Thursday 31 May 2012

Late News 29/5 Camelford: Bee-eater, heard only in Mount Camel area at 12:50.

Late News 30/5 Bodmin Parkway: 2 Red Kites over A38 at Coldslogget Hill near Bodmin Parkway at 16:05. (J Humphreys)Late News 30/5 Gerrans Bay, Roseland: 7 Great Northern Diver (6 sum plum) off Portscatho. (S Croft)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 11 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 7 Mute Swan (brood of 6 cygnets), 2 Canada Geese (plus 1 gosling), 14 Greylag, 10 Mallard (plus 3 well grown ducklings), drake Shoveler, 3 Moorhen, 1 Buzzard, 2 Stonechat, 4+ Linnet, Reed Warblers, Sedge Warblers and 3 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker & W Renshaw)

Marazion: 3 Whimbrel, 29 Sanderling, 7 Dunlin and 7 Ringed Plover on the beach. (D Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Dunlin, 1 Curlew, 2 Black-headed Gull, 10 Shelduck (plus 5 ducklings), 2 Canada Geese, 3 hybrid geese and 6 Little Egret on Lelant water. 5 Oystercatcher and a Greenshank in Carnsew Basin. (D Parker)

Cot Valley: 5+ recently fledged Goldcrest. (Tony)

Kenidjack:Iberian Chiffchaff still by the engine shed. (S Rogers & D Parker)

Truro: M and f Siskin on nyger seed and birdbath at 08:25 today in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

Dinham Flats: Common Shelduck brood of 5 ducklings, 10 Dunlin, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 12 Whimbrel, 9 Curlew and 2 Black Swan this morning. (C Selway)

Otterham: Black Kite over the A39 at Otterham Station at 11:20.

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): 1 Spoonbill and 2 Garganey.

Wednesday 30 May 2012

Late News 21/5 Argal Reservoir: 8+ Sand Martin and 2 House Martin plus Swifts and Swallows, with 2 Garden Warbler, 6 Whitethroat, 7 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff and 5 Willow Warbler singing. (D Chaney)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 8 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan (brood of 6 cygnets), 2 Canada Geese (plus 1 gosling), 1 Greylag, 1 hybrid goose, 7 Mallard (plus 4 well grown ducklings), 4 Moorhen, 3 Buzzard, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Song Thrush, Swallows, Reed Warblers, Sedge Warblers and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker & W Renshaw)

Marazion: 3 Whimbrel, 7 Oystercatcher and 11 Sanderling on the beach. (D Parker)

Porthgwarra: c15 Whitethroat (including 1 feeding young in the nest), 2 Blackcap, 8 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff (1 carrying food), 2 Stonechat plus 3 juv, 7 recently fledged Long-tailed Tit, 3 Buzzard and 1 Sparrowhawk. (D Parker)

Porth Reservoir: Osprey still at 12:30. (D Julian)

Three Holes Cross, NE of Wadebridge: Fem Montagu’s Harrier briefly in fields before flying towards Chapel Amble. (D Julian)

Truro: M and f Siskin on nyger seed feeder in a private garden at 16:00. (D Jenkins)

Rumps to Pentire Head: 6 Blackbird, 27 Carrion Crow, 34 Cormorant, 4 Dunnock, 7 Fulmar, 6 Gannet, 9 Great Black-backed Gull, 33 Guillemot, 25 Herring Gull, 6 House Sparrow, 11 Jackdaw, 2 Kestrel, 10 Kittiwake, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 14 Linnet, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 9 Magpie, 5 Oystercatcher, 3 Pheasant, 1 Pied Wagtail, 9 Puffin, 27 Razorbill, 12 Rock Pipit, 7 Rook, 21 Shag, 7 Skylark, 9 Stonechat, 24 Swallow, 3 Wheatear, 15 Whitethroat, 22 Wood Pigeon and 1 Wren. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk, per P Whittick)

Hell’s Mouth: Cormorant with chicks, Guillemots on sea and cliff a very active Kestrel around cliffs and 2 Oystercatchers. (W Renshaw)

