Wednesday 5th August 2015

Porthgwarra: 1 Fea’s Petrel reported at 06:15. Seawatch 07:30 – 15:00: 6 Great Shearwater, 20 Sooty Shearwater, 24 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Pomarine Skua, 24 Great Skua, 2 Storm Petrel, 2 Puffin and 5 Whimbrel. (M Wallace, M. Elliott et al) Also 15:00 – 18:00: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Puffin, 2 Arctic Skua, 8 Great Skua and 5 Balearic Shearwater. (L Harman)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 3 juv Mediterranean Gull, 1 Gadwall, 3 Little Egret and 7 Great Crested Grebe including 2 young. (C Moore)

Pendeen: 3 Chough. Large feeding flock of Manx Shearwaters off the lighthouse this morning. Also Palpita vitrealis immigrant moth last night. (A Hartley)

Falmouth, Gyllyngvase Beach: 11 Mediterranean Gull (5 adult, 6 juv, one of which was ringed) and 1 Kestrel. (J St Ledger)

JStLedger_MedGull_050815Mediterranean Gull, John St Ledger

Lizard Point, 2.5 hr Seawatch: 9 Arctic Skua, 1 Buzzard, 7 Chough,  Cormorant, Feral Pigeon, Gannet, 1 Great Shearwater, 3 Guillemot, House Martin, Jackdaw, Kittiwake, Magpie, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Pomarine Skua, Rock Pipit, 9 Sooty Shearwater, Swallow, 1 Whimbrel, 15 Balearic Shearwater, Carrion Crow, 8 Common Tern, 3 Cory’s Shearwater, Fulmar, Great Black-backed Gull, 11 Great Skua, Herring Gull, House Sparrow, Kestrel, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Manx Shearwater, Oystercatcher, Raven, 1 Sandwich Tern, 3 Storm Petrel, Turnstone and 2 Yellow-legged Gull. (T Blunden)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 4 Mallard, 2 Little Grebe plus 1 chick, 2 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Coot, 18 Moorhen (plus 1 chick on Longrock pool), c200 Swallow, 2 Swift, 2 Stonechat with 2 young, 1 Reed Bunting and 1 Cetti’s Warbler plus Reed & Sedge Warblers. (DK Parker)

Marazion: c80 Sanderling, 32 Ringed Plover, 19 Dunlin, 5 Whimbrel and 2 Turnstone on the beach plus 1,000+ Gannets feeding distantly offshore. (DK Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 Ring-billed Gull again.

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