Sunday 14th January 2018

Late news, 14/1, Lower Tamar Lake: 2 Pintail, 20 Goosander, 3 Little Egret, 1 Willow and 2 Marsh Tit, 9 Tufted Duck, 6 Wigeon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (R Mudge)

Penzance: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler in Morrab Gardens feeding in low palms. (C Richards)

Sennen: 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret amongst cattle behind Gwenvor. (A Hanlon)

Towan head, Newquay: 4 Common Scoter 2 Red-throated Diver off point. (M Lammas)

Egloshayle: 2 Hawfinch still this morning at the cemetery, plus 4 Greenfinch. (K.Bowers, A Langdon)

Hawfinch, Kevin Bowers

Greenfinch, Kevin Bowers

Dozmary Pool: 1 Lesser Scaup still, 3 Goldeneye,  2 (1 ad, 1 2w) Yellow-legged Gull. (B Bosisto) Also 1 3rd cy Caspian Gull, 1 ringtail Hen Harrier, 38 Tufted Duck, 16 Pochard, 1 Shoveler. (P Roseveare)

Lesser Scaup, Bob Bosisto

St. Clements: 1 Blackcap in the church yard, 2 Siskin on the feeders. (M Jones)

Perranporth beach: Adult winter light phase Pomarine Skua flew west at 10.20am with Kittiwakes (T Wilson)

Cardinham Woods: 15 Siskin, 5 Raven, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Nuthatch. (S Grose)

Tresemple Pool: 7 Snipe. (D Jenkins)

Tolcarne: 1 Brent Goose (B Toms, M Curtis)

Marazion: 1 Iceland Gull in field Western side of Marazion. (B Toms, M Curtis) and over house. (D Parker)

Trewey Common: 2 Yellowhammer (B Toms, M Curtis)

Portscatho: 2 Slavonian Grebe, 4 Black-throated Diver, 1 Long-tailed Duck (female), 6 Mediterranean Gull, 50+ auks (on water). (J St Ledger)

Long-tailed Duck, John St Ledger

Long-tailed Duck, John St Ledger

West Looe river (estuary): 2 Kingfisher, 1 Greenshank, 2 Wigeon, 2 Little Egret, 3 Curlew, 6 Grey Heron (including 4 at nests). (D Spooner)

Siblyback Reservoir: 3 redhead Goosander, 1f Scaup, 4 Siskin, 1 Willow Tit in the wet woodland at the footbridge end. (G Lewis)

Colliford Lake (Dam End): 207 Lesser Black-backed Gull,  2 (ad, 3w) Yellow-legged Gull, 1 ad Caspian Gull, 2 Barnacle Goose with Canada flock (the usual feral  birds I suspect).1f Shoveler. (G Lewis) Also 2 Great Northern Diver. (P Roseveare)

Millbrook/Anderton: 1 Whimbrel at Anderton, 1f Merlin, 3 ad Mediterranean Gull, 1 2w Ring-billed Gull on Millbrook pond. (G Lewis)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Black-necked Grebe. (L Proctor, S Rogers) Also 3 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Goldcrest. (R Veal)

Black-necked Grebe, Linton Proctor

Penzance, Wherrytown beach: 1 Brent Goose. (L Proctor, R Veal)

Newlyn harbour: 1 juv Glaucous Gull (M Elliot, L Proctor, S Rogers), 3 Iceland Gull (2 juv + 1 ad, probably Kumlein’s Gull). (M Elliot, L Proctor, T Mills, R Veal, D Julian) Also 2 hybrid gulls (possibly Herring x Glaucous). (M Elliot)

Glaucous Gull, Steve Rogers

Juvenile Iceland Gull, Tony Mills

Juvenile Iceland Gull, Tony Mills

St Blazey: 1 Barnacle Goose on duck pond. (B Rankine)

Par Beach Pool: 1 Black Swan. (B Rankine)

Windmill Farm: 1f Marsh Harrier, 18 Snipe, 3 Kestrel, 25 Golden Plover. (R Hollis)

Kynance Cove: 1 Dartford Warbler, 2 Stonechat. (R Hollis) Also 1 Richard’s Pipit still near the pumping station in Caerthillian Cove this morning.

