Wednesday 18th February 2015

Late news, 17/2, Tamar Birdwatching Cruise: c150 Avocet and 1 Spoonbill on Rat Island. (B Taggart)

Newquay, Gannel Estuary: 2 f American Wigeon and 1 1w Glaucous Gull. (D Eva) Also 29 Wigeon, 2 Greenshank, 7 Redshank, 15 Oystercatcher and 1 Firecrest. (S Rowe)

Maenporth: 1 m King Eider, 1 f Eider and 3 Stonechat. (R Evershed, J Hawkey) also 2 Mediterranean Gull and 2 Slavonian Grebe. (A Hartley, M Bailey), plus 2 Raven and 1 Red-throated Diver.  (J St Ledger)

JStLedger_KingEider1_180215King Eider JStLedger_KingEider2_180215John St Ledger

Mount’s Bay: 1 ad Pacific Diver 1 Black-throated Diver and 4 Great Northern Diver. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Gerrans Bay, Pendower beach: 1 ad Pacific Diver15 Black-throated Diver, 1 Red-necked Grebe and 1 Common Scoter. (S Votier)

SVotier_PacificDiver_180215Pacific Diver, Steve Votier

Veryan Bay: 35 Black-throated Diver, 12 Great Northern Diver, 2 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Common Scoter. (S Votier)

Caerhays Castle: 1 Water Pipit. (S Votier)

Falmouth, Swanpool: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull, 1 Long-tailed Duck and 1 ad Mediterranean Gull. (A Hartley, J Hawkey, M Bailey)

Carrick Roads (from Mylor harbour): 26 Black-necked Grebe, 9 Red-breasted Merganser and 4 Black-throated Diver. (J Hawkey)

Coverack: 11w Kumliens Gull, 1 juv Glaucous Gull 1 ad/w Mediterranean Gull, 4 Yellow – legged Gull (1x 2nd w and 3 adults), 2-3000 gulls, Gannets & seals feeding on plentiful supply of small fish in bay. (J Hawkey, S Kolodziejski)

SKolodziejski_KumleinsGull_180215Kumlien’s Gull, Steve Kolodziejski

Helford River: 1 Greenshank. (M Bailey) Budock Vean: 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Greenshank and 5 Shelduck. (D Chaney, S Perfect)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 8 Mute Swan including 2 young, 2 Canada Geese, 13 Greylag, 6 Mallard, 1 f Gadwall, 23 Teal, 2 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 7 Grey Heron, 3 Little Grebe, 15 Moorhen, 2 Oystercatcher and 3 Snipe. (DK Parker)

Trevose Head: 7 Lapland Bunting (in earth field above Coastguard cottages), 12 Corn Bunting, c.250 Skylark, c100 Linnet, 40 Chaffinch, 1 Iceland Gull (1st winter) flew towards Constantine. (S Rowe)

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

Porthgwarra: 1 Firecrest. (M Wallace)

Truro: 1 Great White Egret reported flying south along Truro River towards Malpas, 1.5km south of Truro.. (D Chaney, S Perfect)

Carnon Downs Sewage Works: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, c20 Chiffchaff (including 2 ‘pale’ birds), 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting, 15+ Pied Wagtail and 1 possible (heard once only) Yellow-browed Warbler. (D Chaney, S Perfect)

Devoran, Tallack’s Creek: 1 Spotted Redshank, 200+ Redshank (1 leucistic Redshank), 3+ Greenshank, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 20+ Black-tailed Godwit and 2 distant Red-breasted Merganser. (D Chaney, S Perfect)

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