Saturday 9th August 2014

Late news, 7/8, Porthgwarra: 10 juv Mediterranean Gull (west). (J Hawkey)

Late news, 8/8, Falmouth, Pendennis: few Manx Shearwater, Gannets. On the peninsula itself: 1 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Sparrowhawk and 30+ Swallow. Castle Beach: 6 Redshank, 1 Curlew and 1 Mediterranean Gull. Swanpool Point: 6 Mediterranean Gull and 2 Curlew. Swanpool: 2 juv Reed Warbler, 11+ Tufted Duck, 13 Little Grebe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker and 1 Green Woodpecker. (D Chaney)

Pendeen: 1 Great Shearwater, 1000 + Manx Shearwater between 7 -8 am. (S Turner)

Maer Lake: 1 Ruddy Shelduck, 3 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper and 3 Common Snipe (B Rankine, B Craven & SW Gale)

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Ruddy Shelduck

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by B Rankine

 

 

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan with 5 cygnets, 4 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 16 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 4 Grey Heron, 7 Little Egret, 1 Herring Gull plus Reed and Sedge Warblers. Also 1 Clouded Yellow butterfly. (DK Parker) Ringing: Margaret Rawlins trapped 12 birds: 6 Sedge & 4 Reed Warbler, 1 Song Thrush & 1 Bullfinch. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 3 Mute Swan, 87 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 8 hybrids, 2 Muscovy Duck, 72 Mallard plus 5 ducklings, 2 Call Duck, 1 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 1 Moorhen, 5 Grey Heron, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 58 Herring Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Kingfisher and 20+ Swallow. Also 2+ Clouded Yellow butterflies. (DK Parker)

Porthgwarra: 16 Cory’s Shearwater, 5 Great Shearwater, 12 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Storm-petrel, 44 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Great Skua past.. (B Field & Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Penzance Pelagic: 8 Cory’s Shearwater, 5 Great Shearwater and 1 Balearic Shearwater. Also 2 distant large shearwater sp. 2 Black Tern, 15 Storm Petrel, 20 Common Dolphin, 5 Harbour Porpoise and 3 Ocean Sunfish. (P Semmens)

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Cory’s Shearwater, Paul Semmens

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Great Shearwater, Paul Semmens

Coverack, Lowland Point: 10 Mediterranean Gull ( 3 ads : 7 juvs ) and 1 Whimbrel. (J Hawkey)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 Sanderling, 55 Dunlin, 47 Ringed Plover, 2 Greenshank and 2 Mediterranean Gull (ad). (J Hawkey)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Teal, 8 Little Grebe, 2 Coot, 1 Redshank and c30 Sand Martin. (MJ Spicer)

Argal Reservoir: 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Raven, 4 Bullfinch (2 male, 2 female) and 6+ Chiffchaff. (J St Ledger)

Portreath: 2 Peregrine. (M Taylor)

Roskestal: 1 Hooded Crow again today. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Dinham Flats: 1 Osprey. (D Julian)

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