Monday 27th August 2018

Maer Lake: 600+ Canada Geese, 42 Mallard, 28 Teal, adult female Merlin (with a near miss on a Meadow Pipit), 5 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 3 Dunlin, 3 Lapwing. (N Bastin)

Pendeen: 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 19 Sooty Shearwater, 7 Balearic Shearwater, 15 Great Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 4 Storm Petrel, 4 Sandwich Tern, 2 Common Terns, 26 ‘Commic’ Terns, 2 Whimbrel between 06:00 & 10:00.  (P Flint) Also 1 Sabine’s Gull, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 4 Balearic Shearwater, 13 Sooty Shearwater, 8 Arctic Skua, 10 Great Skua, 5 Storm Petrel. (G Lawlor) Seawatch (bottom carpark): 1 Great Shearwater, 19 Sooty Shearwater, 18 Great Skua, 14 Arctic Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua, 3 Storm Petrel, 2 Sabine’s Gull, 1 Black Tern, 500 ‘Commic’ Tern between 06:45-16:30. (R Wilkins, R Augarde)

Cape Cornwall: 11 Chough, 1 Peregrine Falcon (fem) 7 Raven, 2 Buzzard, 28 Oystercatcher, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel. (S Grose)

Penzance, Wherrytown: 8 Sandwich Tern. (S Grose)

Towan Head: An early Leach’s Petrel, 1 Balearic Shearwater and 4 Sooty Shearwaters reported this morning.

Devoran, Tallack’s Creek: 3 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 28 Black-tailed Godwit, 90+ Curlew (inc one regular returnee, ringed in Holland in 2013), 100+ Redshank, 7 Dunlin, 3 Greenshank, 50+ Oystercatcher. (J St Ledger)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 5 Little Egret, 17 Teal, 9 Ringed Plover, 1 juv Little Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 100 House Martin, 100 Swallow and 10 Sand Martin. (D Flumm)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 3 Raven, 4 Gadwall, 13 Little Grebe, 12+ Sand Martin,11 Tufted Duck, 2 Coot, 1 Peregrine Falcon, also Greylag & Canada Geese. (S Grose)

Higher Bosistow: Dotterel flew SW at 13:35. (M Wallace)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Juv Little Gull on Lelant Saltings. (P Roseveare)

Little Treleaver: Ortolan over plus Garden Warbler, Sedge Warbler and Tree Pipit. (J Foster)

Chybucca: 4 Raven. (S Grose)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Ruff, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 25 Ringed Plover, 23 Dunlin, 2 Snipe, 2 Curlew, 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (D Eva)

East Pentire Newquay: 2 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Sandwich Tern late morning. (S Rowe)

Penhale Point: 1 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Raven, 2 Chough, 3 Kestrel. (S Grose)

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Tuesday 8th May 2018

Late news, 7/5, Nanjizal: 1 Ortolan Bunting. (K Wilson)

Late news, 7/5, Carnon Downs: 1 Red Kite over Bissoe Road at 10:30. (M May)

Polgigga: 1 Iberian Chiffchaff still singing from trees at the bottom end of the meadow along Bosistow Lane. (M Wallace)

Nanjizal: 1 Red-rumped Swallow. (K Wilson)

Porth Reservoir: 2cy Ring-billed Gull on strip of mud with Herring Gulls at far end this evening. 4 Great Crested Grebe, nearby 2 Yellowhammer at Trebarber Farm. (S Grose)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 Red Kite drifting south, 1 Redstart, 1 Wheatear, 3 Sedge Warbler, 1 Cuckoo, 2 Reed Bunting, large group of Swallows, Sand Martins & House Martins, 2 Swift & 8 (2f) Tufted Duck. (M Phillips)

Newquay: 1 Red Kite over Newquay Hospital at 10:20. (D Grose)

Porthgwarra: 1 Turtle Dove.

