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Camel Estuary, Cornwall (1 Viewer)

Qingcol

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Amble Marshes this morning, birds included 29 Wigeon, 33 Teal, 1 Pintail, 1 Shoveler, 39 Curlew, 4 Jay, 2 Stonechat, 1 Kingfisher, 20+ Meadow Pipit, 6 Skylark, 1 Sparrow Hawk and 1 Peregrine Falcon. Two small grey Geese over towards the estuary, prob Pink-footed.
 

Qingcol

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Rumps Point this morning, 1,500+ Gannet flew SW in the first hour of daylight, plus 400+ Auk sp, 2 Great Skua, 1 ad Pom Skua, 1 Manx Shearwater, 3 Fulmar, 29 Shag, 3 Cormorant and 50+ Kittiwake.
 

camelbirder

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A Long-tailed Skua was in field at Stepper point this morning before being flushed by walkers and flew west. Passage at midday included 4 Balearic Shearwater and an Arctic Skua. 2 Merlin were noted at the headland as was a Great Spotted Woodpecker.
Up to 60 Mediterranean Gull were noted in the area. (Video of one of the Merlin is available here).

Elsewhere the Greylag Goose was still present at Treraven Meadow.

Full counts are available on the Camel Estuary Birds website.
 

Qingcol

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A combination of wind and high tide at Amble Marshes this morning; birds included 161 Common Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Knot, 67 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 420+ Curlew, 42 Lapwing, 14 Dunlin, 23 Greenshank (no colour rings) 1 Common Snipe, 2 Water Rail, 1 Kestrel, 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 39 Wigeon, 1 Pintail, 1 Shoveler, 40+ Teal, 120+ Black-headed Gull, 1 ad Common Gull, 2 Stonechat and 22 Meadow Pipit.
 

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Qingcol

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Treraven Meadow this morning, birds included 1 Black and 20 Mute Swan, 1 Grey-lag and 60 Canada Geese, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Lapwing, 50+ Teal and 1 Barn Swallow.
 

Qingcol

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Migrating Great Spotted Woodpeckers?

Stepper Point this morning, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, as a group flew from the NE in over the estuary and continued SW along the cliffs out of sight! I’m sure that I have never before seen a group of Woodpecker over the sea, or appearing to be migrating? The only sign of migration this morning, small loose groups of Chaffinch and Meadow Pipits all moving SW in the same direction.
 
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warren30

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just driving along the cut through road between padstow heading towards wadebridge,1015am which passes st issy little petherick,about half mile from wadebridge junction a stunning bird of prey was gliding low over fields slowly,wasn't sure if it was a harrier or kite but def not a buzzard.not sure if anyone else seen it around area
 

camelbirder

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just driving along the cut through road between padstow heading towards wadebridge,1015am which passes st issy little petherick,about half mile from wadebridge junction a stunning bird of prey was gliding low over fields slowly,wasn't sure if it was a harrier or kite but def not a buzzard.not sure if anyone else seen it around area

Six Hen Harriers roosted at Rosenannon last night, it could have been one of them. Hen Harrier often fly between the estuary and Rosenannon, feeding at the former.
 

warren30

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Six Hen Harriers roosted at Rosenannon last night, it could have been one of them. Hen Harrier often fly between the estuary and Rosenannon, feeding at the former.

I thought it was a hen harrier when seen it but wasn't 100 per cent,first time seen one,sounds like it would of been one of the rosenannon birds.they regulaurs there then
 

camelbirder

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I thought it was a hen harrier when seen it but wasn't 100 per cent,first time seen one,sounds like it would of been one of the rosenannon birds.they regulaurs there then

Hen harriers regularly roost on the mid-Cornwall Moors, but numbers are dependent on weather, wind direction and probably many other factors. I believe that six at Rosenannon is a site record. It would be interesting to know how many were seen at other sites yesterday, esp in the Tregonetha Downs, Goss Moor areas. It was also odd that all the birds were males of varying age.
 

Qingcol

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A 3rd cal-year male Hen Harrier hunting, from the road at 14:00 Rosenonnon Downs this afternoon, plus 30+ Snipe, 600+ Golden Plover, 19 Raven, 1 Merlin, 800+ Starling and 200+ Meadow Pipit.

Amble Marshes this morning, 2 Northern Pintail, 1 Shoveler, 50+ Wigeon, 6 Lapwing, 8 Snipe, 1 Water Rail, 1 Merlin and a stunning pale Common Buzzard (photo)
 

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warren30

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Hen harriers regularly roost on the mid-Cornwall Moors, but numbers are dependent on weather, wind direction and probably many other factors. I believe that six at Rosenannon is a site record. It would be interesting to know how many were seen at other sites yesterday, esp in the Tregonetha Downs, Goss Moor areas. It was also odd that all the birds were males of varying age.

thanks camelbirder I might go out on the moors sometime or your way and search for them properly,
 

Qingcol

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4 Redwing at Coronation Park (Wadebridge) this morning.
Rosenannon Downs late morning, birds included 600+ Golden Plover, 1 Woodlark and 1 Firecrest, 1 Merlin, no sign of any Hen Harrier by 15:30.
 

camelbirder

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just driving along the cut through road between padstow heading towards wadebridge,1015am which passes st issy little petherick,about half mile from wadebridge junction a stunning bird of prey was gliding low over fields slowly,wasn't sure if it was a harrier or kite but def not a buzzard.not sure if anyone else seen it around area

A small ringtail Hen Harrier was present in the Hals' Grave this lunchtime, flew across the road and quartered the fields towards the estuary.
 

Qingcol

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Crugmeer this morning, birds included, 100+ Skylark, 2 Lapland Bunting, 11 Corn Bunting (photo) 2 Brambling, 5 Golden Plover, 1 Bar-Tailed Godwit, 1 Ringed Plover.
Rosenannon Downs this evening, 1 3rd cal-year Hen Harrier, 3 Merlin and 400+ Meadow Pipit.
 

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