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Friday 31 August 2012

Late News 30/08 St Ives: Sabine's Gull, Pom Skua, 10 Balearic Shearwater and 7 Sooty Shearwater past the Island.

Late News 30/08 Wadebridge: 3 Green Sandpiper flew low over Guineaport in the evening. Also 2 Common Sandpiper on the river bank and Tawny Owl calling in Egloshayle Park. (W Delacour)

Late News 30/08 Porthgwarra: Wryneck still at Roskestal. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Late News 30/08 Penzance: Eider offshore Chyandour. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Late News 30/08 Badgers Cross: c 200 Linnets in fields just to the north. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Late News 30/08 Gear Common, Boswednack: m Hen Harrier. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Marazion: Ad Buff-breasted Sandpiper still opposite the lifeguard hut, also c120 Dunlin, c200 Ringed Plover, 35 Turnstone, c80 Sanderling and 2 Oystercatcher on the beach and a Yellow Wagtail over. (T Mills, D Parker, L Proctor, W Renshaw et al.) Ad Baird's Sandpiper in the afternoon but elusive. (M Elliot)

Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Marazion, Tony Mills.

Record shot of the Baird's Sandpiper at Marazion.

Ringed Plover at Marazion, W Renshaw.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Up to 3 Spotted Crakes showing from the standing stone. Also 6 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 4 Mute Swan with 4 cygnets, 2 Cormorant, 5 Mallard, 4 ad Moorhen plus 14 full grown young and 1 downy young, 10+ Swallow and Sedge Warblers. (D Parker & W Renshaw)

Spotted Crake at Marazion, W Renshaw

Hayle Estuary RSPB: At least 1 Pectoral Sandpiper still in the main channel off the causeway plus 1 Common Sandpiper, also 2  Black-tailed Godwit, 75 Canada Geese, 2 hybrid geese, 1 Little  Egret and 3 Curlew. (L Proctor & W Chegwidden)

Mullion: 2 Pied Flycatchers at Predannack Wollas, near Windyridge Farm. (S Bury)

Porthgwarra: Dotterel over south at 09:30. (M Wallace)

Treraven Meadow: Juvenile Mediterranean Gull in a large flock of Black-headed Gulls at Treraven this morning, also 25+ Teal, Common Sandpiper. Also Little Grebe on the river. (W Delacour)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): 2 large wader groups consisting of mixed shanks, Dunlin, Ruff and Ringed Plover 120+ flew over Walmsley towards Amble at high tide. Birds on the reserve included 1 Little Ringed Plover, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 10 Snipe, 4 Green Sandpiper, 56 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 1 juv Tufted Duck, Little Grebe (with at least 1 young) 9+ Sedge Warbler (with at least 2 juv ringed) 2 Blackcap and 3 Chiffchaff. (C Selway)

Falmouth, Gyllyngvase Beach: 1 Med Gull, 4 Common Tern, 7 Sandwich Tern, 5 Redshank and 8 Oystercatcher on rocks at low tide. (J St Ledger)

          

Par: 30 strong mixed flock of Sanderling, Dunlin and Ringed Plovers on Par Beach on the incoming tonight this evening. (N Climpson)

 

Thursday 30 August 2012

Pendeen: 2 Great Shearwater, 75 Sooty Shearwater, 14 Balearic Shearwater, 1,000's Manx Shearwater, 1 Leach's Petrel, 3 Storm Petrel, 22 Great Skua, 25 Arctic Skua, 1 Pom Skua (with spoons), 2 ad Sabine's Gull, 26 Sandwich Tern, 10 Arctic Tern, 17 commic tern, 12 Common Scoter, 13 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Curlew, 1 Peregrine and 2 Swift, 1+ basking Shark between 06:00 & 12:00. (D Parker, B Mellow, B Field et al.)

St Ives: 1,000's Manx Shearwater, 4 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Great Skua, 3 Arctic Skua, 1 Common Tern and 1 Grey Phalarope. (S Rogers)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 Pectoral Sandpipers in the main channel off the causeway. Also Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Med Gulls (ad & 2w), 19 Teal, 5 Wigeon and 3 Shelduck. (D Parker & D Flumm)

          

          

Pectoral Sandpipers at Hayle, D Flumm.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Still 2 Spotted Crakes showing from the standing stone. Also 2 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 4 Mute Swan with 4 cygnets, 1 Cormorant, 2 Mallard, 5 ad Moorhen plus 9 full grown young and Sedge Warblers. (D Parker & B Field)

Marazion: Buff-breasted Sandpiper opposite the lifeguard hut, also 50+ Dunlin, c20 Ringed Plover, 8 Turnstone, 6 Sanderling and 2 Oystercatcher on the beach. (D Parker, B Field & I Evans)

Mousehole: 3 Wheatear, 1 Oystercatcher and 1 Seal. (S Maycock)

Rumps Point: 3 Sanderling, 4 Great Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua, 400+ Manx Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Common Guillemot, 1 Razorbill, 29 Shag 8 Cormorant, 300+ Gannet, 1 juv Kittiwake and 100+ Fulmar. Also
30+ Ocean Sunfish, with up to 10 flat on the sea surface and visible at one point, many Gulls and Fulmars attending, presumably removing parasites. (C Selway)

Penryn River: 4 Greenshank, 28 Redshank, 31 Curlew and 5 Oystercatcher; also 12 Turnstone on boat at high tide. (J St Ledger)

          

Sennen Cove: 3 ad Mediterranean Gulls this morning. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

 

Wednesday 29 August 2012

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 Pectoral Sandpipers off the causeway early morning still. Still present at 12:45 and 17:30 at least, plus 2w Med Gull, 34 Oystercatcher, 18 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 20 Teal and 3 Wigeon. Also 43 Greylag, 10 hybrid geese, c120 Canada Geese and 20 Black-tailed Godwit on Ryan's Field and 54 Dunlin, 33 Ringed Plover and 12 Turnstone on Carnsew Spit. (L Proctor, D Flumm & D Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Still 2 Spotted Crakes (including the ringed bird) showing well from the standing stone on and off throughout the day. Also 3 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 4 Mute Swan with 4 cygnets, 3 Cormorant, 6 Mallard, 5 ad Moorhen plus 14 full grown young and 2 downy young, 1 Kestrel, 1 Wheatear, Sedge Warblers and 1 Cetti's Warbler. (D Parker & D Flumm)

Marazion: 40 Ringed Plover, 30 Sanderling, 50 Dunlin, 20 Turnstone 1 Knot and 1 Oystercatcher on the beach. (D Flumm & D Parker)

Porthgwarra: 1 Cory's Shearwater, 3 Great Shearwater, 10 Balearic Shearwater, 10 Sooty Shearwater, 32 Storm Petrel, 8 Great Skua and 2 Arctic Skua. Also 3 Ocean sunfish and 3 Basking Shark. (I Evans & P Fraser) Also a wholly unconfirmed report of a Barolo's Little Shearwater at 18:05.

Rumps Point to Pentire Point: 20+ Cormorant, 20+ Fulmar, 100+ Gannet, 20+ Great Black-backed Gull, 20+ Herring Gull, 20 House Sparrow, 6 Jackdaw, 2 Kestrel, 12 Linnet, 4 Magpie, 9 Oystercatcher, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Pheasant, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 20+ Rook, 1 Raven, 20+ Rock Pipit, 8 Shag, 2 Stonechat, 10 Swallow, 2 Wheatear and 7 Wood Pigeon. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk, per C Travis)

Sennen Cove: 2 ad and juv Mediterranean Gull. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Cape Cornwall: 78 Gannet, 32 Fulmar, 8 Kittiwake and Grey Heron plus a Basking Shark offshore. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)
 

Tuesday 28 August 2012

Late News 25/08 Pendeen: 162 Manx Shearwater, 4 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Storm Petrel, 1112 Northern Gannet (many in large groups), 2 Common Scoter, 7 Whimbrel, 7 Arctic Skua, 1 Pom Skua (a 2s still bearing full spoons flew west at 08:20), 8 Great Skua, 1 juv Kittiwake, 3 Arctic Tern, 3 Rock Pipit and 6 Barn Swallow west between 06:50 & 11:00. Also 824 Manx Shearwater, 6 Balearic Shearwater, 6 Great Shearwater, 2 Cory's Shearwater, 5 Sooty Shearwater, 6 Common Scoter, 3 Arctic Skua, 8 Great Skua and 1 juv Long-tailed Skua between 12:40 & 15:40. Also 20+ Common Dolphin, 4+ Ocean Sunfish and 16+ Basking Shark. (LGR Evans) 