Marazion: 13 Whimbrel and 5 Sanderling on beach plus 3 Sandwich Tern and 2 Med Gull offshore.(PJ Freestone, DK Parker, P St Pierre)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Cetti’s Warblers, 8 Swift, 10+ Swallow, 60+ Sand Martin, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, drake Gadwall, 1 drake Teal, 3 Little Egret, Reed and Sedge Warblers, pair of Stonechat, 1 Wheatear, 1 male House Sparrow, 8 Grey Heron and 7 Mallard. (PJ Freestone, DK Parker, P St Pierre)

Bude Marshes: Blackcap, Sedge Warbler and Reed Warblers all on territory, Reed Bunting feeding on seed from footpath on marsh. (N Bastin)

Reed Bunting, Nigel Bastin

Sedge Warbler, Nigel Bastin

Tresillian: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Whimbrel.  (M Jones)

St Clement: 15+ Swift. (M Jones)

Stithian’s Reservoir: 7 Swallow, 1 Cormorant, 2 Mallard, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Robin, 4 Blue Tit, 2 Common Chaffinch, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Reed Bunting, 3 Common Gull, 2 Linnet. (P Williams)

St Erth: Pair of Mistle Thrush together in private garden. (MJ Spicer)

Lostwithiel: 6  Swift. (N Best)

Golitha Falls: 3 Dipper. (D Cleal)

Dozmary Pool: Pair of Whinchat and Raven. (D Cleal)

Padstow Farm shop: 1 Barn Owl with prey at 22.00.(S Grose)

Perranporth Golf Club: 20+ Whimbrel, steady passage of Swallows heading east. (S. Cox)

Hannafore:  9 Whimbrel , 2 Stonechat (pair feeding young at end of the road), Rock Pipit adult carrying food, 2 Gannet. (D Cleal)

Puffin at Porthallow, Tim Pinfield

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Thursday 26th October 2017

Stithians Reservoir: further to problems we’ve been having with vandalism recently a decoy chain was put up on the gate to the Stuart Hutchings Hide last weekend and probably will go up this weeked too. Please replace as found (ie so the gate appears locked) when you leave the hides. If we go for a combination lock we will try and give advance warning and circulate the code number appropriately (eg in the website members’ area).Thanks.

Late News, 25/10, Truro: 1 Dipper on river below Victoria Gardens. (D Jenkins)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 1w White-rumped Sandpiper. (M Spicer et al) First in the county since November 2013, when 3 were on the Hayle Estuary.

White-rumped Sandpiper – Mike Spicer

White-rumped Sandpiper – Tony Mills

Penryn: Firecrest and Goldcrest ringed, calling Yellow-browed Warbler, and 5 Hawfinch over at UoE campus. (J Beaumont, B Porter)

Porthleven to Loe Bar: 4 Chough, 2 Wheatear, 20 Skylark. 1 Slavonian Grebe on Loe Pool. (R Hubble)

St Ives: Wryneck on coast path at Trevalgan cliff near St Ives at 11:30. (P Sharpe)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 1 m Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 (1m + 1juv) Stonechat, 3+ Cetti’s Warbler heard, 2+ Little Egret, 6 Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swan and c15 Curlew over. Longrock Pool: 4 Little Grebe and 2 Mute Swan. (T Mills) 1 Rose-coloured Starling roosted with c12,000 Starling, also 1+ Sparrowhawk and 2+ Water Rail. (N Moran, D Balmer, P Wilson, DK Parker)

Porthgwarra: Ring Ouzel, Black Redstart, Wheatear, 2 Merlin & a few Brambling over at Porthgwarra this morning. (M Wallace) 1 Lapland Bunting flew over calling at 10:30 to SW, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Brambling (both 60ft cover), 1 Short-eared Owl (over the moor), 17 Siskin over, 1 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 8+ Bullfinch, 4 Firecrest, 1 Wheatear. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 ad Whooper Swan in main channel but flew S/SW at 16:45 (R Veal, T Marchese) 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Spoonbill on Lelant Saltings. (R Veal) 3 1w Med Gull. (T Marchese) Ryan’s Field: 9 Lapwing, 21 Redshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Buzzard. (K Bowers) Carnsew Pool: 3 Brent Geese took off at approx 18:15 in St Ives direction. (J Evans)

Redshank, Black-tailed Godwit and Buzzard – Kevin Bowers

Rame area: 1 Firecrest, 1 Wheatear, 100+ Woodpigeon, 50 Linnet, 70 Redwing, 1 Sparrowhawk, 6+ Chiffchaff, 15+ Goldcrest. (D Allan)

