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.