Sunday 9th August 2015

Late news 8/8 Buttermilk and Rosewall Hill: 2 Hobby (ad m, juv) harassing Kestrels and Buzzards, 2 juv Cuckoo raised by Meadow Pipits, 1 Wheatear, 40+ Meadow Pipit and 12+ Whitethroat. (V Stratton – photos)

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Late news 8/8 Gribba Point nr Cot: 2 Chough. (J Foote)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2s Ring-billed Gull, 1 imm Spoonbill on Lelant Saltings plus 32 Bh Gull, 5 Med Gull (1ad, 2 2cy & 2 juv), 17 Mallard, 3 Teal, 2 Greenshank, 20+ Ringed Plover and c10 Dunlin. (B Dallas, MJ Spicer, T McGowan – photo, R Farnes – photos, R Augarde – video)

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Spoonbill, Richard Augarde

Stithians Reservoir 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 4 Snipe, 1 Blackcap (female), 1 Great Crested Grebe with 1 juvenile, 8 Little Grebe. (J St Ledger – photo)

Dunlin (juv) Stithians 9th Aug 2015

Manacles: 1000+ Manx Shearwater, 100 Gannet and 2 Minke Whale. (M Nattrass)

Porthgwarra: 1 Great Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Storm Petrel and 5 Bonxie past by 14:30. (M Wallace et al.) Also 4 Bonxie, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Chough, 4 Storm Petrel, 1 Guillemot, 1 Arctic Tern, 2 Sandwich Tern, plus 1 all-pale Fulmar, largely snowy-white overall, white across wings & mantle with only pale brown markings, (would perhaps fit LLL subtype as per Flood & van Grouw, British Birds 108, June 2015 pp331-348) from the cove 09:00 to 12:00. (P & H Taylor)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Wood Sandpiper. Also 56 Mallard, 1 Gadwall, 1 Shoveler, 6 Canada Geese, 6 Great Crested Grebe (3 ad & 3 young), 6 Little Grebe (3 ad & 3 young), 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper and 2 Dunlin. (B Dallas)

Marazion: 24 Ringed Plover, 7 Sanderling and 2 Dunlin on the beach and 2 Med Gulls flew over. (B Dallas)

 MJS & DKP