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Survey results 2011


Saturday 15 October 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
0730-1200 and 1400-1800 hrs (8.5 hrs in total)
Marcus Ward, Alice Jones, Stan Stanbury and John Swann

21 Balearic Shearwaters
3 Sooty Shearwaters
1 Manx Shearwater
4 Teal
14 Common Scoters
5 Great Skuas
4 Arctic Skuas
13 Mediterranean Gulls
12 Black-headed Gulls
289 Kittiwakes
1 Puffin
304 Razorbills
70 Guillemots
231 Auk sp.

3 Black Kites (together east along cliff-top – a good way to finish the survey!)
2 Peregrines
4 Merlin (3 in off the sea)
1 Kestrel
1 Grey Heron
2 Curlew
1 Oystercatcher
1 Wheatear
1 Redstart
21 Redwing
2 Chough
2 Raven

4+ Harbour Porpoises
7 Grey Seals

Many Red Admiral moving through


Friday 14 October 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
1000-1200 and 1400-1800 hrs (6 hrs in total - dense fog early on)
Marcus Ward and Alice Jones

6 Balearic Shearwaters
1 Sooty Shearwater
3 Manx Shearwaters
27 Cormorants (groups of 15, 8, 3 and 1)
18 Common Scoters
2 Great Skuas
2 Pomarine Skua (pale adult, possibly a single bird recorded east at 1415 and west 1459)
9 Mediterranean Gull (7 adults and 2 first-winters)
148 Kittiwakes
1 Little Gull (adult)
2 Sandwich Terns
139 Razorbills
40 Guillemots
226 Auk sp.

6 Choughs (4 east, intercepted by the regular pair)
8 Grey Heron (7 east, 1 west)
1 Oystercatcher
33 Golden Plover
3 Grey Wagtail
2 Redwing
2 Swallow (in off)
9 Goldcrest
2 Siskin
2 Raven

2 Red Admiral (off the sea)

2 Harbour Porpoises
4 Grey Seals


Thursday 13 October 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra

No observations (dense fog all day)


Wednesday 12 October 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
0730-1200 and 1400-1800 hrs (8.5 hrs in total) Marcus Ward, Alice Jones, Stan Stanbury, John Swann & Kathy Driscoll

40 Balearic Shearwaters
3 Sooty Shearwaters
5 Manx Shearwaters
1 Great Northern Diver
1 Cormorant
1 Common Scoter
21 Great Skuas
4 Pomarine Skua (3 pale adult & imm)
39 Arctic Skuas (plus 6+ offshore all afternoon ambushing passing Kittiwakes)
1 Mediterranean Gull (first-winter)
1 Black-headed Gull (ad)
265 Kittiwakes
1 Puffin
99 Razorbills
67 Guillemots
136 Auk sp.

2 Choughs
1 Peregrine
1 Hobby (flew off SE out to sea)
2 Merlin (both flew SE out to sea, one hesitating and attempted to land on Runnelstone Buoy)
1 Sparrowhawk
1 Kestrel
1 Oystercatcher
2 Raven

1 Hummingbird Hawk-Moth
1 Clouded Yellow

50+ Common Dolphin


Tuesday 11 October 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
0730-1200 and 1400-1800 hrs (8.5 hrs in total) Marcus Ward, Alice Jones & Stan Stanbury

31 Balearic Shearwaters
26 Sooty Shearwaters
8 Manx Shearwaters
1 European Storm Petrel
1 Diver sp. (seen at 2.5km range probable Great Northern)
18 Great Skua
4 Pomarine Skua (2 pale adult & 2 imm)
60 Arctic Skuas
4 Mediterranean Gull (3 ad & first-winter)
296 Kittiwakes
3 Puffins
173 Razorbills
109 Guillemots
172 Auk sp.
118 Gannet (in feeding flock over Porpoise)

1 Grey Plover
1 Oystercatcher
1 Merlin
2 Chough
2 Raven
5+ Siskin (in conifers at Trevean Pool)
21 Skylark (north over watchpoint)
1 Grey Wagtail
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker

27+ Common Dolphin
5+ Harbour Porpoises
2 Grey Seals


Monday 10 October 2011
Gwennap Head, Portgwarra
0730-1200 and 1400-1800 (8.5hrs in total) Marcus Ward, Alice Jones, Stan Stanbury, Paul Bright-Thomas

24 Balearic Shearwaters
13 Sooty Shearwaters
4 Manx Shearwaters
1 Red-throated Diver
41 Great Skua
1 Pomarine Skua
14 Arctic Skua
221 Kittiwake
1 Med Gull (ad)
1 Black-headed Gull (ad)
9 Puffin
311 Razorbill
237 Guillemot
157 Auk Sp.

1 Bar-tailed Godwit
2 Merlin (engaged in combat with one another offshore)
2 Raven
2 Chough

20+ Common Dolphin
4 Grey Seal


Sunday 9 October 2011
Gwennap Head, Portgwarra
0730-1200 and 1400-1800 (8.5hrs in total) Marcus Ward, Alice Jones, Stan Stanbury

26 Balearic Shearwaters
12 Sooty Shearwaters
12 Manx Shearwaters
1 Red-throated Diver
1 Cormorant
5 Common Scoters
24 Great Skuas (inc 13 in last 45 mins)
15 Arctic Skua
202 Kittiwake
1 Arctic Tern
8 Puffin
366 Razorbill
272 Guillemot
274 Auk Sp.

3 Grey Plover
2 Oystercatcher
1 Peregrine
1 Merlin
1 Kestrel
1 Sparrowhawk (chasing Pipits around watchpoint)
2 Raven
2 Skylark (headed south east off of head returning a short while later)
1 Grey Wagtail

2 Harbour Porpoise
7 Grey Seal


Saturday 8 October 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
0730-1200 and 1300-1700 hrs (8.5 hrs in total)
Russell Wynn and Jason Birt

36 Balearic Shearwaters
13 Sooty Shearwaters
8 Manx Shearwaters
1 Great Northern Diver
3 Red-throated Divers
2 Cormorants
7 Teal
6 Common Scoters
3 Great Skuas
1 Pomarine Skua (pale adult)
14 Arctic Skuas
1 Mediterranean Gull (first-winter)
1 Black-headed Gull
204 Kittiwakes
5 Sandwich Terns
1 Arctic Tern
7 Puffins
372 Razorbills
499 Guillemots
556 Auk sp.

2 Choughs
2 Peregrines
1 Oystercatcher
1 Grey Wagtail
1 Dunnock (migrant on rocks)
1 Raven

1 Minke Whale
10-22 Harbour Porpoises
4 Grey Seals


Friday 7 October 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
0730-1200 and 1400-1800 hrs (8.5 hrs in total)
Russell Wynn and Samantha Cox

24 Balearic Shearwaters
2 Sooty Shearwaters
9 Manx Shearwaters
2-3 Cormorants
1 Great Skua
8 Arctic Skuas
4 Mediterranean Gulls (2 first-winter + second-winter + adult)
2 Black-headed Gulls
162 Kittiwakes
1 Commic Tern
85 Razorbills
63 Guillemots
346 Auk sp.

2 Choughs
1 Oystercatcher
4 Swallows
1 Raven

1 Minke Whale
3-4 Harbour Porpoises
1 Grey Seal


Thursday 6 October 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
0800-1200 and 1400-1800 hrs (8 hrs in total)
Russell Wynn and Samantha Cox

1 Balearic Shearwater
4 Manx Shearwaters
1 Great Northern Diver
1 Black-throated Diver
2 Cormorants
1 Common Scoter
1 Mediterranean Gull (first-winter)
61 Kittiwakes
1 Puffin
98 Razorbills
18 Guillemots
350 Auk sp.

2 Choughs
1 Kestrel (fem/imm flew S)
5 Snipe (flew W)

1 Grey Seal


Wednesday 5 October 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
0730-1200 and 1400-1800 hrs (8.5 hrs in total)
Russell Wynn, Samantha Cox, Elena Perez-Martin, Mark Darlaston and Adele Rennells

16 Balearic Shearwaters
11 Sooty Shearwaters
11 Manx Shearwaters
4 Red-throated Divers
2 Cormorants
6 Common Scoters
18 Great Skuas
6 Arctic Skuas
1 Black-headed Gull
33 Kittiwakes
3 Sandwich Terns
1 Commic Tern
13 Puffins
309 Razorbills
54 Guillemots
53 Auk sp.

