Saturday 15th July 2017

Late News, 14/07, The Lizard: Grey Phalarope seen from boat off Lankidden Cove nr Coverack around 8:00hrs, then flew inward towards the cliff.

Late News, 14/07, Poldhu Cove: 2 Ortolan Bunting (m and f) reported below Sand Martin cliffs briefly.

Porthgwarra: 1 Wilson’s Storm Petrel at 9:10 am feeding on and off for c3 minutes from the cove. Also 8 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Storm Petrel, 4 Puffin, 1 Common Scoter, 3 Mediterranean Gull 0730-1100. (R Veal, R Augarde, R Wilkins) Later, c30 Common Scoter, 2 Great Shearwater (15:35 & 17:45), 1 Sooty Shearwater, Manx Shearwater passing 1,000-1,500 per hour and 2 Puffin between 15:00 & 18:00. (DK Parker)

Mousehole: Wilson’s Storm Petrel reported c2.5km to south from pelagic this morning, also c20 Storm Petrel and 1 ad Arctic Skua. (Mermaid III + M Elliot)

Loe Pool: 2 Kingfisher, 31+ Sand Martin, c16 Reed Warbler, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Sparrowhawk, 12 Great Crested Grebe plus one chick, 7 ad Mallard + 19 full-grown ducklings, 2  ad and 2 young hybrid Mallard, 4 Grey Heron (3 ad, 1 imm). Plus 1 Stoat at Lower Degibna and 1f Beautiful Demoiselle at Carminowe near the stream. (G Adams)

Stithians: 1 Lapwing, 8 Cormorant, 11 Grey Heron, Little Grebe with 2 chicks on Southern cut-off, 25 Canada Geese , 1 Garden Warbler (D Eva)

Goss Moor: 92 birds ringed this morning including 35 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 36 Blackcap, 2 Garden Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler. (P Roseveare)

St Merryn: Gyr Falcon (unconfirmed, of unknown origin) hunting rabbits near St Merryn. (R Hughes)

Pentire Point, Padstow: Many 100’s Manx Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, plus Gannets, Guillemots, Kittiwakes. Also 10+ summer plumage Mediterranean Gulls feeding in the Camel estuary. (P Rowse)

Lamorna Cove: 1 fem Eider offshore. (S Grose)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 2 fem Tufted Duck with broods of 5&6 young, 2 Little Grebe, 1 pr Shelduck with 3 young, 12 Greylag Goose, 103 Canada Goose. 1 Mediterranean Gull, 8 Black-headed Gull, 1 Kestrel. (S Grose)

St Erth, BK Fisheries: 1 Kingfisher. (J Hawkey)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 9 Mediterranean Gull (inc.1 juv), 3 Common Sandpiper, 15 Little Egret, 1 Sandwich Tern, 3 Whimbrel, 5 Shelduck (inc.3 ducklings), 5 Oystercatcher (inc 3 juveniles). (J Hawkey)

Marazion: 14 Turnstone, 9 Sanderling (s/p), 4 Dunlin (s/p), 2 Mediterranean Gull (inc.1 juv). (J Hawkey)

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Friday 14th July 2017

Pentire Point: Cattle Egret at 14:30 hrs in cattle field between the point and Pentire Farm.

Cot:  1 male Kestrel. (D Flumm)

Kestrel – Dave Flumm

Goss Moor: 43 individual birds ringed including 19 Blackcap, 6 Garden Warbler, 9 Willow Warbler and 4 Chiffchaff from 06:30 hrs. (P Roseveare)

Lostwithiel:  2 (ad m and ad f) Siskin in private garden. (E Mayhew)

Scillonian crossing, Penzance-Wolf Rock & return: 2 Cormorant, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 eclipse drake Eider, 1 Storm Petrel, 240 Gannet, 1102 Manx Shearwater, 1 Herring Gull, 2 Kittiwake, 2 Fulmar, 1 Guillemot, 17 Common Dolphin in 5 separate groups, 5 Bottle-nose Dolphin in 2 groups. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

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Thursday 13th July 2017

St Gennys: Unconfirmed report of possible Amur Falcon this morning.

