Saturday 14th October 2017

Late news, 13/10, RSPB Scillonian III wildlife cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock & return: 12 Kittiwake, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 26 Gannet, 3 Arctic Skua, 12 Guillemot, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Harbour Porpoise, 6 Common Dolphin. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Late news, 13/10, RSPB Scillonian III wildlife cruise, Wolf Rock to St Mary’s & return: 42 Gannet, 4 Great Skua, 5 Guillemot, 1 Manx Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Puffin, 2 Razorbill, 1 Arctic Skua. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Par Beach Pool: 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Water Rail, 3 Little Grebe, 5 Coot, 6 Snipe, 2 Grey Heron and 2 Cayuga Ducks. (S Grose)

Par Docks: 12 Canada Geese standing on the roof of one the dock buildings! (S Grose)

Mullion Cove: pair of Goldcrest, troupe of Long-tailed Tits and female Grey Wagtail in a private garden. (J Allely)

Porthgwarra: 1 Bearded Tit heard only, flying over at 09:15. (R Veal, M Ahmad) 1 1w Red-breasted Flycatcher first seen in willows below Doctor’s Garden then made its way up the valley. (R Veal, M Pass) Also Hawfinch late morning. (M Pass)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 14 Mallard, 5 Teal, 1 Garganey, 3 Cormorant, 5 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 45 Moorhen, 1 Snipe, 2+ Kingfisher, 2 Stonechat, 26 Meadow Pipit, 2 Reed Bunting and 4 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

Polgigga: Turtle Dove on wires at Lower Bosisto. (MD Wallace)

Penryn Campus: 4 Firecrest. (J Chapman)

Goss Moor: 3 Yellowhammer, 2 Mistle Thrush and 6 Redwing. (S Grose)

Trevose Head: 9 Goldcrest, 1 Blackcap and 14 Blackbird. (B Bosisto)

Camel Estuary: 24 Wigeon, 2 Golden Plover, 25 Ringed Plover,  24 Dunlin and 1 Firecrest. (B Bosisto)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 1 drake Pintail, 1 Peregrine, 27 Golden Plover, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Snipe and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (B Bosisto)

Caerthillian: 1 Black Redstart, 1 Merlin. (D Eva)

Church Cove: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (D Eva, I Maclean) Also 1 Firecrest. (I Maclean)

Lizard Village: 1 Hawfinch. (D Collins, D Eva, I Maclean) Also 1 Turtle Dove. (I Maclean) The same or another Turtle Dove seen nearby. (J Chapple)

Old Lizard Head: 1 Lapland Bunting over. (I Maclean)

Kynance: 1 Hawfinch flew N over Kynance Road. (T Blunden)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: 2 Tawny Owls calling at 04:00, plus 1 Swallow in the afternoon. (B Toms)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Water: 12 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Spotted Redshank, 5 Greenshank, 1 Ruff, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 34 Bar-tailed Godwit, 32 Med Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Kingfisher. Carnsew Pool: 1 Black-necked Grebe, 4 Little Egret, 8 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin. Ryan’s Field: 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank. Copperhouse Creek: 1 Greenshank, 7 Bar-tailed Godwit, 12 Med Gull. (D Flumm, AR Kitson)

St Gothian Sands: 14 Tufted, 4 Teal and 2 Stonechat. (D Flumm, AR Kitson)

Predannack Downs: Merlin this afternoon. (D Wright)

Merlin – Dougy Wright

Porth Reservoir: 8 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Coot, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Dipper, 2 Mistle Thrush, 6 Blackcap and 3 Bullfinch. (S Grose)

Calenick Creek: 2 Spoonbill, 8 Greenshank. (A Nicholson)

Tresillian River, Tresillian to St Clement: 7 Greenshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher. (A Nicholson)

Tresmple Pool: Great Crested Grebe, Kingfisher. (A Nicholson)

Rame Head: 1 Hobby over at midday. (C Buckland)

Torpoint West Muds: 2 summer plumage Red-throated Diver, 55 Turnstone, 420 Wigeon. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Cattle Egret, 13 Little Egret at Penpol Creek. (S Grose)

Loe Pool: 1 Firecrest, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Water Rail, 10 Great Crested Grebe including 1 immature (the second immature seen previously at the Eastern end of the pool was not seen or heard today), 2 Kingfisher, 3 Moorhen including 1 immature, 181 Herring Gull, 21 Cormorant. (G Adams)

Kenidjack: 1 Firecrest. (JD Swann)

Cot Valley: 1 FIrecrest. (D Helliar)

