Friday 6th October 2017

Late news, 5/10, Nanjizal: 1 Merlin on coast path SE of Nanjizal. (D Smith)

Merlin, Derek Smith

Late photos/video, 5/10, Davidstow Airfield:

Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Rowena Castillo Nicholls

Ringed Plover, Rowena Castillo Nicholls

Dunlin, Rowena Castillo Nicholls

 

Late news, 5/10, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Knot, 3 Ruff on Ryan’s Field. (R Veal)

Sancreed: 2 Cattle Egret at Sellan Fm, 42 Golden Plover, 1 Wheatear, 1 Firecrest. (D Flumm)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Cattle Egret on Longrock Pool. 1 Firecrest in nearby garden.

Davidstow Airfield: juv Buff-Breasted Sandpiper still. Please note that Davidstow Airfield is an active airfield and we have been reminded that there is NO freedom to roam here and that cars must NOT drive onto the airfield at all. We have been advised that we can WALK onto the grassy areas, but not the runways. Cars should be parked alongside the road. Failure to comply could lead to access being withdrawn altogether.

Porthgwarra: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still behind toilet block. 1 Hawfinch early am. Also 2 Firecrest.

St Levan: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in sallows north of turning circle. (M Wallace) Also 1 Firecrest, 1 Whinchat & 1 Spotted Flycatcher.

Land’s End: 1 juv Swallow on Treeve Moor, 1 Merlin, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Chough. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Connor Downs: 2 Firecrest in private garden. (P Freestone)

Pendeen: 1 Purple Sandpiper on easternmost offshore rock. (C Holter)

Kenidjack: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 1 Firecrest, 21 Goldcrest, 1 Wheatear, 1 Grey Wagtail, 10 Chough, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Merlin. Also 2 Clouded Yellow and 1 Painted Lady butterflies and 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth. (D Flumm, J Hawkey, K Dalziel et al)

Nanquidno: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (A Harris)

Godolphin House: 6+ Song Thrush. (C Richards)

Downderry: 21 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Common Scoter, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull and 15 Kittiwake flew west before 0820. (A Payne)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 11 Balearic Shearwater west at 08:00, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 20 Meadow Pipit, 4 Rock Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Stonechat, 2 Linnet, 5 Swallow. Castle Beach: 18 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Heron, 20 Black-headed Gull. Swanpool Point: 2 Ringed Plover, 5 Turnstone. Swanpool: 1 Water Rail heard. (D Chaney)

Penryn: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler & 3 Firecrest at University of Exeter campus. (B Porter)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Black-necked Grebe and 1 juv Gannet on Lelant Saltings at high tide. 1 Lapwing, 1 Ruff on Ryan’s Field. (R Veal)

Porthcurno: 5+ Firecrest, 1 Redwing.

Kynance Cove: 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Swallow, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Long-tailed Tit. (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

Devoran Quay: 1 Osprey flew along opposite bank treeline, up the creek at 17.02 and back down at 17.08. never landed or fished. (A James)

Osprey, Alan James

Osprey, Alan James

Rame: 9 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 8 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest, 1 Garden Warbler, 5 Golden Plover. (C Buckland, M Beer) Also Short-eared Owl at 5pm.

Garden Warbler, Chris Buckland

Pendeen: 1 Wheatear seen to eat a wasp. (S Witts)

Wheatear eating wasp, Sean Witts

Porth Joke: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 2 Firecrest, 20 Goldcrest, 1 Grey Wagtail. (S Rowe)

Maer Lake: 1 Spotted Redshank, 1w Mediterranean Gull, 6 Ruff, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, c35 Black-tailed Godwit, c25 Curlew, 2 Lapwing, 1 Pintail, 1 Wigeon this evening. (S Border)

Nanjizal: 198 birds ringed, including 82 Blackcap, 23 Chiffchaff, 4 Firecrest, 36 Goldcrest, 1 Grasshopper Warbler. (K Wilson)

Carbis Bay: 1 Firecrest in private garden this morning. (Cornwall Birding)

Callestick: 2 Firecrest in private garden. (T Wilson)

St Clement: 1 Cattle Egret at 13:30, 2 Kingfisher. (S Court)

