Sunday 21 October 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 2 Canada Geese, 2 Mallard, 1 Aylesbury Duck, 2 Teal, 22 Moorhen, 1  Stonechat and 1 Cetti’s Warbler (D Parker)

Land’s End: Long-eared Owl and Brambling, Snow Bunting over Treeve Common. (B Mellow, B Field, J Chapple and P St Pierre) Dartford Warbler between the cycle track and the coast path on line with the hay bales. (B Rankine) Also Richard’s Pipit over at 08:45, Wryneck still and a swift sp flew out to sea.Long-eared Owl, Brian Field.

Video by John Chapple.

Trevescan: 3 1w Glossy Ibis in the marshy field viewable from the layby on the B3315 by the entrance to Trevilley Farm. (P St Pierre)

Amalveor: 2 Dartford Warblers, 1 Kestrel and 40+ Meadow Pipits. (R Menari)

College Reservoir: Juv Purple Heron showing well, fishing on the island, also 6+ Grey Heron and 30 Roach and 3 Bream just upstream of the footbridge.. (D Eva & G Adams)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Pochard, 9 Teal, 14 Tufted Duck and 3 Wigeon. (D Eva) Also 2 Water Rail (possibly 4), 4 Coot, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Teal, 1 Buzzard, 5 Canada Goose, 16 Mallard, 1 Woodpigeon, 2 Moorhen, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Robin, 2 Wigeon, 5 Magpie, 1 Blackbird, 1 Grey Heron and 2 Snipe in the Southern Cut off. (S Taylor)

Hendra: 1 Yellowhammer. (C Moore)

Bosistow area: 1 Snow Bunting, 2 Whinchat and 3 Wheatears. (C Moore)

Porthgwarra:11 Golden Plovers, 1 Wheatear and 1 Swallow. (D Flumm) Fieldfare, 800+ Chaffinches,  30+ Goldfinches, 30+ Linnets all finches flying out to sea,1 Brambling  100+ Meadow Pipits, 30+ Pied Wagtails,  4 White Wagtails, 60+ Skylarks, 800+ Jackdaws and 4 Great Spotted Woodpeckers. (CBWPS Meeting per V Stratton) Also Pom Skua offshore plus Woodlark and Tree Pipit over.

Sancreed: In a ploughed field – 2 Grey Heron, 21 Common Buzzard, 2 Peregrine (juvenile caught and ate a 1w Black-headed Gull), 1 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 1w Med Gull, 1w Common Gull, 40 Pied Wagtail. The juvenile Peregrine showed some features consistent with the tundra race, F.p.calidus with large white patch behind rather narrow black moustache, a pale fore-crown and white underparts finely streaked. Supercilium also prominent behind eye and latter itself had a large pale horizontal “tear drop” fore and aft (I don’t know if this is a calidus-feature). The farmer also described a “huge bird of prey like an Osprey but with a long forked tail” in the area, which presumably was one of the Red Kites seen by others nearby yesterday. (D Flumm)

Rosenannon Downs: 6 Hen Harrier, (2 adult male, 2 second year male, 1 third year male and a small ringtail prob male), 2 Merlin, 1 Short-eared Owl, 3 Buzzard, 1 Tawny Owl, 200 Golden Plover and 500 Meadow Pipit. (D Julian)

Kingsmill, Saltash: Firecrest still near 2nd hide. 3 Avocet wading east on lowering tide. Common Sandpiper. Probable Great White Egret at confluence of Tamar and Kingsmill at low tide. Distant, but clearly at least twice the size of nearby Curlew + pale beak. (R Taylor)

Roskestal Farm, Porthgwarra: Black Redstart on the farm buildings. (B Rankine)

Kenidjack: Red-breasted Flycatcher again in the copse by the engine shed, also 2 Redwing, 3 Chiffchaffs and 150 Chaffinches. (B Rankine & V Stratton) Yellow-browed Warbler by the sewerage works.

Red-breasted Flycatcher, Barry Rankine.

Alexandra Row: 2 Tawny Owls male and female. (V Stratton)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 1 adult Med Gull, 18 Oystercatcher, 3 Turnstone, 2 Rock Pipit, 3 ringed Magpie. (J St Ledger & S Perfect)

Men-an-Tol: 2 Short-eared Owls, 3 Barn Owls and a Merlin in the evening. (J Swann)

Carn Gloose: Richard’s Pipit over at 11:00.

Sennen Cove: Richard’s Pipit over at 08:30, presumed same as Land’s End bird.

Cot Valley: Yellow-browed Warbler at the top of the valley.