Seawatching – Thursday 3rd September 2009

Pendeen*WILSON’S PETREL* reported past Pendeen Watch (0630-1315hrs) . Also Grey Phalarope (flock of 18 +5), Sabines Gull (2 ads) and Sooty Shearwater (38), Balearic Shearwater (21), Cory’s Shearwater (4), Storm Petrel (7), Bonxie (12), Arctic Tern (10), ‘Comic’ Tern (50+), Common Scoter (3), Whimbrel (4), Sandwich Tern (3), Dunlin (10), Turnstone (1) and Manx Shearwater (up to 4000 per hour for the first two hours then a steady, lower flow) (Thanks S.Rogers) Great Shearwater flew past at 21603hrs and possible **MADEIRAN PETREL** past at 19.08hrs.

 St Ives Island – (0655 – 0800hrs) Sabine’s Gull (ad), Sooty Shearwater (2), Balearic Shearwater (1), Arctic Tern (11), Arctic Skua (4), Bonxie (1), Manx Shearwater (2500+), Storm Petrel and ‘Comic’ Tern (17).

NewquayLeach’s Petrel flew past Towan Head (0630-0830hrs). Also Balearic Shearwater (9), Sooty Shearwater (3), Great Skua and Arctic Skua (4)

PorthgwarraCory’s Shearwater past Gewnnap Head at 1015hrs.

The LizardBalearic Shearwater (9) and Sooty Shearwater (8) past Lizard Point this morning.

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