Wednesday 27th November 2019

Helston Loe Pool: 1 fem Lesser Spotted Woodpecker low in trees over flooded area, from main path, SW653261. (S Atkinson)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1st w Ring-necked Duck present for 2 weeks. (A Dawson)

Wacker Quay: drake Green-winged Teal still present this morning.

St Ives Island (10:30-1330): 1 Leach’s Petrel, 1 Manx Shearwater, 6 Great Skua, 8 Great Northern Diver, 1,000+ Kittiwake. (R Wilkins) (07:50-10:55): 252 Razorbill, 4 Guillemot, 150 Kittiwake, 67 Gannet, 1 Fulmar, 1 Great Skua. (P Nason)

Mousehole: 1w, and probable 3w, Caspian Gull, 4 (2x1w, 1x2w, 1ad) Yellow-legged Gull on St Clement’s Isle. (M Elliott)

Chapel Amble: 47 Cattle Egret, 1 Swallow. (S Grose, A Langdon)

Drift Reservoir: 1w Long-tailed Duck still. (M Ahmad)

Long-tailed Duck, Mashuq Ahmad

Long-tailed Duck, Mashuq Ahmad

Hannafore, Looe: Slavonian Grebe, 2 Great Northern Diver, 14 Eider and 3 Common Scoter. Also a 1st w Yellow-legged Gull on the Estuary. (D Julian)

Treraven Meadows: 2 Water Pipit, 2 Common Gull, 11 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Lesser Black backed Gull, 472 Black headed Gull, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Curlew, 25 Lapwing, 9 Redshank, 1 Shelduck, 11 Wigeon, 56 Teal, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 fem leucistic Blackbird. (S Grose)

Looe Estuary: 1w Yellow-legged Gull. (D Julian)

Crowlas: 120+ Skylark, 15 Meadow Pipit in stubble fields, 1 Merlin. (R Veal)

Gluvian: 1 Green Sandpiper. (B Bosisto)

Padstow: 1 Peregrine Falcon, 79 Common Gull, 14 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Firecrest. (B Bosisto)

Constantine: 1 Swallow. (D Eva)

Tuckingmill: 1 Peregrine Falcon. (D Raeyen)

Penzance: 5 Swallow around the Promenade this afternoon. (J Ashworth)

Cape Cornwall 09:00-11:00: 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 3 Great Skua, 40 Fulmar, 6 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Gull, large numbers of Gannets, Kittiwakes, and Auks all moving south. (N Wheatley)

Bude Canal: 2 Swallows late morning. (R Kirkwood)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 37 Mute Swan, 57 Shelduck, 110 Wigeon, 2 Teal, 1 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Little grebe, 4 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 65 Oystercatcher, 7 Grey Plover, c.2000 Golden Plover, 80 Lapwing, 100 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 45 Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 42 Black-tailed Godwit , 50 Curlew, 150 Black-headed Gull, 120 Herring Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 85 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Wood pigeon, 2 Collared dove, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 2 Robin, 9 Redwing, 4 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 11 Long-tailed Tit, 11 Magpie, 21 Jackdaw, 12 Rook, 85 Carrion Crow, 35 Starling, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch (M Scawen et al.)

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Saturday 26th October 2019

Late news, 24/10, Lizard: 1 Short-eared Owl, 2 Black Redstart. (D Collins)

Late news, 25/10, Lizard Point: 1 imm Pomarine Skua, 5 Manx Shearwater. (D Collins)

Lizard Point (08:30-11:00 in poor visibility): 2 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Manx Shearwater, 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 Great Skua. (I Maclean et al)

Porthleven: 2 Black Redstart in Shrubberies Estate. (I Maclean)

Mousehole (8-9:30): 2+ Leach’s Petrel, 1+ lingering Storm Petrel, 3 Great Northern Diver, 3 Arctic Skua by 09:10. (M Elliott)

Pendeen: 7 Whooper Swan East, 4 Great Skua. (D Balmer, P Fraser) 2 Common Scoter, 7 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 3 Arctic Skua, 1 juv Sabine’s Gull, 2 commic tern 15:00-17:45. (DK Parker)

St Ives: 7 prob. Whooper Swan past St Ives distantly 11am. (L Langley) 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Red-throated Diver this afternoon. (M Elliott) Also 1 Cory’s Shearwater reported, 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose and a Black Redstart.

