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)


Sunday 11th February 2018

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Great White Egret from Golden Lion causeway again this morning. (R Augarde, W Chegwidden, B Oakes) Also seen again at Golden Lion Cutoff at 1615hrs, plus 2 Little Egret (PJ Freestone)

Great White Egret, Warren Chegwidden

Great White Egret, Ben Oakes

Great White Egret, Ben Oakes

Sancreed: 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Greylag, 151 Canada Geese, 3 Mediterranean Gull. (D Flumm)

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck and 1 Black-necked Grebe, 15 Common Scoter, 2 Great Northern Diver (S & P Rogers, D Campbell).

Surf Scoters, David Campbell

Wilcove: 1 Green-winged Teal still at 07.45. (M Easterbrook) Also 49 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Gull, 1 Green winged Teal. (A Blonden)

Wacker Quay: 1 Green-winged Teal still at 08.30, also 57 Avocet. (M Easterbrook)

Dozmary Pool: 1 ad m Lesser Scaup.

Newquay: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull at Trenance Boating Lake again. (D Campbell)

Ring-billed Gull, David Campbell

Mousehole, St Clement’s Isle: 1 1w Kumlien’s Gull at the roost this evening. (M Elliot)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 5+ Water Pipit.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1w Glaucous Gull, 6 Common Gull, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Goosander, 16 Grey Plover, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit. Also 3 Greenshank. (D Campbell)  Ryan’s Field:1 Spoonbill. (S Grose, R Veal) and 1 Snipe. (R Veal) Copperhouse creek: 1 Mediterranean Gull, 26 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Firecrest, 1 male Blackcap. (S Grose) Also 3 Greenshank. (D Campbell)

Penzance: 1 juv Glaucous Gull offshore the promenade.

Newlyn: 1 1w Iceland Gull and 1 1w Glaucous Gull in harbour.

Truro: 2 (m&f) Blackcap in garden. (K + J Mortimore) Also in my garden: 1m,1f Siskin. (D Jenkins)

Wadebridge: 1 Blackcap (m) on garden feeders. (S Marquis)

Crowlas: 1f Brambling with 250+ Chaffinch, 1+ Firecrest, 1f Blackcap, 60+ Redwing. (R Veal)

Camborne: 1 m Blackcap still visiting garden in centre of town. (D King)

Bodmin, Cardinham Woods: 1 Marsh Tit plus several Coal Tits, dozens of Siskins and 1 Grey Wagtail all by the café feeders. (A Hartley)

Falmouth, Berkeley Cottages: 1 fem-type Black Redstart, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Buzzard. (S Van Hear)

Bude, Northcott Mouth: 1 Peregrine. (P Mitson)

Pendower: 6 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 5 Slavonian Grebe, 6 Common Scoter. (S & P Rogers).

Newquay River Gannel: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Dipper. (S Grose)

Sennen: 1 juv Iceland Gull over road. (D Flumm)

Millbrook: 1 Greenshank. (M Easterbrook)

Penwithick: 3 Goldfinch , 4 House Sparrow , 2 Great Tit , 2 Blue Tit , 1 Coal Tit , 1 Reed Bunting , 3 Long-tailed Tit . (K.Bowers)

Meadow Pipit, Kevin Bowers

Coal Tit, Kevin Bowers

Reed Bunting, Kevin Bowers

Gannel Estuary: 11 Little Egret, 134 Curlew. (S Rowe)

Porth Reservoir: 2 Goosander, 1 Wigeon, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Coot, 1 Grey Heron, 250 Black-headed Gull, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 10 Common Gull. (S Rowe)

Penzance: 2 Black Redstart along seafront this afternoon.

St Ives Island seawatch 8.30 am – 12.30 pm: 5 Great Skua, 7 Red-throated Diver, 5 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 3 Purple Sandpiper. (R Wilkins)

Mawgan: 1 Nuthatch and 1 Siskin in garden (P. Bedford)


Thursday 8th February 2018

Late news, 7/2, Wilcove: Drake Green-winged Teal, 3 Whimbrel, 2 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper. (B Taggart)

Charlestown: 1 f Blackcap still ( D Hastilow)

Egloshayle: A single Hawfinch still at the old cemetery this morning at 09:20. (A Langdon)

Truro: Male and female Blackcaps in a private garden. (K & J Mortimore)

