Wednesday 23rd August 2017

Late news, 22/8, Downderry: 1 Great Northern Diver offshore. (A Payne)

Longrock Pool RSPB:  1 Garganey, 2 Gadwall, 5 Little Grebe (D Flumm, A McKechnie)

Garganey, Alex McKechnie

Rock, Porthilly Beach: 4 Sandwich Tern. (S Grose)

Devoran, Tallack’s Creek: 1 Sandwich Tern, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Swift. (J St Ledger)

Penberth (seawatch 14:15-15:15): 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, thousands Manx Shearwater, 1 Risso’s Dolphin & 1 Ocean Sunfish (D Flumm)

Rame Head (seawatch 07.00 10.30): 2 Balearic Shearwater,10 Manx, Shearwater, 9 Guillemot, 31 Kittiwake, 25 Great Black-backed Gull, 50+ Herring Gull, 2 Fulmar, 4 Common Scoter, 6 Oystercatcher, 10 Shag, 1 m Sparrowhawk, 3 Rock Pipit, 2 Sunfish close in to rocks, 2 pods of Common Dolphin, 1 Harbour Porpoise. (C Buckland)

Torpoint West, muds at low water: 100+ Mediterranean Gull and 32 Sandwich Tern. (C Buckland)

The Rumps and Pentire Point: 4 Fulmar, 12 Gannet, 11 Cormorant, 2 Shag, 1 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 1 Hobby, 5 Kestrel, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Whimbrel, 35 Black-headed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 50 Herring Gull, 4 Wood Pigeon, 40 Swallow, 2 Rock Pipit, 1 Wren, 1 Robin, 6 Wheatear, 3 Stonechat, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Magpie, 7 Carrion Crow, 55 Starling, 24 House Sparrow, 25 Goldfinch, 50 Linnet. Also 1 Ocean Sunfish, 2 Grey Seal, 7 Large White, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Gatekeeper, 3 Small Heath, 4 Meadow Brown, 1 Wall Brown, 1 Small Copper, 4 Common Blue. (M Scawen et al.)

Drift Reservoir: Great Crested Grebe feeding two young. 1 Little Grebe,  5 Cormorant, 4 Canada Geese,  2 Tufted Duck,  2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher, c10 Swallow,  1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff. (NRPhillips)

Lizard Point: 4 Great Shearwater, 14 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua. (I Maclean)

Lizard Village: 1 Ortolan Bunting. (I Maclean)

The Lizard, Pistil Meadow: 1 Melodious Warbler. (T Blunden)

Millbrook, St Andrew’s St: 1 Greenish Warbler heard calling 6 times at 19.10, seen briefly twice then heard calling two gardens down at 19.20. (A.C Robinson)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Mute Swan, 26 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 1 Garganey, 21 Little Egret, 10 Grey Heron, 6 Little Grebe, 28 Moorhen, 1 fem Sparrowhawk, c400 Swallow and 4 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 129 Ringed Plover, 56 Dunlin, 33 Sanderling, 18 Turnstone and 2 Curlew on the beach. Also 6 Common Scoter and 6 Sandwich Tern offshore. (DK Parker)

Porthgwarra: 17 Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, 9 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Wheatear, 3 Bullfinch (2 juv) and 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (DK Parker) Also 1 Great Shearwater, 6 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Tern and 60 Common Scoter all going east. (B Mellow)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 6 Green Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 15 Dunlin, 12 Greenshank, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Cattle Egret, 16 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Redshank, 2 Snipe, 8 Glossy Ibis and 7 Swift. (B Bosisto)

Tregonetha Downs: 3 Yellowhammer, 1 Lapwing, 2 Tawny Owl. 7 Bullfinch,1 Whimbrel overhead. (S Grose)

Falmouth Bay, AK Wildlife Cruise: 1 Great Shearwater, also 3 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater and 2 European Storm Petrel.

Mermaid 2 pelagics out of Penzance: 2 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater and 2 Arctic Skua 15:00 to 17:00. 70+ Storm Petrel, 4+ Great Shearwater, 15+ Sooty Shearwater, 4 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Skua and 12+ Common Tern 17:00 to 20:00. Also Common Dolphins and Porpoises. (M Elliot)

Fal/Ruan Complex: 403 Canada Geese, 1 white farmyard-type Goose with them (as last year), 116 Curlew, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 11 Oystercatcher, 12 Mallard, 6 Little Egret, 3 Buzzard. Observed 17:00-18:00 on the rising tide. (D Hall)

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