Monday 18th February 2019

Late news, 16/2, Newlyn: 1 Swallow. (N Treneer)

Late news, 17/2 St Cleer: Barn Owl just north of St Cleer, flew up from roadside hedge & picked out in car headlights at 19:35. (D Cleal)

Late news 17/2, Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler still, in trees below sewage works 12.00. (P Mayer)

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint in flooded fields behind the Maltsters pub, also 5 Ruff. (P Green, D Julian) Also 6 Ruff, 87 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Water Pipit. (S Rowe, T Carson)

Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler showing well at times and occasionally calling at the sewage works this morning with 1 Firecrest, 1 Goldcrest and 1 Chiffchaff. (S Green)

Marazion Marsh: Glossy Ibis dropped in to the marsh at 17.38. (S & P Rogers).

Glossy Ibis, Steve Rogers

Lizard Point: Great Egret flew south to Housel Bay then west over Lizard Point @ 10.25. (P Mayer)

Wadebridge: 58 Cattle Egret in field with cattle at Gonvena. (S Grose) Also 500+ Lapwing on Camel Estuary. (K&J Mortimore)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Black-necked Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret, 8 Redwing. (D Flumm)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 2 Spoonbill, 24 Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 130 Wigeon, 14 Gadwall, 12 Shoveler, 80 Teal, 1m Pintail, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Ruff, 20 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Peregrine. (S Rowe, T Carson)

St Martin: 21 Cattle Egret in the sheep field next to the chapel this afternoon. (J Selby)

Gannel Estuary:  7 adult  Mediterranean Gull (1 with white ring on left leg and aluminium on right leg). (M Lammas)

Towan Head: 2 Red-throated Diver offshore. (M Lammas)

Rosudgeon: Merlin over A394 heading toward coast early this morning.(J Evans)

Helford River: Slavonian Grebe and 4 Great Crested Grebe off Lower Calamansack.
(T Pinfield)

Camel Estuary: 4 Whooper Swan in field behind the Burniere hide. (D Julian) Also 95 Shelduck, c3000 Golden Plover, 350 Lapwing, 520 Dunlin, 90 Redshank, 80 Black-tailed Godwit. (S Rowe, T Carson)

Whooper Swans, Steve Rowe

Penzance: Adult male Black Redstart on the rocks at Jubilee Pool. Also 50+ Sanderling, 5 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Turnstone. (M Webb)

Black Redstart, Martin Webb

Black Redstart, Martin Webb

Lizard Point: 1 Black-throated Diver.

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Spoonbill and 1 Whimbrel. (D Eva) Carnsew Basin: 2 Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 3 Curlew, 35 Dunlin, 5 Redshank, 1 Oystercatcher. (M Webb)

Curlew, Martin Webb

Cormorant, Martin Webb

Dobwalls: Red Admiral and Tree Bumblebee in the garden (C&J Duffy)

Trevose Head: 38 Turnstone, 18 Purple Sandpiper, 5 Grey Plover, 11 Stonechat, 12 Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, 39 Corn Bunting (in stubble fields opposite coast guard cottages). (B Bosisto)

Hell’s Mouth: 1 Swallow flying West. (A McKechnie)

Truro: Raven calling on pinnacle of Cathedral at 10 o’clock. (K&J Mortimore)

Dozmary Pool: 1f Scaup, 3 (1 drk) Goldeneye, 9 Tufted Duck, 4 Fieldfare. (R Veal, P Taylor, H Mitchell, S Cowlishaw)

Crowdy Reservoir: pair Goosander, 161 Lapwing. (B Craven)

Helston Boating Lake: 1 Ferruginous Duck (suspect origin), 8 Mediterranean Gull (7 ad, 1 1st
summer), 1 ad Lesser Black-backed Gull. (S Green)

Roseland. Ardevora, Fal, Philleigh (Private land): 86 Shelduck, 65 Curlew, 56 Redshank, 6 Greenshank, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Shoveler (1m, 1 f,)  6 Little Egret, 3.00pm -4.00pm towards high tide. (D Hall)

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Friday 15th February 2019

Late news, 14/2, Drift Reservoir: Photographs show yesterday’s adult Kumlien’s Gull was the bird previously seen on Isles of Scilly 27th January- 1st February. (M Ahmad)

Late news, 14/2, Siblyback Lake: 1 Treecreeper, 1 female Merlin, 2 Snipe, 6 Teal, 6 Tufted Duck, 17 Canada Goose, 2 Meadow Pipit, c30 Fieldfare over, 2 Redwing, murmuration of 100+ Starling, 4 Song Thrush, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Little Grebe. (I Juliane)

Late news, 14/2, Hannafore: 2 Feral Pigeon. (I Juliane)

Late news, 14/2, Goonhilly Down: Male Hen Harrier flew past the Earth Station. (C Buckland)

Hen Harrier – Chris Buckland

Helston: 1w Ring-billed Gull, 5 Common Gull, 6 Mediterranean Gull plus Ferruginous Duck of unknown origin on the boating lake. (M Spicer, J Miller, A Witheywood et al.) Glossy Ibis by River Cober at 11:09 but flew north.

