Thursday 15th February 2018

Late news, 14/2, Truro: Male and female Blackcaps in a private garden againt he female spends a lot of time on suet balls but the male prefers hearts. (K & J Mortimore)

Sancreed: 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Greylag, 57 Canada Geese & 2 hybrids, 80 Lapwing. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Pink-footed Goose (presumed same as above), 1 Black-necked Grebe. (R Farnes)

Pink-footed Goose, Rpd Farnes

Black-necked Grebe, Rpd Farnes

River Lynher: Drake Green-winged Teal again.

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 8 Common Scoter, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 7 Great Northern Diver, 3 Black-throated Diver. (S Rowe) Also 1 Red-necked Grebe reported.

Egloshayle: 3 (poss 5) Hawfinch in the cemetery. (R Butts, T Pinfield)

Dozmary Pool: Drake Lesser Scaup still.

Flicka Donkey Sanctuary: 2 Cattle Egret. (W Chegwidden)

Mevagissy: 1w  Iceland Gull (kumlieni), 1w Glaucous Gull, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 4 Great Northern Diver. (S Rowe)

Iceland Gull, Steve Rowe

Iceland Gull, Steve Rowe

Helford, Frenchman’s Creek: 70 Egret at the roost tonight of which at least 18 were Cattle Egret, the other 52 considered to be Little Egrets but poor light made it difficult for late arrivals to be identified with certainty in the darkness! Also 1 Grey Heron, 1 Tawny Owl, 20 Redwing. (D Flumm, P Clement)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Great White Egret flew in over the road into the back of the Golden Lion cut-off at ~2:45pm today. (B Hawker)

Allet Common: Yellow-browed Warbler in hedge behind ERCCIS at midday. (Cornwall Wildlife Trust)

Newlyn: 1w Glaucous Gull and 1w Iceland Gull in the harbour/Tolcarne area. (L Proctor, Cornwall Birdwatching Tours) also male Black Redstart and Kingfisher. (L Proctor, A Hartley) Sandy Cove: 2 Water Rail, 1 male Blackcap, Goldcrest, male Bullfinch, 6 Long-tailed Tit. 18 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 100+ Gannet offshore (Cornwall Birdwatching Tours, A Hartley)

Black Redstart, Adam Hartley

Iceland Gull, Adam Hartley

Iceland Gull, Adam Hartley

Lizard, Old Lizard Head: 1 ad Iceland Gull feeding on fields late afternoon. (T Blunden)

Roundwood Quay: 2 Spoonbill and 2 Firecrest. (M Buckley)

Dodman Point: 32 Black-throated Diver, 6 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated diver. (S Rowe)

Truro: 2m & 3f Siskin in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

Penzance: 1 f Black Redstart in garden, Lidden area. (T Mills) Also 3+ Blackcap still around in private garden (NR Phillips) Off Battery rocks: many feeding Gannets,  5 Great Northern Diver, 1 Guillemot.  3 Porpoise.  (NR Phillips) Plus a report of 1 Great Skua. Plus 24 Sanderling, 5 Purple Sandpiper, 12 Turnstone, 5 Cormorant and 2 Shag (PJ Freestone)

Lanhydrock: 16 Brambling along main drive to Respryn . (B. Toms)

St Gothian Sands LNR:  1 Glaucous Gull, 1w drake  Scaup, 2 Stonechat, 6 Tufted Duck, 3 Curlew, 2 Coot, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Rock Pipit (Cornwall Birdwatching Tours)

Hell’s Mouth: 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Peregrine, 4 Raven, 18+ Fulmar, 20+ Razorbill, 4 Guillemot, 20+ Kittiwake, 100+ Gannet, 50+ Jackdaw, 15+ Dolphin sp. (Cornwall Birdwatching Tours)

Liskeard: 55 Siskin in Morrisons CarPark. (DI Julian)

Chapel Amble: 16 Shoveler, 2 Redshank, 2 Black-Tailed Godwit and 22 Teal this morning on the flooded field. (C Selway)

Mounts Bay: 12+ Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 male Eider, 1 male Common Scoter, 1 Great S kua, 40 Gannet from Penzance Bus station. (Paul St Pierre)

Truro: 23+ Siskin in trees at Treliske overflow car park. (R Veal)

Friendship Woods: 3+ Firecrest, 2 Nuthatch, 4 Coal Tit, 3 Chiffchaff. (R Veal)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 2 Ruff, 1 adult Spoonbill, 180 Black-tailed Godwit (D Eva)  Also 6 Gadwall, 2 pairs Pintail, 4 Ruff, approx. 250 Lapwing, approx. 50 Golden Plover, 2 Red-legged Partridges. (R Butts, T Pinfield)

Treraven Meadow: 1 Green Sandpiper (D Eva) 12+ Meadow Pipit with 1 Water Pipit. (R Butts, T Pinfield)

Clapper Marsh: 1 Green Sandpiper. (R Butts, T Pinfield)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 20 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Grey Plover, 3 Greenshank & 6 Goosander (inc 2 m) (JHawkey & K Dalziel) Also on Lelant Saltings: 2 3cy Yellow-legged Gull, (M Elliot) Plus Herring Gull, Great Black-backed  Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 7 Rock Pipit, 6 Golden Plover, 2 male and 4 female Goosander, 4 Greenshank, 2 Little Egret, Grey Heron, Wigeon, Teal, 40+ Curlew, 6 Oystercatcher, 12+ Bar-tailed Godwit. Carnsew Pool: 2 Mediterranean Gull  Copperhouse Creek: 1 Spoonbill at 1600hrs then flew towards main estuary. (Cornwall Birdwatching Tours)

College Reservoir: 1 Firecrest, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Jay. (W Chegwidden)

Wacker Quay: 86 Avocet (on Mon.12th there were 97). (A Blonden) Also Grey Plover, 40+ Teal. (P Aley, I Teague)

Rock: 1 Barn Owl, 1 Mistle Thrush, 6 Greenfinch, 2 Blackcap from private garden. (S Grose)

Pendeen: 2 Raven, 2 Chough, 1 Buzzard, 20 Linnet, 10 Goldfinch,1 Rock Pipit, a light passage of Kittiwakes on the sea this morning. (A Hartley)

Charlestown: 1 f Blackcap (D Hastilow)

Blackcap, David Hastilow

Devoran: 1 Mediterranean Gull in near summer plumage, 9 Common Gull, 5 Greenshank, 14 Black-tailed Godwit. (J St Ledger)

St Merryn: 1 female Blackcap on fat ball feeder from 7.30 in a private garden. (R Hughes)

Windmill Farm: Marsh Harrier (male), Hen Harrier (female). (D Wright, G Adams)

Torpoint: 2 Sandwich Tern, Slavonian Grebe, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 200+ Dunlin. (P Aley, I Teague)

St John ford: Kingfisher, 6 Mediterranean Gull. (P Aley, I Teague)

Empacombe: 5 Red-breasted Merganser , 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Blackcap. (P Aley, I Teague)

Sconner: 3 Spoonbill. (P Aley, I Teague)

Seaton: 9+ Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, Mediterranean Gull, Chiffchaff. (P Aley, I Teague)

Rosenannon Downs: 1 Short-eared Owl, 2 Tawny Owl heard only,  Redwings, Song Thrush & Moorhen. (S Grose)