Sunday 21st January 2018

Late news, 20/1, Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Greenshank mid-tide late afternoon. 30+ Curlew, 130 Black-headed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Little Egret, 30+ Redwing in pony field. (D Chaney)

Late news, 20/1, Falmouth: 1 male Black Redstart on Victoria Cottages. (per S Lanyon)

Par Beach Pool: 1 Kittiwake, 1 Common Gull, 2 Tufted Duck, 9 Coot, 1 Water Rail. (S Grose)

St Clements: Avocet, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Greenshank. (M Costa) Also 4 Cattle Egret, 1 Siskin, 1 Marsh Tit. (B Toms, M Curtis)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 128 Canada Goose, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Common Snipe, 1 Goldeneye, 451 Black-headed Gull, 82 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 8 Carrion Crow, 2 Jackdaw, 1 Magpie, 18 Starling, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Redwing, 1 Pied Wagtail and 1 Robin. (DA Conway)

Newlyn: 1 Ad Kumlien’s Gull, 1 1w Iceland Gull, 1 ad Glaucous Gull, 1 1w Glaucous Gull and 1 male Black Redstart around the harbour. (BR Field, D Eva, L Proctor – photo)

putative Kumlien’s Gull – Linton Proctor

Penzance: 1 Black Redstart and 12 Great Northern Diver from Jubilee Pool. (BR Field) Also Brent Goose still at Wherrytown beach. (D Eva)

Egloshayle: Still 3 Hawfinch in the cemetery and presumably the same 3 at Clapper Marshes. (A Langdon, DI Julian)

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter and 1 Long-tailed Duck. (P Roseveare)

Newquay Boating Lake: 1 Ring-billed Gull still. (B Toms, M Curtis)

Trethowel, St. Austell: 1 Dipper, 16 Siskin from Waterwheel Inn. (S Grose)

Rinsey: 8 Guillemot, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Peregrine (male), 2 Raven, 6 Shag, 2 Fulmar. (J Evans)

Coverack: 2 1w Iceland Gull, 2 adult Med Gull and one Black Redstart. (D Wright)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 1w male Scaup, 16 Teal, 1 Coot, 1 1w Glaucous Gull, 5 Snipe, 5 Oystercatcher and 10 Lapwing. (MJ Spicer, D Eva)

St Ives: 1 2cy Iceland Gull, 17 Great Northern Diver, 9 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Skua and 1 Black Redstart. (P St Pierre)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Firecrest next to first hide, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Goldeneye. (S Grose)

Helford Passage: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Razorbill, 1 Little Grebe. (J St Ledger)

Falmouth: 200 Redwing, 1 Firecrest in park beyond Lamb’s Lane, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler by Trescobeas Surgery, 25 Siskin in alders by Falmouth Football Club ground, off Bickland Water Road. (D Chaney) 1 Nuthatch, 1 Firecrest and 6 Long-tailed Tit in private garden. (E Tackley)

Sennen Cove: 1 Great Northern Diver.

Trellisick, Feock : WeBS count 10 Oystercatcher, 2 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Redshank, 5 Cormorant, 1 Shag plus 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (one drumming). (S Van Hear)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 6 Redshank, 19 Wigeon, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Cormorant. (S Rowe)


Saturday 20th January 2018

Late news, 18/1, Whitecross, Newquay: 100+ Redwing, 20+ Fieldfare, 40+ Chaffinch, 8 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 2 Dunnock, 6 Blackbird, 4 Robin, 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 4 Jay, 6 Magpie and 6 Bullfinch (4 male, 2 female). (D Thomas)

Redwing, Bullfinch and Grey Wagtail – Dave Thomas

Falmouth, Pendennis Point, 07:45-08:10: 14 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver flying into bay. (R Augarde) Castle Beach: 1 Black Redstart on wall this morning. (R Augarde) 3 (1 m, 2 f/1w) Black Redstart, 2 Stonechat, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Rock Pipit, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher this afternoon. (C Benton)

Towan Head, Newquay 9 till 10 a m: 4 Common  Scoter, 1 Red-throated Diver. 100 + Auks and Shags on water, 20 + Gannets. 5 Common Gull, Kittiwakes and Fulmars, also 1 Porpoise. (M Lammas)

Helston boating lake: 25 Shoveler, 59 Tufted Duck. (S Grose)

Porthleven Harbour: 1 Black Redstart. (S Grose)

Chacewater: 1 Hawfinch again briefly in a private garden. (R. Loader)

Traboe Cross: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier. (C Brooks)