1 Spoonbill (adult flew W at 1335 hrs)
2 Choughs
1 Curlew
2 Ravens

4-5 Harbour Porpoises


Tuesday 4 October 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
0730-1200 and 1400-1800 hrs (8.5 hrs in total)
Russell Wynn, Samantha Cox and Elena Perez-Martin

5 Balearic Shearwaters
7 Sooty Shearwaters
7 Manx Shearwaters
1 Cormorant
9 Common Scoters
28 Great Skuas
10 Arctic Skuas
9 Mediterranean Gulls (7 first-winters and 2 adults)
4 Black-headed Gulls
1 Common Gull
36 Kittiwakes
8 Sandwich Terns
2 Commic Terns
9 Puffins
206 Razorbills
17 Guillemots
216 Auk sp.

1 Red-backed Shrike (juv on Porthgwarra Moor at dusk)
1 Marsh Harrier (imm male S at 1135 hrs)
2 Choughs
1 Kestrel (fem/imm flew S)
1 Peregrine
1 Yellow Wagtail
1 Grey Wagtail
2 Ravens

1 Minke Whale (seen four times from 1608-1650 hrs)
35+ Common Dolphins
2-3 Harbour Porpoises
3 Grey Seals


Monday 3 October 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
0730-1130 hrs (4 hrs in total)
Russell Wynn, Sue Sayer, Kate Hockley and John Swann

FOG stopped play at 1130 hrs

6 Balearic Shearwaters
1 Sooty Shearwater
1 Manx Shearwater
1 Cormorant
3 Teal
13 Great Skuas
1 Arctic Skua
3 Mediterranean Gulls (first-winters)
2 Black-headed Gulls
2 Common Gulls
9 Kittiwakes
3 Sandwich Terns
3 Commic Terns
95 Razorbills
13 Guillemots
70 Auk sp.

2 Choughs
5 Sparrowhawks (1S + 1E and 3 overhead)
2 Peregrines (adult harassing juvenile)
2 Oystercatchers
3 Grey Wagtails
2 Ravens

1 Minke Whale
1 Harbour Porpoise
1 Ocean Sunfish
1 Grey Seal


Sunday 2 October 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
0730-1200 and 1400-1800 hrs (8.5 hrs in total)
Russell Wynn and Elena Perez-Martin

34 Balearic Shearwaters
1 Manx Shearwater
2 Red-throated Divers
1 Cormorant
17 Common Scoters
1 Great Skua
22 Mediterranean Gulls (20 first-winters and 2 adults)
3 Black-headed Gulls
5 Common Gulls
34 Kittiwakes
20 Sandwich Terns
3 Commic Terns
272 Razorbills
12 Guillemots
93 Auk sp.

1 Hen Harrier (adult female flying SE at 0746 hrs)
2 Choughs
8 Grey Herons
1 Kestrel (fem/imm flying S)
1 Oystercatcher
10 Skylarks
1 Tree Pipit
3 Grey Wagtails
5+ Wheatears
2 Ravens
6 Carrion Crows 'looking out to sea'
2 Siskins over

1 Basking Shark (nice views from 1530-1548 hrs before angling boat PZ828 'Angel' approached to within 20m causing shark to submerge - not seen again!)
6-9 Harbour Porpoises (also a probable corpse drifting offshore being munched by large gulls)
1 Ocean Sunfish
11 Grey Seals

1 Silver-Y
1 Rusty-dot Pearl
1 Clouded Yellow
1 Painted Lady


Saturday 1 October 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
0800-1200 and 1400-1800 hrs (8 hrs in total)
Russell Wynn, Andrew Colenutt and John Swann

64 Balearic Shearwaters
1 Sooty Shearwater
1 Manx Shearwater
1 Cormorant
200+ Gannets (feeding flock)
3 Pale-bellied Brent Geese (pr + first-winter)
7 Common Scoters
10 Great Skuas
3 Arctic Skuas
18 Mediterranean Gulls (17 first-winters and 1 adult)
47 Black-headed Gulls
2 Common Gulls
43 Kittiwakes
7 Sandwich Terns
1 Commic Tern
1 Puffin
356 Razorbills (incl an albino bird W at 0808 hrs)
10 Guillemots
57 Auk sp.

3 Marsh Harriers (fem/imms flying S at 0714 and 0834 hrs and seen distantly to NW at 1242 hrs)
2 Choughs
3 Grey Herons (flying E)
5+ Buzzards (incl a very pale bird)
2-3 Sparrowhawks
3 Kestrel (2 fem/imms flying S + 1N)
2 Peregrines
2+ Oystercatcher
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
1 Tree Pipit
5+ Wheatears
2+ Jays
2 Ravens
5 Siskins over

1 Minke Whale
20+ Common Dolphins
8+ Harbour Porpoises
12 Grey Seals

1 Silver-Y
4 Clouded Yellows
1 Painted Lady


Friday 30 September 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
0730-1200 and 1400-1800 hrs (8.5 hrs in total)
Russell Wynn, Andrew Colenutt and Elena Perez-Martin

42 Balearic Shearwaters
3 Manx Shearwaters
6 Cormorants
2 Teal
29 Common Scoters
8 Great Skuas
7 Arctic Skuas
4 Mediterranean Gulls (3 first-winters and 1 second-winter)
10 Black-headed Gulls
4 Common Gulls
29 Kittiwakes
27 Sandwich Terns
33 Arctic Terns
5 Commic Terns
1 Black Tern
3 Puffins
166 Razorbills
16 Guillemots
75 Auk sp.

1 Marsh Harrier (imm fem flying S at 1037 hrs)
1 Hobby (juv)
2 Choughs
3 Grey Herons (flying W)
1 Sparrowhawk
1 Kestrel (fem/imm flying S)
1 Peregrine (adult)
1+ Oystercatcher
1 Curlew
1 Grey Wagtail
1 Black Redstart (fem/imm)
4+ Wheatears
1 Raven

15 Grey Seals

1 Hummingbird Hawk-moth
1 Clouded Yellow


Thursday 29 September 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
0730-1200 and 1400-1830 hrs (9 hrs in total)
Russell Wynn, Andrew Colenutt and Elena Perez-Martin

72 Balearic Shearwaters
1 Sooty Shearwater
1 Manx Shearwaters
1 Cormorant
1 Common Scoter
5 Great Skuas
3 Arctic Skuas
4 Mediterranean Gulls (first-winters)
3 Black-headed Gulls
1 Common Gull
83 Kittiwakes
8 Sandwich Terns
8 Commic Terns
1 Puffin
84 Razorbills
53 Auk sp.

2 Choughs
2 Grey Herons
2-3 Peregrines
6+ Oystercatchers
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
1 Yellow Wagtail
15+ Wheatears
5 Blue Tits (high-flying)

15 Grey Seals

1 male Beautiful Demoiselle (presumed migrant on cliffs)
1 Vestal
1 Dark Sword-grass
1 Clouded Yellow


Wednesday 28 September 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
0730-1200 and 1400-1830 hrs (9 hrs in total)
Russell Wynn, Andrew Colenutt and John Swann

32 Balearic Shearwaters
1 Manx Shearwater
1 Great Northern Diver
33 Shags (day-roost)
1 Cormorant
8 Wigeon
3 Common Scoters
2 Great Skuas
3 Arctic Skuas
1 Mediterranean Gull (first-winter)
1 Great Black-backed Gull (colour-ringed first-winter, probably from northern France)
156 Kittiwakes
7 Sandwich Terns
3 Commic Terns
2 Puffins
45 Razorbills
3 Guillemots
53 Auk sp.

1 Osprey (departing high S at 0955 hrs)
1 Hobby (flying N)
1 Merlin (fem/imm departing S)
2 Choughs
2 Little Egrets
5 Grey Herons
2 Kestrels (fem/imm S + fem/imm NE)
3 Oystercatchers
100's Meadow Pipits over
1 Yellow Wagtail over
35+ Pied/White Wagtails over
2 Whinchats
18 Wheatears
3+ Ravens
6 Carrion Crows (dispersing birds)
5 Siskins over

1-2 Harbour Porpoises
14 Grey Seals

1 Painted Lady
1 Silver-Y


Tuesday 27 September 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
0700-1200 and 1400-1600 hrs (7 hrs in total)
Tony John, Russell Wynn and Andrew Colenutt
Viewing hampered by FOG

45 Balearic Shearwaters
5 Sooty Shearwaters
1 Manx Shearwater
1 European Storm Petrel
1 Red-throated Diver
1-2 Cormorants
2 Pintail
18 Common Scoters
2 Great Skuas
8 Arctic Skuas
2 Yellow-legged Gulls (1W and a dark photographed 3W that is currently being researched)
38 Kittiwakes
11 Sandwich Terns
3 Commic Terns
1 Puffin
16 Razorbills
16 Guillemots
45 Auk sp.

