Friday 14th August 2020

Friday 14th August 2020

Late news, 13/8, Downderry 06:25-07:35: 4 Common Scoters, 1 Balearic Shearwater,  10 Manx Shearwaters, 5 Fulmar, 7 Ringed Plovers, 3 Sandwich Terns, and 18 Mediterranean Gulls. Later, a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull. (A Payne)

Late news, 13/8, Kenidjack: 1 Cuckoo in trees at last house; 2 Whitethroat, 12 Oystercatcher, 3 Raven, 1 Heron, 1 Kestrel. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Late news, 13/8, Ruddlemoor: flock of ~15 crossbill over high between heavy rain. (R Hollis)

Late news, 13/8, West Cornwall, private site: 1 Ruff pulling out fly larvae out of golf course greens to feed. (M Lenney)

Late news, 13/8, Coverack: c3 Sandwich Tern (D Beadle)

Drift Reservoir: Spotted Sandpiper still at Drift Reservoir this morning. (C Coombes) 

Bude: Great White Egret this morning on the River Neet. (N Bastin)

Charlestown: Very large flock of Swallows and House Martins congregated over village early morning. (D Hastilow)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, 7 Snipe, 9 Curlew, 1 Greenshank. (J St Ledger)

Wood Sandpipers – John St Ledger

Marazion Marsh RSPB: c20 Reed Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, c24 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 1 Cormorant, 5 Little Grebe and a Common Tern on Longrock Pool briefly. (DK Parker)

Longrock: 1 Black-throated Diver offshore. (M Coller)

Kingsmill Lake: 6 Dunlin, 1 Knot, 1 Sanderling still, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 41 Redshank, 11 Greenshank and 2 Common Sandpiper this morning at low tide (M Beer)

Windmill Farm: 1 Whinchat, 2 Dunlin, 3 Teal, 4 Reed Warbler, 5 Whitethroat. (D Wright) In addition, 1 Sparrowhawk. (T Mills)

Dunlin – Tony Mills

Dean Quarries, nr St Keverne: 1 Spotted Flycatcher (R Evershed)

Godrevy Beach, St Keverne: 1 Knot, c15 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, 3 Whimbrel & 3 Sanderling (R Evershed)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 juv Knot, 76 Dunlin, 36 Ringed Plover, 41 (27+ juv) Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 18 Sandwich Tern, 5 Common Sandpiper, 2 Whimbrel, 74 Curlew, 2 Kingfisher. (R Veal, G Lawlor)

Copper House Creek 3.30pm: 2 Greenshank, 2 Dunlin, 5 Common Sandpiper, 14 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Common Tern. (G Lawlor)

St. Ives Island: 16 Sandwich Tern, 2 Turnstone, 12 Common Dolphin, 4, Atlantic Grey Seal (V Stratton)

Sennen: 3 Yellow Wagtail – 1 considered to be female flavissima present with two other British Yellow Wagtails (incl 1 juvenile/1st w) at Sennen. No sign of the male Blue-headed Wagtail (N R Rogers)

‘flavissima’ Yellow Wagtail – Nigel Rogers

Porthgwarra, 6.30-8.30am: Cory’s Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater, 3 Sooty Shearwater, Minke Whale

Dobwalls: 10 House Martin. 25 House Sparrow in the garden, with 3 pairs feeding their fourth brood in some of our nest boxes. Hummingbird Hawkmoth in garden. (C&J Duffy)