Thursday 11th October 2018

Late news, 10/10, Polgigga:  Wryneck on edge of cabbage field, south of Faraway Cottage. (J Eaton)

Wryneck – John Eaton

Late news, 10/10, Maer Lake: 300+ Canada Geese, 1 Barnacle Goose, 35+ Curlew, 35+ Oystercatcher, 4 Dunlin, 4 Lapwing, 50+ Teal, 10+ Herring Gull, 20+ Black-headed Gull. (T Nicholson)

Maer Lake: 500+ Canada Geese, 1 Barnacle Goose, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 6 Curlew, 6 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 50+ Teal, 30+ Black-headed Gull. (T Nicholson)

Tregony: Black Redstart at Vose Farm sheltering from the rain. (R Harbird)

Black Redstart – Richard Harbird

Black Redstart – Richard Harbird

Porthgwarra: 1 Great Skua, 1 Balearic Shearwater from the cave. (R Archer) A seawatch from 15:10-17:10 produced 19 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 16 Med Gull, 1 Common Gull plus feeding group of c150 Gannet with 2+ Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 9 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 40 Mallard, 3 Tufted Duck, 7 Lapwing, 20 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 1 2nd cal Yellow-legged Gull, 154 Herring Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Black-headed Gull, 2 Buzzard and 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm, M Ahmad, DK Parker)

Porthgwarra: Rosy Starling still at Lower Roskestal Farm, 1 Yellow Wagtail flew over. (D Unsworth) Lapland Bunting over at 12:15. (M Wallace) Yellow-browed Warbler at the dried up pond and Firecrest at Trevean. (L Thomson) 1 Black Redstart, 2 Blackcaps, 4 Chiffchaffs, 1 Goldcrest, 4 Choughs, 1 Heron & 2 Stonechat. (JH & K Dalziel)

Nanquidno: Yellow-browed Warbler at the bottom of the valley beyond the Firs also Firecrest and Coal Tit. (S Howatt, C Moore) Yellow-browed Warbler in the Sycamores below Nanjulian Farm. (P Taylor)

St Levan: Yellow-browed Warbler in the turning circle sallows. (L Thomson) Also a Crimson Speckled. (M Wallace)

Bosistow: Richard’s Pipit still at Higher Bosistow and Wryneck still at Faraway Cottage. (M Wallace)

Lizard Village: Rosy Starling still, also1 Black Redstart, 1 Turtle Dove, 1 Whinchat. (M Pass)

Pendeen Watch: Melodious Warbler in the Count House garden but moved off south along the hedge. (J Swann)

Porthcurno: Yellow-browed Warbler still. (M Ahmad)

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler at the tractor shed and 1+ Yellow-browed Warbler at the bottom of the valley, also Willow Warbler and Merlin. (M Elliott)

Nanjizal: c4 Yellow-bowed Warblers in the private ringing area and Little Bunting in the private cut maize fields. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson)

Sennen Cove: Sandwich Tern and Wheatear. (D Unsworth)

Trewornan Bridge: 21 Cattle Egret at 18.00 in field next to tower hide. (S Grose)

Newlyn: 1w Yellow-legged Gull at Sandy Cove: (M Ahmad)

Yellow-legged Gull – Mashuq Ahmad

Cape Cornwall/Carn Gloose: 6+ Balearic Shearwater, 2 Manx Shearwater, Arctic Skua and a feeding Minke Whale. (M Scott-Ham)

Levant: 1 Pied Flycatcher. (M Scott-Ham)

Zennor Head: 1 Whinchat. (P Harris)

Rock Helipad Field: 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Fowey: 1 Grey Heron & 2 Great Black-backed Gull ( D Hastilow)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Cattle Egret, 10 Little Egret this evening. (S Rowe)

Newquay: 64 Pied Wagtail roosting on the roof of Morrisons. (S Grose) 1 Black Redstart in private garden. (C.Yates)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Greenshank. (G Adams) 1 Wheatear, 7 Lapwing, 1 Greenshank, 6 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, 19 Curlew, 8 Snipe. (J St Ledger)

