Sunday 6th August 2017

Porthgwarra 06:00 – 08:15: 18 Great Shearwater, 10+ Cory’s Shearwater, 9 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Balearic Shearwater + 1 Minke Whale offshore. Porthgwarra cove, 7:30-15:00: 46+ Great Shearwater, 8 Cory’s Shearwater, 12 Balearic Shearwater, c25 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Great Skua, c100 Storm Petrel, 4 Puffin, 1 Commic Tern, 72 Common Scoter, Manx Shearwaters passing at c255/min for 2 hours. Also a bait ball being preyed on by tuna. (R Veal, B Mellow, R Wilkins) 17.00 – 19.00: 2 Cory’s Shearwater and 2 Balearic Shearwater.

Pendeen: 08:15 – 09:30: 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater, 5 Common Scoter, 4 Sanderling, 3 Balearic Shearwater,  steady stream of Manxies. (B Toms, M Curtis) 20:20-20:55: 1 Sooty Shearwater in a light passage of Manx Shearwaters. Also 1 Porpoise (A Hartley)

Lizard, Lion’s Den Point. 5.30pm: All flying west into force 5, c500 Gannet 500,1000+ per hour Manx Shearwater, small numbers of Fulmar and Herring Gull, also 2 Raven, 2 Chough  in cattle field just beyond Pistil Meadow. (D Hall)

Scillonian III crossing, out: 10 Great Shearwater, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 34 Sooty Shearwater. Return: 100+ Great Shearwater, 25 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, and 20 Storm Petrel.

Walmsley Sanctuary: 7 Glossy Ibis still, 4 Cattle Egret (inc 1 juvenile – probably the first breeding record for Cornwall) 1 Kingfisher this afternoon. (J St Ledger, B Bosisto) Also 4 Grey Heron, 1 Peregrine, 20+ Goldfinch, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Wren, 1 Sedge Warbler, 10 Long-tailed Tit. (K.Bowers)

Cattle Egrets with juvenile, John St Ledger

Cattle Egrets, with juvenile, Kevin Bowers

Juvenile Cattle Egret, Bob Bosisto

Glossy Ibis, John St Ledger

Kingfisher, Kevin Bowers

Stithians: 1 Hobby, 1 Wood Sandpiper. (B Toms, M Curtis)

Helston Boating Lake: 2 fem Shoveler, 24 Coot, 7 adult Tufted Duck + 3 juveniles. (S Grose.)

Nanjzal: 162 birds ringed, including 88 Sedge Warbler, 21 Whitethroat, 11 Reed Warbler, 8 Willow Warbler, 2 Grasshopper Warbler. (K Wilson)

Newquay, Towan Head, 08:45 – 09:00: Small Manx Shearwater passage, 54 Common Scoters in 2 groups (male C. Scoter for 4th week still close in), 7+ Common Dolphin fishing close off point.  (M Lammas)

The Lizard: 6 Chough, 1 Juv Sparrowhawk, 3 Greenfinch, 2 Wheatear, 3 Common Sandpiper, 100+ Common Dolphin.offshore (S Grose) Lizard Peninsula: Juvenile Peregrines recorded. (S Richards)

Juvenile Pergrine, Steven Richards

Bude: 6 Whimbrel flew low over the Breakwater area early this morning. (H Kendall)

Devoran: 11 Greenshank, 131 Redshank, 7 Whimbrel,  14 Dunlin, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Sandwich Tern, (S. Rogers, P Rogers, R Augarde, A Augarde). 

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Water: 5 Black Swan,  4 Black-tailed  Godwit (2 sum plum), 11 Greylag Geese with perhaps100 Canada Geese. Ryans Field: Swallows nesting in bird hide. (D Julian)

Porth, Whipsiderry: 2 Peregrine, 3 Corn Bunting. (S grose)

Stithians Reservoir, (Polighey end): 1 Lapwing, 10+ Cormorant, 3 Heron, 4 Little Grebe and 1 Green Sandpiper. (R Butts)

Pendeen: 1 Raven, 4 Stonechat, 1 Buzzard. (A Hartley)

djc + tdm

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