Monday 7th December 2020

Late news, 5/12, Tregony: 1 young swallow on wires in village, (S Perry per D Hall)

St Buryan: Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling still present. (J Thurstans)

St Erth: Dusky Warbler showing well in the same area SW548347; also 1 Firecrest, 2 Chiffchaff and 3 redhead Goosander over. (R Veal, F Bell)

Dusky Warbler – Nigel Rogers

Kenidjack: 2 Black Redstarts (S Williams)

Higher Bosistow: Lapland Bunting. (M Wallace)

Trevilley: 1+ Lapland Bunting, ringtail Hen Harrier. (M Elliott, P St Pierre)

Marazion: Black Redstart in the horse paddock at the bottom of Green Lane. (DK Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 1 Canada Goose, 11 Mallard, 5 Teal, 3 Little Grebe and 1 Kingfisher plus 51 Curlew in field opposite Cheshire Homes. (DK Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Juv Iceland Gull, ad Yellow-legged Gull, c20 Common Gull, imm drake Shoveler, 2 Knot, 2 redhead Goosander. (R Veal)

Godrevy: 1 Black Redstart, 2 Purple Sandpipers. (J Lewis)

St Ives Island: (14:00-16:00) 2 Humpback Whale, 42 Common Scoter, 2 Great Skua, 1 Fulmar, c.100 Razorbill, c.300 Guillemot, 72 Kittiwake, c.120 Gannet, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 20 Dunlin. (P Nason)

Humpback Whale – Peter Nason

Humpback Whale – Peter Nason

Helford River: 4 Great Northern Diver, 2 Mediterranean Gull. Viewed from Helford Passage. (J St Ledger)

Helford Passage car park: 1 Firecrest, 1 pair Bullfinch, 1 Grey Wagtail. (J St Ledger)

Boscawen Park, Truro: 1 Male Pintail. (J Bowen)

Pintail – Jayne Bowen

Lostwithiel, Shire Hall Moor: 1 Barnacle Goose amongst c.50 Canada Geese, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Redwing, 1 female Stonechat. (E. Mayhew)

Trevose Head: 1 Black Redstart. (J Coatsworth)

Bridge; St Columb Major: Singing male Dipper. (L Payne)

Downderry: 1 Swallow this am. (M Edwards)

Millbrook Lake: 3 Red-breasted Merganser, 4 Med Gulls, 2 Kingfisher. (L Birtwistle)

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Monday 30th November 2020

Mermaid Wildlife Pelagic: Penzance, Wednesday 2nd December, 1pm – 4pm, £25 adults, £15 children. Phone to book, 07901 731201.

Please observe current Government guidelines with respect to travel and coronavirus restrictions (social distancing etc), but do still enjoy your birding locally and responsibly.

Late News, 29/11, Porthmeor Beach: 1 Black Guillemot (E Symons)

Crows-an-Wra: Sociable Lapwing still present this morning in weedy field just north of Cardinney Caravan and camping park with approximately 70 Northern Lapwing. Also a ringtail Hen Harrier. (S Turner et al)

Jubilee Pool, Penzance: Pacific Diver, 4+ Great Northern Diver, c.68 Common Scoter and 1 Kingfisher. (S Rogers and MJ Spicer)

St Buryan: Rose-coloured Starling still in the area. (J Thurstans)

Nanquidno: Great Skua harassing Kittiwakes near The Brisons, 2 Chough cliffs. (D Flumm)

Chough – Dave Flumm

Chough – Dave Flumm

Sancreed: Ringtail Hen Harrier, 20 Skylark, 15 Fieldfare, 25 Redwing. (D Flumm)

Little London, Marrizion: Dark Bellied Brent Goose, Red Breasted Merganser, Black Redstart. (A Witheywood)

Penzance Harbour: 1 Black Redstart and  1 Kingfisher. (A McKechnie)

Kingfisher – Alex McKechnie

Hayle Estuary: 1 Great Northern Diver, 150 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Knot, 3 Kingfisher, 3 Goosander, 45 Dunlin, 50 Grey Plover, 150 Golden Plover, 4 Greenshank, 5 Little Grebe, 200 Lapwing, 1 Siskin and large numbers of Wigeon and Teal. (I Grant & F Were) Also reported, 1w Caspian Gull, 4 redhead Goosander, 2 Knot, 6 Snipe, 13 Grey Plover, 12 Common Gull, c. 60 Med Gull. (R Veal)

Kynance Cove: 2 Choughs on the south west coast path this morning. (R Newman)

