Saturday 12 January 2013

Late News 11/01 St Ives Bay: 4 Balearic Shearwaters (within feeding flocks), 1 Manx Shearwater (feeding offshore), 1 Red Throated Diver, 2 Fulmar, 1 Common Scoter, 2 Brent Geese, 2 Purple Sandpipers (on rocks below watch point), 100s Kittiwakes (not in feeding flock) and c2000s auks (80-90% Razorbill) between 08:30 and 16:00.(A Colenutt, K Bainbridge and P Dutt)

Late News 11/01 Crowdy Reservoir: Adult male Hen Harrier at 16:00.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 12 Mute Swan (including 4 juv), 1 Greylag, 2 hybrid geese, 25 Mallard, 39 Teal, 1 fem Shoveler, 6 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 2 Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 6 Grey Heron, 2 Water Rail, 20 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 13 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Stonechat, 12 Redwing, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Firecrest, 2+ Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff and 2 Reed Bunting. (D Parker, W Renshaw & S Maycock)

Marazion: 2 Mute Swan, 9 Shag, 21 Curlew, 35 Sanderling, 18 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 347 Black-headed Gull, 95 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 9 Great Black-backed Gull. (D Parker)

Drift Reservoir (Members only): 148 Canada Geese, 12 hybrid geese, 2 Greylag, 44 Mallard, 4 call Duck, 45 Teal, 1 fem Gadwall, 20 Tufted Duck, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Little Grebe, 2 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 27 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 1 Woodcock, 47 Black-headed Gull, 1 ad Med Gull, 67 Herring Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 4 Great Black-backed Gull. (D Parker)

Newlyn: Black-necked Grebe and 2 Great Northern Divers still in the harbour, Slavonian Grebe, Siberian Chiffchaff and Firecrest still at Sandy Cove. (L Proctor)

Padstow: Adult Yellow-legged Gull off the harbour. (D Julian)

Polzeath: Imm male Eider off Greenaway Point. (D Julian)

Newlyn: 1 Woodcock in Gurnick Woods. (B Dodd)

Amalveor Downs: Male Hen Harrier at 15:00. (L Proctor)

Men-an-Tol: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier, 1 Short-eared Owl and 1 Barn Owl. (L Proctor)

St Ives: fem/imm Eider, ad Med Gull and c200 Razorbill between St ives Island and Porthmeor beach. (P St Pierre)

Stithians Reservoir: 1w drake Long-tailed Duck, 1 Great Crested Grebe and 8 Goldeneye still from the southern causeway. (D Eva) Also 8 Gadwall, 20+ Teal, 24 Wigeon, 10 Mallard, 9 Pochard, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Chiffchaff, 12 Black-headed Gulls, 9 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 1 Grey Heron and 1 Goldcrest in the Northern Cut Off. (G Adams) Also 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs near the feeding station.

College Reservoir: 1 Bittern, 5 Goldeneye, 21 Tufted Duck , 4 Mallard, 4 Teal, 12 Mute Swan, 209 Wigeon, 12 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 59 Coot, 9 Moorhen, 2 Snipe and 2 Treecreepers. (D Eva)

St Clement: 6 Snipe and 1 Spotted Redshank at Tresemple Pool; 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 19 Teal and 2  Greenshank on the river; 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Goldcrest on the footpath. (D Jenkins)

Mylor Creek: 5 Red-breasted Merganser (2 pair + 1female), 1 Razorbill, 8 Little Grebe, 9 Turnstone, 5 Redshank, 11 Curlew, 3 Oystercatcher, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swan, 4 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher and 19+ Mallard. (J St Ledger)

St Ives Bay: 7 Balearic Shearwaters (in and around the feeding flocks), 1 Manx Shearwater (feeding offshore), 3 Common Scoter, 1 Eider (female), 30 Guillemot, 1 Black Redstart, 100s Kittiwakes (not in feeding flock), c4000 auk (90% Razorbill) and 1 Harbour Porpoise between 08:30 and 15:45. Also c1000-bird mixed feeding flock of Herring Gulls, Gannets (50-100 all adults, birds concentrated so highly they were diving in at 30 degrees), auks, shags and shearwaters, from coastguard headland to Porthgwidden, at about 11:00 (low tide 11:38). (A Colenutt, K Bainbridge and P Dutt)

Penzance: 2 Purple Sandpipers on Battery Rocks. (W Renshaw & S Maycock)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Bittern, 1 Little Grebe, 1 GC Grebe, 2 Tufted Duck, c.40 Mallard, 4 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail (heard), 11 Common Gull, 210 Black-headed Gull and 1 Buzzard. (CBWPS walk per S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, Wigeon and 1 Sparrowhawk. (CBWPS walk per S Rowe)

Towan Head: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 3 Purple Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, Turnstone, c.100 Gannet, c250 Auk (mostly Razorbill), Kittiwake and 3 Common Gull. (CBWPS walk per S Rowe)

Flushing: 1 Whimbrel and 1 Black Redstart at Trefuses Point. (I Maclean)

Mylor: 3 Great Northern Diver and 1 Black-necked Grebe. (I Maclean)

Porthpean: Velvet Scoter and Great Northern Diver off the beach. (R Davey)

Colliford Lake: Great Grey Shrike at Colliford Lake in the afternoon about half a mile along the road past Lords Park Farm towards Dozmary Pool. It was perched on a roadside post on the right side of the road and then it flew up the bank. The adult drake Lesser Scaup has moved to Colliford Lake from Dozmary Pool. (R Treeby)

Dozmary: A ringtailed Hen Harrier was hunting around Dozmary Pool area early afternoon. (R Treeby)

Rosennanon Downs: 12 Woodcock (at least 3 shot by shooting party), 150+ Reed Bunting and 1 male Merlin. (C Selway)

Kingsmill Lake: 4 Spotted Redshank at 09:00 on the ebbing tide.

St Just: Subalpine Warbler still in gardens around Princess Street TR19 7JG. Please respect the residents privacy.

Kenidjack: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff at the sewerage works.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Slavonian Grebe still in Carnsew Basin.

Jericho Farm: 2 1w Yellow-legged Gulls between Newbridge and St Just.

Sennen: 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs at Brew sewerage works.