Sunday 30 September 2012

Late News 29/09 Treraven Meadows: 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 49 Teal, 4 Cormorant, 1 adult Peregrine, 2 Curlew and 6+ Siskin, no Pipits and only 1 Pied Wag, also a Kingfisher near the hide. (C Selway)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Grey Heron, 2+ Little Egret, 1+ Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 27 Mallard, 5 Teal, 7 ad Moorhen plus 3 juv, 1 Little Grebe, 1  ad Stonechat, 3 Reed Bunting, 1 Chiffchaff and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only): 6 Mute Swan, 63 Mallard, 5 Call Duck, 8 Tufted Duck, 2 Cormorant, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 2+ Moorhen, 1 Raven, 2 Buzzard, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Parker & B Dodd)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Curlew Sandpiper and 1 Buff Breasted Sandpiper still. (S Hatch)

Caerthillian: 1 Firecrest. (D Eva)

Lizard Downs: 6 Pink-footed Geese in off the sea. (D Eva)

Mullion Cove: Firecrest, 8 Swallow and 2 House Martin. (S Bury)

Kingsmill: 3 Ruff, 3 Spotted Redshank, 34 Greenshank, 49 Black-tailed Godwit and 15 Dunlin on rising tide this pm.(S Cox)

Walmsley Sanctuary: A few Meadow Pipit and Chaffinch moving, 1 Water Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail, 39 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 10 Lapwing, 2 Golden Plover, 3 Snipe. 12 Curlew, 2 Dunlin, 9 Wigeon, 1 Pintail, 30+ Teal, 1 Jay and 1 Swallow. (C Selway)

Porthgwarra: 2 Grey Phalarope, Cory’s Shearwater at 14:00, Great Shearwater at 14:15, 40 Balearic Shearwater, 55 Sooty Shearwater, 15 Manx Shearwater, 1 Red-throated Diver, 8 Puffin, 8 Great Skua and 7 Arctic Skua between 09:30 and 16:00. (B Mellow)

Nanquidno: Honey Buzzard reported over in the morning and a Ring Ouzel at the seaward end of the valley.

Friday 21 September 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 11 Grey Heron, 1+ Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 9 Mallard, 4 Teal, 5 ad Moorhen plus 7 young, 1 Kingfisher, 1+ Cetti’s Warbler, Reed Warblers and Sedge Warblers. (D Parker)

Land’s End: 1 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear, 6 Stonechat (incl 3 juv), 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 1 juv Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Song Thrush, 300+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Skylark, 5 Curlew and 2 Snipe along the cycle path. (D Parker)

Sennen: 2 ad Med Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern, 11 House Martin (incl 3+ juv) and c30 Swallow. (D Parker)

Treraven Meadows: Juv Pectoral Sandpiper still showing well. (D Julian)

Marazion: 8 Sanderling, 7 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin and 3 Oystercatcher on the beach and a Guillemot offshore. (D Parker)

Penzance beach below Chyandour: Ad Med Gull, 7 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 7 Wheatear, 8 White and 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm & P St Pierre)

Penryn River, Gorrangorras: 1 Water Rail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Bullfinch, 28 Curlew, 5 Greenshank, 36 Redshank, 5 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Egret and 3 Pied Wagtail. (J St Ledger) Also 58 Curlew, 32 Redshank, 3 Oystercatcher, 3 Greenshank, 6 Turnstone, 12 Mallard, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Little Grebe and 16 Pied Wagtail on the rising tide this evening. (D Chaney)

Davidstow: Buff-breasted Sandpiper (juv) on Davidstow airfield by the control tower pond this afternoon/evening. (A Davey)

Sancreed: Male Marsh Harrier north over fields 18:05-18:10, also still 2 pairs of Swallows with broods of 4 and 5 young still being fed in the nests in the village, a late breeding season for most birds this year. (D Flumm)

Chapel Carn Brea: Honey Buzzard over east at 11:45, also 250 Meadow Pipit and 1 Wheatear. (F Currie)

Kingsmill: Lesser Yellowlegs and 2 Spotted Redshanks from the 2nd hide at the China Fleet Country Club, Old Ferry Road at SX 427608.

Cape Cornwall: Juv Rose Coloured Starling around the golf club buildings.

Monday 17 September 2012

Late News 16/09 Kynance: Wryneck on the bridleway, c300m SE of Kynance Cove.

Late News 16/09 Feock: Osprey on the west side of River Fal, NE of Feock at Smugglers Inn.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 5 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 3 Mallard, 5 ad Moorhen plus 10 young, 1 juv Stonechat, 1 Cetti’s Warbler and Sedge Warblers. (D Parker) Spotted Crake reported again from the standing stone.

