Friday 16th March 2018

Late news, 15/3, Mousehole: 1 adult drake Eider roosted on St Clement’s Isle. (R Butts)

Late news, 15/3, Newlyn Harbour: 1 1st winter Iceland Gull and 3 Great Northern Diver with a smaller diver sp further out. (S Green)

Late news, 15/3, St Ives: 2 Red-throated Diver and 3 Sandwich Tern from the harbour. (S Green)

Late news, 15/3, Tolcarne Beach, Penzance: 1 1st winter Mediterranean Gull. Morrab Gardens: 1 Chiffchaff and 2 Blackcap singing. (S Green)

Late news, 15/03, Buttermilk Hill, St Ives: 2 Woodcock, 2 male Meadow Pipit displaying. (V Stratton)

Late news, 15/03, Foage Valley, Zennor: 2 Woodcock. (V Stratton)

Buttermilk Hill, St Ives: 1 male Ring Ouzel, 2 male Wheatear, 4 male Meadow Pipit displaying, 8 Raven, 4 Common Buzzard. (V Stratton)

Godolphin Cross: male Brambling on feeder in garden. (C Richards)

Porthilly Point: 27 Wigeon, 7 Shelduck, 2 Greenshank, 3 Curlew, 5 Redshank, 53 Oystercatcher, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Gull, 2 Skylark, 2 Raven. (S Grose)

Gerrans Bay: Pacific Diver and 6 Black-throated Diver.

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter and 1 Long-tailed Duck at 16:30. (K & A Williams)

Wilcove: Drake Green-winged Teal still at Cangapool, also 1 Whimbrel.

Egloshayle: 2 Blackcap 1m 1f, 6 Hawfinch still in the old cemetery at 08:00. (D Thomas,  A Langdon)

Hawfinch – DaveThomas

Chapel Amble: 16 Cattle Egret, 8 Little Egret, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Buzzard, 4 Shoveler, 1 Water Rail calling. (D Thomas,  A Langdon)

Cattle Egrets with Little Egret – DaveThomas

Green Sandpiper – DaveThomas

Buzzard – DaveThomas

Wadebridge: Water Pipit and Green Sandpiper at Treraven Meadows. (R Treeby)

Tamar Estuary: Sandwich Tern at St John’s Lake. (DI Julian)

Little Kelynack: 1w Iceland Gull. (C Moore)

Duckpool and Coombe Valley: 1 female Wheatear, c40 Jackdaw, 1 Fulmar, 1 Kestrel. (H Kendall & B Bryne)

Maer Lake: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Ruff, c12 Snipe, 15 Lapwing, 2 Curlew, 1 Peregrine over, large mixed gull flock with one Lesser Black-backed Gull smaller than normal and with a greyish/brown head, 12 Wood Pigeon, 1+ Greenfinch, 1 female Stonechat. (H Kendall, R Doble, D Paull)

St Enodoc Golf Club: 3 singing Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

Looe Estuary: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Buzzard, 17 Canada Goose, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Cormorant, 3 Curlew, 35 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Greenshank, 10 Grey Heron, c 420 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull,  3 Little Egret, 3 Little Grebe, 25 Mallard, 1 Moorhen, 4 Mute Swan, 10 Oystercatcher, 8 Redshank, 1 Shag, 5 Shelduck, 1 Wigeon. (WeBS, D Spooner)

Penzance: 1 drake Eider observed 07:45 to 8:10, 2 Shag 15:00 pm, nr Jubilee Pool. (J Evans) Also 2 female-type Black Redstart reported on the sea defences off Chyandour.

Lostwithiel: 8+ Siskin regularly in private garden over the last week. (E Mayhew)

Hayle: 2 Knot, 2 Firecrest, 3 Sandwich Tern, 2 redhead Goosander, 2 Lapwing this evening. (R Veal)

St Ives: 1 Green Woodpecker calling. (R Veal)

Porth Reservoir: 7 Great Crested Grebe, 1 fem Mandarin, 4 Coot, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Dipper, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Peregrine, 2 Jay, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Song Thrush. (S Grose)

Crackington Haven: 1 female Blackcap, 1 female Black Redstart and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker in private garden. (J & B Teague)

St Ives: 1 Red-throated Diver off the harbour, 6+ Sandwich Tern. (S Green)

