Tuesday 14th August 2018

Late news, 13/8, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Ruff and 1 Green Sandpiper. (M Halliday)

Late news, 13/8, Carnkie: 1 Wryneck reported in a private garden. (S Lancaster)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 3 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 14 Cormorant of which at least 2 were P.c.sinensis and, as expected, all others seen well enough were nominate P. c.carbo (on gular pouch shape), 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 55 Canada & 2 hybrid geese, 30 House Martin. (D Flumm) 4 Wood Sandpiper in the afternoon. (T McGowan)

Maer Lake: Barnacle Goose and several domestic/feral geese in with the Canada Goose flock. (N Bastin)

Barnacle Goose Nigel Bastin

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Snipe, 17 Cormorant, 9 Little Grebe and 12 (8 ad 4 Juv) Grey Heron. (J Manley) 2 Wood Sandpipers, 3 Ringed Plovers. (S Kolodziejski)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 5 (1 juv.) Sandwich Tern, 1 Lapwing, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank. (R Veal) Ryan’s Field: 5 Sanderling, 37 Sandwich Tern (over),1 Sand Martin this evening approaching high tide. Carnsew Pool: 1 Kingfisher (J Evans)

Penzance, Chyandour: 1 Common Scoter, 2 Sandwich Tern. (P St Pierre)

Mount’s Bay: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, a few Storm Petrel, 1000+ Manx Shearwater from the Mermaid II. (M Elliott)

Penzance: c25 Goldfinch (inc many juv) on wires and coming to sunflower feeders in the Lidden area. (T Mills)

Crowdy Reservoir: Bar-headed Goose feeding in a field amongst a large gaggle of Canada Geese. (D Hillson)

Falmouth: 1 Swift over Boscawen Fields at 18:00. (J St Ledger)

East Pentire, Newquay: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Storm Petrel, 2 Sandwich Tern. (S Rowe)

Porthilly Point: 86 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Gull, 19 Sandwich Tern, 2 Curlew, 2 Little Egret, 46 Oystercatcher, 8 Dunlin, 91 Black Headed Gull, 5 Rock Pipit, 2 Raven, 29 Carrion Crow, 4 Sand Martin. (S Grose)

Rock: 1 Sparrowhawk, 14 Greenfinch, 1 male Blackcap in private garden. (S Grose)

Downderry: 2 juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls on beach early this morning. (A Payne)

Budock Vean: Group of three circling Buzzards being harassed by one vocal Herring Gull. 1 Common Sandpiper. All at 18.30. (RB & PC Girling)

Newquay: 2 Barn Owl, 2 Snipe at Trevithick Manor Farm at 22:00. (S Grose)

Porthgwarra: 8 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 2+ Balearic Shearwater, 1200+ Manx Shearwater, 6 Storm Petrel, 3 Great Skua, 1 Wheatear & 2 Chough. (O Beaumont)

Marazion: 5 Sandwich Tern off Red River. (PA Fraser)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Many Swallows hawking over the town and marsh. (PA Fraser) 1 Hobby hawking swallows over the marsh. (P St Pierre)

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