Wednesday 07 August 2013

Late news yesterday, Stithians Reservoir: 9 Common Sandpiper, 3 Curlew, 6 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe + 1 juv, 1 Kestrel, 30+ Swallow. Also numbers of Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, and Chiffchaff. (J St Ledger photo)

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Late news yesterday, Pentire Point: 40 Common Scoter passed SW plus 1 Wheatear and 1 Hobby at Pentire Farm (D Williams)

Ringing records at Marazion Marsh RSPB today: 21 Sedge Warbler, 15 Reed Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackbirds, I Reed Bunting (all new) and a retrap Cetti’s Warbler. Also 3 Clouded Yellow butterflies. (D Flumm)

Ringing records at The Lizard last night: 22 Storm Petrel including one French-ringed bird controlled. (M Grantham)

Sancreed Beacon: 1 Grey Heron and 3 Swift over plus Green Woodpecker and recently fledged Cuckoo being fed by Meadow pipit foster parents. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir (Members only): 1 Green Sandpiper, 6 Great Crested Grebes (2 ad pairs, one with 2 juv), 6 ad Swan, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Tufted Duck, 35 Mallard (+ hybrids), 2 Muscovy Duck, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Raven over and 1 Sparrowhawk (M Ahmad & T Mills)

Gannel estuary: 6 Redshank, 1 Grey Plover and 1Green Sandpiper (M Lammas)

Kingsmill Lake, Saltash: 23 Greenshank, 75 Redshank, 1 juv Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel and 30 Dunlin (M Beer)

St Erth: 1 Spotted Flycatcher; also Red-veined Darter at Gothian and Clouded Yellow butterfly at Ryan’s Field. (J Hawkey and K Dalziel photo)

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Rosudgeon: 1 juv Green Woodpecker eating ants in private garden (I Webster photo)

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Pentire Head and The Rumps: 2 Blackbird, 1 Black Headed Gull, 2 Buzzard, 20 Carrion Crow, c30 Cormorant, 15 Fulmar, 20 Gannet, 5 Goldfinch, 12 Great Black Backed Gull, c50 Herring Gull, 10 House Martin, 20 House Sparrow, 20 Jackdaw, 4 Kestrel, 12 Linnet, 3 Magpie, 6 Manx Shearwater, 6 Oystercatcher, 8 Rock Pipit, c100 Rook, 4 Skylark, c100 Starling, 4 Stonechat, c30 Swallow, 3 Whitethroat and 4 Wood Pigeon (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk per C Travis)

Boswednack: 6 Green Sandpiper over south (Sennen Cove Birdwatching) 

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