Monday 13th August 2018

Late video, 11/8, Porthgwarra: Fea’s type petrel. (Garry Taylor) Warning, strong language you may want to turn the volume off!

Upper Tamar lake: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Wood Sandpiper.

Newquay Golf Course: 3 Chough again feeding. (S Grose)

Marazion Beach: c640 small waders early am comprising c290 Ringed Plover, c180 Dunlin, c160 Sanderling, 10 Turnstone. Also 1 Wheatear and 1 dead Leatherback Turtle still present. (R Veal)

Pendeen: 1 Cuckoo on wires over road 06:10hrs then flew north. Seawatch (06:2008:20): 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1910 Manx Shearwater, 31 Balearic Shearwater, 29 Fulmar, 8 Whimbrel, 1 Arctic Skua, 39 Kittiwake, 3 Med Gull. (D Flumm) Seawatch (07:15-18:30) 50 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Storm Petrel, 5 Common Scoter, 6 Whimbrel, c5 (presumed) Bluefin Tuna (dolphin sized silver blue body, dark tail crescent tail), 6 Harbour Porpoise. (G Wyatt)

Nanjizal: 174 ringed including; 113 Sedge Warbler plus a French control, 5 Grasshopper Warbler, 7 Reed Warbler, 4 Willow Warbler, 16 Whitethroat, 8 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, Pied Flycatcher. Still one Nightingale. (K Wilson)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Sooty Shearwater and 18 Balearic Shearwaters between 08:00-10:00. (N Wheatley)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 6 Snipe, 2 Curlew, 3 Lapwing, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel From Stuart Hutchings Hide and 1 Little Ringed Plover (juv), 6 Ringed Plover from Chapel Lane side. (J St Ledger, B Dodds, A McKechnie)

Wheal Charlotte: 2 Peregrine Falcons and 2 Ravens moving west along coast at 12.30. (RB Girling)

Siblyback Lake: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 7 Ringed Plovers, 6 Common Sandpipers,1 Dunlin,1 Spotted Flycatcher with 3 young 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull, good numbers of young Willow Warblers, 14 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail. (C Buckland)

Golitha Woods: Spotted Flycatcher with young, 1 Treecreeper and 1 Grey Wagtail. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Polbathic Creek: 58 Redshank, 3 Dunlin. (A Blonden)

Zennor: 1 juvenile Hobby at 15:30. (H Bradshaw)

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Sunday 12th August 2018

Late news, 9/8, Looe, Hannafore beach: 6 Mediterranean Gull (1 ringed). (I. Juliane)

Late news, 10/8, Looe, Hannafore beach: flock comprising 3 Ringed Plover, 7/8 Dunlin & 15-20 Turnstone plus 2  Mediterranean Gull. (I. Juliane)

Downderry: 08:25-10:00 c80 Manx Shearwater, 8 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 9 Common Scoter and 1 Great Skua flew west. (A Payne)

Scillonian III: Penzance to St Mary’s:  Common Dolphin, Ocean Sunfish, 1 Great Shearwater, 50+ Manx Shearwater. St Mary’s to Penzance: 20 Sandwich Tern, 10 Fulmar, 4 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 20 Storm Petrel, 1 Wilson’s Petrel, 80 Manx Shearwater, pod of 20+ Common Dolphin in feeding frenzy with Gannets, later a pod of 10+ Common Dolphin (Mount’s Bay) in feeding frenzy with Gannets and Great Skua in pursuit of numerous Gannet. (J Evans)

Porthgwarra, (seawatch 06:20-14:20): 1 Long-tailed Skua (@07.25), 2 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 large Shearwater, 51 Balearic Shearwater, 7 Sooty Shearwater, 9 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Puffin, 15 Storm Petrel, 4 Whimbrel, 2 Common Tern and 1 Little Tern. 3 Common Dolphin and 6 Harbour Porpoise. (D Flumm, M Wallace, B Mellow, R Veal et al.) Cove seawatch, 07:30-12:30: 3 Cory’s Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 25 Balearic Shearwater,12 Storm Petrel, 4 Great Skua,1 Arctic Skua. (R Augarde, R Wilkins, R Archer)

Tater-du, Lamorna: 1 Great Shearwater @ 06:20, Sooty Shearwater, 44 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Long-tailed Skua @ 07:10, 5 Great Skua, 7 Storm Petrel, 1 Puffin, 42 Kittiwake, 1 Sandwich Tern. (M McKee)