Drift Reservoir: Pink-footed Goose still present with small flock of Canada Geese. (JH & K Dalziel)

Porthgwarra: Fulmars already on ledges, 1m Blackcap on peanut feeder covered in pollen from Camelia, 1 Peacock Butterfly. (JH & K Dalziel)

Trelissick: 3 Mistle Thrush, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Greenshank. (D Wright)

Feock Church: 8 Brambling (5 m, 3 f), 1 Peacock butterfly. (D Wright) 1 f Hawfinch, 3 Brambling, m f Blackcap, 4 Greenfinch, 2m 1f Bullfinch. (K Hambly-Staite)

male and female Brambling – Dougy Wright

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Friday 9th March 2018

St Clement, Menadews Farm: 6 Cattle Egret in field to right of farm entrance at 07:00. (S Grose)

Nanjizal: 2 wintering Chiffchaff & Blackcap new in plus Little Bunting still. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson)

Egloshayle: 2 Hawfinch still in the old cemetery. (A Langdon)

Hayle River /Harvey’s Towans: 16 Grey Plover, 1 Knot, 19 Ringed Plover, 1 Sanderling. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Pintail, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Shelduck, 4 Teal, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Redshank. (K.Bowers)

Black-tailed Godwits, Kevin Bowers

Pintail, Kevin Bowers

Redshank, Kevin Bowers

Black-tailed Godwit, Kevin Bowers

Bude, Maer Lake: Yellow-legged Gull at 2.30. (R Doble)

St.Ives: 2 Sandwich Tern distantly from the harbour. (S Grose)

Sennen Cove: Red-legged Partridge again in private garden on Maria`s Lane

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Sunday 4th March 2018

Newlyn: Juv Glaucous Gull still at Sandy Cove. (L Proctor)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Avocet, 1 Spoonbill, 1 Kingfisher on Ryan’s Field. (L Proctor, M Curtis, B Toms, T Whitemore) Ryan’s Field: 1 Avocet, 1 drake Pintail, 50 Wigeon, 12 Redshank. Old Quay House: 3 ad Mediterranean Gull in summer plumage. (R Butts)

Gannel Estuary: Avocet still 200 metres up from carpark 08:30, 5 Grey Plover, 7 Barwit, 2 Ringed Plover, 30 Dunlin, 44 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (M Lammas, S Rowe)

Camel Estuary: 2 Whooper Swan, 1 adult Spoonbill, 15 Bar-tailed Godwit, 116 Black-tailed Godwit, 73 Grey Plover, 1095 Dunlin, 460 Golden Plover, 216 Lapwing, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Water Rail, 77 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (B Bosisto)

Treraven Meadows, Wadebridge: Avocet showing well at 12:30. Probably first for this site, viewable from the Camel Trail, also 4 Water Pipit. (W Delacour, A Langdon, DI Julian) 107 Wigeon, 53 Teal, 1 Avocet, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Golden Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Common Redshank, 5 Oystercatcher, 30 Snipe, 1 Common Gull, 2 Water Pipit, 1 Siskin. (B Bosisto)

Avocet – Adrian Langdon

Chapel Amble: 11 Water Pipit. (DI Julian)

Walmsley Sanctuary, (key holders only): 1 Spoonbill, 1 Water Pipit. (DI Julian) 8 Shoveler, 9 Pintail, 2 Gadwall, 82 Lapwing, 136 Golden Plover, 1 Dunlin, 78 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Spoonbill. (B Bosisto)

Spoonbill – Bob Bosisto

Egloshayle: 4 Hawfinch in cemetery still. (R Augarde, B Mellow)

Newquay: Juv Glaucous Gull below hotel at Towan Head this afternoon. (DI Julian) Ring-billed Gull still on boating lake. (AC Robinson)

Truro, Malpas Road: 2 Spoonbill from pines layby. (A Hill)

Malpas: 5 Blackcap (3 m, 2 f, no rings visible) plus 1 Siskin (f) on feeders in garden regularly for past 3 weeks. (A Hill)

Tresillian River: 4+ Cattle Egret behind Tresemple Pool early afternoon. 2 Greenshank on the estuary. (M Silk)

