Thursday 12th August 2021

Thursday 12th August 2021

Maer Lake: 1 Wood Sandpiper (Birdguides)

Sennen Cove: 1 Balearic Shearwater (Birdguides)

Falmouth Bay: 28 Balearic Shearwater, 14 Sooty Shearwater (Birdguides

East Pentire, Newquay: 10 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, 2 Dunlin. (S Rowe)

Land’s End: 2 Common Snipe at Treeve Moor pond. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Hannafore, Looe: 6 Sandwich Terns feeding off shore, being harassed by juvenile Herring Gulls, 3 Oystercatchers, 2 Little Egret, 3 Gannets, Painted Lady. (D Sharp).

Gannel Estuary: 4 Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Ringed Plover. 18 Curlew (B Bosisto, S Rowe.)

Sennen Pool (nr School): 4 Green Sandpiper. (R Stone)

Millpool: (private garden): Green Woodpecker juvenile probing in lawn for ants. Painted Lady, 7 Small Tortoiseshells, 2 Red Admirals, 8 Small Whites, 9 Whirligig Beetles, 1 Palmate Newt ( M Claughton)

Church Cove, The Lizard: juvenile Bullfinch feeding on Montbretia and other plants along stream edge in garden.
(A Lord)

Porthgwarra: Combined reports. 3 Sooty Shearwater, 16 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, 1 Arctic Skua, 8 Common Scoter, 3 Curlew, 3 Common Tern, 3 Sandwich Tern and 7 Arctic Tern to 09:15. 1 Wryneck (on path below Carn Barra); juv Marsh Harrier, 2 Wheatear (m & juv); 2 Whitethroats (juv’s); Blackcap; 1 Sparrowhawk (m); 4 Greenfinch; 2 Chiff Chaff (inc. one singing) Pod 8 Harbour Porpoise east close inshore and more distant pod c30 Common Dolphins feeding with c200 Gannet and Manx Shearwaters.
Butterflies included: Grayling, Common Blue, Small Copper, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Large White, Peacock, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell
Moths included: 12 m Oak Eggars, Silver ‘Y’  (I Prentice, D Flumm, J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

Marsh Harrier. Dave Flumm

 

St Ives Island (07.45-09.15): 4 Sooty Shearwater, 10 Balearic Shearwater, ca. 10,000 Manx Shearwater, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Mediterranean Gull (G Jones).

 

Late submission 11/08 Millpool: Private Garden. Two Green Woodpecker juvs together on decking and slate garden eating ants. 1 juv Fox, 1 young Badger attracted onto patio door step by hedgehog food. (M Claughton)

Badger, Maria Claughton

Green Woodpecker, Maria Claughton

 

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