Perranuthnoe: 1 2cy Glaucous Gull at 14:30. (M Edgeller)

Lands End: 2 Whooper Swan over the airport. (K Wilson)

Porthgwarra: 2 Snow Bunting still.

Camel Estuary: Drake Mandarin by the iron bridge on the Camel Trail. (A Gordon)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Scaup still. (M Ahmad)

Nanjizal: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 (released) White Stork still. (K Wilson)

Padstow: 200 Mediterranean Gull, 50 Common Gull, 1 Merlin, 1 Barn Owl. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Bodmin Parkway station: 11 Mistle Thrush at 09:00. (S Grose)

Egloshayle, Pencarrow House: 6 Tawny Owl heard from the main gate between 18.00hrs &19.00hrs.(S Grose)

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Sunday 29th September 2019

Late news, Hayle Estuary: Med Gull 2X3N, seen on 17/8/19 was ringed as a pullus in Wexford, Ireland and tracked to Finistere, France 3/6/17, Hayle Estuary 20/8 – 19/9/18, Oleiros La Coruna, Spain 31/10/18, Vendee, France 21/4 – 2/6/19 and Hayle Estuary 21/7 – 17/8/19. A well travelled bird. (per Sean Kingston)

Marazion: Juv Sabine’s Gull on the beach at Red River mouth. (P Walsh) Also 8 Pale-bellied Brent Geese. (P Fraser)

Sabine’s Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

Sabine’s Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

Sabine’s Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

Sabine’s Gull, Tony Mills

Sabine’s Gull, Alex McKechnie

Sabine’s Gull, Tony Mills

Sabine’s Gull – John Chapple

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 juv. Little Stint (Carnsew), 17 Knot (over), 2 Osprey, 1 Spotted Redshank, 7 Arctic Tern, 1 Common Tern, 60+ Sandwich Tern, 4 Ruff, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 28 Bar-tailed Godwit, 12 Turnstone, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Sanderling, c60 Ringed Plover, c40 Dunlin, 1 Lapwing, 6 pale-bellied Brent Goose, 3 Pintail, 1 Kingfisher. (R Veal, D Eva, B Toms, M Curtis et al) Little Tern on Ryan’s field this evening. (R Menari)

Par, Spit Beach: 2 Peregrine Falcon (1 successfully hunting Turnstone) , 3 Curlew, 47 Oystercatcher, 6 Eider, 3 Black tailed Godwit over. (S Grose)

Par Market East Carpark: 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Nuthatch. (S Grose)

Pentire, Newquay: 6 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Manx Shearwater, 3 Great Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 2 Sandwich Tern between 10:00 – 11:30. (T Wilson)

Pendeen Watch 8:00 to 13:00: 2 Leach’s Petrel c10:05 & c11:45, Sabine’s Gull 13:56, 5 Grey Phalarope, 1 Storm Petrel, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 64 Balearic Shearwater, 35 Great Skua, 13 Arctic Skua, 3 Storm Petrel, 22 Sandwich Tern, 7 Arctic Tern, 8 Common Scoter. (L Proctor, R Wilkins, B Mellow, S Rogers et al) Barolo Shearwater at 15:43. (P Smale) 08.40-15.00- 20 Common Scoter, 19 Golden Plover, 4 Whimbrel, 13 Sanderling, 8 Dunlin, 11 Grey Phalarope, 54 Great Skua, 17 Arctic Skua, 2 Pomarine Skua, 1 Long-tailed Skua (12:09), 1 Puffin, 2 juvenile Sabine’s Gull (10:47, 13:50), 17 Common Tern, 18 Arctic Tern (several more ‘commic terns), 47 Sandwich Terns, 2 Leach’s Petrel (09:50, 11:45), 4 Sooty Shearwater, 94 Balearic Shearwater (T Phelps, M Doyle, L Langley, L Osanlav-Harris, M Broadbent)

