August 2018 News

**Trindade Petrel** – New species for Cornwall, UK and Europe. First hand observer accounts of the 29th July Porthgwarra bird by Reuben Veal and Martin Elliot, along with sketches by John Gale. Tempered by the sad news received from on-site the previous day, this was the outstanding record of the year so far. More – HERE 

As we are now moving into the main seawatching season, a reminder of two other articles on the website – Great Shearwaters and Wilson’s Petrels in 2017 by Dave Flumm and a Guide to Late Summer Seawatching in Cornwall.  If anyone is able to write or assist with a more detailed article on the seawatching sites in the county and/or a guide to autumn seawatching in Cornwall please do get in touch!

CBWPS / Cornwall Birds AGM and “Hungary for Birds” – this years AGM will be held at Lanhydrock Memorial Hall (5 minutes from the A30 between Bodmin and St Austell) on Wednesday 15th August, starting at 7pm.

The official CBWPS business will be followed by “Hungary for Birds” – a presentation by renowned local photographers David Chapman and Walmsley warden Adrian Langdon. Both Dave and Adrian are well known for their superb photos of birds and other wildlife and this talk will showcase their recent trip to Hungary with its wealth of birdlife. All members and guests are welcome, and this is a rare opportunity to get a free showing of the work of two of our best photographers, with a fair bit of humour thrown in. Further details can be found in the Members’ Area, or in the forthcoming Palores magazine.