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)



Wednesday 14th February 2018

Late news, 13/2, Truro: 1f 1m Siskin in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck and 1 Red-necked Grebe.

St Merryn, Lewidden Valley: 1 male Goshawk viewed from the road heading into Penrose. (R Hughes)

Clapper Marsh: 2 Water Pipit and a Hawfinch this lunchtime. (DI Julian)

Longdowns: 2 Cattle Egret in fields by Flicka Foundation Donkey sanctuary, viewed from car park.

Gannel Estuary: 1w Ring-billed Gull again. (S Rowe)

St Clement: 5 Cattle Egret at Menadews Farm. (S Grose)

Dozmary Pool: 1 m Lesser Scaup still.

Chapel Amble: Water Pipit, Green Sandpiper and a Cetti’s Warbler. (DI Julian)

St Ives: Firecrest, this morning, in private garden, also male and female Blackcaps still present. (M Rouncefield)

Porth Reservoir: 8 Great crested Grebe, 4 Goosander (redheads), 5 Coot, 1 Raven, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Cregbrawse, Chacewater: 1 Firecrest. ( B.Toms)

Wadebridge and Walmsley Sanctuary: 4 Mute Swan, 200 Canada Goose, 2 Shelduck, 7 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 5 Pintail, 2 Shoveler, 12 Wigeon, 15 Teal, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Spoonbill, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Moorhen, 130 Lapwing, 1 Ruff, 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 Redshank, 25 Black-tailed Godwit, 55 Curlew, 1 Snipe, 1 Black-headed Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Wood Pigeon, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 2 Blackbird, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Great Tit, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Magpie, 3 Jackdaw, 7 Rook, 7 Carrion Crow, 75 Starling, 5 House Sparrow, 4 Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch, 1 Goldfinch, 1 Stoat (M. Scawen et al.)

Pendeen: 2 Raven, 1 Chough, 1 Kestrel, 20 Linnet. (A Hartley)

Truro, in my garden: 2f 2m Siskin. (D Jenkins)

Crowlas: 1 (possibly 2) Tawny Owl calling 19:00. (R Veal)


Monday 12th February 2018

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter and 1 Long-tailed Duck.

Drift Reservoir: 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Common Snipe, 2 (pair) Great Crested Grebe, 3 m Wigeon, 1 Greylag plus many Canada Geese. (B Dodd)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Great White Egret still at Golden Lion cut-off still 14:45.(R Veal)

Dozmary Pool: drake Lesser Scaup (D Eva)

Wilcove: 1 drake Green-winged Teal, 1 Whimbrel (D Eva)

Newquay Boating lake: 1w Ring-billed Gull. (S Grose)

Mousehole: 2 1w Glaucous Gull, 1, poss 2 1w Iceland Gull (poss Kumlien’s Gull), 1 3w Yellow-legged Gull, 3+ Herring Gull argentatus and 1 1w Glaucous x Great Black-backed Gull. (M Elliot)

Ninestones: 2 Willow Tit, 4 Stock Dove (D Eva)

Wacker: 48 Avocet (D Eva)

Portscatho: 1 drk Long-tailed Duck, 12 Great Northern Diver, 15 Mediterranean Gull. (S Westerberg)

Bude, Maer Lake: 400+ Golden Plover, c.200 Lapwing, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Dunlin,  25 Curlew,  1 Common Gull,   1 adult Mediterranean Gull,  good numbers of Black headed Gulls, several Herring Gulls,  1 Glaucous Gull – sub adult,  1  Buzzard over, 1 Peregrine devouring prey – probably a Golden Plover.   Numerous Teal with fewer Mallard and Wigeon, (H Kendall + B Bryne)

Sennen Cove: 1 1w Glaucous Gull.

Penzance: 1 Black-throated Diver and 1 Great Northern Diver close in. (R Veal)

Porthtowan: 1 Chiffchaff. (S Westerberg)

St.Mawes Castle: 1 Whimbrel. (S Westerberg)

Whipsiderry, Newquay: 11 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Reed Bunting, 20 Skylark, 30 Meadow Pipit, 1 Merlin. (S Rowe) Also at Whipsiderry: 2 Peregrine Falcon on zacry’s island, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Corn Bunting, 2 Raven, Skylarks, Meadow Pipits. (S Grose)

Merlin, Steve Rowe

Towan Head: 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 4 Common Scoter. (S Rowe)

Port Isaac: 1 Black Redstart opposite the Peapod/Ruby Tuesday’s. (G Dawes)

Charlestown: 1 f Blackcap still (D Hastilow)

Falmouth, Castle Beach: 3 Black Redstart.

