Thursday 21st February 2019

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis still present at 07:30. (P Walsh) Plus 2 Grey Heron, 15 (8m 7f) Teal, 7 (5m 2f) Mallard, 2 (m&f) Mute Swan, 18 Canada Geese. 1 Pied Wagtail. (M Webb) Longrock Pool: 1 2w Yellow-legged Gull. (M Elliot)

Mute Swan, Martin Webb

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint (NB. not in usual place), 2 Water Pipit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 6 Ruff, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 13 Curlew, 2+ singing Chiffchaff all opposite the village car park. (C Small)

Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler still by the sewage works at 13:40. (C Small)

Lower Tamar Lake: 18 Tufted Duck, 1f Ring-necked Duck, 4 Marsh Tit, 2 Willow Tit (one showing Leucistic on the tail) 9 Wigeon, 4f Goosander, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Green Sandpiper. (R Mudge)

Wadebridge: 43 Cattle Egret in fields below Wadebridge Primary Academy 07:30 to 08:00. (S Grose)

Wadebridge: 3 Cattle Egret in field with sheep from Trewornan Bridge at 08:15, also 1 Hare. (S Grose)

Walmsley Sanctuary RSPB: 40 + Cattle Egret, 1 Red-legged Partridge, 18 Shelduck, 7 Shoveler, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Peregrine &1 Little Egret. (P Ash) Also 55+ Cattle Egret still hammering the local frog population this afternoon.

Cattle Egret, Paul Ash

Cattle Egret, Paul Ash

Cattle Egret, Paul Ash

Red-legged Partridge, Paul Ash

Red-legged Partridge, Paul Ash

Shoveler, Paul Ash

Little London Beach – Trenow Cove: 2-3 Water Pipit, 1f-type Black Redstart, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Whimbrel, 19 Common Gull. Also 9 Black-throated Diver, 4 Red-throated Diver, 3 Great Northern Diver, 8 Common Scoter offshore. (R Veal)

Nare Point: 13 Little Egret, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Curlew, 6 Oystercatcher and 1 Chiffchaff, also 1 Vagrant Emperor, 1 Red Admiral and 3 Peacock butterflies. (D Flumm)

Men-aver: 110 Mediterranean Gull on the beach at low tide. (D Flumm)

Bartinney Downs: 10+ Mistle Thrush, Stonechat, Skylark, Raven. (A.Chard)

Cawsands: 2 Chiffchaff singing in trees by main carpark. (R.Smaldon)

Porthallow: Black Redstart, Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff. Also 1 Red Admiral butterfly on the wing. (D Flumm)

Lower Relowas, Newtown-in-St Martin: c100 Fieldfare. (D Flumm)

Restormel Castle: 1 Peregrine, 11 Raven, 5 Buzzard, ( B. Toms)

Pentewan: 2 Sandwich Tern. (J Rance)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 37 Black-headed Gull, 21 Redshank, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Little Egret. (K. Bowers) Also Spoonbill reported.

Grey Heron, Kevin Bowers

Grey Heron, Kevin Bowers

Grey Heron, Kevin Bowers

Redshank, Kevin Bowers

Black-tailed Godwit, Kevin Bowers

Black-headed Gull, Kevin Bowers

Porthilly Point: 23 Common Gull, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 64 Oystercatcher, 12 Ringed Plover, 24 Turnstone, 17 Redshank, 2 Raven, 14 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Drift Reservoir: 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 9 (6m 3f) Mallard, 2 (m&f) Tufted Duck, 130+ Canada Geese, 2 Goldfinch. (M Webb)

Great Crested Grebe, Martin Webb

Great Crested Grebe, Martin Webb

Penzance: ad m Black Redstart on rocks east of Jubilee Pool. Also 2 Small Tortoiseshell butterflies in Lidden Road garden. (T Mills)

Crugmeer: 2 Barn Owl, 2 Tawny Owl. (S Grose)