Loggan’s Moor: Sparrowhawk. (W Renshaw)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Oystercatcher and 4 Little Egrets on Ryan’s Field. (W Renshaw)

Men-an-Tol: 6 Cuckoos seen around Men an Tol area late this afternoon. (A Nicholson)

Bodmin Moor: A Red Kite flew south over Gillhouse Down at 09:25. (M Beer)

Long Rock: A female Golden Oriole flew across the Long Rock By-pass, halfway along and flew into the trees on the North side of the road. (V Stratton)

Pendennis, Falmouth: 1 Whimbrel flew past, 2 Linnet, 1 Gannet, 5 Auk sp, 3 House Martin, Rock Pipit, Greenfinches and the odd Swallow. (D Chaney)

Castle Beach, Falmouth: 1 Grey Heron and c15 Swift. (D Chaney)

College Reservoir: Mute Swans with 9 cygnets still, 1 Cormorant and 1 Great Crested Grebe. (D Chaney)

Argal Reservoir: 1+ Garden Warbler in full voice, plus 5 Mallard and 1 Mute Swan. (D Chaney)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): 1 Spoonbill, 2 Garganey, 1 Pochard and 2 Lapwing. (C Selway)

Kenidjack: Iberian Chiffchaff still by the engine shed and the Hawfinch again briefly.

Tuesday 29 May 2012

Late News 25/5 Tregirls beach, Padstow: 6 Sanderling in summer plumage feeding on the strandline. (D Thomas)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 10 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 5 Mute Swan (brood of 6 cygnets), 2 Canada Geese (plus 1 gosling), 11 Greylag, 1 hybrid goose, 9 Mallard (plus 4 well grown ducklings), drake Shoveler, 4 Moorhen (plus a brood of 5), 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Stonechat, 1 Whitethroat, Swallows, Reed Warblers, Sedge Warblers and 5 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker & W Renshaw)

Marazion: 2 Whimbrel, 19 Sanderling, 35 Dunlin and 3 Turnstone on the beach also 6 Razorbill offshore. (D Parker)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): Sedge Warbler bearing BTO ring ending 68, moulting drake Garganey, female Common Pochard and 2 Lapwing. (C Selway)

Kenidjack: Iberian Chiffchaff still in the tree tops by the engine shed. (R Menari) Also Hawfinch briefly.
 
Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only): 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 79 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag Goose, 6 hybrid geese, 28 Mallard, 5 Call Duck, 2 Moorhen, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Buzzard, 3 Reed Warbler, 4 Sedge Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 8 Willow Warbler and a recently fledged family of Wren. (D Parker)

Bosigran:

Bowithick, near Davidstow: 2 male Redstarts, 3 Spotted Flycatchers and 1 Cuckoo calling in the distance. (H Kendall)

Padstow: Spotted Flycatcher on fence of park and ride next to Tesco at 08:00. (P Barlow)

Boskednan: 2 Cuckoos together this afternoon at Ding Dong. (R Farnes)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Redshank and 5 Shelduck ducklings (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Porth Reservoir: Osprey still this morning.

Monday 28 May 2012

Late News 25/5 Gunver Head area: 12 Razorbill, 15 Guillemot, 6 Kittiwake and 100+ Swallows, Swifts and House martins all flying north. (D Thomas)

Late News 25/5 Daymer Bay area: 6 Gannet diving just offshore. (D Thomas)

Late News 25/5 Stepper cliffs to Hawker’s Cove: 1 Peregrine, a very dark almost black bird hunting in the area. (D Thomas)

Late News 26/5 Penhale: 3 Wheatear, 4 Blackcap, 7 Raven flying together, 3 Buzzard and a Hobby. (D Thomas)

Late News 26/5 Reen Cross, Goonhavern: 1 Hobby. (D Thomas)

Late News 26/5 Whitecross, Newquay: 2 Red Kite flying over at 15:30, flew off towards Fraddon. (D Thomas)

Late News 27/5 Lizard: Marsh Harrier circling high over Gwenter late morning. (S Bury)

