Friday 21st July 2017

Lizard Point: 296 Cory’s Shearwater, 66 Great Shearwater, 9 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Long-tailed Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua, 6 Great Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 109 Storm Petrel, 1 Wilson’s Petrel, 1 unidentifed Storm Petrel, 1 Sabine’s Gull, 1 Black Tern, 2 Sandwich Tern, 4 Common Tern, 1 unidentified Tern, 6 Common Scoter, 22 Puffin, 1 Med Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull. (T Blunden, S Votier, I Mclean, T Pinfield, D Collins, J Foster, M Pass)

Porthgwarra: 37 Cory’s Shearwater, 4 Great Shearwater, 16 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Pomarine Skua, 3 Great Skua, 84 Storm Petrel, 1 ‘white-bellied’ storm petrel, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 7 Common Scoter, 1 Curlew, 7 Puffin, 1 Guillemot. (R Veal, S Rogers, M Spicer, T Mills, P&H Mitchell, D Flumm, R Archer)

Pendeen: 1 Sooty Shearwater in 15 minutes. (R Veal)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Mute Swan, 128 Canada Geese plus 3 gosling), 3 Greylag, 2 hybrid geese, 1 Muscovy Duck, 2 Shoveler, 46 Mallard (plus 2 duckling), 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 5 Great Crested grebe (plus 2 young), 1 Little Grebe, 9 Moorhen (plus 3 young), 4 Buzzard, 17 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 86 Herring Gull, c50 Swift, c50 House Martin, 2 Sand Martin, c20 Swallow, 5 Raven, 3 Reed Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff and 3 Bullfinch. (DK Parker WeBS, R Veal)

Marazion Beach: 1 juv Common Gull, 3 Sanderling, 1 Ringed Plover. (R Veal)

Carn Brea: 6 Stock Dove. (R Veal)

Falmouth Bay: 1 Whimbrel (past Pendennis Point with a crab in its bill), 7 Med Gull (3 ad 4 imm), 8 Sandwich Tern, 4 Kittiwake, 1 auk sp,1 Sooty Shearwater, 400+ Manx Shearwater and 300+ Gannet feeding 3-4 miles out. (D Chaney)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 3 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 16+ Redshank. (D Chaney)

Devoran: 134 Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 6 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 juv Med Gull. (S. Rogers)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Common Sandpiper, Sedge Warbler feeding young by the dam. (J St Ledger)

Maer Lake: 5 Whimbrel, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Dunlin. Good numbers of Swallows and smaller groups of House Martins. Only a small number of Sand Martins. (H Kendall & B Bryne)

Par Beach Pool: 1 Barnacle Goose, 1 ad Med Gull. (B Bosistow)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 1313 Canada Goose, 20 Cormorant, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 14 Grey Heron, 1 Mallard, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Black-headed Gull, 2 Buzzard, 3 Raven, 97 Carrion Crow, 3 Magpie, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Blackbird, 3 Wheatear, 23 Meadow Pipit, 5 Swallow, 2 Pied Wagtail, 4 Willow Warbler, 4 Linnet, 1 Reed Bunting and 8 Meadow Brown.  (DA Conway)

Walmsley Sanctuary: Pectoral Sandpiper this afternoon plus 3 Cattle Egret, 3 Wood Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper, 7 Med Gull including a juv. (C Selway)

Late Update, Scillonian Pelagic:

Penzance to the Wolf Rock Lighthouse: 204 Gannet, 67 Manx Shearwater, 5 Storm Petrel, 10 Fulmar, 1 Kittiwake. (V Stratton, B Craven)

Wolf Rock Lighthouse to the Isles of Scilly: 314 Gannet, 2 Manx Shearwater, 2 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater, 5 Storm Petrel, 5 Fulmar, 4 Kittiwake, 2 Herring Gull, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 7 Great black-backed Gull, 120 Shag, 4 Common Dolphin. (V Stratton, B Craven)

