Wednesday 27th March 2019

Marazion: second-winter Ring-billed Gull on Marazion Beach at 17.30 for 5 minutes (+ 8 first-winter Common Gulls) then flushed out to area behind rocks. It was on the rocks at about 18.30 with Common Gulls then flew towards Mousehole. Also 20+ Common Dolphin. (D Britton)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis and Garganey still present. (S Rogers, M Costa, JD Swann) Also 5  Eider in the bay, 5 Shoveler (2 male 3 female). (M Costa) Water Pipit by the sanctuary fence. (P Walsh)

Polgigga: Siberian Chiffchaff still at Polgigga duckpond. (J Miller)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 4 Cattle Egret and 2 Black-necked Grebe still, also 10+ Sand Martin briefly, 2 singing Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler. (DK Parker)

Wadebridge: 41 Cattle Egret in flight between Walmsley and Chapel Amble, a further 19 Cattle Egret in field with cattle in fields next to Tredower B&B. (S Grose)

Mounts Bay: Osprey caught a fish off Great Hogus at 16:30. (P Rogers)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 93 Common Teal, 2 Shelduck, 3 Ruff, 1 Lapwing. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Chapel Amble: 1 Temmincks Stint, 1 Green Sandpiper. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Newquay: 11 Kittiwake on the sea in the bay. (S Grose)

Trevose Head: 6 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Swallow, 9 Sand Martin, 2 Wheatear, 11 Corn Bunting. (B Bosisto)

Duckpool: Red Kite over. (N Bastin)

Red Kite – Nigel Bastin

Red Kite – Nigel Bastin

Red Kite – Nigel Bastin

Lower Tamar lake: 1 male Garganey at 12:00. (T Young)

Charlestown: 1 Chiffchaff singing ( D Hastilow)

Rumps Point: Female Black Redstart. (C Selway)

Lizard: 2w Iceland Gull still near Lizard village in sheep field. (D Britton)

Off Par Beach:  5 Eider (3 female + 2 male), 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Common Gull, 7 Rock Pipit, 6 dustbin lid sized Barrel Jellyfish from a kayak. (A Pipier)

Penhalurick: Red Kite at Trelusback Farm, which is near the Stithians reservoir. (D Carrier, L Mooney)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 17 Mute Swan, 2 Whooper Swan, 51 Shelduck, 7 Mallard, 15 Wigeon, 4 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 3 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 33 Oystercatcher, 1 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 15 Redshank, 51 Black-tailed Godwit, 25 Curlew, 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Little Gull, 50 Herring Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Wood Pigeon, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 3 Blackbird, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Magpie, 3 Jackdaw, 12 Rook, 60 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 3 House Sparrow, 3 Chaffinch, 3 Goldfinch, 3 Brimstone, 1 Comma, 2 Holly Blue. (M Scawen et al)

Little Gull, Mike Scawen

West Looe: 17 Little Egret, 6 Grey Heron, 1 Curlew, 1 Redshank, 30+ Herring Gull, 2 Shelduck, 1 Cormorant, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Mute Swan, 10 Carrion Crow. (K Bowers)

Shelduck, Kevin Bowers

Redshank, Kevin Bowers

Little Egret, Kevin Bowers

Tregeseal:  30-40 Sand Martin flew up the valley around 18:30. (S Williams)

St Ives,The Island: 1 possible female Black Redstart flying towards Barnoon cemetery as well 6 Cormorants and a particularly tame House Sparrow. (K Money)

St Newlyn East Downs: 1 Barn Owl, 9 Snipe, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Gwendreath Valley: 1 Adder, c10 Peacock, c5 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Holly Blue, 2 Speckled Wood and 1 Red Admiral. (P Bedford)

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Tuesday 26th March 2019

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis and Garganey still present. (B Dodds, A Mckechnie)

Gadwall, Jen Witheywood

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint still on flood opposite car park.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: adult Ring-billed Gull at 10:00 and 3 Greenshank. The Spoonbill was on Ryan’s field. (D Britton)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 4 Cattle Egret again and 2 Black-necked Grebe in the NE arm.

