Saturday 27 October 2012

Late News 26/10 Land’s End: Woodcock on the cycle track. (C Moore)

Late News 26/10 Croft Pascoe: Ad Whooper Swan still present.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 3 Cormorant, 5 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 1 Canada x Greylag hybrid, 12  Mallard, 1 Aylesbury Duck, 21 Teal, m & f Goldeneye, 2 Little Grebe, 2+ Water Rail, 19 Moorhen, 1 Dunlin, 1 Swallow, 7 Meadow Pipit and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker) Possible Lesser Canada Goose reported and a Water Pipit.

Canada x Greylag hybrid.

Marazion: 37 Carrion Crows on the beach and 7 Dark-bellied Brent Geese (including 1 juv) off Red River. (D Parker, J Chapple, K Jones & L Williams)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Spoonbill also 16 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 8 Little Egret, 19 Dunlin, 60+ Lapwing, 1 Kingfisher, 40 Redshank. Also good numbers of Widgeon, Teal, Curlew, Heron and Canada Geese.  (R Farnes, J St Ledger, J Chapple, K Jones & L Williams)

Porthgwarra: Adult Dark-bellied Brent Goose (south along cliffs), 2 Sparrowhawk, 4 Kestrel, 2 Peregrine, 12 Golden Plover, Jack Snipe (flushed near Half-way wall), 2 Curlew, 1 Green Woodpecker, 35 Skylark, 3 Richard’s Pipit (moor beyond Half-way wall), 40 Meadow Pipit, 1 Water Pipit (cliffs), 6 Alba Wagtail, 2 Black Redstart incl. adult male, 4 Stonechat, 20 Blackbird, 10 Fieldfare, 8 Song Thrush, 4 Redwing, 2 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest (Cove beach), 300 Chaffinch, 3 Brambling, 1 Serin (flew down valley towards Doctor’s garden), 10 Siskin, 25 Linnet, 1 Redpoll (flew east from car park), 1 Lapland Bunting (Lookout) and 3 Reed Bunting (Pool). (D Flumm & P St Pierre) 8 Short-eared Owls. (L Thompson) Yellow-browed Warbler in pines on north side of Dolphin House and 4 Lapland Buntings between Porthgwarra and St Levan.

Spoonbill at Hayle, photos 1-4 Rod Farnes, 5 & 6 John St Ledger.

Rame Peninsula: Red-throated Pipit calling and in flight only, around stubble fields along Military Road,  associating with a mixed flock of Skylark and Meadow Pipits. Lapland Bunting showing well intermittently in stubble fields along Military Road, 1 Ring Ouzel on coastal path below Penlee NR, 1 Woodcock flushed from pony field below Penlee NR, 1 Swallow south, 1 House Martin  south and 5 Blackcap (3m & 2fm). (G Lewis)

St Ives Island: 4 Snow Buntings, 1 Great Northern Diver east, 4 Common Scoter west and 5 Bottle-nosed Dolphins offshore between 10:00 & 12:00. (D Eva)

Sancreed: 1 Red Kite at 13:28hrs, 23 Golden Plover, 40 Lapwing, 10 Skylark, 2 Mistle Thrush,  Siskin, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest. (D Flumm)

Kynance: 2 Swallow, approx 6 Ring Ouzel and 4 Chough. (S Ogden)

Lizard: Male Hen Harrier over A 3083 near turn off for Windmill Farm. (S Ogden)

Camel Estuary, Town Bar: 1 adult male Common Scoter, 12 Brent Geese (hrota) and 70+ Wigeon. (C Selway)

Par Beach Pool: Little Stint. (S Cole per N Climpson)

Crowdy Reservoir: Ringtail Hen Harrier hunted briefly over the marsh at 15.40. 4 Pochard, 1 Tufted Duck, 7 Wigeon, 36 Mallard, 26 Teal, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Curlew, 1 G C Grebe. Around 1,000 gulls to reservoir dusk roost including 187+ Black headed Gulls. Several 1,000’s Starlings now coming to roost.(B Craven)

