Tuesday 16th February 2016

Late news, 11/2, Looe Island: First active Cormorant nest for 2016 recorded. (D Spooner)

Late news, 15/2, Looe Island: 1 House Martin. (C. Lewis)

Late news, 15/2, Minions: c250 Golden Plover and 2 Raven. (D Spooner)

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Late news 15/2, Towan Head: 25 Turnstone and 7 Purple Sandpiper. (M Lammas)

East Looe seafront: 2 Black Redstart. (D Spooner)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Water Pipit, (M & T Hasdell)

Davidstow/Crowdy area: 1 Raven over, c200 Golden Plover and c.170 Lapwing. Also 30+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull and 1 Cormorant on the reservoir. (B Bryne, H Kendall)

Argal Reservoir : 3 Great-crested Grebe, 11 Tufted Duck and 1 Firecrest. ( D Eva )

College Reservoir: 2 Great-crested Grebe, 12 Tufted Duck and 20 Coot. ( D Eva)

Stithian’s Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe and 4 Goldeneye. ( D Eva)

Mousehole, St Clement’s Isle: 1 1w American Herring Gull at the roost again. (M Ahmad)

Towan Head: 1 Great Northern Diver and 1 Black Redstart. (M Lammas)

Bude: 12 Turnstone, 3 Oystercatcher, 3 Mute Swan, 130+ Black-headed Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Grey Wagtail, 6 Teal, 40+ Lapwing, 1 Song Thrush and 2 Wren (H Wilkins)

Cape Cornwall Golf Course: 1 Red Kite at 9.00 drifted north. (P Fraser)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Carnsew Basin: 1 Great Northern Diver, 5 Little Grebe and 10 Grey Plover. Harbour: 1 redhead Goosander and 1 juv Shag. Ryans Field; 1 Spoonbill, 75 Lapwing and 3 Long-tailed Tit. Lelant Saltings: 2 juv Shag, 1 sum plum ad Mediterranean Gull. High tide roost by old quay inn: 1 Water Pipit with 20 Rock Pipit, 10 Grey Plover (same birds as Carnsew), only 3 Teal, 75 Dunlin, 100 Redshank, 3 Goosander (1m 2f). (R Veal)

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Marazion Marsh: 1 juv Marsh Harrier and 118 Teal. (MJ Spicer) Also 2 Little Egret, 1 Common Buzzard and 2 Grey Heron (A Hartley)

Men-an-Tol: 1 ring-tail Hen Harrier, 48 Golden Plover and c200 Redwing. (MJ Spicer)

Perranuthnoe, Trenow Cove: 11am -12.00: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel, 1 Eurasian Whimbrel, 17 Curlew, 5 Oystercatcher, 2 Redshank, 1 Kestrel, 1 Fulmar and 5 Black-throated Diver offshore, also mixed flocks of c200 Linnet and Chaffinch. (M Greenhalgh, T Mills) Then between 1pm and 2pm – 10+ Turnstone, 2 Oystercatchers, 1 Redshank, 4 Curlew.  (A Hartley)

Pendeen: 2 Raven, 2 Buzzard and 1 Kestrel (A Hartley)

Lizard Village: 1 Rose-coloured Starling (R&J Teague)

Newlyn Harbour: 1 Glaucous Gull and 1 Manx Shearwater amongst many gulls and a few Gannets followed fishing boat to harbour (R&J Teague) Sandy Cove: 1 Firecrest (R&J Teague)

Veryan Bay (Dodman to Portloe): 42 Black-throated Diver and 9 Great Northern Diver. (S Rowe)

Germans Bay: 1 Chough. (S Rowe)

Polgigga: 1 juv Iceland Gull following plough at Arden Sawah.

Marazion: 1 very early Willow Warbler at Plain an Gwarry.

St Ives: 1 Black-throated Diver and 5 Great Northern Diver from NCI Lookout.

Ponsanooth Sewage Works: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still.

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Spoonbill again.

Helston, Trenethick Parc: 1 Black Redstart (G Adams)

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