Saturday 21st April 2018

Late news 20/4, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 Whimbrel and 2 Black-tailed Godwit. (PJ Freestone)

Late news 20/4, Gwithian: 1 Wheatear, 2 Coot, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Snipe, 2 Mute Swan, 19 Tufted Duck, 30+ Sand Martin, 1 Kestrel. (PJ Freestone)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Copperhouse Creek: 1 ad Bonaparte’s Gull at 2pm. Lelant Saltings: 3 Mediterranean Gull, (2 ad s/p & 1s). Ryan’s Field: 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper & 1 Greenshank. (J Hawkey)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Purple Heron still, also 6 Swallow, 4 singing Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 6 singing Cetti’s Warbler, pair Bullfinch, 2 Little Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper. (P St Pierre, R Butts) Plus 4 Stonechat, 1 Buzzard and 1 Willow Warbler. (P Freestone) Purple Heron still present this evening. The 3 Garganey (2 m + 1 f) from the bay flew into the marsh late evening. (S Rogers, A Mckechnie)

Garganey, Alex Mckechnie

Boscundle Tregrehan: 1 m Hawfinch at 10:30 in private garden. (I Stewart)

Botallack common: 1 Hoopoe flew northwest from Warren’s pool landing in heather between the pool and the radio mast at c11.40, also Cuckoo calling from Higher Bostraze. (P Clarke)

Newlyn: Juv Glaucous Gull flew south from Newlyn Harbour at 12:30. (L Proctor) Glaucous Gull back in the harbour mid-afternoon, plus 1 1w Kittiwake and 9 Turnstone (3 males in summer plumage), also 3 Sandwich Tern feeding off Sandy Cove. (T Mills)

Kittiwake, Tony Mills

St Dennis: Red Kite flew over garden today and mobbed by Herring Gull before moving away. (P Ash)

Red Kite – Paul Ash

Red Kite – Paul Ash

Treskinnick Cross, Poundstock: Red Kite at 12:45. (B Bryne)

Windmill Farm: 7 Skylark, 5 Swallow, 11 Meadow Pipit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Raven, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Bunting, 9 Willow Warbler, 1 Wood Warbler, 10 Linnet, 3 Blackcap, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Common Lizard, 3 Adder, 5 Slow Worm, 1 Stoat. (J Evans)

Lamorna: 1 Red Kite drifting overhead at 12:30. (J Hawkey)

Week St Mary: 2 Red Kite. (R Isherwood)

Tehidy: 1 Red Kite. (A.Neil)

River Gannel Estuary:1 Red Kite. (C Stephenson)

Camborne: 1 Red Kite over A30 at 11:30. (R Veal)

Wadebridge: 1 Red Kite being mobbed by gulls (J & B Teague)

Connor Downs: 1 Red Kite this morning flew towards Gwithian (PJ Freestone)

Trevarrion: 3 Sedge Warbler, 2 Kestrel, 1 Red Kite, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Corn Bunting, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Raven. (S Grose)

Mounts Bay: 3 Whimbrel; 5 Great Northern Divers; 1 Bottlenose Dolphin. (R Butts) Plus 19 Common Scoter, 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver & 3 Sandwich Tern. (J Hawkey) Also 3 Garganey (2 m + 1 f) off Great Hogus Rocks. (S Rogers)

Porthilly Point: 4 Curlew, 2 Ringed Plover, 69 Oystercatcher, 9 Sandwich Tern, 25 Sand Martin, 5 Skylark. (S Grose)

Praa Sands: 3 Great Northern Divers offshore this morning. Also pod of 20
probable Bottlenose Dolphins in bay (and yesterday morning as well). (S Cubbage)

College Reservoir: 2 Marsh Tit (pair), 1 male Shoveler (D Eva)

Porth Reservoir: 8 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Siblyback Reservoir: 2 singing Willow Warbler seen, 3 Swallow, singing Chiffchaff and a croaking Toad. (C&J Duffy)

Bodmin Moor, Black Penquite: 3 Cuckoo (2 male, 1 female), 1 Common Redstart (male), 1 Snipe. (Male Cuckoos were fighting for some time). (J St Ledger)

Bodmin Moor, De Lank Waterworks to Garrow Tor: 1 Cuckoo (male), 1 Common Redstart (male), 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Sedge Warbler, 3 Wheatear, 2 Swallow, 6 Skylark. (J St Ledger)

Mount Hawke: 1 m Bullfinch at garden bird table at 18.20. (RB & PC Girling)

Porth Joke: 3 Whitethroat, 14 Blackcap, 7 Sedge Warbler, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 2 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk. (S Rowe)

Crackington Haven: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Siskin (male & female), 1 Willow Warbler and 1 male Blackcap in private garden. (J & B Teague)

Sennen: 3 Canada Geese, Grey Heron over Trinity Pool.

