Sunday 23rd July 2017

Lizard Point: 3 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Balearic Shearwater and a Puffin the highlights from this morning. (P Roseveare)

Pendeen: 1 Great Shearwater, 4 Sooty Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater and 7 Storm Petrel past by 07:20.

Cape Cornwall seawatch 09:10 – 11:10: 1 Wilson’s Petrel glided slowly south close in at 09:24. Also 10,000+ Manx Shearwaters (230/minute at 09:48 down to 40/minute at 10:48) including a partial albino with a white head and upper back seen on the water close in, 1 Sooty Shearwater, c290 Common Scoter, by far the largest  passage I have seen off the Cape (in over 9 years); (c10, c20, 8, c45, c50, c25, 5, c100, 3, c20, 5). (N Wheatley)

Nanjizal: 83 birds ringed up to 08:30 including 5 Willow Warbler, 9 Whitethroat, 9 Reed Warbler, 30 Sedge Warbler, 4 Grasshopper Warbler. (K Wilson)

Newquay, Trenance Gardens: 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Lanner Green: male Kestrel. (R Hampshire)

Stithians Reservoir: 12 Canada Goose, 4 Cormorant. (R Hampshire)

Falmouth, Gyllngvase Beach: 6 Sandwich Tern (5 adults, 1 juv), 3 Mediterranean Gull (2 adult, 1 juv), 1 Kestrel. (J St Ledger)

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St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Whimbrel. Nearby a Hummingbird Hawkmoth at Hell’s Mouth. (M Jones)

Camel Estuary: 120 Mediterranean Gull, 24 Whimbrel, 84 Little Egret, 373 Curlew, 4 Greenshank, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Sandwich Tern. (D Julian)

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