Tuesday 25th July 2017

Late News, 24/07, Dobwalls: Barn Owl, with prey, seen flying over open farmland, heading east, at southern edge of village at 09.45. Seen on several occasions since 22/06. (C&J Duffy)

Late News, 24/07, Downderry: 1 juv Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Whimbrel on the beach. (A Payne)

Downderry seawatch: 05:40 – 07:00 hrs: 1465+ Manx Shearwater flying east; others either settled on sea or flying west, 2 Storm Petrel, 2 Kittiwake, 4 Common Scoter. (A Payne)

Porthgwarra, Gwennap Head seawatch 05:45 – 08:30 hrs: 1 Great Shearwater, 5 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Puffin, 12 Storm Petrel, 12 Common Scoter, 3 Sandwich Tern, 1 Turnstone, 2+ Bottle-nose Dolphin, also  2 Chough, 1 Hummingbird Hawk-moth. (B Steel)

Pentire Point: 2 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Grey Phalarope past this morning.

Pityme: 10 Mediterranean Gull hawking insects this morning. (D Julian)

Walmsley: 4 Cattle Egret in front of hide this morning 08:45. (D Thomas) 3 Cattle Egret, 1 Wood Sandpiper and 3 Redshank at Walmsley this evening. All pushed off the reserve due to a shooter on boundary. (P Roseveare)

Cattle Egrets, Dave Thomas

Rock village hall: 19 Mediterranean Gull circling high above, 2 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Sibleyback Reservoir: 1f Yellow Wagtail,1 Greenshank, 7 Spotted Flycatcher, 8 Wheatear, 4 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Sedge Warbler, good numbers of Willow Warblers with young, 13 Little Grebe,1 Treecreeper, 3 Reed Bunting, 1 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Black-headed Gull, LBB Gulls, Herring Gulls, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Great Tit, 4 Dunnock, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Sand Martin, Barn Swallows, 4 House Martin, 1 Greenfinch, 5 Swift,1 juv Garden Warbler,1 f Blackcap, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Moorhen,1 m Tufted Duck, Mallards, Canada Goose in numbers, 9 Cormorant, 2 Chiffchaff,1 Common Toad, 2 Common Carpet moth, Gatekeepers, Meadow Brown, Red Admiral, Large White,1 Common Darter,1 five spot Burnet. (C Buckland, M Beer) 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Sedge Warbler, 1 f Reed Bunting, 1 Garden Warbler. (R Napp) 

Spotted Flycatcher, Rick Napp

Torpoint West muds: 80+ Mediterranean Gull, 3 Redshank,10+ Curlew, Oystercatchers, 1 Great Crested Grebe, Herring and Black-headed Gull,1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Devoran: 4 Whimbrel, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Dunlin, 120+ Redshank, 119 Curlew (including one ringed which I photographed at Devoran in 2014&5), 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Gull. (J St Ledger)

Black-tailed Godwit, John St Ledger

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