Monday 4th August 2014

Monday 4th August 2014

Late news, 4/8, Cot Valley: Photos of the Gyr Falcon confirm the identity, however, it’s provenance as a free and wild bird is uncertain.


Gyr Falcon


by Jessica Wardlaw

Late news, 3/8, Ruan Lanihorne: 3 Swift over village. (D Hall)
Late news, 3/8, Falmouth, Gorrangorras: 15 Curlew, 20+ Redshank, 1 Turnstone (sum plum), 2 Little Egret, 9 Mute Swan and 15+ BLack-headed Gull. (D Chaney)
Maer Lake: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Black-tailed Godwit and 1 Little Egret. (SW Gale)
Porthgwarra: 2 Great Shearwater, 3000+ Manx Shearwater, 19 juv Mediterranean Gull, 3 Bottle-nosed Dolphin and a possible Minke Whale. (J Hawkey) 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, c1500 Manx Shearwater and 1 Arctic Skua. (L Proctor)
Siblyback Reservoir: 4+ Spotted Flycatcher (2 ad feeding young near woodland walk sign post and 2 separate birds by dam). (G Berti)
Troon: 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth in private garden. (S Taylor)


Hummingbird Hawkmoth, Simon Taylor

Rosemullion Head: 6 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 7 Ringed Plover, 2 Turnstone, 3 Curlew, 5 Oystercatcher, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap (female), 40 House Martin, 2 Swift. Also 40+ Clouded Yellow, 2 Painted Lady, 20+ Small Copper and numerous Wall Brown butterflies, among others. (J St Ledger)


Clouded Yellow, John St Ledger


Painted Lady, John St Ledger


Small Copper, John St Ledger

St Clement: 2 Whimbrel, 2 Greenshank and 8 Dunlin. (D Jenkins)
Tresemple Pool: 1 Water Rail. (D Jenkins)
Ruan Lanihorne: 4 Green Sandpiper and 3 Common Sandpiper. (D Hall & S Gay) 1 Osprey again reported this morning.
Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan with 5 cygnets, 8 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 21 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 1 Little Grebe, 6 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Cetti’s Warbler plus Reed and Sedge Warblers. (DK Parker)
Scillonian crossing this evening: 5 Cory`s Shearwater and 3 Great Shearwater. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)
Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 3 Common Sandpiper. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)