Wednesday 22 May 2013

Late News 21/05 Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 40+ Swifts late afternoon. (C Selway)

Late News 21/05 Marazion Marsh RSPB: Purple Heron flew to north of the railway at 11:45.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan plus 6 cygnets, 4 Greylag plus 9 goslings, 3 Canada Geese plus 2 goslings, 1 hybrid goose, 9 Mallard plus 2 broods of ducklings, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 13 Grey Heron, 5 Moorhen, c5 Swallow, c15 Swift, 1 House Martin, 1 fem Wheatear, 1+ Reed Bunting, 1 Whitethroat, 4 Cetti’s Warbler, Reed Warblers and Sedge Warblers. (D Parker) Purple Heron flew to north of the railway at 15:00, showing in the reeds in the Cheshire Homes section at 17:55 and still present at 18:25 at least, viewed from by the railway bridge. (D Parker et al.)

Purple Heron Marazion Cornwall 22513Marazion: 7 Sanderlings and 2 Ringed Plovers on the beach. (D Parker)

Carlyon Bay: Male Peregrine circling over Sea Road at 09:00. (D Hastilow)

The Rumps and Pentire Head: 1 Blackbird, 1 Buzzard, c50 Carrion Crow, 20 Cormorant, 4 Dunnock, 20 Fulmar, c50 Gannet,30 Great Black-backed Gull, c50 Guillemot, c200 Herring Gull, 1 House Sparrow, c50 Jackdaw, 2 Kestrel, 20 Kittiwake, 12 Linnet, 6 Magpie, 2 Mallard, c200 Manx Shearwater, 8 Oystercatcher, 6 Pheasant, 2 Puffin, c50 Razorbill, 1 Robin, 35 Rock Pipit, c20 Rook, 50 Shag, 10 Skylark, 12 Stonechat, c50 Swallow, 2 Swift, 12 Wheatear, 10 Whitethroat and 10 Wood Pigeon. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk per C Travis)

Bude Marsh: 3 Mute Swan, Grey Heron, Sedge Warblers, Reed Warblers, Reed Bunting, 3 Swallows, 2 Chiffchaff and Chaffinches at 19:10. (R Maye)

Falmouth, Gyllyngvase Beach: 14 Common Tern and 3 Sandwich Tern feeding on sand eels and resting on 4 Knot buoys. 6 Sanderling in flight and on beach, 1 Whimbrel and 1 Gannet. (J St Ledger)

Common Tern Falmouth Gyllyngvase Beach Cornwall 22nd May 2013 J St Ledger Sanderling & Common Tern Falmouth Gyllyngvase Beach Cornwall 22nd May 2013 J St Ledger

Kingsmill:  4  Whimbrel, 2  Black-tailed Godwit, 9 Dunlin and a pair of Scaup in the evening. (M Beer)

Swanpool: 4 Waxwings reported opposite new lane behind the lake.