Tuesday 16 October 2012

Late News 12/10 Mullion: Photo of Firecrest at Mullion. (S Bury)

Late News 15/10 Penryn: 2 Firecrest (West Street and Campus), 1 Redwing, 15+ Goldcrest and a Blackcap. (M Silk)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 17 Mallard, 1 Aylesbury Duck, 4 Teal, 12 ad Moorhen, 4 Little Grebe, 1+ Water Rail, 1 Stonechat and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker) Glossy Ibis viewable from road at 15:40 then flew out of sight.

Draynes Wood, Upper Fowey: 5+ Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker and 2 Mistle Thrush. (D Parker)

Upper Fowey: 2 Willow Tit. (D Parker)

Stepper Point: Long-tailed Skua in field at 11:00 but flushed by walkers and flew west, also 2 Merlin. 4 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 4 Shag, 2 Cormorant all flew west between 11:10 & 11:50. 60 Med Gulls between Stepper Point and Tregirls beach. (D Julian)

Gwennap Sewage Works: 1 Green Sandpiper and 2 Firecrest at 11.30. (B Toms & M Curtis)

Falmouth: Yellow-browed Warbler in woods around Pendennis Castle at 14:00. (S Ogden)

Kingsmill Lake, Saltash: 1 Spotted Redshank, 30+ Common Redshank, 10+ Black-tailed Godwit, 60+ Curlew, 17 Greenshank, 1 Dunlin, 3 Little Egrets, 1 Great Crested Grebe (still in summer plum), 1 Canada Goose, 20+ Wigeon, 20+ Teal, 1 Grey Wagtail, 80+ Black-headed Gull, 7 Herring Gull, 6 Oystercatcher, 5 Cormorant a couple Mallard and Mute Swan at c14:30. (C Ellis)

Brew: 4 1w Glossy Ibis in the marshy field south of Brew Pool, visible from the track beyond the sewerage works at cSW 365251. (R Farnes)

Helston: Two Firecrest at Helston boating lake in the afternoon. (S Bury)

Helston, Loe Pool: 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Great Crested Grebe and 1 Goldeneye in Carminowe Creek. (B Sharples)

Swanvale NR: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, still present though elusive, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2+ Firecrest, 1 Water Rail and 1 Green Woodpecker in the cemetry. (H Cook & M Silk))

Falmouth, Pendennis Headland: 2 Firecrest, 5 Med Gull, 1 Common Gull, 40+ Gannet, 1 Common Scoter and 2 Kittiwakes. (H Cook)

Falmouth Golf Course: 1 Lesser Redpoll over, 1 Blackcap, 2 Stonechat and 1 Swallow. (H Cook)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Teal, 7 Wigeon, 8 Lapwing  south of Golden Lion pub and 1 Raven. (H Cook)

Devoran: 1 Whimbrel, 5 Greenshank, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 10+ Black-tailed Godwit, 30+ Wigeon, 7 Teal and 1 Kingfisher. (H Cook)

Perranwell: 10 Redwings over the station. (L Sampson)

Rumps Point: 1,500+ Gannet flew SW in the first hour of daylight, plus 400+ Auk sp, 2 Great Skua, 1 ad Pom Skua, 1 Manx Shearwater, 3 Fulmar, 29 Shag, 3 Cormorant and 50+ Kittiwake. (C Selway)

St Ives: 2 ad Sabine’s Gull, Pom Skua, 3 Great Skua, 9 Balearic Shearwater and 5 Manx Shearwater.

Porthgwarra: Yellow-browed warbler still by Trevean Pool, 13 Balearic Shearwaters, 5 Sooty Shearwaters and Chough past between 09:20 and 12:20, Black Redstart in cove.

Lizard: Red-backed Shrike showing well on hedges around the Waterings at Housel Bay.

Carn Euny: 2 1w Glossy Ibis in flooded field 1 mile SW of Sancreed, west of Carn Euny car park

Land’s End: Wryneck stil on the cycle track in the afternoon.

Cot Valley: Yellow-browed Warbler on south side by garage with palm tree painting.

Trevose Head: 1 Woodlark.

Penberth: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at seaward end of valley.

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.

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.

Friday 14 September 2012

Late News 13/09 Tresillian: 1 Green Sandpiper at Tresemple Pool. (R Davey & P Barlow)

Pendeen: 5 Common Scoter, 9 Balearic Shearwater, 88 Sooty Shearwater, 2750+ Manx Shearwater, 22 Fulmar, 3 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Turnstone, 2 Sabine’s Gull (ad & juv), 3 Kittiwake, 6 Long-tailed Skua, 2 small skua sp, 10 Arctic Skua, 29 Great Skua, 8 Arctic Tern, 1 Common Tern, 2 Commic tern, 2 Sandwich Tern, 17 Guillemot, 92 Razorbill, 26 auk sp and 1 Puffin between 06:30 and 12:20. (B Richards, B Mellow, D Flumm et al.)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Grey Heron, 12+ Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 5 Mute Swan and 4 cygnets, 14 Mallard, 2 Teal, 4 ad Moorhen plus 11 young, Sparrowhawk, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti’s Warbler and Sedge Warblers. (D Parker)

Marazion: c30 Ringed Plover, 8 Dunlin, 2 Turnstone, 4 Sanderling, 1 ad Med Gull and 39 Carrion Crow on the beach. (D Parker)

Kynance: Wryneck at the top of Soapy Cove. (T Blunden)

Kingsmill: Lesser Yellowlegs again for 10 mins only this morning at 07:50 from the 2nd hide at the China Fleet Country Club, Old Ferry Road SX 427608. (M Beer) Also 91 Dunlin, 1 Knot, 40 Black-tailed Godwit, 1Bar-tailed Godwit, only 3 Greenshank, 61 Teal & 4 Wigeon. (S Cox)

Kynance: 3 Chough (2 adults 1 juv), 1 White Wagtail, 4 Wheatear, 10+ Stonechat, 20+ Linnet, flock 40+ Goldfinch, 2 Raven, 1 Snipe, 3 Kestrel and 1 Buzzard. (J St Ledger & H Kendall)

St Ives: Long-tailed Skua, 3 Arctic Skua, 1 Grey Phalarope, 5 Balearic Shearwater and 16 Sooty Shearwater. (R Wilkins) 3 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Bonxie, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Med Gull (ad), 2 Sandwich Terns and 3 Basking Sharks between 11:15-12.30.   Also at 14:30 3 Arctic Skuas and 15 Sandwich terns flew west. (D Flumm) Also 2 Balearic Shearwaters and 2 Sooty Shearwaters between 16:45 & 18:40 and ad Mediterranean Gull in the harbourand 12 Sandwich Terns off Porthminster . (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 9 Grey Heron, 7 Little Egret, 44 Wigeon, 78 Teal, 11 Bar-tailed Godwit and 2 Med Gulls (ad & 2cy) at Lelant Water plus Kingfisher and Little Egret at Ryan’s Field. (D Flumm)

Walmsley Sanctuary: Juv and probable adult Pectoral Sandpipers plus 10 Dunlin. (N Climpson)

Rumps Point: 2 Peregrine, 1 Hobby and 1 Kestrel. (N Climpson)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 3 Little Egret, 10+ Redshank, 5 Greenshank, 2 Turnstone, 1 male Wheatear, 1 Little Grebe and Curlew in nearby field. (D Chaney)

Falmouth: c40 Swallows over the north side of the town. (D Chaney)