Monday 16th April 2018

Late news, 15/4, Bass Point: 1 Lesser Whitethroat. (M Pass)

Lizard: Male Subalpine Warbler (probably Western) at the top of Caerthillian by the stile. (M Pass)

Tamar Estuary: Glossy Ibis still on the mudflat at Kingsmill Lake this morning also 1 Common Sandpiper, 10 Greenshank and 1 Common Gull. (M Beer)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Pink-footed Goose still, also 8 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin, 8 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap and 1 Reed Warbler. (DK Parker)

Padstow: 1w Iceland Gull at 15.00 on Tregirls Beach. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 1w Iceland Gull late pm, 2 Common Sandpiper. ( S Rowe)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 adult Iceland Gull at 09.30

Tresillian River: 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 6 Whimbrel, 2 very distant unidentified plover sp. (A Nicholson)

Tresillian Polsue Way: Marsh Tit – one of five different Tit species coming to feeder (plus Long Tailed Tit, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Coal Tit). (A Nicholson)

Marazion Beach: 31 Turnstone, 1 s/p Dunlin, 1 Whimbrel & 1 2cy Common Gull also hundreds dried cuttlefish washed up on beach in F8 onshore winds. (J Hawkey)

Downderry: 0700-0805 – at least 117 Manx Shearwaters heading west; also 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Red-throated Divers, 2 Common Scoters, 4 Sandwich Terns and 2 Whimbrel.1810-1910 – at least 360 Manx Shearwaters west.(A Payne)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Kingfisher, 3 Common Sandpiper on the shallow mud at eastern end of lake, 25 Sand Martin with a few Swallow, 1 Dipper, 5 Great Crested Grebe on the water, 4 Blackcap (3m&1f) 2 Coot, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Song Thrush. (S Grose)

Newquay, Trevithick Manor Farm: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Sennen: 4 Canada Geese over Trevescan at 1630.

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Tuesday 10th April 2018

Late news, 8/4, Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck and 3 Great Northern Diver. (R Chittenden)

Late news, 9/4, Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck and 1 Great Northern Diver. (R Chittenden)

Late news, 9/4, Pendower: 5 Black-throated Diver and 20+ Great Northern Diver. (R Chittenden)

Late news, 9/4, Longcross, St Mabyn: c40 Golden Plover. (P Spong)

Late news, 9/4, Goss Moor: 3 Swallow, 5 Willow Warbler singing, 10+ Chiffchaff singing, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Willow Tit, 4 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 4 Buzzard and 1 Brimstone butterfly. (D Thomas)

Sennen: 1 ad Kumlien’s Gull again in field behind Escalls Chapel at 08:30.

Penzance: 1 Hoopoe in private garden in Lidden Area at 08.30. (pers comm T Mills) Re-found in playing field behind school in Toltuff Crescent. (T Mills)

Hoopoe, Tony Mills

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter still. (R Chittenden)

Saltash: Glossy Ibis again at Kingsmill Lake opposite the 2nd hide.

Lizard Village: 3 (three) Alpine Swift just north of village over Trethvas Farm at 14:10, flew south towards village. Seen again over the village at 14:25, headed north. Then all 3 present 17:20-18:20, seen from entrance to Trethvas Farm, ranging between here and the village. (C Benton)

Lizard Point: Manx Shearwater passing west at rate of c400/hr late afternoon. Also small parties of auks, 3 Sandwich Tern and 4 Risso’s Dolphin. (C Benton)

Coverack: 1 Iceland Gull, 2+ Swallow. 1 House Martin, 3+ Willow Warbler, 6+ Swallow and 2+ Swift Sp. (at 17:30) in surrounding area. (D Beadle)

Tresemple Pool: 1 Spoonbill, 1 Ruff, 2 Greenshank, 5 Swallow, 3 Blackcap, 20 Shelduck, 6 Little Egret, Wren and Long-tailed Tit nestbuilding (D Eva)

Camel Estuary: 140 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 ad Common Gull, 1 Knot, 6 Swallow, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap. (Bob Bosisto , Peter Potts)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Knot, pair Mallard with 13 young, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 2 House Martin, 30 Sand Martin, 10 Swallow. (Bob Bosisto , Peter Potts)

