Saturday 23rd February 2019

Devoran: 1w Lesser Yellowlegs still at Tallack’s Creek this morning.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Glossy Ibis again early morning, but left at 7.50 climbing to about 1000ft before heading west. (S Rogers)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 70+ Cattle Egret, 2 Spoonbill, 6 Ruff, 50 Black-tailed Godwit, 60+ Lapwing, 50+ Curlew, 2 Little Grebe catching Newts, 4 Pintail, 20 Shelduck, 12 Shoveler, 10 Gadwall, 2 Hare, 8 Cattle Egret feeding with sheep in field behind hide. (D Thomas)

Porthcurno: 1 juv Iceland Gull. (M Ahmad)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Spoonbill still early morning. (D Chadwick, P St Pierre)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Black-necked Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 71 Canada Geese. (D Flumm)

Newquay, Towan Head: 11 Purple Sandpiper, 20 + Turnstone, 12 Oystercatcher behind  Headland Hotel; 2 Red-throated Diver off point. (M Lammas) Cornwall College: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker heard drumming and seen at the back of the zoo. (I + E Carne)

Charlestown: 2 White Wagtail and 1 Pied Wagtail. (D Hastilow)

St Just: 4 Chough, 2 Raven, 2 Buzzard, 1 Mistle Thrush, 18 Oystercatcher, from Carn Gloose / Cape Cornwall.

Kenidjack: 1 Swallow. (S Grose)

Botallack: 17 Chough, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 10+ Bottlenose Dolphin. (S Grose)

Porthledden Cove: 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 19 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail. (S Grose)

Foage Valley, Zennor: ringtail Hen Harrier. (C Madden)

Par Duck Pond: 2m&2f Teal, 8 Moorhen, 2 Mute Swan, 5m&5f Mallard. (C Hooper).

St Ives Bay: Red-throated Diver flying W at 10:25. (G&L Carr)

Porth Joke: 2 Chough, 4 Bullfinch, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Chiffchaff. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 35 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (S Rowe)

River Gannel: 2 Common Sandpiper opposite Mellanvrane Roundabout. (S Grose)


Sunday 10th February 2019

Coverack: 1 Pallas’s Warbler again just on the seaward side of the sewage works, also Firecrest. (B Craven, R Veal, S Windle et al) Also 76 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Eider, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Chiffchaff, 6 Greenfinch ( B Bosisto L Payne ) Plus 3 (1 ad 2 juv) Shag. (M Webb)

Pallas’s Warbler, Stevan Windle

Shag, Martin Webb

Shag, Martin Webb

Devoran: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs 1st-winter still in high tide roost at Tallack’s Creek this morning.

St. Ives,12 .15- 3.00: 1 Leach’s Petrel past the Island, also 2 Great Northern Diver, 5 Red-throated Diver, 5 Black-throated Diver, 1 Manx Shearwater, 7 Great Skua. (R Augarde, R Wilkins, B Mellow) St Ives Island (15.30 – 1600hrs): 2 Great Skua, 1 Red-throated Diver & 2 ad Mediterranean Gull. (J Hawkey)

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint, 4 Green Sandpiper, 5 Ruff, 1 Water Pipit, 1 Snipe, 1 Redshank, 150 Black-tailed Godwit, 15 Curlew, 6 Shoveler, 2 Chiffchaff + 1 Barn Owl. (T Wilson, J Thomas)

Helston: 1 Glossy Ibis in park on north side of River Cober. (R Augarde et al) 2 Yellow-browed Warbler at sewage works. (D Wright, T Mills et al) Also Firecrest reported.

Glossy Ibis, Richard Augarde

Glossy Ibis, Mashuq Ahmad

Glossy Ibis, Mashuq Ahmad

Yellow-browed Warbler, Mashuq Ahmad

Yellow-browed Warbler, Dougy Wright

Yellow-browed Warbler, Dougy Wright

Hannafore Point: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff and Slavonian Grebe.

Sladebridge: 14 Cattle Egret at Lower Croan.

