Thursday 1st March 2018

Late news, 28/2, Gluvian: 93 Redwing roosting in a private garden. (B Bosisto)

Late news, 31/12, Newlyn: Herring Gull (R61:M) is a Herring Gull that was ringed as a pullus on the Calf of Man on 23/6/15, It has BTO metal ring GR98885. There were 10 sightings of this bird from Bray Harbour in Wicklow, Ireland, between 11/9/15 and 11/9/16. We also had a report from Mark Grantham who saw it at Swanpool, Falmouth on 22/1/18. (R Veal)

Gluvian: 1 Woodcock, 1 Snipe, 89 Lapwing, 1 Firecrest in a private garden. (B Bosisto)

Newlyn: Juv Glaucous Gull still at Sandy Cove, also Water Rail, Blackcap, Bullfinch and Redwing in the bushes. (L Proctor)

Frenchmans Creek: 7 Cattle Egret,11 Little Egret,3 Grey Heron, 20 Shelduck, 1 Teal, 2 Lapwing,4 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 2 Curlew,1 Woodcock at midday. (J Selby)

Chacewater: 1 Hawfinch again in a private garden last seen on 20/1. (R Loader)

Hawfinch – Robert Loader

Liskeard: Hawfinch at Twelvewoods early afternoon. (DI Julian)

Liskeard: 6 Hawfinch in a garden near Gypsy Lane. (DI Julian)

Newquay Boating lake: 1w Ringed billed Gull still. (S Grose)

Ring-billed Gull – Shaun Grose

Gannel Estuary: 14 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Greenshank, 4 Redshank, 6 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Teal, 6 Wigeon, 41 Curlew, 1 Sparrowhawk, 8 Raven overhead. (S Grose) Also 16 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 70 Lapwing west, 1 Peregrine, 180 Black-headed Gull. (S Rowe)

Newquay, Towan Head: 1 Juv Glaucous Gull flying North at 12:35, also 6 Common Gull. (S Grose)

Newquay, Great Western Beach: 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Sanderling, 9 Dunlin. (S Grose)

Constantine Sewage Works: 3 Firecrest, 10 Goldcrest, 10 Chiffchaff, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Blackbird, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail. (D Collins)

Penzance: 20 Golden Plovers, 1 Ruff and 8 Lapwing. (M Ahmad)

Golden Plover – Mashuq Ahmad

Golden Plover – Mashuq Ahmad

Golden Plover – Mashuq Ahmad

Golden Plover – Mashuq Ahmad

Ruff – Mashuq Ahmad

Marazion, Rosehill: 8 Fieldfare, 50 Redwing, c500 Lapwing west between 1011 am, 2 Snipe. (PA Fraser)

Marazion Beach: c50 Redwing, 25 Song Thrush, many from Hogus Rocks, c250 Lapwing west 11-11.30, Golden 30 Plover, 55 Sanderling, 12 Dunlin, 2 Grey Plover. (PA Fraser)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 80 Teal. (PA Fraser)

Tregadillett: Male Brambling, 3 Siskin, 5+ Yellowhammers, Jay in garden (B Craven)

Charlestown: 2 Redwing, 1 m & 1 f Blackcap ( D Hastilow)

Redwing – David Hastilow

Blackcap – David Hastilow

Crowlas: 6 Fieldfare, 20 Golden Plover. (R Veal)

Truro: Female Blackcap, Pied Wagtail, f Goldcrest and a Wren. (M Costa)

Falmouth: Black Redstart at Greenbank Hotel mid afternoon.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Spoonbill still on Lelant Saltings this afternoon.

Tregeseal: Brambling (Sam Williams)

Brambling – Sam Williams

Devoran: 5 Mistle Thrush, 2 Blackcap (1m & 1f), 3 Goldfinches, several Redwing (returning after 3 months elsewhere). (J Lander)

St Dennis: 1 Female Brambling, 20+ Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 6 Blackbirds, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Robin, 1 Wren, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Blue Tits, 3 Coal Tit and 3 Bullfinch. (P Ash)

Brambling – Paul Ash

Brambling – Paul Ash

Song Thrush – Paul Ash

Bullfinch – Paul Ash

Buryas Bridge: 6-7 Brambling, 2 pair of Blackcap came, 19+ Chaffinches, 2  Redwings, 2 Nuthatches,  2 Song Thrushes (normally rarely see any), 10 Goldfinches, 4+ Blackbirds, 4  Long-tailed Tits. (L & H Oakes)

Lostwithiel: 1 m and 1 f blackcap in a private garden. (E Mayhew)

Penwithick: 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Blue Tit, 3 Dunnock, 6 House Sparrow, 4 Starling, 3 Goldfinch, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Robin. (K Bowers)

Penzance: 4 Fieldfare and c10 Redwing in St Mary’s Churchyard. (A McKechnie)

Fieldfare – A McKechnie

Redwing – A McKechnie

Mount Hawke: 1 Grey Wagtail again and 1 Pied Wagtail visiting garden pond 1 Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 4 Blackbird (3 male, 1 female), 1 Song Thrush, 1 Robin, 1 Dunnock, c6 Starling, c6 House Sparrow (mixed m+f), c12 Chaffinch (mixed m+f) and 1 Greenfinch (1st winter, fluffed feathers, partially closed eyes, slow eater, Trichomonosis sufferer?) seen throughout day in garden. (RB & PC Girling) and 1 Redwing in private gardens. (RB & PC Girling, D Le Huray)

Bude: 3 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Water Rail, 6 Teal, 6 Mute Swan and 12 Canada Goose (H Wilkins)

Ringed Plover – Helen Wilkins

St Merryn: From 17:00 – 17.30 I watched 14 Wren enter my 3 compartment sparrow box. Plenty of Sparrow, Chaffinch and Blackbirds in garden along with 2 Robin, 3 Blue Tit and 1 Great Tit. (R Hughes)

Long Rock: 2 Blackbird’ 1 Blackcap (m), 5 Blue Tit, 1 Bullfinch (m), 1 Buzzard, 6 Canada Goose (flew over), 5 Chaffinch, 1 Dunnock, 1 Goldfinch, 2 Great Tit, 1 Jay, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 2  Pied Wagtail, 21  Redwing, 1 Robin, 4  Siskin, 1 Song Thrush in a private garden. (T Newing)

Mullion Cove: Lapwing over. (J Allely)

Paul: 1 Brambling in my garden with about 25 Chaffinches for the last two days. (R Butts)

Allet: 150 Lapwing over in 7 flocks during the morning, all heading NW. (T Wilson)

Callestick: Woodcock and Firecrest. (T Wilson)

Tresillian: 1 Firecrest in garden. (M Bosanko)

St. Germans: 3 Brambling (2m, 1f) at garden feeders. (A Blonden)

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