Thursday 11th July 2024

Thursday 11th July 2024

Scillonian Crossing (Penzance to St Mary’s on Isle of Scilly) – 9 to 11.45am: Balearic Shearwater, 50+ Manx Shearwater, 9 Guillemot, 12 Fulmar, 4 Kittiwake, 40+ Gannet, 16 Shag, 12 Great Black Backed Gull, 10 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 60+ Herring Gull, 6 Barn Swallow (8 Common Dolphin, 2 Common Seal) (R Beesly)

Scillonian Crossing (St Mary’s on Isle of Scilly to Penzance) – 4.30-7.30pm: Puffin, 2 Sandwich Tern, 50+ Manx Shearwater, 15 Guillemot, Oystercatcher, 6 Fulmar, 3 Kittiwake, 30+ Gannet, 6 Shag, 15 Great Black Backed Gull, 7 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 40+ Herring Gull (6 Common Dolphin, 2 Common Seal) (R Beesly)

Drift Reservoir: 1pr Great Crested Grebe with 2 juveniles 7/8 weeks old, 5 Little Grebe, 56 Canada Goose, 1 Cormorant, 4 Willow Warbler, 1m Chaffinch, 1 Magpie. (10.00 – 12.00 M Webb)

Porth Reservoir: 14 Great Crested Grebe (8 x Adult, 6 Juv), 4 x Coot, 2 x Moorhen, 1 x Buzzard, 1 x Grey Wagtail, 2 x Long-Tailed Tits, 1 x Blackcap, 1 x Blue Tit, 1 x Great Tit,. (J. Warner)

Par Beach pool: 2 ringed Mediterranean Gulls, NIA784, NIA116. (R Hampshire)

Late submission 10/07 Tresillian to St Clement: Shelduck breeding report: -3 pairs were seen with broods of 10, 9 & 4 juveniles. In June, 4 pairs of Shelduck successfully bred and were seen with broods of 11, 9, 4 & 4 ducklings on 19th June – this is the highest number of successful breeding pairs here this century. No sign of the 4th pair yesterday, but could perhaps have been out of view. Also 32 Redshank, 19 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 8 Linnet, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 1 adult Moorhen with juvenile. (A Nicholson)

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Great Crested Grebe. Jonathan Warner
Great Crested Grebe. Jonathan Warner
Great Crested Grebe. Martin Webb
Great Crested Grebe. Martin Webb
Cormorant . Martin Webb.