Tuesday 31st July 2018

The Tower hide at Walmsley Sanctuary will not be useable on Thursday 2nd August, it is being treated with preservative to make sure that its lasts for many more years.

Late news: The juvenile Mediterranean Gull bearing yellow colour ring AY.NN on Marazion Beach 13th July 2018 was ringed on 15th June at Lobnitz Gravel Pit, Leipzig, Germany. (J Hawkey)

Late news, 30/7, Padstow Sealife Safari between Camel Estuary and Port Isaac Bay: c. 100 Manx Shearwater, 53 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Sandwich Tern (including adult feeding juvenile on sandbar), 1 Puffin, 9 Gannet. Also Cormorants, Shags, Kittiwakes, Great Black-backed, Lesser Black-backed, Black-headed and Herring Gulls. (D Trevelyan)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Mute swan, 10 Mallard, 4 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 4 Little Grebe including just 1 juv, 35 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, juv Stonechat, 1 Reed Warbler & 3 Sedge Warbler. (DK Parker)

Marazion: c30 Sanderling, 7 Dunlin, 11 Ringed Plover and 9 Turnstone on the beach. (DK Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 20 Redshanks, 2 Greenshanks, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Dunlin, 2 Little Egrets on Lelant Saltings. 2 Common Sandpipers, 4 Redshanks, 75 Curlews, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Kingfisher and at least 2 ad. Mediterranean Gulls amongst 200+ Black-headed Gulls on Ryan’s Field. Also 1 Stoat, playing with pebbles! (R Butts) 1 probable ad. Little Stint briefly this evening before pushed off by incoming tide, also 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Common Sandpiper, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Greenshank. (R Veal)

Stoat, Roger Butts

Stoat, Roger Butts

Ryan’s Field: 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Buzzard, 8 Black-headed Gull. (K Bowers)

Reed Warbler, Kevin Bowers

Drift Reservoir (members only): Pectoral Sandpiper and Wood Sandpiper still present in the NW arm.

Maer Lake: 5 Teal, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Lapwing, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Marsh Harrier. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare) One immature Marsh Harrier, quartering lake before heading northwards along coast before returning to circle high above water, then drifting off north 11.55 – 12.00. (S Gale)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Juv Little Ringed Plover, 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Yellow legged Gull (1 ad 1 juv). (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Tywardreath: 1 female Great Spotted Woodpecker on garden feeder. (R. Barlow)

Par Duck Pond & surrounds: 5 Mute Swan (including 3 young), 27 Mallard, 11 Black-headed Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 2 juvenile Moorhen, 7 Jackdaw, 2 Blackbird ( 1 male, 1 young), 1 Dunnock, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Wren, 1 Swallow. (R. Barlow)

Illogan: Holly Blue in private garden. (J Baker)

Truro, Pydar Street: 1 female Peregrine plucking a pigeon on top of Boots in the middle of the gull colony. Gulls going crazy, but all young now flying. This year 14 pairs of Lesser Black backs, 6 successfully fledging 8 young, 1 pair of Greater Black backs fledging 2 young. Over 100 pairs of Herring Gulls, of 33 nests monitored 19 successfully fledged 33 young. Lower success rate this year due to increased levels of predation at egg and young stages, and the effects of heatwave conditions. (D Eva)

Porthtowan: Pair Fulmar flying around and feeding 2 well grown juvs on West Cliff. (D Jenkins)

Downderry: 26 Mediterranean Gulls flew west before 07:55. (A Payne) seawatch 05:00-10:00: 100 Manx Shearwaters west some heading back, 1 Sooty Shearwater,1 Great Skua, 2 Common Scoter, Gannets, 3 adult Med Gulls, 3 GBB Gull, 15 Black-headed Gulls, 12 Cormorants, 1 f Kestrel, 3 Oystercatchers. (C Buckland)

Constantine Bay to Trevone: As I neared Trevone a small group of Gulls on the rocks below me were mostly Mediterranean Gulls (about 12, mixed adult 2s and juvs). An adult and juvenile Sandwich Tern there too. Further along a ploughed field had a large flock of Gulls but unfortunately the heat haze made it difficult to be sure of the id of all of them. I reckon at least 30 were Mediterranean Gulls. Finally, almost into Trevone another loafing flock of Gulls on the rocks had another 20+ Mediterranean Gulls. (J Turner)

