Wednesday 31st August 2016

Late news, 30/8, Helston Loe:Common Sandpiper at NW end. 15 Red Admirals & 12 Hornets feeding on sap from gash on oak near Penrose Hill car park. (P&C Brewster)

Late news, 30/8, The Lizard, Lizard Point: c.20 Yellow Wagtail. Caerthilian: 1 Whinchat, 2 Tree Pipit. Kynance: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 3 Wheatear. (S Rowe)

Late news, 30/8, St Mawes: 1 Sandwich Tern fishing off Summer’s beach near harbour. (D Hall)

Late news, 30/8, Rock: 1 Black-necked Grebe. (S Grose)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Willow Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (f), (at the car park feeders). (R Mudge)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, 2 Snipe, 2 Curlew, 2 Common Sandpiper. (D. Eva, P&C Brewster) also 1 juv Peregrine at Carnmenellis Causeway. (P&C Brewster)

Helston Loe: 1 ad Dalmatian Pelican in NW corner of Loe, 1 Common Sandpiper, also 1 Grey Wagtail. (P&C Brewster) And 2 Raven (R.Holmes)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 7 Greenshank off Quay House Inn + 15 Little Egret. Ryan’s Field: 1 Greenshank + 5 Black-tailed Godwit. (P&C Brewster) Lelant Saltings late evening: 1 juv Black Tern (S. Rogers). 

Drift Reservoir (members only): 4 Dunlin, 1 f Wheatear, 1 Kingfisher.  (S Williams)

Millbrook pond: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, high tide roost. Watched for 5 minutes then flushed by immature Peregrine. (A C Robinson) Late evening: 90 Redsahk,1 Greenshank, 3 Dunlin, 1 Grey Heron, Black-headed Gulls, Ring-necked parakeets heard in trees over by the far side of the lake. (C Buckland)

Pendeen Watch 09:00-11:30: 1 Great Shearwater, 4 Sooty Shearwater, 11 Balearic Shearwater, 7 Storm Petrel, 7 Oystercatcher, 4 Dunlin, 2 Turnstone, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Arctic Skua and 2 Black Tern. (DK Parker)

Lizard Pont (seawatch 07.15-08.15): 4 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Common Scoter, 1 Great Skua. Also 24 Yellow Wagtail towards Bass Point. (S Rowe)

Caerthilian: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat. (S Rowe)

Porthgwarra, stonewall: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Tree pipit over. (B Steel) Porthgwarra seawatch: 5 Cory’s Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater and 2 Storm Petrel past

Downderry, during seawatch 0645-0755:  3 Balearic Shearwater and 2 Great Skua. A Payne)

The Rumps and Pentire Point: 8 Fulmar, c.60 Manx Shearwater, c.40 Gannet, 8 Cormorant, 1 Shag, 3 Kestrel, 16 Oystercatcher, 25 Black-headed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 25 Herring Gull, 2 Wood Pigeon, 40 Swallow, 10 Rock Pipit, 1 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 4 Wheatear, 6 Stonechat, 2 Blackbird, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Great Tit, 2 Magpie, 16 Rook, 6 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 4 House Sparrow, c.100 Goldfinch, c.100 Linnet. (M Scawen)

Nanquidno: 2 Pied Flycatcher.  1 probable Greenish Warbler near mill and 5-bar gate. (B Hibbett, T Mills) Plus 3 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Chough, 2 Whitethroat and 1 m Blackcap. (T Mills)

Penzance: 1 Eider, 1 Shelduck, 8 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat and pod of 7+ Bottle-nosed Dolphin from Chyandour.

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again at Boat Cove.

Camel Estuary, Dinham Flats: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 14 Dunlin and 1 Ruff. (D Julian)

Wadebridge: 1 Glossy Ibis over this morning. (D Julian)

Treraven Meadows: 11 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 5 Grey Wagtail and 1 Yellow Wagtail. (D Julian)

St Ives Island: 1 Puffin. (C Oates)

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