Sancreed: 7 Snipe, 12 Skylark, 6 Redwing, 15 Goldcrest. (D Flumm)

Treverva: 150 Redwing over south mid-morning. (D Chaney)

Argal Reservoir: 14 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Goldcrest flock, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 240 Herring Gull, 35 Black-headed Gull. (D Chaney)

College Reservoir: 10 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Goldcrest in one flock, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Firecrest, 40 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 24 Tufted Duck, 3 Mute Swan, 98 Canada Goose, 35 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Red Admiral on ivy. (D Chaney)

Mullion Cove: 1 f Blackcap in private garden. (J Allely)

Truro: 1 Chiffchaff in private garden. (D Jenkins)

Bude: 7 Long-tailed Tit and 5 Stonechat. (H Wilkins)

Maenporth: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 9 Firecrest. Also Great Northern Diver offshore. (T Phelps)

Trevilley: 1 Firecrest. (C Moore)

Nanjizal: 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Firecrest. (C Moore) 98 birds ringed inc. 3 Yellow-browed Warbler, 18 Chiffchaff, 6 Goldcrest, 11 Firecrest, 9 Blackcap, 23 Siskin, and1 blythi Lesser Whitethroat. Other birds seen included parties of 4 & 6 Hawfinch, a Pipit sp heading towards Land’s End, call recalled Blyth’s Pipit, 1 Radde’s Warbler. (K Wilson)

Dozmary Pool: Ring-necked Duck again. (S McMahon, T Marchese) Also 1 Hen Harrier. (S McMahon)

Kenidjack: female Common Redstart still showing in copse by green shed, smattering of Firecrest and Goldcrest, female Bullfinch plus a dozen Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush. (T Marchese)

Land’s End: Great White Egret flew from Swingates at 09:30 then dropped in again at 09:45 but could not be relocated. Also 3+ Yellow-browed Warbler, c6 Brambling, 8 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 9 Firecrest, 8 Goldcrest, 1 male Black Redstart, 80+ Linnet, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Chough, 12 Golden Plover and 5 Snipe. (DK Parker – photos)

Firecrest

Yellow-browed Warbler

Yellow-browed Warbler

Cape Cornwall: 1 (possibly 2) Ortolan Bunting flew over calling. (N Moran, D Balmer, P Wilson)

Nanquidno: Great White Egret flew over at c09:00. (N Moran, D Balmer, P Wilson)

Lizard: 4 Hawfinch. (M Pass)

Par Sands: 1 Firecrest. (M Moseley)

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Tuesday 19th September 2017

Mermaid pelagic out of Penzance: next sailing is Thursday at 4pm. Please call Mermaid office on 07901 731201 to book, £25 each.

Late news, 18/9, Kingsmill Lake: 1 juv Osprey. (R Brandon, A Pearson)

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 juv Purple Heron, Set Bridge. (R Wilkins)

Sennen: 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper with 5 Ringed Plover in ploughed field east of A30 and c200m south west of Escalls Chapel, cSW369266. Still present at 19:30. (B Simpson et al.)

St Levan: 1 Ortolan Bunting seen again briefly at 13:00 when it flew towards Roskestal Farm. (M Wallace-finder, M Pass)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper still.

Walmsley Sanctuary: 7 Cattle Egret.

Torpoint, Kingsmill Lake, Chapeldown Road: 3 Osprey.

Mullion Cove: 1 Grey Wagtail in garden. (J Allely)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 1 Little Egret, 1 Common Snipe, 1 Ruff, 34 Curlew. (J St Ledger, P Brewster)

Marazion Beach: 2 Knot with the regular small waders. (A McKechnie)

Knot, Alex McKechnie

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 Mistle Thrush. 1 Nuthatch. 15 Little Grebe. (R Napp)

Mistle Thrush, Rick Napp

Porthgwarra: 1 Cuckoo, c15 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 8 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Firecrest, c10 Goldcrest and 2 Crossbill. (DK Parker)

Firecrest, Dave Parker

Nanjizal: Migrants ringed today. 31 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 28 Goldcrest, Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Firecrest, Garden Warbler, 67 Blackcap, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler and Yellow-browed Warbler. (K Wilson)

Pendeen: 1 Grey Phalarope on the sea.