Stithians Reservoir: 58 Teal, 24 Wigeon, 1 Pochard, 1 Heron, 6 Coot, 6 Mallard, 5 Woodpigeon, 10 Chaffinch, 4 House Sparrow, 12 Goldfinch, 4 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Buzzard, 1 Reed Bunting, 7 Magpie, 1 Robin, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Carrion Crow, 5 Herring Gull, 1 Wren, 1 Blackbird, 2 Water Rail, 6 Rook, 8 Snipe and 1 Raven from the Southern Cut Off. Also Tawny Owl at 07:15. (S Taylor)

Gorran Haven:Crossbill over late afternoon. (D Payne)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Shelduck. (C Moore) Also Black Redstart. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Land’s End: Snow Bunting over and a Ring Ouzel on Treeve Common. Also male Black Redstart, 1 Swallow and 25 Redwing. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Trewey Moor: 1 Ringtail Hen Harrier. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler in willows below the wood yard, also 5 Black Redstart, 2 Ring Ouzel and 5 Chough.

Gannel Estuary: 2 Dark-bellied Brent Geese still.

Hallworthy: Ringtail Hen Harrier opposite Wilsey Down plantation at 11:45.

Porthcurno: 1 Ring Ouzel.

Penberth: 3 Ring Ouzels.

Sunday 14 October 2012

Late News 13/10 Gorrangorras, Penryn River:Curlew and Redshank, Bar-tailed Godwit and Greenshank still, plus 2 Water Rail. 4 Meadow Pipits and 4 Pied Wagtails in the pony field. (D Chaney)

Late News 13/10 Devoran: 4 Greenshank, 80+ Redshank, 40+ Curlew and 10+ Oystercatcher over high tide late afternoon. (D Chaney)

Late News 13/10 Eden Project: Grey Wagtail still in the rainforest biome. (D Chaney)

Late News 13/10 Hayle Estuary RSPB: 13 Little Egrets flew south over Ryan’s Field at dusk. (D Chaney)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 7 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 23 Mallard, 1 Aylesbury Duck, 7 Teal, 11 ad Moorhen, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 5 Snipe, 2 Stonechat and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Camel Estuary: Yellow-browed Warbler in Oldtown Cove car park at 11:45, also 78 Med Gull on the estuary with the majority feeding between Tregirls Beach and Stepper Point.. (D Julian)

Camborne: Black Redstart at Heartlands on the roof of the Red River Cafe and on  the steps of the visitor centre at approximately 09:30. (P Dinning)

Lizard village: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Swallow, 1 Reed Bunting and 40 Meadow Pipit. (D Flumm & P St Pierre)

Church Cove, Lizard: Adult Med Gull, 7 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Siskin and 3 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm & P St Pierre) Also Yellow-browed Warbler still.

Housel Bay, Lizard: Red-backed Shrike, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Brambling and 80 Meadow Pipits. (D Flumm & P St Pierre)

Red-backed Shrike at Housel Bay, Dave Flumm.

Video by John Chapple.

Stithians Reservoir: 27 Black-headed Gull, 25 Coot, 2 Great Crested Grebe (1 ad, 1 juv), 8 Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 7 Pochard, 12 Tufted Duck, 11 Teal, 12 Herring Gull, 2 Moorhen, 2 LBB Gull, 1 GBB Gull, 7 Mallard, 10 Wigeon, 2 Canada Goose, 3 Heron and 4 Snipe. Also Marsh Tit on the feeding station. (S Taylor)

Pendarves Lake: 4 Little Grebe and 3 Moorhen. (S Taylor)

Carn Euny: Glossy Ibis in flooded field 1 mile SW of Sancreed, west of Carn Euny car park. (D Flumm)

Marazion Beach: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit and 1 Sandwich Tern. (D Wright)

Windmill Farm: 1 Merlin, 20 Golden Plover and 1 Swallow. (D Wright)

Pennance Point: 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Stonechat, 15 Long-tailed Tit with 9 Blue Tit, 2 Raven, 6 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew and 90+ Shag. Also 1 Grey Seal. (J St Ledger)

Falmouth, Castle Beach: 1 Med Gull, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wheatear and 2 Rock Pipit. (J St Ledger)

Falmouth, Gyllyngvase Beach: 2 Ringed Plover, 6 Turnstone, 1 Curlew and 7 Oystercatcher. (J St Ledger)

Treraven Meadow: Lapwing, 15 Mute Swan, 2 Cormorant, 200 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, Pied Wagtails, Grey Wagtails, Woodpigeon, Teal, Little Egret, 2 Curlew, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Snipe, 1 Moorhen, Kingfisher, Long-tailed Tits, Robin, Rook, Jackdaw, Crow, Mallard, 5 Goldcrest, Jay, Goldfinch, Blue Tit, Great Tit, 6 Red-legged Partridge, Starlings, Siskin, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Dunnock, Coal Tit, Marsh Tit, Chaffinch, Gadwall and Collared Dove. (T Durie & W Delacour)

Mullion Cove: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler near the quarry car park at 08:30. (S Bury) A 2nd bird reported later in the morning.

