Sunday 20th August 2017

Sunday 20th August 2017

Public Storm Petrel ringing, Southerly Point, Lizard: There will a public ringing session at the National Trust watchpoint at Southerly Point, Lizard tomorrow (Monday 21st August) night. Meet at the watchpoint by Polpeor cafe at 11pm.

Late News, 19/08, Bude: 2 Peregrine over cliffs just North of Bude beaches,14:30. (A Saunders)

Falmouth Bay: 1 Fea’s Petrel from Falmouth Pelagic, also 1 Wilson’s Petrel, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 20 Great Shearwater, 1 Balearic Sheawater and 50 Storm Petrel. (C Smith/AK Wildlife Cruises, M Coller)

Chynhalls Point: 1 Fea’s Petrel (or Desertas/Zino’s) past at 2:15pm. Also 1:30-6:30pm: 1 Wilson’s Petrel, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 7 Great Shearwater, 5 Balearic Shearwater, 14 Sooty Shearwater, 71 Storm Petrel.

Porthgwarra:6.15-15.00: 27 Great Shearwater, 2 Cory’s Shearwater, 86 Sooty Shearwater, 10 Balearic Shearwater, 63 Storm Petrel,  vast numbers of Manx Shearwater. (S Rogers et al) Also probable Wilson’s Petrel in morning. 13 Great Shearwater, 75 Sooty Shearwater, 25 Storm Petrel in evening.

Trevose Head: 48 Common Scoter, 13 Sandwich Tern, 2 Balearic Shearwater. (B Bosisto)

Fowey – Mevagissey – Fowey: 13 Storm Petrel from kayak trip this morning. (R Kirkwood)

Storm Petrel – R Kirkwood

Storm Petrel – R Kirkwood

Walmsley Sanctuary: 8 Glossy Ibis20 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Ruff, 21 Black- tailed Godwit, 6 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper,1 Kingfisher, 4 Cattle Egret . (B Bosisto)

Marazion: 1 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Black-tailed Godwit feeding with flock of Manx Shearwater in Mounts Bay. The godwit was picking something off the water and flying back up again on repeat for at least 3 minutes before I left. (R Veal)

Marazion Marsh RSPB, Longrock Pool: Juv Garganey still present. (DK Parker)

Gannel Estuary: 4 Ringed Plover, 10 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper,11 Little Egret inc 1 juv. (S Grose)

Newquay, Towan Head/Fistral Beach: 2 Sandwich Tern, 47 Oystercatcher, 2 Wheatear, 1 Curlew, 2 Harbour Porpoise with surfers off Fistral. (S Grose)

Padstow: 3 Barn Owl at Farm Shop/Hawker’s Cove. (S Grose)

Porthkidney: 50 Sandwich Tern, 2 Common Tern, 31 Dunlin, 1 Sanderling, 10 Ringed Plover at midday. (D Eva) 58 Sandwich Tern, 12 Common Tern and 2 Little Tern at 14:30 until pushed off by the rising tide. (R Auguarde, B Mellow, M Pass, R Wilkins)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 7 Ringed Plover, 4 Turnstone, 3 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper on Carnsew Pool. (DK Parker) c50 Dunlin, c5 Greenshank and 1 Grey Plover on Lelant Saltings. (M Pass) 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 42 Sandwich Tern (same as Porth Kidney), 12 Mediterranean Gull, 154 Canada Geese, 7 Greylag Geese and 2 hybrid geese. (DK Parker, M Pass)

Penzance: 2 Temminck’s Stint  and 20 Turnstone reported on Wherrytown Beach at 5pm. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)