Wednesday 21 November 2012

Late News 20/11 Newlyn: Female Brambling in a private garden. (B Dodd)

Late News 20/11 Lelant: Dark green colour phase Pheasant opposite Wyevale nursery. (B Dodd)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 4 imm & 2 ad Mute Swan, 12 Mallard, 1 drake Gadwall, 12 Teal, 5+ Little Grebe, 1 Coot, 15 Moorhen, 3+ Water Rail, 2 Buzzard, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Green Sandpiper, 5 Snipe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Stonechat, 4+ Chiffchaff, 3 Cetti’s Warbler and c100,000 Starlings. (D Parker & D Flumm)

Marazion: 2 Scaup and 39 Common Scoter offshore and 72 Turnstone, 10 Dunlin and 14 Sanderling on the beach. (D Parker & D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir (Members only): 3w Iceland Gull. (J Hawkey)

Mousehole: 2 Black Redstarts  on rocks in front of harbour car park. (S Maycock)

St Just: 1w female Subalpine Warbler still elusive seen in rear gardens from the alley between Princess Street and Pleasant Terrace at cSW366313. (P Clarke)

Treraven Meadow: 77 Black-headed Gull, 2 Water Pipit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 82 Teal, 182 Canada Goose, 4 Herring Gull, 5 Curlew, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Oystercatcher, 20 Starling, 1 Redshank, 2 Lapwing, 14 Wigeon, 2 Carrion Crow  2 Jackdaw, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Blackbird, 3 Robin, 3 Blue Tit, 1 Buzzard, 14 Goldfinch, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Redwing, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Wren, 4 Chaffinch, 4 Woodpigeon, 1 Great Tit, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Goldcrest and 2 Siskin. (D Julian)

Camel Estuary: 10 Bar-tailed Godwit, 30  Blackbird, 150+ Black-headed Gull, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Black Swan, 2 Blue Tit,  12 Buzzard, 50 Carrion Crow, 6 Chaffinch, 4 Collared Dove,  1 Common Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Cormorant, 100 + Curlew, 150+ Dunlin, 2 Dunnock, 4000+ Golden Plover, 2 Goldfinch, 100+ Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Tit, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Greenshank, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Grey Wagtail, 200+ Herring Gull, 5 House Sparrow, 50 Jackdaw, 1500+ Lapwing, 10 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 14 Little Egret, 12 Little Grebe, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 7 Magpie, 30 Mallard, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Med Gull, 1 Moorhen, 30 Mute Swan, 100+ Oystercatcher, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Raven, 50+ Red-legged Partridge, 150+ Redshank, 10  Redwing, 50+ Ringed Plover, 6 Robin, 2 Rook, 4 Shelduck, 5 Snipe, 10 Song Thrush, 1 Spotted Redshank, 10,000+ Starling, 7 Teal, 25 Wigeon, 30 Wood Pigeon and 1 Wren. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk per C Travis)

Spotted Redshank from the Camel Trail, Gill Love

Pendennis, Falmouth: 3 Purple Sandpipers, Whimbrel flew around the point with a Curlew. Med Gull and Meadow Pipit, with Buzzard, Sparrowhawk and 4 Goldcrest with Long-tailed Tit flock on the top. (D Chaney)

Castle Beach, Falmouth: 4 Rock Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, Little Egret and Stonechat. (D Chaney)

Trescobeas Park, Falmouth: Chiffchaff, 10 Redwing, with 8 Skylark in the stubble field. (D Chaney)

Gyllynvase, Penryn River: 34 Redshank, 5 Greenshank, 40+ Curlew, Little Egret and Little Grebe on the high tide. (D Chaney)

Newquay: Black Redstart by the surgery in St Thomas Road.

Chris Oliver 1933-2012

To the CBWPS Membership

I’m writing to inform you of the death of my father, Chris Oliver at the age of 79.

I’m uncertain whether or not he is a current member of CBWPS, but he certainly used to be and had many friends amongst the membership.

In particular I remember Roy Phillips who he would meet up with every time we were down at our house in St. Just, and who he’s known since an early age.

Although we lived in Wiltshire for a long time, he spent his early years in and around St Ives.

I’d be very grateful if you could get a message through to Roy, and if there’s a noticeboard in the Member’s Area a message might get through to friends of his who I don’t know.

Many thanks

Tim Oliver

Are You an Artist?

Artists Still Wanted

Your help is wanted.

The Society has two teams of people working very hard to clear the backlog in the production of our annual report Birds in Cornwall. In the past the pages of these reports were graced with firstly drawings and then later on photographs as well. We would like to carry on the tradition by including art work from members of the Society and we are appealing to members who have the occasional urge to pick up a drawing pen.

You don’t have to be a professional artist to produce what we are looking for. Sometimes the most simple of images evoke the spirit of the bird. It is not just rarities we want but the common ones too. Some images from the past are posted HERE to give you some idea of the range of images that might suit.

The deadline for sending in sketches for the volumes in preparationhas become more flexible and we will require more for future volumes so keep them coming. It is undecided at the moment whether the reports will support full colour art work so sketches that contain colour may be reduced to black and white.

If you feel you can help images can be emailed to and of course full accreditation to the artist will be given in the publication.