Wednesday 25th April 2018

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Purple Heron still present early morning in the pine trees at back of marsh. (P Walsh) Drake Garganey still in Longrock Pool. (DK Parker)

Land’s End: Drake Green-winged Teal on Trinity Pool. (I Webster)

Green-winged Teal – Ian Webster

Probus: Hoopoe in a private garden. (Observers name withheld)

Porthgwarra: 4 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin, 1 House Martin, 6 Blackcap, 5 Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff and 2 Willow Warbler at the bottom of the valley. (DK Parker)

Bude Marshes: 2+ Grasshopper Warbler, 4+ Cetti’s Warbler plus Chiffchaff, Willow, Sedge and Reed Warblers. Also female Sparrowhawk. (N Bastin)

Torpoint, St John’s Lake: Gannet, 1w Common Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Redshank, 25 Whimbrel, 4 Curlew (T Elm)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Curlew Sandpiper in partial summer plumage (1st seen yesterday) with 2 Dunlin, also 1 1st winter Common Gull and 5 Whimbrel. (Observers name withheld)

Truro: 1m and 1f Siskin feeding on nyger seeds, in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

Mullion Cove: 1 Swallow. (P Allely)

Camel trail, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 8 Mute Swan, 21 Shelduck, 8 Mallard, 2 Wigeon, 4 Cormorant, 5 Little Egret, 4 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 27 Oystercatcher, 12 Ringed Plover, 9 Dunlin, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Curlew, 28 Whimbrel, 125 Herring Gull, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Wood Pigeon, 3 Collared Dove, 2 House Martin, 3 Swallow, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Wren, 3 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 6 Blackbird, 1 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Tit, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Magpie, 11 Jackdaw, 9 Rook, 35 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 2 Starling, 5 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 6 Goldfinch, 1 Bullfinch,  3 Small White, 4 Orange Tip, 2 Speckled Wood, 1 Peacock, 1 Holly Blue. (M Scawen et al.)

St Merryn: 100s of Swallow and House Martin feeding low over water of the Alps coarse fishery. (R Hughes)

St Clement: 4 House Martin, 1 Swallow, 5 Whimbrel. (M Jones)

Cape Cornwall Golf Course: 20 Swallow. (P Fraser)

Towan Head: 3 Arctic Tern, 3 Whimbrel. (S Rowe)

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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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Wednesday 14th March 2018

Truro River: 79 Black-tailed Godwit feeding at 07:00. (PA Fraser)

Newlyn: 3 Sandwich Tern past Sandy Cove, plus juv Glaucous Gull still and 3 Great Northern Diver. (L Proctor)

Dozmary Pool: Drake Lesser Scaup still, at 09:00.

Wilcove: drake Green winged Teal showing well with Teal in the tidal creeks, also a Whimbrel. (S Green)

Marine Drive, Torpoint: 1 winter plumaged Sandwich Tern. (S Green)

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe and 1 Little Gull.

Newquay: 1st winter Ring-billed Gull still at Trenance boating lake.

Ruan Lanihorne: 2 Spoonbill again this afternoon. (C Hughes)

Hayle beach: 1 Wheatear. (C Richards)

Marazion: 2 Sandwich Tern SE at 12.20. (PA Fraser)

Walmsley Sanctuary (Key holders only): 44 Canada Geese, 5 Shelduck, 2 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 2 Pintail, 4 Shoveler, 15 Teal, 1 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 1 Spoonbill, 3 Moorhen, 33 Lapwing, 2 Ruff, 148 Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Curlew, 6 Black-headed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Wood Pigeon, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Stonechat, 2 Jackdaw, 2 Carrion Crow, 15 Starling. (M Scawen et al.)

St Ives: Red-throated Diver in the harbour. (C Oates)

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

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Thursday 8th March 2018

Pendower Beach: 1 ad Pacific Loon still offshore this evening.

Coverack: 1 Sandwich Tern this morning and at least 1 Iceland Gull still flying around too. (J Foster)

Gerrans Bay: 2 Red-necked Grebe from Pednvaden lookout station.

