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Adrian of Mermaid 11 (www.cornwallboattrips.com) is looking to run short exploratory trips early and late in the day this week, probably 06:00 – 10:00 and 16:00 – 20:00 at £20 starting this Monday (01/09). More details to follow, contact Martin on 07875 295457 for full details and bookings. Probably no chumming but looking to get in amongst the Manxies etc just offshore at present, should be excellent photographic opportunities.

The RSPB Beached Bird Survey needs more volunteers – can you help?

·         Do you live near the coast and like walking along the beach?

·         Do you have a basic knowledge of seabirds?

·         If so, please read on and volunteer for the Beached Bird Survey

The Beached Bird Survey is an effective way of monitoring trends in oil and other pollution incidents that affect seabirds.  The RSPB needs more volunteers to take part in this simple survey in SW England so we can increase our coverage of accessible coastline.  It involves walking an allocated stretch of beach and recording any oil and the number and species of any `beached’ birds.  Details of the survey and requirements are on the link below.

http://www.rspb.org.uk/volunteering/1705-beached-bird-surveyor-south-west-england

To register your interest in volunteering for Beached Bird Survey, please contact Natasha Simmons (natasha.simmons@rspb.org.uk) with your name, contact details and coastline of interest.  We will hold some meetings for existing and new volunteers later this year to which you will be invited.  We will match new volunteers with beaches before Christmas and provide all the information you need ahead of the next Beached Bird Survey in February 2015.

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Monday 1st September 2014

Late news, 13/7, Sennen Cove, Gwynver: A mixed pair of crows, Carrion and Hooded, with two recently fledged hybrid young. (P St Pierre)

Late news, 31.8, Porth Reservoir: 1 Osprey. (M Lammas)

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Osprey again, 1 Kestrel (being attacked by a persistent crow), 2 Buzzard, 54 Canada Geese, 4 Shelduck, 1 Little Egret, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Jay and 4 Swallow. (Carol Hughes)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Grey Wagtail, 7 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe and 1 Little Egret. (B Field)

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Grey Wagtail, Brian Field

Gannel Estuary: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 7 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, 2 Greenshank and 10 Little Egret. (S Rowe)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Little Ringed Plover (juv), 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 3 Snipe, 1 Curlew, 4 Grey Wagtail. (J St Ledger)

Porthgwarra: 1 Dotterel (juv), 1 Hooded Crow. (J St Ledger, J Turner & I Webster)

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Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 4 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 3 Little Grebe, 7 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 27 Moorhen, 1 Hobby, 1 Greenshank, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Stonechat, 1 Cetti’s Warbler plus Reed and Sedge Warblers. (DK Parker)

Mount’s Bay: Raft of c400 Manx Shearwaters, c20 Common Terns and 1 1w Mediterranean Gull. (DK Parker)

Penzance to Runnel Stone: 1 Great Shearwater, c4000 Manx Shearwater, 12+ Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 25 Common Tern, 1 Arctic Tern, 3+ Sandwich Tern and 4 Bar-tailed Godwit plus several dolphins and porpoises on todays exploratory inshore boat trip. (M Elliott)

Sennen Cove: 2 Great Shearwater, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 1,000s of Manx Shearwater past. 59 Mediterranean Gulls and 1 Arctic Tern. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Porthgwarra: 2 Great Shearwater, 15 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Balearic Shearwater, 15,000 Manx Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Great Skua past and 2 juv Dotterel on the moor. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Pendeen Watch: 2 Balearic Shearwater and 25+ Sooty Shearwater past. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Little Stint.

Croft Pascoe Pool: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs still. Plus 2 Marsh Harrier. (P Smale)

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Sunday 31st August 2014

Late news, 30/8, The Lizard: 1 ad Dotterel. (A Pay)

Late news, 30/8, Drift Reservoir: 1 Water Rail. (S Maycock) Also 1 Spotted Redshank, 4 Green Sandpiper and 3 Common Sandpiper. (B Field)

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Late News 30/8, Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 14 Little Egret, 9 Greenshank and 5 Mediterranean Gull including this colour-ringed one. (B Field) Estuary: 1 Little Stint still.

