Thursday 16th August 2018

Late news, 14/8, Portscatho: 50 Med Gull, 1 Greenshank, 5 Sanderling, 4 Common Sandpiper, 8 Turnstone. (A Roberts)

Late news, 15/8, Kenidjack: 18-20 Chough. (P Fraser)

Nr Helston: Black Kite drifted low, going west (towards Lowertown) over B3297, just north of Helston at 14:40. (S Croft).

Portscatho: At least 180 Mediterranean Gull, 2 of the juvenile birds with yellow colour rings on their left legs. (Unable to read numbers). 1 Sandwich Tern. (A Roberts)

Millbrook Lake: 2 Egyptian Goose, 40+ Redshank, 2 Knot (sum plum), 3 Black-tailed Godwit (2 in sum plum), 1 Bar-tailed Godwit and 1 Common Sandpiper. (B Taggart)

Polgigga: 1 Green Sandpiper at Penrose. (H Bradshaw)

Bissoe Valley Nature Reserve: 7 House Martin, 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (B Toms)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Tuna (assumed Blue-fin), 1 Storm Petrel, 3 Balearic Shearwater and 3000+ Manx Shearwater between 08:45-10:45. (N Wheatley)

Pendeen: 12 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Sooty Shearwater, 8 Storm Petrel, 76 Whimbrel and 7 Med Gull between 07:00 & 12:00. (F Steuck) 07:00-16:00: 1 Great Shearwater at 09:20, 7 Sooty Shearwater, 14 Balearic Shearwater, 12 Storm Petrel, 2 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 3 Sandwich Tern, 2 Common/Arctic Tern, 14 Whimbrel, 2 Chough. (G Wyatt)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 5 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe. (DK Parker) 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Swift and 1 Wheatear. (M Jones)

Maer Lake: 3 Garganey, 19 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Barnacle Goose, 12 Teal, 1 Bar-headed Goose (S Rowe)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Wood Sandpiper. (S Kolodziejski)

Watchcroft: 1 Painted Lady Butterfly, 2 Wall Brown Butterfly, 2 Common Lizard. (J Evans)

Polbathic Creek: 1 Greenshank. (A Blonden)

Wendron: 1 Buzzard circling. (RB & PC Girling)

Mousehole: 2 juv/1w Yellow-legged Gull and 4 Common Sandpiper on St Clement’s Isle. (M Elliott)

Nanquidno: 5 Swift, 6 Whitethroat (juvs), 3 Blackcap, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 2 Chough. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Land’s End: 1 Swift, 4 Whitethroats, 2 House Martin, 1 Peregrine, hybrid Carrion/Hooded Crow & family group of Swallows with adults arial-feeding the juveniles. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Swift. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

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