Gwithian: 1w Glaucous Gull on the beach at 12:15. Also 2w Glaucous Gull on beach feeding on seal carcass, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 drk Scaup, 5 Tufted Duck, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Coot, 9 Moorhen, 1 Canada Goose, 3 Oystercatcher, 31 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Shelduck, 120+ Herring Gull, 11 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 41 Teal, 1 Snipe, Reed Bunting, 2 Stonechat. (PJ Freestone)

2w Glaucous Gull – Paul Freestone

Godrevy Head: 43 Oystercatcher, 16 Turnstone, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Kestrel, 6+ Raven, 10+ Meadow Pipit, 8 Rock Pipit, 5+ Skylark, 2 Stonechat, Great Northern Diver and numerous Shag and Guillemot offshore. (PJ Freestone)

Millbrook: Cattle Egret still at Radford Lane opposite Stone Farm.

Saltash: 1 Hawfinch still at the China Fleet Club, 8 Fieldfare flew over (M Beer)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Spotted Redshank (M Beer)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 30 Bar-tailed Godwit, 175 Dunlin, 48 Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 2 Rock Pipit, 23 Oystercatcher, 2 Meadow Pipit, 55 Black-headed Gull, 4 Common Gull, 88+ Herring Gull, 123 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 16 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Little Egret, 100+ Wigeon, 80+ Teal, 1 Shelduck, 4 Curlew. Ryan’s Field: 17 Curlew, 1f Bullfinch, 2 Greenfinch, 77 Lapwing, 18 Redshank, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 3 Shelduck, 2 Canada Geese. Copperhouse Creek: 1 Mediterranean Gull, 10 Shelduck, 22 Redshank, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 16 Canada Geese, 250+ Wigeon, 1 Spoonbill, 120+ Herring Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 14 Black-headed Gull, 3 Mute Swan. (PJ Freestone)

Lamorna: 1 Firecrest, 2 Red Deer. (M McKee)

Newlyn Harbour: 1w Glaucous Gull, 1w Iceland Gull. (M McKee)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Great White Egret at the Golden Lion cut off, 3 Goldeneye viewed from southern cut off. (D Curtis)

Cardinham Woods: 10+ Siskin, 3 Marsh Tit. (B Taggart)

Crafthole: 1 Firecrest in roadside hedge. (B Taggart)

Sancreed: 2 Mediterranean Gull (ad & 1W), 1 Chiffchaff. (DS Flumm)

Mousehole, St Clement’s Isle: 2 1w Iceland Gull (thought to be new birds), 1 pale 1w Glaucous Gull, 1 ad Kumlien’s Gull, 5 (2 ad, 2 1w and 1 3w) Yellow-legged Gull and 1 poss 3w Azorean Yellow-legged Gull, all at the roost this evening.(M Elliot)

Looe –  a very white, 2w Glaucous Gull at Hannafore this afternoon. Also at least 3 Mediterranean Gull, several Kittiwakes and 1 male Eider. (A Payne)

Dozmary Pool: 1 ad m Lesser Scaup still and 2 Goldeneye etc. (B Craven)

Helford Passage: 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Razorbill, 1 Great Crested Grebe. (J St Ledger)


Wednesday 31st January 2018

Late news, 30/1, Egloshayle: 2 Hawfinches still in the morning. (C Selway)

Late news, 30/1, Clapper Marshes: 3 Common Sandpiper and a Water Pipit. (C Selway)

Egloshayle: At least 1 Hawfinch still present in the cemetery. (A Langdon)

Newlyn, Tolcarne rocks: 2 Brent Geese and 1 ad Mediterranean Gull with gull flock, 1 Grey Heron and Kingfisher. (L Proctor, T Mills) Harbour: 1 ad Kumlien’s Gull and 1 1w Iceland Gull also ad & 1w Glaucous Gull (L Proctor, T Mills)

Brent Geese – Linton Proctor

Brent Goose – Tony Mills

Penzance, off Tolcarne beach: Feeding frenzy of Gannets close inshore, 1 Mute Swan and 4 Grey Seal. Wherrytown rocks: c70 Sanderling. (T Mills) Jubilee Pool: Drake Eider still. (J Evans)

Pendeen Watch 09.30 – 11.30: 1 1w Iceland Gull (same bird as on 20th, 25th and 30th Jan), 1 Manx Shearwater W and 1 Red-throated Diver. (P Clement)

Mawgan: 2 Brambling (1m, 1f), 1m Siskin, 1 Blackcap in garden (P. Bedford)

