Monday 7th August 2017

MV Mermaid pelagics out of Penzance: Thursday 10th, 5pm – 8pm; Saturday 12th, 6am – 12noon and 5pm – 8pm. Contact Adrian on 07901 731201.

Late News, 05/08, Penzance: 1 eclipse drake/imm Eider off Chyandour. (D King)

Porthgwarra seawatch (06:00-11:00): 1 Wilson’s Petrel in view whole time 08:40-08:45 hrs found by Ian Prentice passed beyond Runnelstone buoy @ 1km. Another at 09:00hrs could not be confirmed as too distant. 55 Storm Petrel, 100 Fulmar, 11 Cory’s Shearwater, 7 Great Shearwater, 9 Sooty Shearwater, 6 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Common Scoter, 2 Pomarine Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 10 Bonxie, 5 Commic Tern, 2 Puffin. Also 1 Minke Whale @ 2 km for 20 minutes, 20 Common Dolphin, 10 Dolphin sp and 2 Ocean Sunfish. Thousands of Manx Shearwater feeding in two large rafts @ c2km and others passing west constantly from 07:00 hrs on broad front. (Dave Flumm, Ian Prentice, Dave Bedford)

Wadebridge, Trewornan bridge: 4 Cattle Egret in field next to traffic lights at 08:15. (S Grose)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 5 Glossy Ibis and 4 Cattle Egret.

Pentewan Valley trail: Family of 3 Sparrowhawk, adult passing food to a youngster. (A Cornelius)

Porthilly Point: 196 Oystercatcher, 13 Mediterranean Gull, 9 Sandwich Tern, 5 Curlew, 2 Peregrine Falcon. (S Grose)

The Rumps and Pentire Point: 70+ Linnet. (A Gordon)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 4 Black Swan, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, several hundred Canada Geese (A Hartley) Ryan’s Field: 1 Common Sandpiper (A Hartley)

Scillonian III crossing, this morning: 5 Great Shearwater.

Rame Head, Penlee Point: 2 large shearwaters and 1 Sooty Shearwater.

Siblyback Lake: 9 Coot, 11 Little Grebe,12 Cormorant, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Egret, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Willow Tit, 1 Wheatear  and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (B Bosisto)

Colliford Lake: 12 Ringed Plover and 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull. (B Bosisto)

Marazion Beach: 45 Ringed Plover, 6 Turnstone, 30+ Sanderling, 10 Dunlin & 2 Sandwich Tern. (J Hawkey)

St Minver cricket club: 3 Peregrine, circling and screeching high above at 8.40pm. (S Grose)

djc + tdm

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