Tuesday 12th September 2017

Late news, 11/9, St Ives Island: 6 Leach’s Petrel, 8 Storm Petrel, 42 Bonxie, 32 Arctic Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua, 20 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Balearic Shearwater, 18 Grey Phalarope, 15 (4 ad and 11 juv) Sabines Gull, 3 Little Gull, 8 Med Gull, 43 Arctic Tern, 54 Common Tern, 40+ ‘commic’ Tern, 12 Sandwhich Tern, 1 Red-throated Diver and 4 Bar-tailed Godwit in an 11.5 hour seawatch. (B Mellow)

Late news, 11/9, Trevose Head 16:00-18:.00: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Leach’s Petrel,  6 Common Scoter, 1 Bonxie, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Grey Phalarope. (R Augarde)

Late news, 11/9, Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Black Tern. (A Rowland)

Devoran Quay: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs on Tallack’s Creek side (flushed by man with dog; man waded out up to chest deep towards it!). 2 Osprey (1 fishing, 1 flew over), 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Garganey, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper. (S Votier, J St Ledger)

 
 
 

Osprey fishing at 08:00, successful on third attempt – All photos, Alan James

Pendeen seawatch 06.45-10.25: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Arctic Skua, 10 Bonxie, 3 Common Scoter, 3 juv. Mediterranean Gull, c300 Manx Shearwater. (P Aley)

Pendeen (carpark seawatch) 07:00-08:30: 8 Great Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 8 Med Gull, 25 Kittiwake, c100 Razorbill. (D Flumm)

Marazion: Arctic Tern adult. (P Aley)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 7 Greenshank, 6 Magpie. (RB & PC Girling) 1 Pectoral Sandpiper. (M Spicer, P Aley)

Pectoral Sandpiper, Alex McKechnie

 

Trevose Head: 57 Kittiwake, 13 Great Skua, 8 Sandwich Tern, 1 Black headed Gull, 8 Common Tern, 2 Arctic Tern, 5 Arctic Skua (1 adult dark phase 3 adult pale phase , 1 juvenile), 1 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Dunlin, 1 Grey Phalarope. (B Bosisto)

Camel Estuary: 3 Knot, 4 Ringed Plover, 3 Turnstone, 24 Black tailed Godwit, 3 Bar tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 1 Whimbrel, 1 female Marsh Harrier, 33 Redshank. (B Bosisto)

Marsh Harrier, Bob Bosistow

Arctic Skua, Bob Bosistow

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Bar tailed Godwit, 1 Ruff, 4 White Wagtail. (B Bosistow) 3 Ruff, 3 Wheatear. (P Aley)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Greenshank, 1 Ruff, 2 Swift, 8 Cattle Egret. (B Bosisto)

Bar-tailed Godwit and Ruff, Bob Bosistow

 

   

Gannel Estuary: 6 pale bellied Brent goose still, 2 Barwit. (M Lammas)

Lizard Point 15:45-17:15: Singles of Arctic Tern, Balearic Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater, Great Skua, Kittiwake. (D Collins)

Stithians Reservoir: 15 Cormorant at 11:40. (RB & PC Girling).

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 Grey Phalarope, close to path from first car park towards the dam. 2 Yellow-legged Gull (1st year and adult). (A Robinson). 

St Dennis: Mixed group of 15 Long-tailed Tit, 8+ Goldcrest, 3 Chiffchaff and Spotted Flycatcher passed through garden. (P Ash)

 

Spotted Flycatcher, Paul Ash

 Kingsmill:1 Curlew Sandpiper. (K Baum)

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Tuesday 2nd December 2014

Late news, 1/12, Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, estuary:  1 Brent Goose (dark-bellied). 5 Goosander (red-heads). 4 Black-tailed Godwit. 1Knot. 7 Mediterranean Gull ( 4xad, 1x2w, 2x1w). Ryan’s Field: c400 Golden Plover & c350 Lapwing. (C Barnard)

