Tuesday 15th August 2023

Tuesday 15th August 2023

Offshore, Bishops Rock: 1 Red-footed Booby reportedly still present. (Twitter)

Crugmeer: 1 Corncrake flushed from directly behind old radar station buildings, landed in same field only a few metres away. (S Grose)

Porthgwarra: (up to 07.20) 357 Cory’s Shearwater, 5 Great Shearwater, 1 ad Sabine’s Gull and 3 Sooty Shearwater. (RBA)

Kingsmill lake: 1 juv Spotted Redshank, 1 ad Sanderling, 1 Turnstone, 24 Greenshank, 77 Redshank, 5 Whimbrel, 72 Curlew, 22 ad & 2 juv Black-tailed Godwit, 1 ad Ringed Plover, 24 Dunlin & 31 Little Egret. (P Kemp)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Cattle Egret in front of Stuart Hutchins hide, plus 1 Common Buzzard hunting. (R Netherton).  Also, 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Lapwing, 4 Curlew, 5 Teal, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Little Egret, 1 m Kingfisher, 1 Sparrowhawk. (J St Ledger, D Eva).  In addition, Stuart Hutchins Hide 10.30 – 10.55 – 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Curlew, 1 Lapwing, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 14 Mallard, 6 Cormorant. Feeder Hide 11.00 – 11.15 – 1 juv Great Tit, 1 juv Chaffinch, 1 juv Dunnock, 1 Robin, 4 juv Moorhen. (M Webb)

Tresillian (10:30 – 11:30): c50 Herring Gull, c30 Black-Headed Gull, 2 Little Egret, 4 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 13 Curlew, 3 Wood Pigeon, 6 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 2 Long-Tailed Tit (juvenile), 1 Robin, 1 Blackbird, 1 Rook, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldfinch, 4 Moorhen (inc 1 juvenile), 1 Coot, 12 Mallard (all female), 1 Swallow, 1 Buzzard. (I & C Sowerby)

Middle Amble Hide: 4 Marsh Harrier, 2 Buzzard, 1 Little Egret. (S Ashby)

Cadsonbury Hillfort (nr. Callington):  2 adult Spotted Flycatchers feeding a juvenile. (A Parker)

Trevose Head, Lighthouse car park: 4 Chough feeding. (S Ashby)

Kerley Hill, Chacewater: 15 Buzzards. (R Loader)

Porthmissen: 3 Raven, 3 Kestrel, 9prs Fulmar with 1 chick each, 189 Kittiwake (including 19 fledglings, 1 Wheatear, 3 Skylark. (S Grose)

Nanstallon: 1 Swift. (D Roberts)

Polbathic Creek: 2 Kingfisher (together for 1hr, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jersey Tiger, 1 Privet Hawk Moth larva (4th from small ash). (A Blonden)

Sennen: 6 House Martin nests on Escalls Chapel, far fewer than previous years. At least two still active with young being fed. (J Miller)

Bartinney Down: 6+ Buzzards where farmer cutting grass. Also Hobby hunting in distance at top of Down. (J Miller)

Trevone: 1 Buzzard and 1 Kestrel. (Phil)

 

TJW

Cattle Egret – Robin Netherton
Cattle Egret – Robin Netherton
Common Buzzard – Robin Netherton
Common Buzzard – Robin Netherton
Black-headed Gull – Ian Sowerby
Long-tailed Tit – Ian Sowerby
Great Crested Grebe – Robin Netherton
Kingfisher – Andy Blonden
House Martin – John Miller
House Martin – John Miller
Robin – Martin Webb
Great Crested Grebe – Martin Webb
Grey Heron – Martin Webb
Little Egret – Martin Webb