Thursday 5th April 2018

FOUND in the Burniere Hide, Walmsley Sanctuary, this morning. A pair of binoculars, hanging from the Bird Log case by the door. If you believe they are yours, please ring 01566 782555 with a description, and I’ll try and get them back to you! (Paul Mallett)

Lizard Village: 2 Alpine Swift lingering over the village at 08:50 until 10:00 when they drifted off north. (G Swan, M Pass) Relocated north of Grade at 11:00 then lost to view. (J Foster, TD Mills, DK Parker) Then 11:05 at Old Cider Barn, Predannack (M Pass) At least 1 still present along the Kynance Road from the surfers car park at 17:40. (MJ Spicer, R Wilkins) Also 1 Jack Snipe south of Kynance track. (P Clement, MJ Spicer)

AlpineSwift, Linton Proctor

Drift Reservoir: 1 Pink-footed Goose and 1 Greylag Goose. (J Thirlaway-Price)

Poldgu Cove: 1 Hawfinch. (J Poyner)

Newquay Tretherras School: 3 Swallow heading north at 10.15 and 1 Osprey over at 15:00 being mobbed by gulls. (D Grose)

Hayle Kimbro: 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Little Grebe (D Eva)

Stowe’s Hill (Cheesewring): 11 Wheatear (many calling),4 Stonechat, 5 Raven. Also numbers of Meadow Pipit and Skylark. (J St Ledger)

Wheatear – John St Ledger

Siskin – John St Ledger

Golitha Falls: 2 Mistle Thrush, 4+ Nuthatch in trees. On Cafe feeders; 2 Marsh Tit, 4 Siskin, 2 Nuthatch. (J St Ledger)

Crowlas: 1 Swallow. (J Evans)

Rame Head: 3 Swallow in off the sea 12:35. (D Allan)

Pendeen Watch: Pair of Swallows by Pendeen lighthouse. (N Allen) Also 1 Merlin by the lighthouse, 1 Raven, 1 Buzzard, 2 Stonechat, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Swallow. (A Hartley)

Geevor: 1 Stonechat. (A Hartley)

Wadebridge: m+f Bullfinch, 2 Siskin, f Blackcap and 1 Nuthatch at Two Trees. (N. Greaves)

Windmill Farm: 1 Swallow and 4 Adders at 12:00. (D Wright)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Willow Warbler, 4f Goosander, 1 Willow Tit (leucistic). (R Mudge)

Mount’s Bay: 13 Common Scoter (inc c4/5 new males). (PA Fraser)

Kenidjack: 2 Swallow this afternoon. (J Swann)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 brown-headed Goosander this evening, 11 Raven. (B Craven)

Tregadillett: 10+ Yellowhammer in a private garden ( B Craven)

Crackington Haven: 2 Swallow & 2 Sand Martin  this afternoon flying north.  (J&B Teague)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 138 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Redshank, 2 Knot, 1 Curlew, 1 Turnstone, 23 Swallow, 3 House Martin, 22 Sand Martin, 1 male Reed Bunting, 8 Cattle Egret, 4 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 41 Canada Geese 5 Chiffchaff, 5 Buzzard, 13 Teal, 5 Jackdaw, 12 Mallard, 3 Shelduck, 4 Moorhen, 4 Shoveler, 1 Coot, 2 Gadwall, 4 Mute Swan, 2 Cormorant, 2 White Wagtail, 6 Carrion Crow, 2 Dunnock, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 8 Herring Gull, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Wren, 4 Wood Pigeon. (P Sharp)

Land`s End: Wheatear along cycle track, Great Northern Diver past.

Sennen, Trinity Pool: 2 Canada Geese + 1 Grey Heron.


Monday 19th March 2018

Late news 17& 18/3 Lamorna Cove: Male and female Blackcap coming alternately to a bird feeder. (J-P Penrose)

St Buryan, Sparnon: 1 Hoopoe again, firstly in roadside and then in the garden of the Rose Room at 11:00 and again at 13:10. (A McKechnie, T Mills, MJ Spicer, D Eva)

Hoopoe – Tony Mills

Hoopoe – Alex Mckechnie

Coverack: 2 Iceland Gull and 1 Black Redstart (P. Bedford) 3 Iceland Gull, 1 Glaucous Gull, 4+ Common Gull. (D Beadle)

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

Chapel Amble: 4+ Cattle Egret still.