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Wednesday 10th October 2018

Late news, 9/10, St Agnes: 2+ Chough and 2 Wheatear at Trevellas. (S Hill)

Late news, 9/10, Truro: Calling Raven flew over Rosedale Estate, in a north-westerly direction. Used to a fairly regular occurrence earlier in year but not seen for a while. Has been seen on railway viaduct. (K & J Moretimore)

Late news, 9/10, Newquay, Trevithick Manor Farm: 1 Barn Owl, 2 Redwing heard overhead. (S Grose)

Devoran: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs still present at 16:45. (R Harbird)

Porthgwarra: Yellow-browed Warbler in the halfway wall sallows above the dried up pond. (M Wallace)

Pendeen: Yellow-browed Warbler at the church this afternoon. (J Swann)

Polgigga: Richard’s Pipit over Higher Bosistow. (L Thomson)

Polgigga: 2 Richard’s Pipits briefly, and Wheatear in field between Faraway cottage and Trevean this morning, also Wryneck along stone wall in gorse along coastal footpath. (M Ferris) Still 1 Richard’s Pipit present mid morning. (M Wallace)

Porthgwarra: Juv Rosy Starling Great Spotted Woodpecker and Turtle Dove still at Roskestal. (J Miller et al.) Wryneck between car park and Quinoa field. Male Merlin. (M Scott-Ham)

Rosy Starling – John Miller

Great Spotted Woodpecker – John Miller

Lizard Village: 1 Rosy Starling. (M Jones)

Nanquidno: Hawfinch in cottages below Nanjulian Farm. (B Hibbett)

St Ives: Wryneck on coast path 1 mile west of St Ives.

Cot Valley: 1 Redwing over. (D Helliar)

Nanjizal: Juv male Ring Ouzel in the lower valley. (M Scott-Ham) 2 Yellow-browed Warblers trapped today plus Little Bunting in the farm garden briefly before flying north. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson)

Carn Boel: Female Merlin & 2 Wheatear. (M Scott-Ham)

Sennen Cove: Ad Great northern Diver in cove this evening. (J Miller)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 5 Tufted Duck, 7 Canada Goose, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 50 Meadow Pipit, 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 12 Long-tailed Tit. (D Flumm)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Cattle Egret, 10 Little Egret, all Egrets flew high over Newquay boating lake at 18:40.(S Grose)

At sea: 150 Great Shearwaters from Scillonian III.

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Osprey – taking fish. (A Curwen)

Falmouth: 2 Firecrests at Glendurgan Gardens.

Penryn to Flushing footpath: 2 Green Woodpecker (1 male, 1 female), 1 Kestrel (female), 1 Sparrowhawk (female). (J St Ledger)

Green Woodpecker, John St Ledger

Cot Valley: Short-eared Owl briefly to the south.

Mount Hawke: 46 Goldfinch on overhead wires at 08:30. (RB & PC Girling)

Truro: Calling Raven flew over Rosedale Estate, in a north-westerly direction. Used to a fairly regular occurrence earlier in year but not seen for a while. Has been seen on railway viaduct. (K & J Moretimore)

Looe: Drake Eider below Hannafore Point. (N Banks)

Camel Trail, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 17 Mute Swan, 215 Canada Goose, 3 Shelduck, 35 Mallard, 36 Wigeon, 2 Pintail, 4 Red-legged Partridge,2 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 15 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 65 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 4 Grey Plover, 1 Lapwing, 3 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 45 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 40 Curlew, 120 Black-headed Gull, 170 Herring Gull, 7 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Wood Pigeon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 1 Blackbird, 1 Great Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 9 Jackdaw, 15 Rook, 150 Carrion Crow, 3 Starling, 9 House Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Large White, 1 Comma, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Speckled Wood, 1 Small Copper. (M Scawen et al.)