Cattle Egret, Sue Court

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Wednesday 6th September 2017

Late news, 2/9, Ludgvan: 1 Wryneck in private garden at Manwidden Vellanoweth, feeding on ants reported. (per R Menari)

Late news, 2/9, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 90 Mediterranean Gull. (S Lister)

Pendeen 07:30-16:00: 2 Cory’s Shearwater (08:30), 3 Great Shearwater, 1 juv Sabine’s Gull, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Leach’s Petrel,1 Storm Petrel, 10 Great Skua, 7 Arctic Skua, 2 Black Tern and 1 Arctic Tern. (I Grant + D Parker – until 11.00, and S Lister)  09:15-10:15: 1 Great Skua, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Puffin, 6 Storm Petrel, steady stream of Manx Shearwater. (R Butts, T Pinfield)

Kenidjack: 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 7 Chough. (R Butts, T Pinfield)

Nanquidno: 2 Chough. (R Butts, T Pinfield)

Levant seawatch 07:30-08:55: 1 Cory’s Shearwater (08:30), 2 Great Shearwater (08:20, 08:45), 4 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua, 2 Great Skua. (M Scott-Ham)

Rame Head & Penlee: juv Yellow-legged Gull at Polhawn, 1 Wheatear, 13 Chiffchaff, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Blackcap. (P Aley)

Wiggle: 1 Tree Pipit. (P Aley)

Cremyl: 2 Sandwich Tern, ad w Mediterranean Gull. (P Aley)

Penryn River: 2 Black-tailed Godwit (in summer plumage), 2 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, 1 Mediterranean Gull. 1 immature Green Woodpecker in tree near cemetery. (J St Ledger)

Black-tailed Godwit, John St Ledger

Green Woodpecker, John St Ledger

Lizard Point: 1 Cattle Egret with cattle by NT car park.

Marazion: Baird’s Sandpiper still on beach in afternoon. (M McKee)

Rock, ferry crossing: 8 Sanderling, 33 Sandwich Tern. (S Grose)

Newquay (Porth): 2 Jackdaw, one with Shrew. (K Bowers)

Jackdaw, Kevin Bowers

Jackdaw, Kevin Bowers

Devoran, Tallack’s Creek: 2 Osprey opposite this evening. (S Rogers) Also at high tide roost: 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Knot, 6 Sandwich Tern. (K Dalziel)

Fal-Ruan complex: 5.15 – 5.45pm 1 juv Osprey again. Prospecting to fish:  2 aborted swoops. Harassed by corvids in particular. (D Hall)

Downderry: 8 Balearic Shearwater and 7 Mediterranean Gull (all first year) flew west before 0810. (A Payne)

Whipsiderry nr Porth: 4 Corn Bunting. (S grose)

Mermaid pelagic this evening: 2 Cory’s Shearwater, 2 Great Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 20+ Storm Petrel, 1 Grey Phalarope and 1 Yellow-legged Gull. (M Spicer)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 17 Dunlin, 6 Common Snipe, 7 Greenshank, 68 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 74 Teal, 1 Swift, 8 Cattle Egret. (B Bosisto)

River Camel, Wadebridge to Padstow: 21 Mute Swan, 1 Canada Goose, 3 Shelduck, 15 Mallard, 11 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Little Grebe, 12 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 27 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 20 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover, 80 Dunlin, 21 Redshank, 8 Greenshank, 20 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 70 Curlew, c. 200 Black-headed Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 170 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 18 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Wood Pigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 6 House Martin, 6 Swallow, 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 5 Blackbird, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Magpie, 12 Jackdaw, 65 Carrion Crow, 3 Raven, 9 Starling, 36 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Goldfinch. Also 5 Large White, 2 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 8 Speckled Wood. (M Scawen et al.)

Siblyback Reservoir: 20+ Little Grebe. 20+ Pied Wagtails (12 in one location). (R Napp)

Little Grebe, Rick Napp

Torpoint: 1 Kingfisher and 1 juv Wheatear. (R Napp)

Kingfisher, Rick Napp

Wheatear, Rick Napp

Wheatear, Rick Napp

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Tuesday 5th September 2017

Late news, 04/09,  Kingsmill Lake: 31 Greenshank, 40+ Redshank, 15 Dunlin and 6 Black-tailed Godwit. (M Beer).

