Monday 20th February 2017

Late news, 18/2, Torpoint, St John’s Lake: 4 dark-bellied Brent Geese, 1 light-bellied Brent Goose, 2 Long-tailed Duck, 1 female Eider and 5 Mediterranean Gull. (A pearson)

St. Clements, Menadews Farm: 9 Cattle Egret from main road. (S Grose)

Tehidy Country Park: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler from cafe terrace. (MJ Spicer)

Tresillian River: 1 Spotted Redshank, 29 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 61 Shelduck, 19 Curlew, 41 Teal, 9 Oystercatcher. (S Grose)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1m Yellowhammer, 1 Willow Tit, 1m Reed Bunting, 3 Greenfinch. (R Mudge)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 1 Red-necked Grebe still in Falmouth Bay, 2 Turnstone on the point, 2 (m+f) Red-breasted Merganser flew S out of the Carrick Roads, 4 Shag. (D Chaney)

Helston Loe Pool: c16 Cattle Egret into roost around 4pm- 4:30pm, also 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Heron, 12 Cormorant and 5 Great Crested Grebe. (B Sharples)

Kingfisher at Loe PoolKingfisher, Bob Sharples

Cattle Egret fly in to roost at Loe Pool

Cattle Egret fly in to roost at Loe Pool

Cattle Egret settling down to roost

Cattle Egret settling down to roost

Video by Bob Sharples.

College Reservoir: 1 Yellow-browed warbler still on west side of 1st pond below dam.

Carrick Roads: 1 Slavonian Grebe.

Lamorna Cove: 1 m Black Redstart.

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again.

Marazion: 2 Velvet Scoter offshore.

Kenneggy Sands: c100 Black-headed Gull, 36 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull (full summer plumage) and a number of juv larger gulls inseparable at distance and a few Herring Gull. 30 Gannets offshore. (C Richards)

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