Saturday 17 March 2012

Late News, 15/03 Drift Reservoir: 1w Ring-billed Gull in nearby fields. (M Ahmad)

Late News, 16/03 St Buryan: Juv Iceland Gull in nearby fields.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern, 2 Little Egret, 8 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 8 Mute Swan, 2 Greylag, 2 hybrid geese, 11 Teal, 7 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 1 Coot, 21 Moorhen, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Snipe, 2 Stonechat, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Chiffchaff and 3 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Penzance: 3 Sandwich Terns off Eastern Green. (L Proctor)

Polgigga: Ad Night Heron by the duck pond again. (L Proctor, B Field, R Menari, S Williams et al.)

More on Sam Williams blog here.

Night Heron, Brian Field.

Swanpool: 1 Woodcock this morning. Otherwise very quiet, 5 Shags on the sea and 6 Fulmars on ledges. (D Eva)

Kennack Sands: 1 Wheatear. (J Foster)

Arrowan: Moorhen with 4 chicks. (J Foster)

College Reservoir: Bittern and a couple of Marsh Tits this morning. (I Maclean)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 6 Redshank, c10 Teal, 3 Greenshank and 3 Mute Swan. (D Chaney)

Devoran: 3 Mute Swan, 7 Canada Goose, 3 Wigeon, 71 Teal, 25 Shelduck, 2 Mallard, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Moorhen, 61 Curlew, 7 Greenshank, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 78 Redshank, 5 Oystercatcher, 3 Dunlin and 1 Grey Plover. (D Chaney)

Carnon Downs Sewage Farm: 1f Blackcap, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler on the other side of the road from one of the gateways (rung bird), 5+ Chiffchaff and 2 Pied Wagtail. (D Chaney)

Trenow Cove: 1 Whimbrel still. (R Menari)

St Ives: 35 Turnstone plus 2 Harbour Porpoise in Bay. (D Flumm)

Penhale Dunes: 7 Wheatear and 1 Black redstart. Also several big flocks, 50+ of Linnets near the caravan park. (P Fenn)

Penhale Headland: 3 Wheatear, 1 Black Redstart and 2 Raven. (P Fenn)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only):6 Ruff, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Pintail, 24 Shoveler, 8 Wigeon, 9 Gadwall, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 4 Shelduck, 25 Teal, 1 Merlin. 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 9 Buzzard, 14 Fieldfare and 8+ Sand Martin. (C Selway)

Towan Head: 2 Wheatear, 2 Purple Sandpiper and 1 Black Redstart. (S Rowe)

Porth Reservoir: 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 ad Med Gull, 1 Common Gull and 80 Black-headed Gull. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Iceland Gulls (ad & juv) present.

Newquay: 2 Black Redstart on Great Western Beach on cliff above coastguard hut.

Penzance: 1w drake Surf Scoter off Jubilee Pool.

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only):Scaup still, plus juv Iceland Gull in the afternoon and an adult this evening.

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

St Just: 2w Iceland Gull at Jericho Farm this evening.

Land’s End: Black Redstart on the cycle track.

Tuesday 13 March 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 15 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 1 hybrid goose, 2 Greylag, 15 Teal, 4 Mallard, 1 Coot, 21 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Snipe, 1 Stonechat, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Chiffchaff and 4 Cetti’s Warbler. Also 32 Dunlin and 15 Turnstone on the beach. (D Parker)

Kenidjack: Ad Night Heron in the stream between the wooden bridge and the pond, but extremely elusive. Best viewed distantly from the path above the workings. (C Barnard, P Clarke, D Parker & S Cox) Later seen further upstream opposite the chimney, present until 18:00 at least. (S Scott) Also juv Glaucous Gull on the beach at 10:30.

Night Heron, Sam Williams.