BField_MedGull_310814Mediterranean Gull, Brian Field 

Caerthillian: 1 Wheatear, 9 Whitethroat and 1 Blackcap. (D Eva)

Croft Pascoe Pool: Lesser Yellowlegs still present plus 1 Wood Sandpiper and 3 Snipe. (D Eva & P Brewster)

Dinham Flats: 1 Ruff, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Sanderling, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 10 Ringed Plover, 30 Black-tailed Godwit, 60 Dunlin, 75 Redshank, 200 Curlew, 300 Oystercatcher, 15 Common Tern, 300 Black-headed Gull and 2 Shelduck. (L Sampson)

Porthgwarra: 1 juv Dotterel, 1 Wheatear, 5 Chiffchaff, 4 Whitethroat and 5 Stonechat. (P St Pierre, B Field, A McKecknie, M Spicer, et al) Roskestal: 1 Hooded Crow still. (M Spicer, J Spicer & T Mills)

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BMellow_Dotterel_310814Brian Field  TMills_Dotterel_310814Tony Mills 

 Marazion: 3 Balearic Shearwater offshore.

Falmouth, Swanpool Point: c10 Mediterranean Gull, 20 Swallow and 1 Swift. (D Chaney)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 6 Mallard, 3 Wigeon, 2 Cormorant, 3 Little Grebe, 6 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 24 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Cetti’s Warbler plus Reed and Sedge Warblers. (DK Parker)

Mounts Bay, Longrock: Raft of c2000 Manx Shearwater, 2+ Balearic Shearwater, c100 commic tern (mostly Common Tern), 1 Black Tern, 3 Wigeon in off the sea, 7 Ringed Plover, 2 Sanderling, 2 Dunlin, 3 Turnstone, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit and 4+ Med Gull. (DK Parker et al.)

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Saturday 30th August 2014

Late news 29/8, Falmouth, Pendennis: 40+ Common Tern, 3 Arctic Tern, 3 Sandwich Tern, 1 Black Tern, 1 Whimbrel, 4 Oystercatcher, 16 Manx Shearwater and a few other seabirds. Castle Beach: 5 Oystercatcher, 3 Mediterranean Gull. Swanpool Beach: 1 Kingfisher and 6 Oystercatcher. Gorrangorras, Penryn River: high tide 68 Redshank, 5 Greenshank, 5 Turnstone, 7 Dunlin, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Whimbrel, 30 Curlew, 1 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe and 1 Linnet. Went back to the coast in the evening: 40+ Common Tern with 1+ Arctic and 1 juv Roseate Tern. (D Chaney)

Late news, 29/8, Cape Cornwall: 15:00 – 17:00, Manx Shearwater passing at the rate of 50 -100 per minute, possibly 10,000 in total plus a few Gannet, Fulmar and 1 Kittiwake. (NR Phillips)

Pendeen (06:45-10:15):  7 Great Shearwater, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 20 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Balearic Shearwater and thousands Manx, 1 Great Skua, 4 Arctic Skua, 1 Pomerine Skua, 3 Whimbrel, 30 Sandwich and 259 Commic Terns, 10  Black Tern, 1 Storm Petrel and 2 Dolphin sp. (D Flumm & L Proctor)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Porth Kidney beach: 70 Common Tern, 25 Arctic Tern, 1 Little Tern, 65 Sandwich Tern, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 6 Whimbrel. (D Flumm) Plus 1 juv Pomarine Skua. (D Eva) This afternoon: 1 Little Gull (juvenile), 5 Arctic Terns (juvs), 267 Common Terns, 1 Knot, 1 Little Stint, 1 Sanderling, 8 Dunlin and 33 Sandwich Tern. (J Hawkey)  Ryan’s Field: 4 Ruff, 2 Knot, 2 Common Sandpiper, 10 Mediterranean Gull (inc: 2x 2nd/w; 2x 1st/w & 1 juv ) and 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (D Eva & J Hawkey)  Main estuary: 2 Ruff, 7 Greenshank. 3 Common Sandpipers, 1 Bar-headed Goose; 39 Greylag Geese; 2 Whimbrel,1 Kingfisher; 33 Sandwich Terns; 5 Common Terns & 1 Arctic Tern. (J Hawkey) Lelant Saltings (high tide roost): 1 Little Stint, 8 Turnstone, 4 Sanderling, 82 Ringed Plover, 138 Dunlin and 2 Common Sandpiper. (J Hawkey)

