Wednesday 8th February 2017

Late news 7/2, Porth Reservoir: 1 Iceland Gull. (H Kendall, B Bryne)

Late news 7/2, Bude, Maer Lake: 1 Mediterranean Gull. (H Kendall, B Bryne)

Seaton: 11 Red-Throated Diver and 1 Black Redstart. (D Allan)

St Erth: 1 Cattle Egret and 10 Little Egret in field along Treloweth Road again. (R Farnes, B Sharples, T Mills)

RFarnes_CattleEgret_080217Cattle Egret, Rod Farnes BSharples_CattleEgret_080217Cattle Egret, Bob Sharples

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, estuary: 1 Spoonbill, 8 (4m + 4f) Goosander, 20 Grey Plover, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Common Gull, 1 Kittiwake, 1 m Gadwall, 1 Kingfisher. (J Swann, M Spicer, T Mills, R Farnes, A McKechnie) Ryan’s Field: 1 Avocet, 1 Sparrowhawk. (J Swann, M Spicer, T Mills, B Sharples) Carnsew Basin: 8 Little Grebe. (M Spicer, T Mills)

RFarnes_CommGull_080217Common Gull, Rod Farnes RFarnes_CommGull_080217Common Gull, Rod Farnes
RFarnes_Goosander_080217Goosander, Rod Farnes BSharples_Lapwing_080217Lapwing, Bob Sharples
BSharples_GreyHeron_080217Grey Heron, Bob Sharples BSharples_Avocet_080217Avocet, Bob Sharples

River Camel from Wadebridge to Tregunna: 42 Mute swan, 12 Canada Goose, 12 Shelduck, 9 Mallard, 7 Wigeon, 2 Teal, 2 Goosander, 21 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Pheasant, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 2 Moorhen, 50 Oystercatcher, 24 Ringed Plover, 32 Grey Plover, c.3000 Golden Plover, c.300 Lapwing, 6 Knot, 1 Turnstone, 150 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 45 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 80 Curlew, 8 Snipe, 200 Black-headed Gull, 4 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 50 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 17 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Wood Pigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 24 Redwing, 4 Blackbird, 1 Great Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 1 Magpie, 3 Jackdaw, 12 Rook, 40 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 5 Starling, 3 House Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch. (M Scawen et al.)

Can Orchard Stratton: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier, 1 Peregrine and 2 Buzzard. (R Mudge)

Minions/Cheesewring: 60 Golden Plover, 2 Skylark. (D Spooner)

Helston, sewage works: 1 Iceland Gull, 1 Firecrest, 20+ Chiffchaff, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 4 Goldcrest and 1 Bullfinch. (D Wright, D Parker) Boating Lake: 1 Iceland Gull, 2 Grey Wagtail. (D Parker, S Rogers, J St Ledger)

SRogers_IcelandGull_080217Iceland Gull, Steve Rogers JStLedger_IcelandGull_080217Iceland Gull, John St Ledger

Tresinney: 1 Merlin (m). (L Sampson)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Bittern. (B Sharples)

BSharples_Bittern_080217Bittern, Bob Sharples

Mousehole: 1 f Black Redstart.

Newlyn: 1 Black Redstart at Sandy Cove.

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again today.

Bude Marshes:  1 Great White Egret reported.

Kingsmill Lake: 1 drake American Wigeon, 1 Spotted Redshank and 3 Greenshank. (C Buckland)

Padstow, Stepper Point: 1 Black Redstart. (D Lockstone)

Carnon Downs Sewage Works: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Firecrest ringed, also a Chiffchaff caught that was originally ringed at Portland Bird Observatory, Dorset on 19th October. (M Grantham)

Gwennap Sewage Works: At least 5 Siberian Chiffchaff (three ringed), 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Firecrest. (M Grantham)

Devoran: 21 Little Egret and 3 Cattle Egret at the roost. (M Grantham)

St Ives: Turnstone bathing and Dunlin at high tide roost. (A Langdon, more pix here, https://www.facebook.com/adrian.langdon.90)

ALangdon_Dunlin_080217Dunlin, Adrian Langdon ALangdon_Turnstone_080217Turnstone, Adrian Langdon

tdm

Monday 6th February 2017

Late news, 5/2, Millbrook: 2 Cattle Egret again at Stone Farm this afternoon. (B Taggart)

