Monday 8th January 2018

Late news, 6/1, Gunwalloe: 1 1w Glaucous Gull on beach. (N Deacon)

Glaucous Gull, Nigel Deacon

Late news, 7/1 Siblyback Lake:  2 White-fronted Geese (flavirostis) with Canada Geese flock at 10:30. (GD Lewis)

Late news, 7/1 Polbathic Woods:  Female Goshawk flew over road towards woods. (GD Lewis)

Late news, 7/1 St John’s Lake, Torpoint:  2 Sandwich Terns. (GD Lewis)

Late news, 7/1 St Stephen’s Church, Saltash:  Hawfinch in Yews at 15:45. (GD Lewis)

Churchtown Farm CNR, Saltash:  Finch flock has grown considerably over last week.  Includes 2 Brambling and 8 Lesser Redpoll. (GD Lewis)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Iceland Gull still on the flood at the reserve entrance. (DK Parker T Mills)

1w Iceland Gull, Tony Mills

Penzance: Yellow-browed/Hume’s Warbler heard briefly in Penlee Park at the entrance off Morrab Road. (KA Wilson)

Newlyn: Dark-bellied Brent Goose off Tolcarne. (B Dodd)

Charlestown: 1 Blackcap still. (D Hastilow)

Swanpool: 1 Water Rail, 1 fem Sparrowhawk, 7 Greenfinch, 2 Blackcap, 1 Mediterranean Gull in carpark. (S Grose)

Grampound Road: 1 Brambling still in a private garden. (R Castillo-Nicholls)

Brambling, Rowena Castillo Nicholls

Feock: 1 Hawfinch still in gardens around the church also 2 Blackcap (male), 4 Bullfinch. (R Treeby, J Lander)

Loe Beach: 8 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe. (J Lander)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Carnsew Pool: 1 unfortunate Red-throated Diver with fine fishing line or filament net entangled in it’s bill and around its neck. (T Mills) Ryan’s Field: 1 Spoonbill again

Red-throated Diver, Tony Mills

Devoran Quay: 42 Black-tailed Godwit, 42 Curlew. (S Grose)

Respryn: 2 Dipper, 4 Nuthatch, 3 Treecreeper, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Marsh Tit, 4 Siskin. (B Bosisto)

Lanhydrock: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Marsh Tit, 1 Treecreeper. (B Bosisto)

Siblyback Reservoir: 37 Tufted Duck, 2 Pochard, 1 female Scaup, 2 Great Crested Grebe. (B Bosisto)

Dozmary Pool: 29 Tufted Duck, 13 Pochard, 1 drake Lesser Scaup2 Shoveler, 2 Yellow-legged Gull (ad, 2nd winter). (B Bosisto)

Newquay Boating Lake: 1 Ring-billed Gull still, at 4.20pm. (D Grose)

St Clement Pool:1 Mute Swan, 5 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 68 Shelduck and 3 Mediterranean Gull on Tresillian River opposite. (S Grose)

Downderry/Seaton: 4 Great Northern Diver, 14 Red-throated Diver, 75+ Gannet and 3 Kittiwake, and in the area too 1 Water Pipit and 1 Black Redstart. (A Payne)

St Tudy, Polshea Farm: 2 Barn Owl again out hunting near farm entrance. (R Hughes)

Sennen Cove: 2 Great Northern Diver.

Drift Reservoir: juv Glaucous Gull.


Sunday 7th January 2018

The BBC will be at Burniere and Walmsley on Monday 8th from 10:30 till mid afternoon completing their filming and doing the presenter links. So expect a little disturbance at times.  Thanks, Adrian.