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Sunday 13th November

Late news, 12/11, Towan Head: 23 Oystercatcher, 16 Turnstone. (S Rowe)

College Reservoir: 2 Pintail, 1 Gadwall, 8 Mallard, 38 Teal, 1 Mute Swan, 43 Coot, 29 Canada Geese, 32 Tufted Duck, 97 Wigeon, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 7 Snipe, 24 Moorhen. (D Eva)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 317 Canada Goose, 6 Comorant, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 14 Mallard, 8 Tufted Duck, 5 Pochard, 182 Lapwing, 116 Golden Plover, 97 Black-headed Gull, 179 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Herring Gull, 3 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 26 Carrion Crow, 26 Jackdaw, 3 Magpie, 452 Starling, 3 Stock Dove, 9 Blackbird, 4 Fieldfare, 5 Stonechat, 9 Meadow Pipit, 1 House Sparrow, 2 Pied Wagtail, 4 Chaffinch, 3 Dunnock. (D Conway) Note that access to the Loveny Hide has been made much easier with the installation of 2 stiles by volunteers from SWLakes Trust.

Stithians Reservoir: 3 Dunlin, 178+ Lapwing, 120+ Canada Goose, 50+ Mallard, 100+ Wigeon, 40+ Teal, 6 Tufted Duck, 4 Gadwall, 3 f/1w Pintail from the Stuart Hutchings Hide. Also 11 Chaffinch, 3 Goldfinch, 5 Dunnock, 2 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 3 House Sparrow and 1 Water Rail at the Southern Hide feeders. (D Chaney)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Muscovy Duck, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 200 Canada Goose, 1 Mandarin Duck, 1 f Scaup, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Raven 1 Firecrest, 1f Aythya hybrid, 30 Wigeon, 10 (3m) Tufted Duck, 1 Common Sandpiper. (T Mills, R Farnes, R Veal)

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Scaup, Rod Farnes

St Gothian Sands: 3 Whooper Swan, 1 Goldeneye. (D Wheeler)

Nanjizal: 3 Lapland Bunting with Skylark flock NW of Higher Bosistow. (M Wallace) Also 1 m Kestrel, 2 Chough. (A James) 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 1 Tawny Owl. (P St Pierre)


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Kestrel, Alan James

Trevilley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (P St Pierre)

Heamoor: 2 Firecrest, 1 Dipper. (P St Pierre)

Gannel Estuary: drake American Wigeon with 56 Wigeon (flew to Fistral at 9.20, back on Gannel at 15:00), 3 Dunlin, 6 Redshank, 140 Redwing, 5 Fieldfare, 3 Blackcap, 450 Black-headed Gull. (S Rowe) 2 Water Pipit. (T Phelps, L Langley)

Sennen: Cattle Egret at Brew Farm, Richard`s Pipit in fields south of school. Little Egret in cove. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Land’s End: 1 Bearded Tit, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Lapland Bunting over, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest, 1 Merlin, 1 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff.  Vis Mig 1,500 Woodpigeon, 350 Chaffinch, 130 Skylark, 3 Fieldfare, 15 Redwing NW. (P St Pierre)

Marazion: 1 Snow Bunting at Red River Beach (S Rogers). Also 20 Turnstone, 7 Dunlin, plus 3 Great Nortern Diver offshore. 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Snipe on marsh, c45,000 Starling in to roost.1 Coot on Longrock Pool. (S Rogers, R Veal) 150 Woodpigeon flew west, 3 Swallow flew straight through. (D Parker)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Green-winged Teal, 1 Pintail, 1 Water Pipit, 400 Golden Plover, 1 Knot, 1 1w Common Gull. Garganey also reported. Carnsew Pool: 1 Arctic Tern, 2 Spoonbill, 2 Mediterranean Gull. Black Redstart nearby in private garden. (J Bowen, S Rogers, M Halliday, R Veal)

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Green-winged Teal, Mark Halliday

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Pintail, Mark Halliday

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Arctic Tern, Jayne Bowen

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Spoonbill, Jayne Bowen

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Spoonbill, Reuben Veal

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Green-winged Teal, Perry Smale

 

Penzance: 14 Turnstone (10 in the harbour and 4 in Jubilee Pool), 1 m Black Redstart on rooftop in Lidden area. (T Mills) 9 Purple Sandpiper on rocks at Jubilee Pool. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Porth Reservoir: 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Gadwall, 32 Mallard, 9 Teal, 7 Wigeon, 5 Tufted Duck, 6 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 122 Black-headed Gull. (S Rowe)

Rosenannon: 1 Jack Snipe. (S Rowe)

Mullion Cove: 1 Black Redstart, 2 Grey Wagtail. (S Bury, D Wright)

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Black Redstart, Dougy Wright

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Grey Wagtail, Dougy Wright

Goonhilly Downs: 1 Marsh Harrier, 200 Golden Plover. (J St Ledger, C Benton)

Gweek: 2 Firecrest.

