Monday 21st January 2019

Mount’s Bay: Probable Pacific Diver with 2 Great Northern Diver off St Michael’s Mount but distant. (M Elliott)

Gerrans Bay: 1 Pacific Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 10 Black throated Diver, 8 Great Northern Diver, 3 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Long-tailed Duck. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Pendower Beach: 1 Chough, 41 Curlew, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Chiffchaff, 10 Rock Pipit including 2 Littoralis. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Portscatho: 1 Grey Wagtail , 20 Turnstone , 10 Med Gull , 2 Cirl Bunting. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint still present, 4 Water Pipit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff. (M Jones) 11 Water Pipit & Siberian Chiffchaff. (D Julian)

Swanpool: Black Guillemot still present but distant. (T Mills)

Porthgwarra: Siberian Chiffchaff in sallows on the west side of Raftra Pool this morning. (M Wallace)

Newquay: Glossy Ibis flew into to Trenance boating lake at 16:05 and returned to roost at 16:35. (A Fleet, M Lammas)

Eastern Green: Glossy Ibis still in fields behind Sainsburys. (L Proctor)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis flew in from the Gulval direction to roost at 16:52. (R Menari, J Hawkey)

Penzance: Red-throated Diver, 4 Great Northern Diver and male Black Redstart at Jubilee Pool. (L Proctor)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 5 Cattle Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Water Rail, 1 Ruff, 1 Greylag, 7 Pintail, 3 Tufted Duck, 6 Shelduck, 200+ Lapwing, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Little Egret, 60+ Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Gadwall, 1 Stoat. (A Piper)

Sancreed: 4 Cattle Egret, 8 Snipe, 60 Redwing. (D Flumm)

Cot Valley: Juvenile Iceland Gull gracing the beach at the bottom of Cot Valley for the ninth day this morning, along with a male Black Redstart. (N Wheatley)

North Cliffs: 1 Lapland Bunting. (M Spicer)

Camel Estuary: 4 adult Whooper Swan still at Burniere Point. (D Julian)

Liskeard: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Dipper, 1 Treecreeper, 7 Siskin at Trago Mills. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 1 Great spotted Woodpecker, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Jay, 1 Blackcap, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Tufted Duck, 19 Coot, 1 Common Gull, 211 Black headed Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 66 Lapwing overhead. (S Grose)

Ninestones: 2 Willow Tit and 1 Treecreeper. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Cardinham Woods: 30+ Siskin, 3+ Marsh Tit on feeders. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Dozmary Pool: 2 f Goldeneye, 1 f Scaup, 100 Lapwing. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Hannafore: 2 Great Northern Diver, 10 Med Gull & 3 Chiffchaff. (P Aley)

Looe: Marsh Tit. (P Aley)

Seaton: 19 Red-throated Diver. (P Aley)

Downderry: Red-necked Grebe, Black-throated Diver & 2 Great Northern Diver. (P Aley)

Portwrinkle: c60 C Scoter, 2 Black-throated Diver, Red-throated Diver. (P Aley)

Wacker Quay: 57 Avocet, 30 Grey Plover & 190 Teal. (P Aley)

Jupiter Point: Spoonbill. (P Aley)

Torpoint: 12 Brent Geese (4 pale-bellied) & 4 Red-breasted Merganser. (P Aley)

Gweek Creek: 1 Spotted Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 20 Redshank, 5 Curlew. (D Collins)

Gillan Creek: 2 Common Sandpiper, 15 Little Egret, 2 Common Gull, 3 Mediterranean Gull. (D Collins)

Coverack: 3 Eider, 1 Common Scoter (female), 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Common Gull, 1 Kittiwake. (D Collins)

Lizard Point: 1 Sooty Shearwater at 08:33.

