Monday 22 October 2012

Late News 20/10 Hayle Estuary RSPB: 6 Lapwings. (R Farnes)

Marazion: Tawny Owl calling in the early hours, 4 Sanderling on the beach. (D Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 4 Canada Geese, 1 hybrid goose, 19 Mallard, 11 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 1+ Water Rail, 17 Moorhen, 1  Stonechat and 1 Cetti’s Warbler (D Parker)

Porthgwarra: Imm Ring Ouzel, Dartford Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, 4 Goldcrest, flocks of 3,5,6 &8 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Bullfinch, 5 Siskin, 2 Chough, 58 Golden Plover, 3 Sparrowhawk, 1 Peregrine and 2 Buzzard. (D Parker & C Barnard)

Land’s End: Richard’s Pipit in the field below Trinity Cottages. (C Barnard) Later reported by the hay bales. Serin over with Linnets and appeared to drop just north of the complex plus a Black Redstart by the play area. (R White)

Cape Cornwall: Juv Rose Coloured Starling on wires by the entrance to the golf club with c80 Starlings. (R White et al.)

Ludgvan: Brambling over in the morning. (R Menari)

Lizard: 2 Redstart in Lizard village this evening. (M Grantham)

Kynance Cove: Female Black Redstart and 1 Whinchat. (D Collins)

Church Cove (Lizard): Yellow-browed Warbler this afternoon also Firecrest and Willow Warbler. (S Bury & T Blunden)

Mullion: 1 Firecrest. (S Bury & T Blunden)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 3 Reed Bunting, 10 Goldfinch, 3 Great Tit, 5 Blue Tit, 2 Raven, 6 Chaffinch and 1 Grey Heron from the Southern cut off hide. (J St Ledger and R Daddow)

College Reservoir: 1 Purple Heron, 5 Snipe, 15 Curlew (over), 1 Peregrine (over), 19 Wigeon, 6+ Jay, 2 Raven and 3 Grey Heron. (J St Ledger and R Daddow)

Swanpool: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 8 Little Grebe, 3 Mute Swan, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Blackcap, 1 Jay and 1 ringed Black-headed Gull (LL silver BTO ring RL white ring T6TL). (J St Ledger)

Maer Lake, Bude: c170 Golden Plover, 26 Black Tailed Godwit, 7 Oystercatcher, 2 Dunlin also Curlew, Lapwing, Wigeon, Teal and Little Grebe. (A Nicholson)

St Ives: Summer plumaged Red-throated Diver off Porthminster. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 Spoonbill, ad Yellow-legged Gull, 10 Med Gull, 1w Common Gull, 200+ Black-headed Gull, c200 Canada Geese and 2 Gadwall. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Kenidjack: Red-breasted Flycatcher again in the copse by the engine shed.

 Video from 20/10 by John Chapple.

Red-breasted Flycatcher 18/10, Tony Mills.

Sennen Cove: Possible Ring-billed Gull on Cowloe at 16:30.

Sunday 21 October 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 2 Canada Geese, 2 Mallard, 1 Aylesbury Duck, 2 Teal, 22 Moorhen, 1  Stonechat and 1 Cetti’s Warbler (D Parker)

Land’s End: Long-eared Owl and Brambling, Snow Bunting over Treeve Common. (B Mellow, B Field, J Chapple and P St Pierre) Dartford Warbler between the cycle track and the coast path on line with the hay bales. (B Rankine) Also Richard’s Pipit over at 08:45, Wryneck still and a swift sp flew out to sea.Long-eared Owl, Brian Field.

Video by John Chapple.

Trevescan: 3 1w Glossy Ibis in the marshy field viewable from the layby on the B3315 by the entrance to Trevilley Farm. (P St Pierre)

Amalveor: 2 Dartford Warblers, 1 Kestrel and 40+ Meadow Pipits. (R Menari)

College Reservoir: Juv Purple Heron showing well, fishing on the island, also 6+ Grey Heron and 30 Roach and 3 Bream just upstream of the footbridge.. (D Eva & G Adams)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Pochard, 9 Teal, 14 Tufted Duck and 3 Wigeon. (D Eva) Also 2 Water Rail (possibly 4), 4 Coot, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Teal, 1 Buzzard, 5 Canada Goose, 16 Mallard, 1 Woodpigeon, 2 Moorhen, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Robin, 2 Wigeon, 5 Magpie, 1 Blackbird, 1 Grey Heron and 2 Snipe in the Southern Cut off. (S Taylor)

Hendra: 1 Yellowhammer. (C Moore)

Bosistow area: 1 Snow Bunting, 2 Whinchat and 3 Wheatears. (C Moore)

Porthgwarra:11 Golden Plovers, 1 Wheatear and 1 Swallow. (D Flumm) Fieldfare, 800+ Chaffinches,  30+ Goldfinches, 30+ Linnets all finches flying out to sea,1 Brambling  100+ Meadow Pipits, 30+ Pied Wagtails,  4 White Wagtails, 60+ Skylarks, 800+ Jackdaws and 4 Great Spotted Woodpeckers. (CBWPS Meeting per V Stratton) Also Pom Skua offshore plus Woodlark and Tree Pipit over.