Cape Cornwall: 1w Glaucous Gull still and 2 Great Skua offshore, plus 21 Choughs. (N Wheatley)

Charlestown: 1 f Blackcap ( D Hastilow )

Kingsmill Lake: Glossy Ibis still. (M Beer)

China Fleet Club: 1 Hawfinch still this morning. (M Beer)

Wilcove: Drake Green-winged Teal again. (J Dodderidge)

Truro: 8 Cattle Egrets with Little Egrets 200 m. along St Clement lane past Penarth farm and viewed from gate on right 11:00. (M Lammas)

St Gothian LNR: 3 Glaucous Gull (1w, 2w, Ad) at 14:00. (PA Fraser) Also 1m Scaup, 120 Teal, 2 Coot, 4 Oystercatcher and 8 Curlew. (MJ Spicer)

1w Glaucous Gull – Pete Fraser

2w Glaoucous Gull – Pete Fraser

Ad Glaucous Gull – Pete Fraser

Coverack: 1 Iceland Gull and 1 Mediterranean Gull (P. Bedford)

Porth Reservoir: 7 Mediterranean Gull, 22 Common Gull, 274 Black headed Gull, 1 Kittiwake, 8 Coot, 2 Raven, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Peregrine, 1 Firecrest (C Hughes)

Padstow, Dennis Farm: 15 Egret sp. observed in brown field with cattle from Porthilly Point, too far away for positive identification. (S Grose)

Camel Trail Wildlife Walk: 34 Mute Swan, 2 Whooper Swan, 4 Canada Goose, 44 Shelduck, 9 Mallard, 2 Goosander, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 60 Oystercatcher, 3 Ringed Plover, c.2000 Golden Plover, c.300 Lapwing, 120 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 55 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 65 Curlew, c.350 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 80 Herring Gull, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 90 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 3 Robin, 10 Redwing, 7 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Magpie, 1 Jay, 6 Rook, 45 Carrion Crow, 12 Starling, 8 House Sparrow, 5 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch,  Reed Bunting. 1 Rabbit, 1 Palmate NewtFrog spawn. (M. Scawen et al.)

Respryn Woods: 1 Sparrowhawk. (D Bray)

Sparrowhawk, Darren Bray

Bude: 15 Oystercatcher, 3 Stonechat and 7-8 Long-tailed Tit. (H Wilkins)


Sunday 28th January 2018

Late news, 27/1, Penzance garden:1 Firecrest, 1 Blackcap. (NR Phillips)

Mullion Cove: 1 male Sparrowhawk in private garden (J Allely)

Chybucca: 1 fem Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Newquay, Towan Head: 3 Red-throated Diver, 3 Common Scoter, many auks and a few Gannets. Also 3 Harbour Porpoise off point. (M Lammas)

Penzance, New Mill: 1 Hawfinch in private garden. (J Shearn)

Mevagissey: 2 (ad and 1st w) Kumlien’s Gull, 3 Glaucous Gull, 1 (2nd winter) Iceland Gull. (B Bosisto)

Newlyn harbour: 1 1w Glaucous Gull, 2 (ad + 1w) Iceland Gull early afternoon. (R Veal, T Mills) Also 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose) Also ad Kumlien’s Gull. (S Rogers)

Glaucous Gull, Shaun Grose

1w Iceland Gull, Reuben Veal

Penzance, Tolcarne beach: 2 pale-bellied Brent Geese. (R Veal, T Mills, S Grose, B Dodd, NR Phillips) Plus 1 Glaucous Gull and 1 ad Mediterranean Gull. (NR Phillips) Also 1 Iceland Gull on Rugby Ground roof. (S Grose)  Battery Rocks and Harbour: 42 Purple Sandpiper, 15 Sanderling, 5 Raven, 2 Black Redstart,1 Eider, 98 Turnstone. (S Grose, R Veal) And 3 Great Northern Diver. (NR Phillips) Chyandour.: 2f Black Redstart, drk Eider. (R Veal)

Pale-bellied Brent Geese, Shaun Grose

Brent Goose, Reuben Veal

Brent Goose, Reuben Veal

Roosting Purple Sandpipers, Shaun Grose

Truro, in my garden:  2 f  Siskin. (D Jenkins)

Tresemple Pool:  9 Snipe, 9 Redshank, 1 Kingfisher On the river: 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Little Egret. (D Jenkins)

Sennen Cove: 1 subadult Iceland Gull flew past.

