Sunday 24 August 2014

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 5 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 24 Moorhen, c20 Swallow, 1 Stonechat, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti’s Warbler plus Reed and Sedge Warblers. (DK Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Little Stint, c80 Dunlin, c30 Ringed Plover, 6 Turnstone, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew, 2 Whimbrel, 14 Sandwich Tern, 1 Arctic Tern, 1 Kingfisher, c150 Canada Geese, 1 Bar-headed Goose and 2 Rock Pipit at Carnsew. 13 Greenshank, 36 Redshank, 25 Oystercatcher, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Wigeon, 5 Teal, 15 Little Egret and 9 Grey Heron at Lelant Saltings. 81 Curlew and 2 Little Egret on Ryan’s Field. (D Eva, MJ Spicer & DK Parker)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Hobby, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Common Sandpiper and 1 Kingfisher. (M Wallace)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Little Ringed Plover (juv), 1 Ruff (juv male), 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Ringed Plover. (J St Ledger)

Little Ringed Plover Stithians Cornwall 24th Aug 2014 J St Ledger

Porthgwarra: Great Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater and 4 Balearic Shearwater past Gwennap Head and Hooded Crow again at Roskestal Farm.

Porth Kidney: 1 Arctic Tern, presumed same as Hayle individual.

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Saturday 23 August 2014

Late News, 22/08, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 2 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Guillemot were the only auks seen. Steady flow of Manx Shearwaters, 1 Minke Whale, 1 Common Dolphin, 3 Barrel Jellyfish. (B Craven & D Curtis)

Late News, 22/08, Wolf Rock to Penzance: Good numbers of  Manx Shearwaters flying in various directions, presumably feeding, 10 Fulmar, 1 Sunfish, 6 Common Dolphin and 1 Seal. (B Craven & D Curtis)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute swan, 10 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 6 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 32 Moorhen, c50 Swallow, 1 Stonechat plus Reed and Sedge Warblers. Also 2 Clouded Yellows and 1 dead Buzzard on the railway, presumably struck by a train. (DK Parker)

Porthgwarra: 1 Marsh Harrier hunting fields by 3 Chimneys Cottage at 09:00. (H Bradshaw) Also female Pheasant with 3 chicks feeding around fringe of reeds on cliff above Porth Loe, 5 Whitethroats, 6 Clouded Yellow butterflies including 1 Helice. Also Hooded Crow still present Roskestal Farm. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Nanquidno: 1 Spotted Flycatcher; 2 Sparrowhawks; Choughs heard. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Coot, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Swift, c6 Sand Martin, c35 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Stonechat, 3 Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Rock Pipit and c45 Linnet. (MJ Spicer)

Croft Pascoe Pool: Wood Sandpiper and Green Sandpiper again. (J & P Rutter)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher and c150 hirundines plus 1 Fox. (D Eva, J St Ledger & B Dallas)

Tresemple Pool: 24 Greenshank, 124 Redshank, 2 Dunlin, 1 Water Rail and 4 Oystercatcher. (D Eva)

Penzance Pelagic: 3 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Bonxie, 3 juv Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Arctic Tern, 2 Med Gull, 4 Storm Petrel, 4 Risso’s Dolphin, 2 Common Dolphin and 1 Ocean Sunfish. (P Semmens) NB. Places available for next trip on 30 Aug departing Penzance at 08:00 returning at 16:00, cost £70, phone Paul on 07901 731201 to book.

Balearic Shearwater Penzance Pelagic 23 Aug 2014 P Semmens

 

Rosenannon Downs: Female Redstart in the morning. (C Selway)

Clapper Marsh: 7 Green Sandpipers, 4 Greenshanks and 2 Common Sandpipers. (D Julian)

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Friday 22 August 20104

Late News, 21/08, Carnon Downs: Swallows nesting in entrance porch of the garden centre with 7 young in nest, 2 ads flying in and out. (D Jenkins)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute swan, 2 Mallard, 3 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 29 Moorhen, c25 Swallow, 2 Stonechat plus Reed and Sedge Warblers. (DK Parker)

Croft Pascoe: Wood Sandpiper still present. (R Farnes)

Wood Sandpiper Croft Pascoe Cornwall 21 Aug 2014 R Farnes Wood Sandpiper Croft Pascoe Cornwall 21 August 2014 R Farnes

Stithians Reservoir: 1 juv Little Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, 10 Sand Martins and 10 White Wagtail. (D Eva)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Ruff, 3 Greenshank, 7 Little Egret, 10 Teal and 2 Wigeon on Lelant Water. 1 Bar-headed Goose with Greylags and Canada Geese, 84 Curlew and 5 Med Gull on Ryan’s Field and  Swallow flying in and out of nest site at the hide. 10 Little Egrets and 1 Greenshank at Copperhouse Creek. (D Jenkins & B Field)

Ruff Hayle Estuary 22nd August 2014Ruff at Lelant Saltings, Hayle. Brian Field.