Bosullow: 2 Swallow; Cuckoo.

Marazion beach: 77 Whimbrel, 12 Turnstone. (J Hawkey)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 80+ Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Shelduck, 6 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 1 Cormorant, 8 Mallard, 4 Coot, 6 Moorhen, 3 Grey Heron, 50+ Canada Goose, 2 Teal. (K.Bowers)

Gadwall, Kevin Bowers

Grey Heron, Kevin Bowers

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Friday 20th April 2018

Late news, 19/4, Marazion Beach (evening): 24 Turnstone, 6 Sanderling, 3 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin & 4 Whimbrel. (J Hawkey)

Polgigga: 2cy Caspian Gull over. (K Wilson)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Red Kite, (16.35) later seen over Longrock, (16.40). (P St Pierre) Also 1 Purple Heron again and showing well in evening going to roost in the same bush as 19th, S of railway line opposite causeway viewing point at 8.20pm (S Rogers, J Hawkey, S Rowe) Also 1 Reed Warbler. (S Rowe)

Coverack: 1 Iceland Gull.  Also 2 House Martin inspecting last year’s nest site. (P. Bedford)

Boscundle Tregrehan: 1 f Hawfinch in private garden. (I Stewart)

Mousehole: 1 juv Iceland Gull flying to and landing on St Clement’s Isle. (T Mills) 2 juv Iceland Gull on St. Clement’s Isle this evening.

Pendeen: 1 Red Kite flew north (15.50). (P Clement)

Crowlas: 2 Red Kite west at 17:25. (R Veal)

Newlyn harbour: 1 juv Glaucous Gull still. (T Mills)

Glaucous Gull, Tony Mills

Devoran, Tallack’s Creek: 4 Whimbrel, 23 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 3 Redshank, 3 Curlew, 15 Shelduck. (J St Ledger)

Whimbrel, John St Ledger

Goss Moor: 2 Cuckoo, 1 House Martin, 27 Chiffchaff, 62 Willow Warbler, 14 Blackcap, 3 Grasshopper Warbler ( B Bosisto)

Hannafore, Looe: 2 Swallow, 3 House Martin, 4 Curlew, 1m Stonechat, 1m Brimstone, 1 Speckled Wood, 1m Orange Tip (C&J Duffy)

Kenneggy cliff: 1 Whitethroat. (C Richards)

Longrock: 1 Whimbrel, 1 m Wheatear. (C Richards)

Venton Cove: 1 Whimbrel. (C Richards)

Torpoint, Marine Drive: 1 Swallow, 1 Wheatear (f), 7 Whimbrel, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper (T Elm)

Cot valley: 1 Cuckoo, 1 Holly Blue. (C Moore)

Tregoss Moor: 1 Cuckoo. (S Grose)

Bowithick: 2 Cuckoo. (P Crispin)

Rame Head: 1 Whitethroat. (D Allan)

Tregonetha Downs: 1 Barn Owl with prey at 23:15. (S Grose)

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Wednesday 18th April 2018

Porth Joke: 1 Alpine Swift 18:00-18:10 and then 18:50-19:40 ranging over fields between Treago Farm campsite and West Pentire. Also 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Wheatear and 1 Sedge Warbler. (S Rowe)

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter still and 2 Common Scoter this evening, also 4 Great Northern Diver, 37 Sandwich Tern and 1 Puffin flew west. (D Julian)

Porthgwarra: 1 m Western Subalpine Warbler (heard to call) in bushes just beyond Coastguards cottages, also 1 Peacock butterfly. (M Wallace, P Taylor, H Mitchell, T Mills) Also 1 Sparrowhawk. (T Mills) This evening, 1 Tree Pipit, 3 Greenland Wheatear, 1 Siskin, 1 White Wagtail. (M Wallace)

Western Subalpine Warbler, Tony Mills

Western Subalpine Warbler, Phil Taylor

Kynance Road: 1 Western Subalpine Warbler and 1 Whitethroat. (D Wright, I Maclean) Later, 1 m Western Subalpine Warbler  confirmed, now singing. Also in the area Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Sedge Warbler, 5 Whitethroat, 2 Whimbrel, 3+ Wheatear (Mark Pass)

Newlyn harbour: 1 juv Glaucous Gull again.