Polmorla: 10 Cattle Egret over towards Wadebridge at 08:30. (C Selway)

Drift Reservoir, (Members only): 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Sand Martin. (D Eva)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 8 Cattle Egret flying past tower hide, 1 Spoonbill feeding and showing well, 1 Water Rail, 3 Raven, 7 Pintail, 3 Gadwall, 1 Snipe, 68 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Wheatear. (D Trevelyan)

Gannel Estuary: 1 adult Iceland Gull at 15:40. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Spoonbill actively feeding at west end of Copperhouse Creek. (R Treeby)

Chycoose: 2 Firecrest, 1 Chiffchaff. (J Lander)

Falmouth, Trescobeas area:  6+ Blackcap feeding in private garden (3 females and 3 males seen at same time). (J St Ledger)

Blackcaps, Julia St Ledger

College Reservoir: 1 Sand Martin. (R Phillips)

Bude Sea Pool: 1 (f) Black Redstart. (B Bryne)

Wadebridge: M & F Bullfinch on the Two Trees Estate. (N Greaves)

Bodmin: Brambling in a private garden. (R Preston-Mafham)

Gluvian: Early morning cold weather movement included 6 Golden Plover, 1 Snipe (being chased by a Sparrowhawk), 2 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Redwing & 9 Yellowhammer. (B Bosisto)

St Mawes: 1 Black Redstart (f), 1 Whimbrel, 1 Great Black-backed Gull with Lesser Black-backed Gull. (K and A Williams)

St Just-in-Roseland: Greenshank and Shelduck. (K and A Williams)

Penhale Point and Dunes: 2 Merlin, 5 Wheatear. (S Rowe)

Crowlas: 3 Fieldfare, 25 Golden Plover amongst cold weather movement. (R Veal)

Porth Reservoir: 9 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Coot, 2 Teal, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Portheras Cove: 1 ad m Ring Ouzel. (P Clement)

Ring Ouzel, Peter Clement

Men-an-Tol: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier, 8 Golden Plover and 1 Pheasant. (DK Parker, JD Swann)

Lanyon Farm: 1 Barn Owl. (DK Parker)


Sunday 18th March 2018

Late news, 16/3, Stithians Reservoir: 1 Marsh Tit reported. (per J St Ledger)

Late news, 17/3, Downderry: 4 Great Northern Diver, 8 Red-throated Diver and 10 Common Scoter. Wintering Blackcaps still present in village. (A Payne)

Late news, 17/3, West Cornwall Golf Course: 1 Swallow over. (S Turner)

Newquay, Trenance Boating Lake: 1w Ring-billed Gull, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret. (S Grose)

Egloshayle: 8 Hawfinch including one singing male. (B Bosisto)

Chaple Amble: 1 Green Sandpiper, 8 Cattle Egret, 1 Water Pipit, 15 Pied Wagtail, 2 White Wagtail, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (B Bosisto)

St Buryan:Hoopoe sat on a gate overlooking ploughed fields just west of Sparnon at 07:45 (S Mayes) Still present at Sparnon Farm late morning. (R Veal, B Mellow, R Augarde, L Proctor) Also present under a car at the top of the drive to The Rose Room at 15:50 in the driving snow. (R Treeby, DK Parker)

Hoopoe, Brian Mellow

Twywardreath: Hoopoe at Poldrea at the lower end at c11:00. (E Pearce)

Newlyn Harbour: 1 1w Glaucous Gull again, 15 Turnstone, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Black-headed Gull and 1 Chiffchaff. Newlyn River mouth: 8 Black-headed Gull, 1 Curlew, 1 Cormorant. (T Mills)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 4 Pintail, 134 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 2 Ruff, 3 Redshank, 1 Common Gull, 5 Little Egret, 1 ad Spoonbill, 1 Water Pipit, 1 Sand Martin. (B Bosisto)

Gannel Estuary:1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 11 Redshank, 1 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Dunlin, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Common Gull, 2 Canada Goose, 4 Raven, 1 Blackcap. (S Grose)

Towan Head: 1 Grey Plover, 13 Purple Sandpiper, 26 Turnstone, 19 Oystercatcher, 1 Red throated Diver, 3 Raven, 5 Fulmar. (S Grose)

Penryn River: 1 Common Sandpiper, overwintering and seen every month during WeBS count. (J St Ledger)

Common Sandpiper, John St Ledger

Stithians Reservoir: Great White Egret still at Golden Lion cut-off. (W Chegwidden) 6 Goldeneye (1 drake, 5 female). (J St Ledger)