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Great White Egret. (C&B Travis)

Great White Egret, Charles Travis

Treraven Meadow: 1 Cattle Egret this morning. (D Julian)

Walmsley Sanctuary, Wadebridge: 1 Cattle Egret, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Otter this am. (S & PM Rogers)

Cattle Egret, Steve Rogers

Rumps: 2 Shoveler (S & PM Rogers)

Hayle Estuary: 10 Mediterranean Gull, 109 Curlew, 1 Whimbel , 6 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Swallow (in hide), 1 Kingfisher. Also 3 Whimbrel, 5 Common Sandpiper, 5 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 12 Redshank, 14 Med Gull and 5 Black Swan on Lelant Saltings. (R Veal)

Nanjizal: 68 birds ringed up to 8:00 hrs, incl. 22 Sedge Warbler, 6 Reed Warbler, 6 Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Grasshopper Warbler. (K Wilson)

Drift:  1 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 15 Swift (D Flumm)

Sancreed: 1 pair Spotted Flycatcher with 2 fledged young (D Flumm)

Kynance Gate:  2 Dark-green Fritillary. (J St Ledger)

Dark-green Fritillary, John St Ledger

Croft Pascoe: 2 Spotted Flycatcher (1 adult feeding 1 juv), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (J St Ledger)

Spotted Flycatcher, John St Ledger

Gweek, Constantine Quay: 3 Common Sandpiper. (J St Ledger)

At sea, location unknown: 1 Great Shearwater, from a fishing boat c.16km offshore at mid-day.

Scillonian Crossing, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, c20 Common Scoter, 2 Storm Petrel, 2 Fulmar, 2 Guillemot, 1 Razorbill, 33 Gannet and hundreds of Manx Shearwater, also 2 Porpoise. Wolf Rock – Scilly: 1 Minke Whale. Wolf Rock to Penzance: 2 Guillemot, 2 Fulmar, 10 Gannet, many Manx Shearwater and 2 Common Dolphin. (T Mills)

Manx Shearwater, Tony Mills

Rosenannon Downs: 2 Tawny Owl, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Snipe at dusk. (S grose)

Lizard Point seawatch: 1 ad Roseate Tern, 16 Sandwich Tern, 14 Common Scoter, 1 Great Shearwater,  1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull (this years juv). (T Blunden)

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Wednesday 12th July 2017

Late news 11/7, Marazion Beach: 18 Mediterranean Gull inc 6 juvs. (S Rogers)

St Buryan: 1 Bee-eater on wires above woods at Crean, then flew towards St Buryan.

Pendeen: 11 Common Scoter west; c1000 Manx Shearwater feeding offshore 07:00-08:00 hrs. (D Flumm)

Drift reservoir:  136 Canada, 4 Greylag & 6 hybrid geese, Great Crested Grebe with 2 young, Mallard with 2 young, Moorhen with 2 young, 30 Swift (D Flumm)

Canada Geese, Great Crested Grebes – Dave Flumm

Rock, Porthilly Point: 31 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Common Gull, 45 Black-headed Gull, 7 Sandwich Tern, 12 Turnstone, 1 Knot, 1 Grey Plover, 3 Dunlin, 1 Curlew, (S Grose)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 28 Turnstone at the high tide roost this morning. (T Mills)

Treverva: 10 Common Buzzard circling over mown fields. (D Chaney)

Tresemple Pool: 66 Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 3 Whimbrel, 48 Curlew. (S. Rogers)

Devoran: 1 Dunlin, 93 Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (S. Rogers)

Porth Reservoir: 5 adult Great Crested Grebe, 2 Kingfisher. (S grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 5 Black Swan, c10 Canada Geese, 2 Shelduck with 3 young, 9 Oystercatcher, 104 Curlew, 5 Whimbrel, 8 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper, 16 Med Gull (11ad 5juv), 3 Grey Heron and 7 Little Egret. (DK Parker)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 2 Mute Swan with 2 cygnet, 2 Shelduck with 3 duckling, female Tufted Duck with 6+ duckling and 6 Little Grebe. (DK Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 8 Mallard, 1 Little Grebe, 8 Moorhen, 5 Grey Heron and 3 Little Egret. (DK Parker)