Roseland, Ruan Lanihorne: Party of 6 Whimbrel flew over village at 4.00pm, constantly calling. (D Hall)

Camel Estuary: 20 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Greenshank, 1 Spotted Redshank , 1 Common Redshank ( colour ringed in the UK awaiting response from ringing group ) at Pinkson Creek this evening. (B Bosisto)


Wednesday 20th February 2019

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis still 07:30 to 08:10 at least. (S Rogers, P Walsh) Glossy Ibis flew in at 17:30. (DK Parker)

Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler along lower side of coast path by the sewage works. (S Bury)

Maer Lake: Egyptian Goose flew in with 3 Shelduck and then left after 15mins flying east, no rings on feet and flying very strongly not clipped , also 2 Yellow-legged Gull with 3 Great Black-backed Gull roosting on the far bank. (N Bastin)

Egyptian Goose – Nigel Bastin

Allet: Swallow flew over late morning (T Wilson)

Porthgwarra: 12 Manx Shearwater and 1 Common Scoter flew west between 09:00 & 11:00. (DK Parker)

Newlyn: 2 Swallow at midday. (L Proctor)

Wadebridge: 20 Cattle Egret at Bradfords Quay this morning. (D Julian)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 40+ Cattle Egret on a “frog fest” this morning. (A Langdon)

Cattle Egrets – Adrian Langdon

Clapper Marshes: 1 fem Scaup again. (D Julian)

Kingsmill Lake, Saltash: 8 Greenshank, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, c120 Avocet, c30 Redshank, 80+ Black-tailed Godwit, 140+ Dunlin, 6 (on lake) and 43 (on River Tamar) Oystercatcher, 14 Lapwing, 1 2w Mediterranean Gull, 1 1w Common Gull, 86 Shelduck, 60+ Teal, 1 Great Crested Grebe.  (P Kemp)

Trevose Head: 2 Swallow at midday. (R Wilkins)

Tregonetha Downs: 1 Jack Snipe, 1 Snipe (D Eva)

Penzance: 6 Eider, 1 Grey Seal off the promenade this afternoon (J Evans)

Lizard Point: 1 Black-throated Diver.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Spoonbill flew from Copperhouse towards main estuary early afternoon. Also 29 Black-headed Gull, 11 Teal, 9 Redshank, 2 Shelduck, 1 Kingfisher on Ryan’s Field. (K Bowers)

Teal – Kevin Bowers

Shelduck – Kevin Bowers

Kingfisher – Kevin Bowers

Mousehole: 3w and adult Yellow-legged Gull plus an argentatus Herring Gull on the St Clement’s Isle roost this evening. (M Elliott)

Truro Leats: 1 Grey Wagtail & 1 Little Egret at midday. (V Skilton)

Malpas: 29 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Shelduck, plus Mallard and numerous gulls off the car park at 15:00. (V Skilton)

Cotehele Woods: 4 Marsh Tit in different parts of the wood and 1 Stock Dove calling. Cotehele Bridge: 6 (2m + 4 f) Teal. (R Smaldon)

The Camel, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 14 Mute Swan, 4 Whooper Swan, 14 Shelduck, 6 Mallard, 5 Wigeon, 10 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 8 Little Egret, 4 Cattle Egret, 1 Spoonbill, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 35 Oystercatcher, 12 Ringed Plover, c.2000 Golden Plover, 80 Lapwing, 110 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 40 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 65 Black-tailed Godwit, 45 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 150 Black-headed Gull, 4 Common Gull, 75 Herring Gull, 12 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 72 Great Black-backed Gull, 8 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 18 Redwing, 3 Blackbird, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 3 Magpie, 7 Rook, 30 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 12 Starling, 5 House Sparrow, 4 Chaffinch, 4 Goldfinch, 4 Toad, 2 Palmate Newt(M Scawen et al.)