Dobwalls: Male and female Yellowhammer on garden hedge next to farmland, on south side of village (C&J Duffy)

Land’s End: c10 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 5 Swallow and 1 Snipe. (DK Parker)

Whitecross, Newquay: 60+ Golden Plover, 4 Raven, Wren building nest, 1 pair Dunnock, 1 pair Goldcrest, 1 pair Goldfinch, 1 pair Magpie in nest, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Buzzard and 1 Sparrowhawk and 1 Brimstone. (D Thomas)

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Saturday 7th April 2018

Lizard: Alpine Swift briefly at the lighthouse at 08:30. (M Pass) Still present at Housel Bay at 13:30. (B Heasman) Then at various locations as far north as Jollytown up to 14:00 at least, Also 5 Greylag Goose, 1 Canada Geese, 4 Swallow, 1 Willow Warbler. (Mark Pass) 2 Alpine Swift still, 1 showing well at Housel Bay 14:00-17.10 (S Rowe) while 1 Alpine Swift simultaneously seen from Kynance road. (R Veal)

Alpine Swift, Steve Rowe

Alpine Swift, Steve Rogers

Crantock Beach: 1w Ring-billed Gull at 19.35pm. (S Grose)

Cot Valley: Hoopoe at the Cornerhouse before flying into the valley at 08:57. Last seen at 09:20 also first 4 Blackcaps of the year and lots of hirundines in and over the very birdy valley. (N Wheatley)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Glossy Ibis feeding on the mudflat this evening, 1 Blackcap along the nature trail (M Beer).

Gannel Estuary: 1st winter Iceland Gull. (S Rowe)

Newlyn: 1 juv Glaucous Gull still in the harbour at 14:00. (L Proctor)

Constantine: 2 Bramblings in a private garden. (T Pinfield)

Brambling – Tim Pinfield

Brambling – Tim Pinfield

Par Market, East Carpark: 2 Nuthatch, 2 Chiffchaff. (S Grose)

Tregonetha Downs: 1 male Blackcap, 3 Yellowhammer, 5 Swallow, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Chiffchaff, 5 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 1 Merlin. (S Grose)

Land’s End: 30+ Chiffchaff, 4+ Willow Warbler, 5+ Blackcap (4m, 1f). 1 Grasshopper Warbler singing intermittently from scrub between car park & Swingates. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, C Andrew) Also c120 Barn Swallow, c20 Sand Martin, c15 House Martin, c15 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler and 1 Firecrest between 10:0012:00. (PA Fraser, J Overfield)

Mount’s Bay: 3 Great Northern Diver, 13 Common Scoter and 2 Sandwich Tern. (PA Fraser, J Overfield)

Marazion: 2 Barn Swallow at Rosehill. (PA Fraser, J Overfield)

Goss Moor: 1 Swallow foraging under pylons. (R Hollis)

Loe Pool: 18 Cormorant, 16 Great Crested Grebe, 15 Mallard plus 1 hybrid, 7 Chiffchaff, 4 Linnet, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Tufted Duck. (G Adams)

Newquay: 60+ Barn Swallows, 4 Common Buzzards, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Raven in the Treloggan area between 14:30 to 15:30. (D Grose)

Booby’s Bay/Trevose Head: pair of Kestrel squabbling over a mouse;  20+ Swallow near comm tower at 16:40. (S Lilley)

Gulval: 2 Dipper. (MJ Spicer)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Female Shoveler and 4 Gadwall still, plus 1 brood of c8 newly hatched Mallard ducklings. (DK Parker, R Randall)

Porth Joke: 200+ Swallow (12:00-13:30), 25 Sand Martin, 4 House Martin, 1 Wheatear, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 9 Chiffchaff. (S Rowe)

Pendeen: 1 Wheatear, 16 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Raven, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard. (AHartley)

Wheatear, Adam Hartley

Kenidjack: 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Buzzard, 2 Swallow, 2 Stonechat. (A Hartley)

Geevor: 1 singing Wheatear, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Rock Pipit (possibly “litoralis”). (A Hartley)

Botallack: 1 Raven, 2 Stonechat. (A Hartley)

Porthgwarra to St Levan: 1 Firecrest, 1 Black Redstart, 2 Willow Warbler,13 Blackcap, 1 Wheatear, 1 White Wagtail, 43 Chiffchaff, 5 Song Thrush. (M Wallace)

Sennen Cove: low numbers of Swallow through this morning.

