Monday 28th October 2013

Late news 27/10 Rosudgeon: 1m Blackcap and 1 Coal Tit. (E James)

Carbis Bay: 102 Great Skua,1 Pomarine Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Balearic Shearwater, 8 Manx Shearwater,1 Arctic Tern,  3 Great Northern Diver and 100s of Gannet between 08:30 and 11:00. (I Webster)

St Ives Island: 120+ Bonxie, 5 Pomarine Skua, 3 Arctic Skuas, 50+ Balearic Shearwater, 8 Manx Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Grey Phalarope, 1 Leach’s Petrel, 1 1w Little Gull and 1 juv Arctic Tern between 10:30 and 12:00. (JH & K Dalziel) Also 2 Storm Petrel reported.

Godrevey Point: 30 Great Skua, 3 Arctic Skua and 3 Balearic Shearwater past in 40 minutes plus 1 Wheatear on the beach. (A Benn)

Gurnard’s Head: 30 Bonxies, 3 Fulmar, 1 ad Med Gull. Also thousands of auks, (mostly Razorbills) Gannets and many Kittiwakes going past. (R Philips)

Pendeen: 180 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Leach’s Petrel, 1 Grey Phalarope, 1 Long-tailed Skua, 5 Pomarine Skua, 280 Bonxie, 30 Arctic Skua, 1 Little Gull, 5 Arctic Tern, 1 Black Guillemot, 3 Purple Sandpiper and Black Redstart past by early afternoon.

Cape Cornwall: 59 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Pomarine Skua, 17 Arctic Skua and 182 Bonxie pastbetween 07:20 and 11:20 (N Wheatley)

Penberth: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler near turning circle. (P & H Taylor) Also 3 Leach’s Petrel and 5 Balearic Shearwater past Penberth Cove by 10:00.

Towan Head: 1 Leach’s Petrel west late afternoon. (P McVey)

Porth Nanven: 1 Black Redstart on the beach. (P & H Taylor)

Long Rock: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling still at Morrisons car park and 1 sum plum Great Northern Diver still on Long Rock Pool. (DK Parker, L Proctor)

Tresemple Pool: 1 m Mandarin plus many Redshank. (R Farnes – photos)

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Pennance Point: 1 1w male Snow Bunting still on edge of rocky shore.  Also 3 Balearic Shearwater and 2 shearwater sp. and 7+ Kittiwakes west.  1 Stonechat and 2 Goldcrests also at the point. (S Perfect)

Pendennis Point: 6 Great Northern Diver, 10 Kittiwake, numerous Gannet and 4 Med Gull west between 9:30 – 10:30. (D Chaney)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 50 Curlew, c10 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit and 4 Oystercatcher at high tide. (D Chaney)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Little Gull (juv & ad) on Lelant Saltings.

Falmouth: 3 Storm Petrel from RV Endeavour 1m off Falmouth.

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Whooper Swan in field by mast.

MJS