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CORNWALL BIRDS

JULY 2005

 

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This page is updated from my own personal sightings as well as from internet resources and individual reports. (All records are unchecked)

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Sunday 31st July 2005.

 

PENDEEN; A single Balearic Shearwater past this morning together with two Arctic Skua and 20 Common Scoter. This afternoon two Sooty Shearwaters were noted.

HAYLE ESTUARY; A second summer Mediterranean Gull was present at Lelant Water this morning as were two Black-tailed Godwits.

SENNEN COVE; A single juvenile Mediterranean Gull was present today.

DRIFT RESERVOIR; Five Common Sandpipers were present today as was a Great Crested Grebe.

CAMEL ESTUARY; A Stock Dove was noted at Dinham Flats.

 


Saturday 30th July 2005.

 

DEVORAN; 12 Whimbrel were present today as was three Black-tailed Godwits.

PORTHGWARRA; Three Balearic Shearwaters past today, also noted were a single juvenile Mediterranean Gull and two Storm Petrels.

PENDEEN; A single Pomarine Skua past this evening and up to 35 Storm Petrels were reported today.

HAYLE ESTUARY; Two, (an adult and a first summer), Mediterranean Gulls were noted at Lelant Water today.

SENNEN COVE; Six Mediterranean Gulls, (a second summer, a first summer and four juveniles), were noted at the Lifeboat station today as was the second summer Yellow-legged Gull and two Common Sandpipers.

CAMEL ESTUARY; Three Garganey were noted from Burniere Hide this evening as were ten Ringed Plover.

 


Friday 29th July 2005.

 

PENZANCE/ ISLES OF SCILLY; Three Cory's Shearwaters were noted this morning, together with a Sooty Shearwater, 25 Manx Shearwater and four Storm Petrels.

SLAUGHTERBRIDGE; 22 Crossbills were reported over this morning.

HAYLE ESTUARY; At Lelant Water today over 50 Curlew were noted together with eight Whimbrel, 34 Oystercatcher, 12 Little Egret and two Common sandpipers.

 


Thursday 28th July 2005.

 

CAMEL ESTUARY; A single Garganey, 180 Dunlin, a Little Stint and four Knot were noted off Burniere Point today, also noted were 120 Canada Geese, 54 Mute Swan, one Shoveler, two Green Sandpiper, ten Common Sandpiper, four Black-tailed Godwits, one Bar-tailed Godwit and a Grey Plover.

AMBLE MARSHES; Single Garganey and Teal were present today as was eight Stock Dove.

PORTHGWARRA; A first summer Glaucous Gull was noted flying past today, also noted were seven Storm Petrels, one Balearic Shearwater and one Sooty Shearwater.

HAYLE ESTUARY; Four Mediterranean Gull were present at Lelant Water today together with ten Little Egret and five Whimbrel.

DRIFT RESERVOIR; Three Ruff were noted today.

SENNEN COVE; Three, (an adult, a first summer and a juvenile), Mediterranean Gulls were present today.

MAER LAKE; Two, (and adult and a juvenile), Mediterranean Gulls roosted here this evening, also noted were four Green Sandpiper and two Common Sandpipers.

TAMAR LAKES; A Pectoral Sandpiper was located on the Upper lake this afternoon, together with two juvenile Black Tern, 14 Ringed Plover and 14 Dunlin.

 


Wednesday 27th July 2005.

 

HAYLE ESTUARY; Two first summer Mediterranean Gulls were noted on Lelant Water today, also present were at least four Little Egrets.

MAER LAKE; Eight Green Sandpipers were present today.

PORTH KIDNEY SANDS; Four Mediterranean Gulls were noted on the beach today together with two Little Terns.

 


Tuesday 26th July 2005.

 

CAMEL ESTUARY; A female Shoveler and a Garganey were both off Burniere Point today, also noted were 52 Little Egret, and 160 Curlew.

AMBLE MARSHES; Two Garganey were noted today, and were thought not be the same as the Camel Estuary bird, by the observer.