Marazion Beach: 5 Mediterranean Gull (2 ad, 1 2w, 2 1w), 90 Sanderling, 60 Dunlin, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Grey Plover. (PA Fraser)

Marazion: 11 Ringed Plover roosting in Folly Field car park. (PA Fraser)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Gadwall, 5 Shoveler. (PA Fraser)

Helston: 4 Mistle Thrush, one in song, 11 Redwing at entrance to Penrose. (C Richards)

Helston sewage works: 8+ Chiffchaff. (C Richards)

Bude: 1 Song Thrush, 8 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare on the rugby pitch. (R Maye)

Bude Marshes: 2 Shoveler, 2 Water Rail, 10 Lapwing, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swan. (R Maye)

Gwennap Church area: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, seen and drumming, Green Woodpecker heard, 2 Grey Wagtail. (R Hampshire)

Sennen: c100 Golden Plover, 1 Water Rail at Trinity Pool. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Par Beach Pool: 1 male Gadwall, 5 Teal, 3 Coot, 21 Moorhen, 13 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 3 Common Gull. (S Grose)

Par Docks: 11 Siskin, 2 Kestrel. (S Grose)

Par Spit Beach: 12 Ringed Plover, 1 Sanderling, 2 Purple Sandpiper, 5 Oystercatcher, 12 Turnstone, 4 Common Gull. (S Grose)

Lanhydrock: 3 Lesser Redpoll in allotments next to carpark. (S Grose)

Windmill Farm: 8 Pintail on Ruan pool after 6 were chased off first pond by Peregrine, fate of 1 is unknown. 2 Mallard, 1 Golden Plover plus flock of 50+, 50 Fieldfare with Starlings, 1 Water Rail, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Grey Heron. Also 1 Slow Worm and 1 Adder (m). (R Hollis)

Millbrook: 1 dead Cattle Egret on roadside at Tregonhawke Farm. (A Blonden)

Pendeen Watch – Portheras Cove: 1w Iceland Gull and 1 Great Northern Diver on sea 11:30-13:00. (P Clement)

Trelow Downs, nr Padstow: 65 Golden Plover, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 27 Common Gull feeding in field opposite lay-by. (B Bosisto)

St Dennis: 1 female Brambling, 1 Greenfinch, 4 Goldfinch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 male Reed Bunting, 20+ Chaffinch, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Wren, 3 Robin, 7 Blackbird, 5 Collard Dove, 10 House Sparrow, 3 Bullfinch, 2 Long-tailed Tit. (P Ash)

Brambling and Great Spotted Woodpecker – Paul Ash

Porth Reservoir: 9 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Goosander (redhead), 1 Tufted Duck, 4 Coot, 2 Grey Heron, 1 fem Mandarin Duck, a much shyer bird than the one reported from this site last year. 2 Jay, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Crowlas: 1 Merlin. (R Veal)

Truro: 2 Redwing, 1m 1f Siskin in private garden. (D Jenkins)

Lower Tamar Lake: 5 Goosander 1m 4f, 2f Goldeneye, 9 Tufted Duck, 1 Song Thrush, 1m Gadwall, 12 Coot. Both sets of feeders looking good with, Willow/Marsh/Great/Blue/Coal Tit, Chaffinch, 1 Nuthatch, 8 Moorhen. (R Mudge)

Upper Tamar Lake: 2 Willow Tit, 2 Grey Heron, 7 Cormorant, 2 Goosander 1m 1f, 42 Canada Goose, 23 Black-headed Gull, 5 Lapwing, c60 Starling with 1 Redwing, 1 Snipe, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (R Mudge)

Rosenannon Downs: Short-eared Owl and Merlin this evening. (DI Julian)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 3 Grey Plover on rocks. (J St Ledger)

Trenow Cove: 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Grey Plover, 1 Redshank. Several hundred Black-headed Gull with 30+ Mediterranean Gull (and probably lots more). At least 12 adults in full summer plumage. (R Butts)

Penzance, Little London Beach: 22 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Grey Plover, 2 Knot (possibly 4), 100+ Dunlin, 2 Redshank. (R Butts)

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Friday 2nd March 2018

Late news, 1/3, Portscatho: 2 Blackcap (1m, 1f) on feeders in garden, also 2 Long-tailed Tits. (R & S Sharp)

