Saturday 6th April 2019

Late news, RSPB Scillonian Wildlife Cruise 5/4/19: S 4 going SE 6, full cloud cover but becoming brighter later, good light, mod sea. Penzance to Wolf Rock: 14 Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 2000 Manx Shearwater, 4 Fulmar, 1 Cormorant, 211 Gannet, 1 Shag, 2 Sandwich Tern, 2000 Auk sp., 12 Kittiwake, 13 Puffin, c15 Common Dolphin, 2 Harbour PorpoiseWolf to Scilly: 60 Shag, 7 Great Black-back Gull, 65 Manx Shearwater, 137 Gannet, 15 Fulmar, 33 Guillemot, 12 Kittiwake, 3 Puffin, 21 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 9 Razorbill, 30 Herring Gull, 1 Great Skua. Scilly to Wolf Rock: 55 Herring Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern, 20 Shag, 12 Great Black-backed Gull, 65 Gannet, 60 Manx Shearwater, 33 Kittiwake, 7Fulmar, 23 Auk sp., 61 Guillemot, 35 Razorbill, 1Great Skua, 2 Puffin, 1 Cormorant, 1 + Common DolphinWolf Rock to Penzance: 160 Gannet, 797 Manx Shearwater, 122Auk sp., 14 Guillemot, 15 Razorbill, 51 Kittiwake, 1 Puffin, 1 Great Black–backed Gull, 4 Fulmar, 14 Common Dolphin. (M Jones M Elliot)

Porth Towan: 1 Rough-legged Buzzard circling and drifting north towards St Agnes, at 11.48. (P St Pierre)

Newquay, East Pentire: 1 Rough-legged Buzzard (presumed same bird) drifting north along coast. Also 4 Sand Martin (S Rowe)

Rough-legged Buzzard, Steve Rowe

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Glossy Ibis again, 1 Water Pipit, 22 Sand Martin, 3 Willow Warbler. (P St Pierre) Later 1 Glossy Ibis, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 2m Mallard, 6 Teal, 1 Little Egret, 2 m&f Stonechat, 2 Dunnock, 3 Sand Martin at 13.55. (M Webb)

Little Egret, Martin Webb

Stonechat, Martin Webb

Mounts Bay: 2+ Black-throated Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 3 Eider, 2 Common Scoter and 4 Sandwich Tern. (P St Pierre)

Helston Sewage Works: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, also 15 Sand Martin, 1 House Martin. (P Fraser, S Bury)

Lizard Point: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 pale phase Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 9 Red-throated Diver, 75 Puffin. (I Maclean et al)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Ruff. (R Veal)

Trescowe: female/juvenile Hen Harrier below Wheal Junket heading towards Townshend at 10am. (S Yandall)

Towan Head: 25 Purple Sandpiper, 20 Turnstone. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 8 Little Egret, 5 Redshank, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Shelduck. (S Rowe)

Porth Joke: 12 Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler, 9 Blackcap, 2 House Martin, 1 Swallow, 2 Song Thrush, 8 Stonechat. (S Rowe)

Portscatho, Porthcurnick beach: 1 m Long-tailed Duck swimming close to the shore (<20 feet). (G Wykes)

Porthgwarra: 2 Canada Geese, 2 Mallard, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Swallow, 2 Jay, c12 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 10+ Skylark and 11 Golden Plover over. Also 1 Roe Deer, 1 Fox (with plastic tangled round it’s neck), 2 Peacock, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 6 species of bee including Anthophora plumipes. (DK Parker)

Hairy-footed Flower Bee, Dave Parker

Penwithick: 2 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 8 House Sparrow, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Blackbird, 1 Robin. (K. Bowers)

Reed Bunting, Kevin Bowers

Crugmeer: 1 Stock Dove, 11 Yellowhammer, 13 Skylark, 16 Meadow Pipit, 3 Raven, 2 Jay, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 m Wheatear, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 1 Corn Bunting, 2 Linnet, 2 Grey Partridge, 6 Red-legged Partridge. (S Grose)

Goonhilly Nature Reserve: 4 Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 1m Blackcap, 5 Song Thrush & 5 Swallow.  (JHawkey & K Dalziel)

The Towans: 2 Swallow. (P Freestone)

St Dennis: 7 Sand Martin and 1 Swallow. (P Ash)

Pendeen Watch: 3 House Martin.

Sennen Cove: Steady passage of Swallows today.

