Thursday 18 October 2012

Late News 17/10 Treraven Meadow:  10 Goldfinch, 50 Golden Plover, 50 Teal, 10 Pied Wagtail, 6 Lapwing, 2 Curlew, 50 + Canada Geese and 10 Mute Swan. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk per C Travis) Omitted in error last night.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern, 6 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 11 Mallard, 1 Aylesbury Duck, 7 Teal, 8 ad Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Water Rail, 2 Snipe, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Stonechat, 6 Meadow Pipit, 8 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker, D Flumm & B Sharples)

More photos on Bob Sharples blog here.

Marazion: 2 ad, 1 2w & 1 1w Med Gulls on the beach. (D Parker)

Cot valley: Wood Warbler, Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 2+ Firecrest, 17 Goldcrest, flocks of 7 & 9 Long-tailed Tit, Grey Wagtail, Green Woodpecker and 2 Sparrowhawk. (D Parker) Also Yellow-browed Warbler again.

Kenidjack: Red-breasted Flycatcher near the engine shed. (Oriole Birding) Also 2 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Bullfinch and 2 Kestrel. (D Parker) Serin flew up the valley at 16:46 and Yellow-browed Warbler by the engine shed at 17:05.

Kingsmill Lake: 3 Avocet plus  1 Firecrest still at China Fleet club along nature trail between the hides. (M Beer)

College Reservoir: Juv Purple Heron still at 11:00 when it flew behind the island. Showing very well again at 12:50 viewed from dam end looking back to righthand bank in reeds. Also 1+ Firecrest,  2 Goldcrests, Grey Heron and 6 Great Cormorants. (W Chegwidden and T Mills)

More on Tony Mills web site here.

Nanquidno:  2 Med Gulls (1w & ad), Peregrine, Green Woodpecker and 1 Firecrest. (C Moore)

Penberth: 2 Firecrests. (C Moore)

Penryn River: 10 Greenshank, 43 Redshank, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 39 Curlew, 5 Oystercatcher, 5 Little Grebe, 44 Mallard, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Blackcap, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Skylark, 9 Pied Wagtail, 2 Jay, 1+ Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard and 1 Kestrel. Over the high spring tide. (J St Ledger & D Chaney)

Maer Lake, Bude: Pectoral Sandpiper at 10:30. Also 200+ Canada Geese, 150+ Golden Plover, 20 Black-tailed Godwit, 15 Bar-tailed Godwit, 10 Lapwing, 10 Curlew, 30 Teal, 1 Heron and 3 Snipe. (R Mudge)

Lower Tamar Lake: 2 Tufted Duck. (R Mudge)

Swanpool: 5 Great Cormorant, also at least 5 Little Grebe, several Tufted Duck, Grey Heron and 50+ BH Gull. (T Mills) Yellow-browed Warbler calling at Swanvale NR again. (I Maclean)

Treraven Meadow: 1 Black Swan and 20 Mute Swan, 1 Greylag, 60 Canada Geese, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Lapwing, 50+ Teal and 1 Swallow. (C Selway)

Pendennis, Falmouth: 1 Balearic Shearwater and 1 distant probable Long-tailed Skua west, 2 auk sp and 3 distant Med Gulls between 07:30 & 08:30. Also 10 Meadow Pipits and 1 Whimbrel on the point plus 3 Siskins over and 2 Firecrest near the coastguard end. (D Chaney)

Falmouth: 1 Firecrest with 2 Goldcrest in Trescobeas Park on the north side of Falmouth. (D Chaney)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Sandwich Terns at Ryan`s Field. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Brew: 3 1w Glossy Ibis in the marshy field south of Brew Pool, visible from the track beyond the sewerage works at cSW 365251.

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

Land’s End: Wryneck still on the cycle path 300m north of the boarded up white house by the hay bales. Richard’s Pipit on footpath from Treeve Moor to Sennen Cove.

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

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.

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.

Thursday 20 September 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 10 Grey Heron, 3+ Little Egret, 2+ Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 2 Canada Geese, 11 Mallard, 4 ad Moorhen plus 6 young, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Stonechat, 1+ Cetti’s Warbler, Reed Warblers and Sedge Warblers. (D Parker)

Treraven Meadows: Juv Pectoral Sandpiper still showing well, also 1 Ruff, 26 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 69 Teal, 8 Mallard, 1 Curlew and 3 Snipe. (D Julian)

Park Head: 1+ Choughs at Park Head SW 841708 at around 14.30. (D Walters)

Pendennis, Falmouth: 200+ Gannet, 10+ Razorbill, 100+ auk sp, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 5 shearwater sp, 1 juv Arctic Tern, 1 juv Common Tern, 1 Red-throated Diver, c20 Swallow. Also pod of 10+ Bottlenose Dolphin hunting distantly and 1 Minke Whale distantly in Falmouth Bay. Also on the point 1 Med Gull about, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk and Buzzard between 07:45 & 09:45. (D Chaney) 100+ Gannet, 50+ auk sp, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 1 pale phase ad Pomarine Skua, 4 skua sp, 1 Arctic Tern and 8 Kittiwake (2 ad) between 14:15 & 17:15. (D Chaney)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River:  38 Redshank, 32 Curlew, 5 Greenshank, 3 Oystercatcher  and 1 Little Grebe, also Chiffchaff and 2 Long-tailed Tits. (D Chaney)

Devoran:  100+ Curlew, 100+ Redshank, 4+ Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Knot, 3 Dunlin, 8 Greenshank, 15+ Oystercatcher, c30 Mute Swan, 120+ Canada Geese and 2 Teal. (D Chaney)

Camel Estuary: Little Stint off Padstow. (D Julian)

Roseland, Prisk Cove: 2 Med Gull, 8 Razorbill, 1 Ringed Plover, 16 Turnstone, 3 Curlew, 46 Oystercatcher, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Wheatear, 4 White Wagtail and 2 Raven. (J St Ledger)

Com Head to Rumps Point: c40 mixed flock of Goldfinches and Linnets, juv Stonechat, Grey Wagtail, female Wheatear, pair Peregrine Falcons, Kestrel, Raven and Buzzard. (M Greenhalgh)

Walmsley Sanctuary: Male Sparrowhawk and Black-tailed Godwit. (M Greenhalgh)

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

Marazion: Osprey over the A30 near Marazion in the afternoon.

