Saturday 31 March 2012

Late News 28/03 Penhale: 3 Wheatear, 2 Willow Warbler, Sand Martin, Redpoll, reed Bunting, 3 pairs of Stonechat, 2 pairs of Song Thrush, 5 pairs of Skylark and 2 pairs of Kestrel. (P St Pierre)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Little Egret, 12 Grey Heron, 6 Mute Swan, 5 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 1 Shelduck, 6 Mallard, 3 Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 11 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 2 Cormorant, c60 Sand Martin, 3+ Swallow, 2 Reed Bunting, 4 Chiffchaff and 4 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker & C Barnard)

Egloshayle: c100 Sand Martins and 2+ Swallows. (D Julian)

Par: Ring-necked Duck still at Par Beach pool and singing Willow Warbler at St Andrews Pool. (D Julian)

Porthgwarra: 1 Swallow, 5 Sand Martin, 1 Redwing, 2 Willow Warbler and 2 Golden Plover. (P St Pierre)

Brew Pool: 1 Hoopoe and 2 Swallow, access off A30 via track just north of Seaview Holiday Park. (C Barnard)

Land’s End: 5 Sand Martin and 1 Swallow. (C Barnard) Ring Ouzel in field by Trinity Loop.

St Just: 1 female Merlin. (B Dodd)

Porth Joke: 1 male Ring Ouzel, 5 Willow Warbler, 14 Chiffchaff, 3 Swallow, 4 Stonechat, 34 Linnet and 4 Blackcap. (S Rowe)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only):: Female Blue-winged Teal still present, 14 Ruff, 52 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Lapwing, 5 Pintail, 21 Shoveler, 10 Gadwall, 3 Wigeon, brood of 5 Mallard, female Merlin, male Sparrowhawk, 30+ Sand Martin, 6 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 120 Wood Pigeon and 4 Stock Dove. (D Eva & C Selway)

Merlin & Sparrowhawk, Colin Selway.

Clapper Pools: c100 Sand Martins. (D Eva)

Longrock: 1 Dunlin, 10+Ringed Plover and 10+ Sanderling. (W Renshaw)

Kea: Hoopoe still in a private garden in Kea this evening. (M Grantham)

Kingsmill Lake:Lesser Yellowlegs again at 10:00, view from China Fleet Club nature trail, far hide SX427608. Best looked for on the dropping tide, but normally distant.

Marazion: Ad & 2w Iceland Gull on the beach at Red River mouth, also 2 Water Pipits.

Polperro: 2w Iceland Gull on rocks near the harbour.

Lizard Point: 2 male Black Redstarts by the lighthouse.

Kennack Sands: 4 Black-throated Divers offshore.

St Ives: 7 Ring Ouzels at Buttermilk Hill.

Botallack: 1 male Ring Ouzel.

Sennen Cove: Juv Iceland Gull again on Cowloe.

Friday 30 March 2012

Late News 29/03 Caradon Hill: 1 Wheatear. (D Spooner)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Little Egret, 11 Grey Heron (plus 2+ young in the nest), 6 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag, 1 Shelduck, 4 Mallard, 4 Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 18 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 2 Cormorant, 1 Sparrowhawk, c100 Sand Martin, 1 sum plum Water Pipit, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Stonechat, 4 Chiffchaff and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker, P St Pierre & W Renshaw)

Little Ringed Plover. (W Renshaw)

Lizard: Imm fem Marsh Harrier flew North just west of Lizard village at 09:45 also 2 f Black Redstarts and m & f Peregrine at Lizard Head. (C Barnard)

Tintagel: 10 Manx Shearwaters offshore this morning and 1 Green Sandpiper at Prince of Wales Quarry. (D Julian & C Selway)

Clapper Marshes: 50 Sand Martins and 5 Swallows at lunchtime. (D Julian & C Selway)

Launceston: 2 Swallows over Higher Larrick (Trebullett) briefly p.m. (P Crispin)

Lizard Point: 1 Wheatear and 2 Black Redstarts. (W Chegwidden)

Housel Pool: 2 Willow Warblers and 2 Blackcaps. (W Chegwidden)

Kea Church Road: Hoopoe in private garden again at 15:00. (B Toms)

Par: Ring-necked Duck still at Par Beach pool.

Land’s End: Male Hen Harrier on Treve Common.

Sennen: Hoopoe at Brew sewerage works access off A30 via track just north of Seaview Holiday Park.

Gannel Estuary: Juv Glaucous Gull again this afternoon and the 3w Iceland Gull at 17:00.

Connor Downs: Hoopoe in cattle field at 16:45 and then flew east.

Sennen Cove: Juv Iceland Gull and 2w Yellow-legged Gull on Cowloe this afternoon.

