Friday 28 September 2012

Late News 22/09 Predannack Wollas to Kynance: 2 groups of Chough (3 and 5).  The group of 5 included 2 birds that were unringed. (D & S Lewis)

Late News 26/09 Cape Cornwall: At least 2 flava wagtails with albas on Cape Cornwall Golf Course. (P Fraser)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 16 Mallard, 8 Teal, 8 ad Moorhen plus 5 juv, 2 Little Grebe (1 on Longrock Pool), 1 Kestrel, 7 Meadow Pipit, 1  Stonechat, 3+ Reed Bunting, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti’s Warbler and 1 Reed Warbler. (D Parker & S Maycock) Spotted Crake reported again.

Porthgwarra: Yellow-browed Warbler by the pool late morning, plus a Tree Pipit. Yellow-browed Warbler by the car park. (M Wallace)

Bosistow: Adult Dotterel in ploughed field west of Faraway Cottage. (M Hallam)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 7 Dunlin, 8 Snipe, Mute Swans, House Martin, Swallows, Teal, Wigeon, Little Grebe, 2 Water Rail, Grey Herons, Buzzard, Curlew, Canada Geese, Moorhen, 2 Raven, 2 Cormorant (1 Juvenile), Mallard, Goldfinch and Wren. (T Durie)

Camel Estuary: Juvenile Shelduck, Curlew, Whimbrel, Black Swans, Dunlin, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard and 4 Little Egret from the Burniere hide. (T Durie)

Swanpool: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Mute Swan. (J St Ledger)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 1 Med Gull, 1 Whimbrel, 12 Oystercatcher. (J St Ledger)

Kynance Cove car park: Group of 3 Chough flying over. (J St Ledger)

Lizard Point: 1 Chough above the old lifeboat station and lower on the rocks 17 Turnstone. (J St Ledger)

Davidstow Airfield: 2 Curlew Sandpiper and 1 Buff Breasted Sandpiper still. Also Red-throated Pipit reported on the main runway in the morning. (C Selway)

Botallack: 2 Whinchat (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper and 3 ad Mediterranean Gulls (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

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

Kenidjack: Whinchat still at seaward end.

Treen: Yellow-browed Warbler by footpath south of car park mid morning.

Cot Valley: Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest.

Indian Queens: Hoopoe at Brighton Cross along B3275 c 100m from the roundabout at 09:15.

Wednesday 26 September 2012

Late News 25/09 Kingsmill: 1 Little Stint viewed from Landulph side of estuary opposite China Fleet Club second hide. Dunlin, Greenshank, Redshank, Bar-tailed Godwit, Curlew in 3 mixed flocks of c30. Also 3 Oystercatcher. 8 Little Egret and 1 Greenshank on Landulph NR lake. (R Taylor)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Grey Heron, 5+ Little Egret, 3+ Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 14 Mallard, 6 Teal, 8 ad Moorhen plus 5 juv, 2+ Little Grebe, 2 Buzzard, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1  Stonechat, 1 Reed Bunting, 2+ Cetti’s Warbler and 1 Reed Warbler. (D Parker & D Flumm)

Marazion: 30 Ringed Plover, 17 Turnstone, 19 Dunlin, 2 Sanderling, 2 Oystercatcher, adult Med Gull, 2 Wheatear and 6 White Wagtail on the beach. (D Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Little Stint. 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, 28 Redshank, 5 Curlew and 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. (D Parker)

Pendeen: 2 Long-tailed Skua, 2 Pom Skua, 6 Great Skua and 3 Sooty Shearwater between 09:00 and 11:00. (C Moore et al.)

Wacker Quay, River Lynher: 19 Black tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 3 Redshank , 12 Curlew ,34 Mallard, 2 Little Egret,  BH and Herring Gulls and 1 drake Wigeon on the estuary, 20+ House Martin over and 2 Firecrest  and 1 Chiffchaff in the car park tit flock with Blue, Great, Coal and Long tailed Tits. (J Rance)

Kingsmill: A Great White Egret between 16:45 and 17:00, but not since. Lesser Yellowlegs still present along with 91 Curlew, 55 Dunlin, 36 Black-tailed Godwit, 17 Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, Lapwing and Kingfisher. Also 500+ House Martins. (S Cox)

Swanpool Beach: 3 Med Gull, 5 Sandwich Tern, 4 Common Tern, 4 Turnstone and 1 Ringed Plover. (J St Ledger)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 2 Whimbrel and 1 Wheatear. (J St Ledger)

Camel Estuary Trail: 13 Bar-tailed Godwit, 7  Blackbird, 200 +Black-headed Gull, 50+ Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Black Swan, 2 Blue Tit, 7 Buzzard, 25 Canada Goose, 20+ Carrion Crow, 10 Cormorant, 150 + Curlew,  80+  Dunlin, 2 Great Tit, 2 Greenshank, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Grey Plover, 30 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Grey Wagtail, 100+ Herring Gull, 2  House Sparrow, 1 House Martin, 10 Jackdaw, 2 Knot, 1 Lapwing, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 12  Little Egret, 2   Magpie, 5 Mallard, 25 Mute Swan, 30+ Oystercatcher, 1 Pied Wagtail,  12 Red-legged Partridge, 150+ + Redshank, 1 Ringed Plover, 5 Robin, 34 Rook,  1 Snipe, 1 Sparrowhawk,  3 Starling, 3 Swallow,  4 Teal and 8 Wood Pigeon. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk per C Travis)

Davidstow: Buff-breasted Sandpiper on the airfield plus a Curlew Sandpiper.

