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**Trindade Petrel** – New species for Cornwall, UK and Europe. First hand observer accounts of the 29th July Porthgwarra bird by Reuben Veal and Martin Elliot, along with sketches by John Gale. Tempered by the sad news received from on-site the previous day, this was the outstanding record of the year so far. More – HERE 

As we are now moving into the main seawatching season, a reminder of two other articles on the website – Great Shearwaters and Wilson’s Petrels in 2017 by Dave Flumm and a Guide to Late Summer Seawatching in Cornwall.

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Monday 20th August 2018

Late news, 19/8, Land’s End to Sennen Cove: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Chough, 1 Willow Warbler.

Croft Pascoe Pool: 1 Glossy Ibis, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 1 male Great Spotted Woodpecker. (J St Ledger)

Maer Lake: 106 Canada Geese, 27 Mallard, 1 Garganey (f), 19 Teal, 1 female Sparrowhawk, 19 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 lapwing, 18 Black-headed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 150+ Goldfinch, 9 Linnet. (N Bastin)

Bude Marshes: 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 imm Common Buzzard, 2 Tree Sparrow near Rods Bridge. (N Bastin)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 sum plum Knot, 2 Sanderling, 70 Dunlin, this afternoon. (R Veal)

Truro: Peregrine on Truro Cathedral. (M Costa)

Malpas: 1 Common Sandpiper. (M Costa)

Spit Beach, Par: 9 Dunlin (5 adults, 4 young), 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Sanderling, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Turnstone, 2 Rock Pipit, 5 Pied Wagtail. (R Barlow)

Camel Estuary: 131 Med Gulls over the high tide, including a Dublin ringed bird. (B Bosisto)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Wood Sandpiper still.

Marazion beach: 110 Ringed Plover, 200 Dunlin, 80 Sanderling, 20 Turnstone, 6+ Med Gulls. Dead Leatherback Turtle still present. (D Flumm, M Evans)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Barn Owl, a pair of Beautiful Demoiselles on the Red River. (M.Evans) Also 1 Kingfisher, 6 Grey Heron and 2 Little Egret. (DK Parker)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 5 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 12 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 67 Mallard, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin. (D Flumm)

Tater-du lighthouse: 2 juv. Mediterranean Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker in sycamore trees, 1 Peregrine Falcon. (S Grose)

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Sunday 19th August 2018

Late news, 18/8, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 61 Mediterranean Gull, 190 Black-headed Gull, 44 Curlew,  2 Whimbrel, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Common Sandpiper and 1 Kingfisher. (V Stratton)

Late news, 18/8, Pendeen: a beaked whale species surfaced three times off Pendeen, possibly Sowerby’s, but not enough seen. (D Foot)

Porthgwarra: 8 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Storm Petrel, 42 Fulmar, 17 Med Gull from the cove between 06:20 & 08:20. (D Flumm et al)

Pendeen  6am to 8am: 2 Sooty Shearwater, 163 Manx Shearwater, 26 Kittiwake, 1 Sandwich Tern. (P Flint) 1 Great Shearwater, 14 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Common Tern, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua, 4 Great Skua between 15:30 & 17:30. (R  Augarde, R Wilkins, P Clements) Adult Sabine’s Gull. (J Foster)

Croft Pascoe: Glossy Ibis still, feeding avidly in wind and fog, also Goldcrest and Great Spotted Woodpecker. (B Hibbert, C Richards, J Evans, M Spicer)

Glossy Ibis – Mike Spicer

Bude: 5 ad, 1 2w and 3 juv Great Black-backed Gull, 23 Black-headed Gull on the rugby pitch. (R Maye)

Windmill Farm: Pied Flycatcher (f), 3 Willow Warbler, 1 large unknown Warbler species similar to Reed Warbler in colouration seen at boardwalk, Blackcap (f), 2 Adder (J Evans)

Adders – Jonathan Evans

Rame Head: 14 Balearic Shearwaters between 07:00 & 10:00.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 5 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Greylag Goose, 1 Common Snipe, 4 Sanderling, 4 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover,  3 Turnstones and 21 Redshank on the main estuary and 19 Mediterranean Gull, 204 Black-headed Gull, 2 Whimbrel, 4 Curlew, 1 Common Snipe, 4 Sanderling, 4 Dunlin, 4, Ringed Plover and 3 Turnstone on Ryan’s Field. (V Stratton)

Towan Head: 17 Kittiwake, 9 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Manx Shearwater, 1 Wheatear. (S Grose)

