Thursday 31st July 2014

Penzance, Chyandour: 20+ Ringed Plover and many Sanderling. (R Farnes) Eastern Green: An unusual looking immature gull which may be oiled. (A McKecknie)

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Ringed Plovers, Rod Farnes

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Sanderling, Rod Farnes

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Sanderling, Rod Farnes

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Mystery oiled gull, Alex McKecknie

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Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan with 5 cygnets, 3 Mallard, 6 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 14 Moorhen, 1 juv Cuckoo, 2 Stonechat, 5 juv Reed Bunting plus Reed and Sedge Warblers. Also 3+ Clouded Yellow butterflies. (DK Parker & DS Flumm)

Marazion: 125 Sanderling, 10 Dunlin and 3 Ringed Plover on the beach. (DK Parker & DS Flumm)

Torpoint, Antony: 1 juv Wheatear in private garden. (P Southern)

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Wheatear, Paul Southern

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St Erth: 1 Swift. (MJ Spicer)

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Wednesday 30th July 2014

Bodmin: 1 Red Kite near Bodmin Parkway Railway Station at 11:00. (A Walker per R Parslow)

St Erth: 1 Nuthatch and 1 m Yellowhammer. (MJ Spicer)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 3 Reed Bunting and 3 Raven over. Also 1 Clouded Yellow butterfly. (D Jenkins)

Charlestown: 2 mf Bullfinch. (D Hastilow – photo)

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Stithians Reservoir: 2 Teal, 2 Lapwing, 2 Tufted Duck, 13 Cormorant, 18 Little Grebe, 10 Grey Heron, 10 Coot and 52 Mallard. (D Eva)

Argal Reservoir: 2 Common Sandpiper. (S Perfect)

Ryan’s Field: 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Redshank and 1 Med Gull. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Land’s End: 1 Great Shearwater seen from a boat 7.5m offshore.

The Rumps and Pentire Head:  4 Blackbird, 5 Black-headed Gull,1 Buzzard, c100 Carrion Crow, 25 Cormorant, 15 Fulmar, 6 Gannet, 12 Goldfinch, 25 Great Black-backed Gull, c100 Herring Gull, c50 House Martin, 20 House Sparrow, c50 Jackdaw, 4 Kestrel, 1 Lesser black-backed Gull, 30 Linnet, 1 Magpie, c50 Manx Shearwater, 5 Oystercatcher, 1 Peregrine, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3 Raven, 2 Robin, 30 Rock Pipit, c75 Rook, 15 Shag, 6 Skylark, 20 Starling, 15 Stonechat, c100 Swallow, 3 Wheatear, 5 Whitethroat, 6 Willow Warbler and 20 Wood Pigeon. (The ‘Martin Cutland Wildlife Walk’, per C Travis)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan with 5 cygnets, 2 Mallard, 5 Grey Heron, 12 Moorhen, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 fem Stonechat, 1 male Bullfinch, 1 juv Goldcrest and 1 Cetti’s Warbler plus Reed and Sedge Warblers. Also 2+ Clouded Yellow butterflies. (DK Parker)

Drift Reservoir (Members only): 1 Mute Swan, 200+ Canada Geese, 8 Greylag, 2 hybrid, 61 Mallard, 1 Teal, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe plus 1 young, 1 Peregrine, 3 Common Sandpiper and c20 Swallow. (DK Parker)

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Tuesday 29th July 2014

A wing-tagged Red Kite seen by Brian Mellows at Towednack on 15th June was tagged in Shropshire in July 2013 as a chick.

Chyandour: 1 Dunlin, 12 Ringed Plover and 1 Rock Pipit. (R Farnes – photos)

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Penzance: 2 Sooty Shearwater with several hundred Manx Shearwater off Porthcurno from Mermaid II pelagic plus c20 Common Dolphin. (P Semmens – photo)

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Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan with 5 cygnets, 9 Grey Heron, 13 Moorhen, 2 juv Stonechat and 2 Cetti’s Warbler plus Reed and Sedge Warblers. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 103 Sanderling and 24 Dunlin on the beach. (DK Parker)

Maer Lake: 1 Wood Sandpiper.

Scillonian Crossing: 2 Great Shearwater and 1500 Manx Shearwater this evening.

