Friday 1st November 2013

Late news 31/10 Little Treleaver: 1 ad m Marsh Harrier over heading sw. (J Foster)

Porthgwarra: 1 1w Hermit Thrush.

The Lizard: 1m American Robin at a site with no public access this morning. (observer’s name withheld)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 juv White-rumped Sandpiper on Lelent Saltings (C Barnard) then Carnsew Basin ( R Wilkins) and finally 2 juv and 1 adult on Copperhouse Creek. (J Ryan) Also 7 Barnacle Geese and 22 Med Gull on Lelant Saltings and 1 Water Pipit and 1 Grey Wagtail along the King George Walk. (D Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 10 Teal, 59 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 7 Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, 5 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Stonechat, c10 Meadow Pipit and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Lelant: 1 Great White Egret over West Cornwall Golf Club this afternoon. (S Cox)

Kennack Sands: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in the sallows. (T Blunden)

Tresemple Pool: 1 drake Mandarin, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Dabchick, 2 Snipe, 44 Teal and 100 Mallard. (D Eva)

Penryn: 1 Black Redstart, Tremough (now called Penryn) campus, also there yesterday. ( I Maclean)

St Levan: 1 Red-breasted Flycatcher and 1 Turtle Dove.

Par: 1 Richard’s Pipit on beach near car park.

St Agnes: 1 Snow Bunting.

Pentire Head: 2 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Great Northern Diver past.

Nanquidno Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler.

Penberth: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler.

Kelynack:1 Yellow-browed Warbler.

Zennor: 4 Whooper Swan 1m south near new mill.

Penzance: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling by new Sainsbury’s.

Kenidjack: 1 prob Dusky warbler still plus 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Firecrest.

MJS

 

 

Thursday 31st October 2013

Porthgwarra: 1 1w Hermit Thrush and 1 Yellow-browed Warbler.

Long Rock: 1 juv White-rumped Sandpiper on the beach and 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling still at Morrison’s car park.

Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Firecrest.

Kendjack: 1 probable Dusky Warbler at 09:45 but not subsequently. (per M Ahmad) Also 3 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Firecrest.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Teal, 43 Mallard, 2 Wigeon, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Water Rail, 5 Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, 4 Snipe, 3 Stonechat, c50 Meadow Pipit, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Penberth:
 1 Firecrest and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (D Parker) Also 17 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Pomarine Skua past Penberth Cove.

Porthcurno: 4 Chiffchaff, 1 m Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest, flocks of 12 & 8 Long-tailed Tit and 200 Wood Pigeon. (D Parker)

St Levan:
 1 Richard’s Pipit flew towards Porthgwarra and 1 Red-breasted Flycatcher in the “Bonelli’s Warbler copse”. (M Wallace) Also 2+ Firecrest, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 m Blackcap, 2 Stonechat and c50 Skylark. (D Parker)

Boskenna Cross: 3 Snipe. (D Parker)

Polgigga: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler near the duck Pond. (M Wallace)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 7 Barnacle Geese. (L Proctor. Photos R Farnes (1&2) and M Greenhalgh (3))

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 Nanquidno: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Firecrest.

Tehidy Country Park: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 fem Bullfinch, 2 Chiffchaff and16 Redwing South. (A Benn)

Mylor Churchtown: 1 Black Redstart, 10 Turnstone, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Redshank and 1 Grey Seal. In the churchyard, 1 Mistle Thrush, 30 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush. ( J St Ledger – photo) Also 1 Hummingbrid Hawk Moth in Falmouth garden.
Black Redstart Mylor 31st Oct 2013
Carvannel Downs: Two Black Redstarts on broken cliff face near Samphire Island. ( M & T Haskell)
Camel Estuary: 1 Little Stint and 2 Curlew Sandpiper.
MJS

Wednesday 30th October 2013

Late news 29/10 Saltash: 1 Great White Egret at Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve at Sandacre Bay.

Porthgwarra: 1 1w Hermit Thrush still by car park plus 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (photo – J St Ledger)

Hermit Thrush at Porthgwarra 30th October 2013

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Mute Swan, 12 Teal, 41 Mallard, 2 Wigeon, 2  Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Water Rail, 7 Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, 5 Snipe, 12 Magpie, 1  Stonechat, c30 Meadow Pipit and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

Long Rock Beach: 1 juv White-rumped Sandpiper, 1 Sanderling, 2 Dunlin, 50 Turnstone and 20 Ringed Plover. (MJ Spicer, DK Parker, C Barnard, R Farnes – photo 1, J St Ledger – photo 2)

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Eastern Green, Penzance: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling on wires north of KFC, plus 1 Peregrine over. (MJ Spicer)

Nanquidno: 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff and 2 Stonechat. (DK Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 6 Barnacle Geese on Lelant Saltings. (M Ahmad, MJ Spicer) Also 1 Osprey still.

