Monday 19 March 2012

Monday 19 March 2012

Late News, 17/03 Polgigga: Video clip of the Night Heron by John Chapple.

Late News, 18/03 Longrock: 2 Slav Grebes and 3 Eider. (P St Pierre M Ahmad)
Late News, 18/03 St Just: Iceland Gull at Jericho Farm. (P St Pierre M Ahmad)
Late News, 18/03 Rosenannon Downs: 1 Hen Harrier, 3+ Merlin 2+ Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 2+ Tawny Owl and 52 Fieldfare in the evening. (C Selway)
Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 10 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag, 2 hybrid geese, 12 Teal, 5 Mallard, 1 Coot, 21 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 1 Reed Bunting, 3 Chiffchaff and 4 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker & R Menari)
Clapper Marshes: 2 Ruff and 1 Green Sandpiper. (D Julian)
Longrock: 2 Sandwich Terns on the rocks. (D Parker)
Marazion: 2 sum plum Slav Grebes and 1 sum plum BT Diver off Gwelva. (D Parker)
Penzance: 1w drake Surf Scoter, 5 Common Scoter, Long-tailed Duck, 3 Sandwich Tern and Purple Sandpiper at Jubilee Pool. (C Barnard)
Bude Marshes: 3 Chiffchaffs singing and 2 Cetti’s Warblers calling this morning. (H Kendall)
Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Ruff, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Oystercatcher, 20 Redshank, 1 Dunlin, 4 Teal and 2 Little Egret on Ryan’s Field. 50 Wigeon and 2 Bar-tailed Godwit on Lelant Water. 4 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 18 Bar-tailed Godwit and 3 Dunlin Carnsew Pool. (D Flumm) 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 9 Redshank, 7 Oystercatcher, 2 Curlew, 4 Teal, 20+ Shelduck on Copperhouse Creek. (J St Ledger)
Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only):Drake Scaup, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Willow Warbler (singing near ponds beyond NW arm), Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Nuthatch and Treecreeper (NE arm). (T & M Hasdell & J St Ledger)
Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only):1 Greylag, Bar-headed Goose, Canada Geese, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Tufted Duck, 12 Shelduck, Shoveler, 5 Pintail, 5 Ruff, Little Egret, 1 Lapwing, 2 Reed Bunting, 3 Bullfinch, 2 Goldfinch, Pied Wagtail, Buzzard, Coot, Moorhen, 9 Little Grebe, Teal and Wigeon, early morning. (W Delacour) Blue-winged Teal showed late afternoon between 17.15 and 17.40 but is very elusive. Watched tucked in close to the right hand side of the Juncus patch immediately in front of the stones as viewed directly out from the hide. Also 2 Ruff, c24 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Snipe, 1 Lapwing, Teal, 20+ Shoveler, 6 Gadwall, 6 Pintail, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 15 Sand Martin, 1 Swallow, 1 Greylag Goose, Canada Goose and Little Grebe. (S Rowe)

Female Blue-winged Teal, Paul Whittick.

Pendennis, Falmouth: 1 drake Mallard, 1 Common Scoter flew out of the Carrick Roads, 3 Whimbrel on the south side, flew towards the point. 2+ Sandwich Tern out in Falmouth Bay including one resting on a floating pallet, 2 Razorbill distantly, 2 Gannet. Rock Pipits 3+, Kestrel, singing Chiffchaff and at least one Bottle-nosed Dolphin heading across towards Swanpool direction. (D Chaney & W Chegwidden)
Swanpool: 3 Bottle-nosed Dolphins just yards off Pennance Point. 100+ Shag just beyond the point. Swanpool quiet, apart from c150 Herring Gulls, and a scruffy Chiffchaff showing tristis characteristics but not heard to call. (D Chaney & W Chegwidden)
College Reservoir: 2 Wigeon, c9 Snipe, 17 Canada Goose, 2 Mute Swan, 4 Tufted Duck, 5+ Mallard, 7 Teal, 7+ Moorhen, 11 Coot, 1 Little Grebe, 3+ Cormorant, 20+ Herring Gull, 2+ LBB Gull, Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, Chiffchaffs singing and Bullfinch. (D Chaney & W Chegwidden)
Argal Reservoir: 4 Mute Swan. (D Chaney & W Chegwidden)
Tresvennack Farm: 1 Black Redstart SE of Drift. (B Field)
Kenidjack: Ad Night Heron in the stream at the seaward end of the valley below the timber yard on plank in gorge. (S Cox)
St Ives: Night Heron at Consols Pond, 1 mile west of St Ives on the Zennor road, present since Saturday. Please note that the feeder stream is on private land. (V Stratton)
Chykembro: Buzzard and Stonechat. (P St Pierre)
Foage Valley: 2 Buzzard and 2 Shelduck. (P St Pierre)
Hell’s Mouth: 50+ Razorbills and Guillemots on the ledges. (W Renshaw)
Par: Ring-necked Duck still at Par Beach pool, plus 1 Ruff on Par beach. (N Climpson)

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: Black Redstart present in the harbour by the lifeboat station.
Polgigga: Juv Iceland Gull in fields at Higher Bosistow Farm.
Davidstow: Black Redstart on the airfield by the ruined buildings.