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 3 2cy Mediterranean Gull and 1 Greenshank. Carnsew Basin: 3 Sandwich Tern and 5 Common Tern. (S Roper)

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Tuesday 3rd April 2018

Landulph: Glossy Ibis again on the salt marsh at Lower Marsh Farm. Also present on 18/2. (Olivia LC)

Glossy Ibis – Olivia LC

Lizard: Hoopoe flew E-W across the main Lizard road about 1/2 mile north of Lizard village at 10:30. (B Hawker)

Newlyn: juv Glaucous Gull still in the harbour at 13:00. (L Proctor)

Egloshayle: Osprey flew north at 10:00. (A Langdon)

Truro: 2 Spoonbill, along Malpas Road, also present 30th and 31st March, visible each time from the pines layby at half tide falling. (A Hill)

Gannel Estuary: adult Kumlien’s Gull, 1st winter Iceland Gull. 1 Greenshank. (S Rowe, T Carson)

Kumlien’s Gull – Steve Rowe

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoters and Long-tailed Duck still offshore with Great Northern Diver this morning. (J Lindsell)

Kennack Sands: 1 House Martin. (F Trewin)

Malpas: 5 Blackcap (3m, 2f), 2 Siskin (1m, 1f), feeder in private garden. (A Hill)

Marazion Marsh: 1 Swallow East, 1m Wheatear, 1 Water Pipit, 20 Canada Geese, 20 Teal, 1f Shoveler, 4 Gadwall this morning. (R Veal, DK Parker) Sedge Warbler heard briefly this morning and a Common Tern over Longrock Pool this afternoon. (A Mackechnie) Also 1 Bittern, 1 Buzzard and 3 Little Egret this afternoon. (A Mackechnie, T Mills)

Sennen: 2 hybrid Hooded Crow between Trinity Pool/Trinity Cottages. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Camel Trail, Guineaport / Polbrock: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Jay, 3 Nuthatch, 3 Bullfinch, 9 singing Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Willow Tit, 11 Chiffchaff, 11 Goldcrest, 1 Linnet, 1 Greenfinch, 2 Buzzard, 3 Raven, 1 Dipper, 1 Grey Wagtail, 6 Shelduck, 9 Mute Swan, 1 Kingfisher, 21 Teal. (S Grose)

Porthilly Point: 1 Sand Martin, 9 Sandwich Tern, 65 Oystercatcher. (S Grose)

Dobwalls: male Brambling in private garden (C&J Duffy)

Nanquidno: 1 decapitated Barn Owl. (T Mcgowan)

Hayle: 1 Swallow at ASDA. (R Veal)

Gwennap: Kestrel, seen and heard calling, with Buzzard nearby. (R Hampshire)

Perranporth: pair of Blackcap on fatballs in garden. (C Young)

Charlestown: 2 (m + f) Blackcap still (D Hastilow)

Gwynver Beach: 1 Sandwich Tern. (P Bray)

St.Austell: 1 female Blackcap in private garden. (C Hooper)

Blackcap, Chris Hooper

 

Lanner: 1 m Sparrowhawk. (R Hampshire)

Crowlas: 1m Blackcap in garden of The Star. (MJ Spicer)

St Martin, Chenhale Farm: 1 Black Redstart. (M Nattrass)

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Sunday 18th February 2018

Hayle Estuary: 1 Spoonbill, 7 Goosander, 110 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull, one 1w American Herring Gull. (B Bosisto, R Augarde, B Mellow, S Rogers, R Wilkins) Also ad Iceland Gull reported in Copperhouse Creek late morning.

American Herring Gull – Bob Bosisto

Mousehole: White-billed Diver still off Rockpool Cafe at 10:28. (S Rogers) and 12:40 (C Urquhart) but visibility poor. Off Penlee Lifeboat Station at 14:15. (M Elliott et al.) Also 9 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver, 2 Manx Shearwater and 1 Great Skua plus a Firecrest in allotments. (PJ Freestone, B Bosisto)

Walmsley Sanctuary: Drake Green-winged Teal and Spoonbill still present.

