Monday 10th April 2017

Please note, the fields either side of the track leading to the Windmill Farm reserve are private property – please do not enter.

Late news, 9/4, Hayle Estuary RSPB: putative Caspian Gull in the afternoon. (M Halliday)​

putative Caspian Gull – Mark Halliday

Late photo, 9/4, Helston: drake Pintail on the boating lake. (A Williams)

Pintail – Alan Williams

Cot Valley: Woodchat present again. (N Wheatley, A Hartley)

Woodchat – Adam Hartley

Pendeen: 2 Raven, 1 Buzzard, 1 Stonechat. (A Hartley)

Tregeseal: 1 Raven, 1 Willow Warbler. (A Hartley)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Pink-footed Goose, 23 Canada Goose, 4 hybrid geese, 6 Gadwall, 1 white Call Duck, c100 Sand Martin. (D Flumm)

Newlyn: 3 Buzzard. (B Oakes)

St Ives: 9 Purple Sandpiper on rocks below the coastguard lookout. (A Whitehouse)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Icelandic-race Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Cattle Egret, 5 Little Egret, 1 Heron, 2 Greenshank, 2 Redshank, 3 Oystercatcher. (B Oakes) Also 2 Spoonbill this morning. (A Whitehouse) Main Estuary: 2 Shelduck. (B Oakes) Juv Iceland Gull flew from the estuary during the afternoon. (Oriole Birding) It or another seen at Copperhouse Creek in the evening. (M Bishop)

Cattle Egret – Ben Oakes

Perranuthnoe: 2 Whimbrel, 2 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Black-throated Diver. (A Whitehouse)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 5+ Cetti’s Warbler singing, 1m Tufted Duck, 1 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin. (R Veal) 8 Heron and 1 with young, 1 Buzzard, 1 Little Egret, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Tufted Duck. (B Oakes) 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, a few Teal and Mallard. (A Hartley) 

Long-tailed Tit – Ben Oakes

Marazion: Sandwich Tern flew west late afternoon. (A Hartley) 2 male Red-breasted Merganser flew west. (DK Parker)

Porthtowan to St Agnes: fem Merlin at Chapel Porth, 14 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Swallow, 1 Wheatear, 12 pairs Stonechat, 2 pairs Raven. (D Flumm)

Bude Marshes: 3 Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egret. (M Scawen)

Colliford  Lake: 1 2cy Iceland Gull at Gillouse and 3 Wheatear at Deweymeads. (M Beer, C Buckland)

Par: 2 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Common Scoter, 2 Velvet Scoter (close offshore to the right of Spit Beach), 5 Great Northern Diver (4 in summer plumage), 2 Sandwich Tern, 8 Pied Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, 3 Swallow , 4 Sand Martin, 1 Willow Warbler. (B Bosistow)


Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Late video, 19/3, Par Beach Pool: White-fronted Goose. (John Chapple)


Late news, 21/3, Rosewall, St Ives: 1 female Black Redstart. (S Turner)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Cattle Egret, 2 imm Spoonbill, 1 juv Iceland Gull, 2 sum plum Black-tailed Godwit, 18 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Common Gull, 10 Mediterranean Gull, 27 Sandwich Tern, 1m Reed Bunting, 1 Chiffchaff. (R Veal, S Turner, M Bishop, M Scott-Ham)

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Spoonbill – Reuben Veal

Crowlas: 1f Brambling again in private garden. (R Veal)

St Erth: Yellow-browed Warbler in willows alongside lake at SW549347, Green Sandpiper on pond at SW565335. (M Scott-Ham)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 2 m Wheatear. (M & T Hasdell) Later 5 (3m,2f) Wheatear. (R Butts)

Pendeen: c20 Common Dolphin, 2 Harbour Porpoise, Black-throated Diver sitting on sea. (M Scott-Ham)

Bartinney: 1 male Hen Harrier. (P Taylor)

Sancreed: 1 Swallow on wires briefly then north, first of the year in village, 10 Sand Martin, 3 Chiffchaff, 71 Golden Plover north. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: 70 Sand Martin. (D Flumm)

