Thursday 24 January 2013

Late News 23/01 Helston, Loe Pool: 1 Firecrest, 4 Goosander (2m, 2f), 2 Great Crested Grebe, 40+ Pochard, 3 Stonechat, 2 Skylark and 50+ Linnet on a phone line. (J St Ledger)

Late News 23/01 Helston, sewerage works: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, 15+ Chiffchaff, 1 Black Redstart and 3 Grey Wagtail. (J St Ledger) 

Black Redstart Helston 23rd Jan 2013 J St LedgerLate News 23/01 Porthgwarra: 6 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Northern Diver E, 1 Black-throated Diver E, 4 Red-throated Diver E, 1 Great Skua W and 1 adult Mediterranean Gull from 0845-1515. Also 10+ Common Dolphins (with 40 Gannets and 2 Balearic Shearwaters overhead) and 20-30+ Harbour Porpoises with many sightings of 1-4 animals throughout the day. (R Wynn, S Butler-Cowdry & T Donohue)

Late News 23/01 St Just: Western Subalpine Warbler still in gardens around Princess Street TR19 7JG. Please respect the residents privacy.

Late News 23/01 Kenidjack: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff at the sewerage works.

Late News 23/01 Marazion: Pink-footed Goose on Marazion Marsh RSPB in the evening and 2 Great Northern Divers offshore.

Late News 23/01 Treen Common: Male Hen Harrier.

Longrock: Tawny Owl calling in the early hours. (D Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 8 Mute Swan (including 4 juv), 26 Mallard, 36 Teal, 1 fem Wigeon, 8 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Bittern, 5 Grey Heron, 2+ Water Rail, 26 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 1 Buzzard, c35 Snipe, 16 Curlew over, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Raven, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti’s Warbler and 2 Stonechat. (D Parker)

Marazion: 34 Sanderling and 2 Oystercatchers on the beach. (D Parker)

Port Isaac: 1 Red-throated Diver at 13:00. (T Potterton)

River Lynher: 84 Avocets at Wacker Quay. (D Julian)

Chyandour Cliff, Penzance: Adult drake Eider, 1 Common Scoter and 1 Kestrel. (D Flumm)

Heamoor: 1 Firecrest in the morning. (F Hull)

Loveny Reserve, Colliford Lake: Ad drake Lesser Scaup still with 5 drake Tufted Duck and a drake Pintail in with the Mallard, plus a Woodcock flushed. (J & T Sleep)

Stithians Reservoir: 4 Wigeon, 1 Gadwall, 1 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 3 Water Rail, 3 Coot, 7 Wood Pigeon, 4 Magpie, 6 Carrion Crow, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Wren, 130+ Starling, 4 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Redwing, 3 Robin, 1 Dunnock and 1 Reed Bunting. (S Taylor)

Treen Common: 3 Lapland Buntings but mobile and elusive plus a Merlin at cSW446364. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

East Looe: 2 Black Redstarts at Town Beach and Eider offshore.

St John’s: Drake Green-winged Teal still, 500m south of the ford at St John’s Lake.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Adult sum plum Common Tern still around Carnsew Basin.

Kenidjack: 1+ Siberian Chiffchaff at the sewerage works.

Gwithian: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff at Gwithian sewerage works in the afternoon.

Wednesday 23 January 2013

Late News 22/01 St Ives Bay: 4 Balearic Shearwater (all singles moving west), 13 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 3 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Eider (female), 5 Common Scoter, 4 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Peregrine (adult female) from 09:00-15:30. Also 6 Bottlenose Dolphins and 5 Harbour Porpoises. (R Wynn, S Butler-Cowdry & T Donohue)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 8 Mute Swan (including 4 juv), 22 Mallard, 35 Teal, 7 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 3 Bittern(at least 5 sightings between 09:30 and 10:00 and 5 between 10:30 and 12:30), 8 Grey Heron, 2+ Water Rail, 22 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 1 Sparrowhawk, c20 Snipe, 14 Curlew over, 1 Oystercatcher, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest and 2 Stonechat. (D Parker, D Flumm, R Farnes & B Sharples)

Bittern 23113 R Farnes Bittern 230113 R Farnes

Bittern, Rod Farnes.

