Wednesday 20th July 2016

Wednesday 20th July 2016

Late news, 19/7, West Looe: At least 50 Herring Gull (virtually all ads) and 2 Carrion Crow avidly feeding on the ground on wingless Queen black ants in car park. Also 1 Black-headed Gull, 6 Little Egret and 10 Swift. (R Hurrell).

Walmsley Sanctuary:1 Spoonbill, 3 Green Sandpiper and 2 Common Sandpiper. (B Bryne)

Fraddam: 1 singing Yellowhammer. (T McGowan)

Cape Cornwall Golf Course: 20 Swift at midday. (P Fraser)

St John’s Lake: 1 juv Yellow-legged Gull, 86 Mediterranean Gull and 5 Whimbrel on the high tide this evening. (A C Robinson)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 1 1s Spoonbill, 1 Greenshank, 13 Redshank, 3 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 22 Little Egret and 10 Mediterranean Gull. Carnsew Basin: 1 Whimbrel and 2 Common Sandpiper. Copperhouse Creek: 2 Mediterranean Gull. Ryan’s Field: 1 1s Spoonbill, 2 Sandwich Tern, 155 Curlew, 5 Whimbrel, 12 Oystercatcher plus 4 young, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, 19 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Sparrowhawk. (MJ Spicer, R Veal)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Sooty Shearwater past this morning.

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again.

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Dalmatian Pelican again opposite Ruan Lanihorne Nature Reserve on sandbank mid-afternoon.

Pendeen Watch: 1 Great Shearwater and “a steady stream of Manx Shearwaters up to 10:30. (R Archer)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Sooty Shearwater. (N Wheatley)