CLAPPER MARSHES; Three Green Sandpipers and three, (two adult and a juvenile), Moorhen were noted today.

DEVORAN; Two juvenile Mediterranean Gulls, were present today together with three Whimbrel and a Black-tailed Godwit.

SENNEN COVE; A juvenile Yellow-legged Gull was noted this afternoon as was a juvenile Mediterranean Gull. A Common Sandpiper was present this morning.

 


Monday 25th July 2005.

 

HAYLE ESTUARY; Two first summer Mediterranean Gulls were present today.

MARAZION; A single Crossbill flew over calling, early this morning.

PENZANCE/ ISLES OF SCILLY; A single Cory's Shearwater was noted from the Scillonian this morning, also recorded were 30 Manx Shearwater and a Storm Petrel.

 


Sunday 24th July 2005.

 

PORTHGWARRA; Four Cory's Shearwater past this morning, also one Sooty Shearwater, five Balearic Shearwater, 25 Storm Petrels, two Great Skua and a Puffin.

HAYLE ESTUARY; A juvenile Mediterranean Gull still present today. Five Whimbrel, ten Little Egret and three Common Sandpiper were also noted.

SENNEN COVE; A second summer Mediterranean Gull was off the Lifeboat station today.

CHYNHALLS POINT; A single Cory's Shearwater was noted past today, also recorded were 15 Balearic Shearwater, 200 Manx Shearwater, three Great Skua, 25 Storm Petrel and 43 Common Scoter.

SLADESBRIDGE; A single Hobby was noted over in the morning as was two Crossbills.

 


Saturday 23rd July 2005.

 

SENNEN COVE; A Wood Sandpiper was seen briefly  this morning. Three Mediterranean Gulls were also present.

TOLCARNE BEACH; A single lingered offshore this morning and a juvenile Mediterranean Gull was on the beach.

HAYLE ESTUARY; Two, a first summer and a juvenile, Mediterranean Gulls were present at Lelant Water this morning, together with 12 Little Egret.

MANACLES; A trip on board Seaquest 1, out of Falmouth, produced nine Balearic Shearwater, two Manx Shearwater, two Common Tern and an adult Mediterranean Gull.

SENNEN COVE; Three Mediterranean Gulls were present today, (two second summer and a juvenile).

PENZANCE/ ISLES OF SCILLY; One Cory's Shearwater, one Balearic Shearwater, 30 Storm Petrel and 50 Manx Shearwater were noted from the Scillonian today.

PADSTOW; Three Cory's Shearwater were noted offshore from a fishing boat today, together with two Leach's Petrel, an Arctic Skua, seven Storm Petrel and 200 Manx Shearwater.

ST IVES ISLAND; Three Cory's Shearwater were noted this morning as was a single Storm Petrel.

 


Friday 22nd July 2005.

 

PENZANCE/ ISLES OF SCILLY; Two Cory's Shearwater, 20 Storm Petrel and ten Manx Shearwaters were noted from the Scillonian this morning.

MARAZION BEACH; An adult Mediterranean Gull was present today.

HAYLE ESTUARY; Three Mediterranean Gull, (a first summer and two Juveniles), at Lelant Water this afternoon, ten Little Egret, two Whimbrel and two Greenshank were also present.

CAMEL ESTUARY; At Little Petherick Creek today, 12 Little Egret were noted together with four Greenshank and a Common Sandpiper. (See also camelbirder site).

UPPER TAMAR LAKE; Five Green Sandpipers and five Common Sandpipers were present again today, also noted were two Snipe, one Dunlin and a Little Ringed Plover.

 


Thursday 21st July 2005.

 

PENDEEN; Five Cory's Shearwater past this morning together with singles of, Balearic Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater, Arctic Skua and Storm Petrel.

SENNEN COVE; Two, (an adult and a juvenile), Mediterranean Gulls were noted today.

HAYLE ESTUARY; Five Mediterranean Gulls, (a second summer, two first summer and two juvenile), were present at Lelant Water today.

 


Wednesday 20th July 2005.