Late News 27/08 Falmouth, Gyllyngvase beach: 3 Sandwich Tern, 4 Med Gull, 1 Whimbrel, 11 Fulmar, 26 Oystercatcher, 1 Kestrel, 5 Gannet (close to beach), 1 Grey Heron at 10:30. (J St Ledger)

Late News 27/08 Penryn River: 3 Sandwich Tern viewed from Flushing Sailing Club flying up Penryn River at 13:45. (J St Ledger)

Late News 27/08 Egloshayle: A ringed juv Med Gull on the playing field. (W Delacour)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Spotted Crakes (including the ringed bird) showing well from the standing stone on and off throughout the day. Also 4 Grey Heron, 5+ Little Egret, 4 Mute Swan with 4 cygnets, 1 Cormorant, 2 Mallard, 5 ad Moorhen plus 10 full grown young, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 1 recently fledged Stonechat, 1 Wheatear, Sedge Warblers and Reed Warblers. (D Parker, S Maycock, B Sharples & B Toms)

              

Sparrowhawk & Spotted Crake at Marazion, Simon Maycock.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 Pectoral Sandpipers off the causeway early afternoon and still present off the car wash in the evening, 1 Common Sandpiper, 112 Curlew, 5+ Whimbrel, 27 Oystercatcher, 16 Redshank, 6 Turnstone, 66 Dunlin, 10 Ringed Plover, 2 Knot, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Ruff, 10 Med Gull (6ad, 2 2w, 1 1w & 1 juv), 123 Canada Geese, 28 Greylag, 3 Wigeon, 14 Teal, 3 young Shelduck, 9 Little Egret, 6 Grey Heron and 15 Cormorant. (D Parker et al)

Bude Estuary: 1 Mediterranean Gull this morning with 100+ Black headed Gull and 3 Turnstones. (H Kendall)

Davidstow airfield: Waders this afternoon included 21 Dunlin, 17 Ringed Plovers and 2 Ruff. Also 3+ Wheatears. (H Kendall)

Crowdy Reservoir: Black-tailed Godwit reported. (H Kendall)

Penryn River: 1 Whimbrel, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Greenshank, 24 Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Turnstone, 18 Curlew, 1 Little Egret, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, and 1 Wood Sandpiper. (J St Ledger)

         

Kingsmill: 1 Knot, 1 Ruff and 1 Kingfisher this evening. (M Beer)

Wadebridge: A Wryneck calling from an apple tree in private garden at Two Tree's, Wadebridge, early morning. (C Selway)

Sennen Cove: Common Sandpiper west end of main beach early morning. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Kenidjack: Sparrowhawk and Sedge Warbler. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Bosullow: Pied Flycatcher and Spotted Flycatcher. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Porthgwarra: Wryneck still at Roskestal Farm.

 

Monday 27 August 2012

Late News 24/08 Porthgwarra: 2 Wrynecks seen together at Roskestal. (C Lamsdell)

Late News 26/08 Porthgwarra: Long-tailed Skua reported.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Spotted Crakes showing well from the standing stone at 07:30, ad still present at 19:10 at least. Also 4 Grey Heron, 5+ Little Egret, 5 Mute Swan and 4 cygnets, 1 Cormorant, 6 Mallard, 8 ad Moorhen plus 9 full grown young, 1 Redshank, 1 Stonechat, Sedge Warblers and Reed Warblers. (D Eva & D Parker)

Porthgwarra: 1 Great Shearwater, 5 Sooty Shearwater, 12 Balearic Shearwater, 40+ Manx Shearwater, 16 Bonxie, 44 Arctic Skua, 1 probable Long-tailed Skua, 2 Pom Skua (inc 1 ad with spoons), 1 Storm Petrel, 1 Leach's Petrel, 6 Common Tern, 1 Arctic Tern, 1 Black Tern and 1 Puffin between dawn and 16:35. (L Proctor, B Field & D Eva)

Porthgwarra: 1 Swift in the valley. (D Eva) Wryneck still at Arden-Sawah farm.

Treraven Meadows: 1 Peregrine, 1 Sparrowhawk, 6 Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, 8 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Teal, 2 Grey Heron, Cormorant, large flock of mixed Swallow/Sand Martin/House Martin, 1 Swift, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Buzzard. Also 1 Stoat. (W Delacour)  Also 13 juv Ringed Plover and 15 Dunlin. (S Cox)

Egloshayle: Large flock of Black-headed Gulls with a 2w Med Gull on the playing field. (W Delacour)

Cape Cornwall: 5 Great Skua and large Shearwater sp. past today (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Penzance: Balearic Shearwater off Battery Rocks.

 

Sunday 26 August 2012

Late News 25/08 St Levan: Hooded Crow on the playing field. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Spotted Crakes (ad & ringed juv) from the standing stone on and off through out the day. Also 3 Grey Heron, 3+ Little Egret, 4 Mute Swan and 4 cygnets, 1 Cormorant, 2 Mallard, 2 ad Moorhen plus 6 full grown young, 1 Reed Bunting, Sedge Warblers and Reed Warblers. (D Parker & H Wright)

Porthgwarra: 2 Wheatears on the moor and 1 Ocean Sunfish in the cove. (D Flumm) Wryneck in willows beyond halfway wall, Wryneck on the roof of Roskestal Farm and Wryneck again around Arden-Sawah. Also 5 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Sooty Shearwater and 2 Arctic Skua past between 15:30 & 19:00. Finally 2 Choughs at Gwennap Head. (M Curtis)

Treraven Meadow: 4+ Ruff in the afternoon. (S Cox & H Greaves)

Camel Estuary: 47 Little Egrets and 28 Sandwich Terns. (S Cox)

Windmill Farm: 4 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, 1 juvenile Stonechat, 1 Greenshank, 7 Green Sandpiper, 4 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Snipe, 5 Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler and 42 Mallard. (D Wright)

Padstow: Drake Common Scoter off Gentle Jane. (D Julian)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): 28 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Knot, 9 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Lapwing, 12 Common Snipe, 1 Shoveler, 21 Teal, 1 Sedge Warbler and 60+ Swallow. (C Selway)

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only): 2 Green Sandpipers and 1 Kingfisher. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Boswednack: 2 Green Sandpipers in off the sea and over east at 17:30. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Pendeen: 5 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 12 Arctic Skua and 4 Great Skua in the morning.

Sennen Cove: Osprey over at 14:25.

Golant: 2 Ospreys on the River Fowey.

 

Saturday 25 August 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Spotted Crakes (ad & ringed juv) from the standing stone at first light. (LGR Evans) 5 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Cormorant, 8 Mallard, 2 ad Moorhen plus 9 full grown young, 1 Kestrel, 1 Reed Bunting, Sedge Warblers and Reed Warblers. Also 2 Otters on Longrock Pool. (D Parker)

Pendeen: 6 Sooty Shearwater, 7 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Storm Petrel, 10 Bonxie, 1 Pom Skua, 8 Arctic Skua, 13 Sandwich Tern, 3 Arctic Tern, 8 commic tern, 20+ Whimbrel, 10 Turnstone, 6 Ringed Plover and 4 Common Scoter between 06:00 & 11:30. Also 4 Ocean Sunfish 4+ Basking Shark and several Common Dolphin. (L Proctor, D Flumm & D Parker) Also 11 Great Shearwater, 13+ Cory's Shearwater, 8 further Balearic Shearwater and a Long-tailed Skua in the afternoon.

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only): 6 Mute Swan, 1 Greylag, 69 Mallard, 5 Call Duck, 2 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1+ Common Sandpiper, 2 Grey Heron, c30 House Martin and c25 Swallow. (D Parker)

Davidstow: 11 Ringed Plover (10 Ads), 1 Dunlin and 3 Wheatears on the airfield at 10:30. (S Cox)

Wadebridge: 1 Peregrine over Guineaport, 6 juv Ruff, 5 Greenshank, 1 Buzzard, Tawny Owl calling and Mallard with a newly hatched brood of ducklings on Treraven Meadow and a Common Sandpiper calling on the river. (W Delacour & S Cox)

Porthgwarra: Wryneck still around Arden-Sawah but mobile.
 