Tuesday 19th February 2019

Late news 17/2, Cambourne, Carn Entral: 1 Hoopoe reported.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis left it’s roost at 07:36 and returned at 17:08. (S Rogers)

Hayle: Glossy Ibis flew south over the A30 just north of Hayle at 11:00. (S Gillings)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Black-necked Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Cattle Egret, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (D Flumm)

Wadebridge: 46 Cattle Egret at 08:00. (S Grose)

College Reservoir: pair of Mandarin Duck, 2 Green Woodpecker, 12 Shoveler, 12 Teal, 1 Goldeneye, 1 Pochard, 31 Wigeon, 59 Coot, 38 Tufted Duck, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Mallard (D Eva)

Portscatho: 1 Long-tailed Duck still, 4 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 3+ Great Northern Diver. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, S Cowlishaw)

Lizard Point: 5 Manx Shearwater. (D Collins)

Porth Reservoir: 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1m Goosander, 2 Kingfisher, 17 Coot, 1 Tawny Owl heard. (S Grose)

Bedruthan Steps: fem/imm Black Redstart on the cliffs. (P Moon)

Seaton & Downderry: 2 Red-throated Diver & Slavonian Grebe. (P Aley)

Crafthole: 1 Chiffchaff. (P Aley)

Wacker Quay: Spotted Redshank, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Grey Plover, 10 Great Crested Grebe. (P Aley)

Wilcove: 1 Whimbrel. (P Aley)

Torpoint: 6 Brent Geese. (P Aley)

East Looe River: 2 pairs of Grey Heron nesting, 9 Oystercatcher, 5 Little Egret, 6 Buzzard. ( C Hooper).

Buzzard, C Hooper

Little Egret, C Hooper

Grey Herons, C Hooper

Oystercatchers, C Hooper


Monday 18th February 2019

Late news, 16/2, Newlyn: 1 Swallow. (N Treneer)

Late news, 17/2 St Cleer: Barn Owl just north of St Cleer, flew up from roadside hedge & picked out in car headlights at 19:35. (D Cleal)

Late news 17/2, Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler still, in trees below sewage works 12.00. (P Mayer)

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint in flooded fields behind the Maltsters pub, also 5 Ruff. (P Green, D Julian) Also 6 Ruff, 87 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Water Pipit. (S Rowe, T Carson)

Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler showing well at times and occasionally calling at the sewage works this morning with 1 Firecrest, 1 Goldcrest and 1 Chiffchaff. (S Green)

Marazion Marsh: Glossy Ibis dropped in to the marsh at 17.38. (S & P Rogers).

Glossy Ibis, Steve Rogers

Lizard Point: Great Egret flew south to Housel Bay then west over Lizard Point @ 10.25. (P Mayer)

Wadebridge: 58 Cattle Egret in field with cattle at Gonvena. (S Grose) Also 500+ Lapwing on Camel Estuary. (K&J Mortimore)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Black-necked Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret, 8 Redwing. (D Flumm)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 2 Spoonbill, 24 Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 130 Wigeon, 14 Gadwall, 12 Shoveler, 80 Teal, 1m Pintail, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Ruff, 20 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Peregrine. (S Rowe, T Carson)

St Martin: 21 Cattle Egret in the sheep field next to the chapel this afternoon. (J Selby)

Gannel Estuary:  7 adult  Mediterranean Gull (1 with white ring on left leg and aluminium on right leg). (M Lammas)

Towan Head: 2 Red-throated Diver offshore. (M Lammas)

Rosudgeon: Merlin over A394 heading toward coast early this morning.(J Evans)

Helford River: Slavonian Grebe and 4 Great Crested Grebe off Lower Calamansack.
(T Pinfield)

Camel Estuary: 4 Whooper Swan in field behind the Burniere hide. (D Julian) Also 95 Shelduck, c3000 Golden Plover, 350 Lapwing, 520 Dunlin, 90 Redshank, 80 Black-tailed Godwit. (S Rowe, T Carson)

Whooper Swans, Steve Rowe

Penzance: Adult male Black Redstart on the rocks at Jubilee Pool. Also 50+ Sanderling, 5 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Turnstone. (M Webb)

Black Redstart, Martin Webb

Black Redstart, Martin Webb

Lizard Point: 1 Black-throated Diver.