Perranuthnoe: Hudsonian Whimbrel again at Boat Cove.

Carrick Roads: Dalmatian Pelican on one of the Cardinals marking Carrick Carlys rock between Restronguet Weir and Loe Beach. Later disturbed by boat and flew towards Restronguet Creek where later seen again from point Quay. Also 1 Common Sandpiper on beach. (J St Ledger, J Turner)
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Dalmatian Pelican, John St Ledger

 

Catchall: 1 Woodcock flew over B3283 at 17:30. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 2 Treecreeper, 8 Water Pipit, 1 Barnacle Goose, 26 Wigeon, 3 Shoveler, 7 Pintail, 207 Teal, 3 Water Rail, 2 Coot, 1200 Golden Plover, 266 Lapwing, 24 Curlew, 41 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 303 Dunlin, 24 Common Snipe,1 Green Sandpiper, 218 Common Redshank, 1 Ad Med Gull and 1 Grey Wagtail. (B Bosisto)

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Monday 7th November

Late news, 6/10, Dozmary Pool: 1f Pintail, 1f Goldeneye, 6 Pochard, 5 Tufted Duck. (B Bosistow)

Late news, 6/10, Colliford Reservoir: 2 Yellow-legged Gull (1 ad, 1 2nd winter), 1 Common Gull. (B Bosistow)

Penzance: Juvenile Grey Heron (originally thought to be Purple Heron),landed in tree above Britons Hill to escape mobbing gulls. Seen three times in the last week but fleetingly. (M Hallam)

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Grey Heron, Mike Hallam

Marazion Marsh: 1 Bittern. (A James) 1 Woodcock at Plain an Gwarry. 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Knot, 3 Sanderling, 1 Dunlin, 18 Redshank, 50 Turnstone and 1 Little Egret on Gwelva Beach.

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Bittern, Alan James

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Bittern, Alan James

Perran Down:  50+ Redwing. (A James)

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Redwing, Alan James

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Redwing, Alan James

Lower Tamar Lake: 7 Goosander (3m 4f), 7 Tufted Duck, 1 Water Rail, 2f Wigeon, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Mute Swan, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Willow Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Nuthatch. (R Mudge)

Sennen: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 200+ Skylark at Trevilley. (C&C Moore) Also 1 Richard’s Pipit south of the school still.

Kingsmill Lake: 180 Dunlin, 52 Avocet, 78 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Knot, 2 Spotted Redshank and 5 Greenshank. (M Beer)

Bude: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Buzzard, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Canada Goose, 5 Mute Swan, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Wheatear and 7+ Rock Pipit. (H Wilkins)

Rock: 1 Brent Goose. (M King)

Nanjizal: 1 ‘blythi’ Lesser Whitethroat trapped. (1 Yellow-browed Warbler trapped on 31st Oct was ringed at St Abbs on 9th Oct). (K Wilson)

Land’s End: 1 Dusky Warbler, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Dartford Warbler, Firecrest and 1 Bearded Tit briefly. (P St Pierre)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Black Redstart.

Cot Valley: 1 Black Redstart.

Marazion: 1 Curlew Sandpiper.

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 2 Spoonbill, 1 American Golden Plover again and 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull.

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel on rocky point west of Trenow Cove.

Millook (nr Bude):  4f Common Scoter flying west. ( B Craven)

Maer Lake: 1 Curlew Sandpiper and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. ( B Craven)

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Thursday 12th February 2015

Late news, 10/2, Hayle: 1 ringed Herring Gull, black ring with white 420, was ringed at Radipole, Weymouth 5/12/11 but has been recorded in Hayle in 2012, 2013 and then this January as well as 10th Feb, seen begging for pasties outside Philps Pasty Shop.

