Friday 24th July 2020

Friday 24th July 2020

Late news, 23/7, Bude: Great White Egret in fields next to canal, seen from path just above road that cuts across marsh and canal. (B Rankine)

Great White Egret – Barry Rankine

Coverack: 1+ Roseate Tern. (J Foster)

Mevagissey, Chapel Point: 2 ad Roseate Tern on rocks 10:30 then feeding in bay, also 3 prs Oystercatcher with 4 young between them. (R Kirkwood)

Roseate Tern, Rupert Kirkwood

Roseate Tern, Rupert Kirkwood

Roseate Tern, Rupert Kirkwood

Porthgwarra: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Storm Petrel, 158 Mediterranean Gull (85% 1cy), 4 Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Puffin, 4 Common Scoter, 3 Sandwich Tern, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Commic Tern. (I Prentice) Also 1 Whale sp. early am. (D Flumm)

Wadebridge: 311+ Black headed Gull roosting on rear sloping roof at Lidl. (S Grose)

Ladock: Green Woodpecker. (I Bott)

Truro River (2 ½ hours post tide): 43 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Redshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 5 House Martin (breeding this year on Cornish Mutual building, Newham). (P Fraser)

Stithians: 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Lapwing, 25 Curlew, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Garden Warbler (D Eva)

Common Sandpiper, John St Ledger

Maer Lake: 1 Lapwing, 14 Black headed Gulls, 8 Herring Gulls, 40+ mixed flock of House Martins and Swallows with the former in the majority. (H Kendall) Also 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Curlew, 1 Grey Heron; also present were Black-headed Gull, Moorhen, Swallow and House Martin. (T & C Nicholson)

Cape Cornwall: 100 Med Gull flew North, juv Grasshopper Warbler. (N Wheatley)

Windmill Farm: 1 Cuckoo, 100+ flock of Goldfinch, 2 Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 10 s/p Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Common Sandpiper, 4 Whimbrel; small arrival of small Gulls, c.40 Med and c.160 Black-headed. (R Veal)

Drift Reservoir: 2 Little Egret, 15 Swift, 1 Kingfisher. Also Lesser Emperor dragonfly. (D Flumm)

St John’s Lake: 1 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Sandwich Tern, 154 Med Gull, juv Yellow-legged Gull. (D Julian)

Pendeen: 1 Green Sandpiper. (P Clement)

Sandy Cove: 1 Black-throated Diver, 2 Common Scoter. (L Proctor)

Porthilly Point: 45 Mediterranean Gull, 39 Sandwich Tern, 2 Curlew, 11 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 41 Oystercatcher, 1 Kestrel, 5 Rock Pipit, 2 Raven. (S Grose)

Devoran; Tallack’s Creek: 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 Whimbrel, 80+ Curlew, 29 Dunlin, 37 Redshank, 12 Oystercatcher. (J St Ledger)

Polbathic Creek: 1 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper. (A Blonden)

Walmsley: 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher. (B Bosisto)

Feock: Albino Starling back with a flock of about 12 others. (K Dalziel)

Starling, Kate Dalziel