Friday 15 February 2013

Friday 15 February 2013

Late News 14/02 Bude Marshes: 4 Pink-footed Geese and Greenland White-fronted Goose still. (B Rankine)
Late News 14/02 Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern still. (D Flumm)
Late News 14/02 Carrick Roads: 15 Black-necked Grebes.
Marazion Marsh RSPB: 8 Mute Swan (including 4 juv), 2 Canada Geese, 2 hybrid geese, 4 Greylag, 1 Shelduck, 4 Mallard, 24 Teal, 3 Little Grebe, 3+ Cormorant, 1+ Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 16 Grey Heron, 2+ Water Rail, 20 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 1 Sparrowhawk, 12 Buzzard, 5 Snipe, 6 Oystercatcher, 2 Stonechat and 3 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker, D Flumm & R Farnes)

Bittern 15213 R Farnes Water Rail 15213 R Farnes
Sparrowhawk 2 15213 R Farnes Sparrowhawk 1 15213 R Farnes

Marazion this morning, Rod Farnes.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Water Pipit, 1 Rock Pipit, 33 Meadow Pipit, 22 Pied Wagtail and 1 Grey Wagtail on saltmarsh beyond Black Road, plus m/f Black Redstart (16:30-16:35) Copperhouse Creek. Ad Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Goosander, ad winter Med Gull, c70 Knot, c270 Curlew and several Bar-tailed Godwits on Lelant Water. (D Parker, L Proctor, T Mills & P Smale) Also Black Swan still. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Black Redstart 15213 P Smales Black Redstart 150213 P Smales

Black Redstart, Perry Smale.

Treen Common: 6+ Lapland Buntings and 15+ Snow Buntings but mobile and elusive at cSW446364. Also c10 Reed Buntings and 4 Snipe. (L Proctor)

Mousehole: 1w Glaucous on St Clement’s Isle late afternoon. (P Semmens)
Mounts Bay from Penzance: Ad Pacific Diver, 9 Black-throated Diver, 2 Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 m Eider and 12 Common Scoter. (C Barnard)
Marazion: 3 Red-throated Divers (1 in breeding plumage), 2 Great Northern Divers and 6 Black-throated Divers. (C Barnard)
Truro: M & f Brambling in a private garden. (D Jenkins)
Men-an-Tol: 2 Short-eared Owl, 1 hunting near derelict farmhouse and 1 hunting below Little Galver, also 30+ Fieldfare and 1 Kestrel. (J St Ledger)

Short-eared Owl Men-an-Tol 15th Feb 2013 J St Ledger Short-eared Owl Men-an-Tol 15th Feb 2013 (2) J St Ledger

St John’s: Green-winged Teal still at St John’s ford, also c100 Lapwing, 500+ Dunlin and c40 Grey Plover. (M Beer)
Swanpool: 14 Fulmar on the sea and 1 Med Gull on Swanpool with 100+ Black-headed Gulls. (D Chaney)
Argal Reservoir: 20 Lapwing flying around farmland at the south end of the reservoir. (D Chaney)
Penzance: 5 Black Redstarts on the sea defences east of the train station.
Loveny Arm, Colliford Lake: Drake Lesser Scaup still at cSX185752.
Gwithian: Siberian Chiffchaff still at the sewerage works.
Kenidjack: Siberian Chiffchaff still at the sewerage works.
Gerrans Bay: 11 Slavonian Grebes, 6 Black-throated Divers and 8 Great Northern Divers.