Sunday 12 May 2013

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 2 Greylag (plus broods of 4 & 6 goslings), 4 Canada Geese (plus 3 goslings), 9 Mallard (plus 8 ducklings), 1 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 10 Grey Heron, 6 Moorhen, c70 Swallow, 7 Swift, 1 Reed Bunting, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, Reed Warblers and Sedge Warblers. (D Parker & C Barnard)

Marazion: 9 Whimbrel, 5 Oystercatcher, 1 Sanderling and 1 Dunlin on the beach plus 4 Common Tern and 8 Sandwich Tern flying west and 2 Razorbill offshore. (D Parker & I Webster)

Helston: Drake Garganey on the boating lake until 17:55 when flew towards The Loe, also Whooper Swan still present with 11 Mute Swans and a drake Tufted Duck. (S Rogers, J Chapple, K Jones & T Mills)

Video by John Chapple.

Garganey Helston Cornwall 12513 S Rogers Garganey Helston Cornwall 12513 K Jones Garganey Helston Cornwall 12513 T Mills

Garganey, Steve Rogers, Kate Jones & Tony Mills.

Camel Estuary: Spotted Sandpiper still below the bypass bridge in the morning also 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel and 4 Curlew. (M Spicer)

Spotted Sandpiper Wadebridge Cornwall 12513 S Rogers

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): Female Scaup, 7 Whimbrel, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Lapwing, 38 Black-tailed Godwit and a Short-eared Owl. (C Selway)

Scaup  Walmsley Sanctuary Cornwall 120513 C Selway Wood Sandpiper Walmsley Sanctuary Cornwall 12513 C Selway Short-eared Owl  Walmsley Sanctuary Cornwall 120513 C Selway

 Bude Marshes: 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Swift, 2 Kestrel, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Moorhen  plus Sedge Warbler and Swallows in the morning. (R Mudge)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 13 Whimbrel on Lelant Water. (D Flumm) Also Tufted Duck on Ryans field plus 1 Ringed Plover and 1 Common Sandpiper. (B Mellow)

Sancreed: 20 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit in fields. (D Flumm)

College Reservoir: Drake Scaup. (D Eva)

Hayle Kimbro: Hobby, Greylag, 2 Mallard, 2 Tufted Duck, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Bullfinch, Goldfinch and Lesser Black-backed Gull. (G Adams)

Windmill Farm: 25 Whimbrel and a Curlew, Cuckoo, Garden Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 6 Sedge Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 1 Swift, 1 Bullfinch. (D Wright)

Whimbrel Windmill Farm Cornwall 12513 D Wright Sedge Warbler Windmill Farm Cornwall 12513 D Wright

Lizard Point: 9 sum plum Great Northern Diver , 1 sum plum Black-throated Diver, 1 wint plum Red-throated Diver, 1 Storm Petrel, 45+Commic Tern, most appeared  Arctic although a few Commons noted, 35+ Sandwich Tern,  1st summer Common Gull,  3 light phase Pomerine Skua, 1 Artic Skua, 6 Great Skua, 40+ Whimbrel, Bar-tailed Godwit  (calling flock in fog),  12 Purple Sandpiper, 6 Turnstone, 10+ Puffin, 100s Gannets, 1000s Guillemot, Razorbill, Manx Shearwaters.  A few small flocks of Swifts and Swallows  in off the sea,  a group of 6 swallows seen to head south out to sea. (T Blunden)

Lizard Point 1 Cornwall 12513 T Blunden (800 x 329) Lizard Point 2 Cornwall 12513 T Blunden (1200 x 297) Lizard Point 3 Cornwall 12513 T Blunden (1200 x 406)
Lizard Point 4 Cornwall 12513 T Blunden (1200 x 435) Lizard Point 5 Cornwall 12513 T Blunden (1000 x 234) Lizard Point 6 Cornwall 12513 T Blunden (1200 x 425)
Lizard Point 7 Cornwall 12513 T Blunden (1000 x 450) Lizard Point 8 Cornwall 12513 T Blunden (800 x 378) Lizard Point 9 Cornwall 12513 T Blunden (1200 x 360)

Devoran: 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Sandwich Tern, 15 Whimbrel, 2 Shelduck, 2 Little Egret, 31 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Goose, 47 Black-headed Gull, 2 Sedge Warbler and 3 Swift. (J St Ledger)

Common Sandpiper Devoran Cornwall 12th May 2013 J St Ledger Sandwich Tern Devoran Cornwall 12th May 2013 J St Ledger

Mounts Bay from Long Rock:  1 dark-phase Arctic Skua,  21 Commic Tern and 4 Sandwich Tern. (C Barnard)

Larrigan River to Penzance harbour: 21 Turnstone and 1 Oystercatcher. (T Mills)

Tolcarne beach: 1 Whimbrel and 2 Sandwich Terns. (T Mills)

Porthgwarra: 5 Pomarine Skua all adults with spoons, 6 Bonxie, 22 Great Northern Diver most in summer plumage, 16 Puffin, 1 Storm Petrel, 16 Whimbrel, 1 Basking Shark and 4 Common Dolphin between 07:30 & 13:30. (B Mellow)

Pomarine Skua Porthgwarra Cornwall 12513 B Mellow Great Northern Diver Porthgwarra Cornwall 12513 B Mellow
Fulmar Porthgwarra Cornwall 12513 B Mellow Gannets Porthgwarra Cornwall 12513 B Mellow

Par Beach: 51 Whimbrel, 1 Dunlin and 1 Sanderling. 6 Sandwich Tern and 1 Roseate Tern offshore in the evening.  (S & D Cole)

Sennen Cove: Single very large Basking Shark to north of Cowloe mid-day also Great Skua west. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)