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