Friday 29th July 2016

Late news, 28/7, St. John’s Lake: 8, Common Tern, 20 Whimbrel, and 1 Curlew Sandpiper at 1pm (1 hour before high water) near the ford. (M Beer)

Lower Tamar Lake: 2 Willow Tit (one in the car park), 4 Marsh Tit (one in the car park), 2 Willow Warbler, 4 Nuthatch, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Tufted Duck, 8 Swallow, 3 Coal Tit, 5 Great Crested Grebe (one on a nest and one with a fledgling on her back) and 1Grey Heron. (R Mudge)

RMudge_GCGrebe_290716Great Crested Grebes, Rod Mudge

Porthgwarra, seawatch 07.30 – 11.00: 13 Storm Petrel, 4 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 4 Common Scoter, 6 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern, several Common Dolphin and 3 Harbour Porpoise. (R Augarde)  Seawatch,1330 – 1630hrs: 6 Puffin, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater & 1 juv Mediterranean Gull. (J Hawkey)

Penzance: St Mary’s Churchyard. 1 juvenile Green Woodpecker. (J Worth)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 juv Black Tern still present. (R Farnes) Also 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 1m Pochard and 3 juv Tufted Duck. (R Veal)

RFarnes_BlkTern1_290716 RFarnes_BlkTern2_290716Black Tern, Rod Farnes RFarnes_BlkTern3_290716

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Spotted Redshank and 18 Greenshank. (M Beer)

Marazion Beach: c35 Sanderling, 15 Ringed Plover, 10 Dunlin, 25 Curlew and 1 Fulmar west. (R Veal)

Stithians Reservoir: 5 Common Sandpiper, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Blackcap (female), 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Sparrowhawk. Also 1 Stoat swimming, then on bank opposite the hide. (J St Ledger)

JStLedger_CSandpiper_290716Common Sandpiper, John St Ledger JStLedger_Otter3_290716Stoat, John St Ledger

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Ryan’s Field: 20 Canada Geese , 4 Little Egret and 10 Black-headed Gull. (K Bowers)

KBowers_Buzzard2_290716Buzzard, Kevin Bowers KBowers_Buzzard1_290716Buzzard, Kevin Bowers

Scillonian III, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 1 Sandwich Tern, 30 Manx Shearwater, 85 Gannet,  180 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Great Black-backed Gull and 8 Common Dolphin. Wolf Rock-Scilly: 8 Storm Petrel, 42 Gannet, 1 Kittiwake, 4 Fulmar,  15 Manx Shearwater, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 30+ Herring Gull and 2 Cormorant. Scilly-Wolf Rock: 1 Storm Petrel, 1 Manx Shearwater, 2 Guillemot, 1 Sandwich Tern, 2 Ringed Plover, 20 Herring Gull, 14 Fulmar, 6 Great Black-backed gull, 33 Gannet and 13+ Common Dolphin. Wolf Rock-Penzance: 2 Storm Petrel, 170+ Manx Shearwater, 200+ Gannet, 18 Fulmar, 2 Kittiwake, 80+ Herring Gull and 20 Common Dolphin. (D Conway + M Ahmad)

Restronguet Creek: 1 Dalmatian Pelican. (M May)

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again at Boat Cove.

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