Sunday 12th May 2019

Late news, 11/5, Stithians Reservoir: 5 Common Swift, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Grey Heron (including 1 juv). (D Chaney)

Trelevear, nr Coverack: male Woodchat Shrike on the road to Treleaver Farm. (J Foster, L Ozsanlav-Harris, T Phelps, L Langley, M Doyle) 1 Wheatear, Garden Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat. (S Bury, D Wright)

Garden Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat – Dougy Wright

Land’s End: 1 Serin, 1 Redpoll, 1 Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail. (P St Pierre) 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Marsh Harrier over. (R Augarde, B Mellow) Also 1 Garden Warbler. (S Rowe)

Penlee Point: 1 Golden Oriole reported.

Brew Pool, Sennen: 1 Marsh Harrier and 7 Red Kite over. (S Rowe)

Trevilley: 1 Lesser Whitethroat singing. (P St Pierre) 4 Red Kite over. (R Augarde, B Mellow)

Truro: 1 Red Kite. (B Mellow, R Augarde)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Cuckoo over this morning. (S Rogers)

Marazion Beach/Mount’s Bay: 10 Sanderling, 8 Whimbrel, 7 Sandwich Tern, 2 Great Northern Diver. (S Rogers)

Mount’s Bay: 1 ad pale Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver from Mermaid II. (M Elliott)

Chapel Point, Mevagissey: 3 Whimbrel, 4 Blackcap, 8 Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff, 7 House Martin, 16 Swallow, 1 Wheatear, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Pied Flycatcher. (B Bosisto)

Skewjack: Marsh Harrier & 2 Red Kite over at 15:40. (M Wallace)

Garrow Tor, Bodmin Moor: 1 Red Kite overhead moving west, 2 Cuckoo. (P Crispin, L Ford)

Croft Pascoe Plantation: 2 Cuckoo, 10 Siskin, 2 Pied Flycatcher (1 poss juv), 1 Goldcrest, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Willow Warbler. (J Evans)

Goss Moor: singing Lesser Whitethroat. (D Julian)

St Dennis to Whitemoor: 3 Cuckoo, 5 House Martin, 2 Swallow, 1 female Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 2 Whitethroat, 8 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 9 Sand Martin at nest site. (P Ash)

Cuckoo and Stonechat – Paul Ash

Mousehole: 3 prs of Fulmar at the end of Cave Lane. (S Grose)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 pr Mute Swan, 1 Gadwall, 4 Little Grebe, 31 Tufted Duck, 3 Shelduck, 8 Coot +3&2 young, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Reed Bunting, 1 Linnet, 1 Raven, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 House Martin, 5 Stonechat, 1 Buzzard, ‘many’ Sand Martin, 1 Great Northern Diver off Godrevy lighthouse. (S Grose)

Penhale Point, nr Perranporth: 13 Linnet, 2 Whimbrel +1 predated Bird, 2 Puffin off Carters Rocks. (S Grose)

Lerryn Creek, Fowey: Shelduck plus ten ducklings. (R Kirkwood)

Shelduck with young – Rupert Kirkwood

Penwithick: 1 Jay, 15 House Sparrow, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Great Tit, 7 Chaffinch, 2 Blue Tit. (K Bowers)

Bullfinch and Great Tit – Kevin Bowers

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Saturday 11th May 2019

Late news, 8/5, Clodgy Point, St Ives: 1 Honey Buzzard came in off the sea, was harassed by Herring Gulls over St Ives and then flew out over St Ives Bay. (V Stratton)

Late news, 10/5, Towednack/Holmans Moors: male Pied Flycatcher. (V Stratton, J Thomas)

Late news, 10/5, Polgigga: 1 Golden Oriole flew toward Skewjack. (K Wilson)

Late news, 10/5, Porthgwarra: 1 Turtle Dove on wires at Roskestal. (P St Pierre)

Late news, 10/5, St Breward: 2 Redstart singing and 2 Garden Warbler singing, near the church. (C Mason)

Late news, 10/5, Truro: 3 Swift. (N&J Davies)

Late news, 10/5, Sennen: 10 House Martin, 2 House Sparrow. (K Bowers)

House Martins – Kevin Bowers

Late news, 10/5, Perranporth: 1 Whitethroat. (K Bowers)