Sancreed: In a ploughed field – 2 Grey Heron, 21 Common Buzzard, 2 Peregrine (juvenile caught and ate a 1w Black-headed Gull), 1 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 1w Med Gull, 1w Common Gull, 40 Pied Wagtail. The juvenile Peregrine showed some features consistent with the tundra race, F.p.calidus with large white patch behind rather narrow black moustache, a pale fore-crown and white underparts finely streaked. Supercilium also prominent behind eye and latter itself had a large pale horizontal “tear drop” fore and aft (I don’t know if this is a calidus-feature). The farmer also described a “huge bird of prey like an Osprey but with a long forked tail” in the area, which presumably was one of the Red Kites seen by others nearby yesterday. (D Flumm)

Rosenannon Downs: 6 Hen Harrier, (2 adult male, 2 second year male, 1 third year male and a small ringtail prob male), 2 Merlin, 1 Short-eared Owl, 3 Buzzard, 1 Tawny Owl, 200 Golden Plover and 500 Meadow Pipit. (D Julian)

Kingsmill, Saltash: Firecrest still near 2nd hide. 3 Avocet wading east on lowering tide. Common Sandpiper. Probable Great White Egret at confluence of Tamar and Kingsmill at low tide. Distant, but clearly at least twice the size of nearby Curlew + pale beak. (R Taylor)

Roskestal Farm, Porthgwarra: Black Redstart on the farm buildings. (B Rankine)

Kenidjack: Red-breasted Flycatcher again in the copse by the engine shed, also 2 Redwing, 3 Chiffchaffs and 150 Chaffinches. (B Rankine & V Stratton) Yellow-browed Warbler by the sewerage works.

Red-breasted Flycatcher, Barry Rankine.

Alexandra Row: 2 Tawny Owls male and female. (V Stratton)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 1 adult Med Gull, 18 Oystercatcher, 3 Turnstone, 2 Rock Pipit, 3 ringed Magpie. (J St Ledger & S Perfect)

Men-an-Tol: 2 Short-eared Owls, 3 Barn Owls and a Merlin in the evening. (J Swann)

Carn Gloose: Richard’s Pipit over at 11:00.

Sennen Cove: Richard’s Pipit over at 08:30, presumed same as Land’s End bird.

Cot Valley: Yellow-browed Warbler at the top of the valley.

Friday 19 October 2012

Late News 17/10 Pendeen: Snow Bunting, photo here. (S Turner)

Late News 18/10 Marazion Marsh RSPB: Flock 11 Siskin flew west. (D Flumm)

Late News 18/10 Zennor: Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Firecrest in Foage Valley. (V Stratton)

Late News 18/10 Launceston: White Stork reported at Egloskerry.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 4 Canada Geese, 2 hybrid geese, 7 Mallard, 1 Aylesbury Duck, 7 Teal, 26 ad and 2 juv Moorhen, 3 Little Grebe, 4 Water Rail, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Curlew, 3 Stonechat, 1 Chiffchaff, 5 Cetti’s Warbler, 4 Goldcrest, 10 Meadow Pipit and 5 Pied Wagtail plus 700 Jackdaw west. (D Parker & D Flumm)

Marazion: 47 Turnstone and 1 Sanderling on the beach and c15 Oystercatchers offshore. (D Parker & D Flumm)

Land’s End: 1 Brambling, 2 Redpoll, c12 Siskin, 8 Snipe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 15 Song Thrush, c120 Meadow Pipit and 2+ Water Rail. (D Parker) Also Wryneck again by the hay bales and a Corncrake flushed. (P Adams)

Trevilley: 3 Snipe, 1 Peregrine, 2 Buzzard and 12 Long-tailed Tit. (D Parker)

Roskestal Farm: Ad male Serin in first brassica field to the north of the track to St Levan at 11:45. (M Wallace) Later seen on wires by the farm buildings at 15:25. (D Parker) 2 Red Kites circling over at 13:10. (R Archer & B Field) Also in the area 150+ Linnet, 30+ Goldfinch, 60+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Peregrine, 5 Snipe and 3 Golden Plover. (D Parker)

St Levan: Yellow-browed warbler and 4 Firecrests by the turning circle west of the church. (M Wallace & B Field) Also 6 Balearic Shearwaters offshore reported from the Scillonian 111

Penberth: 10+ Firecrests and a Snow Bunting. (R White & B Field)

Kenidjack: Red-breasted Flycatcher and Yellow-browed Warbler again in the copse by the engine shed. (P Clarke)

Nanquidno: 5 Firecrest, 6 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Blackcap and Great Northern Diver over. (Oriole Birding & B Moore)

Truro: 1 Dipper on the river behind the Wig and Pen in the afternoon. (D Jenkins)

Bissoe Valley: Two Firecrest just east of the viaduct in the evening. (M Grantham)

Gweek: Male Mandarin opposite the seal sanctuary on rising tide this evening. (D Collins)

Cadgwith: 2 Crossbills and 2 Firecrests. (D Collins)

Lizard Village: Lesser Redpoll and Brambling over. (D Collins)

Watergate Bay: 2 Wheatear, 1 Kestrel, 2 Buzzard and 3 Chough. (W Delacour)

Stepper Point: 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, as a group flew from the NE in over the estuary and continued SW along the cliffs. (C Selway)

St Ives: Red Kite flew over Towednack towards Buttermilk Hill at 11:05.

