Saturday 18 August 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Grey Heron, 6 Little Egret, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Cormorant, 5 Mallard, 2 ad Moorhen plus 5 full grown young, 1 Spotted Crake, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 3 Black-tailed Godwit (over), Sedge Warblers and Reed Warblers. (D Parker, L Proctor, T Mills & R Farnes)

          

Newquay: Alpine Swift again over Tesco Express and Aldi until 12:12 at least. (P Fraser, S Rogers, D Julian & J Chapple)

         

Alpine Swift over Newquay, Colin Selway.

Alpine Swift over Newquay, Steve Rogers. (more on his blog here)

Nanquidno: 1 Pied Flycatcher in sycamores above the mill, same or another in lone pine in garden opposite Mill House, also 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 6 Whitethroat, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 2+ Green Woodpecker, 3+ Sparrowhawk, 97 Rook and 2 flocks (96 & 61) of Linnets. (D Parker & L Proctor)

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only):Osprey again at 13:00, also 1 Peregrine, 3 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 6 Mute Swan, 35 Canada Geese, 21 Greylag, 46 Mallard, 5 Call Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 1 Moorhen, 28 Herring Gull, 14 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Black-tailed Godwit over, 2 Common Sandpiper, c150 Swallow, c40 Mouse Martin and 1 Sand Martin. (D Parker)

Camel Estuary: 2 Curlew Sandpiper on Dinham Flats. (D Julian)

Sancreed: Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Willow Warbler, 12 Long-tailed Tit, juv Green Woodpecker and Great Spotted Woodpecker. (D Flumm)

Land’s End: Whimbrel plus 2 Clouded Yellow butterflies. (D Flumm)

Penryn River: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Turnstone, 4 Greenshank, 29 Redshank, 15 Ringed Plover, 9 Dunlin, 2 Oystercatcher, 27 Curlew, 2 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Raven and 1 Jay. (J St Ledger)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): 28 Greenshank (including the Ythan Estuary colour ringed) 21 Snipe, 6 Green Sandpiper, 1 Lapwing, 12 Teal, 3 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 50+ Goldfinch and 8+ Sedge Warbler. (C Selway)

Zennor: Hobby at Trewey moors. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Davidstow: 1 Wood Sandpiper on the airfield by the control tower.