Late photo, 6/1, Long Rock: 1w Glaucous Gull. (L Proctor)

Glaucous Gull, Linton Proctor

Kenwyn: Hawfinch in Kenwyn churchyard 11:20. (M Costa)

Egloshayle: At least 2 Hawfinch still at Egloshayle Cemetery at midday. (D Julian, W Delacour) 5 flew over together at 14:40. (S Rogers)

Hawfinch – Will Delacour

Newquay, Towan Head: 2 Grey Plover, 1 Ringed plover on rocks. 5 Common Scoter off point plus 100s of auks, mainly Guillemots on water and flying N. (M Lammas)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 2 Water Pipit, 1 Spoonbill at the Amble Marshes this morning viewed from the Walmsley Tower Hide. (D Julian)

Marazion: 1 Iceland Gull. (R Treeby, DK Parker, MJ Spicer, B Field, L Proctor, R Veal)

Iceland Gull – Linton Proctor

Iceland Gull – Reuben Veal

Truro: Brambling in private garden in Grampound Road. (R Castillo Nicholls)

Brambling – Rowena Castillo-Nicholls

Drift Reservoir: 1 juv Glaucous Gull, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Bullfinch (M Bishop, R Treeby, C Moore)

St Clement, Truro, Menadews Farm: 12 Cattle Egret and 1 Little Egret among cattle, from road down near St Clement. (A Hill)

Mousehole: fem type Black Redstart outside the bird hospital, 2 Raven, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Great Northern Diver, 12 Common Dolphin off the Rock pool Cafe. (S Grose)

Sennen: 250 Golden Plover and 1 Med Gull by Eschalls Chapel and 2 Great Northern Diver in the cove. (M Bishop)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spoonbill still. (DK Parker) Carnsew Basin: 1 Red-throated Diver and 1 Spoonbill. (MJ Spicer)

Penzance: Drake Eider still. (R Treeby, J St Ledger) Also 1 Kingfisher in the inner harbour (J St Ledger) Harbour Wall (Jubilee Pool side): 31 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, 50+ Turnstone. (J St Ledger) 40 Purple Sandpiper at Jubilee Pool. (B Field)

Purple Sandpiper – John St Ledger

Newquay: 2cy Ring-billed Gull still present, showing well in front of restaurant, also 1 Little Grebe and 1 Little Egret over heading towards Gannel estuary. (R Hughes, S Rogers, T Wilson, O Mockridge)

Windmill Farm: 1 Woodcock, 8 Snipe, 100+ Redwing, 12 Fieldfare, 2 Reed Bunting, 200 Chaffinch, 20 Bullfinch. (D Wright)

Lizard: 2 Richard’s Pipit, 1 Lapland Bunting, 6 Reed Bunting, 2 Chough. (B Field) Richard’s Pipit at Caerthillian Pumping Station at 14:30. (D Wright)

Richard’s Pipit – Brian Field

Lapland Bunting – Brian Field

Rame Peninsular: 1 Firecrest at 13:10. (D Allan)

Falmouth, Castle Beach: 2 (m,f) Black Redstart, 2 (m,f) Stonechat, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 30 Gannet feeding offshore. (S Van Hear) 3 Black Redstart. (J Irvine)

Bosistow Lane: 1 Mistle Thrush and 20 Stock Dove. (M Bishop)

Perranporth, Reen Manor riding school: 400+ Golden Plover. (S Grose)

Gulval: 1 Peregrine over. (MJ Spicer)

Millbrook: 2 Cattle Egret with 5 Little Egret flew East over village at 16:20. (AC Robinson) 2 Egyptian Goose. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

China Fleet Club: 1 Glossy Ibis, 52 Shelduck, 64 Wigeon, 59 Teal, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 96 Avocet, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 4 Mistle Thrush, 1 Grey Wagtail. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

St Stephen-by-Saltash: 1 Hawfinch in the church yard. Feeding around the mature Yew Trees. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

St John’s Lake: 5 pale-bellied Brent Geese, 2 dark-bellied Brent Geese, 2 Sandwich Tern, 5 Great Crested Grebe. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Wilcove: 42 Teal, 2 Whimbrel. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Lynher Estuary: 1 Great Crested Grebe, 272 Wigeon, 113 Teal, 4 Shoveler, 158 Avocet, 2 Grey Plover, 1 Spotted Redshank. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

East Taphouse: 1 Woodcock. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Goss Moor: 4 Woodcock. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Hayle Marine Business Park: 1 fem type Black Redstart. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 141 Curlew, 1 Tawny Owl, 14 Little Egret at Penpol Creek. (S Grose) 3 Med Gull, Greenshank and 3 Blackcap in ivy. (T Wilson)