Falmouth Bay: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 6 Common Scoter (female), 4 Great Northern Diver, 1 Kestrel (over). Viewed from footpath from Pennance to Maenporth (J St Ledger)

Long-tailed Duck – John St Ledger

Gerrans Bay: 13 Great Northern Diver, 8 Black-throated Diver, 18 Common Scoter, 2 Slavonian Grebe. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Pendower Beach: 1 Black Redstart , 2 Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, Firecrest. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Portscatho: 12 Mediterranean Gull. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Charlestown: 1 m Blackcap (D Hastilow)

Crantock: 20 Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Greenfinch, 40 Fulmar, 100 Lapwing (S Van Hear)

Holywell: 2 Chough, 2 Raven (S Van Hear)

Wadebridge: 1 Dipper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper at Guineaport early am, 1 Hare (presumed roadkill on A39 nr halfway house pub). (S Grose)

Tredrizzisk: 2 Greenfinch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Sparrowhawk from private garden. (S Grose)

Rock: 1 Great Northern Diver just off sailing club. (S Grose)

Millbrook: 1 Red Breasted Merganser, 3 Black Tailed Godwit, 1 Common Gull, 9 Shelduck, 2 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 3 Little Egret, 5 Teal, 1 Curlew, 4 Moorhen. (D Sharp)

Torpoint: 2 Great Northern Diver, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Red Breasted Merganser, 29 Dunlin, 4 Brent Goose, 3 Curlew, 1 Oystercatcher, 9 Cormorant, 2 Mute Swan, 200+ Canada Goose, plus large number of Widgeon and Teal. (D Sharp)

Red-breasted Merganser – Deena Sharp

Brent Geese – Deena Sharp

Common Gull – Deena Sharp

Downderry: 5 Great Northern Diver, 2 Red Throated Diver, 6 Turnstone. (A Blonden)

Portwrinkle: 4 Great Northern Diver, 1 Gannet. (A Blonden)

Lower Tamar Lake: 18 Goosander (10m 8f), 1 Green Sandpiper, 5 Willow Tit, 4 Marsh Tit, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Tufted Duck 2m 1f. 2 Wigeon, 2 Great Black-backed Gull. (R Mudge)

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Monday 23rd November 2020

Late News, 21/11, Bolenowe: 2 Green Sandpiper. (S Taylor)

Late News, 21/11, Troon: 1 Black Redstart. (S Taylor)

Late News, 22/11, Pendennis Point: 2 Purple Sandpiper and 1 Swallow hawking around the car park. (S Taylor)

Late News, 22/11, Berkeley Cottages, Falmouth: 1 male Black Redstart (S Van Hear)

Penberth: 1 male Desert Wheatear still this morning. Also 2 Black Redstart, 90 Fieldfare, 276 Redwing, 1 Firecrest, 1 Grey Wagtail and a Woodcock. (B Bosisto, J Howells et al)

Desert Wheatear – Josh Howells

 

Church Cove, Lizard: 1 male Red-breasted Flycatcher still in the churchyard. Also, 1 Yellow-browed warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail. (J Jones, M Lammas et al) Also, Black Redstart on church roof. (M Greenhalgh)

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Joe Jones

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Joe Jones

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Joe Jones

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Mark Halliday-

St Buryan: 1 Rose-coloured Starling still in private garden this morning. (J Thurstans)

Cadgwith: 1 Little Bunting on coast path 1/2 mile south of Cadgwith at 9am. (S Croft)

Porthgwarra: Dusky Warbler below the Doctor’s Garden this morning. (T McGowan)

Roskestal: 1 Snow Bunting still. (M Wallace)

Polgigga: 3 Cattle Egret still. (M Wallace)

Nanquidno: 1 Jack Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 fem Bullfinch, 6 Long-tailed Tit. (C Moore)

Penberth Cove: 3 Black Redstart. (D Flumm)

Porthguarnon: Black Redstart. (D Flumm)

St Loy: 2 Black Redstart, 2 Firecrest, 5 Goldcrest, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 10 Redwing. (D Flumm)

Kynance Road, Lizard: 1 Lapland Bunting, 1 Black Redstart (at the point). (M Pass)

Helston: (sewage works to Loe Pool). 3 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest, 2 Coal Tit, Chiffchaff ,Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, also Roe Deer. Ferruginous Duck of unknown origin still on the boating lake along with numerous Tufted Duck and Shoveler. (M Lammas)

Swanpool: 2 Great Northern Diver, 10+ Ringed Plover, 7 Oystercatcher, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher. (P Oldcorn, T Johnson)