Cape Cornwall: 4 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Great Skua, 100s of Manx Shearwater and 2 Chough between 17:30 & 18:30. (A Roberts)

Porthtowan: juvenile Cuckoo visiting a private garden on and off for a couple of weeks. (per A Hartley)

Cuckoo – per Adam Hartley

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Saturday 18th August 2018

Late news, 17/8, Gillan: 1 Turtle Dove. (J Selby)

Turtle Dove – Jake Selby

Pendeen 06:00 to 09:00: 3 Great Shearwater, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 7 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 79 Whimbrel. (P Flint)

Porthgwarra 06:15 to 11:00: 71 Corys Shearwater (65 in first hour), 1 Great Shearwater, 13 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Balearic Shearwater, 13 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 36 Storm Petrel, 1 Wilson’s Petrel, 5 Common Tern and many Common Dolphin. (B Mellow) 13:15 to 17:15: 1 1st Summer Long-tailed Skua, 3 Great Skua, 5 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Balearic Shearwater, 22 Storm Petrel, 3 Arctic Tern. (G Taylor)

Mousehole: Juv Little Gull off St Clement’s Isle. (M Elliott)

Penzance, Wherrytown: Juv Little Gull on water opp Lidl at 12:15. (S Grose)

Little Gull – Shaun Grose

Epson Shoal: 4+ Wilson’s Petrel, c12 Cory’s Shearwater, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 40 Storm Petrel, 2 Great Skua, 1 juv Arctic Tern c5 miles south of Porthgwarra from Mermaid II. (M Elliott)

Croft Pascoe: Glossy Ibis still, also 1 Snipe. (M Pass, D Collins)

Glossy Ibis – David Collins

Nanjizal: Melodious Warbler, 26 Sedge Warbler (+ control), 26 Whitethroat, 8 Blackcap, 3 Reed Warbler, 13 Willow Warbler & 5 Chiffchaff trapped. (K Wilson)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 7 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, 11 Snipe, 22 Curlew, 1 Little Egret, 3 Heron. (C Benton, L Langley)

Millbrook Lake: 65 Redshank, 4 Black-tailed Godwit & 1 Knot. (B Taggart)

Respryn: 2 Buzzard, 1 Wren, 1 Robin, 1 Dipper, 1 Nuthatch. 1 Water Vole in Station Pond. (R Barlow)

Maer Lake: 130+ Canada Goose, 1 Barnacle Goose, 5 Teal, 3 Lapwing, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, moderate numbers of Swallow and Sand Martin, 1 Whimbrel. (H Kendall) Also Garganey reported still.

Lelant / Dynamite Quay: 3 juv Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 14 Ringed Plover. (S Grose)

Lizard Point 07:40 to 10:00: 9  Balearic Shearwater, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 23 Storm Petrel, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 3 Arctic Tern & 3 Sandwich Tern. (L Langley)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Southern Migrant Hawker from the bridge with the iron railings at the eastern end. (G Taylor) Also 4 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron and 8 Little Grebe this evening. (DK Parker)

Wacker Quay: 103 Curlew. (M Buckle, R Gould)

St Johns Lake: 7 Sandwich Tern, 9 Med Gull and 32 Curlew. (M Buckle, R Gould)

Perranuthnoe: 3 Great White Egret flew over mid afternoon heading towards Marazion. (S Cubbage)

Windmill Farm: 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Bunting and 3 Adder (2 heavily pregnant females). (D Wright)

Church Cove, Lizard: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Sparrowhawk, 16 Swallow. Great Green Bush Cricket. Dead bat Pippistrelle size. (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

Bass Point: 12 House Martin, 1 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat. Also Painted Lady; Red Admiral; Wall & Meadow Browns, Small Tortoiseshell, Large & Small White butterflies. 2 Hummingbird Hawkmoths. (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

Penwithick: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 5 Blue Tit, 20+ House Sparrow, 2 Great Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 7 Goldfinch, 6 Chaffinch, 3 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 4 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove & 1 Bullfinch. (K Bowers)

Sparrowhawk – Kevin Bowers

Bullfinch – Kevin Bowers

Penhale Point: 1 Peregrine Falcon, 4 Chough, large flock of Linnets, 17 Lesser Black-backed Gull on Crantock Beach. (S Grose)

Tywardreath: 4 Bullfinch (1 male, 3 young), 1 young Greenfinch (all on garden feeders). (R Barlow)

Downderry: Moving west before 08:25 were 7 Balearic Shearwater, a Yellow-legged Gull  and 2 Mediterranean Gull. Onshore 2 Common Sandpiper and a dead Storm Petrel. (A Payne)

Polbathic Creek: 82 Redshank, 1 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret. (A Blonden)

Whipsiderry: 5 Corn Bunting, 2 Peregrine Falcon. (S Grose)

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Friday 17th August 2018

Late news, 16/8, Croft Pascoe Pool: 1 Glossy Ibis reported in the evening.