Porthkidney Beach: 5 Little Tern, 1+ Arctic Tern, 2 Common Tern, 3 ‘Commic’ Tern, 20 Ringed Plover, 5 Sanderling. (R Veal, B Mellow)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 4 Sandwich Tern, 3 Common Tern, 1 Arctic Tern. Ryan’s Field: 8 Sandwich Tern, 1 Lapwing on Ryan’s Field. (B Toms, M Curtis). Also 300+ mixed small waders this afternoon, majority Dunlin but also Ringed Plover and Sanderling. (S Rogers)  Plus 1 Kingfisher seen both early morning and evening. (D Chadwick)

Par Beach Pool: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Dunlin, 1 Sandwich Tern overhead. (S Grose)

Par, Spit Beach: 49 Ringed Plover, 42 Sanderling, 19 Dunlin, 5 Turnstone, 18 Oystercatcher. (S Grose)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper viewed from Stuart Hutchings hide 11:15, 4 Common Sandpiper, 9 Snipe, 6 Ringed Plover, 22 Curlew, 2 Lapwing, 2 Sedge Warbler. (J St Ledger) Also 1 Little Ringed Plover still, 8 Ringed Plover, 3 Lapwing. (M Pass)

Wood Sandpiper, John St Ledger

Sedge Warbler, John St Ledger

Marazion: 1 Knot, 1 Whimbrel, c200 Dunlin, c100 Sanderling, c180 Ringed Plover, c30 Turnstone, 89 Med Gull and 1 Common Gull on the beach. (DK Parker, R Veal) Also 1 dead Leatherback Turtle washed up in front of stationhouse. (M Ahmad, S Rogers)

Leatherback Turtle, Mashuq Ahmad

Lower Tamar Lake: 2 Willow Tit at the hide. (R Mudge)

Downderry: 40 Common Scoter ,51 Manx Shearwater, 7 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Fulmar, 100+ Gannets, 3 Oystercatchers, 1 Great Skua, 5 Great Black-backed Gull and Herring Gulls. (C Buckland)

Trenow Cove: 1 sum plum Knot briefly, 30+ Mediterranean Gull. (R Menari)

The Lizard: 4 Grey Seal. (C Hooper)

Mabe churchyard: Family group of 7 Mistle Thrush. (G Adams)

Padstow, Tregirls Beach: 89 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Gull, 15 Sandwich Tern, 12 Sanderling, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Pheasant. (S Grose)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 94 Canada Goose, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 88 Mallard, 8 Tufted Duck, 4 Pintail, 1 Teal, 3 Curlew, 3 Dunlin, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 11 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Black-headed Gull, 6 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Raven, 22 Carrion Crow, 8 Jackdaw, 2 Magpie, 1 Jay, 8 Stock Dove, 7 Meadow Pipit, 4 Wheatear, 2 Pied Wagtail, 5 Swallow, 6 Sand Martin, 1 Reed Bunting, 7 Goldfinch and 3 Wall butterfly. (DAConway)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 4 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 5 Teal, 12 Swift and 1 Kingfisher. (P St Pierre)

Dodman Point: 2 Cory’s Shearwater.

Porth Beach: 13 Sanderling, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Newquay, Gannel Estuary: 5 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Redshank, 8 Curlew. (S Rowe) East Pentire: 5 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Storm Petrel, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Mediterranean Gull this evening. (S Rowe)

St Levan: 18 Raven picking at worms in newly wet grass car park at Minack Theatre. (N Milligan)

Looe, Hannafore beach: flock comprising c.15 Ringed Plover & c.15 Dunlin. Separate flock of 17 Turnstone. 1 Grey Seal. (I. Juliane)

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Saturday 11th August 2018

Porthgwarra, cove 6:10-13:30: 1 Fea’s Petrel (flew West 11:49-50, R Augarde and S Bearhop,  finders), 6 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater, 9 Sooty Shearwater, 101 Balearic Shearwater, 7 Great Skua, 2 Puffin, 27 Storm Petrel, 1 Common Scoter, 7 Whimbrel, 103 Fulmar, 5 Med Gull, 46 Kittiwake. (R Augarde, R Veal, R Wilkins, D Flumm, D Parker et al.) Seawatch 1330 – 1600hrs: 1 Cory’s Shearwater (1500hrs); 20 BalearicShearwater, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Great Skua& 3 juv Mediterranean Gull. (J Hawkey, K Dalziel) Seawatch 0610 – 1930hrs: 9 Cory’s Shearwater and 5 Great Shearwater.

