Sunday 30 September 2012

Late News 29/09 Treraven Meadows: 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 49 Teal, 4 Cormorant, 1 adult Peregrine, 2 Curlew and 6+ Siskin, no Pipits and only 1 Pied Wag, also a Kingfisher near the hide. (C Selway)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Grey Heron, 2+ Little Egret, 1+ Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 27 Mallard, 5 Teal, 7 ad Moorhen plus 3 juv, 1 Little Grebe, 1  ad Stonechat, 3 Reed Bunting, 1 Chiffchaff and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only): 6 Mute Swan, 63 Mallard, 5 Call Duck, 8 Tufted Duck, 2 Cormorant, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 2+ Moorhen, 1 Raven, 2 Buzzard, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Parker & B Dodd)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Curlew Sandpiper and 1 Buff Breasted Sandpiper still. (S Hatch)

Caerthillian: 1 Firecrest. (D Eva)

Lizard Downs: 6 Pink-footed Geese in off the sea. (D Eva)

Mullion Cove: Firecrest, 8 Swallow and 2 House Martin. (S Bury)

Kingsmill: 3 Ruff, 3 Spotted Redshank, 34 Greenshank, 49 Black-tailed Godwit and 15 Dunlin on rising tide this pm.(S Cox)

Walmsley Sanctuary: A few Meadow Pipit and Chaffinch moving, 1 Water Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail, 39 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 10 Lapwing, 2 Golden Plover, 3 Snipe. 12 Curlew, 2 Dunlin, 9 Wigeon, 1 Pintail, 30+ Teal, 1 Jay and 1 Swallow. (C Selway)

Porthgwarra: 2 Grey Phalarope, Cory’s Shearwater at 14:00, Great Shearwater at 14:15, 40 Balearic Shearwater, 55 Sooty Shearwater, 15 Manx Shearwater, 1 Red-throated Diver, 8 Puffin, 8 Great Skua and 7 Arctic Skua between 09:30 and 16:00. (B Mellow)

Nanquidno: Honey Buzzard reported over in the morning and a Ring Ouzel at the seaward end of the valley.

Saturday 29 September 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 13 Grey Heron, 2+ Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 1 Canada x Greylag hybrid, 13 Mallard, 3 Teal, 9 ad Moorhen plus 5 juv, 1 Little Grebe (Longrock Pool), 1 juv Peregrine, 1 Kingfisher, 11 Meadow Pipit, 7 Linnet, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1  ad Stonechat, 3 Reed Bunting, 1 Chiffchaff, 2+ Cetti’s Warbler and 1 Reed Warbler. (D Parker)

Land’s End: Lapland Bunting and Whinchat. (P St Pierre) Also 2 Peregrine. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Porthgwarra: 2 Firecrest. (P St Pierre) Yellow-browed Warbler again by the car park.

St Levan: Firecrest and Spotted Flycatcher still. (P St Pierre)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 21 Oystercatcher, 4 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Stonechat and 1 Wheatear in and around Carnsew Basin; 45 Redshank, 4 Oystercatcher, 7 Curlew and 1+ Kingfisher in Copperhouse Creek; 2 Greenshank, 23 Redshank, 9 Little Egret, 7 Grey Heron, 2 Canada x Greylag hybrid and 1 Kingfisher at Lelant Saltings. (D Parker)

Tresillian: 16 Greenshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 125 Redshank and 4 Snipe on Tresemple Pool. (D Eva)

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only): 2 Great Crested Grebes and 1 Grey Wagtail. (S Maycock)

Sancreed: 1 Golden Plover. (D Flumm)

St Ives: 3 Manx Shearwater, 4 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Bonxie, 20 Kittiwake, 11 Sandwich Tern, 8 Med Gull (4 ad,  3 2w, 1 juv) and 1 Ocean Sunfish between 09:20 & 12:20. (D Flumm) Also 1 Sooty Shearwater and Great Northern Diver from 07:30 – 11:30.

