Friday 05 October 2012

Late News 01/10 Buttermilk Hill: Ring-tailed Hen Harrier on Monday morning. (J Thomas per V Stratton)

Late News 01/10 Par Beach Pool: 2 Shoveler ( m and f) and 1  Tufted Duck (m), along with an increase in numbers of c30 Coot and c40 Mallard 1 ad and 1 juv Lesser Black Backed gulls amongst the BH and Herring gulls. (St Austell Baywatch)

Late News 04/10 Lizard: Video of yesterdays juv Red-backed Shrike. (P Dinning)


Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 7 Mallard, 5 Teal, 10 ad & 2 juv Moorhen, 1+ Water Rail, 1 Kestrel, 3 Buzzard, 2 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 25+ Swallow, 7 Red-rumped Swallow, 2 Stonechat, 8 Meadow Pipit, 1 Chiffchaff and 2+ Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker, D Flumm, T Mills et al.) Also Firecrest in sallows along Red River.

 Some of the 7 Red-rumped Swallows at Marazion, Tony Mills.

Porthgwarra: 2 Firecrests in the passing place above Dolphin Cottage, Yellow-browed Warbler in the doctors garden, it or another in the willows below the Coastguard Cottages plus 1 fem/imm Blackcap. (D Parker) Richard’s Pipit on the moor at 10:00 and 3+ Firecrest.

Lizard: Yellow-browed Warbler at Little Treleaver plus an increase in Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps. (J Foster)

Buttermilk Hill: Just the single male Snow Bunting remaining of the original 3 birds. (V Stratton)

Lafrowda Common, St Just: Male Marsh Harrier at 10:25 flying south towards Land’s End Aerodrome over the A3071 at the Sancreed junction. (D Flumm)

Loe Bar: A pair of Choughs at about 16:30, c1 mile south of Loe Bar , foraging short grass near the coastal path. One bird with leg ring, both birds looked adult but the ringed bird was slightly larged than the other. (R Hartle)

Camborne: 4 Siskins in a private garden in Camborne. (P Dinning)


Penryn River: 5 Greenshank, 36 Redshank, 29 Curlew, 11 Turnstone, 3 Dunlin, 6 Oystercatcher, 3 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Little Grebe, 44 Mallard, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 1 Sparrowhawk and 14 Pied Wagtail. (J St Ledger)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Great Crested Grebes and 1 young, 4 Little Grebes and 5 x Tufted Ducks. (S Maycock)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper and 1 Curlew Sandpiper still.

Ludgvan: 2 Firecrests by the church.

Torpoint: 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese off Marine Drive.

Porthgwarra: 9 Balearic Shearwater, 10 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Arctic Skua and 2 Grey Phalaropes past Gwennap Head by late morning.

College Reservoir: Firecrest at the west end of the reservoir.

Porthcurno: 2 Firecrests at the car park.

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