Friday 24th January 2014

Gwithian: 1 Glaucous Gull. (R Hollis)

St Ives: 2 1w Glaucous Gull, 1 1w Iceland Gull, 24 Med Gull and 5 Great Northern Diver at Porthgwidden. (V Stratton – photos)

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Mousehole: 2 Razorbill and 1 Harbour Porpoise. (S Maycock – photo)

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Trenow Cove: 2 Long-tailed Duck, 3 Red-throted Diver and 8 Black-throated Diver. (A Mckechnie – photo)

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Bude Marsh: 1m Green-winged Teal, 1m Pintail, c60 Mallard and c200 Lapwing. (RC Mudge)

Falmouth Bay: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 3 Great Northern Diver, 3 Guillemot and 6 Gannet. (D Chaney)

Penzance: 3 Black Redstart near stationstill.

Carnsew Basin: 1 Black-throated Diver and 1 Great Northern Diver.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe.

MJS

 

 

Thursday 23rd January 2014

Late news 22/1 Lelant: 1 leucistic Robin. (J Hawkey, K Dalziel – photo)

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Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Bittern, 2 Little Egret, 7 Grey Heron, 3 Little Grebe, 4 Mute Swan, 3 Canada Goose, 1 hybrid goose, 26 Mallard, 59 Teal, 2 Buzzard, c80 Snipe,1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 2 Stonechat,1 Chiffchaff and 2 Goldcrest. (DS Flumm, DK Parker)

Swanpool: 1 ad Glaucous Gull. (R Hollis – photo)

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Swanpool Bay: 1 Black-throated Diver, 7 Great Northern Diver, 31+ diver spa, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 5 Razorbill, 1 Guillemot and 5+ Gannet. (D Chaney)

Trenow Cove: 2 Long-tailed Duck. (P&H Taylor)

Top Tieb: 1 Black Redstart. (P&H Taylor)

Tregony: 1 Glossy Ibis still.

Dozmary Pool: 1m Lesser Scaup still.

Sennen Cove: 1 juv Glaucous Gull.

Stithians Reservoir:  1m Goldeneye, 1 Slavonian Grebe and 1 Reed Bunting. (R Farnes – photos)

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Carbis Bay: 2 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Norhern Diver and 1 Fulmar. (B Toms)

Falmouth Bay: 1 Black Guillemot and 4 Great Northern Diver.

Carrick Roads: 2 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 45 Black-necked Grebe and 1 Whimbrel from Mylor Churchtown.

Carnsew Basin: 1 Black-throated Diver and 1 Great Northern Diver.

MJS

 

Wednesday 22nd January 2014

Bude Marsh: 1m Green-winged Teal and 1m Pintail. (RC Mudge)

Marazion Marsh RSPB:  2 Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 7 Grey Heron, 3 Canada Geese, 1 hybrid goose, 4 Mute Swan, 97 Teal, 18 Mallard, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Stonechat, 7 Snipe, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel, 5 Buzzard, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Goldcrest. (DS Flumm, DK Parker, R Farnes – photos)

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Chyandour, Penzance: 1m Eider, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit and 1 Black Redstart. (DS Flumm, R Farnes – photo)

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Marazion Beach: 8 Great Northern Diver. (P&H Taylor)

St Ives: 1 Glaucous Gull. (P Semmens – photo)

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Gwennap Sewage Works: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still.

