Sunday 07 October 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Grey Heron, 6 Little Egret, 2+ Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 36 Mallard, 9 Teal, 11 ad & 2 juv Moorhen, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 1 Swift sp, 5+ Swallow, c50 House Martin, 2 Stonechat, c30 Meadow Pipit and 2+ Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker) A Red-rumped Swallow reported late morning.

Marazion: 31 Turnstone on the beach and 3 Sandwich Terns offshore. (D Parker)

Cot Valley: Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Firecrests in trees before allotments. (R Carrington et al)

Coverack: Redwing and Redstart at Little Treleaver. (J Foster)

Lizard: Yellow-browed Warbler in Church Cove in the church car park. (T Blunden)

Nanquidno: Wryneck flew from Ashmoor Cottage (horse field below the airfield) to field by Gurland Farm. (C Moore) Yellow-browed Warbler in the row of sycamores below Nanjulian Farm, also 6 Siskin, 1 Redstart and two Firecrest . (A Hartley, R Carrington and J Chapple)

Sennen: 3 Glossy Ibis near Brew but mobile, later at Trevorian and then Escalls Chapel and a Hooded Crow in fields south west of Trevear Farm. (A Hartley, J Chapple and K Jones)

Glossy Ibis at Escalls Chapel, Kate Jones.


Glossy Ibis at Escalls Chapel, John Chapple.

Hooded Crow Trevear Farm, Adam Hartley.

Camel Estuary: 31 Pale-bellied Brent Geese off Padstow and a Red-rumped Swallow flew south with 45 Swallows at Tregunna at 16:15. (D Julian)

Pendennis, Falmouth: Drake Common Scoter and a Med Gull. (L Sampson)

Windmill Farm: 400 Golden Plover, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 9 Wheatear, 3 Dunlin, 2 Kestrel, Buzzard, Song Thrush and Bullfinch on CBWPS walk, plus Fem/Juv Marsh Harrier and 1 Stonechat. (D Wright)

Pendeen: 4 Raven, 50 Meadow Pipit, 1 Kestrel; also 2 Whinchat. (per A Hartley)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Little Stint off the car wash.

Kenidjack: 2 Yellow-browed Warblers plus a Redstart and 2 Pied Flycatcher in the valley.

Mount’s Bay: 3 Pale-bellied Brent Geese flew past St Michael’s Mount at 13:00.

Tregeseal: 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and a Redstart.

Porthgwarra: 2 Whinchats on the moor and Yellow-browed Warbler in Middle Copse.

Cape Cornwall: 1 Lapland Bunting over.

Friday 05 October 2012

Late News 01/10 Buttermilk Hill: Ring-tailed Hen Harrier on Monday morning. (J Thomas per V Stratton)

Late News 01/10 Par Beach Pool: 2 Shoveler ( m and f) and 1  Tufted Duck (m), along with an increase in numbers of c30 Coot and c40 Mallard 1 ad and 1 juv Lesser Black Backed gulls amongst the BH and Herring gulls. (St Austell Baywatch)

Late News 04/10 Lizard: Video of yesterdays juv Red-backed Shrike. (P Dinning)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 7 Mallard, 5 Teal, 10 ad & 2 juv Moorhen, 1+ Water Rail, 1 Kestrel, 3 Buzzard, 2 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 25+ Swallow, 7 Red-rumped Swallow, 2 Stonechat, 8 Meadow Pipit, 1 Chiffchaff and 2+ Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker, D Flumm, T Mills et al.) Also Firecrest in sallows along Red River.

 Some of the 7 Red-rumped Swallows at Marazion, Tony Mills.

Porthgwarra: 2 Firecrests in the passing place above Dolphin Cottage, Yellow-browed Warbler in the doctors garden, it or another in the willows below the Coastguard Cottages plus 1 fem/imm Blackcap. (D Parker) Richard’s Pipit on the moor at 10:00 and 3+ Firecrest.

Lizard: Yellow-browed Warbler at Little Treleaver plus an increase in Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps. (J Foster)

Buttermilk Hill: Just the single male Snow Bunting remaining of the original 3 birds. (V Stratton)

Lafrowda Common, St Just: Male Marsh Harrier at 10:25 flying south towards Land’s End Aerodrome over the A3071 at the Sancreed junction. (D Flumm)

Loe Bar: A pair of Choughs at about 16:30, c1 mile south of Loe Bar , foraging short grass near the coastal path. One bird with leg ring, both birds looked adult but the ringed bird was slightly larged than the other. (R Hartle)

Camborne: 4 Siskins in a private garden in Camborne. (P Dinning)

Penryn River: 5 Greenshank, 36 Redshank, 29 Curlew, 11 Turnstone, 3 Dunlin, 6 Oystercatcher, 3 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Little Grebe, 44 Mallard, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 1 Sparrowhawk and 14 Pied Wagtail. (J St Ledger)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Great Crested Grebes and 1 young, 4 Little Grebes and 5 x Tufted Ducks. (S Maycock)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper and 1 Curlew Sandpiper still.

Ludgvan: 2 Firecrests by the church.

Torpoint: 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese off Marine Drive.

Porthgwarra: 9 Balearic Shearwater, 10 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Arctic Skua and 2 Grey Phalaropes past Gwennap Head by late morning.

College Reservoir: Firecrest at the west end of the reservoir.

Porthcurno: 2 Firecrests at the car park.