Monday 22 July 2013

Late News yesterday, The Lizard: 3 Chough, 1 ad + 2 juv (T Smith photos)

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Late news yesterday, Stithians Reservoir: 1 Green Sandpiper over the Watersports Centre (G Adams)

Newlyn: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 300+ Manx Shearwater, 2 ad Mediterranean Gull, and 3 Sandwich Tern in 1 hr this evening at Sandy Cove (L Proctor)

Croft Pascoe Wood: 15+Crossbill (A.WILLIAMS)

Traboe area: 1 Red Kite (A.WILLIAMS)

St. Erth: 1 Hobby low west at 07.45. (M Spicer)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Lapwing and 1 Teal (D Eva)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 19 Mallard, 1 Teal, 1 Cormorant, 8 Moorhen and 4 young, 7 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 4+ Green Sandpiper, 3 Wood Sandpiper, c25 Swallow, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Reed Bunting and 2 Cetti’s Warbler, plus Reed and Sedge Warblers. (D Parker & Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Marazion: 22 Dunlin 12 Ringed Plover and 3 Turnstone on the beach and 1 Sandwich Tern offshore. (D Parker)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 4 Mute Swan, 155 Canada Geese plus 2 new goslings, 5 Greylag, 10 hybrid geese, 2 Muscovy Duck, 44 Mallard plus broods of 8, 7 & 4 ducklings, 3 Call Duck, 3 Great Crested Grebe plus 4 young, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Moorhen, 4 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 10 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 120 Herring Gull, 10 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, c5 Swallow, c5 Willow Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler and 1 Sedge Warbler. (D Parker)

St Ives: 1 Balearic Shearwater (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Pendennis: 6 Mediterranean Gull off Castle Beach and 3 juv LBBGulls on Gyllyngvase beach (D Chaney)

Swanpool: 100+ Mallard, 8+ Tufted Ducks (D Chaney)

Argal Reservoir: 4 Great-crested Grebe + 2 juv, 1 pair Mute Swan + cygnet, c.300 Herring Gull (mostly imm birds), 5+ Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5+ Black-headed Gull and 2 Mallard (D Chaney)

College Reservoir: 3 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Great-crested Grebe, 7+ Canada Goose and 7 Mallard (D Chaney)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 4 Greenshank and 16 Redshank at high tide roost. (D Chaney)

Crugmeer: 5 Corn Bunting, 3 Swift, 7 Whitethroat (4 adult and 3 fledglings), 30 Swallow, 40 House Sparrow, 1 Herring Gull, 4 Skylark, 4 Jackdaw, 1 Dunnock, 1 Blackbird. (D Julian & C Selway)

Dennis Cove: 57 Mallard and a young brood of 5, 34 Mallard hybrid, 1 Moorhen, 8 Herring Gull, 2 Collared Dove, 4 Woodpigeon, 2 Dunnock, 22 House Sparrow, 4 Blackbird, 4 Jackdaw, 3 Rook, 2 Chiffchaff, 6 Goldfinch, 2 Swallow. (D Julian & C Selway)

Dinham area: 6 Cormorant, 28 Mute Swan, 8 Little Egret, 345 Black-headed Gull, 286 Curlew, 20 Carrion Crow, 1 Black Swan, 10 Whimbrel, 2 Buzzard, 1 Spotted Redshank, 15 Canada Goose, 21 Shelduck, 25 Rook, 1 Heron, 4 Oystercatcher, 8 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Peregrine, 2 Ringed Plover, 4 Woodpigeon, 1 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 2 Goldfinch. (D Julian & C Selway)

Hawker’s Cove: 30 House Sparrow, 2 Skylark, 1 Blackbird, 3 Carrion Crow, 3 Swallow, 1 Wren, 3 Woodpigeon, 1 Whitethroat. (D Julian & C Selway)

Old Town Cove area: 12 Dunlin, 61 Oystercatcher, 4 Heron, 22 Little Egret, 30 Black-headed Gull, 6 Herring Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 85 Rook, 30 Jackdaw, 12 Curlew, 7 Cormorant, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Wren, 2 Linnet, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Blackbird. (D Julian & C Selway)