2 Choughs
1 Merlin (fem/imm flying S)
2 Grey Herons (flying E)
2 Peregrines (ad and juv sparring)
3+ Oystercatchers
1 Grey Wagtail
2+ Wheatears
2 Ravens
20 Siskins over

1 Risso's Dolphin
10+ Grey Seals (flushed off haulout by kayakers)


Monday 26 September 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
0700-1200 and 1400-1830 hrs (9.5 hrs in total)
Tony John, Russell Wynn and Andrew Colenutt

150 Balearic Shearwaters
17 Sooty Shearwaters
9 Manx Shearwaters
9 European Storm Petrels
150+ Gannets (offshore feeding flock)
4 Red-throated Divers
2 Cormorants
20 Common Scoters
14 Great Skuas
24 Arctic Skuas
128 Kittiwakes
7 Puffins
144 Razorbills
30 Guillemots
27 Auk sp.

2 Choughs (mobbing a juv Peregrine)
1 Short-eared Owl (Porthgwarra Valley)
1 Grey Heron
1 Sparrowhawk
1 Oystercatcher
1 Dunlin
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
5 Grey Wagtails
1 Whinchat
18 Wheatears

1-2 Risso's Dolphin
3 large dolphin sp (prob Bottlenose Dolphin)
1-2 Harbour Porpoises
4+ Grey Seals


Sunday 25 September 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
0700-1200 and 1400-1830 hrs (9.5 hrs in total)
Tony John, Nick Adams, Russell Wynn and Andrew Colenutt

37 Balearic Shearwaters
16 Sooty Shearwaters
8 Manx Shearwaters
150+ Gannets (offshore feeding flock)
19 Great Skuas
12 Arctic Skuas
1 Mediterranean Gull (adult)
106 Kittiwakes
4 Puffins
123 Razorbills
17 Guillemots
16 Auk sp.

2 Choughs
1 Peregrine

50+ Common Dolphins
7+ Grey Seals


Saturday 24 September 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Nick Adams, John Swann and Tony John
0700-1200 and 1400-1830 hrs (9.5 hrs in total)

202 Balearic Shearwaters
18 Sooty Shearwaters
3 Manx Shearwaters
1 European Storm Petrel
6 Common Scoters
27 Great Skuas
11 Arctic Skuas
88 Kittiwakes
11 Sandwich Terns
4 Arctic Terns
3 Puffins
139 Razorbills
14 Guillemots
82 Auk sp

2 Choughs
1 Peregrine
2 Oystercatchers
3 Wheatears
2 Ravens

2 Minke Whales
1 Risso's Dolphin
100+ Common Dolphins
7+ Harbour Porpoises
4 Grey Seals


Friday 23 September 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Nick Adams and Oli Wilmott
0700-1200 and 1400-1830 hrs (9.5 hrs in total)

26 Balearic Shearwaters
1 Cory's Shearwater
16 Sooty Shearwaters
7 Manx Shearwaters
8 Grey Phalaropes (incl one about 15m offshore for 10 minutes)
6 Great Skuas
1 Pomarine Skua (pale phase adult)
5 Arctic Skuas
57 Kittiwakes
12 Sandwich Terns
5 Commic Terns
1 Puffin
90 Razorbills
32 Guillemots
47 Auk sp

2 Choughs
1 Peregrine
2 Oystercatchers
5 Skylarks
2 Ravens

2 Minke Whales (seen offshore for one hour)
2+ Common Dolphins
5+ Harbour Porpoises
4 Grey Seals


Thursday 22 September 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Nick Adams, Oli Wilmott and John Swann
0700-1200 and 1400-1830 hrs (9.5 hrs in total)

16 Balearic Shearwaters
1 Cory's Shearwater
25 Sooty Shearwaters
6 Manx Shearwaters
1 'Blue' Fulmar (dark morph)
6 European Storm Petrels
1 Red-throated Diver
5 Grey Phalaropes
10 Great Skuas
1 Pomarine Skua (juv)
1 Arctic Skua
5 Sandwich Terns
74 Kittiwakes
5 Puffins
134 Razorbills
17 Guillemots
84 Auk sp

2 Choughs
1 Peregrine
5 Grey Wagtails
1 Raven

10 Bottlenose Dolphins
80+ Common Dolphins
8+ Harbour Porpoises
3 Grey Seals


Wednesday 21 September 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Nick Adams and Oli Wilmott
0700-1200 and 1400-1830 hrs (9.5 hrs in total)

53 Balearic Shearwaters
15 Sooty Shearwaters
8 Manx Shearwaters
3 European Storm Petrels
5 Grey Phalaropes
1 Common Scoter
3 Great Skuas
14 Arctic Skuas
97 Kittiwakes
2 Sandwich Terns
2 Arctic Terns
2 Puffins
135 Razorbills
32 Guillemots
46 Auk sp

2 Choughs
2 Turnstones
4 Grey Wagtails
2 Ravens

1 Basking Shark
60+ Common Dolphins (in one group)
5 Harbour Porpoises
5 Grey Seals


Tuesday 20 September 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Nick Adams, Oli Wilmott and John Swann
0700-1200 and 1400-1830 hrs (9.5 hrs in total)

48 Balearic Shearwaters
13 Sooty Shearwaters
15 Manx Shearwaters
1 Leach's Storm Petrel
263 European Storm Petrels (record count for SeaWatch SW)
2 Common Scoters
5 Grey Phalaropes
2 Sandwich Terns
2 Arctic Terns
5 Common Terns
3 Great Skuas
8 Arctic Skuas
1 Sabine's Gull (juv)
100 Kittiwakes
5 Puffins
340 Razorbills
111 Guillemots
86 Auk sp

2 Choughs

5+ dolphin sp
3 Grey Seals


Monday 19 September 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Nick Adams and Oli Wilmott
0700-1200 and 1400-1830 hrs (9.5 hrs in total)

156 Balearic Shearwaters
16 Sooty Shearwaters
35 Manx Shearwaters
112 European Storm Petrels
3 Red-throated Divers
14 Common Scoters
6 Grey Phalaropes
2 Great Skuas
1 Arctic Skua
1 Sabine's Gull (juv)
2 Black-headed Gulls
1 Common Gull
98 Kittiwakes
5 Sandwich Terns
5 Commic Terns
9 Puffins
958 Razorbills
239 Guillemots
69 Auk sp

2 Choughs
4 Oystercatchers
4 Ravens

4 Common Dolphins
8 Harbour Porpoises
3 Grey Seals


Sunday 18 September 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Nick Adams, Greg Wills and Jason Birt
0700-1200 and 1400-1830 hrs (9.5 hrs in total)

283 Balearic Shearwaters (new Cornwall record day count)
8 Sooty Shearwaters
52 Manx Shearwaters
64 European Storm Petrels
1 Red-throated Diver
5 Grey Phalaropes
1 Great Skua
6 Arctic Skuas
98 Kittiwakes
1 Sandwich Tern
1 Arctic Tern
80 Razorbills
14 Guillemots
44 Auk sp

2 Choughs
2 Oystercatchers
1 Turnstone

2 Grey Seals


Saturday 17 September 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Nick Adams, Greg Wills and Jason Birt
0700-1200 and 1400-1830 hrs (9.5 hrs in total)

58 Balearic Shearwaters
3 Cory's Shearwaters
10 Sooty Shearwaters
20 Manx Shearwaters
30 European Storm Petrels
3 Common Scoters
1 Grey Phalarope (on sea 50m offshore)
1 Long-tailed Skua (adult)
1 Pomarine Skua (pale phase adult)
8 Great Skuas
3 Arctic Skuas
39 Kittiwakes
9 Sandwich Terns
1 Arctic Tern
1 Common Tern
1 Black Tern
29 Razorbills
32 Guillemots
17 Auk sp