Drift Reservoir (members only): Kingfisher and Little Egret this morning. (R Farnes)

Kingfisher Drift reservoir Cornwall 2 Aug 2014 R Farnes Little Egret Drift reservoir Cornwall 2 Aug 2014 R Farnes

Pendeen: 2 Great Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Bonxie, 3 Arctic Skua, 6 Whimbrel, 1 Wheatear, 1 Peregrine and 1 Sparrowhawk. (P & H Taylor)

Cot Valley: 1 Spotted Flycatcher this afternoon. (P & H Taylor)

Porthgwarra: 3 Balearic Shearwaters and a Sooty Shearwater by 08:00.

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Thursday 21 August 2014

Late News, 20/08, Rumps/Pentire Head: 2 Blackbird, 10 Black-headed Gull, 1 Buzzard, c50 Carrion Crow, 2 Chiffchaff, 25 Cormorant, 1 Dunnock, 10 Fulmar, c50 Gannet, c50 Goldfinch, 30 Great Black-backed Gull, c300 Herring Gull, 6 House Martin, 20 House Sparrow, c50 Jackdaw, 4   Kestrel, 6 Kittiwake, 30 Linnet, 7 Magpie, c100 Manx Shearwater, 10 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Oystercatcher, 2 Pheasant, 1 Pied Wagtail, 6 Raven, 1 Robin, 30 Rock Pipit, c50 Rook, 20 Shag, 1 Skylark, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Stonechat, c50 Swallow, 1 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat and 30 Wood Pigeon. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk per C Travis)

Late News, 20/08, Porthgwarra: 1 Whinchat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Tree Pipit 2 Wheatear on the moor. (H Bradshaw)

Porthgwarra: 1 Balearic Shearwater (07.30 – 08.00), 2+ Tree Pipit on moor and 2 Sparrowhawk. (H Bradshaw)

Nare Head: 2 Choughs for at least an hour. (K & H Sparks)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Ruff (juv), 7 Common Sandpiper, 1 juv Ringed Plover, 8 Curlew, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 male Blackcap and 1 Grey Wagtail. (J St Ledger)

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Ruff at Stithians. John St Ledger

Argal Reservoir: 4 Swift feeding at 07:00. (J St Ledger)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Wheatear, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank and 5 Common Sandpiper. Also Clouded Yellow and Grey Squirrel. (B Field, C Moore & S Maycock)

Black-tailed Godwit Drift Reservoir Cornwall 21 Aug 2014 S Maycock Kingfisher Drift Reservoir Cornwall 21 Aug 2014 S Maycock Wheatear Drift Reservoir Cornwall 21 Aug 2014 S Maycock

Black-tailed Godwit, Kingfisher & Wheatear, Simon Maycock.

Hayle Estuary RSPB:  3 Ruff, 5 Greenshank, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 11 Little Egrets and 1 Wigeon on Lelant Water, 106 Ringed Plover, 64 Dunlin & 2 Turnstone at Carnsew Pool and 6 Mediterranean Gulls in Ryan’s Field. (J Hawkey)

Gorrangorras: 36 Redshank, 9 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Dunlin and 1 Curlew. (D Chaney)

Argal Reservoir: 11 Great Crested Grebe (including some large young), 3 Mute Swan (2 ad 1 young), 15+ Mallard, 1 Little Egret (only my second here), 1 Grey Heron, 2 Common Sandpiper, 25 Black-headed Gull, c20 Mallard, 200+ Swallow, 1 House Martin, 3 Sand Martin, 300+ Linnet flock (including lots of juv), 3+ Whitethroat, 1 Grey Wagtail and 6+ Willow Warbler. (D Chaney)

College Reservoir: 100+ Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-headed Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 35+ Mallard, 3 Great Crested Grebe (ad, 2juv), c5 Moorhen, c5 Coot, 1 Grey Heron and 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Chaney)

Porthgwarra: 2 Great Shearwaters at 07:55 and 2 Balearic Shearwaters.

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Wednesday 20 August 2014

Croft Pascoe: 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper and 1Dunlin on the pool again at 07:00. (Recently part scraped by English Nature exposing mud. View from car only or waders take flight). (J Selby & J Hawkey)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Ruff, 3 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper, 4 Redshank, 1 Dunlin, 7 Curlew, 1 Sparrowhawk (male) and 1 Peregrine. Also numbers of Whitethroat and Willow Warbler. (J St Ledger & J Cope)

Ruff Stithians Cornwall 20th Aug 2014 J St Ledger Green Sandpiper Stithians  Cornwall 20th Aug 2014 J St Ledger Common Sandpiper Stithians  Cornwall 20th Aug 2014 J St Ledger

 Ruff, Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper at Stithians. John St Ledger.

