Tuesday 5th September 2017

Late news, 04/09,  Kingsmill Lake: 31 Greenshank, 40+ Redshank, 15 Dunlin and 6 Black-tailed Godwit. (M Beer).

Marazion: Baird’s Sandpiper still on the beach this morning, but still being disturbed by illegal dog walkers. (DK Parker)

Newquay seawatch: 1 probable Little Shearwater1 Great Shearwater, 4 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 juvenile Arctic Skua, 10 Kittiwake. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Pentire Point: 1 Little Shearwater reported past this evening, also Great Shearwater, 5 Balearic Shearwater and 5 Sooty Shearwater (18:30-20:00)

Devoran, Tallack’s Creek: 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Knot, 3 Whimbrel, 8 Sandwich Tern, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 120+ Oystercatcher (in Gull roost). (J St Ledger) Also 2 Osprey reported.

Spotted Redshank, John St Ledger

Knot, John St Ledger

Lizard Point, 06:45-09:10: 1 Great Shearwater, 26 Balearic Shearwater, 17 Sooty Shearwater, 8 Great Skua and 2 Arctic Skua. (L Langley)

Mousehole: 2 Sabine’s Gull west at 10:45. (P Munro)

Porthgwarra: 1 large shearwater, 18 Sooty Shearwater, 18 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Great Skua  and 1 Arctic Tern. (R Wilkins, R Veal, DK Parker)

Kenidjack: 1 Wryneck still in donkey paddock at 11:30 and again at 13:05. (DK Parker) And again at 15.00, also 1 Grey Wagtail at the sewage works. (T Mills)

Wryneck, Rod Farnes

Lamorna, Tater-du 06:50-10:50: 31 Sooty Shearwater, 38 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Great Skua, 4 Kittiwake, 1 Storm Petrel. (M McKee)

Downderry: 4 Sooty Shearwater early am. (A Payne)

Pendeen, 11:15-14:00: 4 Balearic Shearwater, 10 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Arctic tern, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Great Skua. (R Veal, S Jones) 13:05-16:05: 7 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, c7,600 Manx Shearwater, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Knot, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Great Skua, 1 Mediterranean Gull, ad Sabine’s Gull (16:00-16:05hrs), 1 Commic Tern, 1 Ocean Sunfish, 1 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. (D Flumm) Also 1 Leach’s Petrel reported and 1 Black Tern. (I Grant)

Rock: 1 Wheatear, 1 m Sparrowhawk at Porthilly Beach. (S Grose)

Penlee Point sea watch 7:30-11:30: 200+ Manx Shearwater,1 Large Shearwater, 1 juv dark phase Arctic Skua. (C Buckland)

Torpoint: 8 Sandwich Tern. (C Buckland)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 5 Black-headed Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 20+ Canada Goose, 2 Little Egret. (K.Bowers)

Kingfisher, Kevin Bowers.

Kingfisher, Kevin Bowers.

Little Egret, Kevin Bowers.

Porth Reservoir: 5 Great Crested Grebe (+4 juveniles), 1 Teal, 2 Coot, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dipper, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Call Duck. (S grose) Newquay, Barrowfields: 3 Chough feeding, 5 Raven. (S grose)

Mounts Bay: Arctic Skua off Hogus Rocks 9.00 am. (P Fraser)

Kelynack: Great Spotted Woodpecker.

pt/dkp/tdm

Sunday 3rd September 2017

Late news, 02/09, Roseland, Fal-Ruan complex: Juv Osprey came in  at high tide pm and rested on  distant mudbank near Ardevora Vear for 30 minutes.Did not fish. Then flew off low downriver towards Tolverne. (D Hall)

Marazion: 1 juv Baird’s Sandpiper on the beach this afternoon near the car park, 1juv Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Knot. (G Gordon, R Veal, L Langley, M Ahmad)

Baird’s Sandpiper, Mashuq Ahmad

Lamorna Cove, Tatur-du Lighthouse 07:10 – 13:10: 34 Sooty Shearwater, 51 Balearic Shearwater, 7 Arctic Skua, 1 Bonxie, 1 Sabine’s Gull, 151 Kittiwake, 1 Black Tern. (M McKee)

Porthgwarra: 06.45 – 13.30: 31 Sooty Shearwater, 32 Balearic Shearwater, 6 Arctic Skua and 4 Bonxie between squalls. (L Langley) Also 1 Arctic Tern, 50+ Common Tern past. (R Veal, R Augarde, R+L Wilkins) Also reported, 63 Balearic Shearwater, 42 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Storm Petrel. 1 Short-eared Owl on the moor this afternoon. (M Wallace)

Pendeen: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Chough. (P Smale)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper31 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Snipe, 1 Greenshank. (B Bosisto) 

Wadebridge: 1 Marsh Harrier between Wadebridge & Dinham this morning. (P Roseveare)

Davidstow: 1 Whinchat, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Snipe, 9 Ringed Plover and 5 Dunlin. (P Roseveare)

Kenidjack: 1 Melodious Warbler by static caravan.