Millbrook: 2 Cattle Egret again at Sone Farm. (B Taggart)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Ryan’s Field: 1 Avocet, 1 Water Rail, 1 Stoat,  (A James, P Tonkin) Estuary: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull, 7 Mediterranean Gull at high tide. (S Turner)

AJames_Avocet_060217Avocet, Alan James AJames_Avocet2_060217

Rosemullion Head: 310 Gannet, 23 Mediterranean Gull, 1w Iceland Gull, flying south, 10 – 12am. (P McCartney)

Seaton: 1 1w Iceland Gull. (J Mitchell)

JMitchell_IcelandGull_060217Iceland Gull JMitchell_IcelandGull2_060217Jon Mitchell

Helston Boating Lake: 1 1w Iceland Gull. (B Dodd, T Mills, MJ Spicer)

MSpicer_IcelandGull_060217Iceland Gull, Mike Spicer

 

TMills_IcelandGull_060217Iceland Gull, Tony Mills

St Erth: 2 Cattle Egret and 13 Little Egret at 17:20. (MJ Spicer)

Carrick Roads from Restronguet Weir: 4 Eider (1 male, 3 female), 2 Red-breasted Merganser. (J St Ledger)

Newlyn: 1 Red-throated Diver, 8 Great Northern Diver, 12 Common Scoter and 1 Mediterranean Gull off Sandy Cove. (L Proctor)

Devoran: 12+ Cattle Egret this evening.

Kingsmill Lake: 1 m American Wigeon again.

Penryn: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still at University of Exeter campus.

tdm

Thursday 2nd February 2017

Newlyn: Sub adult Pomarine Skua at 10:30, 11:50 and 12:20. (L Proctor)

Penzance: 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull at Larrigan Rocks. Also 4 Med Gull. (Cornwall Birding)

Stithians Reservoir: 3 Goldeneye (1 male, 2 female), 1 Pintail (female), 6 Teal, 25 Wigeon, 150 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 1 Peregrine Falcon. (J St Ledger)

Lizard Point: 1 Sooty Shearwater past in the morning. (T Phelps)

East Looe River: 13 Curlew, 14 Redshank, 6 Oystercatcher, 7 Little Egret, 2 Shelduck, 39 Mallard, 4 Mute Swan, 3 Cormorant, c.330 Black-headed Gull, c.130 Herring Gull, 15 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 55 Great Black-backed Gull, c.130 Carrion Crow, 1 Buzzard at low tide. (D Spooner)

Freathy: 2 Cattle Egret with 6 Little Egret at Stone Farm. (B Taggart)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 American Wigeon, 1 Spotted Redshank. (J Cole)

Landulph & Kingsmill Lake:  3 Cattle Egret on salt marsh early afternoon, also 180 Avocet. (M Beer)

Bude Rugby Club: 5 Cattle Egret 3 Little Egret. (R Maye)

sgr

Saturday 28th January 2017

Late News, 26/1, Camborne: 4 Waxwing in a private garden. (per M Bishop)

Par beach pool: 1 Gadwall, 1 Water Rail, 70 Teal, 20 Mute Swan, 34 Coot, 40 Moorhen, call duck & muscovy duck. (S Grose)

Praa Sands to Cudden Point (and back): 300+ Redwing (Kenneggy), 4 Raven, 2 Blackcap (1 F and 1 M singing), 1 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Merlin, 10 pr Fulmar, 1 1w Mediterranean Gull, 1 Oystercatcher, 10 Meadow Pipit, 1 f Stonechat. (J. Evans)

St Ives: 1 Cattle Egret in field at back of house in Trenwith Lane area. (A Thomas)

Charlestown harbour: 13 Common Gull offshore. (S Grose)

Ponsanooth sewage works: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff and 4 Goldcrest. (R Augarde)

Bude: 1 Oystercatcher, 3 Teal, 5 Mute Swan, 3 poss 5 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Stonechat, 3 Lapwing and 1 Shag. (H Wilkins) Also 2 Shoveller and 2 Water Rail. (B Bosistp) Also 4 Cattle Egret, 3 Little Egret still on rugby pitch. (A Roberts) Plus 1 Black Redstart on Bude wharf. (A Roberts)

HWilkins_Shag_280117Shag, Helen Wilkins HWilkins_Goldcrest_280117Goldcrest, Helen Wilkins

