Sunday 19th Feb. 2012

Sunday 19th Feb. 2012

Late News, 14/2 Helston: Male Black Redstart at RNAS, Culdrose. (P Gay)
Late News, 15/2 Feock: 30+ Black Necked Grebe, 1 Whimbrel and 10 Red-breasted Merganser. (P Gay)
Late News, 16/2 Gerrans Bay: 20 Black Throated Diver. (P Gay)
Late News, 17/2 Church Cove, Lizard: 4 Black Throated Diver. (P Gay)
Late News, 16/2 College Reservoir: 2 Mute Swan, 8 Canada Goose, 2 Gadwall, 7+ Goldeneye, 150+ Wigeon, 2+ Mallard, 35+ Tufted Duck, 55 Coot, 1 Grey Heron, 3+ Cormorant, 130+ Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 174+ Black-headed Gull, 3+ Med Gull, 4+ Common Gull and 1 Coal Tit. (D Chaney)
Late News, 16/2 Argal Reservoir: 3+ Tufted Duck, 9+, Mallard, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 101 Black-headed Gull and 1 Med Gull in a quick scan from the car park. (D Chaney)
Late News, 16/2 Cotehele: 1 Dipper in the National Trust woodlands. (W Renshaw secretcornwall)

Late News, 18/2 Swanpool: 2 Chiffchaffs and an ad Med Gull on the rocks towards Falmouth. (R Matias)
Late News, 18/2 Mousehole: Pair of Black Redstarts in private garden (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)
Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 8 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 21 Teal, 7 Mallard, 12 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 9 Snipe, 1 Peregrine, 1 Water Pipit (flew off towards the beach), 10+ Chiffchaff, 1 probable Siberian Chiffchaff and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. 17 Sanderling, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit and 2 Oystercatcher on the beach. (D Parker & W Chegwidden)
Marazion: Water Pipit still at Red River mouth. (D Parker & W Chegwidden)
Newlyn: Ad Glaucous Gull still in harbour. (L Proctor, C Barnard & T Mills)


Video by John Chapple taken 18/02

Photo by Tony Mills

Longrock: 3 f Eider, Long-tailed Duck and 1 Slavonian Grebe. (L Proctor & P St Pierre)
Penzance: 1 1W drake Eider and 7 Common Scoter plus 37 Purple Sandpiper by Jubilee Pool at 15:30. (L Proctor, P St Pierre & D King)
Men-an-Tol: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier, 1 Barn Owl, 2 Raven, c40 Golden Plover and c50 Fieldfare. (D Parker)
Chykembro Common: 2 Buzzard and 2 Yellowhammer. (D Parker & P St Pierre)
Amalveor: 1+ ringtail Hen Harrier and 1 Dartford Warbler. (R Menari)
Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2W Kumlien’s Gull from the causeway along with 2W & 1W Med Gulls. (C Barnard) 2 Grey Plovers and 1 Black-tailed Godwit at Copperhouse Creek. (W Chegwidden)
Zennor: 3 ad and 1 1W Mediterranean gull at Porthzennor Cove this afternoon. (R Phillips)
College Reservoir: 1 drake Ring-necked Duck. (I Maclean)
Carminowe, Helston: 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (I Maclean)
Coverack Sewage Works: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (I Maclean)
Golitha Falls: 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch seen (at least 2 more calling), Mistle Thrush and 1 Jay. (D Jenkins)
Dozmary Pool: 2f and 1m Goldeneye. (D Jenkins)
River Tamar: Common Scoter heading up river by China Fleet Club north of Saltash at midday (from Tamar Wildlife River Cruise). (D King)
River Lynher: 1 Spoonbill at 12:45 west of Trematon Castle. (D King)
Newquay: 1W drake Lesser Scaup and 3 Tufted Duck on the boating lake this morning. (S Rowe (the finder), K Jones, J Chapple & B Field)


Video John Chapple, Photos Kate Jones (more here) & Brian Field.

Porth Reservoir: 1 Bittern, 2 drake Goosander, 1 Tufted Duck, 22 Mallard, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Peregrine and 7 Coot. (S Rowe)
Tresillian River: Spotted Redshank showing well near Tresemple, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 5+ Greenshank and 7 Snipe on Tresemple Pool. (A Nicholson)
Swanpool: 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Stonechat, 3+ Water Rail and 1 Little Egret. Also 2 grey Herons at Maenporth. (R Matias)
Par: Ad drake Ring-necked Duck still on Par Beach Pool, also Bittern and Bar-headed Goose. (St Austell Baywatch)
Helston, Loe Pool: Bufflehead still.
Crowdy Reservoir: American Golden Plover reported this afternoon at the western end in a field near the dam.
Newlyn: 2W Iceland off Tolcarne.