Sunday 28th January 2018

Late news, 27/1, Penzance garden:1 Firecrest, 1 Blackcap. (NR Phillips)

Mullion Cove: 1 male Sparrowhawk in private garden (J Allely)

Chybucca: 1 fem Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Newquay, Towan Head: 3 Red-throated Diver, 3 Common Scoter, many auks and a few Gannets. Also 3 Harbour Porpoise off point. (M Lammas)

Penzance, New Mill: 1 Hawfinch in private garden. (J Shearn)

Mevagissey: 2 (ad and 1st w) Kumlien’s Gull, 3 Glaucous Gull, 1 (2nd winter) Iceland Gull. (B Bosisto)

Newlyn harbour: 1 1w Glaucous Gull, 2 (ad + 1w) Iceland Gull early afternoon. (R Veal, T Mills) Also 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose) Also ad Kumlien’s Gull. (S Rogers)

Glaucous Gull, Shaun Grose

1w Iceland Gull, Reuben Veal

Penzance, Tolcarne beach: 2 pale-bellied Brent Geese. (R Veal, T Mills, S Grose, B Dodd, NR Phillips) Plus 1 Glaucous Gull and 1 ad Mediterranean Gull. (NR Phillips) Also 1 Iceland Gull on Rugby Ground roof. (S Grose)  Battery Rocks and Harbour: 42 Purple Sandpiper, 15 Sanderling, 5 Raven, 2 Black Redstart,1 Eider, 98 Turnstone. (S Grose, R Veal) And 3 Great Northern Diver. (NR Phillips) Chyandour.: 2f Black Redstart, drk Eider. (R Veal)

Pale-bellied Brent Geese, Shaun Grose

Brent Goose, Reuben Veal

Brent Goose, Reuben Veal

Roosting Purple Sandpipers, Shaun Grose

Truro, in my garden:  2 f  Siskin. (D Jenkins)

Tresemple Pool:  9 Snipe, 9 Redshank, 1 Kingfisher On the river: 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Little Egret. (D Jenkins)

Sennen Cove: 1 subadult Iceland Gull flew past.

Longrock Pool: possible Ring-billed Gull, then flew onto water off Marazion Beach. (S Grose)

Marazion: 1 Red-throated Diver, 10 Common Scoter, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 120 Sanderling, 1 Dunlin, 24 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel. (D Wright) Also 1 ad Pacific Diver showing fairly well offshore red river mouth with 6+ Great Northern Diver. (R Veal)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Firecrest feeding in trees around railway crossing.

Truro, in my garden:  2 f and 1 m Siskin. (D Jenkins) Malpas Road: 1 Goldcrest in garden. (M Costa)

Penwithick: 1 m Reed Bunting in private garden. (K Bowers)

Reed Bunting, Kevin Bowers

St. Germans: 2 Chiffchaff. (T Blonden)

Kennal Vale: 3 Dipper (some singing and aggression). (R Hollis)

Feock Churchyard: 2 Hawfinch in yews. (R Hollis)

Feock, Loe Beach: 15 Red-Breasted Merganser. (R Hollis)

Pendower Beach: 3 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-Throated diver, 1 probable Pacific Diver(close in, had a black-throated neck pattern but definitely no white flank). (R Hollis)

St Clement: 2 Avocet, 2 Greenshank, 8 Shelduck. (R Hollis)

St Merryn: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Great Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 1 Robin, 1 Blackbird and 4 Chaffinch on feeders. (R Hughes)

Probus: 40 Lapwing. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Portscatho: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 82 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Pendower: 17 Common Gull, 7 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Velvet Scoter8 Common Scoter, 2 Red-necked Grebe2 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Grey Wagtail. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Mevagissey: 3 Glaucous Gull (1w + 2 2w), 1 Iceland Gull (2w), 2 Kumlien’s Gull (ad + 1w), 3 Great Northern Diver. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

St Austell Sewage Works: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff10 Common Chiffchaff, 20 Goldcrest, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Lostwithiel: 1 Pink-footed Goose, 2 Goosander, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Marsh Tit. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Fowey Estuary: 12 Little Egret, 1 Cattle Egret10 Fieldfare. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Porthpean: 52 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2080 Herring Gull, 3 Surf Scoter (now aged as 2 1w drakes and 1 female), 1 Velvet Scoter1 Long-tailed Duck1 Red-necked Grebe. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare, AC Robinson)

Whacker Quay: 1 Green-winged Teal still. (AC Robinson)

Wilcove: 48 Teal, 1 Green-winged Teal, (seen at 2pm, different bird to above?) and 1 Whimbrel. (D Herdson)

Angarrack, Grist Lane: 1 Firecrest in hawthorne hedge (Andy Robinson)

Falmouth, Castle Beach: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Black Redstart, 1 Blackcap (female), 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Stonechat. (J St Ledger)

Crowlas: 1f Brambling still. (R Veal)

Rosevidney: 1 Firecrest, 6 Snipe, 6 Skylark. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 ad Glaucous Gull, 1 ad argentatus Herring Gull, 1 Spoonbill, 7+ Goosander on Lelant Saltings late afternoon.(R Veal) Also 1 Yellow-legged Gull (3w), 8 Goosander (2m), c10 Grey Plover, c10 Common Gull, 1 Peregrine (D.Beadle, S.Ellis) St Anne’s Woods: 1 Nuthatch, 1 Firecrest, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Bullfinch. (R Veal)

Stithians Reservoir, Stuart Hutchings hide: 2 Scaup (m), 6 Goldeneye (1m, 5 f/imm), 70 Lapwing. (G Adams)

Trebah Garden: 20+ Brambling, 2 Reed Bunting, 150+ Chaffinch (in stubble field behind tennis court). (G Adams)

Helston, Loe Pool: 1 1w Glaucous Gull, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 12 Goosander. (I Maclean)

Coverack: 1 Iceland Gull, c35 Mediterranean Gull (inc. Dutch/Belgium ringed bird), 1 Black Redstart (D.Beadle)

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