Thursday 21st July 2016

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Lelant Saltings: 5 sum plum Black-tailed Godwit. (B Dodd) 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, (all summer plumaged adults), 3 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel, c 100 Curlew, 5 Mediterranean Gull (4 ads 1 1st sum). (P Fraser)

Drift Reservoir (Members only): 1 Kingfisher. (A James)

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Penzance, Eastern Green beach: 5 Sandwich Tern,  2 juv. Yellow-legged Gull and  3 Mediterranean Gull. (A McKechnie)

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Porthgwarra: 36 Cory’s Shearwater, 10 Great Shearwater, 5 large shearwater sp, 8 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 9 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern, 3+ dolphin sp and 1 Sunfish between 10:30 & 17:45. (I & R Archer, DK Parker)

Penryn River: 1 Whimbrel, 3 Greenshank, 2 Kingfisher. (J St Ledger)

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Stithians Reservoir: 1 Green Sandpiper, 10 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, all on Causeway bank near the Stuart Hutchings hide. (J St Ledger)

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Lamorna, Tater Du: 38 Cory’s Shearwater and 1 Sooty Shearwater past. (M McKee)

Godolphin, River Hayle walk: 21 House Martin, 3 Stock Dove, 3 Swallow, 1 Mistle Thrush (juv), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (juv) and 12 Linnet. Butterflies include many Gatekeepers, Ringlets and Meadow Brown’s, also 1 Red Admiral, 4 Large Whites and 9 Purple Hairstreak.  Many of the younger oak trees suffering from Oak Mildew. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again.

St John’s Lake: 1 Long-tailed Duck off pier viewed from Chapeldown Road.

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Dalmatian Pelican again opposite Ruan Lanihorne Nature Reserve on sandbank

Port Isaac: 3 Cory’s Shearwater. (A Langdon)

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Cory’s Shearwater, Adrian Langdon

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