Longdowns: 1 Barn Owl. (S Taylor)

Lansalson Pit, Wheal Martyn: 3 Tawny Owl and a Woodcock at dusk. (R Hollis)

Copperhouse Creek, Hayle: 1 Curlew Sandpiper with Dunlin still. (P Smale)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: 1 Firecrest. (B Toms)

Cligga Head: 2 Chough, 30 Jackdaw, 1 male Peregrine, 1 Buzzard, 1 fem-type Black Redstart, 4 Stonechat, 1 Skylark, 10 Meadow Pipit, 4 Rock Pipit, 15 Fulmar (S Van Hear)

Trevellas Porth: 1 Chough (unringed) (S Van Hear)

Towan Head, Newquay: 19 Purple Sandpiper, 22 Turnstone, 1 Grey Plover, 2 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 80+ Common Scoter (N Long)

The Gannel Estuary: 124 Curlew, 28 Wigeon, 1 Common Sandpiper, 9 Redshank, 1 juv Mediterranean Gull, 1 juv Common Gull (N Long)

Egloshayle, Wadebridge: 1 Firecrest. (A Langdon)

Firecrest – Adrian Langdon

Chapel Amble: 1 Great White Egret but quite active and flying between fields. (R Lucas)

Clapper Marsh, Wadebridge: Yellow-browed Warbler in hedge adjacent to cottage. (D Julian)

St Moritz Hotel: 2 Black Redstart. (S Grose)

Trebetherick: 174 Rook feeding in stubble field opposite Restharrow Farm shop. (S Grose)

St Minver Highlands: 1 Merlin, 1 f Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Porthilly Point: 3 Common Gull, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Lesser Black backed Gull, 18 Turnstone, 3 Curlew, 59 Oystercatcher, 19 Mute Swan, 1 f Peregrine Falcon. (S Grose)

St Clether: 1 Red Kite. (C Travis)

Downderry: (0805-0905), moving west 5 Common Scoter, 8 Red-throated Diver, 47 Gannet, 31 Kittiwake and 140+ auks. Also in the area 3 Fulmar, a Great Northern Diver and 3 Black Redstart. (A Payne)

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Tuesday 14th July 2020

Late News, 12/07, Redruth: 1 Red Kite. (P Geddes)

Late News,12/07, East Taphouse: 1 Rose-coloured Starling. (R Lawrence)

Late News, 13/07, Maer Lake:  3 Black tailed Godwit, 6 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper. (B Craven)

Pendeen: (6:45-9:00) 5 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel and 3 Puffin. (I Prentice) Also, possible Barolo’s
Shearwater, adult Mediterranean Gull, c.5 Razorbill, and 200+ Manx Shearwater (8.45-11.30 am). (S Myers).13.00hrs to 16.00hrs: 3 Rock Pipit, Kestrel, 25 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great  Shearwater, Guillemot , Shag, Buzzard, Cormorant, 6 Fulmar, 20+Gannet. (K & P & H. Woolley).

Porth Reservoir: 3 Mistle Thrush feeding on wild cherries, 10 Coot, 3 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Heron, 16 Great crested Grebe (12 ad+4 Juv), 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dipper. (S Grose)

Porthpean: 1 juvenile Yellow Legged Gull, 15 Meditteranean Gull (8 of which juveniles). (B Bosisto)

Tredrizzisk: 3 Great spotted Woodpecker, 3 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff. (S Grose)

St Enodoc Golf Course: 50+ Sand Martin. (S Grose)

Kingsmill Lake: 2 Whimbrel, 30 Curlew, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin,  12 Greenshank, 60+ Redshank, Little egret, Grey Heron. (K Baum)

Downderry; 0605-0810, moving west: 90 Gannet, 27 Manx Shearwater, an Arctic Skua, 52 Mediterranean Gull and 24 Black-headed Gull. One Balearic Shearwater east. (A Payne)

Mullion Harbour: 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Common Buzzard (M Haddrell)

Rock Pipit – M Haddrell

Common Buzzard – M Haddrell

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Sunday 21st June 2020

Late news, 20/6, Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Common Sandpiper on the weir, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Willow Tit (one juvenile), 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Canada Geese plus 7 goslings, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Jay. (R Mudge)

Late news, 20/6, Colliford Lake: 2 adult Lapwing with 1 chick. (L Birtwistle)

Lapwing – Linda Birtwistle

Lapwing – Linda Birtwistle

Late news, 20/6, Downderry: 50 Common Scoter, 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Mediterranean Gull, and 2 Arctic Skua noted before 08:00. (A Payne)

