Wednesday 1st August 2018

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

Trindade Petrel: to add to the two first-hand accounts written above here are excellent sketches made by John Gale on his observations of the bird on the 29th July.

Trindade Petrel, John Gale

Late news, 31/7, Port Isaac Bay: 1 Sooty Shearwater amongst large feeding party of Manx Shearwaters and Gannets. (D Trevelyan)

Late news, 31/7, Par harbour: 98 Herring Gull 4 Great Black-backed Gull one of which killed an imm Herring Gull and started to eat it, 42 Black-headed Gull, family of 5 Sandwich Tern. (N Bastin)

Great Black-backed Gull – Nigel Bastin

Sandwich Tern – Nigel Bastin

Sandwich Tern – Nigel Bastin

St Minver: 1 Juv Green Woodpecker on the ground in front of poplar trees at Tregwormond Grange early this morning. (S Grose)

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

Cape Cornwall Golf Course: 2 Whimbrel, 1 Clouded Yellow. (PA Fraser)

Tremayne Farm (nr Praze-an-Beeble): 1 Mole (alive!) in road. (PA Fraser)

Par Beach Lake: 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron. (R. Barlow)

Penwithick: 14 Goldfinch, 18 House Sparrow, 1 Greenfinch, 6 Chaffinch, 6 Blue Tit, 3 Bullfinch. (K Bowers)

Bullfinch, Kevin Bowers

Bullfinch, Kevin Bowers

Goldfinch, Kevin Bowers

House Sparrow, Kevin Bowers

Maer Lake: 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper. (S Gale)

Northcott: Low thousands of Manx Shearwater heading south (08:00-10:00). Harvested fields to the north and just inland held a minimum of 50 Skylark. (S Gale)

Rumps and Pentire: 3 Fulmar, 10 Manx Shearwater, 5 Gannet, 7 Cormorant, 5 Shag, 1 Buzzard, 2 Peregrine, 2 Kestrel, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Black-headed Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 25 Herring Gull, 1 Kittiwake, 4 Wood Pigeon, 30 Swallow, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Rock Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Stonechat, 1 Blackbird, 1 Whitethroat, 3 Carrion Crow, 1 Starling, 8 House Sparrow, 5 Goldfinch, 35 Linnet, 3 Sunfish, 3 Grey Seal, 3 Small White, 1 Small Copper, 7 Common Blue, 7 Wall Brown, 1 Speckled Wood, 20 Gatekeeper, 15 Meadow Brown, 25 Six-spot Burnet, 2 Fox moth caterpillar, 3 Ruby-tail Wasp (M Scawen et al.)

East Pentire, Newquay: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Storm Petrel, 9 Dunlin, 3 juv Med Gull this evening. (S Rowe)

Porth Beach: 3 adult Mediterranean Gull below Glendorgal Hotel. (S Grose)

Whipsiderry: 6 Corn Bunting, 2 Peregrine, 3 Raven. (S Grose)

Upper Tamar Lake: 1 Little Egret, 4 Cormorant, 1 Herring Gull, 9 Goldfinch, 32 Black-headed Gull, 15 Swallow, 5 House Martin, 2 Pied Wagtail, 147 Canada Geese, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Crow, 1 Jay, 1 Wren, 10 Mallard, 1 Great Crested Grebe. (R Mudge)

Colliford Reservoir: 1 Adult Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Common Sandpipers, 1 Peregrine, 60 plus Linnets, 3 Meadow Pipits, 20 Goldfinches, 2 Kestrels, 3 Buzzards, 10 LBB Gulls, 1 Wheatear, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Egret. (C Buckland,  M Beer)

Dozmary Pool: 1 Shoveler with flock of Mallards. Green Tiger Beetle, 4 Wall and 7 Small Coppers around the pool. (C Buckland,  M Beer)

Siblyback: 5 Common Sandpipers, 2 Spotted Flycatchers with 3 young, 1 Redpoll, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker,9 Willow Warblers, 1 Reed Bunting, 9 Pied Wagtails, Sand Martins feeding young on the wing (not seen this before). Swallows, The odd House Martin, 11 Grey Herons, Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Black-headed Gulls, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe. (C Buckland,  M Beer)

Pendeen: juv Willow Warbler, 3 juv Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, 2 Chough, Buzzard. (A Hartley)

Porthgwarra: Swift over Coastguard cottages late afternoon. (A Hartley)

Stithians: Buzzard, Wren, Willow Warbler. Fox. (S Williams)

Willow Warbler, Stephen Williams

Buzzard, Stephen Williams

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