Wednesday 31 July 2013

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Mute Swan, 4 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 8 Moorhen and 3 young, 9 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, c20 Swallow 5 Goldfinch inc 2 juvenile, 1 Cetti’s Warbler and 1 Reed Bunting  plus Reed and Sedge Warblers. (D Parker, L Proctor & T Mills)

Marazion: 21 Ringed Plover, 8 Turnstone, 7 Sanderling and 3 Dunlin on the beach and 1 Sandwich Tern  and 12 Black-headed Gull offshore. (D Parker & T Mills)

Drift Reservoir (Members only): 5 Mute Swan, 152 Canada Geese plus 2 young, 5 Greylag, 11 hybrid geese, 2 Muscovy Duck, 3 Call Duck, 51 Mallard plus 3 ducklings, 1 Tufted Duck, 3 Great Crested Grebe plus 4 young, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant and 6 Green Sandpiper. (D Parker)

Cot Valley: juvenile Cuckoo feeding on caterpillars in fields near Little Hendra which appears to be radio tagged on its back. (J Hawkey & K Dalzeil)

Pentire Head and The Rumps: 5 Blackbird,1 Buzzard, c50 Carrion Crow, c30 Cormorant, 10 Fulmar, 12 Gannet, 30 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Tit, c50 Herring Gull, 20 House Sparrow, 5 Kestrel, 10 Linnet, 2 Magpie, 20 Manx Shearwater, 30 Oystercatcher, 1 Raven, 6 Rock Pipit, c50 Rook, 25 Shag, 6 Skylark, c100 Starling, c30 Swallow, 2 Whitethroat and 10 Wood Pigeon (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk, per C Travis)

Porthgwarra: 1 Fea’s Petrel, 20 Great Shearwater, 3 Cory’s Shearwater, 22 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater and 6 Storm Petrel (M Ahmad, M Elliott, C Moore et al.)

Lizard Point: 3 Balearic Shearwater

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Tuesday 30 July 2013

Breeding records, Mullion Island: 95 Great Black-backed Gulls with only two chicks left. Perhaps as few as 10-15 survived from over 100 eggs/chicks originally counted. Rinsey Cliff: Kittiwakes also failed, with only five birds laying, all failing. This compares to over 65 mostly successful pairs last year. Birds doing better at Trewavas Head though, with two small colonies totalling around 70 pairs, mostly with small broods of chicks (note that these aren’t birds from Rinsey though). (M Grantham)

Late news yesterday, Pendennis Point: 1 presumed Great Shearwater (distant), 1 Balearic Shearwater, 100+ Manx Shearwater, 7.30-8.15pm (D Chaney)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 11 Little Egret, 39 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 11 Redshank, 14 Oystercatcher, 3 Common Sandpiper, 16 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover and 47 Sanderling on Lelant Water. 45 Curlew, 4 Oystercatcher and 3 Med Gull on Ryan’s Field. (M & J Spicer)

Long Rock Beach: 1 1s Med Gull. (M Spicer)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Mute Swan, 8 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 6 Moorhen and 4 young, 7 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Wood Sandpiper, c20 Swallow, 3 Swift and 1 Reed Bunting  plus Reed and Sedge Warblers. (D Parker & L Proctor)

Porthgwarra: 1 Cory’s Shearwater past east this morning (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Pendennis Head: Manx Shearwater passing at about 500/hr and 1 Mediterranean Gull this morning (D Chaney)

Gorrangorras: 20 Curlew, 20 Redshank, 1 Whimbrel and 1 Greenshank (D Chaney)

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Monday 29 July 2013

Late news 27/7, Rame Head: 2 Balearic Shearwater, 58 Manx Shearwater, 1 Mediterranean Gull and 2 Harbour Porpoise (A Pearson)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Little Egret, 26 Turnstone, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel and 11 Curlew (B Toms)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Wood Sandpiper and 2 Dunlin. (M & J Spicer & L Proctor)

Long Rock Beach: 19 Sanderling and 8 Ringed Plover. (M Spicer)

