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The RSPB Beached Bird Survey needs more volunteers – can you help?

The Beached Bird Survey is an effective way of monitoring trends in oil and other pollution incidents that affect seabirds.  The RSPB needs more volunteers to take part in this simple survey in SW England so we can increase our coverage of accessible coastline.  It involves walking an allocated stretch of beach and recording any oil and the number and species of any `beached’ birds.  Details of the survey and requirements are on the link below.

http://www.rspb.org.uk/volunteering/1705-beached-bird-surveyor-south-west-england

To register your interest in volunteering for Beached Bird Survey, please contact Natasha Simmons (natasha.simmons@rspb.org.uk) with your name, contact details and coastline of interest.  We will hold some meetings for existing and new volunteers later this year to which you will be invited.  We will match new volunteers with beaches before Christmas and provide all the information you need ahead of the next Beached Bird Survey in February 2015.

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Friday 19th September 2014

Late news 18/9 Church Cove, Gunwalloe: 2 Little Stint on beach with Dunlin. (G Barlow)

Late news 18/9 Sancreed: 1 Pied Flycatcher. (DS Flumm)

Kenidjack Valley: 1 Bonelli’s Warbler sp., 1 Wryneck, 10+ Chiffchaff, 3+ Willow Warbler, 2+ Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Reed Warbler, 3+ Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Hobby, 2 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk and 1 Chough. (P Clarke et al, R Farnes – photos)

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Boscregan: 1 Wryneck for second day (Carn Polpry), 1 Redstart, 8 Wheatears and 2 Whinchats. (N Wheatley)

Cot Valley: 1 Firecrest, 1 Reed Warbler and 4 Wheatears. (N Wheatley)

Higher Tregiffian: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling still. (L Proctor)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan plus 5 cygnets, 11 Mallard, 1 Gadwall, 6 Teal, 2 Cormorant, 7 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 31 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 2 Little Grebe, 5+ Water Rail, 1 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Reed Bunting, 1 Reed Warbler and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

Loe Bar: 2 Sanderling, 5 Common Sandpipers, 1 Dunlin, 9 Ringed Plover, 2 Whinchat and 4 Wheatear. (I Maclean)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Brent Goose and 1 Shelduck on Lelant Saltings. 5 Common Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Little Stint, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Wheatear and 1 Kestrel on Carnsew Basin. (J Yardley)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Little Stint, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 8 Common Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 3 Kingfisher, 4 Little Egret, 4 Teal, 4 Great Crested Grebe and 2 Chiffchaff. (J Hawkey) Also Spotted Redshank reported again.

Pendeen: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Whinchat, 7 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 5 Whitethroat, 2 Common Snipe & 1 Accro showing characteristics of Marsh Warbler in coastguard cottages tamarisk. (J Hawkey)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Common Tern (in the fog), 1 Common Sandpiper, 15 Ringed Plover, 11 Dunlin, 15 Snipe, 1 Curlew, 2 Wheatear. Also 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 5 Snipe from Golden Lion cut-off. (J St Ledger – photo) Also 1 Garganey reported.
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Upper Tamar Lake: 1 Osprey still. (B Teague – photo)

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RSPB Scillonian cruise Penzance to Wolf Rock: 1 Grey Heron, 4 Teal, 1 Eider, 12 Shag, 2 Cormorant, 1 Fulmar, 40 Gannet, 2 Turnstone, 1 Curlew, 1 Sandwich Tern, 3 Common Tern, 50 Great Black-backed Gull, 6 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Black-headed Gull and1 Med Gull. Wolf Rock – Scilly (in fog): 10 Gannet, 1 Fulmar, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 1 Alba Wagtail. (DS Flumm)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 25 Ringed Plover, 2 White Wagtail and 4 Wheatear. Plus a Lesser Black-backed Gull with a ring reading 6CS late afternoon. (B Craven)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Turnstone, 2 Little Stint, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 8 Wigeon and 4 Ringed Plover this evening. (B Craven)

Carn Kenidjack: 2 Whinchats and 2 Whitethroats. (F Currie)

Hayle: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier at Loggans Moor. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

MJS & DKP

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)

MJS

 

Wednesday 17 September 2014

Late news, September, Nanjizal: Barred Warbler, Aquatic Warbler and Western Bonelli’s Warbler. More information including photos here. (K Wilson)

Penzance: 32 Turnstones on the beach at Jubilee Pool. (P St Pierre)

Cot Valley: 1 Spotted Flycatcher and 1 Pied Flycatcher. (P & H Taylor)

Higher Tregiffian: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling still. (MJ Spicer)

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Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Wheatear, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Brent Goose, 2 Greenshank, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Greenshank, 300 Teal, 300 Wigeon, 1 Shelduck, 15 Med Gulls and 1 Peregrine on Lelant Saltings. 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Redshank, 1 Ruff on Ryan’s Field . (R Farnes, J Yardley & AR Kitson) 1 Little Stint in Carnsew Basin.