Gillan Creek: 1 Cattle Egret, 7 Common Gull, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper on webs count at 13:00. (J Selby)

Truro: Female Blackcap and female Hawfinch in a private garden on the feeders throughout the day. Fat balls preferred by Blackcap, sunflower seeds by Hawfinch. (R Gray)

Gannel Estuary: 1w Ring-billed Gull. ( S Rowe)

Colliford reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 54 Canada Goose, 2 Great Northern Diver,1 Goosander (red head),11 Great Crested Grebe,1 Little Grebe, 2 Grey Heron,10 Mallard, 35 Tufted Duck,1 Lesser Scaup, 11 Pochard, 6 Shoveler, 32 Teal, 5 Cormorant, 3 Snipe,1 Great Black-backed Gull, 9 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 46 Black-headed Gull, 2 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 24 Carrion Crow, 31 Jackdaw, 12 Magpie, 258 Starling, 8 Stock Dove, 7 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 36 Fieldfare, 17 Redwing, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 White Wagtail, 8 Chaffinch, 9 House Sparrow, 4 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Rabbit and numerous batches of Frog’s spawn.  (DAConway)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Glossy Ibis and 1 Spotted Redshank.

Newquay: 1 Peregrine Falcon on cliffs below the barrowfields,metal ring on right leg and yellow ring on left leg with letters PX or PY. (S Grose)

Germoe: 2 Tawny Owl calling early this am. (J Evans)

Marazion Beach: 12 Common Scoter. (S Rogers)

Penzance: Drake Eider in the harbour. (S Rogers)

Camel Estuary: Spoonbill at Old Town Cove, presumably the Walmsley bird. (DI Julian)

Carnon Downs: Yellow-browed Warbler still at the sewage works. (C Urquhart)

Trevose Head: 21 Corn Buntings (including a singing Male) on wires on the 2nd Field back from the car park, 1m Yellowhammer, 11 Stock Dove. (R Veal)

Castle an Dinas: Short-eared Owl between 13:00 and 14:00 quartering around the outer ring of the hill fort. (P Davies)

Saltash: Interesting melanistic(?) House Sparrow coming to feeders. (H Mitchell)

House Sparrow – Hon Mitchell

Marazion: 1 Water Pipit at Red River mouth, 3 singing Cetti’s Warbler on the marsh (D Eva)

 

Kennack Sands: 16 Common Scoter, 3 Black-throated Diver. (G Adams)

Bude Marshes: 1 Water Rail, 36 Canada Geese, c150 Black-headed Gull, 21 Mallard, 3 Mute Swan, 13 Blackbird, 1 Little Egret, 19 Teal, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Treecreeper, 22 Moorhen, 3 Dunnock, 11 Wood Pigeon, 5 Blue Tit, 2 Robin, 7 Crow, c150 Starling, c250 Lapwing, 1 Tawny Owl calling, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Greenfinch, 1 Long-tail Tit, 3 Oystercatchers, 1 Meadow Pipit. (R Mudge)

Crowdy Reservoir: 5 Goosander, 3 Mistle Thrush, several Raven, thick fog. (B Craven)

Callestick: Wintering Firecrest still present in private garden with Goldcrest (T Wilson)

Polbathic Creek:  3 Common Sandpiper. (A Blonden)

R. Lynher, St. Germans: 2 Red-breasted Merganser. (A Blonden)

Truro: 1 m & 1 f Siskin, in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

Truro: male Blackcap in private garden. (M Costa)

Truro: We have a pair of Blackcaps that have wintered with us for two or three winters now. So far this winter we have only spotted the male who visits several times a day to eat chopped sultanas. (A Wright)

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Saturday 17th February 2018

CANCELLATION: Due to illness the advertised guided walk around Marazion will not take place on Sunday, 18th Feb.