Ring-billed Gull – Mike Spicer

Ring-billed Gull – Mike Spicer

Ring-billed Gull – John Miller

Ring-billed Gull – John Miller

3w Herring Gull – David Collins

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint still behind the Maltsters Arms.

Hannafore: Siberian Chiffchaff with 2 Chiffchaff, Water Pipit amongst Meadow Pipits and Rock Pipits on the seaweed. (N Cabble) 1 Water Pipit, 1 Meadow Pipit, around a dozen Rock Pipit, 2 Stonechat (1m, 1f), 2 Curlew, 1 Shag, several Oystercatcher. (I Juliane)

Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler again at 14:10, Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest (D Julian). Also 4f Eider and large numbers of Razorbill on the sea. (C Buckland)

Sancreed: 4 Cattle Egret, 1 Woodcock, 3 Snipe, 17 Lapwing, 9 Med Gull, flock 102 Stock Dove in stubble field and a Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming on metal chimney pot! (D Flumm)

Wadebridge: 46 Cattle Egret this morning, but birds flushed by farmer feeding cattle. (S Grose)

Cattle Egrets – Shaun Grose

Polgigga: 1 Swallow. (M Wallace)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Bittern flew to east side of main marsh, also Yellow-browed Warbler behind Longrock Pool. (DK Parker) 3 Water Pipit flew in from beach, landed briefly then continued north with Meadow Pipits. (R Veal)

Newlyn: 1w Yellow-legged Gull in the harbour again. (L Proctor)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Spoonbill on Ryan’s Field.

Towan Head, Newquay: At least 5 Red-throated Diver off point at 09:00. (M Lammas)

St Stephen in Brannel: A pair of Blackcap feeding daily on suet/insect balls in a private garden in Churchtown Meadows. (G Warne)

Pill Creek, Feock: 125 Black-headed Gull, 2 Blackcap (m/f), 3 Bullfinch (2m, 1f). (K Hambly-Staite)

Zelah: A Red Kite flew across A30 between Zelah and Carland Cross, in the direction of Truro at 10:55. (M Greenhalgh)

Port Gaverne: Pair of Grey Partridge on road to Port Gaverne from St Teath, in gateway approx SX033808. (N Page)

Lizard Point:  9 Teal, 3 Common Scoter, 3 Great Skua, 2 Red-throated Diver, 6 Black-throated Diver, 3 Manx Shearwater. (I Maclean) Also House Martin, Painted Lady & Adder. (T Thirlaway)

Old Lizard Head: 1 Peregrine, 1 Merlin, 2 Chough. (I Maclean)

Lower Tamar Lake: 6 Willow Tit at three different locations around the lake. (R Mudge)

Rock: 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker from private gardens. (S Grose)

Cardinham: 1 Nuthatch, 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Dipper, 2 Grey Wagtail, 24 Siskin. (B Bosisto) 1 Marsh Tit. (R Augarde)

Colliford Lake: 4 Yellow-legged Gull (3 adult and one 2cy).  (B Bosisto)

Dozmary Pool: 1 female Scaup. (B Bosisto)

Ninestones: 1 Willow Tit seen and heard calling, 1 Marsh Tit, Snipe flushed from field, Redwings,Tit flocks and 1 Grey Heron on river there. (M Beer, C Buckland)

Porthleven: 1 Great Northern Diver offshore. (A Witheywood)

Looe River: 1 Common Sandpiper, 7 Shelduck, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Whimbrel, 3 Curlew, 2 resident Leucystic Carrion Crow, 2 Dark-bellied Brent Goose. (I Juliane)

Newquay: 1 Kestrel. (K Bowers)

Kestrel – Kevin Bowers

Kestrel – Kevin Bowers

Kestrel – Kevin Bowers

East Pentire: 1 Short-eared Owl. (C&B Travis)

Short-eared Owl – Charles Travis

Porthgwarra: Painted Lady this morning. (M Wallace)

Dobwalls: Small tortoiseshell and Frogs in the garden (C&J Duffy)

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Thursday 14th February 2019

Just for Valentine’s Day. (John Chapple)

