Late news, 5/7, Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 m Bullfinch and 50 Swift. (B Field)
Mullion Cove: 3 Raven. (J Allely)
Padstow, St Merryn: 1 albino Starling. (R Augarde)
|Starling, Richard Augarde
Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 2cy Ring-billed Gull again from the causeway, plus ad & 2cy Med Gull on Ryan’s Field. (DK Parker)
Scillonian crossing: 1 Pomarine Skua, (no details given, outward or return, Penzance side of Wolf Rock or not).
Balearic Shearwater synchronised survey – seawatchers needed on 18 Aug 2015
A coordinated MARINElife/RSPB regional Balearic shearwater survey, at sea and from land is taking place between Portland and Ilfracombe on 18th August. The aim of the survey is to arrive at a population estimate for Balearics using the seas around the SW.
If you are either an experienced seawatcher and could help as part of the land based team, or are ESAS qualified and could help as part of the boat based team we would be very grateful if you could spare us some seawatching hours on the 18th. There are lots of variables that we have no control over with such a one day survey but we are going to give it a try.
In Cornwall we hope to have enough watchers to cover Rame, Lizard, Gwennap, Pendeen, Trevose, and for North Devon, Hartland. There will be two shifts of 6 hours between dawn and dusk (shorter shifts are ok too) – full details can be forwarded if you are interested so please do get in touch.
For land based surveys contact SWseabirdfirstname.lastname@example.org
For boat based surveys contact Rachel.email@example.com