Monday 13 May 2013

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 2 Greylag (plus broods of 4 & 6 goslings), 3 Canada Geese (plus 2 goslings), 5 Mallard, 1 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 11 Grey Heron, 5 Moorhen, c20 Swallow, c30 Swift, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 fem Wheatear, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, Reed Warblers and Sedge Warblers. (D Parker)

Marazion: 11 Whimbrel, 5 Oystercatcher, 4 Sanderling and 4 Dunlin on the beach plus 1 Common Tern and 2 Sandwich Tern offshore. (D Parker)

Porthgwarra: 2 ad Pomarine Skua (with spoons), 3 sum plum Great Northern Diver, 6 Puffin, c1000 auks, 500+ Manx Shearwater, 27 Fulmar, 6 Kittiwake, 2 Sandwich Tern and 2 Whimbrel all going west also 1 Basking Shark all between 09:30 & 11:30. Also male Sparrowhawk, male Wheatear and 12 Whitethroat between Gwennap Head and Roskestal Farm. (D Parker)

Pendeen Watch: 3000+ Manx Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, 1 Basking Shark and 5 Swift in off between 10:00 & 12:00. Also 1 Cuckoo calling. (R Menari)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 16 Canada Geese, 12 Mallard (11 drake), 1 Cormorant, 1 Kestrel, 5 Buzzard, c20 Swift, c10 Swallow. (D Parker & P St Pierre)

Maer Lake: 5 Black-tailed Godwits,  6 Teal, 5 Mallard, 2 Shelduck, 8 Swallow, 5 House Martins and 3 Greenfinch at 09:15. (R Mudge)

Lower Tamar Lake: 3 Mute Swan, c40 Swallows/Sand & House Martins, 1 Robin, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Mallard, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Teal, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Mallard M/F plus 1 duckling, 2 Moorhen and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker at 10:30. (R Mudge)

Camel Estuary: Spotted Sandpiper still below the bypass bridge in the morning, also 2 Common Sandpiper, 21 Whimbrel, 2 Shelduck and 1 Cormorant. (D Julian, W Delacour & J St Ledger)

Spotted Sandpiper video, Will Delacour.

St Clements: Mistle Thrush feeding young in the churchyard. (M Jones)

Little Kelynack: 2 Lesser Redpolls in a private garden. (C Moore)

Pentire/Rumps: 6 Puffin, Shag, Manx Shearwater, Cormorant and Kittiwake. (C Selway)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): Female Scaup still, plus a Wood Sandpiper. (J St Ledger)

Scaup female at Walmsley Sanctuary Cornwall 13th May 2013 J St Ledger

College Reservoir: Drake Scaup still. (D Chaney)

Argal Reservoir: Great Crested Grebes, 30+ Swallows, Swifts and 2 House Martin. (D Chaney)