Stithians Reservoir: 5 Goldeneye (3 drakes, 2 fem), 27 Black-headed Gull, 42 Canada Goose, 7 Tufted Duck, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 11 Wood Pigeon, 2 Cormorant, 14+ Herring Gull, 4 Little Grebe, 5 Mallard, 4+ Coot, 5 Wigeon, 3 Pochard and 1 Great Crested Grebe from Stuart Hutchings Hide. 2+ Reed Bunting, Blue Tits, Great Tits, Chaffinch, 3 Coot, Robin, House Sparrows, Greenfinch, 1 Moorhen and Dunnock by feeders at Southern cut-off hide. Also 2 Pintail (m&f) & 2 Gadwall. (D King – photos) 

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Mousehole: 3 Great Northern Diver, 2 Razorbill, 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Black Redstart. (S Maycock – photos)

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Swanpool: 2 Med Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail plus numerous Coot, Moorhen, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Tufted Duck, Wood Pigeon, Robin, Song Thrush & Blackbird. (D King)

 Swanpool Beach: 1 Black-throated Diver and 10 Great Northern Diver.

Penryn: 1 Merlin. (S Perfect)

Nanquidno: 1 Green Woodpecker and 1 Green Sandpiper at the pool. (C Moore)

Tregiffian: 2 Snow Bunting. (C Moore)

Trenow Cove: 3 Black-throated Diver and 3 Red-throated Diver plus 1 Whimbrel heard. (P&H Taylor) Also 12 Chiffchaff, one showing characteristics of Eastern race. (J Hawkey, K Dalziel) 2 Long-tailed Duck reported still.

Keveral Beach near Seaton: 10 Red-throated Divers, 1 Shag, 1 Cormorant and 1 Razorbill. (D Spooner)

St Matthews Hill, Wadebridge: 1 partial albino Starling in a small flock. (P Spong)

Newlyn Harbour: 3 Black-throated Diver and 3 Great Northern Diver still.

Carnsew Basin: 2 Great Northern Diver.

Camel Estuary Trail, Wadebridge to Tregunna Bridge: 15 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Blackbird, c250 Black-headed Gull, 40 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Blue Tit, 1f Bullfinch, 6 Buzzard, 70 Canada Goose, c100 Carrion Crow, 6 Chaffinch, 2 Collared Dove, 15 Common Gull, 4 Cormorant, c250 Curlew, c500 Dunlin, 2 Dunnock, c3500 Golden Plover, 12 Goldfinch, 3 Goosander, c50 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Tit, 1 Greenfinch, 2 Greenshank, 8 Grey Heron, 30 Grey Plover, 2 Grey Wagtail, c200 Herring Gull, 12 House Sparrow, c100 Jackdaw, 1 Kingfisher, c1500 Lapwing, 40 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 10 Little Egret, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 12 Magpie, 20 Mallard, 2 Meadow Pipit, 30 Mute Swan, c70 Oystercatcher, 1 Peregrine, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Raven, c500 Redshank, 40 Ringed Plover, 1 Robin, c50 Rook, 50 Shelduck, 9 Snipe, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Spotted Redshank, c500 Starling, 1 Teal, 1 Turnstone, 1 Water Rail, 1 Whooper Swan, 35 Wigeon, c50 Wood Pigeon and 2 Wren. (The “Martin Cutland” Wednesday Wildlife Walk, per C Travis)

MJS

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 21st January 2014

Old Lizard Head: 1 Grey Partridge. (T Blunden, MJ Spicer)

Bude Marsh: 1m Green-wing Teal, 1m Pintail, 1 Buzzard, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Bullfinch. (RC Mudge)

Mylor Churchtown to Penarrow Point: 2 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Razorbill, 1 Sandwich Tern, 2 Common Gull, 2 Kittiwake, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Whimbrel, 5 Redshank, 47 Turnstone, 11 Oystercatcher and 1 Curlew. (J St Ledger – photo)
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Dozmary Pool: 1m Lesser Scaup still, plus 4 Goldeneye, 3 Pochard, 14 Tufted Duck, 3 Teal and 2 Little Grebe. (DK Parker)

Colliford Lake: 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Crested Grebe and 1 Barnacle Goose in the Canada Geese flock. (DK Parker)

St. Ives: 34 Med Gulls off The Island/Porthgwidden Beach and a flock of 23 Med Gulls on Porthmeor Beach plus   12 Great Northern Divers in St Ives Bay. (V Stratton)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Bittern.