Late news, 16/8, St Ives Island: 1 Great Shearwater, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Common  Scoter, 3 juv. Med Gull, 1 Swallow, 2 Kestrel, 10+ Kittiwake. (D Northside)

Croft Pascoe Pool: 1 Glossy Ibis still present this afternoon and evening. (F Steuck, G Adams, L Langley)

Glossy Ibis, Greg Adams

Mousehole, Penlee: 1 juv Little Gull off the lifeboat station. (M Elliott)

Lizard Head to Church Cove: 1 Whinchat, 6 Wheatear, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Tree Pipit, 6 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 5 Sedge Warbler, 10 Whitethroat, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Swift, 1 Whimbrel and 1 Grey Wagtail. (F Steuck)

Road between Townshend and Relubbus: 1 Osprey perched in a tree, being mobbed by a Buzzard. (S Roberts)

Nanjizal: 10 Willow Warbler, 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 5 Reed Warbler, 11 Whitethroat, 1 Garden Warbler, 74 Sedge Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, all ringed. 2 Tree Pipit and 2 Green Sandpiper over. (K Wilson)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Wood Sandpiper, 1 juv Little Ringed Plover, 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 8 Snipe, 21 Curlew, 1 Sparrowhawk (over). Also 1 Fox. (J St Ledger)

Truro: 1 Peregrine, 1 Grey Wagtail at Moresk bridge. (M Costa)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 10 Sandwich Tern, 2 drk Gadwall. (R Veal)

Landulph: 900+ Black-headed Gull, 20 Little Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper feeding on Whitebait on shoreline. (C Buckland)

Salter Mill, River Tamar: 2 Reed Warbler, 3 Willow Warbler, Cetti’s Warbler heard, good numbers of House Martin. Also 1 Weasel. (C Buckland)

Maer Lake: 18 Black-tailed Godwit. (N Bastin) Also 1 Garganey reported still.

Black-tailed Godwit, Nigel Bastin

Windmill Farm: Marsh Harrier (f), 3 Adder. (D Wright, C Francis-Trevail)

Hayle Kimbro: 2 Green Sandpiper. (D Wright, C Francis-Trevail)

Levant: 1 Peregrine, 3 Whitethroat, c50 Linnet, Hummingbird Hawkmoth, 3 Clouded Yellow, 1 Grayling, 1 Small Heath (seem to be scarce this year), several Gatekeeper. (NR Phillips)

Penzance: 1 Comma butterfly in private garden. (NR Phillips)

Bude: 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 ad, 1 juv, over rugby pitch at 15:30. (R Maye)

RSPB Wildlife Cruise on Scillonian III. Penzance to Wolf Rock: 1 eclipse drake Eider, 1 female type Common Scoter, 5 Fulmar, 117 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Storm Petrel, 133 Gannet, 3 Cormorant, 1 Great Skua, 6 Kittiwake, 15 Black-headed Gull, 12 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Arctic Tern and 1 Commic Tern. Also 1 Harbour Porpoise and 3 Common Dolphin. Wolf Rock to Hugh Town: 7 Fulmar, 2 Great Shearwater, 315 Manx Shearwater, 8 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Storm Petrel, 338 Gannet, 2 Shag, 1 Great Skua, 6 Kittiwake, 14 Herring Gull, 35 Great Black-backed Gull and 4 Oystercatcher. Also 21 Common Dolphin. Hugh Town to Wolf Rock: 9 Fulmar, 467 Manx Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater, 3 Storm Petrel, 389 Gannet, 1 Cormorant, 94 Shag, 1 Whimbrel, 17 Herring Gull, 47 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Sandwich Tern and 1 Commic Tern. Also 9 Common Dolphin. Wolf Rock to Penzance: 10 Fulmar, 1 Great Shearwater, 241 Manx Shearwater, 7 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Storm Petrel, 338 Gannet, 1 Shag, 25 Kittiwake, 6 Herring Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern and 1 Puffin. Also 11 Harbour Porpoise and 6 Common Dolphin. (M Jones, DK Parker)

