Saturday 9th December 2017

Carnon Downs: 1 Firecrest in private garden. (M May)

Carbis Bay: 30 Herring Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Great Northern Diver, 17 Kittiwake, 10 Shag, 3 Black-headed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Razorbill, 30+ Common Dolphin, 2 Bottlenosed Dolphin. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

St Ives: 1 Black-throated Diver, 16 Oystercatcher, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Gannet, 95 Herring Gull, 16 Black-headed Gull, 1 Little Egret, 4 Shag, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Kittiwake, 32 Turnstone, 5 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Harbour Porpoise. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Glossy Ibis still in field opposite second hide. (C Buckland, LGR Evans)

Saltash: 1 Hawfinch still at China fleet club. (C Buckland)

Hayle Estuary: 1 American Golden Plover still. (LGR Evans, S Murphy) 1w Caspian Gull. (M Halliday, R Veal) 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Spoonbill, 4 Snipe, 6 Greenshank, 15 Ringed Plover, 38 Shelduck, 5 Common Gull. (R Veal) Bar-tailed Godwit, Snipe, Dunlin, Redshank, Spoonbill. (S Murphy)

Caspian Gull, Mark Halliday

Caspian Gull, Mark Halliday

Crowlas: 1 Firecrest. (R Veal) Also 1 Swallow reported.

Illogan Woods: 1 Firecrest, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler near Avery Court Hotel. (D Wright)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dipper, 2 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Camel Estuary: Good numbers of thrushes this morning, mainly Redwing and Blackbird with a few Song Thrush. (D Julian)

St Merryn: 1 Raven feeding on dead rabbit, 11 Teal on private pond, 7 Goldcrest, 28 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Bullfinch and 1 Peregrine over private woods. (R Hughes)

Loe Pool: 1 Firecrest, 13 Goosander, 27 Pochard, 2+ Kingfisher, 1 Shoveler, 2 Teal, 15 Great Crested Grebe. (G Adams)

Ding Dong Moors: 1 Goldcrest, 2 Fieldfare, 100+ Golden Plover, 2 Snipe, 1 Dartford Warbler (f), 4 Stonechat, 6 Lapland Bunting (1 single and 1 flock of 5), 2 Meadow Pipit. (J Evans)

Swanpool/Swanvale: 2 Slavonian Grebe offshore, 2 Firecrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, 8 Goldcrest, 3 Blackcap (2m), 2 Bullfinch (pr), 20 Redwing,1 Coal Tit, 5 Long-tailed Tit. (JH & K Dalziel)

Newquay Boating Lake: 1 Little Grebe, 2 ringed Black-headed Gull, 1 Pintail, 2 Grey Wagtail. (S Grose)

Dozmary Pool: Lesser Scaup and Ring-necked Duck still present. (S Murphy)

Porthilly: single Brambling with Chaffinches this afternoon. (D Julian)

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Friday 24th November 2017

Coverack: 1 Iceland Gull still present. (P. Bedford)

Newquay, Towan Head: 5 Purple Sandpiper behind Headland Hotel and Grey Plover S of Towan still. (M Lammas)

Lanhydrock: 20+ Brambling in one flock, viewed feeding with chaffinches along the treeline in the field from the gate at SX 088641. (J Rance) 50+ Brambling in 2 groups, 50+ Chaffinch, 1 Marsh Tit, 3 Nuthatch in the afternoon. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, J Rance)

Siblyback Lake: 2 Hawfinch and female Scaup. (DI Julian)

Dozmary Pool: Male Ring-necked Duck plus a female Scaup, 3 Shoveler and 2 Goldeneye. (DI Julian) Also 8 Pochard, 20 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 16 Lapwing, 2 Mallard, 61 Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Pied Wagtail, 50 Starling, 3 Teal, 1 Mistle Thrush, 7 Redwing, 6 Fieldfare. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Colliford Lake: 1 Great Northern Diver, plus adult Caspian Gull and Yellow-legged Gull at Colliford Dam this afternoon. (DI Julian)

Ninestones: 4 Goldcrest, 1 Woodcock, 1 Willow Tit, 3+ Coal Tit, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Wren, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Buzzard. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Golitha Falls: 1 Marsh Tit, 10 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch in the car park. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Maer Lake: 300+ Golden Plover, c. 80 Lapwing, 12 Snipe, 2 Dunlin, 18 Teal, 5 Moorhen, 32 Herring Gull, 56 Canada Geese, c.200 Starling. (H Kendall)

Porthgwarra: A late Ring Ouzel by 60ft plus Black Redstart, 2 Woodcock & Painted lady. (MD Wallace)

Polgigga: Siberian Chiffchaff along Bosistow Lane. (MD Wallace)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Spoonbill on the estuary this morning. (M Halliday – photo)

Porthcurno: Red Kite over at c13:00 also 4 Chiffchaff. (R Archer)

