Tuesday 29th June 2021

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 1 Gull-billed Tern still present at 8.50pm alternating between estuary and ploughed fields below Paradise Park with 2 Sandwich Tern and 18 Mediterranean Gull. (R Veal, M Webb J Hawkey et al). Also 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 2nd CY Common Gull, 2 Greenshank, 4 Redshank and pr Shelduck with 10 young. (R Veal, J Hawkey)

Gull-billed Tern – Martin Webb

Sandwich Terns – Martin Webb

Mediterranean Gull – Martin Webb

Gull-billed Tern – Mike McKee

Gull-billed Tern – Mike McKee

Late news, 28/6, Mermaid pelagic: 1 Fea’s-type Petrel about 4 miles off Lamorna, also 6+ Risso’s Dolphin off Mousehole. (M Elliott)

Marazion: eclipse drk Eider, 3 Sandwich Tern offshore. Drk Tufted Duck on Longrock Pool. (R Veal)

Marazion Station beach: 6 vocal Sandwich Terns fishing offshore. (M Claughton)

Millpool, private garden: 2 juvenile Great Spotted Woodpeckers probing in lawn. Also, Broad-bodied Chaser male and female coupling in flight, also female ovipositing on pond surface, Fox and Badger also seen. (M Claughton)

Kingsmill lake: 33 Curlew, 13 adult + 1 juv Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron & 2 Mallard (P Kemp)

Sennen Cove: 3 Mediterranean Gull, 9 Oystercatcher, 11 Black-headed Gull. (S Grose)

Downderry: up to 0715, 12 Manx Shearwater west and 22 east, 3 Mediterranean Gull and 2 Sandwich Tern. (A Payne)

Colliford reservoir: 760+ Canada Geese, (with one albino possible Canada) and 1 Barnacle Goose. (P Kemp)

Siblyback reservoir: 282 Canada Geese, 7 Greylag Geese, 71 Mallard with 22 chicks, 11 Cormorant, 2 adult + 2 juv Grey Heron, 3 adult Little Grebe and 2 adult Black-headed Gull. (P Kemp)

Late News, 28/6, Helston Boating Lake: Pair of Tufted Ducks with 2 ducklings, Ferruginous Duck (escape) and male Greater Scaup still present. No sign of Ruddy Shelduck. (J Hawkey)

 

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