Saturday 31st August 2013

St Gothian Sands LNR: 2 Mute Swan + 2 young, 194 Canada Geese, 13 Mallard, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Teal, 2 Dabchick + 2 young, 1 Sparrowhawk and 3 Dunlin. (M Spicer)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 5 Mallard,1 Cormorant, 1 Little Grebe, 9 Moorhen, 7 Grey Heron, 2 Sparrowhawk, c15 Swallow and 5 Long-tailed Tit. (D Parker)

Marazion: 14 Whimbrel on the beach. (M Jones)

Drift Reservoir (Members only): 6 Mute Swan, 6 Canada Geese, 6 Teal, 64 Mallard plus 4 ducklings, 2 Muscovy Duck, 3 Call Duck, 4 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 6 Grey Heron, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Greenshank, 12 Green Sandpiper, 45 Curlew, c20 Swallow, c10 House Martin, 2 Raven and 3 Chiffchaff. (D Parker)

Argal Reservoir: 1 Black Tern still. (A McKechnie)

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Cape Cornwall: Many Gannets past plus 1 Kestrel and 3 Chough. (S Maycock)

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Sancreed:  4 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear, 1 Sedge Warbler and 1 Clouded Yellow. (D Flumm)

Gulval: 1 Tawny Owl heard calling this pm, also 1 Green Woodpecker, both at top of Tremenheere Sculpture Garden (T Mills)

Stithians Reservoir: 26 Teal, 25 Mallard, 4 Shoveler, 5 Tufted Duck, 14 Cormorant, 12 Grey Heron, 20 Little Grebe, 1 Buzzard, 12 Moorhen, 28 Coot, 6 Snipe, 1 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Herring Gull, 3 Wood Pigeon, 1 Great-spotted Woodpecker, 3 Magpie, 1 Raven, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 5 Swallow, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Wren, 1 Robin and 1 Chaffinch. (S Taylor)

Polzeath: 1 Wryneck again, plus 2 Wheatear, 3 Stonechat, 1 Whinchat, Goldfinch, Linnet, Kestrel and Robin. (W Delacour)

 

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Little Stint still at Copperhouse Creek plus 1 Osprey again.

MJS

Friday 30th August 2013

Late news 29/08 Tresillian River: 16 Greenshank plus 1 Kingfisher and 5 Little Grebe at Tresemple Pool. (A Nicholson)

Argal Reservoir: 1 Black Tern still present. (D Eva)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 5 Mallard, 3 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe, 10 Moorhen, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, c10 Swallow, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Whitethroat and 1 Sedge Warbler. (D Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Ruff and 1 1w Med Gull on Lelant Saltings. 1 Black-tailed Godwit at Ryan’s Field. (A Benn)

Long Rock: 12 Whimbrel this evening. (M Jones)

Windmill Farm: 14+ Yellow Wagtail this afternoon. (D Wright)

Porthgwarra: 2 Cory’s Shearwater, 20 Balearic Shearwater, 12 Sooty Shearwater past by 11:00, plus 1 Minke Whale and 50 Common Dolphin.

MJS

Thursday 29th August 2013

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 juv Little Stint on Copperhouse Creek. (D Eva, D Parker, M Spicer – photo)  19 Wigeon, 2 Common Sandpiper, 18 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Med Gull and 2 Wheatear at Carnsew Basin. (M Spicer)  50 Teal, 30 Wigeon, 1 Greenshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 5 Ringed plover, 8 Dunlin and 2 Ruff on Lelant Saltings. (D Eva, D Parker, M Spicer)

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Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 13 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Grebe, 12 Moorhen, 1 Little Egret, 12 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher, c20 Swallow, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 juv Stonechat, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Whitethroat and 1 Reed Warbler. (D Parker)

Falmouth: 10 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Balearic Shearwater, 60+ Manx Shearwater, 5 Storm Petrel, 2 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 6 Common Sandpiper, 4 Turnstone, 7 Sandwich Tern, 6 Little Tern, 4 Med Gull and a Minke Whale seen in total this week from AK Wildlife Cruises. (R Hollis, R Grey – pics Arctic Skua & Sooty Shearwater, B Heaney – pic Great Skua)

