Thursday 22nd March 2018

Late news, 21/3, Sennen Cove: 10 Sandwich Tern. (M Bishop)

Late news, 21/3, Wadebridge: 2+ Red-legged Partridge. (C Selway)

Late news, 21/3, Treraven Meadows: 3cy Iceland Gull, 2 Green Sandpiper and 1 Water Pipit. (C Selway)

Late News, 21/3, Marazion Marsh: 1 Snipe feeding in grass just yards from look-out wall, 11.30. (S Douglas)

St Buryan: 2cy Glaucous Gull and 2cy Iceland Gull. (K Wilson)

Little Trethewey: 2cy Iceland Gull. (K Wilson)

Coverack: 1 Glaucous Gull, 2 Iceland Gulls and 1 adult Yellow legged Gull on rocks off seafront at 12:15. (P Tongue)

Drift Reservoir: 4 Great Crested Grebes and 1 Black-necked Grebe. (R Butts) Also 1w Iceland Gull again. (C Moore)

Egloshayle: 7 possibly 8 Hawfinch feeding on sycamore buds in the old cemetery also 1 Chiffchaff. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Penzance: Near ad Yellow-legged Gull at Wherrytown. (M Ahmad)

Yellow-legged Gull – Mashuq Ahmad

Newlyn: Juv Glaucous Gull in the harbour. (M Ahmad)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 Knot, 12+ Bar-tailed Godwit, 12 Grey Plover, 18 Dunlin, 2 Little Egret, 19 Shelduck, 50+ Wigeon, 12 Oystercatchers, 25+ Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 2 Canada Geese, 130+ Black-headed Gulls, ad and 2x 1w Med Gulls, 1 Common Gull, 15 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 12 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher on Lelant saltings. (PJ Freestone and M.Halliday) 42 Redshank, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 35 Black-headed Gull on Ryan’s Pool. (DK Parker) 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Greenshank, 17 Redshank, 49 Herring Gulls, 6 Snipe, 6 Shelduck, 9 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 4 Great Black-backed Gulls, 1 Little Egret, 18 Black-headed Gulls, 6 Teal, 16 Wigeon, 2 Oystercatchers, 1 Curlew, 2 Grey Plover, 1 Pied wagtail, 2 Ravens over Copperhouse Creek. Sparrowhawk flew over Copperhouse. (PJ Freestone) Great Black-backed Gull this afternoon, showing a significant degree of melanistic plumage. (T McGowan) This gull is presumed to be the same as one seen on Scilly last Spring.http://scillyspider.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/?m=1 (M Ahmad)

Melanistic GBB Gull – Mashuq Ahmad

Melanistic GBB Gull – Mashuq Ahmad

Bartinney Downs: c220 Golden Plover, 8 Meadow Pipits, Raven and 2 Buzzards. (PJ Freestone)

Meadow Pipit – Paul Freestone

Marazion: Sparrowhawk flew north over A30 near Newtown roundabout. (PJ Freestone)

Connor Downs: Sparrowhawk flew south over village. (PJ Freestone)

Tregonetha Downs: 5 Raven, 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle thrush, 4 Snipe, 42 Golden Plover in nearby fields, 1 Short-eared Owl over towards Castle an Dinas. (S Grose)

Respryn Bridge: 1 Dipper, 2 Grey Wagtail (m and f). (B. Toms)

Kennack Sands: 2 Sandwich Tern, 2 Black-throated Diver, one in Summer plumage. (G Adams)

Bude: 2 Wheatear, 3 Rock Pipit, 2 Stonechat 1m 1f, 3 Linnet, 1 Song Thrush at Compass Point. (R Mudge)

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

St Keyne: 1 Siskin. (A Adams)

Monday 19th March 2018

Late news 17& 18/3 Lamorna Cove: Male and female Blackcap coming alternately to a bird feeder. (J-P Penrose)

St Buryan, Sparnon: 1 Hoopoe again, firstly in roadside and then in the garden of the Rose Room at 11:00 and again at 13:10. (A McKechnie, T Mills, MJ Spicer, D Eva)

Hoopoe – Tony Mills

Hoopoe – Alex Mckechnie

Coverack: 2 Iceland Gull and 1 Black Redstart (P. Bedford) 3 Iceland Gull, 1 Glaucous Gull, 4+ Common Gull. (D Beadle)

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

Chapel Amble: 4+ Cattle Egret still.