St Martin in Meneage: 15 Cattle Egret and 1 Little Egret in fields with cattle east of village. (S Chandler)

Carbis Bay: 2 Black-throated Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver and 10+ Common Scoter. (P St Pierre)

Pendeen, 2hr seawatch: 3 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver and 11 Common Scoter past west. (P Clement)

Par, Beach Pool: 1 Shoveler (fem), 1 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 5 Tufted Duck, 2 Common Gull, 1 Sparrowhawk. Par Market East Carpark: 1 Mistle Thrush, 2,Nuthatch. (S Grose)

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

Penwithick: 16 House Sparrow, 3 Blue Tit, 10 Chaffinch, 2 Reed Bunting, 4 Woodpigeon, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Great Tit, 4 Coal Tit, 4 Starling. (K. Bowers)

Coal Tit, Kevin Bowers

Starling, Kevin Bowers

Long-tailed Tit, Kevin Bowers

Reed Bunting, Kevin Bowers

Penryn: 1 Black Redstart in private garden.

Downderry: 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-Throated Diver. (P Kemp)

Kings Mill Lake: c45 Black-tailed Godwit, 190+ Avocet, 200 Dunlin, 23 Lapwing, 1 Knot, 2 Grey Plover, c.80 Teal and 8 Little Egret. (P Kemp)

St Mawgan: 1 Barn Owl, 2 Woodcock at Carnanton Woods. (S Grose)

Newquay: 1 Short-eared Owl East Pentire. (M Jones)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Water Pipit, 30 Rock Pipit, 1 Greenshank, 9 Redshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (S Rowe, Newquay Marine Group)


Sunday 3rd February 2019

Late news, 2/2, Tregoss: 21 Woodcock, 1 Jack Snipe, 4 Common Snipe, 2 Tawny Owl. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Mount’s Bay: Pacific Diver off Jubilee Pool. 1 Great Northern Diver. (S Rogers, M Elliott)

Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs still present. (M Ahmad)

Coverack Sewage Works: 1 Pallas’s Warbler in ivy below sewage works. (D Beadle)

Loe Pool: Glossy Ibis feeding in marsh Penrose arm of Pool 11:45 onwards, 20 Shoveler, 12 Goosander. (D Flumm)

Porthleven: Black Redstart around houses east end of village. (D Flumm)

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint again in floods behind Maltsters Pub, also 2 Water Pipit. (S McMahon)

Newquay: 7 Red-throated Diver and 1 Grey plover 09:30 at Towan Head. (M Lammas, J Pasco) Yellow-browed Warbler at St George’s Road car park at 10:00. (M Lammas)

Torpoint: 6 Cattle Egret still at Radford Lane. Also 2 Eider, 1 Black-necked Grebe at St John’s Lake. (A C Robinson)

Sancreed: 3 Cattle Egret, 48 Lapwing, 20 Golden Plover, 1 Med Gull. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: 2 Cattle Egret in field on far side of reservoir from car parking area. 3 Goldeneye, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Snipe, 1 Black-necked Grebe still present at far end past hide. (D King, S Rogers)

Black-necked Grebe 27/1 – Steve Rogers

St Ives: Great Spotted Woodpecker and 2 f Black Redstart at Barnoon Cemetery. (M Rouncefield, D King)

Green Woodpecker – Marlene Rouncefield

Green Woodpecker – Marlene Rouncefield

Snipe – Marlene Rouncefield

Snipe – Marlene Rouncefield

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spoonbill, 1 Green Sandpiper. (B Toms, M Curtis) 1 3rd cal Caspian Gull, 3 adult Yellow-legged Gull, 1 probable hybrid Lesser Black-backed Gull x Herring Gull & 1 Greylag Goose. (B Bosisto ) Also Spoonbill and 2 Snipe in Copperhouse Creek. (M Rouncefield)

Lizard Point: 1 Iceland Gull, 8 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Scoter, 6 Red-throated Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver. (I Maclean)

Lamorna Cove: 1 Black Redstart. (M McKee)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: 40+ Fieldfare, 30+ Redwing. (B Toms)

Carrick Roads: 14 Black-necked Grebe (in two groups of 10 & 4), 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 26 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 distant Sandwich Tern, from Restronguet Weir. (J St Ledger)

Carbis Bay: 2 Great Skua, 6 Great Northern Diver, 3 Red-throated Diver, 500+ Kittiwake. (S Rogers)

Ding Dong Moor: 2 ringtail Hen Harrier (1 Watchcroft, 1 Nine Maidens), 2 Dartford Warbler, 4 Raven. (J Evans)

Nanquidno: 1 Firecrest at the Ashmoor end. (C Moore)

Penwithick: 3 Blackbird, 4 Reed Bunting, 7 House Sparrow, 1 Robin, 1 Pied Wagtail, 6 Chaffinch, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Wood Pigeon & 2 Collared Dove. (K Bowers)

