Monday 26th January 2015

Monday 26th January 2015

Coverack: 4+ 1w Glaucous Gull still present around the harbour, 1 Great Northern Diver offshore. Many of the large gulls are colour-ringed, and in the last few days birds have been recorded from Falmouth, Skokholm, Portland, Looe Island, Guernsey and France. All records of these birds are useful, so anyone seeng any colour-ringed birds can report them to Coverack sewage works: 9 Chiffchaff and 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (J Hawkey) 

video by John Chapple

W043 W043 is from Skokholm Island W047 W047 is a bird ringed as a chick in Falmouth and has been spending ost of its time at Helston Boating Lake (reported as recently as 21st, before being seen at Coverack on 24th) DACDAC was ringed as a chick on Denny Island in the Bristol Channel off Pembrokeshire

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull. (R Menari + L Proctor) Also 1 Kingfisher. (P Dinning) Copperhouse Creek: 1 Water Pipit. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

RMenari_RingBilledGull_260115Ring-billed Gull, Richard Menari

Video by Paul Dinning
St Keverne, Roskillys Farm: 15 Redwing. (J Hawkey)

Penzance: 6 Great Northern Diver and 1m Eider off bus station plus 2 Black Redstart on rocks by train station. (MJ Spicer)

Carbis Bay: 1 Red-necked Grebe. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

College Reservoir: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 1w Scaup.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe still present.

St Gothian Sands LNR: 2 Snow Bunting again.

Falmouth, town: 1 Black Redstart in Florence Place again and a calling Nuthatch (S Perfect + D Chaney)

Mount Hawke: 1 m Blackcap in garden. (R B G Girling)

Gorrangorras/Penryn River (high tide): 1 Common Sandpiper, 8 Greenshank, 30 Redshank, 80 Curlew, 6 Little Egret, 7 Teal, 10 Mallard, 12 Mute Swan, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Snipe, 1 Water Rail  3+ Little Grebe, 5 Bullfinch, 30 Redwing, 3 Greenfinch and 2 Pheasant (h), 2 Sparrowhawk circling over. Bissom Sewage Works: 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest and 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Chaney)

Argal Reservoir: 1 Common Gull, 100 Black-headed Gull, 1 Canada Goose, 3 Mute Swan, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Tufted Duck, c10 Mallard and 1 Coot.

College Reservoir: 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 10 Black-headed Gull, 50+ Herring Gull, c.90 Wigeon, 16 Tufted Duck, 2 Scaup m, 2 Goldeneye f, 35 Teal, 5 Mallard, 3 Moorhen, 26 Coot, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Marsh Tit and 2 Goldcrest (D Chaney)

Treverva: 1 Barn Owl and 6 Bullfinch. (D Chaney)

Torpoint, Kingsmill Lake: 1 American Wigeon, 1 Spotted Redshank and 64 Avocet. (D Julian)

Dozmary Pool: 1 Lesser Scaup still.

Newquay, Gannel Estuary: American Wigeon still.

Amalveor: 1 m Hen Harrier. (V Stratton)