Friday 8th August 2014

Marazion Marsh RSPB:  3 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Teal, 8 Mallard, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Stonechat & 1 Clouded Yellow butterfly. Ringing: Margaret Rawlins trapped 28 birds: 13 Sedge Warbler, 8 Reed Warbler, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Blackcap, 2 Robin, 2 Chiffchaff and a Kingfisher. (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 87 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 House Martin with Swallows, 1 Swallow flying up to nest site above doorway and appearing to feed young, also a Reed Warbler catching insects. . (MJ Spicer & D Jenkins) Estuary: 10 Common Sandpiper. (D Jenkins) Copperhouse Creek: 1 Oystercatcher, 3 Curlew, 6 Common Sandpiper and 1 ad Med Gull. (MJ Spicer) Carnsew Basin: 48 Ringed Plover, 85 Dunlin and 3 Sanderling. (MJ Spicer) Lelant Saltings: 17 Oystercatcher, 26 Ringed Plover, 63 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper,100 Curlew, 23 Redshank and 4 Greenshank. (MJ Spicer)

St. Clement/ Tresemple Pool: 10 Greenshank, 76 Curlew, 2 Whimbrel, 6 Dunlin, 127 Redshank and 1 Kingfisher. (D Eva)

Kenidjack: 7 Chough, 1 Peregrine, 1 Grey Heron, juv Robin and many Willow Warbler. (R Farnes)

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Chough, Rod Farnes

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Peregrine, Rod Farnes

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Willow Warbler, Rod Farnes

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Robin, Rod Farnes

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Grey Heron, Rod Farnes

Porthgwarra (0730-1000 & 1400-1700): 4 Common Scoter, 5 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Common Tern, 3 Whimbrel, 1 Sunfish, 16 Common Dolphins in two pods, 6 Bottlenose Dolphins, 2 Porpoise. Steady passage Manx Shearwater all day. (J Hawkey)

Maer Lake: 2 Little Egret, 1 Ruddy Shelduck, 3 Water Rail, 4 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 5 Common Snipe, 8 Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Common Swift, plus 3 Clouded Yellow. (SW Gale)

Pendeen, Geevor Tin mine: 1 Wheatear and 1 Stonechat. Pendeen Watch: from 19:00 to 20:30 – 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 140 Manx Shearwater, 1 Guillemot, 2 Kittiwake, 6 Fulmar, 1 Curlew, 2 Turnstone and 6 Sanderling. (A Hartley)

Scillonian Crossing: 1 Sabine’s Gull reported, also 1 Sooty Shearwater and 3 European Storm-petrel.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper still at the south end from the Carnmenellis Causeway. 

Ruan Lanithorne: 1 Osprey again.

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