Saturday 31st December 2011

Saturday 31st December 2011


Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 2 Mute Swan, 11 Teal, 8 Mallard, 1 Coot, 10 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 1+ Water Rail, 2 Snipe and 1 Stonechat. (D Parker)

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 1W drake Surf Scoter also 60+ Common Scoter, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Purple Sandpiper and c12 Turnstone. (D Parker, R Beddard and A Hartley)


More on Adam’s blog here.

Pendeen: 35+ Balearic Shearwaters feeding inside the rocks. Also Great Northern Diver past. (D Parker & R Beddard)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 7 Med Gull (5 ad, 2W & 1W), 2 Pintail, 11+ Bar-tailed Godwit from the causeway and Great Northern Diver and 5 Little Grebe in Carnsew Basin. (D Parker & R Beddard) Goosander on Ryan’s Field. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 15 Tufted Duck, 53 Pochard, 2 Teal, 9 Mallard and 2 Stonechat. (D Parker & R Beddard)

Newlyn: 2 Black Redstart (M & F), Water Rail, 40+ Common Scoter and 2 Great Northern Diver at Sandy Cove also Black Redstart and Eider in the harbour. (L Proctor)

Durgan: 2 Black-necked Grebes on the Helford. (D Eva)

Wadebridge: 3 Blackcap and 2 Black Redstart around Glen Road. (C Selway)

Treraven Meadow: 1 Water Pipit, 1 Rock Pipit and 2 Green Sandpiper. (C Selway)

Swanpool Beach: 1 male Black Redstart, 3 Stonechat, 4 Rock Pipit and 1 Med Gull. (J St Ledger)

Swanpool: 8 Mute Swan, 14+ Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron and 40+ Tufted Duck. (J St Ledger)

Swanpool NR: 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 8 Blue Tit, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker and 1 Jay. (J St Ledger)

Par Beach Pool: Drake Ring-necked Duck present until dusk, also ad Little Gull. (S Rogers)

More on Steve’s blog here.

Gwithian Towans: 130+ Gannets constantly diving on 2 compact shoals of fish close inshore for upwards of 30 minutes. (G Adams)

Stithians Reservoir: 60+ Snipe and 4 Gadwall. (G Adams)

Loe Pool, Helston: Female type Bufflehead still present from the hide.

Cape Cornwall: 11 Balearic Shearwaters past between: 08:50 & 09:50.