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)

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