Argal Reservoir: 1 Swift over at 07.15. (J St Ledger & J Cope)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 4 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 1 Black – tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher, 6 Great crested Grebe, 2 Raven, 1 Whitethroat, 8+ House Martin and 100’s of Swallows. Also 2 Muscovy Duck in the old boat house. (D Jenkins, R Farnes & A Mckechnie)

Green Sandpiper Drift Cornwall 20 Aug 2014 Rod Farnes Common Sandpiper Drift Cornwall 20 Aug 14 Rod Farnes Green Sandpiper Drift Cornwall 20 08 2014 Rod Farnes
Green Sandpiper Drift Cornwall 20 08 14 Rod Farnes Dunlin Drift Cornwall 20 Aug 2014 Rod Farnes Black-tailed Godwit Drift Cornwall 20 Aug 2014 Rod Farnes
Greenshank Drift Cornwall 20 Aug 2014 Rod Farnes Kingfisher Drift Cornwall 20 Aug 2014 Rod Farnes Whitethroat Drift Cornwall 20 Aug 2014 Rod Farnes

Selection from Drift by Rod Farnes.

Black-tailed Godwit Drift Cornwall 20 Aug 2014 Alex Mckechnie

Black-tailed Godwit. Alex Mckechnie.

Mount’s Bay: A big movement of hirundines (500 1000) southward ahead of the rain front over Mounts Bay at 11.00. At least 4 Swifts with them. (P Fraser)

Bude Marsh: 2 Peregrine Falcons hunting over the marsh, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Grey Heron. (R Mudge)

Pendeen: Great Shearwater 11:45-11:55 and 2 more at 12:15-12:30.

Porthgwarra: 1 Balearic Shearwater past Gwennap Head and Hooded Crow still at Roskestal Farm.

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Tuesday 19 August 2014

Pendennis Point, Falmouth: 100+ hundred Manx Shearwater, Gannets passing west distantly plus 4 Fulmar closer in. 15+ Med Gull in the Carrick Roads feeding as part of c.100 small gull flock. 1 Whimbrel and 3 Redshank on the east side of Pendennis, 1 Turnstone and 3 Ringed Plover flew west, 3 Rock Pipit and 1 White Wagtail on the point
3 Swallow around the rocks and 1Buzzard. (D Chaney)

Castle Beach, Falmouth: 10 Oystercatcher and 1 Med Gull. (D Chaney)

Swanpool:  1 Ringed Plover, 1 Med Gull, 1 Curlew, 1 Willow Warbler on the coastal path, 2 Kingfisher, 12 Tufted Duck and 2+ juv Fulmar on cliffs. (D Chaney)

Land’s End: 4 Wheatear and 1 juv Cuckoo. (P & H Taylor)

Croft Pascoe: 2 Green Sandpipers. (D Eva)

Crousa Downs: 2 Marsh Harrier. (D Eva)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 7 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper and 2 Kingfisher. (B Dodd)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Ruff (juv), 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 4 Redshank and 1 Wigeon.(J St Ledger)

Porthgwarra: Great Shearwater and Balearic Shearwater.

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Monday 18th August 2014

Ringing report: 2 colour-ringed juv Mediterranean Gull on Towan beach, near Portscatho, observed by Stuart Croft on 13/8/14, were both ringed 29/6/14 at Barbâtre, Polder de Sebastopol, Vendée, FRANCE  46,56N 2,09W. This is their first sighting away from their nesting site.

Charlestown: 2 Rock Pipit and 1 Peregrine. (D Hastilow)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Wheatear. (A McKecknie)

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Common Sandpiper, Alex McKecknie

Truro: 1 juv Siskin again in private garden. (D Jenkins)

Porthgwarra, Roskestal: 1 Hooded Crow again. (R Farnes)

RFarnes_HoodedCrow2_180814Hooded Crow, Rod Farnes RFarnes_HoodedCrow1_180814 Hooded Crow, Rod Farnes

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 4 Mallard, 9 Moorhen, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Reed Bunting and 2 juv Stonechat plus Reed and Sedge Warblers. (D Parker)

Davidstow: 8 Ringed Plover (6 ad & 2 juv) and 3 Dunlin. (L Day)

Maer Lake: 1 f Ruddy Shelduck, c700 Canada Geese, 1 Snow Goose type, 25 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Knot, 1 Redshank and 5 Dunlin. (L Day)

Men-Aver Beach: 60 Mediterranean Gull on the reef this afternoon, including 35 juveniles. (M Grantham)

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper and 1 Kingfisher. (D Hall)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Copperhouse Creek: 7 Common Sandpiper. (S Turner)

Buttermilk Hill: 12 Whitethroat, 3 Dartford Warbler  (male and 2 juveniles), 9 Stonechat, 6 Raven, 5 Common Buzzard, 20 Curlew and 1 Cuckoo (this is the same juvenile that I had 2 days ago). (V Stratton)

St Ives: 1 Great Shearwater and 6 Sooty Shearwater past. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 juv Marsh Harrier, many Manx Shearwater, Gannets, plus 1 Wheatear and pod of Dolphin. (S Perfect)

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