Late News, 1/3, Tresillian; Private Garden in Polsue Way: 2 Bullfinch (m+f), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Blackcap (m+f), 4 Long-tailed Tit (all coming to feeders in the snow), plus three small flocks of Lapwing flying over west. (A Nicholson)

Tresillian River: 2 Spoonbill (between Tresillian and Tresemple), 5 Cattle Egret in field next to Tresemple Pool, 6 Wigeon, 3 Lapwing, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Greenshank, 20+ Redwing, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Blackcap. (A Nicholson)

Newlyn: Juv Glaucous Gull still in Sandy Cove coming to a Seal carcass, also 1 Ruff, c20 Lapwing, 12 Golden Plover, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, Turnstone, Dunlin, Ringed Plover, 5 Med Gull, 2 Common Gull, Water Rail, 60+ Redwing and Blackcap still in the bushes. (L Proctor) Juv Glaucous Gull, 20 (3+ in sum plum) Golden Plover, 51 Common Gull, 1 Water Rail, 2 Fieldfare, 1f Blackcap. (R Veal)

Newquay, Trenance Gardens: 1 Woodcock, 1 Dipper, Redwings, Fieldfares, & Lapwings. (S Grose) Also 1st winter Ring-billed Gull still at boating lake.(S Rowe, S Grose) Towan Head: 1 juv Glaucous Gull flew north past.

Gannel Estuary: 1 Avocet, 2 Ruff, 3 Grey Plover, 12 Golden Plover, 50 Lapwing, 30 Barwit, 54 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 6 Redshank, 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Oystercatcher, 4 Curlew, 2 Snipe (many waders flew off by late am), 2 Pintail, 6 Wigeon, 4 Teal, 50 Fieldfare, 80 Redwing. (MM Lammas, S Rowe, S Grose) Also 2nd winter Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Med Gull, 3 Common Gull. (S Rowe, M Lammas)

Avocet – Steve Rowe

 

Devoran Quay: 1 Spotted Redshank, 18 Black-tailed Godwit, 150+ Dunlin, 2 Lapwing (on Quay), 1 Fieldfare. (J St Ledger)

Spotted Redshank – John St Ledger

Black-tailed Godwit – John St Ledger

Lapwing – John St Ledger

Marazion Beach: 1 ad Little Gull, 3 Mediterranean Gull (ad,2w,1w), c400 Black-headed Gull, 15 Common Gull and 13 Black-tailed Godwit. (PA Fraser)

Coads Green: 9 Jack Snipe, 1 Ruff, also Snipe, Fieldfares, Wagtails and Lapwings. (T Loe)

Old Lizard Head: 10 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1800 Golden Plover, 2 Grey Plover, 4 Knot, 800 Lapwing, 1 Iceland Gull, 2 Pintail, 1 Ruff, 40 Skylark, 45 Fieldfare, 34 Redwing, 1 Shelduck and 16 Snipe. (T Blunden)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Avocet on marsh at 4pm (PJ Freestone per R. Mawer)

Longrock Pool: c 60 Teal, 5 Shoveler and 4 Gadwall. (DK Parker, PA Fraser)

Longrock beach/coast path: 4 Golden Plover, 2 Stonechat, 2 Starling, 6  Redwing. (C Richards)

Wadebridge: 380 Fieldfare, 160 Redwing and 10 Blackbird flying southwest in one hour 9:30 to 10:30. (DI Julian)

Bude Marshes: 1 Water Rail on the River Neet. (N Bastin)

Water Rail – Nigel Bastin

Two Trees, Wadebridge: 9 Redwing, 1 Blackbird, 1 Coal tit, 6 House Sparrows, male & female Blackcap, male & female Chaffinch, 5 Long- tailed Tits, 3 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 1 Blue Tit in a private garden. (N Greaves)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 juv Glaucous Gull, 5 Pintail (1m), 2 Black-tailed Godwit and just 2 Lapwing and 1 Golden Plover. (DK Parker) 1 Spoonbill, 22 Grey Plover, 28 Bar and 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Snipe, 5 Golden Plover, 1 Peregrine. (R Veal)

Crowlas: 3 Dunlin amongst a flock of Pigeon flying NE this am; also 2 Fieldfare, 1 Snipe. (R Veal)