Sennen: 2 Sandwich Tern in the bay this morning. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Mute Swan, 3 Canada Goose, 2 Greylag Goose, 8 Mallard, 12 Teal, 1 Wigeon, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Little Egret, 4 Little Grebe, 29 Moorhen, 2+ Swallow, 3 Stonechat, 2 Reed Bunting and 1 Siberian Chiffchaff still. (DK Parker) Also 1 drk Shoveler, 3 Grey Heron, 1 buck Roe Deer in field behind Longrock Pool. (A James) 2 Swallow on wires at Longrock Pool. (R Butts)

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Shoveler, Little Egret, Grey Heron and Roe Deer – Alan James

Helston: Bonaparte’s Gull again at the boating lake.

Helford River: 20 Cattle Egret in cattle field on west side of Frenchman’s Creek, seen from east side, with 22 Little Egret and 1 juv Iceland Gull. (D Britton)


Cattle Egret – Dave Britton

Swanpool: 1 Cetti’s Warbler singing, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still, both on west side, Green Woodpecker heard, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Sparrowhawk. Offshore 5 Razorbill, 2 Guillemot and 2 Harbour Porpoise. (D Chaney)

College Reservoir: 30 Sand Martin, 1 Swallow. (D Chaney)

Trevose Head: 5 Wheatear. (D Lockstone)

Porthilly Point: 5 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern, 62 Wigeon. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Chough flew north high over Penpol Creek at 18.30, 6 Cattle Egret. (S grose)

River Camel from Wadebridge to Tregunna Bridge: 24 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Goose, 25 Shelduck, 15 Mallard, 9 Wigeon, 1 Teal, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Pheasant, 1 Shag, 1 Little Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 7 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 120 Oystercatcher, 25 Grey Plover, 200 Golden Plover, 1 Lapwing, 1 Ruff, 25 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 30 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 55 Black-tailed Godwit, 45 Curlew, 3 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 150 Herring Gull, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 5 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Great Tit, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Magpie, 7 Jackdaw, 11 Rook, 15 Carrion Crow, 5 Starling, 7 House Sparrow, 3 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch. (M Scawen et al)

Par Pool: 1 imm Caspian Gull, no sign of the White-fronted Goose. (R Butts)

Upper Fowey Valley: 1 Mistle Thrush. (R Butts)

Dozmary Pool: 12 Tufted Duck, 1 Lesser Scaup, 1 Little Grebe, 1 fem Shoveler, 1 pair Teal, 1 fem Goldeneye, 12 Lapwing, c500 Golden Plover over, c20 Pied Wagtail, c10 Meadow Pipit, 1 Water Pipit. (R Butts)

Stithians Reservoir: 3 Greylag Goose. (R Hampshire)

Lanner Green: 3 Goldfinch, pair Chaffinch, Greenfinch, m Bullfinch in private garden. (R Hampshire)


Monday 20th March 2017

Late news, 15/03, St Austell Bay: 7 Common Scoter, 1 f Velvet Scoter, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe off Par Beach. (B Bosistow)

Late news, 18/03, College Reservoir: 40+ Sand Martin, 1f Goldeneye. (D Chaney)

Late news, 19/03, Trevose Head: 4 Puffin, 1 Hooded Crow, 2 Scandinavian Rock Pipit. (B Bosistow)

Late news, 19/3, Walmsley Sanctuary: 113 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff,1 Common Redshank,1 Barnacle Goose, 24 Gadwall, 6 Pintail, 65 Sand Martin, 1 Water Pipit. (B Bosistow)

Late photos, 19/3, Par Beach Pool: albifrons White-fronted Goose.

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White-fronted Goose – Steve Rogers

Gannel Estuary: 6 Cattle Egret, 4 Little Egret. (S Rowe)

Portholland Beach: 1 2w Glaucous Gull flew onto rocks at 13.30. (K Blackman)

Amalveor: Ringtail and Male Hen Harrier this evening. (R Menari)

Men-an-Tol: ringtail Hen Harrier at 18:10. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 2 Swallow, 6 Sand Martin and 3 Tufted Duck on Longrock Pool. (DK Parker)

Wherry Rocks, Penzance: 6 Sandwich Tern at 13.15. (R Butts)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 1w Iceland and 2w Yellow-legged Gull. Spoonbill also still present.

