Saturday 03 August 2013

Late news yesterday, Gorrangorras: 22 Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 5 ad Dunlin and 2 ad Turnstone (D Chaney)

Nine Stones: 1 Black Kite over Bastreet Downs, near North Hill (B Craven)

Bude Marsh: 25 Mallard, 4 Grey Heron, 8 Wood Pigeon, 2 Blackbird, 11 Crow, 2 Sedge Warblers, 26 Canada Geese, 3 Moorhen, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Chiffchaff. (R Mudge)

Lower Tamar Lake: 2 Mute Swan, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Grey Wagtail, 23 Mallard, 5 Blackbird, 1 Wren, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Moorhen, 1 (f) Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Greenfinch and 2 Sedge Warbler  (R Mudge)

Penzance Pelagic – Mermaid II: 1 Great Shearwater, 5 Sooty Shearwaters, 15 – 20  Balearic Shearwaters, 30+ Storm Petrels, thousands of Manx Shearwaters, 1 Pomarine Skua, 5 Yellow-legged Gulls, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Arctic Tern, 6 Common Tern, 6 Ocean Sunfish, 1 Basking Shark, 8 – 10 Common Dolphins and 1 Minke Whale (P Semmens, photos, M Spicer & M Elliott)

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Porthgwarra: 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater, 25 Balearic Shearwater, 11 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Storm Petrel, I Great Skua, 2 Chough and 1 Tawny Owl (L Proctor et al)

Hannafore Point: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Common Scoter and 18 Mediterranean Gull (D Julian)

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