Launceston: 9 Jack Snipe seen today in a snow-free flush in a meadow near Coads Green. Never seen this number of jack snipe together feeding in the open – wonderful sight. Also Lapwings, Fieldfares, Pied Wagtails and a single Ruff and Snipe feeding with them. (T & K Loe)

Helston: Black Redstart in a private garden. (G Adams)

Torpoint: 25 Fieldfare 4 Lapwing and 4 Golden Plover. (R Napp)

Fieldfare – Rick Napp

Lapwing – Rick Napp

Golden Plover – Rick Napp

Penzance, Tolcarne beach: c5 Common Gull, c25 Mediterranean Gull, c150 Black-headed Gull, 2 Knot, 1 Grey Plover, c12 Golden Plover, 3 Purple Sandpiper, 20 Dunlin, c25 Turnstone, 2 Oystercatcher and 2 Redwing. (T Mills, A McKechnie)

Feock: c6 Fieldfares and c6 Redwings in the garden since mid-morning. (R Smith)

St Breock, Wadebridge: 7 Lapwings in private garden/paddock. (S Marquis)

Mullion Cove: Pair Lapwings flying up valley and1 Fieldfare on lawn. (J Allely)

Mount Hawke: 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail; both still having a regular daily presence in garden throughout the day. 6 Starlings, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Robin, 1 House Sparrow (m), 4 Chaffinch (1 m, 3 f) and 1 Goldfinch. (RB & PC Girling)

Charlestown: 2 m Blackcaps, 11 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 12 Lapwing flying along east beach, 2 Meadow Pipits and 1 Green Woodpecker. ( D Hastilow)

Redwing – David Hastilow

Song Thrush – David Hastilow

Devoran: Single Lapwing, Redwing and 1 Fieldfare in the garden. (N Hughes)

Truro: Female Goldcrest, female Blackcap and mix flock of Goldfinches and Chaffinches in private garden. (M Costa) 3 Fieldfare, c30 Redwing, c20 Starlings at Reddanick playing field. (P Skillicorn) Truro to Newmills: 2 Dipper, 50 Redwing (D Eva) Also 1 m Brambling in private garden. (T Lovelock)

East Looe, private garden on Barbican Hill: 15-20 Fieldfare, c10 Redwing. (D Spooner) East Looe beach: c.50 Lapwing, 5 Golden Plover, 5 Dunlin, 15 Meadow Pipit, 1 Stonechat, 1 Redwing, c.60 Black-headed Gull. (D Spooner)

Fieldfare, Derek Spooner

Callestick: 1 Woodcock, 2 Snipe, 3 Teal, 2 Golden Plover, 50 Lapwing, 200 Redwing, 30 Fieldfare (T Wilson)

Perranporth: 1 Golden Plover, 20 Lapwing, 80 Redwing, 10 Fieldfare, Stonechat all by Co-op (T Wilson)

Bolingey: 50 Lapwing and 200 Woodpigeon over (T Wilson)

Millbrook Creek: 52 Shelduck, 12 Teal, 1 Greenshank, 1 Avocet. (B Taggart)

Millbrook: 5 Blackcap in 3 different gardens, 35 Lapwing in fields on edge of village. Many small groups of 5-10 of Redwing and Fieldfare scattered throughout the area. (B Taggart)

Falmouth: 5 Long-tailed Tit (2 ringed), 1 Redwing, 1 Coal Tit, 3 different female Blackcap (2 ringed). (E Tackley)

River Gannel: 1 Common Sandpiper, 12 Teal, 4 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher & 1 Chiffchaff in tamarisk bushes. (S Grose)

Crugmeer: Snipe, Redwings, Fieldfares, Meadow Pipits, Skylarks, & Canada Geese. (S Grose)

Trelow Downs: 1 Tawny Owl, 6 Red Deer. (S Grose)

Stithians Reservoir: 5 Reed Bunting, 1 Brambling, 1 Snipe. (J St Ledger)

Bodmin, Little Kirland: 1 Lapwing. (J Macadam)

Port Isaac: 1 Lapwing in private garden. (R Baker)

St Austell, Trewoon: 70+ Redwing, 5 Fieldfare today in private garden. (M Samways)

Tregonetha Downs: 1 Barn Owl, 1 Tawny Owl, & Redwings. (S Grose)