 

Friday 24 August 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Cormorant, 2 Mallard, 3 ad Moorhen plus 7 full grown young, 1 Kestrel, 1 Reed Bunting, Sedge Warblers and Reed Warblers. (D Parker) Spotted Crake reported again from the standing stone.

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): 1 Little Ringed Plover, 26 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Snipe, 2 Dunlin, 10 Teal, 2 Greenshank, 4 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 1 Peregrine and 2 Stock Dove. (D Eva & N Climpson)

Porth Kidney beach: 1 Sandwich Tern, 27 Whimbrel, 40 Sanderling and 10 Dunlin. (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 4 Cormorant, 1 Sandwich Tern, 4 Med Gulls, 30 Sanderling, 20 Dunlin and 6 Redshank on Lelant Water. (D Flumm)

Falmouth, Gyllyngvase beach: 4 Sandwich Tern diving into the breaking waves. (J St Ledger)

Porthgwarra: Wryneck showing well on walls at Roskestal Farm at midday and another still on walls at Arden-Sawah in the afternoon. A Fea's Petrel flew past Gwennap Head at 16:28. A Pied Flycatcher was in 60ft cover, north of the car park. (C Lamsdell)

Perranuthnoe: An un aged Rose-coloured Starling reported from a private garden.

 

Thursday 23 August 2012

Late News 22/08 Rumps Point to Pentire Point: 20 + Black-headed Gull, 3 Buzzard, 1 Common Scoter, 20+ Cormorant, 20+ Fulmar, 200+ Gannet, 8 Goldfinch, 20+ Great Black-backed Gull, 100+ Herring Gull, 20 House Sparrow, 6 Jackdaw, 4 Kestrel, 12 Linnet, 4 Magpie, 45 Manx Shearwater, 8 Oystercatcher, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 20+ Rock pipit, 15 Shag, 6 Stonechat, 10 Swallow, 6 Whitethroat and 7 Wood Pigeon. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk, per C Travis)

Late News 22/08 Lizard: 2 mobile Dotterel on Predannack Airfield, which is a military airfield and has no public access, trespass at your peril!

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Unringed (new) Spotted Crake showing very well from the standing stone from 06:55-07:05 at least. (L Proctor) 6 Grey Heron, 7+ Little Egret, 4 Mute Swan and 4 cygnets, 1 Cormorant, 7+ Mallard, 10 ad Moorhen plus 12 full grown young, 1 Water Rail, 1 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk,  1 Reed Bunting, Sedge Warblers and Reed Warblers. (D Parker, D Flumm & L Proctor)

Marazion: 11 Dunlin, 9 Turnstone, 8 Ringed Plover and 1 Sanderling on the beach. (D Parker)

Gunwalloe: Aquatic Warbler trapped and ringed at 10:15. (M Grantham)

Porthgwarra: Wryneck on the walls around Arden-Sawah Farm. (M Wallace) Dotterel in 2nd ploughed field on the left, down the track from Arden-Sawah Farm at 19:18.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Juvenile Ruff and 1 Med Gull on Ryan's Field. (B Toms)

Sancreed: Pied Flycatcher still in a private garden, also present yesterday. (D Flumm)

Dinham Flats: 1 Green and 2 Common Sandpiper, 16 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Whimbrel, 16 Greenshank, 100+ Curlew, 4 juv Shelduck, 1 Sandwich Tern and 49 Little Egret. (C Selway)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): Little Ringed Plover still, 4 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 8 Common Snipe, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Ruff and 13 Greenshank including the Ythan Estuary colour ringed bird. (C Selway)

Kenidjack: Goshawk flew over the valley.

Lizard: Wryneck at Housel Bay at 13:00.

Lower Bosistow: 1 Turtle Dove.

 

Wednesday 22 August 2012

Late News 21/08 Kingsmill: 1 Ruff, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 30 Greenshank, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper and 22 Dunlin. (M Beer)

Late News 21/08 Land's End: Barn Owl in the evening. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Penzance: Eider again off Chyandour at 06:40. (L Proctor)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 7 Grey Heron, 8+ Little Egret, 4 Mute Swan and 4 cygnets, 1 Cormorant, 5 Mallard, 1 Teal, 2 ad Moorhen plus 25 full grown young, 1 Water Rail, 1 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Peregrine, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 3 Stonechat, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, Sedge Warblers and Reed Warblers. (D Parker, L Proctor & D Flumm)

Marazion: 15 Ringed Plover, 20 Dunlin, 15 Sanderling and 2 Turnstone on the beach, plus a calling Tawny Owl in the early hours east of the village. (D Flumm & D Parker)

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only): 1 Golden Plover over. (D Flumm) Also Kingfisher and Sparrowhawk. (W Renshaw)

Penzance: 7+ House Martin nests with young about to fledge at top of Mannaye Road, opposite Penzance football ground. Also 150+ Jackdaw roosting in pine plantation opposite Mounts Bay School, Heamoor presumably from the local chimney nesting population. (P St Pierre)

Davidstow: 2 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 6+ Wheatear and 20+ Lesser Black-backed Gulls on the airfield. (J Aldous)

          

Church Cove: 1 Wryneck in the quarry. (D Eva)

Windmill Farm: 4 Wheatears. (D Eva)

Penryn River: 2 Whimbrel, 4 Greenshank, 31 Redshank, 2 Turnstone, 3 Oystercatcher, 17 Curlew, 1 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Jay, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Wheatear, 12 Swallow and 7 House Martin. (John St Ledger)

          

Upper Kynance valley: 1 Hobby. (S Pilbeam)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): 22 Greenshank (including the Ythan Estuary colour ringed) 6 Ruff, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Knot, 1 Lapwing, 1 juv Little Ringed Plover, 1 juv Ringed Plover, 1 juv Little Stint, 2 Dunlin, 10 Black-tailed Godwit and a Curlew. (C Selway)

Kingsmill: Ruff (juv), 2 Knot (juv), 7 Common Sandpiper, 3 Whimbrel, 34 Dunlin, 38 Greenshank and 2 Black-tailed Godwit this evening. (S Cox)

 

Tuesday 21 August 2012

Late News 20/08 Falmouth, Gyllyngvase beach: 8 Med Gull. (J St Ledger)

Late News 20/08 Hayle Estuary RSPB: 4 Common Sandpiper, 10 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Turnstone, 2 Med Gull, 8 Oystercatcher, 2 Teal, 1 Kingfisher and 100+ Curlew. (J St Ledger)

Penzance: Eider again off Chyandour at 06:45. (L Proctor)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 2 Mute Swan, 2+ Cormorant, 6 Mallard, 5 ad Moorhen plus 9 full grown young and 3 downy young, 2 Dunlin, Sedge Warblers and Reed Warblers. (D Parker)

Nanjizal: Dotterel in the large field to the north west of Faraway Cottage, also Pied Flycatcher and Redstart along Bosistow Lane early afternoon. (M Wallace)

Longrock: Adult Med Gull, 80 Ringed Plover, 30 Sanderling, 35 Dunlin and 11 Turnstone on the beach plus 3 Common Tern and 2+ Sandwich Tern offshore. (P St Pierre & D Flumm)

Davidstow: 2 Wood Sandpiper now on the airfield by the control tower. (D Julian)

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only): 1 Swift and a Sparrowhawk this afternoon. (P St Pierre) Black-tailed Godwit in the evening. (B Field) Osprey reported again in the morning.

