Wednesday 28th February 2018

Late news, 27/02, Rumford: 1 Cattle Egret following the plough. (L Curry)

Late news, 27/02, Ruan Lanihorne: 52 Black-tailed Godwit at 15:00 high tide, viewed from private land. (D Hall)

Camel Trail Walk: 35 Mute Swan, 2 Whooper Swan, 1 Canada Goose, 25 Shelduck, 6 Mallard, 35 Wigeon, 3 Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 3 Buzzard, 50 Oystercatcher, 3 Ringed Plover, 6 Grey Plover, 15 Lapwing, c.200 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 30 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 74 Black-tailed Godwit, 45 Curlew, 3 Snipe, 120 Black-headed Gull, 25 Herring Gull, 8 Great Black-backed Gull, 24 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Skylark, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 3 Robin, 6 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Magpie, 5 Rook, 40 Carrion Crow, 7 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch (M Scawen et al.)

Ruan Lanihorne: 45+ Chaffinches, 4 Siskin, 2 Greenfinch, 3 Brambling (1m, 2 f), 14 Goldfinch, 2 Dunnock, 2 House Sparrow feeding on niger seed on lawn in a private garden at 10:00. (D Hall)

Porthilly Point: 1 Sparrowhawk, 13 Common Gull, 2 Ringed Plover, 123 Dunlin, 66 Oystercatcher, 2 Greenshank, 5 Curlew, 26 Wigeon, 5 Redshank, 2 Song Thrush. (S Grose)

Feock Churchyard: 1 Hawfinch, 5 Bullfinches, 3 Blackcaps. (K Dalziel)

Trispen: 5 Med Gull, 10 Common Gull, 1 3w Yellow-legged Gull amongst large flock in ploughed field. (B Bosisto)

Bude: 2 Little Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 8 Teal, 2 Common Buzzard, 4 Water Rail on River Neet. (N Bastin)

Caerthillian Cove: c15 Lapwings over at 12:45. (K Wise)

Crowlas: 1f Brambling. Also Lapwing, Snipe, Golden Plover and Skylark flying over during the snow. (R Veal)

St Ives: Redwing in garden this afternoon. (M Rouncefield)

Redwing – Marlene Rouncefield

Mount Hawke: 1 Grey Wagtail again visiting garden pond. (RB & PC Girling)

Truro: 1 Greenfinch & 1 Goldcrest in a private garden. (M Costa) 1 Redwing feeding on the
ground, 1 f Siskin in garden. (D Jenkins)

Nine Maidens: 2 Woodcock, 21 Snipe, 1 Tawny Owl, 34 Redwing, 12 Fieldfare, small flocks of Lapwing and Golden Plover overhead. (S Grose)

Carharrack:  2 Redwing still feeding, 1 (m) Blackcap since January, 5 Blue Tits 4 Great Tits 8 Long Tail Tits, 8 Goldfinch and House Sparrows in private garden. (W Chegwidden)

Threemilestone: 16 Lapwing and 1 Snipe flew over main road in snow. (T Wilson)

Callestick: Firecrest still in private garden. (T Wilson)


Tuesday 27th February 2018

Late news, 24/2, Crackington Haven: 1 Firecrest in conifer trees in a private garden, also Buzzard from 23/2-27/2. (V Hall)

Firecrest – Vic Hall

Buzzard – Vic Hall

Late news, 25/02, Tredinney Common: 1 Jack Snipe. (M Bishop)

Late news, 26/2, Mousehole: 1w Glaucous Gull on St Clement’s Isle. (M Bishop)

Late news, 26/2, Lamorna: Black Redstart on the beach. (M Bishop)

Late news, 26/2, Godolphin woods: 6+ Firecrest, 4 Siskin, Nuthatch Great Spotted Woodpecker and Coal Tits. (S Turner)

Newlyn: Juv Glaucous Gull, Water Rail, 3 Bullfinch, m & f Blackcap at Sandy Cove. (L Proctor)

Sennen Cove: 2w Glaucous Gull on Cowloe. (M Bishop)

Land’s End: Hybrid Hooded Crow at Mayon Cliff, c50 Gannet offshore, c12 Bottlenosed Dolphin. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Saltash: Hawfinch still at the China Fleet club by the picnic area (M Beer)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 31 Gadwall, 6 Pintail, 2 Spoonbill, 3 Water Rail. (Adrian Langdon).

Chapel Amble: 15 Water Pipit + 2 at Middle Amble reserve. (Adrian Langdon).

