Saturday 28th February 2015

Helston, Coverack Bridges: 1 1w probable Kumlein’s Gull seen in flight. (M Grantham, S Bury)

Coverack: 1 1w Iceland Gull and 1 1w Glaucous Gull. (J Selby)

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Kynance Cove: 1m Dartford Warbler. (G Adams)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 m Shoveler and 1 Coot. (MJ Spicer)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 4 Gadwall (2prs), 3 Wigeon, 6 Mediterranean Gull (2x 1st: 1x 2nd:3x ad), 5 Common Gull, 1 dk Mandarin and 1 Bar-headed Goose. (J Hawkey)

Newquay, Gannel Estuary: 1 1w Little Gull this morning, 13 Wigeon, 2 Greenshank and 4 Redshank. (S Rowe)

Gulval: 1 Little Bunting again. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull and 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull. (M Elliott)

Maenporth: 1 1w m King Eider, 1 f Eider and 1 Slavonian Grebe.

Mount’s Bay: 1 ad Pacific Diver again off Penzance harbour.

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Friday 27th February 2015

Rinsey Head: 3 Chough. (R Teague)

Newquay, Gannel Estuary: 1 1w Iceland Gull. (M Lammas) Newquay Bay: 700 Herring Gull, 400 Black-headed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 12 Common Gull. (S Rowe)

Wadebridge, Camel Trail: 1 Dotterel, c5000 Golden Plover, c700 Lapwing, c1000 Dunlin, c100 Curlew, 50 Grey Plover, c50 Ringed Plover, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, c200 Redshank, 20 Mute Swan, 3 Shelduck and 1 Grey Wagtail. (MJ Spicer, T Mills)

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Gerrans Bay: 11 Black-throated Diver, 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Razorbill, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Chough and 2 Raven. (J St Ledger)

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Trevose Head: 9 Corn Bunting plus 1w male Merlin. (A McKechnie, B Dodd)

Gulval: 1 Little Bunting again. (J Swann)

Falmouth, town: 1 -2 Black Redstart in Beacon Road again. (S Perfect)

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Thursday 26th February 2015

Penzance, Chyandour cliff: 3 imm/f Black Redstart. (P St Pierre)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 4 Mediterranean Gull (3x1st w: 1x 2nd w), 4 Common Gull, 2 Gadwall (pr), 1 Bar-headed Goose, 152 Canada Geese (including any hybrids) and 1 Greylag Goose. (J Hawkey)

Newquay, Gannel Estuary: 2 f American Wigeon and 19 Wigeon. (S Rowe)

Gulval: 1 Little Bunting again. (A McKechnie)

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Traboe: 1 Hooded Crow. (A Williams)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 239 Curlew, 9 Shelduck, 43 Wigeon, 15+ Teal, 130+ Herring Gull, 164 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 22 Great Black-backed Gull, 40+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Buzzard, 1 Little Egret, 15 Carrion Crow and 1 Pied Wagtail and Meadow Pipit. Copperhouse Creek: 1 Little Egret, 11 Herring Gull, 2 Curlew, 56 Wigeon, 1 m Goosander, 1 Grey Heron, 12 Shelduck, 2 Redshank, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Robin and singles of Blackbird Wren and Carrion Crow. (P Freestone)

Gwithian: 5 Canada Geese, 2 Carrion Crow, 8 Tufted Duck, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Mallard, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Shelduck and 1 Magpie. Offshore: 10+ Gannet, 3 Kittiwake, 10+ Shag, 40+ Herring Gull, 1 Fulmar and 1 Cormorant. (P Freestone)

Falmouth, Town: 1 Black Redstart in Beacon Road again. (S Perfect) Swanpool: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull and 1 Long-tailed Duck again.

Camel Estuary, Tregunna: 1 Dotterel, 50+ Lapwing and 1 Golden Plover.

Maenporth: 1 King Eider again.