Kennack Sands: Yellow-browed Warbler on footpath to Gwendreath late morning. (S Bury)

Kenidjack: 1 Firecrest. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Land’s End: Wryneck on the cycle track. (J Rowe)

Brew: 4 Glossy Ibis in the marshy field south of Brew Pool at cSW 365251 visible from the track beyond the sewerage works. (M Curtis) Also Hooded Crow but mobile.

Swanpool: Yellow-browed Warbler in willows 100m up Swanvale.

Land’s End: Red-throated Pipit over at 08:20 but heard only.

Cape Cornwall: Black Redstart at 09:45.

Porthgwarra: Red-throated Pipit in field below the doctors garden but flew towards the coastguards at 08:15 also 2+ Yellow-browed warblers and a Firecrest. Wryneck flushed from coastpath near the car park. Lapland Bunting on the moor just north of halfway wall at 15:20.

Kelynack: Yellow-browed Warbler by the caravan park.

Cot Valley: Yellow-browed Warbler still, plus 2 Pied Flycatcher.

Carn Gloose: Lapland Bunting flew west.

Lizard: Glossy Ibis flew NW over the A3083, just south of Ruan Major at 11:30

St Levan: Glossy Ibis 400m north of the church at 08:35. American Golden Plover flew east at 08:40 and Yellow-browed Warbler still by the turning circle.

Falmouth: 3 Firecrests at Pendennis Castle.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Spoonbill off Lelant Saltings platform in the afternoon.

Zennor: Yellow-browed Warbler in Foage Valley in trees by the NT speed limit sign.

Porthgwarra: Richard’s Pipit reported over the moor. Yellow-browed Warbler at trevean Pool, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers between halfway wall and 60′ Cover also 3+ Firecrest.

Cape Cornwall: 1 Snow Bunting.

Friday 12 October 2012


Late News 11/10 Pendeen: Olive-backed Pipit still on coast path south of the coastguard cottages in the afternoon but mobile.

Late News 11/10 Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler still at the bottom of the valley around the donkey paddock.

Late News 11/10 Lizard: Bonxie and Pom Skua flew past together, viewed from Pistol Meadow at 13:18. (A Hartley)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 10 Canada Geese, 24 Mallard, 1 Aylesbury Duck, 9 Teal, 12 ad & 1 juv Moorhen, 2 Little Grebe, 2+ Water Rail, 3 Swallow,  1 Stonechat, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Marazion: 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 10 Oystercatcher and 1 Wheatear on the beach and 1w Common Gull by Red River mouth early evening. (D Parker, LGR Evans & A Hartley) Stint sp reported in the evening.

Eastern Green, Penzance: Pale-bellied Brent Goose still offshore. (D Parker & LGR Evans)

Brew: 4 Glossy Ibis in the marshy field south of Brew Pool at cSW 365251 visible from the track beyond the sewerage works, but flew north at 11:10. Also Red-throated Pipit, heard only, called twice. (LGR Evans)

Pendeen Watch: 1 Bonxie, 3 Common Scoter, 2 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater from 07:30 to 08:00. (A Hartley)

Pendeen: 3 Goldcrest & 1 Chiffchaff in Calartha Farm copse; 1 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Goldcrest & 2 Chiffchaff in Boscaswell stores copse; 1 Coal Tit in churchyard. (A Hartley)

Sancreed: 160 Golden Plover, 1 Wheatear, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 5 Jay, 1 Crossbill. (D Flumm)

Sennen: Snow Bunting flew north over Trevorrian Farm. (LGR Evans)

Cot Valley: 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, 6 Firecrests and 4 Blackcaps. (LGR Evans)

Penberth: 8 Firecrests. (LGR Evans)

Nanquidno: 1 Firecrest. (LGR Evans)

St Levan: Yellow-browed Warbler in a hedge just inland from the church. Also 3 Firecrests. (LGR Evans) 2 Yellow-browed Warblers in treesite the turning circle.

