Sunday 16th August 2015

Late news, 15/8, Land’s End: 1 Hornet Hoverfly, the largest hoverfly (2.5cm) in the UK and first discovered in Cornwall in the 1990’s. (J Hawkey)

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Colliford Reservoir/Dozmary Pool: 4 Canada Goose, 9 Great Crested Grebe, 15 Cormorant, 12 Mallard, 1 Coot, 2 Grey Heron, 9 Little Grebe, 3 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 2 Black-headed Gull, 7 Buzzard, 7 Raven, 34 Carrion Crow, 3 Jackdaw, 6 Magpie, 336 Starling, 1 Stock Dove, 3 Skylark, 171 Swallow, 155 Meadow Pipit, 31 Pied Wagtail, 4 Blackbird, 4 Wheatear, 81 Linnet, 11 Chaffinch, 22 Goldfinch, 5 Dunnock, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 6 Blue Tit, 2 Stonechat, 19 Gatekeeper, 3 Meadow Brown, 3 Green-veined White, 2 Wall, 1 Painted Lady, 2 Azure Damselfly and 14 Rabbit.  (DA Conway)

Marazion Beach: 1 Little Stint, 1 Common Scoter in Bay. (B Toms & M Curtis) Also 4 Knot and 1 Peregrine. (S Turner) Also c60 Sanderling, c50 Dunlin, c50 Ringed Plover, 14 Turnstone on the beach and 6 Sandwich Tern offshore. (DK Parker, B Dallas)

STurner_Knot3_160815Knot, S Turner
STurner_Knot_160815Knot, S Turner
STurner_Peregrine_160815Pergrine, S Turner
STurner_Knot2_160815Formerly a Knot, S Turner

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Ryan’s Field: 5 Common Sandpiper, 1 Black-tailed Godwit in summer plumage and 1 Kingfisher. (B Toms & M Curtis) Estuary: 35 Redshank, 24 Oystercatcher, 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 2 Ruff, 1 Whimbrel, 14 Sandwich Tern, 11 Little Egret, 100 Curlew, 8 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit and 2 Kingfisher from the Old Quay House car park. (B Dallas & B Field) 

BField_Curlew2_160815Curlew, Brian Field BField_Curlew1_160815Curlew, Brian Field

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve:   4 Mute Swan, 3 Mallard, 1 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 1 drake Garganey, 3+ Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 9 Little Egret, 8 Grey Heron, 20 Moorhen (plus 4 chicks on Longrock pool), 2 Stonechat with 3 young, 1 Wheatear and 2 Cetti’s Warbler plus Reed & Sedge Warblers. (DK Parker, B Toms & M Curtis) 1 Hobby and 1 Sparrowhawk. (R Wilkins) Green Sandpiper, (M Halliday)

Sennen Cove: 28 Mediterranean Gull (inc 25 juv). (J Hawkey)

Coverack: 10 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Dartford Warbler, 9 Whitethroat, 2 Clouded Yellow & 1 Painted Lady butterfly, also Emperor moth caterpillar and Great Green Bushcricket (female). (D Flumm)

DFlumm_GGBushcricket_160815Great Green Bushcricket, Dave Flumm DFlumm_Emperormothcaterpillar_160815Emperor Moth caterpillar, Dave Flumm

St Gothian Sands LNR: Many Sand Martin and Burnet Moths. (R Farnes)

RFarnes_SandMartin2_160815Sand Martin, Rod Farnes RFarnes_SandMartin1_160815Sand Martin, Rod Farnes RFarnes_BurnetMoth_160815Burnet Moth, Rod Farnes

Southern Point, Lizard, late night ringing: Storm Petrel. (West Cornwall Ringing Group & R Farnes)

RFarnes_StormPetrel1_160815Storm Petrel, Rod Farnes RFarnes_StormPetrel2_160815Storm Petrel, Rod Farnes

Drift Reservoir (members only):  2 Mute Swan, 17 Canada Geese, 2 Muscovy Duck, 1 Mandarin, 61 Mallard, 1 ‘Call’ Duck, 2 Cormorant, 7 Great Crested Grebe (including 2 young), 5 Little Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 11 Moorhen, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 43 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 1 Kingfisher. (DK Parker & B Field)

DParker_Mandarin_160815Mandarin, Dave Parker BField_Snipe_160815Snipe, Brian Field

St Anthony’s Head, Zone Point: 700+ Manx Shearwater, 5 Great Skua and 30+ Harbour Porpoise. (R Seekins)

Kenidjack: 1 Pied Flycatcher.

Pendeen: 1 Pomarine Skua, 3 Sooty Shearwater and 10 Balearic Shearwater.

Porthgwarra: 14 Balearic Shearwater past.

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Saturday 15th August 2015

Late news, 14/8, Stithians Reservoir: 5 Common Sandpiper. (P Fraser)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 8 Little Grebe, 1 Coot, 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper and 2 Wheatear. (T McGowan, MJ Spicer)

Lizard Point: 7 Wheatear, 9 Stonechat, 100 Swallow & 5 Clouded Yellow butterflies. (D Flumm)

Marazion beach: 3 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Knot, 3 Turnstone, Dunlin, Sanderling & Ringed Plover. (J Hawkey) 1 Little Stint, 6 Knot, 95 Ringed Plover, 60 Sanderling and 125 Dunlin. (P Fraser)

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 8 Little Egret. (J Hawkey) Also 1 eclipse drake Garganey and 1500 Swallow at dusk. (P Fraser) Also 4 Mute Swan, 1 hybrid goose, 4 Mallard, 1 Gadwall, 1 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 6 Grey Heron, 23 Moorhen (plus 2 chicks on Longrock pool), 2 Stonechat with 3 young and 2 Cetti’s Warbler plus Reed & Sedge Warblers. (DK Parker)

Porthgwara: 4 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Great Skua and 2 Chough. (F Alway)

Pendeen Watch: 3 Sooty Shearwater, 9 Balearic Shearwater, 12 Med Gull, 1 Arctic Tern, 2 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua and 1 Pom Skua. (M Darlaston)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve:1 Ring-billed Gull again on the Estuary. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

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