Wednesday 19th July 2023

Wednesday 19th July 2023

Pendeen: Alpine Swift with 300+ Common Swift just East of the village, then flew inland. (P Combridge)

Porthilly Point: 40+ Mediterranean Gull, 20+Black headed Gull all hawking.(S Grose)

Housel Bay: 2 Guillemot (1 adult feeding 1 juvenile), 2 Swift (S Van Hear)

Stithians: 1m Greenfinch, 6 Goldfinch, 30+ Swallow, 15+ House Martin, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 juv. Stonechat, 3 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 5 Reed Warbler, 3 Linnet, 5 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 3 Wren, 2 Blackbird, 2 Cormorant, 1 Buzzard over. (M & G Saunders)

Pendeen: 2 Whimbrel, 1 Turnstone, 1 Puffin, 17 Storm Petrel, 5 Fulmar, 1 Sooty Shearwater. (S Rogers) 2 Balearic Shearwater. (R Evershed)

Land’s End: 1 Wheatear at 1130. (P Brinton)

Godrevy Point: 1 Whitethroat, 1juv Northern Wheatear, 2 Skylark, 3 (1m 2f) Stonechat, 15+ Meadow Pipit many juveniles, 2 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw. (M Webb)

RSPB Scillonian wildlife cruise 19/7/23; Penzance to Wolf Rock: 40 Gannet, 6 Great Black-backed Gull, 30 Herring Gull, 3 Shag, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Black-headed Gull, 233 Manx Shearwater, 2 Fulmar, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Cormorant, 6 Common Dolphin, 5 Risso’s DolphinWolf Rock to St Mary’s: 5 Manx Shearwater, 1 Gannet, 1 Fulmar, 13 Shag, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Sandwich Tern, 1 Cormorant, 1 Risso’s DolphinSt Mary’s to Wolf Rock: 8 Herring Gull, 24 Great Black-backed Gull, 22 Shag, 2 Fulmar, 9 Manx Shearwater, 4 Gannet, 1 Cormorant, 1 Black-headed Gull, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Atlantic Bluefin TunaWolf Rock to Penzance: 90 Manx Shearwater, 265 Gannet, 2 Fulmar, 674 Herring Gull, 2 Kittiwake, 6 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Black-headed Gull, 7 Common Dolphin. (M Jones, P Taylor)

Rumps and Pentire: 2 Swift, 2 Feral pigeon/rock dove, 2 Wood pigeon, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew, 4 Kittiwake, 6 Great black-backed gull, 65 Herring gull, 3 Fulmar, 5 Gannet, 8 Cormorant, 5 Shag, 4 Kestrel, 2 Carrion crow, 12 Skylark, 10 Swallow, 3 Whitethroat, 3 Starling, 2 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 3 Stonechat, 4 Wheatear, 7 House sparrow, 1 Dunnock, 1 Pied wagtail, 2 Meadow pipit, 5 Rock pipit, 55 Linnet, 2 Grey seal, 6 Small white, 3 Small copper, 5 Common blue, 1 Red admiral, 3 Painted lady, 5 Peacock, 3 Dark-green fritillary, 7 Wall brown, 28 Gatekeeper, 17 Meadow brown, 12 Six-spot burnet (M Scawen et al.)

Merthen Point: 2 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 11 Storm Petrel reported past.

Porthgwarra: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel reported past.

St Ives: 41 Storm Petrels reported past.

Late news, 18/7, Downderry: moving west, 0555-0745: 3 Common Scoter, 512 Gannet,  5 Arctic Skua, 4 Kittiwake and 5 Mediterranean Gull.  Also c8 Bottle-nosed Dolphin. (A Payne)

Late news, 18/7, Croft Pascoe plantation: 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 newly fledged individual being fed by adult with a beetle, 2 juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Goldfinch, 3 Chiffchaff hawking, Siskin heard (J Evans)

Wheatear, Martin Webb
Stonechat, Martin Webb
Skylark, Martin Webb