 

PENDEEN; At least 200 Cory's Shearwater past this morning together with two Sooty Shearwater, 30 Storm Petrels and nine Whimbrel.

TOLCARNE BEACH; Two juvenile Mediterranean Gulls present again.

SENNEN COVE; Four Mediterranean Gulls present this morning.

PORTHGWARRA; 12 Sooty Shearwater past today, as well as five Balearic Shearwater.

PENZANCE/ ISLES OF SCILLY; Four Cory's Shearwater were sighted off the Scillonian this morning, as were five Storm Petrel and a single Sooty Shearwater.

GODREVY POINT; 105 Cory's Shearwater were noted past this morning as was a single Sooty Shearwater.

BUDE; A single Cory's Shearwater was noted today.

 


Tuesday 19th July 2005.

 

BUDE; A Cory's Shearwater flew north early this morning as did a Balearic Shearwater. In the town a juvenile Mediterranean Gull was noted.

PENDEEN; Three Storm Petrels past this morning.

near ST HILARY; Up to 10 Crossbills were noted today.

PORTHGWARRA; A gadfly petrel, presumably FEA'S PETREL flew past at 1.45pm. A total of 121 Cory's Shearwater were noted passing during the day, as was a  single Great Shearwater, five Balearic Shearwater and five Sooty Shearwater.

SENNEN COVE; A single Cory's Shearwater was noted at 6pm. An adult Mediterranean Gull was present on the beach.

MAER LAKE; A juvenile Mediterranean Gull, (probably the Bude bird), was noted this afternoon.

CAPE CORNWALL; Nine Cory's Shearwater past this evening.

TINTAGEL; Three Cory's Shearwater and over 1000 Manx Shearwaters were noted past this evening.

 


Monday 18th July 2005.

 

near ST HILARY; Up to 30 Crossbills were noted today.

TOLCARNE BEACH; Two juvenile Mediterranean Gulls were noted mid morning, while two Storm Petrels lingered offshore.

SENNEN COVE; Six Mediterranean Gulls, (an adult, two second summer, two first summer and a juvenile) were present today. The second summer Yellow-legged Gull was also present near the Lifeboat station. Three Sandwich Terns were also noted.

HAYLE ESTUARY; A second summer and two first summer Mediterranean Gull were at Lelant Water this afternoon.

TINTAGEL; A large passage of Manx Shearwater was noted this evening with up to 600 per hour moving through.

AMBLE MARSHES; An adult female and a juvenile Garganey were noted this afternoon.

 


Sunday 17th July 2005.

 

ST AGNES HEAD; Three Crossbill flew over the village this morning.

PORTHGWARRA; 15 Balearic Shearwaters were watched passing this morning, together with 60 Manx Shearwater, a Sooty Shearwater and four Great Skua.

HAYLE ESTUARY; The two, first summer, Mediterranean Gulls are still present at Lelant Water, also noted were three Little Egret and single Whimbrel and Greenshank.

DRIFT RESERVOIR; A single Green Sandpiper was noted this afternoon.

CARRICK ROADS; An Osprey was watched, flying north, being mobbed by gulls

MOUSEHOLE; One Sooty Shearwater was noted offshore today.

SENNEN; Ten Curlew were present today.

 


Saturday 16th July 2005.

 

near ST HILARY; Up to 30 Crossbills were noted today.

SENNEN COVE; The second summer Yellow-legged gull was present again today.

RESTRONGUET CREEK; A juvenile Mediterranean Gull was present this afternoon.

HAYLE ESTUARY; A second summer Mediterranean Gull was at Copperhouse Creek this afternoon, while two first summers were at Lelant Water.

 


Friday 15th July 2005.

 

near ST HILARY; Up to 50 Crossbills were noted today.

WADEBRIDGE; Six Crossbills flew north over the town early morning.

AMBLE MARSHES; A female Garganey was watched from the hide at Walmsley Sanctuary this morning.

HEAMOOR; Six Crossbills flew over this morning.

SENNEN COVE; The second summer Yellow-legged Gull was off the Lifeboat Station again today.