Gannel Estuary: 1 Dipper, 1 Barn Owl. (S grose)

Loe Bar: 4 Grey Phalarope off the sluice briefly. (B Simpson)

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Saturday 26th August 2017

Late news, 24/8, Mount’s Bay: Orange-billed Tern, (probably Elegant Tern) photographed from Mermaid 2 off Longrock. (M Elliott)

Late news 25/8, Holywell Bay: 4 Risso’s Dolphin off Carter’s Rock. (M Taylor)

Late news 25/8, Pistil Meadow: Melodious Warbler still present at 4pm, 3 Common Whitethroat, 6 Yellow Wagtail with cows nearby. Also 1 Clouded Yellow. (D Collins)

Late news 25/8, Housel Bay: 2 Tree Pipit. (D Collins)

Late news 25/8, Lizard Point: Pied Flycatcher in garden at Lizard Point. (D Collins)

Nanjizal: 194 birds ringed; highlights Blyth’s Reed Warber and Melodious Warbler. C.60 Tree Pipit over and an Ortolan Bunting about. (K Wilson)

(Photos of the Blyth’s Reed Warbler and Melodious Warbler can be seen on the cbwps twitter feed: https://twitter.com/CBWPS1 )

Porthgwarra 06:00-11:00: 3 Great Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 20 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel.

Land’s End – Sennen: 2 Blackcap, 12 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Whitethroat, 6 Wheatear, 26 Meadow Pipit, 2 Tree Pipit over, 20 alba Wagtail, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 hybrid Hooded Crow, 1 Whinchat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Whinchat, Phil Taylor

White Wagtail, Phil Taylor

Pied Flycatcher, Phil Taylor

Land’s End offshore: 1000’s of Manx Shearwater lingering in huge rafts this morning. Also 3 Great Shearwater, 6 Sooty Shearwater, 20+ Balearic Shearwater, 3 Great Skua and 1 Arctic Skua. Also 1 Ocean Sunfish and several sightings of at least 3 Bottlenose Dolphin. (P&C Leigh)

Lelant Water RSPB:  8 Little Egret, 2 Gadwall, 54 Mallard, 2 Wigeon, 4 Teal, 3 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Goose, 37 Oystercatcher, 16 Redshank, 6 Greenshank, 1 Dunlin. (D Flumm)

Ryan’s Field RSPB: 1 Little Egret, 2 Mallard, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Plover, 2 Dunlin, 1 Knot, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 12 Redshank, 58 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Kingfisher. (D Flumm)

Black-tailed Godwit – Dave Flumm

Black-tailed Godwit – Dave Flumm

Torpoint: 20+ Med Gull, 20+ Sandwich Tern, 54 Curlew, 6 Turnstones, Black-headed Gull,1 Common Sandpiper,19 Redshank,100+ Oystercatcher. (C Buckland)

Mount Hawke: 1 Red Kite flying North West at 08.09. (RB Girling)

Charlestown: 1 Chiffchaff, 1 m Peregrine. (D Hastilow)

Chiffchaff – David Hastilow

Newquay, Huer’s Hut: 1 Razorbill, 2 Raven. On rocks below the hut was a mixed flock of Cormorant & Shag. 2 Cormorant were ringed, 1 with shiny metal ring on right leg, 1 with metal shiny ring above light blue ring on left leg. (S Grose)

Sennen Cove: 20 Mediterranean Gull inc juv RL9U ringed on 1st July 2017 at Polder de Sebastopol, Barbatre peninsula on west coast of France. (J Hawkey)

Hayle, Porthkidney Beach: 5 Sandwich Tern, 18 Mediterranean Gull, 1 juv Common Gull, 3 Sanderling, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin. (J Hawkey)

Kenidjack Castle: 2 Tree Pipit, 1 Cuckoo. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Cuckoo, Phil Taylor

Tree Pipit, Phil Taylor

Helston, Loe Pool: 12 adult Great Crested Grebe, and 2 (separate) juveniles. Also 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 5 Reed Warbler, 1 Coal Tit, 8 Sand Martin. (G Adams)