Marazion: 1 Iceland Gull, 4 Little Tern, 35 commic tern 09.00. (I Webster)

Crowlas: 1 Iceland Gull over. (R Veal)

Par Sands: 1 Little Tern, 1 Common Tern, 3 Arctic Tern, 4 Sandwich Tern. (D Julian)

Longrock Pool: 1 juv Iceland Gull in the afternoon. (DK Parker)

Iceland Gull, Dave Parker

Iceland Gull, Dave Parker

Freathy: A 2nd winter Glaucous / Iceland Gull flew east, late morning. (M. Jordan)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Carnsew Pool: Group of 15 Common Sandpiper at high tide. (S Turner) Plus 1 Knot, 16 Whimbrel. (R Veal) Ryan’s Field: 8 Whimbrel, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Black-tailed Godwit.

Windmill Farm: 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Grey Plover and 1 Barn Owl first thing this morning. (D Wright)

Tresillian River: 7 Common Sandpiper, 1 Peacock butterfly, 3 Little Egrets, 15 to 20 Shelduck. (M Costa)

Seaton NR: 1 Kingfisher. (D Allan)

Camel Trail Wadebridge to Tregunna: 14 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Goose, 27 Shelduck, 17 Mallard, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 5 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 11 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 25 Oystercatcher, 1 Knot, 2 Common Sandpiper, 9 Redshank, 40 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Curlew, 21 Whimbrel, 150 Herring Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 9 Great Black-backed Gull, 8 Wood Pigeon, 3 Swallow, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 4 Blackbird, 1 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Magpie, 8 Jackdaw, 12 Rook, 25 Carrion Crow, 7 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 4 Goldfinch, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Large White butterfly, 2 Green-veined White butterfly, 1 Peacock, 2 Holly Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Speckled Wood, 6 Palmate Newt. (M Scawen et al.)

Dobwalls: 1 Swift flying low over private garden at 16.45 and  1 Holly Blue butterfly in garden. (C&J Duffy)

Longrock to Marazion beach: 9 Whimbrel, 1 Oystercatcher and c200 small waders, mostly Turnstone but also Dunlin, Sanderling and Ringed Plover, also 1 Wheatear on beach this evening. (T Mills)

Newquay, Narrowcliff:1 Sparrowhawk, and 1 Brimstone Butterfly. (S Grose)

Polbathic Creek: 3 Whimbrel. (A Blonden)

Gwendreath Valley, Goonhilly  to Kennack Sands: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat, c5 Willow Warbler, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock and 1 Comma butterfly (P. Bedford)

Mawgan: 1 Nuthatch in garden and a pair of Sparrowhawk soaring overhead (P. Bedford)

Higher Bosistow: 1 Swift over. (M Wallace)

Godolphin Woods: Cuckoo heard.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Sedge Warbler heard, 4 Cetti’s Warbler heard this evening, 2 Gadwall still and 1 pair of Linnet. (T Mills)

Marazion beach: 6 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin & 1 Whimbrel. (J Hawkey)

Penzance: 1 Small White butterfly, 1 Green-veined White and 1 Large White butterfly in garden. (T Mills)

Pendeen: 1 Swallow & 1m Blackcap. (J Hawkey)

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Thursday 12th April 2018

Skylark Survey, volunteers needed: There will be a Skylark survey at Penhale Army Training Camp and the neighbouring holiday camp to assess numbers and disturbance from walkers and dogs. If anyone else would like to help please ask them to email me at davecarp86@hotmail.com. This will be an early morning start. 

