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Old Friday 22nd June 2007, 11:22   #101
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Had no luck yesterday with black ducks. Plenty of wheatears up near Brown Willy Tor in awful weather! 15 Stormies still lingering off Swanpool this morning.
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Old Tuesday 26th June 2007, 23:46   #102
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Had no luck yesterday with black ducks. Plenty of wheatears up near Brown Willy Tor in awful weather! 15 Stormies still lingering off Swanpool this morning.
Henerz, will you e-mail me your sightings please. I dont always look on here and missed these ones so didnt get on the website. Any sign of that report about Argal and college res? Cheers,
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Old Wednesday 27th June 2007, 09:09   #103
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All sorted Paul. Thanks
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Old Thursday 28th June 2007, 13:29   #104
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All sorted Paul. Thanks
The article is now on site. Looks pretty good i think. Good content too. I noticed a bit where you put Marsh and Willow tit. I wasnt aware that willow tit have been recorded at either site. They dont get seen very often anyfurther west than Goss Moor, and there arent that many there either. I will check through the old bird reports to see if they have ever occured there. Thanks for the sightings too. Regards,
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Old Friday 29th June 2007, 16:31   #105
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I saw a Willow Tit twice this winter in the woodlands at College Res. but only 1 bird and not since feb sadly. Defo willows though!
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Old Thursday 19th July 2007, 15:31   #106
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Bake Lakes Trerulefoot

Had a walk around the lakes this morning not a lot about did see 3 Sedge warbler and a few willow warblers most of the Tufted duck have gone only saw one female with two young lots of Swallows and House Martins and a few goldfinches.
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Old Sunday 22nd July 2007, 11:57   #107
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Hi all
I will be holidaying in StIves from next Saturday for a couple of weeks.
Where are the best spots to visit local to StIves. I do not like to drive too far while on holiday as it is what I do for a living!
I have seen Hayle estury mentioned a few times - I will pass there most days on my way to do some body boarding - so where do I stop to get best views.
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Old Monday 23rd July 2007, 19:44   #108
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Thanks to everyone for keeping this thread going, especially TAV94!! I'm working on a new website at the moment so would appreciate your sightings, comments and photos for that soon (www.cornwall-birding.co.uk). Will put a new thread on when its up and running properly.
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WoW great looking site with tons of info , im moving down soon (STC) so hope i might be able to contribute a little to it , even though im not a real birder :)

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Old Tuesday 24th July 2007, 09:38   #109
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Kingsmill Lake Saltash

Four Greenshanks from hide two and a Kingfisher, herd a Sedge Warbler,a few Greenfinch and Goldfinch about very quiet at the moment.Kingsmill Lake is part of the river Tamar and there are two hides there can be a good spot in the winter months the hides are all in good condition.
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Old Thursday 26th July 2007, 15:47   #110
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Hi all
I will be holidaying in StIves from next Saturday for a couple of weeks.
Where are the best spots to visit local to StIves. I do not like to drive too far while on holiday as it is what I do for a living!
I have seen Hayle estury mentioned a few times - I will pass there most days on my way to do some body boarding - so where do I stop to get best views.
All help much appreciated.
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Steve, I've sent you a PM. As an afterthought, you can catch the train from St Ives to Lelant Saltings on the Hayle Estuary, save you driving! Regards,
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Old Friday 27th July 2007, 18:33   #111
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I spent an hour early afternoon in the hide overlooking Chaple Amble Marsh. Apart from a Green Sandpiper the only other bird of note was a Hobby hunting over the marsh which perched briefly in the dead tree in front of the hide. Roger
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Old Saturday 28th July 2007, 14:02   #112
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The ROSE-COLOURED STARLING was still showing well at Lands End this morning. Also a singing Nightingale. See Cornwall Birding website for photos.
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Old Sunday 29th July 2007, 18:40   #113
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Kingsmill Lake Saltash

Nice morning so went to have a look on the Tamar at Kingsmill Lake Not a lot seen from the hide so walked up the beach and found a nice group of waders on the far bend.20+ Dunlin,17 Greenshanks,50+ Redshank,30+ Curlew,3 Grey Herons,4 Shellduck with young,1 Little Grebe 20+ BH gulls and 5 Little Egrets.
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Old Monday 30th July 2007, 19:04   #114
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West Muds Torpoint

2 Sandwitch Terns, 1 Common Tern,2 Whimbrel,1 Greenshank 6 Redshanks and 60+ Black-headed gulls.
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Old Thursday 2nd August 2007, 04:27   #115
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Whitesands Bay

A Group of 24+Commen Scoter,10 Gannets,2 LBBgulls 1GBB gull.
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Old Thursday 2nd August 2007, 16:52   #116
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Millbrook Lake and Rame Area.

A single Egyptian Goose has turned up on the lake seems to be quite tame.Allso seen 20+ Redshank,1 Greenshank,15 Black-headed gulls and 9 Cormorants.

