Wednesday 9th August 2023

Wednesday 9th August 2023

Godrevy: Wilson’s Petrel beyond lighthouse at 1055, 1 Storm Petrel, 1 Great Shearwater flew past at 1034. (P Freestone) Also 1 Chough, 1 pr Goldfinch, 1 pr Stonechat, 14 Cormorant, 4 Oystercatcher. (F Shortall)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 6 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Black tailed Godwit, 5 Teal, 5 juv. Shelduck. (D Eva) Also 2 Cattle Egret. (J St Ledger, J St Ledger-Renfree)

Burniere Hide: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 6 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel, 5 Sandwich Tern (at high tide). (J St Ledger, J St Ledger-Renfree)

St Ives Island  (09.05-10.05): c225 Manx Shearwaters/ minute, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, 2 Common  Tern, 3+ Common Dolphin,  2 Harbour Porpoise (G Jones)

Maer Lake: 2 Avocet. (C Roberts)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, c20 Swallow, 14+ Wheatear, 4 Skylark, 6 Goldfinch, 4 Linnet, 4 Pied Wagtail. (D Dennis)

Davidstow Woods: 6+ Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Stonechat, 1 Buzzard, c20 Chaffinch, c14 Robin including fledgelings. (D Dennis)

Porthgwarra, cove (10-12): 4 Cory’s Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater, 5 Storm Petrel,  4 Guillemot. Also 1 Willow Warbler in 60ft cover;  1m Emperor, 1m Keeled Skimmer, 2m Broad-bodied Chaser, 6-8 prs Common Darter, 1 Golden-ringed Dragonfly around pool. (W Ambler & M Wilkinson)

Higher Penpoll, St Veep: 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Spotted Flycatcher in private garden. (A & M Day)

Nanstallon: 2 Swift, c40 Swallow, c50 House Martin. (D Roberts)

Stithians: 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 1 Lapwing, 1 Curlew, 9 Cormorants, 7 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Snipe, 2 Teal and small groups of Swallow moving through including 50 to 60 at one time from Stuart Hutchings hide. (T. Pinfield) Feeder Hide: 1 male Sparrowhawk hunting through feeders, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 2 Jay, 8+ Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler. (A Lea)

Hayle, Ryan’s Field RSPB: 1 Wren, 1juv Song Thrush, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 4 Redshank, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant over, 1juv Shelduck, 120+ Canada Goose also 1 Canada Goose carcass on mud in front of hide. (M Webb)

Boat Cove: 3 Whimbrel, 2 Pied wagtail, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Little Egret, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, I Herring Gull juv eating a large dead crab, (and in field behind coast path): 1 Green Woodpecker (M Claughton)

Millpool (private garden): 1 m Beautiful Demoiselle, 1 f Southern Hawker, our usual pair of garden Magpies looking the worst for wear mid-moult with barely any head feathers. (M Claughton)

Rumps and Pentire: 5 Feral pigeon/rock dove, 2 Wood pigeon, 5 Oystercatcher, 6 Great black-backed gull, 45 Herring gull, 6 Fulmar, 15 Gannet, 8 Cormorant, 6 Shag, 5 Kestrel, 1 Jackdaw, 6 Chough, 1 Carrion crow, 1 Raven, 7 Skylark, 8 Swallow, 5 Whitethroat, 3 Stonechat, 1 Wheatear, 1 Meadow pipit, 4 Rock pipit, 27 Linnet, 1 Grey seal, 2 Large white, 6 Common blue, 1 Speckled wood, 2 Wall brown, 4 Meadow brown (M Scawen et al.)

Late news, 8/8, Walmsley: 1 Sanderling with mixed flock of c25 Dunlin & Ringed Plover before flew toward estuary. (S Lilley)

Late news, 8/8, Mount’s Bay Mermaid II pelagic: 15 Cory’s Shearwater, 4 Great Shearwater, 4 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 60+ Storm Petrel. (M Elliott)

Whimbrel, Martin Webb
Curlew, Martin Webb
Wren, Martin Webb
Great Spotted Woodpecker, Adrian Lea
Green Sandpiper, John St Ledger
Cattle Egret, John St Ledger
Cattle Egret, John St Ledger