Thursday 29 March 2012

Late News 28/03 Botallack: f Wheatear and 3 f Black Redstart. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Late News 28/03 Hayle: Swallow at Paradise Park. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Late News 28/03 Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only):: Yesterdays Osprey. (B Mitchell)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron (plus 2+ young in the nest), 6 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag, 1 hybrid goose, 2 Shelduck, 8 Mallard, 5 Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 20 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 2 Cormorant, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Sand Martin, 1 sum plum Water Pipit, Reed Bunting, 5 Chiffchaff, 4 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker & C Barnard)

Little Ringed Plover, Richard Menari.

Lizard: 1 Hobby over east this morning. (M Grantham) Hoopoe again in the point car park but elusive and mobile.

Falmouth: 8 Turnstone and 2 Oystercatchers on the rocks by Gyllyngvase beach. (D Chaney)

Swanpool: Winter-plumage Razorbill still offshore and a male Stonechat nearby, Fulmars and slightly bizarrely, a Little Egret halfway up the cliffs, with 2+ Chiffchaffs and female Blackcap, Great Crested and Little Grebe around the pool. Swanvale had further singing Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler singing and Blackcap alarming. (D Chaney)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 1 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 6 Mute Swan, 1 Little Egret and Kestrel. (D Chaney)

Clapper Marshes: 2 Swallow, 1 Sand Martin and a Green Sandpiper. (D Julian)

Truro: Hoopoe near Kea church flew into Killiow Golf Club. (per B Toms)

Hayle: Ad Night Heron flew over the A30 bypass this evening appearing to head for Ryan’s Field. (B Field, J Ryan & D Parker)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only):Blue-winged Teal again at 12:30 but elusive, also 6 Black-tailed Godwits and 3 Ruff. (A Hartley)

Rosewall Hill: 1 Wheatear. (A Hartley)

Land’s End: Hoopoe at Treve Common and the male Redstart still on the cycle track north of Trinity Loop also Willow Warbler and White Wagtail. (C Barnard & R Wilkins)

Brew Pool: Hoopoe and Willow Warbler. (C Barnard & R Wilkins)

Treraven Meadow: 1 Common Snipe, 2 White Wagtail, 30+ Pied Wagtail, 10 Meadow Pipit and 2 Red-legged Partridge. (C Selway)

Par: Ring-necked Duck still at Par Beach pool.

Poldowrian: Osprey over towards Kennack Sands at 16:35.

Kingsmill Lake:Lesser Yellowlegs again, view from China Fleet Club nature trail, far hide SX427608. Best looked for on the dropping tide, but normally distant.

 

Wednesday 28 March 2012

Late News 27/03 Godrevy: c12 Sandwich Terns. (B Sharples)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Little Egret, 11 Grey Heron (plus 2+ young in the nest), 6 Mute Swan, 3 Canada Geese, 7 Mallard, 9 Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 24 Moorhen, 2 Water Rail, 2 Cormorant, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Sand Martin, 1 Water Pipit, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Stonechat, 3 Chiffchaff, 5 Cetti’s Warbler. Also drake Eider offshore. (D Parker, C Barnard, T Hasdell, A Hartley & R Menari))

Little Ringed Plover, A Hartley (blog here).

Porthgwarra: 5 Manx Shearwater and 1 Common Scoter offshore. Also 1 Peregrine, 2 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, 6 Buzzard, 1 Swallow, 4 Wheatear and 20+ Chiffchaff in the valley. (D Parker)

Kenidjack: 2 Night Herons, 1 ad & 1 1s at the seaward end below the pool. (A Hartley et al.)

Land’s End: 1 Hoopoe, m Common Redstart, f Black Redstart, 2 Blackcap, Nuthatch (in pines at Swingates House) and 15+ Chiffchaff. (C Barnard)

Sennen: 2 Hoopoes between Brew Pool and the sewerage works this afternoon. (C Barnard)

Hoopoe at Brew sewerage works, A Hartley (blog here).

Gannel Estuary: Juv Glaucous Gull. (Chris)

The Lizard: 1 Hoopoe in rough field below NT car park 10:00 to 10:30, 2 Swallows in from the sea, plus a Skylark singing at Carn Goon. (D Jenkins) Also Lapland Bunting in stubble field north of car park.