Lizard Peninsula, Jolly Town Farm: 1 Merlin (m). (D Wright)

Helford River: 6 Great Crested Grebe (all in partial or full breeding plumage), 1 Red-throated Diver. (T Pinfield)

Land’s End aerodrome: 1 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat. (C Moore)

Windmill Farm: 3 Adder (all males) and 1 Slow Worm. (D Wright)

Adder, Dougy Wright

Penzance (Promenade and Harbour – WeBS): 10 Purple Sandpiper, 64 Turnstone, 1 m Eider, 3 Shag. Tolcarne beach: 2 Bar-tailed Godwit (12 reported there yesterday), 3 Oystercatcher. (T Mills)

Porth Island: 1 Wheatear. (S Grose)

Marazion Beach: 1 Sandwich Tern. (T Newing) 2+ White Wagtail still at Red River mouth. (R Veal)

Charlestown: 2 (m+f) Blackcap still. (D Hastilow)

Trevilley: 2 Wheatear. (R Veal, R Augarde, B Mellow)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 4 Sand Martin. (R Veal, R Augarde, B Mellow, B Dodd)

Pentire Farm/Park Head: 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Peregrine Falcon, also 3 Hare. (S Grose)

Penwithick: 1 Reed Bunting, 4 House Sparrow, 4 Blue Tit, 4 Goldfinch, 2 Great Tit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Robin, 5 Chaffinch. (K Bowers)

Pied Wagtail and Reed Bunting – Kevin Bowers

Downderry: 1 Wheatear this afternoon. (A Payne)


Friday 16th March 2018

Late news, 15/3, Mousehole: 1 adult drake Eider roosted on St Clement’s Isle. (R Butts)

Late news, 15/3, Newlyn Harbour: 1 1st winter Iceland Gull and 3 Great Northern Diver with a smaller diver sp further out. (S Green)

Late news, 15/3, St Ives: 2 Red-throated Diver and 3 Sandwich Tern from the harbour. (S Green)

Late news, 15/3, Tolcarne Beach, Penzance: 1 1st winter Mediterranean Gull. Morrab Gardens: 1 Chiffchaff and 2 Blackcap singing. (S Green)

Late news, 15/03, Buttermilk Hill, St Ives: 2 Woodcock, 2 male Meadow Pipit displaying. (V Stratton)

Late news, 15/03, Foage Valley, Zennor: 2 Woodcock. (V Stratton)

Buttermilk Hill, St Ives: 1 male Ring Ouzel, 2 male Wheatear, 4 male Meadow Pipit displaying, 8 Raven, 4 Common Buzzard. (V Stratton)

Godolphin Cross: male Brambling on feeder in garden. (C Richards)

Porthilly Point: 27 Wigeon, 7 Shelduck, 2 Greenshank, 3 Curlew, 5 Redshank, 53 Oystercatcher, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Gull, 2 Skylark, 2 Raven. (S Grose)

Gerrans Bay: Pacific Diver and 6 Black-throated Diver.

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter and 1 Long-tailed Duck at 16:30. (K & A Williams)

Wilcove: Drake Green-winged Teal still at Cangapool, also 1 Whimbrel.

Egloshayle: 2 Blackcap 1m 1f, 6 Hawfinch still in the old cemetery at 08:00. (D Thomas,  A Langdon)

Hawfinch – DaveThomas

Chapel Amble: 16 Cattle Egret, 8 Little Egret, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Buzzard, 4 Shoveler, 1 Water Rail calling. (D Thomas,  A Langdon)

Cattle Egrets with Little Egret – DaveThomas

Green Sandpiper – DaveThomas

Buzzard – DaveThomas

Wadebridge: Water Pipit and Green Sandpiper at Treraven Meadows. (R Treeby)

Tamar Estuary: Sandwich Tern at St John’s Lake. (DI Julian)

Little Kelynack: 1w Iceland Gull. (C Moore)

Duckpool and Coombe Valley: 1 female Wheatear, c40 Jackdaw, 1 Fulmar, 1 Kestrel. (H Kendall & B Bryne)

Maer Lake: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Ruff, c12 Snipe, 15 Lapwing, 2 Curlew, 1 Peregrine over, large mixed gull flock with one Lesser Black-backed Gull smaller than normal and with a greyish/brown head, 12 Wood Pigeon, 1+ Greenfinch, 1 female Stonechat. (H Kendall, R Doble, D Paull)

