Wednesday 4th September 2019

There will be a work party at Walmsley Sanctuary today from 09:00, when we will be cutting out the islands in the front of the tower hide. Expect some disturbance.

Millbrook: Hoopoe again in garden in Radford Lane at 07:30 this morning. (B Taggart) Hoopoe later seen in cattle field but elusive. (C Buckland)

Hoopoe – Chris Buckland

Drift Reservoir: Osprey over this morning. (D Flumm) Also Greenshank, Wood Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper & Snipe. (A Mckechnie)

Greenshank – Alex Mckechnie

Kynance: Brown Booby in the bay or on the rocks south of the cove to 14:20 at least. (D Julian)

Pendeen Watch: Wilson’s Petrel in close to the rocks at 07:10 from the bottom of the grass slope. (P Combridge) 9 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 “blue” Fulmar, 1 pale phase juv Long-tailed Skua, 15 Arctic Skua, 9 Great Skua, 2 Sabine’s Gull (ad & juv) 36 Arctic Tern, 1 Common Tern, 12 Sandwich Tern, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Ringed Plover, 5 Turnstone, 12+ Dunlin, 3 Grey Phalarope & 3 Med Gull up to 14:45 from the lower car park. Also 2 Chough, 2 Wheatear and 1 juv Cuckoo. (B Richards et al.)

St Ives: 6 Storm Petrel, 9 Sooty Shearwater, c15000 Manx Shearwater, 6 Great Skua, 12 Arctic Skua (all adult), 5-6 Grey Phalarope, 25+ Commic tern, 20+ Sandwich Tern, 2 Knot and 5 Whimbrel between 08:00 & 14:00. (M Elliott)

Carbis Bay: 50+ Sandwich Terns offshore. (M Elliott)

Davidstow: Buff-breasted Sandpiper still on the airfield to 14:35 at least. Please respect other users of the airfield and keep the runways clear. (O Snave, C Smith)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Swifts with mixed flock of hirundines, also 36 Curlew. (S Turner)

Porthilly Point: 150+ Mediterranean Gull, 41 Sandwich Tern, 77 Oystercatcher, 6 Curlew, 5 Raven. (S Grose)

Point Quay: 13 Greenshanks, 2 Sandwich Terns at 10:30. (K Dalziel)

Devoran, Tallack’s Creek: 1 Turnstone (unusual here) being chased by redshanks and eventually driven off. (K Dalziel)

Mount Hawke: 103 Starlings on overhead wires at 17.15. (RB &PC Girling)

Kenidjack: Pied Flycatcher at the bottom of the valley.

Wacker Quay: 26 Curlew and 5 Little Egrets this afternoon. (C Buckland)

West Looe: 50 Turnstone, 20 Pipits (Rock and Meadow), 20 Common Sandpipers & 15 Ringed Plover. (R Napp)

Ringed Plover – Rick Napp

Ringed Plover – Rick Napp

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Padstow: 22 Mute Swan, 28 Canada Goose, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 35 Mallard, 2 Little Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 11 Grey Heron, 18 Little Egret, 3 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Moorhen, 150 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 72 Redshank, 27 Greenshank, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 125 Curlew, 250 Black-headed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 120 Herring Gull, 6 Great-black backed Gull, 2 Collared Dove, 3 Wood Pigeon, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Swallow, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Robin, 1 Blackbird, 1 Magpie, 1 Jay, 12 Jackdaw, 9 Rook, 110 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 12 House Sparrow, 8 Speckled Wood, 2 Red Admiral. (M Scawen et al.)

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