Saturday 10th February 2018

Stithians Reservoir: Great White Egret still in the Golden Lion cut off. (B Bosisto, D Parker) Also 1 Pintail (female), 3 Wigeon, 8 Little Grebe, 1 Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 18 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 3 Reed Bunting. (B Bosisto) But no sign of Great White Egret 1515 – 1615hrs but Little Egret, 4 Mallard, 12 Magpies. Also 7 female Goldeneye at Southern end of lake. (PJ Freestone)

Newquay: 1w Ring-billed Gull still on Trenance boating lake. (S Grose)

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter, 1 Black-necked Grebe and 1 Long-tailed Duck still.

Wilcove: 1 drk Green-winged Teal again.

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 1 1w Glaucous Gull, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Greenshank, 1+ Water Pipit and Rock Pipits behind Birdies Cafe. (D Parker, T Mills) Also 5 Goosander, 1 Spoonbill, 293 Dunlin, 2 Grey Plover, 187 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 334 Herring Gull (1ad Herring Gull with blue ring, white digits W:188 ), 32 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull , 2 Common Gull + 1 Water Pipit. (B Bosisto) Also 187 Curlew this evening and Glaucous Gull still in main channel. (P Freestone) Ryan’s Field: 1 Spoonbill (flew onto estuary later), 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 35 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Firecrest. (T Mills)

Newlyn: 1w Glaucous Gull and 1 Iceland Gull.

Truro, in my garden: 3 (2m and 1f) Siskin: Victoria Park: 1 Moorhen near waterfall. (D Jenkins)

St John’s Lake from Marine Drive: Mute Swan, 600+ Dunlin, Black-Headed Gulls, Great-Black Backed Gulls, Common Gulls, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 20+ Common Redshank, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 20+ Curlew, Cormorants, 3 Red-breasted Merganser, Oystercatchers, Herring Gulls, 2 Little Grebe, Wigeons, Shelducks, 6 Grey Heron, Little Egrets, Canada Geese, 10+ Turnstone, Great Northern Diver, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Black Redstart (T Elm)

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

Bude, Maer Lake: 1 2cy Glaucous Gull, (with other gulls), 1 Water Rail, 200+ Lapwing, c.100 Golden Plover, 1 Song Thrush, 5 Snipe at least, c.6 Dunlin. (H Kendall & B Bryne)

Truro: Goldcrest and male Blackcap in a private garden. (M Costa)

Whipsiderry: 2 Peregrine, 6 Raven, 2 Reed Bunting, 7 Stonechat, 6 Corn Bunting, 1 Kestrel. (S Grose)

Connor Downs: 1 Peregrine. (B Bosisto)

Dobwalls: Female Blackcap on Mahonia bush in private garden (C&J Duffy)

Mousehole, St Clement’s Isle: 2 1w Glaucous Gull, 2 1w Iceland Gull, 1 ad + 1 2w Yellow-legged Gull, 3 argentatus Herring Gull and 1 Glaucous/Herring Gull hybrid. (M Elliot)

Gwennap: 50 Canada Geese (again) on field near sewage works. (R Hampshire)

Tregonetha: 31 Fieldfare feeding together nr old Chapel. (S Grose)

Perranporth Dunes: 2 Jack Snipe still present with 8 Common Snipe (T Wilson)

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