Wednesday 12 September 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Spotted Crake reported from the standing stone again. Also 3 Grey Heron, 3+ Little Egret, 3+ Cormorant, 3 Mute Swan, 16 Mallard, 7 Teal, 3 ad Moorhen plus 9 young, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Reed Bunting and 1 Sedge Warbler.  (D Parker)

Penzance: Drake Eider close inshore by the railway station. (D Flumm)

Skewjack: 1 Turtle Dove. (D Flumm)

Falmouth, Gyllyngvase Beach: 10 Sandwich Tern, 9 Oystercatcher and 2 Curlew. (J St Ledger)

Penryn River, Gorrangorras: 25+ Redshank, 20 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 1 Little Egret and 3 Mute Swan early afternoon. (D Chaney)

Devoran: c60 Redshank, 150 Curlew, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 9 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 25 Oystercatcher, 11 Canada Goose, 1 Little Egret and 10 Mute Swan approaching high tide. (D Chaney)

The Rumps: c100 Manx Shearwater, 20 Razorbill and Guillemot, c50 Gannet, 10 Kittiwakes, 2 Great Skua and 2 Pomarine Skuas all moving westwards this afternoon. Also 2 Ocean Sunfish and c6 Common Dolphins. There were also 2 Peregrines and 1 Kestrel in the area. (E Imber)

Camel Estuary: 10 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Blackbird, 250 +Black-headed Gull, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Buzzard,   40+ Carrion Crow, 1 Chiffchaff,  3 Collared Dove, 20+ Cormorant, 160+ Curlew,  14 Dunlin, 1 Dunnock,  2 Goldfinch, 2 Great Tit, 18 Greenshank, 8 Grey Heron, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Grey Wagtail,  80 Herring Gull, 7 House Sparrow, 10 House Martin, 5 Jackdaw, 3 Kingfisher, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 10  Little Egret, 2 Magpie, 20 Mallard, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 10 Mute Swan,  130+ Oystercatcher,  1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Pied Wagtail,  3 Red-legged Partridge, 60+ Redshank, 3 Robin,   3 Starling, 1 Stock Dove, 30+ Swallow and 10  Wood Pigeon. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk per C Travis)

Par: 4 Wheatear, 12 Ringed Plover, 4 Little Egret, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Grey Heron and 15 Oystercatcher around the harbour end of Spit Beach. (St Austell Baywatch)

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

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 juv Pectoral Sandpiper showing well below the bridge on Black Road, at the east end of Copperhouse Creek in the morning. Same or another on Lelant Water late afternoon.

Pendeen: 6 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Pom Skua, 12 Arctic Skua and 8 Great Skua. Also 6 Bottle-nosed Dolphin and Basking Shark offshore. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Cape Cornwall: 5 Chough.

St Ives: 4 Pom Skuas off Porthmeor beach.

Longrock: Great Northern Diver offshore.