Marazion: 22 Sanderling on the beach. (D Parker)

Helston boating lake: 1 juv Whooper Swan, 12 Mute Swan. 13 Shoveler, 31 Tufted Duck and the aythya hybrid. (D Parker)

Helston sewerage works: 3 Siberian Chiffchaff, c25 Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest and 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Parker)

Feock: 9 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Common Sandpiper and 7+ Red-breasted Merganser at Loe Beach. (D Jenkins)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1w Iceland Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull (ad & 1w), 2 adult “argentatus” Herring Gull, 4 Med Gull (3 ad & 1 2w) and 1 Goosander. Common Tern still around Carnsew Basin. (C Moore, M Elliot, L Williams, T Maguire & D Parker)

Carbis Bay: 1 female Eider, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver and 4 Common Scoter(C Moore & M Elliot)

Treen Common: 12 Snow Buntings, 16 Lapland Buntings, 1 Woodcock. (C Moore, M Elliot, R Farnes & A Mckechnie)

Snow Bunting 23113 C Moore Lapland Bunting 23113 C Moore

Snow Bunting and Lapland Bunting, Colin Moore.

Snow Bunting 23113 R Farnes Lapland Bunting  23113 R Farnes

Snow Bunting and Lapland Bunting, Rod Farnes.

Lapland 23113 A MckechnieLapland Bunting, Alex Mckechnie.

Chykembro Common: 8 Yellowhammers and 10 Reed Buntings. (F Hull & B Dodd)

Ponsanooth sewerage works: 30 Chiffchaff and 6 Firecrest. (M Grantham)

Gwennap sewerage works: 35 Chiffchaff, including three Siberian Chiffchaff, and two Yellow-browed Warblers. (M Grantham)

Bude Marshes: Drake Green-winged Teal in field above Rodds Bridge, also the 4 Pink-footed Geese and 1 White-fronted Goose in the morning and the Green-winged Teal still showing well at 15:00 with Common Teal and Mallard. (A Davey & H Kendall)

Green-winged Teal Bude 23rd Jan 2013 Adrian DaveyGreen-winged Teal, Adrian Davey.

Stithians Reservoir: 1w drake Long tailed Duck, 1m 1f Goldeneye, Tufted Ducks, Pochards, Shovelers, Wigeon and Canada Geese from the southern causeway plus 1+ Water Rail, 2m 2f Reed Bunting, Sparrowhawk, 5 Shoveler (2m, 2f & 1 eclipse m) in the southern cut off and a flock of c100 Lapwing flew over road but did not land. (D Jenkins)

Camel Estuary between Wadebridge and Tregunna bridge: c40 Bar-tailed Godwit, 10  Blackbird, c200  Black-headed Gull, c35  Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Black Swan, 8 Blue Tit, 2 Bullfinch,  8 Buzzard, c350 Canada Goose, c50 Carrion Crow, 15 Chaffinch, 2 Collared Dove, c20 Cormorant, c150 Curlew, c2000  Dunlin, 7 Dunnock, c150 Golden Plover, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Goldfinch, 5 Goosander, c70 Great Black Backed Gull, 2 Great Tit, 1 Greenfinch, 3  Greenshank, 1 Green woodpecker, 2 Grey Heron, c150 Grey Plover, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Greylag Goose, 30 Herring Gull, 5 House Sparrow, 20 Jackdaw, 1 Knot, c500 Lapwing, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 20 Little Egret, 10 Little Grebe, 8   Magpie, 10 Mallard, 1 Meadow Pipit, c40 Mute Swan, c300 Oystercatcher, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 2  Pied Wagtail, 15 Raven, 8 Red-legged Partridge, c400 Redshank, c40 Redwing, 1 Reed Bunting, c150 Ringed Plover, 3 Robin, c30 Rook, 6 Shelduck, 1 Snipe, 5 Song Thrush, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Spotted Redshank, c2000  Starling, 1 Water Rail, c30 Wood Pigeon and 7  Wren. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk per C Travis)