Late News 27/5 St Austell: 1 Nightjar and a Grasshopper Warbler at Burngullow Common late evening. (N Climpson)

Late News 27/5 Wadebridge: A pair of Shelduck and their 11+ ducklings on the river at Guineaport. (W Delacour)

 

Video of yesterdays Red Kite over Wadebridge here. (W Delacour)

Late News 27/5 Grampound: 1 Red Kite between Grampound and Probus at c09:00. (B Stansby)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 9 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 6 Mute Swan (brood of 6 cygnets), 2 Canada Geese, 5 Mallard, 5 Moorhen, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Stonechat, Swallows, Reed Warblers, Sedge Warblers and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Marazion: 10 Whimbrel, 39 Dunlin, 25 Sanderling, 6 Ringed Plover and 4 Turnstone on the beach. (D Parker)

Kenidjack: Probable singing and calling Iberian Chiffchaff, but difficult to see well in the tree tops by the engine shed. (P Clarke et al.)

St Levan: Woodchat in valley, 2nd field above the church. (P St Pierre)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): Pair of Garganey, 1 Gadwall, female Common Pochard, 2 immature Spoonbill, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin and a 2s Yellow-legged Gull. (C Selway)

College Reservoir: 9 Mute Swan cygnets, also a Great Spotted Woodpecker nest and a Nuthatch nest. (L Sampson)

Tregeseal: Turtle Dove in a private garden, more here. (S Williams)

Egloshayle: Peregrine Falcon and 6+ Siskin this morning. (W Delacour)

Land’s End: Woodchat still on Treave Common at 07:55. Also Hobby over. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Porth Reservoir: Osprey again at 19:00.

Sunday 27 May 2012

Late News 25/5 Trewince: 2 Red Kites over Trewince, Roseland at 16:30. (S Croft)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 4 Mute Swan (brood of at least 4 cygnets), 2 Canada Geese (plus 1 gosling), 5 Greylag, 2 hybrid geese, 7 Mallard, 4 Moorhen, 1 Reed Bunting, Swallows, Reed Warblers, Sedge Warblers and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Marazion: 4 Whimbrel, 48 Dunlin, 23 Sanderling, 13 Ringed Plover and 4 Turnstone on the beach. (D Parker & R Wilkins)

Land’s End: Woodchat at Treave Common at c09:45. (P St Pierre) Still present at 14:30.

Porthgwarra: Male Golden Oriole singing in trees around Trevean Pool but typically elusive. Later seen between 60 foot cover and the pool. (J Chapple et al.)

East Looe: The resident drake Eider was joined by a pair this morning. (D Spooner)

Troon: Red Kite circling over Troon at approx 10:30. (D Wheeler)

Wadebridge: Birds over Guineaport this morning included Red Kite, Hobby, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Siskin, Cormorant, Little Egret and Swallow. (W Delacour)

Porth Reservoir: Osprey at 11:45.

Nanquidno: 10 Whimbrel at 16:00.

Saturday 26 May 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 8 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 5 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese (plus 1 gosling), 7 Greylag, 1 hybrid goose, 2 Mallard, 1 drake Shoveler, 5 Moorhen, 1 Reed Bunting, Swallows, Reed Warblers, Sedge Warblers and 4 Cetti’s Warbler. Otter again on Long Rock Pool. (D Parker)

Marazion: 3 Whimbrel, 54 Dunlin, 21 Sanderling, 11 Ringed Plover and 6 Turnstone on the beach and 5+ Sandwich Terns offshore. (D Parker & J Hawkey)

Porthgwarra: Bee-eater hawking and calling over the village at 09:00, also 5 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 8 Meadow Pipit and 1 Peregrine. (D Parker) Also Red Kite at 11:20, Quail flushed plus Hobby in valley. (D Parker)

Bosistow Farm/Trevilley: 5 Red Kites feeding in a freshly cut silage field. (D Parker)

Land’s End Aerodrome: 1 Red Kite over. (J Swann) 297 Rooks in the field to the east of the B3306. (D Parker)

