Saturday 16th June 2018

Late news, 8/6 + 9/6, Penzance: 1 male hybrid House Sparrow, House x Spanish, but with features of Italian Sparrow. (P Semmens)

Hybrid House Sparrow, Paul Semmens

Hybrid House Sparrow, Paul Semmens

Late News, 15/06, Swanpool: 3+ singing Reed Warbler. (D Chaney)

Late News, 15/06 Scillonian RSPB Friday Trip: Penzance to Wolf Rock Lighthouse: 163 Manx Shearwater, 18 Gannet, 1 Puffin, 3 Razorbill, 9, Guillemot, 28 Herring Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 12 Fulmar, 28 Kittiwake, 2 Harbour Porpoise, 1 Risso’s Dolphin, 1 Ocean Sunfish.   Wolf Rock Lighthouse to Isles of Scilly: 2,022 Manx Shearwater (huge rafts feeding all the way across to the islands), 33 Gannet, 43 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 4 Razorbills, 5, Guillemots 1 Great Skua, 2 Fulmar, 54 Shag, Ocean Sunfish.   Isles of Scilly to Wolf Rock Lighthouse: 2,281, Manx Shearwater, (huge rafts feeding all the way to the Wolf Rock lighthouse), 89 Gannet, 2 Kittiwake, 5 Fulmar, 7 Puffin, 10 Razorbill, 2 Guillemot, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Herring Gulls, 1 Basking Shark.   Wolf Rock Lighthouse to Penzance: 119 Manx Shearwater, 21 Gannet, 4 Fulmar, 3 Puffins 12 Razorbill, 7 Guillemot, 4 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 48 Kittiwake, 10 Common Dolphin,  2 Harbour Porpoise (V Stratton, B Craven)

Ashton, nr Helston: 1 Rosy Starling in private garden in a large flock of starlings at a ground feeding station (L Bell)

Porthgwarra: 07:00 -10:30, 3 Arctic Skua, 2 Pomarine Skua, 1 Great Skua, 1 Great Northern Diver, 8 Common Scoter, 2 Sandwich Tern. (R Augarde, R Wilkins)

Falmouth: 1 Osprey flew SW this afternoon.

Loe Pool: 11 Cormorant (including 4 immature), 7 Reed Warbler, 5+ Sand Martin, 6 Great Crested Grebe (1 carrying a chick), 4+ Whitethroat (including 2+ juveniles), 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Grey Heron (1 adult, 1 immature), 2 Bullfinch, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler carrying food, 1 Blackcap. (G Adams)

Stithians Reservoir: Reed Bunting nest with 4 eggs, 2 Linnet nests with 3 and 5 young, Roe Deer fawn, 1 dead female Pheasant with no apparent injuries (D Eva)

Tywardreath: 1 young Chaffinch being fed by adult male bird in private garden. (R. Barlow)

Lellizzick: 2 (released) Grey Partridge. (S Grose)

Padstow:1 singing male Yellowhammer on wires just north of football pitch. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: Barnacle Goose.

Drift Reservoir (members only): 100+ Swift. (P St Pierre)

Trevose Head: 2 singing Corn Bunting. (S Rowe)

Crugmeer: 2 singing Corn Bunting along road to Trevone. (S Rowe)

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