Padstow area: 111 Cormorant, 2 Shag, 12 Razorbill, 176 Herring Gull, 52 Black-headed Gull, 125 Great Black-backed Gull, 12 Common Gull, 6 Turnstone, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Shelduck, 49 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Little Egret, 20 Oystercatcher, 6 Goosander, 1 Dunnock. (D Julian & P Barlow)

Crugmeer: 5 Lapland Buntings, 650 Chaffinch, 280 Linnet, 25 Yellowhammer, 10 Reed Bunting, 580 Woodpigeon, 35 Stock Dove, 600 Jackdaw, 400 Rook, 230 Skylark, 1 Buzzard, 2 Merlin, 1 female Sparrowhawk, 800 Starling, 1 1w Mediterranean Gull, 18 Corn Bunting,and a Brambling. (D Julian)

Rosennanon Downs: 15+ Lapland Bunting, 2 Corn Bunting and 300+ Reed Bunting in the morning. (C Selway)

Kynance Cove: 1 female Black Redstart. (K Dalziel)

Lizard Downs, Kynance: Short-eared Owl. (K Dalziel)

Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth: Med Gull feeding in the surf and 1 Slavonian Grebe out in the bay. (D Chaney)

College Reservoir: 10 Mute Swan, 24+ Tufted Duck, 4 Teal, 4 Gadwall, 143 Wigeon, 2 Mallard, 6 Goldeneye (2m), 3 Grey Heron, 15 Cormorant, 8+ Moorhen, 61 Coot, Water Rail, Little Grebe, Snipe, 19 Herring Gull, 2 GBB Gull, 2 BH Gull, Sparrowhawk, Chiffchaff, Redwings and 7 Long-tailed Tit. (D Chaney)

Argal Reservoir: 1 Great Crested Grebe. (D Chaney)

Treverva: 1 Firecrest to the west of Treverva. (D Chaney)

Helston: 3 Firecrests on the track to Lower Nansloe. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Newlyn: Black-necked Grebe still in the harbour.

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 drake Scaup still.

Men-an-Tol: 4 Short-eared Owls in the evening.

Loveny Reserve, Colliford Lake: Ad drake Lesser Scaup still.

Tuesday 22 January 2013

Late News 21/01 Churchtown St Levan: Water Rail in a private garden for the last 2 days, still present 22/01. (J Kersley)

Water Rail 1 Jonathan Kersley SW 3722 21113 Water Rail 2 Jonathan Kersley SW 3722 21113 Water Rail 3 Jonathan Kersley SW 3722 21113
 Water Rail 4 Jonathan Kersley SW 3722 21113  Water Rail 5 Jonathan Kersley SW 3722 22113  Water Rail 6 Jonathan Kersley SW3722 22113

Late News 21/01 Bude: 1w Ring-billed Gull on Bude Canal. (C Selway)

Ring-billed Gull 21113 C SelwayMarazion Marsh RSPB: 7 Mute Swan (including 4 juv), 23 Mallard, 44 Teal, 7 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Bittern, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Water Rail, 21 Moorhen, 1 Coot, c20 Snipe, 28 Curlew over, 1 Stonechat and 1 Chiffchaff. (D Parker)

Marazion: 32 Sanderling, 12 Turnstone, 4 Curlew, 3 Oystercatcher and a Stonechat on the beach. (D Parker)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Mute Swan, 1 Greylag Goose, 151 Canada Geese, 3 hybrid geese, 12 Mallard, 8 Gadwall, 4 Wigeon, 1 drake Scaup, 13 Tufted Duck,1 Coot, 2 Moorhen and 2 Cormorant. (D Parker)

Newlyn: Slavonian Grebe at Sandy Cove. (P St Pierre) Black-necked Grebe in the harbour.

