Wednesday 16th August 2023

Wednesday 16th August 2023

Walmsley notice: there will be a work party at Walmsley every Thursday (including tomorrow) between 0900 and c1400 until at least the end of September. (A Langdon – warden)

Cot Valley: male Marsh Harrier flew South. (M Hayter)

St Ives Head: 13 Sandwich Tern, 2 Mediterranean Gull. (B Osborne)

Stithians, Stuart Hutchins hide: Wheatear, 2 Ringed Plover, Lapwing, Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, Curlew. (D Peers) Also, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 2 Ringed plovers, 4 Curlew, 1 Lapwing, 4 Great Crested Grebes, 5 Little Grebes, 46 Canada Geese, 6 Teal, c 12 Mallard, 1 Wheatear, 1 Reed Warbler (going through cover outside hide), 10 Swallows and c 65 Herring Gulls. (T Pinfield)

Stithians Reservoir: 20 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 juvenile Turnstone, 1 Wheatear, 7 Little Egret (S Van Hear)

Lostwithiel: 1 Treecreeper, 4-5 Spotted Flycatchers, 3 Goldcrests, 1 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaffs. (M Surgey)

Hayle, Ryan’s Field RSPB: 2 Greenshank, 1 Little Egret, 1 juv Shelduck, 128 Canada Goose. (M Webb) Copperhouse Creek: 300 Canada Goose, 30 Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 6 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Ruff. (J George)

Nanjizal: 335 ringed, including 20 Tree Pipit, 3 Green Sandpiper and 1 Wood Sandpiper. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson, J Overfield)

Porthgwarra: 11 Tree Pipit over & 3 Green Sandpiper at Roskestal. (M Wallace)

Polgigga: Yellow Wagtail. (M Wallace)

Porthilly Point: 8 Sandwich Tern, 7 Ringed Plover, 2 Grey Heron, 11 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Rock Pipit, 51 Oystercatcher.(S Grose)

Trewornan Bridge: 4 Cattle Egret early am. (S Grose)

River Fowey – St. Winnow to West Wood:  11 Cormorant; 4 Grey Heron; 11 Little Egret; 6 Mute Swan; 170 + Canada Goose; 24 Mallard; 7 Great Black-backed Gull; 500 + Herring Gull; 28 Black-headed Gull; 5 Curlew; 1 Whimbrel; 2 Oystercatcher; 17 Redshank; 6 Greenshank; 1 Ringed Plover; 1 Kingfisher (A Parker)

Looe: 2 House Sparrrow pairs nesting in roof; also another House Sparrow with a white face. (M Soady)

Godrevy: 7 Chough, plenty of Gannet, 1 Kestrel. (R Griffiths)

Porthgwarra (0555-06555): 74 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater reported.

Rumps and Pentire: 1 Pheasant, 2 Feral pigeon/rock dove, 2 Wood pigeon, 3 Oystercatcher, 12 Black-headed gull, 3 Mediterranean gull, 2 Great black-backed gull, 35 Herring gull, 3 Fulmar, 6 Gannet, 2 Cormorant, 12 Shag, 5 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine falcon, 2 Magpie, 1 Chough, 4 Carrion crow, 2 Raven, 7 Skylark, 15 Swallow, 2 House martin, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Wren, 1 Blackbird, 3 Stonechat, 5 Wheatear, 1 Dunnock, 3 Meadow pipit, 6 Rock pipit, 25 Linnet, 30 Goldfinch, 1 Grey seal, 3 Small white, 1 Small copper, 11 Common blue, 1 Painted lady, 2 Speckled wood, 3 Wall brown, 8 Meadow brown, 3 Small heath (M Scawen et al.)

Late news, 15/8, Scillonian, Wolf rock to Scilly: c60 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Fea’s-type Petrel, c5 Great Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 200+ Manx Shearwater. (A Langdon)

Late news, 15/8, Walmsley: 2 (m&f) Marsh Harrier over, male Kingfisher, 6 Black-tailed Godwit flew in at 1500, 1 Peregrine chasing a wader. (R Chiffers)

Late news, 15/8, Buttermilk Hill: 31 Whitethroat, 48 Swallow feeding & settling on bracken, 23 Stonechat, 2 Wheatear, 14 House Martin, 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Meadow Pipit. (V Stratton)

Late news, 15/8, Willapark, Boscastle: 4 Peregrine Falcon (G Mentz)

Late news, 15/8, Lizard Point: (12:30 to 16:30): 100+ Cory’s shearwater, 2 Great shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 5+ Balearic shearwater (S. Nixon).

Fea’s Petrel, Adrian Langdon
Great Skua, Adrian Langdon
Cory’s Shearwater, Adrian Langdon
Mediterranean Gull, Ben Osborne
Sandwich Tern, Ben Osborne
Kingfisher, Robin Chiffers
Peregrine, Robin Chiffers
Marsh Harrier, Robin Chiffers
Little Egret, Martin Webb
Greenshank, Martin Webb
Chough, Regina Griffiths
Chough, Regina Griffiths
Gannet, Regina Griffiths