Saturday 25 May 2013

Late News 24/05 Penzance: Great Northern Diver off Jubilee Pool.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan with 5+ cygnets, 4 Greylag plus 9 goslings, 4 Canada Geese plus 2 goslings, 1 hybrid goose, 12 Mallard plus 1 brood of ducklings, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 12 Grey Heron (1 imm taken by a fox), 3 Moorhen, 3 Swallow, 4 Swift, 4 Cetti’s Warbler, Reed Warblers and Sedge Warblers. Purple Heron again at 08:15 to 09:00 at least, in bushes in the Cheshire Homes section north of the railway, viewable from the railway bridge and car park. Still present this evening. (D Parker, R Davey et al.)

Porthgwarra: 12 Wheatear including 2 singing/displaying males. Also a pod of c8 Risso’s Dolphins passed close in at Gwennap Head at 10:45, heading west. (P Taylor & H Mitchell)

Bude Downs and Breakwater: 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 Linnet, 7 House Martins, 1 Whitethroat and 4 Stonechats at 08:00. (R Mudge)

Bude Marsh: 12 Mallard plus broods of 5 and 9 ducklings, 5 Moorhen, 11 Blackbird, 1 Swift, 3 Dunnock and 2 Chaffinch at 08:45. (R Mudge)

Windmill Farm: Male Marsh Harrier, Lesser Whitethroat and Cuckoo. (D Wright)

Rame Head: Golden Oriole in bushes below the coastguard lookout at 09:10 before flying inland.