Polmorla: 10 Cattle Egret over towards Wadebridge at 08:30. (C Selway)

Drift Reservoir, (Members only): 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Sand Martin. (D Eva)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 8 Cattle Egret flying past tower hide, 1 Spoonbill feeding and showing well, 1 Water Rail, 3 Raven, 7 Pintail, 3 Gadwall, 1 Snipe, 68 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Wheatear. (D Trevelyan)

Gannel Estuary: 1 adult Iceland Gull at 15:40. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Spoonbill actively feeding at west end of Copperhouse Creek. (R Treeby)

Chycoose: 2 Firecrest, 1 Chiffchaff. (J Lander)

Falmouth, Trescobeas area:  6+ Blackcap feeding in private garden (3 females and 3 males seen at same time). (J St Ledger)

Blackcaps, Julia St Ledger

College Reservoir: 1 Sand Martin. (R Phillips)

Bude Sea Pool: 1 (f) Black Redstart. (B Bryne)

Wadebridge: M & F Bullfinch on the Two Trees Estate. (N Greaves)

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

Gluvian: Early morning cold weather movement included 6 Golden Plover, 1 Snipe (being chased by a Sparrowhawk), 2 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Redwing & 9 Yellowhammer. (B Bosisto)

St Mawes: 1 Black Redstart (f), 1 Whimbrel, 1 Great Black-backed Gull with Lesser Black-backed Gull. (K and A Williams)

St Just-in-Roseland: Greenshank and Shelduck. (K and A Williams)

Penhale Point and Dunes: 2 Merlin, 5 Wheatear. (S Rowe)

Crowlas: 3 Fieldfare, 25 Golden Plover amongst cold weather movement. (R Veal)

Porth Reservoir: 9 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Coot, 2 Teal, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Portheras Cove: 1 ad m Ring Ouzel. (P Clement)

Ring Ouzel, Peter Clement

Men-an-Tol: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier, 8 Golden Plover and 1 Pheasant. (DK Parker, JD Swann)

Lanyon Farm: 1 Barn Owl. (DK Parker)

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Sunday 18th March 2018

Late news, 16/3, Stithians Reservoir: 1 Marsh Tit reported. (per J St Ledger)

Late news, 17/3, Downderry: 4 Great Northern Diver, 8 Red-throated Diver and 10 Common Scoter. Wintering Blackcaps still present in village. (A Payne)

Late news, 17/3, West Cornwall Golf Course: 1 Swallow over. (S Turner)

Newquay, Trenance Boating Lake: 1w Ring-billed Gull, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret. (S Grose)

Egloshayle: 8 Hawfinch including one singing male. (B Bosisto)

Chaple Amble: 1 Green Sandpiper, 8 Cattle Egret, 1 Water Pipit, 15 Pied Wagtail, 2 White Wagtail, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (B Bosisto)

St Buryan:Hoopoe sat on a gate overlooking ploughed fields just west of Sparnon at 07:45 (S Mayes) Still present at Sparnon Farm late morning. (R Veal, B Mellow, R Augarde, L Proctor) Also present under a car at the top of the drive to The Rose Room at 15:50 in the driving snow. (R Treeby, DK Parker)

Hoopoe, Brian Mellow

Twywardreath: Hoopoe at Poldrea at the lower end at c11:00. (E Pearce)

Newlyn Harbour: 1 1w Glaucous Gull again, 15 Turnstone, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Black-headed Gull and 1 Chiffchaff. Newlyn River mouth: 8 Black-headed Gull, 1 Curlew, 1 Cormorant. (T Mills)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 4 Pintail, 134 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 2 Ruff, 3 Redshank, 1 Common Gull, 5 Little Egret, 1 ad Spoonbill, 1 Water Pipit, 1 Sand Martin. (B Bosisto)