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Argal Reservoir: 1 Black Tern, 3 Common Sandpiper, 6 Great Crested Grebe + 2 juv, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Mute Swan plus 1 young and 1 Kingfisher. (J St Ledger – photos, F Rice – photo)

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Pentire Farm: 1 Wryneck still, plus 3 Whinchat and 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (C Travis)

Windmill Farm: 1 Greenshank, 1 Dunlin, 1 Wheatear and a small flock of Golden Plover this evening. (D Wright)

Porthgwarra: 50 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Sooty Shearwater and 1 Great Skua, plus 1 Leatherback Turtle, 1 Minke Whale, 30 Common Dolphin, 2 Harbour porpoise and 4 Basking shark.

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank, 16 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Whimbrel. (M Beer)

Levant: 2 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, 2 Chough, 3 Whitethroat, c12 Stonechat, 1 Kestrel and 1 Curlew plus several Clouded Yellow butterflies (R Phillips & T Mills)

MJS

Wednesday 28th August 2013

Late news 27/08/13 Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 ad Spoonbill still on Lelant Water.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Osprey again at Carnsew Basin and Lelant Saltings where it caught a fish at 09:38, then flew SE, plus 5 Oystercatcher, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 13 Dunlin, 7 Ringed plover and 2 Common Sandpiper at Carnsew Basin and 1 Black-tailed Godwit on Ryan’s Field. (M & T Hasdell, D Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Mute Swan, 2 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Grebe, 7 Moorhen, 2 Little Egret, 8 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 3 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, c15 Swallow, 2 juv Stonechat, 1 Cetti’s Warbler and 1 Whitethroat plus Reed and Sedge Warblers. (D Parker & M Grantham)

Trevedran: 1 Wryneck. (M Bishop)

Treen Common: 1 female Yellowhammer. (M Spicer)

Kenidjack Valley: 1 Pied Flycatcher.

Sconner Corner: 1 Osprey at 13.20, also large bull Grey Seal Seal on mud. (R Smaldon)

Caerthillian: 200 Swallow, 18 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff and 2 Chough. (D Eva)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Snipe and 12 Teal. (D Eva)

Kenidjack: 1 Pied Flycatcher. ( P Fraser)

The Rumps and Pentire Head: 2 Blackbird, 12 Black-headed Gull, 2 Buzzard, c50 Carrion Crow, c20 Cormorant, 30 Fulmar, 20 Gannet, 10 Goldfinch, 10 Great Black-backed Gull, c50 Herring Gull, 6 House Martin, 20 House Sparrow, 10 Jackdaw, 3 Kestrel, 20 Linnet, 4 Magpie, 20 Manx Shearwater, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 10 Oystercatcher, 1 Peregrine, 20 Rock Pipit, c50 Rook, 10 Shag, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 10 Starling, 20 Stonechat, c100 Swallow, 12 Wheatear, 3 Whinchat, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Willow Warbler, 12 Wood Pigeon and 1 Wryneck. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk – C Travis)

Jollytown, The Lizard: 1 Wryneck, 4 Whinchat, 4 Stonechat and 5 Whitethroat. (A Pay)

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Porthgwarra: 2 Whinchat on the moor this pm.

Maer Lake: 1 Wood Sandpiper and 1 juv Curlew Sandpiper.

Argal Reservoir: 1 Black Tern.

MJS

Tuesday 27th August 2013

Possible disturbance at Walmsley Sanctuary on Wednesday 28 August.
EA contractors will be fitting a safety barrier to the main sluice below the tower hide from 09:00. This should not take too long but there may be disturbance until lunchtime.

Late news 26/08 Marazion Marsh: juv Citrine Wagtail reported 11:10 – 11:20 and again 15:25 – 15:30. (B Rankine)

Late news 26/08 Fowey: 1 Golden Oriole near Tywardreath in trees by entrance to Trenython Manor Hotel.