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Ryan’s Field: 1 Avocet. (R Farnes, T&J Parrell) Estuary/Lelant Saltings: 1 Water Pipit.( D. Eva ) Also 1 1w Ring-billed Gull in BHG flock at 10:30, 1 imm Iceland Gull briefly 11am, 1w drk Green-winged Teal, 1 subad Yellow-legged Gull (3pm), 1f Goosander, 4 ad Common Gull, 17 Grey Plover, 41 Golden Plover. (R Veal, A McKechnie)  Copperhouse Creek: 1 Jack Snipe. ( D. Eva )

GoosanderGoosander, Alex McKecknie AMcKecknie_GWTeal_280117Green-winged Teal, Alex McKecknie AMcKecknie_IcelandGull_280117Iceland Gull, Alex McKecknie
RFarnes_Avocet2_280117Avocet, Rod Farnes RFarnes_Avocet1_280117Avocet, Rod Farnes

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Ruff (flew in with curlews at 10.50 and stayed until flushed along with lapwing and starlings at 11.10) also 3 Spoonbill, 4 Gadwall, 6 Pintail, 6+ Shoveler, 10+ Mallard, 20+ Curlew, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Moorhen, 2 Coot plus 150+ Canada Geese with 1 Barnacle Goose with them, and many Teal, Wigeon, Lapwing, Starling and Black-tailed Godwit. (J Lander)

North Cliffs: At least 10 Lapland Bunting with 150 Skylark. ( D. Eva ) Also 2 Chough. (T Harrison)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Great White Egret landed briefly at 10:20 and then flew off north east. (MJ Spicer)

Newquay, Towan Head: 13 Common Gull, 2 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Kittiwake. (S Grose)

Camel Trail: 2 Spoonbill half way between Padstow and Wadebridge. (C Stephenson)

Kenidjack: 10 Chough, 1 Peregrine, 3 Raven. (C&C Moore)

Little Kelynack: 1 Shoveler. (C&C Moore)

Falmouth: 1 Woodcock over Sainsbury’s car park at 16:34. (D Chaney)

Stithians Reservoir: 2f Pintail, 6+ Shoveler, 150+ Lapwing. (D Chaney)

Crowlas: 1f Brambling on feeders in private garden until 9:15, also 1m Blackcap, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Chiffchaff. (R Veal)

RVeal_Brambling1_280117 RVeal_Brambling2_280117Brambling, Reuben Veal RVeal_Brambling3_280117

Porth Reservoir: 1 Iceland Gull, c400 Herring Gull, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Wigeon, 1 Shoveler, 3 Teal, 7 Tufted Duck, 8 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 1 Chiffchaff. (S Rowe) Also 4 calling Tawny Owl, 3 Woodcock, 7 Snipe. (S Grose)

SRowe_IcelandGull_280117Iceland Gull, Steve Rowe

Gannel Estuary: 10 Cattle Egret, 1 Water Pipit, 83 Wigeon, 140 Curlew, 7 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 68 Great Black-backed Gull, 25 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 15 Rock Pipit, 1 Peregrine, 1 Chough, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Chiffchaff. (S Rowe)

Swanpool: 1 Mediterranean Gull. (R Augarde)

Mediterranean Gull, Richard Augarde

Townshend: 1 1w Iceland Gull feeding in horse field 1km west, just north of R Hayle. (C Richards)

St Merryn: 2 Cattle Egret feeding with cattle opposite the Atlantic Bay holiday resort. Also 1 Yellowhammer. (B Bosisto)

Trevose Head: 641 Kittiwake, 2 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Red-throated Diver, 4 Great Skua, 4 Yellowhammer and 2 Lapland Bunting. (B Bosisto)

Tredore: 1 Grey Wagtail. (B Bosisto)

Maer Lake: 178 Wigeon, 107 Teal, 9 Dunlin, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 15 Common Snipe, 562 Golden Plover, 30 Curlew and 1 Water Rail. (B Bosisto)

Marhamchurch: 1 drake Goosander on the pool next to the cafe near to the A39. (B Bosisto)

Camelford: 1 Grey Wagtail. (B Bosisto)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 1 Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egret, 3 Spoonbill ( 2 Adult , 1 Juvenile), 1 Barnacle Goose, 408 Wigeon, 234 Teal, 27 Gadwall, 22 Shoveler, 13 Pintail, 40 Mallard, 2 Ruff, 75 Curlew, 115 Black-tailed Godwit, 120 Lapwing, 700 Golden Plover, 1 Greenshank, 78 Common Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 10 Common Snipe, 432 Dunlin, 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Chiffchaff. (B Bosisto)

Mousehole: 1 m Eastern Black Redstart again.