Walmsley Sanctuary: Temminck’s Stint still showing this afternoon. c20 Swift also of note. (P Roseveare)

A30 by Zelah: Black Kite. (B Tregunna)

Marazion Beach: 9 Sanderling, 1 Dunlin, 6 Whimbrel, 5 Common Scoter, 2 Shelduck. (S Rogers)

Sanderling – Steve Rogers

Charlestown: 1 Nuthatch, 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 juv 1 m Blue Tit, 2 juv 1 m Blackbird, 1 Wren, 4 Dunnock, 2 Wood Pigeon, 2 juv 1 m 1 f Robin, 3 Swallow, 1 House Martin. (D Hastilow)

Nuthatch – David Hastilow

Bartinney: 4 Cuckoo, 2 Swift. (M Jones)

Tregew and Roundwood NT, Kea: 2 Swift, 5 Skylark, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Linnet, 1 House Martin, 1 Swallow, 4 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Small Copper, 2 Speckled Wood, 1 Holly Blue, 6 Orange Tip. (N Stevenson, L Mooney, G Adams)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Swift, pair of Canada Geese with 5 goslings, 1 pair of Coot incubating, 6 pairs of Great Tit and 10 pairs of Blue Tit in the nestboxes, Chiffchaff nest with 6 eggs, Willow Warbler nest with 6 eggs, Linnet nest with 3 young. (D Eva)

Newquay: 1 Sparrowhawk circling above the zoo. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 7 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Coot, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Dipper, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Sedge Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Mistle Thrush, 132 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (S Grose)

Windmill Farm: Cuckoo, Jack Snipe. (D Wright)

Penwithick: 1 Robin, 6 Chaffinch, 2 Wood Pigeon, 5 Goldfinch, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Blackbird, 2 Siskin, 5 Jackdaw, 11 House Sparrow, 4 Dunnock, 2 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit. (K Bowers)

Tolcarne, Newquay: 11 Whimbrel. (M Jones)

Bodmin Moor, Stowe’s Hill: 1 pair Redstart, 3 Cuckoo, 2 Wheatear, 2 Swift, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker heard drumming. (J St Ledger)

Redstarts – John St Ledger

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Wednesday 12th September 2018

Late news, 10/9, Charlestown: Red-throated Diver in the harbour. (C Beazley) 

Late news, 10/9, Stithians Lake: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 4+ Green Sandpiper, 10+ Common Sandpiper,  2 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Curlew, 40+ Snipe, 4 Ruff, 2 Wigeon, 20+ Teal, 60+ Alba wagtails (pied and white) 1 Blackcap and 1 Reed Warbler. (J Millett)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Ruff and 3 Knot on Ryan’s field. (S Turner) Also 2 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 16 Black-headed Gull on Ryan’s field. (K Bowers) Spotted Redshank reported.

St Gothians LNR: 3 Coot, 20 Tufted Duck, 1 Snipe, 10 Meadow Pipit, 40 Swallow, 4 Sand Martin and 10 Little Grebe. (S Turner)

Stithians Reservoir: Kingfisher, 10 Blue Tit, 5 Coal Tit, 11 Great Tit, pair Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Dunnocks, 3 Robins 1 Wren, Buzzard, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret,  15+ Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch, 25+ Snipe and Chiffchaff from the Southern Cut Off hide. (S Williams) 24 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, 3 Greenshank, 4 Snipe, 1 Curlew, 2 Ruff, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Pintail ,1 Shoveler, 2 Wheatear (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Kingfisher – Steve Williams

Chiffchaff – Steve Williams

Perranporth: 1 Hobby over, mobbed by Jackdaws, heading south west. (R Hollis)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 6 Dunlin, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 6 Snipe & 1 Wheatear. (S Turner)

Kingsmill lake, Saltash: 20 Black-tailed Godwit, c60 Curlew, c35 Redshank, 4 Dunlin, 1 Whimbrel, 16 Greenshank, 2 Teal, 3 Wigeon, 7 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 4 Sandwich Tern and 1 Osprey over the River Tamar. (P Kemp)