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Croft Pascoe Pool: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 5 Snipe and several Swallow hawking above the pool. (J Selby, T Mills, M Spicer & P Brewster)

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Wood Sandpiper, Tony Mills

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Carbis Bay: juv Sabine’s Gull past. (M Elliott)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 3 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe, 7 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 27 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail plus 1 heard only, 1 male Sparrowhawk, 1 Whimbrel (over), 1 Kingfisher, 1 Cetti’s Warbler plus Reed and Sedge Warblers. (DK Parker)

Marazion: Raft of c600 Manx Shearwater and c100 commic tern (mostly Common Tern), 1 Little Tern and 5 Fulmar offshore. Also 4+ Bottle-nosed Dolphins. (DK Parker & P St Pierre)

Zennor, Trewey Common: 1 Whinchat. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Roskestal: 1 Hooded Crow again today. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Porthgwarra: 1 Black Tern, 4 Sooty Shearwater and c20,000 Manx Shearwater.

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Friday 29th August 2014

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Porth Kidney Beach: c1500 Common Tern, 16 Black Tern, 3 Roseate Tern, c30 Arctic Tern, 3 Little Tern, 10 Sandwich Tern, 8 Mediterranean Gull, 13 Sanderling, 9 Whimbrel. (D Flumm, B Mellow, R Wilkins, D Parker, et al) Ryan’s field: 4 Ruff and 2 Knot. (R Farnes) Carnsew Basin: 2 Little Stint, c100 Dunlin, c35 Ringed Plover and 2 Oystercatcher. (D Parker & L Proctor)

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Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Osprey fishing, stayed for half an hour, 102 Canada Geese, 4 Shelduck, 3 Curlew, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard and 1 Grey Heron. (C Hughes)

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Truro: 1 Siskin in private garden. (D Jenkins)

Pentire Point East (Newquay): seawatch today 10.50-12.50 and 15.00-16.45, 13 Balearic Shearwater, c2500 Manx Shearwater, 3 Storm Petrel, 1 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Arctic Tern (juv), 1 Sandwich Tern, 220 Commic Tern (mainly Common from those identified), 1 Guillemot, Fulmar, Gannet, 1 Little Gull (juv) and Kittiwake. (S Rowe)

Falmouth, Gyllyngvase Beach: 45+ Common Tern, 15+ Sandwich Tern and 3 Mediterranean Gull. (J St Ledger)

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Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 6 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Grebe, 5 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 23 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Stonechat, 1 Cetti’s Warbler plus Reed and Sedge Warblers. (DK Parker)

Penzance: c120 Commic Tern off Chyandour. (P St Pierre)

Porthgwarra: 1 Great Shearwater, 12 Balearic Shearwater and 5 Sooty Shearwater past prior to 0900 (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Pendeen Watch: 19 Great Shearwater, 2 Sabine’s Gull, 4 Cory’s Shearwater, 16 Balearic Shearwater, 67 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua and 13 Great Skua.

Croft Pascoe Pool: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs.

Wacker Quay: 1 juv Arctic Tern and 1 juv Mediterranean Gull.

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Black Tern, 2 Roseate Tern, 1 Arctic Tern and 17 Common Tern.

Torpoint: 2 Roseate Tern (ad + juv), 7 Arctic Tern, 5 Little Tern, 41 Common Tern and 54 Mediterranean Gull.

