Saturday 29th July 2017

Gwennap Head 05:55 – 08:30: 1 Wilson’s Petrel north at 08:08, 2/3 mile out, 65 Storm Petrel, 7+ Great Shearwater, 2 unidentified large shearwaters, 9 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Great Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua, 5 Arctic Tern, 2 Common Scoter, 1 Turnstone, 9 Puffin. (B Steel) Also reported were 1 Wilson’s Petrel past at 12:30, a probable Barolo Shearwater at 14:30 and 82 Storm Petrel between 06:00 & 15:00.

Mermaid II mini pelagic from Penzance: 4 Wilson’s Petrel, 60 Storm Petrel, Cory’s Shearwater, 5 Great Sheatwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater and 1 Yellow-legged Gull. For details of future trips phone Adrian on 07901 731201 (M Ahmad – photos, T Blunden – photos)

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Rame Head: Wilson’s Petrel reported at 10:20.

Newquay, Pentire: 9000 Manx Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Storm Petrel, 2 Common Sandpiper, 8 Whimbrel, 600 Gannet, with 4 Swift south over the Manx line. (G Murray) Newquay, Towan Head: Good Manx Shearwater passage c 08:30 am 100- 200 per min. Also many Gannets, Ocean Sunfish off point. (M Lammas)

Swanpool: 30 Common Swift, 10 Swallow, 2 House Martin, Green Woodpecker, Buzzard. Offshore: 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Little Egret, 1 Storm Petrel sp. (distant), but very little passage otherwise. (D Chaney)

North Cliffs: Feeding frenzy scores of Gannet, hundreds of Manx Shearwater and a few Common Dolphin. (S Taylor)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 2s Mediterranean Gull, 1 Greenshank, 4 Black Swan. (L Langley) Ryan’s Field RSPB: 2 Sandwich Tern, 32 Med Gull, 80 Black-headed Gull, 40 Curlew, 8 Whimbrel, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron (D Flumm, F Smith) Lelant Water RSPB: 7 Little Egret, 2 Mute & 1 Black Swan, 5 Shelduck, 6 Mallard (D Flumm, F Smith)

Marazion Beach:18 Dunlin, 15 Ringed Plover, 35 Sanderling, 5 Turnstone (D Flumm, F Smith)

Lizard Point (06:30-13:00): 2 Wilson’s Petrel, 36 Great Shearwater, 195 Storm Petrel, 23 Balearic Shearwater, 38 Sooty Shearwater, 5600 Manx Shearwater, 4 Arctic Skua,  1 Great Skua, 1 Common Tern, 2 Arctic Tern, 24 Puffin, 12 Guillemot, 8 Razorbill, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Redshank, 1 Swift, 14 Common Scoter, 2 Oystercatcher. (I Maclean, T Blunden, J Foster, J. Selby et al)

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