Black-necked Grebe, Jen Witheywood

Polgigga: Siberian Chiffchaff still at the duckpond. (J Miller)

Newquay: 1 Red Kite at 09:50 heading north over Newquay Asda. (D Grose)

Land’s End: 3 Black Redstart on slope south of complex, another at Mayon Castle, all female. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Treraven Meadows: 1 Bar headed Goose, 1 Kingfisher, 37 Canada Geese, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Chiffchaff, 11 Shelduck, 9 Red legged Partridge, 3 Little Egret, 43 Teal. (S Grose)

Lizard Point: 1 Black-throated Diver.

Constantine Bay: 20+ House Martin over the village at 16:15. (S Lilley)

Lizard: Red Kite, Iceland Gull (2nd winter), 2 Blackcap. (M Pass)

Gunwalloe Marsh: 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (G Adams)

Porthgwarra: 4 Black Redstart, 2 Siskin, 7 Wheatear, 2 Blackcap & 34 Chiffchaff. (M Wallace)

Cot Valley: 1 Swallow. (D Helliar)

Cape Cornwall: 7 Wheatear. (D Helliar)

Mousehole: drake Eider, 4+ Common Dolphin. (D Britton)

Porth Joke: 15 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 7 Sand Martin, 1 White Wagtail, 1 Wheatear. (S Rowe)

Crugmeer to Trevone Bay: 16 Wheatear, 6 Chiffchaff, 4 Pr Stonechat, 6 Linnet, 2 Skylark, 4 Meadow pipit, 100+ Jackdaw, 3 Raven, 600+ Kittiwake on nest sites, 60+ Fulmar. (D Thomas)

West Looe River:  7 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 5 Oystercatcher, 2 Shelduck. (C Hooper)

Little Egret, C Hoooper

Maer Lake: 20+ Sand Martins, 64 Teal. (B Craven)

Tywardreath: 1 Angle Shades moth in private garden. (R. Barlow)

Feock: nesting wool going down a storm today with Coal Tit and Jackdaw.  (K Dalziel)

Coal Tit, Kate Dalziel

Jackdaw, Kate Dalziel

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Sunday 24th March 2019

Late news, 22/3, Truro: c5 White Stork circling high over Treliske hospital. (H Perkins)

Late news, 23/3, Predannack Wollas: 1 Kestrel, 2 Raven, 4 Wheatear, 2 Black Redstart (1m 1 f). (J Evans)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Red-rumped Swallow, 1 Glossy Ibis and 1 m Garganey still, 6 singing Cetti’s Warbler. (S Rogers, L Proctor) At least 1 Water Pipit on eastern side. (R Menari, T Mills) At 16.45:  5 Shoveler. 10 Sand Martin, and at 17.45 Red-rumped Swallow returned and 1 m Garganey showing well, plus 1 f Black Redstart in field near Red River bridge. (S. Rogers)

Red-rumped Swallow, Steve Rogers

Red-rumped Swallow, Steve Rogers

Red-rumped Swallow, Mashuq Ahmad

Red-rumped Swallow, Mashuq Ahmad

Red-rumped Swallow, Mashuq Ahmad

Garganey, Paul Ash

Glossy Ibis, Paul Ash

Glossy Ibis, Paul Ash

Porthgwarra: 1 Red-rumped Swallow, 1 Swallow at 11.15. (M Wallace) Also 3 Black Redtsart.  Red-rumped Swallow still over footpath between Porthgwarra and St. Levan at 13.15.Red-rumped Swallow was over Porthgwarra houses at 15.05. (J&I Miller) Other sightings: 3 Black Redstart, 1 Willow Warbler, 7 Wheatear, 2 Blackcap, 29 Chiffchaff. (M Wallace)

Chaple Amble: Temminck’s Stint still. ( B.Toms, M.Curtis)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 ad Ring-billed Gull. (R Veal) Ryan’s Field: 1 Spoonbill and 1 Little Egret. (P Ash)

Brew Pool: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Iceland Gull following tractor. (R Augarde)

Old Lizard Head: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Black Redstart, 2 Marsh Harrier (over high), 12 Wheatear, 8 White Wagtail. (I Maclean)

Caerthillean: 1 Wryneck, 2 Wheatear, 1 Black Redstart. (T Phelps, I Maclean et al)

Drift Reservoir: 4 Cattle Egret and 2 Black-necked Grebe.

St Buryan: 1 m Hen Harrier east.