East Pentire, Newquay: 8 Common Scoter flew west. (S Rowe)

Pendeen seawatch 07:45-08:45: 2 Med Gulls, light passage of Manx Shearwaters. also Harbour Porpoise. Also juv. Yellowhammer (patch Mega!), juv. Willow Warbler, juv. Whitethroat, Peregrine, Kestrel, Raven, Buzzard. Also Hummingbird Hawkmoth (Adam Hartley)

Penzance: eclipse drake Eider off the bus shelter.  (Adam Hartley)

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**Trindade Petrel** – New Species for Cornwall, UK and c13th for Western Palearctic.

Trindade Petrel, Porthgwarra, 29th July 2018: Two first-hand reports.

Before I start, I must mention the very sad passing of Brian Field yesterday and the effect this had on all of us. Despite the excellent passage of seabirds, we could never fully focus on this. We discussed many fond memories we had of Brian, as he was such a kind, warm and inspirational person who was such a valued part of the birding community. Unfortunately, it was for this reason that many great local seawatchers weren’t able to make it and our thoughts lie predominantly with them and Brian’s family rather than the petrel.

Yesterday morning, the wind was a particularly strong south westerly and had been forming way into the Atlantic Ocean. Birders from across the UK, who were excited about the prospect of a large movement of shearwaters and other interesting species, had arrived at first light, initially having to sit in poor visibility for two hours before their efforts paid off and the first of many large shearwaters started to pass the headland. It was an exciting morning as the numbers of species grew as did the volume of birds passing. Could it get any better?

At 12:08pm there was a slight lull in proceedings, following a fairly regular passage line of large shearwaters, and a few were tucking into their lunch. Then suddenly, Ray Archer shouted ‘Fea’s Petrel’ and everyone rushed back to their scopes. After a few seconds the first sea watchers were arriving on the bird, half way between the Pinnacle and the Runnel Stone and initially closer in than the Runnel. As the bird made a steady but assured passage west more and more were arriving on the bird and questions surrounding the identity began to be raised. But the more pressing question was its whereabouts for those who hadn’t yet connected. Frantic directions ensued from the marker-less ocean until perhaps a minute after discovery when the bird passed ever so slightly behind the Runnel Stone where everyone (all 20-25 observers) were able to get onto the bird. More and more doubts crept in as to the identity until Martin Elliott shouted words to the effect of ‘it’s a Trindade Petrel!!!’

Most had been looking for a bird more similar to Fulmar in appearance, whereas the closest bird this resembled was a mini Cory’s Shearwater and the new identification made more and more sense. Within 30 seconds to a minute the bird had headed around the rocks and was lost to view, but not before good views of multiple features had been obtained. By this time the identification as Trindade looked good, Martin Elliott and John Gale made field sketches and people who had seen the underwing pattern and tail pattern clearly were quizzed to ensure that the drawings were accurate! It was like being interrogated by the Police force! An incredible buzz grew around Gwennap Head as people stood up and congratulated each other. Had we really just seen a first for Britain!?!

Congratulations to Ray Archer for the find of a difficult to detect bird; Martin Elliott for the correct identification as well as Mark Wallace for superb directions.

Reuben Veal, 30th July 2018

 

    In the circumstances Ray Archer did well to call this bird as a gadfly petrel at all! The light had been good shortly before (squalls permitting), but as the cloud broke patches of glare began to appear and it was in one of these the bird was first seen. Calling “Fea’s!”  would be natural for anyone used to sea-watching from UK shores- no other Pterodroma would ordinarily be on your radar! But he did the job and almost everyone was quickly on the bird.

    It was only then that things got confusing. Even those without previous experience of Fea’s type petrels in the field will have seen plenty of photographs or illustrations but this just did not conform- to the point that several birders (myself included) actually came off it temporarily  because we thought we were looking at the wrong bird!