Trevose Head, Boobys Bay: 1 Glaucous Gull. (A Hockey)

Devoran, Tallacks: 1 Sandwich Tern. (M May)

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Wednesday 25th February 2015

Late news, 20/2, Newquay, Gannel Estuary: 1 f American Wigeon. (S Rowe)

SRowe_AWigeon_250215American Wigeon, Steve Rowe

Late news, 24/2, Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings (morning high tide): 17 Wigeon, 15 Teal, 1m Goosander, 21 Oystercatcher, 23 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Cormorant, 80+ Dunlin, 8 Shelduck, 5 Greenshank, 11 Redshank, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 88 Black-headed Gull, 247 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull (including red ringed bird W:037), 4 Woodpigeon, 4 Meadow Pipit, 20+ Herring Gull (including black ringed bird 420), 7 Chaffinch, 1 Wren, 4 Carrion Crow, 2 Robin, 1 Magpie,1 Blue Tit, 2 Blackbird, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Plover and 1 Raven. Ryan’s Field: 18 Lapwing, 1 Cormorant, 1 Greenfinch, 14 Redshank, 23 Curlew, 78 Dunlin, 3 Shelduck, 1 Little Egret, 1 Dunnock, 1 Black-headed Gull and 6 Herring Gull. Copperhouse Creek: 1 Water Pipit, 4 Rock Pipit, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail, 4 Curlew, 3 Mallard, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Buzzard, 2 Blue Tit, 5 Goldfinch, 3 Magpie, 1 Carrion Crow, 7 Jackdaw, 92 Woodpigeon, 1 Pied Wagtail, 4 Blackbird, 3 (m+2f) Blackcap, 2 Snipe, 1 Little Egret, 269 Wigeon, 340 Teal, 38 Black-headed Gull, 1 Grey Plover, 19 Shelduck, 121 Herring Gull, 55 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 12 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Wren, 1 Robin, 30+ Rook, 3 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 4 Chaffinch, 2 Long-tailed Tit and 3 Little Grebe. (P Freestone)

Late news, 24/2, Gwithian:Magpie, 8 Tufted Duck, 17 Curlew, 8 Mallard 8 including female on nest, 4 Raven, 30+ Starling, 21 Canada Goose, 2 Mute Swan, 24 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 42 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Teal, 75 Herring Gull, 13 Black-headed Gull, 1m Shoveller, 2 Skylark, 4 Wren, 20+ Carrion Crow, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Fulmar, 12 Oystercatcher, 300+ Gannet offshore, 150+ Kittiwake offshore, Shag (not counted), 1 Guillemot, 2 Cormorant, 2 Buzzard, 2 Blackbird, 1 Dunnock, 3+ Chaffinch, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Song Thrush, 40+ Rook, 1 Kestrel, 4 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Goldcrest. (P Freestone)

Late news, 24/2, Falmouth, Swanpool: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull. (M Lockyear)

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Late news, 24/2, Marazion: 1 ad Ring-billed Gull. (M Lockyear)

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Bude breakwater: 2 Purple Sandpiper and 15 Turnstone. (H Kendall)

Camel Trail – Wadebridge to Tregenna Bridge: 1 Dotterel (ad w, loosely associating with 1500 Golden Plover), 1 Green Sandpiper, 12 Bullfinch, 7 Goosander, 1 Otter and 1 Grey Seal. (G Berti, J Humphries et al)

 Canonstown: 1 Buzzard with Rook prey in private garden. (J Munday)

JMunday_Buzzard_250215Buzzard, John Munday

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern and 1 Sparrowhawk. (A James)

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Bittern, Alan James

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Mallard, Alan James

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Sparrowhawk, Alan James

St Ives: 2 colour-ringed Herring Gull, 1 marked W195. (K Dalziel)

Bosporthennis: 1 Jack Snipe flushed. (S Cox)

Penzance: 1 ad Pacific Diver offshore Albert Pier. (M Elliott)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 juv Iceland Gull and 1 Yellow-legged Gull. (M Elliott)