Marazion: 1 Pacific Diver near Little Hogus and 1 Great Northern Diver. (C Barnard, M Greenhalgh, P Clement, MJ Spicer)

Falmouth, Swanpool: 2 1w Scaup, 1 1w Long-tailed Duck, c.15 Tufted Duck, 10 Little Grebe, 1 Great-crested Grebe, 5 Mute Swan, 100 Black-headed Gull, 30 Herring Gull, 60+ Mallard, 50+ Coot, 1 Grey Heron, 5+ Moorhen, 2 Kingfisher and 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Chaney, B Toms & J St Ledger) Also on Swanpool was the contraption shown in the photo, it was the size of a pallet, and was going around the pool, scaring off the birds! Not sure if it was manned or remote controlled!

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Penzance, Chyandour: 1 m Eider, 29 Ringed Plover, 22 Dunlin, 4 Turnstone, 32 Sanderling and 1 Black Redstart. (D Flumm & P St Pierre)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Copperhouse Creek: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs with Redshank and Greenshank. Ryan’s Field: 3 Goosander, Kingfisher and large flocks of Lapwings and Golden Plovers. (M Greenhalgh)

Porthgwarra: 1f Desert Wheatear, 1 Sparrowhawk, c30 Golden Plover, 1 Chough, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Stonechat. (P Clement, MJ Spicer)

Bodmin, Cooksland, Callywith Gate Ind Estate: 386 Greenfinch went to roost, 15.35 – 16.05. (D Conway)

Newquay, River Gannel: 1 f Red-breasted Merganser near footbridge at low tide. Also 1 Greenshank. (J St Ledger)

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Sennen: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff at Brew sewage works. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Kelynack: 1 Dusky Warbler again east of caravan park. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern again. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

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Friday 28th November 2014

Amble Marsh: 1 Snow Goose with Canada Geese, 2f 3m Northern Pintail, 4 Shoveler, 2 Tufted Duck, many Teal and Wigeon, 30+ Curlew, 4 Knot, 3 Snipe, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 40+ Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 50+ Lapwing, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Buzzard, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 1 Water Rail, 9 Stock Dove, 30+ Fieldfare and few Redwing. (D Mays) Also 1 Jack Snipe reported.

Porth Nanven: 4 Black Redstart. (P&H Taylor)

Sennen Cove: Black Redstart at the lifeboat station.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs still at Copperhouse Creek.

Kelynack: 1 Dusky Warbler still.

Marazion: 1 Pacific Diver and 1 Great Northern Diver this morning.

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Thursday 27th November 2014

Polly Joke and West Pentire Head: 2 Red-throated Diver, 1 Black Redstart, 1 Ruddy Turnstone, 20+ Gannet, 20+ Fulmar, 2 Stonechat, 20 Meadow Pipit, 10+ Song Thrush, 1 Bullfinch, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel,  2 Pied Wagtail, 30+ Skylark, 13 Linnet, 4 Greenfinch and 6 Goldfinch + all the usual suspects. (D Mays)

Porthgwarra: 1 Desert Wheatear again. (M Chapman) Also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in 60ft cover and a Snow Bunting north over Trevean. (M Wallace)

Newquay, Gannel Estuary: 2 American Wigeon still, 2 Greenshank, 4 Redshank, 2 Stonechat, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (D Mays)

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 4 Mute Swan plus 2 young, 24 Teal, 18 Mallard, 1 Pintail, 1 Cormorant, 5 Little Grebe, 20 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 2 Bittern, 4 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 1 Peregrine, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Snipe, 1 Cetti’s Warbler and 2 Stonechat. c20,000 Starlings at dusk. (DK Parker)

Longrock: 2 (female type) Red-breasted Mergansers. (I Webster)

Helson: Whooper swan back on the boating lake. (T Blunden)

Sennen Cove: 1 Black Redstart in the lifeboat station. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Buttermilk Hill: 1 Jack Snipe and 45 Golden Plover. (V Stratton)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Snow Goose with Canada Geese.

