Saturday 1st August 2015

Late news, 31/7, Pendeen: 1 Chough seen and a second heard. (D + B Smith)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Osprey this morning. (J Cole)

Long Rock: 2 Sandwich Tern along the tideline this afternoon. (D Chadwick)

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 5 Little Egret, later flushed by Grey Heron. (D Chadwick)

Marazion beach: c 20 Cormorant on rocks off beach. (D Chadwick)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Ryan’s Field: 1 Kingfisher. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Stithians Reservoir, Northern cutoff/embankment: 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Coot, 2 Moorhen and 5 Little Grebe. Stuart Hutchings Hide/southern end: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret, 10 Grey Heron, 19 Cormorant, 66 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Black-headed Gull, 10 Coot, 30 Mallard, 8+ Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe and 3+House Martin etc. Southern Cut-off Hide: Jay, Great Spotted Woodpecker and Bullfinch on the feeders, in addition to the other regular, plus Buzzard over. (D Chaney) also i Green Sandpiper and 1 Greenshank reported. Evening bat walk produced Noctule and Pipistrelle Bats. (D Chaney)

Mermaid pelagic, Wolf Rock – Longships: 1 Great Shearwater, 1 Pomarine, Skua, 3 Storm Petrel, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 2-3 Great Skua, 12 Common Dolphin and few Harbour Porpoise. (M Elliott)

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