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Sunday 7th October 2018

Late news, 5/10, Towan Head: Partially leucistic Goldfinch. (I Boreham)

Goldfinch – Ian Boreham

Late news, 6/10, Porthgwarra: 1 Firecrest and Cetti’s Warbler in sub-song. (B Lewis)

Polgigga: Wryneck still at Faraway Cottage. (M Wallace L Thomson)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 5 Tufted Duck, 9 Canada Goose, 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 7 Snipe, 43 Swallow, 10 House Martin, 4 Chiffchaff. Also an immature Grey Heron flew out to the middle of the reservoir and landed on a Tufted Duck – which promptly dived to escape. The heron then spent several minutes swimming around looking like a giant grebe before returning to shore! (D Flumm)

Grey Heron – Dave Flumm

Porthgwarra: Juv Rosy Starling at Lower Roskestal, still present to at least 14:00, also 2 Turtle Dove. (D Unsworth, L Proctor et al.) Also 1 Little Bunting in field below Doctor’s garden, 1 Lesser Whitethroat at Trevean, 168 Skylark, 3 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, 4 Goldcrest, 6 Siskin, 1 Reed Bunting, 18 Snipe, 1 Jay. (R Veal, B Mellow, R Augarde, R Wilkins) Also 1 large pipit sp. over towards Land’s End and 2 Little Bunting reported in Yankee Valley. 1 Little Bunting and 2 Reed Bunting in Elder bush in corner of Quinoa field below Doctors House, viewed from the stone bridge. (R Veal P Taylor) Short-eared Owl and Firecrest. (D Appleton) Also Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Lesser Whitethroat. (L Thomson)

Reed Bunting – Phil Taylor

Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 2 Dunlin, 30 Black-tailed Godwits, 123 Redshank, 102 Curlew on evening high-tide roost. (J Chapman)

Nanjizal: 125 birds ringed, including 67 Blackcap, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 18 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest 5 Meadow Pipit and 2 Siskin. A single Redpoll flew over and Yellow-browed Warbler on site. (P Roseveare)

Porthcurno: Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest. (L Thomson)

Liskeard: 2 Dipper on the river at Trago Mills. (S Grose)

Swanpool: 1 Osprey pitched briefly in Monterey Pine above north-west end of lake pursued by corvids. Flew off at 12:40 pursued by same flying across Swanvale in north-easterly direction. (S Gowers and P Ensom).

Trevescan: Probable Richard’s Pipit over. (L Proctor)

Cot Valley: Yellow-browed Warbler at the lower end in Sycamore opposite the Elm clump. (P Clement) Also 1 Whinchat, 3 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest. (D Flumm)

St Ives: Arctic Skua, Sooty Shearwater and diver sp passed the Island early morning. (A Lobb)

Penberth: Yellow-browed Warbler near the Coastguard Cottages at 10:46.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Bittern flew to back of reserve at 13:45. (DK Parker) 1 Barn owl briefly at back of reserve. (J Eaton)

Marazion: 3 Common Scoter, 1 Wheatear & 8 Sanderling. (R Veal)

Pendeen: Yellow-browed Warbler at Calartha Farm. (P Combridge)

Chapel Point: 1 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail. ( B Bosisto, L Payne )

Dodman Point: 1 Firecrest, 1 Wheatear, 1 Migrant Hawker dragonfly ( B Bosisto , L Payne )

Caerthillian: 20 Blackcap, 10 Chiffchaff, 4 Siskin, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 10 Swallow (D Eva)

Castle An Dinas, St Columb Major: 1 Wheatear, 9 Skylark, 25 Meadow Pipit. (S Grose)

Nanquidno: 2 Firecrest this morning. (S Harris)

Lanarth: 1 Firecrest in a private garden. (F Trewin)

Middle Amble: 12 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Stonechat (pair), 4 Common Snipe, 1 Jack Snipe, 5 Cattle Egret, 1 dead Barn Owl, 1 dead Grey Heron. (A Langdon)

Nanjulian: 1 dark-plumaged Buzzard circling at 12:30. (RB & PC Girling)

Ryan’s Field: 1 Kingfisher on overhead wire at 10.15, then 1 Whimbrel and 1 Moorhen. (RB & PC Girling)

Land’s End: 54 Skylark, 4 Siskin, 5 Reed Bunting, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Grey Wagtail and 2 Snipe. (R Veal)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Mistle Thrush, 9 Coot, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Teal, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull. (S Grose)

Penzance: 1 drake Eider. (R Kirkwood)

