Friday 18th August 2023

Friday 18th August 2023

Porth Joke: 5 Tree Pipit over early morning. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

Maer Lake, 09.30: 47 Canada Geese, 12 Mallard, 4 Teal, 15 Black-headed gull, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Snipe. (N Bastin)

Hayle Kimbro: 1 Green Sandpiper, 7 Whimbrel. (D Eva)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Cattle Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier, 3 Buzzard, 3 Teal. (D Wilson)

Penwithick, Garden/Carbis Moor: 60 plus Goldfinch/Siskin and Greenfinch 13.00, 12 Chaffinch, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Jay, 15+ House Sparrow, 2 Collared Dove, 11 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 1 poss. Willow Tit, 2 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 3 Woodpigeon, 1 Roe Deer buck, 1 Grey Squirrel. (V Booth)

Dobwalls: 28 House Sparrow in our garden, with one pair feeding their 3rd brood in a nest box. (C&J Duffy)

Stithians, Stuart Hutchings Hide: Greenshank with fish (S Wood)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 1 Dunlin, 10 Snipe, 3 Curlew, 2 Gadwall, 15 Teal, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Firecrest. (J St Ledger, A Lea, A Holmes)

Freathy: 4 Cory’s Shearwater, 24 Manx Shearwater, 14 Kittiwake, Razorbill, 30 Gannet, all lingering reasonably close late afternoon. ( M Jordan)

Lelant Downs, Brunnion Meadow: 35+ Herring Gull. (P Geddes)

East Pentire: 3 Common Scoter, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Common Sandpiper, 31 ‘Commic Tern’, 5 Sandwich Tern, 1 Wheatear this am. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 17 (moulting ad) Curlew Sandpiper, 17 Greenshank, 48 Redshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Turnstone, 24 Ringed Plover, 12 Dunlin, 1 Whimbrel, 6 Curlew. Waders arriving late pm in heavy rain. (S Rowe)

Rock: 1 Sparrowhawk being mobbed by swallows.(S Grose)

Dunmere: 3 Dipper, 2 Kingfisher, 7 Grey Wagtail, 2 Red Kite, 1 Raven, 3 Bullfinch, 5 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Nuthatch, 13 Siskin (on feeders), 2 Bullfinch, 4 Buzzard, 1 Great spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 2 Common Sandpiper, 50+ Goldfinch. (S Grose)

Rosemullion Head, 14.45-18.15, flying south: Total of 21 200 Manx Shearwater including maximum counts of 9200 in one hour and 208 in one minute. Also: 57 Cory’s Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua, 3 Sandwich Tern. (P McCartney)

Maenporth (19.00-20.00): 360+ Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Arctic Skua, c30,000 Manx Shearwater (extrapolated from count/min average), 50+ Kittiwake, 7 Common Scoter, 1 Swift, in gaps between rain showers. (J Drage Hubert, C Murphy)

Cadgwith, close offshore 19.00-20.30: 60 Cory’s Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, c5000 Manx Shearwater, 4 Black Tern, 15 Common Tern, European Storm Petrel. (S Croft)

 

 

Late Submission, 17/08, Looe Island: 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Ringed Plover, 3 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 2 Mediterranean Gulls, 1 Wheatear, 1 Fulmar chick still on nest, 2 Rock Pipit. (A Langdon)

Late Submission, 14/08, Drift Reservoir: Cattle Egret. (B Ladd)

 

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Black-tailed Godwit – Darren Wilson
Black-tailed Godwit – Darren Wilson
Black-tailed Godwit – Darren Wilson
Cattle Egret – Darren Wilson
Grey Heron – Daren Wilson
Greenshank – Steven Wood
Little Egret – Adrian Lea
Snipe – Adrian Lea
Lapwing – Adrian Lea
juv. Little Ringed Plover – Adrian Lea
Bar-tailed Godwits – Adrian Langdon
Juv. Fulmar – Adrian Langdon
Ringed Plover – Adrian Langdon
Cattle Egret – Becky Ladd
Gadwall – John ST Ledger