Kynance Cove: 1 Wheatear. (M&P Holt)

Old Lizard Head: male Black Redstart, 2 Chough. Also several Stonechat in the area. (M&P Holt)

Crowlas: 1f Brambling, 1 Chiffchaff in full song in private garden. (R Veal)

Rosemullion Head: 2 Black-throated Diver. (J St Ledger)

Falmouth Bay: 4 Common Scoter west. (D Chaney)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 9 Little Egret roosting, 1m Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Greenshank, 4 Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Oystercatcher – at mid-morning high tide. (D Chaney)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 f Goldeneye, 40 Canada Goose. (D Chaney)

Gwennap Churchyard: 1 Nuthatch. (R Hampshire)

Charlestown: 1 Sparrowhawk in private garden. (D Hastilow)

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Sparrowhawk – David Hastilow

Par Beach: 1 European White-fronted Goose feeding on factory roof on the way to Spit Beach! 1 1w Caspian Gull and 1 1w Yellow legged Gull on buildings by the beach, large numbers of gulls in the bay. (B Bosistow)

Bissoe: Osprey sat on top of a tree between here and Cross Lanes. (A Luxmoore)


Tuesday 14th February 2017

Late news, 12/2, Loe Pool: 4 Cattle Egret (P Bedford)

Late News, 13/2, Hayle Estuary: Main Estuary/Lelant Water: 1 m Goosander, 17 Dunlin, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 ad Mediterranean Gull, 2 ad Yellow-legged Gull. Ryan’s Field: 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Shelduck, 1 Avocet, 80 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (A Hartley)

Late News, 13/2, Pendeen: 1 Chough, 1 Raven. (A Hartley)

Late News, 13/2, Stithians Reservoir: 13 Little Grebe, 1 Black-necked Grebe (along shoreline near the dam), 5 Cormorant, 6 Canada Goose, 67 Wigeon, 7 Teal, 13 Mallard, 3 f Pintail (SW corner), 56 Tufted Duck, 4 3f 1m Goldeneye, 2 mf Goosander flew over east, 4 Buzzard, 1 Moorhen, 4 Coot, 1 Redshank, 20 Black-headed Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 40 Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 15 Meadow Pipit, 3 Stonechat, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Reed Bunting. (D Chaney)

Hayle Estuary: 1 1w Caspian Gull, 2 2w,3w Yellow-legged Gull and 1m Green-winged Teal on Lelant Saltings. 1 Avocet on Ryan’s Field. (M Ahmad, M Elliott, R Wilkins,, MJ Spicer, R Veal) Also 1 1w Ring-billed Gull and 1w Iceland Gull. (S Turner)14 Grey Plover. (R Veal) 1 Buzzard, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Shelduck, 2 Curlew. (B Oakes)

Caspian Gull, Mike Spicer

Caspian Gull, Mike Spicer

Lelant Station: 1 Bullfinch, 1 Greenfinch. (R Farnes)

Little Egret, Ben Oakes

Little Egret, Ben Oakes

Buzzard, Ben Oakes

Buzzard, Ben Oakes

Greenfinch, Rod Farnes

Greenfinch, Rod Farnes

Bullfinch, Rod Farnes

Bullfinch, Rod Farnes

Crowlas: 1f Brambling in private garden early am then later seen in nearby field. (R Veal)

Mousehole: 1 juv Iceland Gull on St Clement’s Isle this evening, also 14 Razorbill past. (R Veal, A Hartley). Also Black Redstart.

Drift Reservoir: 2 Mandarin, 14 Tufted Duck, 11 Mallard, 150+ Canada  Goose, 1 Greylag Goose, 1 Buzzard, 1 Muscovy. (K.Bowers)

Greylag Goose, Kevin Bowers

Greylag Goose, Kevin Bowers

Tufted Duck, Kevin Bowers

Tufted Duck, Kevin Bowers

Pendeen: 2 Raven, 30 Linnet, 100 Starling (A Hartley)

Sennen: 1 juvenile Iceland Gull behind Seaview Caravan Park. (M Wallace)

St Erth: 6 Little Egrets but no sign of the Cattle Egret early afternoon (A Hartley)

Marazion Beach: 100 Sanderling (A Hartley)

Longrock Pool: 3 Little Grebe and a few Wigeon. (A Hartley) 

Tolcarne, Penzance: 1m Eider, 1 Guillemot, 2 Razorbills. Jubilee Pool: A mixed flock of Turnstone, Dunlin and Ringed Plover on the beach by Penlee Battery. (A Hartley)

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel still at Trenow Cove.