Padstow Hawkers Cove: 3 Peregrine Falcon overhead all together, 4 Raven, 1 Great Northern Diver. (S Grose)

Newmill, bungalow NNW at O.S. 453362: 5 Yellowhammer, at least two males. (R Butts)

Carminowe Creek:13 Goosander. (M & T Hasdell)

Mylor Churchtown: 16 Black-necked Grebe, 19 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Great Northern Diver, 2 Razorbill, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel. (J St Ledger)

Mylor Creek: 3 Red-breasted Merganser (2 female, 1 male). (J St Ledger)

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

Pendeen: 1 Raven, 2 Chough, Fulmars back on the cliffs & a few Auks moving on the sea. (A Hartley)

Portscatho: 2 (m+f) Blackcap in garden again. (R Sharp)

Blackcap, Richard Sharp

Newlyn: 1 1w/fem-type Black Redstart around harbour carpark. (P Howlett)


Sunday 11th February 2018

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Great White Egret from Golden Lion causeway again this morning. (R Augarde, W Chegwidden, B Oakes) Also seen again at Golden Lion Cutoff at 1615hrs, plus 2 Little Egret (PJ Freestone)

Great White Egret, Warren Chegwidden

Great White Egret, Ben Oakes

Great White Egret, Ben Oakes

Sancreed: 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Greylag, 151 Canada Geese, 3 Mediterranean Gull. (D Flumm)

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck and 1 Black-necked Grebe, 15 Common Scoter, 2 Great Northern Diver (S & P Rogers, D Campbell).

Surf Scoters, David Campbell

Wilcove: 1 Green-winged Teal still at 07.45. (M Easterbrook) Also 49 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Gull, 1 Green winged Teal. (A Blonden)

Wacker Quay: 1 Green-winged Teal still at 08.30, also 57 Avocet. (M Easterbrook)

Dozmary Pool: 1 ad m Lesser Scaup.

Newquay: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull at Trenance Boating Lake again. (D Campbell)

Ring-billed Gull, David Campbell

Mousehole, St Clement’s Isle: 1 1w Kumlien’s Gull at the roost this evening. (M Elliot)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 5+ Water Pipit.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1w Glaucous Gull, 6 Common Gull, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Goosander, 16 Grey Plover, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit. Also 3 Greenshank. (D Campbell)  Ryan’s Field:1 Spoonbill. (S Grose, R Veal) and 1 Snipe. (R Veal) Copperhouse creek: 1 Mediterranean Gull, 26 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Firecrest, 1 male Blackcap. (S Grose) Also 3 Greenshank. (D Campbell)

Penzance: 1 juv Glaucous Gull offshore the promenade.

Newlyn: 1 1w Iceland Gull and 1 1w Glaucous Gull in harbour.

Truro: 2 (m&f) Blackcap in garden. (K + J Mortimore) Also in my garden: 1m,1f Siskin. (D Jenkins)

Wadebridge: 1 Blackcap (m) on garden feeders. (S Marquis)

Crowlas: 1f Brambling with 250+ Chaffinch, 1+ Firecrest, 1f Blackcap, 60+ Redwing. (R Veal)

Camborne: 1 m Blackcap still visiting garden in centre of town. (D King)

Bodmin, Cardinham Woods: 1 Marsh Tit plus several Coal Tits, dozens of Siskins and 1 Grey Wagtail all by the café feeders. (A Hartley)

Falmouth, Berkeley Cottages: 1 fem-type Black Redstart, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Buzzard. (S Van Hear)

Bude, Northcott Mouth: 1 Peregrine. (P Mitson)

Pendower: 6 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 5 Slavonian Grebe, 6 Common Scoter. (S & P Rogers).