St Levan: 2 Chiffchaff. (R Archer)

Trevilley Farm: Dusky Warbler still also 1 Firecrest. (R Archer)

College Reservoir: 49 Tufted Duck, 17 Pochard, 1 Gadwall and 1 Firecrest. (B Bosisto)

Argal Reservoir: 1 Great Crested Grebe. (B Bosisto)

Loe Pool: 19 Pochard, 2 Goosander, 19 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Redshank, 450 Golden Plover, 5 Common Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Firecrest and 1 Green Woodpecker. (B Bosisto)

Helston Boating Lake: 15 Shoveler, 3 Gadwall and 39 Tufted Duck. (B Bosisto)

Stithians Reservoir: 34 Little Grebe, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Goldeneye (female), 3 Tufted Duck, 1 1w drake Greater Scaup, 1 Little Egret and 1 Firecrest. (B Bosisto)

Penzance: Drake Eider in the harbour. (T Lovelock) The same or another off Chyandour, and 3 Great Northern Diver. (D King)

Longrock: 4 Great Northern Diver, (with a group too distant to id) and 30+ Common Scoter. (P St Pierre)

Upper Tamar Lake: 1 Willow Tit, 4 Grey Heron, 5 Cormorant, 2 Pied Wagtail, 93 Canada Goose, 5 Snipe, 1 Song Thrush, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Wren. (R Mudge)

Lower Tamar Lake: 11 (7m 4f) Goosander, 9 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Tufted Duck, 43 Coot, 18 Moorhen, 21 Mallard, c50 Black-headed Gull 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Willow Tit and 1 Marsh Tit. (R Mudge)

St Erth: 1 Cattle Egret in Treloweth Lane, 2 Little Egret, 8 Curlew and 1 Tawny Owl. (MJ Spicer)

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Sunday 19th November 2017

Late news, 18/11, Hannafore Point: Unconfirmed report of a Hume’s Warbler west of the sea wall beyond the concrete blocks at 13:30 with a tit flock. Also Water Pipit and Black Redstart.

Charlestown: 1 f Blackcap. (D Hastilow)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 106 Canada Goose, 2 Cormorant, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 59 Mallard, 12 Teal, 16 Tufted Duck, 3 Pochard, 1 Goldeneye, 1ad m Ring-necked Duck, 1 Great Northern Diver, 200 Golden Plover, 34 Lapwing, 559 Black-headed Gull, 523 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Buzzard, 4 Raven, 29 Carrion Crow, 13 Jackdaw, 2 Magpie, 6 Stock Dove, 480 Starling, 14 Blackbird, 18 Fieldfare, 29 Redwing, 2 Stonechat, 3 Meadow Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 House Sparrow, 3 Robin, 4 Chaffinch, 1 Goldcrest and 3 Linnet.  (DA Conway)

St Ives Bay (from Gwithian Towans): 10 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 2 Red-throated Diver. (P St Pierre) 9 Great Northern Diver, 3 Red-throated Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver. (R Butts, T Pinfield, J Atherton)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spoonbill on Carnsew Pool. (P St Pierre) Also 500 Golden Plover, Sparrowhawk. (B Toms, M Curtis)

Crugmeer: 2 Short-eared Owl, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Snipe. (S Grose)

Malpas: 1 Firecrest. (A.Hill)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: 1 Merlin. (B Toms, M Curtis)

Marazion Beach: Water Pipit still, flock 16 Greenfinch. (B Toms, M Curtis) Also 2 Great Northern Diver, 11 Common Scoter. (R Veal)

Germoe/Millpool: Large mixed sp flocks 300+ included: Redwing, Fieldfare,Starling, 2 m Bullfinch, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Goldcrest, 1 Merlin (hunting low along hedgerows), 5 Skylark, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (J Evans)

Penzance: 3 Firecrest, 1 Blackcap, 25+ Blackbird (nearly all 1w males with black bills & pale primaries, probably newly-arrived from Scandinavia) in private garden. (R Phillips) Jubilee Pool: 9 Purple Sandpiper, 20 Turnstone, 1 Ringed Plover. (R Butts, T Pinfield, J Atherton)

Trevilley, Sennen: 1 Dusky Warbler (finder – M Ahmad), 2 Chough. (R Butts, T Pinfield, J Atherton)

Sennen: 1 presumed partially leucistic Golden Plover with c300 others, 1 Firecrest. (R Veal)

Land’s End: 3 Swallow still. (R Veal)

Drift: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Firecrest. (R Veal)

Porthpean: 2 Long-tailed Duck, 10 Common Scoter, 2 Surf Scoter. (S & P Rogers)

Pendower: 22 Great Northern Diver, 6 Black-throated Diver, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Common Scoter, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Red-necked Grebe. (S & P Rogers)

Par Beach Pool: 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Cattle Egret. (S & P Rogers, R Gould, M Buckle)

Mawnan Smith: Several Brambling in finch flock at Carwinion Playing Field this morning. (J Irvine)

Carrick Roads: 18 Black-necked Grebe, 6 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Great Northern Diver (one still in breeding plumage). (D Eva)

Crackington Haven: 2f +1m Blackcap and 1 Redwing in private garden. (J & B Teague)

Windmill Farm: 1 Woodcock by willow boardwalk. (R Hollis)

Lizard: Little Bunting still in weedy field along track to Old Lizard Head.