Reed Bunting – Kevin Bowers

Reed Bunting – Kevin Bowers

Reed Bunting – Kevin Bowers

Song Thrush – Kevin Bowers

Keveral Beach, near Seaton: 3 Great Northern Diver, 3 Red-throated Diver, 4 Great Crested Grebe. (D Spooner)

Mousehole: fem Sparrowhawk in pine tree behind chapel. (S Grose)

Newlyn Harbour: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Eider (+3 offshore). (S Grose)

Burncoose Nurseries: 4 Nuthatch, 2 Raven, 11 Coal Tit, 1 Little Egret, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Bullfinch. (S Grose)

Penhale Point: 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Chough. (S Grose)

Marazion: 5 Common Scoter, 2 Eider, 31 Sanderling, 2 Porpoise. (B Bosisto)

Nanjizal: 1 Woodcock, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Jay. (B Bosisto)

Sennen Cove: 1 ad Yellow Legged Gull , 5 Mediterranean Gull. (B Bosisto)

Gluvian: 11 Snipe. (L Payne)

St Erth: 1 Barn Owl at 17:20. (MJ Spicer)

Pendower: 2 Red-necked Grebe, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 5 Black-throated Diver, 9 Great Northern Diver, 7 Med Gull. (S Rowe)

Portscatho: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 11 Med Gull, 20 Turnstone, c120 Chaffinch, 35 Linnet, 2 Cirl Bunting, 3 Reed Bunting. (S Rowe)

Durgan: 1 Firecrest, 47 Redwing, 3 Great Northern Diver, 25+ Mediteranean Gull (T Phelps)

River Lynher: 97 Avocet at Wacker Quay. (A Parker)

St Martin in Meneage: 1 Snipe on village playing field mid morning. (S Chandler)

Charlestown: 1 Song Thrush, 4 Long Tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit,, 4 Blue Tit 2 Great Tit, 6 Dunnock, 1 f 2 m Blackbird, 2 Wood Pigeon, 1 Wren, 2 Tawny Owl, 2 Magpie, 20+ Rook, 4 Canada Geese and 8+ House Sparrow. (D Hastilow)

Song Thrush – David Hastilow

St Austell: 1 male and 1 female Blackcap (neither ringed), Nuthatch and Great Spotted Woodpecker all feeding in a private garden at Churchtown Meadows, St Stephen. (G Warne)

Truro: 1 female Blackcap, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Great Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 3 Blackbird among visitors to a private garden at Rosedale this morning. (K & J Mortimore)

Crantock: 2 Short-eared Owl at East Pentire. (D Julian)

St Austell: 2 Song Thrush, 7 House Sparrow, 4 Pigeon in private garden. (C Hooper)

East Pentire: 2 Short-eared Owl. (D Julian)

West Pentire: 1 Short-eared Owl. (D Julian)

Men-an-Tôl: 1 male Hen Harrier at 17:10, 1 Raven. Another birder there reported 3 (2m, 1 ringtail) Hen Harrier and a Merlin. (R Butts)

Roughtor: 1 Kingfisher, 1 m Bullfinch. (T Whitemore)


Friday 1st February 2019

Walmsley Sanctuary: Just a “heads up” that we have Educational Access student groups using the tower hide tomorrow. They are all different age groups from different parts of the county and we do benefit very well financially with this grant scheme. It doesn’t mean members can’t use the hide … just be prepared that it may not be the normal peaceful sanctuary you expect!

Porthilly: 2 Cattle Egret, 68 Fieldfare, 3 Common Gull, 1 Greenshank, 3 Redshank, 11 Snipe, 45 Dunlin, 26 Turnstone. (S Grose)

Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs again at Devoran Quay. 1 Spoonbill at Penpol Creek.

Newquay: Glossy Ibis flew in to preen and roost at 17:12. (S Rowe, M Lammas) Yellow-browed Warbler still at St George’s Road car park. (S Rowe) 2 Buzzard roosting in larch trees behind Trenance Cottages at dusk. (S Grose)

Glossy Ibis – Steve Rowe

Gannel Estuary: 1 Water Pipit. (S Rowe, M Lammas) 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 7 Redshank, 16 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 3 Oystercatcher. (S Rowe) 2 Little Grebe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Stonechat, 48 Meadow Pipit, 1 Blackcap, 3 Bullfinch. (S Grose)

Towan Head: 3 Red-throated Diver. (S Rowe)

East Pentire, Newquay: 2 Black Redstart, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 4 Turnstone, 6 Oystercatcher. Also 1 Firecrest in gardens. (S Rowe)

Purple Sandpiper – Steve Rowe

Bude Marshes: 400 Golden Plover, 29 Lapwing, 28 Mallard , 34 Teal 4 Wigeon, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Water Rail, 68 Redwing, 4 Fieldfare, 5 Song Thrush,16 Blackbird, 2 male Kingfisher. (N Bastin)

Water Rail – Nigel Bastin

Kingfisher – Nigel Bastin

Lizard Point: Pom Skua and 2 Black-throated Diver past and 1 Black Redstart.

