Friday 24th August 2018

Late news, 23/8, Park Head: 1 Whimbrel, 4 Wheatear, 2 Yellowhammer. (B Bosisto)

Late news 23/8, Gannel Estuary: 1 Barn Owl, 1 Tawny Owl at 23:00.(S Grose)

Late news 23/8, St Ives: 2 Wheatear  at Consols. (S Turner)

Late news 23/8, Polzeath: 2 Spotted Flycatcher on the point at Polzeath golf course. (S Turner)

Late news, 23/8, St Agnes Head: 1 Artic Skua, 3 Great Skua, c60 Manx Shearwater, 15 Whimbrel, 2 Chough, 27 Kittiwake, 200+ Gannet  between 18:30 & 20:00. (C Mason)

Late news, 23/8, Mousehole: 1 Great Shearwater, 2+ Balearic Shearwater with c500 Manx Shearwater @15:30. Also 1 Wheatear, 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 1w Yellow-legged Gull on St Clement’s Isle. (M Elliott)

Late news, 23/8, Penzance: 2 Sandwich Tern off Chyandour. (D King)

Porthgwarra (15:30-16:30): 3 (1 ad & 2 1cy) Roseate Tern, 1 Great Shearwater, 4 Sooty Shearwater, 8 Storm Petrel. (K Wilson) Also 3 Cory’s Shearwater and 1 Great Shearwater between 12:00 & 14:00. (N Ward)

Camel Estuary: 1 Osprey flew over fields west of Walmsley, towards Camelford. Also 344 Med Gulls, 46 Sandwich Tern, 33 Dunlin, 13 Ringed Plover, 1 Bar-headed Goose between Padstow and Wadebridge. (P Roseveare) Bar-headed Goose later at Walmsley. (A Langdon)

Trevose Head (08:00-09:00): 2 Cory’s Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 6 Sooty Shearwater, c1500 Manx Shearwater, 248 Gannet, 33 Fulmar. (P Roseveare)

Pendeen: 24 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Arctic Skua, 2 Great Skua, 2 Storm Petrel, 22 Kittiwake, 2 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Whimbrel between 06:00 & 09:00. (P Flint, S Rogers) Also an extra 1 Great Skua and 15 Whimbrel to 11:00. (Jon G)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 4 Little Egret, 6 Teal, 1 juv. Little Ringed Plover, 6 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 250 Swallow, 300 House Martin, 3 Sand Martin. (D Flumm, A Jayne) Also 7 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 7 Ringed Plover, 1 Snipe and the Little Ringed Plover still this afternoon. (M Wallace)

Penzance: 1 drk Eider (eclipse plumage) off Chyandour, 14:45. (D King)

St Ives Island (06:15-08:15): 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 dark phase Arctic Skua harassing Kittiwakes, 1 Med Gull, Manx Shearwater passage at c80/minute from 8:00. (A Whitehouse, B Dodd)

Mousehole: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater with 1000 Manx Shearwater offshore. (M Elliott)

Tamar Estuary, Cotehele Woods: 60+ House Martin high over trees after a heavy shower. (R Smaldon)

St Merryn: 1 dead Tawny Owl on road, 1 pair of Swallow with 4 young in nest. (R Hughes)

St Ives: 1 Peregrine over. (A Whitehouse)

East Pentire, Newquay: 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Storm Petrel, 1 ‘Commic’ Tern, c500 Gannet this evening. (S Rowe)

Sennen Cove: 1 juv. Little Gull, 38 Mediterranean Gull (5 ad; 1 x 2nd yr; remainder juveniles, including one with white colour ring 3860, ringed in Belgium. (J Hawkey)

Porth Reservoir: 9 Great Crested Grebe (5 adult 4 juv.) 4 Grey Heron, 4 Coot, 1 Buzzard, 28 Canada Geese, 1 Cormorant, 1 Dipper below the dam wall, 8 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

RSPB Scillonian lll Wildlife Cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 670 Manx Shearwater, 720 Gannet, 7 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 26 Kittiwake,1 Eider, 48 Common Dolphin, 5 Bottlenose Dolphin, 4 Harbour Porpoise, 6 Blue Fin Tuna. Wolf Rock to Scilly: 11 Manx Shearwater,14 Gannet, 3 Fulmar, 2 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 6 Arctic Tern, 3 Sandwich Tern, 2 Kittiwake. Scilly to Wolf Rock: 88 Manx Shearwater,165 Gannet, 14 Fulmar, 26 Storm Petrel, 2 Wilson’s Petrel,1 Great Skua. Wolf Rock to Penzance: 2670 Manx Shearwater, 373 Gannet, 14 Fulmar, 10 Sooty Shearwater, 8 Kittiwake, 14 Common Dolphin. (DA Conway)

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