Sunday 6th January 2019

CBWPS Cornwall Birds ‘Pic of the Year’ – voting is still open on the page here for the last few days’ images. We will be sorting out the winners and doing a final vote to find the overall favourites over the next couple of days. Thanks for voting and taking part!

Late news, 5/1, Pentire Point West: 3 Short-eared Owl. (S Grose)

Truro: Waxwing still by Malpas House on Malpas Road. (M Spicer, D Jenkins et al) 1 Black-tailed Godwit on Truro River opposite Tesco. (D Jenkins)

Waxwing – photos (left to right) Mike Spicer, Steve Rowe and Steve Rogers

Waxwing – John Chapple

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint to at least 13:30. 5 Water Pipit, 1 Ruff, c30 Black-tailed Godwit, 2000+ Golden Plover overhead coming off main estuary. (P Kemp)

Devoran: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs still late afternoon. (S Rowe, T Carson)1 1st winter Spoonbill. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto, L Payne) 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Blackcap, 1 Firecrest, 2 Siskin. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Constantine: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 3 Firecrest, 5 Goldcrest, 8 Chiffchaff at the sewage works. (D Collins)

Sancreed: 4 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret, 30 Lapwing, 8 Snipe, 60 Redwing. (D Flumm)

Coverack: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler at the sewage works. (D Wright, S Bury) 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Eider (f) and 7 Med Gull in the bay. (D Wright, S Bury)

Yellow-browed Warbler – Dougy Wright

Wadebridge: Great White Egret flew up river between the A39 bridge & Wadebridge at 15:35. (S Lilley)

St Martin in Meneage: 25+ Cattle Egret. (A Chatfield)

St Clement: 1 Avocet still. (M Jones, D Eva, P Taylor, H Mitchell, R Veal) Also 1 Kingfisher. (D Eva) 2 Nuthatch. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, R Veal)

Gillan Creek: 1 Spoonbill. (B Nicholls)

Newlyn: 1 Black Redstart at Tolcarne Terrace, 4 Eider off Wherrytown. (S Grose)

Marazion Beach: 3 Common Gull on the sea opp red river. (S Grose)

Jubilee Pool, Penzance: 2 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Eider. (R Treeby)

Men-an-Tol: male Hen Harrier. (R Treeby)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Carnsew Basin: 1 Spoonbill, 8+ Little Grebe, 4 Little Egret, 60+ Dunlin, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 10+ Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 6 Grey Plover, 12 Golden Plover. Ryan’s Field: 1 Kingfisher, 200+ Golden Plover, 80+ Lapwing. (B Hicks) 8 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Lizard Point: 3 Avocet past this morning.

Loe Pool: 9 Goosander in Carminowe Creek (6m, 3f). (D Wright) 30+ Pochard. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, R Veal)

Gerrans Bay: 1 Red-throated Diver, 20 Great Northern Diver, 4 Black-throated Diver, 3 Slavonian Grebe. (D Eva) 50+ Great Northern Diver, 4 Black-throated Diver, 2 Red-necked Grebe, 6 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1f Long-tailed Duck viewed from Portscatho and Pendower. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, R Veal) c20 Great Northern Diver, 5 Black-throated Diver, 24 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 2 ad Kittiwake, viewed from Pendower. (P Kemp)

St Mawes: 2 Sandwich Tern. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, R Veal)

Tregony: 2 Dipper. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, R Veal)

Helston: drk Ferruginous Duck of unknown origin still on boating lake. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, R Veal, M Webb)

Ferruginous Duck – Martin Webb

Hell’s Mouth: 6 (1 ad 5 juv) Whooper Swan still in field east of cafe adjacent to the Coombe turn off. (M Webb)

Whooper Swans – Martin Webb

Loe Beach, Carrick Roads: 1 ad Mediterranean Gull, 2 Great Northern Diver, 18 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 15 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Grey Wagtail, c25 Common Dolphin. (B Bosisto, L Payne) 17+ Black-necked Grebe, 1 Slavonian Grebe and 1 Great Crested Grebe. (D Julian)

