Friday 17th July 2015

Porthgwarra: 2 Storm Petrel, 3 Sandwich Tern, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Puffin and 1 Pom Skua from the cove 06:30 – 10:00. (R Wilkins, B Dodd & F Hull) 1 ad Sabine’s Gull, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 large shearwater (prob Great), 3 Balearic Shearwater, 9 Common Scoter and 6 Puffin from Gwennap Head between 07:30 and 11:30. (M Ahmad, M Elliott, T McGowan, DK Parker, MJ Spicer)

Hayle Estuary: 15 Black-tailed Godwit over causeway. (B Dodd, M Lammas) 1 Little Ringed Plover, 8 Whimbrel, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Sandwich Tern and 18 Med Gull on Ryan’s Field this morning. (P St Pierre) 172 Black-headed Gull, 13 Med Gull (9 ad, 3 2cy & 1 juv), 1 2cy Ring-billed Gull, 5 Canada Geese, 147 Curlew, 7 Oystercatcher, 4 Whimbrel, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Little Egret, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Stock Dove on Ryan’s Field this evening over high tide. (B Dallas) 1 2cy Ring-billed Gull, 4 Med Gull, 10 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpipers, 5 Whimbrel, 1 Black-tailed Godwit (in summer plumage) and 4 Dunlin from the Old Quay House car park, also 1 stranded Barrel Jellyfish from the causeway. (J St Ledger – photos, M Lammas)

Ring-billed Gull Hayle Cornwall 17th July 2015 J St Ledger Common Sandpiper Hayle Cornwall 17th July 2015 J St Ledger Barrel Jellyfish Hayle Cornwall 17th July 2015 J St Ledger

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Wood Sandpiper in bay before hide and visible from the car park. Also 2 Mute Swan, 188 Canada Geese, 6 Greylag, 7 hybrid geese, 2 Muscovy Duck 2 Call Duck, 81 Mallard plus 8 ducklings, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe plus 2 young, 12 Moorhen, 4 Buzzard, 61 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 100+ Swift, c20 House Martin, c20 Swallow, 3 Sedge Warbler and 1 Bullfinch. (DK Parker, B Field – photos, R Farnes – photos et al.)

Wood Sandpiper Drift Reservoir Cornwall 17 July 2015 DK ParkerDave Parker Wood Sandpiper Drift Reservoir Cornwall 17th July 2015 BR FieldBrian Field Wood Sandpiper Drift Reservoir Cornwall 17 July 2015 R FarnesRod Farnes
Wood Sandpiper Drift Reservoir Cornwall 17th July 2015 DK ParkerDave Parker Wood Sandpiper Drift Reservoir Cornwall 17 July 2015 BR FieldBrian Field Wood Sandpiper Drift Reservoir Cornwall 17th July 2015 R FarnesRod Farnes

Penzance to Wolf Rock: 48 Manx Shearwater, 7 Fulmar, 73 Gannet, 9 Common Scoter, adult Med Gull, 4 Kittiwake, 1 Puffin, 2 Guillemot and 2 Common Dolphin from Scillonian III this morning. (DS Flumm & J Parker)

Wolf Rock – Penzance:  2 Cory’s and c300 Manx Shearwater from Scillonian III this evening. (DS Flumm & J Parker)

Egloskerry: 2 Tree Pipits at Tregeardown Beacon. (L Sampson)

St Ives: 2 Med Gull and 3 Turnstone at Porthgwidden beach this afternoon. (P & H Taylor)

Camel Estuary: 98 Med Gull on sandbanks off Padstow/Rock. (D Julian)

MJS & DKP