Sunday 30th June 2013

Porthallow: 1 Turtle Dove still this afternoon. (M Spicer)

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St Erth: 14 Greylag over heading north. (M Spicer)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese plus 1 gosling, 11 Mallard, 1 Little Egret, 9 Grey Heron, 4 Moorhen, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, Reed Warblers and Sedge Warblers. (D Parker)

Porthgwarra: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel and 2 Arctic Skua past between 06:30 and 14:30, plus 2 Ocean Sunfish and 12 Bottlenose Dolphin.

Saturday 29th June 2013

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 pair of Mute Swan plus two young, 8 Shelduck including 4 young, 1 Sparrowhawk and 3 male Reed Bunting. (M Spicer)

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Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese plus 1 gosling, 18 Mallard, 2 Little Egret, 7 Grey Heron, 5 Moorhen and 2 well grown chicks, 4 Swift, 1 Sand Martin, 3 Reed Bunting, 4 Cetti’s Warbler, Reed Warblers and Sedge Warblers. (D Parker)

Porthallow: 1 Turtle Dove, present for three days, on road north of beach. (S Potter)

Land’s End: 1 Arctic Skua seen this morning from a boat 6mls SW of Land’s End.

Dinham Flats: 1 Dark-bellied Brent Goose this afternoon.

 

Friday 28 June 2013

Rumps Point: 31 Puffin past in an hour this morning. (C Selway)

Polmorla: 1 Dipper this afternoon. (C Selway)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese plus 1 gosling, 10 Mallard, 2 Little Egret, 11 Grey Heron, 7 Moorhen and 2 well grown chicks, 1 Swallow, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 recently fledged Stonechat, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, Reed Warblers and Sedge Warblers. (D Parker)

Marazion: 9 Oystercatchers on the beach plus 2 ad Black-headed Gulls, the first returning birds. (D Parker)

Thursday 27 June 2013

Late news 26/6 St Johns Lake: 1 pair of Shelduck with four small young. (B Taggart)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese plus 1 gosling, 12 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 2 Little Egret, 9 Grey Heron, 7 Moorhen and 1 well grown chick, c5 Swallow, c10 Swift, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 recently fledged Stonechat, 4 Cetti’s Warbler, Reed Warblers and Sedge Warblers. (D Parker)

Treen Common: 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Reed Bunting and many Skylark. (R Farnes)

Hayle RSPB: 1 Whimbrel, 3 Oystercatcher and c8 Goldfinch on Ryan’s Field. (R Farnes)

Yellowhammer Reed Bunting 2 Goldfinch

Pendennis Point: 1 Arctic Skua past chasing a Herring Gull this morning, plus c200 Gannet, 19 Manx Shearwater, 1 Fulmar, 1 Kittiwake, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Razorbill, 1 adult Mediterranean Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern and 3 Shelduck all west. (D Chaney)

Swanpool: 2 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mute Swan + 4 young. (D Chaney)

Falmouth Bay: 1 Whimbrel and 1 Manx Shearwater. (D Chaney)

Wednesday 26 June 2013

Late news 25/06 Newquay: 1 Rose-coloured Starling seen in a private garden.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese plus 1 gosling, 1 hybrid goose, 21 Mallard, 1 Little Egret, 10 Grey Heron, 5 Moorhen, c8 Swallow, c20 Swift, 2 Bullfinch, 5 Greenfinch, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, Reed Warblers and Sedge Warblers. (D Parker)

The Rumps and Pentire Head: 2 Blackbird, 2 Buzzard, 10 Carrion Crow, 30 Cormorant, 4 Fulmar, 6 Gannet, 12 Goldfinch, 40 Great Black-backed Gull, 35 Guillemot, c50 Herring Gull, 20 House Sparrow, 20 Jackdaw, 4 Kestrel, 5 Kittiwake, 10 Linnet, 6 Magpie, 6 Oystercatcher, 1 Pheasant, 2 Pied Wagtail, 12 Puffin, c25 Razorbill, c30 Rock Pipit, c200 Rook, 30 Shag, 5 Skylark, 4 Stonechat, 20 Swallow, 8 Whitethroat, 20 Wood Pigeon and 1 Wren. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk per C Travis)

Clapper Marshes: 1 Red Kite over high south at 11:55. (D Julian)

Dinham Flats: 1 1s Mediterranean Gull. (D Julian)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 1 Wood Sandpiper this morning. Gadwall plus 8 young, 1 Teal, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Lapwing, 1 Ringed Plover and 2 Jay.

Sennen Bay: 1 Puffin flew west this afternoon plus 1 Basking Shark.

 

Tuesday 25 June 2013

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Whimbrel, 17 Curlew and 4 Oystercatcher on Lelant Water plus 14 Greylag over. 3 Mediterranean Gull on Carnsew Basin (1s & 2 2s). 1 pair of Oystercatcher on Ryan’s Field with well grown chick – the only breeding pair reported in the county. (D Parker & M Spicer)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese plus 1 gosling, 1 hybrid goose, 17 Mallard, 1 Little Egret, 11 Grey Heron, 4 Moorhen plus 3 chicks, c15 Swift, 2 Reed Bunting, 4 Cetti’s Warbler, Reed Warblers and Sedge Warblers. (D Parker) 

Marazion: 4 Oystercatchers on the beach and 2 Sandwich Terns offshore. (D Parker)

Plain-an-Gwarry: One Red-legged Partridge running along the middle of the road. (D Parker)

Holman Moor / Eagles Nest: 2 Cuckoo – one calling, 4 Willow Warbler, 7 Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Stonechat and 1 Buzzard. (B Toms & M Curtis)

Men-an-Tol: 2 Cuckoo including a recently fledged young, 1 Dunnock, 1 Wren and 2 Skylark. (R Farnes)

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Monday 24 June 2013

Late News 20/03 Hayle: A Long-eared Owl picked up injured in Hayle Town centre on 12/02 was released back into the wild after five weeks care and rehabilitation at the RSPCA Wildlife Centre at West Hatch. It was an adult female and weighed 286g. It was ringed with BTO ring number GR74525. (P Oaten per D Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese plus 1 gosling, 14 Mallard, 2 Little Egret, 9 Grey Heron, 7 Moorhen plus broods of 3,3,3 & 1, c15 Swift, 2 Chiffchaff, 5 Reed Bunting, 6 Cetti’s Warbler, Reed Warblers and Sedge Warblers. (D Parker)

Looe Island: 68 Great Black-backed Gulls, 30 Herring Gulls and 3 Oystercatcher ringed today. A Great Black-backed Gull was seen to catch and swallow whole a fledgling Blackbird. Also 1 male Eider on the sea. (B Taggart)

Men-an-Tol: 3 Cuckoo and a singing Grasshopper Warbler. (P & H Taylor)

Chykembro Common: 1 male Yellowhammer. (D Jenkins)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 1 Wood Sandpiper at Amble Marshes (D Julian)