Porthgwarra: 2 Firecrests by the car park. (LGR Evans)

Pendeen: Olive-backed Pipit on coast path along from cottages. Before path drops down to small stream , on top of gorse. (B Rankine)

Land’s End: 4 Chiffchaff in sallows between Swingates and car park, 1 Kestrel on cycle track, 4 Linnets, 1 Buzzard and 1 Sparrowhawk on Treave moor. (A Hartley)

Trevorian Farm: 1 Snipe, 6 Skylark, 1 Wheatear. (A Hartley)

Buttermilk Hill, St Ives: 2 Ring Ouzels both males, 2 Wheatears, 60+ Meadow Pipits, male Sparrowhawk, 6 Common Buzzards and 4 Ravens. (V Stratton)

Truro: 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 41 Redshank, 3 Curlew and 8 Oystercatcher at Malpas from Boscawen car park . (J St Ledger)

Church Cove, Lizard: Paddyfield Warbler still in the small quarry at cSW 713128 . (J Rowe & M Barker) Also Yellow-browed Warbler by the church.

Paddyfield Warbler at Church Cove, Colin selway

Coverack: 2 Dotterel flew SW over Little Treleaver at 09:00 towards Arrowan. (J Foster)

Port Isaac: 2 Lapland Buntings, 300+ Skylark, 100+ Meadow Pipit and 100+ Linnet in stubble field south of Varley Head. (C Selway)

Loe Pool, Helston: Great White Egret in the reeds at the north end.

Lizard: Yellow-browed Warbler again at Pistil Meadows at 14:05.

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest still at the bottom of the valley around the donkey paddock.


Friday 28 September 2012

Late News 22/09 Predannack Wollas to Kynance: 2 groups of Chough (3 and 5).  The group of 5 included 2 birds that were unringed. (D & S Lewis)

Late News 26/09 Cape Cornwall: At least 2 flava wagtails with albas on Cape Cornwall Golf Course. (P Fraser)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 16 Mallard, 8 Teal, 8 ad Moorhen plus 5 juv, 2 Little Grebe (1 on Longrock Pool), 1 Kestrel, 7 Meadow Pipit, 1  Stonechat, 3+ Reed Bunting, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti’s Warbler and 1 Reed Warbler. (D Parker & S Maycock) Spotted Crake reported again.

Porthgwarra: Yellow-browed Warbler by the pool late morning, plus a Tree Pipit. Yellow-browed Warbler by the car park. (M Wallace)

Bosistow: Adult Dotterel in ploughed field west of Faraway Cottage. (M Hallam)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 7 Dunlin, 8 Snipe, Mute Swans, House Martin, Swallows, Teal, Wigeon, Little Grebe, 2 Water Rail, Grey Herons, Buzzard, Curlew, Canada Geese, Moorhen, 2 Raven, 2 Cormorant (1 Juvenile), Mallard, Goldfinch and Wren. (T Durie)

Camel Estuary: Juvenile Shelduck, Curlew, Whimbrel, Black Swans, Dunlin, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard and 4 Little Egret from the Burniere hide. (T Durie)

Swanpool: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Mute Swan. (J St Ledger)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 1 Med Gull, 1 Whimbrel, 12 Oystercatcher. (J St Ledger)

Kynance Cove car park: Group of 3 Chough flying over. (J St Ledger)

Lizard Point: 1 Chough above the old lifeboat station and lower on the rocks 17 Turnstone. (J St Ledger)

Davidstow Airfield: 2 Curlew Sandpiper and 1 Buff Breasted Sandpiper still. Also Red-throated Pipit reported on the main runway in the morning. (C Selway)

Botallack: 2 Whinchat (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper and 3 ad Mediterranean Gulls (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

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

Kenidjack: Whinchat still at seaward end.

Treen: Yellow-browed Warbler by footpath south of car park mid morning.

Cot Valley: Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest.

Indian Queens: Hoopoe at Brighton Cross along B3275 c 100m from the roundabout at 09:15.