2 Choughs
3 Oystercatchers
1 Turnstone
2 Ravens

1 Basking Shark
4 Grey Seals


Friday 16 September 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Nick Adams, Kylie Scales and Sam Jones
0700-1200 and 1400-1830 hrs (9.5 hrs in total)

51 Balearic Shearwaters
3 Sooty Shearwaters
22 Manx Shearwaters
14 European Storm Petrels
1 Red-throated Diver
1 Teal
3 Common Scoters
11 Great Skuas
2 Arctic Skuas
3 Mediterranean Gulls (1st winters)
15 Black-headed Gulls
2 Common Gulls
44 Kittiwakes
8 Sandwich Terns
6 Arctic Terns
4 Common Terns
3 Commic Terns
2 Black Terns
84 Razorbills
26 Guillemots
7 Auk sp

2 Choughs
1 Sparrowhawk
4 Oystercatchers
3 Dunlin
5 Whimbrel
1 Common Sandpiper
2 Turnstones
2 Grey Wagtails
1 Tree Pipit
1 Sand Martin
2 Ravens

4 Harbour Porpoises
8 Grey Seals


Thursday 15 September 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Nick Adams, Kylie Scales and Sam Jones
0700-1200 and 1400-1900 hrs (10 hrs in total)

151 Balearic Shearwaters
7 Sooty Shearwaters
100 Manx Shearwaters
4 Common Scoters
1 Grey Phalarope
1 Great Skua
7 Arctic Skuas
1 Mediterranean Gull (1st winter)
1 Black-headed Gull
37 Kittiwakes
13 Sandwich Terns
1 Arctic Tern
2 Common Terns
150 Razorbills
2 Guillemots
28 Auk sp

2 Choughs
2 Peregrines
10 Oystercatchers
7 Dunlin
1 Bar-tailed Godwit
4 Grey Wagtails
2 Ravens

1-5 Minke Whales (5 sightings)
1 Harbour Porpoise
6 Grey Seals


Wednesday 14 September 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
John Swann, Kylie Scales, Nick Adams and Sam Jones
0700-1200 and 1400-1900 hrs (10 hrs in total)

33 Balearic Shearwaters
14 Sooty Shearwaters
410 Manx Shearwaters
4 European Storm Petrels
3 Great Skuas
4 Arctic Skuas
12 Kittiwakes
2 Sandwich Terns
1 Arctic Tern
1 Common Tern
3 Commic Terns
3 Black Terns
1 Puffin
29 Guillemots
154 Razorbills
95 Auk sp

1 Turnstone
1 Whimbrel
2 Choughs

1 Minke Whale
2 Harbour Porpoises
2 Grey Seals


Tuesday 13 September 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Ken Shaw and Sam Jones
0700-1200 and 1400-1900 hrs (10 hrs in total)

214 Balearic Shearwaters (2nd highest count for SeaWatch SW)
14 Sooty Shearwaters
995 Manx Shearwaters
14 European Storm Petrels
1 Great Skua
1 Arctic Skua
3 Kittiwakes
4 Arctic Terns
4 Guillemots
18 Razorbills


Monday 12 September 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
0700-1200 and 1400-1900 hrs (10 hrs in total)
Ken Shaw

202 Balearic Shearwaters (2nd highest count for SeaWatch SW)
6 Sooty Shearwaters
447 Manx Shearwaters
56 European Storm Petrels
1 Grey Phalarope (feeding offshore)
2 Great Skuas
3 Kittiwakes
2 Sandwich Terns
12 Arctic Terns
2 Puffins
4 Guillemots
17 Razorbills


Sunday 11 September 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
0700-1200 and 1400-1900 hrs (10 hrs in total)
Ken Shaw, Kevin Bainbridge and James Waggitt

60 Balearic Shearwaters
30 Sooty Shearwaters
287 Manx Shearwaters
67 European Storm Petrels
19 Great Skuas
3 Arctic Skuas
8 Kittiwakes
1 Sandwich Tern
2 Arctic Terns
22 Guillemots
11 Razorbills

1 Black Kite (Porthgwarra Valley)


Saturday 10 September 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
0700-1200 and 1400-1900 hrs (10 hrs in total)
Ken Shaw and James Waggitt

42 Balearic Shearwaters
1 Great Shearwater
55 Sooty Shearwaters
702 Manx Shearwaters
11 European Storm Petrels
9 Common Scoters
8 Great Skuas
3 Arctic Skuas
23 Kittiwakes
7 Arctic Terns
33 Guillemots
15 Razorbills

1 Black Kite (Porthgwarra Valley)


Friday 9 September 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
0700-1200 and 1400-1900 hrs (10 hrs in total)
Ken Shaw, Kevin Bainbridge and James Waggitt

27 Balearic Shearwaters
23 Sooty Shearwaters
1747 Manx Shearwaters
5 European Storm Petrels
2 Arctic Skuas
7 Kittiwakes
8 Guillemots
4 Razorbills

1 Basking Shark


Thursday 8 September 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Kevin Bainbridge, Ken Shaw, James Waggitt, Vickie Pucher and Ben Darvill
0630-1200 and 1400-1900 hrs (10.5 hrs in total)

5 Balearic Shearwaters
1 Great Shearwater
8 Sooty Shearwaters
158 Manx Shearwater
152 European Storm Petrels
4 Arctic Skuas
1 Kittiwake
8 Commic Terns
73 Razorbills


Wednesday 7 September 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Kevin Bainbridge, James Waggitt, Vickie Pucher and Ben Darvill
0630-1200 and 1400-1900 hrs (10.5 hrs in total)

6 Balearic Shearwaters
1 Great Shearwater
30 Sooty Shearwaters
225 Manx Shearwaters
33 European Storm Petrels
1 Arctic Skua
12 Kittiwakes
5 Commic Terns
35 Razorbills

1 Chough

1 Basking Shark


Tuesday 6 September 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Kevin Bainbridge and James Waggitt
0630-1200 and 1400-1900 hrs (10.5 hrs in total)

12 Balearic Shearwaters
4 Cory's Shearwaters
16 Sooty Shearwaters
335 Manx Shearwaters
232 European Storm Petrels
12 Great Skuas
1 Arctic Skua
10 Kittiwakes
6 Arctic Terns
2 Common Terns
11 Commic Terns
3 Puffins
20 Razorbills

1 Ocean Sunfish
3 Grey Seals


Monday 5 September 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Kevin Bainbridge
0630-1200 and 1400-1900 hrs (10.5 hrs in total)

1 Balearic Shearwater
1 Great Shearwater
6 Sooty Shearwaters
82 Manx Shearwaters
2 European Storm Petrels
1 Common Scoter
2 Great Skuas
1 Arctic Skua
16 Kittiwakes
6 Commic Terns
1 Guillemot
1 Razorbill

1 Turnstone
1 Chough

1 Grey Seal


Sunday 4 September 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Kevin Bainbridge
0630-1200 and 1400-1900 hrs (10.5 hrs in total)

38 Balearic Shearwaters
154 Great Shearwaters
23 Sooty Shearwaters
221 Manx Shearwaters
1 Great Skua
8 Arctic Skuas
1 Sabine’s Gull (juv)
82 Kittiwakes
1 Sandwich Tern

1 Minke Whale
10 Grey Seals


Saturday 3 September 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Kevin Bainbridge
0630-1200 and 1400-1900 hrs (10.5 hrs in total)

21 Balearic Shearwaters
2003+ Great Shearwaters (an amazing count - mostly in the last two hours of daylight)
7 Sooty Shearwaters
185 Manx Shearwaters
3 Common Scoters
3 Grey Phalaropes
5 Great Skuas
56 Kittiwakes
1 Guillemot
5 Auk sp

7 Grey Seals


Friday 2 September 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
David Norman, John Swann, Kevin Bainbridge and Maddie Brasier
0630-1200 and 1400-1930 hrs (11 hrs in total)

20 Balearic Shearwaters
4 Sooty Shearwaters
1569 Manx Shearwaters
1 Great Skua
1 Arctic Skua
3 Mediterranean Gulls
4 Black-headed Gulls
10 Kittiwakes
4 Sandwich Terns
1 Razorbill
2 Auk sp.
10 Bottlenose Dolphins
1 Harbour Porpoise
6 Grey Seals
1 Wryneck (Porthgwarra Valley)
1 Pied Flycatcher
1 Curlew
1 Whinchat
1 Wheatear
1 Grey Wagtail