East Pentire Head: 2 Short-eared Owl. (D Julian)

Hannafore, Looe: 1 Cormorant, probable P. c. sinensis, feeding close to shore for some time (gular angle near 90°, white head plumage & feathering, red spot on upper mandible). (I Juliane)

Feock Church: 1 Blackcap, 6 Greenfinch. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Bude Marshes: 1 Barnacle Goose with c100 Canada Gose. (B Nicholls)

Barnacle Goose – Blake Nicholls

East Looe: 1 male Blackcap on Bay View Road. (D Spooner)

Beneathway, Dobwalls: Tawny owl calling at 05:00. (C&J Duffy)

Torpoint: Sparrowhawk with pigeon as prey in private garden. (R Napp)

Sparrowhawk – Rick Napp

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Friday 4th January 2019

Late news, 3/1, Tresillian River: 8+ Cattle Egret in field behind Tresemple Pool, later along river seen from St Clement car park. (K Williams)

Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs still, in the creek by the boat store mid afternoon.

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint and 5 Water Pipit still showing in flooded field at Chapel Amble at first light this morning. (P Roseveare) Temminck’s Stint and 5 Water Pipit still present plus 6 Ruff, 4 Green Sandpiper, 1 Water Rail, 105 Black-tailed Godwit (D Eva, J St Ledger, B Hibbet)

Temminck’s Stint – John St Ledger

Ruff – John St Ledger

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis flew in from the west at 11:15, flew off north at 11:30, but may have landed in field north of the bypass. It returned at 12:00 but landed in an area with no public access. (L Proctor, M Spicer et al)

Lower Tamar Lake: 27 Goosander (12m 15f), 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Scaup (1m 1f), 1m Pintail, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Marsh Tit, 4 Willow Tit. (R Mudge) Also, female Ring-necked Duck still.

Burniere Point, Camel Estuary: 4 Whooper Swan still present, also 3000 Golden Plover. (D Eva, D Julian)

Gwennap Sewage Works: 35 Chiffchaff, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrest, Peregrine. (M Grantham)

Constantine: Siberian Chiffchaff still at the sewage works.

Sancreed: 5 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret, 6 Snipe, 95 Canada & 2 hybrid Canada Geese. (D Flumm)

Helford River: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 3 Red-breasted Merganser and 1 Great Northern Diver all feeding around the mouth of Frenchman’s Creek at high tide. Also 1 Cattle Egret over at dusk. (P Bedford)

Carrick Roads: Female Velvet Scoter and 2 Black-necked Grebe viewable from Mylor Churchtown.

Coverack: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler at the sewage works. (A Witheywood) Also 1 Med Gull, 3 Eider,1 female Common Scoter, 1 Teal and a Great Northern Diver plus a pod of about 10 Common Dolphin in a feeding frenzy with a large flock of gulls. (D Wright)

Yellow-browed Warbler – A Witheywood

Yellow-browed Warbler – A Witheywood

Common Dolphin – A Witheywood

Common Dolphin – A Witheywood

Kennack Sands: 6 Black-throated Diver. (D Wright)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Greylag, 5 Pintail, 20 Shoveler, 8 Gadwall, 2 Tufted Duck. (D Eva)

Newquay: Mixed flock of 30 Purple Sandpiper & Turnstone, also 8 Oystercatcher 09:00 at Towan Head. (M Lammas) Also Black Redstart by the bridge to the Island.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 drk Goosander. (R Veal) Also Spoonbill still.

Lizard Point: 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull. (D Collins, D Wright)

Loe Bar: 1 Red-throated Diver and 1 Harbour Porpoise. Also 6 Goosander and 10 Great Crested Grebe on Carminowe Creek. (G Adams)

Polbathic Creek: 2 Chiffchaff in a private garden. (A Blonden)

January 2019 News Page

New items will be added to the top of the monthly news page as they come in. Last update:16/01/19

CBWPS Cornwall Birds ‘Pic of the Year’ Results are now in, with the winner being the Common Crane photo! The Final Vote page on the ‘CBWPS 12 Birds of Christmas’ has now been updated showing your overall favourite pic of 2018 on the website. Thanks all for voting, and congrats to all whose photos appeared!