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Thursday 1st March 2018

Late news, 28/2, Gluvian: 93 Redwing roosting in a private garden. (B Bosisto)

Late news, 31/12, Newlyn: Herring Gull (R61:M) is a Herring Gull that was ringed as a pullus on the Calf of Man on 23/6/15, It has BTO metal ring GR98885. There were 10 sightings of this bird from Bray Harbour in Wicklow, Ireland, between 11/9/15 and 11/9/16. We also had a report from Mark Grantham who saw it at Swanpool, Falmouth on 22/1/18. (R Veal)

Gluvian: 1 Woodcock, 1 Snipe, 89 Lapwing, 1 Firecrest in a private garden. (B Bosisto)

Newlyn: Juv Glaucous Gull still at Sandy Cove, also Water Rail, Blackcap, Bullfinch and Redwing in the bushes. (L Proctor)

Frenchmans Creek: 7 Cattle Egret,11 Little Egret,3 Grey Heron, 20 Shelduck, 1 Teal, 2 Lapwing,4 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 2 Curlew,1 Woodcock at midday. (J Selby)

Chacewater: 1 Hawfinch again in a private garden last seen on 20/1. (R Loader)

Hawfinch – Robert Loader

Liskeard: Hawfinch at Twelvewoods early afternoon. (DI Julian)

Liskeard: 6 Hawfinch in a garden near Gypsy Lane. (DI Julian)

Newquay Boating lake: 1w Ringed billed Gull still. (S Grose)

Ring-billed Gull – Shaun Grose

Gannel Estuary: 14 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Greenshank, 4 Redshank, 6 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Teal, 6 Wigeon, 41 Curlew, 1 Sparrowhawk, 8 Raven overhead. (S Grose) Also 16 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 70 Lapwing west, 1 Peregrine, 180 Black-headed Gull. (S Rowe)

Newquay, Towan Head: 1 Juv Glaucous Gull flying North at 12:35, also 6 Common Gull. (S Grose)

Newquay, Great Western Beach: 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Sanderling, 9 Dunlin. (S Grose)

Constantine Sewage Works: 3 Firecrest, 10 Goldcrest, 10 Chiffchaff, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Blackbird, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail. (D Collins)

Penzance: 20 Golden Plovers, 1 Ruff and 8 Lapwing. (M Ahmad)

Golden Plover – Mashuq Ahmad

Golden Plover – Mashuq Ahmad

Golden Plover – Mashuq Ahmad

Golden Plover – Mashuq Ahmad

Ruff – Mashuq Ahmad

Marazion, Rosehill: 8 Fieldfare, 50 Redwing, c500 Lapwing west between 1011 am, 2 Snipe. (PA Fraser)

Marazion Beach: c50 Redwing, 25 Song Thrush, many from Hogus Rocks, c250 Lapwing west 11-11.30, Golden 30 Plover, 55 Sanderling, 12 Dunlin, 2 Grey Plover. (PA Fraser)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 80 Teal. (PA Fraser)

Tregadillett: Male Brambling, 3 Siskin, 5+ Yellowhammers, Jay in garden (B Craven)

Charlestown: 2 Redwing, 1 m & 1 f Blackcap ( D Hastilow)

Redwing – David Hastilow

Blackcap – David Hastilow

Crowlas: 6 Fieldfare, 20 Golden Plover. (R Veal)

Truro: Female Blackcap, Pied Wagtail, f Goldcrest and a Wren. (M Costa)

Falmouth: Black Redstart at Greenbank Hotel mid afternoon.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Spoonbill still on Lelant Saltings this afternoon.

Tregeseal: Brambling (Sam Williams)

Brambling – Sam Williams

Devoran: 5 Mistle Thrush, 2 Blackcap (1m & 1f), 3 Goldfinches, several Redwing (returning after 3 months elsewhere). (J Lander)

St Dennis: 1 Female Brambling, 20+ Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 6 Blackbirds, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Robin, 1 Wren, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Blue Tits, 3 Coal Tit and 3 Bullfinch. (P Ash)

Brambling – Paul Ash

Brambling – Paul Ash

Song Thrush – Paul Ash

Bullfinch – Paul Ash

Buryas Bridge: 6-7 Brambling, 2 pair of Blackcap came, 19+ Chaffinches, 2  Redwings, 2 Nuthatches,  2 Song Thrushes (normally rarely see any), 10 Goldfinches, 4+ Blackbirds, 4  Long-tailed Tits. (L & H Oakes)

