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Camel Estuary, Cornwall (1 Viewer)

Qingcol

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Sabine's Gull still at Wadebridge this morning, plus 112 Common Redshank and 1 Ruff.
 

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DELACOWI

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Sabine`s gull showing well today - video here.
Also noted on Dinham flats were 4 knot, 1 juv` colour ringed med gull, bar tailed godwit, black tailed godwit, juv peregrine, greenshank, ringed plover, dunlin, cormorant, grey heron, little egret, redshank, ruff, whimbrel, curlew.
 

Qingcol

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Rumps Point early morning, birds past included 1 juv Long-Tailed Skua, 1 Adult Pomarine and 1 juv Pom/Arctic Skua, 12 Arctic Skua, 5 Great Skua, 15+ Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater, again surprisingly few Manx 100+ 150+ Auk sp, 2 Common Scoter, 1 Arctic Tern, 7 Sandwich Tern, 12 Whimbrel, 4 Curlew, 30+ Kittiwake, 200+ Shag, two adult Peregrine Falcons attacking a Storm Petrel, but today it was the Petrels lucky day!
6+ Common Dolphin and 2 Ocean Sunfish.
 

Qingcol

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Rumps Point this morning, birds included 2 Quail accidentally flushed from the path to the Rumps at just a few feet away! 6 Northern Wheatear. Birds past the point included 12 Great Skua, 2 Pomarine Skua, 10 Arctic Skua, 2 Leach's Storm Petrel, 200+ Auk sp, 300+ Manx Shearwater,13 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Sandwich Tern, 2 Arctic Tern, 16 Comic Tern, 12 Black Tern.

2 Pectoral Sandpipers and a Little Stint reported at Treraven Meadow This Morning.
 

Qingcol

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Rumps Point this morning; birds past included 23 Arctic Skua, 19 Great Skua, 3 Pomarine Skua, 1 juv Sabine's Gull, 18 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 400+ Manx Shearwater, 300+ Auk sp, 29 Bar-Tailed Godwit, 7 Common Scoter and 1 Comic Tern.

Last evening at Treraven Meadow, 1 Little Stint, 1 Yellow Wagtail 1 White Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 40+ Pied Wagtail and a Kingfisher perched on the window cill of the new hide!
 

Qingcol

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Amble Marshes this afternoon in very poor weather,birds included 30+ Eurasian Teal, 11 Common Snipe, 14 Black-Tailed Godwit, 12 Meadow Pipit and 5 Pied Wagtail including a colour ringed (pink or orange over white, left leg, and pink over metal right leg)
 

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Mark Grantham

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Amble Marshes this afternoon in very poor weather,birds included 30+ Eurasian Teal, 11 Common Snipe, 14 Black-Tailed Godwit, 12 Meadow Pipit and 5 Pied Wagtail including a colour ringed (pink or orange over white, left leg, and pink over metal right leg)

This bird was ringed (X455936) as a first-year bird at Slapton Ley on 28th September 2009. With rump colour just about in the overlap zone between Pied and White Wagtail, this was a difficult one to assign to race when ringed, so the photo helps. The colour-ringing project at Slapton has stopped now, but there are obviously still plenty of birds out there with colour rings, so do keep an eye out.
 

Qingcol

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Davidstow Airfield this morning, birds included Buff-Breasted Sandpiper still, 2 Little Stint, 23 Ringed Plover, 19+ Dunlin, 5 Northern Wheatear, 1 White Wagtail and 9 Raven.
 

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Qingcol

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The 'Martin Cutland Walk' today on the Camel Estuary; birds noted included 1 Spotted Redshank,164 Common Redshank, 13 Greenshank, 9 Bar-Tailed Godwit, 6 Black-Tailed Godwit, 6 Whimbrel, 4 Common Sandpiper, 200 Curlew, 175 Eurasian Ostercatcher, 2 Northern Lapwing, 4 Dunlin, 1 Great Crested Grebe and 9 Eurasian Wigeon.
 

Qingcol

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Dinham Flats this morning; birds included 1 Buff-Breasted Sandpiper! 2 Ruff, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 29 Dunlin, 72 Ringed Plover, 43 Bar-Tailed Godwit, 7 Black-Tailed Godwit, 2 Whimbrel, 12 Greenshank, 20 Common Redshank, 3 Northern Lapwing, 350+ Curlew, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Eurasian Wigeon, 2 Black Swan and 1 immature Peregrine Falcon.
 
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Qingcol

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Amble Marshes this morning; birds included 1 Northern Pintail (photo) 50+ Eurasian Teal, 6 Common Snipe, 2 Greenshank, 6 Black-Tailed Godwit, 3 Northern Lapwing and a Stonechat.
 

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camelbirder

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Today on the estuary the following were noted; 11 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 27 Cormorant, 12 Shag, 2 Gannet, 16 Little Egret, 1 Heron, 42 Mute Swan, 2 Black Swan, 5 Muscovy Duck, 9 Wigeon, 34 Mallard, 5 Moorhen, 93 Oystercatcher, 3 Dunlin, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 62 Bar-tailed Godwit, 333 Curlew, 1 Spotted Redshank, 152 Redshank, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Peregrine, 78 Mediterranean Gull, 684 Black-headed Gull, 9 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 266 Herring Gull, 40 Great Balck-backed gull, 7 Common Tern, 20 Sandwich Tern and 2 Kingfisher.
 

Peter F-S

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A bit late with this, c. 100 Godfinch flying over Egloshayle Friday afternoon. Also 3 Unarmed Stick Insects in a garden in Marshall Avenue Thursday morning.
 

Max Shearwater

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The stick insects are all around our estate, get them all the time in my garden! Also get lots of goldfinches but not quite that many!
Adrian.

A bit late with this, c. 100 Godfinch flying over Egloshayle Friday afternoon. Also 3 Unarmed Stick Insects in a garden in Marshall Avenue Thursday morning.
 

Qingcol

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Northern Pintail still at Amble Marshes plus Northern Shoveler (photo) 60+ Eurasian Teal, 14 Black-Tailed Godwit, 3 Northern Lapwing and 2 Common Snipe.
 

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Redwood21

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While watching two Dolphins (probable Bottlenose) from Trebetherick Point this morning I noticed a Common Eider off shore. Watched it for about an hour and it moved from being off shore at polzeath to the entrance of the estuary.

All the best, Edward.
 

Redwood21

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Just an update: went back to Trebetherick Point this afternoon to watch the dolphins again and had extraordinary views of them jumping clear of the water (http://www.flickr.com/photos/edwardimber/6186072768/in/photostream/.

Also saw several species of wader on the rocks, which I need some help in identifying. I think there were Sanderling and Dunlin (http://www.flickr.com/photos/edwardimber/6185551145/in/photostream) and one Ruff (http://www.flickr.com/photos/edwardimber/6185553269/in/photostream) but I'm not 100%

What do you guys think?

Cheers guys, Edward.
 

Qingcol

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Just an update: went back to Trebetherick Point this afternoon to watch the dolphins again and had extraordinary views of them jumping clear of the water (http://www.flickr.com/photos/edwardimber/6186072768/in/photostream/.

Also saw several species of wader on the rocks, which I need some help in identifying. I think there were Sanderling and Dunlin (http://www.flickr.com/photos/edwardimber/6185551145/in/photostream) and one Ruff (http://www.flickr.com/photos/edwardimber/6185553269/in/photostream) but I'm not 100%

What do you guys think?

Cheers guys, Edward.

Hi Edward, Looks like Sanderling, Dunlin and Knot.
 

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