Longrock Pool: possible Ring-billed Gull, then flew onto water off Marazion Beach. (S Grose)

Marazion: 1 Red-throated Diver, 10 Common Scoter, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 120 Sanderling, 1 Dunlin, 24 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel. (D Wright) Also 1 ad Pacific Diver showing fairly well offshore red river mouth with 6+ Great Northern Diver. (R Veal)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Firecrest feeding in trees around railway crossing.

Truro, in my garden:  2 f and 1 m Siskin. (D Jenkins) Malpas Road: 1 Goldcrest in garden. (M Costa)

Penwithick: 1 m Reed Bunting in private garden. (K Bowers)

Reed Bunting, Kevin Bowers

St. Germans: 2 Chiffchaff. (T Blonden)

Kennal Vale: 3 Dipper (some singing and aggression). (R Hollis)

Feock Churchyard: 2 Hawfinch in yews. (R Hollis)

Feock, Loe Beach: 15 Red-Breasted Merganser. (R Hollis)

Pendower Beach: 3 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-Throated diver, 1 probable Pacific Diver(close in, had a black-throated neck pattern but definitely no white flank). (R Hollis)

St Clement: 2 Avocet, 2 Greenshank, 8 Shelduck. (R Hollis)

St Merryn: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Great Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 1 Robin, 1 Blackbird and 4 Chaffinch on feeders. (R Hughes)

Probus: 40 Lapwing. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Portscatho: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 82 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Pendower: 17 Common Gull, 7 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Velvet Scoter8 Common Scoter, 2 Red-necked Grebe2 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Grey Wagtail. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Mevagissey: 3 Glaucous Gull (1w + 2 2w), 1 Iceland Gull (2w), 2 Kumlien’s Gull (ad + 1w), 3 Great Northern Diver. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

St Austell Sewage Works: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff10 Common Chiffchaff, 20 Goldcrest, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Lostwithiel: 1 Pink-footed Goose, 2 Goosander, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Marsh Tit. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Fowey Estuary: 12 Little Egret, 1 Cattle Egret10 Fieldfare. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Porthpean: 52 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2080 Herring Gull, 3 Surf Scoter (now aged as 2 1w drakes and 1 female), 1 Velvet Scoter1 Long-tailed Duck1 Red-necked Grebe. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare, AC Robinson)

Whacker Quay: 1 Green-winged Teal still. (AC Robinson)

Wilcove: 48 Teal, 1 Green-winged Teal, (seen at 2pm, different bird to above?) and 1 Whimbrel. (D Herdson)

Angarrack, Grist Lane: 1 Firecrest in hawthorne hedge (Andy Robinson)

Falmouth, Castle Beach: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Black Redstart, 1 Blackcap (female), 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Stonechat. (J St Ledger)

Crowlas: 1f Brambling still. (R Veal)

Rosevidney: 1 Firecrest, 6 Snipe, 6 Skylark. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 ad Glaucous Gull, 1 ad argentatus Herring Gull, 1 Spoonbill, 7+ Goosander on Lelant Saltings late afternoon.(R Veal) Also 1 Yellow-legged Gull (3w), 8 Goosander (2m), c10 Grey Plover, c10 Common Gull, 1 Peregrine (D.Beadle, S.Ellis) St Anne’s Woods: 1 Nuthatch, 1 Firecrest, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Bullfinch. (R Veal)

Stithians Reservoir, Stuart Hutchings hide: 2 Scaup (m), 6 Goldeneye (1m, 5 f/imm), 70 Lapwing. (G Adams)

Trebah Garden: 20+ Brambling, 2 Reed Bunting, 150+ Chaffinch (in stubble field behind tennis court). (G Adams)

Helston, Loe Pool: 1 1w Glaucous Gull, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 12 Goosander. (I Maclean)

Coverack: 1 Iceland Gull, c35 Mediterranean Gull (inc. Dutch/Belgium ringed bird), 1 Black Redstart (D.Beadle)


Friday 26th January 2018

Late news, 25/1, Coverack: 2 Yellow-legged Gull (1 ad 1 3cy), 1 Glaucous Gull (3cy), 2 Iceland Gull (1 2cy 1 3cy) and 6 Mediterranean Gull’s. (S Bury)

Penzance: 1 ad Pacific Diver off the harbour this afternoon. Wherrytown Rocks: 1 1w Yellow-legged Gull, also 25+ Great Northern Diver and many dolphins in bay. (M Elliot) Also 1 Firecrest near bird feeders at 09:30 on sea front between Lugger Inn/Queens Hotel. (D Ellisdon)