Pendeen Watch: 2 Little Auk, 3 Great Skua, 1 ad Iceland Gull and 3 2cy Iceland Gull (or more probably the same bird 3 times?), 1 Manx Shearwater, c20 Fulmar, 2 Great Northern Diver and 1 Black-throated Diver all going SW. Also steady stream of auks, Kittiwakes and Gannets, 09:20-12:00. (DK Parker, P Clement)

Dozmary Pool: Drake Lesser Scaup still. (J Thomas)

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck. (J Thomas)

Newquay: 2cy Ring-billed Gull still on Trenance Pool. (J Thomas)

Egloshayle: 3 Hawfinch in the cemetery. (A Langdon)

Penzance: 1 2cy Glaucous Gull on Wherrytown beach. (J Thomas) 1 pale-bellied Brent Goose on Wherrytown beach. (R Veal) 3 Firecrest in Morrab Gardens. (J Thomas)

Truro: 2 Dipper at The Leats this morning. (S Rogers)

Gannel Estuary: 139 Curlew, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Gull, 2 Kittiwake, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Radford Lane, Millbrook: 1 Cattle Egret opposite the farm this morning. (AC Robinson)

Wacker Quay: Male Green-winged Teal still on view from layby this afternoon. (AC Robinson, M Beer)

Porth Reservoir: Male Goldeneye roosting on the water below carpark. (S Grose)

Bude Marsh: 1 Water Rail, c200 Black-headed Gull, 12 Blackbird, 5 Wood Pigeon, 9 Crow, 1 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 8 Chaffinch, 30 Moorhen, 27 Teal, 21 Mallard, 51 Canada plus 1 white feral Goose, 3 Song Thrush, 4 Buzzard, c150 Starling, 11 Goldfinch, c350 Lapwing, 5 Redwing, 3 Magpie, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Blue Tit, 7 Rook, 1 Robin, 3 Mute Swan, 4 Dunnock. (R Mudge) 1 Stonechat, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Egret, 1 Goldcrest and 1 Treecreeper. (H Wilkins)

Lower Tamar Lake: 25 Goosander. (R Mudge)

St. John’s Lake: 2 Great Northern Diver, 2 Spoonbill. (M Beer)

St Ives: Good numbers throughout the bay of Gannet diving into the annual January shoals of Whitebait as well as good numbers of Razorbill, Guillemot, Shag & Kittiwake moving around with them. Also 1 Great Skua. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Newlyn Harbour: 2 adult Iceland Gull and 1 2cy Glaucous Gull. (J Thomas) 2 (4cy and 2cy) Glaucous Gull, ad Iceland Gull and hybrid Herring x Iceland Gull or leucistic Herring Gull. (J Hawkey) 1 ad Iceland Gull (adult), 2 (ad and 1w) Glaucous Gull. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare) 2 (ad+1w) Glaucous Gull, 2 (ad+1w) Iceland Gull. (R Veal)

Glaucous Gull – Reuben Veal

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Goosander (redhead), 1 1w Glaucous Gull, 3 (ad and 2 3w) Yellow-legged Gull, 2 (ad and 2w) Scandinavian Herring Gull, 3 Kittiwake, 13 Grey Plover, 2 Kingfisher. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare) 3+ Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Scandinavian Herring Gull, 3 redhead Goosander. (R Veal)

Sennen Cove: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Purple Sandpiper. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Crows-an-Wra: 2nd winter Mediterranean Gull. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Mount’s Bay: 1 Eider (drake by the harbour), 26 Purple Sandpiper, 6 Great Northern Diver. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Marazion Beach: 17 Sanderling. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Gwithian: 2 (1w and 2w) Glaucous Gull, 1 Scaup. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Carbis Bay gull roost: 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 (ad and 3w) Yellow-legged Gull, 1 1w Glaucous Gull, 1 ad Iceland Gull, 29 (19 ad, 1 2w, 9 1w) Mediterranean Gull, 6000 Herring Gull, 170 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 120 Great Black-backed Gull, 200 Kittiwake. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

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

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Goldeneye, 1 Little Egret, 80 Lapwing, 1 Fieldfare. (D Chaney, G Adams)


Friday 19th January 2018

Late news, 14/1, St Kew: 1 Jay in garden/paddock. (J Chancellor)

Newlyn: 2 (ad + 1w) Glaucous Gull, 2 (ad + 1w) Iceland Gull. (L Proctor, T Mills)

Iceland Gull – Alex McKechnie

Glaucous Gull – Alex McKechnie

Chacewater: 1 Hawfinch in a private garden. (R Loader)

Hawfinch – Robert Loader

Penzance: Brent Goose still on Wherrytown beach and a Chiffchaff by the boating lake. (C Richards)

Cape Cornwall: 2cy Iceland Gull, Great Skua and Peregrine. (N Wheatley)

Swanpool Point, Falmouth: 1 imm Glaucous Gull on rocks between Gyllyngvase and Swanpool Beach. (D Chaney)

Kingsmill Lake: Glossy Ibis, 200 Avocet, 35 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Barnacle Goose; Hawfinch in China Fleet car park. (P Aley) Glossy Ibis, 4 Barnacle Goose and, at 16:15, 2 Cattle Egret flew in and roosted in trees. (M Beer).

