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Old Thursday 9th August 2007, 08:46   #126
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This is the same bird and i see what you meen about the primary projection, had a look in the collins and it quiet a difference still lots to learn good old camera.
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Old Thursday 9th August 2007, 10:01   #127
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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.
Ah - but he's as deaf as a post, which he tells me quite often!

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Old Thursday 9th August 2007, 14:18   #128
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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
Sorry, no photos. Saw the Curlew Sand at about mid-day, not sure of the exact time but around 12.
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Old Friday 10th August 2007, 16:18   #129
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Sightings Today

First thing at Rame Head had 30+ common Scoter going west and 4 Gannets fishing and 12 LBB gulls.On to Rame Barton 2 Tawny Owls sat out in the sun having a nap,lots of birds around the farm,100+ Barn Swallows,30+ House Martins,20+ Swifts.Allong the Military road had 9 Whitethroats,400+ Greenfinches on the Rape in the top field,meet the farmer who had been in the top fields earlier and said he had not seen so meny for years.Called in at Torpoint on the way home had15 Ternstones,3 Ringed Plover,1 Whimbrel,3 Sandwich Terns,1 Common Tern, 5 Med gulls.
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Old Saturday 11th August 2007, 13:46   #130
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Flushed a Geensanpiper from a wet area near the lake, lots of Dragonflies about but not meny birds to be seen.Walked through a wooded area had 2 Treecreepers up high, still hearing Chiffchaffs got a sighting of two allso a few young Bullfinches about in the woods no sign of the peckers.
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Old Monday 13th August 2007, 18:25   #131
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Kingsmill Lake Saltash

Numbers of Greenshank saw 17, 40+ Redshank,40+ Curlew,7 Dunlin,7Black-taield Godwit,2 Shellduck with 5 young,12 Mallard,3 Little Egret,1 Grey Heron,2 Oystercatcher,1 Ringed Plover,1 Wimbrel and a single Buzzard sat in an old dead tree..
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Old Tuesday 14th August 2007, 21:44   #132
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Rame Head this evening

50+ Gannets
3 Raven
1Peregrine
2 Whitethroat
5 Buzzard
5 LBB
2 GBB
50+ Herring gulls
1Kestrel
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Old Thursday 16th August 2007, 21:21   #133
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Kingsmill Lake Saltash

25 Greenshank,40+ Redshank.1 Ringed Plover,5 Knot,30+ Curlew,4 Oystercatcher,1 Commmon Sandpiper,2 Shellduck with young 50+ BH gull
1 Grey Heron ,2 Little Egret and 2 Greenwoodpecker on the golf course.
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Old Sunday 19th August 2007, 10:02   #134
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This last week, i've been on holiday in Devon & Cornwall. Had a great time, and whilst i was there i saw:

Bude: Young Mediterranean gull (see picture) on the river Neet with c30 Black headed gulls, and c10 Herring gulls.

Also off Bude, i saw: 1 Balearic shearwater, 5+ Sooty shearwater, 100's of Manx shearwater, too many and too fast to count.

Also saw plenty of Banded & Beautiful demoiselles near where i was staying.
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Glad you had a good time in Cornwall nice to here from someone on here.
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Old Sunday 19th August 2007, 23:22   #136
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This last week, i've been on holiday in Devon & Cornwall. Had a great time, and whilst i was there i saw:

Bude: Young Mediterranean gull (see picture) on the river Neet with c30 Black headed gulls, and c10 Herring gulls.

Also off Bude, i saw: 1 Balearic shearwater, 5+ Sooty shearwater, 100's of Manx shearwater, too many and too fast to count.

Also saw plenty of Banded & Beautiful demoiselles near where i was staying.
Glad you had a good time Nick. Hope the info i sent you was of some use. What date was youir seawatch from Bude and where from exactly? Regards, Paul.
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Old Sunday 19th August 2007, 23:51   #137
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This last week, i've been on holiday in Devon & Cornwall. Had a great time, and whilst i was there i saw:

Also saw plenty of Banded & Beautiful demoiselles near where i was staying.

