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.