Bude Marshes: 3 Mute Swan, 44 Mallard, 21 Wood Pigeon, 10 Canada Geese plus 1 white feral goose, 2 Water Rail, 13 Black-headed Gull, 2 Robin, c200 Lapwing, 1 Sparrowhawk,  24 Teal, 35 Moorhen, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Dunnock, 5 Carrion Crow, c150 Starling, 19 Rook, 2 Snipe, 4 Song Thrush, 4 Magpie, 9 Redwing, 10 Blackbird, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 2 Stonechat 1m 1f, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Kingfisher. (R Mudge)

Marhamchurch, near Bude: 1 pair of blackcaps (unringed), regularly on our garden feeders. (M Green)


Sunday 20th January 2019

Late news, 19/1, St Loy: 1 Black Redstart. (P St Pierre)

Late news, 19/1, Mousehole: 2w Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Whimbrel in roost. (M Elliott)

Late news, 19/1, Lower Tamar Lake: 31 Goosander, 4+ Willow Tit. (S Murphy)

Devoran (High tide roost): 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, 1 Spotted Redshank, c150 Redshank, c100 Curlew, 5 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover and c50 Black-tailed Godwit with one colour-ringed individual (green right leg and red white left). (M Jones)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 (ad fem and 2w) Caspian Gull in the afternoon. (B Bosisto, M Ahmad et al) Spoonbill reported still.

Caspian Gull – Mashuq Ahmad

Caspian Gull – Richard Augarde

Gulval: 2 Serin still in fields just east of church. Also 1 Glossy Ibis in field below the church. (D Eva, B Bosisto et al)

Glossy Ibis – Mashuq Ahmad

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Glossy Ibis in front of reserve viewing post on main road, feeding and preening from 16:30 onwards. (A Lampka)

Swanpool: Black Guillemot still present off Pennance Point late afternoon, also 5 Harbour Porpoise. (M Jones, J St Ledger) 2 Yellow-browed Warbler (1 at S end, 1 from road in S end of Swanvale), 1 Water Rail. (D Chaney, D Carrier) Also 1 Mediterranean Gull. (S Rogers)

Black Guillemot – John St Ledger

Mediterranean Gull – Steve Rogers

Newquay Boating Lake: Glossy Ibis in to roost 16:50, 1 Mute Swan (blue ring on left leg with AX on it). (R Hughes, M Lammas)

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint, 1 Green Sandpiper, 5+ Water Pipit still. (B Craven) Temminck’s Stint, 8 Meadow Pipit, 1 Redwing, 1 Pied Wagtail. (K Bowers)

Temminck’s Stint and Redwing – Kevin Bowers

Millbrook: 9 Cattle Egret still on Radford Lane. (A Robinson)

Sancreed: 4 Cattle Egret at Sellan Farm. (D Flumm)

Lizard Point: 1 Pomarine Skua, 2 Great Skua, 15 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Black-throated Diver, 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Manx Shearwater. (I Maclean, A Blunden)

Lizard Downs: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (I Maclean)

Porth Nanven: 1 juv Iceland Gull, 1 Chough. (D Eva) 1m Black Redstart also reported.

North Cliffs: 3 Lapland Bunting, 1 Merlin, 100+ Skylark. (P St Pierre)

Tremayne Quay: 13 Cattle Egret, 17 Little Egret, 30 Shelduck, 2 Great Crested Grebe. (M Nattrass)

Trevose Head: 1 Short-eared Owl quartering the fields south & west of the coastguard cottages then alighted on a gate post adjacent to Coastguard Cottage West. (S Lilley)

Newquay: 1 Short-eared Owl reported at 16:40.

Lizard Village: 1 Corn Bunting, 1 Hen Harrier, 1 Blackcap. (I Maclean)

Bartinney Downs: 3 Hen Harrier (1 male, 2 ringtail). (P Taylor, H Mitchell, C Moore)

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 2 imm drake Eider, 1 Black Redstart. (D Eva) Also 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Eider, 5 Common Scoter, 40 Sanderling. (P St Pierre) 20+ Sanderling, 1 Black Redstart, 1 Purple Sandpiper. (M Brooks, J Piper) Harbour: 12+ Turnstone on harbour wall, 3 Eider (f + imm distant to E of harbour, 1 adult male to S of harbour). (M Brooks, J Piper)

Newlyn Harbour: 1 Kingfisher, 10 Turnstone, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 imm male Eider. (M Brooks, J Piper)

Amalveor: 2 (m+f) Merlin, 2+ Dartford Warbler. (R Menari)

St Erth: 1 Barn Owl at dusk. (R Veal)

Torpoint, Wacker Quay: 54 Avocet. (S Eddy)

Colliford Reservoir & Dozmary Pool: 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mallard, 11 Tufted Duck, 6 Teal, 44 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Black-headed Gull, 2 Raven, 10 Carrion Crow, 15 Jackdaw, 310 Starling, 1 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 4 Stock Dove, 4 Magpie, 3 Pied Wagtail and 2 Meadow Pipit. (DA Conway)