Penzance: Drake Eider, 6 Common Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver and ad Med Gull at Tolcarne. (P St Pierre & F Hull)

Treen/Chykembro Common: 15 Snow Bunting, 8 Lapland Bunting, 12 Yellowhammer, c60 Reed Bunting, 1 male Brambling, c40 Chaffinch, c8 Greenfinch, 10 Skylark, pair Merlin (successfully hunting a Reed Bunting), 1 male Hen Harrier, 1 Pheasant and 3 Snipe. (D Parker & P St Pierre)

Bodrifty: Male Merlin. (P St Pierre)

Nanquidno: 1 Jack Snipe and 1 female Merlin. (C Moore)

Helston: Juv Whooper Swan still present at the boating lake with 12 Mute Swan, 11 Shoveler and 17 Moorhen. (K White, T Blunden & G Adams)

Bude Marsh 10:00 – 11:00: The Drake Green-winged Teal arrived at 10:15 in the field above Rodds bridge viewed from the minor road and the cycle path also 40 Teal, 100+ Canada, 3 Snipe, 3 Heron, 1 Little Egret, 14 Curlew, 2 Kestrel (m & f), 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Water Rail and 2 Mistle Thrush. (R Mudge)

Lower Tamar Lake 12:30: 18 Goosander, 6 Tufted Duck (4m & 2f), 60 Mallard, 25 Teal, 3 Little Grebe, 3 Heron, 1 Jay and 1 Mute Swan. (R Mudge)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1w Iceland Gull on Lelant Water, Common Tern still around Carnsew Basin. (T Maguire & D Parker) Also Common Sandpiper in Hayle harbour.

Common Tern 20113 B Sharples Common Tern Bob Sharples

Common Tern taken on Sunday 20th Jan, Bob Sharples.

Lelant: c100,000 Starlings roosting in conifers at Wyevale Garden Centre. (D Parker)

Tehidy: 1 Firecrest in Tehidy Woods. (P Dinning)

Firecrest Tehidy Woods 22nd Jan 13 P Dinning Firecrest Tehidy Woods 22nd Jan 2013 P Dinning

Pool: Black Redstart at Taylors Shaft Engine House in Pool. (P Dinning)

Camborne: 10 Bullfinches (5m & 5f) and a pair of Blackcap in a private garden. (P Dinning)

Falmouth, Gyllyngvase Beach: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Razorbill, 1 Med Gull, 6 Ringed Plover, 8 Turnstone, 9 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Egret and 1 Curlew. (J St Ledger & D Chaney)

Great Northern Diver Falmouth 22nd Jan 2013 J St Ledger Ringed Plover Falmouth Gylly Beach 22nd Jan 2013 J St Ledger

Carrick Roads: 20 Black-necked Grebes, 2 probable Great Northern Diver, 7 Red-breasted Merganser viewed from the dock viewpoint, Pendennis. (D Chaney)

Falmouth, Pendennis: 2 Purple Sandpipers also 2+ Whimbrel flew north. (D Chaney)

Falmouth, Castle Beach: Med Gull, male Black Redstart (by the toilet block), Curlew, Little Egret and Guillemot. (D Chaney)

Falmouth: Firecrest in front garden in Marlborough Avenue. (S Perfect)

Treraven Meadows: Water Pipit and Green Sandpiper in the morning. (D Julian)

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

Kenidjack: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff at the sewerage works.

Stithians Reservoir: 1w drake Long-tailed Duck still north of the southern causeway.

Sennen: 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs at Brew sewerage works.

Monday 21 January 2013

Late News 20/01 Helston sewage works: Photos of Siberian Chiffchaff. (S Bury)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 8 Mute Swan (including 4 juv), 17 Mallard, 27 Teal, 5 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 2+ Bittern (1 10:15, 2 15:30 & 1 17:05), 5 Grey Heron, 2+ Water Rail, 21 Moorhen, 1 Coot, c25 Snipe, c45 Curlew over, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Stonechat, 1 Cetti’s Warbler and 1 Chiffchaff. (D Parker, L Best, S Cox, D Flumm & R Hosken)

Treen/Chykembro Common: c15 Lapland Bunting, 4+ Yellowhammer, Brambling, c100 Reed Bunting, 1 Woodcock, 12 Fieldfare, 1 Kestrel and 1 Sparrowhawk mid day. c20 Lapland Buntings, c20 Snow Buntings and a Hen Harrier still in the afternoon. (P St Pierre et al.)

