Wednesday 2nd January 2019

Lower Tamar lake: 1 female Ring-necked Duck. (J Rance)

Ring-necked Duck – John Rance

Chapel Amble: 1 Little Egret, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Redshank, 16 Snipe, 400 Lapwing, 1 Ruff, 1 Temmincks Stint, 4 Water Pipit , 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Mistle Thrush,1 leucistic Starling. (B Bosisto, L Payne) 1 Temminck’s Stint, 7 Water Pipits, 4 Green Sandpiper, c2200 Golden Plover, c2000 Lapwing, 3 Ruff, Tawny Owl, c15 Redwing, 8 Pied Wagtail this afternoon. (A Langdon)

Trewornan, Camel Estuary: 24 Mute Swan , 4 Whooper Swan , 1 Bar-headed Goose (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Towan Beach: 4 Cirl Bunting (D Eva)

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Common Sandpiper (D Eva)

Pendower: 1 Red-necked Grebe, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 4 Black-throated Diver, 8+ Great Northern Diver, 1 Common Scoter, 9 Guillemot. (D Eva, R Veal, DK Parker, R Wilkins)

Portscatho/Porthcurnick: 1f Long-tailed Duck, 4 Slavonian Grebe, 3 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver. (D Eva, R Wilkins, DK Parker, R Veal et al)

Carrick Roads: 1f Velvet Scoter, 8 Black-necked Grebe, 13 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Great Crested Grebe. (DK Parker, R Wilkins, R Veal)

Devoran: 1w Lesser Yellowlegs, 1 Spotted Redshank at Tallack’s Creek high tide roost. (DK Parker, R Veal, R Wilkins)

Porthpean: possible juv/f Surf Scoter with c20 Common Scoter. Also 2 Great Northern Diver, Peregrine & 2 Harbour Porpoise. (P Aley, I Teague)

North Cliffs: Richard’s Pipit still in sheep field opposite Tehidy north entrance. (M Spicer, M Ahmad, B Hibbet, P Clement). Also 6 (1 ad, 5 imm) Whooper Swan in fields just NE of Hell’s mouth cafe. (DK Parker, R Veal et al)

Whooper Swans, Roger Butts

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 2 (mf) Stonechat, with 30+ Gannet and 40+ Kittiwake offshore and in the roads, 20 Common Dolphin inside Carrick Roads. Castle Beach: 1 Redshank, 2 Whimbrel, 20+ Turnstone. Gyllyngvase Beach: 1 1st spring male Eider in the surf, then flew east, Swanpool: 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Coal Tit, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 35 Goldfinch over, 2 Water Rail and 10 Fulmar on cliffs. Prince of Wales Pier: Herring Gull; Blue 019. (D Chaney)

Penryn, Gorrangorras: 1 Kingfisher, 45 Teal, 3 Little Egret, 1 Oystercatcher, 3 Greenshank, 36 Redshank, 7 Curlew. (D Chaney)

Carrick Roads: 6+ Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Great Northern Diver from Mylor Churchtown. (D Chaney)

St Ives: 2 Stonechats, male & female following each other on The Island. (K Money)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Padstow: 21 Mute Swan, 4 Whooper Swan, 120 Canada Goose, 1 Greylag Goose, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 63 Shelduck, 27 Mallard, 24 Wigeon, 5 Teal, 4 Red-legged Partridge, 7 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 2 Shag, 13 Grey Heron, 6 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 2 Moorhen, 95 Oystercatcher, 3 Ringed Plover, 37 Grey Plover, c.4000 Golden Plover, 250 Lapwing, 3 Turnstone, 200 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 70 Redshank, 3
Greenshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 140 Curlew, 180 Black-headed Gull, 6 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 90 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 7 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 3 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 2 Redwing, 5 Blackbird, 1 Great Tit, 1 Blue Tit, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Magpie, 2 Jackdaw, 6 Rook, 50 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 5 Starling, 6 House Sparrow, 12 Chaffinch. (M Scawen et al.)

Windmill Farm: 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 m Hen Harrier. (R Evershed)


Tuesday 1st January 2019

Pendower: Pacific Diver still present.