Newquay River Gannel: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Dipper. (S Grose)

Sennen: 1 juv Iceland Gull over road. (D Flumm)

Millbrook: 1 Greenshank. (M Easterbrook)

Penwithick: 3 Goldfinch , 4 House Sparrow , 2 Great Tit , 2 Blue Tit , 1 Coal Tit , 1 Reed Bunting , 3 Long-tailed Tit . (K.Bowers)

Meadow Pipit, Kevin Bowers

Coal Tit, Kevin Bowers

Reed Bunting, Kevin Bowers

Gannel Estuary: 11 Little Egret, 134 Curlew. (S Rowe)

Porth Reservoir: 2 Goosander, 1 Wigeon, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Coot, 1 Grey Heron, 250 Black-headed Gull, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 10 Common Gull. (S Rowe)

Penzance: 2 Black Redstart along seafront this afternoon.

St Ives Island seawatch 8.30 am – 12.30 pm: 5 Great Skua, 7 Red-throated Diver, 5 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 3 Purple Sandpiper. (R Wilkins)

Mawgan: 1 Nuthatch and 1 Siskin in garden (P. Bedford)


Saturday 10th February 2018

Stithians Reservoir: Great White Egret still in the Golden Lion cut off. (B Bosisto, D Parker) Also 1 Pintail (female), 3 Wigeon, 8 Little Grebe, 1 Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 18 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 3 Reed Bunting. (B Bosisto) But no sign of Great White Egret 1515 – 1615hrs but Little Egret, 4 Mallard, 12 Magpies. Also 7 female Goldeneye at Southern end of lake. (PJ Freestone)

Newquay: 1w Ring-billed Gull still on Trenance boating lake. (S Grose)

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter, 1 Black-necked Grebe and 1 Long-tailed Duck still.

Wilcove: 1 drk Green-winged Teal again.

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 1 1w Glaucous Gull, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Greenshank, 1+ Water Pipit and Rock Pipits behind Birdies Cafe. (D Parker, T Mills) Also 5 Goosander, 1 Spoonbill, 293 Dunlin, 2 Grey Plover, 187 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 334 Herring Gull (1ad Herring Gull with blue ring, white digits W:188 ), 32 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull , 2 Common Gull + 1 Water Pipit. (B Bosisto) Also 187 Curlew this evening and Glaucous Gull still in main channel. (P Freestone) Ryan’s Field: 1 Spoonbill (flew onto estuary later), 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 35 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Firecrest. (T Mills)

Newlyn: 1w Glaucous Gull and 1 Iceland Gull.

Truro, in my garden: 3 (2m and 1f) Siskin: Victoria Park: 1 Moorhen near waterfall. (D Jenkins)

St John’s Lake from Marine Drive: Mute Swan, 600+ Dunlin, Black-Headed Gulls, Great-Black Backed Gulls, Common Gulls, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 20+ Common Redshank, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 20+ Curlew, Cormorants, 3 Red-breasted Merganser, Oystercatchers, Herring Gulls, 2 Little Grebe, Wigeons, Shelducks, 6 Grey Heron, Little Egrets, Canada Geese, 10+ Turnstone, Great Northern Diver, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Black Redstart (T Elm)

Portscatho: 2 (m+f) Blackcap. (R Sharp)

Bude, Maer Lake: 1 2cy Glaucous Gull, (with other gulls), 1 Water Rail, 200+ Lapwing, c.100 Golden Plover, 1 Song Thrush, 5 Snipe at least, c.6 Dunlin. (H Kendall & B Bryne)

Truro: Goldcrest and male Blackcap in a private garden. (M Costa)

Whipsiderry: 2 Peregrine, 6 Raven, 2 Reed Bunting, 7 Stonechat, 6 Corn Bunting, 1 Kestrel. (S Grose)

Connor Downs: 1 Peregrine. (B Bosisto)

Dobwalls: Female Blackcap on Mahonia bush in private garden (C&J Duffy)

Mousehole, St Clement’s Isle: 2 1w Glaucous Gull, 2 1w Iceland Gull, 1 ad + 1 2w Yellow-legged Gull, 3 argentatus Herring Gull and 1 Glaucous/Herring Gull hybrid. (M Elliot)

Gwennap: 50 Canada Geese (again) on field near sewage works. (R Hampshire)

Tregonetha: 31 Fieldfare feeding together nr old Chapel. (S Grose)