Truro to Newmills: 4 Dipper including 2 singing. (D Eva)

Plaidy, near Looe: 2 Reed Bunting (pair) in private garden on cliff path. (D Spooner)

East Looe: 1 Black Redstart. (D Spooner)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 (2 ad, 1 subad) Yellow-legged Gull, 1 ad argentatus Herring Gull. (R Veal)

Crowlas: 17 Stock Dove, 30+ Lapwing, possibly evidence of cold weather movement. (R Veal)

Truro: 1 Little Egret flying up River Allen. A considerable distance from Truro River where one would expect to see it. (K&J Mortimore)

St Merryn: Several Bullfinch visiting buddleia in a private garden. (R Hughes)

Treburgie, nr Dobwalls: 30 Lapwing flying over the snowy fields. (C&J Duffy)

St Austell: 1 Blackcap, 7 House Sparrow, 1 Song Thrush in private garden. (C Hooper)

Song Thrush, House Sparrow and Blackcap – C Hooper

Loe Beach, Feock: 12 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Red-necked Grebe. (M Wilson)

Gerrans Bay: 6+ Great Northern Diver, 4+ Black-throated Diver, 2 Med Gull, 3 Razorbill. (M Wilson)

Veryan: 40+ Golden Plover in fields towards Carne. (M Wilson)

Portscatho: 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Razorbill. A local birder reported a Long-tailed Duck by the coastguard look out, but it had gone by the time I got round there. (M Wilson)

Skewjack: pair of Shoveler. (M Wallace)


Wednesday 30th January 2019

Late news, 29/1, Mawgan:1 Brambling, 1 Nuthatch and 37 Goldfinch in a private garden (P Bedford)

Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs found at high tide behind the boat yard at Devoran in shallow part of the Carnon river. Flew towards Devoran Quay and not found again. Sandwich Tern on bank at Tallacks Creek. Later seen flying over the creek from Devoran Quay. 2 Ringed Plover on Tallacks Creek and 60+ Dunlin appeared as tide peaked. (M Wilson) 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Sandwich Tern. (D Trevelyan)

Pendower: adult Pacific Diver still offshore, also Slavonian Grebe, 4 Great Northern Diver and 6 Black-throated Diver.

Loe Beach, Feock: 13 Red-breasted Merganser, 8 Black-necked Grebe. (D Trevelyan)

Coverack: 1 Pallas’s Warbler still at sewage works. (J Witheywood)

Pallas’s Warbler, Jen Witheywood

Penrose Amenity Area, Helston: 1 Glossy Ibis. (C McIntosh)

Newquay: Glossy Ibis still present at the boating lake late afternooon.

Wadebridge: 7 Cattle Egret in with Friesian heifers at SW963714 between Showground and Tredustan. Also 4 on 28/1 and 3 on 29/1. (T Nightingale) 5 Cattle Egret in field with sheep, north of Little Bodieve holiday park. (S Grose)

Sancreed: 4 Cattle Egret, 18 Lapwing, 40 Golden Plover, 1 Med Gull, 50 Redwing. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: 160 Canada Geese, 1 Great-crested Grebe, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 3 f. Goldeneye, 4 Cattle Egret, at Sellan Farm. (R Butts & T Pinfield) 2 Glossy Ibis into roost 17:20, 4 Cattle Egret into roost 17:23. (M Ahmad)

Kenidjack: 25 Chough (D Flumm)

Clapper Marshes: 1 Cattle Egret. (D Julian) Green Sandpiper. (R Bullman)

St Austell sewage works: c20 Chiffchaff, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Blackcap (m & f), 4 Goldcrest, 1 Coal Tit, c10 Long-tailed Tit and 1 Grey Wagtail. (M Jones)

Hayle Estuary: 2w Caspian Gull, 3 Yellow-legged Gull on Lelant Saltings. (M Ahmad) c8 Grey Plovers, 100+ Dunlin; 2 Bar-tailed Godwits; 1 ad. Yellow-legged Gull. Copperhouse Creek: 1 Spoonbill; 1 Little Egret. Carnsew Pool: 8 Grey Plover; 2 Bar-tailed Godwits; 3 Little Egrets; about 8 Little Grebes. (R Butts & T Pinfield) Ryan’s Field RSPB: 60+ Lapwing, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 25 Black-headed Gull, 3 Redshank, 1 Curlew. (K Bowers)

