Wednesday 05 September 2012

Marazion: Ad Buff-breasted Sandpiper still by the lifeguards hut, also c100 Ringed Plover, c50 Dunlin, c80 Sanderling, c40 Turnstone, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Whimbrel and 1 Wheatear on the beach. (D Parker, S Williams & R Farnes)

Waders at Marazion, R Farnes and S Williams.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Spotted Crake still from the standing stone, also 6 Grey Heron, 7+ Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 6 ad Moorhen plus 16 young and 2 downy young, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail (over and calling), 1 Reed Warbler and Sedge Warblers. (D Parker & S Maycock)

Bar-tailed Godwit on Marazion Marsh. S Maycock.

Nanquidno: 1 Whinchat, 4 Wheatear, 1 Spotted Flycatcher and 6 White Wagtail. (C Moore)

Camel Estuary: 10 Bar Tail Godwit, 4 Blackbird, 500 +Black-headed Gull, 50 +Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Blue Tit, 4 Buzzard,  2 Canada Geese, 8 Carrion Crow, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Common Sandpiper, 20 + Cormorant, 100 + Curlew,  12 Dunlin,  2 Goldcrest, 6 Goldfinch, 8 Grey Heron, 50 +Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail,  124 Herring Gull, 7 House Sparrow, 10 House Martin,  10 Jackdaw,   12 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 40+ Little Egret,   5 Magpie, 48 Mallard, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 8 Mute Swan,  50 Oystercatcher,   4 Red-legged Partridge, 8 Redshank, 11 Ringed Plover, 2 Robin,   12 Starling, 20 Swallow,   2  Wigeon and 20  Wood Pigeon. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk per C Travis)

Kingsmill: Lesser Yellowlegs again from the 2nd hide at the China Fleet Country Club this morning. Also 41 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 35 Greenshank, 90 Curlew, 100+ Redshank, 35 Dunlin, 5 Whimbrel & 4 Knot on the rising tide this evening.(S Cox)


Lesser Yellowlegs at Kingsmill, M Beer.

Sennen: 14 White Wagtails and Common Sandpiper in off the sea. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Porthgwarra: 1 Whinchat. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Pendeen: 2 Grey Phalaropes and 8 Puffins this morning.

Drift Reservoir (Members Only): Honey Buzzard drifted east over the southern end of the reservoir this morning.

Goonhavern: Wryneck on lawn at the bottom of Carriage Parc at 13:00.

St Ives: 2 Balearic Shearwaters past the Island.

Sunday 02 September 2012

Late news 01/09 Camborne: 6+ juv Bullfinches in a private garden, (P Dinning)

Late news 01/09 Bude: Osprey over the cliffs between Bude and Widemouth Bay at 16:00.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Spotted Crakes still from the standing stone, also 3 Grey Heron, 5+ Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 2 Mallard, 3 ad Moorhen plus 10 young, juv Stonechat and Sedge Warblers. (D Parker)

Marazion: Buff-breasted Sandpiper still on the beach, east of the Station House (video by John Chapple below), plus an adult Med Gull. (D Parker & S Maycock)

Buff-breasted Sandpiper (B Field) and Med Gull (S Maycock) on Marazion Beach.

Davidstow: 9 Ringed Plover and a juv Knot on the airfield. (S Cox)

Kingsmill: Lesser Yellowlegs at 12:20 & 14:00 at least, from the hide at the China Fleet Country Club. (D Clegg)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Ad Little Gull still present. Also a Camberwell Beauty by the road north of the sluice.

Saturday 01 September 2012


Yesterdays Baird’s Sandpiper at Marazion, Alex Mckechnie.

Late News 28/08 Penryn River: Wood Sandpiper at Gorrangorras re-identified as a Lesser Yellowlegs from photos, looked for but not seen since. (per D Parker)

Late News 31/08 Marazion: c15 Bar-tailed Godwits high over the beach. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Late News 31/08 Cape Cornwall: 3 Wheatear. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Late News 31/08 Tregony: Little Stint and Curlew Sandpiper 1.5 miles south of Tregony at Bessy Beneath in the field behind the Texaco garage.

Marazion: Ad Buff-breasted Sandpiper still showing well, also c200 Ringed Plover, c120 Dunlin, c100 Sanderling, c50 Turnstone, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 43 Curlew, 1 Little Egret, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern and 1 Yellow Wagtail on the beach. (D Parker, J Chapel, D Eva et al.)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Spotted Crakes still from the standing stone, also 2 Grey Heron, 3+ Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 2 Mute Swan, 6 Mallard, 4 ad Moorhen plus 9 young, 15+ swallow (all flying west), juv Stonechat and Sedge Warblers. (D Parker, N Climpson & D King)

Windmill Farm: Yellow Wagtail flew over. (D Wright)

Church Cove: 1 Pied Flycatcher. (D Wright)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 Pectoral Sandpipers reported still from the causeway opposite the car wash at 09:30. Also an adult Little Gull, 1 Shoveler , 4 Wigeon and 30 Teal. (D Eva)

Lizard: 2 unringed Chough in mowed field by side of footpath between the village and Southerly point and 4 House Martins over the village carpark. (D Jenkins)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 18 Greenshank, 2 Common Redshank, 2 Knot, 3 Ruff, 4 Common Sandpiper (one with badly injured leg) 3 Green Sandpiper, 8 Black-tailed Godwit,1 Lapwing, 38 Dunlin, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 6 Ringed Plover (including a noticeably smaller and slimmer juvenile, probably of the subspecies ‘tundrae’), 19 Teal, 2 Shoveler and a juv Tufted Duck. (C Selway)

Treraven Meadow: 2 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper, 22 Teal, 80+ Lesser Black-backed Gulls of mixed ages including both ( ‘graellsii’ and ‘intermedius’) 79 Canada Geese, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron and 1 Kingfisher. (C Selway)

Davidstow: 44 Ringed Plover and 27 Dunlin on the airfield at midday. (D Julian)

Falmouth, Gyllyngvase Beach: 1 Med Gull, 2 Common Tern, 4 Sandwich Tern, 3 Kittiwake (2 adult, 1 juvenile), 6 Fulmer and 3 Oystercatcher. (J St Ledger)