St Enodoc Golf Club: 3 singing Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

Looe Estuary: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Buzzard, 17 Canada Goose, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Cormorant, 3 Curlew, 35 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Greenshank, 10 Grey Heron, c 420 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull,  3 Little Egret, 3 Little Grebe, 25 Mallard, 1 Moorhen, 4 Mute Swan, 10 Oystercatcher, 8 Redshank, 1 Shag, 5 Shelduck, 1 Wigeon. (WeBS, D Spooner)

Penzance: 1 drake Eider observed 07:45 to 8:10, 2 Shag 15:00 pm, nr Jubilee Pool. (J Evans) Also 2 female-type Black Redstart reported on the sea defences off Chyandour.

Lostwithiel: 8+ Siskin regularly in private garden over the last week. (E Mayhew)

Hayle: 2 Knot, 2 Firecrest, 3 Sandwich Tern, 2 redhead Goosander, 2 Lapwing this evening. (R Veal)

St Ives: 1 Green Woodpecker calling. (R Veal)

Porth Reservoir: 7 Great Crested Grebe, 1 fem Mandarin, 4 Coot, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Dipper, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Peregrine, 2 Jay, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Song Thrush. (S Grose)

Crackington Haven: 1 female Blackcap, 1 female Black Redstart and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker in private garden. (J & B Teague)

St Ives: 1 Red-throated Diver off the harbour, 6+ Sandwich Tern. (S Green)

Drift Reservoir: Pink-footed Goose still present with small flock of Canada Geese. (JH & K Dalziel)

Porthgwarra: Fulmars already on ledges, 1m Blackcap on peanut feeder covered in pollen from Camelia, 1 Peacock Butterfly. (JH & K Dalziel)

Trelissick: 3 Mistle Thrush, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Greenshank. (D Wright)

Feock Church: 8 Brambling (5 m, 3 f), 1 Peacock butterfly. (D Wright) 1 f Hawfinch, 3 Brambling, m f Blackcap, 4 Greenfinch, 2m 1f Bullfinch. (K Hambly-Staite)

male and female Brambling – Dougy Wright


Tuesday 20th February 2018

Mousehole: White-billed Diver still off Penlee lifeboat station at 11:11. Again at 15:15 plus 2 Great Skuas. (DI Julian) 2 Bonxie, 6+ Great Northern Diver, c40 Common Dolphin, Harbour Porpoise. (P Aley & I Teague)

St Clement: 17 Cattle Egrets still at Menadews Farm at 12:30 (T Wilson)

Stithians: 1 Great White Egret at Golden Lion cutoff. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Sancreed: 1w Iceland Gull following plough. 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Greylag, 29 Canada Geese. (D Flumm)

Walmsley Sanctuary: Spoonbill still at 07:52.

Newlyn: 1w Glaucous Gull still in the harbour at 13:20 plus a male Black Redstart at Tolcarne. (L Proctor) Juv Iceland Gull, Juv Glaucous Gull. (P Aley & I Teague)

Bartinney: 1 m Peregrine over. (P Taylor)

St Ives: 2 Purple Sandpiper, 14 Dunlin, 42 Turnstone. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Carbis Bay: 1 Red-throated Diver. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Eagles Nest: Barn Owl this evening. (R  Menari)

Penzance: Eider and c12 Common Scoter off Eastern Green. (L Proctor) drake Eider, Common Scoter, 3 Great Northern Diver off Jubilee Pool. (P Aley & I Teague) 2 Firecrest in tree next to Yacht Inn (J Evans)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Firecrest and 3 Chiffchaff. (L Proctor)

Crowlas: 1m Merlin over, 1 Mistle Thrush, 20 Little Egret, 1 Firecrest. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary, Lelant Saltings: 14 Common Gull, 3 Med Gulls, 21 Bar-tailed Godwits, 32 Curlew, 2 Greenshank, Spoonbill (later on Copperhouse Creek), 6 Grey Plover, 40+ Dunlin, 16 Redshank, 12+ Teal, 60+ Wigeon. (PJ Freestone and M Halliday) Ryan’s Field: 38 Redshank, 1 Little Egret, 115 Lapwing, 2 Shelduck, 6 Black-headed Gull, 5 Curlew, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit and 3 Raven flew over. Copperhouse Creek: 12 Shelduck, 174 Black-headed Gull, Spoonbill, 160+ Wigeon, 8 Teeal, 7 Bar-tailed Godwit, 87 Dunlin, 187 Herring Gulls, 4 LBB Gulls, 1 GBB, 13 Canada Geese. (PJ Freestone)