Perranporth Dunes: 2 Jack Snipe still present with 8 Common Snipe (T Wilson)


Wednesday 7th February 2018

Malpas: Goldcrest and male Blackcap in a private garden. (M Costa)

Maer Lake, Bude: 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 32 Herring Gull, 3 Common Gull, 46 Black-headed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Shelduck, 203 Wigeon, 63 Teal, 12 Mallard, 2 Tufted Duck, 23 Moorhen, 4 Water Rail, 118 Lapwing, 230+ Golden Plover, 16 Black-tailed Godwit, 17 Snipe, 5 Knot, 2 Buzzard, 1 adult female Merlin, 1 male Sparrowhawk, 200+ Starling, 48 Redwing, 9 Fieldfare, 3 Mistle Thrush. (N Bastin)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1w Iceland Gull early morning on Longrock Pool. (S Turner) Also  4 Mute Swan, 7 Canada Geese, 4 Gadwall, 32 Teal, 12 Mallard, 10 Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 12 Grey Heron (some appear to be on nests already), 1 Coot, 53 Moorhen, 7 Snipe, 4 Stonechat and 1 Barn Owl. (DK Parker, A James)

Carloggas Downs, nr Stenalees: 1 Dartford Warbler. (A Fleet)

Constantine Sewage Works: 6 Firecrest, 15 Goldcrest, 10 Chiffchaff. (D Collins)

Polwheveral: 1 Marsh Tit. (D Collins)

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter and 1 Common Scoter. (I Hayes) Also 13 Common Scoter, 1 m Long-tailed Duck, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Black-necked Grebe. (P Aley & I Teague)

Cape Cornwall: 1w Glaucous Gull again this morning, drifted south. Also Guillemots back on their ledges on The Brisons offshore. (N Wheatley)

Pendeen Watch, Portheras Cove: 2 1w Glaucous Gull 11am – 1pm. (P Clement)

Glaucous Gull, Pete Clement

Glaucous Gull, Pete Clement

Newquay: 1w Ring-billed Gull still on Trenance Boating Lake, coming to bread. (L Ozsanlav-Harris)

Porthilly Point: 15 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 11 Redshank, 5 Curlew, 12 Dunlin, 1 Great Northern Diver fishing for crabs just a few yards away from Rock Sailing Club. (S Grose)

Nanjizal: Great Skua on the sea. (MD Wallace)

Tamar Estuary, Wilcove: 1 drake Green-winged Teal still. (D Allan) Wacker Quay: 45 Avocet. (D Allan)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Glossy Ibis still in field opposite the hide.

Chapel Amble: 8 Water Pipit still on flooded field.

Newlyn harbour: 1W Glaucous Gull, 10 Turnstone. (D Flumm) Newlyn Coombe: 1 Tawny Owl heard this evening. (T Mills)

Glaucous Gull, Dave Flumm

Truro, in private garden:  1 Pied Wagtail, 2m and 1f Siskin. (D Jenkins)

Troon, private garden:  1 Firecrest. (D Wheeler)

Firecrest, David Wheeler

Porth Reservoir:  8 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Goosander, 5 Teal, 2 Kingfisher, 206 Black-headed Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull (adults), 5 Common Gull. (B Bosisto)

Camel Trail Wildlife Walk Wadebridge to Padstow: 30 Mute Swan, 2 Whooper Swan, 60 Shelduck, 29 Mallard, 25 Wigeon, 3 Goosander, 2 Little Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Little Egret, 2 Spoonbill, 2 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine, 1 Moorhen, 120 Oystercatcher, 4 Ringed Plover, 12 Grey Plover, c1500 Golden Plover, c250 Lapwing, 120 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 55 Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 26 Black-tailed Godwit, 90 Curlew, 3 Snipe, 180 Black-headed Gull, 5 Common Gull, 1 Glaucous Gull, 60 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 9 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Wood Pigeon, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Wren, 3 Dunnock, 4 Robin, 2 Redwing, 7 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Magpie, 12 Jackdaw, 7 Rook, 75 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 2 Starling, 7 House sparrow, 2 Greenfinch, 4 Reed Bunting, 2 Fox. (M Scawen et al)