Marazion: 2 Great Northern Divers offshore. (C Barnard)

Helston: Juv Whooper Swan present in the morning but flew off. (per S Cox) Siberian Chiffchaff still at the sewerage works.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Common Tern Copperhouse Creek at 12:10, still present in Carnsew Basin late afternoon. (D Flumm & S Cox) 4 Goosander on the estuary in the morning. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Godrevy: 1 unringed Chough at 10:15. (B Toms)

Bude Marshes: 1 drake Green-winged Teal, 4 Pink-footed Geese, 1 White-fronted Goose, 100+ Canada Geese, 30 Curlew and 30 Teal below Rodds Bridge viewed from the cycle path at 10:30. (R Mudge) Also drake Green-winged Teal present from 14:10 to 14:25 seen close, both sides of minor road. (B Craven)

Green-winged Teal, Rod Mudge.

Lower Tamar Lake: 14 Goosander, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 40 Mallard, 10 Teal, 1 Mute Swan, 20 Redwing, 3 Grey Heron, 1 female Goldeneye. (R Mudge)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Drake Scaup and 8 Gadwall. (C Moore)

St Ives Bay: 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Little Egret, 5 Red-throated Diver, 1 Eider, 5 Oystercatcher, 4 Cormorant, 100’s Razorbills and 100’s Gannets from 13:00-16:00. Also 4 Bottlenose Dolphins from 15:15-15:55. (S Butler-Crowdy & T Donohue)

Carnon Downs STW: 46 Chiffchaffs caught, including four ‘classic’ tristis and three  slightly more olive-coloured. Ringed birds included six ringed at Carnon Downs last winter, one ringed in Kent in October 2012 and a tristis ringed near Penryn in December 2012. In total, the site held 65+ Chiffchaffs, including at least 12 Siberian Chiffchaffs, 5 Firecrest and 40+ Goldcrest. (M Grantham)

St Austell: A Starling trapped this morning had previously been ringed in Russia. (M Grantham)

Widemouth Bay: At least 25 Red-throated Divers off the point mid afternoon. (B Craven)

Falmouth: 4 Slavonian Grebe (3 off Pendennis, 1 off Gyllyngvase) with 1 Little Egret and 20+ Turnstone Swanpool Point. (D Chaney)

Sladesbridge: Drake Scaup on Clapper Pools in the morning. (P Floyd-Spong)

Rosenannon Downs: 1 third year male Hen Harrier, 1 Merlin, 19 Lapland Bunting  6 Pheasant, 1 Buzzard, 140 Reed Bunting, 5 Chaffinch, 6 Herring Gull, 22 Yellowhammer, 3 Fieldfare, 4800 Starling flew east, 6 Redwing, 4 Blackbird, 16 Carrion Crow, 66 Meadow Pipit, 4 Woodcock, 6 Snipe, 4 Jackdaw, 5 Magpie, 1 Linnet, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Dunnock, 14 Rook, 2 Wren, 1 Stonechat. (D Julian & C Selway)

Penzance: 18 Purple Sandpipers at Jubilee Pool at high tide and a Firecrest in a private garden. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Newlyn: Black-necked Grebe still in the harbour. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

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

Kenidjack: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff at the sewerage works.

Loveny Reserve, Colliford Lake: Ad drake Lesser Scaup still.

St Clement: 1 Spotted Redshank.

Truro: 1 Firecrest and 1 Black Redstart at Treliske.

Carrick Roads: 1 Sandwich Tern towards Loe Beach, 3 Black-necked Grebes at Mylor Churchtown and 1 Slavonian Grebe at Mylor harbour.

Stithians Reservoir: Long-tailed Duck still north of the southern causeway.