Late news, 11/4, Porthgwarra & St Levan: 71 Willow Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, Yellow Wagtail, 21 Blackcap, 28 Chiffchaff, 9 Wheatear, 3 House Martin. (M Wallace)

Bude, Poundstock: 1 Hoopoe in private garden, (OS ref SX216988). (N Guitard)

Hoopoe – M Worden

Hoopoe – M Worden

Marazion: 1 pale phase Pomarine Skua 8:15-20 then flew out to sea, 2 Puffin west, 2 Black-throated Diver and 3 Great Northern Diver East; 4 White Wagtail on the beach. (R Veal)

Mounts Bay, St Clements Isle, from Mermaid II: 7 Puffin, 6+ Great Northern Diver, 2 juv Glaucous Gull, and 2w Yellow-legged Gull. (M Elliot)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Whimbrel, 2 f Common Scoter, Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler. (S Roper) 1 Sedge Warbler singing, 1 Willow Warbler, 16 Swallow, 46 Sand Martin, 1 drk Gadwall, 6+ Mallard ducklings. (R Veal) 2 Gadwall and 1 Shoveler on Longrock Pool. (DK Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1w Iceland Gull, 1w Kittiwake, 7 Med Gull this evening. (S Roper)

Sennen Cove: Iceland Gull on Cowloe. (J Swann)

Coverack: 3 Iceland Gull (2 second winter and 1 first winter) and 1 Common Gull. (D Wood)

Iceland Gull, Dave Wood

Iceland Gull, Dave Wood

Iceland Gull, Dave Wood

Iceland Gull, Dave Wood

Land’s End: 1 Black Redstart. (J Swann)

Kenidjack: c30 Chiffchaff, c20 Willow Warbler and 6+ Blackcap. (DK Parker, L Proctor, P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Walmsley Sanctuary, Tower Hide: Large flock of hirundines flying high, Swallows, Sand Martins and House Martins, 1pr Blackcap, 4 Willow Warbler calling, 6 Chiffchaff calling, 4 Buzzard, 4 Curlew, 12 Teal, 6 Shoveler, 6 Shelduck, 4 Red-legged Partridge, 3 pr Moorhen, 2 Coot, 1 female Mallard with 14 chicks in front of hide. (D Thomas, A Langdon)

Red-legged Partridge, Dave Thomas

Canada Goose, Dave Thomas

Trevose Head: 24 Corn bunting, 10 Skylark, 8 Willow Warbler, 2 Stonechat, 3 Wheatear, 15 Gannet and 5 Manx Shearwater. (K Leeson)

Tresillian: 1 Ruff, 1 Redshank, 1 Black-Tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 4 Greenshank and 2 Common Sandpiper. (M Jones)

Downderry: 39 Manx Shearwaters heading east and 3 west, one Kittiwake, 3 Common Scoters east and 2 west, and at least 8 Great Northern Divers during seawatch 07:10 & 08:10. In the village  Swallow, Willow Warbler and Blackcap. (A Payne)

Towan Head: 27 Purple Sandpiper, 49 Turnstone, c50 Manx Shearwater. (S Rowe)

Carbilly Tor, Bodmin Moor: 3 Stock Dove, 5  Wheatear (inc.2 pairs on territory), 2 Willow Warblers, 4 Meadow Pipits,  1 Chiffchaff, 1m Pied Wagtail. (J Hawkey)

Bradford: 1 Treecreeper, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1m Blackcap. (J Hawkey)

Charlestown: 1 m Blackcap now singing (D Hastilow)

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Tuesday 10th April 2018

Late news, 8/4, Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck and 3 Great Northern Diver. (R Chittenden)

Late news, 9/4, Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck and 1 Great Northern Diver. (R Chittenden)

Late news, 9/4, Pendower: 5 Black-throated Diver and 20+ Great Northern Diver. (R Chittenden)

Late news, 9/4, Longcross, St Mabyn: c40 Golden Plover. (P Spong)

Late news, 9/4, Goss Moor: 3 Swallow, 5 Willow Warbler singing, 10+ Chiffchaff singing, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Willow Tit, 4 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 4 Buzzard and 1 Brimstone butterfly. (D Thomas)

Sennen: 1 ad Kumlien’s Gull again in field behind Escalls Chapel at 08:30.

Penzance: 1 Hoopoe in private garden in Lidden Area at 08.30. (pers comm T Mills) Re-found in playing field behind school in Toltuff Crescent. (T Mills)

Hoopoe, Tony Mills

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter still. (R Chittenden)

Saltash: Glossy Ibis again at Kingsmill Lake opposite the 2nd hide.