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again at Boat Cove.

Kingsmill Lake: 1 m American Wigeon still.

Dozmary Pool: 1 m Lesser Scaup again.

tdm

Wednesday 25th January 2017

Late news, 24/1, Millbrook Lake: 2 (pair) Red-Breasted Merganser, 1 Sandwich Tern, 24 Common Gull, 8 Mediterranean Gull. Wacker: 1 Pintail, 40+ Avocet. St John’s Lake:  2 m/f  Long-tailed Duck ( M Beer)

Downderry: 1 Firecrest (D Allan)

Charlestown: 4 Long-tailed Tit (D Hastilow)

Long Tailed Tit

Long-tailed Tit, David Hastilow

River Camel, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 32 Mute Swan, 24 Shelduck,15 Mallard,12 Pintail, 9 Goosander, 7 Red-legged partridge, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Moorhen, 90 Oystercatcher, 24 Ringed Plover, 12 Grey Plover, c1000 Golden Plover, 150 Lapwing, 25 Knot, 140 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 40 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 42 Black-tailed Godwit, 9 Bar-tailed Godwit, 40 Curlew, 200 Black-headed Gull, 6 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 90 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser black-backed Gull, 95 Great black-backed Gull, 5 Wood Pigeon, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 10 Redwing, 5 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Blue Tit, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Magpie, 7 Jackdaw, 12 Rook, 50 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 50 Starling, 8 House Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 4 Goldfinch, 12 Linnet, 3 Bullfinch (M Scawen et al.)

Ryans Field: 1m Bullfinch, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Buzzard, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Spoonbill,  mixed flock of 50+ Dunlin, Redshank and Godwits. (A James)

1 AJ5_1098 900x900cjpg 2 AJ5_1028 900x900cpg

Bullfinch, Alan James

Walmsley: 3 Spoonbill, 1 probable Yellow-legged Gull, 16 Pintail, 60+ Black-tailed Godwit, 100+ Wigeon, 9 Gadwall, 7 Shoveler, 50+ Teal, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Shelduck, 1 Snipe. (A Piper)

Mousehole: Juv Glaucous Gull still present on St Clement’s Isle at 13:30, plus Eastern Black Redstart on the beach east of the harbour car park. (DK Parker) This evening at the roost were 1 ad Kumlien’s Gull again, 6 Yellow-legged Gull (3 ad, 1 3w & 2 1w), 1 3w Argentatus Herring Gull, the probable 2w American Herring Gull and at least 2 presumed herring gull x lesser black-backed gull hybrids. (MT Elliott)

Eastern Black Redstart Mousehole Cornwall 250117 DK Parker Eastern Black Redstart Mousehole Cornwall 25012017 DK Parker Eastern Black Redstart Mousehole Cornwall 25117 DK Parker

Eastern Black Redstart, Dave Parker

Newquay, Penpoll Creek: 8 Cattle Egret came into roost with Little Egrets at 5 25 pm. (M Lammas)

Dozmary Pool: Lesser Scaup still present.

Kingsmill Lake: 1 drake American Wigeon with 160+ Wigeon (M Beer)

Hayle Estuary: 1 candidate Caspian Gull (M Halliday)

7M9A9836 7M9A9871  7M9A9929

Caspian Gull, Mark Halliday

djc

Thursday 19th January 2017

Mousehole: 1 Eastern Black Redstart still below Rock Pool café.

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel.

Penzance: 9 Purple Sandpiper.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Bittern. (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary: 1 juv Iceland Gull from Lelant Saltings. (P Clement, MJ Spicer). 50+ Lapwing , 30+ Teal, 1 Oystercatcher , 1 Curlew. (K Bowers) Also 1 m Green-winged Teal and 1 Spoonbill still present. (DK Parker, P Stidwill)

Iceland Gull Hayle Estuary Cornwall 19117 MJ SpicerIceland Gull – Mike Spicer

Ryans Field: 2 Black-headed Gull , 1 Curlew , 6 Redshank , 15 Wigeon , 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Egret. (K Bowers)