Isles of Scilly to the Wolf Rock Lighthouse: 348 Gannet, 27 Manx Shearwater, 5 Cory’s Shearwater, 3 Storm Petrel, 7 Fulmar, 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 7 Great Black-backed Gulls, 1 Harbour Porpoise, 4 Common Dolphin. (V Stratton, B Craven)

Wolf Rock Lighthouse to Penzance: 314 Gannets, 685 Manx Shearwater, 4 Cory’s Shearwater, 5 Storm Petrel, 9 Fulmar, 3 Kittiwake, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Razorbill, 1 Puffin, 5 Common Dolphin. (V Stratton, B Craven)

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Wednesday 19th July 2017

Drift Reservoir: 50 Swift, 25 House Martin, probable Hooded Crow hybrid associating with Rooks and Carrion Crows in fields to east of reservoir. Showed dirty, dark brown-grey breast, belly and back contrasting with rest of black plumage (head, wings and tail). Underparts appearing speckled at times – viewed at distance from road along west side. (D Flumm)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 18 Dunlin, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Lapwing, 3 Black tailed Godwit, 2 Cattle Egret, 2 Common Snipe, 2 Shoveler (all this evening). (B Bosistow)

Pendennis Point, Falmouth: 1 Whimbrel, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull. (D Chaney) 

Stithians Reservoir: 18 Cormorant, 17 Mallard, 4 Grey Heron, 6 Little Grebe, 7 Moorhen, 3 Coot, 1 Lapwing, 30 Canada Goose. (D Chaney) 

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 60 ad Black-headed Gull, 1 (1st s) Mediterranean Gull, 4 Little Egret, 2 Dunlin. (D Chaney)

Kingsmill: 60 Dunlin, 12 Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 1 Black Tailed Godwit (sp), 3 Whimbrel, 50 Curlew, 8 Little Egret. (J Cole)

St John’s Lake: 70+ Med Gull, Sandwich Tern with one young, 12 Whimbrel. (C Buckland)

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Tuesday 18th July 2017

St Buryan: No positive news on the 1st-summer female Amur Falcon today, although there is one unconfirmed report of it east of the minor road to Crows-an-wra briefly though distant (TR19 6EL) at c 09:00 hrs.

Porthgwarra: 2 Great Shearwater from Scillonian III off Porthgwarra this morning, also 2 European Storm-petrel.

Hayle Estuary: 1 juvenile Yellow-legged Gull. (M Halliday)

 
 

All photos – Yellow-legged Gull, Mark Halliday

Par: 5 Adult Med Gull, 4 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Sandpiper, 40 Sanderling, 6 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover. (B Bosistow)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 3 Cattle Egret, 1 Wood Sandpiper (for second day).

Padstow: 54 Med Gull on Camel Est off Padstow this evening. (4 juv). 10 Sandwich Tern and a second cal Yellow-legged Gull. (D Julian)

Padstow farm shop: 2 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 Oystercatcher on the southern end of the reservoir, flew off SW over towards Minions. 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull with Herring & Lesser Black-backed Gulls (also present yesterday). Also 4 Spotted Flycatcher. 1 juv Redstart, 11 little Grebe. (P Phillips)

Late Updates:

Newquay, Carnanton Woods: 1 Barn Owl on road sign with damaged wing. (S Grose).

Seaton: 2 Silver-Washed Fritillary. (R Napp)

Silver-washed Fritillary, Rick Napp

West Trethellan, Lanner:  juvenile Green Woodpecker. (R Hampshire)

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Monday 17th July

St Buryan: 1 Amur Falcon this morning on post on minor road from St Buryan to Crows-an-Wra (J Lawman). Relocated in same area at 12:35 (P Taylor, H Mitchell, J Ryan, R Wilkins). Seen at Crean with 2 Hobby at 13:05 (J Ryan, K Wilson). Then back on St Buryan to Crows-an-Wra road near electric substation/mobile phone mast from 17:15 until dusk. The road is narrow, frequently used by heavy farm machinery and parking is very limited.

