Friday 26 October 2012

Late News 25/10 Sancreed: Black Redstart around the estate. (D Flumm)

Update 25/10 Towan Beach: Details of the three colour-ringed Mediterranean Gulls seen yesterday have now been received:

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Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 5 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 10  Mallard, 1 Aylesbury Duck, 7 Teal, 3 Little Grebe, 5+ Water Rail, 7 Moorhen, 6 Meadow Pipit and 4+ Cetti’s Warbler. Also Stoat seen killing a rabbit and dragging it off into the undergrowth. (D Parker)

Sancreed: 2 Golden Plover, 25 Fieldfare and 30 Redwing. (D Flumm)

Chyandour Coombe, Penzance: 1 Firecrest and 1 Jay and offshore adult Med Gull, 4 Common Gull and 2 distant Brent Geese. (D Flumm)

Bearah Tor: A party of 8 Ring Ouzel, 8 Redwing, 4 Jays, a Raven and a Buzzard. (N Climpson)

Kenidjack: 2 Swallows around the sewerage works. (B Dodd)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 2 Pintail, 4 Shoveler (dive-feeding), 60+ Wigeon, 50+ Teal, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Kestrel, 1 Merlin, 4 Sparrowhawk, 2 Water Rail, 2 Jay, 8 Lapwing, 32 Curlew, 20 Common Snipe, 16 Mistle Thush, 3 Fieldfare, 40+ Redwing and 20+ Song Thrush. (C Selway)

Kynance Cove: 8 Ring Ouzel, Merlin, 2 Black Redstart and 2 Chough this morning. (M Grantham)

Tresillian River: Spotted Redshank on Tresemple Pool. Also 9 Snipe, 8 Greenshank and 7 Teal. (A Nicholson)

Trencrom: 15+ Blackbird, 5 Song Thrush, 3 Redwing, 3 Bullfinch, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. Also a male Adder trying to warm up on the rocks. (R Menari)Land’s End: 2 Ring Ouzels at Trinity Loop flew towards Trinity Cottages, c25 Fieldfare, 1 Snipe and 3 Skylark over. (R Menari) Also a Short-eared Owl along the cycle path and a Ring Ouzel and Black Redstart to the south of the car park.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Spoonbills still. (R Menari)

St Anthony’s Head: 1 Merlin, 3 fieldfares and 15 lapwings. (L Sampson)

Porthgwarra: 2 Richard’s Pipits and a Short-eared Owl still. Also Yellow-browed Warbler. (B Field)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 4 Whimbrel and 8 Turnstone on the rocks. (J St Ledger)

Sennen Cove: Black Redstart again today. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Cot Valley: 2 Firecrests and a Black Redstart.

Botallack: Black Redstart on the cliffs.

Towan Beach, Portscatho: 55+ Med Gulls, inlcuding colour-ringed birds from France, Germany and Hungary. Also 2 Brent Geese past north, looking to be Dark-bellied. (M Grantham)