Mount’s Bay: 1 Black-throated Diver.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Black-throated Diver and 1 Great Northern Diver on Carnsew Basin. 1 Firecrest at Ryan’s Field.

MJS 

Monday 20th January 2014

Late news 19/1 Mousehole: 2 Glaucous Gull (juv and 2w) and 2 Iceland Gull (ad and juv) on St Clement’s island roost last night. (M Ahmad)

Late news 19/1 Marazion Beach: c25 Sanderling plus 1 Raven following a Herring Gull with a live fish. (P Martin – photos)

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Late news 19/1 St George’s Island, Looe: Sightings from the island during Cornwall Seal Group survey: 3 ad Grey seals, 1 overflying Skylark heading NW, 3 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Red-throated Diver, 3+ Great Northern Diver, (also 3 distant unidentified flying diver sp), 1m Eider, 1 Razorbill, 4 Guillemot, 1 distant Gannet, 33 Fulmar just off the island on the water (a good number more than breed here), many Great Black-backed gulls (one ad quite oiled underneath), many Herring Gulls, 2 Black-headed gull, 3 (poss 4) Water Rail – heard in 4 different parts of the island, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Curlew, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Egret, Cormorants, 22+ Shags, 3 Mallard,  1 m Sparrowhawk, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3 Goldfinch, 1 Song Thrush feeding on ivy berries, 3+ Blackbird high amongst ivy, 1 Woodpigeon, 5 Carrion Crow, Rock Pipit, 3+ Dunnock and many singing Wren. One large trawler several miles away to the SW, visible amidst a dramatic dense squawl of rain, with 100’s of seabirds like a white blizzard all around it. (R Hurrell)

Late news 19/1 Hannafore: 2 Little Egret and 18 Oystercatcher. (R Hurrell)

Dozmary Pool: 1m Lesser Scaup plus 3  Goldeneye. (MJ Spicer) Also 1 juv Iceland Gull briefly. (M Beer – photo)Iceland Gull

Millbrook Pool: 1 Egyptian Goose. (MJ Spicer)

Chyandour, Penzance: 1m Eider, 4 Black Redstart and 1 Grey Wagtail. (DS Flumm)

Pendower: 2 Chough (ringed). (L Taylor)

Trenow Cove: 1 juv Glaucous Gull, 2 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Red-throated Diver, 9 Black-throated Diver, 3 Great Northern Diver, c30 Razorbill, 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Sanderling, 8 Redshank, 21 Oystercatcher, 30 Curlew, c80 Shag and 10+ Chiffchaff. (DK Parker, R Menari)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1m Goosander, 6 Med Gulls (inc: 5 ad/w. 1x1st w) and 11 Ringed Plover. (J Hawkey). 1 Black-throated Diver and 2 Great Northern Diver on Carnsew Basin.

Drift Reservoir (members only): 4 Mute Swan, 102 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 1 hybrid goose, 2 Muscovy Duck, 67 Mallard, 2 Call Duck, 4 Wigeon, 33 Tufted Duck, 10 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 3 Buzzard, 61 Golden Plover, c300 Lapwing, 177 Black-headed Gull, 2w Med Gull, 3 Common Gull, 140 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull and 1 Mink. (DK Parker)

Tregony: 1 Glossy Ibis still.

Mousehole: 20+ Curlew, 1 Little Egret, 2 Razorbill and 1 Black Redstart. (S Maycock – photos except Glaucous Gull) Also 1 1w Glaucous Gull, 1 Med Gull and 2 great Northern Diver at St Clement’s island. (J St Ledger – Glaucous gull photo and P Semmens)

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Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1f Merlin. (NR Phillips)

Towan Head, Newquay: 4 Common Gull, 10+Kittiwake, 1 dead juvenile Dolphin, 30+Guillemot and 10+Razorbill. (D Mays – photos)

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Stithians Reservoir: 1 Water Rail, several Muscovy Duck, 3 Goldeneye and 1 Slavonian Grebe. (R Farnes – photos)

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St Erth / St Hilary: 1 Barn Owl. (I Webser)

Colliford Lake: 1 Great Northern Diver.