Drift Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe still, viewable from the car park. (M Bishop) Also 3 Cormorant, 2 Stonechat and 1 Fox. (K.Bowers – photos)

Stonechat & Fox – Kevin Bowers

Mylor Churchtown: 5 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Great Northern Diver, 9 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Razorbill. Also 40+ Common Dolphin and 2 Harbour Porpoise. (J St Ledger)

Restronguet Creek: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 18 Red-breated Merganser, 6 Greenshank, 22 Shelduck. (J St Ledger)

Porthilly Point: 21 Wigeon, 3 Curlew, 4 Shelduck, 1 Greenshank, 4 Ringed Plover. (S Grose)

Rosenannon Downs: 1 Merlin hunting Meadow Pipits roosting in gorse, 3 Snipe, 1 Jack Snipe, 9 Fieldfare roosting in sallows on the moor, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Yellowhammer, 2 Willow Tit in sallows behind sign for ‘Cransworth Common Farm’. 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Devoran: 1 Spotted Redshank and 1  Sandwich Tern. (A McKechnie)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Goldeneye, 13 Wigeon, 7 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 22 Coot, 9 Moorhen, 2 Willow Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Coal Tit, 2 Great Tit. (R Mudge)

Marazion: 3 Gadwall on Longrock Pool. 2 Wigeon on the sea. (R Veal)

Truro: Brambling and Redwing in private gardens. (M Costa, D Jenkins)

Portscatho: 2 female Blackcap regularly in the garden. (R & S Sharp)

Mount Hawke: 1 Grey Wagtail visiting garden pond. (RB & PC Girling)

Charlestown: 2 (m + f) Blackcaps still (D Hastilow)

Feock: BTO Blackcap survey team has colour-ringed 13 Blackcaps this winter in one garden many of which are being seen regularly. In addition there are still an indeterminate number of un-ringed ones coming to the bird table. Just goes to show you have no idea how many birds are out there! (K Dalziel)


Monday 26th February 2018

Carharrack: 1 Firecrest in private garden showing well. (J Carter)

Firecrest – Joanna Carter

St Levan: 1w Iceland Gull east of the church at Rospletha. (M Wallace)

St Gothian Sands LNR: Glaucous Gull again.

Newlyn: Juv Glaucous Gull over South Pier and Sandy Cove again. (L Proctor)

Newquay: 1w Ring-billed Gull on Trenance boating lake.

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: 1 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 7 Bullfinch , 3 Greenfinch. ( B.Toms)

St Ives: Firecrest again in private garden. (M Rouncefield)

St. Germans: 1 Brambling at garden feeders.(A Blonden)

Porthleven: 1 Chough at 17:00. (C Richards)

Tregonetha Downs: 1 Woodcock, 2 Snipe, 3 Fieldfare, 40+ Golden Plover. ( S Grose)

Truro: 1 male Greenfinch in a private garden. (M Costa)

Truro: 1m, 1f Siskin in a private garden. (D Jenkins)


Sunday 25th February 2018

Late news, 24/2, Stithians Reservoir: 1 Great White Egret, 5 Reed Bunting, Brambling, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 2 Moorhen, 8 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Teal, 2 Mallard. Also Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit. (R Castillo-Nicholls, R Nicholls)

Late News, 24/2, Camel Estuary: Firecrest showing well along Camel Trail this morning. Seen in ivy covered ash trees in first cutting immediately outside Padstow. (S Border)

Late news, 24/2, Tregonetha Downs: 2 Hen Harrier, 1 Short-eared Owl,1 Barn Owl, Snipe, Redwings, Meadow Pipits, Woodcock heard late afternoon/early evening. (S Grose)

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter and 1 Long-tailed Duck. (M Coller)

Newquay: 1w Ring-billed Gull still present at Trenance boating lake. (M Coller)

Egloshayle: 3+ Hawfinch in the old cemetery still at 10:30. (A Langdon) 6+ Hawfinch in trees south of the road beside Egloshayle old cemetery. (A Rattray)

Chapel Amble: 10 Water Pipit still in the flooded meadow. (DI Julian, R Veal, R Augarde, R Wilkins, B Mellow)

Walmsley Sancuary: 2 Spoonbill still. (DI Julian) 1 Spoonbill, 1 Pintail, 8 Shoveler. (R Veal, R Augarde, R Wilkins, B Mellow)

Treraven Meadow: 1 Green Sandpiper. (B Toms, M Curtis)

Burniere Hide: 2 Whooper Swan still in field behind the hide. (B Toms, M Curtis, R Veal, R Augarde, R Wilkins, B Mellow)

Mousehole: Pacific Diver and 6 Great Northern Diver. (M Coller)

Dozmary Pool: 1 ad drk Lesser Scaup, 2 (pr) Goldeneye, 5 Pochard. Also 1 ringtail Hen Harrier on nearby moor. Also 1 Hawfinch nearby but flew off. (R Veal, B Mellow, R Augarde, R Wilkins)

Golitha Falls: 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Treecreeper, 4 Nuthatch, 7+ Coal Tit. (R Veal, B Mellow, R Augarde, R Wilkins)

Sennen Cove: Iceland Gull still in the harbour.