Newquay Boating lake: 1w Ring-billed Gull still, also an aberrant Herring Gull/possible Audouin’s Gull. (S Grose)

Ring-billed Gull, Shaun Grose

Possible Audouin’s Gull, Shaun Grose

Mount’s Bay (Mousehole-Newlyn): 1 Pacific Diver, 21 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Skua. Also c30 Common Dolphin west in 5 pods and 5 Harbour Porpoises loitering. (D Flumm)

Mounts Bay: 14 Black-throated Divers, 2 Great Northern Divers, 1 White-billed Diver and a possible Pacific Diver at 13:15 near Low Lee cardinal buoy. (R Butts)

St Clement: 19 Cattle Egret at 07:00 but then flew off.  Also 30+ Shelduck and 19 Curlew (PJ Freestone and B.Dallas) Later 16 Cattle Egret  in cattle field opposite Doorstop Ltd and Nance Farm.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 7 Canada Geese, 4 Gadwall, 25 Teal, 7 Mallard, 1 Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 9 Grey Heron, 13 Little Grebe, 1 Buzzard, 2 Water Rail, 47 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 3 Snipe, 42 Black-headed Gull, 45 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Kingfisher and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (WeBS) Also 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Stonechat and 1 Reed Bunting. (L Proctor, DK Parker)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Greylag, 131 Canada Geese, 5 hybrid geese, 1 Muscovy, 1 Wigeon, 7 Teal, 24 Mallard, 10 Tufted Duck, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Little Grebe, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 3 Buzzard, 11 Moorhen, 5 Coot, 10 Lapwing, 11 Snipe, 13 Black-headed Gull, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 97 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull and 2 Kingfisher. (WeBS) Also 12 Stock Dove. (DK Parker)

Penzance: 1w Ring-billed Gull at Eastern Green by the stream outflow at c14:30 then flew towards Penzance. (J Ryan)

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck and 1 Red-necked Grebe, 12 Common Scoter, 3 Black-throated Diver, 5+ Fulmar, also numerous Common Dolphin and Porpoise in the bay (PJ Freestone and B.Dallas)

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

Saltash, China Fleet Club: 1 Hawfinch behind nursery building, 2 Mistle thrush, 2 Barnacle Geese, 4 Great Spotted Woodpeckers in car park and 4 Avocet from 2nd hide. (PF Freestone and B.Dallas)

Wilcove: Drake Green-winged Teal still with 24 Teal. (PF Freestone and B.Dallas)

Coverack: 2w Iceland Gull still in the harbour. Also 200 Gannet and 3 Common Dolphin @ 1500. (D Wright)

Sennen Cove: Juv Kumlien’s Gull, 2 juv Iceland Gull and juv Glaucous Gull. (K Wilson)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern (12:10 hrs), 1 Firecrest, 2 Water Rail. Longrock Pool: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff + 3 Chiffchaff, Cetti’s Warbler (heard). (L Proctor)

Bittern, Linton Proctor

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Great White Egret at the Golden Lion cut-off. (W Chegwidden, T Wilson, A Jeffery) Stuart Hutchings Hide: 6 Goldeneye.Southern Cut-off: 2 Goldcrest, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Reed Bunting, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Chaffinch, flock of Redwings far side. (W Chegwidden) And 1 Brambling. (A Jeffery)

Goldeneye, Warren Chegwidden

Goldeneye, Warren Chegwidden

Goldeneye, Warren Chegwidden

Colliford Lake: 3 Goosander, 22 Great Crested Grebe, 230 Black-headed Gull, 1w Little Gull, 340 Lesser Black-backed Gull , 3w Yellow-legged Gull. (B Bosisto)

China Fleet Club: 1 Glossy Ibis over Landulph at 14:50, 4 Barnacle Geese. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Green-winged Teal, 100+ Teal, 10 Pintail (5prs), 20+ Shoveler, 2 Shelduck, 14 Gadwall (7prs), 30+ Wigeon, 200+ Lapwing, 100+ Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Heron, 1 Spoonbill (ad), 50+ noisy Canada Geese, 1 Peregrine, 1(f) Sparrowhawk. (JHawkey & K Dalziel)

Carnon Downs Sewage Works: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 3 Firecrest this afternoon.(D Curtis)

Newlyn: A partially leucistic 2nd winter Herring Gull off Newlyn with white primaries on left wing and white outer primaries on right wing. Maybe a Herring/Glaucous hybrid? (D Flumm) Also 1 1w Glaucous Gull, 1 1w Iceland Gull. (L Proctor) Sandy Cove: 1 Water Rail, 2 Blackcap m+f, 2 Bullfinch f. (L Proctor)

Mousehole, St Clements Isle: 1 1w Glaucous Gull. (L Proctor) later 1 Iceland Gull and 2 Glaucous Gull.

