Tuesday 21st August 2018

Note, Walmsley: A work party will be cutting out the island in front of the tower hide at Walmsley on Thursday 23rd from 9 am. Please expect disturbance.

Croft Pascoe: Glossy Ibis flew in at 08:30. (P Brinton)

Old Lizard Head: 4 Yellow Wagtail (feeding around the feet of cattle), 1 Wheatear, 1 Chough, in a field. 1 Swift, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Sparrowhawk (male), 1 Kestrel, all overhead. (J St Ledger)

Yellow Wagtail, John St Ledger

Land’s End: 1 Pied Flycatcher 150yds along the cycle track, 4 Whitethroat and 1 hybrid Hooded/Carrion Crow. (MJ Spicer)

Hybrid Hooded/Carrion Crow, Mike Spicer

Portscatho:  1 Wood Sandpiper, 4 (3 juv, 1 ad male) Stonechat, 1 Skylark. (P Pearson) Also 3m Common Scoter, 1 small pod of cetaceans about 4-5 either Harbour Porpoise or Common Dolphin but very distant at 19:00. (A Roberts)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 9 Ringed Plover and 1 Turnstone. (DS Flumm)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Great Crested Grebe +3 juv, 3 Coot, 1 Mistle Thrush, 9 Grey Wagtail, 3 Grey Heron. (S Grose)

Marazion: 1 Water Rail, 1 Gadwall on the marsh. 34 Sanderling (incl. 2 juvs, first this autumn), 60 Dunlin on the beach. (R Veal)

Pendeen (06:00-08:00): 1 Balearic Shearwater, 178 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Skua. (P Flint)

Porthgwarra (07:15-09:15): 3 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Storm Petrel, many Dolphin (S Tewinkel)

Portreath (18:00-19:00): c.200 Manx Shearwaters in one flock, 1 Arctic Skua, many Dolphin, 1 ‘bigger’ Whale sp. (long back, small dorsal fin, minke?, beaked?). (S Tewinkel)

St Enodoc Golf Course: 1 male Yellowhammer, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, Black-headed & Mediterranean Gull flock, presumably feeding on flying ants. (S Grose)

Wacker Quay: 35 Little Egret, 151 Curlew, 20 Dunlin. (C Buckland)

Downderry: 1 Great Skua west, 5 Fulmar, 150+ Gannet, 8 Manx Shearwater, 2 Med Gull, 30+ Cormorant, 9 Oystercatcher, 1 Pied Wagtail, 15 Great Black-backed Gull. Also 3 pods of Common Dolphin. (C Buckland)

Kingsmill Lake: 20 Greenshank, 92 Curlew, 14 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Sanderling. (M Beer)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 17 Sandwich Tern, 6 Med Gull on sandbanks. (D Jenkins) Also Swallow nest with 3 young.

St Columb Minor: 1 Sparrowhawk circling above parkland close. (S Grose)

Newquay Harbour: 1 Sparrowhawk being mobbed by small number of Swifts. (S Grose)

Windmill Farm: 1 Green Sandpiper, c.45 Linnet. (G Adams)

Towan Beach: 25 Mediterranean Gull. (A Roberts)

Constantine Sewage Works:14 Grey Wagtail. (D Collins)

Camel Estuary, Burniere Point: 1 ‘exotica duck’, possibly a Cape Shelduck, from the hide. (A Langdon)

Possible Cape Shelduck, A Langdon

Possible Cape Shelduck, A Langdon

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