Torpoint: 2 Spoonbill off Wacker Quay.

Par Beach: 1 1w male Scaup.

Swanpool: 1 ad Med Gull. (S Perfect)

Swanpool Point: 2 ad Med Gull, 6 Ringed Plover, 6 Turnstone, 2 Little Egret and 2 Stonechat (S Perfect)

Old Lizard Head: 1 Grey Partridge. (T Blunden)

Roseannon: 1m Hen Harrier.

MJS

Sunday 19th January 2014

Late news 18/1 Rosudgeon: 1 Barn Owl and 1 Tawny Owl. (I Webster)

Trenow Cove: 2 Red-throated Diver, 9 Black-throated Diver, 6 Great Northern Diver, 2 Long-tailed Duck, 33 Razorbill, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 40 Sanderling and 36 Curlew. (I Webster)

Tregony: 1 Glossy Ibis. (D Eva)

Gerrans Bay: 12 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 9 Common Scoter and 2 Harbour Porpoise. (D Eva)

Caerhayes: 2 Grey Partridge and 10 Red-legged Partridge. (D Eva)

Sancreed: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier, 73 Golden Plover and 7 Snipe. (DS Flumm)

St Ives: 1 Mute Swan and 4 Great Northern Diver. (DS Flumm)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 33 Mallard, 40 Teal, 1 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 9 Moorhen, 1 Bittern, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, c70 Snipe, 53 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 18 Black-headed Gull, 2 Raven, 2 Stonechat, 2 Chiffchaff and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (DKParker, B Toms, S Maycock)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater:  3 Song Thrush singing and 1 pair Bullfinch. (B Toms)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Great Northern Diver, 5 Great-crested Grebe and 10 Wigeon plus 1000+ Lapwing with several Golden Plover towards Borthwick and Rough Tor. (B Craven)

Chyandour, Penzance: 1 juv Glaucous Gull. (NR Phillips) Also 1m Eider and 2 Black redstart. (P&H Taylor)

Wherrytown, Penzance: 71 Herring Gull, 42 Turnstone, 7 Great black-backed  Gull, 5 Black-headed Gull, 5 Mute Swan, 5 Common Scoter, 5 Purple Sandpiper, 4 Oystercatcher, 4 Shag,4 Great Northern Diver, 2 Cormorant and 1 Grey Heron. (R Menari)

Mousehole: 1 ad Iceland Gull and 2 (juv & 2w) Glaucous Gull, 1 Med Gull and 1 Grey Wagtail on St Clements plus 1 Little Egret and 1 Black Redstart. (P Semmens, S Maycock – photos)

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Long Rock Beach: 10 Sanderling. (S Maycock – photo)

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St Ives: 5 Great Northern Diver in the bay plus1 juv Iceland Gull on Porthmeor.  Also 5 Great Northern Diver and 1 Black-throated Diver in Carbis Bay. (P&H Taylor)

Bartinney: 1 Merlin. (C Moore, P&H Taylor)

Amalveor: 2 Hen Harriers (m & f) and 1 Kestrel. (R Menari)

Men-an-Tol: 11 Pheasant, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 1 Woodcock, 1 Golden Plover and 3 Stonechat. (DK Parker & JD Swann)

Upper Tamar Lake: c30 Goosander (18m 12f), c100 Canada Goose, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Stonechat 1m 1f and 3 Tufted Duck 2m 1f. (RC Mudge)

Lower Tamar Lake: 2 Wigeon and 5 Great-crested Grebe. (RC Mudge)

Dozmary Pool: 1m Lesser Scaup.

