Saturday 25 August 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Spotted Crakes (ad & ringed juv) from the standing stone at first light. (LGR Evans) 5 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Cormorant, 8 Mallard, 2 ad Moorhen plus 9 full grown young, 1 Kestrel, 1 Reed Bunting, Sedge Warblers and Reed Warblers. Also 2 Otters on Longrock Pool. (D Parker)

Pendeen: 6 Sooty Shearwater, 7 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Storm Petrel, 10 Bonxie, 1 Pom Skua, 8 Arctic Skua, 13 Sandwich Tern, 3 Arctic Tern, 8 commic tern, 20+ Whimbrel, 10 Turnstone, 6 Ringed Plover and 4 Common Scoter between 06:00 & 11:30. Also 4 Ocean Sunfish 4+ Basking Shark and several Common Dolphin. (L Proctor, D Flumm & D Parker) Also 11 Great Shearwater, 13+ Cory’s Shearwater, 8 further Balearic Shearwater and a Long-tailed Skua in the afternoon.

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only): 6 Mute Swan, 1 Greylag, 69 Mallard, 5 Call Duck, 2 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1+ Common Sandpiper, 2 Grey Heron, c30 House Martin and c25 Swallow. (D Parker)

Davidstow: 11 Ringed Plover (10 Ads), 1 Dunlin and 3 Wheatears on the airfield at 10:30. (S Cox)

Wadebridge: 1 Peregrine over Guineaport, 6 juv Ruff, 5 Greenshank, 1 Buzzard, Tawny Owl calling and Mallard with a newly hatched brood of ducklings on Treraven Meadow and a Common Sandpiper calling on the river. (W Delacour & S Cox)

Porthgwarra: Wryneck still around Arden-Sawah but mobile.