Falmouth, Gorrangorras: 65 Curlew, 12 Redshank and 2 Greenshank. (S Perfect)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Copperhouse Creek: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs still. Carnsew Pool: 1 Great Northern Diver.

Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff still.

Penzance: 2 Black Redstart in Railway Station area.

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Wednesday 26th November 2014

Late News 24/11 St Ives: 4 Woodcock at Buttermilk Hill. (V Stratton)

Late News 25/11 Zennor Hill: 1 Snow Bunting. (V Stratton)

Porthgwarra: 1 Desert Wheatear plus 1 Hen Harrier and 1 Short-eared Owl. (M Wallace et al)

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Kelynack: 1 Dusky Warbler still.

Marazion: 1 Pacific Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver and 13 Great Northern Diver.

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 4 Mute Swan plus 2 young, 29 Teal, 16 Mallard, 1 Pintail, 1 Cormorant, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Water Rail, 21 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 5 Snipe, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Cetti’s Warbler and 4 Stonechat. (DK Parker) Also 1 Bittern plus 2 Firecrest in conifers by Red River.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs at Lelant Saltings from Old Quayhouse Inn. 4 Goosander on Ryan’s Field. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching) Also Great Northern Diver in Carnsew Basin.

Sennen: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff at Brew Sewage Works.

Gannel Estuary: 2 f American Wigeon, 51 Eurasian Wigeon and 10 Little Egret. (S Rowe)

St Erth: 1 Tawny Owl. (MJ Spicer)

Penzance: 2 Black Redstart by station.

Par Beach/Bay: 3 Oystercatcher, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 18 Shag, 5 Cormorant, 13 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 59 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 18 Black-headed Gull, 2 Curlew and 1 Knot. (M Whittaker)

Par Beach Pool: 1 Blackbird, 14 Black-headed Gull, 13 Mute Swan, 31 Canada Goose, 8 Moorhen, 11 Coot, 2 Pied Wagtail, 19 Mallard, 14 Herring Gull, 5 Jackdaw, 2 Dunnock, 8 Carrion Crow, 1 Robin, 60 Starling, 1 Wren, 2 House Sparrow, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Magpie, 2 Long Tailed Tit,1  Blue Tit  and 1 Grey Heron. (M Whittaker)

Towednack: 1 ring tailed Hen Harrier. (V Stratton)

Nanjizal: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (K Wilson)

MJS & DKP

Tuesday 25th November 2014

Late news, 23/11, Cheesewring Quarry: 4 Ring Ouzel

St. Buryan: 1 Black Redstart still, Tower Meadows. (P&H Taylor)

Kelynack: 1 Dusky Warbler still. (P&H Taylor)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Pintail, 2 Coot, 2 Snipe and 22 Curlew over. (MJ Spicer)

Penzance: At least 3 Black Redstart on rocks east of bus station. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Marazion: 1 ad Pacific Diver between St Michael’s Mount and Rocky Island and 9 Great Northern Diver. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reservem Copperhouse Creek: 1w Lesser Yellowlegs again. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Carrick Roads, between Messack Farm and Turnaware Point: 1 Great Crested Grebe, 51 Black-necked Grebe, 4 Great Northern Diver, 21 Red-breasted Merganser, 9 Mute Swan. Also Messack Farm, 8 Brambling. (S Gay in the morning) In afternoon: 1 Great Crested Grebe, 36 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Great Northern Diver, 8 Red-breasted Merganser and 3 Mute Swan. (D Hall)

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 4 Mute Swan plus 2 young, 21 Teal, 14 Mallard, 1 Pintail, 1 Cormorant, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 22 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 3 Snipe, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Cetti’s Warbler and 1 Stonechat. (DK Parker) 4 Bitterns at dusk. (P St Pierre)

