Sunday 6th August 2023

Sunday 6th August 2023

Pendeen: (06:00-09:30) 1 Wilson’s Petrel (08:18), 22 European Storm Petrel, 2 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 ad Sabine’s Gull, 1 Arctic Skua, 5 Common Scoter, 9 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Sandwich Tern and 3 Common Swift. (S Rogers et al) In addition another Wilson’s Petrel through at 05:50 (P Combeidge)

Penzance Pelagic: 3 Wilson’s Petrel, 30 European Storm Petrel, 1 Balearic  Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua and 1 Arctic Tern. (T Phillips)

Walmsley: 1 ad Pectoral Sandpiper with 3 Dunlin and 3 Ringed Plover this morning. (A Langdon)

Porthgwarra: 6 Wheatear and 6 Willow Warbler. (M Wallace) In addition, Porthgwarra to Carn Barra: 3 Meadow Pipit, heard Green Woodpecker, 1 Buzzard, 4 Raven, 5 Stonechat, 5 Shag, 3 Wheatear, 5 Linnet, 3 Herring Gull 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 8 Gannet, 6 Swallow, 2 Grey Seal, 3 Emperor Dragonfly (2m, 1f) including female ovipositing. . Later at Raftra Farm, 1 Buzzard mewing close-by from top of telegraph post, 50+ Swallow hawking in farmyard; 20+ more hawking between hedges of lane. (M Claughton)

Raftra Farm: Spotted Flycatcher and Green Sandpiper. (M Wallace)

Polgigga: 1 Kingfisher on duckpond. (M Wallace)

Drift Reservoir: 4 (2ad 2juv) Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Moorhen, 7 Mallard with 3 ducklings, 27 Canada Goose, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard over, 1 Cormorant. (M Webb)

Marazion Beach: 22 Sanderling; 11 Ringed Plover & 1 Turnstone this evening. (J Hawkey) Also, 35 European Storm Petrel past between 06:03 and 08:10. (Birdguides)

Windmill Farm: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Wheatear and 1 Lesser Emperor Dragonfly. (D Wright)

Lizard, Pistil Meadow: 2 Chough, 1 Common Whitethroat, 1 Greenfinch, 40+ Linnet, 160 + Goldfinch, 5 Stonechat, 4 Oystercatcher (2ad+ 2juv). (S Grose)

Kuggar: 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Helston Boating Lake: 1pr Mute Swan (appear to have abandoned nest with 5 eggs), 19 Coot, 4 Tufted Duck.(S Grose)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Dunlin, 5 Common Sandpiper, 1 Lapwing, 4 Snipe, 5 Teal. 1 Red Deer hind with calf at Golden Lion (D Eva) In addition, 3 Common Sandpiper, 4 Snipe, 12 Curlew, 1 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 15 Little Grebe, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Teal, 1 Sparrowhawk.
From Feeder hide; 1 Jay, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler. (J St Ledger, R Bowyer)

Scorrier: 1 Kestrel. (S Grose)

Devoran: 1 Ruff, 70+ Redshank, 6 Greenshank, 30+ Oystercatcher, 80+ Curlew (including colour ringed individual, White (S), Red (A). Ringed as a chick on 13th June 2013 at Sekdoorn, Zwoll, The Netherlands. It was first seen in Cornwall on 22nd September 2013 and then at Devoran on 29th December 2013 and 17th August 2014), 6 Whimbrel, 6 Black-tailed Godwit and 1 Kingfisher. (A Lea)

Penwithick: 1 Siskin, 6 Blue Tit, 2 Robin, 18 House Sparrow, 9 Chaffinch, 5 Goldfinch, 1 Marsh Tit, 4 Great Tit, 2 Coal Tit and 2 Bullfinch in private garden. (K Bowers)

East Pentire: 1 Arctic Skua, 5 Storm Petrel, 6 Mediterranean Gull this am. (S Rowe, D Grose)

Camel Trail, Wadebrige: 2 Robin, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Buzzard, 1 Little Egret. (C Hooper)

The Rumps: (07:10-09:20) 31 European Storm Petrels, 1 Sunfish and 1 Minke Whale. (D Money)

Halvana Plantation: 2 Spotted Flycatchers, 1 Sparrowhawk, numerous Coal Tit and Goldcrest in conifers. (G Williams)

Kingsmill Lake: 10 ad & 1 juv Black-tailed Godwit, 20 Greenshank, 18 Redshank, 3 Whimbrel, 45 Curlew, 4 ad & 3 juv Dunlin, 12 Shelduck, 6 Mallard & 12 Little Egret. (P Kemp)

Mount Edgcumbe Country Park: 1 Nuthatch, 2 Swift, 2 Common Sandpiper, colony of circa 20 Small Red-eyed Damselfly, 2 Hummingbird Hawkmoth. (B & L Bosisto)

Bude breakwater: 1 Convolvulus Hawkmoth. (L Sampson)

Late submission, 05/08, St Ives: (15:00-17:00) viewed from lower car park, 1 close ad s/p Sabines Gull (15.58), 11 Mediterranran Gull, 1 Pomarine Skua & 3 Whimbrel. (18.30 – 20.00hrs) 30 Storm Petrel, 1 Wilsons Petrel pottering off Porthgwidden beach (18.57 – 19.29) & 12 Mediterranean Gull. (J Hawkey)

Late submission, 04/08, Tresillian River & Pool: 25+ Redshank, 9 Greenshank, 14 Curlew, 8 Whimbrel, c.20 Mallard, 3 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron. (R Hampshire)

Late submission, 04/08, Par, Spit Beach: 1 (f) Wheatear, 1 Common Sandpiper, 6+ Ringed Plover inc 2 juv. 9 Redshank, 6 Turnstone, 6 Dunlin, c.30 Curlew, c.95 Oystercatcher. (R Hampshire)

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Great Crested Grebe – Martin Webb
Great Crested Grebe – Martin Webb
Great Crested Grebe – Martin Webb
Ruff – Adrian Lea
Colour ringed Curlew – Adrian Lea
Curlew – Adrian Lea
Marsh Tit – Kevin Bowers
Bullfinch – Kevin Bowers
Siskin – Kevin Bowers
Long-tailed Tit – Chris Hooper
Little Egret – Chris Hooper
Convolvulus Hawkmoth – Lawrie Sampson