Monday 11th August 2014

Stithians Reservoir, (from Stuart Hutchins hide): 1 Wood Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper and 1 Sedge Warbler. (J St Ledger)

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Wood Sandpiper, John St Ledger

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 moulting sum plum Knot. (R Farnes)

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Knot, Rod Farnes

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Roskestal: 1 Hooded Crow again today. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Pendeen Watch: 1 Grey Phalarope, 6 Cory’s Shearwater, 15 Great Shearwater, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 1 European Storm-petrel past by 1050.. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Godrevy: 2 Balearic Shearwater past this morning. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Porthgwarra: A seawatching report for this evening, 17.00 – 20.35 includes 51 Cory’s Shearwater, 2 Great Shearwater and 4 Sooty Shearwater,

Scillonian return trip: 10 Cory’s Shearwater, 5 Great Shearwater, 5 Sooty Shearwater and 1 Balearic Shearwater.

Maer Lake: 1 Ruddy Shelduck still.

Clapper Marshes: 4 Swift. (D Julian)

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Sunday 10th August 2014

Pendeen: 15 Cory’s Shearwater, 35 Great Shearwater, 8 Sooty Shearwater, 10 Balearic Shearwater, 2 European Storm-petrel, 3 Great Skua, 2 Pomarine Skua, 1 Black Tern past today plus 1 Ocean Sunfish. (D Flumm, D Eva et al)

Colliford Reservoir: 4 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 9 Cormorant, 91 Canada Goose, 19 Mallard, 42 Teal, 4 Coot, 4 Ringed Plover, 6 Black-headed Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 6 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 24 Carrion Crow, 2 Rook, 6 Jackdaw, 12 Magpie, 23 Starling, 7 Blackbird, 4 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat, 10 House Sparrow, 31 Pied Wagtail, 72 Meadow Pipit, 208 Swallow,4 Sand Martin, 7 Chaffinch, 5 Goldfinch,  23 Linnet, 1 Robin, 1 Wren and 1 Willow Warbler. Also 16 Rabbit, 41 Small Tortoiseshell, 26 Wall, 21 Gatekeeper, 14 Peacock, 8 Meadow Brown, 5 Green-veined White, 4 Small White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Copper, 2 Black-tailed Skimmer and 17 Azure Damselfly. (DA Conway) Also 1 Little Stint, 2 ad Turnstone, 8 ad Dunlin and 1 Common Sandpiper. (P Kemp)

St Ives: 4 Clouded Yellow butterflies at the West Cornwall Golf Course. (S Turner) 1 pale morph Honey Buzzard reported over A3074 just outside of St Ives

Hayle Estuary RSPB:  3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Knot (Summer plumage), 6 Greenshank, 1 Bar-headed Goose with large flock of Canada and Greylag Geese. (B Toms & T Pope) Copperhouse Creek: 1 sub-ad Caspian Gull reported

Camel Estuary, Pinkson Creek: 26 Little Egret. Cant Hill: 120+ Oystercatcher roosting. (S Lilley)

Downderry: 3 Great Skua. (P Kemp)

Maer Lake: 8 Black-tailed Godwit and 1 Greenshank. (SW Gale)

Penzance, Promenade and Harbour: 50+ Herring Gull at least 50% juv, 4 Great Black-backed Gull (2 ad, 2 juv), 2 ad w Black-headed Gull, 1 ad Turnstone,  4 juv Pied Wagtail and 1 Grey Seal just 20m offshore. (T Mills)

Porthgwarra: 1 Hooded Crow again today. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St Ives: 2 Cory’s Shearwater, 13 Great Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater past The Island. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St Agnes: 1 probable Fea’s Petrel past.

Zennor, Foage Valley: 1 Nightjar seen and heard. (C Madden)

Mousehole: Gull feeding frenzy at 9pm; the entrance to the harbour was teeming with Pilchards, and the Gulls went mad. According to locals have seem similar before, but not to this magnitude in many years. (S Maycock)

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Gull frenzy, Simon Maycock

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