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Thursday 28th August 2014

Late news 28/8, Tresillian: 2 Common Sandpiper. (A Nicholson)

Late news, 28/8, Ruan Lanihorne Quay: 2 Greenshank. (A Nicholson)

Late news 28/8, Porth Reservoir: 1 Osprey. (per S Rowe)

Penzance, Chyandour: 7 Little Tern, 11 Common Tern, 1 Sandwich Tern and 7 Mediterranean Gull. (D Flumm & P St Pierre)

Tehidy CP: 1 Kingfisher and 2 Moorhen feeding 2 young probably 1 week old. (S Taylor)

Millbrook Lake: 168 Redshank, 24 Dunlin and 1 Common Sandpiper. (B Taggart)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 4 Ruff , 2 Common Sandpiper (D Eva), c150 Common Tern, 2 Arctic Tern and 5 Little Tern (D Parker & R Farnes). Estuary: 8 Wigeon, 5 Teal, 4 Ruff, 3 Little Stint, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 8 Greenshank, 1 Sanderling, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 13+ Mediterranean Gull, c150 Common Tern, 2 Arctic Tern, 8+ Little Tern, 5 Sandwich Tern and 1 Black Tern. (DK Parker, M Halliday, D Eva & R Farnes) Plus at the Estuary mouth: 11 Black Tern.

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Sandwich Terns, Rod Farnes

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Porthkidney: 80 Common Tern, 30 Sandwich Tern, 3 Black Terns and 1 Little Tern. (D Eva)

Devoran: 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 8 Greenshank, 18 Dunlin, 22 Ringed Plover, 100+ Redshank, 90+ Curlew and 35+ Oystercatcher. J St Ledger)

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Nanstallon: 1 Hobby hunting hirundines. (P Spong)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 juv Little Stint and 1 Golden Plover. (A Davey)

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Golden Plover, Adrian Davey

Gulval: 5 Peacock in private garden. (MJ Spicer)

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Porth Reservoir: 12 Grey Heron, 8 Moorhen, 4 Coot, 36 Mallard, 33 Canada Goose, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Peregrine and 2 Buzzard. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Little Egret, 8 Oystercatcher, 1 Turnstone, 1 Grey Plover, 5 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 5 Curlew and 3 Cormorant. (S Rowe)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 1 Teal, 4 Mallard, 2 Cormorant, 1 Little Grebe, 6 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 24 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 3+ Stonechat, 1 Wheatear plus Reed and Sedge Warblers. (DK Parker)

Dinham Flats (Camel Estuary): 23 + Greenshank (including the Ythan Estuary colour ringed bird), 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Knot, 5 Ruff, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 4 Grey Heron, 21+ Little Egret, 35+ Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Spotted Redshank, 140+ Redshank, Large flock of Dunlin and Ringed Plover (too distant to count), Shelduck, Black Headed Gull, 1 Mediterranean` Gull and 1 Osprey. (W Delacour)

Porthgwarra: 8 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater, 28 Balearic Shearwater, 6 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Arctic Skua, 3 Great Skua past this morning. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching et al)

Pendeen: 3 Great Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Sooty Shearwater past. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

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Wednesday 27th August 2014

Falmouth: 2 feeding Peregrine on football field. (B & K Nicholas) Pendennis Point: 6 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Whimbrel and 3 Common Scoter. (J St Ledger) 50+ Manx Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 commic tern, 20 Shag (flock) flew west, 5+ Oystercatcher, plus Fulmars, Med Gulls and Gannets in low numbers. (D Chaney) Gyllyngvase Beach: 7 Ringed Plover and 3 Mediterranean Gull. Swanpool:  1 Kingfisher. (D Chaney)

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Marazion Marsh RSPB, Longrock Pool: 9 Common Sandpiper. (S Turner & P St Pierre) Marsh: 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Black-tailed Godwit and 1 Greenshank. (P St Pierre) Plus 2 Mute Swan, 5 Mallard, 2 Cormorant, 5 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 27 Moorhen, 9 Commonn Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, c50 Swallow plus Reed and Sedge Warblers. (DK Parker)

Marazion beach: 3 Knot, 4 Common Sandpiper, 24 Common Tern, 9 Sandwich Tern, 60 Ringed Plover, 30 Dunlin, 40 Sanderling and 9 Turnstone. (P St Pierre)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 3 Knot, 9 Greenshank, 1 Ruff, 16 Little Egret and 50+ Redshank. (S Turner) plus 13 Mediterranean Gull (11 ad/w, 1 x 2nd/w & 1 x 1st/w)(J Hawkey)  Carnsew Basin: c118 Dunlin, 1 Little Stint, 40+ Ringed Plover, 2 Sanderling, 2 Turnstone and 4 Common Sandpiper. (J Hawkey) Main estuary: 6 Ruff, 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Knot, 2 Greenshank and 3 Wigeon. (J Hawkey)