Golitha Falls NNR: 1 Dipper, 7 Nuthatch, 3 Coal Tit, 2 Robin, 5 Blue Tit, 2 Buzzard, 3 Chaffinch, 1 Song Thrush.  ( C Hooper)

Nuthatch, C Hooper

Chaffinch, C Hooper

Robin, C Hooper

Song Thrush, C Hooper

Housel Bay: 2 Raven, 1f Stonechat, 3 Dunnock, 20+ Fulmar at 11.40. (M Webb)

Raven, Martin Webb

Raven, Martin Webb

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 drk Pintail, 1m Wheatear, 2 Swallow. (R Veal)

Godolphin: 1 Swallow, 3 Mistle Thrush 1 attacking a Jay, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 10 Nuthatch, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Bullfinch, 2 Blackcap, 1 Raven (J Evans)

Trevose Head: 1 f Black Redstart, 4 Wheatear, 9 Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 8 House Martin, 38 Swallow and 16 Sand Martin. (P Roseveare)

Walmsley Sancturay: 1 Whimbrel, 2 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper, 19 Curlew, 17 x Black-tailed Godwit,15 Greenshank, 5 Mute Swan, 1 Tufted Duck, 23 Gadwall, 17 Shelduck and 21 Shoveler. Also a Hare approaching the hide. (P Roseveare)

tdm

Thursday 17th October 2013

Penberth: 4 Firecrest this morning. (P & H Taylor)

St Levan: 1 Richard’s Pipit over east this morning. (M Wallace)

Newlyn: 1 Snow Bunting still. (A Mckechnie – photo) also 1 Black Redstart.

Snow Bunting

Long Rock: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling still commuting between Morrison’s car park and Sainsbury’s. (R Farnes – photos 1&2, J St Ledger – photo 3)

DC7E3036 DC7E3051 Rose-coloured Starling Penzance  17th Oct 2013

Marazion Beach: 1 Peregrine. (B Moore) 

Sennen: 6 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Ringed Plover and 3 Med Gull. (B Moore)

Bearah Tor: 1 Ring Ouzel and 6+ Bullfinch. (B Craven)

Rame: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, one still at churchyard and one at entrance to Rame Barton. (M Beer).

Land’s End: 1 Hen Harrier at the airport and 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still in sallows south of car park..

St Levan: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler the the church.

Nanquidno: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still opposite the airfield.

Botallack: 1 Ring Ouzel.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Osprey, 1 Garganey and 2 Med Gull.

Cot Valley:  12 Chough in a group circling the valley, chasing off a Sparrowhawk. (J St Ledger) 1 Rough-legged Buzzard reported again.

MJS

Tuesday 15th October 2013

Late news 12/10  Mevagissey: 1 Night Heron at Lost Gardens of Heligan, possibly still present on 13th.

Late news 11/10 Nanquidno: 1 Yellow Wagtail. (A Hartley – photo)

_YWagtail1

 Long Rock: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling still commuting between Morrisons and Sainsburys. (MO – photos by R Farnes (1&2) and A McKechnie(3))

DC7E2520 DC7E2521 Rosy-Starling-1-copy

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 7 Teal, 11 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 4 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe, 15 Moorhen, 3+ Water Rail, 14 Snipe, 2 Stonechat, 1 Wheatear, c20 Meadow Pipit and 3 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Nanquidno: 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Grey Wagtail, c100 Linnet and 2 Stonechat. (D Parker & M Spicer) Also 2+ Firecrests above the ford. (N Donaghy of Oriole Birding)

Cot Valley: 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, c16 Long-tailed Tit and 3 Chough. (D Parker & M Spicer) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest and 1 Rough-legged Buzzard also reported.

Porth Joke: 1 Common Rosefinch this evening with House Sparrows. ( S Rowe)

Trencrom: 1 Merlin plus 6 Fieldfare. (R Menari)

St Levan: Yellow-browed Warbler heard calling from the area of trees and scrub 300m SSW of Raftra at 13:00. Also a Turtle Dove on wires just south of Raftra and c35 Golden Plover in flight heading towards Porthgwarra. (D Chown – photo)

Turtle Dove nr Raftra 15 Oct 2013

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Osprey still, 19 Med Gull plus a possible American Herring Gull.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Firecest with 40+ tit flock. ( SM Taylor) 1 Ruff and 1 Knot. (C Viner)

Camelford: 1 juv Chough over Mount Camel Estate.

Rame: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at church.