Devoran: 73 Curlew, 64 Redshank, 2 Shoveller, 8 Mallard. (K Hambly-Staite)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Brambling, 4 Reed Bunting at Southern Cut-off feeders, 100 Lapwing & 1 Fieldfare over Stuart Hutchings Hide, 1 Kingfisher at Golden Lion cut-off. (D Chaney)

St Erth: 1 Firecrest. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 4+ (probably 5) Yellow-legged Gull, 3+ presumed argentatus Herring Gull. (R Veal) Also 1 2nd cal yr Ring-billed Gull mid afternoon flew off. (D Julian) Carnsew Basin: 1 Red-throated Diver still. (P Smale) Copperhouse Creek: 1 redhead Goosander. (P Smale) Ryan’s Field: 1 Spoonbill again. (D Julian) Lelant station: 1 Firecrest.

Hayle, Ventonleague: 1 Firecrest. (P Smale)

Helston: c40 Chiffchaff (including several Siberian tristis-types), 1+ Firecrest and Goldcrests in trees and hedge alongside sewage works. (T Mills)

Lizard/Kynance Downs: 1 Short-eared Owl, 2 Merlin, 1 f Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel, Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk  hunting over the downs this afternoon. (T Blunden)

Short-eared Owl, Tony Blunden

Tregonetha Downs: 5 Yellowhammer, 1 Blackcap, 5 Buzzard. (S Grose)

St Clements: 2 Cattle Egret, 10 Little Egret at Menedews Farm; 4 Mediterranean Gull on the Estuary near Tresillian. (B Field) Also 1 Avocet. (C Urquhart)

Lower Polpean: 3 Surf Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter, 2 Black-throated Diver, 1 Firecrest, 1 Peregrine. (B Field) Also 1 f Long-tailed Duck. (C Urquhart)

Newquay, Trenance Lake: 1 Ring-billed Gull again. Gannel Estuary: 1 Polish-ringed and 1 Danish-ringed Black-headed Gull. (P Roseveare)

Feock, churchyard: 2 Hawfinch. Carrick Roads: 1 Black-necked Grebe, 17 Red0breasted Merganser, 1 Black-throated Diver. (C Urquhart)

Trebah Gardens: 30+ Brambling again today at the entrance feeding in stubble field along with 100+ Chaffinch. (J Irvine)

Rosenannon Downs: 2 Barn Owl, 3 Tawny Owl, Snipe, Redwings, Meadow Pipits. (S Grose)


Saturday 13th January 2018

Late News, 12/1, Egloshayle cemetery: 1+ Hawfinch, 1m Bullfinch. (V Skilton)

Late news, 12/1, St Michael  Penkevil, Tregenna Farm: 14 Cattle Egret + 2 Little Egret. (per P Rigley)

Stithians Reservoir, southern cut-off: 1 Brambling, 4 Reed Bunting at the feeders (D Eva) Also 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker and 1 Greenfinch. (T Mills)

St. Clement: 1 Avocet, 1 Spotted Redshank, at least 1 Cattle Egret with 13 Little Egret in fields. (D Eva)

Newquay: Ring-billed Gull 1st winter still on boating lake. (S Rowe)

Ring-billed Gull – Steve Rowe

Tintagel Church to Trebarwith Strand: 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Black Redstart. (S Grose)

Helston sewage works: 2 Firecrest, 20 Chiffchaff, 10 Goldcrest. (D Wright)

Helston Boating Lake: 1 Scaup (m), 44 Shoveler, 1m Gadwall, 47 Tufted Duck, 18 Moorhen, 15 Coot. (D Wright, G Adams)

Helston Loe Pool: 32 Pochard, 6 Goosander, 11 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Common Gull, 4 Goldcrest. (G Adams)

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

Sennen Cove: 2 Great Northern Diver.

Newlyn: 1 Black Redstart, 1 juv Iceland Gull.

Marazion: 1 juv Glaucous Gull this morning.

St Ives: 2 Great Northern Diver plus many gannets and auks.

Hayle Estuary RSPB, estuary: 5 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 juv Iceland Gull. (M Halliday) 1 Spoonbill. (M Halliday, T Mills) Also 1Firecrest.


Friday 12th January 2018

Late news, 11/1, Carnewas: 2 Corn Buntings in the fields managed by the RSPB.