Mevagissey: 1 Glaucous Gull. (R Archer)

Windmill Farm: 1 Merlin, 1 Sparrowhawk at feeders, 1 Woodcock, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Reed Bunting, also Snipe, Fieldfare, Redwings, Meadow Pipits. (S Grose) 1 Merlin (male) and an Adder. (D Wright)

The Lizard: 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Chough, 3 Raven, 9 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Peacock Butterfly. (S Grose)

Helston boating lake: 7 Shoveler, 51 Tufted Duck, 11 Coot, 1 Black-headed Gull with white plastic ring on right leg with digits 2156.(S Grose)

St Anthony: 1 f Blackcap in Ivy bush along the roadside of the creek this afternoon. (F Trewin)

Blackcap, Freddy Trewin

Blackcap, Freddy Trewin

Lizard Point: 4 Manx Shearwater, 3 Purple Sandpiper @ 0900. (D Wright)

Kennack Sands: 5 Red-throated Diver,  1 Black-throated Diver @ 1400. (D Wright)

Smallacombe Plantation: 1 Crossbill , 1 Siskin. ( B Bosisto )

Dunmere Wood: 1 Tawny Owl. ( B Bosisto )

Fletchers Bridge: 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Yellowhammer. ( B Bosisto )

Goss Moor: 150 Fieldfare. ( B Bosisto )

Loe Pool: 49 Pochard, 27 Shoveler, 11 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Goosander, 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (G Adams)

Hayle estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 ringed Firecrest. (M Rouncefield, J Bowen)

Firecrest, Jayne Bowen

Cadsonbury Woods: 2 Treecreeper, 2 Marsh Tit, 3 Grey Wagtail. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Gulval Churchtown: 1 Woodcock flew over road behind GMO motors at 0700hrs (J Hawkey)

Porthluney Cove: 1 ad.m. Black Redstart, 1 Raven, 4 Rock Pipit. (M.P.Frost)

Caerhays Castle Pool: 1 Kingfisher, 3 Little Grebe, 8 Moorhen, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 30+ Black-headed Gull, 50+ Herring Gull. (M.P.Frost)

Truro: 2 Dippers on the river at The leats at 0700hrs (PJ Freestone and B.Dallas)

Rame Head: 9+ Cirl Buntings, 150+ Linnet and 60+ Skylark in stubble field SE of car park at Rame Head. Also Sparrowhawk (PJ Freestone and B.Dallas)

Golitha Falls: Treecreeper, 2 Marsh Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush, Coal Tit, Nuthatch, Long-tailed Tit (PJ Freestone and B.Dallas)

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Wednesday 7th February 2018

Malpas: Goldcrest and male Blackcap in a private garden. (M Costa)

Maer Lake, Bude: 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 32 Herring Gull, 3 Common Gull, 46 Black-headed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Shelduck, 203 Wigeon, 63 Teal, 12 Mallard, 2 Tufted Duck, 23 Moorhen, 4 Water Rail, 118 Lapwing, 230+ Golden Plover, 16 Black-tailed Godwit, 17 Snipe, 5 Knot, 2 Buzzard, 1 adult female Merlin, 1 male Sparrowhawk, 200+ Starling, 48 Redwing, 9 Fieldfare, 3 Mistle Thrush. (N Bastin)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1w Iceland Gull early morning on Longrock Pool. (S Turner) Also  4 Mute Swan, 7 Canada Geese, 4 Gadwall, 32 Teal, 12 Mallard, 10 Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 12 Grey Heron (some appear to be on nests already), 1 Coot, 53 Moorhen, 7 Snipe, 4 Stonechat and 1 Barn Owl. (DK Parker, A James)

Carloggas Downs, nr Stenalees: 1 Dartford Warbler. (A Fleet)

Constantine Sewage Works: 6 Firecrest, 15 Goldcrest, 10 Chiffchaff. (D Collins)

