Sunday 10th August 2014

Sunday 10th August 2014

Pendeen: 15 Cory’s Shearwater, 35 Great Shearwater, 8 Sooty Shearwater, 10 Balearic Shearwater, 2 European Storm-petrel, 3 Great Skua, 2 Pomarine Skua, 1 Black Tern past today plus 1 Ocean Sunfish. (D Flumm, D Eva et al)
Colliford Reservoir: 4 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 9 Cormorant, 91 Canada Goose, 19 Mallard, 42 Teal, 4 Coot, 4 Ringed Plover, 6 Black-headed Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 6 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 24 Carrion Crow, 2 Rook, 6 Jackdaw, 12 Magpie, 23 Starling, 7 Blackbird, 4 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat, 10 House Sparrow, 31 Pied Wagtail, 72 Meadow Pipit, 208 Swallow,4 Sand Martin, 7 Chaffinch, 5 Goldfinch,  23 Linnet, 1 Robin, 1 Wren and 1 Willow Warbler. Also 16 Rabbit, 41 Small Tortoiseshell, 26 Wall, 21 Gatekeeper, 14 Peacock, 8 Meadow Brown, 5 Green-veined White, 4 Small White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Copper, 2 Black-tailed Skimmer and 17 Azure Damselfly. (DA Conway) Also 1 Little Stint, 2 ad Turnstone, 8 ad Dunlin and 1 Common Sandpiper. (P Kemp)
St Ives: 4 Clouded Yellow butterflies at the West Cornwall Golf Course. (S Turner) 1 pale morph Honey Buzzard reported over A3074 just outside of St Ives
Hayle Estuary RSPB:  3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Knot (Summer plumage), 6 Greenshank, 1 Bar-headed Goose with large flock of Canada and Greylag Geese. (B Toms & T Pope) Copperhouse Creek: 1 sub-ad Caspian Gull reported
Camel Estuary, Pinkson Creek: 26 Little Egret. Cant Hill: 120+ Oystercatcher roosting. (S Lilley)
Downderry: 3 Great Skua. (P Kemp)
Maer Lake: 8 Black-tailed Godwit and 1 Greenshank. (SW Gale)
Penzance, Promenade and Harbour: 50+ Herring Gull at least 50% juv, 4 Great Black-backed Gull (2 ad, 2 juv), 2 ad w Black-headed Gull, 1 ad Turnstone,  4 juv Pied Wagtail and 1 Grey Seal just 20m offshore. (T Mills)
Porthgwarra: 1 Hooded Crow again today. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)
St Ives: 2 Cory’s Shearwater, 13 Great Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater past The Island. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)
St Agnes: 1 probable Fea’s Petrel past.
Zennor, Foage Valley: 1 Nightjar seen and heard. (C Madden)
Mousehole: Gull feeding frenzy at 9pm; the entrance to the harbour was teeming with Pilchards, and the Gulls went mad. According to locals have seem similar before, but not to this magnitude in many years. (S Maycock)

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Gull frenzy, Simon Maycock

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