Late photo, 11/1, Newlyn: Adult Iceland Gull. (M Rouncefield)

Iceland Gull – Marlene Rouncefield

Late photo, 11/1, Marazion: juv Iceland Gull. (M Halliday)

Iceland Gull, Mark Halliday

Sladesbridge: 1 Water Rail behind trelawney garden centre on river allen,from public footpath. (S Grose)

Coverack: 1 Iceland Gull (P. Bedford)

Tresemple Pool: Goldeneye, 6 Snipe, 7 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Redshank. (M Costa, B Toms, M Curtis)

Tresillian River: 50+ Teal, 12 Shelduck, 1 Avocet, 1 Greenshank. ( B Toms, M Curtis)

Grampound Road, Truro: 1 male Brambling still. (R Castillo Nicholls)

  Brambling – Rowena Castillo Nicholls

Newquay, Towan Head: 4 Red-throated Divers  4 Common Scoter,  50+ Shags and 20+ auks on sea at 09:00. (M Lammas)

Torpoint: 1 Firecrest  seen feeding in hedge alongside footpath on Trevithick Ave. (D Allan) Also 2 Dark-bellied Brent Geese offshore. (R Treeby)

River Lynher: 52 Avocet off Wacker Quay. (R Treeby)

Mount’s Bay: 1 Pomarine Skua, c100 feeding Gannet and 4 Great Northern Diver off Penzance. (DK Parker)

Penzance: 71 Turnstone and 25 Purple Sandpiper on Battery Rocks with several Guillemot and Razorbill just offshore. (DK Parker, J Evans)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Juv Iceland Gull still on the flood at the entrance to the reserve. (DK Parker)

St Merryn: 2 male Blackcaps, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Greenfinch, 8 Goldfinch and 2 Chaffinch all on bird feeders in a private garden. (R Hughes)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 4 Yellow-legged Gull. (M Halliday)

Feock churchyard: Male Siskin on feeder in neighbouring garden. (D Jenkins)

Truro: Firecrest in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

Portscatho harbour: 1 Long-tailed Duck, c50 Dunlin, 6 Turnstone, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Mediterranean Gull (on rocks among c50 Black-headed Gull and 10 Herring Gull) between 13.30 and 14.30. (J Lander)

Penzance: Pale-bellied Brent Goose on Wherrytown beach. (L Proctor, T Mills, A Mckechnie – photo)

Brent Goose – Alex Mckechnie

Porthilly Point: 1 Shoveler on water with Wigeon, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Rock Beach: 36 Sanderling, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Sennen Cove: 2 Great Northern Diver, 10 Gannets feeding and 20 Oystercatchers. (K Hambly-Staite)

Constantine Sewage Works: 1 Firecrest, 7 Chiffchaff and 5 Goldcrest. (D Collins)

Polwheveral Creek: 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Greenshank and 19 Shelduck. (D Collins)

Goss Moor: 1 Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest, 9 Bullfinch, 1 Sparrowhawk, 5 Buzzards 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker and 1 Chiffchaff. (P Ash)

Newquay Boating lake: Ring-billed Gull roosting on the switched off fountain at 17:45. (S Grose)

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter, Common Scoter, female Long-tailed Duck, Great N Diver and 2 Black-throated Diver.

Helston Loe Pool: 4 male 4 fem Goosander, 12 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Pochard 1 Firecrest. (S Turner)

Gweek bridge to Seal Sanctuary: 1 Goosander (female), 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 7 Greenshank, 20+ Redshank, 10+ Curlew, 8 Shelduck. (J St Ledger)

Goosander, John St Ledger

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Common Sandpiper, 102 Lapwing, 2 Goldeneye (1 male, 1 female). (J St Ledger)

Tehidy Country Park: 1 Song Thrush, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Great Tit, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Magpie, 1 Grey Heron, 10 Mallard, 15 Black-headed Gull, 6 Mute Swan. (K Bowers)

Kingfisher, Kevin Bowers

Grey Heron, Kevin Bowers

Drift Reservoir: 15 Canada Geese, 1 Muscovy Duck, 1 Black-necked Grebe . (K.Bowers)

Black-necked Grebe, Kevin Bowers

Muscovy Duck, Kevin Bowers

Mousehole, St Clement’s Isle: 1 juv Glaucous Gull, 1 juv Iceland Gull, 2 1w & 1 3w Yellow-legged Gull. (M Elliot)


Thursday 11th January 2018

Late news, 10/1, Lizard Point: 1 Great Skua, 1 Purple Sandpiper and 32 Turnstone. (D Collins)

