Tuesday 1st August 2017

Tuesday 1st August 2017

Late news, 30/7, Sennen Cove: a juvenile Mediterranean Gull wearing ring no. R2AJ was ringed on Noirmoutier Island, west coast of France, on 1st July 2017. (J Hawkey)

Late news, 31/7, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Knot. (P St Pierre) Ryan’s Field: 1 Green Sandpiper, 3+ Common Sandpiper, 25+ Pied Wagtail at 20:00. (P O’Brien)

Late news, 31/7, Marazion Marsh RSPB: 120 Swallow going to roost. (P St Pierre)

Scillonian III Outward journey:1 Wilson’s Storm Petrel, 10 European Storm Petrel, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Corys Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater, 1 Balearic shearwater, 3 Common Scoter. Return journey: 2 Wilsons Storm Petrel, 56 European Storm Petrel, 7 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Great Shearwater, 2 Cory’s Shearwater, 2 Bonxie. (D Stannard)

Porthgwarra (06:0008:00): 4 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 500 Manx Shearwater, 22 Storm Petrel, 94 Fulmar, 3 Common Scoter, 2 Med Gull, 21 Kittiwake all west; 12 Common Scoter east & 15 Common Dolphin. (D Flumm) 2 Cory’s Shearwater, 35 Storm Petrel past mid-afternoon.

Hot Point, Lizard: 101 Storm Petrel caught last night, including two French-ringed birds. (M Grantham)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 14 Glossy Ibis reported again this afternoon. This evening, 3 Cattle Egret, 7 Glossy Ibis, 1 Ruff, 1 Dunlin, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Shoveler, 7 juvenile Gadwall, 3 Common Teal, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Common Snipe. (B Bosistow, S Rogers, A Langdon)

Gannel Estuary: 4 Cattle Egret at 09:00 on fields above Gannel but flew off S. (M Lammas c/o L Webb)

Rock, Porthilly Point: 27 Mediterranean Gull on mussel cages. (S Grose)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Little Egret, 2 Kingfisher, 5 Swift and a small Canada Goose amongst the ‘Atlantic’ Greater Canada Geese, B.c.canadensis, resembling one of the Cackling Geese races B.h.hutchinsii/minima on smaller size, shorter neck and darker plumage but bill probably too large for either and breast too pale for minima so perhaps just a small dark nominate individual. (D Flumm)

‘Cackling-type’ Canada Goose – Dave Flumm

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Knot, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 8 Redshank. Ryan’s Field: 22 Med Gull, 4 Whimbrel, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper. (P St Pierre)

Kelynack: 1 Buzzard. (K Bowers)

Buzzard – Kevin Bowers

Marazion: 1 Green Sandpiper flying around the marsh at 09:45. 60+ Sanderling, 15 Dunlin, 25 Ringed Plover, 3 Turnstone on the beach. (R Veal)

Eastern Green Beach: 1 juv Yellow-legged Gull briefly 09:00. (R Veal)

Penzance and Newlyn: 4 Sandwich Tern, one juv. (J Evans)

Pendeen: 5 Raven, 1 Kestrel, 12 Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat. (A Hartley)

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