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only):Bar-tailed Godwit, Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Pintail, Shelduck, 29 Shoveler, Teal, Gadwall. Wigeon mating (photo), 1 Knot, 20+ Dunlin, 4 Ruff, 5 Lapwing, 44 Golden Plover, 1 Bar-Headed Goose, 2 Water Rail, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Chiffchaff and 2 Sand Martin briefly. (C Selway & D Parker)

Camel Trail: 2+ Green Woodpecker, 5+ Great Spotted woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, 3 Bullfinch, 5+ Long-tailed Tit and 2 Siskin. (D Parker)

Marazion: Water Pipit still at Red River mouth. (C Barnard)

Trewellard: Female Rock Thrush in flight at Carn Vellan Cliff on and off during the afternoon SW 364341. Also 2 male Wheatear. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Penzance: 1w drake Surf Scoter and Long-tailed duck still off Jubilee Pool, also 26 Purple Sandpipers; 20 Turnstone and 3 Dunlin. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

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.

Longrock: 1 Slav Grebe offshore.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Spotted redshank on Ryan’s Field and 2 ad Med Gulls off the causeway.

College Reservoir: Firecrest near the entrance at the southern end.

Monday 12 March 2012

Late News, 11/03 Devoran: Spotted Redshank and 8 Greenshank. (A Nicholson)

Late News, 11/03 Kingsmill Lake: 1 Spotted Redshank in with the Redshanks. (C Marcol)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1+ Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 12 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 8 Mute Swan, 2 hybrid geese, 17 Teal, 4 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 1 Coot, 21 Moorhen, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Snipe, c30 Goldfinch, 2 Stonechat, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Chiffchaff and 5 Cetti’s Warbler. Also 6 Turnstone on the beach. (D Parker & C Barnard)

Marazion: Water Pipit still at Red River mouth also 2 Stonechat this morning. (D Parker & C Barnard) Also 5 (3 Ad, 2 2w) Mediterranean Gull on the beach and 1 2w Iceland Gull on Little Hogus late afternoon. (C Barnard)

Kenidjack: Ad Night Heron in stream 100m below the pool at 12:00. (P Clarke) Flew off at 14:30 but relocated on the beach at 16:15.

Night Heron, T Mills, B Field & A Mckechnie

Ladock Wood: 1 Green Woodpecker heard and seen N of car park, 2-4 Siskins in trees by car park, 4 Buzzard over head and 2 Raven. (D Jenkins)

Longdowns: 1 Swallow on wire by the speed camera on the A 394. (W Chegwidden)

College Reservoir: 2 Bittern showing very well 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers drumming. (W Chegwidden)

Stithians Reservoir:4 Great Crested Grebe (2 pairing up), 5 Goldeneye and 17 Snipe. (W Chegwidden)

Nanquidno: Female Merlin chasing Snipe, Jay, Green Woodpecker and Green Sandpiper. (C Moore)

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. Also 12 Greenshank and 2 Knot. (P Stidwill)

Helston, Lowertown: 2 Green Woodpeckers and a Dipper this morning by the River Cober. (D Wright)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only):Pintail, Shoveler, Wigeon, Gadwall and 4+ Ruff still, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Lapwing, 1 Bar-headed Goose and 2 Chiffchaff. (C Selway)

Clapper Pools: 1 Ruff, 1 Wigeon, 1 Water Pipit, 10 Meadow Pipit, 4 Common Snipe, 6 Curlew, 8 Teal and 10 Buzzard viewed from the rugby field. (C Selway)

Egloshayle Ponds: A pair of Little Grebe, loads of Canada Geese, Mute Swans, Wigeon, Mallards, Moorhens and Grey Heron. (Tinbum)

Penzance: Long-tailed Duck off Jubilee Pool, then flew to Newlyn. Also 14 Purple Sandpipers and 3+ Dolphins. 4 Eider, 4 Common Scoter and 2W Iceland Gull on Battery Rocks. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Par: Ring-necked Duck still at Par Beach pool, also drake Shoveler. (A Nicholson)

Pendeen: Juv Glaucous Gull flew past Pendeen Watch at 14:40.

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Water Pipit still on the west side.