Lamorna: 1 Firecrest. (M McKee)

Lamorna Cove: 1 Black Redstart. (M McKee)

Looe estuary (WeBS count): c360 Black-headed Gull, 21 Canada Goose, 3 Common Gull, 5 Curlew, 30 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Greenshank, 11 Grey Heron (with at least 7 active nests), 1 Grey Wagtail, c170 Herring Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Little Egret, 3 Little Grebe, 41 Mallard, 2 Moorhen, 9 Mute Swan, 11 Oystercatcher, 22 Redshank, 7 Shelduck, 2 Wigeon. (D Spooner)

Amble Marshes: 2 Water Pipit still. (C Selway)

Lower Tamar Lake: 13 Goosander (8m 5f), 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Fieldfare. (R Mudge)

Seaton: 1 Red Throated Diver, 2 pairs Stonechat, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Peacock butterfly. (R Smaldon)

Truro: 1m, 1f Siskin in private garden. (D Jenkins)

Mawgan: 1 male Brambling, 1 Nuthatch and 1 Blackcap in garden. Also 1 Firecrest at the top of lower lane around the horse stables.  Up to 2 Firecrest have been present here all winter, almost always in the same small stretch of hedge. (P. Bedford)


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)


Thursday 15th February 2018

Late news, 14/2, Truro: Male and female Blackcaps in a private garden againt he female spends a lot of time on suet balls but the male prefers hearts. (K & J Mortimore)

Sancreed: 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Greylag, 57 Canada Geese & 2 hybrids, 80 Lapwing. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Pink-footed Goose (presumed same as above), 1 Black-necked Grebe. (R Farnes)

Pink-footed Goose, Rpd Farnes

Black-necked Grebe, Rpd Farnes

River Lynher: Drake Green-winged Teal again.

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 8 Common Scoter, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 7 Great Northern Diver, 3 Black-throated Diver. (S Rowe) Also 1 Red-necked Grebe reported.

Egloshayle: 3 (poss 5) Hawfinch in the cemetery. (R Butts, T Pinfield)

Dozmary Pool: Drake Lesser Scaup still.

Flicka Donkey Sanctuary: 2 Cattle Egret. (W Chegwidden)

Mevagissy: 1w  Iceland Gull (kumlieni), 1w Glaucous Gull, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 4 Great Northern Diver. (S Rowe)

Iceland Gull, Steve Rowe

Iceland Gull, Steve Rowe

Helford, Frenchman’s Creek: 70 Egret at the roost tonight of which at least 18 were Cattle Egret, the other 52 considered to be Little Egrets but poor light made it difficult for late arrivals to be identified with certainty in the darkness! Also 1 Grey Heron, 1 Tawny Owl, 20 Redwing. (D Flumm, P Clement)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Great White Egret flew in over the road into the back of the Golden Lion cut-off at ~2:45pm today. (B Hawker)

Allet Common: Yellow-browed Warbler in hedge behind ERCCIS at midday. (Cornwall Wildlife Trust)

Newlyn: 1w Glaucous Gull and 1w Iceland Gull in the harbour/Tolcarne area. (L Proctor, Cornwall Birdwatching Tours) also male Black Redstart and Kingfisher. (L Proctor, A Hartley) Sandy Cove: 2 Water Rail, 1 male Blackcap, Goldcrest, male Bullfinch, 6 Long-tailed Tit. 18 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 100+ Gannet offshore (Cornwall Birdwatching Tours, A Hartley)

Black Redstart, Adam Hartley

Iceland Gull, Adam Hartley

Iceland Gull, Adam Hartley

Lizard, Old Lizard Head: 1 ad Iceland Gull feeding on fields late afternoon. (T Blunden)

Roundwood Quay: 2 Spoonbill and 2 Firecrest. (M Buckley)

Dodman Point: 32 Black-throated Diver, 6 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated diver. (S Rowe)

Truro: 2m & 3f Siskin in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

Penzance: 1 f Black Redstart in garden, Lidden area. (T Mills) Also 3+ Blackcap still around in private garden (NR Phillips) Off Battery rocks: many feeding Gannets,  5 Great Northern Diver, 1 Guillemot.  3 Porpoise.  (NR Phillips) Plus a report of 1 Great Skua. Plus 24 Sanderling, 5 Purple Sandpiper, 12 Turnstone, 5 Cormorant and 2 Shag (PJ Freestone)