Truro: Juv Pectoral Sandpiper again south of Truro on Calenick Creek in the evening.

Wednesday 19 September 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 14 Grey Heron, 4+ Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 16 Mallard, 4 ad Moorhen plus 7 young, 13 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Stonechat including 2 juv, 1+ Cetti’s Warbler, Reed Warblers and Sedge Warblers. (D Parker) A Kingfisher (ringed) on Longrock Pool between 15:30 & 16:00. (W Renshaw) Spotted Crake reported from the standing stone again.

Marazion: 27 Ringed Plover, 9 Dunlin, 1 Turnstone, 13 Sanderling, 2 Oystercatcher and 1 Wheatear on the beach. (D Parker)

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

Penzance: 1 Med Gull (2cy), 1 Knot, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Wheatear, 1 Grey Wagtail beach below Chyandour Cliff. (D Flumm & P St Pierre)

Tresemple Pool: Juv Spotted Redshank, Kingfisher, 13 Greenshank, 110 Redshank, 9 Little Grebe, 2 Moorhen and 12 Mallard. Also 8 Greenshank between Tresillian and St Clement and 2 Common Sandpiper on the island at Tresillian. (A NicholsonD Eva)

Camel Estuary Trail: 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2  Blackbird, 100 +Black-headed Gull, 30 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Black Swan, 2 Blue Tit, 5 Buzzard,   30+ Carrion Crow, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Common Sandpiper,  8 Cormorant, 50+ Curlew, 2  Dunlin, 2 Goldfinch, 3 Greenfinch, 12 Greenshank, 5 Grey Heron, 20 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Grey Wagtail, 100+ Herring Gull, 50  House Sparrow (1 Leucistic), 5 House Martin, 20 Jackdaw, 2 Jay, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 20  Little Egret, 2 Magpie, 10 Mallard, 10 Mute Swan, 50+ Oystercatcher, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Raven, 5 Red-legged Partridge, 100 + Redshank, 5 Ringed Plover, 2 Robin, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Starling, 5 Swallow, 2 Wigeon, 20 Wood Pigeon and 1 Wren. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk per C Travis)

Pendennis, Falmouth: 1 Whimbrel, 2 ad Med Gull, 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kestrel, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Wheatear and 4 Rock Pipit. (D Chaney)

Gyllyngvase beach, Falmouth: 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Turnstone, 2 White Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail and 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Chaney)

Swanpool: 3 Mute Swan (2 ad ), 10 Little Grebe, 3 Moorhen, 2 Tufted Duck, 20+ Coot and 1 Grey Heron. (D Chaney)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 38 Curlew, 32 Redshank, 6 Oystercatcher, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Little Grebe and 3 Mallard. Also 4 Mute Swan (ad and 3 young) towards Falmouth, with c20 Mixed House Martin and Swallow flock over the fields. (D Chaney)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Common Sandpiper in the evening.

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

Truro: Juv Pectoral Sandpiper south of Truro on Calenick creek at high tide.

Sunday 16 September 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 10 Grey Heron, 8+ Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 6 Mallard, 1 Teal, 1 Water Rail, 6 ad Moorhen plus 9 young, 1 Stonechat, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti’s Warbler and Sedge Warblers. (D Parker) Spotted Crake reported from the standing stone again.

Marazion: c50 Ringed Plover, 12 Dunlin, 7 Turnstone and 15 Sanderling on the beach and ad Med Gull offshore. (D Parker)

Devoran: 1 Kingfisher, 6 Teal, 16 Oystercatcher, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 8 Greenshank, 150 Curlew and 70 Redshank including a very pale leucistic bird. (D Eva)

Falmouth, Gyllyngvase Beach: 2 adult Med Gull, 1 Sanderling, 2 Ringed Plover and 19 Oystercatcher. (J St Ledger)


Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 1 Peregrine being mobbed by 2 Buzzard, also1 Ringed Plover. 2 Grey Seals on Black Rock. (J St Ledger)

Hayle Estuary RSPB:  Pectoral Sandpiper viewed from the Causeway also  10 Bar tailed Godwit,  1 Whimbrel and  2 Grey Wagtail. (V Stratton)

Trewey Downs:  6 Whinchat and  1 Wheatear. (V Stratton)

Buttermilk Hill:  10 Common Buzzard,  2 Wheatear and  2 Grey Wagtail. (V Stratton)

Hallworthy: Red Kite just to west of Hallworthy, adjacent to A395 at 17:20. (J Parfitt)

Treraven Meadows: 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Curlew, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Grey Wagtail, Black-headed Gulls, Teal, Mallard, large flock of Canada Geese. (W Delacour)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 1 Spotted Redshank, 17 Greenshank, c57 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, Teal, 1 Wigeon, 1 Shoveler, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Little Grebe with young, Moorhen and Buzzard. (W Delacour)