     The bird’s flight was distinctive; a continuous series of almost elastic looking flaps, not as rapid as Manx, slightly deeper and more like Sooty Shearwater but without the latter’s power and obvious curling or flexing of the primary tips. The bird kept low to the water, and did not shear or glide more than brief banking over wave crests which meant the underparts were hard to see.

    The combination of uniform brown upperparts without pale primary shafts, white underbody with dark under-tail coverts, dark underwing with white band on the secondary coverts,  inner greater primary coverts and primary bases, small, relatively uniform brownish head with paler throat, and longish narrow tail can only be shown by pale morph Trinidade Petrel Pterodroma arminjoniana! The only other taxa which come close “Herald” Petrel Pterodroma heraldica  from the Pacific ( with which Trinidade was “lumped” previously) but they do not show as much white on the underwing coverts, or “Trinidade” Petrels breeding on Round Island in the Indian Ocean- both being far fetched to say the least! Trinidade is regular off the Eastern seaboard of the US and has occurred in the Eastern North Atlantic.

Martin Elliot, 30th July 2018

Trindade Petrel, John Gale

 

Eds  – The record will be subject to ratification by the relevant rarity committee for full acceptance to the British List. This represents an amazing record, with the nearest breeding population in the South Atlantic off Brazil, with nearest regular sightings in the warm Gulf Stream waters off the South Eastern USA, although still something of a speciality there, with a single record off Bermuda in 2015. There have also been a small number of WP records, mostly from the Azores.

The supporting cast for birders on the day included maxima reported of 92 Great, 32 Cory’s, 47 Sooty and 13 Balearic Shearwaters, 1 Arctic and 13 Great Skua, 56 Storm Petrel, 4 Puffin and 5 Yellow legged Gull. Two Wilson’s Petrels were also seen further around the coast the same day.

 

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Monday 30th July 2018

Trindade Petrel: First-hand observer account added. See News items above.

Late news, 29/7, Mousehole: 1 Wilson’s Petrel  feeding just 30 yards off the cafe early morning before heading back east towards Newlyn/Mount’s Bay. Also a distant Storm Petrel. (T McGowan)

Late news, 29/7, Marazion Beach: 5 Turnstone; 15 Ringed Plover; 10 Dunlin, 5 Sanderling; 1 Whimbrel; 1 Curlew & 3 Mediterranean Gulls in the evening. (J Hawkey)

Porthgwarra: 1 Great Shearwater, 12 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 8 Storm Petrel, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Great Skua, 10 Med Gull and 2 Puffin by 09:30. (DK Parker et al.)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Pectoral Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper and 2 Common Sandpiper still in the NW arm. Please do not go beyond the hide or the birds will flush! (P Walsh, M McKee)

Little London Beach: 1 juv Yellow-legged Gull, 15 Sanderling, 1 Whimbrel. (R Veal)

Tywardreath: 5 Bullfinch (1 male, 2 female, 2 young), 2 Great Tit (adult feeding young), 1 Coal Tit. (All using garden feeders). (R Barlow)

Maer Lake: 1 Teal, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 1 juv Mediterranean Gull. (H Kendall and S Gale)

Porth Reservoir: 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Common Sandpiper, 50 Mallard, 14 Canada Goose, 26 Black-headed Gull, 1 Med Gull, 2 Coot, 3 Great Crested Grebe (+3 young). (S Rowe)

Padstow Hawkers Cove: 31 Mediterranean Gull (27 adult 4 juv), 7 Sandwich Tern, 4 Raven, 7 Curlew over flying west, 2 Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

Crugmeer / Trethillick Farm: 5 Corn Bunting, 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

St Gothians Sands (1900-2000hrs): 22 Canada Geese, 28 Tufted Duck, 1 Pochard, 18 Mallard, 2 Mute Swan, 27 Moorhen, 8 Pied Wagtails, 2 Common Sandpipers, 40+ Linnet, 21 BH Gull, 9 GBB Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 104 Herring Gull, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 20+ Sand Martin, 1 Swift, 2 ad and 4 juv Ravens, ad and Juv Peregrine (juv took juvenile Moorhen), 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, ad and juv Whitethroat, male and 4 juv Stonechat, 5 Little Grebe including very young chick (PJ Freestone)

