Thursday 04 October 2012

Friday 05 October: There will be an informal meeting of birdwatchers at The Old Quay House Pub, Hayle at c20:00 for chat on all things birding over a pint. All welcome.

Late News 03/10 Buttermilk Hill: Snow Bunting again also 30+ Meadow Pipits. (V Stratton)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Grey Heron, 3+ Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 5 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 11 Mallard, 7 Teal, 10 ad & 2 juv Moorhen, 2 Little Grebe, 1+ Water Rail, 1 Kestrel, 3 Buzzard, 2 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Swallow, 4 Stonechat, 15 Meadow Pipit, 2+ Chiffchaff and 2+ Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker & D Flumm)

Land’s End: 3 Stonechat, 1 Chiffchaff, 100+ Meadow Pipit and a Sparrowhawk from the cycle path; 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Stonechat and a Wheatear below Swingates. (D Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 5 ad Whooper Swans. (R Wilkins) Curlew Sandpiper flew towards Copperhouse Creek. Also 48 Canada Geese, 4 hybrid geese, 1 Little Egret and 8 Curlew at Ryan’s Field; 8 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 124 Teal, 1 Shelduck and 13 Mute Swan on Lelant Water. (D Flumm)

St Levan: 2 Firecrest by the turning circle plus 5 Swallows, 60+ Goldfinch, 7 Linnet and 1 Wheatear in the fields above the church. (D Parker)

Porthgwarra: Yellow-browed Warbler in the doctors garden, plus Firecrest, Lesser Whitethroat and Hobby. (M Southam & D Lewis) Possible Blyth’s Pipit reported over Gwennap Head at 08:00 but not since. Also Wryneck at the dried up pond.

Sancreed: 12 Golden Plover west and 4 Swallows still returning to roost in their nest each evening. (D Flumm)

Pool: 2 Grey Wagtails near the water recycling tanks at The Heartlands. (P Dinning)

The Lizard: Juv Red-backed Shrike from footpath in valley to Housel Bay again. (T Mills) Also 2 Chough at Housel Bay. (B Sharples)

Red-backed Shrike on Lizard, Tony Mills.

Mousehole: Kestrel on rocks, 3 Oystercatchers, 2 Rock Pipits, 2 Pied Wagtails and 5 turnstone. (S Maycock)

Walmsley Sanctuary: The Ythan Estuary colour ringed Greenshank with 9 other Greenshank, 36 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Knot, 1 Redshank, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 8 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 10 Dunlin, 8 Wigeon, 1 Pintail, 1 Gadwall, and 2 Water Rail around the high tide. (C Selway)

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only): 1 Kingfisher, 4 Buzzard, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Coot, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, c8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Green Woodpecker below the dam area. (B Sharples)

Looe: Eider on the sea close to Pen Rocks, Looe. (J Parfitt)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper and 1 Curlew Sandpiper still.

Cot Valley: 2 Firecrests.

Missing Pictures on the Recent Sightings Page

A small number of visitors to the site have experienced intermittent missing pictures on the Recent Sightings page.

I am sorry for this but it is due to circumstances beyond  our control

It seems that this is a well known problem related to the use of Internet Explorer 8, and maybe earlier versions, as your browser.

The problem is only evident where there are pictures in tables. These are usually just the groups of smaller images in the Sightings page.

If you have this problem the solution is to use another browser to view the site. IE9 works well but cannot be used on Windows XP. Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox also work well and can be used on XP and all later versions of Windows. These are all free dowloads and are easily installed. They can all be co-existent in your computer.

If you have any further problems or suffer this problem in a browser other than in IE8 I would grateful if  you could report it to me

Nigel Climpson

Web Manager CBWPS