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 Photos by Rod Farnes.

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Photos by Alan Kitson.

 Camel Estuary Trail, Wadebridge to Tregunna Bridge: 20 Bar-tailed Godwit, 15 Blackbird, 2 Blackcap, c750 Black-headed Gull, 25 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Buzzard, c100 Canada Goose, c50 Carrion Crow, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Common Sandpiper, 40 Cormorant, c200 Curlew, 7 Curlew Sandpiper, c50 Dunlin, c50 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Great Tit, 34 Greenshank, 25 Grey Heron, c100 Herring Gull, 2 House Sparrow, 20 Jackdaw, 1 Jay, 3 Kingfisher, 2 Lapwing, 10 Lesser Black-backed Gull, c50 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe, 10 Magpie, 25  Mallard, 3 Meadow Pipit, 45 Mute Swan, c200 Oystercatcher, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Raven, 165 Redshank, 25 Ringed Plover, 4 Robin, 8 Rook, 1 1w Sandwich Tern, 1 Spotted Redshank, 15 Starling, 30 Swallow, 2 Whimbrel, 6 Wigeon and 20 Wood Pigeon. (Martin Cutland Wildlife Walk per C Travis)

Levant/Botallack: Two Swifts in off the sea together at 16:40. Three Wheatears but too windy to see much else also c30 gannets fishing offshore. (NR Phillips)

Chiverton Cross: 1 probable Red Kite at 13:00 over the roundabout heading towards Penstraze. (M Greenhalgh)

River Lynher: 1 juvenile Marsh Harrier and 24 Little Egret at Sconner. (M Beer)

Marazion Marsh RSPB:  8 Little Egret, 2 Teal, , 2 Snipe, 4 Stonechat. (AR Kitson) Also 2 Coot on Longrock Pool. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 10 Sanderling, 30 Ringed Plover and 8 Dunlin on the beach. (AR Kitson)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 6 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 5 Snipe, 1 Wood Sandpiper and1 Wheatear at the Southern end. 2 Garganey, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank and 1 Snipe from Golden Lion end. (J St Ledger & I Maclean)

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Drift Reservoir (members only): 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank and several Grey Wagtail. (T McGowan)

Nanquidno: Osprey perched on a pole near Gurland Farm at 17:00.

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Tuesday 16th September 2014

Late news 14/9 Drift Reservoir (members only): 3 Greenshank, 6 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper, 12 Dabchick, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Dunlin and 2 Ringed Plover. (P St Pierre)

Gannel Estuary: 7 Dunlin, 8 Ringed Plover, 3 Greenshank, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit and 6 Little Egret. (M Lammas)

Lands End cycle track/Treeve Moor: 6 Whinchat, 5 Wheatear and 4 Yellow Wagtail. (P&H Taylor)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 7 Dunlin, 9 Ringed Plover, 6 Snipe, 1 Curlew, 3 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat and 1 Kestrel. (J St Ledger)

Nanquidno:  2 Whinchat, 2 Spotted Flycatcher and 1 Jay. (C Moore)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 5 Mute Swan, 2 Muscovy Duck, 119 Mallard, 3 Call Duck, 18 Teal, 17 Tufted Duck, 5 Cormorant (including the colour ringed bird), 4 Great Crested Grebe, 18 Little Grebe including juvs, 3 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 6 Moorhen, 7 Coot, 1 Little Stint, 6 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 6+ Common Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 7 Snipe, 2+ Kingfisher, 3 Sand Martin, 5 House Martin, c25 Swallow, 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Willow Warbler and 3 Chiffchaff. (C Moore, DK Parker)

Treve Common: 2 Whinchat and 5 Wheatear. (R Farnes – photos)

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Higher Tregiffian: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling. (R Farnes – photo)

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Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Dunlin, 22 Ringed Plover (over), 33 Curlew (over) and 5 Snipe. Also 4 Mute Swan plus 5 cygnets, 19 Mallard, 5 Teal, 1 Cormorant, 11 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 35 Moorhen, 3 Coot, 5 Little Grebe, 4 Water Rail, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Stonechat, 1 Whinchat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 5 Reed Bunting, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Willow Warbler, 12+ Chiffchaff, 9 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Reed Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler and 4+ Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 1 Light-bellied Brent Goose and a 1w Med Gull at Red River mouth. (DK Parker)

Porthgwarra: 1 Firecrest. (M Wallace)

Pendeen: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Wheatear, c100 Swallow and c10 House Martin including 3+ juvenile birds all at Calartha Farm. (DK Parker)

Levant: 5 Whinchat, many Swallow, few House Martin, 1 Swift, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Wheatear, 1 Meadow Pipit and few Linnet. (NR Phillips)

Wacker Quay, R. Lynher: 24 Great crested Grebe, 6 Little Egret,1 Peregrine, 2 Buzzard, 1 Osprey reported late afternoon flew upriver, 100+ Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Greenshank, 2 Ringed Plover and 22 Sandwich Tern. (B Taggart)

Colliford Lake: 2 Ruff m,f and 3 Whinchat. (M Beer)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Osprey over.