Treraven Meadows: Black-headed Gulls flushed off by a sparrowhawk making a kilL, 1 Moorhen, Teal, c6 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, Woodpigeon, Carrion Crow and Canada Geese. On the main river, Kingfisher, Cormorant, Little Egret, Little Grebe and Grey Heron in the evening. (W Delacour)

Mylor River: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Dipper, 1 Grey Wagtail, 8 Turnstone, 5 Redshank and 1 Little Egret. (J St Ledger)

Penryn River: 6 Greenshank, 35 Redshank, 11 Turnstone, 27 Curlew, 4 Oystercatcher, 3 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron and 2 Raven. (J St Ledger)

Trewey Moor, Zennor: 15 Golden Plover. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Curlew Sandpiper and 1 Buff Breasted Sandpiper still at the northern end.

Bosistow: Adult Dotterel again in ploughed field west of Faraway Cottage.

The Lizard: Juv Red-backed Shrike from footpath in valley to Housel Bay at 10:30.

St Agnes: Wryneck 200m west of St Agnes Head by the coast path at 10:30.

Siblyback Lake: Whinchat at 10:00.

 

Friday 28 September 2012

Late News 22/09 Predannack Wollas to Kynance: 2 groups of Chough (3 and 5).  The group of 5 included 2 birds that were unringed. (D & S Lewis)

Late News 26/09 Cape Cornwall: At least 2 flava wagtails with albas on Cape Cornwall Golf Course. (P Fraser)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 16 Mallard, 8 Teal, 8 ad Moorhen plus 5 juv, 2 Little Grebe (1 on Longrock Pool), 1 Kestrel, 7 Meadow Pipit, 1  Stonechat, 3+ Reed Bunting, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti’s Warbler and 1 Reed Warbler. (D Parker & S Maycock) Spotted Crake reported again.

Porthgwarra: Yellow-browed Warbler by the pool late morning, plus a Tree Pipit. Yellow-browed Warbler by the car park. (M Wallace)

Bosistow: Adult Dotterel in ploughed field west of Faraway Cottage. (M Hallam)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 7 Dunlin, 8 Snipe, Mute Swans, House Martin, Swallows, Teal, Wigeon, Little Grebe, 2 Water Rail, Grey Herons, Buzzard, Curlew, Canada Geese, Moorhen, 2 Raven, 2 Cormorant (1 Juvenile), Mallard, Goldfinch and Wren. (T Durie)

Camel Estuary: Juvenile Shelduck, Curlew, Whimbrel, Black Swans, Dunlin, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard and 4 Little Egret from the Burniere hide. (T Durie)

Swanpool: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Mute Swan. (J St Ledger)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 1 Med Gull, 1 Whimbrel, 12 Oystercatcher. (J St Ledger)

Kynance Cove car park: Group of 3 Chough flying over. (J St Ledger)

Lizard Point: 1 Chough above the old lifeboat station and lower on the rocks 17 Turnstone. (J St Ledger)

Davidstow Airfield: 2 Curlew Sandpiper and 1 Buff Breasted Sandpiper still. Also Red-throated Pipit reported on the main runway in the morning. (C Selway)

Botallack: 2 Whinchat (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper and 3 ad Mediterranean Gulls (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Kingsmill: Lesser Yellowlegs from the 2nd hide at the China Fleet Country Club, Old Ferry Road at SX 427608.

Kenidjack: Whinchat still at seaward end.

Treen: Yellow-browed Warbler by footpath south of car park mid morning.

Cot Valley: Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest.

Indian Queens: Hoopoe at Brighton Cross along B3275 c 100m from the roundabout at 09:15.

Thursday 27 September 2012

Late News 26/09 Camel Trail:  1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Curlew, 4 Teal, 8 Mallard and 1 Little Egret. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk per C Travis)

Late News 26/09 Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Yellow Wagtails roosting. (D Hallam)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Grey Heron, 2+ Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 8 Mallard, 5 Teal, 7 ad Moorhen plus 3 juv, 1 Kestrel, 5 Meadow Pipit, 2  Stonechat, 1 Cetti’s Warbler and 1 Reed Warbler. Also Otter on Longrock Pool. (D Parker & S Maycock) Also Water Rail, ninth Belgian-ringed Water Rail in UK. There have been six previous foreign-ringed birds in Cornwall, all dead. Four from Germany and two from Netherlands. (Per M Grantham) 2 Spotted Crakes reported at 07:50.

