Monday 31 August 2020

Stithians Reservoir and Falmouth pelagic

An early check of Stithians Reservoir produced a Wood Sandpiper and a Curlew Sandpiper with two Redshanks, as well as a Snipe, a Greenshank, two Common Sandpipers, a Curlew, a Mediterranean Gull, a Raven, a Sand Martin and a Swift.

The rest of the day was spent on a boat with AKK Wildlife out from Falmouth. It was a beautiful calm day and a fun way to spend the day but not the best conditions for seabirds. We did, however, manage a Balearic Shearwater, a Puffin, three Arctic Skuas, two Bonxies, five Guillemots, three Common Terns, three Fulmars, hundreds of Gannets and Manx Shearwaters, four Kittiwakes and eight Shags.

adult pale morph Arctic Skua during the Falmouth pelagic