Thursday 22 November 2012

Late News 21/11 Drift Reservoir (Members only): 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Firecrest, m & f Gadwall and 1 Great Crested Grebe. (C Barnard)

Late News 21/11 Marazion: 2 Firecrest, 1 fem Reed Bunting and 2m Blackcap in a private garden. (C Barnard)

Late News 21/11 Porthpean: 8 Black-throated Divers, 4+ Great Northern Divers and 2 (m & f) Common Scoter. (W Holmes)

Late News 21/11 Hayle Estuary RSPB: Male and female Kingfisher, 30 Lapwing, 1 Peregrine, 1 Little Egret and 3 Redshank. (B Sharples)

Late News 21/11 St Gothian Sands LNR: 1w drake Long-tailed Duck, a few Pochard and Tufted Duck, plus 1 Redshank and 1 Kestrel. (B Sharples)

Jubilee Pool, Penzance: 2 Great Northern Divers offshore early this morning. (D Parker) 4 Purple Sandpipers trying to roost high up at the Battery Rocks today, in fact they were only feet from street level trying to keep above the stormy seas. (T Mills)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 ad Mute Swan, 8 Mallard, 11 Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 2 Oystercatcher and 1 Snipe. (D Parker)

Porthpean: 2 Black-necked Grebe offshore. (P Barlow)

Par: 1 Purple Sandpiper with Turnstone at Spit and two Sanderling at Par beach. (P Barlow)

Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Great Northern Diver and 1 Red-throated Diver. (C Barnard)

Port Isaac: Juv Rose Coloured Starling back in a private garden. (T Potterton)

Saturday 17 November 2012

Late News 16/11 Helston, Loe Pool: Photos of yesterdays Ring-necked Duck by Tony Mills.

Late News 16/11 Stithians Reservoir: Sparrowhawk, Marsh Tit, 6 Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Magpie, c40 Canada Geese, Little Grebe and 10 Coot. (B Sharples)

Late News 16/11 Marazion Marsh RSPB: Video of the Starling roost by Bob Sharples.

Drift Reservoir (Members only): 3 Mute Swan, 72 Mallard, 4 Call Duck, 13 Teal, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Little Grebe, 4 Moorhen, 2 Pochard, 19 Tufted Duck, 4 Cormorant, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Heron, 95 Black-headed Gull, 185 Herring Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 3 Great Black-backed Gull. (D Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 2 ad Mute Swan, 11 Mallard, 1 drake Gadwall, 11 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Coot, 14 Moorhen, 2+ Water Rail, 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Buzzard, 6+ Snipe, 1 Swallow, 2 Stonechat, 1 Cetti’s Warbler and c200,000 Starlings. (D Parker & D Flumm)

Marazion: 2 Black Redstart on the beach below the Godolphin Arms and 1 Great Northern Diver offshore. (D Parker & D Flumm)

Port Isaac: 1 juv Rose Coloured Starling on a feeder in private garden at 11:30. (T Potterton)

Mousehole: Firecrest, Black Redstart, Grey Wagtail, Little Egret, 3 Oystercatcher and 3 Turnstone. (S Maycock)

Tresemple Pool: 2 female Goldeneye, 6 Little Grebe, 6 Mute Swan, 2 Little Egret. (D Eva)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 6 m Pochard, 2 f Goldeneye on E side of main pool and 1 1w drake Long-tailed Duck with gulls on W side in the morning. (D Jenkins)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Male Long-tailed Duck still present on Carnsew Pool. (D Jenkins) Also juv Spoonbill still off the B3301 causeway.

Sancreed: 75 Golden Plover, 67 lapwing, 60 Skylark, 100 Meadow Pipit, 22 Fieldfare and 1 Goldcrest. (D Flumm)

St Just: Probable 1w female Subalpine Warbler in private gardens along Pleasant Terrace, south off Cape Cornwall Street, but extremely elusive. Please respect the privacy of the residents. (P Clarke)

Clowance: 3 Goldfinch, 3 Woodpigeon, 6 Jackdaw, 1 Herring Gull, 5 Blackbird, 5 Goldcrest, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 1 Wren, 12 Moorhen, 42 Mallard, 1 Muscovy Duck, 5 Little Grebe, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Robin, 22 Redwing, 60+ Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Fieldfare and 2 Carion Crow. (S Taylor)

Clapper Marshes: 1 Water Pipit. (D Julian)

Old Town Cove: 7184 Black-headed Gull, 181 Common Gull, 26 Mediterranean Gull, 974 Herring Gull and 94 Great Black-backed Gull all flying north-west towards Padstow between 15:45 & 17:05 and 14000 Starlings flew east. (D Julian)

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.

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.

Saturday 15 September 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 9 Grey Heron, 6 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 2 Mute Swan, 6 Mallard, 1 ad Water Rail, 6 ad Moorhen plus 10 young, 3 Stonechat (2 ad), 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti’s Warbler and Sedge Warblers. (D Parker)

Marazion: c40 Ringed Plover, 14 Dunlin, 9 Turnstone and 13 Sanderling on the beach. (D Parker)

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only): 5 Mute Swan, 76 Mallard, 5 Call Duck, 2 Teal, 1 Cormorant, 2 Moorhen (1 juv), 1 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Raven, 1 Curlew, 576 herring Gull, 32 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Kingfisher, c30 Swallow, 8 Chiffchaff and 2 Jay. (D Parker)

Walmsley Sanctuary: Juv Pectoral Sandpiper still and 1 Bittern. (C Selway)

Kynance Farm: Wryneck. (A Pay)

Caerthillian – Southerly Point, Lizard: 3 Whinchat, 6 Stonechat, 2 Wheatear, 2 Grey Wagtail, 300 Swallow, 40 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin, 40 Goldfinch, 2 Chough. (D Flumm)

Caerthillian: 1 Wryneck at Carn Goon, 1 Whinchat, 3 Yellow Wagtails, 12+ Wheatear, 1 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 30 White Wagtails, 100 Swallows, 2 Chough, 2 House Martins and 2 adult unringed choughs and a singleton which also appeared to be unringed. (D Eva & S Pilbeam)(/span>

Church Cove: 1 Pied Flycatcher in churchyard. (D Eva)

Windmill Farm: 3 Yellow Wagtails. (D Eva)

Camel Trail: 1 Greenshank, 2 Black Swan,  7+ Black-tailed Godwit, Ringed Plover and Dunlin. (R Farnes)

Falmouth, Gyllyngvase Beach; 1 adult Med Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern, 2 Ringed Plover and 1 Little Egret. (J St Ledger)

Porth Joke: 2 Peregrine, 2 Kestrel, 15 Buzzard, c.150 Goldfinch, 60 Linnet, 4 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 7 Chiffchaff, 1 Whinchat, 10 Stonechat and 1 Grey Wagtail. (CBWPS walk per S Rowe)

Falmouth: 1 Spotted Flycatcher on private farmland c1m west of Argal Reservoir. (D Chaney)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: c30 Redshank, 8 Turnstone, 1 Curlew, 2 Little grebe, 6 Mallard, 5 Pied Wagtail in the pony field and 3+ Swallow. (D Chaney)

St Agnes: Adult Rose Coloured Starling for its 2nd day on rooftops at Beaconsfield Place and Trelawney Road.

Porthgwarra: 17 Balearic Shearwater, 20 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Great Skua and 2 Minke Whale.

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.