Cape Cornwall (14:15-16:45): Probable Barolo Shearwater c16:00, juv pale Long-tailed Skua c16:15, 2 ad Pomarine Skua, 7+ Balearic Shearwaters, 5 Grey Phalorope on sea, 25+ Great Skua, 20+ Arctic Skua, 19 Arctic Tern, Red-throated Diver and 15 Common Scoter.(G Pullan)

Porthgwarra: Released White Stork still present. (T Mills)

Carbis Bay: 9 Great Skua, 8 Arctic Skua, 100’s terns, 4 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Grey Phalarope, c10 Common Scoter and 1 Red-throated Diver. (P St Pierre)

St Ives: 1 juv. Sabine’s Gull, 1 Grey Phalarope, 10 Arctic Skua, 9 Great Skua, 29 Balearic Shearwater, 8 Manx Shearwater, 30 Arctic Tern, 10 Common Tern between 10:00 & 13:oo. (D Eva)

Porthkidney: 10 Arctic Tern, 15 Common Tern, 45 Sandwich Tern, 62 Ringed Plover, 10 Sanderling at 09:00. (D Eva)

Looe (Lammana Chapel): 1 Wryneck (P Sharp)

Fistral Beach/ Newquay: 1 Great Skua , 2 Sandwich Tern just offshore (B Bosisto L Payne)

Porth Joke: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit , 1 juv Sabines Gull (B Bosisto L Payne)

Devoran Quay: 1 Osprey (hunting upriver at 16:30), 1 Dunlin, 40 Redshank, 10 Oystercatcher, 40 Curlew, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Little Egret, 1 Raven. (S Van Hear)

Restronguet: 2 Osprey. (J Chapple)

St Clement: 1 Osprey (hunting and roosting),  1 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine, 1 Sparrowhawk, 30 Curlew, 15 Greenshank, 15 redshank, 5 Little Egret, 1 Grey heron, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Raven. (L Sampson)

Pendeen: Juv Hobby. (P Combridge)

Penlee Point: 8 Pale Arctic Skua, 3 Dark Arctic Skua, 5 Balearic Shearwaters, 200+ Kittiwake all going west 07:30 to 11:30. (C Buckland)

Torpoint: 184 Wigeon ,10 Redshank, 1 Sandwich Tern, 12 Med Gulls, 6 Common Gulls, 2 Little Grebe, 15 Canada Geese, 3 L Egret, 1 Grey Heron. (C Buckland)

Marazion: 12 Pale-bellied Brent Geese in Little London. (R Menari)

Penzance: Juv/1w Yellow-legged Gull over harbour car park. (M Elliott)

Tregonetha: 3 Yellowhammer, 124 Lesser Black backed Gull, 42 Great Black backed Gull in several cattle fields. (S Grose)

Yellowhammer – Shaun Grose

Gillan Creek: 3 Curlew, 6 Little Egret, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard. (H Norton)

Kenidjack: Ring Ouzel a male from high path on N. side flew off chacking to N. (M Scott-Ham)

Coverack: 1 Wheatear, 1 Sand Martin, 3 Swallow at Trevothan. (D.Beadle)

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Sunday 10th February 2019

Coverack: 1 Pallas’s Warbler again just on the seaward side of the sewage works, also Firecrest. (B Craven, R Veal, S Windle et al) Also 76 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Eider, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Chiffchaff, 6 Greenfinch ( B Bosisto L Payne ) Plus 3 (1 ad 2 juv) Shag. (M Webb)

Pallas’s Warbler, Stevan Windle

Shag, Martin Webb

Shag, Martin Webb

Devoran: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs 1st-winter still in high tide roost at Tallack’s Creek this morning.

St. Ives,12 .15- 3.00: 1 Leach’s Petrel past the Island, also 2 Great Northern Diver, 5 Red-throated Diver, 5 Black-throated Diver, 1 Manx Shearwater, 7 Great Skua. (R Augarde, R Wilkins, B Mellow) St Ives Island (15.30 – 1600hrs): 2 Great Skua, 1 Red-throated Diver & 2 ad Mediterranean Gull. (J Hawkey)

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint, 4 Green Sandpiper, 5 Ruff, 1 Water Pipit, 1 Snipe, 1 Redshank, 150 Black-tailed Godwit, 15 Curlew, 6 Shoveler, 2 Chiffchaff + 1 Barn Owl. (T Wilson, J Thomas)

Helston: 1 Glossy Ibis in park on north side of River Cober. (R Augarde et al) 2 Yellow-browed Warbler at sewage works. (D Wright, T Mills et al) Also Firecrest reported.

