Saturday 20th August 2016

Late news 18/8 Lizard Point: 1 Icterine Warbler in private garden. (T Blunden)

Porthgwarra: Seawatch 05:40 to 16:25 1 Common Scoter, 177 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater, 13 Sooty Shearwater, 12 Balearic Shearwater, c15 Storm Petrel, 1 Great Skua and 1 Arctic Tern. Also 1 Ocean Sunfish and several sightings of Common Dolphin. Also between 05:50 & 11:15 3 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 137 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater, 4 Storm Petrel, 37 Fulmar, 552 Gannet, 94 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 3 ad Kittiwake. (DK Parker, LGR Evans, R Veal et al.)

Pendeen: Seawatch 08:45 to 15:00 – 10 Cory’s Shearwater, 4 Great Shearwater, 20+ Sooty Shearwater, 22 Balearic Shearwater, 112 Storm Petrel, 2 Pomarine Skua, 5 Arctic Skua, 2 Great Skua, 4 Arctic Tern and 7 Ocean Sunfish. Between 11:35 & 16:00 15 Shag, 135 Fulmar, 2,225 Gannet, 11,800 Manx Shearwater (passing at 60 per minute for some period of time), 84 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Cory’s Shearwater, 6 Great Shearwater, 6 Sooty Shearwater, 168 Storm Petrel, 1 ad Pom Skua (with spoons), 1 Great Skua and 1 ad Kittiwake. Between 13:30 & 15:30 3 Great Shearwater, 5 Cory’s Shearwater, 11 Balearic Shearwater, 9 Sooty Shearwater, ad Pom Skua, 16 Storm Petrel , 2 Great Skua. (M Ahmad, R Augarde, M Elliott, M Spicer, R&L Wilkins, LGR Evans, M Wallace, R Veal et al)

 

Lamorna, Tater-du: Seawatch 06.35 to 12.05: 93 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Balearic Shearwater, 14 Storm Petrel, 1 Great Skua, 1 Puffin and 8 Kittiwake. (M McKee, P Forrest)

Lizard Point: 30 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater, 14 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Storm Petrel and 1 Common Scoter. (T Blunden)

Boat Cove: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel.

Restronguet Creek: 1 Dalmatian Pelican.

Penryn River: 2 Whimbrel, 7 Ringed Plover, 8 Dunlin, 4 Greenshank, 32 Redshank, 47 Curlew, 4 Turnstone,1 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher, 22 Mute Swan, 2 Sandwich Tern. (J St Ledger)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 5 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Cormorant, 2 Teal, 3 Green Sandpiper,  9 Common Sandpiper, 1 Ruff, 50 House Martin and 10 Sand Martin. (D Flumm)

Bude: 1 Little Egret, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank and 3 Meadow Pipit (H Wilkins – photos)

Little Egret Greenshank

Bude Marshes: 1 Kingfisher, 3 Grey Heron, 9 Black headed Gull, 51 Mallard plus 2 juveniles, 4 Moorhen, 1 Little Egret, 2 Wood Pigeon, 1 m Blackbird carrying food and 2 Carrion Crow. (H Kendall, Rod Mudge)

Falmouth, Swanpool: 15 (1 imm) Coot, 1m Tufted Duck walking onto land to take bread from tourists. Also 1 Great Crested Grebe. (R Veal)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Willow Tit and 2 Marsh Tit at the car park feeders. Also 1f Great Spotted Woodpecker , 1 Nuthatch, 2 Greenfinch, plus  Blue/Great/Coal Tits. (RC Mudge – photos)

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Rame Head: Seawatch 06:30 to 14:30 – 116 Balearic Shearwater.

St John’s Lake: 1 Long-tailed Duck.

Falmouth: 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Storm Petrel from pelagic.

MJS & DKP