Swanpool Point: 7 Med Gull and 1 Curlew. (D Chaney)

Castle Beach: 4 Little Egret, 1 Curlew and 2 Grey Wagtail. (D Chaney)

Pendennis Point: 5 Meadow Pipit, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Kestrel and 1 Peregrine on dockyard crane. (D Chaney)

Gorrangorras: 35+ Redshank, c.30 Curlew, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Dunlin and 2 Greenshank at high tide. (D Chaney)

Porthgwarra: 1 Wryneck still at end of track to Three Chimneys.

Treen Common: 1 ring-tailed Hen Harrier. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

MJS

Monday 14th October 2013

Late news 09/10 Falmouth: 1 Tawny Owl heard. (S Perfect)

Late news 09/10 Pennance Point: 1 Common Sand. (S Perfect)

Late news 12/10 Swanvale+Swanpool: 1Water Rail, 2 Grey Wag and 109 Redwing over. (S Perfect)

Late news 12/10 Swanpool Point: 3 Ringed Plover and 1 Whimbrel. (S Perfect)

Late news 13/10 Buttermilk Hill: 5 Wheatear, 2 Golden Plover and 20 Meadow Pipit. (V Stratton)

Late news 13/10 Hayle Estuary RSPB: 700+ Wigeon, 400+ Teal, 2 Shelduck, 3 Pintail, 21 Bar-tailed Godwits, 35 Common Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 2 Brent Geese (pale bellied and dark bellied) 3 Mediterranean Gull and 2 Common Gull. (V Stratton) Also of interest, a ringed Mediterranean Gull seen on the estuary today, which had been reported from the same site on ten occasions since Oct 2011, was ringed as a pullus at Csongrád, Hungary on 5th June 2011. (per D Thomas)

Late news 13/10 Trewey Downs: 387 Golden Plover, 1 ring-tailed Hen Harrier and 1 f Merlin. (V Stratton)

Late news 13/10 Pendeen: 1 Arctic Skua chasing a gull. (S Maycock – photo)skua1

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Common Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Goldcrest and 4 Chiffchaff. (M Spicer)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Osprey again this morning. (B Toms) Also 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose still and 18 Med Gull.

Long Rock: 1 Rose-coloured Starling still commuting between Morrisons and Tescos. Also 3 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 4 Turnstone, 1 Wheatear, 3 Rock & 3 Meadow Pipit. (MO – photos R Farnes)

DC7E2307 DC7E2341

Housel Bay, Lizard: 1 Ring Ouzel and 1 Water Rail. (D Collins)

Par Pool: 1 Whooper Swan, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Shoveler and 1 Grey Heron. (J Sleep – photo)Whooper Swan Par pool (1)

Gwithian: 7 Wigeon, 6 Tufted Duck, 40 Meadow Pipit,and 2 Wheatear. (P Fraser, D & M Walbridge)

Land’s End: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 5 Chiffchaff. (P Fraser, D & M Walbridge)

Porthcurno: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler and 4 Chiffchaff. (P Fraser, D & M Walbridge)

Sennen: 1 fem/imm Long-tailed Duck. (P Fraser, D & M Walbridge)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Ruff, 1 Dunlin, 9 Snipe, 3 Shoveler, 8 Curlew, 4 Lapwing, 1 m Wheatear and 1 Kestrel. (J St Ledger – photo)

Wheatear Stithians 14th Oct 2013

Men an Tol: 1 Short-eared Owl, 2 Barn Owl, 1 Merlin, 2 Kestrel, 2 ring-tailed Hen Harrier and 2 Wheatear between 17:30 and 19:00. (J Webster)

Lizard Village: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling, 1 juv Swallow, 2 Wheatear, 185 Linnet, 1 Peregrine, 2 Blackcap and 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (M Adkins)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 5 Teal, 17 Mallard, 1 Wigeon, 2 Cormorant, 4 Little Egret, 7 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe, 16 Moorhen, 2+ Water Rail, 1 Stonechat, 1 Wheatear, c20 Meadow Pipit and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

St Just: 1 Rough-legged Buzzard reported late afternoon.

Nanquidno: 1 Firecrest along track to Gurland Farm plus 5 Firecrest.

St Levan: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at Grey Gables.

Porthgwarra: 1 Wryneck still at the end of the track to Three Chimneys.

Pendeen: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at Portheras Valley.

Saltash: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in a garden this morning.

Cot Valley: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler at seaward end.

MJS