Wednesday 13th August 2014

Late news 12/8, Men-aver beach: 15 Mediterranean Gull on the reef, including several fresh juveniles. Three colour-ringed birds confirmed these were recently fledged from a colony in France:
http://cornishringing.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/juvenile-med-gulls-on-helford.html

Late news, 12/8, Maer Lake: 1 Ruddy Shelduck. (R Farnes)

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Sea Mills, Little Petherick Creek: 21 Little Egret in high tide roost. (S Lilley)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s  Field: 1 Whimbrel, 2 ad Mediterranean Gull, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank. Estuary: 1 Greenshank. (D Jenkins)

Men-aver Beach: 51 Mediterranean Gull, including 25 juveniles. (M Grantham)

Scillonian return voyage: 4 Cory’s Shearwater west of Runnelstone. (P Semmens)

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Cory’s Shearwater, Paul Semmens

Newquay, Porth Reservoir: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey wagtail and 2 Dipper, also eel climbing dam wall. (R Farnes)

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Common Sandpiper, Rod Farnes 

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Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Peregrine, 2 Sparrowhawk, 7 Common Sandpiper and 2 Kingfisher. (J St Ledger & J Conbeer)

Maer Lake: 1 unringed adult female Ruddy Shelduck, 2 Common Snipe, 2 Curlew, 2 Dunlin, 179 Canada Geese, 4 Teal, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper and 20 Sand Martin. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Lower Tamar Lake: 13 Great Crested Grebe (inc.3 juvs from 2 broods), 10 House Martin and 1 Sand Martin. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Upper Tamar Lake: 1 juv Ruff, 2 Common Sandpiper, 20 Swallows and 1 Sand Martin. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan with 5 cygnets, 9 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 25 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 6 Grey Heron, 2 Stonechat, 1 Whitethroat plus Reed and Sedge Warblers. (DK Parker) Plus 2 Clouded Yellow. (D Jenkins)

Gwenver: 1 Hooded Crow. (S Bidwell)

Pendeen Watch: 3 Great Shearwater, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater and 2 Sooty Shearwater past. 2 Ocean Sunfish offshore. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Mount Hawke: 1 Honey Buzzard over.

St John’s Lake, Torpoint: 92 Mediterranean Gull. (D Julian)

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