Polwheveral: 1 Marsh Tit. (D Collins)

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter and 1 Common Scoter. (I Hayes) Also 13 Common Scoter, 1 m Long-tailed Duck, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Black-necked Grebe. (P Aley & I Teague)

Cape Cornwall: 1w Glaucous Gull again this morning, drifted south. Also Guillemots back on their ledges on The Brisons offshore. (N Wheatley)

Pendeen Watch, Portheras Cove: 2 1w Glaucous Gull 11am – 1pm. (P Clement)

Glaucous Gull, Pete Clement

Glaucous Gull, Pete Clement

Newquay: 1w Ring-billed Gull still on Trenance Boating Lake, coming to bread. (L Ozsanlav-Harris)

Porthilly Point: 15 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 11 Redshank, 5 Curlew, 12 Dunlin, 1 Great Northern Diver fishing for crabs just a few yards away from Rock Sailing Club. (S Grose)

Nanjizal: Great Skua on the sea. (MD Wallace)

Tamar Estuary, Wilcove: 1 drake Green-winged Teal still. (D Allan) Wacker Quay: 45 Avocet. (D Allan)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Glossy Ibis still in field opposite the hide.

Chapel Amble: 8 Water Pipit still on flooded field.

Newlyn harbour: 1W Glaucous Gull, 10 Turnstone. (D Flumm) Newlyn Coombe: 1 Tawny Owl heard this evening. (T Mills)

Glaucous Gull, Dave Flumm

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

Troon, private garden:  1 Firecrest. (D Wheeler)

Firecrest, David Wheeler

Porth Reservoir:  8 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Goosander, 5 Teal, 2 Kingfisher, 206 Black-headed Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull (adults), 5 Common Gull. (B Bosisto)

Camel Trail Wildlife Walk Wadebridge to Padstow: 30 Mute Swan, 2 Whooper Swan, 60 Shelduck, 29 Mallard, 25 Wigeon, 3 Goosander, 2 Little Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Little Egret, 2 Spoonbill, 2 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine, 1 Moorhen, 120 Oystercatcher, 4 Ringed Plover, 12 Grey Plover, c1500 Golden Plover, c250 Lapwing, 120 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 55 Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 26 Black-tailed Godwit, 90 Curlew, 3 Snipe, 180 Black-headed Gull, 5 Common Gull, 1 Glaucous Gull, 60 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 9 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Wood Pigeon, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Wren, 3 Dunnock, 4 Robin, 2 Redwing, 7 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Magpie, 12 Jackdaw, 7 Rook, 75 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 2 Starling, 7 House sparrow, 2 Greenfinch, 4 Reed Bunting, 2 Fox. (M Scawen et al)

Glaucous Gull, Mike Scawen

Pendower Beach: c25 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 3 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (P Aley & I Teague)

Mevagissey: 1 1w Iceland Gull, 1 1w Glaucous Gull. (P Aley & I Teague)

Respryn woods: 3 f Lesser Redpoll. (D Bray)

Lesser Redpoll, Darren Bray

Penzance, Lighthouse Pier/Jubilee Pool: 60+ Turnstone, 3 Razorbill, 1 Curlew, 7 Purple Sandpiper, 1 young Grey Seal (J Evans) 76 Turnstone, 17 Purple Sandpiper. (D Flumm)

Turnstone, Dave Flumm

Mount’s Bay: 11 Common Scoter opposite Station Inn, Longrock & 1W Glaucous Gull on sea off Eastern Green thought to be Newlyn bird. (D Flumm)

Treraven Meadow late afternoon: birds included 2 distant Water Pipit, 2 Green Sandpiper and 1 Common Sandpiper. (C Selway)

The Rumps: 1 m Black Redstart. (C Selway)

Rosenannon Downs: 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine this evening also 2 Jack Snipe and 1 Woodcock. (DI Julian)

Marazion: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver and 11 Common Scoter offshore. (DK Parker)

Mousehole: 1 Black Redstart outside the Ship Inn.

Coverack: 2 Iceland Gull (1st winter in addition to usual 2nd winter), 2 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Firecrest. (D Collins)

….And a Cornish Mega sighting today: Snow!

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