Newquay, Towan Head: 2 Great Northern Diver with Shags & Auks off point, also 20+ Gannet fishing further out in northerly direction (09:00). (M Lammas)

Downderry/Seaton: 5+ Great Northern Diver and 15 Red-throated Diver offshore. Also a Water Pipit. (A Payne)

Par, Spit Beach: 1 Common Gull, 1 fem Eider, 4 Purple Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Stenalees: 1 Peregrine Falcon over gunheath china clay works. (S Grose)

Tregonetha Downs: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Raven,1 Woodcock, 3 Snipe, 2 Buzzard, 2 Tawny Owl heard. (S Grose)

Stithians Reservoir: 6 Goldeneye (1m 5f), 1 Shoveler, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (D Chaney, D Carrier)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 1 Common Sandpiper (initially flushed from Waterside Dentists car park by a Collared Dove), 10+ Teal, 30+ Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 2 Oystercatcher. (D Chaney, D Carrier)

Falmouth Bay: 1 Black-throated Diver, 10 Common Dolphin nr St Anthony’s Head. (D Chaney, D Carrier)

Carrick Roads: 30 Kittiwake, 1 Great Northern Diver, 7+ Black-necked Grebe, 8+ Red-breasted Merganser from Mylor Churchtown. (D Chaney, D Carrier)

St Columb Porth: 1 Firecrest, 4 Chiffchaff. (S Rowe)

Dobwalls: 1 Marsh Tit on our peanut feeder (C&J Duffy)

St Stephen in Brannel: 2 (m+f) Blackcap. (G Warne)

Maer Lake: 800+ Golden Plover, 180+ Lapwing, 1 Greenshank, 4 Dunlin, 110 Canada Geese, 1m Wigeon, < 10 Teal, 1 Song Thrush and 100+ Starling. (H Kendall)

St John’s Lake: pod of 15 + Common Dolphin in St John’s Lake at 08:30, soon moving past Mutton Cove into Plymouth Sound and then moving south past the Breakwater into open sea and then east beyond at 14:00. (P Kemp)

Charlestown: 1 Peregrine, 1 Rock Pipit. (D Hastilow)

Rock Pipit – David Hastilow

Prussia Cove: 1 Kestrel, 1 Chiffchaff singing, 1 Great Northern Diver. (J Evans)

Kenneggy: 2 m Blackcap (1 singing), 30+ Redwing, 1 Goldcrest, 6 pair Fulmar, 1 Badger on coastal path, 1 Fox. (J Evans)

Camel Estuary: 4 Whooper Swan, 17 Mute Swan in field behind Burniere Hide. (K Bowers)

Whooper Swans – Kevin Bowers

Walmsley: 80+ Canada Goose, 1 Greylag Goose, 30+ Teal, 2 Moorhen, 8 Shoveler, 15 Chaffinch, 6 Blue Tit, 10 Goldfinch, 1 Greenfinch, 15 Curlew, 4 Gadwall, 50+ Lapwing, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Grebe. (K Bowers)

Greylag and Teal – Kevin Bowers

Crowdy Reservoir: 600+ Lapwing, 3 Wigeon. (B Craven)

Men-an-Tol: 2 ringtail Hen Harrier and 1 Short-eared Owl this evening. Please view only from the public right of way at cSW428352 to avoid disturbance. (DK Parker, J Swann)


Saturday 19th January 2019

Late news, 18/1, Gerrans Bay: 1 Pacific Diver, 10 Great Northern Diver, 17 Black-throated Diver, 3 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Red-necked Grebe. (D Hall, S Gay)

Late news, 18/1, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 40+ Snipe, 6 Shelduck, 40+ Wigeon, 6 Lapwing, 1 Little Egret, 10 Redshank, 2 Greenshank and 2 Great Black-backed Gull on Copperhouse Creek. (V Skilton)

Late photos, 18/1, Hayle Estuary RSPB:

Caspian Gull – Mark Halliday

Caspian Gull – Mark Halliday

Trenance boating lake: Glossy Ibis flew from the roost at 08:07 and returned this evening. (D Hastilow)

Glossy Ibis – David Hastilow

Penzance: Glossy Ibis in field behind Sainsbury’s car park.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis came in to roost from Gulval direction at 17:02 and landed at the front of the marsh. (J Hawkey, P St Pierre)