Helston: Wryneck in a private garden at 11:00. (M Rule)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): 5 Ruff, 1 juv Ringed Plover, 1 juv Little Ringed Plover, 19 Greenshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, Teal, Little Grebe, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Buzzard, Sedge Warbler and Cormorant. (W Delacour) Also 4 Green Sandpiper, Lapwing, 1 Golden Plover over, 22 Teal, 1 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, and a Sparrowhawk. (C Selway)

          

Little Ringed Plover at Walmsley Sanctuary, Colin Selway

Camel Estuary: 3 Ruff, Redshank, Greenshank, Oystercatcher, Curlew, juvenile Peregrine, 2 Common Sandpiper, Buzzard, Red-legged Partridge, Grey Heron, Little Egret, 2 Black Swan and 12 Black-tailed Godwit from the Burniere hide this evening. (W Delacour)

Sennen Cove: Common Sandpiper on main beach this morning. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Church Cove: Wryneck towards the quarry at 16:00.

Cury: 1 Wryneck in the morning.

 

 

Monday 20 August 2012

Penzance: Eider again off Chyandour at 06:50. (L Proctor)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Honey Buzzard drifted east over Marazion and settled in the pines behind the marsh at 07:15. (D Flumm) 7 Grey Heron, 9 Little Egret, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 1+ Cormorant, 11 Mallard, 4 ad Moorhen plus 8 full grown young and 1 downy young, 2 Dunlin, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, Sedge Warblers and Reed Warblers. (D Parker) Wood Sandpiper reported again.

Marazion: 9 Turnstone, 6 Ringed Plover and Redshank on the beach. (D Flumm)

Tresvennack: 2 Honey Buzzards just south east of Drift at 10:55 over heading south west. (B Field)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): 2 Ruff, 15 Greenshank, 8 Green Sandpiper, 1 Lapwing, 29 Snipe, 13 Little Egret, 3 Gadwall and 41 Teal.

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only): Osprey in the north east arm again.

Osprey at Drift taken on 19/08, Bob Sharples.

Camel Estuary: 100+ Mediterranean Gull and Ringed Plover plus a Whinchat, 22 Sandwich Tern and 2 Common Tern. (C Selway)

          

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): 9+ Greenshank, 5 Redshank, 5 Ruff, 8+ Green Sandpiper, a juv Kingfisher and a Buzzard. (A Langdon)

          

Sennen Cove: Common Sandpiper in the cove plus 22 Curlew and a Whimbrel off the beach. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Lands End: 1 juv Red Backed Shrike again east of the dump, also 1 Pied Flycatcher.

Davidstow: 1 Wood Sandpiper again on the airfield by the control tower.

Maer Lake, Bude: 2 Little Stints.

 

 

Sunday 19 August 2012

 

Alpine Swift at Newquay 18/08, J Chapple

Late News 18/08 Hayle Estuary RSPB: 6 Swift, 120 Ringed Plover, 40+ Dunlin, 5 Common Sandpiper, 47 Redshank, 2 Sanderling, 7 Turnstone, 1 Knot, 1 Ruff and 1 Kestrel. (P St Pierre)

Late News 18/08 Godrevy: 18 Turnstone, 22 Oystercatcher and 1 Sanderling. (P St Pierre)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Cormorant, 7 Mallard, 3 ad Moorhen plus 6 full grown young, 3 Whimbrel (over), Sedge Warblers and Reed Warblers. (D Parker) 1 Water Rail and a possible Aquatic Warbler at 16:15 on path back from the standing stone. (D Jenkins) 1 Cuckoo. (W Renshaw)

Falmouth, Gyllyngvase Beach: 5 Sandwich Tern, 2 Med Gull, 2 Turnstone, 1 Ringed Plover, 8 Oystercatcher and 1 Guillemot. (J St Ledger)

          

Kynance: Pied Flycatcher in the first valley north of Kynance car park. (S Pilbeam)

Sancreed: Pied Flycatcher still present also 1 Green Sandpiper. (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Ruff, 1 Knot, 4 Black-tailed Godwit and 1 Med Gull. (B Mellow) Great White Egret reported flying over early morning.

Lands End: 1 juv Red Backed Shrike from the cycle track by the dump and later towards the complex, also 8 Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 1 Swift, 1 Spotted Flycatcher and 2 Pied Flycatcher. (B Mellow et al.)

         

Porthgwarra: 1 Pied Flycatcher. (B Mellow)

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only): Osprey again. (B Mellow, Bob Sharples & S Williams)

          

Osprey at Drift Sam Williams & Bob Sharples

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): A possible Marsh Sandpiper flew to the estuary with 18 Greenshank, looking smaller and more delicate than the Greenshank in very heavy rain and misty conditions. Other birds included Ythan Estuary colour ringed Greenshank, 1 juv Ruff, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper, 39 Common Snipe, 1 Lapwing, 1 Curlew, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 30 Little Egret, 3 Northern Shoveler, 21 Teal, 2 Gadwall, 1 Kingfisher and 7 Sedge Warbler. (C Selway) 23 Greenshank, 9 Green Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Knot, 1 Ringed Plover, c7 Dunlin, 1 Lapwing and 4 Snipe over the evening high tide. (D Parker et al.)

          

Kingsmill Creek: 123 Redshank, 32 Greenshank, 94 Curlew, 3 Whimbrel, 14 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sand & 1 Kingfisher this evening. (S Cox)

Davidstow: 1 Wood Sandpiper on the airfield by the control tower.

 

Saturday 18 August 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Grey Heron, 6 Little Egret, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Cormorant, 5 Mallard, 2 ad Moorhen plus 5 full grown young, 1 Spotted Crake, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 3 Black-tailed Godwit (over), Sedge Warblers and Reed Warblers. (D Parker, L Proctor, T Mills & R Farnes)

          

Newquay: Alpine Swift again over Tesco Express and Aldi until 12:12 at least. (P Fraser, S Rogers, D Julian & J Chapple)

         

Alpine Swift over Newquay, Colin Selway.

Alpine Swift over Newquay, Steve Rogers. (more on his blog here)

Nanquidno: 1 Pied Flycatcher in sycamores above the mill, same or another in lone pine in garden opposite Mill House, also 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 6 Whitethroat, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 2+ Green Woodpecker, 3+ Sparrowhawk, 97 Rook and 2 flocks (96 & 61) of Linnets. (D Parker & L Proctor)

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only): Osprey again at 13:00, also 1 Peregrine, 3 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 6 Mute Swan, 35 Canada Geese, 21 Greylag, 46 Mallard, 5 Call Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 1 Moorhen, 28 Herring Gull, 14 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Black-tailed Godwit over, 2 Common Sandpiper, c150 Swallow, c40 Mouse Martin and 1 Sand Martin. (D Parker)

Camel Estuary: 2 Curlew Sandpiper on Dinham Flats. (D Julian)

Sancreed: Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Willow Warbler, 12 Long-tailed Tit, juv Green Woodpecker and Great Spotted Woodpecker. (D Flumm)

Land’s End: Whimbrel plus 2 Clouded Yellow butterflies. (D Flumm)

Penryn River: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Turnstone, 4 Greenshank, 29 Redshank, 15 Ringed Plover, 9 Dunlin, 2 Oystercatcher, 27 Curlew, 2 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Raven and 1 Jay. (J St Ledger)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): 28 Greenshank (including the Ythan Estuary colour ringed) 21 Snipe, 6 Green Sandpiper, 1 Lapwing, 12 Teal, 3 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 50+ Goldfinch and 8+ Sedge Warbler. (C Selway)

Zennor: Hobby at Trewey moors. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Davidstow: 1 Wood Sandpiper on the airfield by the control tower.

 

Friday 17 August 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 1 Cormorant, 11 Mallard, 4 ad Moorhen plus 4 full grown young, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, Sedge Warblers and Reed Warblers. (D Parker & D Flumm)

Marazion: 7+ Turnstones and 10 Ringed Plovers on the beach and 2 Common Terns offshore. (D Parker & D Flumm)

Porth Kidney: 2 Common Tern, 20 Sandwich Tern, 100 Ringed Plover and 5 Sanderling this afternoon in heavy rain. (D Eva) 123 Common Tern, 3 Arctic Tern, 3 Black Tern (1 ad & 2 juv) and 12 Sandwich Tern from 20:00 till dusk. (D Parker & P St Pierre)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Arctic Tern, 23 Oystercatcher, 6 Redshank, 2 Whimbrel, c70 Curlew, 9 Canada Geese and 18 Mallard on Lelant Saltings. 2 Med Gull (2w & juv), 9 Whimbrel, 17 Redshank, 8 Dunlin, 5 Curlew, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Knot on Ryan's Field. Also 60+ Common Terns and 2 Arctic Terns flew high towards Porth Kidney at 19:30. (D Parker) 2 Black Terns on Ryan's Field at 18:00. (D Jenkins) Ad Curlew Sandpiper from the causeway.