Glaucous Gull, Mike Scawen

Pendower Beach: c25 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 3 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (P Aley & I Teague)

Mevagissey: 1 1w Iceland Gull, 1 1w Glaucous Gull. (P Aley & I Teague)

Respryn woods: 3 f Lesser Redpoll. (D Bray)

Lesser Redpoll, Darren Bray

Penzance, Lighthouse Pier/Jubilee Pool: 60+ Turnstone, 3 Razorbill, 1 Curlew, 7 Purple Sandpiper, 1 young Grey Seal (J Evans) 76 Turnstone, 17 Purple Sandpiper. (D Flumm)

Turnstone, Dave Flumm

Mount’s Bay: 11 Common Scoter opposite Station Inn, Longrock & 1W Glaucous Gull on sea off Eastern Green thought to be Newlyn bird. (D Flumm)

Treraven Meadow late afternoon: birds included 2 distant Water Pipit, 2 Green Sandpiper and 1 Common Sandpiper. (C Selway)

The Rumps: 1 m Black Redstart. (C Selway)

Rosenannon Downs: 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine this evening also 2 Jack Snipe and 1 Woodcock. (DI Julian)

Marazion: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver and 11 Common Scoter offshore. (DK Parker)

Mousehole: 1 Black Redstart outside the Ship Inn.

Coverack: 2 Iceland Gull (1st winter in addition to usual 2nd winter), 2 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Firecrest. (D Collins)

….And a Cornish Mega sighting today: Snow!


Tuesday 6th February 2018

Late news, Chapel Amble: 10+ Water Pipits recently.

Late news, 5/2, Camborne: 1 male Blackcap on feeders in garden in centre of town on and off all day. (D King)

Late news, 5/2, Perranuthnoe: Firecrest in bushes near beach café. (D King)

Late news, 5/2, Wacker Quay: 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Spoonbill, 11+ Avocet, 1 Greenshank. (D Allan)

Newquay: Black Redstart sheltering from the snow at the back of 15 Bay View Terrace on a drain pipe at 09:00. (S Harper)

Black Redstart – Sheila Harper

Wadebridge: Hawfinch in Coronation Park. (DI Julian)

Marazion: Male Firecrest in a private garden. (DK Parker)

Malpas: Goldcrest male and female Blackcap and male Siskin in private garden. (M Costa)

Praa: Chiffchaff, Stonechat, Song Thrush. (C Richards)

Towan Head, Newquay: Still 7 Red-throated Divers 4 Common Scoter, Lots of Auks, Shags and a few Gannets. 2 Purple Sandpiper and 1 Grey Plover on rocks. Also 5 Porpoise. (M Lammas)

Ludgvan: 1 f Brambling in a private garden. (R Menari)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1w & 2w Glaucous Gulls still. (T Phelps)

Lelant: Male Firecrest in private garden. (K Rolleston)

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter and 1 Long-tailed Duck still.

Newquay boating lake: 1w Ring-billed Gull still present. (M Lammas)

Camel Estuary: 2 imm Whooper Swan still at Burniere Point. (DI Julian)

Chapel Amble: 10 Water Pipit and 1 Rock Pipit. (DI Julian)

Wilcove: 1 Green-winged Teal again. (T Mills)

Porth Reservoir: 7 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Firecrest next to first hide. (S Grose)

Truro, in private garden:  2 (m and f) Siskin on nyger, also 1 Goldcrest in Camellia  and 1 Redwing feeding on ground. (D Jenkins) R. Allen, near Victoria Park:  1 Dipper. (D Jenkins)

Feock: 1 Brambling (m) and 2 Siskins (pair) on garden feeder.  (K Dalziel) Feock churchyard: 1 Hawfinch, 1 Brambling, 6 Bullfinch, 8 Greenfinch, 2 Blackcap (m&f) plus usual  Great Tit, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Goldfinch, Chaffinch. (W Chegwidden)

Siskin and Goldfinch, Kate Dalziel

Penzance garden: 1 pair of Bullfinch eating apple tree buds.  (R Phillips)

Camborne: 1 male Blackcap on feeders in garden for second day. Plus 2 Collared Dove. (D King)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Barn Owl flew over road between hides at southern end of reservoir at 2130hrs. (PJ Freestone)