Saturday 21st July 2018

Late news, 20/7, Scillonian III, RSPB Wildlife Cruise: Penzance to Wolf Rock: 189 Manx Shearwater, 132 Gannet, 1 Guillemot, 2 Kittiwake, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 12 Black Headed Gull, 1 Eider Duck, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Herring Gull, 2 Fulmar & 1 Shag. Also 28 Common Dolphin & 3 Bottle-nose Dolphin.
Wolf Rock to Isles of Scilly: 1 Manx Shearwater, 45 Gannet, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Cormorant, 2 Herring Gull & 8 Oystercatcher. Also 1 Grey Seal & 12 Harbour Porpoise.
Isles of Scilly to Wolf Rock: 55 Manx Shearwater, 54 Gannet, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Guillemot, 1 Kittiwake, 39 Shag, 96 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 13 Great Black-backed Gull, 9 Herring Gull & 4 Fulmar. Also 4 Common Dolphin & 4 Harbour Porpoise.
Wolf Rock to Penzance: 871 Manx Shearwater, 500 Gannet, 6 Kittiwake, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Fulmar, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 6 Guillemot, 1 Razorbill, 30 Herring Gull, 6 Mediterranean Gull, a flock of 78 Black-tailed Godwit & 1 Eider Duck. Also 5 Common Dolphin, 2 Bottle-nose Dolphin, & 2 Harbour Porpoise. (V Stratton, B Craven)

Par Beach Pool: 3 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Med Gulls – Shaun Grose

Med Gull – Shaun Grose

Par Beach: 5 Sandwich Tern, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Dunlin. (S Grose)

Pentire: Sooty Shearwater and a Balearic Shearwater past West Pentire headland. (J Spinks)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 7 Lapwing, 12 juvenile Moorhen, 6 juvenile Little Grebe, neither Coot nor Great Crested Grebe have successfully raised young here this year. Sedge Warbler feeding recently fledged young, Dunnock on 3 eggs due to hatch today. (D Eva)

Nanjizal: 59 birds ringed, including 22 Sedge Warbler, 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Reed Warbler and 11 Willow Warbler. (K Wilson)

Portmellon: 3 Mediterranean Gull on rocks in the cove. (S Grose)

Penwithick: 50+ Herring Gull, 3 Bullfinch, 1 Siskin, 6 Chaffinch, 5 Blue Tit, 2 Robin, 4 Wood Pigeon, 2 Jay, 5 Goldfinch, 2 Collared Dove, 3 Raven, 6 Starling, 16 House Sparrow. (K Bowers)

Goldfinch, Bullfinch, Siskin and Chaffinch – Kevin Bowers

Porth Reservoir: 3 Great Crested Grebe +2 Juv, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Shelduck, 3 Coot, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Sedge Warbler, 5 Grey Wagtail, 1 Sparrowhawk.(S Grose)

Morvah: Female Marsh Harrier quartering. (J Evans)

Bodmin: 30-35 Swift, 1 Sparrowhawk. Also 1 Large White butterfly, 3 Small White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Comma. (A Doel)

Amble Marshes: Birds included 1 Wood and 2 Green Sandpiper. (C Selway)

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