Thursday 21 August 2014

Late News, 20/08, Rumps/Pentire Head: 2 Blackbird, 10 Black-headed Gull, 1 Buzzard, c50 Carrion Crow, 2 Chiffchaff, 25 Cormorant, 1 Dunnock, 10 Fulmar, c50 Gannet, c50 Goldfinch, 30 Great Black-backed Gull, c300 Herring Gull, 6 House Martin, 20 House Sparrow, c50 Jackdaw, 4   Kestrel, 6 Kittiwake, 30 Linnet, 7 Magpie, c100 Manx Shearwater, 10 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Oystercatcher, 2 Pheasant, 1 Pied Wagtail, 6 Raven, 1 Robin, 30 Rock Pipit, c50 Rook, 20 Shag, 1 Skylark, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Stonechat, c50 Swallow, 1 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat and 30 Wood Pigeon. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk per C Travis)

Late News, 20/08, Porthgwarra: 1 Whinchat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Tree Pipit 2 Wheatear on the moor. (H Bradshaw)

Porthgwarra: 1 Balearic Shearwater (07.30 – 08.00), 2+ Tree Pipit on moor and 2 Sparrowhawk. (H Bradshaw)

Nare Head: 2 Choughs for at least an hour. (K & H Sparks)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Ruff (juv), 7 Common Sandpiper, 1 juv Ringed Plover, 8 Curlew, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 male Blackcap and 1 Grey Wagtail. (J St Ledger)

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Ruff at Stithians. John St Ledger

Argal Reservoir: 4 Swift feeding at 07:00. (J St Ledger)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Wheatear, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank and 5 Common Sandpiper. Also Clouded Yellow and Grey Squirrel. (B Field, C Moore & S Maycock)

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Black-tailed Godwit, Kingfisher & Wheatear, Simon Maycock.

Hayle Estuary RSPB:  3 Ruff, 5 Greenshank, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 11 Little Egrets and 1 Wigeon on Lelant Water, 106 Ringed Plover, 64 Dunlin & 2 Turnstone at Carnsew Pool and 6 Mediterranean Gulls in Ryan’s Field. (J Hawkey)

Gorrangorras: 36 Redshank, 9 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Dunlin and 1 Curlew. (D Chaney)

Argal Reservoir: 11 Great Crested Grebe (including some large young), 3 Mute Swan (2 ad 1 young), 15+ Mallard, 1 Little Egret (only my second here), 1 Grey Heron, 2 Common Sandpiper, 25 Black-headed Gull, c20 Mallard, 200+ Swallow, 1 House Martin, 3 Sand Martin, 300+ Linnet flock (including lots of juv), 3+ Whitethroat, 1 Grey Wagtail and 6+ Willow Warbler. (D Chaney)

College Reservoir: 100+ Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-headed Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 35+ Mallard, 3 Great Crested Grebe (ad, 2juv), c5 Moorhen, c5 Coot, 1 Grey Heron and 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Chaney)

Porthgwarra: 2 Great Shearwaters at 07:55 and 2 Balearic Shearwaters.

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Wednesday 20 August 2014

Croft Pascoe: 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper and 1Dunlin on the pool again at 07:00. (Recently part scraped by English Nature exposing mud. View from car only or waders take flight). (J Selby & J Hawkey)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Ruff, 3 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper, 4 Redshank, 1 Dunlin, 7 Curlew, 1 Sparrowhawk (male) and 1 Peregrine. Also numbers of Whitethroat and Willow Warbler. (J St Ledger & J Cope)

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 Ruff, Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper at Stithians. John St Ledger.

Argal Reservoir: 1 Swift over at 07.15. (J St Ledger & J Cope)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 4 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 1 Black – tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher, 6 Great crested Grebe, 2 Raven, 1 Whitethroat, 8+ House Martin and 100’s of Swallows. Also 2 Muscovy Duck in the old boat house. (D Jenkins, R Farnes & A Mckechnie)

Green Sandpiper Drift Cornwall 20 Aug 2014 Rod Farnes Common Sandpiper Drift Cornwall 20 Aug 14 Rod Farnes Green Sandpiper Drift Cornwall 20 08 2014 Rod Farnes
Green Sandpiper Drift Cornwall 20 08 14 Rod Farnes Dunlin Drift Cornwall 20 Aug 2014 Rod Farnes Black-tailed Godwit Drift Cornwall 20 Aug 2014 Rod Farnes
Greenshank Drift Cornwall 20 Aug 2014 Rod Farnes Kingfisher Drift Cornwall 20 Aug 2014 Rod Farnes Whitethroat Drift Cornwall 20 Aug 2014 Rod Farnes

Selection from Drift by Rod Farnes.

Black-tailed Godwit Drift Cornwall 20 Aug 2014 Alex Mckechnie

Black-tailed Godwit. Alex Mckechnie.

Mount’s Bay: A big movement of hirundines (500 1000) southward ahead of the rain front over Mounts Bay at 11.00. At least 4 Swifts with them. (P Fraser)

Bude Marsh: 2 Peregrine Falcons hunting over the marsh, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Grey Heron. (R Mudge)

Pendeen: Great Shearwater 11:45-11:55 and 2 more at 12:15-12:30.

Porthgwarra: 1 Balearic Shearwater past Gwennap Head and Hooded Crow still at Roskestal Farm.

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