Saltash, Kingsmill Lake: 1 m American Wigeon opp hide with 8 wigeon, also 5 imm spoonbill (1 ringed). (M Bailey)

Gulval: 1 Little Bunting with Chaffinches again. (M Elliott, T Mills et al)

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Newlyn harbour: 1 Kingfisher. (C Barnard)

Carbis Bay: 1 Red-throated Diver. (C Barnard)

Seaton, Keveral Beach: 14 Red-throated Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, I Great Northern Diver, 1 Black Redstart and 2 Water Pipit.  (G.Berti)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan, 2 hybrid geese, 2 Shelduck, 11 Mallard, 1 f Gadwall, 45 Teal, 3 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 3 Bittern, 2 Little Grebe, 8 Moorhen, 3 Snipe,1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Bearded Tit,  3+ Chiffchaff and 2 Stonechat. (DK Parker, T Mills et al)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull and 1 prob 2w American Herring Gull. (M Elliott) Copperhouse Creek: 1 Water Pipit again. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

River Lerryn and Ethy Woods: 5 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe, 5 Redshank, 1 Curlew, 10 Mallard, 2 Buzzard, 1 Nuthatch and 2 Long-tailed Tit. (P+S Street)

East Looe, Barbican: 1 f Bullfinch. (P+S Street)

Clapper Marshes: 1 Water Pipit. (D Julian)

Falmouth, Beacon Road area: 1 Black Redstart again, also 1 Chiffchaff in town.

St Clement: 1 Spotted Redshank and 2 Common Gull. (M Jones)

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Wednesday 11th February 2015

Late news, 10/2, Lower Nansloe: 75 Redwing,  2 Bullfinch, 4 Chiffchaff and 4 Jay. (C Barnard)

Late news, 10/2, Helston Boating Lake: 1 Whooper Swan and 14 Shoveler. (C Barnard)

Late news, 10/2, Stithians Reservoir: 6 f/imm Goldeneye. (C Barnard)

Late news, 10/2, Chapel Amble: 1 f Merlin. (P Smale)

Late news, 9/2, Mount Hawke: 1 Barn Owl. (R Girling)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan plus 2 young, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 11 Canada Geese, 2 hybrid geese, 2 Shelduck, 13 Mallard, 41 Teal, 2 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 6 Grey Heron, 2+ Bittern, 4 Little Grebe, 19 Moorhen, 1 Sparrowhawk, 6 Snipe, 43 Curlew, 5+ Chiffchaff, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 10 Snipe, 1 Bearded Tit and 2 Stonechat. (DK Parker, C Barnard & R Wilkins)

Gulval, Poniou: 1 Little Bunting, c150 Chaffinch and 1 Grey Wagtail. (C Barnard, DK Parker et al.)

Maenporth: 1 King Eider, 1 f Eider and 2 Peregrine. (J St Ledger)

Saltash, Kingsmill Lake: 1 m American Wigeon and 4 Spoonbill.

College Reservoir: 2 1w m Scaup still.

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 1 poss 2w American Herring Gull still present.

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Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Photos of Water Rail, Garganey and Sparrowhawk taken 22/9 at Marazion Marsh by R Farnes:

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Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 juv Spotted Crake early morning and still present this evening also 2 Bearded Tits flew west, calling, at 08:50 but not relocated. 4 Mute Swan plus 3 cygnets, 24 Mallard, 10 Teal, 1 drake Garganey, 1 Cormorant, 7 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 36 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 4 Little Grebe, 6+ Water Rail, 1 Hobby, 1  Sparrowhawk, 1+ Kingfisher, 3 Stonechat, 2 Reed Bunting and 3 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker et al.)

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(photos 1&2 – R Farnes, photo 3 J St Ledger, photo 4 A Mckechnie)

Camel Trail: 1 Whimbrel, 4 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 5 Greenshank, 2 Red Knot, 1 Snipe, 6 Ringed Plover, 50+ Dunlin, 80+ Black-tailed Godwit, 10 Lapwing, 50+ Redshank, 30+ Curlew, 40+ Oystercatcher, 1 Med Gull amongst a multitude of Black-headed gull, 3 Wigeon, 1 Little Grebe, 8+ Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 6+ Mute Swan, 5 Cormorant, 2 Buzzard, 2 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Grey Wagtail and 1 Jay. (D Mays -photos plus videos of Snipe and Curlew Sandpiper)

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Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank and 2 Common Sandpiper on Lelant Saltings. 3 Ruff, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Lapwing and 1 Peregrine over at Ryan’s Field. 7 Little Egret, 4 Little Stint, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 20 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover and 1 Peregrine over at Carnsew Basin. (DS Flumm, J St Ledger – photos) 9 Sandwich Terns at Porth Kidney. (DS Flumm)

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Chyandour, Penzance: 1 Common Tern. (DS Flumm)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Cormarant, 5 Dunlin, 3 Greenshank, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Wigeon, 4 Teal, 6 Oystercatcher and 10 Curlew. (S Rowe)

Nanjizal: 2 Whinchat. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Newlyn: 1 sum plum Red-throated Diver off Tolcarne. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Garganey still.

Cot Valley: 2 Firecrests by Cot Mill.

MJS & DKP