Rock Beach: 12 Sanderling, 23 Sandwich Tern, 66 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Camel Trail, Wadebridge to Tregunna Bridge: 24 Mute Swan, 12 Canada Goose, 18 Mallard, 3 Wigeon, 7 Red-legged Partridge, 5 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 25 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine, 70 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed plover, 8 Knot, 45 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 45 Redshank, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 75 Curlew, 150 Black-headed Gull, 45 Mediterranean Gull, 70 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 24 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 House Martin, 20 Swallow, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 4 Blackbird, 1 Wheatear, 2 Blackcap, 1 Great Tit, 1 Blue Tit, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Magpie, 15 Jackdaw, 9 Rook, 110 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 2 Starling, 8 House Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 17 Goldfinch, 1 Bullfinch (M Scawen et al.) Also Little Ringed Plover and Curlew Sandpiper with Dunlin and Ringed Plover flocks at Dinham area. (DI Julian)

Pendeen seawatch 07:00 to 10:00: 1 Arctic Skua, 4 Sooty Shearwater and 3 Balearic Shearwater. Large numbers of Manx Shearwater rafting off the rocks. (S Stanbury)

Mounts Bay: 15 Black-tailed Godwit flew in at 13:15 before heading off again SE. (P Fraser)

Trevose Golf Course: 1 Manx Shearwater.  Appeared to have  clipped a wire and found in the long grass adjacent to fairway opposite Mother Iveys Bay holiday park. Delivered to vet in St Colomb. (S Lilley)

Mannacan: Golden Oriole seen flying in front of my car and seen by two others in the last week. (S Potter)

Porthgwarra: 2-3000 Manx Shearwater feeding inside the Runnel Stone along with 8+ Sooty Shearwater and 4+ Balearic Shearwater at 12:00 from Mermaid II. (M Elliott)

Mounts Bay: 100s of Kittiwake a few Arctic Skua, terns and Mediterranean Gulls c3Km offshore from Mermaid II. Also a Minke Whale off Mousehole. (M Elliott)

Tamar Estuary: Osprey over Kingsmill Lake.

Pendeen Watch: 1 Sooty Shearwater this afternoon.

Porthgwarra: 4 Sooty Shearwater between 12:45 & 14:30.

Watchcroft: 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 4 Stonechat and a juv Robin. (DK Parker)

Morvah: 1 Barn Owl flew across the B3306 this afternoon. (DK Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Little Egret, 6 Grey Heron, 1 Barn Owl and 4+ Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 28 Turnstone on the beach. (DK Parker)

Lizard Village: 1 Firecrest, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Tree Pipit, 1 Wheatear. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Turnstone, 1 Ruff, 3 Curlew, 7 Ringed Plover, 13 Tufted Duck, 6 Great Crested Grebe (2 juv), 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Little Grebe and Snipe this evening.  (B Craven)

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Wednesday 27th June 2018

Late news, 23/6, Buttermilk Hill, St Ives: 1 Honey-buzzard circled the hill several times gaining height on the thermals, eventually heading South East. 1 Hobby female feeding on dragonflies in a disused flooded quarry. (V Stratton, J Thomas)

Late news, 26/6, Sancreed: 2 Hobby together at Tregonebris 14:20-14:30 at least. (D Flumm)

Porthilly Point: 116 Oystercatcher, 2 Redshank, 2 Curlew, 15 Mediterranean Gull, 16 Black-headed Gull, 1 Skylark, 9 Greenfinch, 29 Sand Martin. (S Grose)

Newtown St Martin: 1 Red Kite. (M Nattrass)

Kingsmill Lake: 25 Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit (sp) 2 Common Sandpiper and 1 juvenile Black-headed Gull. All three Grey Heron now fledged from 2 nests toward Moditonham. (M Beer)

Marazion Beach: 1 win plum Bar-tailed Godwit, 10 (including a juvenile) Med Gull. 2 Common Scoter offshore. (R Veal)

Croft Pascoe: 2 Crossbill, 5 Spotted Flycatcher, 10+ Siskin, 4 Coal Tit, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel. (J St Ledger & T Pinfield)

Crossbill – John St Ledger

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Lapwing. (J St Ledger)

Lapwing – John St Ledger

Crackington Haven: Possible Golden Oriole for a second day. (P Anderson)