Eden Project: 1 Grey Wagtail in the Rainforest biome (R Girling)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Common Snipe, 11 Grey Heron, 2 Great Crested Grebe +1 juv, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Curlew, 1 Sparrowhawk (with kill) and 1 Raven from Stuart Hutchings hide. (J St Ledger photo and R Daddow)

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Porthgwarra: 6 Balearic Shearwater and 1 fem Long-tailed Duck past this morning. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Pendennis Point: 2 Balearic Shearwater, 75 Manx Shearwater, 3 Sandwich Tern and 7 Mediterranean Gull (D Chaney)

Gyllyngvase: 1 Curlew (D Chaney)

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Sunday 28 July 2013

Late new yesterday, Mermaid II pelagic: 1 Great Shearwater skimmed past a few feet from stern, 4 Storm Petrel, 2 Great Skua, 5 Balearic Shearwater, 200+ Manx Shearwater, 1 juvenile Yellow-legged Gull,  4 Harbour Porpoise and 3/4 Ocean Sunfish (P Semmens photos & M Elliot photos)

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Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Mute Swan, 12 Mallard, 1 drake Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, 10 Moorhen and 3 young, 8 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Dunlin, c20 Swallow, 1 Reed Bunting and 2 juv Stonechat, plus Reed and Sedge Warblers. (D Parker)

Marazion: 80+ Sanderling on beach. (B Mellow & R Wilkins)

Tremayne Quay: 1 Greenshank, 3 Bullfinch (1 male) (J Selby)

Long Rock Beach: 12 Ringed Plover and 2 Dunlin. (M & J Spicer)

Stithians Reservoir, Stuart Hutchings hide: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 5 Dunlin, 10+ Curlew, 2 Great Crested Grebe + 1 juv. (J St Ledger photo & D Eva)

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Falmouth, Gyllyngvase Beach: 11 Mediterranean Gull (inc 2 juv) and 3 Sanderling. (J St Ledger)

The Lizard, Black Head: 1 Great Shearwater past (J Foster)

Porthgwarra: 13 Balearic, 5 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Great Skua, 3 Arctic Skua, 2 Puffin. (B Mellow & R Wilkins) Grey Phalarope also reported.

Drift Reservoir (members only): 6 Green Sandpiper and 1 Wood Sandpiper (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

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Saturday 27 July 2013

Late news yesterday, Godrevy Cove, Rosenithon: 7 Sanderling and 2 Dunlin (J Selby)

Late news yesterday, Marazion: 1 Mediterranean Gull photo (S Williams)

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Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Mute Swan, 12 Mallard, 1 drake Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, 10 Moorhen and 3 young, 11 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 4 Dunlin, c40 Swallow, c6 Swift, 2 Raven, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 juv Long-tailed Tit, 4 Reed Bunting and 2 juv Stonechat, plus Reed and Sedge Warblers. (D Parker & others)

Marazion: 36 Sanderling, 25 Dunlin, 13 Ringed Plover, 3 Turnstone and 1 Whimbrel on the beach. (D Parker)

Heamoor: 1 Crossbill over (P StPierre)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 5 Canada Geese, 2 Mute Swan, 6 Swallow, 2 Coot, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Pied Wagtail, 4 Grey Wagtail, 8 Moorhen and 15 Mallard. (R Mudge)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 2 Mute Swan + 2 young, 7 Greylag, 11 Canada Geese, 10 Mallard plus 2 young, 1 Moorhen plus 1 young, 1 Common sandpiper, 1 sanderling and 1 Dunlin. (M Spicer)

Newham, Truro: 4 Common Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin. (J StLedger)

Tresemple Pool: 12 Greenshank, 57 Redshank, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. (J StLedger)

St Clement: 6+ Siskin on feeders in tea garden still. (J StLedger)

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Osprey flew in to bathe and a Hobby took a swallow over the estuary (B Mellow)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Redshank, 1 Sanderling and 10 Ringed Plover. (D Julian)

