Friday 13th July 2018

Late news, 11/7, Temple: 1 female Tufted Duck with seven very young ducklings on Teal Lake. (RB Girling)

St Ives: 1 Sooty Shearwater flew west past St. Ives Island this morning.

Polbathic Creek: 1 Green Sandpiper. (A Blonden)

Par Moor Road: Merlin (single male flew across Spit Beach car park). (R. Barlow)

Looe, Hannafore beach: 2 Mediterranean Gull (1 ringed on both legs- 1 large on right leg, 1 small on left) + 1 juvenile. Later joined by 20+ Black-headed Gull  (2 juveniles), 1 Kestrel, 4 Rock Pipits with 4 fledglings, 1 m Stonechat and 1 Leopard moth. (I. Juliane)

Looe river from train: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Whimbrel and 2 Shelduck wuth 3 ducklings. Also 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth, 1 Swallowtail moth and 1 Garden Tiger. (I. Juliane)

Stithians Reservoir: 3 Green Sandpiper, 4 Lapwing, 7 Canada Goose (2ad 5juv), 17 Cormorant, 7 Grey Heron (2ad, 5imm), 12+ Little Grebe, 2 Black-headed Gull, 22 Mallard from Stuart Hutchings Hide. Also 2 Great Crested Grebe Golden Lion Cutoff, 4 Common Sandpiper (3 roosting on S Cutoff Causeway, 1 near Watersports Centre) (D Chaney)

RSPB Scillonian Wildlife Cruise: Penzance to Wolf Rock: 3 Fulmar, 52 Manx Shearwater, 35 Gannet, 5 Cormorant, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Razorbill, 1 Guillemot, 2 Sandwich Tern, 2 Kittiwake, 5 Black-headed Gull, 21 Mediterranean Gull, 40 Herring Gull and 2 Great Black-backed Gull. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer) Wolf Rock to Isles of Scilly: 4 Fulmar, 8 Manx Shearwater, 510 Gannet, 252 Shag, 15 Razorbill, 2 Guillemot, 1 Kittiwake, 1 Black-headed Gull, 24 Herring Gull, 121 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 9 Great Black-backed Gull. Also 27 Common Dolphin, 1 Ocean Sunfish and 2 (presumed Blue-fin) Tuna. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer) Isles of Scilly to Wolf Rock: 4 Fulmar, 503 Gannet, 30 Shag, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Puffin, 4 Razorbill, 2 Guillemot, 2 Kittiwake, 171 Herring Gull, 90 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 6+5 Great Black-backed Gull. Also 83 Common Dolphin. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer) Wolf Rock to Penzance: 1 eclipse drake Eider, 1 Fulmar, 28 Manx Shearwater, 78 Gannet, 1 Guillemot, 28 Kittiwake, 3 Black-headed Gull, 16 Mediterranean Gull, 16 Herring Gull and 4 Great Black-backed Gull. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer)

Padstow: 3 Yellowhammer in field just east of cemetery. (S Grose)

Marazion Beach (evening): 7 juvenile Mediterranean Gull including one ringed Germany (Yellow Colour ring AY.NN). (J Hawkey)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 24 Mediterranean Gull inc 6 juv. (P St Pierre)

Lellizzick: 2 Barn Owl this eve. (S Grose)

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