Monday 9th August 2021

***Walmsley Reserve Announcement***: There may be some disturbance for the next few days at Walmsley as the farmer will start topping the meadows and the juncus in the reserve. However, both hides remain open. (Adrian Langdon, Reserve Warden)

St Agnes Head: 1 probable Wilson’s Petrel at 08.55. (G Lawler)

Pendeen: (6:45-10:40) 2 Sabine’s Gulls (Ad and 1st sum at 10:05), 1 Little Tern, 1 Great Shearwater, 17 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Balearic Shearwater, 88 Whimbrel, 4 Dunlin, 2 Swift, 2 Turnstone,1 Common Tern, 7 Sandwich Tern (N Rogers, P Clement, G Taylor and I Prentice) In addition, (1430-1530): Sooty Shearwater, 7 Whimbrel. (D Flumm)

Sabine’s Gull – Nigel Rogers

Sabine’s Gulls – Nigel Rogers

Sabine’s Gull – Nigel Rogers

Padstow: adult Roseate Tern reported at the harbour. (Birdguides)

Porthgwarra: 2 Great Shearwater, 4 Balearic Shearwater (1500-1630) (N R Rogers)

Porthchapel: 2 Cory’s Shearwater and 2 Great Skua this afternoon. (R Archer)

Lizard Point: (06.45-09.45) 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Pomarine Skua. (D Collins)

Durgan, Helford: 1 Firecrest. (R Evershed)

Lowland Point, Coverack: (6.30 – 8.30pm) 3,600+ Manx Shearwaters, 11 Balearic Shearwaters, 4 Sooty Shearwaters, 2 Dunlin, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Sandpiper on the beach, 1 Painted Lady butterfly, 1 Grey Seal (R Evershed)

Polbathic Creek: 4 Common Sandpiper, 20 Redshank. (A Blonden)

Drift Reservoir: 105 Swift, 45 House Martin, Sand Martin, 6 Swallow, 41 Canada Geese, Common Sandpiper. (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: ad Turnstone, c30 Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin, juvenile Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Whimbrel, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greylag Goose. (R Veal)

Par: 142 Oystercatcher, 4 Sanderling, 16 Ringed Plover, 2 Sandwich Tern, 2 Mediterranean Gull. (B Bosisto)

Mediterranean Gull – Bob Bosisto

Mediterranean Gull – Bob Bosisto

Walmsley Reserve: Marsh Harrier still showing well. (A Langdon) In addition, 1 Peregrine, 1 Hobby (over at 15.30 heading towards Chapel Amble), 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Green Sandpiper, 5 Gadwall, 30+ Swift. (J St Ledger, S Williams, T Eastbrook)

Marsh Harrier – Adrian Langdon

Marsh Harrier – William Delacour

Burniere Hide, Wadebridge: 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Curlew (with yellow rings on both legs – lettering indistinguishable due to mud). (S Williams, J St Ledger)

Porthilly Point: 76 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Sandwich Tern, 2 Raven over, 3 Curlew, 9 Dunlin, 11 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Sand Martin still attending 2 nesting burrows. (S Grose)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper and  4 Common Sandpiper. (G Thompson)

Tintagel: 1f Pied Flycatcher on coastal path by church. (Birdguides)

Kingsmill Lake: 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 9 Greenshank, 18 Redshank, 69 Curlew, 3 Whimbrel, 7 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 adult Turnstone, 2 Sandwich Tern & 1 Mediterranean Gull. (P Kemp)

Downderry: (0620-0800), heading west, 730+ Gannet, 8 Fulmar, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Mediterranean Gull and 2 Sandwich Tern. (A Payne)

Upper Tamar Lake: 2 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 3 Little Egret, 8 Cormorant, 12 Grey Heron, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1f Reed Bunting, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 162 Canada Goose, 22 Mallard, c50 Black-headed Gull. (R Mudge)

Late photo submission, 8/8/21, Trevose Head: 1 Arctic Skua. (J Howells)

ArcticSkua, JoshHowells

ArcticSkua, JoshHowells

ArcticSkua, JoshHowells

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