Tuesday 31st December 2013

Tuesday 31st December 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 to all our readers and contributors, from the CBWPS news team,  Dave Parker (County Recorder), Mike Spicer and Tony Mills (joint Assistant County Recorders). Please keep the reports coming in to bird-news@cbwps.org.uk throughout 2014.
Late news 22/12, Marazion Beach: Snowy Owl carcass found on the strand line and photographed. (A Macrae & C Parry-Hughes)

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Pendower Beach: 5 Great Northern Diver and 3 Black-throated Diver. (J Rance)
Par Beach LNR: 1 Swallow, 1 1w drake Scaup, 1 ad w Common Gull and 1 ad w Mediterranean Gull. (J Rance)
Men-Aver beach: 90 Mediterranean Gull this morning, including colour-ringed birds from Ireland (2),Poland(2) and France/Belgium/Netherlands (3). (M Grantham)
Hayle Estuary RSPB, Carnsew Basin: 1 Black-throated Diver and 1 Great Northern Diver. (R Menari)

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Mousehole: 1 Great Northern Diver. (S Maycock)

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Falmouth, Castle Beach: 1 Little Auk, 1 Grey Phalarope, 2 Med Gull, 1 Whimbrel, 16 Turnstone, 1 Black Redstart, 1 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kestrel (male), 1 Raven. (J StLedger, D Jenkins & J Chapple) Pendennis Point: 1 Balearic Shearwater past plus 1 Kestrel. (D Chaney) Swanpool, Falmouth Bay: 38 Black-throated Diver, 2 Red-necked Grebe, probable Slavonian Grebe, 5 Great Northern Diver, 10 Guillemot, 2 Razorbill, 605+ Shag (majority in 1 large resting flock, although a few birds diving), 1 Cormorant and 1 Kittiwake. (D Chaney)

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Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 66 Teal, 15 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Water Rail, 7 Moorhen, 1 Buzzard (hunting Teal), 8 Snipe and 1 Stonechat. (DK Parker)
Helston Loe Pool: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Mallard, 9 Shoveler, 16 Tufted Duck, 39 Pochard, 2 Goosander (1 male), 3 Cormorant, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Bittern, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Moorhen and 3 Coot from below Degibna car park. (DK Parker & MJ Spicer)
Walmsley Sanctuary: The oiled Red-throated Diver reported yesterday was taken into care today. (A Langdon)

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Photos Adrian Langdon


Ruan: 1 possible Siberian Chiffchaff in private garden. (per M Grantham)
Penzance: 1 Peregrine flying high over Wherrytown this morning. (T Mills)
Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 4 Great Northern Diver and Common Scoter. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)
St Erth fishery: 1 Bittern. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)
Torpoint Sewerage Works: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler still.
Wadebridge, Guineaport: 1 m Goosander still (D Julian)
Newquay, Watergate Bay (fields along coast from Whipsiderry): 13 Corn Bunting, 120 Skylark, 5 Reed Bunting, 10 Meadow Pipit and 1 Peregrine. (S Rowe)
Carbis Bay: 6 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Common Scoter, 1 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Peregrine. (S Rowe)