Tuesday 06 November 2012

Late News 04/11: Photos of the St Just Waxwing and the Drift possible Tundra Peregrine. (M Ahmad)

Late News 05/11 Chapel Carn Brea: 250+ Redwing, 110 Fieldfare, 1 Black Redstart, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Brambling, 200 Chaffinch, 25 Skylark, 800 Starling, 50 Goldfinch and1 Jay. (F Currie)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 3 cygnets, 15 Mallard, 11 Teal, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Coot, 11 Moorhen, 2+ Water Rail, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel, 1 Merlin, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 juv Swallow, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Brambling, 1 Stonechat, 2 Cetti’s Warbler and 3000+ Starling. Also a good movement of finches, larks and pipits flying west. (D Parker, M Southam, D Flumm & P St Pierre)

Marazion: 2 Dark-bellied Brent Geese by Chapel Rock, 2 Great Northern Divers well offshore, a Slavonian Grebe off Longrock and a Black Redstart at the Pizza Shack cafe. (D Parker & D Flumm)

Sancreed: NE movement of c1000 Redwing, 450 Fieldfare and 350 Blackbird. Also 51 Lapwing and 10 Snipe fields. Westerly passage of 700 Woodpigeon and 100 Chaffinch. All between 07:15 & 08:15. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir (Members only): Adult Whooper Swan. (D Flumm)

Heamoor, Penzance: NE movement of 680 Redwing and 350 Blackbird. Westerly passage of 700 Woodpigeon, 120 Chaffinch, 1 Brambling, 70 Goldfinch, 40 Greenfinch, 1 Skylark and 1 Mistle Thrush all between  07:40 & 08:20. (Paul St Pierre)

Chyandour Coombe, Penzance: 1 Great Northern Diver North over the town and 1 Rock Pipit NE. (Paul St Pierre)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Spoonbill, Dark-bellied Brent Goose, Pale-bellied Brent Goose, 21 Mute Swan, 1000+ Wigeon, 19 Grey Heron, 48 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 27 Oystercatcher, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 8 Dunlin, 5 Turnstone, 5 Ringed Plover, c350 Lapwing, ad & 1w Med Gull and Peregrine on Lelant Water. The smart drake Long-tailed Duck still on Carnsew Pool, plus Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 7 Little Grebe, 2 Shag, 7 Cormorant and 2 Black-tailed Godwit. (D Parker, B Toms, R Farnes & B Sharples)

Brent Goose on Carnsew Pool, R Farnes.

Cot Valley: Red-breasted Flycatcher at the top of the valley by Carallack View cottage. (P Clarke)

Red-breasted Flycatcher, M Ahmad.

Chapel Carn Brea: Remarkeable fall of c200 Blackbirds between 07:35 and 08:25 from the south over north at 200ft dropping to 100ft in groups of up to 15 birds. Some groups dropping into cover before hopping on north at scrub level. Birds seen well were all first winter. Also 50 Redwings, 2 Fieldfare, 25 Skylark, 800 Starling, 100 Chaffinch, 1 Brambling, 1 Hawfinch, 1 Mistle Thrush, 3 Woodcock, 1 Blackcap and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (F Currie)

Falmouth, Gyllyngvase Beach: 2 Med Gull, 7 Ringed Plover, 18 Turnstone, 15 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Egret and 1 Curlew at low tide. (J St Ledger)

Falmouth, Swanpool: 1 Med Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Mute Swan and 1 Green Woodpecker. (J St Ledger) Great Northern Diver offshore. (D Chaney) Med Gull on the beach. (S Perfect)

Pendennis, Falmouth: 3 ad Med Gulls, 5 Meadow Pipits, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff on the top,  a large flock of 1200+ Woodpigeons over west, plus 4 Skylark at the carpark on the point. (D Chaney)

Castle Beach, Falmouth: 5 Pale-bellied Brent Geese offshore. (D Chaney)

Devoran: 70+ Canada Goose, 25+ Mute Swan, 3 Shelduck, c60 Wigeon, 80+ Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 5+ Little Egret, Kingfisher, 60+ Curlew, 70+ Redshank, 6 Black-tailed Godwit (1 colour-rung; Red over B or 8(?) on left, green on right), 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Greenshank, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Knot 2 (ad & 1w), 2 Dunlin, 10+ Redwing and 30+ Chaffinch on the falling tide. (D Chaney)

Pennance Point: c15 Common Scoter flew south west past the point and 2 Guillemots. (S Perfect)

Falmouth Campus: Male Firecrest, Great Spotted Woodpecker and Nuthatch, plus a Raven also flew over. (S Perfect)

Clapper Marshes: 22 Mallard, 8 Moorhen, 3 Fieldfare, 2 Little Grebe, 645 Redwing (25 east and 620 over west), 22 Canada Goose, 1 Little Egret, 1 Coot, 1 immature male Tufted Duck, 1 male Gadwall, 1 Heron, 600 Starlings flew northeast, 6 Robin, 1 Meadow Pipit, 14 Blackbird, 5 Carrion Crow, 20 jackdaw flew south west, 10 Rook flew southwest, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Dunnock, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Magpie and 1 Greenfinch. (D Julian)

Treraven Woods: A minimum of 3000 Thrushes roosted in here this evening, although nearly all Redwing at least 40 Fieldfare where counted. Lesser numbers of both Blackbird and Song Thrush were also involved. (D Julian)

Land’s End: 2 Black Redstart by the boarded up white house, plus Woodcock and 16 Bramblings over. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St Just: 1 Black Redstart.

Porthgwarra: Firecrest in 60 Foot Cover.