Downderry: Moving west before 09:00 were 5 Common Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver, 212 Gannet, 17 Fulmar, 13 Manx Shearwater, 2 Curlew, 3 Arctic Skua, 4 Kittiwake, 12 Sandwich Tern and 8 Razorbill. (A Payne)

Lizard: 2 Rosy Starling along Penmenner Road. (S. Rogers)

Porthgwarra: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Storm Petrel, 3 Puffin, 2 Great Skua and adult Med Gull, 05:40-11:00. Also Red-veined Darter at Stonewall Pool. (M Wallis) Also from the Cove: 1 Great Skua, 4 Storm Petrel, 3 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Puffin, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Mediterranean Gull 05:15-12:45. (R Augarde, R Wilkins, B Mellow)

Par Beach Pool: 1 nr ad Mediterranean Gull, 10 Black headed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (S Grose)

Par Beach: 3 Eider (1m 2 f), 1 Chiffchaff, 9 Greenfinch, 3 Linnet, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Song Thrush.(S Grose)

Spit Beach: 9 Eider (5f +4m), 1 Raven, 29 Oystercatcher (all adults). (S Grose)

Par Docks: 3 pairs Lesser Black-backed Gull on nests. (S Grose)

Lostwithiel: 13 Siskin, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 38 Swift, 1 Dipper at Restormal Manor. (S Grose)

Tywardreath: 2 Swallow on overhead wires at bottom of Southpark Road. (R. Barlow)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 juvenile Little Grebe on Southern cut-off, Mallard with 3 ducklings, 2 Tufted Duck. (D Eva)

Colan/ Lady Nance: 5 Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

Windmill Farm: 1 Grasshopper Warbler (D Wright)

Coverack: Hobby, 15+ Med Gulls. (A Witheywood)

Friday 29th May 2020

Late News, 29/05, Higher Colenso: 7 Red Kite seen in 30 min (12.30) drifting generally south. (C Richards)

Late News, 28/05, Jollys Bottom, Chacewater: 1 Red Kite, also 1 seen 13/04 (J Simpson)

Lands End: Rosy Starling in horse paddocks early am only. (B Mellow)

Tintagel: 1 adult Rosy Starling today (M Brocklehurst)

Rosy Starling – M Brocklehurst

Jollys Bottom, Chacewater: 1 calling Cuckoo, also 22nd May (J Simpson)

Kenidjack: 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (J Hicks)

Pendruffle Wood: Marsh Tits with young (A Blonden)

Trevose Head: 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Blackcap, 6 Whitethroat, 10 House Martin, 15 Swallow, 2 Red-veined Darter ( B Bosisto L Payne)

Trevilley: 2 (pr) White Wagtail with food items, 3 Red Kite. (R Veal)

Croft Pascoe: 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (R Augarde)

Land’s End: fem Red-backed Shrike in donkey paddocks this evening. (D Parker)

Red-backed Shrike – Dave Parker

Red-backed Shrike – Dave Parker

Drift Reservoir: 2 Red Kite, c30 Swift. (R Veal)

Rock: 1 Osprey north at 09:10 hrs and 3 Red Kite. (S Grose)

Croft Pascoe, Goonhilly: 2 Red Kite, Spotted Flycatcher and Greater Spotted Woodpecker, juv Goldcrest. (J Witheywood)

Porthleven: 5 Red Kite this am (S Richards)

Red Kite – Steve Richards

Newquay: 21 Red Kite east 0830-1000. (S Rowe)

Penryn: 4 Red Kite over at 9am. (J Holmes)

Malpas: 1 Red Kite over Carew Pole Close. (M Costa)

St Agnes: 1 Red Kite over this am. (V Skilton)

Sancreed: 20 Red Kite east 09:00-12:00. (D Flumm)

Allet: 2 Red Kite over. (J Chapple)

Carnyorth: Red Kite heading north east at 10:23. (J Swann)

St Kew: 1 Red Kite St Kew highway 12.00 (B Sibley)

Godolphin Cross: 1 Red Kite high going south. (C Richards)

Tehidy: Red Kite mobbed by Jackdaws landed on Tehidy Park Golf Course 08:10 (A.Neil)

Perranporth: Red Kite low over the town at 16.30 (T Wilson)

Newquay: 48 Red Kite east (21, 0830-1000; 18, 1000-1300; 9, 1300-1530), 1 west at 1555. (S Rowe)

