Wednesday 22nd August 2018

Late news, 21/8, Truro: Gull flock (predominantly Herring Gull with some Black-headed Gull), much in excess of 200, probably feeding on flying ants over Rosedale Estate, Truro, for quite while around 17:00. (K & J Mortimore)

Late news, 21/8, Lizard: 11+ Yellow Wagtail at Old Lizard Head, plus Wheatear, 12 Sand Martin & 2 Tree Pipit over. (M Pass)

Bude: Adult female Honey Buzzard flying low SW this morning at 06:15, being mobbed by 15 Herring Gulls and Carrion Crows. (N Bastin)

Croft Pascoe Pool: 1 imm. Glossy Ibis reported still.

Nanjizal: A total of 153 new birds ringed, including 1 Nightingale, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 52 Sedge Warbler, 6 Grasshopper Warbler, 13 Whitethroat, 17 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 7 Reed Warbler, 17 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff and 11 Swallow. Please keep to public rights of way. (P Roseveare, K Wilson)

North East Lizard Village: Moulting adult Black Kite circled between 12:50 and 14:15 at least, seemingly confused by lots of ocean! (M Pass)

Nanquidno: 1 Lesser Whitethroat still showing opposite the 5 bar gate. (T McGowan)

Pendeen 06:00-09:00: 2 Balearic Shearwater, 3000 Manx Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Storm Petrel, 4 Common Tern, 1 Mediterranean Gull & 2 Whimbrel. (P Flint)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Green Sandpiper. (M Evans)

Marazion Beach: 1 juvenile Little Gull, 1 Greenshank, 1 Peregrine over, Sea Daffodils on the dunes. (M Evans) Also 110+ Dunlin, 60+ Sanderling, 40+ Ringed Plover, 6 Turnstone, 2 ad. Mediterranean Gull, at the red river mouth at around 17:00. (R Butts)

Sea Daffodil – Mike Evans

 

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Gadwall, 1 Greylag Goose, 15 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 38 Dunlin, 21 Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel, 62 Curlew, 23 Med Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern (B Bosisto)

Gannel Estuary: 39 Med Gull, 7 Little Egret, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Dunlin, 1 Whimbrel. (S Rowe, M Lammas)

The Lizard: 8 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Tree Pipit over and 1 Pied Flycatcher towards Kynance. (L Ozsanlav-Harris)

Pendeen: 2 Chough at Pendeen Lighthouse 15:30 and 12 Dolphin 1/2 mile out on fish shoal. (P, K&H Woolley)

Sennen Bay: 1 Arctic Skua west.

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 pair of Redstart, 2 Wheatear, 10 Ringed Plover, 1 juv. Little Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, 2 Teal, 3 Common Sandpiper, 10 Snipe, 20 Cormorant, 120 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 14 Little Grebe, 20+ Pied Wagtail, 2 Sand Martin, Barn Swallows,15+ House Martin, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Raven. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Golitha Woods: 2 Dippers down stream from bridge, 3 Siskin,1 Marsh Tit, Nuthatches, Coal Tits, 2 Treecreeper. (C Buckland, M Beer)

East Pentire, Newquay: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 15 Storm Petrel this evening. (S Rowe)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Skua chasing Gulls, 50+ Manx Shearwater, 20+ Gannet. (D Clapp)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Common Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Newquay, Huers Hut: 9 juv. Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Sandpiper on rocks below. (S Grose)

Pentire and the Rumps: 8 Fulmar, c.200 Manx Shearwater, 25 Gannet, 7 Cormorant, 3 Shag, 1 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 5 Kestrel, 1 Pheasant, 3 Oystercatcher, 105 Black-headed Gull, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Great Black-backed gull, 35 Herring Gull, 9 Wood Pigeon, 2 House Martin, 20 Swallow, 1 Meadow Pipit, 6 Rock Pipit, 1 Wheatear, 1 Stonechat, 1 Blackbird, 1 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, c.100 Rook, 12 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 3 Starling, 2 House Sparrow, 2 Goldfinch, 80 Linnet. 1 Small White, 1 Small Copper, 6 Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 3 Wall Brown, 4 Meadow Brown, 5 Small Heath, 1 Six-spot Burnet  (M Scawen et al.).

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