Saturday 14th February 2015

College Reservoir: 2 Scaup, 2 Goldeneye, 29 Tufted Duck and 82 Wigeon. (D Eva)

St Erth: 1 Coal Tit visiting garden feeder. (MJ Spicer)

Gulval: 1 Little Bunting still. (MJ & JPR Spicer, B Field) also 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Peregrine (over). (J St Ledger)

Little Bunting video, John Chapple.

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BField_LittleBunting_140215Little Bunting, Brian Field

Penzance, town: 1 Black Redstart in North Parade. (D Chadwick) Battery Rocks: 1 Purple Sandpiper roosting at high tide. (T Mills) Promenade: 1 Great Northern Diver and 1 Grey Seal. (T Mills)

Newlyn Harbour: c20 Turnstone and just outside harbour 1 possible 3w American Herring Gull. (T Mills)

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Possible 2w or 3w American Herring Gull


Tony Mills

Chun Downs Nature Reserve:
1 m Hen Harrier. (S Williams)

Mount’s Bay: 1 Black-throated Diver, 3 Great Northern Diver and 5 Sanderling from Longrock carpark. (J St Ledger) plus 2 (m+f) Eider. (T Mills)

Windmill Farm:  1 f Marsh Harrier and 1 Peacock butterfly. (D Wright)

Men-An-Tol: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier at 17:55, plus 1 Dartford Warbler and 40 Fieldfare. (MJ & JPR Spicer)

Camborne: A mini murmuration of around 1000 starlings over the town this week at dusk. The starlings are gathering in the Eastern Lane / Aneray Rd area either prior to or going to roost. (D King)

Newquay, Gannel Estuary: 2 f American Wigeon, 46 Wigeon, 144 Black-headed Gull and 1 Mediterranean Gull. (S Rowe)

Porth Reservoir: 15 Canada Goose, c30 Mallard, 5 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 14 Common Gull and 130 Black-headed Gull. (S Rowe)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 8 Mute Swan including 2 young, 2 Canada Geese, 2 hybrid geese, 11 Mallard, 1 f Gadwall, 24 Teal, 2 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 9 Grey Heron, 1 Bittern, 5 Little Grebe, 25 Moorhen, 8 Snipe, 3+ Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti’s Warbler and 3 Stonechat. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 1w Mediterranean Gull offshore. (DK Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings:  1 2w Yellow-legged Gull and ‘only’ 640 Lesser Black-backed Gull. Plus 2 Firecrest in hedge by Lelant Saltings station. (M Elliott)

Saltash: Drake American Wigeon again. (G Prescott)

Maenporth: 1 m King Eider again, 1 Eider, 1 Peregrine, 4 Mediterranean Gull and 50+ Black-headed Gull. (S van Hear, D&S Perfect)

Falmouth, town: 1 Black Redstart in Beacon Road.  Swanpool: 1 Long-tailed Duck again and 1 Green Woodpecker. (S van Hear) plus 1 Red-necked Grebe and 2 Slavonian Grebe offshore.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe at southern end.

Gerrans Bay: 1 Black-throated Diver.