Friday 31st July 2015

Stithians Reservoir: 6 Common Sandpiper, 25 Curlew, 10 Little Grebe, 2 (ad + juv) Great Crested Grebe and 1 Tufted Duck. (D Eva)

Callestick: 3 Crossbill over garden calling. (T Wilson)

Wadebridge, Trerravon Meadows: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Yellow Wagtail. (M Lammas)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Kingfisher, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper and 2 Wood Sandpiper.  (B Field)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 Ring-billed Gull again on the estuary today; Ryan’s Field: 1 Whimbrel and 1 Common Sandpiper. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching) Also 5 Whimbrel, 167 Curlew, 19 Oystercatcher, 16 Redshank, 2 Common Sandpiper and 1 Dunlin this evening. (DK Parker)

Porthgwarra, Carn-les-Boel: 1 Wheatear. (M Wallace)

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Thursday 30th July 2015

St Austell, Eden Project: 1 Black Kite over at 10am. (A Wagstaff)

Stithians Reservoir, at the Southern Cut-off feeders:  1 f Bullfinch, 1 juv Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Jay, 2 Goldfinch + the usual birds seen there, including Chaffinches, Blue, and Great Tits etc. (R Farnes)

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Mount’s Bay, Mermaid II pelagic: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 juv Yellow-legged Gull, 5+ Mrditerranean Gull and 200 Manx Shearwater. (M Elliott).

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 Ring-billed Gull again on the estuary.

Porthcurno: 1 Balearic Shearwater past Minack Theatre this morning.

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Wednesday 29th July 2015

Pendeen: 1 Little Shearwater initially feeding then west south west 08:17-08:22hrs. Also 6 Sooty, 1 Balearic & 14,400 Manx Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, 71 Fulmar, 2 Common Scoter, 1 Sanderling, 2 ad Bonxie, 2 ad Arctic Skua, 110 Kittiwake, 8 Guillemot & 1 Swift all WSW 06:00 – 09:00. Manx random counts each half-hour as follows: 35/minute 0600-0630, 25/minute 0630-0700, 80/minute 0700-0730, 180/minute 0730-0800, 120/minute 0800-0830, 40/minute 0830-0900. (DS Flumm) Also 3 Balearic Shearwater, c5,000 Manx Shearwater, 1 Sabine’s Gull, 4 Whimbrel and 5 Puffin past 11:00 – 14:00. (G Berti)

Kenidjack Head: 1 Great Shearwater feeding amongst several 100 Manx Shearwater about 1 mile WSW of the head, the whole moving slowly North late morning. (P Clarke)

Carland Cross: 1 Barn Owl over A30 c1m west of Carland Cross at 05:45. (D King)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Coot, 1 Sanderling, 1 juv Med Gull, 5 Swift, 2 Sedge Warbler and 1 Reed Bunting. (MJ Spicer)

St Erth: 1 Barn Owl from 20:20. (JPR & MJ Spicer)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 15 Med Gull and 7 Redshank on Lelant Saltings. 5 Whimbrel, 5 Dunlin, 25 Med Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Greenshank on Ryan’s Field. (G Berti) Also 1 1s Ring-billed Gull still from causeway.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 20 Mallard, 1 Little Grebe plus 1 chick, 1 Cormorant, 4 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Coot, 12 Moorhen, 1 Sparrowhawk, c300 Swallow, 6 Swift and 2 Stonechat with 3 young plus Reed & Sedge Warblers. (DK Parker)

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Tuesday 28th July 2015

Late news 27/7 Pendeen: 2 Arctic Skua. (NR Phillips)

Pendeen: 5 Sooty, 1 Balearic & c15,000 Manx Shearwater, 217 Fulmar, 5 Common Scoter, 4 Whimbrel, 2 Sanderling, 8 Bonxie, 5 Arctic Skua, 76 Kittiwake, 1 Sandwich Tern, 21 Guillemot and 1 Swift south west 06:00 – 09:00. [Manx sample counts of 50/minute 0600-0730, 100/minute 0730-0800, 150/minute 0800-0830 and 100/minute 0830-0900. In addition large rafts on the sea at distance] (DS Flumm)

Lower Polmorla, St Wenn: 2 Spotted Flycatcher in private garden. (I Bennallick)

Ryan’s Field: 3 Whimbrel, 227 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper and 11 Med Gull. (MJ & JPR Spicer)

Trelissick: 3 Spotted Flycatcher (2 adult, 1 juv), 2 Blackcap (1m,1f), 1 Nuthatch, 4 Coal Tit and 1 Comma butterfly on woodland walk between Bishops Palace and beach. 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Greenshank and 4 Redshank on beach. (J St Ledger – photos)

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 Hayle Estuary: 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Greenshank. (R Farnes – photos)

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St Erth: 1 Barn Owl at 06:00 and 20:00. (GH & MJ Spicer)

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Monday 27th July 2015

Late news 25th & 26th July Newquay: 2 Chough between Polyjoke and Holywell Bay. (C Stephenson)

