Wednesday 23rd October 2013

Wednesday 23rd October 2013

Hell’s Mouth – Godrevy Coast Path: 1 male Snow Bunting. (A Benn)
Porthgwarra: c36 Skylark over north, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 juv Kestrel and 2 Sparrowhawk between the car park and the stone bridge. (D Parker)
Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 9 Teal, 24 Mallard, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 10 Moorhen, 1 Snipe, 1 Stonechat and c20 Meadow Pipit. (D Parker) Longrock Pool: 1 sum plum Great Northern Diver (still catching crabs), 1 Water Rail, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, (D Parker, J St Ledger) plus 1 Grey Wagtail. (B Sharples)

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Great Northern Diver,

by J St.Ledger

Prussia Cove: 1w Red-eyed Vireo in the wooded valley but elusive. (M Bishop et al.) Park at Prussia Cove car park and continue SE along the unmade road until it crosses a  stream and take the muddy track just before the crossing and head north, the bird was ranging about 50m from the start of the track cSW558281. Also 1 Wryneck on coastpath nearby (J Swann, P & H Taylor) and 1 Grey Wagtail (T Mills).
Longrock: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling at Morrisons at c08:30. (D Parker)
Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Osprey over at 12:50. (L Proctor) 2 Brent Geese, 10 Sandwich Tern, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 11 Shelduck. Ryan’s Field: 2 Ruff, 11 Bar-tailed Godwit, 15 Lapwing. (J St Ledger) Carsew Basin: 1 juv Arctic Tern (B Sharples)


juv Arctic Tern, B Sharples


Ruff by J St Ledger

Rame Head/Penlee Point: 1 Great Skua being mobbed by corvids in horse paddock at Penmillard Farm. Also 4 Siskin, 1 Fieldfare and c200 Skylark in stubble field. (R Smaldon) Also 1 Black Redstart. (M Beer)
Rame: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in sycamores right of the Old Rectory.  (J Sleep)
Wacker Quay/ River Lynher: c400 Wigeon. (M Beer)
Porthtowan: Large movement of Gannets along coast towards Lands End. (R Harper)
Men-an-Tol: 1 Kestrel, 1 Short-eared Owl and 1 ringtail Hen Harrier. (B Sharples)


Ringtail Hen Harrier, B. Sharples


Short-eared Owl, B Sharples.

Porthcurno: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler by the main car park. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)
Madron: 1 Golden Oriole. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)
Pendeen Watch: 6 Pomarine Skua past this morning. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)
Kynance Cove: 1 Black Redstart and 1 Ring Ouzel by the cafe.
Padstow, at sea: 10 Balearic Shearwater and 7 Sooty Shearwater from RV Endeavour.
Camel Estuary Trail, Wadebridge to Tregunna Bridge: 25 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Blackbird, c500  Black-headed Gull, 15 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Buzzard, 45 Canada Goose, c100 Carrion Crow, 5 Chaffinch, 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Cormorant, c100 Curlew, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 20 Dunlin, 6 Dunnock, 2 Fieldfare, c500 Golden Plover, 5 Goldfinch, 50 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Greenshank, 10 Grey Heron, 8 Grey Plover, 2 Grey Wagtail, c150 Herring Gull, 6 House Sparrow, 30 Jackdaw, 4 Jay, 1 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Knot, c250 Lapwing, 10 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 50 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 12 Magpie, 50 Mallard, 6 Mediterranean Gull, 20 Mute Swan, c100 Oystercatcher, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Raven, 30 Red-legged Partridge, c250 Redshank, 30 Ringed Plover, 3 Robin, 10 Rook, 2 Shelduck, 3 Snipe, 20 Starling, 2 Teal, 20 Wigeon and 20 Wood Pigeon. (The “Martin Cutland” wildlife walk, C Travis)