Wednesday 5th August 2020

Late News, 04/08, Mabe Burnthouse: Small Crossbill flock heard overhead 08:30 am (D Chaney)

Late News, 04/08, Bass Point, Lizard: Seawatch 3:15 – 9:15pm 2 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Bonxie, 1 Storm Petrel, 3 Puffin, 7 Guillemot, 12+ Mediterranean Gull, 100+ tern sp. distantly, 1 Mallard, 5 Raven, 3 Harbour Porpoise close offshore, 1 Ocean Sunfish, 3 Bluefin Tuna periodically breaching with distant Manxie rafts. (D Chaney, S & E Perfect)

Marazion Beach: 1 Whimbrel, 5 (1 juv) Turnstone, c.40 (3 juv) Ringed Plover, c.25 ad Sanderling, c.10 (1 juv) Dunlin. (R Veal)

Walmsley Reserve: 1 adult Hobby, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Green Sandpiper. (B Bosisto)

Treraven: 3 Grey Wagtail this evening. Also Common Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover & 4 Little Egret (B Bosisto)

Wadebridge: 101 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher behind Bradford Quay. (S Grose)

Carnanton Wood: 2 Spotted Flycatcher from Spitfire corner. (S Grose)

Porthgwarra (05:45-18:45): 13 Great Shearwater, 13 Cory’s Shearwater, 23 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 9 Storm Petrel, 4 Great Skua (one chasing a Cory’s late pm), 1 Pomarine Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 3 Sandwich Tern, 2 Arctic Tern, 7 ‘Commic’ Tern, 5 Puffin, 125 Whimbrel (one flock of 123 mid pm), 10 Common Scoter, 47 Mediterranean Gull. Also present but not counted were Manx Shearwater, Fulmar, Kittiwake, Gannet. (S Rogers, S Rowe, C Smith, B Mellow et al)

Camel Estuary: 481 Mediterranean Gull this morning. Including 7 colour ringed individuals. (D Julian)

Downderry: (09.30-1200) 1 Balearic Shearwater, c.200 Manx Shearwater, 6 Fulmar, 11 Common Scoter, c.250 Gannet, 6 juv Mediterranean Gull, 1 juv Yellow-legged Gull, 1 adult Kittiwake (P Kemp)

Maer Lake: 1 Whimbrel, 60+ Black headed Gulls, 12 Herring Gulls, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Moorhens, 2 Greenfinch, Swallows and House Martins feeding over the lake in moderate numbers. (H Kendall)

Devoran; viewed from Tallack’s Creek: 2 Whimbrel, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Greenshank, 96 Redshank, 90+ Curlew, 35 Oystercatcher, 2 Mediterranean Gull. (J St Ledger)

Whimbrel – – John St Ledger

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 1 Lapwing, 1 Teal, 14 Grey Heron, 20+ House Martin. (J St Ledger)

Green Sandpiper – John St Ledger

Burlawn: 7 Crossbill from Trerice Plantation, 3 Tawny Owl. (S Grose)

Bumble Rock, Lizard (08.03-19.00): 7 Cory’s Shearwater, 8+ Great Shearwater, 10+ Balearic Shearwater, c15 Sooty Shearwater, 3 large shearwater sp, 20+ Storm Petrel, 10+ ‘Commic’ Tern, 3 Sandwich Tern, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 Great Skua, 5+ Puffin, 15 Common Scoter, 3 juv Yellow-legged Gull. (L Langley, C Urquhart et al)

Polperro: 1 Great Shearwater, 1 Cory’s Shearwater to the SSW at sea.

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