Little Grebe and chick, Paul Freestone

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Oystercatcher (unusual site record), 7 Common Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 4 Lapwing, 3 Little Egret, 23 Canada Goose (16 in flight, family party of 7 still on site), 85 Herring Gull, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 imm Buzzard, 15 House Martin, 5 Sand Martin. (D Chaney)

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Sunday 29th July 2018

Porthgwarra: Trindade Petrel (intermediate morph) through west at 12:10. 24 Cory’s Shearwater, 86 Great Shearwater, 6 Balearic Shearwater, 37 Sooty Shearwater, c50 Storm Petrel and 2 Puffin by 15:00. (R Archer, M Elliot, B Bosisto, P Marshall et al.) 05.30 – 17.00 Seawatch: 92 Great Shearwater, 36 Cory’s Shearwater, 42 Sooty Shearwater, 12 Balearic Shearwater, 56 Storm Petrel 9 Great Skua 2 Arctic Skua 2 Mediterranean Gull 2 Yellow-legged Gull as well as the Trindade Petrel. (G Lawlor)

Yellow-legged Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

Yellow-legged Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

Lizard Point: 78 Great Shearwater, 17 Corys Shearwater, 5 large shearwater, 26 Sooty Shearwater, 6 Balearic Shearwater, 52 Storm Petrel, 2 Wilson’s Petrel (12:02, 15:21), 1 Long-tailed Skua, 3 Arctic Skua, 8 Great Skua, 2 Med Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Puffin, 1 Common Scoter. (T Blunden et al.)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Adult Pectoral Sandpiper and Wood Sandpiper still in the NW arm.

Penzance, Wherrytown /Jubilee Pool: 1 Kittiwake, 5 Mediterranean Gull (4 Juv 1 adult), 1 Sandwich Tern, 6 Oystercatcher, 2 Turnstone, 1 Curlew. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Wheatear, 7 Common Sandpiper, 7 Ringed Plover, 13 Mediterranean Gull on Carnsew Pool. (S Grose) Ryan’s Field: 8 Black-tailed Godwit.

Trewavas: 20+ Kittiwake on cliffs (possible makings of a significant colony), 2 Raven, Kestrel, 3 Shag, 1 Fulmar. (J Evans)

Rinsey: 1 Raven, 2 Kestrel, 2 Painted Lady. (J Evans)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 7 Grey Heron from the Stuart Hutchings hide. Also 1 Hobby, 6 Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper (G Adams, B. Toms, M. Curtis)

Maer Lake: 1 Greenshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Dunlin, 3 Mediterranean Gull (all Juvs), 1 Common Tern. (S Gale)

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Saturday 28th July 2018

It is with great sadness that we report the sudden loss of one of our long-standing members and contributors, Brian Field. Apart from his excellent birding skills he was a superb photographer and a “thoroughly nice bloke”. We shall all miss him greatly and our sincere condolences go to his wife and family.

Scillonian III Crossing: 1 Wilson’s Petrel reported “in Cornish waters” this evening.

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpipers. Also one pair Great Crested Grebes and a single adult with a well-grown immature, 2 Grey Wagtail a dozen Swifts plus Swallows and House Martins. (R Butts, DK Parker) Both Pectoral Sandpiper and Wood Sandpiper still present in the evening in the NW arm, also 1 Stoat. (T Mills)

Pectoral and Wood Sandpipers, Tony Mills

Porthgwarra: 66 Cory’s Shearwater, 2 Great Shearwater, 2 distant large shearwater, 7 Balearic Shearwater, 9 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Storm Petrel, 1 Great Skua, 1 Whimbrel, 200+ Mediterranean Gull and 2 Puffin by 12:00. (M Wallace, R Veal et al.) 72 Cory’s Shearwater by 13:30. (G Lawlor)

Trevose Head: 3 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Great Shearwater, 2 Cory’s Shearwater, 56 Kittiwake, 1 juv Mediterranean Gull,1 Black Tern, 2 Arctic Tern, 10 European Storm Petrel. (B Bosisto)

Lizard Point: c90 Cory’s Shearwater, 3 Great Shearwater, 5 Sooty Shearwater, 6 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Storm Petrel, 9 Puffin, 4 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua past, 06:45-0930,  16:50-18:30 )T Blunden) Also 22 Balearic Shearwater, 10 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Great Skua and 10 Puffin.