Late news 26/08 Mousehole: 5 Balearic Shearwater and 1 1w Yellow-legged Gull past.

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper, c35 Ringed Plover, 4 Golden Plover including one colour-ringed individual, c15 Dunlin, 1 Curlew, 1 Peregrine, c60 Pied Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail and 2 Wheatear. (A Langdon – photos BBS, T Mills – photo BBS in flight, P Stidwill – others, M Spicer)

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Predannack: 9+ Ringed Plover, 1 Wryneck (thought to be a different bird to yesterdays at Predannack Head), 1 Redstart and 3 Whinchat. (A Pay)

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Marazion: 1 Osprey north over Hogus Rocks at 12:15. (P Fraser)

Carnsew Basin: 1 Osprey at 13:40. (S Maycock)

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Dinham Flats: 1 Osprey this afternoon.

Devoran: 100+ Curlew, 23 Greenshank, 60+ Redshank, 7 Dunlin, 9 Black-tailed Godwit and 19 Mute Swan from the quay this morning. (B Toms)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 3 Mallard, 2 Cormorant, 1 Little Grebe, 11 Moorhen, 6 Little Egret, 13 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, c15 Swallow, 2 juv Stonechat, 1 Wheatear and 1 Whitethroat plus Reed and Sedge Warblers. (D Parker, P Fraser)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 5 Med Gulls (3 ad & 2 juv), 22 Oystercatcher, 19 Redshank, 17 Dunlin, 12 Ringed Plover, 2 Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Common Sandpiper over the high tide. (D Parker)

Mount’s Bay: 3 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern, 1 Med Gull and 2 Ringed plover from Chyandour Cliff. (D Flumm)

Tresemple Pool: 12 Greenshank, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 7 Common Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher and 60 Redshank. (D Eva)

Padstow: 52 Sandwich Tern and 65 Med Gull. (D Julian)

Tregirls Beach: 1 Common Tern and 5 Sandwich Tern. (D Julian)

Rame: 3 Wheatear and 6 Yellow Wagtail near the coastguard station. (M Beer)

Penlee Battery: 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Redstart, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Wheatear and 6 Whitethroat. (M Beer)

Porthgwarra: 2+ Whinchat on the moor plus 1 Golden plover and 1 Whinchat over. (P Taylor)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 800 Canada Goose and 1 Garganey. (C Selway)

Clapper Marshes: 12 Swallow, 5 Green Sandpiper, 3 Heron, 2 Little Grebe, 13 Mallard, 1 Buzzard, 1 Moorhen, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Little Egret, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Cormorant, 2 Snipe, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Blue Tit, 10 House Sparrow, 2 Blackbird, 4 Goldfinch, 3 Chaffinch, 4 Robin, 2 Siskin, 8 Woodpigeon, 3 Wren, 2 Magpie, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Jackdaw, 5 Collared Dove, 3 Greenfinch, 1 Reed Bunting and 1 Carrion Crow.

Dennis Cove: 1 Herring Gull, 64 Mallard, 12 Mallard hybrid, 4 Little Grebe, 3 Moorhen, 20 House Sparrow, 6 Woodpigeon, 2 Jackdaw, 4 Rook, 1 Dunnock, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Swallow and 2 Robin. (D Julian)

Dinham area: 9 Greenshank, 22 Little Egret, 16 Mute Swan, 294 Curlew, 29 Oystercatcher, 31 Herring Gull, 240 Black-headed Gull, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Cormorant, 4 Canada Goose, 3 Redshank, 1 Mediterranean Gull and 6 Woodpigeon. (D Julian)

Egloshayle area: 2 Black-headed Gull, 1 Mallard, 2 Swallow, 1 Grey Wagtail and 3 Canada Goose. (D Julian)

Hals’ Grave: 1 Yellowhammer and 1 Raven. (D Julian)

