Friday 23rd June 2023

Friday 23rd June 2023

Cadgwith, 19:50: Sabine’s gull, adult or possibly 1st summer, south past. (S Croft)

Soapy Cove: Long-Legged Buzzard seen at 09:15 mobbed by Magpie whilst perched on telegraph pole at upper farm then flew off through valley towards coast.  Possibly still in vicinity. (J Evans)

Porthgwarra, 6:00-8:45: 1 Great Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 1s Pomarine Skua, 5 Sandwich Tern, 4 Puffin, 1037 Gannet, 11 Fulmar, 74 Kittiwake, 4 Mediterranean Gull. (S. Rogers, R Archer, Irene)

Lizard Point, 6:15 10:15: Steady flow of Manx Shearwater and juvenile Gannet, Pomarine Skua 6:30, 10 puffin, 12 Mediterranean Gull. (R Wilkins)

Devoran, High Tide: Spotted Redshank. (R Wilkins)

Nr Looe: 1 pr Kestrel with 4 recently fledged chicks. (D Spooner)

Geevor: 6+ House Martin, pr Wheatear. (A McKechnie)

Marazion Beach: 12 Mediterranean gull (all 1st/s), 4 Sanderling, 2 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Turnstone. (J Hawkey)

Downderry: 2 Arctic Skuas chasing each other, then moving east at 06:05, 2 Common Scoter, Sandwich Tern east before 07:20. Moving west: 139 Gannet, 1 Curlew, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Kittiwake. On the sea:  Great Northern Diver. (A Payne)

Constantine: 6 Crossbill flying south. (D Collins)

Walmsley sanctuary: Female Gadwall with 11 ducklings…a Walmsley speciality 2 days earlier than my prediction! (A Langdon)



Kestrel – Derek Spooner
Juv. Kestrel – Derek Spooner
House Martin – Alex McKechnie
1st summer Pomarine Skua – Nigel Rogers