Tuesday 09 October 2012

Marazion: Tawny Owl in the early hours by the pump station. 8 Turnstone, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Oystercatcher and 1 Wheatear on the beach. (D Parker & A Hartley)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 34 Mallard, 7 Teal, 19 ad & 3 juv Moorhen, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 1 Curlew over, 1 Stonechat, c20 Meadow Pipit and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Sennen: 1 Glossy Ibis in stubble field by track to Trevorian Farm in the morning. (R Carrington)

Pendeen: Olive-backed Pipit on the coast path south west of the coastguard cottages on the road down to the lighthouse at c08:30 SW 379354. (I Kendall) Initially extremely mobile and elusive in the bracken and long grass it finally gave itself up at SW 374351 thanks largely to the perseverence of LGR Evans. Last seen at 17:50 at SW 376352. (L Proctor) Also 3 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, 6 Stonechat, 50 Meadow Pipits, 1 Kestrel and 1 Raven in the area. (D Parker & Adam Hartley)


Short video of the Olive-backed Pipit, John Chapple.

 Brew: 2 Glossy Ibis in the marshy field south of Brew Pool at cSW 365251 visible from the track beyond the sewerage works. (D Parker)

Lizard, Church Cove: Paddyfield Warbler showing well north of the village on the coastpath between 09:30 and 10:30 and throughout the day, also 1 Siskin, 2 Sand Martins and a few Swallows passing through. (B Toms & D Wright) Yellow-browed Warbler in the churchyard. Please park only in the church car park.

Guineaport, Wadebridge: Kingfisher on the river. (W Delacour)

Treraven Meadows: c46 Teal, 13 Mute Swans, 1 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper calling on the main river, Pied Wagtail, Curlew, and a large number of Canada Geese. (W Delacour)

Walmsley Sanctuary: A trickle of moving Swallows, 1 Pintail, 1 Shoveler, 1 Gadwall, 12 Wigeon, 21 Lapwing, 2 Golden Plover, 30+ Curlew, 10+ Snipe, 2 Water Rail, 3 Cormorant, 12 Siskin, 40+ Meadow Pipit, 1 White Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Jay, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Kestrel and 1 Peregrine Falcon. (C Selway)

Mullion: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler north of the caravan park at 15:30. (S Bury)

Plain an Gwarry: Yellow-browed Warbler and 50+ Swallows. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Firecrests by the paddocks.

Cot Valley: 2 Firecrests by the old wooden sheds at 13:42. Also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and another Firecrest in the valley.

Rame Head: Yellow-browed Warbler in the churchyard at 13:40.

Porthgwarra: Yellow-browed Warbler still in 60′ Cover. Snow Bunting still on the moor.

Cawsand: Fem Ring Ouzel in field north of road between Forder and Kingsand

Loe Pool, Helston: Great White Egret in the reeds in the NE corner late afternoon.