Eider – Rupert Kirkwood

Mousehole: 50+ Common Dolphin, 1 Minke Whale & 3 Harbour Porpoise. (R Kirkwood) Also 1 full sum plum Great Northern Diver and 1 Great Skua south, also 1 Arctic Skua harrying Kittiwakes, plus at least 2 (presumed) Bluefin Tuna leaping clean out of the water plus a small group of Harbour Porpoise. (P Harris)

Common Dolphin – Rupert Kirkwood

Common Dolphin – Rupert Kirkwood

Pendeen Watch: A feeding frenzy of Bluefin Tuna just offshore! Some leaping completely clear of the water. (P Smale)

Chapel Porth: 1 Firecrest, 2 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff. (S Rowe)

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Friday 5th October 2018

Late news, 4/10, Lamorran: Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 5 Wigeon, 30 Teal, plus Firecrest with Goldcrest in Beech tree next to Church. (A Nicholson)

Late news, 4/10, Tresillian River (Tresillian to St Clement): Peregrine, 11 Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpiper, 71 Curlew, 51 Redshank, 4 Oystercatcher, 465 Canada Geese,  2 Raven. (A Nicholson)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 juv Baird’s Sandpiper, preferring to associate with 1 juv Curlew Sandpiper, 1 juv Spotted Redshank, 8 juv Dunlin, c25 Black-tailed Godwit, c35 Curlew, 11 Greenshank, c20 Redshank. (P Kemp)

Wadebridge: 10 Cattle Egret between Trewornan Bridge and Amble Dam at 08:00. (S Grose) 12 Cattle Egrets from road bridge at 09:45. (T Wilson) Burniere Hide: 2 Barn Owl at 22.00 (S Grose)

Nanjizal: 1 Red-breasted Flycatcher, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Little Buntings, 46 Blackcap, 3 Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Reed Warbler, 30 Chiffchaff trapped at the private ringing site. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson) Also Yellow-browed Warbler and Black Redstart seen at Nanjizal House. (K Wilson)

Drift Reservoir (members only):  5 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 7 Cormorant (incl 6 nominate P.c.carbo & 1 P.c.sinensis), 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 4 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

Polgigga: Richard’s Pipit over Faraway Cottage and 1 Wryneck. (L Thomson)

Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs by the quay again also 4 Sandwich Tern and summer plumaged Knot. (D Curtis)

Land’s End/Cycle Track/Treeve Moor: 4 Blackcap, 1 Whinchat, 5 Snipe. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, S Cowlishaw)

Porthgwarra: 1 Firecrest, 6+ Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap. (DK Parker)

Little Treleaver: 1 Black Redstart. (J Foster)

Mullion to Predannack: Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker and 2 Wheatear. (A Witheywood)

Sancreed: 42 Golden Plover over, c40 Linnet in the fields. (D Flumm)

Kenidjack: 1 Firecrest at sewage works. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, S Cowlishaw)

Carne/Gillan Creek (High Tide): 9 Little Egret, 12 Herring Gull, 17 Black-headed Gull, 4 Mute Swan, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Moorhen. (B Nicholls)

St Gothian Sands: 1 Merlin, 2 Coot, 2 Curlew, 1 Redshank, 1 Wheatear, 1 Grey Wagtail and movement c100 Meadow Pipit SW. (MJ Spicer)

Soapy Cove: 1 Wryneck 1 Whinchat. (R Augarde)

Mount Hawke: 15 Collared Dove on overhead wires at 08.30. (RB & PC Girling).

Temple: 1 Moorhen and 1 Coot at 10.00. (RB Girling)

Nanquidno: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in garden on left beyond stream at bottom of valley.

Scillonian III crossing: 3 Grey Phalarope, 2 Great Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater and 4 Storm Petrel this morning and 2 Grey Phalarope, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Sooty Shearwater and 1 Minke Whale, this evening.