Gannel Estuary:1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 11 Redshank, 1 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Dunlin, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Common Gull, 2 Canada Goose, 4 Raven, 1 Blackcap. (S Grose)

Towan Head: 1 Grey Plover, 13 Purple Sandpiper, 26 Turnstone, 19 Oystercatcher, 1 Red throated Diver, 3 Raven, 5 Fulmar. (S Grose)

Penryn River: 1 Common Sandpiper, overwintering and seen every month during WeBS count. (J St Ledger)

Common Sandpiper, John St Ledger

Stithians Reservoir: Great White Egret still at Golden Lion cut-off. (W Chegwidden) 6 Goldeneye (1 drake, 5 female). (J St Ledger)

Lizard Peninsula, Jolly Town Farm: 1 Merlin (m). (D Wright)

Helford River: 6 Great Crested Grebe (all in partial or full breeding plumage), 1 Red-throated Diver. (T Pinfield)

Land’s End aerodrome: 1 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat. (C Moore)

Windmill Farm: 3 Adder (all males) and 1 Slow Worm. (D Wright)

Adder, Dougy Wright

Penzance (Promenade and Harbour – WeBS): 10 Purple Sandpiper, 64 Turnstone, 1 m Eider, 3 Shag. Tolcarne beach: 2 Bar-tailed Godwit (12 reported there yesterday), 3 Oystercatcher. (T Mills)

Porth Island: 1 Wheatear. (S Grose)

Marazion Beach: 1 Sandwich Tern. (T Newing) 2+ White Wagtail still at Red River mouth. (R Veal)

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

Trevilley: 2 Wheatear. (R Veal, R Augarde, B Mellow)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 4 Sand Martin. (R Veal, R Augarde, B Mellow, B Dodd)

Pentire Farm/Park Head: 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Peregrine Falcon, also 3 Hare. (S Grose)

Penwithick: 1 Reed Bunting, 4 House Sparrow, 4 Blue Tit, 4 Goldfinch, 2 Great Tit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Robin, 5 Chaffinch. (K Bowers)

Pied Wagtail and Reed Bunting – Kevin Bowers

Downderry: 1 Wheatear this afternoon. (A Payne)

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Saturday 17th March 2018

NB. The walk at Windmill Farm tomorrow has been cancelled due to the severe weather warnings. It has been rescheduled for next week on Sunday 25th March at the same time.

Late news, 12/3, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 6 Sandwich Tern. (S Douglas)

Late news, 16/3, Carland Cross: 1 Short-eared Owl. (R Bosisto)

Windmill Farm: 1 Sand Martin, 3 Pintail, 2 Wigeon this morning, also an Adder. (D Wright)

Millpool: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Blackcap (male singing), 1 Hawfinch in treetop then flew toward Trescowe. (J Evans)

Egloshayle: 7 Hawfinch in the old cemetery. (A Langdon)

Chapel Amble: 8 Cattle Egret and 11 Little Egret. (A Langdon)

Stithians Reservoir: Great White Egret still in the Golden Lion cut-off. (R Treeby)

Gannel Estuary: 1w Ring-billed Gull, 2 Med Gull, 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (S Rowe)

Towan Head: 10 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Scoter. (S Rowe)

Pendower: 1w Iceland Gull at 14:03.

