Saturday 29th July 2023

Saturday 29th July 2023

Please note that the reserve and hide at Middle Amble, Wadebridge will be closed during the day for the whole of next week commencing Monday 31st July for maintenance work. The hide will be available in the evenings.

Pendeen: 1 Wilson’s Petrel at 07:24. 6 Turnstone, 22 European Storm Petrel, 4 Fulmar, 27 Cory’s Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 60,000 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater.

Porthgwarra: 950 Cory’s Shearwater before 7am. (R Irvine)  Cove 19.15 – 20.15hrs: 389 Cory’s Shearwaters. 1 Great Skua. (J Hawkey)

Merthen Point: 1800 Cory’s Shearwater feeding distantly. (R Irvine)

Mousehole (7-8am): 150+ Cory’s scattered out across the bay (a minimum), with some just beyond St Clements’s Isle feeding over dolphins and massive tuna boil or sitting on the sea. 250+ Gannet, 6 Manx Shearwater. (Paul St Pierre)

East Pentire, Newquay: (06.15-08.45) 2 Storm Petrel, 30 000+ Manx Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Med Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern. Also 1 Cory’s Shearwater and 5 Whimbrel late pm. (S Rowe)

Roche: Fulmar(!) over north, flying weakly. (J Rance)

Par beach pool: c.20 Swallow and c.10 Swift early evening. (R Hampshire)

Eden Project: 1 Green Woodpecker. (L Bosisto)

Tywardreath: 4 Swift. (L Bosisto)

Polbathic Creek: Green Sandpiper again (also 2 fully-grown Privet Hawk Moth larvae on creek-side ash).  (A Blonden)

Millpool (private garden): 3 House Martin, 2 Woodpigeon, heard Great Spotted Woodpecker, 20 Large White, 3 Red Admiral, 1 Meadow Brown, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Large Skipper. (M Claughton)

Rame Head (7-10.30): 3 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Manx Shearwater, 3 ad Sandwich Tern, 2 ad Mediterranean Gull, 4 Fulmar, 2 Kittiwake, 255 Gannet & 1 Auk. (P Kemp)

Late submission, 28/07/23, Porthgwarra: 1 Scopoli’s Shearwater (west at 1648, photographed soon after a Cory’s Shearwater)(G. Lawlor, M. McKee, N R Rogers, M. Wallace).



Scopoli’s Shearwater – Nigel Rogers
Cory’s Shearwater – Nigel Rogers
Scopoli’s Shearwater – Nigel Rogers
Cory’s Shearwater
Scopoli’s Shearwater – Nigel Rogers