The 2018 Archive, with all the Pic of the Week photos can be found Here

Birds in flight by John Chapple: A soothing video montage of birds in Cornwall –

Birds in flight by John Chapple – all birds filmed in Cornwall, over the last 8 years.

Last update:09/01/19

CBWPS Cornwall Birds ‘Pic of the Year’ You can now cast your Final Vote on the ‘CBWPS 12 Birds of Christmas’ to find your overall favourite pic of 2018 on the website. Thanks all for voting, and congrats to all whose photos appeared!

End of Year Quiz: Answers are now up on the website – you can still look at the questions if you hadn’t already, answers at the bottom of the page here.

BTO Colour-ringed Blackcaps: Please look out for colour-ringed Blackcaps again this winter; fresh birds are still being ringed around the country and some birds from last winter have already been re-found in Cornwall. News from last year and more on the project can be found on the 2017/18 Blackcap page on the website, with updates to follow. Robbie is also hoping to organise a wider Blackcap survey in Cornwall later next month, so do look out for that too.

Last update:08/01/19

Optics for Liberia: Fraser Bell will be going out to Liberia to work with the local birdlife in-country counterpart ‘Society Conservation of Nature in Liberia’ later in January. Local ornithologists are using the worst equipment imaginable, but still managing to do some great conservation work in an area that it is sorely needed! The majority don’t even have working binoculars. Please see this page to read more or if you have any old/unused optics you can donate.

Volunteering Opportunity: The National Trust in West Cornwall are looking for bird enthusiasts who may wish to volunteer their time to help carry out bird surveys at some of their countryside sites, to help measure the effects of habitat management.  Sites that will be surveyed twice per year on an ongoing basis include Porthminster, Zennor head, Gurnards head, Boswednack, Botallack, Kenidjack, Mayon cliff, Penberth, Cudden point, Trewavas and Trenow. If you are interested, please contact Shaun Boyns, one of the Area Rangers on 07881 811481 for more information.

Last update:05/01/19

County Bird News: As of 1st Jan, the two expanding egret species in the UK, Cattle and Great White have been taken off the ‘County Description Species’ List. Care over id may still need to be taken, & recorder/committee may request further information for any particular sighting.

Cattle Egrets, Dave Thomas Great White Egret, Ben Oakes

Palores Reminder: 48 hours to final copy deadline!! (Jan 7th) – items, snippets and reports.

*Cornwall Birds: Review of 2018*: An excellent and comprehensive roundup of the 2018 Birding Year by Reuben Veal on the website Here What were your highlights?

1st January Cornwall New Year’s Day Bird Race: Get the year list kickstarted and see how many birds you can see on your local patch, by green birding or county-wide. Please see the website page HERE for further details.

CBWPS Cornwall Birds ‘Pic of the Year’ – we will be posting up a selection from the weekly ‘pic of the week’ photos received throughout the year. (The pix are normally to be found on the website homepage). Over the traditional 12 days of Christmas, you can vote for one out of the day’s shortlist. Ultimately we will find out which is your overall favourite for 2018. Please see the 12 Birds of Christmas page on the website to views the photos and to vote in the poll. If you haven’t already done so you can still vote of previous day’s selections. Thanks for supporting us and our contributors throughout the year.

And the Results Page – updated daily with the winning bird photo.

Yearlisting 2019: We will soon be sorting out tables for County Yearlisting for the coming year, and hopefully Cornwall Life Lists too. In the meantime, see HERE for the 2018 table and provisional 2018 County List.

Kuzma Minin Update:The Kuzma Minin has now been moved to a buoy within the Carrick Roads for further inspections and to organise salvage operations. There have been no reports of oil spills but we remain concerned if there was any damage that could result in an oil spill.