Late news, 10/1, Helford Passage: 3 Great Northern Diver, 2 Little Grebe. (D Collins)

Late news, 10/1, Truro: 1 Peregrine  on the Cathedral. (D Jenkins)

Late news, 10/1, Mousehole, St Clement’s Isle: 1 juv Iceland Gull, 3 Yellow-legged Gull. (M Elliot)

Truro: 1 Redwing  feeding on the ground in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

Charlestown: 2 ( m + f ) Blackcaps. ( D Hastilow)

Blackcap – David Hastilow

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Iceland Gull still at the main entrance. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer)

Roundwood Quay, Trelissick: 8+ Brambling, 4 Firecrest, 4 Marsh Tit, 3 Mistle Thrush, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Green Woodpecker and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer)

Feock: At least 2 Hawfinch still in the church yard. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer, S Williams – photos)

Hawfinch – Stephen Williams

Loe Beach: 8+ Black-necked Grebe, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 5+ Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver and 12+ Red-breasted Merganser. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer)

Pendeen Watch: 1 juv Glaucous Gull. (P Clements)

Egloshayle: 2 Hawfinch still in the cemetery also Firecrest, 3 Blackcap and Chiffchaff singing. (A Langdon, C Selway)

Walmsley Sanctuary(members only): Spoonbill from the Tower Hide. (R Treeby)

St Austell SW: 2 Firecrests 75m up the cycle network path. (P Jones)

Pothpean: 3 Surf Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter, 6 Common Scoter, Long-tailed Duck, 3 Red-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver, Slavonian Grebe, Razorbill, Grey Wagtail and Rock Pipit. (J & K Cole)

Drift Reservoir: Pink-footed Goose still. (DK Parker) Also 1 Black-necked Grebe (T Hale, T Mills) and 1 Green Sandpiper. (T Mills)

Penzance: 88 Turnstone and 25 Purple sandpiper on Battery Rocks, plus 7 Great Northern Diver and 1 Red-throated Diver offshore. Also Brent Goose still off the promenade. (DK Parker, R Phillips)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Sub adult Caspian Gull reported. Spoonbill still, also Pale-bellied Brent Goose, Kingfisher, Grey Plover and 3 Lesser Redpoll. (G Berti, C Travis, DK Parker) Also 2 3rd w Yellow-legged Gull. (M Halliday) Also 1 Goosander.

Lizard: 2 Richard’s Pipit still, plus 2 Yellow-browed Warblers in Caerthillian. (G Berti, C Travis)

Marazion: 84 Sanderling, 1 Purple sandpiper. (C Moore)

St Levan: 1 Jack Snipe. (MD Wallace)

Bosistow Lane: 2 Firecrest. (MD Wallace)

Newtown-in-St Martin: 9+ Cattle Egret in the field by Tretharrup Farm turning.

Newlyn: Adult Iceland Gull in the harbour this morning. (M Rouncefield)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: c70 Turnstone and 25  Purple Sandpiper. Morrab Gardens: 1 f Blackcap.  Promenade: 1 Brent Goose still, close in. Private garden: 1 f Blackcap.   (R Phillips) Railway Station: 1 Black Redstart 1 on rocks. (R Loader)

Black Redstart, Robert Loader

Kennell Vale:  1 Dipper,  (A James)

Dipper Photomontage, Alan James

Helston Sewage Works: 20+ Chiffchaff + 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (R Butts & Tim Pinfield)

Trebah, Mawnan Smith: several hundred Chaffinches with 30+ Brambling. (R Butts & Tim Pinfield)

Helford, the Ferryboat Inn: 1 Black- necked Grebe. (R Butts & Tim Pinfield)

Newtown St. Martin: probably 5 Cattle Egret. (R Butts & Tim Pinfield)

Manaccan, Carne Creek: 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Black-necked Grebe. (R Butts & Tim Pinfield)

Towan Head: 6 Red-throated Diver, 5 Common Scoter. (S Rowe)

Bass Point: 1 Snipe. (C Richards)

Boswednack: Firecrest.