Bodmin Moor: A mobile flock of 43 Golden Plover in Bearah Tor area this afternoon. (P Crispin)

Nanquidno: 15 Wheatears and 1 Black Redstart in fields above Nanjulian cliff. (C Moore)

Kelynack field: 1 Water Rail. (C Moore)

Pendeen: 1 Willow Warbler. (A Hartley)

Pendennis, Falmouth: Peregrine flew to Black Rock buoy, 3 Linnet, 5+ Greenfinch (including fledged young), 5+ Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest up near the swimming pool car park, 1 Med Gull distantly beyond Swanpool and Rock Pipits with nesting material. (D Chaney)

Swanpool: 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe and 4 Tufted Duck. Also 1 Razorbill just off the beach, Fulmars on cliffs, 2+ Chiffchaff and a Water Rail showing well in its usual place about halfway along the west side at less than 10yards. (D Chaney)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 2 Greenshank, 5 Mute Swan, 1 Little Egret and 1 Redshank. (D Chaney)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only):Little Ringed Plover this morning, plus Pintail, Shoveler, Gadwall, Black-tailed Godwit, Common Snipe, Water Rail and Ruff. (C Selway) Also Blue-winged Teal again from Tower Hide and Osprey over at 10:30.

Treraven Meadows: 1 Merlin, 1 Wigeon, 34 Pied Wagtail, 2 White Wagtail (photo) and 6 Meadow Pipit. (C Selway)

Camel Trail: 46 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Blackbird, 39 Black-headed Gull, 2 Black Swan, 23 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Blue Tit, 5 Buzzard, 4 Canada Geese, 57 Carrion Crow, 7 Chaffinch, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Collared Dove, 2 Common Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 9 Cormorant, 17 Curlew, 5 Dunnock, 4 Goldfinch, 12 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Great Tit, 6 Greenfinch, 7 Greenshank, 2 Grey Heron, 84 Herring Gull, 13 House Sparrow, 6 Jackdaw, 13 Knot, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Little Egret, 5 Little Grebe, 7 Magpie, 37 Mallard, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Meadow Pipit, 24 Mute Swan, 58 Oystercatcher, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 11 Pied Wagtail, 1 Pheasant (f), 2 Raven, 4 Red-legged Partridge, 19 Redshank, 4 Robin, 9 Rook, 62 Shelduck, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Starling, 2 Water Pipit, 27 Wigeon, 17 Wood Pigeon, 4 Wren and 2 Yellow-legged Gull. Also 1 Lizard, 8 Palmated Newts and 1 Toad. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk, per P Whittick)

Kingsmill Lake:Lesser Yellowlegs again, view from China Fleet Club nature trail, far hide SX427608. Best looked for on the dropping tide, but normally distant.

Par: Ring-necked Duck still at Par Beach pool.

Tuesday 27 March 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Little Egret, 11 Grey Heron, 4 Mute Swan, 5 Canada Geese, 5 Greylag, 1 hybrid goose, 6 Mallard, 8 Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 21 Moorhen, 2 Cormorant, 3 Sand Martin, 1 Water Pipit, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Chiffchaff, 6 Cetti’s Warbler. Also 6 Oystercatcher, 5 Sanderling, 2 Ringed Plover and 1 Dunlin on the beach and 2 Sandwich Terns offshore. (D Parker)

Treraven Meadows: 1 Little Ringed Plover, Water Pipit and White Wagtail at lunchtime. (D Julian) Little Ringed Plover still present mid afternoon, on the scrape next to the river bank plus Brimstone and a male Orange-Tip Butterflies on the Camel Trail. (C Selway)

Clapper Marshes: 1 Merlin. (D Julian)

Kingsmill Lake: Lesser Yellowlegs still showing 14:00-15:00. Look far left from beach in front of 2nd hide, elusive, as it hides in creeks. Also 7 Greenshank, 6 Redshank and 2 Bar-tailed Godwit. (M Beer)

College Reservoir: 2 Wigeon, 2 Mute Swan, 7 Canada Goose, 2+ Mallard, 2+ Coot, 7+ Moorhen, 1 Bittern, 1 Grey Heron, 3+ Cormorant, 50+ Herring Gull, 5+ LBB Gull, 5+ Chiffchaff, 7 Raven 7 over, 3+ Bullfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming and 1 Nuthatch. (D Chaney)

Argal Reservoir: 1 Mute Swan, 7 Mallard, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler and 4 Buzzard. (D Chaney)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only):Blue-winged-Teal still, plus Pintail, Shoveler, Gadwall, Teal (photo), 12 Ruff, 18 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Water Rail, pair Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Mistle Thrush and Great Spotted Woodpecker. (C Selway)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Greylag from the causeway. (W Chegwidden)

Geevor: 7+ Wheatear and 1 Black Redstart (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Camborne: Hoopoe still in private garden in Bolenowe.

Kenidjack: Night Heron again along the stream at seaward end, downstream of the donkey paddock.

St Keverne: Hoopoe at Trevallack, SW 782212.

Lizard: Hoopoe still present in the point car park but mobile.

