Thursday 17th July 2014

Late news, 16/7, Carn Boel: 1 Fulmar with chick in nest. (P & H Taylor)

Late news, 16/7, Pendennis Head: Manx Shearwaters started at a rate of c.5/minute but picked up quickly as the evening wore on until a couple hundred were milling around offshore. At least half a dozen Mediterranean Gull of various ages and c58 Common Scoter flew through westwards. (S Perfect)

Creegbrawse (Chacewater):  2 Tawny Owl calling. (B Toms)

Penzance, Chyandour: 1 ad Mediterranean Gull and 55 Swift. (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 22 Mediterranean Gull (inc: 5 juv), 2 Black-tailed Godwit,  2 Whimbrel, 2 Greenshank (inc. 1 on estuary) and 4 s/p Dunlin on estuary. (J Hawkey)

Letcha Cliff: 2 juv Stonechat. (P & H Taylor)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan with 5 cygnets, 7 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 15 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Moorhen with 5 chicks, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, c10 Swift, 6 Swallow, 3 Sand Martin, 1 male Stonechat with 4 young, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, plus Reed and Sedge Warblers (both feeding young). (DK Parker & R Farnes)

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 Marazion: 11 Dunlin and 3 Ringed Plover on the beach and 2 Sandwich Tern offshore. (DK Parker)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Mute Swan, 200+ Canada Geese, 18 Greylag, 7 hybrids, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 2 Muscovy Duck, 48 Mallard, 2 Call Duck, 2 Tufted Duck, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant and 1 Grey Heron. (DK Parker) Also 2 Kingfisher and 4 Green Sandpiper. (B Field)

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Wednesday 16th July 2014

Gwennap Sewage Works: 2 Green Sandpiper on marshy ground by river behind the sewage works. (J St Ledger)

Wilsey Downs: 1 Nightjar (churring) and 1 Grasshopper Warbler (reeling). (P McVey)

Pipers Pool: 10 Swift. (P McVey)

The Rumps and Pentire Head: 2 Blackbird, c50 Carrion Crow, 25   Cormorant, 1 Dunnock, 12 Fulmar, 20 Gannet, 8 Goldfinch, 30 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Guillemot, 40 Herring Gull, 20 House Sparrow, 3 Jackdaw, 2 Kestrel, 35 Linnet, 3 Magpie, 20 Manx Shearwater, 5 Oystercatcher, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Pheasant, 1 Puffin, 2 Raven, 4 Razorbill, 18 Rock Pipit, c50 Rook, 20 Shag, 10 Skylark, 10 Stonechat, c50 Swallow, 2 Whitethroat and 4 Wood Pigeon. (The “Martin Cutland Wildlife Walk” per C Travis)

Buttermilk Hill: a flock of 28 House Martins birds, a few Whitethroats and Willow Warblers, 6 Raven, 5 Common Buzzards including a juvenile, a few Meadow Pipit and 20 plus Linnets including a good  number of juveniles, plus15 Curlew in fields. (V Stratton)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Common Sandpiper. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Wadebridge: 1 Crossbill over garden. (D Julian)

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Tuesday 15th July 2014

Late news, 14/7, Rosudgeon: 1 pair Bullfinch feeding in garden, Trevean Lane. (E James)

Late news, 14/7, Falmouth Bay: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Fulmar and hundreds of Manx Shearwater. (AK Wildlife Cruises per R Hollis)

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Sooty Shearwater, Richard Hollis

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan with 5 cygnets, 12 Mallard, 9 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 6 Moorhen with 3 chicks, 1 Sparrowhawk, 21 Swift, 6 Swallow, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, Reed and Sedge Warblers. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 1 Sandwich Tern and 2 Great Northern Diver offshore. (DK Parker)

Porthgwarra: 1553 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 23 Fulmar, 233 Gannet, 23 Kittiwake, 27 Guillemot, 1 Razorbill and 68 Common Scoter in 3hr seawatch from 08.00. (DK Parker)

Penzance, Chyandour: 1 Peregrine, 4 Sandwich Tern and 1 adult Mediterranean Gull. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: 3 Green Sandpiper. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Camel Estuary, Dinham: 4 ad + 1 juv Mediterranean Gull. (D Julian)

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Monday 14th July 2014

Porthpean: 1 juv Buzzard and 2 Roe Deer. (D Hastilow)

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Buzzard, David Hastilow

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Roe buck, David Hastilow

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Roe doe, David Hastilow

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field:  3 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 2 Mute Swan, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Curlew, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Moorhen, 10 Swift, 1 Sedge Warbler and 1 Reed Warbler. (D Flumm)

Looe beach: 1 m Eider. (J & D Harries)

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Jayne & David Harries

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Stithians Reservoir, seen from dam wall: 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Skylark (over). (J St Ledger)

Falmouth Bay: 1 Sooty Shearwater. (AK Cruises, per R Hollis)