Rumps and Pentire: 3 Fulmar, 5 Gannet, 5 Cormorant, 4 Shag, 2 Kestrel, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 35 Herring Gull, 15 Guillemot, 5 Razorbill, 4 Puffin, 6 Woodpigeon, 8 Skylark, 9 Swallow, 3 Rock Pipit, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 7 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat, 1 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Jackdaw, 4 Carrion Crow, 2 Starling, 5 House Sparrow, 4 Goldfinch, 15 Linnet, 1 Grey Seal, 2 Small White, 5 Large White, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Gatekeeper, 2 Small Heath, 11 Meadow Brown, 1 Dark Green Fritillary, 3 Common Blue, 1 Large Skipper, 2 Six-spot Burnet, 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth, 4 Ruby-tail Wasp. (M Scawen et al)

Dark Green Fritillary, M Scawen

Dark Green Fritillary, M Scawen

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Green Sandpiper, 8 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, still 3 broods of Gadwall, 1 Lapwing, 4 Black-headed Gull, 1 Sparrowhawk. (A Langdon)

Porthmissen, Trevone: c200 active Kittiwake nests, c50 Razorbill, 1 Kestrel caught vole and some string debris. (A Langdon & I Stewart)

Guillemots, Adrian Langdon

Kestrel, Adrian Langdon

Kestrel with vole, Adrian Langdon

Trevose Head: 2 Juv Kestrel, 13 Guillemot plus 4 chicks and 1 egg. c50 juvenile Starling on wires with 6 adults. (A Langdon & I Stewart)

Tywardreath: 1 Swift over Southpark Road. (R. Barlow)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 5 Mediterranean Gull, Barnacle Goose still present, 2 singing Sedge Warbler. Lelant Saltings: 1 Greylag Goose (J Evans)

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Monday 4th June 2018

Late news, 3/6, Nancledra: Golden Oriole reported, heard only.

Late news, 3/6, St Just: 2 Rosy Starlings reported in fields to the West of St Just.

Hayle: Iberian Chiffchaff still at the millpond, singing near the wooden bridge. (LGR Evans)

Ventongimps: Cattle Egret over heading towards Allett. (P Roseveare)

Hayle: House Martins nesting on Post Office, Foundry Square. (G Marshall)

Trevose Head: Just 1 Corn Bunting. (A McKechnie)

Corn Bunting, Alex McKechnie

Marazion Beach: 4 Whimbrel, 2 Ringed Plover & 1 Sanderling this evening. (J Hawkey)

Longrock Pool: 1 Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swan, 3 Herring Gull, 1 Stonechat, 2 Moorhen, 2 Coot. (K Bowers)

Grey Heron, Kevin Bowers

Whipsiderry: 2 Corn Bunting. (S Grose)

Park Head/Pentire Farm: 1 Barn Owl, 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Corn Bunting. (S Grose)

Luckett: 2 Tree Pipit, Dipper with young, 2 Grey wagtails with young. (C Buckland)

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Sunday 27th May 2018

Drift Reservoir: Great White Egret viewable from the car park early morning. (P St Pierre)

Nanjizal: singing Golden Oriole at seaward end of the valley, then flew towards the coast path. (P St Pierre) Still present this afternoon. (S Rogers)

Land’s End: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (P St Pierre)

Hayle: Iberian Chiffchaff, still at the millpond. (B Toms, M Curtis)

Saltash: adult Rosy Starling at Churchtown Farm. (T Clark)

Rosy Starling – Thomas Clark

Rosy Starling – Thomas Clark

Castle An Dinas: 2 Red Kite, 1 Cuckoo, 5 Buzzard. (S Grose)

Red Kite – Shaun Grose

Marazanvose: Black Kite over the A30 at 14:45. (P Roseveare)

Mount’s Bay: 1 ad Long-tailed Skua, 1+ Arctic Skua, 3+ Puffin, Great Northern Diver and Storm Petrel. (M Elliott) 200+ Manx Shearwater and 2 adult Puffin off Newlyn. (L Proctor)

Penzance to Porthcurno: 1 Storm Petrel, 1 Puffin, 1000+ Manx Shearwater and 6 Common Dolphin from Mermaid II. (M Elliott)

Marazion: c40 Dunlin, c20 Ringed Plover, c10 Sanderling, 3 Turnstone and 3 Whimbrel this evening. (DK Parker) Also Hobby chasing the waders earlier. (S Rogers)