Hawker’s Cove: 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Magpie, 10 Swallow, 4 Linnet, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Dunnock, 18 Starling, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Whitethroat, 16 House Sparrow, 2 Blue Tit and 4 Woodpigeon. (D Julian)

Little Petherick: 2 Wren, 1 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 6 Woodpigeon, 12 Jackdaw and 4 Swallow. (D Julian)

Little Petherick Creek: 84 Black-headed Gull, 12 Little Egret, 32 Herring Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Carrion Crow, 6 Curlew, 1 Mute Swan and10 Mediterranean Gull. (D Julian)

Old Town Cove: 26 Little Egret, 9 Heron, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 12 Herring Gull, 30 Black-headed Gull, 217 Oystercatcher, 13 Mute Swan, 1 Black Swan, 37 Curlew, 2 Cormorant, 1 Sandwich Tern, 10 Carrion Crow, 3 Greenshank, 4 Redshank, 1 Kestrel, 2 Wren, 1 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 60 Rook and 1 Bullfinch. (D Julian)

Padstow area: 414 Herring Gull, 24 Great Black-backed Gull, 110 Black-headed Gull, 52 Sandwich Tern, 65 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Cormorant, 4 Heron, 4 Shag, 26 Oystercatcher, 4 Curlew, 1 Little Egret, 2 carrion Crow, 5 Goldfinch, 4 House Sparrow, 6 Jackdaw. (D Julian)

Pinkson Creek: 10 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 2 Black-headed Gull, 1 Little Egret, 20 Rook, 7 Carrion Crow and 1 Wren. (D Julian)

Rosenannon Downs: 2 Whinchat. (C Selway)

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Trebetherick area: 14 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 85 Herring Gull, 1 Black-headed Gull, 14 Shag and 4 Oystercatcher. (D Julian)

Tregonce: 5 Swallow, 1 Whitethroat, 4 Woodpigeon, 280 Rook, 1 Yellowhammer, 2 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Wren and 8 House Sparrow. (D Julian)

Treraven Meadow: 287 Black-headed Gull, 4 Mute Swan, 1 Redshank, 42 Mallard, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Canada Goose, 30 Teal, 4 Little Egret, 1 Meadow Pipit, 4 Swallow, 22 House Sparrow, 2 Woodpigeon, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Bullfinch, 4 Blue Tit, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 2 Starling, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Wren, 2 Goldfinch and 2 Siskin. (D Julian)

Trevelver area: 6 Cormorant, 2 Heron, 13 Little Egret, 1 Osprey, 35 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 44 Oystercatcher, 31 Curlew, 114 Herring Gull, 345 Black-headed Gull and 4 Woodpigeon. (D Julian)

Wadebridge area: 39 Redshank, 6 Mute Swan, 14 Mallard, 2 Common Sandpiper, 181 Black-headed Gull, 2 Little Egret, 1 Heron, 182 Herring Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull and 6 Carrion Crow. (D Julian)

MJS

Monday 26th August 2013

Possible disturbance at Walmsley Sanctuary on Wednesday 28 August.
EA contractors will be fitting a safety barrier to the main sluice below the tower hide from 09:00. This should not take too long but there may be disturbance until lunchtime.

Late news 25/08 Portlooe: 1 Iberian Chiffchaff singing in a private garden but not seen or heard today. (R Parslow) 

Late news 25/08 Falmouth: 2 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater and 20 Manx Shearwater from AK Wildlife Cruise. (R Hollis)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Mute Swan, 1 Teal, 13 Mallard, 2 Cormorant, 1 Little Grebe, 9 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 1 Little Egret, 15 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, c25 Swallow, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Cetti’s Warbler and 1 Whitethroat plus Reed and Sedge Warblers. (D Parker, R Farnes – photo)DC7E7239