Newton in St Martin: 12 Cattle Egret, 9 Little Egret. (Trewince Farm)

Men-an-Tol: Ringtail Hen Harrier flew in to roost at 16:35, Barn Owl at 17:00. (R Treeby)

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter (1 1w male, 2 female-types), 1 Velvet Scoter and 1 Long-tailed Duck. (O Mockridge)

Dozmary Pool: Lesser Scaup still. (O Mockridge)

Trelissick: 6 Brambling. (J Irvine)

Feock: 1 Hawfinch. (J Irvine)

Combe, Nr Truro: 1 Red Admiral Butterfly. (P Bedford)

Red Admiral – Phil Bedford


Saturday 6th January 2018

Late news, 5/1, Rosenannon Downs: 2 Grey Partridge, 1 Woodcock, Snipe, 2 Tawny owl between 22:00 & 23:00.(S Grose)

Late news, 5/1, Porthpean: 2 Surf Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter, 12 Common Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Black-throated Diver, c10 Great Northern Diver and 1 Black-necked Grebe. (P Clement, MJ Spicer)

Late news, 5/1, Wadebridge, Treraven Meadows: 1 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Water Pipit. (B Dodd)

Late news, 5/1, Egloshayle churchyard: 5 Hawfinch. (B Dodd)

Newquay: 2cy Ring-billed Gull still on Trenance Boating Lake at 09:25. (S Grose, S McMahon)

Par Beach pool: 3 Pochard, 1 Water Rail, 12 Coot, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Tufted Duck. 1 Great Crested Grebe off Par Beach. (S Grose – photo)

Pochard – Shaun Grose

Men-an-Tol and vicinity: 60+ Fieldfare, 100+ Redwing, 2 Stonechat, 2 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 23 Raven (flock), 4 Snipe, 2 Skylark. (J Evans)

Bowithick: 2 Hawfinch. (T Potterton)

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter, 10 Common Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Great Northern Diver. (D Eva)

Pendower: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 7 Great Northern Diver. (D Eva)

Dozmary Pool: Drake Lesser Scaup still. (C Urquhart)

Goss Moor: 1 Willow Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Treecreeper and 1 Great spotted Woodpecker. (B Bosisto & P Roseveare)

St Columb Sewage Works: 10 Goldcrest, 2 Grey Wagtail, 4 Jay, 1 Dipper, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Stock Dove and 1 Yellowhammer. (B Bosisto & P Roseveare)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Spoonbill and Pink-footed Goose still. (M Halliday – photos) Also 1 ad Kittiwake, 15 Grey Plover, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 (3 drk) Goosander on Lelant Saltings. 1 Red-throated Diver (sadly entangled with fishing line) on Carnsew Pool. 4 Snipe, 1 (same) Spoonbill on Ryan’s Field. (R Veal)

Spoonbill & Pink-footed Goose – Mark Halliday

Drift Reservoir: 1 Merlin, 3 Med Gull. (D Flumm) Also white Mandarin still. (DK Parker)

Sancreed: 4 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 14 Skylark in stubbles. (D Flumm)

Sennen: c500 Golden Plover and c200 Lapwing on field SE of A30 at Trevorrian Farm. (DK Parker)

Trevilley: 6 Reed Bunting, c40 Chaffinch, c20 Linnet, c20 Goldfinch, c50 Skylark, 1 Chiffchaff and 5 Stock Dove. (C Moore & DK Parker)

Brew Pool: 2 Chiffchaff, 1 tristis Chiffchaff and 1 Goldcrest. (C Moore)

St Anthony in Meneage: 1 female-type Goosander. (C Brooks – photo)

Goosander – Caroline Brooks

Wadebridge: Hawfinch over Coronation Park this afternoon. (DI Julian)

Egloshayle: Hawfinch still in the cemetery. (L Proctor)

Gunwalloe Cove: 1 Black Redstart, 2 Chiffchaff, 100+ Pied Wagtail. (D Wright)

