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)

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