Thursday 16th February 2017

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 juv Iceland Gull, 1w drk Green-winged Teal, 1 Water Pipit, 3 (2 drk) Goosander on Lelant Saltings at high tide. 1 Avocet, 1 imm Spoonbill, 3 Snipe on Ryan’s Field. (R Veal, L Proctor)

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Iceland Gull – Reuben Veal

Crowlas: 1f Brambling again in private garden this morning. (R Veal)

Marazion: 2 Velvet Scoter off Station House Inn. (L Proctor)

Penzance: Blackcap singing, Long-tailed Tits carrying nest-building material in private garden. (R Phillips)

Pendeen: male Black Redstart still around the coastguard cottages, 2 Raven, 2 Chough, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 2 Stonechat. (A Hartley)

RNAS Culdrose: 2 Black Redstart. (D Wright)

Windmill Farm: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Snipe, 2 Adder (earliest record) and 1 Slow-worm. (D Wright)

Upper Tamar Lake: 3 Willow Tit, 6 Goldcrest, 10 Goosander (2m 8f), 61 Canada Goose, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Wren, 1 Redwing, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Great Crested Grebe. (R Mudge)

College Reservoir: pair Goosander, 2f Goldeneye, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Treecreeper. (D Eva)

Newquay: Great Skua past Towan Head this morning. (Cornwall Birding) Purple Sandpiper also reported.

Rock: 3 Mistle Thrush, 2 Yellowhammer in private garden. (S Grose)

Nanjizal: Little Bunting still. (J Packer)

Dozmary Pool: Lesser Scaup again.

Siblyback Lake: Bar-headed Goose still present. (C Buckland)

Perranuthnoe: Hudsonian Whimbrel still.

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