Late news, 13/2, Drift Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe and 4 Cattle Egrets visible from the car park. (J Swann)

Late news, 13/2, Loe Pool: Adult Kumlien’s Gull. (P Semmens)

Helston: Glossy Ibis on west side of Loe Pool at Penrose NT. (T Phelps) Helston Boating lake: Ring-billed Gull 1st winter. (S Bury)

Wadebridge: At least 55 Cattle Egret off Bradford’s Quay this morning. (S Grose, D Julian)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Adult Kumlien’s Gull briefly at 11:20 before flying off towards Mount’s Bay. (M Ahmad)

Kumlien’s Gull – Mashuq Ahmad

Kumlien’s Gull – Mashuq Ahmad

Kumlien’s Gull – Mashuq Ahmad

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint in flooded field behind Maltsters pub.

Coverack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Pallas’s Warbler, Goldcrest, on sea 4 f Eider ducks and large numbers of Razorbills. (C Buckland)

Goonhilly Down: Male Hen Harrier. (C Buckland)

Nanquidno: 1w Iceland Gull at top of valley, presumably the Cot bird? (C Moore)

Land’s End: Black Redstart still in Land,s End car park. (J Miller)

Penzance: Chiffchaff singing this morning. (R Veal) Jubilee Pool: 60+ Sanderling, 15 Turnstone, 6 Dunlin, 18 Purple Sandpiper. (M Webb)

Sanderling – Martin Webb

Sanderling – Martin Webb

Marazion Marsh: 1 Bittern. (D Chadwick) 14 Canada Geese, 5 Grey Heron, 4 Moorhen, 2 (m & f) Mallard, 2 Mute Swan, 2f Stonechat. (M Webb)

Grey Heron – Martin Webb

Stonechat – Martin Webb

United Downs Recycling Facility: 1 Raven cronking overhead at 11:30. (RB Girling)

Camel Trail  (Guineaport Road, Wadebridge towards Bodmin): 1 Red legged Partridge, 1 Common Sandpiper, Teal, Grey Wagtail, Wigeon, Little Egret, Redshank. (C&J Duffy)

Camel Trail (Wadebridge towards Tregunna): Dunlin, Black tailed Godwit, Golden Plover, Redshank, Common Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, Lapwing, Shelduck, Cormorant, Little Egret, Oystercatchers, Mute Swans. (C&J Duffy)

Carnewas / Bedruthan Steps:1 Short-eared Owl, 2 Raven. (S Grose)

St Eval: 1 Barn Owl at Merlin Golf club. (S Grose)

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Wednesday 13th February 2019

Late news, 10/2, Freathy: 1 Red Kite & 2 House Martins. (S Madge)

Late news, 10/2, Hannafore: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff with 3 Chiffchaff (also seen 6th & 7th Feb), 25-30 Turnstone (1 with metal ring on left leg). (I Juliane)

Late news, 12/2, Looe: 3 female Blackcap in private garden, 1 with metal ring on right leg, 1 with white ring & 1 with dark streak on head, 1 leucistic Jackdaw – white patch on right wing (I Juliane)

Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler below sewage works by gate on coast path, also 1 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest. (M Webb)

Goldcrest, Martin Webb

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint still in flooded field behind the Maltsters pub.

Porthilly Farm: 3 Cattle Egret in field with cattle in field behind caravan park at 08:15. (S Grose)

Camel Estuary: 7 Cattle Egret flew up the Camel Estuary over Wadebridge at 07:40. (D Julian)

Wadebridge: A minimum of 49 Cattle Egret off Bradford’s Quay. (D Julian) Wadebridge, Bridge View: 1 (f) Black Redstart. (A Taylor)

Clapper Marshes: 8 Cattle Egret and female Scaup this morning. (D Julian)

Cot Valley: Juvenile Iceland Gull still present at Progo just south of Cot Valley at 09:30 this morning, for its 32nd day. Male Black Redstart still at the bottom of Cot. Tawny Owl still at the top. (N Wheatley)

Helston Sewage Works: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 20+ Chiffchaff. Boating Lake: 6 Shoveler. (D Chaney) 2 Goldcrests, 8+ Chiffchaffs, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (R Butts & T Pinfield)

Newtown St Martin (In Meneage): 8 Cattle Egrets south of road from Newtown to Tregidden. (R Butts & T Pinfield)

Hayle Estuary: 5 Yellow-legged Gulls at high tide. (P Freestone, M Halliday) Spoonbill on Ryan’s Field at 14:00. (V Skilton)