Marazion: Baird’s Sandpiper still on the beach this morning, but still being disturbed by illegal dog walkers. (DK Parker)

Newquay seawatch: 1 probable Little Shearwater1 Great Shearwater, 4 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 juvenile Arctic Skua, 10 Kittiwake. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Pentire Point: 1 Little Shearwater reported past this evening, also Great Shearwater, 5 Balearic Shearwater and 5 Sooty Shearwater (18:30-20:00)

Devoran, Tallack’s Creek: 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Knot, 3 Whimbrel, 8 Sandwich Tern, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 120+ Oystercatcher (in Gull roost). (J St Ledger) Also 2 Osprey reported.

Spotted Redshank, John St Ledger

Knot, John St Ledger

Lizard Point, 06:45-09:10: 1 Great Shearwater, 26 Balearic Shearwater, 17 Sooty Shearwater, 8 Great Skua and 2 Arctic Skua. (L Langley)

Mousehole: 2 Sabine’s Gull west at 10:45. (P Munro)

Porthgwarra: 1 large shearwater, 18 Sooty Shearwater, 18 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Great Skua  and 1 Arctic Tern. (R Wilkins, R Veal, DK Parker)

Kenidjack: 1 Wryneck still in donkey paddock at 11:30 and again at 13:05. (DK Parker) And again at 15.00, also 1 Grey Wagtail at the sewage works. (T Mills)

Wryneck, Rod Farnes

Lamorna, Tater-du 06:50-10:50: 31 Sooty Shearwater, 38 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Great Skua, 4 Kittiwake, 1 Storm Petrel. (M McKee)

Downderry: 4 Sooty Shearwater early am. (A Payne)

Pendeen, 11:15-14:00: 4 Balearic Shearwater, 10 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Arctic tern, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Great Skua. (R Veal, S Jones) 13:05-16:05: 7 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, c7,600 Manx Shearwater, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Knot, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Great Skua, 1 Mediterranean Gull, ad Sabine’s Gull (16:00-16:05hrs), 1 Commic Tern, 1 Ocean Sunfish, 1 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. (D Flumm) Also 1 Leach’s Petrel reported and 1 Black Tern. (I Grant)

Rock: 1 Wheatear, 1 m Sparrowhawk at Porthilly Beach. (S Grose)

Penlee Point sea watch 7:30-11:30: 200+ Manx Shearwater,1 Large Shearwater, 1 juv dark phase Arctic Skua. (C Buckland)

Torpoint: 8 Sandwich Tern. (C Buckland)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 5 Black-headed Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 20+ Canada Goose, 2 Little Egret. (K.Bowers)

Kingfisher, Kevin Bowers.

Kingfisher, Kevin Bowers.

Little Egret, Kevin Bowers.

Porth Reservoir: 5 Great Crested Grebe (+4 juveniles), 1 Teal, 2 Coot, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dipper, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Call Duck. (S grose) Newquay, Barrowfields: 3 Chough feeding, 5 Raven. (S grose)

Mounts Bay: Arctic Skua off Hogus Rocks 9.00 am. (P Fraser)

Kelynack: Great Spotted Woodpecker.

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Friday 1st September 2017

Late news, 31/8, Mount’s Bay (kayak): 1 Sooty Shearwater off Tater-du, 1 Balearic Shearwater off Mousehole. c10 Common Dolphin off St Michael’s Mount. (R Kirkwood)

Common Dolphins, Rupert Kirkwood

Balearic Shearwater, Rupert Kirkwood

Late news, 31/8 Davidstow Airfield: 1 Black Redstart photographed on the Flying Club roof. (C Selway)

Porthgwarra: 1 Golden Oriole in Sallows by stonewall pool at 08:30, 1 Marsh Harrier, 16 Wheatear, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 8 Tree Pipit, 3 Willow Warbler and 1 Reed Warbler. (M Wallace). Golden Oriole seen again at 11:10, flew toward pines at west end of Three Chimneys track. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, R&I Archer)

