Saturday 24th January 2015

Late news, 20 – 22/1, Report from a visiting birder: Tuesday 20th St Mawes Boat Yard Quay Percuil River:  6 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 1 m Blackcap, 1 Dartford Warbler (also appeared to be coming to feeder). Field at end of footpath before climbing away from river: 1 Song Thrush, Flock of Linnet. Over hill to main road: 8 Mistle Thrush. St Just Pool: 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 3 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Red-necked Grebe. Undisclosed location: 11 Cirl Bunting (one with colour-ringed – right leg: red over green, left leg: red over white). Journey back to St Mawes: 1 Whimbrel. Wednesday 21st Padstow Harbour:  1 Kingfisher. Healey’s Cider Farm: 1 Yellow-legged Gull (on post in entrance to farm). St Mawes Beach area: 1 Whimbrel and 1 Rock Pipit. Thursday 22nd Falmouth, Castle Beach: Diver species x 1 (Too far out to identify just with the bins), 3 Crested Grebe. Bushes and rocks below view point: 1m + 1f Black Redstart, 1m + 1f Stonechat (both species being constantly harassed by a photographer who appeared as if he wanted to get them on the end of his ‘ Jodrel Bank type’ lens.) Harbour: 1 Little Gull. (M Thorn)

Truro River: 3 Avocet, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 30 Black-tailed Godwit and 100 Dunlin. (D Eva)

College Reservoir: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Scaup. (D Eva)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe still present. (D Eva) plus 2 Goldeneye, other waterfowl as usual, although didn’t see any Shoveler. Feeders: 1 Water Rail, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Reed Bunting, 9 Long-tailed Tit, 12 Redwing with 4 Snipe and 14 Teal from S Hide. (D Chaney + S Perfect)

Tresillian: 1 Spotted Redshank, 7 Greenshank, 2 Siskin, 4 Bullfinch and 1 Peregrine Falcon. (J St Ledger)

Calenick Creek: 3 Avocet. (J St Ledger)

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Polwheveral Creek and Stream: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 4+ Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4+ Long-tailed Tit, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Greenshank and 2 Shelduck. (A Pay and G Adams)

Coverack: 1 Glaucous Gull. (P Tongue) Plus 1 ad Kumlien’s Gull and 3+ Glaucous Gull. (T Blunden)

Helston Boating Lake: 1 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Whooper Swan. (D Wright)

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Hayle Estuary RSPB: Lelant Saltings: 1 2w Caspian Gull (M Elliott + MJ Spicer) Also 1 Mediterranean Gull (T Mills), 1 1w Ring-billed Gull. (M Elliott) Copperhouse Creek: 1 Water Pipit again. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

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Carbis Bay: 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Red-necked Grebe and 6 Razorbill. (DK Parker + MJ Spicer)

Amalveor: 1 rt Hen Harrier, 1 Dartford Warbler, 1 Woodcock and 45 Golden Plover. (I Webster)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan, 17 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 21 Teal, 7 Grey Heron, 1 Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 4 Little Grebe, 18 Moorhen, 3 Snipe, 2 Stonechat, 3 Chiffchaff and 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (DK Parker)

Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 1 Slavonian Grebe and 1 f Black Redstart. Harbour: 1 Raven. Creeping Lane: 1 Firecrest. (T Mills)

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Newquay, Gannel Estuary: 2 f American Wigeon, 59 Wigeon, 2 Greenshank, 7 Redshank and 40 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (S Rowe)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, c40 Mallard, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 9 Common Gull, 130 Black-headed Gull, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Firecrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 11 Coot and 4 Moorhen. (S Rowe)

Penzance: 1 Pacific Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 4 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver offshore. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Marazion: Raft of Common Scoter. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Falmouth, Swanpool: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Green Woodpecker (h), 2 Water Rail (including one catching a fish in the stream!), 1 Kingfisher (h) and 2 Raven over. (D Chaney + S Perfect) Town: 1 Black Redstart in Berkeley Cottages. Swanpool beach and offshore: 16 Turnstone, 3 Rock Pipit, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Guillemot, 70+ Shag and 15 Fulmar on cliffs. (D Chaney + S Perfect) Pendennis: 2 Whimbrel, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Great Northern Diver in the Carrick Roads and 3 Slavonian Grebe. (D Chaney + S Perfect)

Dozmary Pool: 1 Lesser Scaup still.

Torpoint, Kingsmill Lake: 1 m American Wigeon. (P Stidwill)

Penryn river:1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Greenshank, Redshanks, Curlew and half a dozen Teal. (S Perfect)

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