Wednesday 1st February 2017

Mousehole: 1 Eastern Black Redstart still and 1 1st winter Iceland Gull in roost on St. Clement’s Isle. (T Phelps, C Urquhart)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Bittern flew from Longrock Pool to south of Cheshire Homes at 10:27. Also 2 Firecrest by the railway bridge. (L Proctor)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1w drk Green-winged Teal, 1 juv Iceland Gull, 1050 Lapwing, 50 Golden Plover on Lelant Saltings. 1 Avocet and 1 Black-tailed Godwit on Ryan’s Field. 1 imm Spoonbill, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 15 Grey Plover and 5 Little Grebe on Carnsew Pool. (R Veal)

Avocet, Reuben Veal

Avocet, Reuben Veal

St Erth: 7 Little Egret. (L Proctor, MJ Spicer)

St Buryan: 1 Barn Owl by B3283 between St Buryan & Catchall at 06:45. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Stithian’s Reservoir: 20+ Chaffinch, Sparrows, Dunnock, Goldfinches, Blue Tits, Great Tits, 8 Long-lailed Tits, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4-6 Reed Bunting, 9 Goldfinch, 1 Water Rail & 3 Bullfinch at Southern cut off hide. (A James, R Farnes)

Goldfinch, Alan James

Goldfinch, Alan James

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Alan James

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Alan James

Bullfinch, Rod Farnes

Bullfinch, Rod Farnes

Water Rail, Rod Farnes

Water Rail, Rod Farnes

Lizard Point: 3 Manx Shearwater, 4 Common Scoter, 4 Black-throated Diver. (I Maclean)

Lizard Village: 1 first-winter Iceland Gull in fields just north of Kynance Rd. (I Maclean)

Towan head:  10 Purple Sandpipers on rocks behind Headland Hotel, 15 Turnstones, 8 Oystercatchers and 1 Curlew. Also 2 Grey plovers and 1 Ringed Plover S side of Towan Head. (M Lammas)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Goosander, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Tufted Duck, 11 Coot, 1 Kingfisher, 13 Fieldfare 3 Bullfinch, & 2 Dipper on river below dam wall. (S Grose)

River Camel, Wadebridge to Padstow: 26 Mute Swan, 7 Canada Goose, 17 Shelduck, 14 Mallard, 17 Wigeon, 5 Teal, 1 Goosander, 10 Red-legged Partridge, 3 Little Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 9 Grey Heron, 9 Little Egret, 1 Spoonbill, 1 Buzzard, 4 Moorhen, 45 Oystercatcher, 11 Ringed Plover, 40 Grey Plover, c.2500 Golden Plover, c.200 Lapwing, 10 Knot, 120 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 50 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 12 Bar-tailed Godwit, 75 Curlew, 200 Black-headed Gull, 15 Common Gull, 150 Herring Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 60 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Wood Pigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Dunnock, 3 Robin, 1 Redwing, 4 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Great Tit, 1 Magpie, 2 Jackdaw, 12 Rook, 30 Carrion Crow, 1 Starling, 5 House Sparrow, 3 Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch, 3 Bullfinch. (M Scawen et al.)

Porthilly Beach: 23 Common Gull, 13 Mediterranean Gull, 58 Wigeon, 63 Oystercatcher, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Freathy:  2 Cattle Egret still with cattle, at distance and mobile. Viewed from layby on coast road before 10:30. (M Beer)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 Bar-heaed Goose. (R Napp)

Bar-headed Goose, Rick Napp

Bar-headed Goose, Rick Napp

Laneast Down: 1 probable Saker Falcon before flying west (presumed escaped), 1 Merlin (m), 1 Buzzard, 6 Lapwing, 18 Snipe, c50 Reed Bunting, c20 Skylark, 15 Meadow Pipit. (L Sampson)

Millbrook Lake: 1 Sandwich Tern, 6 Red-breasted Merganser, 15 Common Gull, 1Kingfisher, 1 Greenshank, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Curlew. (C and J Hannaford)

Widemouth Bay: 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Stonechat and 1 Peregrine (H Wilkins)

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