Chapel Point: 5 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater,100 Manx Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 juv Mediterranean and 1 Yellow-legged Gull. (F Steuck)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Pied Flycatcher, by the hide also 7 Sand Martin, 2 Swift  5 Common Sand, 10 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper (Golden Lion). (M Pass)

Newquay: 3 unringed Chough (2 ad & 1 juv.) on golf course behind fistral beach at 13:00. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 1 Redshank, 1 Oystercatcher, 9 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Towan Head: 2 Wheatear, 1 Sandwich Tern, 28 Oystercatcher, 12 Turnstone, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Kestrel. (S Grose)

Loe Pool: 12 Sand Martin, 6 Sedge Warbler in family group, 1 juvenile Coot, 1 immature Great Crested Grebe and 3 adults, 2 Common Gull. (G Adams)

Loe Bar: 11 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Ringed Plover, 5 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Tern. (G Adams)

Truro, Malpas: 1m Sparrowhawk in garden. (M Costa)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 7 Teal. (M Wallace)

Bude: 8 Black-headed Gull, 16 Moorhen, 84 Mallard, 1 Kingfisher, 10 Crow, 12 Wood Pigeon, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Magpie, 3 Herring Gull, 1f Blackbird. (R Mudge)

Lower Tamar Lake: 10 Great Crested Grebe plus 6 juv and 2 chicks, 1 Mute Swan, 1m Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron. (R Mudge)

Mevagissey: 1 winter ad Mediterranean Gull. (F Steuck)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: large presence and movement south-west of common waders early pm estimate 300 Dunlin 400 Ringed Plover 35 Sanderling and 4 Turnstone. (M Pass)

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Friday 10th August 2018

Season update, St Ives, Buttermilk Hill/Rosewall Hill: A big “Thank you” to everone who responded last year to the National Trust to protect the site from the summer grazing by horses where we had lost 85.4% of all the breeding birds.This year with a new Management Plan with the horses shut out from the hill from 1st March to 1st September we have had all  Meadow Pipits and Linnets rearing a second brood, two pairs of Stonechats bred for the first time in 6 years rearing two broods each, 8 to 10 pairs of Whitethroats some of which were double brooded for the first time in 6 years, The Nightjars bred once again (previously the young were trampled to death by horses), and this year we have 3 young Cuckoos (their first success for 6 years). Sadly, Dartford Warblers did not return but we are hopeful for next year. This success is due to the many people that wrote letters to save the wildlife on this beautiful section of moorland. Vivian Stratton/John Thomas and Emmanuelle (National Trust).

East Pentire, Newquay (09:20-11:20): 6 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, c2000 Manx Shearwater, 2 Common Scoter, 2 Whimbrel. (S Rowe)

Porthgwarra: 2 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater, 10+ Sooty Shearwater, 8+ Storm Petrel, 30+ Balearic Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua. (A Hartley, G Wyatt) )6.30 – 18.45: 48 Balearic Shearwater and 22 Sooty Shearwater.

Lamorna: 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 3 Great Shearwater, 30 Balearic Shearwater, 9 Sooty Shearwater, 25 Storm Petrel, 43 Kittiwake and 3 Mediterranean Gull between 06:40 & 10:15. (M McKee)

Lizard: 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 2 Great Shearwater, 56 Balearic Shearwater, 15 Sooty Shearwater, 12 Storm Petrel between 06:30 & 11:30.

Cape Cornwall: 09.30 – 11.50 8 Balearic Shearwater,  2 Sooty Shearwater, c2000 Manx Shearwater, 7 Whimbrel, 3 Mediterranean Gull (juv). Also on Porth Ledden Beach, 6 Mediterranean Gull (2 ad, 4 juv). (P Clarke)

Downderry: 0625-0835, moving west were c480 Gannet, 92 Manx Shearwater, 47 Balearic Shearwater, 7 Kittiwake, 10 Fulmar and 1 Great Skua, whilst on the beach were 3 juv Mediterranean Gull. (A Payne)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Little Ringed Plover (juv), 4 Dunlin, 5 Common Sandpiper, 8 Snipe, 34 Curlew. (S Kolodziejski)

Marazion: 1 juv. Little Gull again at Red River mouth with 400+ small gulls. (R Veal)

Marazion Marsh RSPB, Longrock Pool: 2 Grey Heron, 6 Swallow, 3 Little Grebe, 4 Moorhen. (K.Bowers)

Grey Heron, Kevin Bowers

St Merryn: Good number of Bullfinch on Buddlia shrubs. Also 2 Greenfinch 1 Chaffinch and 32 House Sparrow in private garden. (R Hughes)