Gulval: 1 Serin still this morning. (S Rowe, T Phelps)

Swanpool: winter plumaged Black Guillemot still fairly distant. (D Eva)

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint again behind the Maltsters Pub. (S Murphy)

Sancreed: 3 Cattle Egret, 32 Lapwing. (D Flumm)

Sellan: 4 Cattle Egret with cattle below (south) of the farm, viewed distantly from Drift Reservoir car park. (DK Parker)

Camel Estuary: 4 Whooper Swan still. (S Murphy)

Cot Valley: juvenile Iceland Gull still at Porth Nanven, also a Whimbrel and a male Black Redstart. (T Phelps)

Gunwalloe Marsh: Yellow-browed Warbler, Siberian Chiffchaff, Marsh Harrier. (S Bury)

College Reservoir: 12 Shoveler, 1 female Goldeneye, 1 drake Pochard. (D Eva)

Ding Dong Moor: 2 Male Hen Harrier (Nine Maidens), harassed by Sparrowhawk. One flew toward Zennor, the other bird toward Watchcroft. Later 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) flew from Watchcroft toward Zennor, 2 Dartford Warbler on Watchcroft south slope, 1 Redwing, 4 Stonechat. (J Evans)

Loe Pool: 37 Mallard (unusually high number for this location), 27 Pochard, 20 Cormorant,  12 Goosander, 12 Great Crested Grebe, 11 Shoveler, 10 Common Gull, 3 Teal, 3 Grey Wagtail, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Firecrest. (G Adams)

Loe Bar: 1 Red-throated Diver and 3 Black-throated Diver offshore. (G Adams)

Torpoint: 3 Slavonian Grebe this morning, also an oiled Guillemot now being taken to a vet. (M Beer)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Goldeneye (ad male), 80 Snipe, 24 Wigeon, 6 Teal, 110 Lapwing. (D Collins)

Falmouth, Pennance Point: 2 Red-necked Grebe. (D Collins)

Godrevy: 4 Purple Sandpiper, 12 Turnstone, 4 Rock Pipit and 30+ Herring Gull, mostly juvenile. (V Skilton)

Purple Sandpiper – Vic Skilton

Penzance: Firecrest in private garden. (R Phillips)

Kennall Vale: 1 Dipper. (T Lovelock)

Bedruthan Steps: 2 Chough, 5 Raven, 2 Corn Bunting at Carnewas Farm. (S Grose)

The Lizard: 1 Black Redstart.

St Dennis cemetery: 11 Greenfinch. (P Ash)

Perranuthnoe to Marazion: 4 Little Egret, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Turnstone, 7 Grey Plover, 1 juv Kestrel, 1 Blackcap, 1 Peregrine, 1 Great Northern Diver. (D Carrier)

Lamorna Cove: 1 Black Redstart. (M McKee)

St Loy: 1 Black Redstart. (M McKee)

Porthgwarra: 1 Teal, 6 Mediterranean Gull. (M McKee)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: ad Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Firecrest behind hide. (R Veal) 1 Spoonbill and 26 Ringed Plover on Copperhouse Pool at high tide. (M Jones)

Mabe: 2m Blackcap. (G Adams)

Crugmeer/Hawkers Cove: 2 Barn Owl this evening and a Peregrine Falcon after dusk. (S Grose)

Torpoint, Millbrook Lake: 1w Mediterranean Gull and 1 Whimbrel. (B Bosisto)

Mediterranean Gull – Bob Bosisto


Tuesday 15th January 2019

Late news, 14/1, Carrick Roads: 2 Great Northern Diver, 8 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 11 Black-necked Grebe and 1 Little Grebe. Viewed from Weir. (G Wills and D Seager)

Newquay boating lake: Glossy Ibis left roost site at 08:12. 2 Little Grebes and Common Sandpiper on river. (M Lammas) Flew back to roost at 16:56. (T Carson)

Penrose, Loe Pool: Glossy Ibis from 11:00 to c11:50 in the area when it flew off. (D Hill)

Jubilee Pool, Penzance: 1 Pacific Diver SW of mount. (MJ Spicer, PA Taylor) Also 1 Eider, 21 Ringed Plover, 82 Turnstone, 70 Sanderling, 4+ Purple Sandpiper, 14 Dunlin and 1m Black Redstart. (MJ Spicer) 1 ad male Black Redstart, 60+ Sanderling, 50+ Turnstone, 9 Ringed Plover, 6 Purple Sandpiper. (M Webb) Wherrytown: 3 immature drake  Eider. (M Webb)