Coverack: 2cy Iceland Gull heading south along with 500 + Manx Shearwater, 3 Storm Petrel, 30 Sanderling, 4 Dunlin, Kittiwakes, Gannets and 2 Great Norther Diver. (A Cockroft)

Kenidjack: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Blackcap (m and f) in copse by tractor shed. ( B Toms, M Curtis)

Par Beach: 3 Ringed Plover, 9 Sandwich Tern. (S Grose)

Par Beach Pool: 1 male Sparrowhawk, 9 Greenfinch. Par Market East Carpark: 5 Mistle Thrush, 2 adult 3 juv. (S Grose)

Trevail: 1 singing Lesser Whitethroat along path to River Cove. (J Evans)

Gannel Estuary: 22 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Barn Owl. (S Rowe)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Willow Tit, 4 Swift, 1 Grey Heron, 19 Mallard, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Blackcap, 8 House Martin. (R Mudge)

Bedruthan, Newquay: 2 Corn Bunting, 1 Adder. (J Bowen)

Corn Bunting and Adder – Jayne Bowen

Lostwithiel: still at least one male and female Siskin regularly present on bird feeders in private garden. (E Mayhew)

Porth Reservoir: 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 15 Swift. (S Grose)

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Friday 25th May 2018

Late news, 24/5, Newquay, Trevithick Manor Farm: 1 Barn Owl at 22:30. (S Grose)

Late news, 24/5, St Martin, Looe: juvenile Siskin, Greenfinch and Goldfinch all visiting garden feeder. (P Sharp)

Nanjizal: Honey Buzzard, Golden Oriole and Greenshank. (K Wilson)

Trewavas: 1 Red Kite. (C Richards)

Polgigga: 10 Red Kite together at 11:30. (M Coleman)

Charlestown: Red Kite being mobbed by Crows at 14:00. (N Best)

Truro: Red Kite over heading N at 17:00. (G May)

St Erth: 1 Red Kite east at 14:40. (MJ Spicer)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 35 Dunlin, 18 Bar-tailed Godwit , 7 Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 4 Gadwall, 1 Red-legged Partridge. Also 1 Brown Hare. (D Trevelyan)

Penzance, Lidden area: first juv Goldfinch seen on feeders for 2018. (T Mills)

Porthgwarra: passage of Swallows, House Martins and a few Swift at 100 per hour in off during afternoon. Also c10 Bottlenose Dolphin. (M Coleman)

Croft Pascoe: 1, possibly 2, Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Siskin, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Swift, Broad-bodied & Four-spotted Chasers, Azure & Large Red Damselflies. (J Hawkey K Dalziel)

St Martin, Looe: 4 Mistle Thrush feeding on web-forming caterpillar colony high up on hedge. (P Sharp)

Devoran Quay: 4 Whimbrel, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover. (J Chapman)

Stithians: Cuckoo (J Chapman)

RSPB Scillonian Wildlife Tour: Penzance to Wolf Rock: 1 drake Eider, 26 Gannet, 25 Guillemot, 4 Puffin, 27 Herring Gull, 10 Great Back-backed Gull, 1 Kittiwake, 1 Sandwich Tern, 53 Manx Shearwater, 5 Fulmar, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Shag, 1 Cormorant, 1 Swallow, 1 Goldfinch and 1 Grey Seal. Wolf Rock to St Marys: 17 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Guillemot, 8 Razorbill, 2 Fulmar, 15 Herring Gull, 4 Kittiwake, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern, 7 Gannet, 1 Shag, 1 Oystercatcher, 3 Swallow, 3 House Martin, c3 Bottlenose Dolphin and 1 Harbour Porpoise. St Marys to Wolf Rock: 12 Herring Gull, 3 Kittiwake, 2 Puffin, 15 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Shag, 5 Razorbill, 6 Guillemot, 10 Gannet, 21 Manx Shearwater and 3 Fulmar. Wolf Rock to Penzance: 14 Guillemot, 2 Swallow, 280 Manx Shearwater, 17 Gannet, 9 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Razorbill, 1 Fulmar, 7 Kittiwake, 11 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 1 Shag. (DK Parker P Taylor)

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