Friday 20th April 2018

Late news, 19/4, Marazion Beach (evening): 24 Turnstone, 6 Sanderling, 3 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin & 4 Whimbrel. (J Hawkey)

Polgigga: 2cy Caspian Gull over. (K Wilson)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Red Kite, (16.35) later seen over Longrock, (16.40). (P St Pierre) Also 1 Purple Heron again and showing well in evening going to roost in the same bush as 19th, S of railway line opposite causeway viewing point at 8.20pm (S Rogers, J Hawkey, S Rowe) Also 1 Reed Warbler. (S Rowe)

Coverack: 1 Iceland Gull.  Also 2 House Martin inspecting last year’s nest site. (P. Bedford)

Boscundle Tregrehan: 1 f Hawfinch in private garden. (I Stewart)

Mousehole: 1 juv Iceland Gull flying to and landing on St Clement’s Isle. (T Mills) 2 juv Iceland Gull on St. Clement’s Isle this evening.

Pendeen: 1 Red Kite flew north (15.50). (P Clement)

Crowlas: 2 Red Kite west at 17:25. (R Veal)

Newlyn harbour: 1 juv Glaucous Gull still. (T Mills)

Glaucous Gull, Tony Mills

Devoran, Tallack’s Creek: 4 Whimbrel, 23 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 3 Redshank, 3 Curlew, 15 Shelduck. (J St Ledger)

Whimbrel, John St Ledger

Goss Moor: 2 Cuckoo, 1 House Martin, 27 Chiffchaff, 62 Willow Warbler, 14 Blackcap, 3 Grasshopper Warbler ( B Bosisto)

Hannafore, Looe: 2 Swallow, 3 House Martin, 4 Curlew, 1m Stonechat, 1m Brimstone, 1 Speckled Wood, 1m Orange Tip (C&J Duffy)

Kenneggy cliff: 1 Whitethroat. (C Richards)

Longrock: 1 Whimbrel, 1 m Wheatear. (C Richards)

Venton Cove: 1 Whimbrel. (C Richards)

Torpoint, Marine Drive: 1 Swallow, 1 Wheatear (f), 7 Whimbrel, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper (T Elm)

Cot valley: 1 Cuckoo, 1 Holly Blue. (C Moore)

Tregoss Moor: 1 Cuckoo. (S Grose)

Bowithick: 2 Cuckoo. (P Crispin)

Rame Head: 1 Whitethroat. (D Allan)

Tregonetha Downs: 1 Barn Owl with prey at 23:15. (S Grose)


Friday 2nd February 2018

Late news, 1/2, Rumps Point: 1 male Black Redstart. (Colin Selway)

Late news, 1/2, Penzance: c10 Gannet diving into water just off Albert Pier and 4-6 Cormorant. (D King)

Camel Estuary: 2 Whooper Swan still near the flyover bridge, Wadebridge. (S Grose)

St Enodoc golf club: 2 Yellowhammer in alder trees to the left of the 8th green. (S Grose)

Liskeard: 1 Hawfinch flew over Gypsy Lane. (DI Julian)

Gannel Estuary: 1w Glaucous Gull also 1 Fulmar over the town. (B Bosisto)

Pendower Bay: 1 Red-necked Grebe, 3 Slavonian Grebe, 9 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver, 2 Razorbill and an adult Iceland Gull. (T Pinfield)

Newquay: 1w Ring-billed Gull still Trenance boating lake. (DI Julian, S Grose)

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter. (R Kirkwood)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 Goosander (1 male), 3 Bar-tailed Godwit. (M Costa)

Truro: 2 (m+f) Siskin in private garden. (D Jenkins)

Feock Churchyard: 1 Hawfinch. (D Jenkins)

Loe Beach: 8-9 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe. (D Jenkins)

Penzance, Wherrytown Beach: 4 pale-bellied Brent Goose. (P Cox)

Coverack: 1 Iceland Gull (with damaged left leg and foot) and Grey Wagtail. (J Lander) 1 Iceland Gull, 1 Razorbill. (D King)

China Fleet, Saltash: 2 Buzzard, Chaffinch, Robin, 2 Cormorant, Carrion Crow, 4 Shelduck, 2 Wigeon, 6 Canada Goose, Herring Gulls, Redshank, Blue Tit, Pheasant, Curlew, Redwing, Blackbird. (C&J Duffy)

Salt Mill and Kingsmill Creeks: Kingfisher, Little Egret, 16 Shelduck, 30 Avocet, Cormorant, Black-headed Gulls, Great Black-backed Gull, Herring Gulls, Wigeon, Redshank, 2 Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tit, Song Thrush, Buzzard, Crows, Oystercatcher, Magpie, Wood Pigeon, Meadow Pipit, House Sparrows, Dunnock.  (C&J Duffy)

