Thursday 18th August 2016

Porthgwarra: 2 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Tree Pipit,19 Willow Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Yellow Wagtail and 2 Snipe. (M Wallace)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 2f Wigeon, 7 Teal, 6 Ringed Plover, 2 Greenshank and 4 Sandwich Tern. Carnsew Pool: 20 Dunlin, 3 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Little Grebe. (R Veal) Ryan’s Field: c12 Sandwich Tern this evening. (R Farnes)

ANicholson_SandTern_180816Sandwich Terns with Black-headed Gulls, Rod Farnes

Marazion Beach: 3 (ad + 2 juv) Little Tern feeding successfully and landing on beach before flying E, with 6 Sandwich Tern. Also 200-300 mixed Ringed Plover/ Dunlin flock with c40 Sanderling and 31 Turnstone. (2 of the Ringed Plovers had injured left legs) (R Veal, D Parker, A Nicholson)

ANicholson_LittleTern_180816Little Terns (ad + juv), Andrew Nicholson

Marazion Marsh: 2 Mute Swan, 6 Mallard, 1 Teal, 4 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 16 Moorhen, 1 Little Stint, 1 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, 1 adult Cuckoo, 1 Yellow Wagtail over, 1 Stonechat plus 1 young, 3 Reed Bunting, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Whitethroat,1 Sand Martin, 2 House Martin, Chiffchaff, Willow, Reed and Sedge Warblers. (DK Parker) Also c1,500 Swallow early morning. (P Roseveare, R Veal)

Hayle, Porth Kidney: 13 Sandwich Tern and 1 Mediterranean Gull. (A Hartley)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Willow Tit at the car park then 2 Marsh Tit together on the feeders, 2 Nuthatch, 32 Mallard, 3 Great Crested Grebe and 1 juv,  3m and 1f Tufted Duck, 7 Coot, 1 Grey Heron, 7 Swallow, 2 Moorhen, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Robin, 4 Great Tit, 5 Blue Tit and 1 Jay. (R Mudge)

Drift Reservoir (members only):  1 Mute Swan, 1 Greylag, 58 Canada Geese, 2 hybrid geese, 1 Muscovy Duck, 1 eclipse Mandarin, 14 Teal, 60 Mallard, 1 drake Tufted Duck, 6 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 4 Great Crested Grebe + 2 young, 8 Little Grebe, 3 Buzzard, 10 Moorhen plus 3 young, 1 Coot, 10+ Common Sandpiper, 7+ Green Sandpiper, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 104 Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Kingfisher and 2 juv Grey Wagtail. (DK Parker)

Portwrinkle: 1 juvenile Yellow-legged Gull this afternoon. (A Payne)

Downderry, Seawatching 1830-1930: 4 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 225+ Manx Shearwater, 13 Kittiwake and 2 Mediterranean Gull all moving west. Inshore another 3 juvenile Mediterranean Gull. (A Payne)

Roseland, Ruan Lanihorne /Fal complex.Viewed from Ruan Quay, High tide 5.40pm: 1 Osprey successfully fished. Also present,115 Canada Geese, 3 Mallard, 1 Whimbrel, 18 Curlew, 2 Shelduck, 6 Greenshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 11 Dunlin, 9 Little Egret, 100+ Black-headed Gull, 4 Grey Heron and 1 Sparrrowhawk. (D Hall, S Gay)

Sennen Cove: 1 Common Sandpiper around the harbour this morning.

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again at Boat Cove

Scillonian III, outward crossing: 4 Great Shearwater, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater and 10 Storm Petrel. Return crossing: 2 Great Shearwater, 12+ Storm Petrel and 1 Minke Whale.

Pendeen: 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater, 7 Balearic Shearwater, 38 Sooty Shearwater and 8 Storm Petrel.

Restronguet Creek: 1 Dalmatian Pelican.

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