Wednesday 17th August 2022

Wednesday 17th August 2022

Pendeen: 1 Wilson’s Petrel flew past fairly close at 0957. (R Veal, S Linacre) 1 Wilson’s Petrel close past at 1205. (P Combridge) Lower slope (0630-1220): 1 Sabine’s Gull, 89 Storm Petrel, 5 Arctic Skua. (P Combridge, I Prentice, A Bayly) Also 1 Arctic Tern. (D Flumm) Lower car park (0800-1300): 9 Balearic Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater, 47 Storm Petrel, 5 Arctic Skua. (R Veal, R Wilkins, P Clement) Also 2 Peregrine swooping in turns to hunt Storm Petrels, with at least one successful attempt. (R Veal) Additional juv Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Common Scoter from West of lighthouse. (S Linacre) Also Cory’s Shearwater reported.

St Ives Island (07:30 – 08:25): 1 Sabine’s Gull (08:17), 2 Common Scoter, 4 Oystercatcher, 10 Turnstone, 1 Arctic Skua (dark Phase), 2 Razorbill, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Great Northern Diver, 109 Storm Petrel, 3 Fulmar, 4 Balearic Shearwater, 249 Manx Shearwater (P. Nason)

At Sea, East of Porthgwarra: 9-10 Storm Petrel and a possible Wilson’s Petrel within a mile offshore from Mermaid pelagic. (M Elliot)

Porthgwarra: 1 Dotterel flew South over Trevean. Also 12 Spotted Flycatcher and 58 Willow Warbler. (M Wallace)

Drift Reservoir: 4 Wood Sandpiper, 6 Green Sandpiper, 6 Common Sandpiper, 5 Greenshank, Redshank, 2 Snipe, Dunlin, Black-tailed Godwit, 10 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Egret, c100 Swallow, c50 House Martin, 2 Sand Martin. (D Flumm) Also 2 Wheatear, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin, 11 Common Sandpiper. (R Veal)

Stithians Reservoir: ad Little Stint still, Wood Sandpiper and Little Ringed Plover still present. (R Taylor) 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Little Stint, 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper, 1 Sanderling, 1 Greenshank, 100+ Ringed Plover, 60+ Dunlin, 4 Snipe, 9 Curlew, 2 Turnstone, 1 Lapwing, 2 Teal, 2 Wheatear, 1 Sparrowhawk (over). (J St Ledger, A Lea, T Pinfield)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 4 Sandwich Tern, juv ArcticTern, 200+ mixed Dunlin and Ringed Plover, Knot, Green Sandpiper, 12 Sanderling, 8 Common Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 3 Whimbrel, 136 Mediterranean Gull, 14 Black-tailed Godwit. (G Lawlor)

Gannel Estuary: 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 54 Curlew, 32 Dunlin, 25 Ringed Plover. (S Rowe)

Porth Joke: 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Swift. (S Rowe)

Par Beach Pool: 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper. (B Bosisto) 9 Dunlin, 8 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper. (A Nicholson)

Par Beach: 56 Ringed Plover, 25 Dunlin, 7 Sanderling, 6 Turnstone, 76 Oystercatcher, 1 Redshank, 1 Sandwich Tern. (B Bosisto)

Marazion Beach: 1 Black-tailed Godwit; 1 Whimbrel; 102 Ringed Plover; 16 Sanderling; 14 Dunlin & 12 Turnstone. (J Hawkey)

Longrock Pool: 6 Coot; 1 Sand Martin. (J Hawkey)

Kingsmill Lake: 10 Whimbrel, 82 Curlew, 74 Redshank, 26 Greenshank, 5 Dunlin, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Little Egret, 4 Cormorant & 1 juv Shelduck (P Kemp)

Treraven Meadows: 2 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 5 Greenshank. (D Julian)

Lethytep, Lanreath: juv Buzzard, 1 Green Sandpiper. (P Hambly)

Maer Lake: 26 Dunlin, 20 Ringed Plover, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Green Sandpiper, 3 Lapwing, 1 Redshank, 1 Shelduck, Canada Goose, Mallard, Moorhen, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Carrion Crow, Woodpigeon. (K Hannavy)

RSPB Wildlife Cruise, Scillonian III: Penzance to Wolf Rock: 1 Cormorant, 1 Eider, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Razorbill, 2 Kittiwake, 1 Arctic Tern,49 Herring Gull, 8 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 126 Gannet, 10 Shag, 1 Storm Petrel, 86 Manx Shearwater and  7 Fulmar. Wolf Rock to Hugh Town: 63 Manx Shearwater, 50 Gannet and 12 Great Black-backed Gull, 9 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 14 Herring Gull, 4 Shag and 5 Fulmar. Hugh Town to Wolf Rock: 7 Sandwich Tern, 20 Shag, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 7 Herring Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 350 Manx Shearwater, 43 Gannet, 3 Fulmar, 3 Great Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 18 Storm Petrel and 1 Great Skua, plus 8 Common Dolphin and 1 Grey Seal. Wolf Rock to Penzance: 715 Manx Shearwater, 95 Gannet, 3 Storm Petrel, 2 Fulmar, 19 Herring Gull, 6 Kittiwake, 1 Guillemot and 5 Shag. (M Jones, DK Parker)

Rumps and Pentire: 2 Wood pigeon, 14 Oystercatcher, 10 Black-headed gull, 21 Mediterranean gull, 4 Great black-backed gull, 24 Herring gull, 1 Lesser black-backed gull, 2 Fulmar, 100+ Gannet, 6 Cormorant, 5 Shag, 1 Little egret, 5 Kestrel, 1 Magpie, 5 Chough, 4 Carrion crow, 2 Raven, 6 Skylark, 25 Swallow, 1 Wren, 2 Blackbird, 4 Stonechat, 4 Wheatear, 1 Dunnock, 8 Rock pipit, 30+ Linnet, 18 Goldfinch, 2 Grey seal, 6 Large white, 1 Small copper, 18 Common blue, 8 Wall brown, 3 Gatekeeper, 24 Meadow brown, 2 Small heath, , (B Ide, M Scawen)

Eastern Green: 4 Little Gulls reported

Ringed Plover, Adrian Lea
Little Stint, Adrian Lea
Sanderling, Adrian Lea
Buzzard, Phil Hambly
Green Sandpiper, Phil Hambly
Wood Sandpiper (left), Greenshank (right), John St Ledger
Turnstone (left), Ringed Plover and Dunlin, John St Ledger