Kingsmill Lake: 3 Cattle Egret in fields opposite hide, than flew onto marsh with several Little Egret. (M Beer)

Wacker: 1 Green-winged Teal, 90 Teal and 3 Spoonbill. (V&S Tucker)

St. John’s Lake: 2 Sandwich Tern, 4 Brent Goose (dark-bellied). (V&S Tucker)

Seaton: 21 Red-throated Diver. (V&S Tucker)

Black Head: 1 Glaucous Gull. (R Kirkwood)

Pentewan: 2 Iceland Gull. (R Kirkwood)

Iceland Gulls – Rupert Kirkwood

Mevagissey: 2 Iceland Gull. (R Kirkwood)

Iceland Gulls – Rupert Kirkwood

Penwith: 2 Barn Owl, one caught a prey and carried it back, within 15 mins it was carrying a second prey back, presumably provisioning its mate sitting back at the nest site, hence site details withheld. (T Mills)


Barn Owl – Tony Mills

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Goldeneye amongst Tufted Duck. Southern Cut-off: 1 f Brambling, 1 Redwing, 3-6 Reed Bunting. (R Farnes – photos)




Reed Bunting

St Merryn: 2 ring-bearing male Blackcap on fatball feeder in private field. Also 1 Raven over. (R Hughes)

St Gothian Sands: large Finch flock flushed from field with cows over the road from nature reserve late afternoon. Several Yellowhammer and Linnet were noted. (D King)

Feock: 8 Blackcap (7f, 1m) ringed as part of BTO project and at least 4 others present in private garden. (K Dalziel and R Phillips)

Lower Tamar Lake: 23 Goosander (10m  13f), 1 Little Egret, 3 Wigeon, 3 Grey Heron, 9 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 12 Snipe, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Song Thrush, 4 Willow Tit, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Kingfisher. (R Mudge)

Millbrook: 1 Caspian Gull this afternoon on the lake. (A Payne)

Lizard Point: 1w Iceland Gull. (T Blunden)

Looe Island: 29 Black-headed Gull, 3 Blackbird, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Buzzard, 9 Carrion Crow, 1 Chaffinch, 61 Cormorant (with 28 nests, at least 5 with eggs), 1 Curlew, 4 Dunnock, 4 Fulmar, 7 Gannet, 7 Goldfinch, 147 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 87 Herring Gull, 3 Little Egret, 29 Mallard, 1 Meadow Pipit, 8 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Oystercatcher, 2 Pheasant, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Raven, 1 Redshank, 2 Robin, 5 Rock Pipit, 53 Shag (with 1 occupied nest), 1 Turnstone, 1 Water Rail, 1 Whimbrel, 18 Wood Pigeon, 8 Wren. (D Spooner)

Padstow: 1w Glaucous Gull. (DI Julian)

Treraven Meadow: 1 Water Pipit near the hide. (C Selway)


Friday 26th January 2018

Late news, 25/1, Coverack: 2 Yellow-legged Gull (1 ad 1 3cy), 1 Glaucous Gull (3cy), 2 Iceland Gull (1 2cy 1 3cy) and 6 Mediterranean Gull’s. (S Bury)

Penzance: 1 ad Pacific Diver off the harbour this afternoon. Wherrytown Rocks: 1 1w Yellow-legged Gull, also 25+ Great Northern Diver and many dolphins in bay. (M Elliot) Also 1 Firecrest near bird feeders at 09:30 on sea front between Lugger Inn/Queens Hotel. (D Ellisdon)

Mousehole: Black Redstart in the car park at 11:00. (D Ellisdon)

St Ives Bay: 5 Great Northern Divers and 2 Red-throated Divers from Carbis Bay. (GE Carr)

Camel Estuary: Guillemot swimming in Camel estuary off Pentreath picnic area between Padstow and Old Own Cove at 12.30 today (M. Ellis)

Dozmary Pool: 1 Lesser Scaup, 3 Goldeneye, 14 Pochard. (B. Bryne)

Crackington Haven: 1 Red Kite flying north. (J&B Teague)

Newlyn, off Roskilly: 1 probable Kumlien’s Gull with hundreds of gulls following a pilchard boat. (M Elliot) Newlyn Harbour: 1 2w Yellow-legged Gull, 1 ad Kumlien’s Gull, 1 1w Iceland Gull, 2 (ad + 1w) Glaucous Gull. (M Elliot) 1 ad Kumlien’s Gull. (M McKee)

Kumlien’s Gull – Michael McKee

Kumlien’s Gull – Michael McKee

Newlyn: 2 Glaucous Gull (ad & juv), 2+ Iceland Gull (ad + 1 or 2 juv). (P Aley & I Teague)

