Thursday 4th February 2016

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Late news, 3/2, Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 2 Common Scoter. (P Smale)

Penzance, Chyandour: 11.00 and 12.00 a mixed flock of 20 Ringed Plover, 19 Sanderling and 9 Dunlin. At 14.30 another mixed flock (presumably part of the earlier sighting) was at the side of Jubilee Pool (9 Ringed Plover, 7 Sanderling and 4 Dunlin) with 3+ Purple Sandpiper and 4 Turnstone. (J Lander) Also 1 m Eider off Bus Station. (P Freestone)

Long Rock: 1 Glossy Ibis still present. (M Silk, G Swan, P Freestone)

Marazion beach: 1 juv Glaucous Gull. (M Silk, G Swan, C Barnard) Little London – Trenow Cove:Pacific Diver, 3+ Black-throated Diver, 6 Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver and 1 Whimbrel on rocks. (M Silk, G Swan, C Barnard)

Truro: 1 f Brambling in garden. (D Jenkins)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Ryan’s Field: 1 juv Peregrine (ringed as a nestling by the West Cornwall Ringing Group last June, this is the first recorded sighting since then), 1 Firecrest, 3 Chiffchaff and 1 Grey Wagtail. (A James, B Porter) Also 26 Lapwing (one recently killed by a Peregrine left in front of the hide) 1 Snipe, 2 Raven flew south, 4 Redshank. The bushes by the Eric Grace memorial hide contained Chaffinch, Wren, Long-tailed Tit, 2 Blue Tit, Goldcrest, 4 Dunnock and Blackbird. (P Freestone) Estuary: 85 Curlew, 16 Dunlin, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 30+ Wigeon, 3 Little Egret, 1 Spoonbill, 270+ Herring Gull, 60+ Great Black-backed Gull, 60+ Lesser Black-backed Gull, 160+ Black-headed Gull, 10 Mediterranean Gull, 40+ Teal and 8 Shelduck. (P Freestone, B Porter) Carnsew Pool: 1 Great Northern Diver still present, also 8 Little Grebe, 3 Oystercatcher, 4 Curlew, 2 Shag, 2 Little Egret and 2 Wigeon. (P Freestone) Copperhouse Creek: 30 Dunlin, 9 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Linnet, 14 Redshank, 118 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Little Egret, 20+ Wigeon and 40+ Woodpigeon flew south. (P Freestone)

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Drift Reservoir, (members only): 1 1w Ring-billed Gull. Also 16 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 68 Herring Gull, 15 Mallard, 180+ Black-headed Gull, 6 Tufted Duck, 3 Cormorant and 1 Muscovy Duck. (P Freestone)

Bude: 11 Turnstone, 16 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Cormorant and 5 Long-tailed Tit. (H Wilkins)

Seaton, Keveral Beach: 13 Red-throated Diver and 1 Black-throated Diver. (C&J Hannaford)

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 1 Bittern. (A James)

AJames_Bittern1_040216Bittern, Alan James AJames_Bittern2_040216Bittern, Alan James

Portscatho: 3 Red-necked Grebe off groyne + 1 Mediterranean Gull and Grey Seal (T Wilson)

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel still with 1 Eurasian Whimbrel at Boat Cove. (C Barnard, P Smale, M Ahmad)

Hudsonian Whimbrel Boat Cove Cornwall 04-02-2016 M AhmadHudsonian Whimbrel, M Ahmad

St Levan: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at Grey Gables. (M Wallace)

Newlyn harbour: 1 juv Glaucous Gull again. (M Ahmad)

Glaucous Gull Newyln Harbour Cornwall 04-02-2016 M AhmadGlaucous Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

St Ives, island: 5+ Dolphin. (A Exelby)

Nanjizal: Yellow-browed Warbler and a tristis Chiffchaff still, both ringed last year. (KA Wilson)

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