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You sound although you enjoyed your holidays very much.

by the way, I love your pictures of your 'Banded & Beautiful demoiselles'. They are beautiful
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Old Monday 20th August 2007, 08:14   #138
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You sound although you enjoyed your holidays very much.

by the way, I love your pictures of your 'Banded & Beautiful demoiselles'. They are beautiful
Thanks for the Demoiselle comments Peewit.

Paul, when i saw the Shearwaters that i mentioned, it was on the 17th August, and i viewed them, from standing on top of a cliff hill just north of Bude haven beach (the place with the most people surfing), and it was just west of Flexbury. Hope this helps.
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Old Monday 20th August 2007, 12:20   #139
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Thanks for the Demoiselle comments Peewit.

Paul, when i saw the Shearwaters that i mentioned, it was on the 17th August, and i viewed them, from standing on top of a cliff hill just north of Bude haven beach (the place with the most people surfing), and it was just west of Flexbury. Hope this helps.
Thanks, will add them to that days bird reports on the website. Cheers, Paul
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Old Monday 20th August 2007, 20:34   #140
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Rame Head to Looe From Boat.

Gannets 60+
Curlew 12 heading towards the coast
GBB gull14
LBB gull7
Fulmar 8
Kittywake 4
Herring gull50+
Storm Petrel 50+
Manx Shearwater 1
Balearic Shearwater 3
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Old Tuesday 21st August 2007, 09:29   #141
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Top pics Tav94, must have been great views from the boat. Can't wait to get back down to Cornwall now.
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Glad you liked the shots this is the first time that i have taken pics from the boat of the bird life out here some days there are loads of birds,i see a lot of migrants in the spring get the odd bird land on the boat, the best was a Scops Owl found it under the deck winch stayed on board for a day them left.
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Glad you liked the shots this is the first time that i have taken pics from the boat of the bird life out here some days there are loads of birds,i see a lot of migrants in the spring get the odd bird land on the boat, the best was a Scops Owl found it under the deck winch stayed on board for a day them left.
Jeez! When was that! Bet you wished you'd had your camera!
Possible SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER at Hayle this evening. Flushed by Peregrine before ID could be clinched! Hopefully it will be back tomorrow.
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Old Wednesday 22nd August 2007, 21:27   #144
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Top pics Tav94, must have been great views from the boat. Can't wait to get back down to Cornwall now.
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Henerz, long time, no hear! When you back? Looking forward to getting more Falmouth records once your back!
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That was a good few years ago when i was at sea all the time used to get a few Collard Doves as wall as Warblers and the odd Flycatcher.My son had a Ringed Plover last year i did put a phpto of it on here he took it with his phone cam it was sat on the sink in the wheelhouse.
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Plover on boat

Here is the pic of the Ringed Plover that my son had on the trawler last year.
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Sightings today from trawler Rame to Looe.

20 + Gannets
3 Manx Shearwater
8Storm Petrel
100+ Herring Gull
15 LBB
6 GBB
1 Swift
1 Wheatear.
1Curlew.
Waather N 2/3 claer.
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Great pics Tav - I have just got back (yesterday) from 5 days in St Ives. I have been there so many times, but never with any interest in the birding side, so it was amusing for that factor... seeing birds which have probably been passing me by unnoticed before.

I have to say that seeing gannets fishing was rather good, though they were a tad too far out for any pics. Saw some fulmars too, and probably others which I didn't recognise.

Also popped over to Wheal Cotes, as I spotted peregrines there last time. Saw them again albeit briefly yesterday, plus several kestrels, more gannets and a smattering of wheatears, pipits and stonechats.

On a different note - I have to say that the colours from the heather and wild flowers near Wheal Cotes is absolutely stunning. Worth seeing for that alone!
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Rame to Looe from trawler.

No Petrels today just 2 Manx Shearwater, and loads of gulls and Gannets,saw 1 Barn swallow about 30 milles out from Looe.
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