Newbridge: Woodcock over the road between Newbridge and Pendeen at dusk. (A Hartley)

Veryan Bay: 5 Great Northern Diver, 9 Black throated Diver and 3 Shelduck. (W Holmes)

Gerrans Bay: 6 Great Northern Diver and 2 Slavonian Grebe. (W Holmes)

Siblyback: Probable 1W drake Lesser Scaup still present. (N Climpson)

Porthgwarra: Black Redstart. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Marazion: Water Pipit plus 3 Black-tailed Godwit in at dusk. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Penzance: 35 Purple Sandpipers on lighthouse pier. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Hannafore Point: Black Redstart plus Great Northern Diver offshore.