Padstow area: 52 Curlew, 8 Little Egret, 31 Black-headed Gull, 76 Herring Gull, 2 Shag, 31 Great Black-backed Gull, 28 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Cormorant, 22 Swallow, 3 Heron, 10 Carrion Crow, 20 Rook, 10 Jackdaw, 11 Sandwich Tern, 6 Sanderling, 2 Oystercatcher, 6 House Sparrow, 1 Blackbird, 2 Jackdaw, 1 Wren. (D Julian & C Selway)

Trebetherick area: 12 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Gannet, 10 Black-headed Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Cormorant. (D Julian & C Selway)

Trecerus, Padstow: Shrike Sp., (possibly a Red-backed Shrike), 45 House Sparrow, 2 Collared Dove, 10 Goldfinch, 2 Linnet, 2 Swallow, 3 Buzzard, 4 Starling, 10 Woodpigeon, 2 Carrion Crow, 40 Jackdaw, 50 Rook, 1 Feral Pigeon, 1 Skylark. (P Barlow, D Julian & C Selway)

Treraven Farm: 1 Barn Owl, 1 Green Sandpiper over. (D Julian)

Trevelver: 79 Curlew, 6 Whimbrel, 16 Oystercatcher, 4 Cormorant, 29 Carrion Crow, 410 Black-headed Gull, 71 Herring Gull, 24 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 12 Little Egret, 2 Heron, 4 Mute Swan, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Dunlin, 1 Turnstone, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Blackbird. (D Julian & C Selway)

Trevilling Marsh: 1 Coal Tit, 12 Woodpigeon, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Dunnock, 3 Wren, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Blackcap, 2 Great Tit, 14 House Sparrow. (D Julian & C Selway)

Wadebridge area: 45 Canada Goose, 261 Black-headed Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Common Sandpiper, 6 Little Egret, 1 Heron, 22 Mallard, 1 Peregrine, 1 Buzzard, 48 Redshank, possible SPOTTED SANDPIPER, 40 Swifts over the town late evening. (D Julian & C Selway)

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A Day for Nature 3rd/4th August

Flyer for Nature day

Cornwall Day for Nature
3rd and 4th August 2013
Building on the success of last year’s event, ‘Cornwall Day for Nature’ on 3rd and 4th August promises even more opportunities to enjoy nature first hand.  The event is sponsored by South West Lakes Trust and will be held at Stithians Reservoir.
 
On Saturday 3rd August the event will start with an evening focused on Moths and Bats, where you can find out about nature in Cornwall at night with local specialists running moth traps and taking a bat walk (subject to weather).  Overnight on site camping is available.
 
Sunday 4th August will start with an early morning ‘Dawn Chorus’ walk to a bird ringing site and a small mammal trapping demonstration, which will be followed by a range of walks during the day.
 
Conservation Groups will exhibit and publicise their conservation work and activities providing a great opportunity to get find out more and involved!  Exhibitors will include Cornwall Bird Watching and Preservation Society (CBWPS), South West Lakes Trust, The National Trust, Natural England, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), Cornwall Wildlife Trust (CWT), Cornwall Bat Group, Cornwall Mammal Group, Butterfly Conservation and an introduction to the Robin Song Project, a South West Children’s Hospice Project to bring wildlife into the lives of children.
 
Fun for all ages! The National Trust, RSPB, Natural England and the Cornwall Wildlife Trust Fox Club will be offering nature themed fun for children of all ages. The National Trust will have with their arts and crafts marquee, together with demonstrations of green woodworking and bush craft. Come and talk to their Rangers about the ongoing work for wildlife on the spectacular Lizard coastline, where choughs and rare plants abound.
 
Try and buy the latest optical equipment for all price ranges! Trade exhibits will feature South West Optics, Leica, Swarovski, Nikon, Zeiss and Opticron.
 
Local wildlife artist, Griff, founder of the Robin Song Project for the South West Children’s Hospice, will be displaying his work in the marquee.
 
South West Lakes will be offering kayaking, archery  and climbing wall taster sessions  (a small fee will apply these activities to cover costs).
 
Refreshments will be available at the popular Watersports Cafe within the complex to eat and drink inside or on the lakeside.
 
It will be a free event but we do hope to raise some funds for a new proposed viewing screen  at College Reservoir and on going conservation work at Stithians Reservoir.