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Monday 24th November 2014

Late news, Men-an-Tol: 2 (m & f) Hen Harrier, 33 Golden Plover and 20 Fieldfare. (B Field)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Porth Kidney Beach:  2 Sandwich Tern and 3 Stonechat. Carnsew Basin: 16 Mediterranean Gull, 8 Little Grebe, 10 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Grey Plover, 43 Dunlin, 4 Curlew, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 14 Redshank and 1 Sparrowhawk. Ryan’s Field: 5 Wigeon, 1 Water Rail, 1 Black Redstart, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 10 Redshank, 2 Snipe, 7 Linnet, 1 Jay, 2 Little Egret and 2 Grey Heron. (D Flumm) Copperhouse Creek: 1 juv Lesser Yellowlegs. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Kelynack: 1 Dusky Warbler again. (B Field)

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 2 Bittern, 4 Mute Swan plus 2 young, 31 Teal, 22 Mallard, 1 Pintail, 1 Cormorant, 6 Little Grebe, 3 Water Rail, 21 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 17 Snipe, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Cetti’s Warbler and 2 Stonechat. (DK Parker & R Farnes) 1 Swallow at roost. (S Turner & DK Parker)

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Pintail, Rod Farnes

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Marazion: 1 Pacific Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver and 7 Great Northern Diver offshore. (DK Parker)

Bone: 1 Richard’s Pipit still, plus 6 Snipe, 2 Stonechat, 2 Jay, 3 Redwing, 22 Meadow Pipit and a Weasel. (DK Parker)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 248 Canada Geese, 39 Greylag, 8 hybrid geese, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 2 Muscovy Duck, 55 Mallard, 2 Call Duck, 1 Mandarin, 2 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Little Grebe, 2 Moorhen, 2 Jay and 1 Kingfisher. (DK Parker)

Pentewan: 1 Chaffinch, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Blackbird, 28 Herring Gull, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Robin, 1 Black-throated Diver, 9 Mallard, 15 Jackdaw, 9 Great Black Backed Gull, 2 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 1 Wood Pigeon, 1 Blue Tit, 8 Black Headed Gull, 1 Wren, 5 House Sparrow, 1 Long Tailed Tit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Dunnock, 1 Cormorant & 1 Song Thrush. (M Whittaker)

Porthpean: 1 Little Egret, 20 Herring Gull, 6 Black Headed Gull, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Cormorant, 38 Fulmar, 1 Guillemot, 1 Great Black Backed Gull, 2 Black-throated Diver, 1 Wood Pigeon, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Robin & 1 Dunnock. (M Whittaker)

Polgigga: 2 Swallow between Polgigga and Treen this afternoon. (P St Pierre)

Sennen Cove: 1w Ring-billed Gull 11:20-11:30 then flew east towards Sennen School, also 1 Red-breasted Merganser. (P St Pierre)

Mylor Churchtown: 8 Black-necked Grebe, 9 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Great Northern Diver, 11 Turnstone. Also 2 Reed Bunting and 1 Chiffchaff. (J St Ledger)

Carrick Roads, Loe Beach: 1 Common Sandpiper. (J St Ledger) Also 18 Black-necked Grebe, 4 Great Northern Diver, 12 Red-breasted Merganser and 1 Black-throated Diver. (R Wilkins)

Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching) Also 1 Firecrest, 1 Water Rail, 5 Chiffchaff and 5 Long-tailed Tit. (M Ahmad & T Mills)

Falmouth, Penryn River, Gorrangorras: c100 Curlew, 20+ Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 5+ Little Grebe, 2 Water Rail, 15 Mute Swan, 10+ Mallard, 1 Sparrowhawk and 1 Chiffchaff. (D Chaney)

Sennen, Brew Sewage Works: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff still.

Carnon Downs Sewage Works: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff. (R Wilkins)

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