Late News 18/01 Helston: Whooper Swan on Helston boating lake. (P Dinning)
Penzance: Male Black Redstart on the rocks at the bottom of Chyandour, drake Eider, 2 Great Northern Divers and Guillemot offshore.(D Parker) Probable Pacific Diver late afternoon but distant. (M Elliot)
Hayle Estuary RSPB: A Common Tern at west end of Copperhouse Creek viewed from Philp’s Pasties 12:00 – 12:45 at least, also getting on Carnsew Pool, also Black Swan on Copperhouse Creek. (P Smale & J Swift)
Marazion: Tawny Owl calling early evening. (D Parker) Probable Black-throated Diver offshore.
Connor Downs: The Turtle Dove still around in the morning at a private garden, although it has been spooked and bullied a bit by local Collared Doves! (L Spence)
Bude Marsh: 150+ Canada, 4 Pink-Footed Goose, 1 White-fronted Goose, 1 Barnacle Goose, 50 Teal, 35 Curlew and 2 Grey Heron, also 23 Oystercatcher and 42 Lapwing on the rugby pitch. (R Mudge)
St Ives Bay: 3 Balearic Shearwaters, 3 Red-throated Divers, 2 Fulmar, 1 Eider, 12 Turnstone, 16+ Cormorants, 100’s Razorbills and 8 Oystercatcher from 08:30-16:00. Also 6+ Bottlenose dolphins (1240-1310) playing energetically on north side of Island ranging between 50 m and further offshore. 5 Bottlenose (1515-1605) swimming sluggishly 200 m off watchpoint, headed out into centre of bay, turned back towards us and swam out past the NCI headland. (S Butler-Crowdy, C Dale, T Donohue & P Anstey)
Helston: Whooper Swan still at the Helston boating lake in the morning amongst many Mute Swans. (R Farnes)
Newlyn: Great Northern Diver still in harbour. Tagged Dolphin/Porpoise carcass on slipway near RNLI shed. (S Maycock) Also Black-necked Grebe still present and Black Redstart at Sandy Cove.
Drift Reservoir (members only): c50 Canada Geese in the fields with 1 Greylag and 1 hybrid. (S Maycock)
Pentewan Sands: 2 Black Redstart (m & f). (D Wright)
Helston Sewage Works: 12 Chiffchaff and 1 Firecrest. (D Wright)
St Gothian Sands LNR: 3 Shoveler still present. (F Hull)
Stithians Reservoir: 9 Goldeneye including 3 drakes, 6 Shoveler, 13 Pochard, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 46 Tufted Duck, 6 Teal, 8 Coot, 2 Wigeon, 3 Cormorant, 2 Mallard, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, single Common Gull, Pied Wagtail, Water Rail, Snipe and Song Thrush from the Stuart Hutchings hide. 2 Chiffchaffs working along the Willows opposite the hide were possibly the Siberian Chiffchaffs reported from the cut-off, but were too distant to call. (G Adams)
Bosigran Farm: 1 Barn Owl 3km SW of Zennor at Bosigran Farm. (L Scambler)
Dunveth Road, Wadebridge: 1 Tawny Owl. (D Julian)
Rosenannon Downs: 1 male Hen Harrier. (P Barlow & R Davey, per D Julian)
Kenidjack: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff and 1 Firecrest at the sewerage works.
St Just: Western Subalpine Warbler still in gardens around Princess Street TR19 7JG. Please respect the residents privacy.
Carbis Bay: Probable Arctic Tern at mid day.
Gannel Estuary: Dark-bellied Brent Goose still off the car park.
Feock: 8 Black-necked Grebes off Loe Beach.