Thursday 25th February 2016

Cape Cornwall: 1 White-billed Diver, 09:45-11:15, (N Wheatley), also 8 Red-throated Diver and 2 Great Northern Diver. (N Wheatley, C Moore, P Fraser, B Dodd, T Mills)

Looe rivers (estuary) high tide WeBS count: c120 Black-headed Gull, 1 Buzzard, 8 Canada Goose, 5 Common Sandpiper, 2 Cormorant, 10 Curlew, 20 Great Black-backed Gull, 9 Grey Heron (with at least 7 active nests), 1 Grey Wagtail, c70 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 11 Little Egret, 3 Little Grebe, 22 Mallard, 1 Moorhen, 6 Mute Swan, 13 Oystercatcher, 5 Redshank and 6 Shelduck. (D Spooner) Also 2 Slavonian Grebe offshore with a large pod of dolphin, presumed Common Dolphin. (C Buckland)

Bude: 15 Oystercatcher, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 2 Goldfinches (H Wilkins)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 juv Iceland Gull. (T Mcgowan) Also 1 juv Glaucous Gull reported.

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 8 Canada Goose, 2 Greylag Goose and 19 Curlew. (A James)

AJames_CanadaGeese_250216Canada Geese, Alan James AJames_Curlew_250216Curlew, Alan James

Helston, Loe Pool: 5 Goosander. Loe Bar (offshore): 1 Balearic Shearwater, 36 Diver spp. (most too distant to ID, but at least 5 Red-throated and 8 Black-throated). (I Maclean)

Charlestown: 1 f Blackcap. ( D Hastilow)

Millbrook Lake: 3 Red-breasted Merganser. (R Napp)

RNapp_RBMerg_250216Red-breasted Merganser, Rick Napp.

College Reservoir: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 4 Mallard, 11 Tufted Duck, 1 f Goldeneye, 2 Great Crested Grebe (displaying), 2 Grey Heron, 12 Coot, 1 Woodcock, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Marsh Tit, c7 Chiffchaff (1 singing) and 2 Jay. (DK Parker)

Helston: 1 ad Whooper Swan on the boating pool, also 2w Mediterranean Gull and 21 Tufted Duck. (DK Parker)

Botallack: 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Chough and numerous Porpoise. (DK Parker, T Mills, B Dodd)

Bartinney: 3 Grey Heron, 1 Water Rail, 1 Snipe, 1 Short-eared Owl, 3 Stonechat and 7+ Reed Bunting. (DK Parker)

Penzance: 1 Pacific Diver and 1 Slavonian Grebe off Jubilee Pool. (C Lamsdell) Also 1 Firecrest in Morrab gardens. (T Mills)

Saltash: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Firecrest at start of China Fleet Club nature trail.

St Clements, near Tresemple Pool: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still and 2 Firecrest.

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Copperhouse Creek: 1 Water Pipit again. Estuary: 1 Spoonbill still.

Nanquidno Valley, Boscregan Farm: 10 Woodlark again.

Newlyn harbour: 1 juv Glaucous Gull.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe.

Carrick Roads from Loe Beach: 4 Black-necked Grebe still.

Lizard village: 1 ad Rose-coloured Starling still.

Pensilva: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in private garden. (D Julian)

Falmouth: 1 Firecrest at Golden Bank in holly tree on bottom path of Swans Reach.

Ponsanooth Sewage Works: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still.

Marazion, Trenow Cove: 1 juv Glaucous Gull.

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