Sunday 17th August 2014

Late News, 11/08, Nanquidno: 2 juvenile Hooded x Carrion Crow (both showing obvious Hooded characteristics, one somewhat more then the other) at Nanjulian, in fields north of the farm with Carrion Crow, viewed from the end of the public road. (J Clarke)

Late News, 15/08, Bodmin town centre: Female Peregrine Falcon captured a pigeon and landed on the flat roof where she started to pluck and eat her prey. (K Thomas)

Late News, 15/08, Drift Reservoir (members only): 2cy Yellow-legged Gull. (B Richards)

Yellow-legged Gull, 2cy, Drift Reservoir, Cornwall, 14 Aug 14 (3) B Richards Yellow-legged Gull, 2cy, Drift Reservoir, Cornwall, 14 Aug 14 (5) Brett Richards


Late News, 16/08, Sancreed: 3 Swifts. (DS Flumm)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan with 5 cygnets, 9 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 26 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 1 Little Grebe, 5 Grey Heron,  1 Kingfisher, 2 Stonechat, 1 Cetti’s Warbler plus Reed and Sedge Warblers. Also 1 Clouded Yellow butterfly. (DK Parker & R Menari)

Pendeen: 2 Sooty Shearwater, 6 BalearicShearwater and hundreds of Manx Shearwater, 4 Great Skua, 2 Dunlin, 1 Med Gull, 1 Swift, 7 Bottle-nosed Dolphin & 1 Ocean Sunfish. between 06:30 & 09:30. (DS Flumm)

Porthgwarra: 5 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Black Tailed Godwit between 07:30 & 09.00. (H Bradshaw) ! Cory’s Shearwater and 2 Sooty Shearwaters also reported and the Hooded Crow again at Roskestal Farm.

Kingsmill Lake: 70+ Curlew, 2+ Whimbrel, 11 Dunlin, 27+ Greenshank, 2 Redshank, 13 Canada Geese, 2 Cormorant,11 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 3+ Med Gull, 30+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Jay and 1 Swallow at high tide. (C Ellis)

Devoran: 106 Curlew (including a returning colour-ringed bird from Netherlands and a bird from the Severn estuary, more info here), 5 Whimbrel, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 33 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 19 Oystercatcher, 6 Dunlin and 1 Turnstone at high tide. (M Grantham)

Truro: Juv Siskin in a private garden again. (D Jenkins)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 14 Med Gull inc 1 juv Ryan’s field.  2 Common Sandpiper, 5 Greenshank, 1 male Wideon, 9 Little Egret and 8 Teal on Lelant Water. (S Turner)

Cot Valley: 4 Spotted Flycatchers. (S Turner)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 3 Peregrines hunting, 1 Little Egret, 1 Swift plus lots of hirundines. (S Turner)

Wadebridge: 3 Wood Sandpiper and 1 Kingfisher at Treraven marsh. (P Kemp)

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Juv. Marsh Harrier successfully hunting again for the 4th evening at 20:15 viewed from Ruan Quay. Also 2 Common Sandpipers. (D Hall)

Crows-an-Wra: Great White Egret flew over the A30 at 09:55.