Wednesday 10 October 2012

Late News 08/10 Pendennis, Falmouth: 40 Kittiwakes west in 2 flocks. (D Chaney)

Late News 09/10 Argal Reservoir:  2 Canada Geese, 1 Grey Heron, 120 Herring Gull, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 1 Greenshank heard. (D Chaney)

Late News 09/10 College Reservoir: 10 Mute Swan (incl the 8 young), 19 Wigeon, 6+ Moorhen, 17 Coot, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Grey Heron, c40 Swallow and 1 House Martin. (D Chaney)

Late News 09/10 Gorrangorras , Penryn River: c20 Curlew, c40 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Little Egret and 11 Turnstone. (D Chaney)

Late News 09/10 Polgigga: Turtle Dove with 12 Collared doves on wires by the duckpond. (D Parker)

Late News 09/10 Mullion: Photo of yesterdays Yellow-browed Warbler. (S Bury)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 7 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 2 Canada Geese, 45 Mallard, 11 Teal, 21 ad & 4 juv Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 1+ Water Rail, 13 Curlew over, 6 Med Gull (2 ads, 2 2w, 2 1w), 44 Black-headed Gull,  2 Stonechat, 1 Chiffchaff and 4+ Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker & D Flumm)

Marazion beach: 20 Turnstone, 6 Ringed Plover and 1 Wheatear. (D Parker & D Flumm)

Jubilee Pool, Penzance: Whinchat, 30 Turnstone, 2 White Wagtail and 1 Common Scoter in the morning. (P St Pierre)

Chyandour Combe, Penzance: 2 Firecrest. (P St Pierre)

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler at the bottom of the valley by the last house, also 2 Firecrest, fem, Ring Ouzel, Redstart and Swallow. (LGR Evans) Pied Flycatcher by the engine shed. (A Hartley)

Cot Valley: 3 Firecrest, Pied Flycatcher and 2 Chough. (LGR Evans)

Pendeen: Pied Flycatcher in copse by Boscaswell Stores. (A Hartley)

Nanquidno: Probable Olive-backed Pipit at bottom of valley flew north at 11:50 and Wryneck by track to Gurland Farm at 13:45. (M Elliot)

Old Lizard Head: Probable Tawny Pipit in stubble and a Grasshopper Warbler. (T Blunden)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 7+ Med Gull (5+ Ad, 1 2w & 1 1w), 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 29 Dunlin, 9 Bar-tailed Godwit, 23 Redshank, 8 Lapwing and 2 Peregrine. (D Parker) Little Stint reported in the morning.

Lizard: 1w Ortolan Bunting in stubble field in valley to Housel Bay, also juv Red-backed Shrike and Merlin. (LGR Evans)

Gyllyngvase, Falmouth: 2 Med Gulls and 1 Little Egret. (D Chaney)

Pendennis, Falmouth: 2 Raven, 1 Kestrel, 50+ auk sp, 4 Kittiwake, 1 skua sp, 2 Med Gull in bay, 2+ Chiffchaff and 15+ Swallow over. (D Chaney)

Pendeen: Olive-backed Pipit on the coast path south west of the coastguard cottages on the road down to the lighthouse at SW 376352. Also 2 Whinchats.

Lizard, Church Cove: Paddyfield Warbler showing well north of the village on the coastpath by the small quarry. Please park only in the church car park. Also Yellow-browed Warbler and Pied Flycatcher.

Photo 1 by Tony Mills, 2 & 3 by Alex Mckechnie.

Video by John Chapple.

Camel Estuary: 20 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6  Blackbird, 200 +Black-headed Gull, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Blue Tit, 8 Buzzard, 50+ Carrion Crow, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Collared Dove, 3 Common Sandpiper, 20+ Cormorant, 150+ Curlew, 30+  Dunlin, 2 Goldfinch, 5 Greenshank, 4 Grey Heron, 10 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Grey Plover, 2 Grey Wagtail, 200+ Herring Gull, 6 House Sparrow, 100+ Jackdaw, 1 Kestrel, 20+ Lapwing, 50+ Little Egret,  5 Long-tailed Tit, 2   Magpie, 20 Mallard, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Med Gull, 10 Mute Swan, 200 + Oystercatcher, 4 Pied Wagtail, 4 Raven, 50 Red-legged Partridge, 100+ Redshank, 15 Ringed Plover, 2 Robin, 70+ Rook, 1 Ruff, 2 Sanderling, 10 Starling, 1 Swallow and 10 Wood Pigeon. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk per C Travis)

Pendeen: 1 Wheatear near the lighthouse, usual Mipit flock, 1 Goldcrest in the Old Count House by the lighthouse, 2 Goldcrests in the sallows on the track to Manor Farm. (A Hartley)

Tregeseal: Firecrest and 1w male Redstart. (A Hartley)

St Agnes Head: Male Snow Bunting on S W Coast Path at 13. 30. (A Williams)

Penzance: Brent Goose off Eastern Green (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Penberth Cove: 3 Firecrests.

Trevorrian Pool: 2 Glossy Ibis plus a Hooded Crow and a hybrid.

Rame Head: Yellow-browed Warbler still in the churchyard.

Lizard Point: Yellow-browed Warbler at Pistil Meadow at 16:50.

 Loe Pool, Helston: Great White Egret still in the reeds in the NE corner.