Drift Reservoir (members only): 6 Mute Swan, 6 Canada Geese, 2 Muscovy Duck, 61 Mallard plus brood of 6 ducklings, 3 Call Duck, 3 Great Crested Grebe plus 3 young, 2 Little Grebe, 8 Moorhen plus 3 young, 3 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 12 Curlew, 2 Greenshank, 5 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 31 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, c30 Swallow, 3 House Martin, 2 Raven, 1 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 2 Reed Warbler and 1 Sedge Warbler. (D Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 adult Spoonbill till 20:00 at least, 24 Wigeon, 46 Teal and 5 Ringed Plover on Lelant Water late pm. (B Toms, M Spicer, D Parker)

Predannack Head: 1 Wryneck, 2 Spotted Flycatcher and a female Clouded Yellow of the race helice. (S Bury)

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Maer Lake: 1 Curlew Sandpiper. 

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 30 Ringed Plover and 100+ Pied Wagtail. (L Sampson – photo)

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Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper this morning plus 1 Marsh Harrier, 4 Greenshank, 2 Dunlin and many Snipe. (A Langdon)

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Windmill Farm: 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Wheatear, 7 Snipe, 9 Bullfinch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, a flock of over a 100 Swallows, House and Sand Martins this morning. (D Wright)

Gannel Estuary: 14 Dunlin, 4 Redshank, 1 Ringed Plover and 1 Greenshank. (M Lammas)

Falmouth: 1 Great Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 30 Manx Shearwaater, 6 Fulmar, 1 Storm Petrel, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 10 Little Tern, 2 Sandwich Tern and 1c Med Gull from AK Wildlife Cruise. (R Hollis)

Porthgwarra:  2 Green Sandpiper at Trevean Pool, 1 Barn Owl, 3 Whinchat, 1 male Stonechat plus three young, 1 Kestrel and 1 Whitethroat. (H Bradshaw, S Maycock – photo)

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Upton Towans: 1 Spotted Flycatcher this afternoon. (P Smale)

Two Tree Estate: 1 Spotted Redshank over at 10:05. (C Selway)

Polgigga: Female Pheasant with 6 chicks. (D & M Parker)

Pendeen Watch: 12 Sooty Shearwater and 4 Balearic Shearwater past by 08:30.

Rame Head: 1 adult Sabine’s Gull past at 16:20.

Treraven Meadow: 1 Spotted Redshank and 2 Curlew Sandpiper. 

MJS

Sunday 25th August 2013

Possible disturbance at Walmsley Sanctuary on Wednesday 28 August.
EA contractors will be fitting a safety barrier to the main sluice below the tower hide from 09:00. This should not take too long but there may be disturbance until lunchtime.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 juv Citrine Wagtail still, also visiting the beach, plus 3 Mute Swan, 3 Mallard, 1 Cormorant over, 1 Little Grebe, 12 Moorhen, 3 Little Egret, 13 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Pergegrine, 1 Water Rail, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, c15 Swallow, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 juv Stonechat, 2 Cetti’s Warbler and 2 Chiffchaff plus Reed and Sedge Warblers. (D Parker, P Stidwill & T Mills)
 
Marazion: 26 Ringed Plover, 17 Dunlin, 12 Sanderling and 8 Turnstone on the beach, plus 1 juv Med Gull with c12 Black-headed gull and 2 Pied wagtail. (D Parker, P Stidwill & T Mills photos)
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Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Long-billed Dowitcher at Amble Marshes at 07:05 with 3 Spotted Redshank then flew towards Chapel Amble. (D Julian)

St Ives Island: 1 Pomarine Skua past west.

Clapper Marshes: 1 Wood Sandpiper.

Penzance: 2 ad W Mediterranean Gull with 98 Black-headed Gull on Wherrytown Beach, also 8 Turnstone in Penzance Harbour. (T Mills)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 3 Med Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Fulmar, 21 Oystercatcher, 1 Kestrel, 1 Grey Wagtail and a good passage of Gannet. (J St Ledger)

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Treraven Meadow: 4 Spotted Redshank and 1 Hobby. (D Julian)

Camel Estuary: 132 Med Gull plus 53 Sandwich Tern off Padstow. (D Julian)

Higher Bolsistow: 4 Yellow Wagtail over. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

MJS