St Gothian Sand NR: 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 10 Canada Geese, 18 Moorhen, 8 Oystercatcher, 13 Curlew, 5 Wigeon, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Shelduck, Buzzard 3, 19 Tufted Duck, 174 Teal, 100+ Black-headed Gulls, 1 drk Pochard, 2 Gadwall, 1 Raven, 170+ Jackdaw, Stonechat (singing male), 1 Meadow Pipit, 4 Pied Wagtail, 3 Rock Pipit, 6 Linnet, 10+ Mallard, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Goldfinch, 11 Coot, 1 Kestrel, 3 Med Gulls, 6 Great Black-backed Gull, Wren, Dunnock, Blackbird, Magpie, Carrion Crow. (P Freestone)

Teal, Paul Freestone

Carne Creek, Manaccan: 3 Common Sandpipers, 20+ Redshanks, 1 Greenshank, 1 Kingfisher. (R Butts & T Pinfield)

Nancegollan: 80 Chaffinch, 100 Linnet, 1 Sparrowhawk. (D Chaney)

St Dennis: Sparrowhawk on a kill in a private garden. (P Ash)

Sparrowhawk, Paul Ash

Penzance: 2 f-type Black Redstart behind bus station, 2 Nuthatch at Penlee Park, 7 Eider in bay. (R Veal)

Lands End: Black Redstart at inland end of the carpark, plus c40 Meadow Pipits. (J Miller)

Black Redstart, John Miller

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna:16 Mute Swan, 4 Whooper Swan, 2 Canada Goose, 29 Shelduck, 6 Mallard, 26 Wigeon, 4 Little Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Spoonbill, 3 Buzzard, 2 Peregrine, 75 Oystercatcher, 12 Ringed Plover, 33 Grey Plover, c.1000 Golden Plover, 200 Lapwing, 120 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 65 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 35 Black-tailed Godwit, 55 Curlew, 250 Black-headed Gull, 8 Common Gull, 55 Herring Gull, 10 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 14 Great Black-backed Gull, 15 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 3 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 5 Redwing, 5 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Blackcap, 1 Great Tit, 4 Blue Tit, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Magpie, 3 Jackdaw, 7 Rook, 45 Carrion Crow, 5 House Sparrow, 5 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 4 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch, 4 Toad, 4 Palmate Newt.  (M Scawen et al).

Phillack: Black Redstart in private garden. Black Redstart (1w/fem) at Mexico Towans. (P Freestone)

Tregonetha Downs: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Carbis Bay: unringed female Blackcap coming to my bird feeder. (J Bennett)

Cardinham: 1 Lesser Redpoll. (B Bosisto)

Goss Moor: 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine. (B Bosisto)

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Monday 11th February 2019

Late news, 9/2, Lizard Point: 2 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Skua. (D Collins)

Lower Tamar Lakes : 1 f Ring-necked Duck, 1 Water Rail, 2 (m+f) Reed Bunting, 2 Willow Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Snipe, 1 Fieldfare, c30 Goosander, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little  Grebe, 1 Redwing. (A Taylor, J Humphreys, J Hurles, L Cooper)

Helston: Glossy Ibis still opposite the sewage works plus 2 Yellow-browed Warbler. Escaped Ferruginous Duck still on the boating lake. (R Menari, C Smith)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2W Caspian Gull seem at high tide roost early morning. Adult and 2W Med Gull.  Adult Spoonbill at 13:00. (G and L Carr)

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint still present on flooded field behind the Maltsters Pub. (C Smith) Also 2 Water Pipits.

Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler beyond the wooden gate below the sewage works, also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest and 2 Goldcrest. (P Ash)

Wadebridge: 18 Cattle Egret in field with beef cattle below school, 1 Merlin (male)  in trees near Trewornan Bridge. (S Grose)

Sladesbridge: 14 Cattle Egret in cattle field at Lower Croan.

Lower Amble: 1 Cattle Egret. (D Julian)

St. Clement: 15 Cattle Egret in the field next to the church, 1 Spotted Redshank and 2 Wigeon on the river. (M Jones)

St. Martin in Meneage: 14 Cattle Egret in field east of village. (A Chatfield)

Cot Valley: Iceland Gull and Black Redstart at Porth Nanven.

Newlyn: Yellow-browed Warbler on east side of seafront.

Towan Head Newquay: 13 Purple Sandpipier with 7 Turnstone & 5 Oystercatcher behind Headland Hotel, also another 15 Turnstones off carpark and Black Redstart & 3 Red-throated Diver off the point  at 09:00. (M Lammas)

Lizard Point: 8 Red-throated Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 7 Manx Shearwater and 2 female Common Scoter 08:00 to 10:00. (D Pointon, DK Parker, T Blunden)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 140+ Canada Geese, 6 (4m 2f) Tufted Duck, 15 (9m 6f) Mallard, 1m Pochard, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Buzzard. (M Webb) Also Black-necked Grebe still.

