Thursday 16th July 2015

Late news Hannafore: 7 Med Gull including 1 juv. (M Beer)

Mount’s Bay: 3 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Pomarine Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 1 juv Yellow-lgged Gull and 12+ Common Dolphins from Mermaid II. (M Elliott)

Kingsmill: 1 1s Med Gull, 375 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Tern, 9 Greenshank, 20 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Whimbrel. (M Beer)

Hannafore Point: 14 Mediterranean gulls on the rocks towards dusk with a few Black-headed Gulls. Flock consisted of 7 unringed adults, a single unringed immature bird, and certainly three unringed juveniles. Also two ads with a metal ring on their left legs and an adult ringed “E097” (ringed as a pullus in Belgium on 20/06/2009). 1 Sparrowhawk flew out to Looe island.  (R Hurrell)

West Looe River: Party of 9 Swift high over woodland in a loose screaming group. (R Hurrell)

Pentireglaze: 2+ Med Gulls. (T Glaze – photos)

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Devoran, from the Quay: 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Med Gull, 60+ Black-headed Gull (inc 1 juv), 2 Black-tailed Godwit (1 in summer plumage), 6 Dunlin and 1 Kingfisher. (J St Ledger)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 17 Little Egret, 6 Grey Heron, 117 Curlew, 3 Whimbrel, 7 Oystercatcher, 6 Common Sandpiper, 5 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 2 Dunlin, 2cy Ring-billed Gull, 11 ad Med Gull, 2 Little Tern and 6 Sandwich Tern. (DK Parker & P St Pierre)

Loe Pool: 3 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 7 Great Crested Grebe. (G.Adams)

Porthgwarra: 1 Great Shearwater, 4 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater and 1 Pomarine Skua past between 07:15 and 11:15.

MJS & DKP