Par Beach Pool: 1 Water Rail, 7 Tufted Duck, 2 Teal, 1 Sand Martin, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Buzzard, 3 Bullfinch, 11 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Par, Spit Beach: 1 Purple Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Trevose: 20 Swallow through. (B.Toms, M.Curtis)

St Ives Island: 1 f Black Redstart. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 47 Canada Goose, 6 Cormorant, 1 ad Mute Swan, 1 Grey Heron, 22 Great Crested Grebe, 11 Goosander (includes 2 males), 9 Mallard, 1 Goldeneye, 10 Tufted Duck, 3 Lapwing, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 52 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Herring Gull, 3 Black-headed Gull, 4 Buzzard, 7 Raven, 84 Carrion Crow, 16 Jackdaw, 14 Magpie, 25 Starling, 1 Wood Pigeon, 5 Stock Dove, 7 Blackbird, 12 Wheatear, 4 Chaffinch, 14 House Sparrow, 4 Meadow Pipit, 3 Pied Wagtail and 5 Wren (DAConway)

Tregonetha Downs: 3 Yellowhammer, 1 Skylark, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Linnet, 4 Stonechat, 7 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Snipe, 2 Raven. (S Grose)

Looe estuary (WeBS count): 2 Buzzard, 14 Canada Goose, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Cormorant, 12 Great Back-backed Gull, 1 Greenshank, 15 Grey Heron, 2 Grey Wagtail, 125 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 11 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 11 Mallard, 1 Marsh Tit, 2 Moorhen, 5 Mute Swan, 6 Oystercatcher, 7 Pheasant, 1 Shag, 5 Shelduck. (D Spooner)

Nanjizal: ringed 2 Willow Warbler, 17 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 5 Blackcap and an Icelandic Redwing. (K Wilson)

North Cliffs: 1 Wheatear, 12 Razorbill, 4 Raven, 2 Grey Seal pups. (Hell’s Mouth) 2 Raven, 40+ Guillemot, 5 Razorbill, 1 Peregrine. (J Evans)

St Gothian Sands: 1f Merlin, 2 Coot, 5 Wheatear, 4 Chiffchaff and 1 Goldcrest. (MJ Spicer)

Land’s End: 3 Wheatear & 3 Black Redstart at LE Complex. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, M McKee) Plus13 Wheatear in “Burger Rock” field between Land’s End & Nanjizal. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Cudden Point, Prussia Cove: 4 Wheatear, 1 Raven. (A Witheywood)

Lizard Point: 1 Great Skua, 18 Common Scoter, 16 Puffin, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Black Redstart, 2 Wheatear. (I Maclean)

Housel: 2 White Wagtail, 1 Willow Warbler. (I Maclean)

Pentire Farm / Park Head: 2 Wheatear, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Corn Bunting, 5 Yellowhammer, 3 Bullfinch, 2 Kestrel, 1 m Blackcap, 4 Raven, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Curlew, 11 Oystercatcher, 6 Turnstone, 17 Fulmar, 3 Swallow. 1 Stoat, 1 Common Lizard, 5 Hare. (S Grose)

Lizard Peninsula, Soapy Cove: 3 Willow Warbler, 15 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap. Predannack Downs:1 Marsh Harrier. (M Nattrass)

Hannafore: 1 imm male Black Redstart. (I Juliane)

Par Lake:  40 Canada Geese, 6 Moorhen, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swan, 12 Mallard, 6 Tufted Duck.  (C Hooper).

Mute Swan, C Hooper

Moorhen, C Hooper

Mallard, C Hooper

Grey Heron, C Hooper

Porthleven, near Tremearne: 2 Wheatear. (S Richards) And 2 Greenfinch, 17 Goldfinch, 5 Chaffinch, 4 House Sparrow. (S Richards)

Wheatear, Steven Richards

Wheatear, Steven Richards

Feeder, Steven Richards

Goldfinches, Steven Richards

Zennor, Foage: 1 m Ring Ouzel.

Sennen: flock of 10 Goose sp west over Trevescan early morning.

Penzance: 5 Eider (2m 3f) offshore Wherrytown.

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Monday 4th March 2019

Walmsley Sanctuary: We have an educational access group visiting the tower hide on Friday 8th March from 10:00 till 12:30. All hides will still be open but it may not quite be the peace and quiet you expect!

