Tuesday 15th August 2017

Tuesday 15th August 2017

Lizard Point: 4 Great Shearwater, 15 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 3 Sanderling, 1 Minke Whale, 3 Bottlenose Dolphin, 2 Common Dolphin, 1 Northern Bluefin Tuna. (I Maclean)

Rinsey Head to Trewavas Cliff: 2 Chough (1 unringed), 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Kestrel, 1 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat. On rocks: 40+ Kittiwake (inc 3 juv). (J St Ledger)

Chough, Trewavas Cliff, John St Ledger
Choughs, Rinsey Head, John St Ledger
Peregrine, Trewavas Cliff, John St Ledger

Bude: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Mute Swan with 5 juveniles, 15 Oystercatcher, 3 Cormorant and 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (H Wilkins) Also juv Sparrowhawk practising hunting skills through back garden and across rugby pitch. (R Maye)

Mousehole: 1 juv Mediterranean Gull, c30 Common Dolphin in 7 widely scattered pods and 1 pod of 3 Harbour Porpoise closer inshore. (D Flumm)

Porthgwarra cove seawatch (07:00-09:30): 1 Cory’s Shearwater east then later back west, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 6 Great Skua, 2 Mediterranean Gull. Also 3 Fin Whale, c100 Common Dolphin, 2 Risso’s Dolphin, 3 Harbour Porpoise and at least 1 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. One of the Fin Whales eventually departed west but the other two were present for the duration of the seawatch, all at c2 miles range. (D Flumm, J Lawman et al)

Egloshayle Marshes: 5 Mute Swan, 422 Canada Goose, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 1 Teal, 30 Mallard, 5 Cormorant, 5 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Moorhen, 1 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 7 Common Sandpiper, 11 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 34 Black-headed Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Yellow Wagtail. (D Julian)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 2 Mute Swan, 84 Canada Goose, 10 Teal, 74 Mallard, 8 Gadwall, 2 Grey Heron, 8 Glossy Ibis, 18 Moorhen, 6 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 26 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 170 Swallow, 5 Starling, 2 Swift, 2 Buzzard. (D Julian)

Porth Reservoir: 8 Great Crested Grebe including 3 juv, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Polgigga: 1 Dotterel, initially over Higher Bosistow heading SE, later settled in ploughed field just N of Higher Bosistow farmhouse. (M Wallace) 2 Wheatear and 2 Whitethroat in same field as Dotterel. (DK Parker)

Land’s End: 1 Golden Plover over, 1 Reed Warbler at Trinity Pool, hybrid Hooded x Carrion Crow still present in same area. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Colliford Lake: 2 Cattle Egret on small island at Loveny viewed from the cattle grid, 5 Wheatear. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 Ringed Plover, 11 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Little Egret. (C Buckland, M Beer) Also 1 Green Sandpiper, Tawny Owl, Blackcaps, Willow warblers, Chiffchaffs, Wheatear, Treecreeper, Swift. (P Stidwill)

Green Sandpiper – Phil Stidwill

Common Sandpiper – Phil Stidwill

Blackcap – Phil Stidwill

Wheatear – Phil Stidwill

Fal-Ruan NR: 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 4 Greenshank, 220+ Curlew, 2 Swift, 350 Canada Goose. (R Veal)

Rosenannon Downs: large white heron-type bird from northern boundary stones, possible White Stork. (S Grose)

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

Roseland, Nare Head: 2 Chough in aerobatic flight over Paradoe Cove. Also variety of butterflies at Nare Head point. Painted Lady, Gatekeeper, Small Copper, Large White, Silver-studded Blue all present in small numbers. (D Hall)