Thursday 7th March 2019

Late news, 6/3, Dozmary Pool: Female Scaup again. (P St Pierre)

Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler and Firecrest again. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis again this evening. (S Rogers) Earlier 1 pr Shoveler, 7 Teal, 4 Mute Swan, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti’s Warbler heard and 1 Common Lizard. (T Mills)

Mousehole: Adult Kumlien’s Gull on St Clements Isle roost. (M Elliott)

Looe, Hannafore: Siberian Chiffchaff still present (P. Sharp)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 4 Cattle Egret, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 107 Canada Geese, 1w Yellow-legged Gull. (D Flumm)

Nanquidno: juv Iceland Gull in ploughed field by Land’s End Airfield. (C Moore) Still following the plough at 14:25. (J Bennett)

Clodgy Point: 1 Wheatear and 1 Grear Northern Diver offshore. (D Flumm)

Land’s End: 1 Wheatear. (K Wilson)

Falmouth: Black-throated Diver off Pendennis Point.

Coverack: Humpback Whale again at c13:45. (per J Foster)

St Ives: Humpback Whale off The Island. Also 3 Great Skua in the bay this morning.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Spoonbill, reported from both Carnsew Basin (S Douglas) and Ryan’s Field (D Chadwick) Also 1 Greenshank. (S Douglas)

Cape Cornwall: 12 Chough & 2 Raven at 11:30. (J Bennett)

Cot Valley: 4 Chough at 12:40. (J Bennett)

Penzance: 1 male Black Redstart at Jubilee Pool, also 6 Purple Sandpiper & 20 Sanderling at 13:50. (J Bennett)

Camel Trail Wadebridge to Tregunna: 3 Curlew, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Redshank, 8 Oystercatcher, 4 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 11 Mute Swan, 2 Shelduck, 8 Blue Tit, 2 Robin, 5 Dunnock, 3 Blackbird. (M Webb)

Curlew, Martin Webb

Little Egret, Martin Webb

Oystercatcher, Martin Webb

Redshank, Martin Webb

Truro: Black Redstart in a private garden. (M Costa)

Truro: Raven calling on Moresk Viaduct over River Allen. (K & J Mortimore)

Charlestown: 1 m Blackcap. (D Hastilow)

Saltash, Forder Creek: 1 Spotted Redshank, 25 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 12  Black-tailed Godwit, Little Egret, Bullfinch, m/f, Song Thrush, Redwing, Linnet, Meadow Pipit, Skylark, Chiffchaff, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kestrel. (k.baum)


Sunday 17th February 2019

Late news, 29/1, Helston: A pair of Glossy Ibis at Penrose amenity site. (M Hoggett)

Glossy Ibis – Mike Hoggett

Late news, 16/2, Gluvian: 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Cormorant, 110 Fieldfare, 30 Yellowhammer. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

Late news, 16/2, Mousehole: Adult Kumlien’s Gull at the St Clement’s Isle roost, also 2 1w Yellow-legged Gull and 2 ad argentatus Herring Gull. (M Elliott)

Mousehole: Adult Kumlien’s Gull still present on St Clement’s Isle to 12:00 at least, also adult argentatus Herring Gull plus Great Northern Diver and Red-throated Diver. (M Elliott)

Chapel Amble: 1 Temminck’s Stint, Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, Grey Wagtail, Redwing, Teal. (M Frost)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 adult Ring-billed Gull, 7 adult Yellow-legged Gull and a 2nd winter. 14 Grey Plover, 4 Greenshank and the adult Spoonbill. (P Roseveare) 1 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Yellow-legged Gull. (M Halliday)

Yellow-legged Gull – Mark Halliday

Mediterranean Gull – Mark Halliday

Hannafore: Siberian Chiffchaff still, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 long-staying drake Eider + 1 female Eider. (M Frost)

Trewornan Bridge: 5 Cattle Egret in field with sheep. Huge flock of Golden Plover over estuary. (M Frost)

Drift Reservoir: 4 Cattle Egret, 107 Canada Geese and 3 Med Gull. (D Flumm)

Wadebridge: 53+ Cattle Egret off Bradford’s Quay. (D Julian)

Helston: Yellow-browed Warbler in wood west of River Cober and south of the boating lake. (M Ahmad) Another reported at the sewage works.