Thursday 1 September 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
David Norman and Maddie Brasier
0900-1200 and 1400-1600 hrs (5 hrs in total)

6 Balearic Shearwaters
1 Sooty Shearwater
251 Manx Shearwaters
3 Great Skuas
1 Arctic Skua
4 Kittiwakes
1 Commic Tern

12 Grey Seals

1 Ringed Plover
1 Yellow Wagtail
1 Grey Wagtail
1 Pied/White Wagtail
1 Wheatear


Wednesday 31 August 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
David Norman and Maddie Brasier
0630-1200 and 1400-1630 hrs (8 hrs in total)

5 Balearic Shearwaters
265 Manx Shearwaters
4 Common Scoters
2 Mediterranean Gulls
6 Kittiwakes
1 Auk sp

8 Grey Seals

1 Peregrine
1 Whimbrel
2 Grey Wagtails
2 Yellow Wagtails
1 Pied/White Wagtail


Tuesday 30 August 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
David Norman, John Swann, Christina McClay and Maddie Brasier
0630-1200 and 1400-1930 hrs (11 hrs in total)

12 Balearic Shearwaters
5 Sooty Shearwaters
2240 Manx Shearwaters
8 Common Scoters
18 Mediterranean Gulls (juvs flying west)
6 Kittiwakes
6 Sandwich Terns
6 Commic Terns
3 Auk sp.

1 Minke Whale
6+ Risso's Dolphins
10+ Common Dolphins
2 Bottlenose Dolphins
6 Harbour Porpoises
1 Ocean Sunfish
5 Grey Seals

1 Teal
1 Turnstone
1 Wheatear
2 Yellow Wagtails


Monday 29 Aug 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
David Norman and Maddie Brasier
0630-1200 and 1400-1930 hrs (11 hrs in total)

3 Balearic Shearwaters
7 Sooty Shearwaters
688 Manx Shearwaters
2 Common Scoters
2 Arctic Skuas
2 Black-headed Gulls
12 Kittiwakes
3 Commic Terns
3 Auk sp.

1 Bottlenose Dolphin
1 Harbour Porpoise
1 Ocean Sunfish
13 Grey Seals (disturbed from haul-out by kayakers)

1 Ringed Plover
1 Whimbrel
1 Turnstone
1 Grey Wagtail
6 Pied /White Wagtails


Sunday 28 August 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
David Norman and Maddie Brasier
0630-1200 and 1400-1730 hrs (11 hours in total)

1 Balearic Shearwater
1 Cory's Shearwater
44 Sooty Shearwaters
547 Manx Shearwaters
3 Great Skuas
3 Mediterranean Gulls
10 Kittiwakes
1 Roseate Tern
1 Arctic Tern
4 Commic Terns
1 Razorbill
3 Auk sp.

1 Ringed Plover
1 Whimbrel
1 Common Sandpiper
1 Grey Wagtail
1 Raven

2 Bottlenose Dolphins
2 Harbour Porpoise
10 dolphin sp
14 Grey Seals


Saturday 27 August 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
John Swann, David Norman and Maddie Brasier
0630-1200 and 1400-1930 hrs (11 hrs in total)

4 Balearic Shearwaters
14 Sooty Shearwaters
2625 Manx Shearwaters
1 Great Skua
8 Kittiwakes
2 Sandwich Terns
1 Commic Tern
8 Guillemots
2 Auk sp.

1 Ocean Sunfish
10 Grey Seals


Friday 26 August 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
John Swann, Steve Chapman, Phil Beenham, Dick Seekins, Sophia Butler-Cowdry, Christina McClay, Tim Jones, Oliver Metcalf, Ashley Howe and Joe Stockwell
0630-1200 and 1400-1930 hrs (11 hrs in total)

27 Balearic Shearwaters
2 Great Shearwaters
8 Sooty Shearwaters
3830 Manx Shearwaters
8 European Storm Petrels
7 Great Skuas
1 Arctic Skua
2 Mediterranean Gulls
14 Kittiwakes
3 Sandwich Terns
2 Common Terns
4 Guillemot
1 Auk sp

1 Grey Heron

4 Harbour Porpoises
1 Ocean Sunfish
6 Grey Seals


Thursday 25 August 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Peter Griffin, Charlotte Barclay and Stephen Chapman
0630-1200 and 1400-1930 hrs (11 hrs in total)

10 Balearic Shearwaters
9 Sooty Shearwaters
1712 Manx Shearwaters
3 European Storm Petrels
5 Common Scoters
1 Grey Phalarope
3 Great Skuas
1 Arctic Skua
2 Mediterranean Gulls
43 Kittiwakes
3 Arctic Terns
17 Commic Terns
17 Guillemots
1 Grey Seal


Wednesday 24 August 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Peter Griffin, Charlotte Barclay, John Swann and Phil Beenham
0630-1200 and 1400-2000 hrs (11.5 hrs in total)

4 Balearic Shearwaters
681 Manx Shearwaters
3 Common Scoters
5 Great Skuas
7 Kittiwakes
4 Guillemots

1 Peregrine
1 Oystercatcher
1 Swallow

2 Common Dolphin
3+ Harbour Porpoise
6 sightings of Grey Seal
1 Ocean Sunfish


Tuesday 23 August 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Peter Griffin, Charlotte Barclay, Stephen Chapman and Tony Wales.
0630-1200 and 1400-2000 (11.5 hrs in total)

2 Balearic Shearwaters
2414 Manx Shearwaters
2 Great Skuas
3 Pomarine Skuas
2 Arctic Skuas
39 Kittiwakes
3 Commic Terns
7 Guillemots
1 Puffin
2 Swallows
1 Wheatear

1 Basking Shark
1 possible Risso's Dolphin
2+ Harbour Porpoise
10 sightings of Grey Seal


Monday 22 August 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Peter Griffin, Charlotte Barclay, Stephen Chapman and Tony Wales
0630-1200, 1400-2000 (11.5 hrs in total)

5 Balearic Shearwaters
5 Sooty Shearwaters
1517 Manx Shearwaters
10 Kittiwakes
1 Common Tern
6 Guillemots

1 Sparrowhawk (in off sea)
6 Swallows
3+ Wheatears
2 Whinchats

1 Minke Whale
1+ Risso's Dolphin
6 Common Dolphins
6 Harbour Porpoises
5 Grey Seals


Sunday 21 August 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
James Wilkinson, Sophia Butler-Cowdry and Phil Beenham
0600-1200 and 1400-2000 hrs (12 hrs in total)

2 Balearic Shearwaters
2 Sooty Shearwaters
783 Manx Shearwaters
2 Common Scoters
2 Great Skuas
25 Kittiwakes
2 Little Terns

2 Swallows
1 Wheatear

8 Common Dolphins
5 Grey Seals


Saturday 20 August 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
James Wilkinson, Sophia Butler-Cowdry and Phil Beenham
0600-1200 and 1400-2000 hrs (12 hrs in total)

8 Balearic Shearwaters
1 Great Shearwater
7 Sooty Shearwaters
7010 Manx Shearwaters
1 Common Scoter
2 Great Skuas
4 Arctic Skuas
2 Mediterranean Gulls
22 Kittiwakes
2 Common Terns
1 Auk sp

1 Wheatear


Friday 19 August 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
James Wilkinson and Tom Horton
0630-1200 and 1400-2000 hrs (11.5 hrs in total)

8 Balearic Shearwaters
1 Sooty Shearwater
4093 Manx Shearwaters
1 Common Scoter
1 Great Skua
1 Mediterranean Gull
17 Kittiwakes
1 Auk sp

1 Golden Plover
1 Curlew
5 Swallows

1 Basking Shark
40+ Common Dolphins
18 Harbour Porpoises
1 Ocean Sunfish


Thursday 18 August 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
James Wilkinson, Tom Horton and John Swann
0600-1200 and 1400-2000 hrs (12 hrs in total)

3 Balearic Shearwaters
2 Sooty Shearwaters
397 Manx Shearwaters
8 Common Scoters
1 Great Skua
4 Mediterranean Gulls
22 Black headed Gulls
3 Sandwich Terns
2 Common Terns
127 Kittiwakes
6 Auk sp