Late News, 28/02,St Columb Major: a probable Yellow-browed Warbler in private garden at Trekenning end of St Columb Major between Penmellyn Vets and roundabout. Supercilium easy to see, wing bars visible, indistinct crown stripe. Hovered frequently but no bright yellow rump, excluding Pallas’s Warbler.
2 Goldcrest nearby. (P Spong)

Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs, Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, plus c90 Redshank, c60 Dunlin, 20 Black Tailed Godwit, 40 Curlew this afternoon on rising tide. (A Nicholson)

Hayle Estuary RSPB:  1 ad Ring-billed Gull 1 2w Caspian Gull. (M Ahmad) Plus 8 Ringed Plover in the river and 4 Grey Plover in Carnsew Pool, also with a colour-ringed Curlew, (one yellow LW ring and one red ring). Also 1 Spoonbill, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Turnstone, 2 Mediterranean Gull. (J St Ledger & D Cains) Ryan’s Field: 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 35 Redshank, 2 Shelduck, 18 Teal, 40+ Wigeon. (M Webb, N de Freitas)

Ring-billed Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

Curlew, John St Ledger

Curlew, David Cains

Spoonbill, Jen Witheywood

Shelduck, Jen Witheywood

Mousehole, St Clement’s Isle: 1 ad Kumlien’s Gull. (P Clement) Also 3 (2ad+3CY) Yellow-legged Gull, 2CY Mediterranean Gull and a drake Eider. (T Phelps) Mousehole: 8 Turnstone, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Rock Pipit. (M Webb)

Turnstone, Martin Webb

Turnstone, Martin Webb

Par Beach Pool: 2 presumably hybrid Ring-necked × Tufted Duck (drake has hint of a crest and female’s head pattern incorrect for pure-bred RND). (J Rance, D Hastilow)

Male Hybrid Ring-necked/Tufted Duck, DavidHastilow

Female Hybrid Ring-necked/Tufted Duck, DavidHastilow

Sancreed: 4 Cattle Egret, 65 Canada Geese, 20 Redwing. (D Flumm)

St Clement: 5 Cattle Egret. (M Jones)

Wadebridge, Camel Estuary: 16 Cattle Egret opposite Sewage Treatment Works. (S Grose)

Truro, Idless: 1 probable Lesser Redpoll (m) arrived on feeders yesterday morning and returned today. (J Kennett)

Porth Ledden: 1 juv Iceland Gull again. (N Wheatley)

Marazion Beach: 7 Common Scoter, 45+ Sanderling. (J St Ledger)

Porth Reservoir: 1 m Goosander, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Wigeon, 14 Coot, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Raven, 1 Tawny Owl heard. (S Grose)

Porthpean: 11 Great Northern Diver, 14 Black-throated Diver, 2 drake Common Scoter. ( B Bosisto)

Newquay: c5000+ Starling above the zoo, 1 Peregrine Falcon hunting them. (S Grose)

Penzance: ad m Black Redstart adjacent Jubilee Pool also 2 Turnstone, 9 Cormorant, 1 Shag. (M Webb) ; Also f-type Black Redstart at Victoria Square. (R Farnes)

Black Redstart, Martin Webb

Black Redstart, Martin Webb

St Ives: 9 Great Skua in the bay.

Looe: 3 Slavonian Grebe off West Looe and 10+ Great Northern Diver. Hannafore:  2 Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechat, 6 Rock Pipit, 3 Slavonian Grebe, 8-10 Great Northern Diver, the pair of Eider and on Looe Island beach at 12:30 the 1w Glaucous Gull (M Beer, C Buckland).

Porthgwarra: 3 Black-throated Diver offshore.

Lizard Point: 6 Manx Shearwater past.

Lostwithiel, private garden: Female Blackcap on suet feeders, presumed the bird that has regularly visited over the winter. (E Mayhew)

Pendeen Lighthouse (13.45 – 16. 15): 15 Manx Shearwater, 3 Great Skua all going W; 1 Minke Whale fairly close offshore. (P Clement)

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Saturday 2nd March 2019

Hayle Estuary RSPB: ad Ring-billed Gull (11:00 and again 16:00), 4 (2 4cy and 2 1w) Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Lesser-black Backed x Herring Gull hybrids. (M Elliott, R Veal) Spoonbill still. (S Lane)

