Thursday 11 July 2013

Marazion: Tawny Owl calling in the early hours and 4 Sandwich Terns offshore. (D Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese and 1 gosling, 8 Mallard, 7 Moorhen and 1 young, 2 Cormorant, 7 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 3 Swallow, 4 Sand Martin, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 juv Stonechat, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, plus Reed and Sedge Warblers. (D Parker)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Mute Swan, 169 Canada Geese plus 2 new goslings, 3 Greylag, 14 hybrid geese, 21 Mallard plus 9 very recent ducklings, 4 Great Crested Grebe plus 4 young, 2 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 6+ Buzzard, 1 Peregrine, 1 Sparrowhawk, 5 Green Sandpiper, 25 Curlew, c25 Swallow, c8 Swift, c6 Willow Warbler plus 5 young, 3 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Reed Warbler and 1 Sedge Warbler. Also 11+ adult male Red-veined Darter between the boathouse and the hide. (D Parker, B Dodd & J Thomas)

Stithians Reservoir: 4 Great Crested Grebe – 1 pair with one young, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Sedge Warbler (J St Ledger)

Great Crested Grgebe feeding young Stithians 11th July 2013 Great Crested Grebe with young Stithians 11th July 2013 Great Creasted grebe feeding young on back Stithians 11th July 2013

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Black-tailed Godwits (T&M Hasdell)

Hayle, Ryans Field RSPB: 2 Mediterranean Gulls  (Adult)  plus 21 Curlew, 4 Little Egrets, 5 Canada Geese, 1 Grey Plover, 4 Reed Warblers singing and Mallard with 7 ducklings on river. (T&M Hasdell) Also Grey Plover and Common Sandpiper (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Maer Lake: 1 Black-tailed Godwit (PJ Smale)

Penzance, Chyandour: 6 Mediterranean Gull (P St Pierre)

St Buryan: 1 Melodious Warbler unconfirmed report (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Cape Cornwall: 6 Puffin (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Clapper Marshes: 1 Greenshank (D Julian)

Wadebridge: 1 Mediterranean Gull, juvenile (D Julian)

St Erth: Something a bit unusual, 3 species of Hawkmoth in one overnight trap, Elephant, Eyed and Privet. (M Spicer)

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