Marazion: 6 Ringed Plover, 2 Turnstone, 5 Dunlin and 1 Oystercatcher on the beach. (D Parker)

Polgigga: Hooded Crow along Bosistow Lane. (M Wallace) Also Turtle Dove. (M Hallam)

St Levan: Firecrest and Spotted Flycatcher by the church. (I Webster)

Colliford Lake: Great White Egret seen at about 16:30. (P McKeogh)

Davidstow Airfield: 2 Curlew Sandpiper on main scrape near tower 07:50 and 1 Buff Breasted Sandpiper beside taxiway opposite entrance to tower at 09:30. (R Taylor) Also American Golden Plover flew over in the morning.

   

Treraven Meadow: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper 50m from hide along Camel Trail away from Wadebridge between 11:00 & 11:30. (R Taylor)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Ruff and 12 Greenshank at high tide, 16:00. (R Taylor)

Coverack: Ringed adult winter Med Gull around the harbour area. (B Hawker)

 

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler by the engine shed.

Kingsmill: Lesser Yellowlegs from the 2nd hide at the China Fleet Country Club, Old Ferry Road at SX 427608.

St Ives: 2 Balearic Shearwaters, 4 Great Skuas and 1 Great Northern Diver.

Wednesday 26 September 2012

Late News 25/09 Kingsmill: 1 Little Stint viewed from Landulph side of estuary opposite China Fleet Club second hide. Dunlin, Greenshank, Redshank, Bar-tailed Godwit, Curlew in 3 mixed flocks of c30. Also 3 Oystercatcher. 8 Little Egret and 1 Greenshank on Landulph NR lake. (R Taylor)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Grey Heron, 5+ Little Egret, 3+ Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 14 Mallard, 6 Teal, 8 ad Moorhen plus 5 juv, 2+ Little Grebe, 2 Buzzard, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1  Stonechat, 1 Reed Bunting, 2+ Cetti’s Warbler and 1 Reed Warbler. (D Parker & D Flumm)

Marazion: 30 Ringed Plover, 17 Turnstone, 19 Dunlin, 2 Sanderling, 2 Oystercatcher, adult Med Gull, 2 Wheatear and 6 White Wagtail on the beach. (D Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Little Stint. 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, 28 Redshank, 5 Curlew and 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. (D Parker)

Pendeen: 2 Long-tailed Skua, 2 Pom Skua, 6 Great Skua and 3 Sooty Shearwater between 09:00 and 11:00. (C Moore et al.)

Wacker Quay, River Lynher: 19 Black tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 3 Redshank , 12 Curlew ,34 Mallard, 2 Little Egret,  BH and Herring Gulls and 1 drake Wigeon on the estuary, 20+ House Martin over and 2 Firecrest  and 1 Chiffchaff in the car park tit flock with Blue, Great, Coal and Long tailed Tits. (J Rance)

Kingsmill: A Great White Egret between 16:45 and 17:00, but not since. Lesser Yellowlegs still present along with 91 Curlew, 55 Dunlin, 36 Black-tailed Godwit, 17 Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, Lapwing and Kingfisher. Also 500+ House Martins. (S Cox)

Swanpool Beach: 3 Med Gull, 5 Sandwich Tern, 4 Common Tern, 4 Turnstone and 1 Ringed Plover. (J St Ledger)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 2 Whimbrel and 1 Wheatear. (J St Ledger)

Camel Estuary Trail: 13 Bar-tailed Godwit, 7  Blackbird, 200 +Black-headed Gull, 50+ Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Black Swan, 2 Blue Tit, 7 Buzzard, 25 Canada Goose, 20+ Carrion Crow, 10 Cormorant, 150 + Curlew,  80+  Dunlin, 2 Great Tit, 2 Greenshank, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Grey Plover, 30 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Grey Wagtail, 100+ Herring Gull, 2  House Sparrow, 1 House Martin, 10 Jackdaw, 2 Knot, 1 Lapwing, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 12  Little Egret, 2   Magpie, 5 Mallard, 25 Mute Swan, 30+ Oystercatcher, 1 Pied Wagtail,  12 Red-legged Partridge, 150+ + Redshank, 1 Ringed Plover, 5 Robin, 34 Rook,  1 Snipe, 1 Sparrowhawk,  3 Starling, 3 Swallow,  4 Teal and 8 Wood Pigeon. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk per C Travis)

Davidstow: Buff-breasted Sandpiper on the airfield plus a Curlew Sandpiper.

