Wednesday 28th July 2021

Pendeen (0540-1215 combined totals): Cory’s Shearwater (10:50), 2 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 2 Sandwich Tern, 98 Whimbrel, 9 Common Scoter, 1 Ringed Plover, c30 Dunlin. (R Veal, S Rogers, G Lawlor, P Clement, N Rogers, P Combridge)

Sooty Shearwater, Nigel Rogers

Siblyback Reservoir: Wood Sandpiper on islands at North end, 3cy Yellow-legged Gull at South end. (M Phillips)

Maer Lake: juv Wood Sandpiper, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover. (R Bonser)

Foxhole: 2 Teal, 4 juvenile Little Ringed Plover, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Black-headed Gull. (B Bosisto)

Gluvian: juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker in private garden. (B Bosisto)

Kingsmill lake: 18 adult Dunlin, 16 adult Greenshank, 25 Redshank, 73 Curlew, 5 Whimbrel, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 adult Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Little Egret, 170+ Black-headed Gull & 1 Greater Black-backed Gull (P Kemp)

Downderry (14.30-16.00): 34 Manx Shearwater, 62 Gannet, & 5 Fulmar (P Kemp)

Rumps and Pentire: 1 Swift, 4 Woodpigeon, 4 Oystercatcher, 4 Great black-backed gull, 35 Herring gull, 5 Fulmar, 40+ Gannet (plus about 10 juvenile), 4 Cormorant, 5 Shag, 1 Kestrel, 1 Magpie, 5 Carrion crow, 3 Skylark, 12 Swallow, 28 Starling, 3 House sparrow, 5 Rock pipit, 40 Linnet, 4 Goldfinch, 1 Small skipper, 8 Large white, 2 Common blue, 2 Red admiral, 11 Wall brown, 21 Gatekeeper, 12 Meadow brown, 1 Six-spot burnet, 1 Fox moth caterpillar (M Scawen et al.)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 5 Common Sandpiper. Also 3 juv Oystercatcher successfully hatched from a rooftop nest at Hayle Harbour, and at least one juv is still being protected by parents on Carnsew Pool. (R Veal)

Loe Pool: adult Osprey still.

Late submission, Hayle Estuary RSPB: The colour-ringed Curlew seen recently was UJ, a head-started bird released in Shropshire in June 2019 (M Grantham)

Curlew, Mark Grantham

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