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only): 2 Great Crested Grebes. (S Maycock) Also Osprey again.

Kingsmill Creek: 40 Greenshank, 1 Whimbrel, 14 Dunlin, 7 Ringed Plover and 1 Knot in the afternoon. (S Cox)

Mousehole: Dark morph Pom Skua off Low Lee Buoy at 11:55.

Newquay: Alpine Swift over Best Western Hotel and Rockland Hotel 14:40 to 20:10 at least, when it was flushed by a Peregrine and flew south.

 

Thursday 16 August 2012

Late News 14/08 Nanquidno: 1 Pied Flycatcher in the pines by the mill. (R Carrington)

Late News 14/08 Cury: 1 Swift. (A Nicholson)
 
Late News 14/08 Lizard Point: 2 Chough, 6 Turnstone, c 200 Gannets per hour heading west early evening and several unidentified Shearwaters in mountainous seas. (A Nicholson)

Late News 14/08 Downderry: Sabine's Gull reported flying east between 17:30 & 18:30 also Sooty Shearwater.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 3 Mute Swan, 1 Cormorant, 6 Mallard, 3 ad Moorhen plus 8 full grown young, 1 juv Spotted Crake, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Stonechat, 3 Reed Bunting, Sedge Warblers and Reed Warblers. (D Parker, L Proctor & D Flumm)

Marazion: 2 ad Med Gulls on the beach. (L Proctor)

Penzance: Eider again off Chyandour. (L Proctor)

Penryn River: 14 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 6 Turnstone, 2 Greenshank, 34 Redshank, 23 Curlew, 4 Oystercatcher and 2 Little Egret. (J St Ledger)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Common Sandpiper and 1 Whimbrel on Ryan's Field. 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Redshank and 1 Bar-tailed Godwit on Lelant Water. 7 Sandwich Tern, Kestrel and 3 Turnstone in mixed flock of Dunlin and Ringed Plover in Carnsew Basin. All in the morning. (D Jenkins) Between 17:45 and 19:45 in the pouring rain the estuary and Ryan's field held 25 Sandwich Tern, 37 Common Tern, 8 Arctic Tern, 4 Black Tern (3 juv and an adult), 3 Ruff, 2 Whimbrel and 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (B Mellow)

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only): Osprey seen flying between the NW and NE arms of the reservoir 12:00-12:10. It dived into the water once but did not appear to catch anything. (D Jenkins)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): 11+ Swift, 1 Hobby, 9 Green Sandpiper, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 10 Snipe, 1 Lapwing, 4 Shoveler (including 1 juv), 4 Gadwall, 18 Teal including at least 3 juv, 5 Stock Dove and 1 Sedge Warbler. (C Selway)

Mylor Creek: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Turnstone, 1 Greenshank, 6 Redshank, 8 Curlew, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Mute Swan and 1 Kestrel. (J St Ledger)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Great Crested Grebes with 1 young also 1 Little Grebe. (S Maycock)

          

Porthgwarra: Great Shearwater at 08:15 and 7 Balearic Shearwater, Pomarine Skua, Sooty Shearwater, 4 Great Skua and 50 Manx Shearwater. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Gorran Haven: 2 Cory's Shearwaters, 2 Sooty Shearwaters and 1 Pom Skua between 10:25 & 12:00.

 

Wednesday 15 August 2012

Late News 14/08 Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): 7 Green Sandpiper, 18 Snipe, 1 Lapwing, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Water Rail, 6 Gadwall, 16 Teal, 3 Shoveler, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Sand Martin and 80+ Goldfinch in the evening. (C Selway)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Cormorant, 3 Mallard, 2 ad Moorhen plus 3 full grown young, 1 Turnstone over and 10 Oystercatcher over, 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Reed Bunting. (D Parker) Wood Sandpiper opposite the standing stone, still present in the evening along with the Spotted Crake, plus 3 Sanderling over. (D Flumm & R Menari)

          

Wood Sandpiper at Marazion, Richard Menari

Newlyn: 1 ad Sabine's Gull off Tolcarne at 08:30 and then flew east also 1 Storm Petrel. (P St Pierre)

Porthgwarra: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Pom Skua and 4 Great Skua. (R Wilkins & S Rogers)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 23 Curlew Sandpiper (all ad, 21 in partial sum plum), 150+ Dunlin, 233 Ringed Plover, 45 Bar-tailed Godwit, 31 Sanderling, 3 Oystercatcher, 19 Knot, 9 Turnstone, 5 Curlew, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Grey Plover, 2w Med Gull, 6 Cormorant and 1 Kestrel in Carnsew Basin. 2 Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Knot, 19 Redshank, 22 Oystercatcher, c75 Curlew, 21 Greylag, 2 Canada Geese, 1 hybrid goose, 16 Little Egret, 8 Grey Heron, 5 Med Gull (1 ad, 2 2w, 1 1w & 1 juv), 44 Sandwich Tern, 18 Common Tern, 4 Arctic Tern and 11 Little Tern on Lelant Water. 1 ad Med Gull, 1 Common Tern, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel and c60 Curlew on Ryan's Field. (R Wilkins, S Rogers, D Parker & L Williams)

Penzance: Eider still, plus ad Med Gull and 2 Sandwich Terns. (P St Pierre)

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only): 1 Osprey still at midday over the reservoir. (I Webster)

Marazion: 3 Oystercatcher, 7 Turnstone, 10 Ringed Plover, 7 Sanderling and 6 Dunlin on the beach. (D Parker)

Cape Cornwall Golf Course: 1 Pied Flycatcher hunkering in the sunken garden at midday. (P Fraser)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): 1 Blue Tit, 2 Buzzard, 4 Canada Geese, 2 Carrion Crow, 5 Coot, 3 Gadwall, 5 Goldfinch, 1 Great Tit, 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 Grey Heron, 2 House Martin, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Little Egret, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 25+ Mallard, 6 Moorhen, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Raven, 3 Shoveler, 2 Snipe, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Swallow, 5 Teal and 4 Wood Pigeon. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk, per C Travis)

 

Tuesday 14 August 2012

Late News 08/08 Hayle Estuary RSPB: The colour-ringed Med Gull reported was first ringed as a pullus on 05/06/2011 at Szeged, Csongrád, Hungary. It was also reported on the Hayle Estuary by Phil Rutter on 03/11/2011. (D Parker)

Late News 12/08 Manaccan: Hoopoe flew past Roskruge Beacon at 19:00.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Juv Spotted Crake trapped and ringed at 06:50. Also 8 Grey Heron, 3 Mute Swan, 3 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 6 Mallard, 3 ad Moorhen plus 12 full grown young, 1 Water Rail, 7 Curlew over, 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, c20 Swallow, 1 ad female Peregrine, 1 female Sparrowhawk, 2 Stonechat, 4+ Reed Bunting, Sedge Warblers and Reed Warblers. (D Parker)

          

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Kingfisher, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Med Gull, 2 Little Egret, 2 Spotted Flycatchers on Ryan's Field. (D Flumm)

Stithians Reservoir: Female Hen Harrier hunting over Higher Polighey Farm at 09:10 then flew towards Porkellis Moor at 09:20 also 2 Buzzard, 2 Raven and 28 Curlew. (J St Ledger)

Towan Beach, Roseland: 116 Med Gulls. (S Croft)

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only): 1 Osprey still in the morning when it flew into the north east arm. Also again in the afternoon.

