Friday 25th August 2017

Porthgwarra Cove (seawatch 06:45-08:45): 2 Great/Cory’s Shearwater, 41 Sooty Shearwater, 6 Balearic Shearwater and thousands Manx Shearwater in feeding rafts or flying east, later back west, 3 Common Scoter, 4 Great Skua, 25 Commic Tern and c40 Common Dolphin in four pods (D Flumm)

Porthgwarra valley: adult male Ortolan sunning itself on boulder seaward end of wall across moor flew east calling until out of sight near “Three Chimneys” cottage 09:40hrs. Also 2 Grey Heron, 6 Tree Pipit over, 13 Common Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, 4 Wheatear. (D Flumm)

Nanjizal: 224 ringed birds ringed (us 3 controls) including 114 Sedge Warbler, 22 Whitethroat, 15 Reed Warbler, 13 Grasshopper Warbler, 15 Blackcap,19 Willow Warbler, Firecrest and 1st y male Bluethroat. Also c15 Tree Pipit over and odd sounding Green Sandpiper last few days, flying high and very poor views. (K Wilson)

Millbrook: Greenish Warbler still at Millbrook near St Andrews Street and Hounster Drive junction though very elusive. (D Julian) 2 Tree Pipit over, 1 Wheatear, 3 Chiffchaff and 1 Barn Owl nearby. (P Roseveare)

Pistil Meadow, Lizard: Melodious Warbler still this morning, 1 Whitethroat, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Chiffchaff. (S & P Rogers, I Maclean, J St. Ledger, S Kolodziejski)

Melodious Warbler, Steve Rogers

Caerthillian: 1 Tree Pipit (S & P Rogers, I MaClean, J St. Ledger, S Kolodziejski)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 7 Glossy Ibis, 7 Cattle Egret, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 2 Kingfisher, 10 Greenshanks, 40+ Godwits, 6 Green Sandpipers, 30+ Dunlin, 8 Swift, 12 Swallow, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Sedge Warbler, 3 Ruff, 50+ Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Snipe, 1 Cormorant, 300+ Canada Goose, 2 Hare. (D Thomas)

Glossy Ibis, Dave Thomas

Cattle Egret, Dave Thomas

 

Sedge Warbler, Dave Thomas

Wadebridge, Burniere Point hide: 1 Kingfisher, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 45 Curlew, 3 Greenshank, 48 Little Egret, 23 Mute Swan,12 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Otter. (S Grose)

Stithians Reservoir: 3 Common Sandpiper, 33 Curlew, 1 Lapwing, 10 Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret (D Eva)

Maer Lake: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 60+ Black tailed Godwit. (H Kendall & B Bryne)

Upper Tamar Lake: 4 Buzzard, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Cormorant, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Tit, good numbers of Swallow and a few House Martin,1 Southern Hawker, 5+ Tortoiseshell, 1 Speckled Wood. (H Kendall & B Bryne)

Kingsmill Lake: 31 Greenshank, 16 Little Egret, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Whimbrel, 87 Curlew and Kingfisher. (P Aley)

RSPB Scillonian III Wildlife Cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 2320 Manx Shearwter, 9 Fulmar, 437 Gannet, 17 Kittiwake, 2 Guillemot, 1 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Common Tern, 12 Common Dolphin, 3 Bottle-nosed Dolphin and 1 Harbour Porpoise. Wolf Rock to Penzance: 2550 Manx Shearwater, 472 Gannet, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 18 Common Dolphin, 2 Bottle-nosed Dolphin, 7 Harbour Porpoise and 1 Ocean Sunfish.  (DAConway) Wolf Rock to Scilly: 2640 Manx Shearwater, 3 Fulmar, 85 Gannet, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater, 3 Storm Petrel, 1 Common Tern, 1 Sandwich Tern, 2 Ringed Plover, 4 Harbour Porpoise, 46 Common Dolphin, 1 Grey Seal and 2 Ocean Sunfish. Scilly to Wolf Rock: 1200 Manx Shearwater, 2 Fulmar, 320 Gannet, 4 Great Skua, 2 Common Tern, 15 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, 12 Common Dolphin, 2 Bottle-nosed Dolphin and 1 Grey Seal (1 Prickly Stick Insect in Old Town Cemetery)    (DAConway)

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