Saturday 06 October 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 31 Mallard, 7 Teal, 10 ad & 1 juv Moorhen, 2+ Water Rail, 1 Kestrel, 5 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Sanderling, 12 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher, 30+ Swallow, 7 Red-rumped Swallow, 2 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Stonechat, 100+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Firecrest and 2+ Cettiā€™s Warbler. (D Parker, D Eva, T Mills et al.) 7 Glossy Ibis flew over at 11:45. (D Julian & V Stratton) Also 120 Swallows including a late Red-rumped Swallow, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 6 Skylarks and Tree Pipit. (V Stratton)

One of the 7 Red-rumped Swallows at Marazion, more photos here. Tony Mills.Glossy Ibis over Marazion, Viv Stratton.

Polgigga: 2 Turtle Doves on wires by the cricket ground with c50 Collared Doves. (R Wilkins)

Lands End: 15 Glossy Ibis appeared to fly out to sea at 12:00, also 2 Red-rumped Swallows over Swingates early afternoon. (J Chapple) Also a few Swallows and House Martins, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Grey Heron and 1 Emperor Dragonfly; plus 50+ Meadow Pipits, a few Linnets & Greenfinches on Treave Moor. (A Hartley & P St Pierre)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 13 Mute Swan, 129 Teal, 329 Wigeon, 13 Grey Heron, 2 Ruff, 1 2w Med Gull, 2 Bar-tailed Godwits and 2 Redshank. (D Parker, D Eva & A Hartley)

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only): 1 Whooper Swan, 5 Mute Swan, 10 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Hobby, 1 Sparrowhawk, 5 Buzzard, 1 Curlew, 1 Green Sandpiper and c15 Swallow. (D Parker, B Dodd & R Carrington)

Duckpool Valley, nr Bude: Barred Warbler early morning, also 1 fem Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 7+ Swallow and 5 Raven. (H Kendall)

Bartinney: 1 Merlin, 3 Kestrel, 120 Golden Plover, 28 Swallow east, Blackcap, 70 Meadow Pipit. (D Flumm)

Kenidjack: 1 Kestrel, 2 Goldcrest and 1 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

Cape Cornwall: Flock 14 Cormorant high south 11:55hrs, 1 Wheatear, 170 Meadow Pipit and 8 Swallow east. (D Flumm)

Cot Valley: 2 Kestrel, 37 Swallow & 4 House martin east, 3+ Firecrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 23 Long-tailed Tit and 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm & R Carrington)

Kelynack: 2 Kestrel, 71 Swallow & 3 House Martin east and 2 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Padstow: c21 Pale-bellied Brent geese offshore plus 8+ Swallows, 15+ Med Gulls of various ages (one with a silver metal ring but it could not be read), 1 Common Gull, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Bar-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, Curlew, Raven, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Buzzard, Cormorant, 1 Dunlin, 5 Turnstones and Oystercatcher. (D Julian, W Delacour & E Mayhew)

Gunwalloe: 1 Firecrest, 3 Chough, 3 Wheatear, 2 White Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Sedge Warbler, 6 Curlew, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel, 12+ Swallow, 1 House Martin, 3 Rock Pipit, 2 Reed Bunting and 2 Stonechat. (J St Ledger)

Also Sedge Warblers, Meadow Pipits, Reed Buntings, and 1 Wren trapped and ringed. (J St Ledger)

Tresillian River: 2 Spotted Redshank,10 Greenshank, plus Kingfisher, 4 Snipe and 3 Swallows on Tresemple Pool. (A Nicholson)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper and 1 Curlew Sandpiper still. (A Hartley)

Maer Lake, Bude: 4 Pink-footed Geese, Ruff, 30 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Kestrel and 2 Raven at 14:00. (R Marshall)

St. Ives Island: 2 Wheatear including a leuchistic bird and 40+ Meadow Pipits. (V Stratton)

Trewey Downs: 14 Skylarks, 30+ Meadow Pipits, 50+ Linnets and Wheatear. (V Stratton)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 27 Curlew, later joined by a further 40 (presumably from college reservoir?), c50 Redshank, 15 Oystercatchers, 5 Greenshank, 1 Canada Goose, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret and 1 Sparrowhawk this evening nearing high tide. (L Sampson)

Windmill Farm: 8 Glossy Ibis at Windmill Farm in the morning.

Sennen Cove: 7 Glossy Ibis flew from the rocks at 12:35.

Porthgwarra: Yellow-browed Warbler in 60′ cover and Snow Bunting by the coastguards.

Nanquidno: 1 Pied Flycatcher.

Lamorna: Ad Whooper Swan over at 17:10.