Oystercatcher, Kevin Bowers

Oystercatcher, Kevin Bowers

Little Egret, Kevin Bowers

Little Egret, Kevin Bowers

Sancreed: 1 Little Egret. (D Flumm)

Men-an-tol: 150 Golden Plover, Snipe, 2 Bullfinch, 1m Dartford warbler, 1 ringtail Hen Harrier. (R Hollis)

Godrevy Head: 3 Purple Sandpiper. (Cornwall Birding)

St Gothian Sands: 1m Shoveler, 1 Kingfisher and 5 Snipe. Also flock of 56+ Skylark in fields opposite. (Cornwall Birding)

Pendeen (Boslow): c.15 fieldfares. (R Phillips)

Truro: 2 Avocets from Sunny Corner. (M Lammas)

Tremaine: 1 Waxwing in upper tier of garden centre car park.

Gannel Estuary: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull. (P Clement, MJ Spicer). 1m American Wigeon reported again this afternoon.

Tehidy: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (S Williams)

Yellow-browed Warbler, Sam Williams

Yellow-browed Warbler, Sam Williams

Mount Hawke: 1m Bullfinch. (RB Girling)

Helston SF: 1 Firecrest, 6+ Goldcrest and 20+ Chiffchaff. (P Clement, M Wallace, MJ Spicer)

Dozmary Pool: 1m Lesser Scaup.

Hannafore Beach, Looe: 2f Black Redstart. (E Mayhew)

Millbrook Lake: 4 ad Mediterranean Gull, 54 Teal. (R Smaldon)

St. Johns Lake: 7 Brent Goose. (R Smaldon)

Wadebridge: 1 Common Seal about a mile out of Wadebridge at Pendarvey Bridge. (C Davies)

Common Seal, Charles Davies

Common Seal, Charles Davies

Harlyn to Constantine: 14 Oystercatcher, 4 Feral Pigeon, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Kestrel, 2 Stonechat and 17 Fulmar. (R Hughes)

Wadebridge: Cetti’s Warbler at the sewage works on the Camel Trail. (C Selway)

sgr

Monday 16th January 2017

Late News, 15/1, Amalveor: Ringtail Hen Harrier at c16:40. (R Menari)

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel, 1 Long-eared Owl. (S Grimwade)

Long-eared Owl Perranuthnoe Cornwall 16117 S Grimwade

Marazion: 1 Pacific Diver from Longrock CP, 5 Velvet Scoter, 8 Great Northern Diver.

Kingsmill Lake: 1m American Wigeon.

Carrick Roads: 18 Black-necked Grebe,16 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Common Scoter (female), 3 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 2 Mediterranean Gull viewed from Mylor Churchtown and Restroguet Weir. Also 20+ Common Dolphin in channel and 3 Harbour Porpoise off Loe Beach. (J St Ledger, S F Jackson)

Rinsey:  1 Buzzard, 1 Carrion Crow, 1f Kestrel, 1m Peregrine.  (A James) 

Peregrine, Alan James

Peregrine, Alan James

Kestrel, Alan James

Kestrel, Alan James

Buzzard, Alan James

Buzzard, Alan James

Dozmary Pool: 1m Lesser Scaup. (D Allan)

Penzance: 2 Little Egret, 4 1w Mute Swan, 1 Oystercatcher, 12 Ringed Plover, 43 Sanderling, 2 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Curlew, 34 Turnstone from Promenade to Battery Rocks. (T Mills)

Bartinney Downs: 1 Short-eared Owl. (DK Parker)

Helston: 10 Cattle Egret south of Helston from path towards Loe Pool. (T Phelps)

Trevone: 1 Peregrine, 38 Fulmar, 7 Herring Gull, 21 Feral Pigeons. (R Hughes)

Bude Marshes: 3 Cattle Egret on the rugby pitch again, 190+ Canada Geese. (H Kendall)

Argal Reservoir: 5 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 2 Mute Swan, 10 Tufted Duck, 20 Black-headed Gull, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Chiffchaff, 6 Goldcrest, 1 Nuthatch. (D Chaney)

College Reservoir: 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Goose, 100 Wigeon, 2 Teal, 40 Tufted Duck, 1 Scaup, 2 f Goldeneye, 40 Coot, 85 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 60 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Mistle Thrush, 5 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest, 1 Nuthatch. (D Chaney)

Penryn: 1 imm Glaucous/Iceland Gull flew NW over Penryn Asda c14:00. (D Chaney)

sgr