Saturday 31st May 2014

St Gothian Sands LNR: 2 pr Canada Geese plus young, 1 pr Shelduck plus 8 young, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Reed Warbler and 5 Sedge Warbler. (MJ Spicer)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan with 6 cygnets, 4 Greylag with 4+ goslings, 8 Mallard, 1 drake Shoveler, 3 Little Egret, 16 Grey Heron, 4 Moorhen, c6 Swallow, c50 Swift, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Stonechat, 1 Whitethroat and 3+ Cetti’s Warbler plus Sedge and Reed Warblers. (DK Parker) Yesterday, Longrock Pool: 2 Otter. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 7 Whimbrel, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit and 6 Oystercatcher on the beach plus 3 Sandwich Tern and 1 sum plum Great Northern Diver offshore. (DK Parker)

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Friday 30th May 2014

Stithians Reservoir: 3 Tufted Duck and 2 Scaup at south end. (D Eva)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Porth Kidney Beach: 3 Whimbrel. (D Flumm)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Whimbrel north. (D Flumm) Plus 4 Mute Swan with 6 cygnets, 2 Greylag with 5 goslings, 6 Mallard, 1 drake Shoveler, 2 Little Egret, 14 Grey Heron, 5 Moorhen, c10 Swallow, c20 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin, c50 Swift, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Whitethroat and 3 Cetti’s Warbler plus Sedge and Reed Warblers. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 9 Whimbrel, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 9 Oystercatcher, 38 Sanderling, 7 Dunlin and 12 Ringed Plover on the beach plus 2 Sandwich Terns offshore. (DK Parker)

Lizard Point: 2 ad Chough. (D Jenkins)

Falmouth, Gyllyngvase Beach: 6 Sandwich Tern. (J St Ledger)

Windmill Farm: 1 Dunlin, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat and 1 Cuckoo this afternoon. (D Wright)

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Dunlin, Dougy Wright

St Erth: 1 Barn Owl from 21:35. (MJ Spicer)

Sennen Cove: 1 Whimbrel on harbour beach this morning. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Wadebridge, Coronation Park: 1 Red Kite.

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Thursday 29th May 2014

Rosemullion, Prisk Cove: 2 Whimbrel, 2 Dunlin, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Shelduck, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Bullfinch (male), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (male) and 4 Linnet. (J St Ledger)

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Whimbrel, John St Ledger

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan with 7 cygnets, 2 Greylag with 6 goslings, 21 Mallard, 1 drake Shoveler, 1 Little Egret, 12 Grey Heron, 4 Moorhen, 6 Swallow, c15 Swift, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Whitethroat and 1 Cetti’s Warbler plus Sedge and Reed Warblers. (DK Parker)

Nanjizal: c50 House Martin. (S Cossey)

Downderry: 1 Glaucous Gull reported. 

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Wednesday 28th May 2014

Porth Nanden: 1 Wheatear, 2 Buzzard, Rock Pipit, 4 Pied Wagtail and 1 Kestrel (M Hall)

Kenidjack: 2 Buzzard and 2 Pied Wagtail. (M Hall)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Purple Heron, 11 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 4 Mute Swan with 7 cygnets, 4 Greylag with 4 & 6 goslings11 Mallard, 1 m Shoveler, 5+ Reed Bunting, 3 Moorhen, c15 Swallow, 3 Stonechat, 1 Common Whitethroat, 6 singing Cetti’s Warbler, 5+ Long-tailed Tit family, Many Sedge and Reed Warbler, plus 1 Peregrine Falcon and 3 Buzzard,. (D Jenkins, DK Parker & D Mays)

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Cetti’s Warbler, Derek Mays

Longrock beach:  3+ Dunlin and 11+ Sanderling. (D Jenkins)

Cambourne: 1 Red Kite over A30. (D Mays)

North Cornwall: Corn Bunting and Skylark. (R Farnes)

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Corn Bunting

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 by Rod Farnes

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Meadow Pipit, Rod Farnes

Bude Marshes: 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (J Brown)

The Rumps and Pentire Head: 4 Blackbird, 10 Carrion Crow, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Chiffchaff, 10 Cormorant, 5 Dunnock, 20 Fulmar, 10 Gannet, 11 Goldfinch, 9 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Tit, c40 Guillemot, c50 Herring Gull, 2 House Martin, 12 House Sparrow, c50 Jackdaw, 2 Kestrel, 7 Kittiwake, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, c50 Linnet, 4 Magpie, c50 Manx Shearwater, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Pheasant, 1 Pied Wagtail, 5 Puffin, 12 Raven, 20 Razorbill, 1 Robin, 20 Rock Pipit, 2 Rook, 20 Shag, 12 Skylark, 7 Starling, 6 Stonechat, c150 Swallow, 3 Swift, 4 Wheatear, 20 Whitethroat, 45 Wood Pigeon and 2 Wren. (The “Martin Cutland Wildlife Walk” per C Travis)

St Erth: 1 Barn Owl this evening. (MJ Spicer)

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Tuesday 27th May 2014

Cot valley: Chiffchaffs, Buzzards, Chaffinches, Goldfinches, Kestrel, Rock Pipits (2), Wheatear, Linnet and Pied Wagtail. (M & J Hall)