Maer Lake CBWPS: 1 Little Stint still.

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Curlew Sandpiper.

MJS

Monday 15th September 2014

Two colour-ringed Med Gulls seen at Portscatho in August have been traced. One was ringed as a pullus in The Netherlands on 20th June 2014 and the other had been ringed as a pullus in France on 24th June 2011. (per S Croft)

Late news 13/9 Godrevey / Gwithian Beach: 25 Sanderling, 6 Ringed Plover, 2 Turnstone and 2 White Wagtail. (D Jenkins)

Late news 14/9 Truro: 1 Siskin in private garden for 5th day. (D Jenkins)

Late news 14/9 Upper Tamar Lake: 1 Osprey. (B Teague – photo)

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Lands End cycle track/Treeve Moor: 9 Whinchat, 8+ Yellow Wagtail, 10 Golden Plover, 3 Wheatear, 2 Tree Pipit and 1 Whitethroat. (P&H Taylor)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 18 Sanderling, 1 Common Tern and 5 Stonechat at Porth Kidney Sands. (DS Flumm) 1 Curlew Sandpiper with Dunlin flock, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Wheatear and 1 Kingfisher on Lelant Saltings. (J Yardley) Also 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose and 2 Little Stint still.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper still. (J Lander) Plus 1 Dunlin and 1 Snipe. Also 4 Mute Swan plus 5 cygnets, 3 Mallard, 4 Teal, 1 Cormorant, 8 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 29 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 5 Little Grebe, 3 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Stonechat, 1 Whinchat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Reed Bunting, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker) Also 1 Hobby hunting dragonflies over the new scrape. (B Dodd)

Marazion Beach: 1 Little Stint, 17 Sanderling, 13 Ringed Plover, 8 Dunlin and 2+ Wheatear. (DK Parker)

Nanquidno: 3 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 1 singing Willow Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Wheatear and 2 Chough. (DK Parker)

Higher Tregiffian Farm: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling on wires with c200 Starlings. (DK Parker)

Croft Pascoe Pool: 2 Little Stint and 1 Curlew Sandpiper. (J Lander)

Caerthillian: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (J Lander)

Gannel Estuary: 3 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Ringed Plover and 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. (M Lammas)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Spotted Redshank, 3+ Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 2 Grey wagtail and 3 Whinchat. (J Lander)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Bar tailed Godwit. (J Lander) 

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Sparrowhawk, 8 Wheatear and 4 White Wagtail. (L Sampson – photo)

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Laneast Downs: 6 Whinchat, 10 Stonechat, 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Skylark and 15 Meadow Pipit. (L Sampson)

Bude Marsh: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Long-tail Tit, 1 Grey Wagtail and 7 Moorhen. (R Mudge)

Lower Tamar Lake: 10 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Coot, 3 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Bullfinch and c25 Goldfinch. (R Mudge)

Devoran: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Knot, 1 Grey Plover, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Dunlin, 2 Greenshank, 60+ Redshank, 70+ Curlew and 45+ Oystercatcher. ( J St Ledger – photos)

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Land’s End Aerodrome:1 Ruff, 5+ Ringed Plover, 2 Wheatear and c120 Linnet. (R Archer et al.) Also 5 Golden Plover scared off by gas gun. (T McGowan)

Levant: 4/500 Linnets, 10 Stonechat, 2 Whinchat, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 6-7 Chough, 5 Wheatears, 1 Whitethroat and a clouded yellow and a small copper butterfly. (NR Phillips)

Pentire Point West: 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Kingfisher and3 Wheatear. (S Rowe)

Sennen: 1 Lapland Bunting over. (P St Pierre)

St Just: 1 Osprey flew south. (N Wheatley)

Maer Lake CBWPS: 4 Curlew Sandpiper and 1 Spotted Redshank.

Dinham Flats: 4 Curlew Sandpiper.

