Tuesday 1st August 2023

Tuesday 1st August 2023

Porthgwarra (05.30-8.30): Large feeding flock of Cory’s Shearwater, 22 Great Shearwater, 12 Sooty Shearwater, 30 Storm Petrel. (Birdguides) Porthgwarra (1430-1700): 1 Fea’s Petrel (found by Mike McKee), 2 Pomarine Skua (adult with spoons, 1st summer), 2 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 20 Great Shearwater, 600 Cory’s Shearwater (difficult to estimate includes large distant feeding flocks), 15 Storm Petrel. (M McKee, N R Rogers) Porthgwarra (13.22-18.45): 4000+ Cory’s Shearwater, 17 Great Shearwater, 2 Pomarine Skua, 8 Sooty Shearwater, 18 Storm Petrel, Fin Whale. (Birdguides)

Pendeen: 1 Wilson’s Petrel W (07.29), 104 Cory’s Shearwater, 3 Great Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater, 4 Sooty Shearwater, 24 Storm Petrel. (Birdguides)

St Agnes Head: 11 Cory’s Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 11 Whimbrel, 6 Sandwich Tern. (G Lawlor)

East Pentire, Newquay (16.00-18.00): 32 Cory’s Shearwater, 12+ Storm Petrel, 1 Great Skua. (S Rowe, N Long)

Newquay: 2 Cory’s Shearwater off Fistral Bay. (Birdguides)

Tintagel Head: 1 Cory’s Shearwater this afternoon. (A Davey)

Downderry: 5 Balearic Shearwater west at midday. 2 Storm Petrel late afternoon. (A Payne)

Stithians Reservoir, Stuart Hutchins Hide: 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 20+ Mallard, 10 Cormorant. Feeder Hide: 3 Jay, 2 Great Tit, juvenile Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff and Blue Tit, 1 Robin, 3 (m, f & juv) Chaffinch, 2 Dunnock, 4 Little Egret, 3juv Moorhen, 1 Bank Vole. (M Webb)

Poldhu Cove: 1 Gannet, 1 Kestrel, Jackdaws, Rock Pipits, Pied Wagtails. (S Baird)

Nanquidno: 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Whitethroat, 15 House Sparrow, 2 Holly Blue. (C Moore)

Quintrell Downs: 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Wadebridge: 2 Greylag Goose, 57 Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Curlew, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenfinch, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull with blue plastic ring on left leg W:682, behind Bridge bike hire. (S Grose)

Trebetherick: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Green Woodpecker, 5 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Rock: 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Raven over. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 3 Common Sandpiper (opp boating lake). (S Grose)

Penzance Harbour: 8+ Turnstone at roost on boats. (A McKechnie)

Hayle, Copperhouse Creek: 4 sum plum Black-tailed Godwit. (J George)

Truro: Roof nesting gulls have had a fairly successful season despite demolition work, increased netting and falcon alarm calls being played at them. Of 59 Herring Gull nests monitored 37 were successful fledging 53 chicks, of 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull nests monitored 6 were successful fledging 11 chicks and 1 pair of Great Black-backed Gull fledged 2 chicks. Most failures were due to predation by other gulls at the egg and early chick stages. (D Eva)

Late submission, 31/08, Mousehole 19.00-20,00: 30-40 Cory’s Shearwater feeding over dolphin pods, 1 Sooty Shearwater. (P St Pierre)

Late submission, 31/08, Falmouth: French-ringed 1s Mediterranean Gull, ringed in the nest at Île de Noirmoutier, near Nantes. (J Irvine)

Late submission, 31/08, St Loy: 82 Cory’s Shearwater W in 2 hours yesterday evening, also 3 Sooty Shearwater. (Birdguides)


Willow Warbler – Martin Webb
Jay – Martin Webb
Little Egret – Martin Webb
Grey Heron – Martin Webb
Willow Warbler – Adrian Lea
Chiffchaff – Martin Webb
Chaffinch – Martin Webb
Jay – Adrian Lea
Jay – Adrian Lea
Jay – Adrian Lea
Chaffinch – Adrian Lea
Turnstone – Alex McKechnie