Thursday 6th August 2015

Marazion Marsh, ringing today: 4 Reed Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff and a Robin retrap. (M Rawlins + D Flumm)

Godolphin Woods: Purple Hairstreak and Comma butterflies. (R Farnes).


Purple Hairstreak, Rod Farnes

RFarnes_Comma_060815Comma, Rod Farnes.

St Gothian Sand LNR: 5 Dabchick, 1 Coot, 1 juv Med Gull, 1 Swift, c25 Sand Martin, c60 Swallow, 2 Stonechat, 2 Wheatear, 14 Pied Wagtail, 1 Rock Pipit and 7+ Reed Bunting. (MJ Spicer)

St Erth: 1 Barn Owl from 20:05. (MJ Spicer)

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Hobby, “carving through swallows”. (D Hall)

Lelant to Pendeen: 2 Chough. (R Crocker)

RCrocker_Chough1_060815 RCrocker_Chough2_060815Chough, Roger Crocker RCrocker_Chough3_060815

Pendeen: 4 Chough, 1 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 3 Stonechat, 2 Whitethroat. Large feeding flock of Manx Shearwaters off the Watch again this morning. Also Painted Lady, Clouded Yellow & Vapourer Moth. (A Hartley)

AHartley_Chough2_060815Chough,  Adam Hartley

Tredinney Common: 2 Raven, 1 Buzzard, Wall Brown. Also 3 Emperor Dragonflies & 4 Common Darters in the old quarry. (A Hartley)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 female/eclipse Shoveler, 1 Little Egret, 2 Raven, 1 Buzzard, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, also 2 Painted Lady, Red Admiral, Peacock, Comma, Large White, Green-veined White, Speckled Wood, Gatekeeper and Meadow Brown Butterflies plus Golden-ringed Dragonfly. (T Mills)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 2cy Ring-billed Gull again.

Polgigga: 1 Green Sandpiper over. (M Wallace)

Porthgwarra: 5 Wheatear. (M Wallace)