Par Beach Pool: 1 male Gadwall, 3 Coot, 1 fem Shoveler, 1 fem Tufted Duck, 1 Common Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 12 Snipe, 1 Firecrest, 4 Goldcrest, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 11 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Par Beach: 2 Common Gull, 1 Grey Seal. (S Grose)

Landulph, nr Saltash: 14+ Redwing. (V Taplin)

Bodmin: Brambling again in a private garden. (R Preston-Mafham)

Breage: c30 Redwing and c50 Starling. (C Richards)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Spoonbill. (D Wright) Lelant Saltings: 2 Glaucous Gull (2cy, 3cy), 5 Yellow-legged Gull (3cy, 3x4cy, sub ad), 16 Common Gull, 7 Med Gull, 2 drk Goosander, Merlin. (B Dallas)

St Gothian Sands: Glaucous Gull and a Scaup. (D Wright)

Scaup and Glaucous Gull – Dougy Wright

Godrevy: Black Redstart. (D Wright)

Torpoint: 1 Black Redstart on Trengrouse Ave. (D Allan)

Truro: 1m 1f Siskin in private garden. (D Jenkins)

Tregonetha Downs: 2 Jack Snipe, 4 Snipe. (D Eva)

Helford River, off The Bar: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Little Grebe. (J St Ledger) Calamansack: 2 Slavonian Grebe and 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Kittiwake, 15 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Common Gull, 150+ Black-headed Gull. (T Pinfield)

Lostwithiel: 19 Siskin in trees in Duchy Nursery carpark. (S Grose)

Mevagissey: 1 Glaucous Gull in inner harbour, 1 Guillemot with metal ring on left leg. Information on ring, Brit.Museum SW7, R35 125.(S Grose)

Carnon Downs Sewage Works: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrest. (B Bosisto)

Lizard Downs: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier, 2 Merlin, 160 Golden Plover. (B Bosisto)

Penwithick: 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Robin, 5 Chaffinch, 3 Goldfinch, 3 Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Great Tit, 4 Dunnock. (K Bowers)

Long-tailed Tit and Reed Bunting – Kevin Bowers

Devoran: 1 Spotted Redshank. (J Irvine)

Winnard’s Perch: ringtail Hen Harrier this evening. (DI Julian)

Newquay: 1 Common Scoter off Towan Head late morning. 1 Guillemot past going east. (J Turner)


Saturday 24th February 2018

Winnards Perch: 1 Barn Owl over Trelow Downs at 06:50. (S Grose)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Spoonbill, 2 Pintail, 6 Shoveler, 10 Gadwall. (D Eva)

Burniere Point: 2 Whooper Swan. (D Eva)

Carnon Downs Sewage Works: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Firecrest, 20 Chiffchaff including 2 tristis, 1 Green Woodpecker. (D Eva)

Stithians Reservoir: Great White Egret in Golden Lion cut off, also 1 Brambling, 1 Kingfisher,2 GS Woodpecker plus usual tits and finches on feeders from the Southern cut off hide. (J Bowen)

Great White Egret – Jayne Bowen

Brambling – Jayne Bowen

Dozmary Pool: Lesser Scaup still, also 7 Shoveler, 2+ Goldeneye, 150+ Fieldfare. (B Craven)

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter and 1 Long-tailed Duck still.

Mabe, Flicka Foundation: 2 Cattle Egret still. (G Adams)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Ad Ring-billed Gull 15:30, flew off east at 15:50, 3 Yellow-legged Gull, 12 Med Gull. (S Rowe, T Carson)​

Ring-billed Gull – Mashuq Ahmad

Sennen Cove: Iceland Gull in the harbour.

Siblyback Lake: 1w Little Gull this afternoon. (DI Julian)

Newlyn: Glaucous Gull in the harbour early afternoon. (J Turner, T Carson, S Rowe – photo)

Glaucous Gull – Steve Rowe

St Merryn: 9 Raven over and 2 Buzzard nest building in woods. (R Hughes)

Bodmin: Female Brambling in a private garden. (R Preston-Mafham)

Godolphin Cross: c50 Blackbird together in one paddock. (C Richards)

Charlestown: 1 m Blackcap on window feeder captured on Izon camera ( D Hastilow)

Torpoint: 4 Dark-bellied Brent Goose at St John’s Lake.