 

Monday 13 August 2012

Late News 2/01/12 Devoran: A colour-ringed Black-tailed Godwit reported at this site was originally trapped as an adult female at Siglufjordur, N Iceland on 15/07/10 and then reported from Killingholme, Lincolnshire from 31/07/10 to 12/10/10. (B Mellow)

Late News 31/07 Black Head, Lizard: 1 Balearic Shearwater in the morning and 1 Sooty Shearwater in the afternoon. (C Auld)

Late News 1/08 St Ives: 4 Med Gulls. (C Auld)

Late News 1/08 Black Head, Lizard: 1 Sooty Shearwater. (C Auld)

Late News 2/08 Lizard: 2-3 Nightjar heard. Also an unfamiliar call, possibly Long-eared Owl? (C Auld)

Late News 3/08 Coverack: 1 Med Gull. (C Auld)

Late News 4/08 Lizard Point: 5 Chough, c200 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater and 1 Bonxie between 06:30 & 08:00. (C Auld)

Late News 5/08 Black Head, Lizard: c175 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Bonxie between 06:20 & 07:50. (C Auld)

Late News 5/08 Sennen Cove: 1+ Common Sandpiper heard, 2 Chough over and 1 Med Gull. (C Auld)

Late News 9/08 Kynance Cove: 3 Chough Kynance Cove. (C Auld)

Late News 10/08 Port Isaac: 1s dark morph Eleanora's Falcon. (Bird Forum)

Late News 11/08 Porthgwarra: 1s dark morph Eleanora's Falcon photographed at Gwennap Head, further details here. (J Irvine & D Rogers)

Late News 12/08 Marazion Marsh RSPB: Spotted Crake also seen at c19:30, also 2 Snipe and 6 Little Egrets. (P St Pierre)

Late News 12/08 Porthgwarra: 1 Hobby over the dried up pool. (B Mellow)

         

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swan, 6 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 3 Mallard, 4 ad Moorhen plus 10 full grown young and 1 downy young, 1+ Water Rail, 18 Whimbrel over, 4 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 57 Swallow going to roost, 1 Kingfisher, 2+ Reed Bunting, Sedge Warblers and Reed Warblers. (D Parker & P St Pierre)

Another photo of yesterdays Aquatic Warbler, per Mark Grantham.

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only): 1 Osprey still from 17:10 to 17:30 at least, also Peregrine and Common Sandpiper. (D Flumm & T Mills)

Osprey 12/8, Brian Mellow.

Penzance: 1 Eider off Chyandour still. (P St Pierre)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): 16 Teal, 3 Shoveler, 5 Gadwall, 3 Green Sandpiper, at least 4 Sedge Warbler and 4 Swift. (C Selway)

Clapper Marshes: 3 Green Sandpiper and 1 Swift in the evening. (D Julian)

Carlyon Bay: Fin Whale beached at 14:30, more here. (N Climpson)

Truro: Possible Eleanora's Falcon reported at midday. (A Griffin)

Nanquidno: 1 Pied Flycatcher still between Nanjulian Farm and the Mill.

 

Sunday 12 August 2012

Late News 11/08 Hayle Estuary RSPB: 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 128 Curlew, 9 Whimbrel, 2 Greenshank, 9 Redshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 8 Ringed Plovers, 2 Dunlin, 2 Sanderling, 2 Turnstone, 11 Med Gulls (4 juv, 4 2s & 3 ad) 1 juv Common Gull, 8 Teal, Mallard, 1 Shelduck, 11 Little Egrets and 7 Grey Herons on the main estuary. 2 Common Sandpipers and 3 Whimbrel in Ryan's Field. (V Stratton)

Late News 11/08 Buttermilk Hill/Rosewall Hill: Late evening (20:50), 2 large flocks of hirundines, one flock consisting of 173 Swallows and the other flock 34 Swallows and 42 Sand Martins with a few Swallows still going through into the dark, all migrant flocks. (V Stratton)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Aquatic Warbler trapped and ringed at 06:40. (M Grantham) Juv Spotted Crake opposite the standing stone 07:00 to 07:20 and 10:15 to 10:55 at least, 6 Grey Heron, 4 Mute Swan and 4 cygnets, 4+ Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 7 Mallard, 3 ad Moorhen plus 12 full grown young, 1+ Water Rail, 1 juv Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 8 Greenshank, 1 Ruff, 4 Dunlin, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Reed Bunting, Sedge Warblers and Reed Warblers. (L Proctor, D Parker, B Field & D Jenkins)

Spotted Crake at Marazion, Brian Field.

Aquatic Warbler at Marazion, Linton Proctor.

Land's End: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 15 Willow Warbler, 7 Whitethroat, 3 Greenshank and Green Sandpiper. (P St Pierre)

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only): 1 Osprey in the north east arm in the afternoon, also 3+ Buzzard, 2 Raven, 6 Mute Swan, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe and 1 Green Sandpiper. (B Mellow, R Wilkins et al.)

Nanquidno: 2 Pied Flycatchers. (B Mellow, R Wilkins)

Porthgwarra: 2 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Great Skua past in the morning. Spotted Flycatcher in the valley. (B Mellow, R Wilkins)

Clapper Marshes: 5 Green Sandpiper. (D Julian)

Wadebridge: 11 Common Sandpiper between the town and Trevilling Marsh with 4 Green Sandpiper at Trevilling Marsh. (D Julian)

Kenidjack: Pied Flycatcher at the bottom of the valley in the afternoon.

 

Saturday 11 August 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Juv Spotted Crake opposite the standing stone 08:10 to 09:30 and 18:40 to 19:15 at least, (P St Pierre et al.) 6 Grey Heron, 4 Mute Swan and 4 cygnets, 4+ Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 7 Mallard, 3 ad Moorhen plus 10 full grown young, 3+ Water Rail, 1 juv Common Sandpiper, 2 unringed Green Sandpiper, 3 Snipe, 5 Dunlin (2ad & 3 juv), 1+ Kingfisher, 12 Swift, c25 Swallow, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Reed Bunting, Sedge Warblers and Reed Warblers. (D Parker & P St Pierre)

Marazion: 39 Sanderling, 9 Dunlin, 44 Ringed Plover, 5 Turnstone and 1 Whimbrel on the beach. (P St Pierre)

Loe Pool, Helston: 2 Mute swan, 2 Tufted Duck, 18 Mallard, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Cormorant, 2 Moorhen, 3 Sand Martin, 5 Swallow, 2 Green Woodpecker and 2 Reed Warbler. (D Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Common Sandpiper on Ryan's Field. 2 Whimbrel, 2 ad Med Gull, 10 Bar-t godwit, c30 Sanderling, 2 Turnstone and flock of Dunlin and Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank and 5 Redshank on Carnsew Pool. 10 Little Egret, 7 Heron, 8 Teal, 1 juv Shelduck, 4+ ad Med Gull and 1 juv. (D Jenkins & R Farnes)

          

St Gothian Sands LNR: 5 juv Mute Swan. (D Jenkins)

Clapper Marshes: 6 Green Sandpiper in the evening. (D Julian)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): 1 juv Little Ringed Plover, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Lapwing, 21 Snipe, 10 Teal, 5 Gadwall, 4 Sand Martin and 150+ Swallow. (C Selway)

Gurnard's Head: Juv Pied Flycatcher in the afternoon. (M Grantham)

St Buryan: Kite sp over Sparnon at 07:20. (Bird Forum)

Nanquidno: Pied Flycatcher in the morning.

Trevose Head: 5 Pied Flycatchers on north side in field adjacent to horse field at 13:30.

 

Friday 10 August 2012

Late News 09/08 Carbis Bay: 1 Balearic Shearwater flew past in the morning.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 7 Mallard, 4 Moorhen plus 7 full grown young, 1+ Snipe, 2 Dunlin, 5 Curlew over, 1 Stonechat, 1 Reed Bunting, Sedge Warblers and Reed Warblers. (D Parker & P St Pierre)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Whimbrel and 1 Common Sandpiper on Ryan's Field. 1 Bar-tailed Godwit and a flock of mainly Dunlin with 6+ Ringed Plover, 4+ Sanderling and an ad Med Gull on the main estuary. Another/same ad Med Gull plus a flock of mainly Ringed Plover with Sanderling and Dunlin on Carnsew Pool all early afternoon. (D Jenkins) Wheatear on Carnsew Pool in the evening. (W Chegwidden) Pectoral Sandpiper again reported on Carnsew Pool.

