Friday 18th January 2019

Lost yesterday: Owing to an astonishing piece of carelessness, I left my Swarovski ‘scope on its Velbon carbon fibre tripod on the concrete walkway overlooking the sea near Penzance Sailing Club for about ten minutes this morning. On realising my stupidity and returning, it had gone. I went in search of it and, at the second-hand shop at the bottom of town, I was told that a ‘rough sleeping man’ had attempted to sell it there. I found no further trace of it. If anyone tries to sell you this, please would you contact me or the police at Camborne Police Station? (I am willing to pay a reward for its return.) Roger Butts, (rogerbutts1@icloud.com)

Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs in afternoon high tide roost, one of first birds out and flying to feeding area opposite village. Also Spotted Redshank and 12 Dunlin. (D Chaney)

Newquay boating lake: Glossy Ibis left its roost site on the island at 08:10 and flew out over viaduct. It returned to roost at 16:50. (M Lammas)

Loe Pool: 1 Glossy Ibis still, sometimes concealed so best viewed looking down from The Stables tearoom. (G Adams)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Glossy Ibis flew in from west at 17:00 and landed on front marsh, viewable from the road. Also 26 Snipe and 41 Curlew to roost. (R Veal, M Ahmad) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler behind Longrock Pool. (P St Pierre)

Mousehole: unringed 2w Caspian Gull and 1w Yellow-legged Gull in roost. (M Elliott)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2w Caspian Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull and 1 Scandinavian Herring Gull. (M Halliday)

Camel Trail Wadebridge: 1 Goosander (redhead), 26 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Whooper Swan, 32 Mute Swan, 1 Pintail, 3 Greenfinch, 2 Bullfinch. (S Grose)

Swanvale: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still. (R Augarde)

Treraven Meadows/Polbrock: 1 Green Sandpiper, 11 Red-legged Partridge, 73 Teal, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Mistle Thrush, 11 Song Thrush, 6 Siskin, 2 Bullfinch, 11 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch. (S Grose)

Torpoint: c10 Common Dolphin off Marine drive. (T Elm, S&M Eddy)

Porth Nanven: 1 1w Iceland Gull, 1 m Black Redstart, 2 Chough. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Towan Head: 2 Red-throated Diver, 12 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Grey Plover, 14 Turnstone, 13 Oystercatcher, 12 Common Gull. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 300 Lapwing, 96 Curlew, 6 Little Egret. (S Rowe) 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Kingfisher and the remains of several predated gulls. (S Grose)

Polgigga: male Hen Harrier again this morning, over fields along Higher Bosistow Lane. (M Wallace)

Lizard Point (08:30-11:00): 2 Great Skua, 2 Manx Shearwater, 2 Red-throated Diver, 2 Chough. (I Maclean)

Newquay, Trenance Gardens: 2 Tawny Owl. (S Grose)

tdm/cjb

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