Friday, 28th July 2017

Next Mini Pelagic: this Saturday 5-8pm with Martin Elliott on Mermaid2  from Penzance. £25 pp. Contact Mermaid direct on 07901 731201

Porthgwarra seawatch 05:35 – 10:35: 1 Wilson’s Petrel (09:10) ,73 Cory’s Shearwater, 22 Great Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 24 Sooty Shearwater, 60 European Storm Petrel. 05.35 – 19.55: 89 Great Shearwater, 129 Cory’s Shearwater, 9 Balearic Shearwater, 59 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Wilson’s Petrel,  4 Arctic Skua, 9 Great Skua, 20 Puffin and 350 Storm Petrel. (P Marshall, D Pointon et al.)

Gwennap Head 06:00 – 11:00:  62+ Cory’s Shearwater, 12+ Great Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearater, 18 Sooty Shearwater, 6 Bonxie, 127 Storm Petrel, 1 Roseate Tern,1 Arctic Skua, 1 possible Wilson’s Petrel, 5 Common Dolphin, 2 Bottle-nose Dolphin (B Steel)

Lizard Point 17:00 – 18:40: 1 Wilson’s Petrel, 6 Great Shearwater, 4 Sooty Shearwater. (I Maclean) 13.10 – 18.35: 2, poss 3, Wilson’s Petrel, c40 Great Shearwater, c20 Cory’s Shearwater, c20 Sooty Shearwater, c10 Balearic Shearwater and 150 Storm Petrel. (L Langley)

Tater-du lighthouse, Lamorna 06:25 – 10:30: 16 Cory’s Shearwater, 10 Great Shearwater, 18 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 38 Storm Petrel, 4 Bonxie, 6 Puffin, 8 Guillemot, 1 Razorbill. (M McKee)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2+ juv Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Turnstone, 3 Ringed Plover, 28 Dunlin, 2 Greenshank on Lelant Saltings. (R Veal) 4 juv Yellow-legged Gull (photos of 2 below) . (M Halliday) Ryan’s Field: 5 Common Sandpiper. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Yellow-legged Gull – M Halliday

Kingsmill Lake: 2, Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Mediterranean Gull (1 juv), 1 Dunlin, 19 Greenshank. (M.Beer)

Downderry: first watch 05:55-08:25 yielded c280 Manx Shearwaters, 44 Balearic Shearwaters, a Great Skua, 5 Kittiwakes, 3 Mediterranean Gulls, 2 Common Scoters and a Whimbrel. Second watch produced one Cory’s Shearwater, c1000 Manx Shearwaters, 39 Balearic Shearwaters, 19 Kittiwakes and an Arctic Skua. All birds flying west.

RSPB Scillonian lll wildlife cruise sightings – Penzance to Wolf Rock: 86 Gannet, 108 Manx Shearwater, 7 Fulmar, 5 Guillemot, 14 Storm Petrel, 1 Great, 2 Cory’s and 5 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Harbour Porpoise and 4 Common Dolphin. Wolf Rock to Penzance: 186 Gannet, 458 Manx Shearwater, 7 Fulmar and 4 Storm Petrel. Wolf Rock to Scilly: 27 Gannet, 99 Manx Shearwater, 12 Fulmar, 6 Storm Petrel, 2 Sooty, 4 Cory’s and 6 Great Shearwater, 8 Common Dolphin and 1 Ocean Sunfish. Scilly to Wolf Rock: 98 Gannet,68 Manx Shearwater, 1 Fulmar, 1 Sooty and 1 Cory’s Shearwater and 6 Common Dolphin.  (S Hack and DA Conway)

Penzance Bus station: 2 Common Scoter, 2 Sandwich Tern, 6 Mediterranean Gull. (P St Pierre)

Mousehole (20:15 – 21:45): 1 Great Shearwater, 5 Arctic Skua, 3 Great Skua, 2 Storm Petrel,  Manx Shearwater (c60 per minute), 1 Common Sandpiper. (P St Pierre, M K Ahmad)

Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 1 winter plumage Great Northern Diver. (P Smale)

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