HAYLE ESTUARY; Three, (a second summer and two first summers), Mediterranean Gulls were present at Lelant Water today. Also noted were six Little Egret and two Whimbrel.

UPPER TAMAR LAKE; Five Green Sandpiper and five Common Sandpiper were reported today.

 


Thursday 14th July 2005.

 

near ST HILARY; 30 Crossbills still present at Trevenegue today.

SENNEN COVE; The Yellow-legged Gull was still present today as was an adult Mediterranean Gull.

DRIFT RESERVOIR; Six Crossbills were noted today.

HAYLE ESTUARY; An adult Mediterranean Gull was at Lelant Water today as was a single Greenshank and four Little Egret.

 


Wednesday 13th July 2005.

 

near ST HILARY; At least 35 Crossbills at Treveneague, (SW548324), this morning.

SENNEN COVE; A second summer Yellow-legged Gull was off the Lifeboat Station today.

TRESILLIAN RIVER; One Spoonbill was at St Clements.

DRIFT RESERVOIR; 22 Crossbills present today.

 


Tuesday 12th July 2005.

 

POLGIGGA; Ten Crossbills were reported flying over this morning.

PENZANCE; This evening ten Crossbills were noted flying north.

 


Monday 11th July 2005.

 

LOE POOL; The female Red-crested Pochard is still present at the north end.

DEVORAN;  The male Ruff is still presnt today, also noted were eight Black-tailed Godwit.

SENNEN COVE; A, second summer, Mediterranean Gull was present near the Lifeboat Station this morning, also noted were single Common Sandpiper and Greenshank.

DRIFT RESERVOIR; Two Common Sandpiper and two Green Sandpiper were noted today, single Hobby and Peregrine Falcon were also present.

HAYLE ESTUARY; Three, (a second summer and two first summers), Mediterranean Gulls were located today, also on Lelant Water were six Little Egret, two Whimbrel, two Common Sandpipers and single Bar-tailed and Black-tailed Godwits.

CAMEL ESTUARY; Three, adult, Mediterranean Gulls were present this evening off Rock, also noted were a single Little Egret, two Sanderling and 16 Sandwich Tern.

 


Sunday 10th July 2005.

 

HAYLE ESTUARY; Three Green Sandpipers were at Ryan's Field this morning. At Carnsew Basin the first summer Mediterranean Gull was still present, meanwhile at Copperhouse Creek, four Common Sandpiper, single Little Egret and Black-tailed Godwit were noted.

PENTIRE POINT; 15 Storm Petrel were trapped, last night/ this morning.

PORTHGWARRA; Three Storm Petrels were trapped, last night/ this morning.

LOE POOL; The female Red-crested Pochard was once again present at the north end today.

ASHTON, near HELSTON; 20+ Crossbills still present today.

LOOE ESTUARY; Five Little Egret were present this afternoon, also noted were 360 Herring Gull, 15 Mute Swan, 16 Mallard, three Heron and one Curlew.

 


Saturday 9th July 2005.

 

HAYLE ESTUARY; The, first summer, Mediterranean Gull was still present on the main estuary this morning.

PORTHGWARRA; Last night/ this morning a total of 73 Storm Petrels were trapped.

PENDEEN; Last night/ this morning, 71 Storm Petrels were trapped.

ASHTON, near HELSTON; Still twenty Crossbill in the area.

 


Friday 8th July 2005.

 

LOE POOL; The Red-crested Pochard is still present at the north end.

HAYLE ESTUARY; The, first summer, Mediterranean Gull was still present on the main estuary this morning.

PENRYN; An adult Mediterranean Gull was once again on the river, also present were six Little Egret, four Curlew and 32 Redshank.

CAMEL ESTUARY; An adult Mediterranean Gull was present this afternoon off Trebetherick Point, also there was 74 Kittiwake, 36 Shag, three Cormorant, and single Gannet and Razorbill.

DAVIDSTOW AIRFIELD;  A single Wheatear was present this evening.

CROWDY RESERVOIR; Four Crossbill were present in conifers this evening. On the reservoir there were 158 Canada Geese, one Bar-headed Goose, five Great Crested Grebes, three Cormorants and one Heron.