Torpoint: 8 Pale-bellied Brent Goose. (P Stidwell – photo)

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St Johns Sewage Works: 1-2 Yellow-browed Warbler and 6 Chiffchaff. (P Stidwell)

Millbrook: 1 Egyptian Goose and 1 Red-breasted Merganser. (P Stidwell – photo)
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River Lynher: 3 Spoonbill. (P Stidwell)

Swanpool: flock of 18 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Bonxie, 2 Med Gull and 2 Common Gull. (S Perfect)

Carnsew Basin: 2 Great Northern Diver and 1 Black-hroated Diver. (J St Ledger – photo)

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St George’s Island, Looe: Sightings from the island during Cornwall Seal Group survey: 3 ad Grey seals, 1 Skylark, 3 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Red-throated Diver, 3+ Great Northern Diver, (also 3 distant unidentified flying diver sp), 1 m Eider, 1 Razorbill, 4 Guillemot, 1 Gannet, 33 Fulmar, many Great Black-backed gulls (one ad quite oiled underneath), many Herring Gulls, 2 Black-headed gull, 3+ Water Rail, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Curlew, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Egret, Cormorants, 22+ Shags, 3 Mallard, 1 m Sparrowhawk, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3 Goldfinch, 1 Song Thrush, 3+ Blackbird, 1 Woodpigeon, 5 Carrion Crow, Rock pipits, 3+ Dunnock and many singing Wrens. One large trawler several miles away to the SW, visible amidst a dramatic dense squawl of rain, with 100’s of seabirds like a white blizzard all around it. (R Hurrell)

Hannafore: 2 Little Egret and 18 Oystercatchers.  (R Hurrell)

MJS

Saturday 18th January 2014

St Gothian Sands LNR: 2 Mute Swan plus 2 young, 2 Canada Goose, 5 Shelduck, 12 Mallard, 7 Wigeon, 26 Tufted Duck, 30 Pochard, 38 Teal, 2 Dabchick, 7 Curlew, 6 Snipe, 1 Jack Snipe, 69 Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 55 Black-headed Gull, 2 Moorhen, 1 Grey Wagtail and 3 Stonechat. (MJ Spicer)

Rosevidney: 1 Barn Owl at 18:30. (MJ Spicer)

Bass Point, The Lizard: 2 Little Auk, 2 Balearic Shearwater and all three diver spp past in the morning. (T Blunden)

Caerthillian: Richard’s Pipit still present this afternoon. (T Blunden)

College Reservoir: 2 Nuthatch, 4 Great-crested Grebe, 2 Goldeneye and 107 Wigeon. (D Eva)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 7 Goldeneye and 3 Pochard. (D Eva)

Chyandour, Penzance: 1m Eider and 4 Black Redstart. (J Hawkey)

Marazion Marsh RSPB:  4 Mute Swan, 25 Mallard, 29 Teal, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 7 Moorhen, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 1 Stonechat, 1 Cetti’s Warbler and 1 Chiffchaff. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 1 Tawny Owl calling this evening. (DK Parker)

Trenow Cove: 2 Great Northern Diver, 7 Black-throated Diver, 2 Red-throated Diver and 30+ auks (mostly Razorbills). (DK Parker)

Colliford Dam: 1 Great Northern Diver. (J Rance)

Bude Marsh: 2 Grey Heron, 1m Tufted Duck, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Pintail, 2 Snipe, 25 Oystercatcher and 3 Dunnock. (RC Mudge)

Maer: 15+ Curlew, 72 Wigeon, 5 Moorhen, c25 Lapwing and 61 Teal. (RC Mudge)

Gannel Estuary: 3 Med Gull. (S Rowe)

Towan Head: 3 Red-throated Diver and 1 Purple Sandpiper. (S Rowe)

Dozmary Pool: 1m Lesser Scaup.

Tregony: 1 Glossy Ibis.

Torpoint: 1ad Ring-billed Gull at Millbrook Pool.

Par Beach: 1 1w Scaup.

MJS