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Spoonbill and 1 Whimbrel. (D Eva) Carnsew Basin: 2 Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 3 Curlew, 35 Dunlin, 5 Redshank, 1 Oystercatcher. (M Webb)

Curlew, Martin Webb

Cormorant, Martin Webb

Dobwalls: Red Admiral and Tree Bumblebee in the garden (C&J Duffy)

Trevose Head: 38 Turnstone, 18 Purple Sandpiper, 5 Grey Plover, 11 Stonechat, 12 Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, 39 Corn Bunting (in stubble fields opposite coast guard cottages). (B Bosisto)

Hell’s Mouth: 1 Swallow flying West. (A McKechnie)

Truro: Raven calling on pinnacle of Cathedral at 10 o’clock. (K&J Mortimore)

Dozmary Pool: 1f Scaup, 3 (1 drk) Goldeneye, 9 Tufted Duck, 4 Fieldfare. (R Veal, P Taylor, H Mitchell, S Cowlishaw)

Crowdy Reservoir: pair Goosander, 161 Lapwing. (B Craven)

Helston Boating Lake: 1 Ferruginous Duck (suspect origin), 8 Mediterranean Gull (7 ad, 1 1st
summer), 1 ad Lesser Black-backed Gull. (S Green)

Roseland. Ardevora, Fal, Philleigh (Private land): 86 Shelduck, 65 Curlew, 56 Redshank, 6 Greenshank, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Shoveler (1m, 1 f,)  6 Little Egret, 3.00pm -4.00pm towards high tide. (D Hall)


Sunday 17th February 2019

Late news, 29/1, Helston: A pair of Glossy Ibis at Penrose amenity site. (M Hoggett)

Glossy Ibis – Mike Hoggett

Late news, 16/2, Gluvian: 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Cormorant, 110 Fieldfare, 30 Yellowhammer. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

Late news, 16/2, Mousehole: Adult Kumlien’s Gull at the St Clement’s Isle roost, also 2 1w Yellow-legged Gull and 2 ad argentatus Herring Gull. (M Elliott)

Mousehole: Adult Kumlien’s Gull still present on St Clement’s Isle to 12:00 at least, also adult argentatus Herring Gull plus Great Northern Diver and Red-throated Diver. (M Elliott)

Chapel Amble: 1 Temminck’s Stint, Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, Grey Wagtail, Redwing, Teal. (M Frost)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 adult Ring-billed Gull, 7 adult Yellow-legged Gull and a 2nd winter. 14 Grey Plover, 4 Greenshank and the adult Spoonbill. (P Roseveare) 1 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Yellow-legged Gull. (M Halliday)

Yellow-legged Gull – Mark Halliday

Mediterranean Gull – Mark Halliday

Hannafore: Siberian Chiffchaff still, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 long-staying drake Eider + 1 female Eider. (M Frost)

Trewornan Bridge: 5 Cattle Egret in field with sheep. Huge flock of Golden Plover over estuary. (M Frost)

Drift Reservoir: 4 Cattle Egret, 107 Canada Geese and 3 Med Gull. (D Flumm)

Wadebridge: 53+ Cattle Egret off Bradford’s Quay. (D Julian)

Helston: Yellow-browed Warbler in wood west of River Cober and south of the boating lake. (M Ahmad) Another reported at the sewage works.

