Thursday 17th August 2017

Thursday 17th August 2017

Porthgwarra Cove, 06:10-10:10: 3 Great Shearwater, 8 Sooty Shearwater, 7 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Storm Petrel, 1 Whimbrel, 4 Bonxie, 3 Med Gull, 2 Commic Tern, 1 Harbour Porpoise & pod 40 Common Dolphin, 1 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. (D Flumm, J Lawman, R Wilkins et al)

Porthgwarra, 06:50-11:00: Black Tern, 3 Cory’s Shearwater, 3 Great Shearwater, 15 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Bonxie, 1 Whimbrel over. (M Wallace)

Scillonian crossing, Wolf Rock to Penzance: 4 Great Shearwater (inc 2 in Mounts Bay), 6 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Storm Petrel, 5 Great Skua, plus many thousands of Manx Shearwater, inc hundreds close in in Mounts Bay. (T Mills)

Manx Shearwater, Mounts Bay, Tony Mills.

Mousehole: Peregrine hunting seabirds. Flew straight out to sea for over a mile just above wave height, went for a Storm Petrel, missed, and then after a Black Tern, missed and came back to land. Ignored the 1000 Gannets, 300 Kittiwakes, and 400 Gulls also feeding in the area. (D Eva)

Penlee Point: 32 Manx Shearwater, 14 Sandwich Tern, Whimbrel heard calling, Common Dolphins. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Rame: 1 Wheatear at the dump. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Millbrook: 30 Mediterranean Gulls 72 Redshank,1 Dunlin. (C Buckland)

Hayle: 3 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Teal. (D Eva) Also 5 (1 juv) Sandwich Tern. (R Veal)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Hobby, 1 Peregrine (in the air at the same time!), 1 Buzzard, 5 Cattle Egret (including 2 juvenile), 13 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Swift, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Moorhen, 1 Cormorant. Also Black-headed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Carrion Crow, Gadwall, Wigeon, Shoveler, large flock of 50+Canada Goose, numerous Swallows and House Martins. (D Spooner)

Marazion Marsh RSPB/Longrock Pool: 1 Garganey, 1 Gadwall, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 20 Moorhen, 2 Stonechat, 16 Mallard, 2 Swallow, 1 Marsh Harrier at 18:00. (D Chadwick) 1f Tufted Duck, 2 Gadwall on Longrock Pool. (R Veal) Garganey showing well on Longrock Pool early evening. (P Smale)

St Erth: 1 Nuthatch, 4+ Goldcrest. (R Veal)

Porth Reservoir: 2 pairs of Great Crested Grebe with 3 & 1 juveniles, 5 Common Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Siblyback Reservoir: family group of 5 Spotted Flycatcher (2 ad, 3 1st winter), 1 Garden Warbler by the dam wall. (C Imms)