Thursday 3rd August 2017

It is with great sadness that we learn of the sudden passing of Cait Hutchings, former CBWPS Board Member, a popular figure and well-known to many in Cornwall birding circles. A memoriam and further details will be posted in due course. In the meantime, our best wishes are with her family and close friends at this time.

Late news, 2/8, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Arctic Tern, 12 Common Tern, 21 Turnstone, 2 Knot on Lelant Saltings. (M Halliday)

Porthgwarra, Gwennap Head, 06:00-11:00: 1 Pomarine Skua close in, 8+ Cory’s Shearwater, 5+ Great Shearwater, 1 Great Skua and 2 Puffin. (R Veal)

Porthgwarra, 06:30-20:00: 37 Cory’s Shearwater, 2 Great Shearwater, 21 Sooty Shearwater, 29 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Puffin, 103 Storm Petrel, 770 Gannet, 1 Pomarine Skua, 2 Great Skua, 3 Common Scoter, 4 Guillemot, 1 Razorbill and 1 juv Arctic Tern. Also 40+ Common Dolphin and 1 Ocean Sunfish. (LGR Evans et al)

Cape Cornwall: 100s Manx Shearwater, 10 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater. (N Wheatley)

Mousehole: 2 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater and a possible Fea’s Petrel at 07:50.

Pendeen Watch, 07:45-09:15: 2 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Storm Petrel, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Common Scoter. (A Hartley) 11:00-13:00: 1 Cory’s Shearwater (11:50), 2 Sooty Shearwater, 5+ Storm Petrel. (J Hawkey)

Pendeen: 3 Raven, 1 Kestrel. (A Hartley)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 8 Canada Goose, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Moorhen. (A Hartley)

Marazion Beach: 10 Sanderling, 1 adult Med Gull. (A Hartley)

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