Monday 15th February 2016

Late news, 14/2, Pelynt: 1 Barn Owl, flying over a hedge on the B3359 south of the village of Pelynt near Ashen Cross Farm, map ref SX209539. (D Thorpe)

Gerrans Bay: 10 Black-throated Diver and 1 drake Common Scoter ( D. Eva)

Porthcurnick: 1 Black Redstart ( D. Eva )

Perranuthnoe, Boat Cove: 2 Purple Sandpiper, flock of 12 Little Egret and 2 Chiffchaff. Trenow Cove: c50 Sanderling, 3 Dunlin, c40 Curlew and 1 Mediterranean Gull. (R Veal) Also 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel. (J Lander)

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

Crowlas: 3 Raven, 1 Sparrowhawk and 120 Golden Plover over. (R Veal)

The Lizard village: 1 Rose-coloured Starling still present. (I Webster)

IWebster_RosyStarling_150216Rose-coloured Starling, Ian Webster

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 1 juv Marsh Harrier over Longrock Pool early morning and again early afternoon over main marsh. Also 2 Bittern, 6 Grey Heron, 3 Snipe, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Mute Swan, 2 Greylag, 82 Teal, 6 Mallard, 7 Little Grebe, 1 Bittern, 2 Little Egret, 10 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 2 Cetti’s Warbler and 4 Chiffchaff. (L Proctor, C Barnard, D Parker, I Webster, M Spicer, T Mills)

 LProctor_MHarrier5_150216Marsh Harrier, Linton Proctor LProctor_MHarrier3_150216 Marsh Harrier, Linton Proctor LProctor_MHarrier1_150216Marsh Harrier, Linton Proctor
IWebster_MHarrier2_150216Marsh Harrier, Ian Webster IWebster_MHarrier_150216Marsh Harrier, Ian Webster
Eurasian Teal group flying in to Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve, Cornwall, England, UK.Teal, Tony Mills

Marazion: 1 juv Glaucous Gull on Little Hogus. (C.Barnard)

Long Rock: 26 Curlew, 1 Lapwing and 1 Skylark in Glossy Ibis field. (D Parker)

Charlestown: 1 f Blackcap. ( D Hastilow )

DHastilow_Blackcap_150216Blackcap, David Hastilow

Newlyn, Tolcarne: 2 Black Redstart (male & female type), 2 Grey Wagtail & 6+ Rock Pipit on the rocks (Adam Hartley, L Proctor) Harbour: 1 juv Glaucous Gull and 1 Great Northern Diver. (A Hartley, T Mills)

TMills_GlaucGull_150216Glaucous Gull, Tony Mills

Penzance: 1 Peregrine over Lidden area. (T Mills)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Lelant Saltings: 1 imm Spoonbill. (L Proctor)

Tresillian River: 1 m Goldeneye, 5 Greenshank, 1 Kingfisher and 11+ Little Egret. (A Nicholson)

Pendeen: 2 Ravens, 6 Chough, 1 Kestrel. Pendeen Watch: mixed flock of Gannets & Kittiwakes feeding offshore with steady passage of Auks past. (A Hartley)

Lower Tamar Lake: 15 Goosander, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Bullfinch, 12 Redwing, 4 Great Black-back Gull, 7 Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Reed Bunting and 1 Sparrowhawk. On Both feeders, 3 Willow Tit, 3 Marsh Tit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch. 2 Greenfinch and 2 Long-tailed Tit. (R Mudge)

The Rumps: 2 Peregrine + 1 Harbour Porpoise. ( M Taylor).

Downderry: 1 m Black Redstart this morning. (A Payne)

Millbrook: 1 Red Kite flew over at 1230 and drifted north. (A Payne)

Cargenwen Reservoir: 2 juv Mute Swan, 14 Teal, 2 Great-crested Grebe, 8 Canada Goose and 1m 2f Goosander. (L Ody)

Roseland Peninsula: 5 Cirl Bunting. (R Farnes)

RFarnes_CirlBunt5_150216Cirl Bunting, Rod Farnes RFarnes_CirlBunt_150216Cirl Bunting, Rod Farnes

St Ives: 3 summer plumaged + 2 1w Mediterranean Gull, 1 Kestrel, 150 Dunlin and 4 Great Northern Diver from the NCI Lookout.

Dozmary Pool: 1 Lesser Scaup again.

Stithian’s Reservoir:  1 Slavonian Grebe off Carmenellis Causeway again.

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