The Rumps and Pentire Point: 3 Fulmar, 1 Gannet, 40 Cormorant, 7 Shag, 1 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Black-headed Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 45 Herring Gull, 4 Kittiwake, 6 Guillemot, 4 Puffin, 3 Wood Pigeon, 5 Skylark, 7 House Martin, 15 Swallow, 6 Rock Pipit, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 2 Wheatear, 6 Stonechat, 1 Blackbird, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Magpie, 6 Rook, 2 Carrion Crow, 7 House Sparrow, 12 Goldfinch, 32 Linnet. 6 Large White, 3 Peacock, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 15 Gatekeeper, 35 Meadow Brown, 1 Wall Brown, 3 Small Copper, 1 Common Blue, 2 Six-spot Burnet. (M Scawen et al.)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 3 Cattle Egret still.

Scilloniian Crossing: 1 Cory’s Shearwater.

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Tuesday 11th July 2017

Late News, 10/07, Rame Head: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 90 Manx Shearwater. (A Pearson)

Porthgwarra: 06:00 – 08:00 hrs. 3 Great Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater west and a feeding flock of c1600 Manx and 550 Gannet 0.5 miles offshore for an hour from 06:00 before drifting west. Also c20 Common Dolphin & 15 Dolphin sp. (no balearics, petrels or skuas.) (D Flumm)  07:00 – 09:00hrs, 2 Great Shearwater, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Storm Petrel,1 Bonxie. (M Wallace) 12:10-17:20hrs. 3 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater, 8 Sooty Shearwater,  3 juv Yellow-legged Gull and 4000 Manx Shearwater.

Penlee Point seawatch (0905 – 1405): 420 Manx Shearwater and 3 Fulmar. (P Aley)

Rock, Porthilly Point: 1 Common Gull, 15 Sandwich Tern, 22 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Grey Plover (all birds on floating mussel crates with incoming tide). (S Grose)

Rame Head: 1 Balearic Shearwater past.

St Cleer: Hummingbird Hawk-moth – seen regularly over the past four weeks on Red Valerian (for the fourth year in succession). (R Frost)

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Monday 10th July 2017

Polgigga: entirely unconfirmed report of 1st-summer female Amur Falcon possibly relocated by road near Porthcurno turning at c.07:00.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Greenshank, 16 Redshank on Lelant Saltings. 2 Whimbrel, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 32 (5 juv) Med Gull, 145 Black-headed Gull on Ryan’s Field. (R Veal)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 3 Cattle Egret again this afternoon.

Rock, Porthilly Point: 133 Oystercatcher, 20 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Sandwich Tern, 2 Common Gull, 42 Black-headed Gull, 1 Grey Plover. (S Grose)

Pendeen: 139 Manx Shearwater, 10 Fulmar, 10 Common Scoter, 20 Kittiwake, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull (10:30-12:30), all west. (D Flumm)

Sancreed: 20 Swift, 1 Hummingbird Hawk-moth (D Flumm)

Sennen Cove: 1 Ocean Sunfish in bay.

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Sunday 9th July 2017

Porthgwarra: 2 Balearic Shearwater, 9 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Puffin, 279 Common Scoter, 1 Great Skua, 1 Sandwich Tern and c50 Common Dolphin past 07:30-13:00. (R Veal)

Cardinham Woods: 3 Buzzard, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Kingfisher, Blue Tits, Great Tits. (W Chegwidden)

Bolventor/Codda Tor area: 5 Mistle Thrush, 1 Wheatear, several House Martins and Swallows, 4 Buzzard, parties of Linnets and Goldfinches, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Raven, Pied Wagtail, 2+ Dunnock. Also Beautiful Demoiselle, Common Blue Damselfly, Golden-winged Dragonfly, Large Red Damselfly, Ringlets, Red Admirals, Gatekeepers and Meadow Browns. (H Kendall, B Bryne)

Bosigran: 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Whitethroat. (B Toms, M Curtis)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 5 Black Swan still. (B Toms, M Curtis)

River Neet, Bude: 4 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher. (R Maye)

Grampound (between Fair Cross and Penhale): 70+ Linnet, 1 Yellowhammer. (G Adams)

Gorran Haven: 22 Fulmar on cliff ledges. (G Adams)

Devoran: 115 Redshank, 1 Dunlin, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 5 Oystercatcher. (S Rogers)

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