Glossy Ibis, Richard Augarde

Glossy Ibis, Mashuq Ahmad

Glossy Ibis, Mashuq Ahmad

Yellow-browed Warbler, Mashuq Ahmad

Yellow-browed Warbler, Dougy Wright

Yellow-browed Warbler, Dougy Wright

Hannafore Point: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff and Slavonian Grebe.

Sladebridge: 14 Cattle Egret at Lower Croan.

St Martin in Meneage: 15 Cattle Egret and 1 Little Egret in fields with cattle east of village. (S Chandler)

Carbis Bay: 2 Black-throated Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver and 10+ Common Scoter. (P St Pierre)

Pendeen, 2hr seawatch: 3 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver and 11 Common Scoter past west. (P Clement)

Par, Beach Pool: 1 Shoveler (fem), 1 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 5 Tufted Duck, 2 Common Gull, 1 Sparrowhawk. Par Market East Carpark: 1 Mistle Thrush, 2,Nuthatch. (S Grose)

Truro, in my garden: 1 Redwing feeding on ground. (D Jenkins)

Penwithick: 16 House Sparrow, 3 Blue Tit, 10 Chaffinch, 2 Reed Bunting, 4 Woodpigeon, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Great Tit, 4 Coal Tit, 4 Starling. (K. Bowers)

Coal Tit, Kevin Bowers

Starling, Kevin Bowers

Long-tailed Tit, Kevin Bowers

Reed Bunting, Kevin Bowers

Penryn: 1 Black Redstart in private garden.

Downderry: 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-Throated Diver. (P Kemp)

Kings Mill Lake: c45 Black-tailed Godwit, 190+ Avocet, 200 Dunlin, 23 Lapwing, 1 Knot, 2 Grey Plover, c.80 Teal and 8 Little Egret. (P Kemp)

St Mawgan: 1 Barn Owl, 2 Woodcock at Carnanton Woods. (S Grose)

Newquay: 1 Short-eared Owl East Pentire. (M Jones)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Water Pipit, 30 Rock Pipit, 1 Greenshank, 9 Redshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (S Rowe, Newquay Marine Group)

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Saturday 13th October 2018

Devoran, Tallack’s Creek: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, 8 Greenshank, 4 Dunlin. 1 Peregrine at cSW801389. (J St Ledger)

Lesser Yellowlegs – John St Ledger

Long Rock: 1w Little Gull and Common Tern from the car park. (P Walsh) Little Gull still present this afternoon. (R Veal)

Mousehole: 5+ Leach’s Petrel, 1 Storm Petrel, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 “blue” Fulmar, 2 Purple Sandpiper, 4 Arctic Skua, 3 Great Skua, 6 Arctic Tern, 4 Common Tern off the car park between 07:45 & 12:15. (P St Pierre, M Ahmad, R Veal et al) 1 Leach’s Petrel 12:15 to 15:45. (M Elliott) Also Wilson’s Petrel 10:32, 28 Med Gull. (P Roseveare)

Leach’s Petrel – Tony Mills

Newlyn: 2 Leach’s Petrel, 2 Storm Petrel, 2 Great Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 1 Grey Phalarope and 2 commic terns past Sandy Cove. (L Proctor) 3 Sandwich Tern in the harbour briefly this afternoon. (T Mills)

Video of Leach’s Petrel off Roskilly – John Chapple

Porthgwarra: 3 Leach’s Petrel from the cove, also 3 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Great Skua & Arctic Skua between 11:30 & 12:00. (M Wallace) 1 Wilson’s Petrel (14:10), 5+ Leach’s Petrel, 14 Great Skua, 9 Arctic Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 15 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Manx Shearwater and 3 Sandwich Tern between 10:00 & 15:45. (R Archer, G Lawlor)

Lizard Point: 20 Arctic Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua, 23 Great Skua, 17 Storm Petrel, 1 Leach’s Petrel, 9 Sooty Shearwater, 55 Balearic Shearwater, 45 Manx Shearwater, 2 Puffin. (T Blunden, I Maclean, J Foster, J Selby, S Croft)

