Friday 12th August 2016

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 3 Greenshank, 1 imm Mediterranean Gull, 6 Greylag Goose, 170 Canada Goose, 28 Oystercatcher (no sign of juvs). Copperhouse Creek: 13 Redshank. (R Veal)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 juv Little Stint. Juveniles bred here included 3 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 7 Shelduck, 1-2 Reed Bunting and at least 20 Sand Martin. (R Veal, T McGowan, M Spicer)

Scillonian III, Penzance-Wolf Rock & return: 2,000 Manx Shearwater, 1 Cormorant, 70 Gannet, 25 Fulmar, 70 Common Dolphin, 7 Harbour Porpoise, 11 Storm Petrel, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Skua. Wolf Rock-St Marys & return: 8 Common Dolphin, 5 Fulmar, 11 Storm Petrel, 7 Gannet, 2 Manx Shearwater, 4 Harbour Porpoise, 3 Ocean Sunfish. (P&H Taylor)

Porthgwarra: 1 Wilson’s Petrel past distantly, reported,  7 Balearic Shearwater and  7 Sooty Shearwater.

Perranuthnoe: 1s Hudsonian Whimbrel again at Boat Cove.

Restronguet Creek: 1 Dalmatian Pelican again.

Chough News: 23 fledged this year.

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