An un-identified Cetacean was photographed, by Colin Selway, off Rumps Point on 7th March 2016. On the surface for around 20 secs, moving with the tide but faster creating spray, then diving out of sight, as it did showing, what appeared to be unraised fluked tail, just above the surface, what could be seen, around… Continue reading Un-identified Cetacean
This bird has been noted in the Treraven Meadow area of the Camel Estuary from 13th January 2016 until 11th February at least. The bird was ringed in the Ythan area of Scotland but no further information has been received so far.
Green RE61 was noted at Wadebridge on 23rd January 2016 by C Selway. This bird was ringed in at Lanchères,Maison de l’Oiseau, Somme, FRANCE on the 24th June 2014 as a pullus. It was recorded a couple of times in western France before arriving on the Camel Estuary on 26th June 2015 where it appears to… Continue reading Mediterranean Gull (Green RE61)
Slightly larger than the similar Black-headed Gull, with less pointed broader and slightly shorter wings; with a shorter and thicker bill. More reminiscent of Common Gull in flight. A three year gull, (it becomes adult in it’s third year). See below for help with identification. Once a very rare species in Britain until the 1950’s but… Continue reading Mediterranean Gull
Colin Selway saw and photographed a large Great Black-backed Gull hybrid on the Amble Marshes on 8th February 2016. The birds was with Great Black-backed Gulls and was the same size and structure but was easy to pick out due to a slightly shorter, bright yellow/orange bill and yellow legs.
Rare vagrant to the Camel Estuary area. 1964 – 1 at Clapper Marshes; 31st December. 1965 – The 1964 bird noted around the upper Camel Estuary until 16th April when it was at Dinham Flats. 1986 – 1 just outside the area at a farm in St Merryn; 9th to 17th October. Roosted at Tregunna… Continue reading Glossy Ibis – Plegadis falcinellus
The Cormorant was ringed as a nestling by G Debout at Ile de Terre, Iles Saint-Marcouf, Normandy, France on 24-5-15 and seen by C Selway on 2-12-15 in the mouth of the Camel Estuary. This is apparently only the second none British ringed Cormorant recorded in Cornwall.