Great Crested Grebe, Martin Webb

Common Buzzard, Martin Webb

Camel Estuary: 4 Whooper Swans at Burniere. (D Julian)

Clapper Marsh: 1 Scaup. (D Julian)

St Merryn/Porthmissen Farm: 250+ Kittiwake, 100+ Guillemot, 50+ Razorbill all on cliffs below farm, also 1 Corn Bunting, 26 Skylark, 11 Yellowhammer, 1 male Peregrine Falcon, 2 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 1 fem Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Dobwalls: Marsh tit in private garden (C&J Duffy)

Booby’s Bay: Short Eared Owl over the Golf course at 15:45. (S Lilley)

Newquay: 2 Tawny Owl heard at Penpol Creek, 1 Tawny Owl heard at Trenance Gardens. (S Grose)

Paul: Whilst repairing our Cornish hedge, our builder discovered a Common Lizard presumably hibernating there. (R Butts)

Common Lizard, Roger Butts

Common Lizard, Roger Butts

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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)

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Saturday 9th February 2019

Lizard Point (0800-10:30am): 1 ad Black-browed Albatross drifting slowly west at 08.24, 1 Manx Shearwater, 2 Red-throated Diver, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 485 Fulmar. (I Maclean) Black-browed Albatross seen again at 16.15, this time heading east. (R Augarde) (Parking for seawatching from Lizard Point: please use main NT carpark near lighthouse/Youth Hostel. The small carpark at the point should be left for the cafe and shop staff and those who are less mobile and unable to walk. Watch from below the cafe or if busy further around  the coast to the east. Eds)

Coverack: 1 Pallas’s Warbler still. (P Roseveare, D Chaney) Also 3 Eider, 1 Slavonian Grebe. (D Chaney)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2w Caspian Gull still late afternoon.

Hannafore: 3 Great Northern Diver, 4 Shag, 1 Cormorant, 1 Eider Drake, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Little Egret, 1 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher, Stonechat pair, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, (M Frost)

Helston: 1 Glossy Ibis still west of River Cober opposite sewage works. (A McKechnie, S Bury)

Glossy Ibis, Alex McKechnie

Walmsley Sanctuary: 3 Cattle Egret.

Mousehole: 1 Pomarine Skua, Lots of Fulmar, gannet, Kittiwake and Auks. (L Proctor) At nearby Roskilly: 1 Pomarine Skua also seen, plus 12 Great Northern Diver. (P St Pierre) Also 1 ad pale-phase Arctic Skua and Manx Shearwater, plus 3 (ad 2w and 1w)  Yellow-legged Gull on St Clement’s Isle. (M Elliot)

Porthgwarra: 08:00 – 14:00. 7+ Manx Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 diver sp, 1 Great Skua, 60+ Fulmar on the sea and passing at between 10 & 15 per min early morning. (DK Parker et al.)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Black-necked Grebe still. (R Veal)

Newlyn: 7 Eider (2f + 5 juv m) in the harbour. (L Proctor, R Butts)

Church Cove: 1 Brambling, 1 Red-throated Diver past. (I Maclean)

Bude Marshes: 2 Ruff, 200+ Golden Plover, 269 Lapwing, 28 Teal, 4 Wigeon, 5 Grey Heron and 36 Redwing with 12 european-type Blackbird. (N Bastin)

Par Beach: 1 Eider, 1 Great Crested Grebe. (S Grose)

Heligan: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 7 Blue Tit, 8 Common Chaffinch, 2 Blackbird, 1 albino Pheasant, 4 Pheasant. (C Hooper).

Great Spotted Woodpecker, C Hooper

Nuthatch, C Hooper

Pheasant, C Hooper

Chaffinch, C Hooper

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 50+ Sanderling, 12 Dunlin, 15 Ringed Plover, 12 Turnstone, 6 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Little Egret, 2 Rock Pipit, 1 drk Eider. (M Webb) Also 6 Great Northern Diver seen from Jubilee Pool plus 28 Ringed Plover, 18 Dunlin and 4 Purple Sandpiper resting on the beach below the harbour wall before being put up by a dog. (G & L Carr)

Ringed Plover, Martin Webb

Turnstone, Martin Webb

Eider, Martin Webb

Purple Sandpiper, Martin Webb

Porth Reservoir: 3 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Coot, 11 Common Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Dipper. (S Grose)

Towan Head:1 Chough, 1 Grey Plover, 5 Common Gull. (S Grose)

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