Porthgwarra, 16:00-18:30: 2 Sooty Shearwater, 6 Storm Petrel, c80 Common Dolphin, c6 Harbour Porpoise, (presumed) Bluefin Tuna, breached clear of water, large, dolphin sized, dark blue above, pale silver below lateral line. Also 9 Black-tailed Godwit (over), 4 Whimbrel and 3 Wheatear on the moor. (G Wyatt)

St Ives 06:45-08:30: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Bonxie, 1 Arctic Skua, 3 Storm Petrel, 15 Whimbrel, 1 Wheatear. (A Whitehouse, D Northside)

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Thursday 16th August 2018

Late news, 14/8, Portscatho: 50 Med Gull, 1 Greenshank, 5 Sanderling, 4 Common Sandpiper, 8 Turnstone. (A Roberts)

Late news, 15/8, Kenidjack: 18-20 Chough. (P Fraser)

Nr Helston: Black Kite drifted low, going west (towards Lowertown) over B3297, just north of Helston at 14:40. (S Croft).

Portscatho: At least 180 Mediterranean Gull, 2 of the juvenile birds with yellow colour rings on their left legs. (Unable to read numbers). 1 Sandwich Tern. (A Roberts)

Millbrook Lake: 2 Egyptian Goose, 40+ Redshank, 2 Knot (sum plum), 3 Black-tailed Godwit (2 in sum plum), 1 Bar-tailed Godwit and 1 Common Sandpiper. (B Taggart)

Polgigga: 1 Green Sandpiper at Penrose. (H Bradshaw)

Bissoe Valley Nature Reserve: 7 House Martin, 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (B Toms)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Tuna (assumed Blue-fin), 1 Storm Petrel, 3 Balearic Shearwater and 3000+ Manx Shearwater between 08:45-10:45. (N Wheatley)

Pendeen: 12 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Sooty Shearwater, 8 Storm Petrel, 76 Whimbrel and 7 Med Gull between 07:00 & 12:00. (F Steuck) 07:00-16:00: 1 Great Shearwater at 09:20, 7 Sooty Shearwater, 14 Balearic Shearwater, 12 Storm Petrel, 2 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 3 Sandwich Tern, 2 Common/Arctic Tern, 14 Whimbrel, 2 Chough. (G Wyatt)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 5 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe. (DK Parker) 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Swift and 1 Wheatear. (M Jones)

Maer Lake: 3 Garganey, 19 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Barnacle Goose, 12 Teal, 1 Bar-headed Goose (S Rowe)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Wood Sandpiper. (S Kolodziejski)

Watchcroft: 1 Painted Lady Butterfly, 2 Wall Brown Butterfly, 2 Common Lizard. (J Evans)

Polbathic Creek: 1 Greenshank. (A Blonden)

Wendron: 1 Buzzard circling. (RB & PC Girling)

Mousehole: 2 juv/1w Yellow-legged Gull and 4 Common Sandpiper on St Clement’s Isle. (M Elliott)

Nanquidno: 5 Swift, 6 Whitethroat (juvs), 3 Blackcap, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 2 Chough. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Land’s End: 1 Swift, 4 Whitethroats, 2 House Martin, 1 Peregrine, hybrid Carrion/Hooded Crow & family group of Swallows with adults arial-feeding the juveniles. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Swift. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

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Wednesday 15th August 2018

Late news,13/8, Hustyns Woods: 2 Crossbills. (A Taylor)

Late news, 14/8, Hayle Estuary RSPB: Ryan’s Field this evening approaching high tide: 5 Sanderling, 37 Sandwich Tern over, 1 Sand Martin. Carnsew Pool: 1 Kingfisher (J Evans)

Porthgwarra: 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 7 Balearic Shearwater, c1380 Manx Shearwater, 41 Storm Petrel, 2 Great Skua, 4 ‘Commic’ Tern, 2 Med Gull, 20 Black-headed Gull between 06:35 & 08:35. (D Flumm et al) Also 1 Great Shearwater, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 13 Sooty Shearwater, 8 Balearic Shearwater, 71 Storm Petrel, 15 Great Skua, 5 Med Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern & 1 commic tern between 08:35 to 12:35. (DK Parker et al.) 1 Great Shearwater,16 Sooty Shearwater, 7 Balearic Shearwater, 61 Storm Petrel, 15 Great Skua, Arctic Skua, 2 Puffin, Arctic Tern, Sandwich Tern between 0930-1630 (M Wallace) 2 Great Shearwaters, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 15 Sooty Shearwater, 12 Balearic Shearwater, c100 Storm Petrels, 16 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Sandwich Tern between 07:45-17:30. (G Wyatt) 1 Swift. (G Taylor)

