Wednesday 16th August 2017

Yesterday (15th August) 20 dead Herring Gulls were found on the beach between Marazion and Long Rock. These had been washed away before they could be collected, but anyone finding >3 dead seabirds (including gulls) should report them to the Cornwall Wildlife Trust Marine Strandings Network hotline (0345 201 2626 – www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/strandings). In all such cases the incident will need to be reported to Defra which CWT will do (per M Grantham).

Porthgwarra, Hella Point 06:00-15:30: 11 Common Scoter, 23 Great Shearwater, 62 Sooty Shearwater, 12 Balearic Shearwater, 18 Storm Petrel, 1 Whimbrel, 4 Great Skua, 2 juv Med Gull, 4 Sandwich Tern, 2 Commic Tern and 8 Chough. (DK Parker et al)

Porthgwarra, Hella Point 06:30-13:00: 9+ Great Shearwater, 5 Balearic Shearwater, 11 Sooty Shearwater, 6 Common Scoter, c10 Storm Petrel, 2 Great Skua. (R Veal) 

Porthgwarra Cove (07:00-09:30): 5 Great Shearwater west & 1 east, 9 Sooty Shearwater west & 1 east, 1 Balearic Shearwater west, 5 Storm Petrel west, 6 Common Scoter east, 1 Arctic Skua east, 4 Bonxie west & 20 Common Dolphin. (D Flumm)

Marazion Marsh RSPB, Longrock Pool: 1 juv Garganey still, 2 Gadwall; 3 Turnstone and 1 Dunlin through. (R Veal)

Scillonian Crossing, am: 1 Great Shearwater, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 5 Sooty Shearwater.

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 4 Cattle Egret (2 ad, 2 juv), 1 Little Egret, 120 Canada Goose, 3 Wigeon, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 20 Swift, 30 Barn Swallow and 5 House Martin but no Glossy Ibis at midday. (N Paul) 2 Glossy Ibis and 4 Cattle Egret later reported from Tower Hide.

Kingsmill Lake: 115 Curlew, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 27 Greenshank this morning. (M Beer)

Charlestown: 1 Kestrel. (D Hastilow)

Kestrel – David Hastilow

The Rumps and Pentire Point: 3 Fulmar, c40 Manx Shearwater, 15 Gannet, 7 Cormorant, 16 Shag, 1 Buzzard, 5 Kestrel, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 45 Herring Gull, 2 Wood Pigeon, 1 Swift, 24 Swallow, 4 Rock Pipit, 1 Wheatear, 3 Stonechat, 2 Magpie, 3 Rook, 2 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 4 House Sparrow, 5 Goldfinch, c50 Linnet. Also 1 Grey Seal, 5 Large White, 1 Meadow Brown, 1 Wall Brown, 1 Oak Eggar, 1 Fox Moth caterpillar. (M Scawen et al)

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