Tuesday 25 September 2012

Lost: Gold Omega watch lost 24/09 at either Pendeen or Cape Cornwall. If found please telephone Daryll on 07761-230311.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 7 Grey Heron, 3+ Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 13 Mallard, 4 Teal, 4 ad Moorhen plus 5 juv, 30+ Curlew over,  5 House Martin, c30 Swallow, 2  Stonechat, 3 Reed Bunting, 1 Firecrest, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Cetti’s Warbler and 3 Reed Warbler. (D Parker) Spotted Crake reported again from the standing stone at 15:30.

Marazion: 60 Ringed Plover, 7 Turnstone, 13 Dunlin, 35 Sanderling, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Wheatear and 6 White Wagtail on the beach. (DParker)

St Levan: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Willow Warbler and 1 Firecrest by the Church. (M Hallam)

Porthgwarra: 1 Merlin on the moor. (M Hallam)

Rame Head: 1 juv Barred Warbler in central clump of Penlee NR; 1 juv Ortolan Bunting in stubble field opposite pull in along Military road; Pied Flycatcher in trees by Rame Church; Firecrest in bushes at Forder, Rame near Hatt Lane turning; also female Redstart, 1 Willow Warbler, male Blackcap and 1 Whitethroat on Rame head. (G Lewis)

Tresillian: 20 Redshank, 5 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper and plenty of Curlew on Tresillian River; 8 Greenshank, 32 Redshank, 8 Little Grebe, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Little Egret and 1 Grey Heron between 12:00 and 14:00 – approaching high water. (K & D Williams)

Davidstow: 2 Buff-breasted Sandpipers reported on the airfield in the morning. 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper plus a Curlew Sandpiper mid afternoon.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Little Stint at Copperhouse Creek at 14:00.

Kingsmill:Lesser Yellowlegs from the 2nd hide at the China Fleet Country Club, Old Ferry Road at SX 427608.

Kenidjack: Whinchat at the bottom of the valley.

Cot Valley: Pied Flycatcher at the top of the valley.

 

Monday 24 September 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 3 Mallard, 3 ad Moorhen plus 3 juv  2 Little Grebe, 1 White Wagtail, 5 Stonechat, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Cetti’s Warbler and 1 Sedge Warbler. (D Parker & D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 46 Dunlin, 12 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Ruff and 1 ad Med Gull on Carnsew; 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 8 Dunlin, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 8 Grey Heron, 124 Teal, 4 Redshank and 2 Kingfisher on Lelant Water; 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret and 2 Moorhen on Ryan’s Field. (D Parker & D Flumm)

Marazion: Grey Plover, 70 Ringed Plover, 10 Turnstone, Little Stint, 10 Dunlin, 32 Sanderling, Oystercatcher, Wheatear and 8 White Wagtail on the beach. (D Flumm)

Higher Bosistow:Dotterel still in newly sown field off footpath between Higher Bosistow and Arden Sawah Farm SW369232. (L Proctor & J Ryan)

Kingsmill: Lesser Yellowlegs briefly this afternoon from the 2nd hide at the China Fleet Country Club, Old Ferry Road at SX 427608, also 2 Spotted Redshank, 1 Little Stint, 1+ Snipe and c60 Dunlin. (M Beer)

Davidstow: 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper on the airfield and 1 Curlew Sandpiper with Dunlin and Ringed Plover. (B Craven)

Mousehole: 1 Little Egret, 6 Oystercatchers and 4 Turnstones. (S Maycock)

Pendennis Point, Falmouth: 2 Wheatear, 2 Rock Pipit, 1 male Kestrel and 7 Oystercatcher. (J St Ledger)

Penryn River: 1 Grey Plover, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit in summer plumage, 5 Greenshank, 38 Redshank, 2 Turnstone, 4 Oystercatcher, 41 Curlew, 5 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe and 1 Grey Wagtail on the falling tide. (J St Ledger)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 2 Little Stint at 17:00. (T Potterton)

St Ives: Long-tailed Skua, Great Skua, 4 Balearic Shearwater and 3 Sooty Shearwater past the Island between 08:00 and 09:10, viewed from Porth Neor car park.

Pendeen: Leach’s Petrel, 6 Balearic Shearwaters and 4 Sooty Shearwaters by 09:45.

Treraven Meadows: Juv Pectoral Sandpiper still showing well at cSW997718.

Penlee Point, Rame Head: Wryneck and 2 Pied Flycatchers.

Gannel Estuary: 1 Little Stint still.