 

Amur Falcon, Steve Rowe

 

Amur Falcon, Steve Rowe

Marazion: 3 Ringed Plovers (juv’s), 19 Sanderling (s/p), 18 Dunlin (s/p) and 2 Mediteranean Gulls (2cy). (J Hawkey) Also 1 Ad Mediterranean Gull ringed right leg 3YER. (S Turner)

Penzance, off Eastern Green beach: 1 sum plum Sanderling, 2 Dunlin and 1 eclipse male Eider at noon. (T Mills)

Nancledra: 3 juv Barn Owls. (S Turner)

Rock. Porthilly Point: 20 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 juv Common Gull, 1 Curlew, 1 Knot. (S Grose)

Walmsley: 3 Cattle Egret still present this evening. (A Langdon)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point:  13 Common Scoter west, good numbers of Gannet and Manx Shearwater distantly, 3 Skua sp. west, 15+ Common Dolphin, 1 Harbour Porpoise, with 6 Mediterranean Gull (4 ad 2 juv) on the rocks, Whimbrel, Kestrel, Whitethroat singing, 1 Green Woodpecker flying around the point calling before flying back inland, seawatch 08:00 – 09:00 hrs (D Chaney)

Drift Reservoir: 12 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 65 Swift, 1 Sand Martin, 6 House Martin (D Flumm, P St Pierre)

Goss Moor: 81 birds ringed at CES (Constant Effort Site) including 36 Blackcap, 6 Garden Warbler, 6 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchiff and a juvenile Willow Tit, first 3 juv Bullfinch and Chaffinch, with Crossbill, Hobby and 8 Swift overhead. (P Roseveare)

Nanjizal: 102 birds ringed including 25 Sedge Warbler (8 ad), 6 Reed Warbler, 5 Willow, Warbler, Garden Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler. (K Wilson)

St. Germans: 1f Reed Bunting has been visiting garden feeders regularly for a month. Today, she brought and fed 2 youngsters. Also Large Elephant Hawk Moth 6th larva/egg found on fuschia. (A Blonden)

Dobwalls: Silver-washed fritillary in private garden. (C&J Duffy)                                            

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Sunday 16th July 2017

Late News, 14/07, Helston: 1 leucistic Great Tit. (per R Hooper)

   

Late News, 15/07, Walmsley: 4 Cattle Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 60+ Swallows, 30+ Sand Martin, 40+ House Martin, 70+ Swift flying low over the water, 2 Otters playing in front of tower hide.

Cattle Egret, Otter, Cetti’s Warbler – Dave Thomas

Lizard Point Seawatch: 1 Wilson’s Petrel and c10 Storm Petrel slowly west feeding on tide convergence line off the point. (T Blunden + J Foster) Also 1 Great Shearwater, 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 Mediterranean Gull and Yellow-legged Gulls plus 15 Common Dolphin. (T Blunden)

Walmsley: 3 Cattle Egret amongst the bullocks at Walmsley sanctuary this am. (A Langdon)

Falmouth Bay: 1000+ Manx Shearwater, 4 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 6 European Storm Petrel + 10 Harbour Porpoise in Falmouth Bay this morning. (R Wheeler/ AK Wildlife Cruises)

Tregonetha Downs: 3 Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

Scillonian Crossing: 6+ Storm Petrel from the crossing this morning.

Porthgwarra: 1 Pomarine Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 12 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Great Shearwater. 1000+ Manx Shearwater, 2 Puffin, 2 Common Scoter, 15 Storm Petrel, 25 Kittiwake this morning. (S Rogers, B Mellow) Also 1 Lime Hawkmoth. (G May)

Lime Hawkmoth, Graham May

Millpool/Trescowe vicinity: 4 Skylark, 3 Yellowhammer (all male, 2 singing), 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Raven, 1 Kestrel, 1 Reed Warbler. (J Evans)

Par beach pool: 175 Black-headed Gull, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Water Rail. (S grose)

Port Quin Bay: 3 Puffin on water from “com head”. (S grose)

Padstow: 54 Mediterranean Gull, 10 Sandwich Tern a 1 2nd cal yr Yellow-legged Gull. (D Julian)

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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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