Sunday 11 March 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Little Egret, 8 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 2 hybrid goose, 3 Greylag, 2 Shelduck, 12 Teal, 6 Mallard, 1 Coot, 21 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Snipe, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Chiffchaff and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Clapper Marshes: 2 Sand Martin. (D Julian)

Mounts Bay from Marazion: 4 Eider (1m 3f), 2 Great Northern Diver, Surf Scoter but distant. (C Barnard)

Penzance: Long-tailed Duck still off Albert Pier. (C Barnard)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Ruff. (C Barnard)

Helston boating Lake: 23 Tufted Duck, 1 Pochard, 31 Mallard, 19 Moorhen, 5 Coot, 3 Mute Swan, 65 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser-backed Gull and 1 Cormorant. (S Bury & T Blunden)

Helston Loe Pool: 6 Goosander (2 male), 2 Goldeneye (1 male), 7 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 35 Cormorant, 17 Tufted Duck, 12 Pochard, 10 Mallard, 3 Canada Geese, 8 Moorhen, 9 Coot, 1 Water Rail, 54 Herring Gull, 15 Great Black-backed Gull, 14 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 11 Common Gull and 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Bury, T Blunden, P Dinning & W Renshaw) Also Bittern in reeds below Penrose estate and a Chiffchaff singing. (D Flumm)

Drake Goldeneye, W Renshaw secretcornwall

Marazion: Water Pipit again on the beach. (W Renshaw)

Water Pipit, W Renshaw secretcornwall

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: Black Redstart and drake Eider. (W Renshaw)

Croft Pascoe: 3 Shoveler at 08:15 on the pool. (D King)

Stithians Reservoir:Bittern from Stuart Hutchings hide this afternoon showing well at times. Still present at 17:30. Also 5 Goldeneye (2 drake 3 female) and 3 Great Crested Grebe. (D King)

Par: Ring-necked Duck still at Par Beach pool.

Kingsmill Lake:Lesser Yellowlegs again, view from China Fleet Club nature trail, far hide SX427608. Best looked for on the dropping tide, but always distant.

Newlyn: Ad Glaucous Gull in the harbour still. Also a Black Redstart again.

Carnon Downs: Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest at the sewerage works.

Saturday 03 March 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern (opp Cheshire Homes), 1 Little Egret, 11 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 3 Greylag, 15 Teal, 2 Mallard, 1 Coot, 11 Moorhen, 2 Snipe, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Polperro: 2 Firecrests in Talland Bay. (P Anderson)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2W Glaucous Gull, ad Yellow-legged Gull and 10 (3ad, 2 2w & 5 1W) Med Gull. (J Chapple, L Williams & P Fraser)

College Reservoir: 1 Bittern, 7 Goldeneye, 10 Teal, 26 Tufted Duck, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe and 17 Coot. (D Eva)

Helston: Loe Pool: 1 Bufflehead still. Also 6 (2 m, 4 redhead) Goosander, 2 (m & f) Goldeneye, 8 Great Crested Grebe and 25 Pochard. (C Barnard)

Helston Sewage Works: 1 Firecrest, 6 Chiffchaff. (C Barnard)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only):1 Ruff, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 1 female Pochard, 6 Tufted Duck, 12 Pintail, 22 Shoveler, 10 Gadwall, 82 Wigeon, 1 Shelduck, 31 Teal, 9 Lapwing, 2 Stock Dove and 1 Water Rail. (C Selway)

 

Saltash: Lesser Whitethroat, possibly of one of the eastern races, in a private garden. (G Lewis)

Penzance: Black Redstart on Tolcarne Beach and Long-tailed Duck and 2 Great Northern Divers off Jubilee Pool.

Newlyn: Ad Glaucous Gull still in the harbour, plus a Black Redstart.

Kingsmill Lake: Lesser Yellowlegs viewable from Moditonham Quay at 16:50.

Friday 02 March 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Little Egret, 7 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan, 1 hybrid goose, 12 Teal, 3 Mallard, 1 Coot, 15 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 4 Snipe, 3 Chiffchaff and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1W Iceland Gull, 1W Glaucous Gull, 3W Yellow-legged Gull and 9 Med Gulls. Also 3 adult Med Gulls at Copperhouse Creek at 14:30. (L Proctor, C Moore & D King)

Hayle Millpond: 1 Firecrest. (C Moore)

Marazion: Water Pipit still by Red River, also 5 (4 ad, 1 2w) Mediterranean Gull and 13 Common Gull on the beach. (C Barnard)

Carminowe: Yellow-browed Warbler, Siberian Chiffchaff and 2 Firecrests. (A Pay)

Ruan Lanihorne: 2 Little Egret, 189+ Wigeon, 2 Redshank, 7 Shelduck, 2 Crow, 1 Wren, 1 male Teal, 1 female Kestrel and 1 Tawny Owl heard in the woods. (Carol)

Par: Ring Necked Duck still at Par Beach pool.

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Water Pipit.

