Thursday 3rd October 2013

Late news 02/10, Trevail Valley: 1 Hen Harrier, ringtail and 5 Blackcap. (V Stratton)

Late news 02/10, Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Osprey, carrying fish and 1 Black-necked Grebe. (C Moore)

Sennen, quarry near school: 1 Melodious Warbler. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching) Trevedra Farm entrance: 1 Turtle Dove. (L Thomson)

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Melodious Warbler

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Brian Field, (02/10/13)

Porthgwarra: 1 1w/fem Pied Flycatcher. (R Farnes)

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Pied Flycatcher, Rod Farnes

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Tehidy Country Park: 1 fem/imm Marsh Harrier south over Oak Wood at 16:45, 1 Northern Wheatear and 1 Grey Wagtail – Otter Bridge. (A Benn)

Porthgwarra: 1 1W/female Pied Flycatcher. (R Farnes)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Glossy Ibis. (C Selway)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Black-winged Stilt.

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Black-necked Grebe. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Gyllynvase Beach: 17 Sandwich Terns, just offshore, 16 Curlew flew over and 2 Mediterranean Gull. (D Chaney)

Castle Beach: 1 Whimbrel, 1 Wheatear, 1 Grey Heron and 10 Oystercatcher. (D Chaney)

Pendennis Point: 1 Wheatear and 1 Whimbrel. (D Chaney)

Gorrangorras: 1 Whimbrel, 4 Greenshank, 4 Turnstone, 1 Redshank, 1 Curlew and 1 Mallard present, also 100+ Black-headed Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 11 Mute Swan and5 Little Egret. (D Chaney)

The Lizard: There are reports that yesterday’s Black-eared Wheatear was not, but was an aberrant Wheatear.

St Ives: 1 Spotted Flycatcher and 1 Firecrest in private garden (V Stratton)

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Wednesday 2nd October 2013

The Lizard village: 1 1W Black-eared Wheatear with Wheatear just west of village. (S Votier et al)

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1w Black-eared Wheatear

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all photos, Tony Blunden

The Lizard, Soapy Cove: 1 Whinchat, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Wheatear, 8+ Stonechat, 2 Skylark, 2 Raven, 1 Kestrel. Numerous Linnet and Meadow Pipit. Also female Grey Seal on beach suckling young and male seal observing for a time at waterline. (J St Ledger)

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Spotted Flycatcher, J St.Ledger

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Sennen, quarry near school: 1 Melodious Warbler, 1 Whitethroat and 1 Chiffchaff, plus fly-over 1 Golden Plover and 2 (ad + 2W) Mediterranean Gull. (M Ahmad & T Mills)

Porthgwarra: 1 Red-breasted Flycatcher and 1 Yellow-browed Warbler.

Nanquidno: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Raven, 1 Grey Wagtail, 20 Swallow, 5 Stonechat and 1 juv Kestrel, plus report of 1 Pied Flycatcher. (T Mills et al)

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Kestrel photomontage, Tony Mills

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 juv Red-necked Grebe. (R Mudge)

Marazion Marsh RSPB:  5 Little Egret, 16 Teal, 2 Curlew Sandpiper & 1 Dunlin all flushed by parachute from kite surfer; also 2 Cormorant, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 2 Buzzard, 1 Water Rail, 2 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat, 2 Stonechat, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Goldcrest and 30 Goldfinch. (D Flumm)

Marazion: 4 Bar-tailed Godwit and 1 Mediterranean Gull on the beach. (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Black-winged Stilt. (R Farnes) Carnsew Basin: 1 Osprey

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Black-winged Stilt

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all photos, Rod Farnes

Crowlas: 1 Barn Owl just north alongside A30. (L Proctor)

Levant: 12 Wheatear, 7 Whinchat and 2 Chiffchaff. (R Phillips)

Pendeen: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler again at Lower Boscaswell. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Rame Barton and Penmillard farms: 1 Turtle Dove with Collared Dove.