Mousehole, St Clement’s Isle: 1 juv Glaucous Gull. (M Elliot)


Wednesday 10th January 2018

Late news, 7/1, Falmouth: An estimated 10 Blackcaps feeding on ripe ivy berries at Quarry Road Car Park in central Falmouth. (D Collins)

Late news, 9/1, Egloshayle, Bishop’sWood: 4 Tawny Owl, 1 Barn Owl, at least 2 Dipper, Buzzards, Goldfinch, Redwings, Song Thrush and 1 Otter. (S Grose)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Juv Glaucous Gull at 09:30, also Pink-footed Goose, Jack Snipe and Kingfisher. (L Proctor)

Lizard: 2 Richard’s Pipit still below the pump house pond, 1 Lapland Bunting, 1 Dark-bellied Brent and 2 Merlin also Apis mellifera and Bombus terrestris on the wing in the sunshine. (DK Parker, M Halliday -photo) Also c70 Meadow Pipit, c60 Skylark and 8 Reed Bunting. (D Flumm, P Clement)

Richard’s Pipit – Mark Halliday

Newtown-in-St Martin: At least 5 Cattle Egret in with the Little Egrets at SW737227. (DK Parker)

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

St Clements: 3 Cattle Egret at Menadews Farm, 1 Blackcap in the churchyard, 1 Jack Snipe with 2 Snipe on Tresemple Pool and 1 Avocet on the river. (M Jones)

Porth Reservoir: 4 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Common Gull, 1 Blackcap, 7 Coot, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Maer Lake, Bude: 350+ Golden Plover, c.100 Lapwing, 12 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 12 Black tailed Godwit, 4 Dunlin, moderate numbers of Wigeon and Teal plus rather more Mallard, 70+ Starling. (H Kendall)

Egloshayle: 2 Hawfinch in the cemetery but mobile. (A Langdon)

Helston: Firecrest at Helston Sewage Works at 15:15 in hedge at top of track. At least 10 Chiffchaff. (R Treeby)

Feock: Hawfinch still. (C Urquhart)

Carrick Roads: 4 Black-necked Grebe and 14 Red-breasted Merganser. (C Urquhart)

Maenporth: Great Northern Diver, Black-throated Diver and 2 Stonechat. (C Urquhart)

Maenvale: 6 Firecrest and a Red Admiral. (C Urquhart)

Stithians Reservoir: Goldeneye (drk) with Wigeon flock from Stuart Hutchins hide. Also Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 16 Lapwing. Common Sandpiper and Snipe at Golden Lion cut off. (PJ Freestone) 1 Male Mandarin in the Southern cut off. (A James – photos)

Mandarin – Alan James

Hell’s Mouth: 37 Fulmar, 20+ Razorbill, 30+ Guillemot, 2 Raven, 2 Stonechat, 19 Kittiwakes and Great Northern Diver. (PJ Freestone)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Brent Goose still at high tide and 12 Grey Plover.  (PJ Freestone) Plus 4 ‘brown head’ Goosander and 1 Spoonbill(R Butts, T Pinfield) Also 1 juv Glaucous Gull at 10:55. Copperhouse Creek: 8 Ringed Plovers. (PJ Freestone) Ryan’s Field: 1 Water Pipit and Firecrest in bushes at left of Eric Grace memorial hide. (PJ Freestone)

St Gothian Sands NR: 46 Canada Geese, 17 Greylags, 9 Oystercatchers, 9 Curlew, 2 Buzzard, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Coot, 29 Teal, 14 Tufted Duck, 3+ Little Grebe, 56 Great Black-backed Gull, 8 Mediterranean Gull (6 ads, 2 2cy), 2 Shelduck. (PJ Freestone)

Godrevy Head: 31 Oystercatcher, 12 Skylark, 8+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Kestrel, 70+ Shag and Great Northern Diver offshore. (PJ Freestone)

Connor Downs: 2 Blackcap in private garden. Both colour ringed. (PJ Freestone)

Godolphin Cross: Firecrest and Brambling. (C Richards)

Carnon Downs Sewage Works: Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest and 10 Chiffchaff (M Grantham)

Millook (Nr Bude): 4 Red-throated Diver, 1 Bottlenose Dolphin. ( B Craven)

Maer Lake: 4 Ruff, 25+ Dunlin, 20 Black-tailed Godwit. 300+ Snipe etc. (B Craven)

Loe Pool: 1 Black-necked Grebe, 4 Goosander, 1 Firecrest. (I Maclean)

Siblyback Lake: 16 Tufted Duck, 3 Goosander, 3 Goldcrest, 4 Teal, 4 Great Crested
Grebe. (R Napp)