Wacker Quay, River Lynher: 3 Spoonbill, 95 Avocet and a male Green-winged Teal. (A Payne)

Torpoint: 1 Great Northern Diver and 1 Sandwich Tern. (A Payne)

Downderry: 1 Black Redstart. (A Payne)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 2w Glaucous Gull, 1 1w m Scaup. (T Mills)

Glaucous Gull – Tony Mills

St Ives: 1 Firecrest, 2 Bullfinch, 1f Blackcap. (R Veal)

Crowlas: 1f Blackcap, 1 Snipe. (R Veal)

Pendower: 1 Velvet Scoter. (R Augarde)

Velvet Scoter – Richard Augarde

Kennall Vale: 2 Firecrest, 1 Dipper. (C Urquhart)

St.Ives: 1 Great skua, 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Puffin in the bay. (G Berti, C Travis)

Cardinham Woods: 30+ Siskin, 5+ Marsh Tit, 8 Buzzard, 14 Raven, Dipper, 2 Sparrowhawk by bird feeders by Woods Cafe. (C Mason)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Muscovy Duck, 3 Teal, 23 Mallard, 20 Tufted Duck, 7 Little Grebe, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 10 Moorhen, 5 Coot, 6 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 34 Black-headed Gull, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 131 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull. (WeBS) Also 2 Firecrest. (DK Parker)

The Rumps: 1w Glaucous Gull, Great Northern Diver and 2 Little Auk. (C Selway)

Little Auk – Colin Selway


Thursday 18th January 2018

Late news, 16/1, Tresillian River: 1 Avocet. (H Mitchell, MJ Spicer. P Taylor)

Late news, 17/1, Truro: 1 Black Redstart. (MJ Spicer)

Late news, 17/1, Tresillian Fal garage: Common Sandpiper, 2 Black Tailed Godwit. (A Nicholson)

Late news, 17/1, Swanpool: 2 Firecrest. (S Court)

Late news, 17/1, Falmouth: 2 Blackcap and 2 Black Redstart at Castle Beach. (S Court)

Firecrest – Sue Court Blackcap – Sue Court Black Redstart – Sue Court

Newlyn: 1 ad & 2 2cy Glaucous Gull, 1 ad & 1 2cy Iceland Gull and Kingfisher. (L Proctor, M McKee, R Butts)

Glaucous Gulls – Linton Proctor

Glaucous Gull, Mike McKee

Glaucous Gull, Roger Butts

Penzance: Brent Goose still on Wherrytown beach and fem Black Redstart and 2 Grey Wagtail on the rocks behind Tolcarne Inn. (DK Parker) Firecrest in Morrab Gardens. (A Bond) 2cy Glaucous Gull at Jubilee Pool late afternoon.

Charlestown: Sparrowhawk. (D Hastilow – photo)

Sparrowhawk – David Hastilow

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Spoonbill still. (A Bond) Also 3 ad Yellow-legged Gull. (C Urquhart)

Egloshayle: 1+ Hawfinch in the cemetery at 096:15. (Cornwall Wildlife Trust)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 2w Glaucous Gull and 2cy drake Scaup both still present. (A Bond, D Stone) Also 4cy Glaucous Gull. (C Urquhart)

Scaup, Phil Taylor

Newquay: 2cy Ring-billed Gull still on Trenance Pool. (A Bond, D Stone)

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck. 2 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver and 1 Red-throated Diver. (A Bond, D Stone) 3 Surf Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 7 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver. (P Clements, M Spicer, T Mills)

Dozmary Pool: Adult drake Lesser Scaup still. (A Bond) 1 m Lesser Scaup, 1 Shoveler, 2 Teal, 7 Pochard, c20 Tufted Duck, c100 Fieldfare and 1 Peregrine. (P Clements, M Spicer, T Mills)

Colliford Reservoir: 1 redhead Goosander, 1 Great Northern Diver. 2 Yellow legged Gulls in huge dusk gull roost along NW arm (B Craven)