Lizard Village: 3 (three) Alpine Swift just north of village over Trethvas Farm at 14:10, flew south towards village. Seen again over the village at 14:25, headed north. Then all 3 present 17:20-18:20, seen from entrance to Trethvas Farm, ranging between here and the village. (C Benton)

Lizard Point: Manx Shearwater passing west at rate of c400/hr late afternoon. Also small parties of auks, 3 Sandwich Tern and 4 Risso’s Dolphin. (C Benton)

Coverack: 1 Iceland Gull, 2+ Swallow. 1 House Martin, 3+ Willow Warbler, 6+ Swallow and 2+ Swift Sp. (at 17:30) in surrounding area. (D Beadle)

Tresemple Pool: 1 Spoonbill, 1 Ruff, 2 Greenshank, 5 Swallow, 3 Blackcap, 20 Shelduck, 6 Little Egret, Wren and Long-tailed Tit nestbuilding (D Eva)

Camel Estuary: 140 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 ad Common Gull, 1 Knot, 6 Swallow, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap. (Bob Bosisto , Peter Potts)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Knot, pair Mallard with 13 young, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 2 House Martin, 30 Sand Martin, 10 Swallow. (Bob Bosisto , Peter Potts)

Dobwalls: Male and female Yellowhammer on garden hedge next to farmland, on south side of village (C&J Duffy)

Land’s End: c10 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 5 Swallow and 1 Snipe. (DK Parker)

Whitecross, Newquay: 60+ Golden Plover, 4 Raven, Wren building nest, 1 pair Dunnock, 1 pair Goldcrest, 1 pair Goldfinch, 1 pair Magpie in nest, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Buzzard and 1 Sparrowhawk and 1 Brimstone. (D Thomas)

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Sunday 18th March 2018

Late news, 16/3, Stithians Reservoir: 1 Marsh Tit reported. (per J St Ledger)

Late news, 17/3, Downderry: 4 Great Northern Diver, 8 Red-throated Diver and 10 Common Scoter. Wintering Blackcaps still present in village. (A Payne)

Late news, 17/3, West Cornwall Golf Course: 1 Swallow over. (S Turner)

Newquay, Trenance Boating Lake: 1w Ring-billed Gull, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret. (S Grose)

Egloshayle: 8 Hawfinch including one singing male. (B Bosisto)

Chaple Amble: 1 Green Sandpiper, 8 Cattle Egret, 1 Water Pipit, 15 Pied Wagtail, 2 White Wagtail, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (B Bosisto)

St Buryan:Hoopoe sat on a gate overlooking ploughed fields just west of Sparnon at 07:45 (S Mayes) Still present at Sparnon Farm late morning. (R Veal, B Mellow, R Augarde, L Proctor) Also present under a car at the top of the drive to The Rose Room at 15:50 in the driving snow. (R Treeby, DK Parker)

Hoopoe, Brian Mellow

Twywardreath: Hoopoe at Poldrea at the lower end at c11:00. (E Pearce)

Newlyn Harbour: 1 1w Glaucous Gull again, 15 Turnstone, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Black-headed Gull and 1 Chiffchaff. Newlyn River mouth: 8 Black-headed Gull, 1 Curlew, 1 Cormorant. (T Mills)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 4 Pintail, 134 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 2 Ruff, 3 Redshank, 1 Common Gull, 5 Little Egret, 1 ad Spoonbill, 1 Water Pipit, 1 Sand Martin. (B Bosisto)

Gannel Estuary:1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 11 Redshank, 1 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Dunlin, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Common Gull, 2 Canada Goose, 4 Raven, 1 Blackcap. (S Grose)

Towan Head: 1 Grey Plover, 13 Purple Sandpiper, 26 Turnstone, 19 Oystercatcher, 1 Red throated Diver, 3 Raven, 5 Fulmar. (S Grose)

Penryn River: 1 Common Sandpiper, overwintering and seen every month during WeBS count. (J St Ledger)

Common Sandpiper, John St Ledger

Stithians Reservoir: Great White Egret still at Golden Lion cut-off. (W Chegwidden) 6 Goldeneye (1 drake, 5 female). (J St Ledger)

Lizard Peninsula, Jolly Town Farm: 1 Merlin (m). (D Wright)

Helford River: 6 Great Crested Grebe (all in partial or full breeding plumage), 1 Red-throated Diver. (T Pinfield)

Land’s End aerodrome: 1 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat. (C Moore)

Windmill Farm: 3 Adder (all males) and 1 Slow Worm. (D Wright)

Adder, Dougy Wright

Penzance (Promenade and Harbour – WeBS): 10 Purple Sandpiper, 64 Turnstone, 1 m Eider, 3 Shag. Tolcarne beach: 2 Bar-tailed Godwit (12 reported there yesterday), 3 Oystercatcher. (T Mills)