Portscatho, Killigerran Head, seawatch 08.30 – 11.40: 978 Manx Shearwater, 4 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Great Skua, 2 Arctic Skua (dark phase), 1 Pomarine Skua (light phase), 79 Gannet, 21 Cormorant, 54 Common Tern, 27 Fulmar, 117 Kittiwake, 7 ad Mediterranean Gull (possibly the same 7 and 1 imm on the beach below the carpark before commencing sea watch. One had a green ring on its left leg), 1 Black-headed Gull, 11 Common Scoter  with a teal spp in tow, 2 Dunlin, 2 Wheatear and 1 Kestrel. (J Dustow)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 (possibly 2 ) Little Stint (juv), 1 Golden Plover in partial breeding plumage, 10+ Dunlin, 8+ Ringed Plover, 50+ Linnet and a few Wheatear. (N Page)

Stithians Reservoir: 6 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Moorhen, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Black-headed Gull, 10 Herring Gull, 3 Swift, 1 Jackdaw, 20+ Sand Martin, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 White Wagtail (alba), 8 Goldfinch, 44 Mallard, 13 Cormorant, 14 Little Grebe, 2 Buzzard, 2 Coot, 3 Ringed Plover, 3 Common Sandpiper, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Peregrine, 3 Carrion Crow, 10+ Swallow, 1 Wren and 1 Pied Wagtail (yarrellii). (S Taylor) Also 1 Osprey this afternoon.

Walmsley Sanctuary: 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Blue Tit,1 Buzzard, c200 Canada Goose, c75 Carrion Crow, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Curlew, 1 Goldfinch, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Greenshank, 3 Grey Heron, c150 Herring Gull, 5 House Sparrow, 6 Jackdaw, 10 Little Grebe, 30 Long-tailed Tit, 10 Linnet, 1 Magpie, c50 Mallard, 6 Moorhen, 1 Mute Swan, c30 Rook, 1 Shoveler, 5 Snipe, 2 Sparrowhawk, 5 Starling, c30 Sand Martin, c70 Swallow, 1 Swift, 2 Teal, 2 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat, 10 Woodpigeon and1 Wren. Burniere Hide: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, c150 Black-headed Gull, 35 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Common Sandpiper, 6 Curlew, 20 Dunlin, 8 Greenshank, 2 Knot, 2 Little Egret, 18 Mute Swan, 2 Oystercatcher, 11 Ringed Plover, 1 Ruff, 6 Shelduck, 10 Teal and 2 Whimbrel. (The Martin Cutland Wildlife Walk per C Travis)

Downderry 09.00 – 11.30: 50 Manx Shearwater, 2 Storm Petrel, 5 Kittiwake,  10 Common Tern (adults), 3 Fulmar and 6 Common Scoter. (P Kemp)

Lizard Point before the rain at 1400: 3 Swift 3 feeding with 10-12 Swallow, 4 Chough (2 ad + 2 juv), 15-20 Gannet close in fishing and North Atlantic Grey Seal swimming close in & laying on the rocks. (S Turner)

St Ives, Porthkidney Sands: 1 Little Tern, 40+ commic terns, 1 Sandwich Tern, 2 manx/balearic shearwater, c40 Ringed Plover, c20 Sanderling, a few Dunlin and a Turnstone. (C Benton)

Sennen Cove: 1 Great Shearwater west offshore this morning. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Roskestal: 1 Hooded Crow again. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Torpoint, St. John’s Lake: 114 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Sandwich Tern, 2 Common Tern and 3 Whimbrel. (D Julian)

Treraven Meadow: 1 Swift. (D Julian)

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Tuesday 26th August 2014

Late news 16/8, Trevose Head: possible Gyr Falcon, a different bird from the escapee seen in the Cot Valley 12 days earlier. (A Cross)

Late news, 25/8, Pendennis 5 – 6pm: 30+ Manx Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 100+ small shearwater sp., 1 Commic Tern, 2 Kittiwake, 6 Fulmar and low numbers of Gannet, Med Gulls etc. (D Chaney)

Late news, 25/8, Porthgwarra: 2 Great Shearwater, 1 large shearwater (probably Great), 16+ Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 8 Great Skua, 1 Guillemot and 4 Harbour Porpoise. Hooded Crow still at Roskestal Farm. (DK Parker et al.)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 juv Ruff. (J Rance) Plus 1 White Wagtail and a Clouded Yellow.