Sunday 20 January 2013

Late News 19/01 Hell’s Mouth: 88 Fulmar, 10+ Gannet, 5 Cormorant, 18 Shag, 96 Herring Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Magpie, 75 Jackdaw, 2 Raven, 2 Wren, 1 Robin, 1 Stonechat and 1 Rock Pipit. (S Taylor)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan (including 4 juv), 11 Mallard, 29 Teal, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 3+ Bittern, 5 Grey Heron, 2 Water Rail, 18 Moorhen, 1 Coot, c25 Snipe, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Dunlin, 1 Stonechat, 6 Long-tailed Tit and 1 Chiffchaff. (D Parker, L Proctor, S Rogers, K Hambly- Staite & S Cox)

Newlyn: Black-necked Grebe still in the harbour and 2 Black Redstarts (m &f). (L Proctor & S Cox)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Summer plumaged Common Tern at the east end of Carnsew Basin, plus 4 Goosanders (brownheads), 11 Grey Plover, 20+ Ringed Plover and 5 Bar-tailed Godwit. (D Eva & K Hambly- Staite)

Bude Marshes: 4 Pink-footed Geese, 1 White-fronted Goose, 1 Barnacle Goose, 1 Little Egret, 40 Curlew, 150+ Canada Geese, 1 Mistle Thrush and 1 Water Rail at Petherick Mill. (R Mudge)

Men-an-Tol: 1 male Hen Harrier, 3 Short-eared Owls, c80 Fieldfare and 1 Woodcock late afternnon. (D Parker & J Swann)

Amalveor: 2 Dartford Warblers c20 Fieldfare and 1 Snipe. (R Menari)

Bartinney: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier in the evening. (M Ahmad)

United Downs, Wheal Maid: 2 Firecrest, 1 Raven, 4 Goldcrest, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 8 Fieldfare, 2 Blue Tit and 1 Dunnock. (W Chegwidden)

Helston, Loe Pool: 60+ Pochard  (in 2 flocks), 1 Great crested Grebe and 1 Raven flew over. (D Jenkins)

Helston boating lake: Whooper Swan still present and 6 Shoveler. (D Jenkins, D Eva, K Hambly- Staite, S Bury, M Grantham, K Jones F Hull, B Dodd & T Walters)

Whooper Swan on the boating pool, Helston, Kate Jones.

Helston sewage works: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff and 2+ Firecrests. 13 Chiffchaff ringed in the morning, including at least 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. Probably 20+ Chiffchaff on site including 2-3 Siberian Chiffchaff.(D Eva, S Bury, M Grantham, F Hull & B Dodd)

Carnon Downs: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 40+ Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Reed Bunting at the sewage works. (G Adams)

Penzance: 2 Purple Sandpipers at Jubilee Pool and drake Eider off the bus station. (S Cox, F Hull & B Dodd)

Marazion: A large raft of Cormorants and Shags fishing and all three Divers and a Slavonian Grebe were also present east of St Michaels Mount. (S Cox)

Falmouth: 3 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 2w Med Gull, 2 Whimbrel, 3 Razorbill and 2 Guillemot, between Pendennis Point & Castle Beach. (J St Ledger)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, 3 Teal, 4 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 1 Buzzard, 1 Water Rail, 1 Moorhen, 12 Coot, 15 Lapwing, 1 Black-headed Gull, 2 Wood Pigeon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Magpie, 2 Jay, 1 Raven, 4 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Starling, 4 Blackbird, 3 Robin, 4 Dunnock, 3 House Sparrow, 30 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 15 Goldfinch and 5 Reed Bunting. (S Taylor & M Grantham)

Hell’s Mouth: 74 Fulmar, 1 Cormorant, 38 Shag, 1 Oystercatcher, 47 Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 15 Jackdaw, 1 Raven, 1 Dunnock and 1 Rock Pipit. (S Taylor)

