Saturday 27 October 2012

Late News 26/10 Land’s End: Woodcock on the cycle track. (C Moore)

Late News 26/10 Croft Pascoe: Ad Whooper Swan still present.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 3 Cormorant, 5 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 1 Canada x Greylag hybrid, 12  Mallard, 1 Aylesbury Duck, 21 Teal, m & f Goldeneye, 2 Little Grebe, 2+ Water Rail, 19 Moorhen, 1 Dunlin, 1 Swallow, 7 Meadow Pipit and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker) Possible Lesser Canada Goose reported and a Water Pipit.

Canada x Greylag hybrid.

Marazion: 37 Carrion Crows on the beach and 7 Dark-bellied Brent Geese (including 1 juv) off Red River. (D Parker, J Chapple, K Jones & L Williams)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Spoonbill also 16 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 8 Little Egret, 19 Dunlin, 60+ Lapwing, 1 Kingfisher, 40 Redshank. Also good numbers of Widgeon, Teal, Curlew, Heron and Canada Geese.  (R Farnes, J St Ledger, J Chapple, K Jones & L Williams)

Porthgwarra: Adult Dark-bellied Brent Goose (south along cliffs), 2 Sparrowhawk, 4 Kestrel, 2 Peregrine, 12 Golden Plover, Jack Snipe (flushed near Half-way wall), 2 Curlew, 1 Green Woodpecker, 35 Skylark, 3 Richard’s Pipit (moor beyond Half-way wall), 40 Meadow Pipit, 1 Water Pipit (cliffs), 6 Alba Wagtail, 2 Black Redstart incl. adult male, 4 Stonechat, 20 Blackbird, 10 Fieldfare, 8 Song Thrush, 4 Redwing, 2 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest (Cove beach), 300 Chaffinch, 3 Brambling, 1 Serin (flew down valley towards Doctor’s garden), 10 Siskin, 25 Linnet, 1 Redpoll (flew east from car park), 1 Lapland Bunting (Lookout) and 3 Reed Bunting (Pool). (D Flumm & P St Pierre) 8 Short-eared Owls. (L Thompson) Yellow-browed Warbler in pines on north side of Dolphin House and 4 Lapland Buntings between Porthgwarra and St Levan.

Spoonbill at Hayle, photos 1-4 Rod Farnes, 5 & 6 John St Ledger.

Rame Peninsula: Red-throated Pipit calling and in flight only, around stubble fields along Military Road,  associating with a mixed flock of Skylark and Meadow Pipits. Lapland Bunting showing well intermittently in stubble fields along Military Road, 1 Ring Ouzel on coastal path below Penlee NR, 1 Woodcock flushed from pony field below Penlee NR, 1 Swallow south, 1 House Martin  south and 5 Blackcap (3m & 2fm). (G Lewis)

St Ives Island: 4 Snow Buntings, 1 Great Northern Diver east, 4 Common Scoter west and 5 Bottle-nosed Dolphins offshore between 10:00 & 12:00. (D Eva)

Sancreed: 1 Red Kite at 13:28hrs, 23 Golden Plover, 40 Lapwing, 10 Skylark, 2 Mistle Thrush,  Siskin, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest. (D Flumm)

Kynance: 2 Swallow, approx 6 Ring Ouzel and 4 Chough. (S Ogden)

Lizard: Male Hen Harrier over A 3083 near turn off for Windmill Farm. (S Ogden)

Camel Estuary, Town Bar: 1 adult male Common Scoter, 12 Brent Geese (hrota) and 70+ Wigeon. (C Selway)

Par Beach Pool: Little Stint. (S Cole per N Climpson)

Crowdy Reservoir: Ringtail Hen Harrier hunted briefly over the marsh at 15.40. 4 Pochard, 1 Tufted Duck, 7 Wigeon, 36 Mallard, 26 Teal, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Curlew, 1 G C Grebe. Around 1,000 gulls to reservoir dusk roost including 187+ Black headed Gulls. Several 1,000’s Starlings now coming to roost.(B Craven)

Stithians Reservoir: 58 Teal, 24 Wigeon, 1 Pochard, 1 Heron, 6 Coot, 6 Mallard, 5 Woodpigeon, 10 Chaffinch, 4 House Sparrow, 12 Goldfinch, 4 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Buzzard, 1 Reed Bunting, 7 Magpie, 1 Robin, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Carrion Crow, 5 Herring Gull, 1 Wren, 1 Blackbird, 2 Water Rail, 6 Rook, 8 Snipe and 1 Raven from the Southern Cut Off. Also Tawny Owl at 07:15. (S Taylor)

Gorran Haven:Crossbill over late afternoon. (D Payne)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Shelduck. (C Moore) Also Black Redstart. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Land’s End: Snow Bunting over and a Ring Ouzel on Treeve Common. Also male Black Redstart, 1 Swallow and 25 Redwing. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Trewey Moor: 1 Ringtail Hen Harrier. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler in willows below the wood yard, also 5 Black Redstart, 2 Ring Ouzel and 5 Chough.

Gannel Estuary: 2 Dark-bellied Brent Geese still.

Hallworthy: Ringtail Hen Harrier opposite Wilsey Down plantation at 11:45.

Porthcurno: 1 Ring Ouzel.

Penberth: 3 Ring Ouzels.