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

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

Porthgwarra: Richard’s Pipit flew towards Arden-Sawah at 11:20, a Lapland Bunting flew east and 1 Firecrest.

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

Falmouth: Juv Purple Heron still at College Reservoir at 11:20.

 Cot Valley: Yellow-browed Warbler still.

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.

Wednesday 17 October 2012

Late News 16/10 Marazion Marsh RSPB: Bittern from the standing stone and 13 Little Egrets. (D Flumm & B Moore)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 13 Mallard, 1 Aylesbury Duck, 7 Teal, 10 ad Moorhen, 4 Little Grebe, 10 Pied Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, 10 Meadow Pipit, 1 Rock Pipit and 2+ Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker, D Flumm & Oriole Birding)

Marazion: Ad Med Gull on the beach and Guillemot offshore. (D Parker, D Flumm & Oriole Birding)

Porthgwarra: 1 Arctic Skua, 4 Great Skua, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater and 1 Manx Shearwater past Gwennap Head. 3 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Pheasant and 2 Raven. (D Parker & Oriole Birding)

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only): 1 ringtail Hen Harrier. (D Parker & Oriole Birding)

Carn Euny: 2 1w Glossy Ibis in flooded field 1 mile SW of Sancreed, west of Carn Euny car park. (R Menari & D Parker)

Bass Point: 12 Balearic Shearwaters, 3 Great Skuas 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Fulmars and 1 Golden Plover. (D Collins)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Firecrest and 3+ Goldcrest in trees around hide. 2 Shag, 50+ Redshank circling over spring tide high water and 39 Bar Tailed Godwit from the China Fleet 2nd hide. (R Taylor)

Camel Estuary: 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6  Blackbird, 250+ Black Headed Gull, 30 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Blue Tit, 3 Buzzard, 100+ Carrion Crow, 3 Common Sandpiper, 20+ Cormorant, 100+ Curlew, 15  Dunlin, 1 Dunnock, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Great Tit, 7 Greenshank, 1 Grey Heron, 40 Great Black-backed Gull,  3 Grey Wagtail, 200+ Herring Gull, 2 House Sparrow, 50+ Jackdaw, 25+ Lapwing, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 30 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe, 6 Long Tailed Tit, 2   Magpie, 8 Mallard, 1 Med Gull, 3 Mute Swan, 50+ Oystercatcher, 4 Pied Wagtail, 1 Raven, 50+ Red-legged Partridge, 200+ Redshank, 50+ Ringed Plover, 1 Robin, 6 Rook, 1 Sparrowhawk, 25 Starling and 6 Wood Pigeon. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk per C Travis)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 161 Common Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Knot, 67 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 420+ Curlew, 42 Lapwing, 14 Dunlin, 23 Greenshank (no colour rings) 1 Common Snipe, 2 Water Rail, 1 Kestrel, 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 39 Wigeon, 1 Pintail, 1 Shoveler, 40+ Teal, 120+ Black-headed Gull, 1 ad Common Gull, 2 Stonechat and 22 Meadow Pipit. (C Selway)

Rosemullion to Maenporth: 2 Firecrest and 15+ Med Gulls. (D Chaney & H Cook)

Rosemullion: Flock of 4 Bonxie, 1 Skua sp, 15+ Kittiwake, 10 Guillemot, 2 Razorbill and 2 auk sp, all west between 08:30 and 09:30. (D Chaney & H Cook)

Prisk Cove: 4 Ringed Plover and 18 Turnstone. (D Chaney & H Cook)

Maenporth: Kingfisher. (D Chaney & H Cook)

Pennance Point: 3 Stonechat 2m & 1f/imm. (D Chaney & H Cook)

College Reservoir: 1 juv Purple Heron. (L Sampson) Also 180+ Herring Gull, 5 LBB Gull, 2 GBB Gull, 37 BH Gull, 3 Grey Heron, 6 Cormorant (1 probable Sinensis), 7 Tufted Duck, 13 Wigeon, 10+ Mute Swan, 30+ Coot, 4+ Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest and 3 Song Thrush. (D Chaney)

Sennen Cove: Ad Mediterranean Gull. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Newlyn: 2 ad Mediterranean Gulls at Tolcarne and Siskin at Sandy Cove. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Penberth: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Firecrest at seaward end of valley at 11:00.

Cot Valley: 2 Yellow-browed warblers and 2+ Firecrests.

Brew: 2 1w Glossy Ibis in the marshy field south of Brew Pool, visible from the track beyond the sewerage works at cSW 365251.