Thursday 7th August 2014

Late news 6/8, Maer Lake: 1 Ruddy Shelduck, photograph now available. (B Henwood, J Aldous & T Skyrme)

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Ruddy Shelduck, Brian Henwood

Late news, 6/8, Falmouth, Gorrangorras: 2 Turnstone, 30+ Curlew, 1 Whimbrel and 20+ Redshank. (D Chaney)

Stithians Reservoir, Southern end: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 14 Heron, 10 Curlew flew over  plus Cormorant, Mallard, Little Grebe, Coot, Moorhen, Tufted Duck, Herring Gull,1 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard over,1 Sedge Warbler. Northern end: 1 Great Crested Grebe and 1 Red Deer. (D Jenkins, D Chaney & D Eva)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Carnsew Basin: 5 Little Egret, 30 Ringed Plover and 58 Dunlin. Ryan’s Field: 2 Little Egret, 4 Common Sandpiper, 3 Kingfisher, 3 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Clouded Yellow butterfly. Lelant Water: 10 Little Egret, 7 Grey Heron, 10 Mallard, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 7 Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 80 Curlew, 10 Oystercatcher and 3 Mediterranean Gull. (D Flumm)

Marazion Marsh RSPB:  Margaret Rawlins ringed 24 birds today: 14 Sedge Warblers, 6 Reed Warblers, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Swallow, 1 Bullfinch. Also 4 Mediterranean Gull hawking insects overhead. (D Flumm) Also 7 Little Egret, Clouded Yellow butterfly and a male Beautiful Demoiselle. (R Farnes)

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Little Egret, Rod Farnes

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Clouded Yellow, Rod Farnes

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Beautiful Demoiselle, Rod Farnes

Ruan Lanihorne: 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 4 Sparrowhawk (2 adult, 2 juv) and 1 Kingfisher. J St Ledger)

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Sparrowhawk, John StLedger

Tregonce: 1 Merlin on prey. (S Lilley)

Maer Lake: 1 Ruddy Shelduck, Green Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sand, 1 Greenshank and 2 Black-tailed Godwit. (SW Gale)

Pendeen: 3 Wheatear, a family of 6 Swallow & a family of 6 Pied Wagtail by the coastguard cottages. A heard-only Green Sandpiper flew past the lighthouse at dusk. Also Clouded Yellow by the cottages and a probable Common Hawker by the small pond near the Boscaswell stores. (A Hartley)

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Wheatear, Adam Hartley

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Swallow, Adam Hartley

Newlyn: 7 Turnstone, (6 ad & 1 juv) and 4 Mute Swan at the Newlyn River mouth. (T Mills) Also report of a possible Osprey over Newlyn Coombe.

Penzance, Morrab Gardens: 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth. (T Mills)

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Hummingbird Hawkmoth, Tony Mills

Scillonian Crossing: 1 Great Shearwater this morning. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

The Lizard: 1 Tree Pipit over the Green. (M Grantham)

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