Camel Estuary Trail, Wadebridge to Tregunna Bridge: 70  Bar-tailed Godwit, 2  Blackbird, c500  Black-headed Gull, c60 Black-tailed Godwit, 10 Blue Tit, 2 Buzzard, 3 Canada Goose, c150 Carrion Crow, 6 Chaffinch, 3 Collared Dove, 2 Common Sandpiper, 20 Cormorant, c500 Curlew, 9 Curlew Sandpiper, c100 Dunlin, 2 Dunnock, 1 Goldcrest, c75 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Tit, 10 Greenshank, 10 Grey Heron, 10 Grey Plover, 3 Grey Wagtail, c250 Herring Gull, 6 House Sparrow, 6 Jackdaw, 5 Knot, 40 Lapwing, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 20 Linnet, c60 Little Egret, 20 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Magpie, 40 Mallard, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 35 Mute Swan, c200 Oystercatcher, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 4 Pied Wagtail, 3 Pintail, 6 Raven, 3 Red-legged Partridge, c300 Redshank, 75 Ringed Plover, 10 Robin, 2 Rook, 6 Ruff, 4 Shelduck, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Spotted Redshank, 20 Starling, 10 Swallow, 20 Teal, 3 Wheatear, 1 Whimbrel, 75 Wigeon and c30 Wood Pigeon. (The Martin Cutland Walk, per C Travis)

Polgigga: Turtle Dove late afternoon. (M Wallace)

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Monday 30th September 2013

The Lizard: 4 Chough one unringed. (P Walker) and 1 Juv Rose-coloured Starling.

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Chough, Paul Walker

Tehidy Country Park: 1 Kingfisher. (T & M Hasdell)

Kennack Sands: 1 Osprey over south. (S Bury)

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Osprey, S Bury

Hayle Estuary RSPB, on the estuary: 1 Black-winged Stilt, 1 Little Stint, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 23 Ringed Plover, 35 Dunlin, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Brent Goose, 1 Grey Wagtail, 13 Little Egret and 1 Kestrel. (J St. Ledger & T Mills) On Ryan’s Field: 16 Bar-tailed Godwit. (J St Ledger) Carnsew Basin: 2 Little Stint.  (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

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John St Ledger

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Tony Mills

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Tony Mills

Cot Valley: 3 Spotted Flycatcher. (J St Ledger) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Pied Flycatcher.  (N Wheatley)

Nanquidno: 5 Wheatears. (N Wheatley)

Nanquidno/Nanjulian cliff path: 1 Wryneck. (C Moore)

Towan Head: 3 Swift, 8 Wheatear and 10 Meadow Pipit. (D Grose)

Nanjizal: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler between Higher Bosistow and Faraway, later in the garden of Higher Bosistow. Also 1 Wryneck. (M Wallace)

Porthgwarra: 1 Corncrake and 1 Wryneck at bottom of 3 Chimneys track; 1 Red-breasted Flycatcher in doctor’s garden; 1 Yellow-browed Warbler between here and 60ft cover and 2 Pied Flycatcher. (Mark Wallace et al.)

Levant: 19 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat and 2 Chiffchaff. (R Phillips)

Clapper Marshes: 1 juv Hobby. (D Julian)

Pendeen: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler briefly at Lower Boscaswell. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Siblyback Reservoir: 2 Curlew Sandpiper and 1 Little Stint. (D Julian)

Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (P Semmens)

Rame: 1 Melodious Warbler opposite the church.

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Saturday 28th September 2013

Late news 27/09 Long Rock: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling still on Godolphin Road. (V Stratton)

Late news 27/09 Buttermilk Hill: 4 Wheatear, 8 Meadow Pipit, 9 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel and 18 Golden Plover. (V Stratton)

Late news Trewey Downs / stubble fields: 1 Lapland Bunting, 9 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat, 20+ Meadow Pipit and 14 Stonechat. (V Stratton)

Tehidy CP: 1 Wigeon and 4 Teal. (A Benn)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Spotted Redshank,18+ Black Tailed Godwits, 2 Dunlin, 5 Wigeon, 8 Teal,1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Chiffchaffs plus a steady flow of Swallow and House Martinflying south down the Tamar at about 60/hr. (C Ellis)

Penlee Point: 1 ad Sabine’s Gull, 2 juv Black Tern, 1 Arctic Tern, 1 Arctic Skua and 3 Manx Shearwater. (G Lewis)

Penlee CWT Reserve: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler with Long-tailed Tit flock, 1 f Pied Flycatcher and 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (G Lewis)

Military Road: 1 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat and 1 Hobby hunting hirundines which were estimated at about 5000 birds an hour were moving east along the coast with about 95% Swallow, 4% House Martin and 1% Sand Martin. (G Lewis)

Cot Valley: 1 American Golden Plover around Hendra but mobile. Also 3 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Spotted Flycatcher and 1 Lesser Whitethroat. (P Taylor)

