Monday 19th February 2024

Goldfinch - Adrian Lea

Monday 19th February 2024

**Important Notice, Stithians Lake** Although the Stuart Hutchings Hide and the Feeder Hide will be open as usual on Tuesday 20th February 2024, members should note that the public highway to these hides will be closed between 8.30am and 4.30pm on that day. Many thanks and best regards, Adrian Lea.

St Ives: 1w Kumlein’s Gull showing well between the harbour and Porthminster Beach. (G Jones)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Goldeneye, 1 Scaup, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Raven, 2 Buzzard. (S Van Hear) 5 Fieldfare, 1m Great spotted Woodpecker, 5 Reed Bunting, 20+ Goldfinch. (A Lea)

Treraven Meadows: 1 Green Sandpiper, 10 Shelduck, 1 Water Pipit, 1 Nuthatch, 3 Song Thrush, 1 Grey Wagtail. (S Grose)

Porthilly Farm: 41 Cattle Egret. (S Grose)

Rame Peninsula: 10 Cattle Egret. (D Allan)

Moditonham Quay: 70 Teal, 6 Shelduck, 13 Redshank, 5 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 9+ Cattle Egret to roost. (K Pellow)

St Austell Bay: 17 Eider (9 drakes, 3 1st winter drake, 5 female), 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Red-throated Diver, 8 Ringed Plover, 6 Common Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver. (B Bosisto)

Veryan Bay: 24 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver. (B Bosisto)

Gerrans Bay: 24 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe,  30 Turnstone, 4 Grey Plover, 75 Dunlin, 9 Mediterranean Gull. (B Bosisto)

Pentewan: 58 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 5 Common Dolphin. (B Bosisto)

Cadgwith: 2 Firecrest in trees by lower car park. (D White)

Lower Tamar Lake: 2 Willow Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 5 Coot, 3 (2m 1f) Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Fieldfare, 3 (2m 1f) Teal, 4 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 1f Goosander, 3 Mallard, 2 Long-tailed Tit. (R Mudge)

Trelow Downs, nr St Eval: 2 Buzzard, 3 Raven, 28 Carrion Crow, 4 Blackbird, 1 Magpie, 7 Robin, 1 Pheasant, 6 Blue Tit, 5 Woodpigeon, 5 Wren, 5 Woodcock, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Stonechat, 1 Linnet, 3 Meadow Pipit, 1 Herring Gull, 2 Coal Tit, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Great Tit, 1 Dunnock, 2 Kestrel, 1 Skylark, 1 Chaffinch, 6 Snipe, 1 Jay, 25 Redwing. (C & G Horsley)

Marazion Marsh RSPB, 14.35 – 15.45: 4 Snipe, 1 Mute Swan, 2 m&f Mallard, 20+ Teal, 14 Canada Goose, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 4 (2m 2f) Stonechat, 1 Dunnock, 1m Blackbird, 6 Carrion Crow, 2 Magpie. (M Webb)

Rock: 3 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff from private garden. (S Grose)

Botus Fleming: 1 singing Chiffchaff (wintering bird). (K Pellow)

Late submission, 18/2, Saltermill, Cargreen: 17 Avocet, 7 Redshank, 1 Curlew, 1 Little Egret, 4 Shelduck, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Cormorant. (C&J Duffy)

Late submission, 18/02, Ruan Lanihorne: 9 calling Whimbrel in flight over village late afternoon. (D Hall)

Late submission, 18/02, Marazion: 5 Raven. (A Holmes)

Late submission, 18/2, Penzance: 62 Sanderling, 32 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Turnstone, 1 Guillemot. (C Taylor)

Late submission, 18/2, Hayle Estuary: 19 Grey Plover. (C Taylor)

Late submission, 16/02, Dobwalls (private garden): 9 Siskin. (C&J Duffy)

Late submission, 14/02, Newlyn: Ad Kumlein’s Gull offshore from Tolcarne Beach. (Birdguides)

Feock Blackcap update: garden used as part of the BTO wintering blackcap study which finished in March 2022. Three colour ringed birds seen so far this winter:
1 male ringed here in March 2021 and seen here in subsequent winters.  This bird was at least 2 years old when ringed and has been site-faithful for at least 3 years.
1 male ringed here in March 2022 and seen here in subsequent winters. This bird was in its 2nd year when ringed and has been site faithful for at least 2 years.
1 female ringed 1 km away at Point in March 2022 and not seen here previously.  This bird was in its 2nd year when ringed.
During the study several ringed blackcaps ‘commuted’ between these two gardens.
In addition to the ringed birds I have seen at least another 5 male and 3 female blackcaps at any one time this winter and subsong is heard much of the day.
K Dalziel

 

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Goldfinch – Adrian Lea
Kumlein’s Gull – Gareth Jones
Kumlein’s Gull – Gareth Jones
Kumlein’s Gull – Gareth Jones
Teal – Martin Webb
Snipe – Martin Webb
Little Egret – Martin Webb
Mute Swan – Martin Webb
Grey Heron – Martin Webb