Lelant: 1 Swallow over the golf course at 11:30. (S Turner)

Poltesco: 2 House Martin, 6 Rock Pipit. (F Trewin)

Rock Pipit – Freddy Trewin

Bosworgy, Relubbus: 1 Swallow. (D Beadle)

Camel Estuary: Adult Yellow-legged Gull off Tregunna. 2 Spoonbill & 4 ad Whooper Swan at Burniere Point. (D Julian)

Newlyn: 4 Eider, 1 Common Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Raven. (S Grose)

Longrock Pool: 3 Little Grebe, 2 Tufted Duck. (S Grose)

Marazion Beach: 12 Common Gull. (S Grose)

St Dennis: Firecrest at the cemetery feeding with a small group of Long-tailed Tit. (P Ash)

Higher Bosistow: Crimson Speckled moth (image on CBWPS twitter feed). (M Wallace). (Possibly first UK winter/early spring record of this rare vagrant c100 records total)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 75 Canada Goose, 6 Cormorant, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 14 Goosander (inc 5 males), 28 Mallard, 17 Teal, 13 Tufted Duck, 2 Pochard, 1 Shoveler, 2 Goldeneye, 140 Lapwing, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 13 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 23 Carrion Crow, 12 Jackdaw, 6 Magpie, 53 Starling, 3 Blackbird, 36 Fieldfare, 15 Redwing, 1 Stock Dove, 5 Meadow Pipit, 2 Dunnock, 1 Wren, 2 Chaffinch and 5 batches of Frogspawn. (D Conway)

Hayle Kimbro: 1 female Marsh Harrier, 1 Painted Lady. (D Eva)

College Reservoir CBWPS walk: 4 Canada Goose, 3 Mute Swan, 6+ Shoveler, Wigeon, Mallard, 4 Teal, 1m Pochard, Tufted Duck, 2 Goldeneye, 4 Great Crested Grebe, Cormorant, Buzzard, Moorhen, Coot, Black-headed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Woodpigeon, Magpie, Rook, Carrion Crow, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, 4 Chiffchaff (2 singing), Goldcrest, Wren, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, Blackbird, Robin, 10+ Meadow Pipit, Chaffinch, Goldfinch. Full report can be found in the Walks and Events section Here. (D Chaney, B Cross)

Porth Reservoir: 1m Goosander, 35 Mallard, 10 Coot, 1 Kingfisher, 6 Great Crested Grebe. (S Rowe) 1 Tawny Owl heard, and several Great Crested Grebe heard. (S Grose)

Lanner: 300+ Jackdaw in pre-roost gathering at 18:00. (S Turner)

Golitha Falls: 3 Grey Wagtail, 2 Nuthatch, 5 Blue Tit. (C Hooper)

Grey Wagtail and Nuthatch – C Hooper

Penwithick: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Robin, 6 Chaffinch, 11 House Sparrow, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Woodpigeon, 2 Long Tailed Tit. (K Bowers)

Reed Bunting and Long-tailed Tit – Kevin Bowers

Penhale Point: 1 Merlin. (S Grose)

Porth Beach: 2 Mediterranean Gull below Glengorgal Hotel. (S Grose)

Bartinney: 1 male Hen Harrier. (C Moore)

Lanyon Quoit: 1 Barn Owl. (DK Parker)

Pentire Headland, Newquay: 5 Red-throated Diver, 1 Manx Shearwater. (D Trevelyan)

Porthmeor Beach, St Ives: c5 Black Throated Diver and 2 Great Skua. Also 1 Vagrant Emperor dragonfly on the beach. (L Stoppard)

Porth, Roseland: 70+ Mediterranean Gull at high tide feeding in wash of shore waves at north end of Towan Beach. (D Hall)


Saturday 16th February 2019

Late news, 15/2, Truro: 1 Redwing in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Glossy Ibis dropped in briefly at 07:58 before flying off towards Hayle at 08:02. (P Rogers et al)

Helston: 1w Ring-billed Gull still at the boating lake at 09:25. (P Fraser)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Near-adult Ring-billed Gull from the causeway at 11:30 before flying off towards St Erth. (B Mellow) Reported back on the estuary at c15:00, also 6 Yellow-legged Gull. (M Halliday) 20+ Wigeon, 2 Cormorant, 16 Redshank, 6 Curlew, 2 Little Egret. (K Bowers) Ryan’s Field: 1 (sleeping) Spoonbill. (S Murphy) 10 Black-headed Gull, 2 Curlew, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Shelduck, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Egret, 8 Redshank, 1 Wren, 1 Spoonbill, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 10 Teal. (K Bowers)

Ring-billed Gull – Mark Halliday

Oystercatcher, Spoonbill, Curlew and Wigeon – Kevin Bowers

Gluvian: 1 Common Crane over west at 11:10. (P Roseveare)

Helston sewage works: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, several Chiffchaff 1 singing, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 10 Redwing, 1 Grey Wagtail. (J Evans)

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint still in flooded field behind Maltsters pub.