The RSPB is asking people to report any sightings of birds in that area, Falmouth Bay, the Carrick Roads, Gerrans and Veryan Bay to the CBWPS website and paul.stpierre@rspb.org.uk as soon as possible so we can help highlight any sensitive areas for divers and grebes in particular that need protecting, to the authorities in the event of any oil spill. Please also report any signs of oiled birds to CBWPS/RSPB (and also report any live oiled birds to RSPCA 0300 1234 999). Many thanks for your help and any queries do call.

BiC Update: Awaiting further updates, however the 2017 report was reportedly last at section writer stage.

Pied Wheatear, Phil Taylor

2018 Cornwall County List: The Pied Wheatear at Trevose Head and the third Pallid Swift for the County (after birds in 2007 in Wadebridge and 2009 at Nanjizal) bring the county total to a provisional 299 for the year.The updated county list can be found on the website –  County List 2018

Membership Subscriptions: As per the latest Palores there will be a slight membership rate rise in the New Year. This is in keeping with rising costs and yet still represents great value for money. It should be noted that there is no need to physically post either form – members can amend their own Standing Orders (SO) online with their bank (or in branch), and Gift Aid Declarations do not require a signature – hence a scan of the form or information therein (name and address) can be forwarded on to the Membership Secretary by email.

Taking out a digital Palores (emailed pdf version) in your membership will also save the society a substantial sum which can be put towards other society aims.

Palores Reminder: The deadline for articles for the next Palores is 7th January. Please send content, including articles and birding snippets to Simon Marquis at palores@cbwps.org.uk.

Other items – other national and global news items that we would like to bring your attention to, often as mentioned on the twitter account.

Mist nets on ebay: Ebay have been selling spring traps and mist nets on a global scale, apparently in high volume over 1400 current listings).  There is no legitimate use for small spring traps and licensed ringers source mist nets elsewhere. Please sign it, and also consider sharing it with anyone who might be opposed to this.

Petition at Change.org – Stop ebay selling mist nets online

Last Song of the Nightingale: These excellent folk are hoping to make a documentary about Nightingales, to raise awareness and inspire people to save them – before the Nightingale sings its last song. The principle applies to all our vulnerable and disappearing wildlife. Please see here for update (they made it!) and watch the video:

Last Call – 2017 records requiring further information: There are a number of county and BBRC rares still requiring description or submission to the county recorder. Without the birds being submitted they will be unable to go on the county record or be published in the forthcoming 2017 BiC Annual Report. A full list and information can be found on the website HERE .

 

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Monday 31st December 2018

Late news, 30/12, Connor Downs: Barn Owl over the “old A30” at Connor Hill at 18:10. (D King)

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint at Chapel Amble this morning, view from Car Park. (D Julian)

St Loy: 3 Nuthatch, 2 Jay, 1 f Great Spotted Woodpecker, 50 Common Dolphin. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

St Ives: 5 female and 2 male Black Redstart in Barnoon cemetery. Also 1 Grey Wagtail in Trewyn Gardens. (K Money)

Downderry/Seaton: 15 Great Northern Diver, 2 Red-throated Diver, 3 Slavonian Grebe and 4 Kittiwake offshore this afternoon. (A Payne)

Sancreed: 5 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret, 60 Canada Geese, 1 Woodcock, 7 Snipe, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Fieldfare. (D Flumm)

Cattle Egret D Flumm

Hell’s Mouth: 6 Whooper Swan still. (D Eva)

Navax Point: 2 Dartford Warbler. (D Eva)

Par: Black Redstart at Spit Beach this morning. (G Treadwell)

Black Redstart – Garry Treadwell

Newlyn: 1w Yellow-legged Gull and a presumed 1w Glaucous x Herring Gull hybrid. (M Elliott)

Mount’s Bay: 7 1w drake Eider off the Station House but flushed by canoeists and flew beyond Longrock. (DK Parker)

Hannafore Fields: 2 Peregrine, in same tree as on 27th January. (D Spooner)

Peregrines – Derek Spooner

Penzance: Black Redstart on roof of Dolphin Inn.