Portscatho: Long-tailed Duck and summer plumaged Black Guillemot. (R Wilkins, R Augarde)

Gerrans Bay: 5 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 3 Black-throated Diver, 12 Great Northern Diver, 10 Grey Plover (resting on rocks). Viewed between Porthcurnick and Porthbean beaches. (J St Ledger) Also 1 Red throated Diver and 1 Red necked Grebe. (R Augarde M Jones).

Slavonian Grebe, John St Ledger

Grey Plover, John St Ledger

Sancreed: 4 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret. (D Flumm) 5 Cattle Egret visible from Drift Reservoir car park in the afternoon. (J Swann) 4 Cattle Egret viewed from car park and Great Crested Grebe on reservoir. (P.Freestone)

Land’s End: 4 Chough, hybrid Hooded Crow. (D Flumm)

Chough, Dave Flumm

hybrid Hooded Crow, Dave Flumm

Penzance: 1 Black Redstart by Jubilee Pool. (P Taylor, H Mitchell) Glossy Ibis flew east along the beach and circled over the bay mobbed by crows before being lost to view. (M Elliott) 1 Chiffchaff in private garden. (R Phillips)

Bodrifty, north of Madron: c200 Fieldfares flying low east. (R Phillips)

Men-an-Tol: 1 male Hen Harrier at 16:25. (P Taylor, H Mitchell) Merlin and 100+ Fieldfare. (P.Freestone)

Newlyn: 1w Yellow-legged Gull in the harbour. (M Elliott)

Maer Lake: 700+ Golden Plover, 400+ Lapwings, c. 50 Curlews, 2 Knot, 24 Teal, Mallard, Canada Geese, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Fox. (H Kendall)

Marazaion Marsh RSPB: 1 Firecrest at Longrock Pool. (R Veal) Yellow-browed Warbler still along eastern edge by wooden holiday chalet. Also 2 Firecrest, Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Water Rail, 2 Stonechat and Coal Tit. (P Freestone)

Marazion: 5 Eider offshore. (P Freestone)

A30 Longrock: Barn Owl. (P Freestone)

Mount’s Bay: 1 1w drake Eider, c15 Common Scoter, 2 Red-throated Diver and 2 Great Northern Diver from the Station House. (R Veal, DK Parker)

Tehidy CP: Richard’s Pipit still in sheep field opposite northern entrance, also 2+ Lapland Bunting in nearby stubbles. (R Veal, DK Parker)

Hell’s Mouth: 6 Whooper Swan visible from North Cliffs CP. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, P Freestone) 32 Fulmar, 100+ Jackdaw, Shag and Kestrel. (P Freestone)

Coverack: Yellow-browed Warbler below the sewage works. (J Foster) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 3f Eider, 1 Common Scoter, 1 Firecrest, 1 Peregrine, 2 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Blackcap, 1 Fieldfare. (D Beadle)

Penrose Park: Yellow-browed Warbler below the sewage works. (J Foster)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Adult Yellow-legged Gull over the high tide and ad Spoonbill on Ryan’s Field. (M Halliday et al.) Redshank, Greenshank, 13 Grey Plover, drk Shoveler, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, Spoonbill (Ryan’s Field), Rock Pipit, 11 Snipe. (P Freestone)

Devoran: 1 Spotted Redshank (B Toms)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Great Northern Diver. (N Banks)

Carrick Roads: 1 Velvet Scoter, 18 Black-necked Grebe, 18 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Great Northern Diver, 30 Common Dolphins. (D Eva)

Stithians: 1 female Goldeneye. (D Eva)

Argal Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe at S end, 2 Nuthatch, 100 Redwing. (D Chaney)

Mabe: 1 Woodcock, 1 Chiffchaff in private garden. (D Chaney)

Camel Estuary: 4 Whooper Swans in field behind Burniere hide (D Trevelyan)

Whooper Swan, Dan Trevelyan

Gurnards Head: 16 Chough. (P Moore)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Great Skua and two schools of about 20 Common Dolphins. (N Wheatley)

Polwheveral Creek: 37 Shelduck, 2 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 5 Greenshank, 1 Kingfisher. (D Collins)

Constantine Sewage Treatment Works: I Firecrest, 5 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff. (D Collins)