Mousehole: Black Redstart in the car park at 11:00. (D Ellisdon)

St Ives Bay: 5 Great Northern Divers and 2 Red-throated Divers from Carbis Bay. (GE Carr)

Camel Estuary: Guillemot swimming in Camel estuary off Pentreath picnic area between Padstow and Old Own Cove at 12.30 today (M. Ellis)

Dozmary Pool: 1 Lesser Scaup, 3 Goldeneye, 14 Pochard. (B. Bryne)

Crackington Haven: 1 Red Kite flying north. (J&B Teague)

Newlyn, off Roskilly: 1 probable Kumlien’s Gull with hundreds of gulls following a pilchard boat. (M Elliot) Newlyn Harbour: 1 2w Yellow-legged Gull, 1 ad Kumlien’s Gull, 1 1w Iceland Gull, 2 (ad + 1w) Glaucous Gull. (M Elliot) 1 ad Kumlien’s Gull. (M McKee)

Kumlien’s Gull – Michael McKee

Kumlien’s Gull – Michael McKee

Newlyn: 2 Glaucous Gull (ad & juv), 2+ Iceland Gull (ad + 1 or 2 juv). (P Aley & I Teague)

Pendower Beach: 25+ Black -throated Diver, 5+ Great Northern Diver, Red-necked Grebe, 8+ Slavonian Grebe, 8 Common Scoter, c25 Mediterranean Gull, Chiffchaff. (P Aley & I Teague)

Dobwalls: 1 Firecrest in private garden (C&J Duffy)

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

Hayle Estuary: 1 (3rdCY) Caspian Gull, 2 Glaucous Gull, 5 Yellow-legged Gull. (M Halliday)

Hayle: 2 Glaucous Gull (1 adult), 1 Yellow-legged gull 10:30am
(R Augarde)

Caspian Gull – Mark halliday

Polbathic Creek: 1 Water Rail. (A Blonden)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 100+ Black-tailed Godwit, 200+ Lapwing, 6 Pintail, Shoveler ,Teal, Wigeon, Coal, Blue and Great tit, Goldfinch, Sparrowhawk, Spoonbill also present (A+AS Wagstaff)

St Ives: 1 Firecrest. (R Veal)

Truro: 1 Firecrest at Vospers Truro. (W Chegwidden)

Cot Valley / Porth Nanven: 14 Chough, 2 Firecrest, 16 Greenfinch, 3 Mistle Thrush, 2 Black Redstart, 1 Sandwich Tern, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Gerran’s Bay: 8 Common Scoter, c30 Black-throated Diver, 3+ Great Northern Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe and 1 Chough. (P Clement, B Hibbett, MJ Spicer)

St Just-in-Roseland: 4+ Cirl Bunting. (P Clement, B Hibbett, MJ Spicer)

Feock Churchyard: 1m Hawfinch. (P Clement, B Hibbett, MJ Spicer)

Loe Beach: c25 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Great Northern Diver, 3 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Crested Grebe and 5+ Black-necked Grebe. (P Clement, B Hibbett, MJ Spicer)

St Merryn: 27 House Sparrow to roost in honey suckle above springhouse chinese in the village. (R Hughes)

Wacker Quay: 105 Avocet and a drake Green-winged Teal this afternoon on the River Lynher (A Payne)

Mounts Bay, Marazion: At least 40 – 60 Common Dolphin in at least 2 pods stretching from Mousehole to St Michael’s Mount at 4.30pm. One pod close inshore at Marazion leaping and forming a circle around an obvious bait ball with 100’s Gannets diving into or flying low over the sea amongst the pod and then dropping onto the water. (J Hawkey)

Trevose Head: 181 Linnet, 24 Stock Dove, 3 Song Thrush, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 165 Skylark, 128 Chaffinch, 2 Corn Bunting, 2 Reed Bunting, 14 Yellowhammer. (B Bosisto)

Colliford Reservoir: 7 redhead Goosander. (B Craven)

Drift Resevoir: 1 Black-necked Grebe still. (M Wallace)

Newquay: 1 2cy Ring-billed Gull on Trenance Pool still. (T Phelps)

Gannel Estuary: 1st winter Ring-billed Gull late pm (same bird as boating lake), 2 Mediterranean Gull. (S Rowe)