1 Wryneck (by the coastguard cottages)
37 Swallows
30 Swifts
6 Wheatears

1 Minke Whale
20+ Common Dolphins
2 Harbour Porpoises


Wednesday 17th August 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
James Wilkinson and Tom Horton
0600-1200 and 1400-2000 hrs (12 hrs in total)

7 Balearic Shearwaters
1081 Manx Shearwaters
2 Great Skuas
39 Kittiwakes
4 Auk sp.

2 Turnstones
2 Swallows

2 Minke Whales
6 Risso’s Dolphins (1 white individual)
3 Harbour Porpoises
20 Common Dolphins


Tuesday 16 August 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
John Swann ,Sophia Butler-Cowdry and Fred Alway
0600-1200 and 1400-2000 hrs (12 hrs in total)

31 Balearic Shearwaters
11 Sooty Shearwaters
1831 Manx Shearwaters
5 European Storm Petrels
5 Common Scoters
13 Great Skuas
2 Mediterranean Gulls
66 Kittiwakes
6 Commic Terns
1 Puffin
2 Guillemot
1 Razorbill
1 Auk sp

c8 Common Dolphins
7 Grey Seals

1 Oystercatcher
1 Whimbrel
2 Wheatears


Monday 15 August 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
John Swann and Sam Jones
0600-1200 and 1400-2000 hrs (12 hrs in total)

35 Balearic Shearwaters
9 Sooty Shearwaters
3313 Manx Shearwaters
7 Common Scoters
8 Great Skuas
1 Pomarine Skua
2 Arctic Skuas
1 Mediterranean Gull
112 Kittiwakes
5 Sandwich Terns
2 Commic Terns
1 Guillemot
1 Auk sp

c25 Common Dolphins
1 Ocean Sunfish
6 Grey Seals

5 Oystercatchers
1 Ringed Plover
9 Dunlin
3 Whimbrel
3 Wheatears


Sunday 14 August 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
John Swann, Sam Jones and Tom McKinney
0600-1200 and 1400-2000 hrs (12 hrs in total)

24 Balearic Shearwaters
5 Sooty Shearwaters
912 Manx Shearwaters
1 Cormorant
5 Great Skuas
1 Arctic Skua
2 Mediterranean Gulls
86 Kittiwakes
3 Commic Terns
1 Arctic Tern
1 Puffin

7 Common Dolphins
2 Ocean Sunfish
3 Grey Seals

1 Grey Heron
7 Oystercatchers
1 Whimbrel
2 Wheatears

6 Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries


Saturday 13 August 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Tom McKinney and Sam Jones
0600-1200 1400-2000 hrs (12 hrs in total)

45 Balearic Shearwaters
9 Sooty Shearwaters
2144 Manx Shearwaters
1 European Storm Petrel
2 Common Scoters
3 Great Skuas
1 Arctic Skua
4 Mediterranean Gulls
2 Black-headed Gulls
71 Kittiwakes
2 Common Terns
3 Auk sp

2 Little Egrets (flew south out to sea)
1 Curlew
6 Whimbrels
4 Swallows (flew in off sea)
2 Wheatears

3 Harbour Porpoises
1 Ocean Sunfish
6 Grey Seals

1 Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary


Friday 12 August 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Tom McKinney, John Swann, Sam Jones and Christina McClay
0600-1200 and 1400-2000 hrs (12 hrs in total)

23 Balearic Shearwaters
8 Sooty Shearwaters
1662 Manx Shearwaters
1 European Storm Petrel
2 Common Scoters
4 Great Skuas
3 Mediterranean Gulls
56 Kittiwakes
4 Puffins
2 Guillemots

2 Water Rails (Porthgwarra Valley)

5+ Common Dolphins
5 Harbour Porpoises
6 Grey Seals

1 Small Pearl-bordered Fritilary


Thursday 11 August 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Tom McKinney, Sam Jones, Chris Griffin, Adam Davidson, Barry and David Bradnum
0600-2000 hrs (14 hrs in total)

20 Balearic Shearwaters
1 Great Shearwater (flew west at 0715 hrs)
1 Cory's Shearwater (flew west at 1343 hrs)
11 Sooty Shearwaters
2148 Manx Shearwaters
27 European Storm Petrels
6 Common Scoters
6 Great Skuas
3 Arctic Skuas
2 Black-headed Gulls
24 Kittiwakes
1 Common Tern
1 Commic Tern
6 Puffins
4 Guillemots
1 Razorbill

1 Curlew
1 Whimbrel

1 Basking Shark
15+ Common Dolphins
1 Grey Seal


Wednesday 10 August 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Tom McKinney, Teresa Donohue, John Swann, Chris Griffin, Adam Davidson, Cristina J, Sam Jones and Adam Hartley
0600-1200 and 1400-2000 hrs (12 hrs in total)

15 Balearic Shearwaters
9 Sooty Shearwaters
1795 Manx Shearwaters
5 Common Scoters (adult drakes)
1 Pomarine Skua (adult or near-adult pale morph)
11 Great Skuas
1 Arctic Skua
1 Mediterranean Gull (juv)
3 Black-headed Gulls
58 Kittiwakes
1 Sandwich Tern
2 Roseate Terns (flew west at 1945 hrs)
3 Common Terns
13 Arctic Terns
28 Commic Terns
7 Puffins
4 Guillemots
2 Razorbills

1 Grey Heron
1 Whimbrel
1 Wheatear (at Ardensawah Farm)

4 Common Dolphins
2 Harbour Porpoises
3 Grey Seals

1 Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary


Tuesday 9 August 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Tom McKinney, Teresa Donohue and Chris Griffin
0600-1200 and 1400-2000 hrs (12 hrs in total)

9 Balearic Shearwaters
1 Sooty Shearwater
1482 Manx Shearwaters
2 Great Skuas
8 Mediterranean Gulls (1 adult + 7 juvs)
4 Black-headed Gulls
66 Kittiwakes
4 Sandwich Terns
1 Common Tern
2 Arctic Terns
6 Guillemot
1 Auk sp

2 Curlews
1 Whimbrel
2 Redshanks
1 Swallow
1 Wheatear

30+ Common Dolphins
4+ Harbour Porpoises
2 Grey Seals
several Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries
1 Hummingbird Hawk-moth (in cove by coast path to Porthchapel)


Monday 8 August 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Tom McKinney, Lavinia Suberg, Teresa Donohue, John Swann, Chris Griffin and Adam Davidson
0600-1200 and 1400-2000 hrs (12 hrs in total)

6 Balearic Shearwaters
1 Cory's Shearwater
1 Sooty Shearwater
2243 Manx Shearwaters
1 European Storm Petrel
3 Great Skuas
2 Black-headed Gulls
60 Kittiwakes
1 Sandwich Tern
1 Roseate Tern (adult flew west at 1729 hrs)
2 Common Terns
6 Arctic Terns
1 Commic Tern
1 Guillemot
1 Razorbill

1 Grey Heron
6 Whimbrels
1 Bar-tailed Godwit
3 Dunlin
2 Turnstones
3 Wheatears

2 Harbour Porpoises

Several Small Pearl-bordered Fritilaries


Sunday 7 August 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Tom McKinney, Lavinia Suberg and Doug Radford
0600-1200 and 1400-2000 hrs (12 hrs in total)

23 Balearic Shearwaters
61 Cory's Shearwaters
16 Sooty Shearwaters
1365 Manx Shearwaters
8 European Storm Petrels
1 Common Scoter
10 Great Skuas
5 Pomarine Skuas
2 Arctic Skuas
5 Mediterranean Gulls (1 adult and 4 juvs)
1 Black-headed Gull
81 Kittiwakes
1 Sandwich Tern
2 Common Terns
6 Commic Terns
3 Puffins
1 Guillemots


Saturday 6 August 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Doug Radford, Lavinia Suberg, Tom McKinney, John Swann, Ray Archer, Chris Griffin and Jeff Burgum

0600-1200 and 1400-2000 hrs (12 hrs in total)

1 Pterodroma Petrel sp (seen moving slowly west at 1.5 km range and appeared to land on sea but not seen again; showed features consistent with dark Atlantic Petrel)
17 Balearic Shearwaters
1 Sooty Shearwater
2370 Manx Shearwaters
4 Great Skuas
1 Pomarine Skua
1 Arctic Skua
5 Mediterranean Gulls
1 Black-headed Gull
59 Kittiwakes
4 Sandwich Terns
1 Commic Tern
1 Auk sp.