Pendower Beach: 25+ Black -throated Diver, 5+ Great Northern Diver, Red-necked Grebe, 8+ Slavonian Grebe, 8 Common Scoter, c25 Mediterranean Gull, Chiffchaff. (P Aley & I Teague)

Dobwalls: 1 Firecrest in private garden (C&J Duffy)

Truro: 1f Siskin in garden (1f Siskin also in yesterday). (D Jenkins)

Hayle Estuary: 1 (3rdCY) Caspian Gull, 2 Glaucous Gull, 5 Yellow-legged Gull. (M Halliday)

Hayle: 2 Glaucous Gull (1 adult), 1 Yellow-legged gull 10:30am
(R Augarde)

Caspian Gull – Mark halliday

Polbathic Creek: 1 Water Rail. (A Blonden)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 100+ Black-tailed Godwit, 200+ Lapwing, 6 Pintail, Shoveler ,Teal, Wigeon, Coal, Blue and Great tit, Goldfinch, Sparrowhawk, Spoonbill also present (A+AS Wagstaff)

St Ives: 1 Firecrest. (R Veal)

Truro: 1 Firecrest at Vospers Truro. (W Chegwidden)

Cot Valley / Porth Nanven: 14 Chough, 2 Firecrest, 16 Greenfinch, 3 Mistle Thrush, 2 Black Redstart, 1 Sandwich Tern, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Gerran’s Bay: 8 Common Scoter, c30 Black-throated Diver, 3+ Great Northern Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe and 1 Chough. (P Clement, B Hibbett, MJ Spicer)

St Just-in-Roseland: 4+ Cirl Bunting. (P Clement, B Hibbett, MJ Spicer)

Feock Churchyard: 1m Hawfinch. (P Clement, B Hibbett, MJ Spicer)

Loe Beach: c25 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Great Northern Diver, 3 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Crested Grebe and 5+ Black-necked Grebe. (P Clement, B Hibbett, MJ Spicer)

St Merryn: 27 House Sparrow to roost in honey suckle above springhouse chinese in the village. (R Hughes)

Wacker Quay: 105 Avocet and a drake Green-winged Teal this afternoon on the River Lynher (A Payne)

Mounts Bay, Marazion: At least 40 – 60 Common Dolphin in at least 2 pods stretching from Mousehole to St Michael’s Mount at 4.30pm. One pod close inshore at Marazion leaping and forming a circle around an obvious bait ball with 100’s Gannets diving into or flying low over the sea amongst the pod and then dropping onto the water. (J Hawkey)

Trevose Head: 181 Linnet, 24 Stock Dove, 3 Song Thrush, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 165 Skylark, 128 Chaffinch, 2 Corn Bunting, 2 Reed Bunting, 14 Yellowhammer. (B Bosisto)

Colliford Reservoir: 7 redhead Goosander. (B Craven)

Drift Resevoir: 1 Black-necked Grebe still. (M Wallace)

Newquay: 1 2cy Ring-billed Gull on Trenance Pool still. (T Phelps)

Gannel Estuary: 1st winter Ring-billed Gull late pm (same bird as boating lake), 2 Mediterranean Gull. (S Rowe)

Falmouth, Swanpool: 3 Pochard (2m 1f), Swanpool Point: 3 Ringed Plover, 8 Turnstone, Castle Beach: 5 Turnstone, 3 Stonechat, 2 Black Redstart, Pendennis Point: 2 Stonechat, 1 Whimbrel, Lambs Lane: c300 Chaffinch, 1 Brambling, 1 Skylark, 1 Peregrine over in stubble fields between Lambs Lane, Falmouth School and A39. (D Chaney)

Penryn: 1 Common Sandpiper, Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 74 Curlew, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 40 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Turnstone, 1 Knot, 4 Snipe, 6 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 300 Black-headed Gull, 39 Teal, 6 Mallard Old Penryn Cemetery: 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Mistle Thrush. (D Chaney)

Outer Carrick Roads: 2 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 Kittiwake, 6 Gannet, 2 Whimbrel, 3 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-necked Grebe, 2  Red-breasted Merganser between Falmouth and Mylor Churchtown. (D Chaney)

Mylor Bridge: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank. (D Chaney)

Poltesco: 1m Bulfinch on the bracken on bank, 2 Grey Wagtail and 3 Oystercatcher on the beach. (F Trewin)

Cubert Common: 1 Short-eared Owl. (S Grose)

dkp, djc

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. Clement: 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 Clement: 2 Cattle Egret, 10 Little Egret at Menadews 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)


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.