Bude Marsh: 2 Water Rail (poss a pair), 3 Mute Swan, 55 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 6 Blackbird, 8 Wood Pigeon, 33 Moorhen, 4 Dunnock, 4 Blue Tit, 1 Snipe, 2 Oystercatcher, 76 Starling, 5 Carrion Crow, 2 Little Egret, c50 Lapwing, 5 Jackdaw, 2 Canada Geese, 5 Black-headed Gull, 2 Magpie, 1m Stonechat, 2 Redwing, 11 Teal, 1 Jay, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Robin, 1 Kingfisher, 6 Rook. (R Mudge)

Lower Tamar Lake: Female Ring-necked Duck, 7 Goosander, 4 Shoveler, 2 Goldeneye, 6 Willow Tit, 2 Mistle Thrush. (D Eva)

Lizard Point: 3 House Martin, 1 Puffin, 2 Wigeon, 1 Red-throated Diver. (I Maclean)

Looe Island: 1 House Martin. (C Lewis, J Ross)

Hayle: Swallow at 11:10 flying south west over Ventonleague. (J Rutter)

Ellenglaze, Cubert: 1 Swallow this pm. (S Rowe)

Trannack Farm, St Erth: 1 Swallow. (M Combe)

St Clement: 18 Cattle Egret on river. (M Jones)

St Clement: 4+ Cattle Egret at Menadews Farm. (S Grose)

Tresillian River: 48 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull, 19 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 54 Curlew, 73 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 21 Shelduck. (S Grose)

Towan Head: 34 Red-throated Diver. (S Rowe, M Lammas)

Swanpool: 4 Pochard and male Bullfinch at Swanvale. (M Costa)

Wilcove: 2 Whimbrel roosting at high tide with Redshank and a single Greenshank, also 2 Common Sandpiper. (A Trout)

Dozmary Pool: 2 f Goldeneye, 1 f Scaup, 4 Tufted Duck. (C Buckland)

North Cliffs: Lapland Bunting and Merlin. (B Mellow)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Black-necked Grebe in the NE arm. (DK Parker)

Ladock Woods: 13 Siskin. (S Grose)

Maer Lake: 1 Ruff. (D Eva)

Gannel Estuary: 7 Med Gull, 600 Black-headed Gull. (S Rowe)


Friday 15th February 2019

Late news, 14/2, Drift Reservoir: Photographs show yesterday’s adult Kumlien’s Gull was the bird previously seen on Isles of Scilly 27th January- 1st February. (M Ahmad)

Late news, 14/2, Siblyback Lake: 1 Treecreeper, 1 female Merlin, 2 Snipe, 6 Teal, 6 Tufted Duck, 17 Canada Goose, 2 Meadow Pipit, c30 Fieldfare over, 2 Redwing, murmuration of 100+ Starling, 4 Song Thrush, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Little Grebe. (I Juliane)

Late news, 14/2, Hannafore: 2 Feral Pigeon. (I Juliane)

Late news, 14/2, Goonhilly Down: Male Hen Harrier flew past the Earth Station. (C Buckland)

Hen Harrier – Chris Buckland

Helston: 1w Ring-billed Gull, 5 Common Gull, 6 Mediterranean Gull plus Ferruginous Duck of unknown origin on the boating lake. (M Spicer, J Miller, A Witheywood et al.) Glossy Ibis by River Cober at 11:09 but flew north.

