Saturday 30th August 2014

Late news 29/8, Falmouth, Pendennis: 40+ Common Tern, 3 Arctic Tern, 3 Sandwich Tern, 1 Black Tern, 1 Whimbrel, 4 Oystercatcher, 16 Manx Shearwater and a few other seabirds. Castle Beach: 5 Oystercatcher, 3 Mediterranean Gull. Swanpool Beach: 1 Kingfisher and 6 Oystercatcher. Gorrangorras, Penryn River: high tide 68 Redshank, 5 Greenshank, 5 Turnstone, 7 Dunlin, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Whimbrel, 30 Curlew, 1 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe and 1 Linnet. Went back to the coast in the evening: 40+ Common Tern with 1+ Arctic and 1 juv Roseate Tern. (D Chaney)

Late news, 29/8, Cape Cornwall: 15:00 – 17:00, Manx Shearwater passing at the rate of 50 -100 per minute, possibly 10,000 in total plus a few Gannet, Fulmar and 1 Kittiwake. (NR Phillips)

Pendeen (06:45-10:15):  7 Great Shearwater, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 20 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Balearic Shearwater and thousands Manx, 1 Great Skua, 4 Arctic Skua, 1 Pomerine Skua, 3 Whimbrel, 30 Sandwich and 259 Commic Terns, 10  Black Tern, 1 Storm Petrel and 2 Dolphin sp. (D Flumm & L Proctor)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Porth Kidney beach: 70 Common Tern, 25 Arctic Tern, 1 Little Tern, 65 Sandwich Tern, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 6 Whimbrel. (D Flumm) Plus 1 juv Pomarine Skua. (D Eva) This afternoon: 1 Little Gull (juvenile), 5 Arctic Terns (juvs), 267 Common Terns, 1 Knot, 1 Little Stint, 1 Sanderling, 8 Dunlin and 33 Sandwich Tern. (J Hawkey)  Ryan’s Field: 4 Ruff, 2 Knot, 2 Common Sandpiper, 10 Mediterranean Gull (inc: 2x 2nd/w; 2x 1st/w & 1 juv ) and 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (D Eva & J Hawkey)  Main estuary: 2 Ruff, 7 Greenshank. 3 Common Sandpipers, 1 Bar-headed Goose; 39 Greylag Geese; 2 Whimbrel,1 Kingfisher; 33 Sandwich Terns; 5 Common Terns & 1 Arctic Tern. (J Hawkey) Lelant Saltings (high tide roost): 1 Little Stint, 8 Turnstone, 4 Sanderling, 82 Ringed Plover, 138 Dunlin and 2 Common Sandpiper. (J Hawkey)

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Croft Pascoe Pool: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 5 Snipe and several Swallow hawking above the pool. (J Selby, T Mills, M Spicer & P Brewster)

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Wood Sandpiper, Tony Mills

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Carbis Bay: juv Sabine’s Gull past. (M Elliott)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 3 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe, 7 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 27 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail plus 1 heard only, 1 male Sparrowhawk, 1 Whimbrel (over), 1 Kingfisher, 1 Cetti’s Warbler plus Reed and Sedge Warblers. (DK Parker)

Marazion: Raft of c600 Manx Shearwater and c100 commic tern (mostly Common Tern), 1 Little Tern and 5 Fulmar offshore. Also 4+ Bottle-nosed Dolphins. (DK Parker & P St Pierre)

Zennor, Trewey Common: 1 Whinchat. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

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

Porthgwarra: 1 Black Tern, 4 Sooty Shearwater and c20,000 Manx Shearwater.

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Friday 29th August 2014

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Porth Kidney Beach: c1500 Common Tern, 16 Black Tern, 3 Roseate Tern, c30 Arctic Tern, 3 Little Tern, 10 Sandwich Tern, 8 Mediterranean Gull, 13 Sanderling, 9 Whimbrel. (D Flumm, B Mellow, R Wilkins, D Parker, et al) Ryan’s field: 4 Ruff and 2 Knot. (R Farnes) Carnsew Basin: 2 Little Stint, c100 Dunlin, c35 Ringed Plover and 2 Oystercatcher. (D Parker & L Proctor)

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Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Osprey fishing, stayed for half an hour, 102 Canada Geese, 4 Shelduck, 3 Curlew, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard and 1 Grey Heron. (C Hughes)

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Truro: 1 Siskin in private garden. (D Jenkins)

Pentire Point East (Newquay): seawatch today 10.50-12.50 and 15.00-16.45, 13 Balearic Shearwater, c2500 Manx Shearwater, 3 Storm Petrel, 1 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Arctic Tern (juv), 1 Sandwich Tern, 220 Commic Tern (mainly Common from those identified), 1 Guillemot, Fulmar, Gannet, 1 Little Gull (juv) and Kittiwake. (S Rowe)

Falmouth, Gyllyngvase Beach: 45+ Common Tern, 15+ Sandwich Tern and 3 Mediterranean Gull. (J St Ledger)

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Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 6 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Grebe, 5 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 23 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Stonechat, 1 Cetti’s Warbler plus Reed and Sedge Warblers. (DK Parker)

Penzance: c120 Commic Tern off Chyandour. (P St Pierre)

Porthgwarra: 1 Great Shearwater, 12 Balearic Shearwater and 5 Sooty Shearwater past prior to 0900 (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Pendeen Watch: 19 Great Shearwater, 2 Sabine’s Gull, 4 Cory’s Shearwater, 16 Balearic Shearwater, 67 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua and 13 Great Skua.

Croft Pascoe Pool: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs.

Wacker Quay: 1 juv Arctic Tern and 1 juv Mediterranean Gull.

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Black Tern, 2 Roseate Tern, 1 Arctic Tern and 17 Common Tern.

Torpoint: 2 Roseate Tern (ad + juv), 7 Arctic Tern, 5 Little Tern, 41 Common Tern and 54 Mediterranean Gull.

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