Goosander – Rick Napp

Camel Trail Wadebridge to Tregunna: 27 Mute Swan, 36 Shelduck, 12 Mallard, 7 Wigeon, 1 Goosander, 4 Red-legged Partridge, 3 Little Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 75 Oystercatcher, 7 Ringed Plover, 2000 Golden Plover, 300 Lapwing, 1 Ruff, 3 Knot, 1 Turnstone, 130 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 40 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 35 Curlew, 42 Snipe, 250 Black-headed Gull, 3 Common Gull, 50 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 35 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Wood Pigeon, 3 Collared Dove, 2 Meadow Pipit, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 3 Robin, 5 Redwing, 9 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest, 1 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Magpie, 25 Rook, 50 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 5 Starling, 4 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 8 Goldfinch and 2 Bullfinch. (M Scawen et al.)

Rough Tor farm: 1000+ Golden Plover, 300+ Lapwing. (D Spooner)

East Looe seafront: 4 Blackcap, 1 Firecrest, 2 Stonechat. (D Spooner)

Kingsmill Lake: Glossy Ibis still in field viewed from 2nd hide also 3 Barnacle Goose with the Canada’s and 7 Snipe around the marsh (M Beer, M Northey)

Newquay: 2cy Ring-billed Gull still on Trenance Pool. (P Aley, I Teague)

Porthpean:Surf Scoter (1st-w drake, adult female & juv), Velvet Scoter female, 6+ Common Scoter, Slavonian Grebe, 3 Great Northern Diver, Long-tailed Duck drake. (P Aley, I Teague)

Dozmary Pool: Lesser Scaup drake. (P Aley, I Teague)

Temple: Merlin. (P Aley, I Teague)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 first year Iceland Gull on flooded area at 09:15. (R Butts, T Pinfield)

St Ives Bay: 11 Great Northern Divers, 1 Red-throated Diver and a pod of five/six Bottlenosed Dolphins. (R Butts, T Pinfield)

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 12+ Turnstones and 18 Purple Sandpipers. (R Butts, T Pinfield)

Gillan Creek: 1 Black necked Grebe showing well at the head of the creek.  1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Firecrest and 11 Little Egret.  Also at least 20 Mediterranean Gull present in large gull flock (I only managed to scan through half the flock before they took flight).  (P.Bedford)

Black-necked Grebe – Phil Bedford

Mawgan: 1 Blackcap in garden.  (P. Bedford)

Lizard Point: 1 Great Skua, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 32 Turnstone. (D Collins)

Helford Passage: 3 Great Northern Diver, 2 Little Grebe. (D Collins)


Tuesday 9th January 2018

Late news, 8/1, Dozmary Pool: 2 Goldeneye and 1 3cy Caspian Gull (B Bosisto – photo)

Caspian Gull – Bob Bosisto

Late news, 8/1, Argal Reservoir: Brambling in the Chaffinch flock in the maize field below the church on the west side of the reservoir. (S Jackson)

Late news, 8/1, Lizard: Red-throated Pipit seen in stubble near Old Lizard Lane. (D Collins)

Red-throated Pipit – David Collins

Lizard: 2 Richard’s Pipit and a Lapland Bunting still near the pump station but very exposed and windy. (DK Parker, L Proctor, MJ Spicer)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Iceland Gull still on the flood by the main entrance. (DK Parker, J St Ledger – photo)

Iceland Gull – John St Ledger

Porthpean: 1 female Velvet Scoter, 5 Common Scoter (3f, 2m) and 1 female Long-tailed Duck. (T Mills) Later 2 Surf Scoter and 2 Great Northern Diver.

Goldolphin Cross: Firecrest at 11.00. (C Richards)

Towan Head, Newquay: 2 Grey Plover on rocks 6 Commcn Scoter close off point Great Northern Diver passed plus up to 7 Porpoise.  Ring billed Gull still on boating lake. (M Lammas, S Rogers – photos)

Ring-billed Gull – Steve Rogers

Dozmary Pool: Lesser Scaup, pair Goldeneye, 2 pairs Shoveler. (B Craven)

Newtown St Martin: 15 Cattle Egret, 8 Little Egret, 1 Water Rail. In same field daily (by Tretharrup turn) for at least 2 weeks with no. of Cattle Egrets increasing. (M Nattrass)

Camel Trail, Guineaport/ Pendavey: 3 Goosander, 2 little Grebe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Dipper 1 Bar-headed Goose,2 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Drift Reservoir: Iceland Gull, Common Sandpiper and Black-necked Grebe. (R Treeby) 3 Black-necked Grebe reported in the afternoon.

