Friday 21st August 2020

Friday 21st August 2020

Late news, 20/08, Truro River: Common Sandpiper (A Gordon)

Late news, 20/08, Hayle Estuary: 272 Canada Goose, 6 Greylag Goose, 7 Shelduck (5 Juv), 1 Gadwall, 6 Teal, 42 Sandwich Tern, 4 Little Tern, 28 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin, 98 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Common Sandpiper, 24 Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Reed Warbler. (P Nason)

Drift Reservoir: Spotted Sandpiper showing well late morning in the first bay. Also, 3 Wood Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Greenshank and 10 Swifts. (T Wilson, R Augarde)

Wadebridge, Treraven Meadows: 2 m Mandarin, 7 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Ringed Plover overhead, 1 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Downderry (6.30-9.30): 8 Kittiwake, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 29 Manx Shearwater, 10 Sandwich Tern, 10 Fulmar & 1 Curlew (P Kemp)

Porthkidney: 4 Little Tern, 1 Common Tern, 18 Sandwich Tern, c25 Sanderling, 2 Dunlin. (D Eva, D Beadle et al.)

Pendeen: 2 Great Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 40 Sooty Shearwater. Also 1 Sanderling, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Turnstone, 2 Ocean Sunfish and 1 Grey Seal, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Balearic Shearwater, a few 1w Mediterranean Gull. (R Wilkins, T Mills et al.) 09:00-12:00 adult summer plumage Sabine’s Gull, 12 Sooty Shearwaters, 2 Storm Petrels,1 whimbrel, a few 1w Mediterranean Gulls (A Hartley + 2 visiting birders) 12:00-18:00 70+ Sooty Shearwater, 40+ Storm Petrel, 30+ Balearic Shearwater, 1+ Great Shearwater, 1 Cory’s Shearwater. (M Elliott)

Gannet – Tony Mills

Manx Shearwater – Tony Mills

Gannet – Tony Mills

Godrevy Cafe: Juvenile Black Tern flew low NE over the car park at midday, as if it had just left St Gothian Sands. Also Balearic Shearwater off the head with 6 Storm Petrels and a Whimbrel passing between 1330 and 1445. (G Pullan)

Porthgwarra (06:00-15:00): 4 Cory’s Shearwater, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 11 Balearic Shearwater, c2000 Manx Shearwater, 5 Storm Petrel, 2 Great Skua, 19 Med Gull, 5 Kittiwake, 4 Whimbrel. (D Flumm, S Rogers et al.)

Cape Cornwall 07:30-10:30: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Balearic Shearwater, c4000 Gannets (20+ per minute), 3 Redshanks, 3 Turnstones and 3 Med Gulls. (N Wheatley)

Bass Point, The Lizard: 3 Great Shearwater, 1 large shearwater sp. (distant), 11 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua (dark morph), 1 Sandwich Tern, 12 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Ocean Sunfish between 12:50 – 16:00. (G Wills).

Rame Head: 3 Sandwich Tern, 2 Great Skua, 150 Manx Shearwater, 50 Kittiwake, 1 Puffin (1st seen on a seawatch at Rame by me), 1 juv Long-tailed Skua, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Arctic Skua, 1 Storm Petrel, 2 Little Tern 2 (1st seen on a seawatch from Rame by me), 1 unidentified large shearwater (probably Great but not 100%), hundreds of Gannets (G Lewis)

Lizard (Bumble Rock, 18:00-19:15): 1 Sabine’s Gull, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 7 Balearic Shearwater. (I Maclean)

Marazion: 1 juv Curlew Sandpiper, 1 juv Knot, 4 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Turnstone and c30 Sanderling on the beach. (DK Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 8 Little Grebe (6 juv), 8 Mallard, 1 Teal. (DK Parker)

Hannafore: 20 Sandwich Tern, 3 Common Tern, 3 Little Tern, 60+ Oystercatcher, 5 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 20 Mediterranean Gull, 100+ Manx Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 3 unidentified large Shearwater, 6 Fulmar, 4 Rock Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 4 Curlew, 3 Eider, large numbers of Gannets. (C Buckland)

Tallack’s Creek, Devoran: 2 Whimbrel, 14 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Knot (in near summer plumage), 100+ Redshank, 100+ Curlew, 40+ Oystercatcher, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Sparrowhawk (female). (J St Ledger)

Black-tailed Godwit – John St Ledger

Knot – John St Ledger

Lower Tamar Lake: 3 Willow Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 34 Mallard, 5 Coot, 2m Tufted Duck, 25 Blue Tit, 7 Coal Tit, 4 Great Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Robin, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Chaffinch. (R Mudge)

Polzeath: Oystercatcher (A Gordon)

St Erth: Barn Owl hunting at 13:00. (M Spicer)

Barn Owl – Mike Spicer

Hannafore: 20 Sandwich Tern, 3 Common Tern, 3 Little Tern, 60+ Oystercatcher, 5 Little Egrets, 1 Grey Heron, 20 Mediterranean Gull, 100+ Manx Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 3 other large shearwaters too far for ID, 6 Fulmar, 4 Rock Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 4 Curlew, 3 Eider. Also 2 Northern Wheatear on the beach. (C Buckland)

Botallack: Flock of 8-10 Goldfinches, mainly juveniles on track by Count house at 12.30. (R Chiffers)

Goldfinch – Robin Chiffers

Goldfinch – Robin Chiffers

Lizard Point: 1 Great Shearwater, 4 Balearic Shearwater reported.

Killigerran Head (16:10-19:15): 2 Balearic Shearwater, 228 Manx Shearwater, 1 Kittiwake, 19 Fulmar, 1 Ringed Plover, 21 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Raven, 7 Grey Seal, 2 Dolphin (R Seekins)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Herring Gull investigating golf ball, 3 Sedge Warbler (D Beadle)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: 1 male Sparrowhawk (B.Toms)

Dobwalls: 36 House Sparrows in the garden with frequent visits from a female Sparrowhawk (C&J Duffy)

Boscastle: 11 Raven over Tregatherall Farm. (S Grose)

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