Thursday 1st August 2019

Late news, 31/7, Maer Lake: 7 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper. Moderate numbers of hirundines feeding over the lake – mostly Swallows and Sand Martins, plus one House Martin. 1 Grey Heron with 20+ each of Mallard and Black headed Gulls. (B Bryne H Kendall)

Pendeen Watch: 1 Arctic Skua and 2 Balearic Shearwater. (P Combridge)

Walmsley Sanctuary (Keyholders only): 2 Wood Sandpiper, 6 Green Sandpiper, 1 Black-tailed Godwit and 4 Greylag this morning. (B Mellow) 4 Wood Sandpiper and 1 Peregrine early evening. (R Augarde) Also Garganey and 6 Teal. (C Selway)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper at 08:15 from Stuart Hutchings hide plus 6 Common Sandpiper, 9 Curlew, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Swift. Also 2 Roe Deer and 1 Fox. (J St Ledger)

Wood Sandpiper – John St Ledger

Roe Deer – John St Ledger

Fox – John St Ledger

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Teal, 2 Little Egret, 5 Common Sandpiper. (DK Parker) 70+ Canada Geese, 30+ Mallard – 1f with 8 ducklings, 4 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Common Sandpiper, 1 juv Moorhen, 2 Chiffchaff, 9 Willow Warbler, 1 Wren, 2 Buzzard, 1 Fox 10.15 – 13.50. (M Webb)

Great Crested Grebe – Martin Webb

Grey Heron – Martin Webb

Willlow Warbler – Martin Webb

Porth Kidney: 36 Med Gull, 1 Common Tern, 1 Sandwich Tern. (D Flumm)

Nanquidno: 1 Wheatear Also very  impressive nos of Meadow Browns and Gatekeepers. (C Moore)

Siblyback Lake: 6 adult Spotted Flycatcher plus 2 juv, 4 Siskin, 3 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 9 Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 2 Greenfinch, 9 Sand Martin, 6 House Martin, 20 plus  Swallow, 1 Hobby, 15 Pied Wagtail, 5 Meadow Pipit, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Goldfinch, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Grey Heron, 11 Little Grebe, 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Barnacle Goose in with Canada flock and 3 Grey Wagtail. (C Buckland M Beer)

Gerrans and Veryan Bay by kayak: 1 Red-necked Grebe (Gerrans Bay), 250 Manx Shearwater, 1 squeaky Razorbill chick with parent and 3 Guillemot, plus: 40 Harbour Porpoise, 1 Ocean sunfish, 1 whale (unseen) that surfaced just behind me! presumed Minke. (R Kirkwood)

Red-necked Grebe – Rupert Kirkwood

Manx Shearwater – Rupert Kirkwood

Razorbill – Rupert Kirkwood

Guillemot – Rupert Kirkwood

Perranuthnoe to Marazion: 30+ Curlews, 3+ Whimbrel, 1 ad. Mediterranean Gull & 4 Little Egrets. (R Butts)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: A good number of Swallows and Sand Martins feeding over the reeds and drinking from the open water near the road. (R Butts)

Penzance: 5 Eider off Chyandour. (R Butts)

Eider – Roger Butts

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Bar-headed Goose, 100+ Canada Geese, 2 Teal, 1f Tufted Duck, 9 Mallard, 2 pairs Great Crested Grebes with nests, 3 Curlew flushed from back of marsh by people searching for Marsh Fritillary webs, juv Peregrine Falcon & 1 Kestrel. Also Emperor dragonflies, Common Darters, Keeled Skimmer, Black tailed  Skimmer, Migrant Hawker, Southern Hawker, Emerald & Common Damselflies. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Porthgwarra: 2 Wheatear, 8 Willow Warbler, 4 Ringed Plover. (M Wallace)

Hawkers Cove: 15 Sanderling. (L Payne)

Holmbush, St Austell:  2 juvenile Peregrine circling. (B Bosisto)

Padstow: 1 m Grey Partridge briefly in field West of Padstow Farm Shop, 6 Yellowhammer, 11 Mediterranean Gull following the Dredger from Padstow Harbour this Eve. (S Grose)

Padstow: 2 Barn Owl this eve between Trevisker garden centre and Retreats Holiday park, 1 Skylark still singing well after dusk. (S Grose)

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