4+ Harbour Porpoise
5+ Grey Seals

1 Oystercatcher
1 Ringed Plover
1 Curlew


Friday 5 August 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Doug Radford and Lavinia Suberg
0600-1200 and 1400-2000 hrs (12 hrs in total)

7 Balearic Shearwaters
1 Sooty Shearwater
1793 Manx Shearwaters
2 Great Skuas
1 Mediterranean Gull
91 Kittiwakes
1 Sandwich Tern
2 Arctic Terns
5 Common Terns
10 Commic Terns
1 Puffin
2 Guillemots
8 Common Scoters

8+ Harbour Porpoise
10+ Common Dolphin
1-2 Dolphin sp.
8 Grey Seals

1 Grey Heron
2 Oystercatchers
1 Curlew
3 Ravens
4 Wheatears


Thursday 4 August 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Doug Radford and Lavinia Suberg
0700-1200 and 1400-2000 hrs (11 hrs in total)

5 Balearic Shearwaters
1 Cory's Shearwater
1073 Manx Shearwaters
6 Common Scoters
4 Great Skuas
1 Arctic Skua
3 Mediterranean Gulls
1 Black-headed Gull
72 Lesser Black-backed Gulls (definite westerly movement)
65 Kittiwakes
2 Puffins
2 Guillemots
1 Razorbill

11 Grey Seals

1 Curlew
4 Whimbrels


Wednesday 3 August 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Doug Radford, Lavinia Suberg and John Swann
0600-1200 and 1400-2000 hrs (12 hrs in total)

3 Balearic Shearwaters
1771 Manx Shearwaters
26 Common Scoters
1 Arctic Skua
3 Mediterranean Gulls
13 Black-headed Gulls
133 Kittiwakes
1 Arctic Tern
1 Commic Tern
2 Puffins
1 Guillemot
2 Razorbills

1 Basking Shark
1 Minke Whale
2-3 Harbour Porpoises (min-max total)
2 dolphin sp.
6 Grey Seals

2 Oystercatchers
2 Wheatears


Tuesday 2 August 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Doug Radford and Lavinia Suberg
0600-1200 and 1400-2030 hrs (12.5 hrs in total)

9 Balearic Shearwaters
3918 Manx Shearwaters
2 Common Scoters
4 Great Skuas
1 Yellow-legged Gull (juv)
16 Mediterranean Gulls (including a juv feeding offshore all day)
1 Black-headed Gull
148 Kittiwakes
4 Sandwich Terns
1 Puffin
1 Auk sp

12+ Bottlenose Dolphins
5+ Common Dolphins
5 Grey Seals

2 Peregrines (adult + juv)
7 Oystercatchers
2 Curlews
10 Swallows (flew south)
1 Swift (flew south)
1 Collared Dove (flew north off the sea)


Monday 1 August 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Doug Radford, Lavinia Suberg, John Swann
0600-1200 and 1400-2000 hrs (12 hrs in total)

6 Balearic Shearwaters
1 Cory's Shearwater
2557 Manx Shearwaters
3 Cormorants
20 Common Scoters
9 Great Skuas
1 Pomarine Skua
1 Yellow-legged Gull (juv)
14 Mediterranean Gulls (13 juvs, some feeding with Kittiwakes)
3 Black-headed Gulls
111 Kittiwakes
1 Sandwich Tern
4 Puffins
4 Guillemots

1-2 Harbour Porpoises
2 dolphin sp.
4 Ocean Sunfish (fins only)
2 Grey Seals

1 Grey Heron (flying west)
1 Wheatear (adult male)


Sunday 31 July 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Russell Wynn, Doug Radford and Lavinia Suberg
0600-1200 and 1400-1900 hrs (11 hrs in total)

26 Balearic Shearwaters
4 Sooty Shearwaters
1607 Manx Shearwaters
4 European Storm Petrels
10 Great Skuas
1 Pomarine Skua
1 Arctic Skua
18 Mediterranean Gulls (all juvs flying west)
4 Black-headed Gulls
382 Kittiwakes
22 Sandwich Terns
1 Arctic Tern
5 Common Terns
8 Commic Terns
11 Puffins
26 Guillemots
5 Razorbills

1 Ocean Sunfish (breached four times just 30 m offshore!)
5+ Grey Seals (disturbed off haul-out by kayakers for third day in a row)

4 Little Egrets (flying west)
1 Peregrine (juv)
1 Curlew
1 Whimbrel
1 Dunlin
1 Raven


Saturday 30 July 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Russell Wynn
0600-1200 and 1400-2030 hrs (12.5 hrs in total)

29 Balearic Shearwaters
1 Sooty Shearwater
1341 Manx Shearwaters
2 prs Fulmar with single chicks
1 Great Skua
3 Arctic Skuas
225 Kittiwakes
17 Sandwich Terns
2 Commic Terns
1 Puffin
7 Guillemots
7 Auk sp

4 Basking Sharks (incl a huge 8-10 m long shark seen for 2 hrs)
1-3 Minke Whales
10+ Common Dolphins
4-20 Harbour Porpoises (min-max total)
11+ Grey Seals

2 Oystercatchers
1 Curlew
5 Whimbrel
2 Wheatears


Friday 29 July 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Russell Wynn and John Swann
0600-1200 and 1400-2030 hrs (12.5 hrs in total)

15 Balearic Shearwaters
1 Sooty Shearwater
1324 Manx Shearwaters
24 Common Scoters
7 Great Skuas
3 Arctic Skuas
1-2 Yellow-legged Gulls (juv)
7 Mediterranean Gulls (all juvs)
14 Black-headed Gulls
164 Kittiwakes
9 Sandwich Terns
6 Puffins
11 Guillemots
2 Razorbills
2 Auk sp

1 Risso's Dolphin (tracked moving west for 40 mins)
4-12 Harbour Porpoises (min-max total)
13+ Grey Seals
1 Ocean Sunfish (breached once)

6 Oystercatcher
2 Wheatears
1 Willow Warbler (juv on rocks at watchpoint)

6 Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries (2nd gen)


Thursday 28 July 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Russell Wynn
0600-1200 and 1400-2000 hrs (12 hrs in total)

21 Balearic Shearwaters
949 Manx Shearwaters
1 Great Crested Grebe (juv flying west)
5 Cormorants
23 Common Scoters
3 Mallards
6 Great Skuas
1 Pomarine Skua (imm)
1 Arctic Skua
1 Yellow-legged gull (juv)
9 Mediterranean Gulls (all juvs)
7 Black-headed Gulls
176 Kittiwakes
4 Sandwich Terns
3 Puffins
21 Guillemots
4 Razorbills
14 Auk sp

1 Minke Whale (two separate sightings)
48+ Common Dolphins
11-35 Harbour Porpoises (min-max total)
7+ Grey Seals
2 Ocean Sunfish (incl one breaching three times!)

1 Grey Heron
1 Whimbrel
1 Snipe
10+ Swifts

1 Toad (Porthgwarra Valley)
1 Slow-worm (Porthgwarra valley)


Wednesday 27 July 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Russell Wynn and John Swann
0600-1200 and 1330-2000 hrs (12.5 hrs in total)

16 Balearic Shearwaters
1158 Manx Shearwaters
1 Cormorant
45 Shags
5 Common Scoters
1 Great Skua
1 Arctic Skua
76 Kittiwakes
13 Sandwich Terns
3 Commic Terns
6 Puffins
9 Guillemots
1 Razorbill
1 Auk sp

1-2 Minke Whales (three separate sightings)
45+ Common Dolphins
4-18 Harbour Porpoises
9+ Grey Seals
2 Ocean Sunfish (incl one breaching six times!)