Friday 5th January 2018

Late News, 4/1, St Tudy: 2 Barn Owl at Polshea Farm. (R Hughes)

Late news, 4/1, Restronguet Barton: 1 Ring Ouzel. (M Day)

Siblyback Lake: 3cy Yellow-legged Gull. (DI Julian)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2cy Glaucous Gull on Longrock Pool briefly, but chased off by the swans. (L Proctor)

Godolphin Cross: Green Woodpecker and Brambling. (C Richards)

Dozmary Pool: Drake Lesser Scaup again, also near adult Caspian Gull and 2 (2cy and 3cy) Yellow-legged Gull. (DI Julian)

Egloshayle: 5 Hawfinch still in the cemetery. (A Langdon)

St Austell WTW: 2 Firecrest and 3 Chiffchaff. (R Treeby)

Loe Beach: 2 Black-necked Grebe. (R Treeby) 2 Great Northern Diver, 12 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Great Crested Grebe and 1 Little Grebe. (D Wright)

Marazion: Iceland Gull in the overflow car park. (L Proctor, S Turner) Also 10 Common Scoter. (S Turner)

Cape Cornwall: 2 Purple Sandpiper and a Balearic Shearwater on and off Cape Cornwall, also 1 Red-throated Diver and 6 Great Northern Diver south. (N Wheatley)

Kingsmill: Glossy Ibis still in field opposite 2nd hide.

Feock Church: Hawfinch still. (D Wright, J Rowe)

Hawfinch – Dougy Wright

Newquay: 1w Ring-billed Gull still on boating lake at 17:00 (M Lammas, P Clement, MJ Spicer)

Newtown St Martin: 15 Cattle Egret. (D Collins)

Coverack: 2w Iceland Gull still present. Also ad Mediterranean Gull with ring number R16X (white on green). (D Collins)

Helston Boating Lake: 36 Shoveler, 53 Tufted Duck. (D Collins)

Helston Sewage Works: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 15 Chiffchaff. (D Collins)

Siberian Chiffchaff – David Collins

Tregonetha Downs: 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Barn Owl, 2 Tawny Owl. (S Grose)

Hayle: Firecrest at Ventonleague end of town. (P Smale)

Kenidjack: 2+ Firecrest and 10+ Chough. (J Swann)


Wednesday 3rd January 2018

New Year’s Day Bird race/Green Challenge: Thanks to all those who took part/contributed their sightings. If anyone out birding on the 1st Jan who kept a list are able to send in their total for the day please do so – garden lists, local patch or further afield. Hopefully we can do more of this kind of thing in the future. Thanks!

Late news, 2/1, Sennen: Hundreds, if not thousands, of By-the-wind Sailors (Velella velella) along the strand line on Sennen Beach. (R Butts)

Gannel Estuary: 1w Caspian Gull. (B Bosisto)

Newquay: 1w Ring-billed Gull showing well on Trenance boating pool. (S Grose, A McKechnie, B Bosisto)

Ring-billed Gull, Alex McKechnie

Towan Head: 2 Bonxie, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Peregrine this morning in an hour. (S Rowe)

Fistral Beach: 63 Fulmar,1 Manx Shearwater, 100 Kittiwake in a 1 hour seawatch. (B Bosisto)

Penzance: 1 dark phase Pomarine Skua, 1 juv Glaucous Gull, 10 Great Northern Diver off Jubilee Pool. (R Veal)

Cot Valley: Male Firecrest showing well. (N Wheatley)

Sennen Cove: 1st w Iceland Gull flew past. (C Moore)

Feock: 2 Hawfinch in the yews by the church entrance. With 1 Hawfinch showing well 09:30 -10:00. (M Jones)

Mullion: Hawfinch at Higher Bochym opposite Swift Autos at 13:05.

Coverack: 2w Iceland Gull still at 12:20.

Loe Beach: 12 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Black-necked Grebe. (W Chegwidden) 

Carrick Roads: 5 Black-necked Grebe, 6 Great Northern Diver, 12 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 30+ Gannet. (J St Ledger)

Porthpean: 10 Common Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter, 2 Surf Scoter and 1 Long-tailed Duck at 15:00. (M Jones)

Camel Trail, Wadebridge to Padstow:  27 Mute Swan,  Canada Goose, 22 Shelduck, 13 Mallard, 40 Wigeon, 1 Goosander, 2 Little Gebe, 3 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 80 Oystercatcher, 3 Ringed Plover, 3 Grey Plover, c.2000 Golden Plover, c.300 Lapwing, c.300 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 60 Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 100 Black-tailed Godwit, 60 Curlew, 250 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 90 Herring Gull, 65 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Wood Pigeon, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 4 Redwing, 7 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Goldcrest, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Magpie, 7 Rook, 25 Carrion Cow, 3 Raven, 5 Starling, 3 House Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch. (M Scawen et al.)

Egloshayle: 2 Hawfinch in old part of cemetery. (A Langdon)

Hawfinch, Adrian Langdon

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: 1 Firecrest. (B Toms)

Godolphin Hill: 1 Snipe (C Richards)