Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Photos of Water Rail, Garganey and Sparrowhawk taken 22/9 at Marazion Marsh by R Farnes:

Water Rail Garganey
Sparrowhawk 3 Sparrowhawk 1

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 juv Spotted Crake early morning and still present this evening also 2 Bearded Tits flew west, calling, at 08:50 but not relocated. 4 Mute Swan plus 3 cygnets, 24 Mallard, 10 Teal, 1 drake Garganey, 1 Cormorant, 7 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 36 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 4 Little Grebe, 6+ Water Rail, 1 Hobby, 1  Sparrowhawk, 1+ Kingfisher, 3 Stonechat, 2 Reed Bunting and 3 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker et al.)

Spotted Crake 1 Spotted Crake 2
Spotted Crake Marizion 23rd Sept 2014 Spotted Crake 1

(photos 1&2 – R Farnes, photo 3 J St Ledger, photo 4 A Mckechnie)

Camel Trail: 1 Whimbrel, 4 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 5 Greenshank, 2 Red Knot, 1 Snipe, 6 Ringed Plover, 50+ Dunlin, 80+ Black-tailed Godwit, 10 Lapwing, 50+ Redshank, 30+ Curlew, 40+ Oystercatcher, 1 Med Gull amongst a multitude of Black-headed gull, 3 Wigeon, 1 Little Grebe, 8+ Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 6+ Mute Swan, 5 Cormorant, 2 Buzzard, 2 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Grey Wagtail and 1 Jay. (D Mays -photos plus videos of Snipe and Curlew Sandpiper)

Whimbrel - Wadebridge Curlew - Wadebridge Curlew  Sandpiper - Wadebridge

 


Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank and 2 Common Sandpiper on Lelant Saltings. 3 Ruff, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Lapwing and 1 Peregrine over at Ryan’s Field. 7 Little Egret, 4 Little Stint, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 20 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover and 1 Peregrine over at Carnsew Basin. (DS Flumm, J St Ledger – photos) 9 Sandwich Terns at Porth Kidney. (DS Flumm)

Common Sandpiper Hayle 23rd Sept 2014 Curlew Sandpiper Hayle 23rd Sept 2014

Chyandour, Penzance: 1 Common Tern. (DS Flumm)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Cormarant, 5 Dunlin, 3 Greenshank, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Wigeon, 4 Teal, 6 Oystercatcher and 10 Curlew. (S Rowe)

Nanjizal: 2 Whinchat. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Newlyn: 1 sum plum Red-throated Diver off Tolcarne. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Garganey still.

Cot Valley: 2 Firecrests by Cot Mill.

MJS & DKP

Monday 22nd September 2014.

Late news 14/9 Lizard Point: 1 ad Sabine’s Gull past. (R&L Ingleston)

Late news 21/9 Buttermilk Hill: 1 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear and 2 Whitethroat. (V Stratton)

Late news 21/9 Foage Valley, Zennor: 450 Swallow, 50 House Martin, 500 Linnet, 60+ Goldfinch, 12 Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Whitethroat 1 juv f Hobby and 3 Adder. (V Stratton)

Porthgwarra: 1 Short-eared Owl. (MJ Spicer) Hooded Crow still at Roskestal Farm.

Buttermilk Hill: 70 Meadow Pipit, 15 Chaffinch, 2 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat, 4 Swallow and 1 Hobby for third day. (V Stratton)

Porth Joke, Newquay: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in trees near little pond by campsite early morning, 8 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Common Whitethroat, 10+ Blackcap, 2 Little Stint, 2 Dunlin, 1 Whinchat, 10+ Stonechat, 10+ Linnet, 10+ Greenfinch, 5 Goldfinch, Bullfinch, 10+Rock Pipit, 5 Meadow Pipit, 6 Skylark, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Teal, 1 Water Rail calling, 3 Song Thrush, 10+ Blackbird, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Jay, 1 Great spotted Woodpecker, 20+ Swallow, 20+ Robin, also a good few Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Dunnock and Wren plus a Slow Worm. (S Rowe & D Mays – photos and Little Stint video)

Little Stint - Porth Joke (2) Dunlin - Porth Joke (1)

Watergate: 2 Kingfisher on beach between Watergate and Whipsiderry. (T Williams)

Lynher River: 2 Osprey off Ince Point. (C Hannaford)

Land’s End: 1 Whinchat, 4 Wheatear, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Skylark over and 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth. (P&H Taylor)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Grey Plover, 7 Common Sandpiper, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Kingfisher, c100 Dunlin and c20 Ringed Plover on Carnsew Pool. (P&H Taylor) 3 Ruff, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher and 1 Grey Wagtail on Ryan’s Field. (J St Ledger)

Ruff Hayle Cornwall 22nd Sept 2014 J St Ledger Kingfisher Hayle Cornwall 22nd Sept 2014 J St Ledger

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan plus 2 cygnets, 39 Mallard, 12 Teal, 1 drake Garganey, 2 Cormorant, 6 Grey Heron, 8 Little Egret, 49 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 5 Little Grebe, 8+ Water Rail, 1 Hobby, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, 4 Buzzard, 1+ Kingfisher, 3 Stonechat, 1 Reed Bunting, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 1 Firecrest, 2Chiffchaff and 3 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker, R Farnes, DS Flumm, F Hull, B Dodd, P&H Taylor)

Marazion: 2 Mute Swans plus 3 cygnets on the sea. (DK Parker)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Dunlin, 1 Little Stint, 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Snipe, 15 Teal, 18 Tufted Duck, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 1+ Kingfisher, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret and 4 Grey Wagtail. (DK Parker)

The Lizard: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling in village behind football pitch. (T Blunden)

Helston Loe Pool: 1 Spotted Crake at the north end, showing well (tho fairly distant) from east side 08:00 – 09:00. Also 5 Water Rail, 4 Common Sandpiper, 4 Dunlin, 1 Sanderling, 1 Wheatear, 100+ Swallow, 30+ House Martin and 1 Sand Martin. (D Chaney & S Perfect)

Helston Boating Lake: 1 m Gadwall and 11 Wigeon. (D Chaney & S Perfect)

Windmill Farm: 5 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear (Predannack), 1 Peregrine and 5+ Clouded Yellow. (D Chaney & S Perfect)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Ruff, 1 Lapwing southern cutoff. 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 1 Garganey northern cutoff. (D Chaney & S Perfect)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: c50 Redshank, 7 Turnstone, 30 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Teal and 1 Stoat over high tide. (D Chaney & S Perfect)

Colliford Lake: 15 Ringed Plover (one having red ring on left leg & yellow flag on right), 15 Dunlin, 3 Curlew Sandpiper and 4 Little Stint. (M Beer)

Wadebridge (Start of Camel Trail): This afternoon. 7 Juvenile Curlew Sandpiper including one colour ringed. It is likely that this bird was ringed in Norway earlier this month. (S Cole, S Croft, N Climpson – photos)
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Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Peregrine, 2 Whinchat, 13 Grey Heron, 30 Wigeon, 1 Ruff and 2 Black-tailed Godwit. (S Cole, S Croft, N Climpson – photo)

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Zennor Cliffs: 2 Peregines feeding on a feral pigeon. (B Toms)

Peregrines Zennor Cornwall 22914 B TomsKynance: 7 Wheatear feeding on grasshoppers, 2 Peregrine and several small groups of butterflies; viz. 5 Clouded Yellow, 10+ Red Admiral, 4 Large White and a Small Copper on West Cliff top. (D Hall)

Polgigga: Possible Olive-backed Pipit flew over the cricket pitch at 13:20.

Penberth: 2 Firecrests.

MJS &DKP