Porthoustock: 2 Black Redstart (1 male and 1 female) on the beach this afternoon. (P Tongue)

Connor Downs: Barn Owl and Tawny Owl on Treeve Lane at 03:20. Great-spotted Woodpecker, 2 Meadow Pipits, Robin, Blue Tit, Great Tit, House Sparrow, Song Thrush in garden (P Freestone)

St Gothian Sands: 3 drk and 2 female Shoveler, 5 Gadwall, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 14 Coot, 4 Little Grebe, 110 Teal, 16 Tufted Duck, 3 Shelduck, 2 Pied Wagtails, 2 Magpie, 16 Oystercatcher, 11 Curlew, 48 GBB Gull, 15 BH Gull, 14+ Moorhen, 25 Mallard, 20+ Kittiwake offshore, Shag, 32 Canada Geese, 2 Mute Swan. (P Freestone)

Gluvian: 55 species around Gluvian. Woodpigeon , 2 Stock Dove, Collared Dove , 6 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay, Magpie, Raven , Rook, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Long-tailed Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, Coal Tit, Great Tit, Blue Tit, 4 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Robin, Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, 120 Meadow Pipit, Skylark, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Dipper, 10 Fieldfare , 60 Redwing , 20 Song Thrush, Blackbird, 3 Cormorant, Mistle Thrush, Common Gull, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Bullfinch, House Sparrow, Dunnock, 14 Yellowhammer, Starling, 3 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Wren, Canada Goose, Mallard, Snipe, Grey Heron, Moorhen , 4 Water Rail, Pheasant , 6 Red-Legged Partridge , Buzzard, Feral Pigeon. (B Bosisto L Payne)


Thursday 27th December 2018

Late news, 26/12/18. Roseland: 2 Barn Owl prospecting the marshes on the Ruan Lanihorne saltmarsh near the village at 3.30pm. (per Maria Richards)

Sancreed: 5 Cattle Egret with cattle at Sellan Fm 16:35, 2 found earlier same fields by M Ahmad. (D Flumm)

Tehidy: 1 Richard’s Pipit still in sheep field opposite north entrance to Tehidy Park. Also 1 Merlin, c150 Skylark, 8 Meadow Pipit. (S Rowe, T Carson)

Brew Sewage Works: 3 Siberian Chiffchaff. (M Ahmad)

Coverack: Yellow-browed Warbler and Peacock Butterfly at the sewage works. Red-throated Diver and 3 Eider in the bay. (J Foster)

Par beach pool: 1 Whooper Swan. (J Rance) Spit beach: 2 Great Northern Diver close in , 2 Brent geese. (G Barter)

St Clement, Tresemple Pool: 1 Kingfisher, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 51 Curlew feeding in field behind. Tresillian River: 26 Mute Swan, 99 Redshank, 41 Curlew, 5 Greenshank, 21 Shelduck, 84 Teal. (S Grose)

St Dennis: Male Hen Harrier 9:40 at great distance mobbed by carrion crow and flew towards Newquay. (P Ash)

Hen Harrier – Paul Ash

Hen Harrier – Paul Ash

Sennen Cove: 1 Common Scoter, c20 Common Dolphin. (P Taylor, H Mitchell) Also Great Northern Diver and  3 Mediterranean Gull early morning. (J Miller)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 600+ Lapwing, Greylag, 100+ Canada Goose, Curlew, Golden Plover, Gadwall, Mallard, Shoveler, Pintail, Teal, Wigeon, Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, Stonechat, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Dunnock & Fox. (S Marquis)

Lower Tamar Lake: 28 Goosander, 3 Willow Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 4 Cormorant, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 12 Tufted Duck, 1m Reed Bunting, 2 Snipe, 2 Gadwall, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Nuthatch. (R Mudge)

Carrick Roads: 3 Black-necked Grebe, 3 Red-breasted Merganser (D Eva)

Penzance: 1 Brent Goose off the promenade. (B Dodd) Jubilee Pool: 29 Purple Sandpiper and 1 m Black Redstart. (M Ahmad)

Praa Sands: 1 f Black Redstart. (MJ Spicer)

