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Camel Estuary, Cornwall (1 Viewer)

Qingcol

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Three Otter this morning at Amble Marshes, female plus two full grown young, plus 2 Water Rail.
 

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Qingcol

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Great to see Colin, the last time I saw otters there were 3 of them and they came in from the stream behind the hides. Always memorable moments and the photos are a bonus!

I agree, it's always a privilege to see them, partly as you can never predict when or where they are likely to appear. This time they came in from the direction of Amble.
 

DELACOWI

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2 male and 2 female goosander at Guineaport first thing this morning swimming up river. Blue tits busy inspecting the bird box and great to hear so many birds starting to sing in the morning - role on Spring!
 

Max Shearwater

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Coots building a nest at Walmsley and 3 pairs of little Grebe getting very territorial.

2 male and 2 female goosander at Guineaport first thing this morning swimming up river. Blue tits busy inspecting the bird box and great to hear so many birds starting to sing in the morning - role on Spring!
 

DELACOWI

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Birds at Walmsley today included Water Rail (click for video), 26 Lapwing, 50+ Black Headed Gull (including one in full Summer plumage), Herring Gull, Great Blacked Backed Gull, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Curlew, Wigeon, Teal, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 12 Gadwall, Coot, Moorhen, Shelduck, 2 Black Tailed Godwit, 6 Tufted Duck, Shoveler
 
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Qingcol

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A Spotted Redshank this morning at Amble Marshes, plus 43 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 male Wigeon, 40+ Teal, 10 Gadwall, 6 House Martin, 20+ Sand Martin, 12 Barn Swallow and 5 Sedge Warbler.
 

Dave Parker

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Terek Sandpiper at Walmsley Sanctuary

Adrian Langdon, the CBWPS Warden for the reserve has commented on access for tomorrow as follows:

"I’ll open the hide at 06:30 and ask for it to be left open for the day.
I’ve arranged parking for a voluntary donation of £2 in the field by the bridge. It has an advertising banner on the gate for “storage facilities” on the gate and we are asked to park to the right on higher ground to avoid getting stuck and tearing up the field!"

Thanks Adrian.

Good luck if you go and please follow any on site instructions.
Dave
 

Cornish Chough

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Adrian Langdon, the CBWPS Warden for the reserve has commented on access for tomorrow as follows:

"I’ll open the hide at 06:30 and ask for it to be left open for the day.
I’ve arranged parking for a voluntary donation of £2 in the field by the bridge. It has an advertising banner on the gate for “storage facilities” on the gate and we are asked to park to the right on higher ground to avoid getting stuck and tearing up the field!"

Thanks Adrian.

Good luck if you go and please follow any on site instructions.
Dave

Looks like a one day wonder.
 

skippo

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Is this thread still of interest? I enjoyed reading about the birds as I live away in Bristol. Yesterday at Pentire saw two rock pipits, twelve oystercatchers, four swallows, a fulmar, two gannets, a whitethroat and herring gulls.
 

Kernow Pete

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NEWS – Non-Estuarine Waterbird Survey.

This winter the BTO will be running the third Non-Estuarine Water bird Survey (NEWS). This periodic survey focuses on the non-estuarine shoreline, which is not so well covered by the Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS). These rocky shores, along which extensive beds of seaweed may be exposed at low tide, or sandy beaches with extensive strandlines, can support substantial invertebrate populations. These are favoured habitats for a number of waders over-wintering in the UK. The Purple Sandpiper and the majority of overwintering Turnstone occur in this habitat, while substantial proportions (between 10% and 50%) of Ringed Plover, Sanderling, Curlew, Oystercatcher and Redshank also overwinter along the open coast.
If you are interested in contributing to this important survey all that is required is that you commit to visit one or more count stretches, each on a single occasion, over the low-tide period, on a day of your choice, between 1st December and 31st January. This will involve walking a stretch of coast and recording the birds you encounter as you go. Count stretches are typically 2km long, some a bit shorter, some a bit longer. It is essential that all waders and waterbirds using the intertidal zone are recorded, but we would hope that most volunteers would also count all waterbirds on the sea to a distance where they would be visible to the naked eye, and all those using landward habitat immediately adjacent to the shore. As well as recording birds, we also ask you to record mammals and information on the strandline. Additional visits are also welcomed. You can select a stretch for surveying online at http://www.bto.org/webs-news and find out more information about the survey.
 

Redwood21

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The Rumps

Hi guys,

Merry Christmas!

Spent a couple of hours up The Rumps today near Polzeath.

Lots to see:
2 pairs of Stonechat
Numerous Gannets, Fulmars, Gulls (Herring and Great BB)
Several Guillemots and Razorbills.
6 or so Rock Pipits.
4/5 Grey Seals
3/4 Harbour Porpoise

The highlight was a Black Redstart, very mobile but good views on Rumps Point itself.

All the best, Edward.
 

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