Newlyn: 1w f Common Scoter in the harbour. (M Ahmad)

Common Scoter – Dougy Wright

Common Scoter – Dougy Wright

Argal Reservoir: 5 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 16 Mallard, 1 Tufted Duck. (D Eva)

College Reservoir: 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 4 Mallard, 22 Tufted Duck, 1 Shoveler, 2 Teal, 19 Wigeon, 12 Coot, 6 Canada Goose, 2 Treecreeper. (D Eva) Also Swallow and Sand Martin. (B Porter)

Pendennis: 1 male Wheatear. (D Eva)

Marazion Beach: 2+ male White Wagtail at Red River mouth, 12 Common Gull, 60 Sanderling, 2 Sandwich Tern offshore. (R Veal) 2 White Wagtail and 2 Knot. (R Treeby)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Sand Martin at 08:30. (L Proctor) 1 drake Tufted Duck, 2f Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 4 Firecrest, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Green Woodpecker, 4 (3m) Siskin, 6+ Cetti’s Warbler. (R Veal)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1w Iceland Gull, Black-necked Grebe and 3+ Sand Martin. (DK Parker)

Loe Pool: 10 Great Crested Grebe including 3 apparent pairs, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Goosander, 2 Shoveler, 6 Pochard, 4 Chiffchaff.(G Adams)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Wheatear, 2 Sandwich Tern, 3 Grey Plover, 1 Greenshank, 13 Bar tailed Godwit, 95 Wigeon, 1 Kingfisher on Carnsew Pool. (S Grose)

Penhale Point: 1 Merlin, 1 Short-eared Owl. (S Grose)

St Ives: 1 Common Tern in the harbour.

Lostwithiel: pair of Reed Buntings on feeders in a private garden. (E Mayhew)

Penwithick: 8 House Sparrow, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Bullfinch, 4 Goldfinch, 5 Chaffinch, 2 Robin, 1 Siskin, 2 Blackbird, 2 Jackdaw, 3 Wood Pigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 4 Dunnock. (K Bowers)

Carharrack: 2 Blackcap (m&f) still  in a private garden. (W Chegwidden)

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

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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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Tuesday 13th March 2018

Trevose Head: 52 Common Scoter, 1 Red throated Diver, 1 Manx Shearwater, 6 Common Gull,41 Black-headed Gull, 9 Mediterranean Gull (1x 1w, 3 x 2w, 5 Adult ), 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern, 3 Wheatear, 4 Pied Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, 2 Scandinavian Rock Pipit (moulting into summer plumage), 3 Lapland Bunting (B Bosisto)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 10 Canada Geese, 4 Gadwall, 7 Shoveler, 35 Teal, 6 Mallard, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, 13 Grey Heron (plus 3 newly hatched young), 3 Little Egret, 12 Little Grebe, 46 Moorhen, 8+ Buzzard, 4 Stonechat, 3 Reed Bunting, 3+ Chiffchaff and 3+ Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker) Also 1 female Wheatear reported. Also 1 Adder. She was curled into a beautiful little Catherine wheel but saw me at the same time as I saw her and unfortunately scarpered into the grass. (R Butts)

Adder, Roger Butts

Long Rock Pool: 9 Little Grebes. (R Butts)

Lostwithiel: 1 female Reed Bunting for second day and 1 Firecrest in a private garden. (E Mayhew)

Dozmary Pool: Drake Lesser Scaup still.

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter still.

Egloshayle: 6 Hawfinch still in the old cemetery at 09:09. (A Langdon) 1 still at lunchtime. (DI Julian)

Penryn: 2+ Hawfinch still at the campus this morning. (T Phelps)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 4 Shelduck, 14 Shoveler, 4 Pintail, 73 Teal, 62 Wigeo ,1 Spoonbill, 8 Cattle Egret (roosting in conifer trees viewed from the tower hide), 6 Little Egret, 89 Lapwing, 2 Ruff. (B Bosisto) 

Chapel Amble: 8+ Cattle Egret. (DI Julian)

Camel Estuary: 2 Whooper Swan still at Burniere Point. (DI Julian)

Camel trail, Wadebridge: Wren. (C Hooper)

Wren, C Hooper

Feock Church: 1 Hawfinch, 2 Brambling, 5 Bullfinch, 2 Blackcap. (R Menari)

Carrick Roads: 9 Black-necked Grebe, 21 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Great Crested Grebe from Mylor Churchtown. (J St Ledger)