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Sunday 13th July 2014

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan + 5 cygnets, 2 Greylag + 1 gosling, 13 Mallard, 8 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret,  4 Moorhen + 3 chicks, 1 Common Sandpiper, 11 Swift, 8 Swallow, 1 Cetti’s Warbler with Sedge and Reed Warblers. (DK Parker)

Drift Reservoir, (members only): 2 Mute Swan, 222 Canada Geese, 18 Greylag, 11 hybrid geese, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 2 Muscovy Duck, 44 Mallard + 6 duckling, 2 Call Duck, 3 Tufted Duck, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Moorhen + 2 chicks, 4 Cormorant, 2 Peregrine, 2 Buzzard, 32 Herring Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, c50 Swallow, 18 Swift and 1 Grey Wagtail.  (DK Parker)

Colliford Reservoir: 814 Canada Goose, 1 Barnacle Goose, 9 Cormorant, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Mallard, 2 Teal, 28 Lapwing, 26 Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 22 Carrion Crow, 21 Jackdaw, 4 Magpie, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Starling, 15 Mistle Thrush, 4 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Wheatear, 6 Skylark, 18 Meadow Pipit, 20 Pied Wagtail, 9 Swift, 26 Swallow, 5 Sand Martin, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Stonechat, 3 Dunnock, 2 Wren, 1 Robin, 4 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 3 Goldfinch, 3 Linnet and 2 Willow Warbler. Also 46 Meadow Brown, 2 Gatekeeper, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Small Skipper, 1 Black-tailed Skimmer and 6 Rabbit. (DA Conway)

Lower Tamar Lake: 3 Reed Bunting 2m 1f, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Swift, 1 Buzzard, 6 Great Crested Grebe and 1 Marsh Tit. (R Mudge)

Walmsley Sanctuary: (Members only): 22 Gadwall including 3 broods of ducklings, broods of 7 ducklings, 5 ducklings and 2 ducklings, plus 2 Teal, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 10 Greenshank and 3 Green Sandpiper. (C Selway)

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Saturday 12th July 2014

Late news, 9/7, Golant: 5 Common Sandpiper and c20 Redshank. (S Rowe)

Late news, 11/7, Tresemple Pool: 57 Redshank, 9 Greenshank, 2juv Moorhen and 3 juv Mallard. (D Jenkins)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 pr Canada Goose plus 5 young, 3 Oystercatcher plus 2 young, 2 Whimbrel, 92 Curlew, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Sandwich Tern, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Stock Dove and 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. (S Turner, D Jenkins & MJ Spicer) Lelant Saltings: 1pr Shelduck plus 10 young, 1m Wigeon, 1 Common Sandpiper, 11 Curlew, 4 Redshank, 1 Greenshank and 7 Sandwich Tern. Carnsew Basin: 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin and 1 Common Sandpiper. Copperhouse Creek: 7 Curlew, 4 Redshank and 1 Common Sandpiper. (MJ Spicer)

Marazion: 2 ad Mediterranean Gull. (S Turner)

Penryn River: 1 Greenshank, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 22 Redshank, 34 Curlew, 5 Little Egret, 55 Black-headed Gull and 2 Raven over. (J St Ledger)

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Greenshank, John St Ledger

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Mediterranean Gull, John St Ledger

St Gothian Sands LNR: 18 Canada Goose including two broods of 5 young, 1 pr Shelduck plus 2 young, 12 Mallard including brood of 4 young, 1 pr Moorhen plus 1 young, 2 Dabchick, c60 Swift, c45 Sand Martin, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler and 1 Reed Bunting. (MJ Spicer)

Threemilestone: 1 pr of Swallow fledge 4 young from garage nest site. (A Green)

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Drift Reservoir: 200+ Canada Geese,18 Greylag, 1 Bar-headed Goose and 4 Great Grested Grebe. (D Jenkins)

Tresarett: 1 Buzzard, 16 Carrion Crow,1 Chiffchaff,1 Dipper, 2 Jackdaw, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Magpie, c50 Swift,1 Jay, 20 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Moorhen,2 Robin,1 Song Thrush and1 Wren. (C & B Travis)

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Friday 11th July 2014

Lanivet: 1 Hobby circling high and drifting east. (P Davies)

Bude Marshes NR: 61 Mallard, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 9 Moorhen, 1 Wood Pigeon, 4 Sedge Warbler, 4 Blackbird, 6 Black-headed Gull, 4 Swallow, 7 Goldfinch, 2 Whitethroat, a pair of Reed Buntings], 1 Dunnock, 1 female Kestrel, 1 Magpie, 2 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Wren, 1 Greenfinch, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Chaffinch and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (H Kendall & R Mudge)

St Erth: 1 Bullfinch. (MJ Spicer)

St John’s Lake: 39 Mediterranean Gull. (D Julian) 

St. Ives, Buttermilk Hill: 54 Sand Martin in tight flock over and 5 Raven. (V Stratton)

Penzance: 20 Swift. (V Stratton)

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