Newlyn: Ad Glaucous Gull still in the harbour.

Kingsmill Lake:Lesser Yellowlegs again, also1 Spotted Redshank. View from China Fleet Club nature trail, far hide SX427608, best looked for on the dropping tide.

Tuesday 28 February 2012

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 1W drake Surf Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 4 Eider (1 drake), 3 Common Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver and 1 Slav Grebe offshore. (D Parker) 45 Purple Sandpipers reported in Penzance harbour, on the outer wall of the lighthouse pier.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Little Egret, 9 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan, 1 hybrid geese, 14 Teal, 7 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 19 Moorhen, 1+ Water Rail, 1 Oystercatcher, 5 Snipe, 1 Chiffchaff and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. 1 Great Northern Diver offshore. (D Parker)

Marazion, Chymorvah: 11 Black-throated Divers and 6 Great Northern Divers east of the Mount. (D Parker)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only):1 Ruff, 1 Kingfisher and 4 Chiffchaff. (C Selway)

Treraven Meadows: 30+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Rock Pipit (prob littoralis) 1 Water Pipit, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Jay and 30+ Eurasian Teal. (C Selway)

Kingsmill Lake:Lesser Yellowlegs again. View from China Fleet Club nature trail, far hide SX427608, best looked for on the dropping tide, also 2 Knot amongst many other waders. (H Kendall)

River Tamar: 20+ Avocets at Cargreen. (H Kendall)

Gannel Estuary: Juv Iceland Gull plus 8 med gulls, 4 in full summer. (M Lammas)

Swanvale NR: 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch near disused pumping station. (J St Ledger)

Par: 1 Goosander at St Andrew’s pool early afternoon. Ring Necked Duck still at Par Beach pool plus 6 Great Crested Grebe offshore from beach. (D King)

Porthpean: 2 drake Common Scoter. (D King)

Veryan Bay: 16 Great Northern Diver, 49 Black-throated Diver and 3 Slav Grebe. (W Holmes)

Gerrans Bay: 11 Common Scoter, 16 Great Northern Diver, 10 Black-throated Diver and 3 Slav Grebe. (W Holmes)

Portscatho: 4 Med Gulls (1 Adult in full summer plumage). (W Holmes)

Sennen Cove: Adult Iceland Gull on Cowloe.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2W Glaucous Gull off the causeway, plus ad & 1W Yellow-legged Gull.

Monday 27 February 2012

Late News, 25/2 Lamorna Cove: Black Redstart. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Late News, 26/2 Par: Black Redstart on Spit Beach.

Late News, 26/2 Sennen Cove: Iceland Gull and Yellow-legged Gull on Cowloe.

Late News, 26/2 St Gothian Sands LNR: Juv Glaucous Gull. (P Dinning)

 

Longrock: 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver and 2 f Eider offshore and a f Black Redstart on the rocks below the car park. (D Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Little Egret, 11 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 2 hybrid geese, 23 Teal, 9 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 21 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 4 Snipe, 1 Reed Bunting, 3 Chiffchaff and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Kingsmill Lake:Lesser Yellowlegs probably present since 30 Nov 2011, but always very distant. View from China Fleet Club nature trail far hide SX427608, best looked for on the dropping tide. Also drake Shoveler, 2 Grey Plover, Knot, 1 Spotted Redshank and 6 Greenshank plus the usual Dunlin and Black-tailed Godwit. (M Beer)

Marazion: Water Pipit and 2 Stonechat still around Red River. (D Parker)

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1+ Slav Grebe, 1 male Long-tailed Duck, 2 Eider (1W m & f) and 3 Common Scoter. (D Parker) Also 32 Purple Sandpipers reported on outer wall of harbour and the Surf Scoter again but distant this morning.

Stithians Reservoir:7 (4m, 3f) Reed Bunting, 1 Water Rail under feeders and 1 f Great Spotted Woodpecker on peanuts in the southern cut off. 6 Goldeneye (1 m), 1 Great Crested Grebe, 150+ Lapwing, 9 Snipe, 1 Gadwall and 2 f Goosander on the main reservoir. (D Jenkins)

Par: Ad drake Ring-necked Duck and Bittern still on Par Beach Pool and Great Northern Diver in the bay. Also 4 Goosanders on St Andrew’s Pool and 20 Redwings nearby. (S Rogers)

More from Steve Rogers here.

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only):10 Northern Pintail, 16 Northern Shoveler, 9 Gadwall, 21 Eurasian Teal, 98 Eurasian Wigeon, 6 Tufted Duck, 1 Drake Goldeneye, 27 Black-tailed Godwit, 69 Curlew, 4 Little Egret, 16 Golden Plover, 88 Lapwing, 19 Dunlin, 1 Water Rail, 1 adult Peregrine, 4 Chiffchaff and 1 male Reed Bunting. (C Selway)

Swanpool, Cuckoo Mills stream: 1 Green Sandpiper and 2 Chiffchaff. (J St Ledger)

Helston: Loe Pool: 1 Bufflehead still.