Pendeen, 07.30/09.30 hrs: 1 Great Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1000s Manx Shearwater and 5 Great Skua. (I Webster)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Little Ringed Plover (juv), 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper (one missing lower part of left leg), 9 Ringed Plover, 8 Dunlin, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Sedge Warbler (feeding young), 3 Whitethroat and 2 Willow Warbler. (J St Ledger, R Farnes & D Jenkins)

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Wadebridge: 3 partially albino Crow in Jubilee Park. (D Ryan)

Truro: 1 juv Siskin in private garden again. (D Jenkins)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 sum plum Knot,  3 Ruff on an island nearest road, 2 ad Mediterranean Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Bar-headed Goose and 1 Clouded Yellow in front of hide. Carnsew Pool: approx 70 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover and 1 Sanderling. (D Jenkins,  L Proctor & Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

King’s Mill: 2 Ringed Plover, 10 Dunlin, 18 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Knot, 1 Kingfisher, 20+ Greenshank and 50+ Redshank. (M Beer)

Tamar Estuary from China Fleet  Club: 2 Common Tern. (M Beer)

Predannack: 2 Yellow Wagtail and 8 Clouded Yellow. (S Bury)

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Yellow Wagtail, Steve Bury

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Clouded Yellow, Steve Bury

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: 1 Hobby chasing Swallows. (B Toms)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 3 Mallard, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 7 Grey Heron, 7 Little Egret, 35 Moorhen, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, c75 Swallow, 5 Stonechat including 3 young, 1 Cetti’s Warbler plus Reed and Sedge Warblers. (DK Parker)

Penzance: 1 Peacock on the Gulval end of the Penzance bypass. (DK Parker)

 Penlee Point: 1 Great Shearwater.

Falmouth, Gyllyngvase Beach: 7 Ringed Plover and 12+ Mediterranean Gull.  Swanpool Beach: 1 Kingfisher with 10+ Manx Shearwater and 3 Kittiwake. (D Chaney) Swanpool: 1 Reed Warbler.
Swanpool Golf Course: 8+ Whitethroat, 2+ Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap in the scrub along the cliffs. (D Chaney)

Camel Estuary, (Egloshayle): 10 Mallard, 1 Redshank, 4 Swallow, 2 Black-headed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Cormorant, 1 Heron. (D Julian)

Clapper Marshes: 8 Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret, 4 Teal, 2 Buzzard, 23 Mallard, 2 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Heron, 4 Cormorant, 3 Moorhen. 8 Mute swan, 1 Shelduck, 1 Black-headed Gull, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Woodpigeon, 8 Jackdaw, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Tree Pipit flew west, 4 Robin, 3 Magpie, 3 Siskin, 1 Blue Tit, 10House Sparrow, 4 Swallow, 1 Goldcrest, 40 Rook, 2 Dunnock, 2 Carrion Crow. (D Julian)

Treraven Meadows: 1 Collared Dove, 6 Starling, 3 Little Egret, 5 Common Sandpiper, 1 White Wagtail, 1 Shelduck, 1 Heron, 10 teal, 10Black-headed Gull, 9 Mallard, 2 House Martin, 2 carrion Crow, 6 Grey wagtail, 4 Swallow, 1 Ruff, 1 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Magpie, 1 Pied Wagtail, 4 Robin, 1 Blackbird, 4 Woodpigeon, 6 House Sparrow, 4 Wren, 4 Goldfinch, 2 Siskin, 1 Chaffinch, 4 Blue Tit, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Coal Tit. (D Julian)

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