Monday 20th January 2014

Monday 20th January 2014

Late news 19/1 Mousehole: 2 Glaucous Gull (juv and 2w) and 2 Iceland Gull (ad and juv) on St Clement’s island roost last night. (M Ahmad)
Late news 19/1 Marazion Beach: c25 Sanderling plus 1 Raven following a Herring Gull with a live fish. (P Martin – photos)

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Late news 19/1 St George’s Island, Looe: Sightings from the island during Cornwall Seal Group survey: 3 ad Grey seals, 1 overflying Skylark heading NW, 3 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Red-throated Diver, 3+ Great Northern Diver, (also 3 distant unidentified flying diver sp), 1m Eider, 1 Razorbill, 4 Guillemot, 1 distant Gannet, 33 Fulmar just off the island on the water (a good number more than breed here), many Great Black-backed gulls (one ad quite oiled underneath), many Herring Gulls, 2 Black-headed gull, 3 (poss 4) Water Rail – heard in 4 different parts of the island, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Curlew, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Egret, Cormorants, 22+ Shags, 3 Mallard,  1 m Sparrowhawk, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3 Goldfinch, 1 Song Thrush feeding on ivy berries, 3+ Blackbird high amongst ivy, 1 Woodpigeon, 5 Carrion Crow, Rock Pipit, 3+ Dunnock and many singing Wren. One large trawler several miles away to the SW, visible amidst a dramatic dense squawl of rain, with 100’s of seabirds like a white blizzard all around it. (R Hurrell)
Late news 19/1 Hannafore: 2 Little Egret and 18 Oystercatcher. (R Hurrell)
Dozmary Pool: 1m Lesser Scaup plus 3  Goldeneye. (MJ Spicer) Also 1 juv Iceland Gull briefly. (M Beer – photo)Iceland Gull
Millbrook Pool: 1 Egyptian Goose. (MJ Spicer)
Chyandour, Penzance: 1m Eider, 4 Black Redstart and 1 Grey Wagtail. (DS Flumm)
Pendower: 2 Chough (ringed). (L Taylor)
Trenow Cove: 1 juv Glaucous Gull, 2 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Red-throated Diver, 9 Black-throated Diver, 3 Great Northern Diver, c30 Razorbill, 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Sanderling, 8 Redshank, 21 Oystercatcher, 30 Curlew, c80 Shag and 10+ Chiffchaff. (DK Parker, R Menari)
Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1m Goosander, 6 Med Gulls (inc: 5 ad/w. 1x1st w) and 11 Ringed Plover. (J Hawkey). 1 Black-throated Diver and 2 Great Northern Diver on Carnsew Basin.
Drift Reservoir (members only): 4 Mute Swan, 102 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 1 hybrid goose, 2 Muscovy Duck, 67 Mallard, 2 Call Duck, 4 Wigeon, 33 Tufted Duck, 10 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 3 Buzzard, 61 Golden Plover, c300 Lapwing, 177 Black-headed Gull, 2w Med Gull, 3 Common Gull, 140 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull and 1 Mink. (DK Parker)
Tregony: 1 Glossy Ibis still.
Mousehole: 20+ Curlew, 1 Little Egret, 2 Razorbill and 1 Black Redstart. (S Maycock – photos except Glaucous Gull) Also 1 1w Glaucous Gull, 1 Med Gull and 2 great Northern Diver at St Clement’s island. (J St Ledger – Glaucous gull photo and P Semmens)

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Glaucous Gull Mousehole 20th Jan 2014Mounts Bay: 4 Great Northern Diver. (NR Phillips)
Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1f Merlin. (NR Phillips)
Towan Head, Newquay: 4 Common Gull, 10+Kittiwake, 1 dead juvenile Dolphin, 30+Guillemot and 10+Razorbill. (D Mays – photos)

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Stithians Reservoir: 1 Water Rail, several Muscovy Duck, 3 Goldeneye and 1 Slavonian Grebe. (R Farnes – photos)

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St Erth / St Hilary: 1 Barn Owl. (I Webser)
Colliford Lake: 1 Great Northern Diver.
Torpoint: 2 Spoonbill off Wacker Quay.
Par Beach: 1 1w male Scaup.
Swanpool: 1 ad Med Gull. (S Perfect)
Swanpool Point: 2 ad Med Gull, 6 Ringed Plover, 6 Turnstone, 2 Little Egret and 2 Stonechat (S Perfect)
Old Lizard Head: 1 Grey Partridge. (T Blunden)
Roseannon: 1m Hen Harrier.