MJS

Sunday 14th September 2014

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 16 Grey Heron, 6 Little Egret, 3 Little Stint, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Turnstone, 3 Greenshank, 30 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose and 2 Sandwich Tern on Lelant Saltings. (J Hawkey, DS Flumm) 2 Sandwich Tern, 2 Common Tern, 6 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 6 Oystercatcher and 1 Wheatear on Carnsew Basin. (DS Flumm)

Caer Bran, Sancreed: 1 Wryneck and 1 Wheatear. (DS Flumm)

Sancreed Beacon: 1 Kestrel, 1 Whinchat, 3 Stonechat and 2 Whitethroat. (DS Flumm)

Bartinney, Sancreed: 5 Kestrel, 10 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear and 3 Stonechat. (DS Flumm)

Gulval: 1f Peacock with 5 young in private garden. (J Wheeler per MJ Spicer)

Corn Goon, The Lizard: 1 Wryneck (I Maclean)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper still. Also 4 Mute Swan plus 5 cygnets, 4 Mallard, 6 Teal, 2 Cormorant, 9 Grey Heron, 11 Little Egret, 31 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 3 Little Grebe, 4 Water Rail, 1 Peregrine, c100 Pied Wagtail, 5 Stonechat, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Chiffchaff and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 2 Turnstone, 33 Sanderling, 16 Ringed Plover, 25 Dunlin, 1 Knot and 2+ Wheatear on the beach. (DK Parker)

Grochall, The Lizard: 1 Firecrest, 4 Spotted Flycatcher and 5 Whinchat. (I Maclean)

Croft Pascoe Pool: 2 Little Stint, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank and 2 Snipe. (I Maclean, S Turner)

Porthgwarra: 1 Osprey over between Porthgwarra and St Levan. (J Irvine – photos). Also 1 Dotterel still NW of Roskestal Farm, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 10 Whinchat and 2 Tree Pipit. (M Wallace)

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Stithians Reservoir: 1 Little Stint, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 8 Ringed Plover, 3 Snipe, 1 Curlew, 20+Teal, 1 Wigeon and 2 Kestrel. (J St Ledger)

Swanpool: 2 Kingfisher, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 11 Little Grebe and 1 Grey Wagtail. (J St Ledger)

Caerthillian: 1 Wryneck, 12+ Yellow Wagtail and 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (T Blunden)

Penzance: 2 Med Gull opposite B & Q plus 2 Med Gull in Mount’s Bay. (S Turner)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Osprey, 3 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 2 Dunlin, 76 Curlew, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit and 1 Kingfisher. (S Rowe)

Camel Estuary: 1 Spoonbill, 2 Curlew Sandpiper and 1 Little Stint.

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Spotted Redshank still.

St John’s Lake: 1f Ruddy Shelduck.

Cot Valley: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Kenidjack: 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

MJS

 

Saturday 13th September 2014

Photos from 12/9 by M Ahmad:

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St Breok: 1 Water Rail visiting a private garden. (M Scawen)

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Rinsey Head: 1 Wryneck seen this morning but later found dead. (per R Teague)

Lands End: 1 female-type Common Rosefinch behind Treeve Moor House at 10:40, then flew SW. Plus 10+ Yellow Wagtail, 13 Whinchat, 50 Swallow and 1 Whimbrel. (P&H Taylor)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Bar-headed Goose with c250 Canada Geese and c30 Greylag,2 Coot, 1 Curlew, c40 Swallow, 8 House Martin, 2 Stonechat, 6+ Wheatear, 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 White Wagtail. (MJ Spicer)

Caerthillian: 1 Wryneck on the road 100m before Carn Goon, 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 2 Blackcap and 2 Chiffchaff (D Eva)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Garganey, 4 Teal and 1 Greenshank from Golden Lion cut-off. (D Eva)

Marazion Marsh: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper still plus 1 Dunlin, 3 Mute Swan, 2 Mallard, 9 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 26 Moorhen 1 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Whinchat, 5 Stonechat, 3 Reed Bunting, 2 Cetti’s Warbler and 2 Sedge Warbler. (DK Parker & DS Flumm – photos)

Marazion Beach: 2 Little Stint, 21 Sanderling, 17 Ringed Plover, 16 Dunlin and 2+ Wheatear. (DK Parker)

Gannel Estuary: 18 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Redshank, 10 Oystercatcher, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit and 1 Common Sandpiper. (S Rowe)

Porth Joke: 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Whinchat, 4 Jay, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 1 Wheatear, c30 Swallow and 1 Little Egret. (S Rowe)

Holywell: 2 Swift. (S Rowe)

Porthgwarra: 1 Dotterel in newly sown field north side of Roskestal. (M Wallace)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose. (B Dodd)

Upper Tamar Lake: 1 Osprey. ( D Clayton)

Bude Marshes: 1 Buzzard. (H Kendall -photo)

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Croft Pascoe Pool: 2 Little Stint, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank and 1 Green Sandpiper. Please only view from the road. (J Selby)

Pendeen Watch: 24 Balearic Shearwater past 06:50 – 10:00.

MJS