Wednesday 3rd August 2016

Porthgwarra, Gwennap Head, seawatch 6am – 12.40pm: 7 Cory’s Shearwater, 5 Great Shearwater, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 62 Storm Petrel, 3 Arctic Skua, 3 Great Skua, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern, 5 Guillemot, 1 Razorbill, 4 Puffin, 100 Fulmar (1 Blue), 10 Kittiwake, 2 Curlew, 2m Kestrel and numerous Gannet, Shag and Cormorant. (DK Parker, P & H Taylor, R Veal)  Also 1 Pomarine Skua reported.

Lower Tamar Lake: 2 Willow Tit, 2 Marsh Tit (not in the car park), 4 Tufted Duck, 4 Great Crested Grebe 1 on a nest and 1 juv, 8 Coot, 2 Bullfinch, 3 Jay, 12 Swallow, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Greenfinch 1 juv, 2 House Martin and 2m  Great Spotted Woodpecker. (R Mudge)

The Rumps and Pentire Point: 4 Fulmar, c.300 Manx Shearwater, 65 Gannet, 15 Cormorant, 12 Shag, 1 Little Egret, 6 Kestrel, 12 Oystercatcher, 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Great Black-backed Gull, 70 Herring Gull, 12 Kittiwake, 8 Wood Pigeon, 4 Skylark, 25 Swallow, 4 Rock Pipit, 1 Wren, 4 Stonechat, 2 Blackbird, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Magpie, 2 Jackdaw, 4 Carrion Crow, 5 House Sparrow, 5 Goldfinch and 55 Linnet. (M Scawen)

Devoran: High-tide roost held 163 Curlew (including a returning Dutch-ringed bird), 16 Whimbrel, 10 Black-tailed Godwit and 1 Greenshank. (M Grantham)

St Erth: 20 Common Swift at 4 pm. (P Fraser)

Frogpool: At least 85 Raven and 95 Carrion Crow in fields around the abbatoir. (M Grantham)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 ad Dalmatian Pelican still on Lelant Saltings at 16:00. (MJ Spicer, R Veal)

Gweek: 2 Common Sandpiper. (J St Ledger)

Croft Pascoe: 3 Spotted Flycatcher (2 adult, 1 juv), 4 Stonechat (2 adult, 2 juv), 1 Sparrowhawk. Also Willow Warbler, Coal Tit and Goldcrest. (J St Ledger)

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Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again at Boat Cove.

Scillonian crossing: 1 Wilson’s Petrel reported, also 1 Great Shearwater and 7 Cory’s Shearwater.

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