Tuesday 4th August 2015

Porthgwarra, 07:00 – 11:30: 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 7 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 2+ Blue Fulmar, c15 Storm Petrel, 4 Bonxie, 1 Arctic Skua and 1 Puffin past . (M Elliott, M Wallace, L Proctor, MJ Spicer et al) 1545 – 1830: 1 Great Shearwater, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 3500 Manx Shearwater, 2 Pomarine Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 15 Fulmar, 3  Kittiwake and 500 Gannet fishing south of Runnel bouy. (P Fraser) 17:30-18:30 (from cove): 3 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 30 Kittiwake and 1 Mediterranean Gull. (P&H Taylor)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Great Skua west at 1715hrs and 20+ Harbour Porpoise at 1645hrs. (M Jones)

St Erth: 1 Barn Owl from 20:25. (MJ Spicer)

Pendeen: 1 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 2 Stonechat. On the sea from 07:30 to 09:30: 1 Great Skua harrying a large feeding flock of Manx Shearwater; apart from that a moderate passage of Manx Shearwaters, a few Kittiwakes, Fulmars & Gannets + 1 Harbour Porpoise.  (A Hartley) Also Great Shearwater and 3 Balearics reportedly seen earlier. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 2cy Ring-billed Gull still on the estuary. Ryan’s Field: 19 Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 5 Mediterranean Gull (2 juvs). (A Hartley)

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Rame Head: 38 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater and 15 Great Skua.

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