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Tuesday 24th February 2015

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 m Goosander, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit and 4 Mediterranean Gull. (S Turner)

Maenporth: 1 1w King Eider (male), 1 Eider (female) and 2 Great Northern Diver. (G Prescott, S Perfect, J St Ledger)

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King Eider, John St Ledger

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Coverack: 1 1w Glaucous Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull ( 1ad + 1 1w), 5+ Lesser Black-backed Gull and 8 Turnstone. (P Tongue, R Farnes, T McGowan, T Mills)

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Marazion Marsh RSPB: 8 Mute Swan including 2 young, 2 Canada Geese, 2 hybrid geese, 7 Mallard, 37 Teal, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 6 Grey Heron, 3 Little Grebe, 19 Moorhen, 6 Snipe, 2 Stonechat, 5+ Chiffchaff and 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 1 ad Ring-billed Gull reported. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Gwallon: 1 Mistle Thrush. (DK Parker)

St Erth: c20 Stock Dove, 8 Skylark, 3 Raven and 1 Mistle Thrush. (DK Parker)

Tregilliowe Farm: 2 Little Grebe, 3 Moorhen, 10+ Pheasant, 1 Sparrowhawk, c150 Golden Plover over, 1 Green Woodpecker, 5+ Raven and c200 Chaffinch. (DK Parker)

Plain-an-Gwarry: 21 Greylag feeding in crop fields. (DK Parker)

Ponsanooth Sewage Works: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (R Wilkins)

Carnon Downs Sewage Works: 2 Firecrest. (R Wilkins)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Water Rail, 1 Reed Bunting, 6+ Lesser Black-backed Gull, Long-tailed Tits and Goldfinches. (R Farnes)

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Reed Bunting, Rod Farnes

Penzance: 1 Pacific Diver reported and 2 Great Northern Diver. (M Elliott)

Gulval: 1 Little Bunting again. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Falmouth, Swanpool: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull and 1 Long-tailed Duck still. (G Prescott, S Perfect, D Chaney)

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Monday 23rd February 2015

Late news, 22/2, Stithians Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 12 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Goldeneye (female), 10 Teal, 15 Lapwing, 1 Water Rail,1 Grey Wagtail and 4 Reed Bunting. (J St Ledger)

Late news 22/02 Maenporth: 1 1w m King Eider still. (S Rogers)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 30+ Mediterranean Gull (inc 20 adults). (S Turner)

Gulval: 1 Little Bunting still. (S Turner)

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STurner_LBunting3_230215Little Bunting STurner_LBunting4_230215Steve Turner

Maenporth: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Peregrine Falcon. No sign of King Eider between 8.30 to 9.30am. (J St Ledger) Later, 1 1w m King Eider. (B Field, S Cox)

JStLedger_Peregrine_230215Peregrine, John St Ledger

Falmouth, Swanpool: 1 Ring-billed Gull, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Great Crested Grebe and 1 Water Rail. (J St Ledger, B Field) Town: 1 Black Redstart in Beacon Road again. (S Perfect)

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Water Rail, John St Ledger

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Long-tailed Duck, John St Ledger

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Coverack: 1 juv Glaucous Gull and 1 Merlin. (S Bury)

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Glaucous Gull, Steve Bury

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Roseland: 2 Chough again: (D+J Hall)

Newquay, Gannel Estuary: 1 f American Wigeon and 1 juv Glaucous Gull.

St Columb Major: 1 m Sparrowhawk in garden. (J Mankelow)

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Sunday 22nd February 2015

Falmouth: 1 Black Redstart in Beacon Road. (S Perfect)

Swanpool: 1 Ring-billed Gull. (R Augarde – video, R Wilkins)

Coverack: 1 juv Kumlien’s Gull,1 juv Glaucous Gull and 1 2w Yellow-legged Gull. (R Augarde – videos, R Wilkins, M Elliott)

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