Coverack: juv Long-tailed Skua and Great Shearwater past Chynalls Point. (J Foster)

Porthkidney: 1 Arctic Tern, 2 Common Tern, 4 Sandwich Tern. (R Veal)

Lelant Garden Centre: 1 Firecrest in leylandii hedge next to railway line. (S Grose)

Pendeen: Ring Ouzel at Calartha Farm. (J Swann, P Combridge)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Cattle Egret off Old Quay House this afternoon. (R Veal) Adult Roseate Tern below causeway bridge at 16:25 for 5 mins. Came in for wash and preen on bank before flying off, no rings. Adult or sub adult Spoonbill still present in main estuary. (J Hawkey) Carnsew Pool: 1 Wheatear, 2 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher, 12 Sandwich Tern, 7 Ringed Plover, 1 Razorbill, & 1 Grey Seal. (S Grose) Also 1 Arctic Tern, 15 Common Tern, 2 Sandwich Tern, 50 Ringed Plover. (R Veal, P Roseveare)

St Clement: 1 Cattle Egret in lower field below farm buildings at Menadews Farm. (S Grose)

Towan Head: 1 Short-eared Owl. (S Viles)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank. (D Eva) 1 Greenshank, 7 Lapwing, 2 Wheatear. (D Chaney)

Hayle Millpond Gardens: 2 Gadwall (m+f), 2 Little Egret. (S Grose)

Loe Pool: 43 Cormorant, 13 Great Crested Grebe, (including 1 immature thought to have been reared here), 6 Oystercatcher, 3 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, 3 Arctic Tern resting on the Bar and 2 Cetti’s Warbler (1 of them in a new location near the bottom of Degibna Farm lane). Also 1 Sandwich Tern and 5 Commic Tern over the sea. (G Adams, D Wright)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Dunlin, 4 Raven over, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 3 Bullfinch, 2 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 10 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe. (S Grose)

Padstow: 1 juv Arctic Tern, 5 Common Tern, 3 Sandwich Tern, 462 Mediterranean Gull, 11 Common Gull, 1 1st winter Yellow-legged Gull, 6 Turnstone, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Sanderling, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Kingfisher. (B Bosisto)

Polbathic Creek: Barn Owl hunting over salt marsh at 17:30. (A Blonden)

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Friday 12th October 2018

Mousehole: 22 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Arctic Tern plus many Kittiwakes, Gannets and auks between 07:30 & 09:00. (M Elliott) 5 Storm Petrel, 1 possible Wilson’s Petrel and 3 Balearic Shearwater 10:00-11:20. (R Augarde) 6 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel and 1 Common Scoter 10:45-12:00. (M Elliott) Leach’s Petrel lingering on the sea 13:25-13:50 at least. (M Ahmad)

Newlyn: juv Arctic Tern briefly in the harbour and 1 Storm Petrel off Sandy Cove. (L Proctor)

Long Rock Pool: 2 1w Common Tern. (M Ahmad)

Par: pale phase Arctic Skua past Spit Beach. (G Treadwell)

Arctic Skua – Gary Treadwell

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 70 Wigeon, 120+ Teal, 12 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Little Egret, 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Spoonbill. (B Martin)

Porthgwarra: 1 Great Shearwater, 12 Balearic Shearwater, Leach’s Petrel, 2 Storm Petrel and 1 Pomarine Skua.

Cape Cornwall: 2 Balearic Shearwater, Arctic Skua, Arctic Tern, 2 Teal. (N Wheatley)

East Portholland: 1 Arctic Tern. (R Harbird)

Greeb Point: female Eider on the sea. (R Harbird)

Caerhays Pool: 10 Little Grebe. (R Harbird)

Lizard Point: Pomarine Skua past at 16:30. (D Collins)

Swanpool: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Little Grebe, 2 1stw Mediterranean Gull. (D Chaney)

Trewornan Bridge: 7 Cattle Egret almost under the bridge at 08:00. (S Grose)

Rock Beach: 7 Common Gull, 13 Mediterranean Gull, 1 dark-bellied Brent Goose at 14:00. (S Grose)

