Sunday 8th February 2015

Maenporth: 1 King Eider present still. In the valley 3 drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Firecrest, 1 Treecreeper and 2 Nuthatch. (D Eva + B Mellow)

BMellow_Firecrest_080215Firecrest, Brian Mellow

St Erth: 2 Lapwing, 3 Med Gull and 3 Common Gull feeding on recently sprayed field with c380 Black-headed Gull, 20 Herring Gull, 1 Buzzard and 1 Pheasant. (MJ Spicer)

Colliford Reservoir/Dozmary Pool Webs: 83 Canada Goose, 1 Cormorant, 26 Teal, 6 Mallard, 5 Tufted Duck, 2 Goldeneye, 1 Little Grebe, 32 Golden Plover, 6 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 30 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 14 Black-headed Gull, 3 Buzzard, 3 Raven, 35 Carrion Crow, 38 Jackdaw, 7 Magpie, 10 Stock Dove, 238 Starling, 4 Blackbird, 8 Fieldfare, 3 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Wren, 4 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 1 Blue Tit and 12 Chaffinch. (90% ice cover on Dozmary Pool) (DAConway)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull. (M Elliott) 2 ad  Yellow-legged Gull,  7 Mediterranean Gull,  1 m.  Goosander,  m & f Pintail. (C Barnard) Copperhouse Creek: 1 Water Pipit again. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St Ives Bay:  1000+ feeding Gannets. (C Barnard)

Drift Reservoir, (members only): 1 1w Ring-billed Gull, presumed same bird as above. (B Hibbet, M Ahmad) Also 1 m Mandarin, 2 Greylag and 1 Bar-headed Goose. (T Mills)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 9 Mallard, 1 f Gadwall, 94 Teal, 2 Cormorant, 1 Bittern, 11 Grey Heron, 3 Little Grebe, 25 Moorhen, 2 Snipe, 3 Curlew and 2 Stonechat. (DK Parker) Also 2 Water Rail, 2 Chiffchaff and 1 Little Egret. (T Mills)

TMIlls_WaterRail_080215Water Rail, Tony Mills

Marazion, Little London: 1 Water Pipit. (R Butts)

Mount’s Bay, off Longrock carpark: 1 ad Pacific Diver, 4 Great Northern Diver and 1 Slavonian Grebe offshore. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Penzance, Chyandour: c20 Sanderling and 2 Ringed Plover. (R Butts)

Gerrans Bay, Pendower Beach: 10 Black-throated Diver, 3 Great Northern Diver and 2 Chough. (R Augarde, D Chaney, S Perfect + G Adams) Messack Point: 2 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Great Northern Diver and 15 Black-necked Grebe. (D Hall)

Black-throated Diver video by Richard Augarde

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Chough, Richard Augarde

Torpoint, Jupiter Point: 1 Black-necked Grebe and 2 Little Grebe. (R Smaldon)

Mylor Churchtown: 15 Buzzard together and 40 Lapwing over. Yacht Club valley: 2 Bullfinch and 3 Redwing. (K Dalziel)

Kennack Sands, Gwendreath Valley: 1 Marsh Harrier over. (P Bedford)

Lerryn: 1 Chiffchaff in garden. (J Parfitt)

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JParfitt_Chiffchaff3_080215 JParfitt_Chiffchaff4_080215Chiffchaff, Jeff Parfitt

Crowdy Reservoir WeBS: 23 Teal, 11 Mallard, 2 Tufted Duck, 56 Canada Geese, 88 Herring Gull, 46 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Black-headed Gull, 81+ Lapwing, 1 Peregrine, 1 Merlin and 1 Pied Wagtail. Crowdy Woodland and nearby fields: 1 Sparrowhawk, 4+ Siskin, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Mistle Thrush, 1 Buzzard, 1 Fieldfare, several Raven, 1 Tawny Owl and 1 Kestrel. (B Craven)

Boscastle, Trevelga: 250+ Guillemots on Short Island ledges and close by, also 4 Chiffchaffs and 1 Sparrowhawk.  (B Craven)

Falmouth, Swanpool: 1 Long-tailed Duck again.  (Sennen Cove Birdwatching) Castle Beach: 1 m Black Redstart. (B Mellow)

BMellow_BlackRed_080215Black Redstart, Brian Mellow

Turnaware Point: 1 Redshank, 1 Kingfisher, 2+ Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker (h), 2 Common Gull and c150 Lapwing in flight. (D Chaney, S Perfect + G Adams)

St Just in Roseland: 1 Whimbrel, 3 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 4 Curlew, 2 Little Egret, and in the Carrick Roads, 27 Black-necked Grebe, 3+ Gret Northern Diver and 8 Red-breasted Merganser. (D Chaney, S Perfect + G Adams)

Malpas toTruro: 20+ Shelduck, 15+ Black-tailed Godwit and 1 Mediterranean Gull. (D Chaney, S Perfect + G Adams)

Newquay, Porth Island: 1 Chough. (C Deaville)

Hannafore Point: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (D Clegg)

Men-an-Tol: 2 ringtail Hen Harrier at 17:40. (L Proctor)

Trewey Common: 1 f Peregrine and  1 ringtail Hen Harrier. (P Smale)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Water Rail. (B Mellow) 

BMellow_WaterRail_080215Water Rail, Brian Mellow

Crowan: Fieldfares and Redwings. (B Mellow)

BMellow_Fieldfare_080215Fieldfares and Redwing, Brian Mellow

Carrick Roads: 2 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Great Northern Diver, 15 Black-necked Grebe from Messack Point, Roseland. (D Hall)

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