Wednesday 06 February 2013

Late News 05/02 Liskeard: 2 Waxwings in garden off Cherter Way.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 8 Mute Swan (including 4 juv), 4 Mallard, 28 Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 11 Moorhen, 1 Coot, c15 Snipe, and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

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

Swanpool: Adult Med Gull at lunchtime. (S Taylor)

Chyandour, Penzance: 4 Black Redstarts (2m & 2f) on foreshore boulders annex railway. (D Flumm & P St Pierre)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Black Swan + 2 Adult Yellow-legged Gulls on Lelant Water plus 2 Water Pipits still in Copperhouse Creek in the morning. (F Hull & B Dodd) Probable 3w Azorean Gull (form atlantis) at 17:30 before flying off SW, plus 2ad and a 2w Yellow-legged Gull. Also Common Sandpiper in Hayle harbour.

Camel Estuary: 10 Bar-tailed Godwit, 20 Blackbird, c500 Black-headed Gull, 30 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Black Swan, 4 Blue Tit, 3 Buzzard, 8 Canada Goose, 40 Carrion Crow, 20 Chaffinch, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Common Sandpiper, 50 Cormorant, c200 Curlew, c500 Dunlin, 10 Dunnock, 5 Goosander, c 40 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Greenfinch, 1 Greenshank, c30 Grey Plover, 1 Grey Wagtail, 30 Herring Gull, 20 House Sparrow, 10 Jackdaw, 1 Kestrel, c1000 Lapwing, 20 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Magpie, 20 Mallard, 2 Meadow Pipit, c30 Mute Swan, c500 Oystercatcher, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 4 Pied Wagtail, 1 Raven, 3 Red-legged Partridge, c500 Redshank, 6 Redwing, c 30 Ringed Plover, 20 Robin, 5 Rook, 12 Shelduck, 2 Snipe, 2 Song Thrush, c2000 Starling, 4 Teal, 1 Water Rail, 12 Wigeon, c20 Wood Pigeon and 4 Wren, all between Wadebridge and Tregunna bridge. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk per C Travis)

Falmouth: 2 Raven off Castle Beach and Whimbrel on Pendennis Point. (D Chaney)

College Reservoir: Bittern showing in the trees in the afternoon also 5 Goldeneye (1 male) and 5+ Little Grebe. (D Chaney)

Argal Reservoir: 2 Great Crested Grebes, 3 Tufted Ducks and 2 Mute Swan. Also a dead ringed Tawny Owl beside the path on the east side. (D Chaney)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: Female Red-breasted Merganser roosting, 3 Greenshank, 30+ Redshank, 5+ Little Grebe, 3 Little Egrets. The Little Egrets were earlier feeding in a cattle field a couple of miles inland along with c20 Black-headed Gulls. (D Chaney)

Wadebridge: 1 Firecrest in Coronation Park. (C Selway)

Pendeen Watch: Little Auk on the sea, 5 Balearic Shearwaters, 1 Great Skua and 1 Puffin past between 09:00 & 10:15.

Helston, Loe Pool: Drake Ring-necked Duck and female type Common Scoter still at the northern end.

St Ives: Little Auk past the Island at 15:00.

Newlyn: Black Redstart still at Sandy Cove.