Rock: 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Mistle Thrush, 9 Greenfinch from a private garden. (S Grose)

Lanivet: 21 Golden Plover, 1 Snipe, 1 Coal Tit and 1 Brambling at Red Tye. (DK Parker)

Lanivet: 9 Canada Geese, 1 “farmyard” goose, 3 Mallard, 4 Moorhen, 1 Woodcock, 1 Nuthatch, 10 Long-tailed Tit and 2 Goldcrest at Waterside. (DK Parker)

Treslea Downs: 1 Treecreeper, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Goldcrest and 2 Coal Tit. (DK Parker)

Tregonetha Downs: 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) over Richmond Farm. (S Grose)

Crowlas: 1 Firecrest and 1 Peregrine. (R Veal)

St Ives: Firecrest again in private garden. (M Rouncefield)

Towan Head: 2 Purple Sandpiper, 8 Oystercatcher, 12 Turnstone, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Red-throated Diver. (S Rowe)


Friday 23rd February 2018

Dozmary Pool: 1 Lesser Scaup, also Wigeon, Tufted Duck, Goldeneye, Shoveler, Mallard, Lapwing, Mute Swan. (M Buckley)

St Clement: 13 Cattle Egret at Menadews Farm. (P McVey)

Newquay: Ring-billed Gull still on Trenance boating lake. (J Turner)

Colliford Reservoir: 2 Great Crested Grebe, 20 Fieldfare. (M Buckley)

Burniere Point: 2 Whooper Swan, 28 Mute Swan, 6 Redshank, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Nr St Columb: 1 Brambling in a private garden. (C Harris)

Walmsley Sanctuary (key holders only): 2 Spoonbill still.

Egloshayle: 4 Hawfinch in the old cemetery still. (A Langdon)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 juv Glaucous Gull. (PJ Freestone) Also 1 Spoonbill on Ryan’s Field. (C Richards)

Cape Cornwall: 1 juv Iceland Gull flew north at 10:00, also 13 Chough. (N Wheatley)

River Fal: Iceland Gull in Carrick roads at 13:00. (J Pascoe)

Polgigga: 1 adult Iceland Gull flew north at 14:35. (M Wallace)

Gwennap valley: 1 Green Sandpiper. (R Hampshire)

Perranporth: Merlin flew along beach and over dunes. (T Wilson)

Carharrack: 1 Firecrest and 2 pairs of Bullfinch in private garden. (J Carter)

Porth Reservoir: 8 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Coot, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Truro: 1m, 1f Siskin in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

Siblyback Lake: Buzzard, 11 Coot, 3 Cormorant, 10 Tufted Duck, 20 Canada Geese, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, Meadow Pipit, 13 Golden Plover (flying over), Herring Gulls, Black headed Gulls, Lesser Black backed Gulls, Raven, Teal (3m, 2f), 3 Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, Treecreeper, Pied Wagtail (C&J Duffy)


Thursday22nd February

Stithian’s Reservoir: Great White Egret still at Golden Lion cut off.

Mabe Burnthuose: 2 Cattle Egret still in field by Flicka Foundation Donkey Sanctuary from Trenoweth Lane mid-afternoon.

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): Drake Green-winged Teal, 2 Spoonbill, 5 Little Egret, 3 Pintail, 5 Black-tailed Godwit and 1 Redshank. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer, R Wilkins)

Burniere: 2 Whooper Swan with 12 Mute Swan in field behind the hide . (DK Parker, MJ Spicer, R Wilkins)

Chapel Amble: 11 Water Pipit, 3 Meadow Pipit, 1 Water Rail, 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Redshank . (DK Parker, MJ Spicer, R Wilkins)

Trevose Head: 13 Corn Bunting and 2 male Yellowhammer . (DK Parker, MJ Spicer, R Wilkins)

Newlyn: 2 Glaucous Gull in the harbour. (M Wallace) Iceland Gull. (L Proctor)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Black-necked Grebe , 2 Great Crested Grebe , 2 Tufted Duck , 3 Buzzard. (K Bowers)

Black-necked Grebe, Kevin Bowers

Great Crested Grebe, Kevin Bowers


Tufted Duck, Kevin Bowers


Siblyback Reservoir: 25 Tufted Duck, several hundred Canada Geese 6 Little Grebe, 4
Meadow Pipit, 20 Goldfinch, 1 Thrush, 1 Treecreeper. (R Napp)


Treecreeper, Rick Napp

Winnards Perch:1 Barn Owl at Trelow Downs. (S Grose)

Falmouth, Castle Beach: 2 Black Redstart, 1 Whimbrel. (J St Ledger)

Truro: Female siskin in my garden. (M Costa)

Charlestown: 1 m Blackcap not ringed. (D Hastilow)


Blackcap, David Hastilow

St Ives: Firecrest in private garden. (M Rouncefield)

Tolvaddon Garden:1 Firecrest, 1 Blackcap (m). (M & T Hasdell)

Penwithick: 1 Siskin. (K.Bowers)

Siskin, Kevin Bowers

St Enodoc Golf Course: 1 male Yellowhammer, 1 male Blackcap, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Swanvale Reserve, Falmouth: 1 Redwing. (S Court)

Rosenannon Downs: 2 Tawny Owl, 1 Woodcock, 1 Barn Owl, Snipe, & Redwings. (S Grose)