Stithians Reservoir: Great White Egret in the Golden Lion cut off. (T Pinfield -photo)

Great White Egret – Tim Pinfield

Feock: 2 Hawfinch still in the garden with feeders by the Old Vicarage.

Nanquidno: 1 Firecrest. (C Moore)

Tregandanel (Near Sticker): 1 Barn Owl. (M Jones)

St Merryn: 3 Hawfinch in grounds of St Merryn church. (R Hughes)

Tregudda near Padstow: 2 Peregrine. (R Hughes)

Tregadillett: Firecrest in garden. 6 Bullfinches to feeders. (B Craven)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spoonbill again.


Monday 8th January 2018

Late news, 6/1, Gunwalloe: 1 1w Glaucous Gull on beach. (N Deacon)

Glaucous Gull, Nigel Deacon

Late news, 7/1 Siblyback Lake:  2 White-fronted Geese (flavirostis) with Canada Geese flock at 10:30. (GD Lewis)

Late news, 7/1 Polbathic Woods:  Female Goshawk flew over road towards woods. (GD Lewis)

Late news, 7/1 St John’s Lake, Torpoint:  2 Sandwich Terns. (GD Lewis)

Late news, 7/1 St Stephen’s Church, Saltash:  Hawfinch in Yews at 15:45. (GD Lewis)

Churchtown Farm CNR, Saltash:  Finch flock has grown considerably over last week.  Includes 2 Brambling and 8 Lesser Redpoll. (GD Lewis)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Iceland Gull still on the flood at the reserve entrance. (DK Parker T Mills)

1w Iceland Gull, Tony Mills

Penzance: Yellow-browed/Hume’s Warbler heard briefly in Penlee Park at the entrance off Morrab Road. (KA Wilson)

Newlyn: Dark-bellied Brent Goose off Tolcarne. (B Dodd)

Charlestown: 1 Blackcap still. (D Hastilow)

Swanpool: 1 Water Rail, 1 fem Sparrowhawk, 7 Greenfinch, 2 Blackcap, 1 Mediterranean Gull in carpark. (S Grose)

Grampound Road: 1 Brambling still in a private garden. (R Castillo-Nicholls)

Brambling, Rowena Castillo Nicholls

Feock: 1 Hawfinch still in gardens around the church also 2 Blackcap (male), 4 Bullfinch. (R Treeby, J Lander)

Loe Beach: 8 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe. (J Lander)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Carnsew Pool: 1 unfortunate Red-throated Diver with fine fishing line or filament net entangled in it’s bill and around its neck. (T Mills) Ryan’s Field: 1 Spoonbill again

Red-throated Diver, Tony Mills

Devoran Quay: 42 Black-tailed Godwit, 42 Curlew. (S Grose)

Respryn: 2 Dipper, 4 Nuthatch, 3 Treecreeper, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Marsh Tit, 4 Siskin. (B Bosisto)

Lanhydrock: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Marsh Tit, 1 Treecreeper. (B Bosisto)

Siblyback Reservoir: 37 Tufted Duck, 2 Pochard, 1 female Scaup, 2 Great Crested Grebe. (B Bosisto)

Dozmary Pool: 29 Tufted Duck, 13 Pochard, 1 drake Lesser Scaup2 Shoveler, 2 Yellow-legged Gull (ad, 2nd winter). (B Bosisto)

Newquay Boating Lake: 1 Ring-billed Gull still, at 4.20pm. (D Grose)

St Clement Pool:1 Mute Swan, 5 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 68 Shelduck and 3 Mediterranean Gull on Tresillian River opposite. (S Grose)

Downderry/Seaton: 4 Great Northern Diver, 14 Red-throated Diver, 75+ Gannet and 3 Kittiwake, and in the area too 1 Water Pipit and 1 Black Redstart. (A Payne)

St Tudy, Polshea Farm: 2 Barn Owl again out hunting near farm entrance. (R Hughes)

Sennen Cove: 2 Great Northern Diver.

Drift Reservoir: juv Glaucous Gull.