Tuesday 8th August 2017

Porthgwarra seawatch (06:00-10:00): 3 Great Shearwater, 4 Cory’s Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 28 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, 9 Common Scoter, 1 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Arctic Skua, 5 Bonxie, 1 Puffin. Several thousand Manx Shearwater feeding in wide area with equal numbers east and west.Also 2 Risso’s Dolphins together, one a very large pale grey individual with white head feeding for an hour beyond Runnelstone, c20 Common Dolphin & 6 Harbour Porpoise.  (D Flumm)

Pendeen (07:00 – 10:00) : 124 Common Scoter, 2 Balearic Shearwater, c.5000 Manx Shearwater, c.300 Gannet, 20 Kittiwake, 30 Swallow, 1 juv. Wheatear (D Eva) Also 6 Great Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 14 Sooty Shearwater reported to 08:30.

Lizard Point 06:30 – 09:20: 2 Cory’s Shearwater, 23 Great Shearwater, 8 Sooty Shearwater, 7+ Balearic Shearwater.

Nanjizal: 215 birds ringed including 150 Sedge Warbler, 39 Whitethroat, 11 Willow Warbler, 5 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler. (K Wilson)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 1f Common Scoter. Ryan’s Field: 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Kingfisher. R Veal)

Kynance: 6 Chough near car park. (J St Ledger)

Chough, John St Ledger

Croft Pascoe: 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Coal Tit. (J St Ledger)

Pendeen: 2 Chough, 2 Rock Pipit, 1 Wheatear, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 2 Raven, 2 Buzzard (A Hartley)

Pendeen Watch: 09:15-10:15, 50 Common Scoter in a moderate passage of Manx Shearwater (A Hartley)

Mousehole: large flock of 100+ Gannets & 100+ Manx Shearwaters + several Dolphins all attacking a distant fish shoal (A Hartley)

Kings Mills Lake, Saltash: 22 Greenshank, 70+ Redshank, 140 Curlew, 5 Whimbrel, 5 Little Egret, 4 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 300+ Black headed Gull, 1 Swift, 211 Canada Goose, 1 juv Bar-tailed Godwit and 1 juv Black-tailed Godwit. (P Kemp)

Scillonian Crossing: 3 Great Shearwater and 10 Sooty Shearwater.

Walmsley Sanctuary: 5 Cattle Egret (inc 1 juv), 3 Glossy Ibis, 1 Little Egret, 15+ Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Dunlin and 3 Teal. (D Parker)

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