Tuesday 23 July 2013

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 8 Mallard, 1 Teal, 1 Cormorant, 6 Moorhen and 3 young, 9 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 4+ Green Sandpiper, 3 Wood Sandpiper, c25 Swallow and 2 Cetti’s Warbler, plus Reed and Sedge Warblers. Also c20 Crossbills commuting between the pines by Cheshire Homes and the pines by the boardwalk over the railway. (D Parker, L Proctor, I Webster & R Farnes, photos)

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 Marazion: 56 Sanderling, 5 Dunlin 18 Ringed Plover, 3 Turnstone, 1 Oystercatcher and 1 ad Med Gull on the beach and 1 Sandwich Tern offshore. (D Parker, L Proctor & I Webster)

Drift Reservoir (members only):  2 Black-tailed Godwit ( field opposite hide )  and 2 Common Sandpiper. (C Moore)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 136 Curlew, 6 Whimbrel, 16 Oystercatcher, 17 Redshank, 7 Ringed Plover, 94 Dunlin, 10 Common Sandpiper and 1 Turnstone plus 2 ad and 1 2s Med Gull over the high tide. (D Parker)

Falmouth: c80 Manx Shearwater and a few Med Gulls this morning off Pendennis, plus this evening c80 Manx Shearwater and 6 Kittiwake west, plus c20 Med Gull feeding in th bay with c150 Herring Gull. (D Chaney)

St Ives: 2 Balearic Shearwater past, plus a Basking Shark in the evening.

Stithians Reservoir: Wood Sandpiper still from the southern causeway.

Porthgwarra: 5 Balearic Shearwaters past Gwennap Head in the evening.

Mousehole: 1 Balearic Shearwater past in the morning.

Croft Pascoe Wood: Unconfirmed report of a Two-barred Crossbill amongst the Crossbill flock there, apparently identified retrospectively from a photo. Confirmation and photos from the observers would be much appreciated as this would be a new record for the county.

MJS