Newlyn: Ad Glaucous Gull still in the harbour.

Wednesday 22 February 2012

Wednesday 22 February 2012

Late News, 14/2 St Austell: A Jack Snipe shot on the 14/2 at St Austell had been ringed as a juvenile in August 2007 in Burgstadt, Sachhsen, Germany, more information here. The only previous Jack Snipe recovery in the county was a Dutch-ringed bird found dead at Michaelstow in January 1994. (per M Grantham)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Little Egret, 6 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 3 Teal, 2 Mallard, 9 Moorhen and 4 Snipe. (D Parker) Jack Snipe also reported. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Newlyn: Ad Glaucous Gull still in harbour. (D Parker)

Marazion: Water Pipit still at Red River mouth. (D Parker)

Treraven Meadows: 2 Water Pipit, 16 Meadow Pipit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Redshank, 67 Teal, 1 Wigeon and 1 Kingfisher. Also a Field Vole under the hide. (C Selway)

Camel Trail: 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 11 Blackbird, 178 Black-headed Gull, 42 Black-tailed Godwit, 9 Blue Tit, 3 Bullfinch (2m, 1f), 3 Buzzard, 12 Canada Geese, 8 Carrion Crow, 3 Chaffinch, 3 Collared Dove, 8 Common Snipe, 2 Cormorant, 96 Curlew, 168 Dunlin, 4 Dunnock, 2 Goldcrest, 5 Golden Plover, 6 Goldfinch, 5 Goosander (1m, 4f), 23 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Great Tit, 4 Greenfinch, 1 Grey Heron, 9 Grey Plover, 124 Herring Gull, 7 House Sparrow, 29 Jackdaw, 3 Knot, 48 Lapwing, 12 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Little Egret, 3 Little Grebe, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Magpie, 48 Mallard, 1 Meadow Pipit, 8 Mute Swan, 29 Oystercatcher, 9 Pied Wagtail, 6 Red-legged Partridge, 57 Redshank, 11 Ringed Plover, 5 Robin, 28 Shelduck, 1 Song Thrush, 55 Starling, 38 Teal, 12 Wigeon, 13 Wood Pigeon and 3 Wren. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk, per P Whittick)

Rosenannon Downs: Female Hen Harrier and 67 Fieldfares roosted tonight. Nearby a Woodcock was flushed from the verge near Little Trewollack. (D Julian)

Lelant: Firecrest at the railway station. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Thursday 16th February 2012

Late News 05/02 Porthpean: 3 Great Northern Divers and 3 Slav Grebes. (W Holmes)

Late News 15/02 Gannel Estuary: 88 Wigeon, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Grey Plover, 9 Redshank, 180 Curlew, 10 Oystercatcher, 7 Sanderling, 3 Med Gull and 4 Little Egret. (S Rowe)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Little Egret, 11 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 27 Teal, 7 Mallard, 2 Wigeon, 1 Shoveler, 19 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 1 Merlin, 1 Oystercatcher, 7 Snipe, 1 Woodcock, 9 Meadow Pipit, 1 Water Pipit, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Stonechat, 2 Chiffchaff and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. Also 2 ad Med Gulls offshore. (D Parker)

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 9 Common Scoter (1 drake), 4 Eider (1 drake), 3 Slav Grebe, 3 Great Northern Diver and 1 Long-tailed Duck. Also 3 Purple Sandpipers, 5 Oystercatcher and a female Black Redstart on the rocks. (D Parker & D Eva)

Newlyn: Male Black Redstart, Ad Glaucous Gull and 2W Iceland Gull still in harbour. (D Parker & D Eva)

Longrock: Ad Med Gull, 1 Turnstone and 37 Sanderling on the beach. (D Parker) Also Surf Scoter again. (D Eva)

Clapper Pools: 81 Wigeon, 1 female Pochard, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 drake Gadwall, 21 Mallard, 12 Teal, 5 Little Grebe and 2 Green Sandpiper. (C Selway)

St Clements, Truro: 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Greenshank, 2 Spotted Redshank plus a further 2 Black-tailed Godwit on Tresemple Pool. (A Hartley)

Portscatho: 2 Bar-tailed Godwits, 2 Ringed Plover and 40+ Dunlin. (A Hartley)

Newbridge: Woodcock over the road between Newbridge and Pendeen at dusk. (A Hartley)

Veryan Bay: 5 Great Northern Diver, 9 Black throated Diver and 3 Shelduck. (W Holmes)

Gerrans Bay: 6 Great Northern Diver and 2 Slavonian Grebe. (W Holmes)

Siblyback: Probable 1W drake Lesser Scaup still present. (N Climpson)

Porthgwarra: Black Redstart. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Marazion: Water Pipit plus 3 Black-tailed Godwit in at dusk. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Penzance: 35 Purple Sandpipers on lighthouse pier. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Hannafore Point: Black Redstart plus Great Northern Diver offshore.