Black Redstart, Mike Spicer

Sanderling, Mike Spicer

Newlyn: 1 Female Eider, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Cormorant on rocks by harbour wall. (M Webb)

Eider, Martin Webb

Eider, Martin Webb

Falmouth: 1 Black Guillemot, 1 Black-necked Grebe. Viewed from footpath from Gyllyngvase to Swanpool beaches at 11:30. (J St Ledger)

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint again behind the Maltsters PH, also 17+ Water Pipit and 1 Siberian Chiffchaff reported. (DI Julian)

Gulval: 1 Serin east of the church. (P St Pierre)

Drift Reservoir: 2 Cattle Egret viewable distantly from the car park. (P Taylor)

Sancreed: 4 Cattle Egret, 137 Canada Geese, 2 hybrid Canada Geese, 40 Lapwing, 6 Med Gull. (D Flumm)

St Austell sewage works: Both yesterday’s Yellow-browed Warblers still present in the same locations. (J Rance)

Porthpean: 1 female Velvet Scoter. (B Bosisto)

Cot Valley: Juv Iceland Gull at bottom of valley. (S McMahon, R Butts) Also 2 Chough flew over. (R Butts)

Polgigga: Firecrest along Bosistow Lane. (M Wallace)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Spoonbill on Ryan’s Field. (D Cains) Also seen at Copperhouse. (S McMahon) Probable 2w Caspian Gull reported.

Gwithian: 1 Jack Snipe reported.

Padstow, Stepper Point: 3 Raven, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Song Thrush, 3 Stonechat, 1 Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Little Grebe, 3 Tufted Duck, 7 Teal, 2 Wigeon, 19 Coot, 7 Common Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Raven, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Song Thrush. (S Grose)

St Ives: 3 female Black Redstarts and 2 Stonechats (male and female) following each other again at Barnoon cemetery. Also 1 male Blackcap and 1 Grey Wagtail in a private garden. (K Money)

Truro: 1 Redwing drinking from birdbath in my garden. (D Jenkins)

Tresemple Pool, St Clements: 1 Common Snipe, 2 Greenshank displaying. (P Pearson)

Halton Quay: 10 Black tailed Godwit, 145 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 36 Canada Geese, 1 Common Gull, c.20 Teal. (A Blonden)

Dobwalls: 1 female Blackcap in the garden. (C&J Duffy)

Longrock: 12 Curlew. (K Bowers)

Curlew, Kevin Bowers

Swanvale, Falmouth: 2 Water Rail. (K and J Mortimore)

Ruan Minor: 1 female Bullfinch in private garden. (L Mait)


Sunday 13th January 2019

Late news, 28/12, Roseland, Towan beach: 1 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, photographed by Jane Lewarne, as reported to David Hall via Wild Roseland.

Dark-bellied Brent Goose, Jane Lewarne

Devoran: 1st-winter Lesser Yellowlegs still at Tallack’s Creek, also 1 Spotted Redshank. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 12 Purple Sandpiper, 22 Ringed Plover, 8 Dunlin, 73 Sanderling, 15 Turnstone, 2 Eider, 6 Purple Sandpiper on outside wall of the lighthouse pier.(S Grose) Plus Pacific Diver reported off Jubilee Pool again. Or: 74 Sanderling, 18 Ringed Plover, 19 Purple Sandpiper, 40+ Turnstones and 1 imm. Eider out towards St Michael’s Mount. (R Butts)  Also 2w Caspian Gull off bus station late afternoon. (M Elliot, MAhmad)

Caspian Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

Caspian Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

Swanpool Beach: Black Guillemot still showing distantly at Swanpool. If viewing from the car park it was drifting right (nearly around the point) at 10 45am. (P Roseveare) Swanpool: 1 Yellow browed Warbler.  (B Bosisto L Payne)

Chapel Amble: 1 Temminck’s Stint, 2 Green Sandpiper, 10+ Water Pipit. (S Rogers)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 f Ring-necked Duck, 31 Goosander, 1 f Scaup. (S Rogers)

Helston Loe Pool: 1 Glossy Ibis flying east over Carminowe Creek from Loe Bar at 15.00. (D.Roberts & H.Radler)

Sancreed: 2 Cattle Egret at Sellan Farm, viewable from near the bus shelter. (R Butts) Later, 4 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 110 Canada Geese. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: 3 Cattle Egret visible distantly from carpark. (R Menari) (presumed same group as seen from Sancreed, eds.)

