Saturday 22nd July 2017

Late News, 21/07, Chynhalls Point, Coverack 16:00 – 17:00: 14 Cory’s Shearwater, 3 Great Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua, 3 Med Gull, c800 Manx Shearwater. (D Wood)

Porthgwarra seawatch 05:30 – 10:30: 35 Cory’s Shearwater, 31 Great Shearwater, 115 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Wilson’s Petrel (7am, 10am), 1 Puffin, 80 Storm Petrel, 4 Dunlin, 20 Kittiwake. (S Rogers, M Elliott, M Ahmad, P St Pierre, P&H Mitchell) 10:45-12:20: 4 Cory’s Shearwater, 4 Sooty Shearwater, 13 Storm Petrel, 6 Great Shearwater, 1 dark-phase Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 1 Ocean Sunfish, 1 breaching Bluefin Tuna. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Porthgwarra: possible Bulwer’s Petrel flew west past Infirmary Hill at 12:48; also 147 Cory’s Shearwater, 33 Great Shearwater, 139 Sooty Shearwater and 90 European Storm Petrel past Gwennap Head, probable Scopoli’s Shearwater flew west past Gwennap Head at 09:35.

Treen Cliff 14:30 – 16:30: 25 Cory’s Shearwater, 2 Great Shearwater, 8 Sooty Shearwater, c7,500 Manx Shearwater west (sample counts 70/min first hour, 55/min second hour), 1 adult Bonxie. (D Flumm)

Lizard Point: 42 Great Shearwater, 36 Cory’s Shearwater, 12 Sooty Shearwater, 8 Balearic Shearwater, 63 Storm Petrel, 1 Arctic Tern, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Great Skua, 6 Common Scoter, 2 Sandwich Tern, 11 Puffin. (I Maclean, T Blunden, M Pass, J Foster et al)

Bude Marshes: 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, 9 Moorhen including 2 juveniles, 1 Reed Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, 12 Carrion Crow, 13 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Black headed Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 72 Mallard, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Blackbird, 3 Magpie, 10 Canada Goose. (H Kendall, R Mudge, WeBS)

Drift Reservoir: 7 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Shoveler, juv Med Gull, 75 Swift, c60 Swallow, 3 Sand Martin, c100 House Martin. (D Flumm)

Helston Boating Lake: 6 immature Tufted Duck (believed to be survivors of 11 ducklings seen in May) and 11 more downy Tufted ducklings in 3 family groups (2,5,and 3) plus one singleton. Also 1 Mute Swan cygnet, 2 young Coot and 3 young Moorhen (2 and 1), all well grown. (G Adams)

Croft Pascoe Pool: pair of Little Grebe with 1 chick. (G Adams)

Towan Head, Newquay: male Common Scoter close up behind pumping station. (M Lammas)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Dunlin at north end. (R Hampshire)

St Gothian Sands LNR: pair Shelduck plus 3 young, female Tufted Duck plus 8 young, 6 Dabchick including 2+ young, 1 Sparrowhawk and 2 Common Sandpiper. (MJ Spicer) 1 juv Wheatear, 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 7 Tufted Duck young, 5 Moorhen young. (R Veal)

Swanpool: 10 Mediterranean Gull inc 8 juvs. (S Rogers)

Bedruthan Steps: 4 Kestrel. (S Grose)

Trevarrion, nr Mawgan Porth: 1 Barn Owl, 5 Raven, 1 Corn Bunting, 53 Linnet. (S Grose)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 12 Mallard, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Coot, 9 Moorhen and 3 Herring Gull. (WeBS) Also 1 female Stonechat and 4 recently fledged young. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 21 Sanderling, 5 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover and 2 Turnstone on the beach. (DK Parker)

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