Bude Marshes: 12 Moorhens and 1 Grey Heron. (H Kendall)

Maer Lake: 2 female Pintail. (H Kendall)

St Erth: 1 Water Rail at reservoirs plus 1 singing Chiffchaff. (MJ Spicer)

Devoran: 10 Shelduck, 9 Wigeon, c90 Teal, 1 Whimbrel, c40 Curlew, c25 Black-tailed Godwit, c20 Bar-tailed godwit, 50 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, c30 Dunlin, 4 Oystercatcher, 2 Common Gull and 1 Med Gull at high tide. (MJ Spicer)

Carnon Down: 2+ Firecrest, 6 Goldcrest and 4+ Chiffchaff. (MJ Spicer)

Grampound (New Stables): 2 Yellowhammer. (M Jones)

Tresillian: 1 Spoonbill on the river opposite Tresemple Pool. (M Jones)

Lanhydrock: 40+ Brambling (mostly male) and 3 Coal Tit by the side of the drive going away from the main house. (J Lander)

Jericho Farm: Wheatear flew across main road at 08:00. (P Fraser)

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

Torpoint, St John’s Lake: 14 Grey Plover. (T Elm) 

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Monday 12th March 20178

Late news, 11/3, Millbrook: 1 Woodcock at Pigs Hill Wood. (B Taggart)

Feock Church: 1 Hawfinch, 1 Brambling, 5 Bullfinch, 2 Blackcap. (M Jones)

Dozmary Pool: Drake Lesser Scaup still.

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter, Long-tailed Duck and Great Northern Diver.

Stithians Reservoir: Great White Egret still at Golden Lion cut-off. (PA Fraser)

Truro: Regular wintering Firecrest now in song in garden. (PA Fraser) 1m,1f Siskin in garden. (D Jenkins)

Gwithian, St Gothian Sands NR: 1 Jack Snipe, 18 Snipe, 4 Skylark, 2 Stonechat, 6 Shelduck, 2 Coot, 6 Oystercatcher, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Raven, 4 Rock Pipit, 21 Tufted Duck, 9 Teal, 1 drk Scaup. Gwithian Green – Kestrel, 4 Meadow Pipit, 4 Goldfinch, 30+ Chaffinch, 1 Chiffchaff, Blue Tit, Great Tit. (PJ Freestone)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 redhead Goosander, 1 Spoonbill, 48 Bar-tailed Godwit, 12 Grey Plover, 11 Dunlin, 2 Greenshank and 3 Sandwich Terns on Lelant Saltings. Also 1m Pintail, 6 Teal, 1 1w Spoonbill, 5 Black-tailed Godwit and 5 Lapwing on Ryan’s Field. (MJ Spicer)

Penzance: Herring Gull with yellow legs in the harbour. (R Farnes)

Herring Gull, Rod Farnes

Penryn: 6+ Hawfinch on the university campus. (T Phelps)

Liskeard: 2 Hawfinch at St Michael’s Churchyard. (DI Julian)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Sandwich Tern north (earliest ever here in ten years by two weeks), 8 Red-throated Divers and c20 Common Scoters (all drakes) south 10:00-11:00. (N Wheatley)

Porth Ledden: Juv Iceland Gull. (N Wheatley)

Marazion: 43 Bar-tailed Godwit, 73 Sanderling, 6 Ringed Plover, 1 Knot, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 15 Turnstone, 10 Redshank, 8 Dublin and 2 Great Northern Divers close to shore. (GE and LA Carr)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Sand Martin. (GE and LA Carr)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Short-eared Owl, 5 Goosander, 1f Goldeneye, 20+ Ravens, 5 Great Crested Grebes, 258 Black-headed Gulls, 2 Tawny Owl. (B Craven)

Penryn, Old Cemetery: 1 Hawfinch at 11:00 feeding on ground disturbed by grey squirrels, after which I was not able to re-locate it. (J St Ledger)

Penryn River: 1 Shoveler, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (J St Ledger)

Helford: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Crested Grebe. (J St Ledger)

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