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.

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.

Saturday 31st December 2011


Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 2 Mute Swan, 11 Teal, 8 Mallard, 1 Coot, 10 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 1+ Water Rail, 2 Snipe and 1 Stonechat. (D Parker)

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 1W drake Surf Scoter also 60+ Common Scoter, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Purple Sandpiper and c12 Turnstone. (D Parker, R Beddard and A Hartley)


More on Adam’s blog here.

Pendeen: 35+ Balearic Shearwaters feeding inside the rocks. Also Great Northern Diver past. (D Parker & R Beddard)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 7 Med Gull (5 ad, 2W & 1W), 2 Pintail, 11+ Bar-tailed Godwit from the causeway and Great Northern Diver and 5 Little Grebe in Carnsew Basin. (D Parker & R Beddard) Goosander on Ryan’s Field. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 15 Tufted Duck, 53 Pochard, 2 Teal, 9 Mallard and 2 Stonechat. (D Parker & R Beddard)

Newlyn: 2 Black Redstart (M & F), Water Rail, 40+ Common Scoter and 2 Great Northern Diver at Sandy Cove also Black Redstart and Eider in the harbour. (L Proctor)

Durgan: 2 Black-necked Grebes on the Helford. (D Eva)

Wadebridge: 3 Blackcap and 2 Black Redstart around Glen Road. (C Selway)

Treraven Meadow: 1 Water Pipit, 1 Rock Pipit and 2 Green Sandpiper. (C Selway)

Swanpool Beach: 1 male Black Redstart, 3 Stonechat, 4 Rock Pipit and 1 Med Gull. (J St Ledger)

Swanpool: 8 Mute Swan, 14+ Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron and 40+ Tufted Duck. (J St Ledger)

Swanpool NR: 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 8 Blue Tit, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker and 1 Jay. (J St Ledger)

Par Beach Pool: Drake Ring-necked Duck present until dusk, also ad Little Gull. (S Rogers)

More on Steve’s blog here.

Gwithian Towans: 130+ Gannets constantly diving on 2 compact shoals of fish close inshore for upwards of 30 minutes. (G Adams)

Stithians Reservoir: 60+ Snipe and 4 Gadwall. (G Adams)

Loe Pool, Helston: Female type Bufflehead still present from the hide.

Cape Cornwall: 11 Balearic Shearwaters past between: 08:50 & 09:50.