Lizard Point: 1 2w Iceland Gull, 5 Great Skua, 1 Puffin, 1 Peregrine, 1 Merlin, 5 Common Dolphin, 8 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. (I Maclean, T Blunden)

Grade: 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Merlin, 2 Peregrine. (I Maclean)

Lizard Downs: 1 Marsh Harrier. (I Maclean, T Blunden)

Mullion Cove: 1cy Yellow-legged Gull. (M Silk)

Lizard, Soap Cove: 1 Dartford Warbler. (M Silk)

Nanjizal: 1 Short-eared Owl in morning.

Mousehole: 2w Caspian Gull & Yellow-legged Gull on St Clement’s Isle & 1 Siberian Chiffchaff below Treen Fields. (M Elliott) Also 1 Black Redstart on roof by harbour.

St Ives: 6+ Mediterranean Gull & 1 Harbour Porpoise off Porthmeor Beach, 5+ Bottlenose Dolphin in the bay. (P Taylor, H Mitchell) Also 2 Black Redstart at The Island.

Carbis Bay: 2 Great Northern Diver. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Crows-an-Wra: 1 Short-eared Owl from minor road to St Buryan at 5pm. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Tregonetha Downs: 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Merlin, 3 Yellowhammer, 11 Snipe, 5 Bullfinch, 6 Greenfinch, 5 Kestrel, 2 Tawny Owl. (S Grose)

Amalveor Downs: f Hen harrier west at 16.30, 3 Dartford warbler. (R Menari)

Falmouth: Flock of about 30 Redwing off Woodlane, 1 Pied Wagtail at Pendennis Point car park, 1 Grey Heron on rocks below Castle Drive, 1 Little Egret on rocks near Castle Beach. (E Tackley)

Camborne: 1 Firecrest & 2 Goldcrest in garden at Tehidy at 1030hrs. (A Neil, via Cornwall Birding)

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Friday 10th November 2017

Late news, 9/11, Tresillian: Firecrest in private garden on Polsue Way. (A Nicholson)

Late photo, 9/11, Porthpean: 2 Surf Scoter. (J St Ledger)

Surf Scoter – John St Ledger

Dozmary Pool: drake Ring-necked Duck again this morning at 07:30. (J Turner, C Buckland) Also 6 Pochard, 24 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe. (C Buckland)

St Gennys: 49 Gannet, 2 Great Skua, 27 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 13 Great Black-backed Gull, 62 Herring Gull, 12 Razorbill, 24 Guillemot, 19 Puffin, 8 Tern sp, 3 Red-throated Diver, 200+ Redwing in off the sea from the direction of Lundy, 2 Buzzard and 9 Raven between 09:00 & 10:00. (N Bastin)

Saltash: 2 White Wagtail in a private garden. (N & J Evans)

Penzance: Pacific Diver present off the Lido between 13:30 and 15:00. Also 14 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Common Scoter, at least 5 Great Northern Diver. (D Collins) Red-breasted Merganser in the harbour for a second day plus the regular drake Eider, also 15 Purple Sandpiper by Jubilee Pool. (M Elliot, L Proctor)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Redshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Curlew, 2 Robin, 12 Black-headed Gull. (K Bowers) Also 1 Spoonbill still.

Black-headed Gulls, Curlew and Black-tailed Godwit – Kevin Bowers

Helford River, from Durgan: 1 Great Northern Diver. (J St Ledger)

Porthpean: 2 Surf Scoter, 2 (m+f) Long-tailed Duck, 5 Common Scoter, 13 Great Northern Diver and a Common Sandpiper on the rocks. (T Wilson)

Millbrook: 1st winter Caspian Gull seen well for one hour on the pond. Also 2 Firecrest and a Black Redstart in the village. (AC Robinson, GK Gordon)

Sennen: 2 Little Bunting SE of Trevilley Farm. 1st cal Caspian Gull Sennen Cove (K Wilson)

Siblyback Reservoir: 2 Hawfinch flew N late afternoon. Also female Scaup still present. (D Julian)

Gerrans Bay: 6 Great Northern Diver. Also Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. (B Porter)

Marazion: Water Pipit still present. (S Rogers)

Wacker Quay, River Lynher: 4 Little Egret, 4 Redshank, 4 Shelduck, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Dunlin, 5 Mallard. ( D Hastilow)

St Ives: flock of 130 Fieldfare. (R Veal)

Porth Reservoir: 5 Tawny Owl. (S Grose)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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