Helston SF: 1 Firecrest, 12 Chiffchaff. (D Wright – photo)

Firecrest – Dougy Wright

Marazion: Probable 1w Bonaparte’s Gull briefly. (PA Fraser) Also 1w Iceland Gull still in the overfow car park. (L Proctor, DK Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 1 Gadwall, 2 Mallard, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Coot, 18 Moorhen and 8 Little Grebe on Longrock Pool. (DK Parker)

St Merryn: 2 Hawfinch and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker in trees around the church. (R Hughes)

Tregonetha Downs: 30 Fieldfare, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Newtown St Martin: 13 Cattle Egret and 11 Little Egret with cattle in field at junction with Tretharrup/Trewince farms. (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

Gillian Creek: 10 Little Egret (inc 7 in cow field on hillside), 3 Mediterranean Gull & 2 Common Sandpiper. (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

Rame: 2 Woodlark in fields north of Military road.

Looe: 2w Glaucous Gull on Fish Market roof.

Hannafore Point: Siberian Chiffchaff and fem Black Redstart.

Mount’s Bay: Iceland Gull, juv Glaucous Gull, Pom Skua and 8 Great Northern Diver.

Lizard Point: 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 Puffin, 3 Red-throated Diver. (T Blunden)

Kynance/Caerthillian: 2 Richard’s Pipit, 1 Lapland Bunting. (T Blunden)

Towan Head: 5 Purple Sandpiper, 23 Turnstone, 6 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Red-throated Diver. Also 2 Shelduck and 1 Great Northern Diver flew west. (S Rowe, M Lammas)

Kingsmill Lake: Glossy Ibis still and 1 Spotted Redshank. (S McMahon)

Mawgan: 1 Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly. (P Bedford)

Lower Tamar Lake: 24 Goosander (13m, 11f), 3 Little Egret, 1 Mute Swan, 15 Tufted Duck, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Great Black-backed Gull. (R Mudge)


Friday 5th January 2018

Late News, 4/1, St Tudy: 2 Barn Owl at Polshea Farm. (R Hughes)

Late news, 4/1, Restronguet Barton: 1 Ring Ouzel. (M Day)

Siblyback Lake: 3cy Yellow-legged Gull. (DI Julian)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2cy Glaucous Gull on Longrock Pool briefly, but chased off by the swans. (L Proctor)

Godolphin Cross: Green Woodpecker and Brambling. (C Richards)

Dozmary Pool: Drake Lesser Scaup again, also near adult Caspian Gull and 2 (2cy and 3cy) Yellow-legged Gull. (DI Julian)

Egloshayle: 5 Hawfinch still in the cemetery. (A Langdon)

St Austell WTW: 2 Firecrest and 3 Chiffchaff. (R Treeby)

Loe Beach: 2 Black-necked Grebe. (R Treeby) 2 Great Northern Diver, 12 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Great Crested Grebe and 1 Little Grebe. (D Wright)

Marazion: Iceland Gull in the overflow car park. (L Proctor, S Turner) Also 10 Common Scoter. (S Turner)

Cape Cornwall: 2 Purple Sandpiper and a Balearic Shearwater on and off Cape Cornwall, also 1 Red-throated Diver and 6 Great Northern Diver south. (N Wheatley)

Kingsmill: Glossy Ibis still in field opposite 2nd hide.

Feock Church: Hawfinch still. (D Wright, J Rowe)

Hawfinch – Dougy Wright

Newquay: 1w Ring-billed Gull still on boating lake at 17:00 (M Lammas, P Clement, MJ Spicer)

Newtown St Martin: 15 Cattle Egret. (D Collins)

Coverack: 2w Iceland Gull still present. Also ad Mediterranean Gull with ring number R16X (white on green). (D Collins)

Helston Boating Lake: 36 Shoveler, 53 Tufted Duck. (D Collins)

Helston Sewage Works: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 15 Chiffchaff. (D Collins)

Siberian Chiffchaff – David Collins

Tregonetha Downs: 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Barn Owl, 2 Tawny Owl. (S Grose)

