Thursday 08 November 2012

Thursday 08 November 2012

Late News 07/11 Hayle Estuary RSPB: Spoonbill from Ryans field hide and dark and light bellied Brent at N E end of estuary. (M Lammas)
Late News 07/11 Towednack: Male Hen Harrier hunting Beagletodn and Towednack moors. (V Stratton)
Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 2 cygnets, 25 Mallard, 11 Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 15 Moorhen, 2+ Water Rail, 1 Peregrine, 2 Oystercatcher, 5 Snipe, 4 Stonechat, 2+ Cetti’s Warbler and 35,000-40,000 Starling. (D Parker)
Marazion: 42 Ringed Plover, 29 Turnstone, 8 Sanderling, 3 Oystercatcher and 1 Dunlin on the beach plus Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 21 Common Scoter and 1 Razorbill offshore. (D Parker)
Porthcurno: 1 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Black Redstart, 50+ Skylark and 2 Snipe, plus 2 ad Med Gulls in the cove. (D Parker)
Cot Valley: Red-breasted Flycatcher still trees around the entrance to Carallack. (P St Pierre, S Rogers & I Webster) Also 2 Firecrests.

Red-breasted Flycatcher in Cot Valley, Steve Rogers.

St Levan: 3+ Firecrests, 2 Goldcrests and a Green Woodpecker in the copse by the turning circle, plus 150+ Skylarks and 1 Reed Bunting in the stubble fields to the west. (D Parker)
Land’s End: Chough and Swallow in the morning. (P St Pierre)
Sennen: 8 Brambling with Chaffinches at Sunny Corner. (P St Pierre)
Penryn River: 3 Greenshank, 46 Redshank, 54 Curlew, 1 Snipe, 11 Turnstone, 7 Oystercatcher, 2 Little Egret, 5 Little Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, 2 Buzzard, 4 Mistle Thrush, 2 Jay, 1 Green Woodpecker and 50+ Redwing. Also 120+ Woodpigeon in a stubble field next to the river. (J St Ledger)

Wadebridge: Black Redstart, 2 Blackcap, 100+ Redwing and a Peregrine Falcon from Glen Road in the morning. (C Selway) Great Northern Diver over at 16:15. (D Julian)
Crowdy Reservoir: 2 male Goosander at 17:15. (B Craven)
Davidstow Airfield: 100+ Pied Wagtail and a few Meadow Pipits on airfield preparing to roost, also 5 Lapwing, late afternoon. (B Craven)
Stithians Reservoir: Water Rail and 3 Little Grebes, plus Marsh Tit at the feeding station. (R Farnes)

Truro: 2 Firecrests in a private garden. (P Fraser)
Helston: Firecrest at the sewerage treatment works. (P Fraser)
Cant Hill: 20 Raven circling over before dispersing in multiple directions. (D Julian)
Padstow area: 71 Oystercatcher, 2 Common Gull, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 81 Black-headed Gull, 41 Turnstone, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 3 Curlew, 29 Cormorant, 1 Heron, 3 Little Egret, 64 Herring Gull, 1 Rock Pipit, 15 Shag, 24 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 30 Great Black-backed Gull, 15 Fieldfare, 35 Redwing, 8 Blackbird, 2 Robin and 2 Song Thrush. (D Julian)
Rosenannon Downs: 20-30 Golden Plover flew over towards Winnard’s Perch late afternoon. (C Selway)
Hayle Estuary RSPB: Spoonbill still plus drake Long-tailed Duck on Carnsew Pool. (S Rogers)
Pendeen Watch: 1 Black Redstart and a Little Egret. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)
Nanquidno: 2 Firecrests.