Lamorna, Tater-Du Lighthouse: 3 Great Shearwater, 53 Cory’s Shearwater, 6 Sooty Shearwater, 12 Storm Petrel, 1 Great Skua and 3 Puffin.

Pendeen (0945 – 1030): 1 Great Skua, 1 Balearic Shearwater; light passage of Manx; Kittiwakes; Fulmars & Gannets. (J Hawkey)

Towan Head, Newquay: 50+ Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Storm Petrel, 10+ Gannet, 1 Kittiwake all heading West between 16:00 & 17:00. (D Grose)

Par Beach Pool: 15 Mediterranean Gull (8 juv, 7 adult) between 07:30 & 09:30am.(S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 6 Great Crested Grebe (3 juv now), 1 Common Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): Wood Sandpiper still showing well this evening, also 6 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 Lapwing and 3 Swift. (P Roseveare)

Crowlas: 1 Stock Dove over. (R Veal)

Penwithick: 2 Bullfinch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (K.Bowers)

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kevin Bowers

Bullfinch, Kevin Bowers

Castle An Dinas: 23 Lapwing overhead flying West, 1 Yellowhammer, Linnets, Skylarks, Stonechats, 7 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, also many Dragonfly species. (S Grose)

St. Germans: 3 full-grown L. Elephant Hawkmoth larvae – 2 brown, 1 green – on wiilow herb in garden. (A Blonden)

Maer Lake: 10-12 Mediterranean Gull (all juveniles, on and off throughout the day), 1 Whimbrel, 1 Common Snipe, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper. (S Gale)

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Friday 27th July 2018

Late video and pictures, 26/7, Devoran: Marsh Sandpiper. (R Augarde)

Marsh Sandpiper, Mike McKee

Marsh Sandpiper, Mike McKee

Drift Reservoir, (members only):1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper again. (T McGowan, P Brinton) Also, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1f Teal all in the NW arm. (R Veal)

Porthgwarra:  6 Wheatear by 5-bar gate. (B.Toms) Seawatch: 1 Fea’s type Petrel, 2 Cory’s Shearwater, 9 Balearic Shearwater, and 5 Sooty Shearwater early morning. (P Roseveare). 1020-1600hrs 2 Great Shearwater, 11 Cory’s Shearwater, 6 Sooty Shearwater, 17 Puffin, 7 Storm Petrel, 1 Great Skua. (M Wallace) Plus 1 ad Sabine’s Gull reported.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 6 Lapwing, 1 Stoat hunting and killing a rabbit (D Eva) Also 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper. (S Kolodziejski)

Porthleven: 2 Balearic Shearwater past this morning.

RSPB Scillonian Wildlife Cruise: Penzance to Wolf Rock: 2 Fulmar, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 127 Manx Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 173 Gannet, 3 Turnstone, 1 auk sp, 2 Guillemot, 6 Kittiwake, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Herring Gull and 2 Great Black-backed Gull. Also 2 Harbour Porpoise. (DA Conway, DK Parker) Wolf Rock to Isles of Scilly: 3 Fulmar, 1 Great Shearwater, 4 Gannet, c200 Shag, 1 Kittiwake, 16 Black-headed Gull, 25 Herring Gull, 34 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 15 Great Black-backed Gull and 1 Sandwich Tern. ( DA Conway, DK ParkerIsles of Scilly to Wolf Rock: 3 Manx Shearwater, 11 Storm Petrel, 20 Gannet, 320 Shag, 2 Kittiwake, 18 Herring Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 14 Great Black-backed Gull and 3 Sandwich Tern. ( DA Conway, DK ParkerWolf Rock to Penzance: 6 Fulmar, 60 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Cory’s Shearwater, 7 Storm Petrel, 100 Gannet, 1 Guillemot, 1 Kittiwake, 5 Herring Gull and 3 Great Black-backed Gull. Also 2 Common Dolphin. ( DA Conway, DK Parker )