St Micheal Penkevil: 6 Cattle Egret at Tresawson Farm. (S Grose)

Cot Valley: 1 juv Iceland Gull on rocks at bottom of valley. (N Wheatley, P Clement, et al).

Iceland Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

Iceland Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

Iceland Gull, John Miller

Iceland Gull, John Miller

Iceland Gull, John Miller

Raven, John Miller

Portscatho:  Long-tailed Duck off Porthcurnick beach pm.  (T Pinfield)

Newlyn: 1 male Black Redstart on boulders below fishermen memorial, 2 Eider, 1 Great Northern Diver. (S Grose)

Padstow: 1 Slavonian Grebe offshore.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spoonbill still on Copperhouse and Scandinavian Herring Gull on Lelant Saltings. (R Veal, R Wilkins, R Augarde)

Bude, Maer Lake: 1 Ruff. (S Rogers)

Newlyn: 2 imm. Eider off the harbour mouth. (R Butts)

Treliske Hospital: 2 Siskin. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Allet: 270 Golden Plover. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Pendeen Watch 10.00 – 12.00: 1 Puffin (slightly oiled on one side), 1 Great Northern Diver (W), 3 Black-throated Diver (W), 6+ Porpoise. (P Clement)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Gadwall, 3 Common Gull, 1 Greylag (white), 3 Snipe, 6 Little Grebe, 30 Wigeon. (D Collins)

Crantock plains: 300+ Lapwing. (S Grose)

Truro: Flock of 40+ Brambling in stubble field, 2 Redwing off Tregurra Lane. (P Pearson)

Ruan Lanihorne, village pond: 1 Water Rail, 1 Barn Owl at dusk. (D Hall)

St Ives: 1 Manx Shearwater, 5 Great Skua, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver in 2 hours. (R Wilkins, R Augarde, R Veal)


Saturday 12th January 2019

Late news, 11/1, Goss Moor: c12 Woodcock. (P Roseveare)

Late news, 11/1, Lower Tamar Lake: female Ring-necked Duck and Scaup again. (S Stanbury)

Devoran: 1w Lesser Yellowlegs present over high tide this morning. (P Roseveare)

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint, Green Sandpiper and 11 Water Pipit. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, R Veal)

Lower Tamar Lake: female Ring-necked Duck and Scaup still. (DI Julian) Also  2 Willow Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 34 Goosander, 5 Shoveler, 1 Gadwall, 1 Stock Dove. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, R Veal)

Swanpool Beach: 1 Black Guillemot still distantly from ‘Hooked at the Beach’ restaurant maybe 2-300m SE of Pennance Point, 3 Mediterranean Gull in the surf. (D Chaney)

Helston: Yellow-browed Warbler, Ferruginous Duck and 6 Shoveler. (P Fraser)

Swanvale: Yellow-browed Warbler behind the pumping station. (R Augarde)

Sancreed: 4 Cattle Egret, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Snipe, 100 Redwing. (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1w Garganey, 2 adult Yellow-legged Gull and 1 argentatus Herring Gull. (DK Parker, M Ahmad) Also Spoonbill. (H Wiggins)

Whitecross: 12+ Cattle Egret and 5 Little Egret around farm below Royal Cornwall Showground. Also 600+ corvids in roost. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, R Veal)

Otterham: male Hen Harrier near Otterham Station this morning. (D Julian)

Pendeen Watch: 3 Great Skua & 75 Guillemot 10.15 – 12.00 plus 1 Purple Sandpiper on rocks. (P Clement)

Bodmin: Brambling with Chaffinches at garden feeder with Goldfinches, Bullfinches, a Greenfinch and a Siskin. (R Preston-Mafham)

Fistral South: 1 Chiffchaff in tamarisk hedge on Pentire crescent, 70+ Wigeon, 2 Raven.