Monday 26 March 2012

Late News, 25/03 Kenidjack: Night Heron again along the stream at seaward end. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Late News, 25/03 Bosigran: 1 Merlin. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Late News, 25/03 Boswednack: 1 Fieldfare. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1+ Little Egret, 12 Grey Heron, 6 Mute Swan, 3 Canada Geese, 5 Greylag, 2 hybrid goose, 7 Mallard, 11 Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 26 Moorhen, 1 Snipe, 2 Cormorant, 9 Sand Martin, 1+ Swallow, 1 Water Pipit, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Stonechat, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 5 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker, R Menari & W Renshaw)

Stonechat, W Renshaw.

Lizard Village: Hoopoe south of village around the point car park. (T Blunden)

Lower Bosistow: Hoopoe again in fields south of the farm this morning. (R Menari)

Higher Bosistow: 2 Black Redstarts on the farm buildings. (R Menari)

Chapel Carn Brea: Iceland Gull in ploughed field near junction of A30 and B3306. (R Menari)

Pendennis: 3+ Linnet, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 2s Med Gull, 3+ Gannet in the bay, 2 Rock Pipit and Chiffchaff. (D Chaney)

Castle Beach: 2 Mallard and 1 Oystercatcher. (D Chaney)

Swanpool: 1 Water Rail, 1 Little Grebe, 2+ Chiffchaff and f Blackcap. (D Chaney)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only):Blue-winged-Teal still plus 9 Ruff, 1 Lapwing, Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, Pintail, Shoveler, Wigeon, Gadwall, Eurasian Teal,1 Water Rail (photo) and 2 Willow Warbler. (C Selway)

Dinham Flats: 4 Grey Plover, 7 Greenshank, 2 Ruff, 20 Black-tailed Godwit, 23 Eurasian Teal, 51 Wigeon and 65 Common Shelduck. (C Selway)

Georgia: 24 Golden Plover and 1 Willow Warbler at Baker’s Pit. (R Menari)

Penzance: 1w drake Surf Scoter still off Wherrytown.

Camborne: Hoopoe still in private garden in Bolenowe.

Godrevy Point: Ring Ouzel in the morning only.

Hannafore Point: 1 Sandwich Tern.

Sunday 25 March 2012

Lizard Village: Hoopoe just south of village around Healarcher Farm early morning. (T Blunden)

Chapel Carn Brea: 39 sum plum Golden Plover in ploughed field next to the A30 at Chapel Carn Brea Farm. (L Proctor)

Lower Bosistow: Hoopoe again in fields south of the farm present 10:40 until 16:30 at least, also 3 Black Redstarts and 1 Willow warbler in sub song. (L Proctor & D Parker)

Video by John Chapple.

 

Hoopoes, Bosistow Brian Field and Windmill Farm Dougy Wright.

Windmill Farm: Hoopoe: flew off at 10:30 and not seen again, male Hen Harrier, sub adult male Marsh Harrier, Peregrine, female Ring Ouzel, Black Redstart, 12 plus Chiffchaff. (D Wright)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Little Egret, 10 Grey Heron, 6 Mute Swan, 3 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag, 1 hybrid goose, 7 Mallard, 9 Teal, 2 displaying Little Grebe, 27 Moorhen, 2 Snipe, 1 Cormorant, 10 Sand Martin, 3 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Drift Reservoir (CBWPS members only): Drake Scaup again by the boathouse. (D Parker)

St Ives: Night Heron again at Consols Pond, flew towards Stennack river. (per D Parker)

Craddock Moor: 250+ Golden Plover in flight over Craddock Moor this afternoon. (P Crispin)

Stithians Reservoir:2 singing Chiffchaff, 5 Goldeneye, 2 Great Crested Grebe and 1 Greylag. (D Eva)

Trevilley: 2 Black Redstarts. (P St Pierre)

Land’s End: 1 Willow Warbler and 18 Chiffchaff. (P St Pierre)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only):61 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Greenshank (including the Ythan Estuary colour ringed individual) 8 Ruff, 1 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Redshank, 22 Shoveler, 6 Pintail, 9 Gadwall, 10 Wigeon, 34 Eurasian Teal, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Sand Martin and 2 Stock Dove (photo). (C Selway) Blue-winged Teal this afternoon but elusive. (W Delacour & R Menari)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 2 Sand Martins and 3 Skylarks. (W Renshaw)

Penzance: Surf Scoter 1st-winter drake still off Jubilee Pool.

Camborne: Hoopoe in private garden in Bolenowe.

Polgigga: Black Redstart by duck pond.

Sennen: Juv Iceland Gull in field east of the A30.

Poldhu Cove: Hoopoe in garden of Seaside Cottages, photo here.

Porth Joke: Firecrest.

Towan Head: Black Redstart.