Mousehole seawatch, 20.15 – 21.00: 1 Great Shearwater, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, (plus 2 distant large shearwater), 200+ Manx Shearwater, 1 juv Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Balearic Shearwater and 15+ Common Dolphin. (M Elliot)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 4 Mediterranean Gull in summer moult, 6 Sandwich Tern with a Roseate Tern possibly immature bird. Terns then flew toward St. Ives Bay. (J Evans)

Grumbla: 1 Hawfinch reported in garden. (per M Wallace)

Hannafore: 1 f Goosander. (R Bishop)

Maer Lake: 1 juv Mediterranean Gull (different from yesterday), 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Dunlin, 350 Swallow, 40 Sand Martin, 15 House Martin, 2 Common Swift. (S Gale)

Lizard Point: 3 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Puffin, 1 Ocean Sunfish, (17.30-18.30). (D Collins)

St Erth: 1 Barn Owl at 05.20. (R Veal)

St. Germans: 1 Reed Bunting feeding youngsters in garden (wet sunflower hearts).  (A Blonden)

Callestick: 1 juv Spotted Flycatcher at dusk in garden (T Wilson)

Garras nr Helston: family of Bullfinches, adult male and female and 3 juvenile feeding in private garden 19.00. (D Roberts)

Helston: 1 drk Ferruginous Duck still on the boating lake. (R Veal)

St.Austell: Common Blue Damselfly, 1 Southern Hawker Dragonfly. (C Hooper)

Southern Hawker Dragonfly, Chris Hooper

Common Blue Damselfly, Chris Hooper

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Thursday 26th July 2018

Late news, 25/7, Polbathic Creek: 6 Common Sandpi[per. (A Blonden)

Late news, 25/7, Kingsmill Lake: 19 Greenshank  in the evening (M Beer)

Devoran: 1 juv Marsh Sandpiper. (S Votier) Also 1 Little Ringed Plover. (J St Ledger)

Marsh Sandpiper, Dave Parker

Marsh Sandpiper, Dave Parker

Little Ringed Plover, John St Ledger

Porthgwarra: 1 ad Long-tailed Skua reported past. Also 3, possibly 4, Southern Migrant Hawker at the dried-up pool just below the stonewall today. (M Wallace, T Mills et al) Also 1 juv Lizard sp (1″ long). (T Mills)

Southern Migrant Hawker, Tony Mills

Drift Reservoir, (members only): 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper. (B Dodd) Also 1 Common Sandpiper. (C Moore)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Snipe, 6 Lapwing. ( B Bosisto)

Breney Common:  1 Osprey flew  NW. (P Moore)

Croft Pascoe Pool: 6 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe. (D Collins)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

St Ives island: Chough, midday. (C Richards)

Windmill Farm: 1 Cuckoo. (D Collins) 1 Green Sandpiper. (D Wright)

Porthleven: 6 Swift. (J Allely)

Nanjizal (Coastal): Flock of 6 Chough: all ringed. 2 Sub-Adults, 1 Kestrel, 3 Fulmar, 4 Shag, 1 Raven, 3 Stonechat, 4 Grey Seal, Several: Grayling Butterfly, Common Blue Butterfly, Wall Brown Butterfly, Painted Lady Butterfly, Small Heath Butterfly, Peacock Butterfly, (J Evans)

Mount Hawke: 2 Jay. (PC Girling)

Rock Helipad Field: 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, large flock of Black-headed Gull with Mediterranean Gulls feeding over Rock& Pityme most of the day. (S Grose)

Maer Lake: 1 juvenile Mediterranean Gull (for at least 2 hours, mid-morning), 2 Common Snipe, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Dunlin, an afternoon gathering of 200 Swallow, 25 Sand Martin, 10 House Martin and 4 Common Swift, feeding on flying ants. (S Gale)

Lellizzick: 2 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

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