Thursday 15th August 2019

Illogan: Ring-necked Parakeet over, towards churchyard 08:45. (J Baker)

Botallack: Adult Sabine’s Gull flew west past Botallack mines this morning at 09:10. (T Lee)

Pendeen Watch: 06:00-17:00 combined totals from multiple observers. 83 Fulmar, 7 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 1482 Gannet, 36 Kittiwake, 16 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Herring Gull, 26 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Arctic Skua, 6 Great Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua, 7+ Arctic Tern, 2+ Common Tern, 16 ‘Commic’ Tern, 6 Storm Petrel, 2 Whimbrel, 4 Common Scoter, juv Wheatear, 3 Chough; Manx Shearwater peaking at 370/minute, estimate of 70,000 for the day. 21,808 Manx Shearwater 06:05-09:00 (I Prentice, S Rogers, R Veal, R Wilkins, L Proctor, D Parker et al.)

East Pentire, Newquay: 15000 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 ‘Comic’ Tern, 1 Wheatear between 06:30-09:00. (S Rowe)

St Ives: 600 Manx Shearwater past, 2 Great Skua, 1 juv Arctic Skua & 23 Kittiwakes 06:20-07:20. Also Sooty Shearwater, Arctic Skua and Red-throated Diver mid am. (J Tragen)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Grey Phalarope at 09:00 also 3 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua and 17 Kittiwake 06:00-09:00. (J O’Sullivan)

Penzance: 5 Eider off Chyandour early this morning. (D King) 12 Swift feeding over Sainsbury. ( B. Toms, M. Curtis)

Rock Beach: 11 Sanderling, 1 Dunlin, 9 Sandwich Tern, 40 + Meadow Pipit in the dunes area. (S Grose)

St Gothian Sands: 1 Common Sandpiper and 4 Wheatear. (MJ Spicer)

Windmill Farm: 1 Hobby hunting dragonflies over pond. (J Evans)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 15 Little Egret, 27 Mallard, 30 Ringed Plover, 36 Dunlin, 3 Turnstone, 29 Med Gull on Lelant Water. 3 Little Egret, 2 Whimbrel, 40 Med Gull on Ryan’s Field. (D Flumm)

Trevose: Hooded Crow at Booby’s Bay. (M Buckley)

Maer Lake: 17 Black-tailed Godwit (P McVey, P Kent)

Porth Joke: 2 Common Swifts; 5 pairs Fulmar each with single almost fully grown chick. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Cubert Common: Butterflies include: Brown Argus; Silver Studded Blue; Common Blue; Painted Ladies; Red Admiral; Meadow Brown; Gatekeeper & Large White. Hummingbird Hawkmoth, Autumn Ladies Tresses already present (early?). (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Brown Argus – Kate Dalziel

Fulmar – Kate Dalziel

Penzance: 12 Swift feeding over Sainsbury. (B Toms, M Curtis)

Tregonetha Downs: 2 m Yellowhammer, 5 Snipe, 23 Linnet, 3 Bullfinch, 1 Tawney Owl, 3 Buzzard, 2 Raven. (S Grose)

Arden Sawah: Golden Plover. (M Wallace)

St Columb Major: 1 Barn Owl over Winnards Perch Roundabout at 22:45. (S Grose)

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