Lelant: 1 Swallow over the golf course at 11:30. (S Turner)

Poltesco: 2 House Martin, 6 Rock Pipit. (F Trewin)

Rock Pipit – Freddy Trewin

Bosworgy, Relubbus: 1 Swallow. (D Beadle)

Camel Estuary: Adult Yellow-legged Gull off Tregunna. 2 Spoonbill & 4 ad Whooper Swan at Burniere Point. (D Julian)

Newlyn: 4 Eider, 1 Common Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Raven. (S Grose)

Longrock Pool: 3 Little Grebe, 2 Tufted Duck. (S Grose)

Marazion Beach: 12 Common Gull. (S Grose)

St Dennis: Firecrest at the cemetery feeding with a small group of Long-tailed Tit. (P Ash)

Higher Bosistow: Crimson Speckled moth (image on CBWPS twitter feed). (M Wallace). (Possibly first UK winter/early spring record of this rare vagrant c100 records total)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 75 Canada Goose, 6 Cormorant, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 14 Goosander (inc 5 males), 28 Mallard, 17 Teal, 13 Tufted Duck, 2 Pochard, 1 Shoveler, 2 Goldeneye, 140 Lapwing, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 13 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 23 Carrion Crow, 12 Jackdaw, 6 Magpie, 53 Starling, 3 Blackbird, 36 Fieldfare, 15 Redwing, 1 Stock Dove, 5 Meadow Pipit, 2 Dunnock, 1 Wren, 2 Chaffinch and 5 batches of Frogspawn. (D Conway)

Hayle Kimbro: 1 female Marsh Harrier, 1 Painted Lady. (D Eva)

College Reservoir CBWPS walk: 4 Canada Goose, 3 Mute Swan, 6+ Shoveler, Wigeon, Mallard, 4 Teal, 1m Pochard, Tufted Duck, 2 Goldeneye, 4 Great Crested Grebe, Cormorant, Buzzard, Moorhen, Coot, Black-headed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Woodpigeon, Magpie, Rook, Carrion Crow, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, 4 Chiffchaff (2 singing), Goldcrest, Wren, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, Blackbird, Robin, 10+ Meadow Pipit, Chaffinch, Goldfinch. Full report can be found in the Walks and Events section Here. (D Chaney, B Cross)

Porth Reservoir: 1m Goosander, 35 Mallard, 10 Coot, 1 Kingfisher, 6 Great Crested Grebe. (S Rowe) 1 Tawny Owl heard, and several Great Crested Grebe heard. (S Grose)

Lanner: 300+ Jackdaw in pre-roost gathering at 18:00. (S Turner)

Golitha Falls: 3 Grey Wagtail, 2 Nuthatch, 5 Blue Tit. (C Hooper)

Grey Wagtail and Nuthatch – C Hooper

Penwithick: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Robin, 6 Chaffinch, 11 House Sparrow, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Woodpigeon, 2 Long Tailed Tit. (K Bowers)

Reed Bunting and Long-tailed Tit – Kevin Bowers

Penhale Point: 1 Merlin. (S Grose)

Porth Beach: 2 Mediterranean Gull below Glengorgal Hotel. (S Grose)

Bartinney: 1 male Hen Harrier. (C Moore)

Lanyon Quoit: 1 Barn Owl. (DK Parker)

Pentire Headland, Newquay: 5 Red-throated Diver, 1 Manx Shearwater. (D Trevelyan)

Porthmeor Beach, St Ives: c5 Black Throated Diver and 2 Great Skua. Also 1 Vagrant Emperor dragonfly on the beach. (L Stoppard)

Porth, Roseland: 70+ Mediterranean Gull at high tide feeding in wash of shore waves at north end of Towan Beach. (D Hall)


Saturday 16th February 2019

Late news, 15/2, Truro: 1 Redwing in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Glossy Ibis dropped in briefly at 07:58 before flying off towards Hayle at 08:02. (P Rogers et al)

Helston: 1w Ring-billed Gull still at the boating lake at 09:25. (P Fraser)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Near-adult Ring-billed Gull from the causeway at 11:30 before flying off towards St Erth. (B Mellow) Reported back on the estuary at c15:00, also 6 Yellow-legged Gull. (M Halliday) 20+ Wigeon, 2 Cormorant, 16 Redshank, 6 Curlew, 2 Little Egret. (K Bowers) Ryan’s Field: 1 (sleeping) Spoonbill. (S Murphy) 10 Black-headed Gull, 2 Curlew, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Shelduck, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Egret, 8 Redshank, 1 Wren, 1 Spoonbill, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 10 Teal. (K Bowers)

Ring-billed Gull – Mark Halliday

Oystercatcher, Spoonbill, Curlew and Wigeon – Kevin Bowers

Gluvian: 1 Common Crane over west at 11:10. (P Roseveare)

Helston sewage works: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, several Chiffchaff 1 singing, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 10 Redwing, 1 Grey Wagtail. (J Evans)

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

Bude Marsh: 2 Water Rail (poss a pair), 3 Mute Swan, 55 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 6 Blackbird, 8 Wood Pigeon, 33 Moorhen, 4 Dunnock, 4 Blue Tit, 1 Snipe, 2 Oystercatcher, 76 Starling, 5 Carrion Crow, 2 Little Egret, c50 Lapwing, 5 Jackdaw, 2 Canada Geese, 5 Black-headed Gull, 2 Magpie, 1m Stonechat, 2 Redwing, 11 Teal, 1 Jay, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Robin, 1 Kingfisher, 6 Rook. (R Mudge)