Lostwithiel: 1 m and 1 f blackcap in a private garden. (E Mayhew)

Penwithick: 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Blue Tit, 3 Dunnock, 6 House Sparrow, 4 Starling, 3 Goldfinch, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Robin. (K Bowers)

Penzance: 4 Fieldfare and c10 Redwing in St Mary’s Churchyard. (A McKechnie)

Fieldfare – A McKechnie

Redwing – A McKechnie

Mount Hawke: 1 Grey Wagtail again and 1 Pied Wagtail visiting garden pond 1 Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 4 Blackbird (3 male, 1 female), 1 Song Thrush, 1 Robin, 1 Dunnock, c6 Starling, c6 House Sparrow (mixed m+f), c12 Chaffinch (mixed m+f) and 1 Greenfinch (1st winter, fluffed feathers, partially closed eyes, slow eater, Trichomonosis sufferer?) seen throughout day in garden. (RB & PC Girling) and 1 Redwing in private gardens. (RB & PC Girling, D Le Huray)

Bude: 3 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Water Rail, 6 Teal, 6 Mute Swan and 12 Canada Goose (H Wilkins)

Ringed Plover – Helen Wilkins

St Merryn: From 17:00 – 17.30 I watched 14 Wren enter my 3 compartment sparrow box. Plenty of Sparrow, Chaffinch and Blackbirds in garden along with 2 Robin, 3 Blue Tit and 1 Great Tit. (R Hughes)

Long Rock: 2 Blackbird’ 1 Blackcap (m), 5 Blue Tit, 1 Bullfinch (m), 1 Buzzard, 6 Canada Goose (flew over), 5 Chaffinch, 1 Dunnock, 1 Goldfinch, 2 Great Tit, 1 Jay, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 2  Pied Wagtail, 21  Redwing, 1 Robin, 4  Siskin, 1 Song Thrush in a private garden. (T Newing)

Mullion Cove: Lapwing over. (J Allely)

Paul: 1 Brambling in my garden with about 25 Chaffinches for the last two days. (R Butts)

Allet: 150 Lapwing over in 7 flocks during the morning, all heading NW. (T Wilson)

Callestick: Woodcock and Firecrest. (T Wilson)

Tresillian: 1 Firecrest in garden. (M Bosanko)

St. Germans: 3 Brambling (2m, 1f) at garden feeders. (A Blonden)

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Wednesday 28th February 2018

Late news, 27/02, Rumford: 1 Cattle Egret following the plough. (L Curry)

Late news, 27/02, Ruan Lanihorne: 52 Black-tailed Godwit at 15:00 high tide, viewed from private land. (D Hall)

Camel Trail Walk: 35 Mute Swan, 2 Whooper Swan, 1 Canada Goose, 25 Shelduck, 6 Mallard, 35 Wigeon, 3 Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 3 Buzzard, 50 Oystercatcher, 3 Ringed Plover, 6 Grey Plover, 15 Lapwing, c.200 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 30 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 74 Black-tailed Godwit, 45 Curlew, 3 Snipe, 120 Black-headed Gull, 25 Herring Gull, 8 Great Black-backed Gull, 24 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Skylark, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 3 Robin, 6 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Magpie, 5 Rook, 40 Carrion Crow, 7 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch (M Scawen et al.)

Ruan Lanihorne: 45+ Chaffinches, 4 Siskin, 2 Greenfinch, 3 Brambling (1m, 2 f), 14 Goldfinch, 2 Dunnock, 2 House Sparrow feeding on niger seed on lawn in a private garden at 10:00. (D Hall)

Porthilly Point: 1 Sparrowhawk, 13 Common Gull, 2 Ringed Plover, 123 Dunlin, 66 Oystercatcher, 2 Greenshank, 5 Curlew, 26 Wigeon, 5 Redshank, 2 Song Thrush. (S Grose)

Feock Churchyard: 1 Hawfinch, 5 Bullfinches, 3 Blackcaps. (K Dalziel)

Trispen: 5 Med Gull, 10 Common Gull, 1 3w Yellow-legged Gull amongst large flock in ploughed field. (B Bosisto)