Hayle: Firecrest at Ventonleague end of town. (P Smale)

Kenidjack: 2+ Firecrest and 10+ Chough. (J Swann)


Thursday 4th January 2018

Late news, 3/1/, Mawgan-in-Meneage:  Brambling at bird feeder (R McDonald)

Porthilly Point: 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose, 11 Common Gull, 17 Mediterranean Gull, 156 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Goosander distantly on main channel. (S Grose)

Towan Head Newquay: 5 Common Scoter still off point, also many Gannets, auks Kittiwakes, 2 Great Northern Divers, 1 stayed briefly. (M Lammas)

Falmouth, Swanpool Beach: 80 Shag, c20 attendant Great Back-backed Gull, 2 Black-throated Diver, 1 Razorbill, 1 Guillemot offshore, with Kittiwakes and Gannets distantly and 3 Ringed Plover on the rocks, Swanpool: 1 Water Rail, 3 Blackcap, 2f Pochard Swanvale: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (halfway up, flew into large garden next to building site), 3 Blackcap. (D Chaney)

Marazion: Iceland Gull in the car park. (C Moore, M Ahmad)

Iceland Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

Iceland Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

Dozmary Pool: Drake Lesser Scaup still. (R Treeby)

Sancreed: 1 Firecrest plus 150 Golden Plover over heading west. (DS Flumm)

Helford River from Helford Passage to Trebah: 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 3 Great Northern Diver, 2 Common Scoter (female), 30+ Gannet. (J St Ledger – photos)

Slavonian Grebe – John St Ledger

Newquay: 1w Ring-billed Gull still on Trenance Pool. Also Peregrine. (R Treeby, M Spicer)

Ring-billed Gull, Mike Spicer

Drift Reservoir: Iceland Gull viewable from the car park. (C Moore)

Porthpean: 2 Surf Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter and 1 Long-tailed Duck. (R Treeby)

Egloshayle: 5 Hawfinch still at the cemetery. (A Langdon)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Yellow-legged Gull and 1 Pink-footed Goose in with the Canada Geese. (DI Julian) Carnsew Basin: 1 Red-throated Diver this morning. (B Dodd) This afternoon, 2 Grey Plover, 9 Bar-tailed Godwit, 9 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Greenshank, 4 Little Grebe. (T Mills)

St Just Airfield: Adult Glaucous Gull 1 mile southeast of the airfield. (KA Wilson)

St John’s Lake: Viewed from Marine Drive and surrounding roads. 3 Spoonbill, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Great Northern Diver and 6 Brent Goose. (C Ellis)


Wednesday 3rd January 2018

New Year’s Day Bird race/Green Challenge: Thanks to all those who took part/contributed their sightings. If anyone out birding on the 1st Jan who kept a list are able to send in their total for the day please do so – garden lists, local patch or further afield. Hopefully we can do more of this kind of thing in the future. Thanks!

Late news, 2/1, Sennen: Hundreds, if not thousands, of By-the-wind Sailors (Velella velella) along the strand line on Sennen Beach. (R Butts)

Gannel Estuary: 1w Caspian Gull. (B Bosisto)

Newquay: 1w Ring-billed Gull showing well on Trenance boating pool. (S Grose, A McKechnie, B Bosisto)

Ring-billed Gull, Alex McKechnie

Towan Head: 2 Bonxie, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Peregrine this morning in an hour. (S Rowe)

Fistral Beach: 63 Fulmar,1 Manx Shearwater, 100 Kittiwake in a 1 hour seawatch. (B Bosisto)

Penzance: 1 dark phase Pomarine Skua, 1 juv Glaucous Gull, 10 Great Northern Diver off Jubilee Pool. (R Veal)

Cot Valley: Male Firecrest showing well. (N Wheatley)

Sennen Cove: 1st w Iceland Gull flew past. (C Moore)

Feock: 2 Hawfinch in the yews by the church entrance. With 1 Hawfinch showing well 09:30 -10:00. (M Jones)

Mullion: Hawfinch at Higher Bochym opposite Swift Autos at 13:05.

