Sunday 26th August 2018

Late news, 25/8, Helford, Bishops Quay: 90+ Curlew,18 Redshank. An Osprey flew down river mobbed by Herring Gulls at 15.30. (J Selby)

Late news, 25/8, Predannick Wollas to Soapy Cove, Lizard: 9 Chiffchaff, 1+ Willow Warbler, 1 Wheatear, 1 Sparrowhawk, 7 Stonechat (2 family parties), 2 juv Whitethroat & 2 Kestrel. Also Clouded Yellow, Small Copper (inc. Caeruleopunctata variant), Red Admiral, Common Blue, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Large & Small White butterflies. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Porthgwarra: 11 Balearic Shearwater, 9 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Great Skua, 6 Storm Petrel,14 Common  Scoter, 8 Teal  and a Whimbrel between 06:15 & 010:00.  (P Flint) 4 Great Shearwater, 41 Balearic Shearwater, 19 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Great Skua, 1 Garganey, 9 Storm Petrel, 8 Common Scoter, 2 Ringed Plover and 2 Dunlin from the cove by 13:00. (S Rogers, R Wilkins, R Veal, R Augarde) Fea’s Petrel type at 14:25. (M Elliott) Also 1 juv Little Gull.

Pendeen 3.30-7.30: 28 Balearic Shearwater, 9 Sooty Shearwater, 51 Storm Petrel, 4 Arctic Skua, 5 Great Skua, 256 Commic Tern, 1 Razorbill. (P Flint)

Rame Head (15.30-18.30): 57 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Sooty Shearwater.

Lamorna Cove, Tater-Dhu Lighthouse (06.45-16.45): 6 Great Shearwater, 53 Balearic Shearwater, 24 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Bonxie, 7 Storm Petrel, 14 Sandwich Tern and 8 Whimbrel. (M McKee)

Scillonian Crossing, return journey: 2 Great Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater and 35+ Storm Petrel.

Par Beach Pool: 2 Common Tern, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Par Beach: 11 Mediterranean Gull, Par. (S Grose)

Spit Beach: 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 29 Oystercatcher, 2 Turnstone 19 Ringed Plover, 11 Sanderling, 5 Dunlin, 19 Pied Wagtail. (S Grose)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 3 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 11 Teal, 6 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, c400 Swallow, c300 House Martin, 10 Sand Martin, 1 Grey Wagtail, 8 Pied Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Bude: Leucistic House Sparrow visiting garden feeders. (N Bastin)

Leucistic House Sparrow – Nigel Bastin

Maer Lake: 376 Canada Geese, 46 Mallard, 32 Teal, 7 Dunlin, 16 Black-tailed Godwit,and 3 Lapwing. (N Bastin)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 150 Dunlin, 26 Sanderling, 1 Knot, 3 Ringed Plover, 67 Curlew, 39 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 5 Mediterranean Gull. (J Chapman DK Parker) Ryan’s Field: 2 Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 2 Curlew, 350 Canada Geese, Greylag Goose.

Porthkidney: 195 Common Tern, 5 Sandwich Tern, 2 Black Tern, 1 Arctic Tern, 2 Arctic Skua (D Eva)

Penwithick: 17 House Sparrow, 4 Blue Tit, 8 Chaffinch, 6 Dunnock, 10 Goldfinch, 1 Jay, 6 Woodpigeon, 4 Collared Dove. (K.Bowers)

Jay, Kevin Bowers

St Ives, Porthmeor Beach: 4 Whimbrel over at 16.00. (A Whitehouse)

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