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Wryneck still. (R Menari)

Marazion Marsh: 1 Bittern again. (P St Pierre)

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Friday 9th March 2018

St Clement, Menadews Farm: 6 Cattle Egret in field to right of farm entrance at 07:00. (S Grose)

Nanjizal: 2 wintering Chiffchaff & Blackcap new in plus Little Bunting still. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson)

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

Hayle River /Harvey’s Towans: 16 Grey Plover, 1 Knot, 19 Ringed Plover, 1 Sanderling. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Pintail, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Shelduck, 4 Teal, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Redshank. (K.Bowers)

Black-tailed Godwits, Kevin Bowers

Pintail, Kevin Bowers

Redshank, Kevin Bowers

Black-tailed Godwit, Kevin Bowers

Bude, Maer Lake: Yellow-legged Gull at 2.30. (R Doble)

St.Ives: 2 Sandwich Tern distantly from the harbour. (S Grose)

Sennen Cove: Red-legged Partridge again in private garden on Maria`s Lane

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Friday 29th December 2017

Note from the warden at Walmsley Sanctuary: Will members visiting Walmsley please be careful and quiet in their approach to the tower hide as a large section of fencing has blown down in the gales. We hope to be working to do a temporary repair on Sunday morning so it may be worth avoiding at that time.

Late News, 27/12, Mounts Bay: Great Skua still in Mounts Bay off Sandy Cove this morning. (P Freestone)

Late News, Ninestones, 28/12: 5 Common Crossbill, 1 2nd w Yellow-legged Gull. (B Bosisto)

Late News, 28/12, Gwennap Sewage Works: 65+ Chiffchaff, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (M Grantham)

Late News, 28/12, Carnon Downs Sewage Works: 25+ Chiffchaff, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (M Grantham)

Sancreed: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier. (D Flumm)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Drake Mandarin, 3 Pintail, 2 Shoveler, 15+ Wigeon, 10+ Teal, 4 Snipe, 26 Lapwing, 1 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 10+ Long-tailed Tit, 4 Reed Bunting, 5 Greenfinch, 1 Coal Tit, 15+ House Sparrow. (J St Ledger)

Pintail, John St Ledger

Mandarin, John St Ledger

Porthilly Farm: 1 Cattle Egret. (S Grose)

Cattle Egret, Shaun Grose

Newtown St Martin: 8 Little Egret, 4 Cattle Egret. (M Nattrass)

Newlyn: 1 juv Glaucous Gull showing well on fish market roof in harbour also 1 juv Iceland Gull. (D Nicholson, R Phillips)

Glaucous Gull, Dean Nicholson

Glaucous Gull, Dean Nicholson

Glaucous Gull, Dean Nicholson

Iceland Gull, Dean Nicholson

Glaucous and Herring Gulls, Mashuq Ahmad

Windmill Farm: 1 female Marsh Harrier at 15:00. (D Wright)

Longrock Pool: 1 2w Yellow-legged Gull. (D Parker)

Towan Head: 1 Great Skua. (S Rowe)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 400+ Curlew, 600+ Lapwing, 200+ Black-tailed Godwit, 60+ Dunlin, 4 Pintail, 8 Shoveler, 500+ Wigeon, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret and 1 Spoonbill. (D Thomas)

Black-tailed Godwits, Dave Thomas

Lapwing, Dave Thomas

Curlew, Dave Thomas

Goldcrest, Dave Thomas

Newquay, Whitecross: 200+ Redwing, 20+ Fieldfare, 3 Grey Wagtail, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit and 3 Bullfinch. (D Thomas)

Nanjizal: 1 Little Bunting again.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spoonbill still. (R Veal) Ryan’s Field: 1 Kingfisher and Redwing.

Marazion beach (below the Godolphin Hotel): c150 Dunlin, 20 Purple Sandpiper, 18 Oystercatcher, 3 Little Egret and many gulls on a large shoal of pilchards washed up along the bay. (D. Chadwick)

St. Germans: Goldfinch flock now at least 60 on feeders early morning, plus 2 Reed Bunting (fem.) and pair Siskin. (A Blonden)

Sennen Cove: 3 Purple Sandpiper on foreshore by chip shop.

St Ives: 1 Great Skua and 1 Red-throated Diver off Bamaluz.