Falmouth, Castle Beach: 2 Mediterranean Gull and 14 Oystercatcher. (J St Ledger)
Devoran: 4 Black-tailed Godwit feeding close to the quay. (J St Ledger)

Wadebridge: Great Spotted Woodpecker along the electricity poles on Glen Road in the evening and 6 Common Swift over Coronation Park. (C Selway)

 

Thursday 09 August 2012

Late News 06/08 Truro: 1 Dipper on the Kenwyn River. (B Dodd)

Late News 07/08 Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Water Rail in the evening. (per D Parker)

Late News 08/08 Polmorla: 3 Tawny Owls. (C Selway)

Late News 08/08 Camel Estuary: 64 Mediterranean Gull at Old Town Cove and 39 off Padstow. Increase in Oystercatcher numbers in the evening with 132 at Old Town Cove and 25 off Padstow. (D Julian)

Late News 08/08 Clapper Marshes: 5 Green Sandpiper in the evening. (D Julian)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swan, 4+ Little Egret, 8 Mallard, 3 Moorhen plus 8 full grown and 3 downy young, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Stonechat, 1 Reed Bunting, Sedge Warblers and Reed Warblers. (D Parker & B Dodd)

Eastern Green: Juv Black Tern flew west (J Hawkey)

Long Rock: 3 Sandwich Tern, 48 Sanderling, 16 Ringed Plover, 21 Dunlin, 5 Turnstone and a Common Gull. (B Dodd)

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only): 6 Mute Swan, 38 Canada Geese, 26 Greylag, 2 hybrid geese, 67 Mallard, 5 Call Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Raven and 15+ Swallow. (D Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Pectoral Sandpiper still on Carnsew Pool till 18:50 at least with 150 mixed Dunlin, Sanderling and Ringed plover. (S Rogers) Also Ruff, 2 Greenshank and 4 Whimbrel. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Pectoral Sandpiper, Steve Rogers (more photos here)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): 9 Green Sandpiper, 53 Snipe, 1 Lapwing, 3 Teal, 6 Gadwall (including adult male) 60+ Goldfinches, 6+ Sedge Warbler, 50+ Swallow and a Sparrowhawk. (C Selway)

Plain an Gwarry: c700 Swifts in the afternoon. Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

 

Wednesday 08 August 2012

Late News 07/08 Polmorla: A Little Owl heard calling in bad weather. (C Selway)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Grey Heron, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 7+ Little Egret, 9 Mallard plus 2 well grown duckling, 3 Moorhen plus 7 full grown and 1 downy young, 1 Stonechat, 1 Reed Bunting and Reed Warblers. (D Parker)

Marazion: 8 Sanderling, 7 Turnstone, 1 Dunlin and 2 Ringed Plover on the beach plus 2 drake Common Scoter and 50+ Common Dolphins offshore. (D Parker & P Fraser)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 Med Gull (ad, 2w & juv), 3 Sandwich Tern, 38 Curlew, 27 Oystercatcher, 16 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 8 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 8 Mute Swan, 3 Canada Geese, 2 juv Shelduck, c10 Swift and 2 juv Carrion Crow being fed by parents on Lelant Water from the platform at high tide. 77 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Oystercatcher, 5 Med Gull (ad, 2w, 2 1w & 1 juv), 1 juv Moorhen and 2 Little Egret on Ryan's Field. 1 ad Pectoral Sandpiper, 64 Dunlin and 58 Ringed Plover on Carnsew Spit. 1 Common Sandpiper in Carnsew Pool. (D Parker) Pectoral Sandpiper still present in the evening.

Croft Pascoe: Hobby hunting over the pool. (S Bury)

Porthgwarra: 3 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Storm Petrel, 3 Puffin and Arctic Skua. (B Dodd et al.)

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only): 2 Great Crested Grebe still. (B Dodd)

Penryn River, Gorrangorras: 2 Whimbrel, 3 Greenshank, 29 Redshank and 12 Curlew, at high tide. (J St Ledger)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): 6 Black-headed Gull, 1 Buzzard, 4 Carrion Crow, 5 Coot, 1 Gadwall, 50 + Goldfinch, 1 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 6 Grey Heron, 2 Herring Gull, 1 House Martin, 10 Jackdaw, 2 Kingfisher, 10+ Linnet, 5 Little Egret, 7 Little Grebe, 25+ Mallard, 10 Moorhen, 2 Mute Swan, 4 Pied Wagtail 4 Raven, 2 Sedge Warbler, 4 Snipe, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Sparrowhawk, 10 Swallow and 10 Wood Pigeon. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk, per C Travis)

Polmorla: 3 Mediterranean Gull (adult + 2 1s) with 300+ Black-headed Gull (most in heavy moult) hawking over freshly cut grass, plus 5 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk and 4 Swift. (C Selway)

 

Tuesday 07 August 2012

Penzance: Eider off Chyandour at 06:55. (L Proctor)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Grey Heron, 5 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 1 Little Egret, 1 Fulmar over, 7 Mallard plus 2 well grown duckling, 2 Moorhen plus 5 full grown young, pair Stonechat, 1 Reed Bunting and Reed Warblers. (D Parker)

Porthgwarra: 1 Great Shearwater at 08:32, 1 Cory's Shearwater at 09:50, 9 Sooty Shearwater, 300 Manx Shearwater, 130 Fulmar, 7 Great Skua, 2 Pom Skua including an adult with full spoons, 2 Arctic Skua, 3 Storm Petrel, 2 Chough,4 Basking Shark, 5 Common Dolphin and an Ocean Sunfish between 07:00 & 15:00. (S Rogers) Also another Great Shearwater at 15:57.

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): 10 Greenshank (including Ythan Estuary colour ringed individual), 6 Redshank, 1 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin and at least 11 Sedge Warbler made up of mixed ages. (C Selway)

Clapper Marshes: 46 Swift and 1 Green Sandpiper in the evening. (D Julian)

St Ives: Balearic Shearwater past the Island.

Scillonian crossing: Great Shearwater at 18:15.

 

Monday 06 August 2012

Late News 04/08 Porthgwarra: 25 Fulmar, 387 Manx Shearwater, 17 Balearic Shearwater, 27 Sooty Shearwater, 9 Cory's Shearwater, 2 Great Shearwater (west at 09:00), 18 Storm Petrel, 3 Arctic Skua, 2 Pom Skua (1s flew west at 06:55 & 08:20), 2 Great Skua, 85 Kittiwake (including a surprising number of juveniles), Sabine's Gull (adult summer flew west at 09:12), 2 Sandwich Tern, 5 Common Tern, 1 Ocean Sunfish and 1 Basking Shark between 05:45 & 12:00. (LGR Evans)

Late News 05/08 Clapper Marshes: 5 Green Sandpiper and 2 Common Sandpiper in the evening. (D Julian)

Late News 05/08 Treraven Meadows: 2 Green Sandpiper and 2 Swifts in the evening. (D Julian)

Late News 05/08 Wadebridge: 1 Swift over the town in the afternoon. (D Julian)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Grey Heron, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 2 Little Egret, 4 Mallard plus 2 well grown duckling, 3 Moorhen plus 7 full grown young, 1 Redshank and 5 Curlew over from the beach, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, pair Stonechat, 2+ Reed Bunting, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti's Warbler, Sedge Warblers and Reed Warblers. (D Parker)

Marazion: 1 Sanderling, 4 Dunlin, 8 Ringed Plovers and 2 Redshank on the beach and 3 Sandwich Terns offshore. (D Parker)

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only): 6 Mute Swan, 40 Canada Geese, 24 Greylag, 3 hybrid geese, 52 Mallard, 5 Call Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Raven. and 20+ Swallow (D Parker)

Camel Estuary: 6 Med Gull and 5 Sandwich Tern off Padstow in the morning. (D Julian)

Clapper Marshes: 2 Green Sandpiper in the  evening. (D Julian)

Wadebridge: 6 Common Sandpiper and a 2w Mediterranean Gull at the Old Bridge and a Whimbrel flew over Dunveth Road at 20:05. (D Julian)

Crugmeer: 5+ Corn Bunting present including some juveniles. (C Selway & D Julian)

 

Sunday 05 August 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swan, 6 Little Egret, 9 Mallard plus 2 well grown duckling, 4 Moorhen plus 4 full grown and 1 downy young, 1 Black-tailed Godwit over, 1 Green Sandpiper, pair Stonechat, 4+ Reed Bunting, 5+ Pied Wagtail, 1 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, Sedge Warblers and Reed Warblers. (D Parker & M Grantham)

