Tuesday 9th July 2019

Tuesday 9th July 2019

Mount’s Bay: Cory’s Shearwater in close heading east this morning. (M Elliott)

Porthgwarra: 1 Balearic Shearwater.

St Ervan: 2 Yellowhammer on wires at Bogee Farm. (S Grose)

Sennen Cove: 15 Med Gull including 2 juvs. (J Miller)

Spit beach, Par: Curlew, Common Sandpiper, Turnstone, 6 Eider, 15 + Oystercatcher, 4 Rock Pipit. (R Hampshire)

St Erth: 5 Spotted Flycatcher including 3 young. (R Veal)

St Hilary, Friendship Woods: 8 Crossbill flew low over, 4+ Siskin. (R Veal)

Trevose Head: c1000+ Manx Shearwaters loafing offshore at 12:00. Also 200+ Herring Gull, 12 Gannet and a few distant Dolphin/ Porpoise plus Hummingbird Hawkmoth, Dark Green Fritillary, Painted Lady, Small Skipper, Small Copper. (P Rowse, M Scawen)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Little Egret and a high number of Red-veined Darter for second day, plus 1 Small Tortoiseshell. (D Flumm)

Red-veined Darter – Dave Flumm

Red-veined Darter – Dave Flumm

Small Tortoiseshell – Dave Flumm

Porthleven: c20 Sand martin at cliff colony east of town. (D Flumm)

Kingsmill Lake: 7 adult Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Whimbrel, 14 Oystercatcher, 4 Common Sandpiper, 30+ Curlew, 4 adult Greenshank, 5 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 12 Little Egret, 7 Med Gulls, 300 Black-headed Gull, 400 Herring Gull and 2 adult Great Crested Grebe. (P Kemp)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail. (R Mudge)

Hustyn Wood: 4 Crossbill, 1 Spotted Flycatcher , 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth. (B Bosisto)

Drift Reservoir: 3 pair Blackcap, 9 Chiffchaff, 3 Wren, 1 Sedge Warbler, 6 Blue Tit, 1 Buzzard, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 73 Canada Geese & Hybrids, 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Fox stalking on shore line of North West Arm 10:40 – 11:50. (M Webb)

Fox – Martin Webb

Blackcap – Martin Webb

Great Crested Grebe – Martin Webb

Hayle Estuary/Ryan’s Field: 20+ Mediterranean Gull, 50+ Curlew, 2 ad & 3
juv Oystercatcher 13:30 – 14:15. (M Webb)

Med Gull – Martin Webb

Oystercatcher – Martin Webb

Penzance: 200+ Herring Gull and 10+ Med Gull catching flying ants over Heamoor this evening. (P St Pierre)

Downderry: Plenty of Manx Shearwaters in the bay but blurred visibility did not help. At least 160 moved east 05:55-07:00 – some on the sea too. 16 Common Scoters and 9 Mediterranean Gulls flew west. (A Payne)

Swanpool: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Juvenile Pied Wagtail & 1 Great Crested Grebe. (S Court)

Kingfisher – Sue Court

Great Crested Grebe – Sue Court

Falmouth Cemetery: 1 Juvenile Green Woodpecker. (S Court)

Green Woodpecker – Sue Court

Newquay Harbour: 60+ Swift, also a murmuration of c200 Starlings over Huers Hut at 21:20.(S Grose)

Marazion: Adult Med Gull (White 3YER) on the beach. Ringed as a 3Cy bird at Antwerpen, Belgium on 14/5/2017 and last seen there 29/6/17, it has since been reported at Marazion 17/7/17, Hayle 26/9/17 and on a number of dates in October 2018 and finally Camel Estuary 31/10/18. No other sightings have been reported. (DK Parker)