Thursday 04 October 2012

Thursday 04 October 2012

Friday 05 October: There will be an informal meeting of birdwatchers at The Old Quay House Pub, Hayle at c20:00 for chat on all things birding over a pint. All welcome.
Late News 03/10 Buttermilk Hill: Snow Bunting again also 30+ Meadow Pipits. (V Stratton)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Grey Heron, 3+ Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 5 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 11 Mallard, 7 Teal, 10 ad & 2 juv Moorhen, 2 Little Grebe, 1+ Water Rail, 1 Kestrel, 3 Buzzard, 2 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Swallow, 4 Stonechat, 15 Meadow Pipit, 2+ Chiffchaff and 2+ Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker & D Flumm)
Land’s End: 3 Stonechat, 1 Chiffchaff, 100+ Meadow Pipit and a Sparrowhawk from the cycle path; 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Stonechat and a Wheatear below Swingates. (D Parker)
Hayle Estuary RSPB: 5 ad Whooper Swans. (R Wilkins) Curlew Sandpiper flew towards Copperhouse Creek. Also 48 Canada Geese, 4 hybrid geese, 1 Little Egret and 8 Curlew at Ryan’s Field; 8 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 124 Teal, 1 Shelduck and 13 Mute Swan on Lelant Water. (D Flumm)
St Levan: 2 Firecrest by the turning circle plus 5 Swallows, 60+ Goldfinch, 7 Linnet and 1 Wheatear in the fields above the church. (D Parker)
Porthgwarra: Yellow-browed Warbler in the doctors garden, plus Firecrest, Lesser Whitethroat and Hobby. (M Southam & D Lewis) Possible Blyth’s Pipit reported over Gwennap Head at 08:00 but not since. Also Wryneck at the dried up pond.
Sancreed: 12 Golden Plover west and 4 Swallows still returning to roost in their nest each evening. (D Flumm)
Pool: 2 Grey Wagtails near the water recycling tanks at The Heartlands. (P Dinning)
The Lizard: Juv Red-backed Shrike from footpath in valley to Housel Bay again. (T Mills) Also 2 Chough at Housel Bay. (B Sharples)

Red-backed Shrike on Lizard, Tony Mills.

Mousehole: Kestrel on rocks, 3 Oystercatchers, 2 Rock Pipits, 2 Pied Wagtails and 5 turnstone. (S Maycock)
Walmsley Sanctuary: The Ythan Estuary colour ringed Greenshank with 9 other Greenshank, 36 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Knot, 1 Redshank, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 8 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 10 Dunlin, 8 Wigeon, 1 Pintail, 1 Gadwall, and 2 Water Rail around the high tide. (C Selway)
Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only): 1 Kingfisher, 4 Buzzard, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Coot, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, c8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Green Woodpecker below the dam area. (B Sharples)
Looe: Eider on the sea close to Pen Rocks, Looe. (J Parfitt)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper and 1 Curlew Sandpiper still.
Cot Valley: 2 Firecrests.