Bude: 2 Little Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 8 Teal, 2 Common Buzzard, 4 Water Rail on River Neet. (N Bastin)

Caerthillian Cove: c15 Lapwings over at 12:45. (K Wise)

Crowlas: 1f Brambling. Also Lapwing, Snipe, Golden Plover and Skylark flying over during the snow. (R Veal)

St Ives: Redwing in garden this afternoon. (M Rouncefield)

Redwing – Marlene Rouncefield

Mount Hawke: 1 Grey Wagtail again visiting garden pond. (RB & PC Girling)

Truro: 1 Greenfinch & 1 Goldcrest in a private garden. (M Costa) 1 Redwing feeding on the
ground, 1 f Siskin in garden. (D Jenkins)

Nine Maidens: 2 Woodcock, 21 Snipe, 1 Tawny Owl, 34 Redwing, 12 Fieldfare, small flocks of Lapwing and Golden Plover overhead. (S Grose)

Carharrack:  2 Redwing still feeding, 1 (m) Blackcap since January, 5 Blue Tits 4 Great Tits 8 Long Tail Tits, 8 Goldfinch and House Sparrows in private garden. (W Chegwidden)

Threemilestone: 16 Lapwing and 1 Snipe flew over main road in snow. (T Wilson)

Callestick: Firecrest still in private garden. (T Wilson)

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Saturday 24th February 2018

Winnards Perch: 1 Barn Owl over Trelow Downs at 06:50. (S Grose)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Spoonbill, 2 Pintail, 6 Shoveler, 10 Gadwall. (D Eva)

Burniere Point: 2 Whooper Swan. (D Eva)

Carnon Downs Sewage Works: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Firecrest, 20 Chiffchaff including 2 tristis, 1 Green Woodpecker. (D Eva)

Stithians Reservoir: Great White Egret in Golden Lion cut off, also 1 Brambling, 1 Kingfisher,2 GS Woodpecker plus usual tits and finches on feeders from the Southern cut off hide. (J Bowen)

Great White Egret – Jayne Bowen

Brambling – Jayne Bowen

Dozmary Pool: Lesser Scaup still, also 7 Shoveler, 2+ Goldeneye, 150+ Fieldfare. (B Craven)

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter and 1 Long-tailed Duck still.

Mabe, Flicka Foundation: 2 Cattle Egret still. (G Adams)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Ad Ring-billed Gull 15:30, flew off east at 15:50, 3 Yellow-legged Gull, 12 Med Gull. (S Rowe, T Carson)​

Ring-billed Gull – Mashuq Ahmad

Sennen Cove: Iceland Gull in the harbour.

Siblyback Lake: 1w Little Gull this afternoon. (DI Julian)

Newlyn: Glaucous Gull in the harbour early afternoon. (J Turner, T Carson, S Rowe – photo)

Glaucous Gull – Steve Rowe

St Merryn: 9 Raven over and 2 Buzzard nest building in woods. (R Hughes)

Bodmin: Female Brambling in a private garden. (R Preston-Mafham)

Godolphin Cross: c50 Blackbird together in one paddock. (C Richards)

Charlestown: 1 m Blackcap on window feeder captured on Izon camera ( D Hastilow)

Torpoint: 4 Dark-bellied Brent Goose at St John’s Lake.

Rock: 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Mistle Thrush, 9 Greenfinch from a private garden. (S Grose)

Lanivet: 21 Golden Plover, 1 Snipe, 1 Coal Tit and 1 Brambling at Red Tye. (DK Parker)

Lanivet: 9 Canada Geese, 1 “farmyard” goose, 3 Mallard, 4 Moorhen, 1 Woodcock, 1 Nuthatch, 10 Long-tailed Tit and 2 Goldcrest at Waterside. (DK Parker)

Treslea Downs: 1 Treecreeper, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Goldcrest and 2 Coal Tit. (DK Parker)

Tregonetha Downs: 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) over Richmond Farm. (S Grose)

Crowlas: 1 Firecrest and 1 Peregrine. (R Veal)

St Ives: Firecrest again in private garden. (M Rouncefield)

Towan Head: 2 Purple Sandpiper, 8 Oystercatcher, 12 Turnstone, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Red-throated Diver. (S Rowe)

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