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Friday 18th August 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

PendeenCory’s Shearwater (12), Great Shearwater (45), Balearic Shearwater (27), Sooty Shearwater and Storm Petrel (16) flew past Pendeen Watch between 0615-1350hrs

PorthgwarraCory’s Shearwater (4), Great Shearwater (9), Balearic Shearwater (2), Sooty Shearwater (33) and Storm Petrel (8)

St IvesGreat Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater and Storm Petrel flew past St Ives Island by 0725hrs. Cory’s Shearwater, Great Shearwater (4) and Balearic Shearwater (4) flew past Clodgy Point between 1530-1815hrs

MarazionGarganey still at Marazion Marsh on Longrock Pool

Thursday 17th August 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

PorthgwarraGreat Shearwater (3), Sooty Shearwater (8), Balearic Shearwater (7), Storm Petrel (5), Whimbrel, Great Skua (4), Med Gull (3) and ‘Commic’ Tern (2) flew past Porthgwarra between 0610-1010hrs. Also Harbour Porpoise, pod of Common Dolphin (40) and Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (Thanks D.Flumm et al). Cory’s Shearwater (3), Great Shearwater (3), Sooty Shearwater (15), Balearic Shearwater (2), Black Tern, Great Skua and Whimbrel flew past Porthgwarra between 0650-1100hrs (Thanks M.Wallace)

PendeenBalearic Shearwater (5) flew past Pendeen Watch between 0830-1015hrs

No sign of Garganey at Marazion Marsh RSPB

Wednesday 16th August 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

WadebridgeGlossy Ibis (2) and Cattle Egret (4) still at Walmsley Sanctuary

PorthgwarraGreat Shearwater (9+), Balearic Shearwater (12), Storm Petrel (20+) and Sooty Shearwater (62+) flew past

Scillonian CrossingGreat Shearwater, Cory’s Shearwater and Sooty Shearwater (5) from Scillonian Crossing this morning

MarazionGarganey (juv) still at Marazion Marsh RSPB at Long Rock pool

Tuesday 15th August 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

WadebridgeGlossy Ibis (8) still at Walmsley Sanctuary at 1900hrs

Bodmin Moor Cattle Egret (2) at Colliford Lake at Loveny on island in NE arm at 1330hrs

PorthgwarraGreat Shearwater (3), Balearic Shearwater (4), Sooty Shearwater (25) and Fin Whale (2) past Gwennap Head this morning

PolgiggaDotterel flew SE over Higher Bosistow towards St Levan at 0820hrs, then at Higher Bosistow in ploughed field with standing stone (Thanks M.Wallace)

Monday 14th August 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

PorthgwarraGreat Shearwater (57), Cory’s Shearwater (31), Sooty Shearwater (67), Storm Petrel (8), Balearic Shearwater (11) and Great Skua (4) flew past Gwennap Head today

MouseholeGreat Shearwater (13), Cory’s Shearwater (3), Baleraic Shearwater (13), Sooty Shearwater (23) and Storm Petrel (2) flew past between 1910-2055hrs

Scillonian CrossingCory’s Shearwater (4) and Sooty Shearwater (6) from Scillonian III

PorthgwarraCory’s Shearwater flew past Gwennap Head at 0730hrs. probable Great Shearwater past at 0750. Also Sooty Shearwater (6) and Great Skua (6) past between 0600-0815hrs (Thanks A.Whitehouse)

MarazionGarganey (juv) at Marazion Marsh RSPB

 

Sunday 13th August 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

PorthgwarraLittle Shearwater flew west outside runnel stone at 0910hrs. Wilson’s Petrel (2) flew past, one at 1000hrs and one at 1150hrs. Also Great Shearwater (5), Balearic Shearwater (9), Sooty Shearwater (18), Storm Petrel (51), Arctic Skua (2) and Great Skua (3). Fin Whale, Minke Whale and many Tuna jumping offshore

Scillonian CrossingWilson’s Petrel from Scillonian III. Also Great Shearwater (9), Cory’s Shearwater (8), Balearic Shearwater (14), Balearic Shearwater (7) and Grey Phalarope (7)

WadebridgeCattle Egret (4. 2 ad + 2 Juv) still at Walmsley Sanctuary. Also Glossy Ibis (8) and Green Sandpiper (10)

NewquayCattle Egret on Gannel Estuary

PolzeathGlossy Ibis (6) flew over beach and up Camel Estuary

Penberth Storm Petrel (5) offshore

Chapel PointPom Skua, Yellow-legged Gull (2 juv) and Storm Petrel (48) offshore this evening. Also Minke Whale

Saturday 12th August 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Wadebridge Glossy Ibis (3) including Spanish ringed bird still at Walmsley Sanctuary. Also Cattle Egret (5)

LamornaWilson’s Petrel (3), Great Shearwater (15+), Balearic Shearwater (2), Sooty Shearwater (10) and Storm Petrel (40) from Pelagic 5km off Lamorna this morning. Wilson’s Petrel (2), Great Shearwater (6), Balearic Shearwater (2), Black Tern (juv) and Storm Petrel (40) from same pelagic this evening

Rame – Sabine’s Gull (6) flew past Penlee Point between 0545–0845hrs

The Lizard Great Shearwater (3+), Cory’s Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater (4), Sooty Shearwater (8) and Storm Petrel (5) flew past Lizard Point between 0645-1030hrs

Porthgwarra – Great Shearwater (3), Sooty Shearwater (2) and Storm Petrel between 1500-1630hrs

Downderry Balearic Shearwater (26), Great Skua and Common Scoter (4) flew west

Newquay – Black-necked or Slavonian Grebe off Towan Head but distant