Lower Tamar Lake: Female Ring-necked Duck, 7 Goosander, 4 Shoveler, 2 Goldeneye, 6 Willow Tit, 2 Mistle Thrush. (D Eva)

Lizard Point: 3 House Martin, 1 Puffin, 2 Wigeon, 1 Red-throated Diver. (I Maclean)

Looe Island: 1 House Martin. (C Lewis, J Ross)

Hayle: Swallow at 11:10 flying south west over Ventonleague. (J Rutter)

Ellenglaze, Cubert: 1 Swallow this pm. (S Rowe)

Trannack Farm, St Erth: 1 Swallow. (M Combe)

St Clement: 18 Cattle Egret on river. (M Jones)

St Clement: 4+ Cattle Egret at Menadews Farm. (S Grose)

Tresillian River: 48 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull, 19 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 54 Curlew, 73 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 21 Shelduck. (S Grose)

Towan Head: 34 Red-throated Diver. (S Rowe, M Lammas)

Swanpool: 4 Pochard and male Bullfinch at Swanvale. (M Costa)

Wilcove: 2 Whimbrel roosting at high tide with Redshank and a single Greenshank, also 2 Common Sandpiper. (A Trout)

Dozmary Pool: 2 f Goldeneye, 1 f Scaup, 4 Tufted Duck. (C Buckland)

North Cliffs: Lapland Bunting and Merlin. (B Mellow)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Black-necked Grebe in the NE arm. (DK Parker)

Ladock Woods: 13 Siskin. (S Grose)

Maer Lake: 1 Ruff. (D Eva)

Gannel Estuary: 7 Med Gull, 600 Black-headed Gull. (S Rowe)


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)


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)



Tuesday 12th February 2019

Late news, 10/2, Polbathic Creek: 25 Lapwing, 1 Green Sandpiper. (A Blunden)

Helston: Glossy Ibis slightly away from the Penrose Amenity Area  today. Perched just beyond the steps to a walled garden 200m from the road entrance, then flew towards Loe Pool at 16.15. Also 6 Teal on one of the small ponds. (G Adams, W Chegwidden)

Chapel Amble: 1 Temmick’s Stint, 16 Chiffchaff, 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Sparrowhawk, 30 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff,  2 Green Sandpiper, 10 Teal, 15 Curlew , 2 Water Pipits, 10 Meadow Pipit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Long-tailed Tits, 1 Firecrest, 5 Redwing, 4 Wren, 5 Pied Wagtail, 6 Grey Wagtail and 2 Blackbird. (S Windle)

Temminck’s Stint, Stevan Windle

Temminck’s Stint, Stevan Windle

Siberian Chiffchaff, Stevan Windle

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Ring-necked Duck, 9 Goosander 3m 6f, 3 Mute Swan, 3 Willow Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Little Egret, 1m Reed Bunting, 1 Nuthatch, 3 Long-tailed Tit,1m Pintail. (Harvey Kendall)

Wadebridge: 44 Cattle Egret at Gonvena Fields (below the school). (S Grose)

Cattle Egrets, Shaun Grose

Cattle Egrets, Shaun Grose

Cattle Egrets, Shaun Grose

Penryn: 2 Greenshank, 30 Redshank, 20 Teal, 10 Curlew, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret at morning low tide (D Chaney, L Mooney)

Falmouth: 2 (mf) Stonechat at Pendennis Point, c30 Common Dolphin in Falmouth Bay, 1 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Red-throated Diver west, with 14 Turnstone at Castle Beach and Water Pipit still on east side of Gyllyngvase Beach. (D Chaney, L Mooney)

Swanpool: 1 Water Rail, 4 Pochard. (D Chaney, L Mooney)

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 4 Purple Sandpipers, 18 Ringed Plover, 16 Dunlin, male Black Redstart all seen on beach below harbour wall by Jubilee Pool. 3 Great Northern Divers in bay and Great Skua seen harassing gulls following trawler. (L Carr)

Cardinham Woods: 30+ Siskin, 2 Marsh Tit visiting feeders. (D Trevelyan)

Siskin, Dan Trevelyan

Stithians: 2 m/f Reed Bunting, Greenfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Long-tailed Tits and Sparrowhawk at the hide. (A Witheywood)

Reed Bunting, A Witheywood

Greenfinch, A Witheywood

Towan Head: 18 Red-throated Diver, 11 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 135 Curlew, 8 Little Egret. (S Rowe)

Crugmeer: 2 Grey Partridge, 7 Snipe, 2 Barn Owl, 1 Tawny Owl, 34 Skylark, 3 Yellowhammer, also seen but not counted, Meadow Pipits, Linnets, Goldfinch. (S Grose)

Lostwithiel: 1f Blackcap at suet ball feeder with some aggression towards House Sparrows being shown in private garden. (E Mayhew)

Polbathic Creek: 8 Snipe, 2 Teal, 9 Wigeon, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Meadow Pipit. (A Blunden)      


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)