Saturday 13 April 2013

Late News 02/04 Camel Estuary: For further information on the Osprey photographed by Dave Thomas, click here.

Osprey Camel Cornwall 2413 DaveThomas

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Mute Swan (including 1 immature), 4 Greylag, 4 Canada Geese, 2 hybrid geese, 1 Mallard, 4 Teal, 1+ Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe, 18 Moorhen, 3 Oystercatcher, c50 Swallow, c20 Sand Martin, 1 House Martin, 1 Stonechat, 1 Willow Warbler, c8 Chiffchaff, 2 Cetti’s Warbler and 2 Otters. (D Parker & P St Pierre)

Newlyn: 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 4 Great Northern Diver, 1 sum plum Slavonian Grebe, 100+ Manx Shearwater, 2 Common Scoter, 5 Sandwich Tern and c20 commic tern (possibly Arctic). (L Proctor)

Newlyn Coombe: Collared Dove fledgling in a private garden. (B Dodd)

Helston: Female Mallard with 13 ducklings on the boating lake. (B Dodd)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 23 Mallard, 3 Call Duck, 1 Teal, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Moorhen, 1 Buzzard, c140 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, c20 Swallow, c8 Sand Martin, 1 Willow Warbler and c6 Chiffchaff. (D Parker)

St Ives: 30+ Swallows, at least 1 Sand Martin, 1 Wheatear and 2 probable Arctic Terns feeding in the bay. (C Ellis)

Penzance: 1 m Eider W of Jubilee Pool and 6 Purple Sandpiper E of the pool. (D Jenkins)

Osprey movements

Some recent correspondence about a ringed Osprey in Cornwall.

I photographed the Osprey seen on April 2nd over the River Camel. I sent the photo to Roy Dennis in Scotland, to see if he could identify the rings. I’ve had Roy’s reply, see below.

Best wishes       Dave Thomas.

 Hi Dave

It is one of our Scottish birds but I just cannot get the red ring inscription – could be 5E or 6E, 8? – I guess this is your only photo so all I can say is it is one of ours but not able to identify it as an individual. It’s an adult female so on its way back to breed.  What weather it’s been – holding everything up.
best wishes
Roy Dennis MBE Highland Foundation for Wildlife Half Davoch Cottage, Dunphail, Forres, Moray, IV36 2QR,Scotland Tel: 01309 611771 Mobile 07867 785707 Email: websites: &

For a report on the Ospreys movement files see