St Ives Bay: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Red-throated Divers, 1 Fulmar, 1 Eider, 100’s Razorbills and 1 Mediterranean Gull from 09:00-16:00. Also 5 Bottlenose Dolphins from 11:50-12:45 and 6 Bottlenose Dolphins from 13:00-14:30. (S Butler-Crowdy, D Murphy & T Donohue)

St Clether: 2 Marsh Tit at holy well. (C Moore)

Bude Marshes: Drake Green-winged Teal at Rodd’s Bridge. (P Barlow)

Rosenannon Downs: Male Hen Harrier late afternnon. (R Davey)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 1 Kingfisher, 7 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Oystercatcher and 2 Greenshank at high tide, plus 100+ Redwing in the pony field and a flock of 25+ Stock Dove in the area. (D Chaney)

St Clement: Spotted Redshank at 13:30.

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

Kenidjack: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff at the sewerage works.

Carrick Roads: 19 Black-necked Grebes off Restronguet weir.

Maenporth: 2 Velvet Scoters (1 male) off the eastern coast path but distant.

Connor Downs: Turtle Dove still in a private garden.

Saltash: 3 Spoonbills off Churchtown Farm.

Trevose Head: 10 Lapland Buntings in stubble fields by the white house. Please keep to public rights of way.

Siblyback Lake: Female Ring-necked Duck on the NE side.

Loveny Reserve, Colliford Lake: Ad drake Lesser Scaup still.

Saturday 19 January 2013

Late News 18/01 Helston: Whooper Swan on Helston boating lake. (P Dinning)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan (including 4 juv), 6 Mallard, 23 Teal, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Water Rail, 16 Moorhen, 1 Coot, c20 Snipe, 1 Stonechat and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker) Bittern flew from Longrock pool to Marazion main marsh at 10:40. (M & T Hasdell) 2 Bitterns reported.

Penzance: Male Black Redstart on the rocks at the bottom of Chyandour, drake Eider, 2 Great Northern Divers and Guillemot offshore.(D Parker) Probable Pacific Diver late afternoon but distant. (M Elliot)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: A Common Tern at west end of Copperhouse Creek viewed from Philp’s Pasties 12:00 – 12:45 at least, also getting on Carnsew Pool, also Black Swan on Copperhouse Creek. (P Smale & J Swift)

Marazion: Tawny Owl calling early evening. (D Parker) Probable Black-throated Diver offshore.

Connor Downs: The Turtle Dove still around in the morning at a private garden, although it has been spooked and bullied a bit by local Collared Doves! (L Spence)

Bude Marsh: 150+ Canada, 4 Pink-Footed Goose, 1 White-fronted Goose, 1 Barnacle Goose, 50 Teal, 35 Curlew and 2 Grey Heron, also 23 Oystercatcher and 42 Lapwing on the rugby pitch. (R Mudge)

St Ives Bay: 3 Balearic Shearwaters, 3 Red-throated Divers, 2 Fulmar, 1 Eider, 12 Turnstone, 16+ Cormorants, 100’s Razorbills and 8 Oystercatcher from 08:30-16:00. Also 6+ Bottlenose dolphins (1240-1310) playing energetically on north side of Island ranging between 50 m and further offshore. 5 Bottlenose (1515-1605) swimming sluggishly 200 m off watchpoint, headed out into centre of bay, turned back towards us and swam out past the NCI headland. (S Butler-Crowdy, C Dale, T Donohue & P Anstey)

Helston: Whooper Swan still at the Helston boating lake in the morning amongst many Mute Swans. (R Farnes)

Newlyn:  Great Northern Diver still in harbour. Tagged Dolphin/Porpoise carcass on slipway near RNLI shed. (S Maycock) Also Black-necked Grebe still present and Black Redstart at Sandy Cove.