Tuesday 25 September 2012

Lost: Gold Omega watch lost 24/09 at either Pendeen or Cape Cornwall. If found please telephone Daryll on 07761-230311.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 7 Grey Heron, 3+ Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 13 Mallard, 4 Teal, 4 ad Moorhen plus 5 juv, 30+ Curlew over,  5 House Martin, c30 Swallow, 2  Stonechat, 3 Reed Bunting, 1 Firecrest, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Cetti’s Warbler and 3 Reed Warbler. (D Parker) Spotted Crake reported again from the standing stone at 15:30.

Marazion: 60 Ringed Plover, 7 Turnstone, 13 Dunlin, 35 Sanderling, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Wheatear and 6 White Wagtail on the beach. (DParker)

St Levan: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Willow Warbler and 1 Firecrest by the Church. (M Hallam)

Porthgwarra: 1 Merlin on the moor. (M Hallam)

Rame Head: 1 juv Barred Warbler in central clump of Penlee NR; 1 juv Ortolan Bunting in stubble field opposite pull in along Military road; Pied Flycatcher in trees by Rame Church; Firecrest in bushes at Forder, Rame near Hatt Lane turning; also female Redstart, 1 Willow Warbler, male Blackcap and 1 Whitethroat on Rame head. (G Lewis)

Tresillian: 20 Redshank, 5 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper and plenty of Curlew on Tresillian River; 8 Greenshank, 32 Redshank, 8 Little Grebe, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Little Egret and 1 Grey Heron between 12:00 and 14:00 – approaching high water. (K & D Williams)

Davidstow: 2 Buff-breasted Sandpipers reported on the airfield in the morning. 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper plus a Curlew Sandpiper mid afternoon.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Little Stint at Copperhouse Creek at 14:00.

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

Kenidjack: Whinchat at the bottom of the valley.

Cot Valley: Pied Flycatcher at the top of the valley.

 

Monday 24 September 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 3 Mallard, 3 ad Moorhen plus 3 juv  2 Little Grebe, 1 White Wagtail, 5 Stonechat, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Cetti’s Warbler and 1 Sedge Warbler. (D Parker & D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 46 Dunlin, 12 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Ruff and 1 ad Med Gull on Carnsew; 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 8 Dunlin, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 8 Grey Heron, 124 Teal, 4 Redshank and 2 Kingfisher on Lelant Water; 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret and 2 Moorhen on Ryan’s Field. (D Parker & D Flumm)

Marazion: Grey Plover, 70 Ringed Plover, 10 Turnstone, Little Stint, 10 Dunlin, 32 Sanderling, Oystercatcher, Wheatear and 8 White Wagtail on the beach. (D Flumm)

Higher Bosistow:Dotterel still in newly sown field off footpath between Higher Bosistow and Arden Sawah Farm SW369232. (L Proctor & J Ryan)

Kingsmill: Lesser Yellowlegs briefly this afternoon from the 2nd hide at the China Fleet Country Club, Old Ferry Road at SX 427608, also 2 Spotted Redshank, 1 Little Stint, 1+ Snipe and c60 Dunlin. (M Beer)

Davidstow: 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper on the airfield and 1 Curlew Sandpiper with Dunlin and Ringed Plover. (B Craven)

Mousehole: 1 Little Egret, 6 Oystercatchers and 4 Turnstones. (S Maycock)

Pendennis Point, Falmouth: 2 Wheatear, 2 Rock Pipit, 1 male Kestrel and 7 Oystercatcher. (J St Ledger)

Penryn River: 1 Grey Plover, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit in summer plumage, 5 Greenshank, 38 Redshank, 2 Turnstone, 4 Oystercatcher, 41 Curlew, 5 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe and 1 Grey Wagtail on the falling tide. (J St Ledger)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 2 Little Stint at 17:00. (T Potterton)

St Ives: Long-tailed Skua, Great Skua, 4 Balearic Shearwater and 3 Sooty Shearwater past the Island between 08:00 and 09:10, viewed from Porth Neor car park.

Pendeen: Leach’s Petrel, 6 Balearic Shearwaters and 4 Sooty Shearwaters by 09:45.

Treraven Meadows: Juv Pectoral Sandpiper still showing well at cSW997718.

Penlee Point, Rame Head: Wryneck and 2 Pied Flycatchers.

