Sunday 16th February 2014

Sunday 16th February 2014

Late news 12/2, Camborne: Juvenile Sparrowhawk on a kill in a private garden in the middle of town at lunchtime. Bird was seen to have taken what appeared to be a partly leucistic Blackbird on Saturday and on Wednesday appeared to take a Starling. (D King)


Sparrowhawk, David King

Late news 15/2, Towan Head: 2 Red-throated Diver. (S Rowe)
St Austell Sewerage Works: 10+ Chiffchaff ( 2 singing briefly )  and 1 Firecrest. (J Rance)
Helston Sewerage Works: 2+ Siberian Chiffchaff. (M Grantham)
The Lizard, Men-aver: 7 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1 ad Glaucous Gull and 22 Mediterranean Gull. (A Pay)
Perranporth: 10 pairs of Fulmar on cliffs plus 7 dead Guillemot and 3 dead Razorbill on the beach. (MJ Spicer)
Mulberry Pit, Lanivet: 2 Woodcock and 2 Stock Dove. (D Eva)
Bude Castle: 12 Turnstone. Bude Marsh: 1 Snipe, 1 Pintail, 4 Long-tailed Tit. (R Mudge)
Lower Tamar Lake: 41 Goosander (14m 27f), 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe and 4  Tufted Duck (2m 2f). (R Mudge)
Windmill Farm: 1 m Marsh Harrier, 1 Snipe, 200 Golden Plover, 50 Meadow Pipit, 3 Bullfinch, 1 Fieldfare and 1 Sparrowhawk. (D Wright)
Penzance, off Railway Station: 1 1w dr Surf Scoter. Chyandour: 1 Black Redstart. (S Rowe) Harbour: 1 Guillemot, 1 Mute Swan and 64 Turnstone. (T Mills) Jubilee Pool: 2 Purple Sandpiper. (T Mills) Promenade: 2 Guillemot and  4 Great Northern Diver. (T Mills)
Long Rock: 1 ad Kumlien’s Gull offshore at car park.
Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 1w Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Goosander and 1 Red-breasted Merganser. (S Rowe) plus 1 Great Northern Diver and 1 Guillemot. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)
St Ives: 1 Great Northern Diver offshore
Marazion Marsh RSPB:  4 Mute Swan, 16 Teal, 11 Mallard, 2 Cormorant, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Bittern, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Water Rail, 11 Moorhen, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 15 Herring Gull, 1 ad Glaucous Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 9 Black-headed Gull, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti’s Warbler and 2 Stonechat. (DK Parker)
Marazion: 2 ad Glaucous Gull, 1 ad Kumlien’s Gull, 2 Common Gull (ad & 1w), 12 Great Northern Diver and 2 Long-tailed Duck. (DK Parker, B Rankine & S Rowe)  2 ad Kumlien’s Gulls reported (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

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Glaucous Gull, Barry Rankine

Glaucous Gull, Barry Rankine
Black Redstart, Barry Rankine

Men-an-Tol: 1 sub adult male Hen Harrier, 1 Kestrel, c20 Golden Plover and 3 Pheasant. (DK Parker)
Amalveor: 2 (m & f) Hen Harrier and 1 f Merlin. (R Menari)
Eagles Nest: 1 Kestrel and 1 Barn Owl. (R Menari)
Newquay, Gannel Estuary: 1 1w Glaucous Gull. Fistral: 700 Black-headed Gull, 2 ad Mediterranean Gull. Newquay Bay: 1100 Herring Gull and 150 Black-headed Gull. (S Rowe)
Falmouth, alongside Prince of Wales pier: 1 pair of Red-breasted Merganser. (J St Ledger) Falmouth Bay: 1 Little Auk, 2 Black-throated Diver and 44 Great Northern Diver. Castle Beach: 11 Black-throated Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Great Northern Diver, 15+ Guillemot, 1 Razorbill and 50+ Shag. Pendennis Point: 12 Great Northern Diver, 2 Guillemot, 20 Shag, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull and 1 Great Black-backed Gull.


Red-breasted Merganser, John St Ledger

Mylor Churchtown: 10+ Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 40 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Eider (m, 2f), 20+ Black-necked Grebe and 1 Guillemot. (D Chaney)
Tamar Birdwatching Cruise: 6 Great Northern Diver, 3 Spoonbill, c250 Avocet, 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Greenshank. (B Taggart)
Millbrook Lake: 1 1w Glaucous Gull. (B Taggart)
Crowdy Reservoir: 1 ad/2w Little Gull, 23 Black-headed Gull, 1 Kingfisher and 8 Great Crested Grebe. (B Craven)
Fowey: 1 Great Northern Diver in harbour.
Camel Estuary: 1 Berwick’s Swan and 1 Red-necked Grebe.
Stithians Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe.
Trevose Head: 7 Lapland Bunting in set-aside field.
Dozmary Pool: 1 Lesser Scaup still.
Gillan Creek: 1 Glossy Ibis.
Walmsley Sanctuary: 2 Water Rail and 3 Otter. (C Selway)
College Reservoir: 3 Goldeneye (f type), 3 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 4 Mallard, 16 Canada Goose, 1 Scaup, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Marsh Tit. (D Chaney)
Argal Reservoir: 6 Great Crested Grebe, 16 Tufted Duck, 8 Mallard and 22 Black-headed Gull. (D Chaney)
Maenporth: 3 Great Northern Diver and 2 Stonechat, plus Red Admiral and Small Tortoiseshell, both on the wing. (T Mills)