3 Oystercatchers
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (dispersing bird on cliff)

1 Weasel (on cliff - mobbed by Wheatears and Rock Pipits!)


Tuesday 26 July 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Russell Wynn
0600-1200 and 1400-2030 hrs (12.5 hrs in total)

32 Balearic Shearwaters
13 Sooty Shearwaters
2744 Manx Shearwaters
4 Common Scoters
1 Arctic Skua
1 Yellow-legged Gull (juv)
2 Mediterranean Gulls (juvs)
3 Black-headed Gulls
58 Kittiwakes
9 Commic Terns
11 Puffins
15 Guillemots
7 Razorbills
1 Auk sp

60+ Common Dolphins
4-22 Harbour Porpoises
4+ Grey Seals
2 Ocean Sunfish

1 Oystercatcher
3 Whimbrel
3 Swifts
2 House Martins


Monday 25 July 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Russell Wynn and John Swann
0800-1700 hrs (9 hrs in total)
FOG hampered observations all day

32 Manx Shearwaters
2 Yellow-legged Gulls (juvs)
1 Mediterranean Gull (juv)
1 Black-headed Gull
5 Kittiwakes
2 Commic Terns
1 Puffin

5+ Grey Seals (incl one bull with green tag on left flipper)

1 Peregrine (juv)
5 Oystercatchers
2 Whimbrel
2 Wheatears
1 pr Rock Pipit (feeding fledged juvs)


Sunday 24 July 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Russell Wynn and Rhiannon Meier
0530-1200 and 1400-1600 hrs (8.5 hrs in total)
FOG stopped observations at 1600 hrs

16 Balearic Shearwaters
1 Sooty Shearwater
3491 Manx Shearwaters
2 Common Scoters
2 Great Skuas
3 Pomarine Skuas (pale adult and 2 pale 3rd summers)
2 Arctic Skuas
1 Mediterranean Gull (juv)
1 Black-headed Gull
49 Kittiwakes
7 Commic Terns
4 Puffins
18 Guillemots
4 Razorbills
3 Auk sp

3 Ocean Sunfish (one breached three times!)
4 Grey Seals

3 Little Egrets W
1 Oystercatcher
7 Ringed Plover
1 Common Sandpiper


Saturday 23 July 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Russell Wynn and Rhiannon Meier
0530-1200 and 1400-2000 hrs (12.5 hrs in total)

28 Balearic Shearwaters
4 Sooty Shearwaters
5981 Manx Shearwaters
15 Common Scoters
1 Arctic Skua
3 Black-headed Gulls
120 Kittiwakes
1 Sandwich Tern
2 Arctic Terns
12 Commic Terns
5 Puffins
34 Guillemots
20 Razorbills
3 Auk sp

10+ Common Dolphins (2 pods)
3-8 Harbour Porpoises
5 Ocean Sunfish
9 Grey Seals

1 Oystercatcher
1 Dunlin
3 Whimbrel
1 Curlew
1 Redshank

1 Clouded Yellow
1 Dark Sword-grass


Friday 22 July 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Russell Wynn, Rhiannon Meier and John Swann
0530-1200 and 1400-2030 hrs (13 hrs in total)

13 Balearic Shearwaters
6 Sooty Shearwaters
12,500+ Manx Shearwaters (including 10,500 E in one hour!)
1 European Storm Petrel
250+ Gannets (feeding offshore)
1 Cormorant
1 Shoveler
104 Common Scoters
2 Mediterranean Gulls
7 Black-headed Gulls
89 Kittiwakes
2 Sandwich Terns
1 Arctic Tern
5 Puffins
28 Guillemots
17 Razorbills
10 Auk sp

32+ Common Dolphins (2 pods)
4-17 Harbour Porpoises
6-7 Ocean Sunfish (incl one breaching twice!)
5+ Grey Seals

1 Peregrine
1 Oystercatcher
1 Whimbrel


Thursday 21 July 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Russell Wynn and Rhiannon Meier
0530-1200 and 1400-2030 hrs (13 hrs in total)

8 Balearic Shearwaters
6 Sooty Shearwaters
3654 Manx Shearwaters (many still feeding offshore, also 1040 E in 5 minutes!)
250+ Gannets (feeding offshore)
64 Common Scoters
2 Pomarine Skuas
1 Yellow-legged Gull (juv)
5 Black-headed Gulls
137 Kittiwakes
1 Arctic Tern
1 Puffin
21 Guillemots
7 Razorbills
3 Auk sp

32+ Common Dolphins (5 small pods arrived in evening)
3-8 Harbour Porpoises
2 Ocean Sunfish (incl one breaching four times!)
2 Grey Seals

1 Redshank

1 Clouded Yellow
1 Lobster (seen during afternoon snorkel)


Wednesday 20 July 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Russell Wynn, Rhiannon Meier and John Swann
0600-1200 and 1400-2000 hrs (12 hrs in total)

13 Balearic Shearwaters
1 Cory's Shearwater
15 Sooty Shearwaters
23,792 Manx Shearwaters (67% flying west, including 4770 in first hour!)
1 Cormorant
118 Common Scoters
4 Great Skuas
4 Pomarine Skuas
2 Arctic Skuas
1 Mediterranean Gull
96 Kittiwakes
2 Sandwich Terns
19 Puffins
44 Guillemots
12 Razorbills
7 Auk sp

4-12 Harbour Porpoises
4 Ocean Sunfish
4 Grey Seals

7 Oystercatchers
6 Dunlin
3 Swifts


Tuesday 19 July 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Russell Wynn, Rhiannon Meier and Tim Wright
0600-1200 and 1300-2000 hrs (13 hrs in total)

4 Balearic Shearwaters
32 Sooty Shearwaters
1000+ Manx Shearwaters (1000's feeding offshore all day)
14 European Storm Petrels
2 Great Skuas
1 Pomarine Skua (3rd summer)
1 Yellow-legged Gull (juvenile)
63 Kittiwakes
5 Arctic Terns
24 Puffins
75 Guillemots
12 Razorbills
8 Auk sp

2-6 Harbour Porpoises
5-6 Ocean Sunfish
7 Grey Seals

9 Oystercatchers
2 Wheatears
1 Raven


Monday 18 July 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Russell Wynn, John Swann and Marcus Ward
0600-1200 and 1400-2030 hrs (12.5 hrs in total)

3 Balearic Shearwaters
33 Cory's Shearwaters
30 Sooty Shearwaters
7695 Manx Shearwaters
2 European Storm Petrels
1 Cormorant
2 Common Scoters
5 Great Skuas
1 Yellow-legged Gull (juvenile)
44 Kittiwakes
8 Arctic Terns
18 Puffins
129 Guillemots
12 Razorbills
7 Auk sp

2-6 Harbour Porpoises
5 Ocean Sunfish
3+ Grey Seals

1 Curlew
1 Swift
1 Wheatear


Sunday 17 July 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Russell Wynn and Marcus Ward
0600-1200 and 1400-2000 hrs (12 hrs in total)

1 Balearic Shearwater
2 Cory's Shearwaters
1 Sooty Shearwater
1210 Manx Shearwaters
1 European Storm Petrel
1 Cormorant
1 Great Skua
39 Kittiwakes
16 Sandwich Terns
1 Arctic Tern (1st summer)
11 Puffins
63 Guillemots
7 Razorbills
3 Auk sp

6+ Risso's Dolphins
1-3 Harbour Porpoises
3+ Grey Seals (also 7 in Porthgwarra Cove)

2 Wheatears


Saturday 16 July 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Russell Wynn
0600-1200 and 1400-2030 hrs (12.5 hrs in total)

8 Balearic Shearwaters
546 Manx Shearwaters
3 European Storm Petrels
100+ Gannets (feeding flock)
1 Cormorant
2 Common Scoters
1 Mediterranean Gull
1 Black-headed Gull
42 Kittiwakes
2 Commic Terns
8 Puffins
20 Guillemots
7 Razorbills
1 Auk sp

2+ Common Dolphins
4-7 Harbour Porpoises
1+ Grey Seal
2 Ocean Sunfish

1 Oystercatcher
1 Whimbrel

1 Painted Lady


Friday 15 July 2011
Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra
Russell Wynn, Kylie Scales and John Swann
0600-1200 and 1330-2030 hrs (13 hrs in total)

15 Balearic Shearwaters
1917 Manx Shearwaters
15 Common Scoters
2 Great Skuas
2 Pomarine Skuas
4 Arctic Skuas
8 Mediterranean Gulls
3 Black-headed Gulls
70 Kittiwakes
9 Sandwich Terns
37 Puffins
147 Guillemots
32 Razorbills

2+ Harbour Porpoises
3+ Grey Seals

1 Sparrowhawk
1-2 Wheatears
2 Ravens

1 Hummingbird Hawk Moth





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