Newquay: 2 Short-eared Owls at East Pentire this evening. (D Julian)

Towan Head: 11 Red-throated Diver late am (8 flew west, 3 in bay). (S Rowe)

Portscatho: 2 Cirl Buntings (J & D Chapman, S Bearhop) 

Porthcurnick Beach: female Long-tailed Duck just offshore, 1 Med Gull, 1 Grey Wag, 2 Rock Pipit, 2 Stonechat. (J & D Chapman, S Bearhop) 

Gerrans Bay: c20 Great Northern Divers, 2 Black-throated Divers, 1 Slavonian Grebe, several Guillemots & Razorbills, c20 Shags, 1 Cormorant, several Gannets. (J & D Chapman, S Bearhop) 

Loe Beach, Feock: c15 Red-breasted Mergansers, female Velvet Scoter, 4 Slavonian Grebes, c12 Black-necked Grebes, 1 Great Northern Diver. (J & D Chapman, S Bearhop)

Coverack: 3 Eider, 1 f Common Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2+ Mediterranean Gull, 30+ Guillemot, 2 Pods of 10+ Common Dolphin, 2+ Harbour Porpoise. (R Evershed)

Lowland Point: 1 Firecrest. (R Evershed)

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Friday 28th December 2018

FOUND, Pendennis Point: a “VELBON” tripod shoulder bag and a mounting plate for a tripod, if yours please contact Stephen Jackson (stephen.f.jackson@btinternet.com)

1st January Cornwall New Year’s Day Bird Race: Get the year list kickstarted and see how many birds you can see on your local patch, by green birding or county-wide. Please see the website page HERE for further details.

Late photos, 27/12: Siberian Chiffchaff at Brew Sewage Works and Purple Sandpiper at Jubilee Pool. (M Ahmad)

Siberian Chiffchaff, Mashuq Ahmad

Siberian Chiffchaff, Mashuq Ahmad

Purple Sandpiper, Mashuq Ahmad

Purple Sandpiper, Mashuq Ahmad

Late News, 27/12, Booby’s Bay: 2 Chough (R Jelbert)

Late news 27/12/18. St Ives: Green Woodpecker at top of Barnoon cemetery. (K Money).

Sancreed: 5 Cattle Egret 1 Little Egret, 1 Woodcock, 11 Snipe. Also 27 Lapwing west and at 09:00 a small Cackling-type goose (the “usual” seen sporadically at Drift) flew north with 12 Canada Geese. (D Flumm)

Millbrook: 5 Cattle Egret Radford Lane. (A C Robinson)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Water Pipit. (S Rowe)

Gerrans Bay: 8 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Red-necked Grebe, 22 Great Northern Diver, 3 Black-throated Diver, 1 Long-tailed Duck (Portscatho) (D Eva)

Veryan Bay: 23 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 20 Common Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck (Porthluney) (D Eva)

Windmill Farm: 1 Marsh Harrier. (T Thirlway)

Marsh Harrier, Terence Thirlaway

St Ives Bay: 31 Great Northern Diver, 3 Red-throated Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver. (S Rowe) Also 1 Short-eared Owl over, flying towards Hayle.

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Great Northern Diver still. (D Hillson)

St John’s Lake: 2 Eider, 1 Black-necked Grebe. (A C Robinson)

Torpoint:  2 Red-breasted Merganser, pair 1st w Eider, 2 Great Northern Diver, 10+ Great Crested Grebe, 300+ Dunlin, 14 Grey Plover and 9 Brent Geese (at least 2 pale-bellied) on St John’s Lake. (M Beer). Also at St John’s Lake: 2 Eider, 1 Black-necked Grebe. (A C Robinson)

Padstow: 1 Great Crested Grebe , 45 Common Gull , 1 ad Mediterranean Gull. ( B Bosisto)

Men-an-Tol: c50 Fieldfare. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Marazion Marsh: 1 Cetti’s Warbler seen and heard on east side. 5 Common Snipe. ( P Pearson)

St Michael’s Mount: 1 Velvet Scoter just west of causeway. (P Pearson)

Marazion Marsh RSPB, Longrock Pool: 1 Chiffchaff . (K. Bowers) 1 Barn Owl hunting amongst the reeds (15.30h). (J Hawkey)

Chiffchaff, Kevin Bowers

Coverack: 1 Firecrest in bushes around Lambeage Hall (P. Bedford)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Spoonbill again.