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Monday 28th July 2014

Cape Cornwall: 1 Cory’s Shearwater,  3000+ Manx Shearwater,  4 Mediterranean Gull (ad and 3 juvs), seawatch 8.15 – 11.45am. (P Clarke)

Stithians Reservoir: 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Lapwing, 14 Little Grebe and 1 Great Crested Grebe. (J St Ledger)

Penzance, Chyandour: 1 2w Mediterranean Gull. (R Farnes)

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Mediterranean Gull, Rod Farnes

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House Sparrow, Rod Farnes

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan with 5 cygnets, 1 Teal, 7 Mallard, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 15 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, c20 Swallow, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Stonechat with 3 young plus Reed and Sedge Warblers. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 43 Sanderling and 6 Dunlin on the beach. (DK Parker)

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Sunday 27th July 2014

Late news, 24/7, Falmouth, Swanpool cliffs: 5 ad Fulmar and 2 juv. (D Chaney)

Late news, 26/7, Kestle Barton: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (D Chaney)

Late news, 26/7, Gillan Creek: 7 Common Sandpiper and 1 Kingfisher. (J Selby)

Marazion: 24 Sanderling, 8 Dunlin, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Ringed Plover. (S Turner, DK Parker & D Flumm)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan with 5 cygnets, 9 Mallard, 6 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 14 Moorhen plus 2 very recently fledged young, c150 Swallow, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, plus Reed and Sedge Warblers. (DK Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 9 Mediterranean Gull (3 juv, 2 1stS, 4 ad) (S Turner), 16 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Sparrowhawk (female) and 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (J Hawkey & V Stratton). Estuary: 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Whimbrel and 6 Little Egret, 80 Curlew, 1 Black-tailed Godwit (full breeding plumage), 5 Oystercatcher, 1 Knot (full breeding plumage) 3 Dunlin, 7 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull (adults), 11 Greylag Geese, 1 Canada Geese,11 Shelduck, 14 Swift and 6 House Martin. (V Stratton & J Hawkey). Copperhouse Creek: 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Gull (ad) and 6 Little Egret. (J Hawkey).

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Hayle beach: 81 Sanderling. (D Flumm)

Porthgwarra: 50 Common Scoter east, 2 Manx Shearwater west, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Wheatear, 32 Linnet plus 4 Clouded Yellow butterflies. (MJ Spicer)

Windmill Farm: 1 Green Sandpiper. (J Selby)

Croft Pascoe Woods: 2 ad Spotted Flycatcher feeding 2 juv. (J Selby)

Falmouth, Gorrangorras: 33 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 7 Mute Swan, 20+ Black-headed Gull, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Linnet plus1 Stoat. Swanpool Point: 13 Mediterranean Gull. (D Chaney)

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Saturday 26th July 2014

Late news, 25/7, Scillonian RSPB Cruise, Outward (Penzance to Wolf Rock): 2 Balearic Shearwater, c2000 Manx Shearwater (mainly between Runnelstone and Wolf Rock), 43 Gannet ,  2 Fulmar , 43 Herring Gull, 3 Black-headed Gull also a group of 10 Common Dolphin includiing a calf. Return (Wolf Rock to Penzance): 1 Balearic Shearwater, 2000 plus Manx Shearwater (if anything greater numbers than on outward journey, in same area), 44 Gannet, 3 Fulmar,  77 Herring Gull, 9 Great Black-backed Gull and 1 Harbour Porpoise. (P Clarke)

Late news, 25/7, Porthgwarra: 300 plus juvenile Swallows and a Sand Martin flying out to sea, 1 Wheatear and 2,000 plus Manx Shearwater offshore near the Wolf in several very large rafts. (V Stratton)

Late news, 25/7, Buttermilk Hill: 1 Wheatear, 6 Raven and 2 Nightjar (male and female). (V Stratton)

Late news, 25/7, Little Kelynack: 1 Greenshank heard, over, late evening. (C Moore)

Gannel Estuary: 13 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 5 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher and 2 Little Egret. (S Rowe)

Falmouth, Gyllyngvase Beach: 8 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern (inc 1 juv), 2 Ringed Plover and 4 Dunlin. (J St Ledger)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Copperhouse Creek: 1 2S Yellow-legged Gull and 4 Mediterranean Gull. Ryan’s Field: 16 Mediterranean Gull. (M Ahmad)

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Friday 25th July 2014

Late news, 24/7, Portscatho: 15 Swift feeding. (B Toms)

Falmouth, Gyllyngvase Beach: 16 Mediterranean Gull (7 ad, 9 juv) and 2 Sandwich Tern (1 ad, 1 juv). (J St Ledger)

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Sandwich Terns

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by John St Ledger

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan with 5 cygnets, 8 Mallard, 5 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 2 Coot, 16 Moorhen, c20 Swallow, 1 Stonechat, 1 Mediterranean Gull over, plus Reed and Sedge Warblers. Also 2 Clouded Yellow butterflies. (D Flumm & DK Parker)

Porthgwarra: 1 leucistic Starling on wires at Roskestral Farm. 13 species of butterfly including 3 Clouded Yellows in off the sea. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel) Also 1 Cory’s Shearwater reported past.

The Lizard, Hot Point: 25 Storm Petrel caught. (West Cornwall Ringing Group, per M Grantham)

Bedruthan Steps: 1 Wheatear. (B Toms)

Breage, Wheal Fortune: 1 singing male Yellowhammer. (G Adams)

Scillonian Crossing: 2 Balearic Shearwater.

St Austell: 1 pair Roe Deer. (D Hastilow)

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