Tuesday 14 May 2013

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 2 Greylag (plus broods of 4 & 6 goslings), 4 Canada Geese (plus 2 goslings), 7 Mallard, 1 fem Teal, 1 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 6 Grey Heron and 4 Moorhen. (D Parker)

Marazion: 35 Sanderling, 3 Dunlin and 8 Whimbrel on the beach and 30 Common Scoter on the sea. 4 pale-phase Pomarine Skuas resting on sea by Hogus Rocks for some time this afternoon,which then flew west with 3 settling on sea just east of Long Rock before flying off joined by the fourth toward Newlyn. Also 2 Sandwich Tern, 2 Roseate Terns flew east towards Little London with 9 commic terns at c14:30, 1 Roseate Tern in Mounts Bay at c15:30 and 1 Common Tern with 10 Arctic Terns towered high over the Mount at c16:00. (C Barnard, P Fraser & D Parker)

Newlyn: 10+ Storm Petrel, 20+ Manx Shearwater, 1 Black-throated Diver and 3 Great Northern Diver with 1 in full breeding plumage off Sandy Cove. (C Barnard & L Proctor)

Truro: 3 Swifts overhead, 1 visiting a nest site. (D Jenkins)

Bude Marsh: c10 Swifts at 18:45. (R Maye)

Falmouth: c120 Manx Shearwater, 2 Sandwich Terns and 1 ad Med Gull plus lots of Gannets and a few Fulmars from Gyllyngvase cliff shelter. (D Chaney)

Camel Estuary: Spotted Sandpiper still below the bypass bridge in the morning.

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): Female Scaup and Wood Sandpiper still.