Porth Island: 1 Wheatear. (S Grose)

Marazion Beach: 1 Sandwich Tern. (T Newing) 2+ White Wagtail still at Red River mouth. (R Veal)

Charlestown: 2 (m+f) Blackcap still. (D Hastilow)

Trevilley: 2 Wheatear. (R Veal, R Augarde, B Mellow)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 4 Sand Martin. (R Veal, R Augarde, B Mellow, B Dodd)

Pentire Farm/Park Head: 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Peregrine Falcon, also 3 Hare. (S Grose)

Penwithick: 1 Reed Bunting, 4 House Sparrow, 4 Blue Tit, 4 Goldfinch, 2 Great Tit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Robin, 5 Chaffinch. (K Bowers)

Pied Wagtail and Reed Bunting – Kevin Bowers

Downderry: 1 Wheatear this afternoon. (A Payne)

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Monday 12th February 2018

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter and 1 Long-tailed Duck.

Drift Reservoir: 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Common Snipe, 2 (pair) Great Crested Grebe, 3 m Wigeon, 1 Greylag plus many Canada Geese. (B Dodd)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Great White Egret still at Golden Lion cut-off still 14:45.(R Veal)

Dozmary Pool: drake Lesser Scaup (D Eva)

Wilcove: 1 drake Green-winged Teal, 1 Whimbrel (D Eva)

Newquay Boating lake: 1w Ring-billed Gull. (S Grose)

Mousehole: 2 1w Glaucous Gull, 1, poss 2 1w Iceland Gull (poss Kumlien’s Gull), 1 3w Yellow-legged Gull, 3+ Herring Gull argentatus and 1 1w Glaucous x Great Black-backed Gull. (M Elliot)

Ninestones: 2 Willow Tit, 4 Stock Dove (D Eva)

Wacker: 48 Avocet (D Eva)

Portscatho: 1 drk Long-tailed Duck, 12 Great Northern Diver, 15 Mediterranean Gull. (S Westerberg)

Bude, Maer Lake: 400+ Golden Plover, c.200 Lapwing, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Dunlin,  25 Curlew,  1 Common Gull,   1 adult Mediterranean Gull,  good numbers of Black headed Gulls, several Herring Gulls,  1 Glaucous Gull – sub adult,  1  Buzzard over, 1 Peregrine devouring prey – probably a Golden Plover.   Numerous Teal with fewer Mallard and Wigeon, (H Kendall + B Bryne)

Sennen Cove: 1 1w Glaucous Gull.

Penzance: 1 Black-throated Diver and 1 Great Northern Diver close in. (R Veal)

Porthtowan: 1 Chiffchaff. (S Westerberg)

St.Mawes Castle: 1 Whimbrel. (S Westerberg)

Whipsiderry, Newquay: 11 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Reed Bunting, 20 Skylark, 30 Meadow Pipit, 1 Merlin. (S Rowe) Also at Whipsiderry: 2 Peregrine Falcon on zacry’s island, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Corn Bunting, 2 Raven, Skylarks, Meadow Pipits. (S Grose)

Merlin, Steve Rowe

Towan Head: 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 4 Common Scoter. (S Rowe)

Port Isaac: 1 Black Redstart opposite the Peapod/Ruby Tuesday’s. (G Dawes)

Charlestown: 1 f Blackcap still (D Hastilow)

Falmouth, Castle Beach: 3 Black Redstart.

Padstow Hawkers Cove: 3 Peregrine Falcon overhead all together, 4 Raven, 1 Great Northern Diver. (S Grose)

Newmill, bungalow NNW at O.S. 453362: 5 Yellowhammer, at least two males. (R Butts)

Carminowe Creek:13 Goosander. (M & T Hasdell)

Mylor Churchtown: 16 Black-necked Grebe, 19 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Great Northern Diver, 2 Razorbill, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel. (J St Ledger)

Mylor Creek: 3 Red-breasted Merganser (2 female, 1 male). (J St Ledger)

Truro, in my garden:1 m Siskin. (D Jenkins)

Pendeen: 1 Raven, 2 Chough, Fulmars back on the cliffs & a few Auks moving on the sea. (A Hartley)

Portscatho: 2 (m+f) Blackcap in garden again. (R Sharp)

Blackcap, Richard Sharp

Newlyn: 1 1w/fem-type Black Redstart around harbour carpark. (P Howlett)

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