Land’s End – Sennen: 2 Kestrel, 3 Peregrine, 1 Tree Pipit, 3 Wheatear, 1 Whitethroat, hybrid Hooded Crow. (P Taylor, H Mitchell). 1 Wryneck at east end of Land’s End car park. (R Archer)

Wryneck, Phil Taylor

Nanjizal: 154 birds ringed, inc 19 Chiffchaff, 5 Willow Warbler, 46 Sedge Warbler, 41 Blackcap, 8 Whitethroat, 8 Reed Warbler, 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Common Redstart. (K Wilson)

New Polzeath: 1 Wryneck on coast path, plus 140+ Mediterranean Gull with 400 Black-headed Gull on beach. (C Selway)

Hayle Estuary: 2 Spoonbill.

Devoran: 1 Osprey with blue ring on left leg at 06:50, Spoonbill opp Point Quay at 06:45. (R Loader). Osprey later seen fishing successfully at 14:30 (D Eva), also 26 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Dunlin, 15 Oystercatcher, 4 Sandwich Tern. (D Eva)

Rock: 86 Sandwich Tern, 11 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Ringed Plover at Porthilly Point. Many more Terns feeding between Porthilly and Padstow harbour. (S Grose)

Gannel estuary /Crantock beach: 3 Ringed Plover, 13 Little Egret, 2 Common Sandpiper, 6 Bullfinch and 1 Mediterranean Gull. Also 5 Sandwich Tern feeding below the Bowgie Inn. (S Grose)

Hannafore to Portnadler Bay: 1 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Black-headed Gull, 1 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher (flying over field), 12 Oystercatcher, 2 Mallard, 2 Stonechat, 1 Turnstone, 2 Wheatear (on rocks by edge of sea), Meadow Pipits, numerous Swallows. Butterflies – Meadow Brown, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Small Copper, Clouded Yellow, Holly Blue. (C&J Duffy)

East Looe River: 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 10 Canada Geese, 2 Mute Swan. (C&J Duffy)

Nanquidno: 1 Blackcap, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Longrock Beach: 29 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Kittiwake, 15 Sanderling, 6 Dunlin, 8 Ringed Plover. (P St Pierre) Also 2 Wheatear. (C Richards)

RSPB Marazion Marsh, Longrock Pool: 1 Garganey, 1 Teal. (P St Pierre)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Water Rail seen and another heard, 2 Teal and 2 Yellow Wagtail over. (R Veal)

Rame: 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 37 Wheatear, 1 Garden Warbler, 3 Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff,1 White Wagtail, Cirl Buntings, 5 Whitethroat, 1 Ringed Plover over. Hundreds of Swallow on the wing. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Lizard Village: 1 Melodious Warbler. (D Collins)

Old Lizard Head: 9 Yellow Wagtail, 6 Wheatear, 1 Sand Martin. (D Collins)

Walmsley Sanctuary, 11:00 – 14:00: c70 Dunlin, c36 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpiper, 8 Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egret, 2 Glossy Ibis, 2 Swift, 1 Kingfisher, 1 singing Sedge Warbler, 1 Peregrine caused havoc by having two or three goes at the waders! (R Butts) Also 2 adult and 2 juv Spotted flycatcher for a second day. (C Selway)

Gwithian: 3 Swift, 1 House Martin, numerous Sand Martin. (R Loader)

RSPB Scillonian Wildlife Cruise: Penzance to Wolf Rock. 11 Common Scoter, 1 drake Eider, 3 Fulmar, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 320 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, 100 Gannet, 1 Kittiwake, 3 Great Black-backed Gull and 3 Guillemot. Also 16 Common Dolphin. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer) Wolf Rock to Penzance: 3 Fulmar, 625 Manx Shearwater, 180 Gannet, 2 Shag, 3 Kittiwake, 1 Med Gull, 78 Herring Gull, 151 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Guillemot and 4 Turnstone. Also 4 Common Dolphin. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer)

Torpoint: Great Spotted Woodpecker. Also Sparrowhawk attacking sparrows in private garden. (R Napp)

Great Spotted Woodpecker – Rick Napp

Davidstow Airfield: 2 Black Redstart (1 full summer plumage), White Wagtail, Peregrine, Whinchat, 5 Wheatear, 2 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 40 Meadow Pipit and 1 Chaffinch. (A Bond)

