Wednesday 2nd August 2017

Late news, 31/7, St Levan: adult Pomarine Skua west past Pedn-men-an-mere late afternoon. Also 4-5 Storm Petrel. (P Smale)

Late news, 1/8, Porthgwarra, 14:30-15:30: 2 Cory’s Shearwater west, 38 Storm Petrel, 2 Guillemot, 6 Common Swift. (LGR Evans)

Late news, 1/8, Penzance Pelagic: 2 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 40 Storm Petrel, 115 Manx Shearwater, 2 Sandwich Tern, 4 Kittiwake, 3 Ocean Sunfish, 1 Bottle-nosed Dolphin, 35 Common Dolphin. (LGR Evans)

Porthgwarra, from Infirmary Hill, 07:00-13:30: 1 Fea’s/Desertas Petrel at 12.20pm, 11 Balearic Shearwater, 7 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater, 8 Sooty Shearwater, 31 Storm Petrel, 3 Puffin, 2 Sandwich Tern, 3 Arctic Skua. (S Rogers, R Wilkins, P Cunningham, S Beeby, A Malley) 06:00-20:30: Fea’s/Desertas Petrel (in close c300m at 12:20), 4 Wilson’s Petrel (12:32, 12:45, 13:15 & 13:29), c150 Storm Petrel, 33 Cory’s Shearwater, 12 Great Shearwater, 27 Balearic Shearwater, 14 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Pom Skua, 5 Great Skua, 4 Arctic Skua, 4 Puffin and 8+ Common Scoter. Also 1 Ocean Sunfish. (P Marshall, D Pointon, M McKee et al)

Newlyn (07:15-08:30): 100 Manx Shearwater, 19 Storm Petrel south. Also 1 Ocean Sunfish and 1 Common Dolphin. (D Flumm)

Mousehole (06:45-09:00): 1 Wilson’s Petrel feeding around pot buoys 200m N of St Clement’s Isle with 17+ Storm Petrel (08:25-09:00), 1 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Arctic Skua, 1 Common Tern, 1 Teal south. (P St Pierre) 08:45-09:45: 1 Wilson’s Petrel 08:52-09:00 (found by Paul St Pierre earlier then independently by me), 20 Storm Petrel, 150 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater at 08:48, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Puffin south west. (D Flumm). 12:30-15:30: 3 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater (14:05), 3 Cory’s Shearwater (13:55, 14:07 & 14:13), 27 Storm Petrel, 2 Bonxie, 20 Commic Tern, 5 Turnstone, 1 Puffin, 1 Little Egret and 2 Ocean Sunfish. (D Flumm, P St Pierre & R Butts)

Cape Cornwall: 2 Great Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 17 Sooty Shearwater, 6 Storm Petrel. (N Wheatley)

Chapel Point, Mevagissey: 5315 Manx Shearwater, 276 Storm Petrel, 11 Kittiwake, 28 Balearic Shearwater, 8 Great Shearwater, 2 Cory’s Shearwater, 4 Great Skua, 26 Common Tern, 9 Arctic Tern, 3 Puffin, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 8 Sanderling, 18 Dunlin, 1 Wilson’s Petrel (10:55-11:00), 3 Black-headed Gull, 1 Turnstone, 1 Sandwich Tern. (B Bosistow)

Downderry: 4 Storm Petrel flew west this afternoon. (A Payne)

Falmouth, Pennance/Stack Point (16:15 – 20:00): 5 Storm Petrel, 1 Bonxie, 1 Kittiwake, 2 Balearic Shearwater, hundreds of Manx Shearwater this evening. (D Chaney)

Chynalls Point, Coverack (18:35-20:00): 1 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Storm Petrel, 1600 – 4600 Manx Shearwater/hour, 1 Sandwich Tern, c15 probable Sanderling, Fulmar, Kittiwake. (D Beadle)

Tresemple Pool, Tresillian: 40 Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 13 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher, 3 (2 ad, 1 juv) Little Egret, 1 fem Peregrine hunting over Tresillian River. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 13 Curlew, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Common Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Common Tern, 15 Sandwich Tern, 1 Knot, 4 Turnstone on Lelant Saltings at 14:15. (R Veal) 5 Black Swan. (P Stoppard)

Marazion Beach: 37 Ringed Plover; 22 Sanderling & 19 Dunlin this evening. (J Hawkey)

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