Drift Reservoir (members only): c50 Canada Geese in the fields with 1 Greylag and 1 hybrid. (S Maycock)

Pentewan Sands: 2 Black Redstart (m & f). (D Wright)

Helston Sewage Works: 12 Chiffchaff and 1 Firecrest. (D Wright)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 3 Shoveler still present. (F Hull)

Stithians Reservoir: 9 Goldeneye including 3 drakes, 6 Shoveler, 13 Pochard, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 46 Tufted Duck, 6 Teal, 8 Coot, 2 Wigeon, 3 Cormorant, 2 Mallard, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, single Common Gull, Pied Wagtail, Water Rail, Snipe and Song Thrush from the Stuart Hutchings hide. 2 Chiffchaffs working along the Willows opposite the hide were possibly the Siberian Chiffchaffs reported from the cut-off, but were too distant to call. (G Adams)

Bosigran Farm: 1 Barn Owl 3km SW of Zennor at Bosigran Farm. (L Scambler)

Dunveth Road, Wadebridge: 1 Tawny Owl. (D Julian)

Rosenannon Downs: 1 male Hen Harrier. (P Barlow & R Davey, per D Julian)

Kenidjack: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff and 1 Firecrest at the sewerage works.

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

Carbis Bay: Probable Arctic Tern at mid day.

Gannel Estuary: Dark-bellied Brent Goose still off the car park.

Feock: 8 Black-necked Grebes off Loe Beach.

Friday 18 January 2013

Late News 17/01 Looe: Iceland Gull on fish market roof.

Late News 17/01 Falmouth Bay: Slavonian Grebe and Black-throated Diver.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan (including 2 juv), 4 Mallard, 19 Teal, 3+ Little Grebe, 1+ Cormorant, 2+ Bittern (1 in morning & 2 at mid day), 1+ Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 2+ Water Rail, 21 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 1 Sparrowhawk (killing a snipe, photos here), 3 Oystercatcher, c50 Snipe, 1 Stonechat and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. Also 1+ Stoat stalking Rabbits. (D Parker, B Sharples, A Mackechnie & F Hull)

Marazion: 43 Sanderling and 2 Stonechat on the beach. (D Parker)

Predannack: 5 Lapland Bunting,  male Hen Harrier and 400+ Golden Plover near Predannack Wollas. (S Bury)

St Ives Bay: 3 Balearic Shearwaters (feeding in bay), 3 Red Throated Divers, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Fulmar, 1 Eider, 3 Turnstone, 10+ Cormorants, 2 Guillemots, 1,000’s Razorbills and 1 Oystercatcher from 09:00-16:00. Also 4 Bottlenose Dolphins (09:15) 200 m off watchpoint and 2 Grey Seals. (S Butler-Crowdy, T Donohue & P Anstey)

Penzance: 1 Black Redstart on rocks below the railway station. (F Hull)

Newlyn: Black-necked Grebe and Great Northern Diver in the harbour, plus 1 ad Med Gull and Black Redstart in Sandy Cove. (S Maycock & A Mackechnie)

Stithians Reservoir: 1w drake Long-tailed Duck, 1 Wigeon, 2 Teal, 2 Mallard, 65 Tufted Duck,1 Little Grebe, 8 Goldeneye ( 2 drakes), 10 Shoveler, 1 Buzzard, 2 Water Rail, 2 Moorhen, 6 Coot, 1 Wood Pigeon, 1 Magpie, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Wren, 3 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Redwing, 1 Robin, 2 Chiffchaff,  8+ Reed Bunting and 1 male Sparrowhawk. (S Taylor, J St Ledger & J Turner)

Falmouth: 3 Blackcap (2 male, 1 female), 2 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Robin, numerous Dunnock and 40+ House Sparrow in a private garden. (J & J St Ledger)

Looe: 3 Sanderling on rocks, 4 Med Gull, 12 Slavonian Grebe and 4 Great Northern Diver at Hannafore Point. (M Beer)

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

Kenidjack: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff and 1 Firecrest at the sewerage works.

Portscatho: Long-tailed Duck, 2 Black-throated Divers and 1 Slavonian Grebe.

Carrick Roads: 21 Black-necked Grebes off Feock.

St Johns: Drake Green-winged Teal at St John’s Lake in the creek by the sewerage outfall.

Carbis Bay: Slavonian Grebe at 10:00.