Saturday 11th August 2018

Porthgwarra, cove 6:10-13:30: 1 Fea’s Petrel (flew West 11:49-50, R Augarde and S Bearhop,  finders), 6 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater, 9 Sooty Shearwater, 101 Balearic Shearwater, 7 Great Skua, 2 Puffin, 27 Storm Petrel, 1 Common Scoter, 7 Whimbrel, 103 Fulmar, 5 Med Gull, 46 Kittiwake. (R Augarde, R Veal, R Wilkins, D Flumm, D Parker et al.) Seawatch 1330 – 1600hrs: 1 Cory’s Shearwater (1500hrs); 20 BalearicShearwater, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Great Skua& 3 juv Mediterranean Gull. (J Hawkey, K Dalziel) Seawatch 0610 – 1930hrs: 9 Cory’s Shearwater and 5 Great Shearwater.

Chapel Point: 5 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater,100 Manx Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 juv Mediterranean and 1 Yellow-legged Gull. (F Steuck)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Pied Flycatcher, by the hide also 7 Sand Martin, 2 Swift  5 Common Sand, 10 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper (Golden Lion). (M Pass)

Newquay: 3 unringed Chough (2 ad & 1 juv.) on golf course behind fistral beach at 13:00. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 1 Redshank, 1 Oystercatcher, 9 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Towan Head: 2 Wheatear, 1 Sandwich Tern, 28 Oystercatcher, 12 Turnstone, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Kestrel. (S Grose)

Loe Pool: 12 Sand Martin, 6 Sedge Warbler in family group, 1 juvenile Coot, 1 immature Great Crested Grebe and 3 adults, 2 Common Gull. (G Adams)

Loe Bar: 11 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Ringed Plover, 5 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Tern. (G Adams)

Truro, Malpas: 1m Sparrowhawk in garden. (M Costa)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 7 Teal. (M Wallace)

Bude: 8 Black-headed Gull, 16 Moorhen, 84 Mallard, 1 Kingfisher, 10 Crow, 12 Wood Pigeon, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Magpie, 3 Herring Gull, 1f Blackbird. (R Mudge)

Lower Tamar Lake: 10 Great Crested Grebe plus 6 juv and 2 chicks, 1 Mute Swan, 1m Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron. (R Mudge)

Mevagissey: 1 winter ad Mediterranean Gull. (F Steuck)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: large presence and movement south-west of common waders early pm estimate 300 Dunlin 400 Ringed Plover 35 Sanderling and 4 Turnstone. (M Pass)

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