St Stephens: 5 Red Kite seen 17.00 over Bodinnick Farm, St Stephens (R Barnecut)

Lanivet: 2 Red KIte heading North at 17:35. (P Davies)

Tresparret: Red Kite flying across PL32 9ST just now. One also seen a couple of weeks ago. (B Culver)

Gluvian: 32 Red Kite all moving east this afternoon (B Bosisto)

Carbis Bay: 6 Red Kite over our garden this morning (S & H Hodder)

Ventonleugue: 1 Red Kite moving east over Ventonleague at 11.48 am.(P & J Rutter)

Tuckingmill/Tolvaddon valley, Nr Camborne: 1 Red Kite (M Eastman)

St Ives: 3 Red Kite, heading east 09:00 – 9:30 (G Jones)

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Monday 16th September 2019

Davidstow: Buff-breasted Sandpiper on the airfield by the orange windsock at 11:15 at least, also 1 Curlew Sandpiper and 1 Little Stint. (L Proctor) Please respect other users of the airfield and keep the runways clear.

Lizard: 1 Wryneck, 2 Redstart, 1 Whinchat, 8+ Yellow Wagtail and 1 Firecrest. (M Pass) 1 juv Rosy Starling in centre of village 1445. (G Barlow)

Trevilley: 1 Barred Warbler, (in the last blackthorn clump in the valley that leads into Nanjizal from Trevilley) 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Redstart, 2 Garden Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler. (P St Pierre)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Osprey arrived low over the estuary at 09.55 from the SW. (J Hawkey, M Halliday) Copperhouse Creek: 1 Knot this afternoon. (M Rouncefield)

Osprey, Mark Halliday

Osprey, Mark Halliday

Knot, Marlene Rouncefield

Walmsley Sanctuary: 5 Cattle Egret, 13 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Shoveler, 1 Gadwall, 1 Water Rail. (B Bosisto)

Penzance: 13 Ringed Plover, 5 Turnstone, 2 Dunlin, 1 Purple Sandpiper and 1 Grey Wagtail. (K&M Noble)

Purple Sandpiper – M Noble

Carnyorth Common: 1 Wryneck flew from footpath north of the mast at 10:50.

Drift Reservoir (Members only): 1 Wryneck on the rocks near the dam. (A Witheywood, J Hicks) 1 Osprey still present in NE arm this evening, also 2 Green Sandpiper. (T Mills)

Wryneck, Andrew Witheywood

Wryneck, Jack Hicks

Wryneck, Jack Hicks

Cot Valley: 2 Firecrest at the top of the valley. (S Turner)

Marazion: 16 Pale-bellied Brent Geese on the beach at 12:30.

Newlyn: 5 Pale-bellied Geese opposite the harbour. (T Mills)

Bude Marshes: A Sedge Warbler heard and then seen this morning. (H Kendall)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Snipe, 7 Lapwing, 6 Curlew, Peregrine, c50 Alba Wagtail,  2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 6 Meadow Pipit, 1 Gadwall, 41 Teal, 32 Mallard, 1 Kingfisher. (S Kolodziejski, J St Ledger)

Wood Sandpiper, John St Ledger

Sancreed: 4 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat, 78 White Wagtail, 140 Linnet. (D Flumm)

Pendeen: 1 Wryneck late morning on fence by the coast path just behind the lower car park.  Passage of good numbers Meadow Pipits through the area early afternoon and 2 Raven. (P & C Leigh) Also highlights of a seawatch between 7.30 and 10am: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Skua and 1 Merlin through under the lighthouse. (R Webb)

Malpas: 1 juv Osprey, chased off by crows then gulls. (S Buckle), later seen fishing at confluence mid-afternoon. (A.Hill)

Tregoss Moor: 2 Whinchat, 1 Willow Tit (unringed). (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Tywardreath: 9 Goldfinch on garden feeders – including 2 young and 1 adult with totally leucistic head plumage. (R. Barlow)

Crowlas: 1 Firecrest, 2 Tawny Owl. (R Veal)

Constantine: 2 Whinchat in field behind doctor’s surgery. (D Collins)

Bass Point: 1 Redstart. (D Collins)

Lizard Point: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Swift. (D Collins)

Downderry: 16 Kittiwake and 280+ Gannet moving west, 1 Great Skua and  a few Manx Shearwaters also present, 6 Harbour Porpoise noted and on the beach at least 5 White Wagtail. (A Payne)

Helford Passage: 1 Sandwich Tern. (R Clarke)

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Osprey off Ruan Quay. (D Hall, S Buckle)

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