Saturday 16th August 2014

Late news, 15/8, Scillonian crossing, Penzance to Wolf am: 96 Manx Shearwater and 3 distant large shearwaters. Wolf to Penzance pm: 95 Manx Shearwater and 2 Common Scoter outside Penzance. (B Craven & D Curtis)

Late news, 15/8, Goonhilly Downs: 1 Nightjar. (A Nicholson)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan with 5 cygnets, 8 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 41 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 7 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Peregrine, 1 Snipe, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Kingfisher, c50 Swallow, 3 Stonechat, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Cetti’s Warbler plus Reed and Sedge Warblers. Also 4+ Clouded Yellow butterflies. (DK Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 160 Canada Geese, 11 Greylag Geese, 1 Wigeon, 67 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 32 Mallard, 7 Grey Heron, 8 Little Egret, 28 Redshank, 22 Oystercatcher, 3 Greenshank and 2 juv Mediterranean Gull.  Ryan’s Field: 4 Little Egret, 78 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Oystercatcher, 11 Mediterranean Gull, 31 Canada Geese,  5 Grey Heron, 43 Curlew, 1 Redshank, 76 Black-headed Gull and 1 Kingfisher. (V Stratton & DK Parker)

Buttermilk Hill: a large fall of migrants today particularly 40 plus Whitethroat on the North side of the Hill and 12 on the South side of the hill, 23 Willow Warbler and 12 Chiffchaff plus 1 Cuckoo, 26 Swallow (adults and juveniles), 28 Meadow Pipit, 3 Dartord Warbler (2 juveniles and an adult male), 4 Raven and 5 Buzzard, including one juvenile. (V Stratton)

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by Viv Stratton

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Common Sandpiper,  2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Kingfisher,  2 Dunlin and many house martins and swallows. (S Maycock)

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Croft Pascoe Pool: 1 Wood Sandpiper. (J & P Rutter)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Fulmar, 8 Little Grebe, 2 Coot, 10 Snipe, 1 Swift, c40 Sand Martin, 3 Swallow, 1 Whitethroat, 6 Stonechat and 1 Wheatear. (MJ Spicer)

Porthgwarra: 1 Hooded Crow still at Roskestal. (MJ & JPR Spicer)

MSpicer_HoodedCrow1_160814Hooded Crow with Jackdaw MSpicer_HoodedCrow2_160814by Jay Spicer

Millbrook: 1 Hobby chasing House Martins this afternoon and 2, maybe 3, Hummingbird Hawkmoths in the garden. (B Taggart)

Charlestown: 2 Rock Pipit and 1 Robin. (D Hastilow)

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Maer Lake NR: 1 Ruddy Shelduck still.

Pelagic out of Penzance: 1 Cory’s Shearwater.

Rumps Point: 1 Great Shearwater reported.

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Marsh Harrier again, plus 1 Kingfisher and 1 Common Sandpiper. (D Hall, C & D Hughes & J Comber) Plus 1 Barn Owl (A Nicholson)

Lamoran: 1 Tawny Owl. (A Nicholson)

Late news, 15/8, Troon, Carwynnen Quoit: Clouded Yellow butterfly. (P Dinning)

 

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