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Old Thursday 15th September 2011, 13:20   #176
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This morning;

Argal Reservoir -

Dunlin 5
Ringed Plover 5 juv
Common Sandpiper 1h
Curlew 23
Grey Heron 2
BH Gull c.20
Nuthatch, Green Woodpecker, Bullfinches etc etc

College Res

Cormorant 10
Grey heron 2
Herring Gull 50+
Kingfisher 1h
Coot c.20
Moorhen 1

Yesterday (14th, mid afternoon, 2 Common Sandpiper, the Dunlins and Ringed Plovers, Kestrel and Wigeon at Argal, 40+ Swallow, c. 5 House Martin, c.20 Chaffinch, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Moorhen etc)

Had a report that Purple Sandpipers are back on Pendennis Point, and looks like Stithians is going mega!
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Old Thursday 15th September 2011, 17:36   #177
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Any more sign of LSW at the reservoir Dan?
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Old Sunday 18th September 2011, 11:43   #178
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Any more sign of LSW at the reservoir Dan?
Unfortunately not. Although there's plenty of habitat I never really get into.
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Old Sunday 18th September 2011, 11:47   #179
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This morning at Argal Reservoir-

Black Tern 2 (1 juv, 1ad w)
Wigeon 1 f
Mallard c.25
BHGull c.25

College Reservoir

Coot 27
Canada Goose 15
Mute Swan 2
Swallow 4
Curlew 1 flying over

Only the one wader, and no Black-and-white Warblers!
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Old Tuesday 20th September 2011, 01:33   #180
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Old Sunday 25th September 2011, 17:39   #181
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Just had a couple of days in Falmouth and yesterday afternoon there were 2 Mediterranean Gulls on Gyllingvase beach then at least 3 on Swanpool beach.
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Old Saturday 1st October 2011, 23:36   #182
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a few Med Gulls flying around the beach at Gylly this afternoon despite the people, a nice welcome back to Falmouth!
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Old Sunday 2nd October 2011, 17:15   #183
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and at least two more Med Gulls on Penryn estuary this evening
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Old Sunday 9th October 2011, 11:14   #184
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Nothing really of note on a walk from Pendennis to Swanpool. But about 5 Med Gulls between the Docks and Gylly; at least 4 Wheatear at Pendennis Point; Water Rail calling and a Grey Wagtail over at Swanpool.
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Old Monday 17th October 2011, 16:59   #185
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Had a Yellow-browed Warbler calling in woodland at Angarrick Cottages (near Mylor Bridge) this morning. Audible from my house, so almost on the garden list!
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Old Monday 17th October 2011, 17:55   #186
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First-winter Med Gull at the northern cut-off at Stithians is only the second record for the year. Also juv Little Gull there last week.
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Old Saturday 22nd October 2011, 13:57   #187
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Cracking Firecrest in the garden at Angarrick Cottages (near Mylor Bridge). Only about 3 feet away from my bedroom window! A welcome, albeit expected, addition to the garden list.
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Old Saturday 22nd October 2011, 16:20   #188
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Back in Falmouth for a few days next week, so keep the info coming!
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2 x Black Redstart, male and female Stonechat at Swanpool Beach.
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Old Saturday 29th October 2011, 09:15   #190
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Some good birds there!

Most exciting bird I've had from the garden recently was Skylarks flying over and my first Blue Tit (fly through!)

And welcome to bf/this falmouth thread Bazza619 ...
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This morning did the 2 Reservoirs;

Argal Reservoir

Redwing 120+
Fieldfare 5+
Treecreeper 1
Goldcrest frenzy 4 in one small hawthorn
Mallard 42
Canada Goose 15
Cormorant 2
BH Gull 15
Grey Heron 1
Curlew (h)

Plus Jay, Bullfinch etc

College Reservoir

Med Gull 4ad
BH Gull 20+
LBB Gull 6+
GBB Gull 3
Herring Gull 150+
Grey Heron 1
Teal 2
Wigeon 42
Pochard 8
Tufted Duck 9
Canada Goose 35+
Mute Swan 2
Coot 45+
Curlew 1
Goldcrest 3+
Bullfinch, LT Tit, Song Thrush etc
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Old Saturday 5th November 2011, 13:55   #192
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Highlights from today:

Gyllynvase Beach:
1 Razorbill
1 Wheatear

Pendennis:
2 Med Gulls
2 Whimbrel
1 Clouded Yellow
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College and Argal Reservoirs this afternoon ...

Argal

Mallard 43
BH Gull 25
Cormorant 3+
Green Sandpiper 1
Grey Wagtail 1
Redwing 5+
Fieldfare 2 etc etc

College

Wigeon 75+
Canada Goose 70+
Hybrid Canada Goose 1
Mute Swan 4
Pochard 2
Tufted Duck 11
Shoveler 3
Teal 1
Moorhen 2+
Little Grebe 2
Cormorant 4+
Coot 50+
Grey Wagtail
Snipe 1
GSW etc etc

The Green Sandpiper was of course flushed by a dog walker walking the shoreline (at the nature reserve end) and flew off distantly east. Major rarities otherwise - a bloke with bins and wife at Argal informed me they'd seen a Merlin near Longdowns scrapyard earlier in the day, and even rarer, a birder at College from the Uni. He'd had a Black Redstart in his garden the day before.
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Hi Dan - That rare student birder was me. About five minutes after I saw you at College I spotted a bittern, went back to try and find you but couldnt see you!
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Welcome to the forum Lawrence, nice sighting!
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Cheers Will, this is such a great way to find out/share what's arround in Fal! Just got to learn how to use this site properly now!
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Hi Dan - That rare student birder was me. About five minutes after I saw you at College I spotted a bittern, went back to try and find you but couldnt see you!
Nice meeting you. And nice one on the Bittern! Don't have much luck with Bitterns around this date myself - travelling back from france on the 7th Nov last year - and the American Bittern last seen on the 6th ... oh well ...
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Nice meeting you. And nice one on the Bittern! Don't have much luck with Bitterns around this date myself - travelling back from france on the 7th Nov last year - and the American Bittern last seen on the 6th ... oh well ...
Oh no! Well hopefully this one will stick arround for a while like the bittern last winter at College did
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Peregrine over the docks again today......
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Black Redstart still hopping from roof to roof at the top of Penryn, been here for well over a week now!
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