Gannel Estuary: 1 Little Stint still.

Sunday 23 September 2012

Late News 22/09 Pentire Farm: 2 Spotted Flycatchers between the farm and Rumps Point. (B Rankine)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 3 Mallard, 4 ad Moorhen plus 5 young 2 Little Grebe, 5 Curlew (over) and 1 Sedge Warbler. (D Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 6 Curlew sandpiper, 1 Little Stint and 3 Knot on Copperhouse Creek; Little Stint, 5 Greenshank, 13 Bar-tailed Godwit and 4 Knot on Ryan’s Field. (P St Pierre)

Higher Bosistow: Dotterel in newly sown field off footpath between Higher Bosistow and Arden Sawah Farm SW369232, plus a Curlew Sandpiper in the field north west of Faraway Cottage SW361233. (M Wallace)

Sennen Cove: c30 House Martin, c10 Swallow and 1 Sand Martin. (D Parker)

Kenidjack: 1 Hobby, 22 Snipe over, 4 Chiffchaff and 2 Goldcrest. (P St Pierre)

Hannafore: 2 Great Skua, 1 light phase Arctic Skua, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Leach’s Storm-petrel, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Manx Shearwater, 17 Common Scoter, 2 1w Little Gull, 1 female Pintail and 2 storm-petrel sp past between 09:30 & 12:45 plus 1 White” Wagtail, 1 Wheatear and 3 Med Gull (2 ad & 1 2cy) on the beach. (G Lewis)

Kingsmill: Lesser Yellowlegs from the 2nd hide at the China Fleet Country Club, Old Ferry Road at SX 427608. Also Spotted Redshank, 24 Greenshank, 22 Black-tailed Godwit, 51 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper on rising tide. (S Cox)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 1 Med Gull and 3 Sandwich Tern, flying towards Carrick Roads at 11:00. (J St Ledger)

Falmouth, Gyllyngvase Beach: 4 Med Gull, 1 Common Tern, 23 Sanderling, 8 Dunlin and 6 Ringed Plover. (J St Ledger)

Falmouth: 70+ Shag, 3 Arctic Tern (plus 7 probables) and 1 Pochard at Pendennis Point and 1 Med Gull on Castle Beach. (D Chaney)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: Grey Plover still, 30+ Curlew and 30+ Redshank. (D Chaney)

Saltash: 1 Spotted Redshank.

Gannel Estuary: 1 Little Stint at midday.

Porthgwarra: Wryneck still on the gorse slope north of halfway wall but elusive.


Saturday 22 September 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 9 Grey Heron, 7+ Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 5 Mallard, 4 Teal, 5 ad Moorhen plus 6 young and Sedge Warblers. (D Parker)

Porthgwarra: 2 Chiffchaff in the car park copse; 1 Chiffchaff in 60ft cover; 1 Wryneck at the top of the gorse slope north of halfway wall and 1 Snipe over; 10 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 juv Spotted Flycatcher and 5 Long-tailed Tit at Trevean Pool and 1 Chough flew down the valley. (D Parker)

Nanjizal: Female Merlin, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 male Kestrel, 3 Wheatear and 4 Ringed Plover. (D Parker) Also in the Nanjizal area juv Med Gull in cove, 1 Whinchat, 9 Skylark, 250 Meadow Pipit, 1 Tree Pipit, 4 Grey Wagtail,  1 Firecrest, 5 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff,  7 Siskin, 1 Kestrel. (D Flumm & P St Pierre)

Trevescan: 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Siskin, 100 Meadow Pipit, 1 Kestrel, 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm & P St Pierre)

Land’s End: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 100 Meadow Pipit, 1 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk. (D Flumm & P St Pierre)

St Levan: 1 Firecrest. (M Wallace)

Truro: Juv Pectoral Sandpiper again south of Truro on Calenick Creek. (J Chapple)

St Loy: 7 Firecrest, 4 Grey Wagtail, Wheatear, Garden warbler, Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaff and Spotted Flycatcher. (M Bishop)

Windmill Farm: 4 Wheatear. (D Wright)

St Blazey: 1 Siskin. (D Wright)

Rosemullion, Prisk Cove: 5 Med Gull, 2 Razorbill, 80+ Gannet (flying by from 7.45 to 8.45am). 2 Wheatear, 2 Rock Pipit, 9 Long-tailed Tit, 20 Turnstone, 27 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew, 2 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, and 1 Kestrel.(J St Ledger)

Holywell Bay: 3 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern, 1 ad Med Gull, 1 Wheatear and 90 Shag. (S Rowe)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 60+ Curlew, c20 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 4 Oystercatcher, 10 Turnstone, 1 Grey Plover, 45 Mallard, 1 Grey Wagtail and c20 Pied Wagtail in the evening. (D Chaney)

Nanquidno: 2 1w Mediterranean Gulls past south, Wheatear and Grey Wagtail. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Treraven Meadows: Juv Pectoral Sandpiper still showing well.

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

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.