Crowdy: 1 white headed, white breasted Buzzard in plantation by Crowdy Reservoir. (A Bond)

Trevalga: 20+ Rock Pipit on cliff top by Long and Short Islands. Also 8 Chiffchaff and 1 Moorhen by Trevalga Church. (A Bond)

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Tuesday 15th August 2017

Lizard Point: 4 Great Shearwater, 15 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 3 Sanderling, 1 Minke Whale, 3 Bottlenose Dolphin, 2 Common Dolphin, 1 Northern Bluefin Tuna. (I Maclean)

Rinsey Head to Trewavas Cliff: 2 Chough (1 unringed), 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Kestrel, 1 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat. On rocks: 40+ Kittiwake (inc 3 juv). (J St Ledger)

Chough, Trewavas Cliff, John St Ledger

Choughs, Rinsey Head, John St Ledger

Peregrine, Trewavas Cliff, John St Ledger

Bude: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Mute Swan with 5 juveniles, 15 Oystercatcher, 3 Cormorant and 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (H Wilkins) Also juv Sparrowhawk practising hunting skills through back garden and across rugby pitch. (R Maye)

Mousehole: 1 juv Mediterranean Gull, c30 Common Dolphin in 7 widely scattered pods and 1 pod of 3 Harbour Porpoise closer inshore. (D Flumm)

Porthgwarra cove seawatch (07:00-09:30): 1 Cory’s Shearwater east then later back west, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 6 Great Skua, 2 Mediterranean Gull. Also 3 Fin Whale, c100 Common Dolphin, 2 Risso’s Dolphin, 3 Harbour Porpoise and at least 1 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. One of the Fin Whales eventually departed west but the other two were present for the duration of the seawatch, all at c2 miles range. (D Flumm, J Lawman et al)

Egloshayle Marshes: 5 Mute Swan, 422 Canada Goose, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 1 Teal, 30 Mallard, 5 Cormorant, 5 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Moorhen, 1 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 7 Common Sandpiper, 11 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 34 Black-headed Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Yellow Wagtail. (D Julian)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 2 Mute Swan, 84 Canada Goose, 10 Teal, 74 Mallard, 8 Gadwall, 2 Grey Heron, 8 Glossy Ibis, 18 Moorhen, 6 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 26 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 170 Swallow, 5 Starling, 2 Swift, 2 Buzzard. (D Julian)

Porth Reservoir: 8 Great Crested Grebe including 3 juv, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Polgigga: 1 Dotterel, initially over Higher Bosistow heading SE, later settled in ploughed field just N of Higher Bosistow farmhouse. (M Wallace) 2 Wheatear and 2 Whitethroat in same field as Dotterel. (DK Parker)

Land’s End: 1 Golden Plover over, 1 Reed Warbler at Trinity Pool, hybrid Hooded x Carrion Crow still present in same area. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Colliford Lake: 2 Cattle Egret on small island at Loveny viewed from the cattle grid, 5 Wheatear. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 Ringed Plover, 11 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Little Egret. (C Buckland, M Beer) Also 1 Green Sandpiper, Tawny Owl, Blackcaps, Willow warblers, Chiffchaffs, Wheatear, Treecreeper, Swift. (P Stidwill)

Green Sandpiper – Phil Stidwill

Common Sandpiper – Phil Stidwill

Blackcap – Phil Stidwill

Wheatear – Phil Stidwill

Fal-Ruan NR: 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 4 Greenshank, 220+ Curlew, 2 Swift, 350 Canada Goose. (R Veal)

Rosenannon Downs: large white heron-type bird from northern boundary stones, possible White Stork. (S Grose)

Marazion Marsh RSPB, Longrock Pool: juv Garganey still present. (DK Parker)

Roseland, Nare Head: 2 Chough in aerobatic flight over Paradoe Cove. Also variety of butterflies at Nare Head point. Painted Lady, Gatekeeper, Small Copper, Large White, Silver-studded Blue all present in small numbers. (D Hall)

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Thursday 27th July 2017

Porthgwarra seawatch 05:45-12:00: 4 Great Shearwater, 2 Cory’s Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 21 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 10 Puffin, 4 Razorbill, 8 Guillemot, 7 Sanderling, 1 Turnstone, 30 Storm Petrel, 9 Chough. Also 3+ Harbour Porpoise, Ocean Sunfish. (B Steel, DK Parker, LGR Evans et al) 15:00-19:40: 28 Cory’s Shearwater, 9 Great Shearwater, 12 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Balearic Shearwater, Leatherback Turtle and 20 European Storm Petrel.