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Christmas Day, Tuesday 25th December 2018

“Nadelik Lowen”
a Happy Christmas (and best wishes for the New Year) from all here on the CBWPS / Cornwall Birds news team.

Robin image – Adrian Langdon

Late news, 24/12, St Ives: 1 Firecrest in private garden disturbed by female Blackcap. (M Rouncefield)

Devoran: 2 Sandwich Tern on sandbar and 1 Spotted Redshank. (S Rogers)

Par Beach Pool: 1 Goosander(redhead), 1 Tufted Duck, 9 Mute Swan, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Peregrine Falcon,11 Snipe. Par Beach: 10 Eider, 2 Common Scoter, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 35 Oystercatcher. ((S Grose)

Fal Estuary: 1w Common Tern at Restronguet sailing club beach, Mylor harbour at 13.15. (P Kemp)

Tregonetha Downs: 1 Merlin, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

Praa Sands: 10 Great Northern Diver. 6 Guillemot, 1 Harbour Porpoise (J Evans) 

Botallack: 2 Great Skua, Minke Whale, several Harbour Porpoise, Black Redstart. (M Darlaston)

Woon Gompus: 1 Short-eared Owl. (M Darlaston)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: Spoonbill.

Porth Reservoir: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Great Crested Grebe. (S Grose)

Whipsiderry: 2 Peregrine Falcon. (S Grose)

Coverack: 3 Eider. (D Collins)

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Sunday 23rd December 2018

Late news, 22/12, Coverack: 1 Firecrest in gardens around coastguard cottages. (P Bedford)

Late news, 22/12, Hannafore: 3 Great Northern Diver in Looe Bay, 3 Stonechat (1 m, 1f, 1 juv), c.12 Turnstone (other side of Looe Bay), 3 Shag, 3 Whimbrel, many Rock Pipit & Pied Wagtail, 1 male Kestrel flying from lamp post to lamp post, 1 Song Thrush, many Oystercatcher. (I Juliane)

Late news, 22/12, Looe: 2 female & 1 male Blackcap & 3 Long-tailed Tit in private garden on bird table & feeders. (I Juliane)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Adult Ring-billed Gull and Spoonbill again. (M Ahmad, R Veal)

Hell’s Mouth: 6 (1 ad, 5 imm) Whooper Swan still in fields viewable from B3301. (R Veal, R Augarde, R Wilkins, B Mellow)

St Ives: 6 Great Skua, 16 Great Northern Diver, 2 Red-throated Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver, 3f Common Scoter in 2 hour seawatch. (R Veal, R Augarde, R Wilkins, B Mellow)

Carbis Bay: 7 Great Northern Diver, 5 Red-throated Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver, 2f Common Scoter, 1 Great Crested Grebe. (R Veal, R Augarde, R Wilkins, B Mellow)

Lamorna Cove: 1 Black Redstart. (S Grose)

Newlyn: 3 Great Northern Diver. (S Grose)

Penzance: 7 Eider, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Black Redstart, 2 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 10 Sanderling between Albert Pier and Railway Station. (S Grose)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 male Pochard, 13 Coot, 10 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Mute Swan. (S Grose)

Godrevy: 6 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black Redstart, 2 Kestrel. (S Grose)

Hannafore: 1 Great Northern Diver in Looe Bay, 2 Stonechat (1 m, 1f), 3 Turnstone, 5 Shag (1 juv), 5 Whimbrel, many Rock Pipit & Pied Wagtail, 1 male Eider, many Oystercatcher. (I Juliane)

Looe: 2 female Blackcap in private garden on bird table & feeders. (I Juliane)

Coverack: 3 Black-throated Diver, 2 Red-throated Diver, 3 Eider, 51 Mediterranean Gull on the beach in a single party with c120 Black-headed Gull. (D Wood)

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