Tuesday 16th August 2016

Cape Cornwall: A colour-ringed Kestrel photographed yesterday was ringed as a chick at Holt Country Park, Norfolk in July 2016. This is the second bird from this project to be found in Cornwall; the other was found dead near Bodmin in 2015. See pictures here. (M Grantham)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper and 5 Common Sandpiper from the Stuart Hutchings hide this pm. (S Kolodziejski)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 4 Lapwing flew off S, 2 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Curlew, 9 Teal, 1 Shoveler and 8 Tufted Duck. (P Fraser) Also 1 m Goldfinch feeding juvenile. (D Hastilow)

DHastilow_Goldfinch3_160816Goldfinches, David Hastilow DHastilow_Goldfinch6_160816Goldfinches, David Hastilow

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Mute Swan plus 2+ cygnets, 7 Mallard, 2 Teal, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 21 Moorhen, 1 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Stonechat plus 1 young, 3 Reed Bunting, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, Reed and Sedge Warblers. Also c800 Swallow to roost. (DK Parker)

Marazion: c200 Ringed Plover, c100 Dunlin, c30 Sanderling, 3 Turnstone and 2 Oystercatcher on the beach. (DK Parker)

Drift Reservoir (members only):  1 Mute Swan, 5 Greylag, c150 Canada Geese, 5 hybrid, 1 Muscovy Duck, 1 eclipse Mandarin, 76 Mallard, 1 drake Tufted Duck, 8 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 4 Great Crested Grebe + 2 young, 9+ Little Grebe, 3 Buzzard, 9 Moorhen plus 3 young, 7+ Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank and 1 juv Grey Wagtail. (DK Parker)

Bude, Duckpool Valley: 2 Raven, 4 Kestrel (2 adults and two well-grown young), 5 Whimbrel, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Herring Gull and 2 Stonechat. (H Kendall)

Bartinney Down:  1 pair Kestrel predating Lizard and Dragonfly. (A James)

AJames_Kestrel1_160816Kestrel, Alan James AJames_Kestrel2_160816Kestrel, Alan James

Hayle, Towans Beach: group of Ringed Plover and Sanderling. (D Hastilow)

DHastilow_RPlover_160816Ringed Plover, David Hastilow DHastilow_Sanderling_160816Sanderling, David Hastilow DHastilow_RPlover+Sanderling_160816Sanderling and Ringed Plover, David Hastilow

Camel Estuary off Padstow: 1 ad Ring-billed Gull, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull and 150+ Mediterranean Gull. (D Julian)

Sennen: 7 ad Mediterranean Gull just below the fish & chip shop. (R Butts)

RButts_MedGull_160816Mediterranean Gulls, Roger Butts

Siblyback Reservoir:  3 Spotted Flycatcher (1 juvenile), 12 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Ruff and 1 Common Sandpiper. (M Beer, C Buckland)

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again at Boat Cove.

St Just in Roseland, Tretham Creek: 1 Osprey.

Restronguet Creek: 1 Dalmatian Pelican.

Hayle Estuary, Lelant Saltings: 1 juv Knot. (R Farnes) Copperhouse Creek: 14 Swift and good numbers of hirundines. (M Bishop)

Botallack: 6 Swift flying south. (P&H Taylor)

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