Black-tailed Godwit, Kevin Bowers

Redshank, Kevin Bowers

Curlew, Kevin Bowers

Oystercatcher, Kevin Bowers

St Erth: 5 Skylark, 20 Stock Dove, 1m Bullfinch, 1 Goldcrest. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

East Pentire, Newquay: 1 Short-eared Owl seen at at 14.50. Also 2 Kestrel. (D Ensor) 2 Short-eared Owl late afternoon. (M Lammas)

Wadebridge: Common Sandpiper. (R Bullman)

River Camel Wadebridge to Tregunna: 25 Mute Swan, 4 Whooper Swan, 3 Canada Goose, 45 Shelduck, 21 Mallard, 26 Wigeon, 1 Teal, 2 Goosander, 3 Red-legged Partridge, 4 Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 1 Cattle Egret, 4 Little Egret, 1 Spoonbill, 2 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine, 65 Oystercatcher, 12 Ringed Plover, 33 Grey Plover, c.2000 Golden Plover, 250 Lapwing, 220 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 45 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 110 Black-tailed Godwit, 75 Curlew, 3 Snipe, 250 Black-headed Gull, 95 Herring Gull, 22 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Wood Pigeon, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 5 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Great Tit, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Magpie, 7 Jackdaw, 16 Rook, 50 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 15 Starling, 8 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Kingfisher. (M Scawen et al.)

Kennack Sands: 16 Common Scoter, 2 Black-throated Diver. (G Adams)

Tresillian River:  26 Lapwing briefly resting on mud banks. (P Pearson)

Marine Drive, Torpoint:  1 pale-bellied Brent Goose ringed, (red on left leg, white on right, unable to read ring details). (S Eddy)

St Gothian Sands: 3 Shelduck, c8 Tufted Ducks, c120 Teal, 1 male Pochard. (R Butts & T Pinfield)

Marazion: 1m Common Scoter just off Red River mouth. (R Butts & T Pinfield)

Men-an-Tol: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier through plus 1 Barn Owl and 1 Woodcock. (P Clement, MJ Spicer)

Seaton/Downderry: Black Redstart, Chiffchaff, Blackcap and Firecrest this afternoon. (A Payne)

Rosenannon Downs: 39 Red-legged Partridge at 16.30 then 2 Woodcock, 19 Snipe, 2 Tawny Owl. (S Grose)


Friday 25th January 2019

Late news, 23/1, East Looe: 1 ad Kittiwake at Steppes Pond, East Fowey River, unusually 2km from the open sea. (D Spooner)

Kittiwake, Derek Spooner

Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs still at Tallack’s Creek.

Pendower: Pacific Diver, 10 Black-throated Diver, 20 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-necked Grebe and 2 Slavonian Grebe.

Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler, Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest at the sewage works, park at SW782186 and follow the coast road/track to the left to works at cSW785190. (B Mellow) Also 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Woodcock, 3 Eider, 1 Common Scoter. (D Collins)

Pallas’s Warbler, David Collins

Pallas’s Warbler, David Collins

Gulval: Serin still present at the back of the first field east of the church. (P St Pierre, P Fraser) 2 Serin seen there mid-afternoon.

Chapel Amble: 1 Temminck’s Stint still in field from first metal gate on left beyond houses east of The Maltsers pub; also 2 Water Pipit still in flooded field opposite car park.

Newquay boating lake: 1 Glossy Ibis on island again. (I Boreham)

Sladesbridge: 32 Cattle Egret feeding in a cattle field above Sladesbridge. View from “Knevitt Consulting“ building. (B Bosisto)

Sancreed: 4 Cattle Egret, 10 Mediterranean Gull, 200 Redwing, 2 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

St. Martin in Meneage: 10 Cattle Egret in cattle field north-east of village  (A Chatfield)

Newquay: 10 Purple  Sandpiper, 7 Turnstone, 5 Oystercatcher on Town Head. 2 Raven behind Headland Hotel  at 09:00. (M Lammas) Also Yellow-browed Warbler in St George’s car park. (A Slade)

Helston: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at the sewage works.

Lizard Point: Corn Bunting on edge of weedy field. (B Mellow)

Feock: 9 Black-necked Grebe and 3 Slavonian Grebe off Loe Beach.