Falmouth, Swanpool: 3 Pochard (2m 1f), Swanpool Point: 3 Ringed Plover, 8 Turnstone, Castle Beach: 5 Turnstone, 3 Stonechat, 2 Black Redstart, Pendennis Point: 2 Stonechat, 1 Whimbrel, Lambs Lane: c300 Chaffinch, 1 Brambling, 1 Skylark, 1 Peregrine over in stubble fields between Lambs Lane, Falmouth School and A39. (D Chaney)

Penryn: 1 Common Sandpiper, Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 74 Curlew, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 40 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Turnstone, 1 Knot, 4 Snipe, 6 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 300 Black-headed Gull, 39 Teal, 6 Mallard Old Penryn Cemetery: 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Mistle Thrush. (D Chaney)

Outer Carrick Roads: 2 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 Kittiwake, 6 Gannet, 2 Whimbrel, 3 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-necked Grebe, 2  Red-breasted Merganser between Falmouth and Mylor Churchtown. (D Chaney)

Mylor Bridge: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank. (D Chaney)

Poltesco: 1m Bulfinch on the bracken on bank, 2 Grey Wagtail and 3 Oystercatcher on the beach. (F Trewin)

Cubert Common: 1 Short-eared Owl. (S Grose)

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Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Late news, 22/1, Seaton: 19 Red-throated Diver. (A Payne)

Late news, 22/1, Crowdy Reservoir: 112 Teal, 25 Mallard, 184+ Black-headed Gull, 300+ Herring Gull, 2 Sparrowhawk, Mistle Thrush etc.  (WeBS) 350+ Lapwing & 2,000+ Golden Plover feeding nearby and over, Several Ravens. (B Craven)

Late news, 22/1, Tintagel: 1 Black-throated Diver (B Craven)

Late news, 22/1, Laneast: 283 Lapwing (B Craven)

Lostwithiel Shirehall Moor: 1 Pink-footed Goose in Canada Goose flock, also 30 Snipe and 3 Little Grebe. (E Mayhew)

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter and 1 Long-tailed Duck. (DK Parker)

Pendower: 21 Black-throated Diver, 3 Great Northern Diver, 2 Slavonian Grebe and 1 Red-necked Grebe. (DK Parker) Immature Iceland Gull over SW at 14:40.

St Just in Roseland: 3+ Cirl Bunting. (DK Parker)

St Clement: 1 male Brambling, 2+ Siskin and 10 Greenfinch on the feeders, 1 Avocet, 3 Greenshank, 26 Redshank, 77 Teal and 1 Kingfisher. (DK Parker, R Veal, M Costa) Also 7+ Cattle Egret in with 18 Little Egrets at Menadew Farm in the second field. (R Veal, M Costa)

Hayle Estuary: 1 3w Yellow-legged Gull, 1 ad Kittiwake. (R Veal)

Newlyn harbour: 1 ad Kumlien’s Gull, 1 1w Iceland Gull, 1 1w Glaucous Gull, 1 dark 1w Glaucous x Herring Gull hybrid; also 1 1w Glaucous Gull behind fishing boat off Roskilly. (M Elliot)

Saltash: Hawfinch still at the China Fleet Club. (DI Julian)

River Lynher: 3 Spoonbill on Rat Island. (DI Julian)

Millbrook: 1w Glaucous Gull. (DI Julian)

Kingsmill Lake: Glossy Ibis, 4 Barnacle Goose and 1 Spotted Redshank. (DI Julian)

Egloshayle: 3 Hawfinch still at the cemetery. (A Langdon)

Newquay: 1w Ring-billed Gull still on Trenance boating pool. (C Teague)

Coverack: 2 Iceland Gull and 3 Mediterranean Gull feeding off the end of Dolor Point (P. Bedford) 1w and 2w Iceland Gulls. (T Blunden)

Downderry: 1 Great Skua, 10 Kittiwake, 2 Red-throated Diver, 1 Fulmar and 57 Gannet flew west 09:40-10:50. Also a Great Northern Diver and Red-throated Diver on the sea. (A Payne)

Falmouth: 1w male Black Redstart at Station Terrace.

St Blazey: Firecrest at Prideaux Road still.

Wadebridge: 1 Redpoll in private garden. (A Taylor)

The Lizard, Church Cove: 1 1w Kumlien’s Gull. (T Blunden)

Swanpool: 1 Pochard. Swanpool Beach: 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Chiffchaff, with 3 Great Northern Diver, 2 Razorbill, 1 Guillemot and 10 Mediterranean Gull offshore. (D Chaney)