St. Ives: 5 Balearic Shearwater past, plus 1 basking shark (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Off Lands End, on Mermaid pelagic: 1 Great Shearwater (P Semmens)

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Friday 26 July 2013

Late news 24/7, Gerrans, Roseland: 12 Crossbill over (S Croft)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Mute Swan, 13 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 8 Moorhen and 3 young, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, c20 Swallow, 3 Swift and 2 juv Stonechat, plus Reed and Sedge Warblers. Also c15 Crossbills commuting between the pines by Cheshire Homes and the pines by the boardwalk over the railway. (D Parker & L Proctor)

Loe Bar: 28 Sanderling on beach between Loe Bar and Gunwalloe this afternoon (M Grantham)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Green Sandpiper and Snipe (R Farnes photo)

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Hannafore Point: 30 Mediterranean Gull (varying states of moult from full summer plumage to winter plumage, but with at least two 2nd summer birds and one 1st summer) (R Smaldon)

Truro: 6 crossbill flew south midday (D Eva)

Devoran: 4 adult Mediterranean Gull, 4 Whimbrel, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Greenshank, 122 Redshank, 2 Dunlin, 10 Oystercatcher and 44 Curlew (D Eva)

Pendeen Watch: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 44 Common Scoter and 2 Ocean Sunfish offshore. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St Ives: 6 Balearic Shearwater past this morning  (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River:  22 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 1 Whimbrel and 1 Dunlin at high tide c.7:30pm ( D Chaney)

Treverva: 1 Peregrine (D Chaney)

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Thursday 25 July 2013

Late news 22/7, off Falmouth: Probable Wilson’s Petrel at sea (per P Bowerman, N Bleaken photo)

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Late news yesterday, Scillonian crossing: 2 Cory’s Shearwater (P Semmens photo)

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Drift Reservoir (members only): 4 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Snipe and1 Kingfisher (C Moore)

Ladock Wood: 2 Crossbill, 6 Siskin, 2 Treecreeper and 1 Marsh Tit (D Eva)

Devoran Quay: 1 Common Sandpiper, 9 Whimbrel, 2 Sandwich Tern, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 55+ Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 14 Dunlin, 32 Oystercatcher and100+ Curlew, at high tide this morning. (J St Ledger)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 13 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 8 Moorhen and 4 young, 9 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 3 Sum Plum Black-tailed Godwit, 3+ Green Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper, c10 Swallow, 1 Reed Bunting, 3 juv Stonechat and 2 Cetti’s Warblers plus Reed and Sedge Warblers. Also c20 Crossbills commuting between the pines by Cheshire Homes and the pines by the boardwalk over the railway, apparently coming down to drink by the benches along Red River. (D Parker, M & J Spicer, A McKechnie photo, R Farnes photos)

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Marazion: 6 Sanderling, 7 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover and 3 Turnstone plus 2 2s Med Gull on the beach. (D Parker)

St. Ives: 1 Balearic Shearwater past this morning (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River:  5 Greenshank and 22 Redshank at high tide c.6:30pm (D Chaney)

Pendennis Point, Falmouth: 238 Manx Shearwater 238, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Fulmar,1 Kittiwake, 5 Auk sp. and 1 Mediterranean Gull this evening -seawatch 6:50 -7:50pm, all west (D Chaney)

Pentire Point and The Rumps: 2 Blackbird, 2 Black Headed Gull, 3 Buzzard, 6 Carrion Crow, c30 Cormorant, 1 Dunnock, 2 Fulmar, 5 Gannet, 6 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Guillemot, c25 Herring Gull, 6 House Sparrow, 6 Jackdaw, 4 Kestrel, c30 Linnet, 1 Magpie, 6 Oystercatcher , 2 Peregrine, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Puffin, 4 Raven, 1 Robin, 6 Rock Pipit, 10 Rook, 25 Shag, 4 Skylark, 1 Stonechat, c30 Swallow, 3 Whitethroat and 6 Woodpigeon (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk per C Travis)

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