Sunday 12th August 2018

Late news, 9/8, Looe, Hannafore beach: 6 Mediterranean Gull (1 ringed). (I. Juliane)

Late news, 10/8, Looe, Hannafore beach: flock comprising 3 Ringed Plover, 7/8 Dunlin & 15-20 Turnstone plus 2  Mediterranean Gull. (I. Juliane)

Downderry: 08:25-10:00 c80 Manx Shearwater, 8 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 9 Common Scoter and 1 Great Skua flew west. (A Payne)

Scillonian III: Penzance to St Mary’s:  Common Dolphin, Ocean Sunfish, 1 Great Shearwater, 50+ Manx Shearwater. St Mary’s to Penzance: 20 Sandwich Tern, 10 Fulmar, 4 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 20 Storm Petrel, 1 Wilson’s Petrel, 80 Manx Shearwater, pod of 20+ Common Dolphin in feeding frenzy with Gannets, later a pod of 10+ Common Dolphin (Mount’s Bay) in feeding frenzy with Gannets and Great Skua in pursuit of numerous Gannet. (J Evans)

Porthgwarra, (seawatch 06:20-14:20): 1 Long-tailed Skua (@07.25), 2 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 large Shearwater, 51 Balearic Shearwater, 7 Sooty Shearwater, 9 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Puffin, 15 Storm Petrel, 4 Whimbrel, 2 Common Tern and 1 Little Tern. 3 Common Dolphin and 6 Harbour Porpoise. (D Flumm, M Wallace, B Mellow, R Veal et al.) Cove seawatch, 07:30-12:30: 3 Cory’s Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 25 Balearic Shearwater,12 Storm Petrel, 4 Great Skua,1 Arctic Skua. (R Augarde, R Wilkins, R Archer)

Tater-du, Lamorna: 1 Great Shearwater @ 06:20, Sooty Shearwater, 44 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Long-tailed Skua @ 07:10, 5 Great Skua, 7 Storm Petrel, 1 Puffin, 42 Kittiwake, 1 Sandwich Tern. (M McKee)

Porthkidney Beach: 5 Little Tern, 1+ Arctic Tern, 2 Common Tern, 3 ‘Commic’ Tern, 20 Ringed Plover, 5 Sanderling. (R Veal, B Mellow)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 4 Sandwich Tern, 3 Common Tern, 1 Arctic Tern. Ryan’s Field: 8 Sandwich Tern, 1 Lapwing on Ryan’s Field. (B Toms, M Curtis). Also 300+ mixed small waders this afternoon, majority Dunlin but also Ringed Plover and Sanderling. (S Rogers)  Plus 1 Kingfisher seen both early morning and evening. (D Chadwick)

Par Beach Pool: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Dunlin, 1 Sandwich Tern overhead. (S Grose)

Par, Spit Beach: 49 Ringed Plover, 42 Sanderling, 19 Dunlin, 5 Turnstone, 18 Oystercatcher. (S Grose)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper viewed from Stuart Hutchings hide 11:15, 4 Common Sandpiper, 9 Snipe, 6 Ringed Plover, 22 Curlew, 2 Lapwing, 2 Sedge Warbler. (J St Ledger) Also 1 Little Ringed Plover still, 8 Ringed Plover, 3 Lapwing. (M Pass)

Wood Sandpiper, John St Ledger

Sedge Warbler, John St Ledger

Marazion: 1 Knot, 1 Whimbrel, c200 Dunlin, c100 Sanderling, c180 Ringed Plover, c30 Turnstone, 89 Med Gull and 1 Common Gull on the beach. (DK Parker, R Veal) Also 1 dead Leatherback Turtle washed up in front of stationhouse. (M Ahmad, S Rogers)

Leatherback Turtle, Mashuq Ahmad

Lower Tamar Lake: 2 Willow Tit at the hide. (R Mudge)

Downderry: 40 Common Scoter ,51 Manx Shearwater, 7 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Fulmar, 100+ Gannets, 3 Oystercatchers, 1 Great Skua, 5 Great Black-backed Gull and Herring Gulls. (C Buckland)

Trenow Cove: 1 sum plum Knot briefly, 30+ Mediterranean Gull. (R Menari)

The Lizard: 4 Grey Seal. (C Hooper)

Mabe churchyard: Family group of 7 Mistle Thrush. (G Adams)

Padstow, Tregirls Beach: 89 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Gull, 15 Sandwich Tern, 12 Sanderling, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Pheasant. (S Grose)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 94 Canada Goose, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 88 Mallard, 8 Tufted Duck, 4 Pintail, 1 Teal, 3 Curlew, 3 Dunlin, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 11 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Black-headed Gull, 6 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Raven, 22 Carrion Crow, 8 Jackdaw, 2 Magpie, 1 Jay, 8 Stock Dove, 7 Meadow Pipit, 4 Wheatear, 2 Pied Wagtail, 5 Swallow, 6 Sand Martin, 1 Reed Bunting, 7 Goldfinch and 3 Wall butterfly. (DAConway)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 4 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 5 Teal, 12 Swift and 1 Kingfisher. (P St Pierre)

Dodman Point: 2 Cory’s Shearwater.

Porth Beach: 13 Sanderling, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Newquay, Gannel Estuary: 5 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Redshank, 8 Curlew. (S Rowe) East Pentire: 5 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Storm Petrel, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Mediterranean Gull this evening. (S Rowe)

St Levan: 18 Raven picking at worms in newly wet grass car park at Minack Theatre. (N Milligan)

Looe, Hannafore beach: flock comprising c.15 Ringed Plover & c.15 Dunlin. Separate flock of 17 Turnstone. 1 Grey Seal. (I. Juliane)

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