Duckpool Valley, nr. Bude: 1 Blackcap, 1 Tawny Owl calling continually for 10 minutes from a dense thicket at 1pm, 120+ Swallows moving south plus c25 House Martins, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Stonechats (1 male), 1 Raven, 4 Magpies, 1 Jay and c40 Jackdaw. (H Kendall)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Black-winged Stilt still, plus 1 Osprey, 1 Peregrine, 1 Little Stint, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 12 Bar-tailed Godwit, 32 Common Redshank, 53 Ringed Plover, 42 Dunlin, 18 Little Egrets, 12 Grey Heron, 7 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Common Gull, 4 Grey Wagtail and 200+ Swallow. (MO)

Lands End: 1 Merlin, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 14 Wheatear, 3 Whinchat, 1 Redstart and 1 Spotted Flycatcher in the area. (P St Pierre & D Jenkins)

Treave: 1 Whinchat and 1 Willow Warbler. (P St Pierre)

Sennen: 1 Yellow Wagtail, 40 alba Wagtail and 1 Whinchat at the school. (P St Pierre) 4 ad Med Gulls in the Cove. (D Jenkins)

Fal Estuary: 1 Osprey, 1 Great Northern Diver, 25 Red-breasted Merganser, 10 Sand Martin, 15 House Martin, 2 Kingfisher, 6 Teal, 7 Greenshank, 10 Redshank, 1 Common Tern and 1 Purple Sandpiper from AK Wildlife Cruise. (R Hollis)

Sancreed: 1 Reed Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 5 Stonechat and 50 Swallow. (D Flumm)

Stithians Reservoir: 5 Pintail, 1 1w Common Gull, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Wheatear, 2 Curlew, 2 Great-crested Grebe, 15 Little Grebe, 3 Shoveler, 50 Teal, 11 Wigeon, 6 House Martin, 2 Chiffchaff and 2 Jay. (J St Ledger, S Kolodziejski)

Freathy, nr Torpoint: Hirundine passage east today at a rate of c 50 per minute, including groups of 50-100 . From dawn until 10:00 upwards of 7000 all passed east , then numbers dropped to a few when rain became heavier, tailing off to nothing by 16:00. (M Jordan)

Buttermilk Hill, St Ives: 2 Wheatear and 40 Swallow. (V Stratton)

Trewey Downs: 62 Meadow Pipits, 15 Wheatears and a ring-tailed Hen Harrier. (V Stratton)

Zennor Hill: 250 Swallows feeding on sheltered side of the hill. (V Stratton)

Polperro: 5000+ Swallow past between 07:30 and 09:00.

The Lizard: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling in garden NE of Lizard Village.

Long Rock: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling still.

Woon Gumpus Common: 3 Lapland Bunting.

Nancherrow: 1 Firecrest.

Perranuthno: 1 Hobby.

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Friday 27th September 2013

Late News 24/09 Porthgwarra: Richard’s Pipit flew over calling. (D Lewis)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 1w Black-winged Stilt, 20+ Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Little Stint, 23 Dunlin, 13 Ringed Plover, 2 Ruff, 3 Grey Plover, 2 Greenshank, 6 Pintail, 10+ Med Gull and 1 juv Peregrine. (MO)

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Black-winged Stilt by S Maycock

Pendeen: 1 Wryneck again plus 3 Wheatear. (M Spicer et al)

Gillan: 1 Glossy Ibis in Gillan Creek. (S Bury)

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Rame: 5 Gannet, 2 Peregrine, 20 Meadow Pipit, 1 Whinchat and c250 hirundines, mainly House Martin. (P Stidwill)

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Porth Joke: 520 Swallow flying east up the valley this evening, plus 8 House Martin, 2 Whinchat, 2 Spotted Flycatcher and 8 Chiffchaff. (S Rowe)

Porthgwarra: 1 Wryneck still, plus 4 Chough, 1 Whinchat and 3 Wheatear. (P Clement et al) 

Mousehole: 4 Oystercatcher and 2 Grey Wagtail this evening. (S Maycock)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 8 Teal, 10 Mallard, 2 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe, 9 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 1 Snipe, 1 Stonechat, 1 Reed Bunting and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Porthcurno: 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Wheatear, 5 Skylark and 1 Sparrowhawk. (D Parker)

Hayle: 1 Spotted Flycatcher in a private garden. (P Rutter)

Stithians Reservoir: 5 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Lapwing, 7 Curlew, 59 Teal, 17 Wigeon, 1 Shoveler, 1 Great-crested Grebe, 11 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Sparrowhawk. (J St Ledger)

Land’s End: 1 Richard’s Pipit between Treave House and cycle track.

Cot Valley: 1 Wryneck between Cot Valley and Nanquidno.

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