Cape Cornwall: 3 Eider south at 10:25 and the juv Iceland Gull at Porth Ledden. (N Wheatley)

Chyandour: 2 f-type Black Redstart. (R Veal)

St John’s Lake, Torpoint: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Eider, 4 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 12 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 4 Red-breasted Merganser. (C Ellis)

Portwrinkle: 2 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Peregrine, 2 Razorbill, Fulmars, Gannets etc. (C Ellis)

Seaton: 7+ Red-throated Diver. (C Ellis) Also 2 Slavonian Grebe and 1 Black-necked Grebe.

Freathy to Rame: 1 Red-throated Diver, 5+ Kittiwake, 1 Razorbill. (C Ellis)

Hannafore: 2 Eider – a drake and duck – which have been together here now since at least 9th January, 16 Mediterranean Gull, 15 Oystercatcher, 14 Turnstone, 1 Curlew, 2 Little Egret. (D Spooner)

Par beach: 1 f Eider off beach; 1 m Shoveler on pool; 1 dead young Dolphin wedged up small river east side of beach near car park. (E Mayhew)

Millbrook: 1 Whimbrel, 25 Common Gull, 8 Little Egret in fields. (C Buckland) Also 1 Egyptian Goose, 1 Common Sandpiper. (C Ellis)

Pentire Head: 2 Short-eared Owl.

Zennor, Eagles Nest: male Hen Harrier quartering the moorland towards Zennor @ 13.15hrs. (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

Pendeen: 1 Black Redstart at lighthouse and 1 Chough over heading towards St Ives. (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

St.Austell, Pinetum Gardens: 1 Nuthatch. (C Hooper)

Nuthatch, C Hooper

Tehidy Country Park: 4 Redwing, 5 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 40+ Black-headed Gull, 4 Tufted Duck, 9 Mute Swan, 3 Moorhen, 8 Robin. (K. Bowers)

Redwing, Kevin Bowers

Tufted Duck, Kevin Bowers

Robin, Kevin Bowers

Black-headed Gull, Kevin Bowers

Tregonetha: 72 Fieldfare (B Bosisto)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Spoonbill still.

Wacker Quay: 30 Golden Plover, c140 Oystercatcher, 98 Shelduck, 62 Curlew, 40 Redshank, c120 Teal, 3 Greenshank, 2+ Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, c80 Wigeon. (C Ellis)


Tuesday 22nd January 2019

Devoran: 1st-winter Lesser Yellowlegs still at Devoran Quay at high tide this evening.

Penzance: Glossy Ibis in wet fields between Sainsbury’s and Gulval Church at 10:00. (R Butts, N Constable)

Glossy Ibis – Nina Constable

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis flew in from the west at 16:59. (DK Parker et al.)

Glossy Ibis, Jack Hill

Newquay boating lake: Glossy Ibis came in to roost again at 16:20. (M Lammas)

Pennance Point, Falmouth:  Black Guillemot. (D Collins) Later 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Black-throated Diver (T Phelps, M Doyle)

Lower Tamar Lake: 16 Goosander 7m 9f, 15 Tufted Duck, 1f Scaup, 1 Ring-necked Duck, 1m Gadwall, 3 Cormorants, 3 Willow Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (R Mudge)

Sancreed: 4 Cattle Egret also 2 Woodcock west this morning. (D Flumm)

Crugmeer: 1 Barn Owl, 5 Grey Partridge in field with public footpath. (S Grose)

Chapel Amble: 11 Water Pipit & 3 Green Sandpiper. (D Julian)

Loe Pool: 4 Mute Swan, 6 Teal, 10 Shoveler, 27 Pochard, 2 Tufted Duck, 16 Goosander (9 male), 23 Great Crested Grebe and 17 Cormorant. (DK Parker)

Penzance Harbour: Male Eider with shore crab (A Witheywood)

Eider – A Witheywood

Par Lake: 1 Grey Heron, 2 Tufted Duck, 100+ Canada Geese, 8 Moorhen. (C Hooper)

Grey Heron – C Hooper

Tufted Duck – C Hooper

St Ives: Green Woodpecker at Barnoon cemetery. (D King)

Carbis Bay: 2 distant possible white-winged gulls on the sea late afternoon. (D King)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spoonbill again.

Treraven Meadows: 1 Water Pipit.

Clapper Marshes: 3 Water Pipit.

Gerrans Bay: 1 Red-necked Grebe still. 

Coverack: 1 juv Iceland Gull. (J Foster)