Sunday 4th August 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Porthgwarra*FEA’S PETREL* flew past Gwennap Head at 0913hrs. Also Great Shearwater (47), Cory’s Shearwater (16), Long-tailed Skua (ad) Storm Petrel (7), Balearic Shearwater (65), Great Skua (10), Arctic Skua (4), Sooty Shearwater (15) Med Gull (2), Puffin (2), Common Scoter (8) and Chough (3) past Gwennap Head by 1800hrs

Carbis Bay*BLACK KITE* over fields north of A3074 at 1720hrs

BohorthaLITTLE AUK on sea close off Killigerran head with Razorbill. Manx Shearwater (294), Gannet (350+) and Fulmar (4) flew past between 1130-1300hrs (Thanks D.Hall)

DownderryGreat Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater, Great Skua, Manx Shearwater (6) and Common Scoter (17) past Downderry 1245 -1315hrs (Thanks D.Julian)

Coverack – Great Shearwater past Chynhalls Point at 1615hrs

Pendeen - Cory’s Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater, Manx Shearwater (300) and Whimbrel (10) flew past Pendeen Watch

The LizardCory’s Shearwater, Great Shearwater (7), Balearic Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater, Basking Shark (3) and Ocean Sunfish past Black head between 1500-1830hrs

Looe - Balearic Shearwater (3), Sooty Shearwater (7), Manx Shearwater (264), Storm Petrel, Whimbrel and Med Gull (5) flew past Hannafore point between 1620-1750hrs (Thanks D.Julian)

Rame - Balearic Shearwater (5) and Manx Shearwater (21) flew west past Penlee Point mid morning in a short seawatch (Thanks P.Aley)

FalmouthSooty Shearwater (8), Common Scoter (20), Med Gull (7) and Manx Shearwater (c150) flew past Pendennis Point in just over an hour this afternoon (Per S.Perfect). Med Gull (10) at Gyllyngvase Beach (Thanks D.Flumm)

SaltashWhimbrel (2), Greenshank (7), Dunlin (10), Curlew (54), Ringed Plover and Swift (11) at Millbrook creek (Thanks S.Cox)

WadebridgeGreen Sandpiper (10) and Common Sandpiper at Walmsley

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