Cudden Point:  1 Kestrel hunting vole. (A James)

Kestrel hunting, Alan James

Kestrel hunting, Alan James

Kestrel, Alan James

Kestrel, Alan James

Portreath: 14 Fulmar on cliff ledges. (J Baker)

Towan Head: 20 Red-throated Diver west and another 7 in Newquay Bay. (S Rowe)

Bedruthan: 3 Corn Bunting, 5 Yellowhammer, 30 Skylark. (S Rowe)

Trevose Head: 20 Lapland Bunting, 4 Corn Bunting, 6 Yellowhammer, c.300 Linnet, c.150 Skylark and 53 Red-throated Diver in Mother Ivey’s Bay. (S Rowe)

Dozmary Pool: 1m Lesser Scaup, 3 Goldeneye, 16 Pochard, 9 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Mute Swan, 2 Mallard, 80 Lapwing, 600 Golden Plover, 20 Starling. (P Taylor)

Helston: 2 Iceland Gull still at the boating lake.

Devoran: 5 Cattle Egret in to roost, 1 Spotted Redshank. (L Langley)

Swanvale NR: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (L Langley)

Castle Beach, Falmouth: 1 Slavonian Grebe. (J St Ledger)

Seaton: 1 Black Redstart, 16 Red-throated Divers. (A Payne)

Millbrook: 2 Egyptian Goose. (J Brabner)

Stowe Woods, Duckpool: 1 Willow Tit, 3 Long-tailed Tits, 2 Buzzards, 1 Jay, 2 Great and 2 Blue Tit. (R Mudge)

Cornwall Services: 2 Buzzard, 100 Lapwing, 3 Snipe. (P Taylor)

Penzance, high tide WeBS count along Promenade and harbour: 1 Shag, 1 Mute Swan, 2 Oystercatcher, 9 Purple Sandpiper, 35 Turnstone, 20 Black-headed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Pied Wagtail. (T Mills)


Monday 13th February 2017

Late news, 12/2, Helford River: 1 1w Iceland Gull, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Black Redstart. (J St Ledger, C Benton)

Hayle Estuary: 1st winter Ring-billed Gull, 1st winter Caspian Gull, juvenile Iceland Gull and 2 (ad/2w) Yellow-legged Gulls. (T Phelps) Also 14 Med Gull, 8 (3 1w) Common Gull, 3 (2 drk) Goosander and 1 Water Pipit. (R Veal) Also 1st winter drake Green-winged Teal and 1 Spoonbill reported. Ryan’s Field: 1 Avocet, 1 Snipe, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Blackcap, 1 Long-tailed Tit. (R Veal, A Hartley, more photos at Pendeen Birding Blog,

Avocet, Adam Hartley

Avocet, Adam Hartley

Crowlas: 3 Snipe over. (R Veal)

St Erth: 1 Cattle Egret still by Treloweth Lane as viewed from gate on left 800m southeast of railway bridge.

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel still at Trenow Cove, also 2 Whimbrel and 4 Black-throated Diver.

Mousehole: 1 Black Redstart.

Drift Reservoir: 7 Tufted Duck, 23 Mallard, 2 Mandarin, 1 Woodpigeon, 2 Blackbird. (K.Bowers)

Mandarin, Kevin Bowers

Mandarin, Kevin Bowers

Mallard, Kevin Bowers

Mallard, Kevin Bowers

Mandarin, Kevin Bowers

Mandarin, Kevin Bowers

Nanjizal: 1 Little Bunting still in hedges on left beyond fields on approach to valley, keep to public rights of way.

