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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