Ring-billed Gull – Mike Spicer

Ring-billed Gull – Mike Spicer

Ring-billed Gull – John Miller

Ring-billed Gull – John Miller

3w Herring Gull – David Collins

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint still behind the Maltsters Arms.

Hannafore: Siberian Chiffchaff with 2 Chiffchaff, Water Pipit amongst Meadow Pipits and Rock Pipits on the seaweed. (N Cabble) 1 Water Pipit, 1 Meadow Pipit, around a dozen Rock Pipit, 2 Stonechat (1m, 1f), 2 Curlew, 1 Shag, several Oystercatcher. (I Juliane)

Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler again at 14:10, Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest (D Julian). Also 4f Eider and large numbers of Razorbill on the sea. (C Buckland)

Sancreed: 4 Cattle Egret, 1 Woodcock, 3 Snipe, 17 Lapwing, 9 Med Gull, flock 102 Stock Dove in stubble field and a Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming on metal chimney pot! (D Flumm)

Wadebridge: 46 Cattle Egret this morning, but birds flushed by farmer feeding cattle. (S Grose)

Cattle Egrets – Shaun Grose

Polgigga: 1 Swallow. (M Wallace)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Bittern flew to east side of main marsh, also Yellow-browed Warbler behind Longrock Pool. (DK Parker) 3 Water Pipit flew in from beach, landed briefly then continued north with Meadow Pipits. (R Veal)

Newlyn: 1w Yellow-legged Gull in the harbour again. (L Proctor)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Spoonbill on Ryan’s Field.

Towan Head, Newquay: At least 5 Red-throated Diver off point at 09:00. (M Lammas)

St Stephen in Brannel: A pair of Blackcap feeding daily on suet/insect balls in a private garden in Churchtown Meadows. (G Warne)

Pill Creek, Feock: 125 Black-headed Gull, 2 Blackcap (m/f), 3 Bullfinch (2m, 1f). (K Hambly-Staite)

Zelah: A Red Kite flew across A30 between Zelah and Carland Cross, in the direction of Truro at 10:55. (M Greenhalgh)

Port Gaverne: Pair of Grey Partridge on road to Port Gaverne from St Teath, in gateway approx SX033808. (N Page)

Lizard Point:  9 Teal, 3 Common Scoter, 3 Great Skua, 2 Red-throated Diver, 6 Black-throated Diver, 3 Manx Shearwater. (I Maclean) Also House Martin, Painted Lady & Adder. (T Thirlaway)

Old Lizard Head: 1 Peregrine, 1 Merlin, 2 Chough. (I Maclean)

Lower Tamar Lake: 6 Willow Tit at three different locations around the lake. (R Mudge)

Rock: 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker from private gardens. (S Grose)

Cardinham: 1 Nuthatch, 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Dipper, 2 Grey Wagtail, 24 Siskin. (B Bosisto) 1 Marsh Tit. (R Augarde)

Colliford Lake: 4 Yellow-legged Gull (3 adult and one 2cy).  (B Bosisto)

Dozmary Pool: 1 female Scaup. (B Bosisto)

Ninestones: 1 Willow Tit seen and heard calling, 1 Marsh Tit, Snipe flushed from field, Redwings,Tit flocks and 1 Grey Heron on river there. (M Beer, C Buckland)

Porthleven: 1 Great Northern Diver offshore. (A Witheywood)

Looe River: 1 Common Sandpiper, 7 Shelduck, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Whimbrel, 3 Curlew, 2 resident Leucystic Carrion Crow, 2 Dark-bellied Brent Goose. (I Juliane)

Newquay: 1 Kestrel. (K Bowers)

Kestrel – Kevin Bowers

Kestrel – Kevin Bowers

Kestrel – Kevin Bowers

East Pentire: 1 Short-eared Owl. (C&B Travis)

Short-eared Owl – Charles Travis

Porthgwarra: Painted Lady this morning. (M Wallace)

Dobwalls: Small tortoiseshell and Frogs in the garden (C&J Duffy)