Drift Reservoir, (members only): 1 juv Marsh Harrier over NE arm. (D Parker)

Mermaid II pelagic, Mounts Bay: 20+ Storm Petrel and 3 Balearic Shearwater in feeding frenzy over Mulberry Dock (3 km south of Penzance) with 200+ Gannet and 30+ Common Dolphin. (M Elliot)

Ruan, Set Bridge: 1 Marsh Harrier at 1.30. (R Wilkins)

Croft Pascoe Pool, Goonhilly Downs: 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Snipe, 2 Willow Warbler, family party of Stonechat, several Emerald Damselflies (J & D Chapman)

Newquay: 1 m Peregrine Falcon overhead from the Barrowfields. (S Grose)

RSPB Scillonian III wildlife cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 135 Gannet, 9 Fulmar, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Kittiwake, 110 Manx Shearwater, 3 Storm Petrel, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 22 Common Dolphin. Wolf Rock to St Marys: 6 Gannet, 26 Manx Shearwater, 3 Kittiwake, 3 Great Shearwater, 6 Common Dolphin. St Marys to Wolf Rock: 74 Gannet, 37 Manx Shearwater, 2 Storm Petrel, 6 Fulmar, 14 Common Dolphin. Wolf Rock to Penzance: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 26 Fulmar, 446 Gannet, 285 Manx Shearwtaer, 3 Kittiwake, 1 Storm Petrel, 6 Common Dolphin. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Golitha Falls: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Treecreeper, 1 Common Redstart. (B Bosisto)

Siblyback Lake: 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Little Egret. (B Bosisto )

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Thursday 9th August 2018

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 drk Lesser Scaup still, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank chasing small fish, 5 Common Sandpiper, 3+ Swift, 1f Teal, 5 (1 singing) Willow Warbler. Also 1 Clouded Yellow Butterfly. (R Veal, J+J Boyd)

Scillonian III crossing: 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater and 4 Sooty Shearwater this morning and 5 Cory’s Shearwater and 5 Sooty Shearwater this evening.

Longrock Beach: 1 juv. Little Gull briefly 8:45am, then flew to Eastern Green. (R Veal, J+J Boyd) Reported again at 4:12pm.

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 6 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover and 3 Wheatear. (C Buckland). Also 2 juv. Little Ringed Plover, 1 Spotted Flycatcher and 1 Kingfisher. (B Rankine, J Eames).

Nanjizal: 184 birds ringed consisting of 1 Pied Flycatcher, 126 Sedge Warbler (incl. 2 controls), 20 Whitethroat, 20 Willow Warbler, 4 Grasshopper Warbler and 6 Reed Warbler. (K Wilson)

Pendeen 9:15-10:15: 3 Balearic Shearwater, light passage of Manx Shearwater. Also 2 Chough, 1 Kestrel, 10+ Meadow Pipit. (R Veal, J+J Boyd, A Hartley). Also 1 Arctic Skua reported.

Porthgwarra: 14 Wheatear. (M Wallace)

Clapper Pools: 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 160 House Martin, 6 Swift. (B Bosisto)

Bodmin Parkway: 6 Mistle Thrush, 2 Siskin (B Bosisto)

Camel Estuary: 2 Common Sandpiper, 53 Redshank, 9 Curlew opp. Bridge Bike Hire. (S Grose)

Tywardreath: 1 male Siskin, 3 young Bullfinch, 8 young Goldfinch, 1 male Greenfinch, all using garden feeders. (R Barlow)

Dobwalls: 41 House Sparrow in our garden. (C&J Duffy)

Gannel Estuary: 5 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher. (S Rowe)

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Wednesday 8th August 2018

Late news, 7/8, Camel Estuary: 1 Knot, 17 Ringed Plover, 79 Dunlin in the Dinham area. (D Julian)

Late news, 7/8, Helston Boating Pond: 2 Pochard. (D Collins)

Pendeen: 1 juv. Long-tailed Skua past this am. (R Archer)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 dr Lesser Scaup, 1 Wood Sandpiper again.

Siblyback Reservoir: 1f Hen Harrier, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Hobby, 1f Pochard, 5 Common Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin,1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 5 Spotted Flycatcher, 10 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret. (C Buckland)

Penzance: 1 imm. Pied Flycatcher in a private garden. (N Phillips)

Porth Reservoir: 3 Common Sandpiper, 7 Grey Wagtail feeding on the dam wall, 1 Mistle Thrush. (S Grose)

Marazion Beach: 1 sum plum Knot, 31 Dunlin, 64 Sanderling, 58 Ringed Plover, 3 Turnstone. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1f Teal, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Greenshank. (R Veal, P Roseveare). Also 2 (1 juv, 1 4cy) Yellow-legged Gull. (M Halliday). Ryan’s Field: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Common Sandpiper.

