Saturday 18th August 2018

Late news, 17/8, Gillan: 1 Turtle Dove. (J Selby)

Turtle Dove – Jake Selby

Pendeen 06:00 to 09:00: 3 Great Shearwater, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 7 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 79 Whimbrel. (P Flint)

Porthgwarra 06:15 to 11:00: 71 Corys Shearwater (65 in first hour), 1 Great Shearwater, 13 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Balearic Shearwater, 13 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 36 Storm Petrel, 1 Wilson’s Petrel, 5 Common Tern and many Common Dolphin. (B Mellow) 13:15 to 17:15: 1 1st Summer Long-tailed Skua, 3 Great Skua, 5 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Balearic Shearwater, 22 Storm Petrel, 3 Arctic Tern. (G Taylor)

Mousehole: Juv Little Gull off St Clement’s Isle. (M Elliott)

Penzance, Wherrytown: Juv Little Gull on water opp Lidl at 12:15. (S Grose)

Little Gull – Shaun Grose

Epson Shoal: 4+ Wilson’s Petrel, c12 Cory’s Shearwater, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 40 Storm Petrel, 2 Great Skua, 1 juv Arctic Tern c5 miles south of Porthgwarra from Mermaid II. (M Elliott)

Croft Pascoe: Glossy Ibis still, also 1 Snipe. (M Pass, D Collins)

Glossy Ibis – David Collins

Nanjizal: Melodious Warbler, 26 Sedge Warbler (+ control), 26 Whitethroat, 8 Blackcap, 3 Reed Warbler, 13 Willow Warbler & 5 Chiffchaff trapped. (K Wilson)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 7 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, 11 Snipe, 22 Curlew, 1 Little Egret, 3 Heron. (C Benton, L Langley)

Millbrook Lake: 65 Redshank, 4 Black-tailed Godwit & 1 Knot. (B Taggart)

Respryn: 2 Buzzard, 1 Wren, 1 Robin, 1 Dipper, 1 Nuthatch. 1 Water Vole in Station Pond. (R Barlow)

Maer Lake: 130+ Canada Goose, 1 Barnacle Goose, 5 Teal, 3 Lapwing, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, moderate numbers of Swallow and Sand Martin, 1 Whimbrel. (H Kendall) Also Garganey reported still.

Lelant / Dynamite Quay: 3 juv Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 14 Ringed Plover. (S Grose)

Lizard Point 07:40 to 10:00: 9  Balearic Shearwater, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 23 Storm Petrel, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 3 Arctic Tern & 3 Sandwich Tern. (L Langley)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Southern Migrant Hawker from the bridge with the iron railings at the eastern end. (G Taylor) Also 4 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron and 8 Little Grebe this evening. (DK Parker)

Wacker Quay: 103 Curlew. (M Buckle, R Gould)

St Johns Lake: 7 Sandwich Tern, 9 Med Gull and 32 Curlew. (M Buckle, R Gould)

Perranuthnoe: 3 Great White Egret flew over mid afternoon heading towards Marazion. (S Cubbage)

Windmill Farm: 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Bunting and 3 Adder (2 heavily pregnant females). (D Wright)

Church Cove, Lizard: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Sparrowhawk, 16 Swallow. Great Green Bush Cricket. Dead bat Pippistrelle size. (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

Bass Point: 12 House Martin, 1 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat. Also Painted Lady; Red Admiral; Wall & Meadow Browns, Small Tortoiseshell, Large & Small White butterflies. 2 Hummingbird Hawkmoths. (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

Penwithick: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 5 Blue Tit, 20+ House Sparrow, 2 Great Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 7 Goldfinch, 6 Chaffinch, 3 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 4 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove & 1 Bullfinch. (K Bowers)

Sparrowhawk – Kevin Bowers

Bullfinch – Kevin Bowers

Penhale Point: 1 Peregrine Falcon, 4 Chough, large flock of Linnets, 17 Lesser Black-backed Gull on Crantock Beach. (S Grose)

Tywardreath: 4 Bullfinch (1 male, 3 young), 1 young Greenfinch (all on garden feeders). (R Barlow)

Downderry: Moving west before 08:25 were 7 Balearic Shearwater, a Yellow-legged Gull  and 2 Mediterranean Gull. Onshore 2 Common Sandpiper and a dead Storm Petrel. (A Payne)

Polbathic Creek: 82 Redshank, 1 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret. (A Blonden)

Whipsiderry: 5 Corn Bunting, 2 Peregrine Falcon. (S Grose)

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