Porthkidney: 16 Sandwich Tern, 50 Common Tern, 5 Arctic Tern, 1 Black Tern, 3 Sanderling. (D Eva)

Towan Head: raft of c3,000 Manx Shearwater, 10 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Storm Petrel, 2 Common Scoter, 1 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua. (S Rowe)

Kenidjack: 1 Wryneck In donkey paddock, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Chough. (S Grose)

Mousehole: 1 Little Shearwater just behind St Clement’s Isle at 8:10am, 1 Wilson’s Petrel close in at 8:30am, 2 Little Tern, 2 Arctic Skua, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 11 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Storm Petrel, 3 Great Skua, 12 Common Tern, 12 Commic Tern, 2 Common Scoter 7:40-9:50. (R Augarde, R Veal, R+L Wilkins, P Smale)

Rame: 2 Sabine’s Gull (ad & juv) past 12:30-13:25.

Lizard Point: 1 Great Shearwater past at 07:15.

Maer Lake: 2 Snow Goose, 1 Ruff, 46 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Curlew, 1 Shoveler, 96 Teal, 459 Canada Goose. (P Roseveare)

Carn Gloose, St Just: 6 Swift, 2 Wheatear, 3 Whinchat, 2 Buzzard, 1 juv Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Kenidjack: 2 Wryneck calling, 2 Chough heard calling, Tawny Owl, 2 Wren, 3 Buzzard, all after 10.00pm. (S Grose)

djc/pt

Wednesday 29th July 2015

Pendeen: 1 Little Shearwater initially feeding then west south west 08:17-08:22hrs. Also 6 Sooty, 1 Balearic & 14,400 Manx Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, 71 Fulmar, 2 Common Scoter, 1 Sanderling, 2 ad Bonxie, 2 ad Arctic Skua, 110 Kittiwake, 8 Guillemot & 1 Swift all WSW 06:00 – 09:00. Manx random counts each half-hour as follows: 35/minute 0600-0630, 25/minute 0630-0700, 80/minute 0700-0730, 180/minute 0730-0800, 120/minute 0800-0830, 40/minute 0830-0900. (DS Flumm) Also 3 Balearic Shearwater, c5,000 Manx Shearwater, 1 Sabine’s Gull, 4 Whimbrel and 5 Puffin past 11:00 – 14:00. (G Berti)

Kenidjack Head: 1 Great Shearwater feeding amongst several 100 Manx Shearwater about 1 mile WSW of the head, the whole moving slowly North late morning. (P Clarke)

Carland Cross: 1 Barn Owl over A30 c1m west of Carland Cross at 05:45. (D King)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Coot, 1 Sanderling, 1 juv Med Gull, 5 Swift, 2 Sedge Warbler and 1 Reed Bunting. (MJ Spicer)

St Erth: 1 Barn Owl from 20:20. (JPR & MJ Spicer)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 15 Med Gull and 7 Redshank on Lelant Saltings. 5 Whimbrel, 5 Dunlin, 25 Med Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Greenshank on Ryan’s Field. (G Berti) Also 1 1s Ring-billed Gull still from causeway.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 20 Mallard, 1 Little Grebe plus 1 chick, 1 Cormorant, 4 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Coot, 12 Moorhen, 1 Sparrowhawk, c300 Swallow, 6 Swift and 2 Stonechat with 3 young plus Reed & Sedge Warblers. (DK Parker)

MJS & DKP
 

Friday 08 June 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Grey Heron, 5 Mute Swan plus 5 cygnets, 2 Canada Geese plus 1 gosling, 7 Greylag, 7 Mallard, 3 Moorhen, 2 Swift and Reed Warblers. (D Parker)

Marazion: 1 Sandwich Tern offshore. (D Parker)

Pendeen: 2 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 6000+ Manx Shearwater, 55 Storm Petrel and 1 Great Skua between 06:30 and 10:30. (L Proctor) Also c1200 Gannet, c1000 Fulmar, c100 Kittiwake, c50 Guillemot and c50 Razorbill. (D Eva) Little Shearwater past at 13:45 plus 10,000 Manx Shearwaters and 117+ Storm Petrels. (R Wilkins)

Creegbrawse: A Hobby over Creegbrawse, 1 mile south of Chacewater, at 13:00. (B Toms)

Port Isaac: A very heavy passage of Manx Shearwaters moving west between 08:30 and 11:00. (T Potterton)

Rumps Point: 1 Storm Petrel, 4 Puffin, 600+ Manx Shearwater, Kittiwake, Razorbill, Guillemot, Cormorant, Shag, Fulmar, Gannet and Peregrine Falcon. (C Selway)

Falmouth: 1 Storm Petrel and 2 Manx Shearwaters. (D Chaney)

Mylor: Spotted Flycatcher today at Carclew. (W Jones)

Clapper Marshes: 41 Mallard, 1 male Wigeon, 1 Heron, 7 Woodpigeon, 2 Mute Swan and a brood of 2, 3 Swallow, 1 Carrion Crow, 11 Jackdaw, 11 Canada Goose, 1 Moorhen, 3 Chaffinch, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackbird, 1 Blue Tit, 4 Goldfinch, 1 Sedge Warbler, 4 Herring Gull, 27 Rook, 3 Siskin and 1 Greenfinch. (D. Julian)

Newquay: 3 Storm Petrels past Towan Head.

Kenidjack:Iberian Chiffchaff still in the copse by the engine shed.

Cape Cornwall: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 24 Storm Petrel and 3500 Manx Shearwater past between 13:15 & 15:15.