Camel Estuary: 6 House Martin near the sewage works. (S Mason)

Amble Estuary: 4 Cattle Egret. Also incoming skeins of small geese sp. (S Mason)

Truro: male sparrowhawk in front garden for half an hour. (M Costa)

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Sunday 23rd September 2018

Late news, 11/9, Camel Estuary: 184 roosting Mediterranean Gull near Tregonce. (K Langdon)

Late news, 21/9, Coverack: 1 Grey Phalarope. (D Collins)

Grey Phalarope, David Collins

Par Beach Pool: 6 Sandwich Tern, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Coot, 1 Teal, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 35 Greenfinch, also Herring Gull with severe Angel Wing. (S Grose)

Colliford Lake: Pectoral Sandpiper 200m N of dam car park  from 10.30 onwards, occasionally associating with 4 Ringed Plover. (P Kemp)

Pendeen (07:00-13:00): 1 juv Sabines Gull, 1 Leach’s Petrel, 1 Grey Phalarope, 32 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 18 Arctic Skua, 7 Great Skua, 1 juv Little Gull, 36 Common Scoter. (G Wyatt)

Loe Pool: Sub adult Common Crane still present below Degibna on the former island which is now totally submerged by 6″ water. (J Hawkey)

Porthkidney: 1 juv. Sabine’s Gull, c100 ‘Commic’ Tern. (S Rogers, R Veal, M Ahmad). 2 Black Tern. (R Wilkins, D Eva)

St Ives, Island (07:45-13:00): 8 Leach’s Petrel, 5 Sabine’s Gull, 6 Roseate Tern, 1 Grey Phalarope, 2 Little Tern, 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 juv. Little Gull, 30 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 4+ Arctic Skua, 3 Great Skua, 320+ ‘Commic’ Tern- those specifically identified included 90 Common and 20 Arctic. (R Augarde, R Wilkins, M Elliott, R Veal et al.) Also 1 Great Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Pomarine Skua, 2 Great Northern Diver reported. 15.45 – 17.30: 2 Sabines’s Gull (juvenile & adult), 4 Leach’s Petrel, 4 Arctic Skua. (N Hallam, E Dunn) 10.30-13.00: 7-8 Arctic Skuas, 1 Pomarine Skua, 5 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Leach’s Petrel, 1 Puffin, 1 Great Northern Diver. (R Butts)

Sennen Cove: 5 Grey Phalarope just off harbour breakwater. (J Miller)

Grey Phalarope, John Miller

Grey Phalarope, John Miller

Grey Phalarope, John Miller

Grey Phalarope, John Miller

Kenidjack: 1 Wryneck in bracken 200yds beyond house at the bottom of valley. (S Rogers)

Helston Boating Lake: Adult male Ferruginous Duck of unknown origin still present. (J Hawkey)

Predannack Head: Wryneck in the valley by the stream.

Towan Head: 2 Grey Phalarope. (M Jones)

Portscatho: 2 Grey Phalarope, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Cape Cornwall: 2 Balearic Shearwater and a Great Skua. Also 25 Chough. (N Wheatley)

Bude: 7 Swallows passing south during heavy rain and wind & House Sparrows on feeders at Launcells. (H Kendall)

Porthmeor: Wryneck by the coastal path.

Torpoint: Osprey at St John’s Lake. (T Elm & S Eddy)

Devoran: 2 Ospreys still. (J Bowen)

Osprey, Jayne Bowens

Millbrook: Osprey flew southeast at 7.20am. (A C Robinson)

Rame: 1 Hobby flew east at 9.10. (A C Robinson)

Helston Boating Pond: 120 Mallard, 1 Ferruginous Duck (presumed escaped). (D Collins, J Hawkey)

Lostwithiel: 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch in the grounds around Duchy of Cornwall Nursery. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: A pair of Gadwall, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Spotted Redshank, 20+ Mediterranean Gull. (R Butts)

Mount Hawke: 68 Starling on overhead wires at 08.48; 36 Goldfinch on overhead wires at 09.13. (RB & PC Girling)

The Lizard: 16 Turnstone, 8 Gannet.(T Wilkinson)

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