Wilcove: 7 Bar-tailed Godwit,  9 Black-tailed Godwit and 1 Green winged Teal. (A Blonden)

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter still.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Avocet, Spoonbill and Pintail still, plus 6 Med Gull (incl 3 superb adults in full sum plum), 3 Knot and 49 Redshank. (DK Parker, J Eccleston)

Torpoint: 1 Black Redstart male at Trengrouse Avenue. (D Allan)

Truro River: 1 Little Grebe fishing off Boscawen Park on high tide, 31 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, c35 Redshank, c15 Curlew, c10 Dunlin, c12 Oystercatcher. (PA Fraser)

Siblyback Lake: 1 Goldcrest, 4 Little Grebe, 50+ Canadian Geese, 2 Great Crested
Grebe. (R Napp)

Great Crested Grebe – Rick Napp

Great Crested Grebe – Rick Napp

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 drake Shoveler. (C Hughes)

Lanner Green: 2 Green Woodpecker, calling repeatedly.  (R Hampshire)

Penzance: 2 Black Redstart on sea defence boulders at Chyandour. (A McKechnie)

Black Redstart – Alex McKechnie

Penzance garden: Firecrest, Chiffchaff and Blackcaps still here. A female Blackcap with an  alloy ring on left leg has been seen yesterday and today. (R Phillips)

Porth Reservoir: 1 fem Mandarin, 5 Coot, 2 Wigeon, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Dipper. (S Grose)

Mandarin, Shaun Grose

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

Lower Tamar Lake: 13 Goosander (3m 10f), 2 Gadwall (1m 1f), 2 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 6 Tufted Duck, 1f Goldeneye, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Willow Tit,1 Marsh Tit. (R Mudge)

Tehidy Country Park: 2 Nuthatch, 10 Mute Swan, 4 Tufted Duck, 3 Shoveler, 2 Dunnock, 1 Chaffinch . (K.Bowers)

Nuthatch, Kevin Bowers

Tufted Duck, Kevin Bowers

Shoveller, Kevin Bowers

Shoveller, Kevin Bowers

Penwithick: 2 Siskin, 1 Wren. (K.Bowers)

Siskin, Kevin Bowers

Siskin, Kevin Bowers

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Tuesday 6th March 2018

Late news, 5/3, Sennen Cove: Iceland Gull in Gamper Cove. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Late news, 5/3, Buttermilk Hill: 52 Raven were twisting displaying in a very large flock. (V Stratton)

Gerrans Bay: 1 Pacific Diver, 18 Black-Throated Diver, 19 Great-Northern Diver, 1 pair Common Scoter and 1 Whimbrel. (R Wilkins)

Portscatho Harbour: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 3 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Great Northern Diver and 4 Harbour Porpoise. (R Wilkins)

Porthilly Point: 36 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 4 Redshank, 125 Oystercatcher, 5 Curlew, 62 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Plover, 21 Turnstone, 21 Wigeon, 4 Shelduck, 1 Shoveler, 5 Rock Pipit, 1 Song Thrush, 1 dead Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Dozmary Pool (still part frozen): Drake Lesser Scaup back, 2 Juv Mute Swans (rare here), 3 Shoveler, 1 Wigeon, Goldeneye, 60 Lapwing. (B Craven)

Colliford Lake: Juv Glaucous Gull in dusk gull roost on west side and ad Mute Swan on the Loveney Reserve. (B Craven)

Gannel Estuary, Newquay: Avocet still on carpark mud 10:30, also 5 Bar-tailed Godwit and 11 Dunlin. (M Lammas, R Castillo-Nicholls, R Nicholls)

Egloshayle: 2 Hawfinch still in old cemetery at 09:15. (A Langdon)

Treraven Meadows: Avocet still. (DI Julian)

Loe Beach: 6 Black-necked Grebe, 16 Red-breasted Merganser, 5 Great Crested Grebe. (J St Ledger)

Feock Churchyard: 5 Brambling, 1 Siskin, 5+ Blackcap, 10+ Bullfinch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (J St Ledger)

Male Brambling – J St Ledger

Female Brambling – J St Ledger

Wilcove: Drake Green-winged Teal again plus 32 Teal, Whimbrel, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Wigeon. (P Alely)

Hannafore Point: 2 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, Mediterranean Gull. (P Alely)

Seaton: 2 Red-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver. (P Alely)

Downderry: 31 Red-throated Diver & Blackcap. (P Alely)

Wacker Quay: 40 Avocet & Spotted Redshank, c65 teal, Mediterranean Gull, Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Great Crested Grebe. (P Alely)

Millbrook: Pochard & sinensis Cormorant, Mediterranean Gull, Greenshank. (P Alely)

St John’s Lake: 2 Avocet, 3 Lapwing, 44 Teal, Greenshank. (P Alely)

Jupiter Point: 2 Avocet. (P Alely)