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint still, 3 Water Pipit. (M Ahmad)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 45 Cattle Egret, 2 Spoonbill, 4 Sand Martin, 2 Ruff, 1 Ringed Plover. (P Roseveare) 100+ Black-tailed Godwit, 48 Cattle Egret, 1 Cormorant, 8 Teal, 5 Tufted Duck, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 6 Red-legged Partridge, 25 Canada Goose, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Coot, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 15 Shoveler, 2 Moorhen, 1 Spoonbill. (K Bowers) 140 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Ruff, 8 Sand Martin, 12 Cattle Egret. (S Marquis)

Shoveler, Red-legged Partridge and Cattle Egret – Kevin Bowers

Drift: 3 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Cattle Egret, 4 Gadwall, 55 Canada Goose. (D Flumm)

Millbrook: 5 Cattle Egret still at Radford Lane this afternoon. (AC Robinson)

Lizard Point: 22 Puffin and 9 Manx Shearwater between 11:00 and 13:00. (L Langley)

Pendennis Point: 1 pale juv Glaucous Gull briefly then headed toward Gyllyngvase beach. (P St Pierre)

Newlyn: 4 Eider still off Wherrytown Rocks. (S Grose)

Penzance Harbour: 24 Purple Sandpiper on rocks outside of the Lighthouse Quay. (S Grose)

Penzance, Penlee Park: 1 Mistle Thrush. (S Grose)

Toad’s Hole, Goss Moor: 7 Goldcrest, 2 Raven, 1 Chiffchaff, 18 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Bullfinch, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (P Ash)

Goldcrest – Paul Ash

Towan Head: 8 Red-throated Diver flew west, plus another 1 in the bay. (M Lammas, S Rowe)

Newquay: Yellow-browed Warbler still in St George’s Road car park. (S Rowe)

Stithians Reservoir, southern cut off hide: 7 Reed Bunting (4 male 3 female), 5 Long-tailed Tit, 1 pair of Bullfinch, 3 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch and lots of other Tits, Chaffinches, House Sparrows. (S Williams)

Trevose Head: 8 Corn Bunting, feeding in ploughed field with Skylarks, Meadow Pipits and Chaffinches. (J St Ledger)

Corn Bunting – John St Ledger

Downderry: 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 f Common Scoter, 20 adult and 1 1w Gannet, 4 Fulmar. (P Kemp)

Looe Island: 1 1w Glaucous Gull roosting on beach on view for an hour from 14:00. (P Kemp)

Wadebridge: 1 Shag, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper on the river behind Co-op. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Carne Creek, Gillan: Med Gull, 6 Little Egret, Greenshank, 8 Redshank, Common Sandpiper, 2 Shelduck. (A Witheywood)

Camel Estuary: 2 Spoonbill, 1 Spotted Redshank from the bird hide. (R Bullman)

Coverack: 1 Med Gull, along with good numbers of Gannet, Fulmar and Shag. (S Lane)

Porthleven: 2 Med Gull. (S Lane)

Tater Du Lighthouse: 1 Green Woodpecker in sycamore trees. (S Grose)

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Thursday 28th February 2019

Late news, 27/02, St Ives: Humpback Whale off NCI lookout in evening. (M Amos)

Late news, 27/02, Carnkie: Report of probable Vagrant Emperor dragonfly at Carnkie. (per D Chaney)

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint, 1 Ruff, 6 Cattle Egret, 3 Swallow. (B Mellow)

Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler briefly at 15:30 upstream from sewage works in willows c.50m up footpath to St. Keverne. (L Hill & P Chapman). 3rd Winter Yellow-legged Gull in harbour. (S Bury)

Yellow-legged Gull, Steve Bury

Hayle Estuary RSPB: ad Ring-billed Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit. (P Freestone) Ryan’s field: Spoonbill late afternoon. (S Lane)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Glossy Ibis still early am. (P Walsh)

Camel Estuary, Burniere: 4 Whooper Swan. (B Mellow) Tregunna: 1 Curlew Sandpiper. (B Bosisto)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 83 Cattle Egret, 75 Black tailed Godwit, 1 Ruff, 1 Knot, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Spoonbill, 1 Water Pipit, 24 Gadwall, 25 Shoveler, 2 Pintail, 4 Tufted Duck, 1 Sand Martin. (B Bosisto)

Cape Cornwall: Swift (S Mayes)

Kenidjack: 16 Chough (S Mayes)

Lizard Point: Merlin (ad female) in fields behind NT car park at 16:00. (L Hill & P Chapman)

Housel Bay: 1 Swallow, 9 Pied Wagtail. (D Collins)