Had a look around Rame Head a few Gannets 3 Ravens,4 Buzzard,1 kestrel,6 Whitethroats,2 Sedge Warblers,2 Chiffchaffs,12 Goldfinches,25 Greenfinches.
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Old Thursday 2nd August 2007, 17:57   #117
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Hi guys.
I'm going to be staying in Falmouth for the next two days, I wonder if anyone can advise me on good sites in the area/recent sightings?

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Old Thursday 2nd August 2007, 18:56   #118
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Hi Jyothi, hope you got my e-mails on the subject. Swanpool has had Whimbrel, Little Egret and Med Gulls in the last few days.

I haven't been there for a while myself but I can recommend the walk from Penryn town along the river penryn towards Flushing. Along this shortish walk (c2km) there are a couple of tidal creeks which towards high tide at this time of year could have some decent waders. Take your scope and scan from the footpath to avoid scaring the birds. Birds seen there in the last few years include Laughin Gull, Wood Sand, Green Sand, Spot'Shank, Greenshank, Curlew Sand.
Stithians reservoir is a short bus ride from Falmouth (on the 2a, get off at rame cross and walk to the res, c 2km again). You probably know the reputation of this place and it is due a rarity!
Back near Swanpool, S.W of Falmouth the headland of Pennance Point or beyond Maenporth, the headland of Rosemullion are good for a spot of seawatching with possible Balearic Shearwater at the mo and perhaps a Storm Petrel or two.

Hope this helps. Tell us how you get on. Thanks.
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Old Friday 3rd August 2007, 06:34   #119
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Cheers Henerz, apologies for not replying to the emails, my email has been down for some time.
Many thanks for the information, I'll let you know how i get on.
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Old Friday 3rd August 2007, 18:29   #120
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Cheers Henerz, apologies for not replying to the emails, my email has been down for some time.
Many thanks for the information, I'll let you know how i get on.
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Hello Jyothi, is your e-mail working now? I thought you were going to get in touch when you were coming down? Regards, Paul
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Well an unexpected surprise came just as we were about to leave. Dad decided he would drive me to any local birding sites that I wanted to visit.
On Friday, shortly after arriving, we headed to Swanpool. This was dissapointing however, and produced very little of interest.
The rest of the day was spent along various stretches of the Fal Estuary, but we were again out of luck, and saw nothing exciting.
The next day we set off towards the Hayle Estuary. This was enjoyable and worthwhile. Scanning from the car park of Quay House Inn, I picked out a Med Gull, single Sanderling and Curlew Sandpiper among the Dunlin, and a few Whimbrel with the 300 or so Curlews.

On the way back to falmouth we stopped briefly at Marazion Marsh. This, unfortunately, was fruitless, so after a short time we drove on to Stithians where we ended the day. The resevoir and surrounding marshland were very quiet, and held little apart from a family of Little Grebes and a handful of Tufted Ducks.

In all, a good 2 day trip, thanks to all who provided me with information about the county and it's best sites.

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Well an unexpected surprise came just as we were about to leave. Dad decided he would drive me to any local birding sites that I wanted to visit.
On Friday, shortly after arriving, we headed to Swanpool. This was dissapointing however, and produced very little of interest.
The rest of the day was spent along various stretches of the Fal Estuary, but we were again out of luck, and saw nothing exciting.
The next day we set off towards the Hayle Estuary. This was enjoyable and worthwhile. Scanning from the car park of Quay House Inn, I picked out a Med Gull, single Sanderling and Curlew Sandpiper among the Dunlin, and a few Whimbrel with the 300 or so Curlews.

On the way back to falmouth we stopped briefly at Marazion Marsh. This, unfortunately, was fruitless, so after a short time we drove on to Stithians where we ended the day. The resevoir and surrounding marshland were very quiet, and held little apart from a family of Little Grebes and a handful of Tufted Ducks.

In all, a good 2 day trip, thanks to all who provided me with information about the county and it's best sites.

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Hello Jyothi, glad you had a good few days. Had the nightjars on Friday night but no Groppers you'll be pleased to know! What time was the Curlew sand on the Estuary? Any Photos? It was very quiet on the estuary that day. Check out the website (cornwall Birding)for bird reports. Let me know if you are down here again. Regards Paul
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Kingsmill Lake Saltash and Rame Head

18 Greenshanks,60Curlews,50+ Redshanks,1 Grey Heron,2 Little Egrets,3 Oystercatchers,1Black-taield Godwit,2 shellducks with young.Lots of Buzzards about this morning and 1 smart Sparrowhawk with its prey flew right overhead.

Rame area 2 Weatears in the church yard,1 on the dump field 7 Willow Warblers allong the military road Peregrine flew across the the dump field.

Tamar Bridge Peregrine sat on bridge.
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That Phylosc is a great photo - well done, it's much better than anything I could get.
I think it may be a Chiffchaff though. The yellow plumage tones and orangey legs look good for Willow Warbler, but there are variations, and in such strong sunlight colours will appear much brighter. The reason I think it's a Chiffchaff is because you can clearly see the primary projection and it is far too short for Willow Warbler.
Anyone else care to comment?

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Hi Darrell i was with Ray and there were 7 of them in the same set of bushes i did say to Ray that they may me Chiffchaff as they were making a hewit hewit as they went down through the bushes.
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