Black redstart – Mike Spicer

Park Head: 1 Peregrine, 2 Grey Wagtail, 100 Skylark, 6 Yellowhammer, 4 Painted Lady and 1 Peacock Butterfly. ( B Bosisto L Payne )

Mawgan Porth: 120 Lapwing, 10 Common Snipe. ( B Bosisto L Payne )

St Eval Airfield: 110 Golden Plover,  1 Short-eared Owl, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Stock Dove, 90 Skylark. (B Bosisto, L Payne )

Boscregan: 1 Woodlark. (C Moore)

Kelynack: 30 Common Snipe. (C Moore)

Falmouth: 1 Little Grebe from church Street car park. (S Grose)

Swanpool Beach: 2 Mediterranean Gull on rocks to the right below restaurant. Swanpool : 1 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Loe Pool: 32 Shoveler, 40 Cormorant including a raft of 35, 17 Pochard, 6 Goosander. Also  a Moorhen ascending a 1.4m upright Bulrush stem to pluck seeds from the seedhead. (G Adams)

Newquay, A392 by Hendra Holiday Park: 1 Barn Owl at 4.45 (C.Yates)

Navax Point: 4 Dartford Warbler (including male in song). (S Rowe, T Carson)

Dartford Warbler, Steve Rowe

St Gothian Sands LNR: 80 Teal, 5 Tufted Duck, 1 Wigeon, 3 Shelduck, 2 Little Grebe. (S Rowe, T Carson)

Hannafore, Looe: 2 Peregrine (in the same tree), 1 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Stonechat. (D Spooner)

Peregrine, Derek Spooner

Peregrine, Derek Spooner

Mount’s Bay kayak trip today: 3 flypast Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Common Scoter, 19+ Purple Sandpiper, 5+ Harbour Porpoise. (R Kirkwood)

Red-throated Diver, Rupert Kirkwood

Purple Sandpiper, Rupert Kirkwood

Pentire Point West: 1 Short-eared Owl. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field:1 Bullfinch , 1 Kingfisher , 8 Black-headed Gull , 1 Song Thrush . (K. Bowers)

Black-headed Gull, Kevin Bowers

Lapwing, Kevin Bowers

Kingfisher, Kevin Bowers

Bullfinch, Kevin Bowers

St Ives: 2 Black Redstart, 1 male and 2 female still at Barnoon cemetery today. (M Rouncefield)

Black Redstart, Marlene Rouncefield

Black Redstart, Marlene Rouncefield

Men-an-Tol: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier (D Eva)

Pendeen: 3 Painted Lady butterflies. (J Miller)

Colliford Reservoir: 10 Goosander (2 males),  3 huge dusk gull roost areas of mostly Lesser Black-backed Gulls. 200+ Fieldfare. (B Craven)

Dozmary Pool: 3 Shoveler, 1 Goldeneye. (B Craven)


Saturday 22nd December 2018

Late news, 21/12/18, Brew: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff at the sewage works. (M Ahmad)

Siberian Chiffchaff – Mashuq Ahmad

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Water Pipit at the eastern end. (M Ahmad)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Adult Caspian Gull, 3 Yellow-legged Gull and Spoonbill still. (M Ahmad)

Tehidy: 1 Richard’s Pipit still present, commuting between the grassy field at the entrance and the sheep field opposite. (D Eva)

Falmouth: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at S end of Swanvale between Silverdale Road and the pumping station. (S Jackson)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Curlew, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 male Blackcap. (S Grose)

Penzance: 18 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Curlew, 23 Sanderling, 2 Oystercatcher, 9 Ringed Plover & 27 Turnstone at Jubilee Pool. (P Ash)

Purple Sandpipers – Paul Ash

Fistral Beach /Towan Head: 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Kestrel, 3 Black Redstart, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Stonechat, 21 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 19 Turnstone, 7 Common Gull. (S Grose)

Pendower: 12 Great Northern Diver, 3 Black-throated Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Red-necked Grebe. (S Rowe)

St Anthony Head: 2 Great Northern Diver, 3 Cirl Bunting, 20 Chaffinch, 20 Goldfinch. (S Rowe)

Killigerran Head: 5 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver. (S Rowe)

Portscatho: 4 Yellowhammmer, 5 Reed Bunting, 100 Chaffinch, 30 Linnet. (S Rowe)