Lizard Point: 1 Great Shearwater, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 4 Sooty Shearwater, 19 Balearic Shearwater, 7500 Manx Shearwater, 3 Great Skua, 1 Little Egret, 5 Common Scoter, 40 Yellow Wagtail, 20 White Wagtail, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 3 Tree Pipit, 20 Common Dolphin, 7 Harbour Porpoise. (I Maclean) 35 Yellow Wagtail. (D Eva)

Caerthillian: 1 dark-phase Honey Buzzard drifted east with 30 Common Buzzard. (D Eva, I Maclean). Also 1 Wheatear, 3 Chough and 1 albino wild Rabbit. (D Eva)

Kynance: 1 Whinchat, 7 White Wagtail, 1 Clouded Yellow, 1 Stoat killing a Brown Rat. (I Maclean)

Church Cove, Lizard: 1 Pied Flycatcher.

Porth Reservoir: 11 Great Crested Grebe including 4 juveniles, 9 Bullfinch, 2 Sedge Warbler, 7 Buzzard, flock of 27 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Common Sandpiper, 4 Coot, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Mistle Thrush. (S Grose)

Marazion: juv Garganey still on Longrock Pool. (D Parker)

Davidstow Airfield: 4 Yellow Wagtail, 3 White Wagtail, 50+ Pied Wagtail, 14+ Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 5 Wheatear, 1 Kestrel. (B Craven)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Black Redstart.

Note – it should now be possible to view photos as a slideshow again. Just click images to start or stop the slideshow.

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Friday 25th August 2017

Porthgwarra Cove (seawatch 06:45-08:45): 2 Great/Cory’s Shearwater, 41 Sooty Shearwater, 6 Balearic Shearwater and thousands Manx Shearwater in feeding rafts or flying east, later back west, 3 Common Scoter, 4 Great Skua, 25 Commic Tern and c40 Common Dolphin in four pods (D Flumm)

Porthgwarra valley: adult male Ortolan sunning itself on boulder seaward end of wall across moor flew east calling until out of sight near “Three Chimneys” cottage 09:40hrs. Also 2 Grey Heron, 6 Tree Pipit over, 13 Common Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, 4 Wheatear. (D Flumm)

Nanjizal: 224 ringed birds ringed (us 3 controls) including 114 Sedge Warbler, 22 Whitethroat, 15 Reed Warbler, 13 Grasshopper Warbler, 15 Blackcap,19 Willow Warbler, Firecrest and 1st y male Bluethroat. Also c15 Tree Pipit over and odd sounding Green Sandpiper last few days, flying high and very poor views. (K Wilson)

Millbrook: Greenish Warbler still at Millbrook near St Andrews Street and Hounster Drive junction though very elusive. (D Julian) 2 Tree Pipit over, 1 Wheatear, 3 Chiffchaff and 1 Barn Owl nearby. (P Roseveare)

Pistil Meadow, Lizard: Melodious Warbler still this morning, 1 Whitethroat, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Chiffchaff. (S & P Rogers, I Maclean, J St. Ledger, S Kolodziejski)

Melodious Warbler, Steve Rogers

Caerthillian: 1 Tree Pipit (S & P Rogers, I MaClean, J St. Ledger, S Kolodziejski)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 7 Glossy Ibis, 7 Cattle Egret, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 2 Kingfisher, 10 Greenshanks, 40+ Godwits, 6 Green Sandpipers, 30+ Dunlin, 8 Swift, 12 Swallow, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Sedge Warbler, 3 Ruff, 50+ Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Snipe, 1 Cormorant, 300+ Canada Goose, 2 Hare. (D Thomas)

Glossy Ibis, Dave Thomas

Cattle Egret, Dave Thomas

 

Sedge Warbler, Dave Thomas

Wadebridge, Burniere Point hide: 1 Kingfisher, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 45 Curlew, 3 Greenshank, 48 Little Egret, 23 Mute Swan,12 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Otter. (S Grose)

Stithians Reservoir: 3 Common Sandpiper, 33 Curlew, 1 Lapwing, 10 Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret (D Eva)

Maer Lake: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 60+ Black tailed Godwit. (H Kendall & B Bryne)