DEVORAN; This evening at the quay, a single Ruff was noted as was seven Black-tailed Godwit and six Greenshank.

ASHTON, near HELSTON; Twenty Crossbill were present today.

 


Thursday 7th July 2005.

 

PENDEEN; A single Sooty Shearwater past this morning, also noted was a single Arctic Skua, five Storm Petrel and 450 Manx Shearwater.

PENRYN; One Mediterranean Gull was on the river this evening, as were three Little Egret.

 


Wednesday 6th July 2005.

 

PENDEEN; A Sooty Shearwater past offshore this morning.

HAYLE ESTUARY; A first summer Mediterranean Gull was on the main estuary this morning.

 


Tuesday 5th July 2005.

 

DAVIDSTOW AIRFIELD; Seven Mistle Thrush were present this morning.

CROWDY RESERVOIR; A Common Redstart was present at the dam car-park this morning. On the reservoir, 187 Canada Geese and a single Bar-headed Goose were present, also noted were two Great Crested Grebe, nine Black-headed Gull, 176 Herring Gull, four Lesser Black-backed Gull, 11 Great Black-backed Gull, a Heron, three Cormorant, five Mallard and two Teal. A Grey Wagtail was at the dam.

PORTHGWARRA; A Sooty Shrearwater was noted during a sea-watch this morning, also recorded were 275 Manx Shearwater and 18 Storm Petrels.

LOE POOL; The Red-crested Pochard was still present at the north end today.

CAMEL ESTUARY; This afternoon on the rising tide; three Mediterranean Gulls, (two adult and a second summer), were present on Dinham Flats, also there was ten Little Egret, one male Scaup, 20 Dunlin, two Greenshank, four Whimbrel and a single Redshank. (See also camelbirder website).

HAYLE ESTUARY; Two, first summer, Mediterranean Gulls were at Carnsew Basin this afternoon, together with four Little Egret and four Whimbrel.

 

Scaup on Dinham Flats © camelbirder

 

 


Monday 4th July 2005.

 

PENDEEN; Birds passing today included two Balearic Shearwater, one Sooty Shearwater, 1200 Manx Shearwater and 25 Storm Petrels.

LOE POOL, HELSTON; The female Red-crested Pochard is still present at the north end, (SW647254).

CAMEL ESTUARY; This evening, 29 Little Egrets were present, also noted were 158 Curlew, four Whimbrel, 65 Oystercatcher, 25 Redshank, 47 Mute Swan and 12 Shelduck. 120 Swifts were watched hawking over Gentle Jane and a Yellow Wagtail flew over the estuary and landed at Gentle Jane. (See also camelbirder website).

 

Little Egret at Pinkson Creek © Camelbirder.

 


Sunday 3rd July 2005.

 

PORTHGWARRA; Seawatching today produced single Balearic and Sooty Shearwaters, an Arctic Skua, one Puffin and three Storm Petrels.

LOE POOL, HELSTON; The female Red-crested Pochard was present near the hide again today.

 


Saturday 2nd July 2005.

 

BOSNEIVES/ TREGAWNE AREA; WITHIEL; A Lesser Spotted Woodpecker was seen and heard this morning. Take the public foot path at SX001661 and view trees, bird was present at 09.00.

HIGHFURZE, BURLAWNE; Two Red-legged Partridge present this morning.

ST LEVAN; A single Quail was heard calling near the church.

 


Friday 1st July 2005.

 

CAMEL ESTUARY; Two Sandwich Terns and a Kittiwake were off Old Town Cove this afternoon and at Pinkson Creek 28 Little Egret, 12 Redshank and 22 Curlew were noted. (See also camelbirder website).

HAYLE ESTUARY; A first summer Mediterranean Gull was present this morning, two Whimbrel, three Little Egret and Black-tailed Godwit were also noted.

PORTHGWARRA; Sea-watching today produced, One Balearic and 50 Manx Shearwater, an Arctic Skua, 80 Storm Petrels and three Puffin.


 

   

 

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