Monday 29th June 2020

Porthgwarra (0700-1100): 1 Roseate Tern, 2 Common Tern, 2 Pomarine Skua (1st summer and adult/ subadult), 1 Arctic Skua, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Puffin, 1 Oystercatcher and 4 Chough. (G Lawlor, NR Rogers) Also 4 Storm Petrel, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua, 3 Puffin 1800-2000. (G Lawlor)

Newquay (0645-0815): 11268 Manx Shearwater, 56 Auks (mainly Guillemot), 32 Fulmar, 29 Gannet, 5 Kittiwake, 1 Shag, 2 Oystercatcher. (P Roseveare)

Towan Head (8:30-9:00): hundreds of Manx Shearwater passing per min for 2nd morning running. 1 Storm Petrel, 24 Razorbill (in 2 groups of 12), 1 Guillemot and a few Gannet and Fulmars. 3 Ocean Sunfish (M Lammas)

Gyllingvase Beach, Falmouth: 1 Great Northern Diver in non-breeding plumage off. (S Jackson)

Pentewan: 2 Great Northern Diver (1 adult breeding, 1 non breeding, likely an immature). (E Mayhew)

Polbathic Creek: 8 Redshank. (A Blonden)

St John’s Ford: c80 Curlew. (A Blonden)

Tremayne Quay, Helford: 2 Shelduck with 5 young and 2 Swans with 3 cygnets. (A Witheywood)

Shelduck, A Witheywood

Port Quinn to Port Isaac: 2 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Whitethroat, 3 Blackbirds, House Sparrows, 3 Goldfinches, 3 Wren, 14 + Linnets, 4 Rock Pipits, 1 Meadow Pipit, 4 Skylark, 1 Wheatear, 8 Stonechats, Crows, Rooks, Jackdaws, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 1 Swallow, 4 House Martin (suspected might be nesting under cliff overhang near Varley Head), 1 Oystercatcher, 3 Great Black-backed Gulls, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 160+ Herring Gull (Port Isaac Harbour), 4 Fulmar, 1 Shag, 3 Cormorant, 22+ Auks (probably mostly Guillemots – those flying nearest were Guillemots. Seemed to be breeding on cliffs at Varley Head ), 8 Gannets (2 1st cy). (A Parker)

Millpool: 1 Jay, juv. Great Spotted Woodpecker, juv. Goldfinch, 1 Greenfinch. Also 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth, 1 Tetragnatha extensa Stretch Spider in web over pond, 1 Red Admiral. (M Claughton)

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