Land’s End: Honey Buzzard drifted south at 09:05, also 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat, c50 Meadow Pipit and 2 Curlew along the cycle track. (D Parker)

Porthgwarra: 4 Whitethroat, 1 male Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Raven and 5 Stonechat. (D Parker)

Cot Valley: Barred Warbler in Cot Valley, half way down the valley.  It showed briefly in the bracken by the small Sycamore at 11:14 and then flew west down the valley but unfortunately couldn’t be relocate. (P & W Hadfield)

Roseland, Prisk Cove: 1 Whimbrel, 30 White Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Peregrine, 4 Wheatear, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Curlew, 8 Turnstone, 27 Oystercatcher, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Rock Pipit, 1 Buzzard, 4 Stonechat, 20+ Linnet and 2 Small Copper butterflies. (J St Ledger)

Helston: 2 Dipper at St Johns, Helston. (D Wright)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Grey heron, 2 Little Egret, 8 Teal,  17 Redshank, 60 Curlew, 10 Bar-tailed Godwit and Grey Wagtail on Ryan’s Field. 80 Teal, 4 Med Gull and 4 Bar-tailed Godwit on Lelant Water. 1 Med Gull, 7 Dunlin and 2 Bar-tailed Godwit in Carnsew Basin. (D Flumm)

Falmouth: Pendennis this morning, plenty of Gannet flying west over a calm sea and a couple of Razorbill in flight too. 10+ Swallow over the Castle, with 9 Oystercatchers roosting below the point. Another 10 Oystercatchers at Castle Beach; a Sanderling and 2 Ringed Plover (1 with a gammy leg) at Gyllyngvase plus 2 adult Med Gulls and 3 Turnstone flew towards Swanpool. Rock Pipits and Pied Wagtails on the various beaches too. (D Chaney)

Swanpool: c20 Swallow up by the golf course, and 2 Whimbrel flew up from the rocks. (D Chaney)

Argal Reservoir: 5 Great Crested Grebe, 85 Herring Gull, c20 House Martin, 3 Chiffchaff singing, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 6 Curlew in field and 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Chaney)

College Reservoir: 12 Mute Swan (including the 8 young), 4 Mallard, 5 Wigeon, 3 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 60+ Herring Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Cormorant and 1 Nuthatch heard. Also 1-200 House Sparrows briefly at a roadside puddle. (D Chaney)

Treraven Meadows: 1 Curlew, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Green Sandpiper, 13 Black-tailed Godwit, 100+ Black-headed Gulls, Teal, Mute Swan, Magpie and Carrion Crow. (W Delacour)

Wednesday 05 September 2012

Marazion: Ad Buff-breasted Sandpiper still by the lifeguards hut, also c100 Ringed Plover, c50 Dunlin, c80 Sanderling, c40 Turnstone, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Whimbrel and 1 Wheatear on the beach. (D Parker, S Williams & R Farnes)

Waders at Marazion, R Farnes and S Williams.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Spotted Crake still from the standing stone, also 6 Grey Heron, 7+ Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 6 ad Moorhen plus 16 young and 2 downy young, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail (over and calling), 1 Reed Warbler and Sedge Warblers. (D Parker & S Maycock)

Bar-tailed Godwit on Marazion Marsh. S Maycock.

Nanquidno: 1 Whinchat, 4 Wheatear, 1 Spotted Flycatcher and 6 White Wagtail. (C Moore)

Camel Estuary: 10 Bar Tail Godwit, 4 Blackbird, 500 +Black-headed Gull, 50 +Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Blue Tit, 4 Buzzard,  2 Canada Geese, 8 Carrion Crow, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Common Sandpiper, 20 + Cormorant, 100 + Curlew,  12 Dunlin,  2 Goldcrest, 6 Goldfinch, 8 Grey Heron, 50 +Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail,  124 Herring Gull, 7 House Sparrow, 10 House Martin,  10 Jackdaw,   12 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 40+ Little Egret,   5 Magpie, 48 Mallard, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 8 Mute Swan,  50 Oystercatcher,   4 Red-legged Partridge, 8 Redshank, 11 Ringed Plover, 2 Robin,   12 Starling, 20 Swallow,   2  Wigeon and 20  Wood Pigeon. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk per C Travis)

Kingsmill: Lesser Yellowlegs again from the 2nd hide at the China Fleet Country Club this morning. Also 41 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 35 Greenshank, 90 Curlew, 100+ Redshank, 35 Dunlin, 5 Whimbrel & 4 Knot on the rising tide this evening.(S Cox)

 

Lesser Yellowlegs at Kingsmill, M Beer.

Sennen: 14 White Wagtails and Common Sandpiper in off the sea. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Porthgwarra: 1 Whinchat. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Pendeen: 2 Grey Phalaropes and 8 Puffins this morning.

Drift Reservoir (Members Only): Honey Buzzard drifted east over the southern end of the reservoir this morning.

Goonhavern: Wryneck on lawn at the bottom of Carriage Parc at 13:00.

St Ives: 2 Balearic Shearwaters past the Island.