Lanhydrock: 16 Brambling along main drive to Respryn . (B. Toms)

St Gothian Sands LNR:  1 Glaucous Gull, 1w drake  Scaup, 2 Stonechat, 6 Tufted Duck, 3 Curlew, 2 Coot, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Rock Pipit (Cornwall Birdwatching Tours)

Hell’s Mouth: 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Peregrine, 4 Raven, 18+ Fulmar, 20+ Razorbill, 4 Guillemot, 20+ Kittiwake, 100+ Gannet, 50+ Jackdaw, 15+ Dolphin sp. (Cornwall Birdwatching Tours)

Liskeard: 55 Siskin in Morrisons CarPark. (DI Julian)

Chapel Amble: 16 Shoveler, 2 Redshank, 2 Black-Tailed Godwit and 22 Teal this morning on the flooded field. (C Selway)

Mounts Bay: 12+ Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 male Eider, 1 male Common Scoter, 1 Great S kua, 40 Gannet from Penzance Bus station. (Paul St Pierre)

Truro: 23+ Siskin in trees at Treliske overflow car park. (R Veal)

Friendship Woods: 3+ Firecrest, 2 Nuthatch, 4 Coal Tit, 3 Chiffchaff. (R Veal)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 2 Ruff, 1 adult Spoonbill, 180 Black-tailed Godwit (D Eva)  Also 6 Gadwall, 2 pairs Pintail, 4 Ruff, approx. 250 Lapwing, approx. 50 Golden Plover, 2 Red-legged Partridges. (R Butts, T Pinfield)

Treraven Meadow: 1 Green Sandpiper (D Eva) 12+ Meadow Pipit with 1 Water Pipit. (R Butts, T Pinfield)

Clapper Marsh: 1 Green Sandpiper. (R Butts, T Pinfield)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 20 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Grey Plover, 3 Greenshank & 6 Goosander (inc 2 m) (JHawkey & K Dalziel) Also on Lelant Saltings: 2 3cy Yellow-legged Gull, (M Elliot) Plus Herring Gull, Great Black-backed  Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 7 Rock Pipit, 6 Golden Plover, 2 male and 4 female Goosander, 4 Greenshank, 2 Little Egret, Grey Heron, Wigeon, Teal, 40+ Curlew, 6 Oystercatcher, 12+ Bar-tailed Godwit. Carnsew Pool: 2 Mediterranean Gull  Copperhouse Creek: 1 Spoonbill at 1600hrs then flew towards main estuary. (Cornwall Birdwatching Tours)

College Reservoir: 1 Firecrest, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Jay. (W Chegwidden)

Wacker Quay: 86 Avocet (on Mon.12th there were 97). (A Blonden) Also Grey Plover, 40+ Teal. (P Aley, I Teague)

Rock: 1 Barn Owl, 1 Mistle Thrush, 6 Greenfinch, 2 Blackcap from private garden. (S Grose)

Pendeen: 2 Raven, 2 Chough, 1 Buzzard, 20 Linnet, 10 Goldfinch,1 Rock Pipit, a light passage of Kittiwakes on the sea this morning. (A Hartley)

Charlestown: 1 f Blackcap (D Hastilow)

Blackcap, David Hastilow

Devoran: 1 Mediterranean Gull in near summer plumage, 9 Common Gull, 5 Greenshank, 14 Black-tailed Godwit. (J St Ledger)

St Merryn: 1 female Blackcap on fat ball feeder from 7.30 in a private garden. (R Hughes)

Windmill Farm: Marsh Harrier (male), Hen Harrier (female). (D Wright, G Adams)

Torpoint: 2 Sandwich Tern, Slavonian Grebe, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 200+ Dunlin. (P Aley, I Teague)

St John ford: Kingfisher, 6 Mediterranean Gull. (P Aley, I Teague)

Empacombe: 5 Red-breasted Merganser , 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Blackcap. (P Aley, I Teague)

Sconner: 3 Spoonbill. (P Aley, I Teague)

Seaton: 9+ Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, Mediterranean Gull, Chiffchaff. (P Aley, I Teague)

Rosenannon Downs: 1 Short-eared Owl, 2 Tawny Owl heard only,  Redwings, Song Thrush & Moorhen. (S Grose)