Pendeen: 4 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Balearic Shearwater, 150+ per min Manx Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, 4 Bonxie and 7 Whimbrel past 07:00-10:30. (LProctor) 1 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 2,000+ Manx Shearwater, 2 Bonxie, 2 Med Gull and 4 Common Scoter past 11:15 – 14:15. (B Dodd, M Elliott, MJ Spicer) 2 Great Shearwaters (07:20 & 11:15) well left of rocks easily missed, also 5 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Storm Petrels and 12000+ Manx Shearwater. (M Darlaston)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Sabine’s Gull, 2 Great Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Bonxie, 14 Whimbrel and 1,000s Manx Shearwater, all south 07:30 – 10:30 (N Wheatley) Also 2 Great Shearwater and 3 Bonxie past 11:23 – 12:00. c500 Gannet feeding or loafing on sea between the Brisons and Carn Gloose, with small numbers of Manx Shearwaters, Kittiwakes and 4(min) Med Gull. (P Clarke)

Porthgwarra: 1 Corys Shearwater, 1 Pomarine Skua, 100′ s Manx Shearwater and 300 Gannet. (I Webster)

Roughtor Woods: 1 Willow Tit, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Spotted Flycatcher and 2 juv. Sparrow hawk. (D Eva)

Mount’s Bay: 5 Bonxie, juv Yellow-legged Gull 15:30-17:00. (M Elliott)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 female Peregrine, 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Dunlin. (C Moore)

Hayle Estuary: 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull from causeway. (T McGowan) Also 1 1s Ring-billed Gull.

Gweek: 2 Common Sandpiper and 1 Greenshank. Also 3 Spotted Flycatcher (1 adult feeding 2 juvs) and 1 Nuthatch in oak woods on opposite bank of river from Seal Sanctuary. (J St Ledger)

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Croft Pascoe: 5 Spotted Flycatcher (2 adults feeding 3 fledglings). Also 1 Painted Lady butterfly. (J St Ledger)

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Sunday 26th July 2015

Late news 25/7 Looe Island: 1 Avocet at 09:50 then flew towards Hannafore. (J Ross & C Lewis – photos)

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Late news 25/7 Ryan’s Field: 2 Common Sandpiper and 1 Reed Warbler feeding young. (S Williams – photos)

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Penlee Point, Newlyn: One pale phase adult Pomarine Skua harassing Gannets for ten minutes at c.1600. Also Gannet seen attacking the skua. (NR Phillips) 3+ Pom Skua, 2+ Arctic Skua, 100s Manx Shearwater and 4+ Risso’s Dolpins off LowLee buoy at 20:30. (M Elliott)

Falmouth, Gyllyngvase Beach: 2 Sandwich Tern, 5 Med Gull and 1 Kestrel. (J St Ledger – photo)

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Kingsmill Lake: 1 ad Little Tern, c200 Black-headed Gull, 1 ad Med Gull, 2 Whimbrel, 6 Greenshank, 100+ Redshank and 5 Dunlin. (M Beer)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 200+ Canada Geese, 12 Greylag, 4 hybrid geese and 1 Kingfisher. (L Ody)

Stithians Reservoir: 3 Canada Geese, 2 Magpie, 15 Mallard, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Coot, 1 Tufted Duck (male), 4 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe (pair with juvenile), 11 Cormorant (3 juveniles), 45 Herring Gull (16 juveniles) and 1 Little Egret. (L Ody)

Lizard Point: 2 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 7 Whimbrel, 4 Pom Skua, 2 Great Skua, 1 Med Gull, 2 Sabine’s Gull, 6 Yellow-legged Gull, 5 Arctic Tern, 2 Common Tern, 6 tern sp, 12 Puffin, 10 Razorbill and 14 Guillemot. (T Blunden, J Foster, J Selby & T Thirlaway)

Bass Point: 2 Cory’s Shearwater, 6 Balearic Shearwaters and 1 Ocean Sunfish between 10:30 and 13:00. (I Maclean)

Porthleven: 1 Cory’s Shearwater and 3 Pomarine Skuas between 15:00 and 16:30. (I Maclean)

Porthgwarra: Great Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua, 3 Storm Petrel and 4 Puffin 11:30-15:00. (M Wallace)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1s Ring-billed Gull still.

Pendeen: Possible pterodroma sp most closely resembling a pale morph Kermadec Petrel (just bigger than manx.pale head, brown wings with white panels) 13:55-14:15. Also Balearic Shearwater and Sooty Shearwater. (M Coller)

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Saturday 25th July 2015

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Common Sandpiper and 4 Red Deer (1 stag, 2 hinds ,1 calf) at Golden Lion. (D Eva)

Lower Tamar Lake: 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Wren, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Blackcap,2 Tufted Duck 1m 1f, 1 Cormorant, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Canada Goose, 1 Jay, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Robin, 2 Coot , c25 Mallard, 3 Swallow and 2 Blackbird. (R Mudge)

Hayle Estuary: 1 1s Ring-billed Gull from causeway. 1 Black-tailed Godwit and 1 Kingfisher on Ryan’s Field. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese plus 4 goslings, 18 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 7 Grey Heron, 1 Coot, 16 Moorhen, 1 Dunlin, c150 Swallow, c10 Swift and 2 Stonechatplus 2 young, 1 Cetti’s Warbler  plus Reed & Sedge Warblers. (DK Parker)

Croft Pascoe Pool: 2 Green Sandpipers. (J Hawkey)

Loe Bar: 24 Common Sandpipers. (I Maclean)

 

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