St Mawes: 1 (1w m) Eider, 5 Little Grebe. (S Rowe)

Loe Pool: 14 Shoveler (6m, 8f) and 38 Pochard. (B Dodd)

Coombe: 6 Whooper Swan between Coombe and Hell’s Mouth, just short of B3301. (M Tuffs)

Newquay Harbour: 1 male Blackcap, 1 Raven. (S Grose)

Windmill Farm: Male Hen Harrier. (T Thirlaway)

Hen Harrier – Terence Thirlaway

Hen Harrier – Terence Thirlaway

Whipsiderry: 2 Peregrine Falcon, 6 Corn Bunting, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Yellowhammer, 5 Stonechat, 3 Kestrel. (S Grose)

Coverack: 3f Eider. (D Beadle)

Godolphin Cross: Blackcap (m) defending feeder against all comers. (C Richards)

Truro: 1 Chiffchaff in a private garden. (K & J Mortimore)

Saturday 24th November 2018

Late news, 18/11, Sancreed: Hoopoe photographed on gate at the old dairy by William James and his daughter. (per D Flumm)

Pentire headland, Newquay: 2 Short-eared Owls at 08:20. (C Stephenson)

Mount’s Bay: 2 Velvet Scoter still but distant also 5 Eider, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Red-throated Diver and 4 Great Northern Diver off Marazion/Longrock. (R Veal)

Porthgwarra: Siberian Chiffchaff still plus Jack Snipe, 4 Woodcock, 2 Firecrest & 2 Blackcap. (M Wallace)

Crugmeer: 1 Grey Partridge, 1 Woodlark, 60+ Skylark, 4 Corn Bunting, 15+ Yellowhammer, 400+ Linnet and 300+ Chaffinch. (P Roseveare)

Carminowe: Yellow-browed Warbler. (S Bury)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull at 13:00.(S Grose)

Goonhilly: 1 male Hen Harrier near Croft Pascoe. (M Nattrass)

Marazion: Female Brambling in a private garden. (DK Parker)

Sennen Cove: 2 Great Northern Divers this afternoon. (J Miller)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spoonbill, 1 Knot. (R Veal)

Carne Beach: 4 Black Redstart, 2 Grey Wagtail. (J St Ledger)

Gerrans Bay, viewed from Nare Head footpath: 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 3 Eider, 51 Common Scoter (in two rafts), 11 Black-throated Diver (in one raft), 7+ Great Northern Diver. Also, 1 Bluefin Tuna breaching offshore. (J St Ledger)

Common Scoter, John St Ledger

Coverack: 1 Swallow, 1 Brambling. (D Beadle)

Newquay: 1 Dipper on Trenance stream under the viaduct. (S Grose)

Carbis Bay: 3 Red-throated Diver, 3 Great Northern Diver & 1 Common Scoter. (G Mitchell)

Lizard: 1 Brambling and 1 Black Redstart at Housel Bay. 1 Merlin at Lizard Point. Black Redstart at Porthvean House. Richard’s Pipit just beyond Caerthillian Pond. (G Mitchell)


Friday 23rd November 2018

Late news, 22/11, St Erth: Hoopoe sat on fence near the Lamb & Flag. (per T Mills)

Late news, 22/11, Loe Pool: 21 Great Crested Grebe, 29 Pochard, 12 Shoveler, 1 Pintail, 1 redhead Goosander. (G Mitchell)

Late news, 22/11, Lizard: Male Merlin at Church Cove. (G Mitchell)

Late news, 22/11, Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs still at 13:30. (B Rankine)

Lesser Yellowlegs – Barry Rankine

Rock: 21 Cattle Egret at Porthilly Farm. (S Grose)

Cattle Egrets – Shaun Grose

Nanjizal: Serin and Lapland Bunting today. (K Wilson)

Caerthillian: Richard’s Pipit still by the pump station. (M Pass, D Collins)

Cot Valley: Juvenile Iceland Gull south over Cot Valley at 10:40. (N Wheatley)

Pendeen Watch: Snow Bunting on track to coastguard cottages. (P Clement)

Sennen Cove: Great Northern Diver, Chough on rocks next to car park. (J Miller)