Marazion: 21 Sanderling, 2 Dunlin, 4 ad Ringed Plovers and 8 Turnstone on the beach. (D Parker)

Porthgwarra: 5 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Balearic Shearwater, 300+ Manx Shearwater, 1 Puffin, 2 Great Skua, 3 Sandwich Tern, 4 Common Tern, 1 Dunlin, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit and 12 Oystercatcher between 07:00 & 11:30. (S Rogers)

Treraven Meadows: 8 Black-tailed Godwit (colour tagged bird with red over white on the right and green over white on the left), 2 Dunlin, 76+ Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Curlew, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe over, 1 Linnet, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker on the trail and Mallard including some newly hatched young. (W Delacour)

Windmill Farm: 2 Green Sandpiper, 10 Ringed Plover, 1 Hobby and a Great Spotted Woodpecker in the afternoon. (D Wright) Also 4+ Red-veined Darters. (K Jones)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): 15 Greenshank, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Curlew, 1 Lapwing, 4 Snipe, 4 Dunlin, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 male Shoveler, 5 Teal, 7 Gadwall (including ad fem with colour ring), 8 Little Egret (including 2 juv's) and 1 ad male Great-spotted Woodpecker. (C Selway)

         

Lanreath: 1 Green Sandpiper at Lethytep. (P Hambly)

Mousehole: 1 Wheatear. (W Renshaw)

Carharrack: Pair Bullfinches feeding 1 young and 2 Greenfinches in a private garden. (W Chegwidden)

Sennen Cove: 1 Common Sandpiper in the morning. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

 

Saturday 04 August 2012

Late News 03/08 Porthgwarra: Final totals between 07:00 & 18:40 were 115 Cory's Shearwater, 22 Great Shearwater, 19 Balearic Shearwater, 29 Sooty Shearwater, 30 Storm Petrel, 1 Long-tailed Skua, 7 Great Skua, 1 Pom Skua and 1 Arctic Skua.

Late News 03/08 Mousehole: Cory's Shearwater, Arctic Skua, Great Skua and Blue Fulmar between 19:30 and 20:40.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Grey Heron, 5 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 2 Little Egret, 6 Mallard plus 2 well grown duckling, 3 Moorhen plus 2 full grown and 2 downy young, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker and Reed Warblers. (D Parker)

Marazion: 7 ad Ringed Plovers on the beach. (D Parker)

Porthgwarra: 2 Great Shearwater, 15 Cory's Shearwater, 23 Balearic Shearwater, 19 Sooty Shearwater, 13 Storm Petrel, 1 ad Sabine's Gull, 17 Kittiwake, 2 Pom Skua, 2 Great Skua, 3 Arctic Skua, 2 Sandwich and 3 commic terns between 05:45 & 13:00. Also 2 Red-veined Darters with Common Darter, Emperor and Black-tailed Skimmers at the pond. (D Flumm, S Rogers, LGR Evans et al.)

Treraven Meadows: 5 Black-tailed Godwits still, but very unsettled. (P Floyd-Spong)

Clapper Marshes: 9 Green Sandpiper and 10 Common Sandpiper in the evening. (D Julian)

Camel Estuary: 1 Grey Partridge at Dinham Shore in the evening. (D Julian)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): 1 Tufted Duck, 3 Dunlin, 17 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Black-tailed Godwit over, 3 Snipe, 11 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, the Gadwall family, Moorhen, Coot, Mute Swan, Cormorant, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Reed Bunting, Pied Wagtail, Swift, House Martin, Sand Martin, 3 Buzzard, Raven and a large flock of Goldfinches. (W Delacour) Also Kingfisher. (R Farnes)

Polzeath Beach: 1 adult med gull on the strandline in the afternoon. (W Delacour)

Lizard Point: 1 Balearic, 1 Sooty Shearwater and 1 Great Skua between 06:30 & 08:00.

 

Friday 03 August 2012

Late News 01/08 Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): 1 Blackbird, 3 Buzzard, 4 Coot, 1 Gadwall, 8 Goldfinch, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Hobby, 20+ House Martin, 6 House Sparrow, 1 Kingfisher (male), 4 Little Egret, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 12 Mallard, 6 Moorhen, 4 Mute Swan, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Robin, 4 Sand Martin, 3 Sedge Warbler, 20+Swallow and 10 Swift. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk, per C Travis)

Late News 02/08 Clapper Marshes: 80 Swift, 90 House Martin and 6 Green Sandpiper in the evening. (D Julian)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Little Egret, 6 Mallard plus 2 well grown duckling, 3 Moorhen plus 4 full grown young and Reed Warblers. (D Parker)

Porthgwarra: A minimum of 60 Cory's Shearwater, 12 Great Shearwater, 10 Balearic Shearwater, 10 Sooty Shearwater, 22 Storm Petrel, 2 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua and 2 Basking Shark between 07:00 & 14:00. (D Parker, M Elliot et al.) Also Pom Skua. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Camel Estuary: 68 Mediterranean Gull off Padstow with another 6 on Tregirls Beach. 10 Sandwich Tern were also noted. (D Julian)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): Curlew Sandpiper with 20 Greenshank in the morning. (C Selway)

Dinham Flats: 1 adult Common Shelduck with 10 juveniles, 12 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Dunlin, 600+ Curlew, 400+ Canada Geese, 2 Sandwich Tern, 3 Med Gull (ad, 1s and juv) 1 immature Peregrine and 22 Little Egret including at least one juv. (C Selway)

Treraven Meadow: 5 Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Green Sandpiper in the evening. (D Julian)

Clapper Marshes: 2 Green sandpiper and 2 Common Sandpiper in the evening. (D Julian)

 

Thursday 02 August 2012

Late News 01/08 Clapper Marshes: 4 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper and a juvenile Mediterranean Gull early evening. (D Julian)

Late News 01/08 Egloshayle: An adult Mediterranean Gull was on the River Camel. (D Julian)

Late News 01/08 Rumps Point: 2 adult Puffin, 60+ Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 100+ Gannet, 4 Ocean Sunfish and a female Grey Seal. (C Selway)

Late News 01/08 St Ives: 1 Pom Skua.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Grey Heron, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 1 Little Egret, 6 Mallard plus 2 well grown duckling, 3 Moorhen plus 4 full grown young, 1 ad Dunlin and Reed Warblers. (D Parker)

Porthgwarra: 5 Cory's Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 4 Storm Petrel and 3 Sandwich Tern between 07:00 & 10:45. (D Parker) A further 4 Cory's Shearwaters and a Wilson's Petrel (close in) reported by 12:00. (R Archer)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): 1 adult Pectoral Sandpiper (flew towards the estuary with returning Greenshank, later returning to the reserve just before dusk) 1 Summer plumage Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 21 Greenshank (including the Ythan Estuary colour ringed) 2 Common Snipe, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Lapwing, 7 Little Egret (including 2 juv), 20 Swift and 2 Sand Martin. (C Selway)

St Ives: Balearic Shearwater, Mediterranean Gull, 15 Storm Petrel and 898 Manx Shearwater between 07:30 & 11:30. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

 

Wednesday 01 August 2012

Late News Nanquidno: Pair of Tawny Owls successfully fledged 4 young. (per D Horton) Also successful breeding confirmed for Moorhen and Pheasant. (C Moore)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Little Egret, 5 Mallard plus 2 well grown duckling, 3 Moorhen plus 3 full grown young, 1 Reed Bunting, Reed Warblers and 1 Cetti's Warbler. (D Parker)

Marazion: 1 Whimbrel and 2 Med Gulls (ad & 2w) on the beach. Also Tawny Owl calling in the early hours in Green Lane. (D Parker)

St Clement: Adult Pectoral Sandpiper with Dunlin. (I Griffiths)

    

Porthgwarra: Cory's Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater, Velvet Scoter, 19 Common Scoter, Storm Petrel, Great Skua and Puffin between 06:00 & 11:00. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St Ives: Storm Petrel between 07:50 & 10:30.

Mousehole: 3 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Sooty Shearwater, 10 Pom Skua and 1 Storm Petrel between 13:30 and 16:00.

 

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