Kingsmill Lake: 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, c.45 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Knot, c.30 Redshank, c40 Curlew, c.120 Dunlin, c.70 Teal, c.70 Wigeon, 4 Barnacle Geese with 30 Canada Geese. Also 21 Redwing by CP. (P Kemp)

Dobwalls: Male and female Siskin present, plus a Moorhen spent the day wandering around our garden and climbing an 8′ hedge! (C&J Duffy)

Porthcurno: 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Goldeneye, 2 Great Crested Grebe in courtship display, 2 Snipe, from Stuart Hutchings hide. 5 Reed Bunting (3 male, 2 female) on and under feeders at Southern cut-off hide. (J St Ledger)

Godrevy/North Cliffs: 3 Raven, 1 Kestrel, 6 Stonechat, 1 Peregrine, 1 (unconfirmed) Richard’s Pipit in gorse stubble recently cut near Godrevy overlook, 2 colony of Fulmar (approximately 10 pair in each), 1 Shag, 1 Skylark singing, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Painted Lady, 8 Grey Seal (2 in courtship behaviour). (J Evans)

Crugmeer: 1 Short Eared Owl, 2 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Nancegollan: 1m Marsh Harrier over east. (D Chaney)

Porkellis: c30 Fieldfare. (D Chaney)

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Monday 25th February 2019

Late news, 23/2, Padstow: 1 House Martin. 2 Brimstone. (G Motley)

Late news, 23/2, Trevose Head: 1 Short-eared Owl. (G Motley)

Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs by moored boats at Devoran Quay 12:15. (B Toms)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis still at 07:20. (P Walsh)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: ad Ring-billed Gull again at North end. (M Ahmad) Origin of Mediterannean Gulls seen yesterday at Hayle. 2L23 was one of 200 Meds ringed at Langstone Harbour July 2018. ZKY2 confirmed as ringed in Czechia June 2017. (G and L Carr)

Chapel Amble: Temmincks Stint, 7 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper, 6 Cattle Egret in field with sheep, 3 Water Pipit. (R Smaldon)

Sancreed: 4 Cattle Egret fields then flew off high east 09:50. (D Flumm)

Davidstow Airfield: ringtail Hen Harrier hunting airfield about 16:00. (R Smaldon)

Whitemoor: 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 3 Stonechat & 1 Common Lizard basking on a length of plastic pipe. (P Ash)

Buzzard and Kestrel, Paul Ash

Common Lizard, Paul Ash

Common Lizard, Paul Ash

Kings Mill Lake, Saltash: 7 Bar-tailed Godwit, 60+ Black-tailed Godwit, 370 Dunlin, 1 Lapwing, 30+ Curlew, 20+ Redshank, 27 Snipe, 60+ Oystercatcher on river, 78 Teal, 8 Wigeon, 6 Little Egret, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming in China Fleet CP and 1 adult Peregrine. (P Kemp)

Cot Valley: Male Merlin and Red Kite plus a Black Redstart at Little Hendra. (N Wheatley)

Towan Head: 22 Purple Sandpiper, 36 Turnstones,14 Oystercatchers behind hotel, also Black Restart. At least 10 Bottlenosed Dolphins past point 8:30-09:00 heading south. (M Lammas)

Hells Mouth/Navax Head: 4 (2m 2f) Stonechat, 3 Dunnock, 1m Chaffinch, 1 Wren, 4 Linnet, 1 Meadow Pipit, 3 Magpie, 9 Jackdaw, 2 Buzzard. (M Webb)

male Stonechat, Martin Webb

female Stonechat, Martin Webb

Chaffinch, Martin Webb

Linnet, Martin Webb

Zennor Point: 1 Chough. (P Willard)

Drift Reservoir: 3 Buzzard, 3 Cormorant, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Kestrel, 2 Tufted Duck. (K Bowers)

Cormorant, Kevin Bowers

Great Crested Grebe, Kevin Bowers

Great Crested Grebe, Kevin Bowers

Buzzard, Kevin Bowers

Kestrel, Kevin Bowers

Penzance Jubilee Pool: 1 adult male Black Redstart, 12 Sanderling, 1 Rock Pipit. (M Webb)

Black Redstart, Martin Webb

Black Redstart, Martin Webb

Rock Pipit, Martin Webb

Illogan: 1 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Peacock Butterfly. (J Baker)

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