Wednesday 9th October 2013

Marazion Marsh RSPB:  1 Cormorant, 7 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 9 Teal, 15 Mallard, 2 Canada Goose, 20 Moorhen, 2 Water Rail, 6 Snipe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Whinchat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 6 Pied wagtail, 30 Meadow Pipit, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Cormorant, 8 Little Egret, 19 Mallard, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Kestrel and 2 Stonechat. (D Flumm & D Parker)

Long Rock Beach: 3 Sanderling, 1 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, c20 Meadow Pipit and 1 Wheatear. (M Spicer)

Maer Lake: 1 Little Stint and 1 Curlew Sandpiper.

Rame: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler by churchyard.

The Lizard: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling still present in gardens in NE of village. (M Grantham)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, on the estuary: 1 Osprey flying overhead and plunging into estuary a couple of times, 1 Brent Goose, 1 f Pintail, 36 Greylag Geese flew in, 3 Mediterranean Gull and 3 Greenshank.(D Jenkins & A Hartley, for more information see http://pendeenbirding.blogspot.co.uk)  Ryan’s Field: 1 Black-winged Stilt, 7 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff and 4 more Greylag Geese. (D Jenkins)

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Osprey, A Hartley

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Black-winged Stilt, A Hartley

Cot Valley: a possible Olive-backed Pipit (or Tree Pipit) flew over Bosorne Farm (heard only) at around midday. (A Hartley, for more information see here)

Zennor: 1 Turtle Dove near church. (R Farnes)

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Turtle Dove

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Sennen: 1 Richard’s Pipit in private garden opposite old post office. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)Ameri

St Levan Churchtown: 1 Western Bonelli’s Warbler again in the willows and 1 American Golden Plover over. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Polgigga: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler on Bosistow Lane. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Nanquidno: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Richard’s Pipit over west. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Pendeen Watch: 1 ad Sabine’s Gull, 50 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Sooty Shearwater past, plus 1 Wryneck, 3 Wheatear, 1 Raven and 1 Snow Bunting at Boat Cove. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching & A Hartley)

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Snow Bunting, A Hartley

Gerrans, Roseland: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (S Croft)

Porthscatho: 25 Mediterranean Gull. (S Croft)

Falmouth, Pendennis: 3 Eider Carrick Roads (near St Mawes),1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Wheatear, 6+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Whimbrel west across the bay accompanied by a Curlew and 1
Kestrel. Castle Beach: 25 Oystercatcher and 1 Ringed Plover. Gorrangorras: 3 Bar-tailed Godwit and 1 Whimbrel. (D Chaney)

Argal Reservoir: 3 Mute Swan, 5+ Great-crested Grebe and 10+ Mallard. (D Chaney)

College Reservoir: 2 Mute Swan, 16 Canada Goose, 10+ Mallard, 30 Wigeon, 2 Tufted Duck, 29 Coot, 1 imm Great-crested Grebe, 4 Grey Heron, 25 Cormorant, 15+ Teal and 1 Snipe. (D Chaney)

Camel Trail, Wadebridge to Tregunna Bridge: 70  Bar-tailed Godwit, 6  Blackbird, c200  Black-headed Gull, c100 Black Tail Godwit, 1 Black Swan, 1 Blue Tit, 12 Buzzard, 1 Canada Goose, c70 Carrion Crow, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Common Sandpiper, 20 Cormorant, c200 Curlew, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, c150 Dunlin, 1 Dunnock, 3 Golden Plover, 20 Goldfinch, 40 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Greenshank, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Grey Plover, 2 Grey Wagtail, c150 Herring Gull, 10 House Sparrow, 6 Jackdaw, 1 Jay, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Knot, 80 Lapwing, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, c60 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 20 Magpie, 10 Mallard, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 25 Mute Swan, 40 Oystercatcher, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Raven, 6 Red-legged Partridge, c120 Redshank, 40 Ringed Plover, 1 Robin, 3 Rook, 1 Ruff, 1 Spotted Redshank, 10 Starling, 8 Teal, 2 Whimbrel, 60 Wigeon and 10 Wood Pigeon. 

Rumps Point: Yesterday’s possible Buff-bellied Pipit has been re-identified as a Rock Pipit from photographs.

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