Looe Estuary (WeBS): c140 Black-headed Gull, 2 Cormorant, 7 Curlew,  36 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Greenshank, 6 Grey Heron, 1 Grey Wagtail, c 450 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 17 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe, 47 Mallard, 4 Moorhen, 4 Mute Swan, 21 Oystercatcher, 1 Pied Wagtail, 6 Redshank, 1 Rock Pipit, 2 Wigeon. (DJ Spooner)

Hannafore: Great Northern Diver, Slavonian Grebe, 100+Gannet, Eider, Med Gull, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Stonechat, Rock Pipit, Meadow Pipit. (J. Cole)

Mount Edgcumbe/ mouth of Tamar: 3 Cattle Egret, 31 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Shelduck. (R Hurrell)

St Clement: 6 Cattle Egret, 15 Little Egret in second field behind public toilets. 26 Egrets observed at dusk heading to roost presumably at Malpas. (S Grose)

Rosenannon Downs: 1 Barn Owl, 2 Tawny Owl, Snipe, Redwings, 1 Woodcock. (S Grose)

Swanpool, Falmouth: 1f Pochard, 1 Water Rail, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, 4 Raven over, 1 Green Woodpecker heard, 14 Fulmar occupying nest sites on the cliffs. (D Chaney)

Mute Swan and Grey Squirrel at Tehidy, Kevin Bowers


Tuesday 16th January 2018

Late news, 15/1, Newtown St Martin: 10 Little Egret, 8 Cattle Egret. (M Natrass)

Late news, 15/1, Ruan: 3 male Bullfinch. (C Hughes)

Newlyn: Adult and 2cy Iceland Gull still in the harbour. (L Proctor) 2cy Iceland Gull still on fishmarket roof late morning. (P Freestone). 

Penzance: 3 Brambling with Chaffinch flock at junction of Alverton Road and A30. (L Proctor)

Godolphin Cross: 1 Brambling in a private garden. Also 2 Greylag Goose NW over Gwedna. (C Richards)

Newquay: 2cy Ring-billed Gull still on Trenance boating pool at 09:00. (C Urquhart)

Truro: Female Bullfinch by River Allen. (K & J Mortimore)

Penryn River: 1 Whimbrel, 1 Water Rail, 1 Knot. (J St Ledger)


Knot, John St Ledger

Falmouth: 20 Blackcap in a single tree. (R Phillips)

Feock Churchyard: 6 Bullfinch, 5 Goldfinch, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest. (K Hambly-Staite)

Gweek Creek: 1 Dunlin, 4 Greenshank, 33 Redshank, 1 Curlew, 8 Shelduck. (D Collins)

Gwithian: 2cy Glaucous Gull on main island at St Gothian Sands at 14:00. (P Freestone)


Glaucous Gull, Paul Freestone


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. Clements: 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 Clements: 2 Cattle Egret, 10 Little Egret at Menedews 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)


Saturday 13th January 2018

Late News, 12/1, Egloshayle cemetery: 1+ Hawfinch, 1m Bullfinch. (V Skilton)

Late news, 12/1, St Michael  Penkevil, Tregenna Farm: 14 Cattle Egret + 2 Little Egret. (per P Rigley)

Stithians Reservoir, southern cut-off: 1 Brambling, 4 Reed Bunting at the feeders (D Eva) Also 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker and 1 Greenfinch. (T Mills)

St. Clement: 1 Avocet, 1 Spotted Redshank, at least 1 Cattle Egret with 13 Little Egret in fields. (D Eva)

Newquay: Ring-billed Gull 1st winter still on boating lake. (S Rowe)

Ring-billed Gull – Steve Rowe

Tintagel Church to Trebarwith Strand: 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Black Redstart. (S Grose)

Helston sewage works: 2 Firecrest, 20 Chiffchaff, 10 Goldcrest. (D Wright)

Helston Boating Lake: 1 Scaup (m), 44 Shoveler, 1m Gadwall, 47 Tufted Duck, 18 Moorhen, 15 Coot. (D Wright, G Adams)

Helston Loe Pool: 32 Pochard, 6 Goosander, 11 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Common Gull, 4 Goldcrest. (G Adams)

Truro, in my garden: 1 Redwing. (D Jenkins)

Sennen Cove: 2 Great Northern Diver.

Newlyn: 1 Black Redstart, 1 juv Iceland Gull.

Marazion: 1 juv Glaucous Gull this morning.

St Ives: 2 Great Northern Diver plus many gannets and auks.

Hayle Estuary RSPB, estuary: 5 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 juv Iceland Gull. (M Halliday) 1 Spoonbill. (M Halliday, T Mills) Also 1Firecrest.