Thursday 18th February 2016

Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 1 Great Northern Diver. Harbour: 1  juv Shag, 1 Great Northern Diver and 1 possible Little Gull. Newlyn River mouth area: 1 juv Glaucous Gull, 1 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver and 10 Turnstone. (R Veal, J Hawkey)

JHawkey_GlaucGull_180216Glaucous Gull, John Hawkey

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 1 Snipe, 3 Meadow Pipit, 3f Bullfinch, 1m Kestrel, 1f Reed Bunting, 2-3 Chiffchaff and 4 Little Grebe. (R Veal)

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

Cargenwen Reservoir: 2 juv Mute Swan, 3 Cormorant 8 Canada Goose and 3m 3f Goosander. (L Ody)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 12 Sanderling, 21 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover & 1 Purple Sandpiper at high tide, 2 Great Northern Diver & 1 Eider(m) offshore. (J Hawkey, M Palmer, R Palmer) Also 3 Firecrest.

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve,Lelant Saltings: 5 Goosander (3m, 2f), 1 juv Spoonbill, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Greenshank, 11 Grey Plover, 8 Ringed Plover and 208 Dunlin. Carnsew Basin: 1f Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Grey Plover and 1 Greenshank. Copperhouse: 1 Grey Plover, 21 Ringed Plover, 48 Dunlin, 2 Greenshank and 1 Water Pipit. Ryan’s Field: 1 juv Spoonbill, 26 Lapwing, 1 Greenshank and 1 Chiffchaff. (T Mills, MJSpicer) Also 1 Sanderling. (M Palmer, R Palmer)

Pendeen: 2 Raven, 1 Kestrel, 2 Chough. (A Hartley)

Long Rock: 50 Curlew in the flooded field behind Long Rock pool (A Hartley, M Palmer)

Perranuthnoe: 2 Grey Plover, 3 Oystercatcher, 20 Sanderling, 3 Redshank, 15 Curlew, 1 Eurasian Whimbrel and possibly the Hudsonian Whimbrel (not seen sufficiently well), 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver (A Hartley, M Elliott, M Palmer, R Palmer)

East Cornwall: Flock of 50+ Skylark, 1 m Cirl Bunting. (C Buckland)

CBuckland_CirlBunt_180216Cirl Bunting, Chris Buckland

St Erth: 17 Woodlark, 35 Stock Dove ( D Eva )

Seaton/Downderry: 17 Red-throated Diver, 8 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Crested Grebe and 1 Mediterranean Gull offshore at mid-day. Also 1 Black Redstart at Seaton. (A Payne)

Porthilly, Rock: 14 Wigeon (H Wilkins)

Mousehole: 4 Great Norther Diver  and 1 Fulmar. (M Palmer, R Palmer)

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

St Ives: prob Albatross sp west past The Island yesterday @ 1300. 4 Great Northern Diver from Smeaton’s Pier; 1 m Black Redstart at the NCI Lookout.

Tintagel: 1 Black Redstart.

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 redhead Smew still.

Dozmary Pool: 1 Lesser Scaup again. (D Julian)

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