Callestick to Ventongimps: 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Kestrel, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Stonechat, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Raven, 7 Buzzard, 3 Teal and 8 Bullfinch. (T Wilson).

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Monday 4th December 2017

Pendower: Pacific Diver, 8 Great Northern Diver, 6 Black-throated Diver, 3 Common Scoter, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Red-necked Grebe, mixed gulls including 4 Meds. (M Lammas)

Hayle Estuary: American Golden Plover still present this afternoon associating more with Lapwing present than the Golden Plover flock. When Golden Plover disturbed the AGP remained alone with Lapwing. Eventually it flew with the Lapwing onto Ryan’s field. (J Hawkey, B Toms and M Curtis)

American Golden Plover, Mike McKee

Mullion Church: Rose Coloured Starling this afternoon (M Pass)

St Erth: 3 Cattle Egret in Tredrea Lane and 1 Barn Owl. (MJ Spicer)

Cattle Egret, Mike McKee

Penzance: 1 Eider in Harbour, 1 Black Redstart at Chyandour, 2 Black Redstart at Battery Rocks beach, 1 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver and c30 Common Scoter offshore. (A McKechnie) 24 Common Scoter (J Evans) Pacific Diver also reported off Jubilee Pool.

Eider, Alex McKechnie

Penzance: 1 Firecrest, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Redwing, 30 Goldfinch, 2 Blackcap (1f, 1m) at St Mary’s Churchyard. (J Evans)

Drift Reservoir: 50+ Canada Goose, 7 Tufted Duck, 1 Goldcrest , 1 Wren. (K Bowers)

Tufted Duck, Kevin Bowers

Carnon Valley: 7/8 Lesser Redpoll briefly (M Pass)

Nanjizal: 1 Little Bunting and 1 Hawfinch. (K Wilson)

Porthgwarra: 1 Woodcock on moor; 2 Peregrine, 2 Chough. 1 Grey Wagtail on beach. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Crean: c 10 Redwing. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Sandy Cove: 1 Slavonian Grebe still; Minke Whale at far side of bay. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, L Proctor)

Perranuthnoe: 7 Great Northern Diver. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point to Black Rock: 3 Great Northern Diver, 2 Common Dolphin. (J St Ledger)

Falmouth: 4 Redwing and 2 Song Thrush on Cordyline berries in the garden. (E Tackley)

Swanpool: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still at Swanvale NR. Also Black Redstart on the beach and 2 Slavonian Grebe offshore.

Porthpean: 2 Surf Scoter still present, also 1 Long-tailed Duck.

Camel Trail (Bridge on Wool to Polbrook): 150+ Black-headed Gull, 30+ Herring Gull, 3 Redshank, 8 Oystercatcher, 3 Lapwing, 120+ Starling, 150+ Canada Goose, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 11 Wigeon, 25 Teal, 11 Mute Swan (inc 1 juv), 25 Mallard, 4 Robin, 10 Crow, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Curlew, 2 Shelduck, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Dippers 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (drumming), 4 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock and 3 Otter. (P McKeogh)

Hannafore, Looe: 1 Swallow, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Black Redstart, 21 Turnstone, 1 Redshank, 1 Stonechat, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Dunnock, 3 Cormorant, 1 Curlew, 3 Robin, 17 Carrion Crow, 3 Wood Pigeon, 35 Herring Gull, 7 Mediterranean Gull, 57 Black-headed Gull, 6 Meadow Pipit, 4 Rock Pipit, 8 Oystercatcher, 3 Blackcap, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 House Sparrow, 3 Wren, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Goldfinch, 1 Grey Heron, resident drake Eider. (P Sharp)

Towan Head. 3 Common Scoter still off point, also 4 + Common Dolphin. (M Lammas)

Feock: 3 Blackcaps (2f,1m) in private garden including one female colour-ringed as part of a study in the same garden last winter. (K Dalziel)

Liskeard: 1 Hawfinch at Westbourne car park. (D Julian)

Dozmary Pool: 1 Lesser Scaup and 1 Ring-necked Duck still present.

Charlestown: 2 m Blackcap. (D Hastilow)

St Merryn: 1 Barn Owl. (R Hughes)

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