Thursday 30 August 2012

Pendeen: 2 Great Shearwater, 75 Sooty Shearwater, 14 Balearic Shearwater, 1,000’s Manx Shearwater, 1 Leach’s Petrel, 3 Storm Petrel, 22 Great Skua, 25 Arctic Skua, 1 Pom Skua (with spoons), 2 ad Sabine’s Gull, 26 Sandwich Tern, 10 Arctic Tern, 17 commic tern, 12 Common Scoter, 13 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Curlew, 1 Peregrine and 2 Swift, 1+ basking Shark between 06:00 & 12:00. (D Parker, B Mellow, B Field et al.)

St Ives: 1,000’s Manx Shearwater, 4 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Great Skua, 3 Arctic Skua, 1 Common Tern and 1 Grey Phalarope. (S Rogers)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 Pectoral Sandpipers in the main channel off the causeway. Also Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Med Gulls (ad & 2w), 19 Teal, 5 Wigeon and 3 Shelduck. (D Parker & D Flumm)

          

          

Pectoral Sandpipers at Hayle, D Flumm.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Still 2 Spotted Crakes showing from the standing stone. Also 2 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 4 Mute Swan with 4 cygnets, 1 Cormorant, 2 Mallard, 5 ad Moorhen plus 9 full grown young and Sedge Warblers. (D Parker & B Field)

Marazion: Buff-breasted Sandpiper opposite the lifeguard hut, also 50+ Dunlin, c20 Ringed Plover, 8 Turnstone, 6 Sanderling and 2 Oystercatcher on the beach. (D Parker, B Field & I Evans)

Mousehole: 3 Wheatear, 1 Oystercatcher and 1 Seal. (S Maycock)

Rumps Point: 3 Sanderling, 4 Great Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua, 400+ Manx Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Common Guillemot, 1 Razorbill, 29 Shag 8 Cormorant, 300+ Gannet, 1 juv Kittiwake and 100+ Fulmar. Also
30+ Ocean Sunfish, with up to 10 flat on the sea surface and visible at one point, many Gulls and Fulmars attending, presumably removing parasites. (C Selway)

Penryn River: 4 Greenshank, 28 Redshank, 31 Curlew and 5 Oystercatcher; also 12 Turnstone on boat at high tide. (J St Ledger)

          

Sennen Cove: 3 ad Mediterranean Gulls this morning. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)