Par Beach Pool: 5 Mediterranean Gull. (D Julian)

Porthgwarra 8:00-9:45: 1 Sooty Shearwater and 1 Storm Petrel reported.

Lower Tamar Lake: The third Great Crested Grebe nest has produced, at the moment I can only see 2 chicks on her back, the other two broods have 4 juveniles which means three have been predated. Great Crested Grebe 7 adults, 17 Canada, 1m Tufted Duck, 1 Mute Swan, 1 Grey Heron, 28 Coot, 12 Swallow, 24 Moorhen, 4 House Martin, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Blue Tit. (R Mudge)

Pendeen: (09:15-10:30) 5 Sandwich Tern, 6 Ringed Plover, 2 Mediterranean Gull and a moderate passage of Manx Shearwaters. (A Hartley)

Marazion to Perranuthnoe: 1 summer plumage Knot, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Redshank, 1 Sanderling, 3 Curlew, 7 Mediterranean Gull and about 50 in total of Ringed Plover & Dunlin. (A Hartley)

Knot, Adam Hartley

Knot, Adam Hartley

Croft Pascoe Pool: 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper. (D Collins)

Predannack: 1 Hobby. (D Collins)

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Tuesday 7th August 2018

Next Mermaid pelagic, 9th August: 3-hour pelagic out of Penzance, 5pm – 8pm. Call ticket office to book or for more details, 07901 731201.

Late photo, 6/8, Drift Reservoir: Pectoral Sandpiper. (N Hallam)

Pectoral Sandpiper, Nicholas Hallam

Late news, 6/8, Windmil Farm: 1 male Lesser Emperor on pool in grazing field. (G Taylor)

Lesser Emperor, Gary Taylor

Nanjizal: 2 Nightingale caught and ringed early am. (K Wilson)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Drake Lesser Scaup still opposite the hide at 4pm though it disappeared from view shortly after this. Marsh Harrier flew over NW arm. Also 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 1 juv Dunlin,1 Snipe but no sign of the Pectoral Sandpiper. (A Hartley)

Lesser Scaup, Adam Hartley

Wood Sandpiper, Adam Hartley

Maer Lake: 4 Garganey, 9 Teal, 14 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 6 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Snipe, 1 Lapwing. (S Rowe) Also 1 fem Sparrowhawk, 1 Curlew, 3 Lapwing, 1 Little Egret, 150+ Wood Pigeon. (B Craven)

Marazion to Longrock Beach: 1 sum plum Knot this am. (P St Pierre). 78 Ringed Plover, 81 Sanderling, 1 Redshank and 20 Dunlin this evening. (S Rogers)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 juv. Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Lapwing, 6 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel. (P St Pierre). Also 5 Common Sandpiper on Ryan’s Field.

Pendeen 07.00-09.00: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater and 1 juv Mediterranean Gull. (G Taylor). 14.00 – 16.00: 6 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Sooty Shearwater reported. Also 9 juv/1w Med Gulls lingering off the lighthouse this morning. (A Hartley)

Stithians Reservoir: 3 Snipe, 3 Lapwing, 2 Teal, 5 Curlew. (D Eva). Also 2 Green Sandpiper, 8 Snipe, 2 Whitethroat (feeding young). (J St Ledger)

Penryn, College Reservoir: 1 Great Crested Grebe sat on nest. (J St Ledger)

Penryn campus: 1 Southern Migrant Hawker, probably for it’s 5th day.

Newlyn Harbour: 2 Raven attacking a Feral Pigeon, 4 Mediterranean Gull (2 adult & 2 juv.) on rocks behind Tolcarne Inn. (S Grose)

Longrock Pool: 2 Gadwall, 4 Little Grebe (3 adult & 1 juv.), 2 Teal. (S Grose)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Dunlin. (MJ Spicer) Also 1 Pochard with 28 Tufted Duck, 1 Gadwall, 10 Little Grebe & 5 juv, 4 Common Sandpiper. (S Grose)

St Ives: 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth in private garden. (N Hallam)

Hummingbird Hawkmoth, Nicholas Hallam

Windmill Farm: 2 Southern Migrant Hawker.

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