Illogan: 1 f Redstart in a private garden. (D Williams)

Kenidjack Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler near engine sheds. (P & H Taylor)

Basset’s Cove to Portreath: 150+ Goldfinch, 80+ Meadow Pipit, 12 Stonechat, 500+ Starling and 1 male Peregrine. (A Benn)

St Ives Island: 1 Black Redstart.

Nanquidno Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler.

Penryn: 1 Spotted Redshank on river at 09:00

River Lynher: 3 Spoonbill at Rat/Beggars Island this afternoon. (D Julian)

Pendennis Point: 5 Kittiwake west, 1 Great Northern Diver on the sea,1 Whimbrel on east side which later flew around the point and15 Goldfinch. (D Chaney)

Swanpool Point -1 probable Red-necked Grebe distantly on the sea,1 Whimbrel (probably same as Penndennis) and 4 Med Gull on the rocks. (D Chaney)

Cremyll: 1 1w Little Gull.

Camel Estuary Trail, Wadebridge to Tregunna Bridge: 12 Bar-tailed Godwit, 20 Blackbird, c500  Black-headed Gull, 15 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Blue Tit, 6 Buzzard, 25 Canada Goose, c250 Carrion Crow, 10 Chaffinch, 1 Common Sandpiper, 30 Cormorant, c150 Curlew, 60 Dunlin, 4 Dunnock, c350 Golden Plover, 10 Goldfinch, 6 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Greenfinch, 3 Greenshank, 12 Grey Heron, 12 Grey Plover, 2 Grey Wagtail, c150 Herring Gull, 6 House Sparrow, 30 Jackdaw, 1 Kingfisher,  c250 Lapwing, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 20 Little Egret, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Little Stint, 4 Magpie, 30 Mallard, 4 Meadow Pipit, 10 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Mute Swan, c250 Oystercatcher, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Pied Wagtail, 3 Raven, 14 Red-legged Partridge, c250 Redshank, 30 Ringed Plover, 3 Robin, c150 Rook, 4 Shelduck, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Spotted Redshank, 50 Starling, 20 Wigeon, 20 Wood Pigeon and 2 Wren. (The “Martin Cutland” wildlife walk, C Travis)

MJS

Tuesday 29th October 2013

Porthgwarra: 1 1w Hermit Thrush near car park. Please park sensibly and avoid blocking access. Note car park is very muddy. (K Arber & P Callaway)

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Hermit Thrush photos by Brian Field.

Video by John Chapple.

Gurnard’s Head: c200 Kittiwakes per minute passing from 10:00 to 11:30 plus 1 Wheatear. (R Phillips)

Newlyn: 5 Common Scoter. (C Ellis)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Med Gull. (C Ellis)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 22 Canada Geese over west, 4 Teal, 33 Mallard, 2 Wigeon, 1  Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Water Rail, 8 Moorhen, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Stonechat, c20 Meadow Pipit, c500 Starling over east and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker, C Ellis) Also 1 juv White-rumped Sandpiper on the beach.

Penzance: 30+ Turnstone. (C Ellis)

Helston Boat Lake: 1 Whooper Swan and 10+ Shoveler (C Ellis)

Tresemple Pool: 1 m Mandarin, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Sparrowhawk, 10 Greenshank, 34 Redshank, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Snipe, 5 Little Grebe, 21 Teal and 1 Little Egret plus 14 Shelduck, 35+ Curlew and 1 Little Egret. (D Jenkins, J St Ledger)

Truro, Malpas: 1 Kingfisher, 11 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Dunlin, 41 Redshank, 50+ Curlew and 30+ Oystercatcher. (J St Ledger)

Caerthillian: 1 Lapland Bunting, 2 Chiffchaff and 1 Blackcap. (D Eva)

Zennor: 5 Whooper Swan on Trewey Downs. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Pendeen: 65 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, 5 Pomarine Skua, 6 Arctic Skua, 26 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Tern and 1 Great Northern Diver past by 09:20.

Penberth: 14 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty shearwater, 2 Great Northern Diver and 1 Arctic Skua past.

St Ives Island: 1 Long-tailed Skua and 2 Pomarine Skua past.

Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still.

Davidstow Airfield:  1 ad Whooper Swan still. (PJ Smale)

MJS