Sancreed: 303 Canada Geese incl some hybrids, 12 Greylag, 14 Snipe. (D Flumm)

Mount’s Bay: 2 Velvet Scoter, 32 Common Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver and 1 Black-throated Diver. (P Fraser)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: c20,000 Starlings left the roost at dawn. (P Fraser) 11 Tufted Duck (5 drakes) on Longrock Pool. (DK Parker)

Hayle: 1 Knot, c350 Golden Plover, 3 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 1 drk Shoveler, 1 Spoonbill, 1 Kittiwake, 35 Shelduck, 74 Mediterranean Gull, 2 (adult+ 3rd winter) Yellow-legged Gull. (T Phelps, M Doyle, G Jenkins-Jones)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 (2nd winter) Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Common Gull, 3 Dunlin, 165 Lapwing, 15 Wigeon, 4 Shoveler, 1 Goldeneye, 7 Tufted Duck, 2 Teal. (T Phelps, M Doyle, G Jenkins-Jones)

Yellow-legged Gull, Toby Phelps

Perranuthnoe: Adult male Black Redstart. (G Mitchell)

Prussia Cove: 2 Great Northern Divers. (G Mitchell)

Mullion: 2 Black Redstarts in the Polurrian Hotel grounds. (R Moore)

Bodmin:  Female Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 female Siskins, female Greenfinch and a male Blackcap on garden feeders.  Also swarms of Goldfinches, Chaffinches and tit species. (R Preston-Mafham)

College Reservoir: 65 Wigeon, 1 Shoveler, 12 Moorhen, Water Rail (h), 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest. (D Chaney)

Portscatho: 6 Great Northern Diver, 3 Black-throated Diver, 47 Mediterranean Gull (4 of which were colour ringed), 6 Dunlin, 15 Turnstone, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine. (J St Ledger)

Kestrel – John St Ledger

Eider – John St Ledger

Carne Beach: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 19 Common Scoter, 3 Eider. (J St Ledger)

Coverack: 1 Velvet Scoter, 1 Common Scoter, 1 Firecrest. (D Collins)

Croft Pasco Pool: 3 Gadwall, 1 Wigeon, 1 Teal. (D Collins)

Helston/Loe Pool: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Firecrest. (D Collins)

Gannel Estuary: 138 Curlew, 12 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 18 Dunlin, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Med Gull. (S Rowe) Also 14 Wigeon. (M Lammas)

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

Spit Beach, Par: 1 Purple Sandpiper hanging out with a group of Turnstone this afternoon. (G Treadwell)

Purple Sandpiper, Gary Treadwell

Tehidy Woods: 1 Jay. (R Bunt)

Crugmeer: 1 Barn Owl, 2 Tawny Owl, 2 Snipe, 4 Raven, Covey of Grey Partridge walking on main road. (S Grose)


Wednesday 21st November 2018

Late news, 17/11, Tintagel: 1 Swift sp above the cliffs. (L Hall)

Nanjizal: Serin and Dusky Warbler early morning. Also drake Green-winged Teal. (K Wilson)

St Minver: 3 Cattle Egret at Tredower Farm. (S Grose)

Rock: 5 Cattle Egret at Porthilly Farm. (S Grose)

Caerthillian: Richard’s Pipit again by the pump station in the field with a digger.

Marazion: 2 Velvet Scoter with c30 Common Scoter from Station House car park this morning. (P St Pierre, L Proctor, DK Parker) Also Pacific Diver west of St Michael’s Mount but drifting out plus 1 Great Northern Diver offshore this afternoon. (P Taylor, H Mitchell) 1 Red-breasted Merganser flew West. (R Veal)

Penzance: 4 Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver and 2 Razorbill off Jubilee Pool this morning. (DK Parker) 3 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Eider and 2 Great Northern Diver off Chyandour Cliffs this afternoon. (P St Pierre) 3 Eider, 12+ Purple Sandpiper and c220 Pied Wagtail to roost. (R Veal)

Newlyn: 3 Eider off Sandy Cove. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Land’s End: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler (car park sallows and Trinity Loop), 8+ Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, Merlin, 2 Snipe, Mistle Thrush, 3 Reed Bunting and hybrid Hooded x Carrion Crow. 1 Great Northern Diver flew south. (DK Parker, P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Helston/Loe Pool: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, Siberian Chiffchaff near Lower Nansloe Farm. (S Bury)

Sennen: Black Redstart on the moor by the lookout. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Indian Queens: Black Redstart in St Dennis Cemetery at dawn.