Coverack: 2w Iceland Gull still at 12:20.

Loe Beach: 12 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Black-necked Grebe. (W Chegwidden) 

Carrick Roads: 5 Black-necked Grebe, 6 Great Northern Diver, 12 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 30+ Gannet. (J St Ledger)

Porthpean: 10 Common Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter, 2 Surf Scoter and 1 Long-tailed Duck at 15:00. (M Jones)

Camel Trail, Wadebridge to Padstow:  27 Mute Swan,  Canada Goose, 22 Shelduck, 13 Mallard, 40 Wigeon, 1 Goosander, 2 Little Gebe, 3 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 80 Oystercatcher, 3 Ringed Plover, 3 Grey Plover, c.2000 Golden Plover, c.300 Lapwing, c.300 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 60 Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 100 Black-tailed Godwit, 60 Curlew, 250 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 90 Herring Gull, 65 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Wood Pigeon, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 4 Redwing, 7 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Goldcrest, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Magpie, 7 Rook, 25 Carrion Cow, 3 Raven, 5 Starling, 3 House Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch. (M Scawen et al.)

Egloshayle: 2 Hawfinch in old part of cemetery. (A Langdon)

Hawfinch, Adrian Langdon

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: 1 Firecrest. (B Toms)

Godolphin Hill: 1 Snipe (C Richards)


Tuesday 2nd January 2018

Late news, 1/1, Newlyn, harbour: 1 Great Northern Diver and 1 f Black Redstart. Outside harbour: 1 ad Common Gull, 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Grey Wagtail and 2 Harbour Porpoise, also Gannets and Kittiwakes. Sandy Cove: 1 Bullfinch and 1 Goldcrest. Newlyn Coombe: 1 Redwing, 1 Goldcrest and 1 flyover Peregrine. (T Mills)

Late news, 1/1, China Fleet Club/Kingsmill Lake:  2 Hawfinch in trees near picnic tables, Glossy Ibis in field opposite 2nd hide, Firecrest, Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, 112 Avocet. (G Lewis)

Late news, 1/1, Windmill Farm: 1 Richard’s Pipit. (D Wright)

Late news, 1/1, Siblyback Reservoir: 1 Scaup (female). (G Lewis)

Newquay Boating Lake: 1 Ring-billed Gull still this afternoon and roosting on the water with a family of Mute Swan this evening. (J Bowen, S Grose)

Ring-billed Gull, Jayne Bowen

Ring-billed Gull, Jayne Bowen

Copperhouse: 2 Jack Snipe. (D Eva)

Hayle: 10 Goosander ( 4 drakes, 6 female/imm.), 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull. (D Eva) Also 1 3w Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Spoonbill, 1 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 9 Grey Plover, 3 (2 drk) Goosander and 1 possible Lesser Black-backed Gull x Herring Gull hybrid. (R Veal)

Penzance: 13 Great Northern Diver, 1 juv. Glaucous Gull off Jubilee Pool. (D Eva, L Proctor)

Drift: 1 Pink-footed Goose still with 40 Canada Geese. (D Eva)

Mousehole: 1f Black Redstart in Rocky area N of harbour. Also Rock Pipit and 10 Turnstones in harbour. (C Richards)

Marazion Beach: 1 juv Glaucous Gull at Red River mouth 10:00, different to the recent Newlyn bird. Also 1 Water Pipit. (R Veal)

Kennell Vale: A pair of displaying Dipper.  (A James)

Dipper, Alan James

Helford River from Passage Cove: 1 Black-necked Grebe, 8 Great Northern Diver, 3 Gannet, 1 Whimbrel. (J St Ledger)

Frenchman’s Creek, Helford: Dusk egret roost held 20 Cattle Egret, 42 Little Egret and 3 Grey Heron this evening. (D Flumm)

Chapel Amble: 1 Bar-headed Goose with Canada Geese in field north of hide, Peregrine, Firecrest. (J & B Teague)

Egloshayle: 1 Hawfinch. (J & B Teague)

Polshea Farm, St Tudy: 2 Barn Owl at 04:30. (R Hughes)