Monday 22nd July 2019

Late News, 19/7, Croft Pascoe 2 Spotted Flycatchers. (S & D Douglas)

Late news, 20/7, Land’s End: 1 Sooty Shearwater. (D Fletcher)

Late news, 21/7, Porthgwarra: 2 Arctic Skua, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Puffin between 08:00 & 14:55. ( S. Rogers, R. Augarde, B Mellow)

Porthgwarra: 1 ad Mediterranean Gull, 30 Kittiwake, 100 Fulmar, 600 Manx Shearwater, 8 Balearic Shearwater, 300 Gannet, 1 Puffin, 2 ad Guillemot, 2 Common Scoter and 1 ad pale phase Arctic Skua between 07:30 & 09:00. (G McIvor) 33 Common Scoter, 13 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 4 Puffin, 6 Sandwich Tern, 8 Med Gull between 06:00 & 12:00. (B Mellow et al) Cory’s Shearwater reported past at 14:50.

Porthilly Point: 41 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Sandwich Tern, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 2 Curlew, 29 Oystercatcher, 2 Raven, 1 Skylark, 11 Greenfinch, & Sand Martins. (S Grose)

Nr Goonhilly: 2 Spotted Flycacther in private garden. (F Trewin)

Spotted Flycatcher – Freddie Trewin

Argal Reservoir: 2 Mute Swan and 7 young, 2 Canada Geese and 4 young, 10 Great Crested Grebe (D Eva)

College Reservoir: 5 Great Crested Grebe ( 1 incubating ) , 82 Canada Geese (D Eva)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Lapwing, 1 Snipe (D Eva)

Sancreed: Juvenile male Green Woodpecker for last fortnight in an otherwise poor breeding season at the village; both our pairs of Swallows and four pairs of House Sparrows failed to rear any young this year, the former not even rebuilding/laying in last year’s nests. Both our tit boxes also remained unoccupied. Insect scarcity and poor weather may be to blame. (D Flumm)

Green Woodpecker – Dave Flumm

Green Woodpecker – Dave Flumm

Green Woodpecker – Dave Flumm

Helston boating lake: Presumed escaped Ferruginous Duck still present. (D Flumm)

Eden Project:  Adult Moorhen feeding 1 young on pond adjacent to The Core. (R. Barlow)

Porth: Steady southerly passage between 13.00-16.15 of 175 Common Swift, 225 Barn Swallow and 35 House Martin. Also 2 Humming-bird Hawk-moths and 8+ Common Dolphin offshore. (S Gale)

St Keverne: Spotted Flycatcher at Roskilly’s Ice Cream. (D Fletcher)

Penzance: 4 Eider off Chyandour. (B Dodd) 5 Common Swifts over the railway station at 14:00. (R Butts)

Longrock: Great Crested Grebe off Jordan’s Cafe. (B Dodd, P St Pierre)

Wadebridge: 47 Redshank opp Bridge bike hire. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 9 Great Crested Grebe +7 Juv. (S Grose)

Marazion: 19 returning adult Sanderling and 1 Ringed Plover on the beach. (S Rogers)

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