Kenidjack: Chiffchaffs, Buzzards, Chaffinches, Goldfinches and Pied Wagtail. (M & J Hall)

Longrock beach: 2 Ringed Plover plus Sanderling and Dunlin. (R Farnes)

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Sanderling, Rod Farnes

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Ringed Plover

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Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 m Shoveller. (R Farnes)

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male Shoveller, Rod Farnes

Penzance: 4 Purple Sandpiper; 1 Turnstone at the Lighthouse Pier. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Rosemullion Head: 30 House Martin, 10 Swallow, 10 Swift, 10 House Sparrow, 1 Goldfinch, 1 fem Bullfinch, 1 Pheasant, Fulmar, Chiffchaff, plus 1 Little Egret and 1 Common Sandpiper on the beach and 1 Shelduck offshore.

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Monday 26th May 2014

Late news, 25/5, Saltash: 1 Osprey over R Tamar being mobbed by gulls. (C Richards)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 20 Dunlin. (S Turner)

St Erth:Barn Owl out hunting at 09:30 this morning – caught a rodent

Nansidwell Beach: 1 Great Northern Diver (photographed ‘foot shipping’ and was also heard calling), 2 Razorbill, also 1 Grey Seal. (J St Ledger)

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Great Northern Diver, John St Ledger

Windmill Farm: 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Cuckoo, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 5 Swift, 1 Reed Warbler and 1 Reed Bunting. (D Wright)

The Mouls: 2 Oystercatcher on nests, 5 pairs of Cormorant nesting. (D Eva)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 11 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Gadwall and 1 Peregrine. (D Eva)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan with 7 cygnets, 13 Mallard with 3 young, 1 drake Shoveler, 2 Little Egret, 10 Grey Heron plus at least 1 recently fledged young, 4 Moorhen, c15 Swallow, c20 House Martin, c40 Swift, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Stonechat with 3+ young, 1 Whitethroat and 2 Cetti’s Warbler plus Sedge and Reed Warblers. (DK Parker)

Bodmin Moor: 1 singing Tree Pipit, 1 Redstart, 10 Stock Dove, 4 Mistle Thrush, 1 Wheatear and 10 Linnet on western edge of the moor. (L Sampson)

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Tree Pipit, Lawrence Sampson

Longrock: 1 Roe Deer and Fox with 2 cubs. (A James)

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Photos, Alan James

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Marazion: 2 Whimbrel, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit and 1 Black-tailed Godwit on the beach and 1 sum plum Great Northern Diver offshore. (DK Parker)

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Sunday 25th May 2014

Late news, 24/5, St Gothian Sands LNR: 3 broods of Canada Geese, 1 pr Shelduck with 11 young, 1 f Gadwall, c12 Swift, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Reed Warbler and 5 Sedge Warbler plus 11 Sanderling on the beach. (MJ Spicer)

Late news, 24/5, Falmouth, Swanpool beach: 60+ Swift. (S Ogden)

Marazion, Little London: 1 pr Shelduck with 4 young. (P Semmens)

Longrock beach: 139 Sanderling, 42 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover  and 1 Whimbrel. 2 Great Northern Diver offshore. (J Hawkey)

Marazion Marsh RSPB, Longrock pool: 3 Otter early morning.  (A James, J Hawkey, B Mellow) Marsh: 4 Mute Swan with 7 cygnets, 4 Greylag with 6 & 4 goslings, 2 hybrid geese, 15 Mallard with 3 young, 1 drake Shoveler, 1 Little Egret, 12 Grey Heron, 7 Moorhen with 1 young, 2 Whimbrel over, c10 Swallow, c30 House Martin, c60 Swift, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Stonechat with 3+ young and 3 Cetti’s Warbler plus Sedge and Reed Warblers. (DK Parker)

Windmill Farm: 2 (possibly 4) Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Cuckoo, 1 Whimbrel and 1 Grasshopper Warbler. (D Wright)

St. Anthony Head: 2 dark phase Arctic Skua and 20 Manx Shearwater west. (D Eva)

Falmouth Bay: 35 Storm Petrel, 50 Manx Shearwater, 4 Puffin, 1 Great Northern Diver. (AK Wildlife Cruises per R Hollis)

St Erth: 1 Barn Owl at 20:10 being mobbed by Jackdaws. (MJ Spicer)

Lizard Point: 1 Roseate Tern. (T Blunden)

Porthgwarra: 40 Pomarine Skua west including one flock of 17 birds, 8 Arctic Skua, 3 Great Skua with one attacking a sun fish, 34 Storm Petrel, 4 Balearic Shearwater, 11 Great Northern Diver, 6 Arctic Tern, 1 Sandwich Tern  8 Puffin, 30 Sanderling and 1 Whimbrel. Also 6 Porpoise and 2 Dolphin sp which were not common or bottle-nosed. (B Mellow, L Proctor)

Mousehole: 10 Pomarine Skua, 3 European Storm Petrel, 7 Great Northern Diver past. (B Mellow, L Proctor)

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Marazion: 120 Sanderling, 25 Dunlin, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Ringed Plover, 6 Great Northern Diver , 2 Storm Petrel and 1 Sandwich Tern. (B Mellow)

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