Thursday 18th September 2014

Tony Mills

Our colleague,Tony Mills,  suffered a heart attack whilst on a birding trip in Sulawesi on 7th September. He was yesterday airlifted to Singapore where he is undergoing surgery at the Raffles Hospital. On behalf of all the CBWPS members we wish Tony a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him back in Penzance very soon.

 

Chapel Carn Brea: 1 1w Red-throated Pipit, 1 Sedge  Warbler and 5 Wheatear. (F Currie)

Land’s End: 1 Corncrake, 3 Whinchat, 7 Wheatear and 1 Whitethroat. (F Currie)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Brent Goose, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Kingfisher on Lelant Saltings. 4 Little Stint and 1 Curlew Sandpiper with Dunlin flock on Carnsew Basin. (J Yardley, R Farnes – photos)

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 Porthgwarra: 6 Kestrel, 7 Golden Plover, 1 Ruff, 15 Wheatear, 3 Whinchat, 1 Clouded Yellow butterfly and steady easterly passage of Red Admiral butterflies. (DS Flumm, AR Kitson – photo) Also Hooded Crow still at Roskestal.

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St Levan: 4 Kestrel, 40 Meadow Pipit, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Whinchat and 2 Wheatear. (DS Flumm)

Davidstowe Airfield: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, c20 Ringed plover, 1 Whinchat and 5+ Wheatear. (N Page)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 12 Teal, 4 Wigeon, 14 Tufted Duck, 4 Snipe, 1 Ringed Plover, 4 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 1 Kingfisher, 200 Swallow, 5 Sand & 2 House Martin. (DS Flumm, AR Kitson)

Dean Quarry Pier: 4 Bar-tailed Godwit. (M Fairhurst)

Town Quay, Wadebridge: 1 Spotted Redshank. (P&H Taylor – photo)

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Stithians Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 14 Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlin, 11 Snipe, 4 Curlew, 2 Wheatear and 1 Kestrel. (J St Ledger)

Sennen Cove: 6 Chough. (T Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan plus 5 cygnets, 10 Mallard, 1 Gadwall, 14 Teal, 2 Cormorant, 6 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 34 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Water Rail, 1 Snipe, 14 Curlew (over), 1 Kingfisher, 2 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

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