Gannel Estuary: 1st winter Ring-billed Gull, 6 Cattle Egret, 7 Little Egret, 1 Water Pipit, 150 Curlew. (S Rowe)

Newquay: 10 Skylark on the golf course. (S Turner)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 2 Spoonbill, 4 Red legged Partridge, 1500 Lapwing, 1100 Golden Plover, 195 Black tailed Godwit, 2 Stonechat, 9 Pintail, 210 Wigeon, 100 Teal, 6 Shoveler, 19 Gadwall. (D Eva )

Bude Marshes: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff behind River Life café. (P Tillsley)

Chiffchaff, Paul Tillsley

Chiffchaff, Paul Tillsley

Dozmary Pool: Drake Lesser Scaup. (D Julian)


Sunday 12th February 2017

Late News, 8/2, Gluvian: 8 Woodcock. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Late News, 9/2, Goss Moor: 1 m Dartford Warbler. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Late News, 10/2,Rosenannon Downs: 2 Merlin, 3 Tawny Owl, 1 Short eared Owl. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Late News, 11/2,Goss Moor: 2 Willow Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Waxwing – seen near to Belowda at 9:20 am, relocated at castle caravan park opposite Castle An Dinas at 12pm but no sign since. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Late News, 11/2, Hayle Estuary: 1 juv Spoonbill, 1 1st winter Ring-billed Gull, 1 Avocet, 1 Peregrine.(B Bosisto, P Roseveare) 

Carnewas/Bedruthansteps: Merlin, 3 Lapland Bunting, 2 Raven, 14 Shag (7 prs nest-building), 26 Oystercatcher. (S Grose)

Higher Lanvean/St Mawgan: 36 Curlew, Water Rail, 52 Teal, 16 Fieldfare, 1f Shoveler. (S Grose)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 1 imm Mute Swan (the first since November 1985!), 7 Cormorant, 6 Mallard,1 male Lesser Scaup, 7 Tufted Duck, 13 Pochard, 2 Goldeneye, 3 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 193 Golden Plover, 42 Lapwing, 5 Grey Heron, 64 Black-headed Gull, 67 Lesser Black-backed Gull,12 Carrion Crow,15 Jackdaw, 2 Magpie, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Blackbird, 19 Fieldfare, 43 Redwing, 230 Starling, 2 Meadow Pipit,1 Pied Wagtail and 1 Rabbit. (DA Conway)

Dozmary Pool, Bodmin Moor: 1 Lesser Scaup, 3 Goldeneye, 1 Peregrine, 1 Golden Plover (J & D Chapman)

Marazion: 2f Velvet Scoter and 2f Common Scoter offshore 9am, 3 ad Common Gull, 1 ad Med Gull, 3 Sanderling on the beach. 1f Shoveler, 5 Little Grebe, 3 Grey Heron on nests, 18 Snipe, 1 Grey Wagtail on the marsh. (R Veal)

Crowlas: 1f Brambling in private garden early am only. (R Veal)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Black-necked Grebe (NE arm), 1w m Goldeneye (dam), 20 Tufted Duck, 8 (2m) Gadwall, 2 (m,f) Mandarin, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Coot, 2 Raven, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Greylag Goose, 100 Canada Goose with 1 white headed hybrid. (R Veal) 2 Black-necked Grebe (P St Pierre)

Newquay, Towan Head: 19 Common Gull, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Porthleven: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in private garden. (I Maclean)

Penwithick: 11 Starling, 2 Blue Tit, 3 Goldfinch, 3 Dunnock,15 House Sparrow, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Robin , 6 Chaffinch, 1 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Jackdaw, 2 Crow, 1 Great Tit in private garden. (K Bowers)

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Pied Wagtail, Starling, Blue Tit, Chaffinch, Goldfinch – Kevin Bowers

Bude Marsh WeBS: 6 Shoveler (1m 5f), 20 Moorhen, 2 Cormorant, 28 Black-headed Gull, 2 Pied Wagtail, c100 Lapwing, 54 Mallard, 52 Canada Geese, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Little Egret. 2 Herring Gull, 13 Curlew, 48 Teal, 1 Wren, 13 Blackbird, 4 Dunnock, 4 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, c60 Starling, 2 Blue Tit, 5 Robin. (R Mudge)