Newquay, Towan Head:  Male Common Scoter off lifeboat slipway. Grey Plover with Turnstones and Oystercatchers on Little Fistral. (M Lammas)

Gannel Estuary: 14 Dunlin still off the carpark. (M Lammas)

Sancreed: 300 Canada Geese inc some hybrids, 11 Greylag, 1 Merlin, 4 Sparrowhawk, 21 Snipe, 5 Lapwing, 1 Tawny Owl, 2 Fieldfare, 6 Goldcrest, 1 Blackcap. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 12 Greylag, 297 Canada Geese (including the small, small-billed individual with the high voice), 5 hybrid geese, 2 Gadwall, 38 Mallard, 2 Pintail, 2 Tufted Duck, 5 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Coot and 3 Chiffchaff. (DK Parker)

Sennen Cove: Great Northern Diver again close in at 11:00. (J Miller)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 9 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 2 Grey Plover, 10 Dunlin, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Grebe, 24 Teal on Copperhouse Creek. (J Baker) Also 1 Spoonbill. (B Toms, M Curtis) Ryan’s Field: Reed Bunting, Kingfisher and Stoat. (M Rouncefield)

Stoat – Marlene Rouncefield

St Gothian Sands: 3 Shoveler, 1 Gadwall, 2 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 1 Med Gull, 1 Common Gull. (B Toms, M Curtis)

Nancegollan: 2 Red-legged Partridge, 3 Fieldfare. (D Chaney)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Shelduck, 2 Goldeneye, 4 Shoveler, 1 f Pintail, 1 Tufted Duck, 35 Teal, 15 Wigeon, 19 Mallard, 15 Canada Goose, 55 Lapwing, 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Raven, 1 Stonechat, 1 Kingfisher from the Stuart Hutchings Hide. (D Chaney)

Gweek: Red Kite over heading south. (per M Silk)

Helford River, viewed from Grebe Rock: 2 Great Northern Diver (calling), 1 female Common Scoter. (J St Ledger)

Common Scoter – John St Ledger

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 8 Mute Swan, 2 Whooper Swan, 34 Shelduck, 9 Mallard, 31 Wigeon, 1 Goosander, 9 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 11 Little Egret, 4 Buzzard, 65 Oystercatcher, 24 Ringed Plover, 13 Grey Plover, 200 Golden Plover, 120 Lapwing, 1 Knot, 200 Dunlin, 60 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 45 Black-tailed Godwit, 60 Curlew, 5 Snipe, 250 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 70 Herring Gull, 18 Great black-Backed Gull, 16 Wood Pigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 3 Kingfisher, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 21 Redwing, 16 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Blue Tit, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Magpie, 7 Rook, 60 Carrion Crow, 7 Starling, 6 House Sparrow, 3 Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch, 15 Linnet, 1 Bullfinch. (M Scawen et al) Treraven to Polbrock: 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Snipe, 16 Red-legged Partridge, 5 Curlew, 5 Little Egret, 1 fem Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 49 Teal, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Bullfinch, 5 Jay, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Dipper, 12 Siskin, 5 Coal Tit, 2 Blackcap, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Woodcock, 2 Mistle Thrush, 3 Tawny Owl, 29 Goldcrest. (S Grose)

River Lynher, Wacker: 22 Avocet, 5 Great Crested Grebe and 2 Spoonbill. (M Beer)

Goonhilly Downs: 1 male Hen Harrier. (M Nattrass)

Rinsey: 300+ Golden Plover in field. (A Witheywood)

Bodmin: 1 Blackcap. (R Preston-Mafham)

St Just to St Mawes: 54 Cirl Bunting inc 10 singing males. 1 Brambling in Chaffinch flock at St Just. (R Butts, T Pinfield)

Cirl Bunting – Roger Butts

Crackington Haven: Brambling in private garden. (J&B Teague)