Upper Tamar Lake: 4 Buzzard, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Cormorant, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Tit, good numbers of Swallow and a few House Martin,1 Southern Hawker, 5+ Tortoiseshell, 1 Speckled Wood. (H Kendall & B Bryne)

Kingsmill Lake: 31 Greenshank, 16 Little Egret, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Whimbrel, 87 Curlew and Kingfisher. (P Aley)

RSPB Scillonian III Wildlife Cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 2320 Manx Shearwter, 9 Fulmar, 437 Gannet, 17 Kittiwake, 2 Guillemot, 1 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Common Tern, 12 Common Dolphin, 3 Bottle-nosed Dolphin and 1 Harbour Porpoise. Wolf Rock to Penzance: 2550 Manx Shearwater, 472 Gannet, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 18 Common Dolphin, 2 Bottle-nosed Dolphin, 7 Harbour Porpoise and 1 Ocean Sunfish.  (DAConway) Wolf Rock to Scilly: 2640 Manx Shearwater, 3 Fulmar, 85 Gannet, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater, 3 Storm Petrel, 1 Common Tern, 1 Sandwich Tern, 2 Ringed Plover, 4 Harbour Porpoise, 46 Common Dolphin, 1 Grey Seal and 2 Ocean Sunfish. Scilly to Wolf Rock: 1200 Manx Shearwater, 2 Fulmar, 320 Gannet, 4 Great Skua, 2 Common Tern, 15 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, 12 Common Dolphin, 2 Bottle-nosed Dolphin and 1 Grey Seal (1 Prickly Stick Insect in Old Town Cemetery)    (DAConway)

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Thursday 24th August 2017

Late news, 23/8, Falmouth Bay, fishing trip offshore: 1 Wilson’s Petrel, 4 Great Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 30+ Storm Petrel, many Manx Shearwater and Fulmar. (J Selby) 

Millbrook: Greenish Warbler still on St. Andrew’s Street this morning. (M Pass + G Lewis)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Garganey, 10 Grey Heron, 9 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher. (D Flumm)

Marazion Beach: 120 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, 3 Sanderling, 1 Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 5 Turnstone. Offshore – 2 Common Scoter, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern (D Flumm)

Dunlin, Dave Flumm

Hayle Estuary, Ryan’s Field RSPB: 32 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Kingfisher. (D Flumm) Lelant Water RSPB: 49 Mallard, 1 Teal, 2 Sandwich Tern, 4 Greenshank, 2 Dunlin. (D Flumm)

Nanjizal: 104 birds ringed; 1 Wryneck, 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 11 Willow Warbler, 41 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 15 Whitethroat. (K Wilson)

Bude: 1 juv Sparrowhawk (regular visitor) hunting and successfully killing small bird in my garden this morning. (R Maye)

Land’s End: 2 Sedge Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 2 Kestrel, Hummingbird Hawkmoth. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 34 Curlew, 1 Lapwing, 9 Little Grebe. (J St Ledger)

Dunlin, John St Ledger

St Loy: 1 juv Green Woodpecker. (S Witts)

Juvenile Green Woodpecker, Sean Witts.

Pistil Meadows: 1 Melodious Warbler feeding in gorse on west flank of valley. (DK Parker)

Melodious Warbler, Dave Parker

Caerthillian: 1 Ortolan Bunting flew over calling. (T Blunden, DK Parker)

Bude, Maer Lake: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 47 Black -tailed Godwit. 2 Curlew, 33 Teal, 8 Mallard, Sand Martins.  (B Craven)

Camel Trail: 1 probable Citrine Wagtail reported.( If https://twitter.com/AlasdairGordon1/status/900721892277067777 – presumably alba White Wagtail)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 7 Glossy Ibis, 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Ruff,plus 1 Kingfisher, Greenshanks, Godwits, Green Sandpipers, Dunlin plus lots more diff species. (A Bond) 7 Glossy Ibis7 Cattle Egret7 Green Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 4 Greenshank, 62 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Snipe, 12 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher, 7 Swift and 1 Barn Owl. (B Bosisto)

Glossy Ibis, Adrian Langdon

Falmouth Bay, AK Wildlife Cruise: 5 Great Shearwater, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel and 1 Minke Whale.

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