Gannel Estuary: 1 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 15 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 53 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Blackcap. (S Grose)

Cadgwith: 1 Little Egret on beach. (F Trewin)

St Ives: 2 Long-tailed Tit in private garden.(K Money)

Dobwalls: albino Song Thrush with white head and wing feathers, has been seen in our garden on several occasions since late December (C&J Duffy)

Whipsiderry: 2 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Corn Bunting, 26 Fulmar. (S Grose)

Swanpool: 2 Water Rail showing well from west side roadway. (D Chaney)

Men-an-tol: 2 Hen Harrier (ringtail and male) (M Doyle, L Langley, T Phelps)

Penzance: 7 Purple Sandpiper and 10 Ring Plover on rocks and beach below pier wall and near Battery rocks. Also 1 Rock Pipit, 1Turnstone and  2 Long-tailed  Duck preening on Battery Rocks, different plumage to the two sighted on 10th  at Tolcarne. (N Wills) Also adult male Black Redstart still on rocks by Jubilee Pool.


Friday 11th January 2018

Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs still present. (B Mellow)

Swanpool: Black Guillemot still present in the afternoon plus 30+ Common Dolphin. (B Mellow, T Pinfield) Also Yellow-browed Warbler calling persistently behind red brick building at north western corner 8:45. (Tim Pinfield)

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Water Pipit, 2 Little Egret behind the Maltsters Arms. 7+ Water Pipit from the car park. (DK Parker)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 5 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 2 Pintail, 2 Gadwall, 2 Tufted Duck, c1500 Golden Plover, 4 Ruff, 2 Dunlin, 2 Stonechat, 1 Jay & 1 juv Peregrine. (DK Parker)

Amble Marshes: 8 Pintail, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Common Gull, 1 Greylag Goose, 5 Ruff, 1 Temmincks Stint, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Water Pipit, 13 Bullfinch, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Mistle Thrush. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Whitecross: 9 Cattle Egret feeding with Little Egrets in Cattle fields viewed from the bus stop on A39 one mile outside of . (B Bosisto L Payne)

Winnards Perch: 250 Golden Plover, 90 Lapwing. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Sancreed: 4 Cattle Egret, 80 Redwing, 200 Chaffinch, 40 Linnet. (D Flumm)

St Austell sewage works: Yellow browed Warbler still at SX010505. (J Rance)

Maer Lake: c550 Golden Plover, 49 Lapwing, 79 Wigeon, 28 Teal, plus 1 adult female Merlin. (N Bastin)

Golden Plover, Nigel Bastin

Bude Marsh: 21 Teal, 12 Lapwing, 3 Snipe. (N Bastin)

Lamorna: 1 Green Sandpiper & c50 Redwing over. (M McKee)

Cowlands Creek: 1 male Pintail. (B Robson)

Constantine Sewage Works: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (R Treeby)

St Just in Roseland: 2 Firecrest at St Just in Roseland church by the toilets at 13:00. (R Treeby)

Chapel Carn Brea: Female Hen Harrier crossed A.30 at 15:50 heading across base of the carn. (J Hawkey)

Hannafore, Looe: 2 Eider. It appears that the long-term resident drake Eider in Looe has been joined (at last) by a female. (D Spooner)

Eider, Derek Spooner

St Ives, Barnoon Cemetery: 1 Green Woodpecker at the top of the cemetery again at 16:00, also 2 female Black Redstart, a pair of Stonechat (male and female) and 3 Rock Pipit. (K Money)

St Ives: 1 male Blackcap in private garden again. (K Money)

Torpoint: 1 Curlew, 30 Turnstone, 3 Redshank, 3 Oystercatcher. (R Napp)

Curlew, Rick Napp

Truro: 1 Raven over Rosedale Estate and one Song Thrush in full song by River Allen. (K & J Mortimore)

Torpoint, St John’s Lake: At least 10 Common Dolphin feeding off Marine Drive at 11.15 (Tor Elm)

Helford River: 5 Great Northern Diver, 1 Common Sandpiper. (J St Ledger)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Garganey reported.

Marazion, Little London: 1 Black Redstart, 1 Grey Plover, Great Northern Diver. (A Witheywood)

Great Northern Diver, A Witheywood

Black Redstart, A Witheywood

Mawgan: 1 Brambling, 1 Nuthatch and 1 Small Tortoiseshell in garden (P. Bedford)

Penzance, Wherrytown: 2 Long-tailed Duck offshore. 1 Grey Heron on beach. (N Wills)

Newlyn, Tolcarne: 1 Grey Wagtail in the stream. (N Wills)