Cape Cornwall: 6 Sooty Shearwater past 09:00-11:00 with c5000 Manx and 7 Whimbrel. (N Wheatley)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 12 Mallard, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Coot and 12 Moorhen plus 2 recently fledged chicks on Longrock Pool. (DK Parker)

Marazion Beach (evening): 9 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover (1juv), 1 Turnstone, 2 Mediterranean Gull (ad & 2cy). (J Hawkey)

Penlee Point Seawatch 08:00-12:00: 1000+ Manx Shearwater west, 1 Storm Petrel, 1 Kittiwake,Gannet in numbers, 11 Guillemot, 3m Scoter, 4 Mediterranean Gull. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Pentire: 7000 Manx Shearwater, 2 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater, 6 Storm Petrel,  37 Whimbrel, 16 Common Scoter, 2 Common Sandpiper plus two Sunfish in 3 hours am. (G Murray)

Mermaid Mini Pelagic from Penzance: 2 Wilson’s Petrel, 2 Cory’s Shearwater, 2 Great Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater, 30 Storm Petrel, Yellow-legged Gull and 1 Great Skua and 1 Arctic Skua. (M Elliot et al.)

  • Great Shearwater, Brian Field

Great Shearwater, Steve Rogers

Storm Petrel, Steve Rogers

Wilson’s Petrel, Mashuq Ahmad

Wilson’s Petrel, Mashuq Ahmad

Wilson’s Petrel, Mashuq Ahmad

Cory’s Shearwater, Mashuq Ahmad

Hayle Estuary RSPB, estuary: 2 Black Swan, 1 Little Egret. Ryan’s Field: 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 4 Common Sandpiper, 4 Swallow. (K.Bowers)  5 Australian Black Swan, 88 Eurasian Curlew, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 262 Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull (first-summer). (L Evans)

Black Swan, Kevin Bowers

Little Egret, Kevin Bowers

Common Sandpiper, Kevin Bowers

Middle Amble nr Wadebridge:  3 Cattle Egret feeding with cattle off public footpath from bridge, before carpark.  Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Cattle Egret. (M Lammas)

Port Isaac, Treharrock Manor: 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, 3 Coal Tit, 7 Siskin, 9 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S grose)

Roseland: 1 Hobby distressing Barn Swallows over Ruan Lanihorne church today 11.30 am. (D Hall)

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Friday 30th June 2017

Marazion Beach: 1 adult Roseate Tern (with 2 present late evening) 16 Sandwich Tern, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 1 Sanderling. (J Hawkey, DS Flumm, MJ Spicer et al)

Longrock Beach: 1 juv Black-headed Gull in evening, the first juvenile noted this year in Mount’s bay. (J Hawkey)

Pendeen Watch: 26 Storm Petrel. (D Dawe)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Great Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 7 Storm Petrel, many Manx Shearwater. (N Wheatley)

St Ives: 4 Roseate Tern, 1 Common Tern off Pedn-Olva at 09:15, 2 Common Scoter flew into harbour. (T Slater)  St Ives Island seawatch 10:00-12:15: c5,000 Manx Shearwater, 28 Storm Petrel, 1 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 19 Kittiwake, 13 Sandwich Tern, c100 Gannet, 12 Fulmar, 4 Razorbill, 4 Guillemot, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Ocean Sunfish. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, M Pass, B Dodd, T Slater)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 5 Sandwich Tern, 59 Curlew at high tide. Lelant Saltings: 1 Sandwich Tern. (MJ Spicer)

Lostwithiel: 1 ad Marsh Tit in private garden. (E Mayhew)

Rock, Porthilly Point: 7 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern. (S Grose)

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