Saturday, 16th July 2016

Late news.15/7, Pentewan: 1 Dipper. (B Cain)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant and 1 Fox cub. (A James)

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Hayle Estuary RSPB, Carnsew Pool: 1s Spoonbill, 2 Whimbrel and 2 (ad+imm) Mediterranean Gull. Ryan’s Field: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Kingfisher, 7 juv Black-headed Gull and 2 Swallow collecting mud for a new nest with 4 fledglings present. Also several active Swift and House Martin nests In Hayle near the viaduct. (R Veal)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 3 Tufted Duck, including pr with 3 + young, 1m Pochard, 1 Coot, 1 Dunlin and 1 Ringed Plover. (MJ Spicer) Gwithian: 1 Small Copper butterfly of the form caeruleopunctata. (T McGowan)

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Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Willow Tit juv (car park), 1 Nuthatch, 3 Greenfinch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (m) juv, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 4 Great Crested Grebe (one on a nest), 8 Tufted Duck, 3 Canada, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Wagtail juv, 1 Blackcap and 2 Swallow. (R Mudge)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Lapwing and 1 male Tufted Duck ( D. Eva )

Kenneggy and Bessy’s Cove:  1 imm Willow Warbler, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Kestrel (1 imm Male), 6 Cormorant, 4 Fulmar (1 imm flapping constantly instead of gliding), Several House Martin,Swift and Swallow, 10 Stonechat, 1 Raven, 1 Chiffchaff, 10+ Linnet, 2 Grey Seal – adult Females, 1 Stoat – caching young rabbit. (J Evans)

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Stoat, John Evans

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again today.

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Dalmatian Pelican.

Falmouth Bay: 1 adult Pomarine Skua flew west also 1 Sooty Shearwater from AK Wildlife Cruise.

Padstow: 27 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Tern and 2 Sandwich Tern. (D Julian)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Whinchat and 5 Green Sandpiper. (D Julian)

Porthgwarra: 1 Pom Skua and 2 Sunfish 08:00-09:00. (R Archer)

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Friday 15th July 2016

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Dalmatian Pelican on mud flats below Ardevora 2 pm. (C Hughes)

Bude: 1 Kingfisher, 3 Grey Heron, 20+ Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Fulmar, 1 Swallow, 1 Meadow Pipit, 4 Goldfinch and  2  Linnet with 2 juveniles. (H Wilkins)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 5 Sedge Warbler, 6 Little Grebe, 2 Buzzard and 3 Otter. (A Piper)

Downderry: Many Manx Shearwaters offshore this morning, forming large rafts and flying both east and west – for example at least 1050 flew east  between 0615 and 0745. Also 10 Common Scoters, 9 Mediterranean Gulls and a Whimbrel flew west. (A Payne)

Mousehole: 1 juv Yellow-legged Gull following a boat and 1 sum plum Great Northern Diver, plus several Mediterranean Gull. (M Elliott)

Porthgwarra: 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Sooty Shearwater. (R Archer et al.)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Ryan’s Field: 2 Common Sandpiper.

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