Torpoint: Whimbrel, 4 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 2 Great Crested Grebe, Mediterranean Gull. (P Alely)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spoonbill still plus 234+ Black-headed Gull, 1 ad Med Gull and 2cy Common Gull. (B Dallas) Also 1 Pintail, 1 Avocet. 2 Golden Plover amongst many Lapwings on Ryan’s Field. (R Farnes)

Spoonbill – Rod Farnes

Pintail – Rod Farnes

Avocet – Rod Farnes

Camel Estuary: 2 Avocet in Little Petherick Creek. (DI Julian)

Marazion Beach: 74 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Grey Plover, 1 Golden Plover and 1 Common Redshank. (B Bosisto)

Penzance: 1 drake Eider on Eastern Green beach and 1 Black Redstart on rocks behind train station. (B Bosisto)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Greylag Goose, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 419 Lapwing, 1 Ruff, 60 Golden Plover, 9 Stock Dove and 1 Green Woodpecker. (B Bosisto)

Pendeen: 1w Iceland Gull foraging in cattle field near Pendeen this afternoon. (P Clement)

Iceland Gull – Pete Clement

Iceland Gull – Pete Clement

Torpoint: Male Black Redstart in Goad Avenue. (D Allan)

Watergate Bay: Black Redstart just north of Trevelgue.

Truro: Female Blackcap in garden. (M Costa)

Rock Quarry Carpark: 1 Firecrest, 9 Greenfinch.

Rock Beach: 12 Sanderling. (S Grose)

Bude Marshes: 12 Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 86 Lapwing, 47 Snipe. (N Bastin)

Trenow Cove, Marazion: c20 Bar-tailed Godwit, c30 Sanderling, 10 Oystercatcher, also Redshank, Turnstone, Ringed Plover and Dublin present in small numbers. 5 Dolphin off-shore. (C Richards)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Buzzards, 2 Little Egrets. (B Oakes)

Buzzard – Ben Oakes

Longrock Pool: 4 Gadwall, Water Rail calling. (C Richards)

Whipsiderry: 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Corn Bunting. (S Grose)

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

Tolvaddon Garden: 2 Tawny Owl (m & f calling). (T & M Hasdell)

Trethellan, Lanner: 70 Fieldfare over Eastward (R Hampshire)

St Ives, Buttermilk Hill: 1 Short-eared Owl. (V Stratton)

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Thursday22nd February

Stithian’s Reservoir: Great White Egret still at Golden Lion cut off.

Mabe Burnthuose: 2 Cattle Egret still in field by Flicka Foundation Donkey Sanctuary from Trenoweth Lane mid-afternoon.

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): Drake Green-winged Teal, 2 Spoonbill, 5 Little Egret, 3 Pintail, 5 Black-tailed Godwit and 1 Redshank. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer, R Wilkins)

Burniere: 2 Whooper Swan with 12 Mute Swan in field behind the hide . (DK Parker, MJ Spicer, R Wilkins)

Chapel Amble: 11 Water Pipit, 3 Meadow Pipit, 1 Water Rail, 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Redshank . (DK Parker, MJ Spicer, R Wilkins)

Trevose Head: 13 Corn Bunting and 2 male Yellowhammer . (DK Parker, MJ Spicer, R Wilkins)

Newlyn: 2 Glaucous Gull in the harbour. (M Wallace) Iceland Gull. (L Proctor)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Black-necked Grebe , 2 Great Crested Grebe , 2 Tufted Duck , 3 Buzzard. (K Bowers)

Black-necked Grebe, Kevin Bowers

Great Crested Grebe, Kevin Bowers

 

Tufted Duck, Kevin Bowers

 

Siblyback Reservoir: 25 Tufted Duck, several hundred Canada Geese 6 Little Grebe, 4
Meadow Pipit, 20 Goldfinch, 1 Thrush, 1 Treecreeper. (R Napp)

 

Treecreeper, Rick Napp

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

Falmouth, Castle Beach: 2 Black Redstart, 1 Whimbrel. (J St Ledger)

Truro: Female siskin in my garden. (M Costa)

Charlestown: 1 m Blackcap not ringed. (D Hastilow)

 

Blackcap, David Hastilow

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

Tolvaddon Garden:1 Firecrest, 1 Blackcap (m). (M & T Hasdell)

Penwithick: 1 Siskin. (K.Bowers)

Siskin, Kevin Bowers

St Enodoc Golf Course: 1 male Yellowhammer, 1 male Blackcap, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Swanvale Reserve, Falmouth: 1 Redwing. (S Court)

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

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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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