Monday 02 January 2012

Monday 02 January 2012

Late News 01/01 Pendeen: 1 Balearic Shearwater past from from 09:30 – 10:00. (A Hartley)
Late News 01/01 St Ives: 3+ Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Skua and 100’s of gulls & auks attracted to a shoal of bait fish off the Island. (A Hartley)
Late News 01/01 Loe Beach Feock: 25+ Black-necked Grebe, 1 Great-crested Grebe, 5 Little Grebe, 9 Red-breasted Merganser and 1 Great Northern Diver. (B Toms)
Late News 01/01 Godrevy: 3 Balearic Shearwater, 400 Gannet, 310 Shag, 150 auk sp, 200 Kittiwake feeding close inshore. Also 38 Oystercatchers and 3 Stonechat. (P St Pierre)
Late News 01/01 Falmouth: Tawny Owls heard on the night of the first. (D Chaney)
Late News 01/01 Marazion: Water Pipit on the beach again.
Late News 01/01 Helston: 2 Firecrests at the sewerage works.
Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 2+ Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan, 23 Teal, 6 Mallard, 14 Moorhen, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail and 1+ Cetti’s Warbler. 23 Sanderling, 1 Dunlin and 5 Curlew on the beach. (D Parker) Also Water Pipit on the beach again and possibly a different bird on the reserve by the standing stone. Otter at Longrock pool at 13:45. (P Semmens)

Water Pipit, Marazion Beach. Paul Semmens

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 4 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Skua and 30+ Common Scoter. (L Proctor) Also a Black Redstart here and another by the railway station.
Penzance, Tolcarne: Great Crested Grebe and 2 Med Gulls. (L Proctor)
Falmouth, Swanpool: Yellow-browed Warbler showing well at Swanvale NR. (J St Ledger)
Falmouth, Castle Beach: 4 Black Redstart (2 male, 2 female), 1 Grey Wagtail, 10 Turnstone and 17 Oystercatcher. (J St Ledger)
Helston Loe Pool: 3 Great Crested Grebes, 2 female Goosander, 4 Goldeneye and 58 Pochard. (D Eva)
Tresemple Pool: 1 Spotted Redshank. (D Eva)
College Reservoir: 2 Mute Swan, 220+ Wigeon, 7 Shoveler (4m, 3f), 6 Goldeneye (1ad m), 32+ Tufted Duck, 13 Pochard, 1 m Gadwall, 2 Grey Heron, 4+ Cormorant, 2 Bittern, 10+ Snipe, 4 Little Grebe, 3 Moorhen, 40+ Coot, 30+ Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Common Gull, 10+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Chiffchaff (probably abietinus?) and 2 Redwing. (D Chaney)

Hannafore: 1 f Black Redstart, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, 1 f Blackcap, 2 Med Gull (ad, 2W), 11 Common Scoter, 3 Slavonian Grebe and 1 Great Northern Diver. (G Lewis)Wacker Quay: 1 ad Spoonbill, 2 f Pintail, 57 Avocet and a small race of Canada Goose with Canada flock. “Dark plumaged bird with very tiny bill and short neck. Size similar to Shelduck. Nearest type would be Cackling Goose, minima”. (G Lewis)

Par: Ad drake Ring-necked Duck and the Little Gull were still present at Par beach pool this morning, plus Tufted Duck, 1 Shoveler, 3 Teal, 1 Shelduck, 19 Snipe, Oystercatcher, 1 male Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel and 1 Grey Heron. Also at Spit Beach 2 female and one male Black Redstart on the rock pile. (N Climpson & W Delacour)


Ring-necked Duck at Par. Will Delacour


Male Black Redstart. Nigel Climpson

Helston Boating Pool: 3 m Shoveler and 1 m Pochard. (D Jenkins)
Nansloe: Goldcrest and Raven over. (D Jenkins)
Helston: 1 Firecrest and 5 or 6 Chiffchaff, at least one being greyer than others at the sewage works. (D Jenkins) 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs reported in the afternoon.
Stithians Reservoir:1 m and 4 f Reed Bunting under the feeders at the S cut off and 4 Redwing flew past. Gadwall in with Wigeon and approx 170 Lapwing on the main Res and a large flock of Redwing in hedge at the North cut off. (D Jenkins)

Windmill Farm: 1 Peregrine today. (D Wright)
Sancreed: Adult Little Gull, 1W Med Gull and 100 Lapwing. (D Flumm)
Carnon Downs: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest and 1 Green Sandpiper at the sewerage works. (R Wilkins)
Carbis Bay: 2 Tawny Owls this morning (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)
St Austell: 300+ Golden Plover at Penpillick Hill. (St Austell Baywatch)
Pendeen: 2 Balearic Shearwaters past between 08:45 and 09:20
Men-an-Tol: 2 ringtail Hen Harriers and 2 Barn Owls this afternoon. (J Swann)
Treraven Meadow: Water Pipit this afternoon.
St Ives: Balearic Shearwater off the Island.