Catchall: Red Kite over the A30 west of the junction with the B3283. (D Parker)

Polmorla: 1 Red Kite. (C Selway)

Croft Pascoe: 3 Spotted Flycatchers, 4 Siskin, 1 Curlew on territory. (D Eva)

Truro:Red Kite over west at 16:45. (D Eva)

Sancreed: Red Kite over the village 09:45. (D Flumm)

Morvah: 2 Red Kites flying east at just over hedge height through Morvah at 11:30. (S Cox)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 4 Dunlin, 4 Sanderling, 1 Whimbrel and Oystercatcher still on nest at Ryan’s Field. (D Jenkins)

Canonstown: 1 Sparrowhawk flew across road. (D Jenkins)

Higher Bosavern, St Just: 2 Red Kite mobbed by 2 corvids very close to the Lands End road at 14:10, also visible from Kelynack. (D Jenkins & L Proctor) Also Black Kite with a Red Kite reported from Kelynack this afternoon at c13:45.

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only):2 Red Kites west of the reservoir at 15:10. (L Proctor)

Porth Joke: Red Kite flew west at 07:20, then it or another flew east at 09:10. 2 Spotted Flycatcher at seaward end of valley. (S Rowe)

Gwinear Fish Ponds (just East of Cubert turning): 2 Red Kite west at 11:20 then another west at 11:30. (S Rowe)

 

St Ives: Red Kite east over Steeple Woods at 14:30. Bee-eater east over Steeple Lane/Knills Monument at 18:05. (S Rowe)

Carbis Bay: Bee-eater over Polwithen Drive at 18:12, presumed same as above. (A Hugo per P Freestone)

Connor Downs: Black Kite flew east at 15:10, also 2 Red Kites. (P Freestone)

Withybrook Valley: 1 Cuckoo, present since about 19 April. Pair of Siskins in conifers by visitor centre, male performing display flight. (J Macadam)

Penzance: 10 Purple Sandpipers at the roost site at Battery Rocks this afternoon. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Poldhu Cove: Possible ringtail Pallid Harrier flew east at 10:40.

Friday 25 May 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 7 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 5 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese (plus 1 gosling), 6 Greylag, 2 hybrid geese, 7 Mallard, 1 drake Shoveler, 4 Moorhen, 3 Reed Bunting, 1 Stonechat, Swifts, Swallows, Reed Warblers, Sedge Warblers and 4 Cetti’s Warbler. Otter again on Long Rock Pool. (D Parker)

Marazion: 5 Whimbrel, 43 Dunlin, 11 Sanderling, 14 Ringed Plover and 5 Turnstone on the beach. (D Parker)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): 2 immature Spoonbill, 4 Little Egret, 1 drake Garganey, pair of Lapwing, pair of Stock Dove and a Red Fox duck hunting. (C Selway)

Porthtowan:A Red Kite flew over here Manor Parsley in Porthtowan Valley between 13:20 & 13:35. (A Vaughan)

Marshgate: Red Kite flew from Marshgate towards Boscastle at 11:15. (P Whittick)

Land’s End Aerodrome: 2 Red Kites over this afternoon. (L Proctor)

St Just: 2 Red Kites being mobbed by a Buzzard over the A3071 by the entrance to Higher Bostraze Farm, probably the same as above. (D Parker)

Plusha: 1 Red Kite over A30 at Plusha (east of Five Lanes/Altarnun) 17:55. (B Craven)

Two Bridges: The same Red Kite or possibly another circling around Two Bridges A30 at 18:50. (B Craven)

Coverack: Yellow Wagtail and Grasshopper Warbler at Black Head, Lesser Whitethroat and 3 singing Sedge Warbler near Treleaver Farm. (S Bury)

St Ives: 2 Red Kites over the harbour this morning. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Gwithian: Red Kite flew east along Godrevy Towans at 08:50.

St Just: Red Kite over Carn Bosavern at 10:40.

Eden Chapel: 2 Red Kites at 17:45 then flew north, between Camelford and Bude off A39 1 mile SE of Wainhouse Corner.