Nanjizal: Little Bunting just east of Trevilley footpath, 1 Lapland Bunting (P St Pierre) 4 Lapland Bunting (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St Erth: Cattle Egret

Hayle Estuary, Carnsew Pool: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Spoonbill, 4 Little Grebe, 9 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 2 Mute Swan, 3 Oystercatcher, 3 Curlew (B Oakes)

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Kingfisher, Curlew, Spoonbill – Ben Oakes

Hayle: Black Redstart, m Green-winged Teal, imm Spoonbill

Mousehole: Ad Kumlien’s Gull, juv Iceland Gull and 1w Caspian Gull on St Clement’s Isle this evening. (M Ahmad)

Pendeen: 1 Raven heard calling at dusk (Adam Hartley)

Bodmin: no sign of the Waxwing opposite West End Motors early afternoon. The lady who reported the bird yesterday said that it hadn’t been seen at all today (Adam Hartley)

Ruan Lanihorne: 10 Cattle Egret, 4 Little Egret in cattle field (J Chapple)


Sennen Cove: 1 Black-throated Diver, 2 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver (P St Pierre)

Trevilley: 1 Lapland Bunting (P St Pierre)

Helston: juv Iceland Gull again at the boating lake (J Chapple)


Millbrook: Cattle Egret

Porth Reservoir: Iceland Gull, Firecrest

Camborne: Lapland Bunting

Hannafore Point: Iceland Gull

Carharrack:  2 Blackcap (m&f) still visiting garden feeders (W Chegwidden)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Barnacle Goose, 2 Spoonbill, 4 Water Pipit, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Ruff. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Bude Marshes: 1 Chiffchaff. (P Tillsley)

Perranuthnoe: Hudsonian Whimbrel still.


Friday 10th February 2017

St Enodoc: 2 Yellowhammer at the golf course. (S Grose)

Mount Hawke: 1m Bullfinch (R Girling).

Padstow: 6 to 7 Turnstone at rear of harbour, feeding on pasty crumbs. (K Gormley)

Bude: Goldcrest seen in private garden. (B Nicholls)

Sancreed: ringtail Hen Harrier, 120 Lapwing (D Flumm)

Marazion: Bittern, Little Egret, Grey Heron and Shoveler. (B Sharples)

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Shoveler, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Bittern – Bob Sharples

Helston Sewage Works: Iceland Gull (B Sharples)


Iceland Gull – Bob Sharples

Carnon Downs Sewage Works: 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, 2 Bullfinch. (T Mills)

Helford River, viewed from Durgan; 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Common Sandpiper. Also 1 Grey Seal. (J St Ledger)

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Red-necked Grebe – John St Ledger

St Clements: 5 Cattle Egret on road to St Clements in field on left just opposite Stags ‘For Sale’ sign and opposite Nance Farm.1 f Brambling on feeders adjacent to car park (R Augarde)

Crowlas: 1f Brambling again in private garden 8am. (R Veal)

North Quay, Copperhouse: 1 imm male Black Redstart, 8 Redwing feeding on Cotoneaster berries behind the boat yard, 1 Blackcap.(JH & K Dalziel)

Longrock Pool: 6 Wigeon, 8 Teal, 1 Little Egret, 2 Mute Swan, 1
Cormorant, 2 Herring Gull, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Roe Deer in Field (K Bowers)

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Cormorant, Teal, Wigeon, Roe Deer – Kevin Bowers

Torpoint:  4 Spoonbill (video linked on cbwps twitter feed), 4+ Brent Geese (pale & dark bellied, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit and a Slavonian Grebe (M Beer, C Buckland).

Rame: 39 Linnet & 11 Skylark (M Beer, C Buckland)

St Erth: 1 Cattle Egret still with 10 Little Egret at Treloweth Lane. (DK Parker)

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Cattle Egret – Dave Parker

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Caspian Gull for second day. (M Halliday) Also Spoonbill and Avocet still. (DK Parker)

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Caspian Gull – Mark Halliday

Porth Reservoir: Juv Iceland Gull still. (C Selway)

Perranuthnoe: Hudsonian Whimbrel still

Mousehole: Pacific Diver still