Skewjack Farm: 1 Marsh Harrier. (G Taylor)

Lizard Point (15:00-20:00): 1 juv. Black Tern, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Great Skua, 16 Storm Petrel, 2 Puffin and 3 Arctic Tern. (L Oszanlav-Harris)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Ruff, 3 Whimbrel, 3 Curlew, 4 Common Sandpiper, 4 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Med Gull. (S Rowe)

St Austell: 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth in private garden. (C.Hooper)

Maer Lake: 403 Canada Goose,1 Barnacle Goose, 5 barnyard hybrids,13 Mallard,16 Teal, 1 female Garganey, 1 Greenshank,19 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Curlew, 1 Sparrowhawk. (N Bastin)

Downderry: 10 Manx Shearwater,1 Sooty Shearwater,1 Great Skua, 5 Sandwich Terns, 7 juv Med Gulls, 1 Fulmar, 100 plus Gannets, 15 Common Scoter, pod of Dolphins this morning. (C Buckland)

Torpoint: 27 Sandwich Terns this afternoon. (C Buckland)

Polbathic Creek: c120 Redshank flew from roost. (A Blonden)

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Tuesday 14th August 2018

Late news, 13/8, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Ruff and 1 Green Sandpiper. (M Halliday)

Late news, 13/8, Carnkie: 1 Wryneck reported in a private garden. (S Lancaster)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 3 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 14 Cormorant of which at least 2 were P.c.sinensis and, as expected, all others seen well enough were nominate P. c.carbo (on gular pouch shape), 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 55 Canada & 2 hybrid geese, 30 House Martin. (D Flumm) 4 Wood Sandpiper in the afternoon. (T McGowan)

Maer Lake: Barnacle Goose and several domestic/feral geese in with the Canada Goose flock. (N Bastin)

Barnacle Goose Nigel Bastin

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Snipe, 17 Cormorant, 9 Little Grebe and 12 (8 ad 4 Juv) Grey Heron. (J Manley) 2 Wood Sandpipers, 3 Ringed Plovers. (S Kolodziejski)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 5 (1 juv.) Sandwich Tern, 1 Lapwing, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank. (R Veal) Ryan’s Field: 5 Sanderling, 37 Sandwich Tern (over),1 Sand Martin this evening approaching high tide. Carnsew Pool: 1 Kingfisher (J Evans)

Penzance, Chyandour: 1 Common Scoter, 2 Sandwich Tern. (P St Pierre)

Mount’s Bay: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, a few Storm Petrel, 1000+ Manx Shearwater from the Mermaid II. (M Elliott)

Penzance: c25 Goldfinch (inc many juv) on wires and coming to sunflower feeders in the Lidden area. (T Mills)

Crowdy Reservoir: Bar-headed Goose feeding in a field amongst a large gaggle of Canada Geese. (D Hillson)

Falmouth: 1 Swift over Boscawen Fields at 18:00. (J St Ledger)

East Pentire, Newquay: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Storm Petrel, 2 Sandwich Tern. (S Rowe)

Porthilly Point: 86 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Gull, 19 Sandwich Tern, 2 Curlew, 2 Little Egret, 46 Oystercatcher, 8 Dunlin, 91 Black Headed Gull, 5 Rock Pipit, 2 Raven, 29 Carrion Crow, 4 Sand Martin. (S Grose)

Rock: 1 Sparrowhawk, 14 Greenfinch, 1 male Blackcap in private garden. (S Grose)

Downderry: 2 juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls on beach early this morning. (A Payne)

Budock Vean: Group of three circling Buzzards being harassed by one vocal Herring Gull. 1 Common Sandpiper. All at 18.30. (RB & PC Girling)

Newquay: 2 Barn Owl, 2 Snipe at Trevithick Manor Farm at 22:00. (S Grose)

Porthgwarra: 8 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 2+ Balearic Shearwater, 1200+ Manx Shearwater, 6 Storm Petrel, 3 Great Skua, 1 Wheatear & 2 Chough. (O Beaumont)

Marazion: 5 Sandwich Tern off Red River. (PA Fraser)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Many Swallows hawking over the town and marsh. (PA Fraser) 1 Hobby hawking swallows over the marsh. (P St Pierre)

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