Monday 21st January 2019

Mount’s Bay: Probable Pacific Diver with 2 Great Northern Diver off St Michael’s Mount but distant. (M Elliott)

Gerrans Bay: 1 Pacific Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 10 Black throated Diver, 8 Great Northern Diver, 3 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Long-tailed Duck. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Pendower Beach: 1 Chough, 41 Curlew, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Chiffchaff, 10 Rock Pipit including 2 Littoralis. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Portscatho: 1 Grey Wagtail , 20 Turnstone , 10 Med Gull , 2 Cirl Bunting. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint still present, 4 Water Pipit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff. (M Jones) 11 Water Pipit & Siberian Chiffchaff. (D Julian)

Swanpool: Black Guillemot still present but distant. (T Mills)

Porthgwarra: Siberian Chiffchaff in sallows on the west side of Raftra Pool this morning. (M Wallace)

Newquay: Glossy Ibis flew into to Trenance boating lake at 16:05 and returned to roost at 16:35. (A Fleet, M Lammas)

Eastern Green: Glossy Ibis still in fields behind Sainsburys. (L Proctor)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis flew in from the Gulval direction to roost at 16:52. (R Menari, J Hawkey)

Penzance: Red-throated Diver, 4 Great Northern Diver and male Black Redstart at Jubilee Pool. (L Proctor)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 5 Cattle Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Water Rail, 1 Ruff, 1 Greylag, 7 Pintail, 3 Tufted Duck, 6 Shelduck, 200+ Lapwing, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Little Egret, 60+ Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Gadwall, 1 Stoat. (A Piper)

Sancreed: 4 Cattle Egret, 8 Snipe, 60 Redwing. (D Flumm)

Cot Valley: Juvenile Iceland Gull gracing the beach at the bottom of Cot Valley for the ninth day this morning, along with a male Black Redstart. (N Wheatley)

North Cliffs: 1 Lapland Bunting. (M Spicer)

Camel Estuary: 4 adult Whooper Swan still at Burniere Point. (D Julian)

Liskeard: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Dipper, 1 Treecreeper, 7 Siskin at Trago Mills. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 1 Great spotted Woodpecker, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Jay, 1 Blackcap, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Tufted Duck, 19 Coot, 1 Common Gull, 211 Black headed Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 66 Lapwing overhead. (S Grose)

Ninestones: 2 Willow Tit and 1 Treecreeper. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Cardinham Woods: 30+ Siskin, 3+ Marsh Tit on feeders. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Dozmary Pool: 2 f Goldeneye, 1 f Scaup, 100 Lapwing. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Hannafore: 2 Great Northern Diver, 10 Med Gull & 3 Chiffchaff. (P Aley)

Looe: Marsh Tit. (P Aley)

Seaton: 19 Red-throated Diver. (P Aley)

Downderry: Red-necked Grebe, Black-throated Diver & 2 Great Northern Diver. (P Aley)

Portwrinkle: c60 C Scoter, 2 Black-throated Diver, Red-throated Diver. (P Aley)

Wacker Quay: 57 Avocet, 30 Grey Plover & 190 Teal. (P Aley)

Jupiter Point: Spoonbill. (P Aley)

Torpoint: 12 Brent Geese (4 pale-bellied) & 4 Red-breasted Merganser. (P Aley)

Gweek Creek: 1 Spotted Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 20 Redshank, 5 Curlew. (D Collins)

Gillan Creek: 2 Common Sandpiper, 15 Little Egret, 2 Common Gull, 3 Mediterranean Gull. (D Collins)

Coverack: 3 Eider, 1 Common Scoter (female), 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Common Gull, 1 Kittiwake. (D Collins)

Lizard Point: 1 Sooty Shearwater at 08:33.

Bude Marshes: 3 Mute Swan, 44 Mallard, 21 Wood Pigeon, 10 Canada Geese plus 1 white feral goose, 2 Water Rail, 13 Black-headed Gull, 2 Robin, c200 Lapwing, 1 Sparrowhawk,  24 Teal, 35 Moorhen, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Dunnock, 5 Carrion Crow, c150 Starling, 19 Rook, 2 Snipe, 4 Song Thrush, 4 Magpie, 9 Redwing, 10 Blackbird, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 2 Stonechat 1m 1f, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Kingfisher. (R Mudge)

Marhamchurch, near Bude: 1 pair of blackcaps (unringed), regularly on our garden feeders. (M Green)


Sunday 20th January 2019

Late news, 19/1, St Loy: 1 Black Redstart. (P St Pierre)

Late news, 19/1, Mousehole: 2w Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Whimbrel in roost. (M Elliott)

Late news, 19/1, Lower Tamar Lake: 31 Goosander, 4+ Willow Tit. (S Murphy)

Devoran (High tide roost): 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, 1 Spotted Redshank, c150 Redshank, c100 Curlew, 5 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover and c50 Black-tailed Godwit with one colour-ringed individual (green right leg and red white left). (M Jones)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 (ad fem and 2w) Caspian Gull in the afternoon. (B Bosisto, M Ahmad et al) Spoonbill reported still.

Caspian Gull – Mashuq Ahmad

Caspian Gull – Richard Augarde

Gulval: 2 Serin still in fields just east of church. Also 1 Glossy Ibis in field below the church. (D Eva, B Bosisto et al)

Glossy Ibis – Mashuq Ahmad

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Glossy Ibis in front of reserve viewing post on main road, feeding and preening from 16:30 onwards. (A Lampka)

Swanpool: Black Guillemot still present off Pennance Point late afternoon, also 5 Harbour Porpoise. (M Jones, J St Ledger) 2 Yellow-browed Warbler (1 at S end, 1 from road in S end of Swanvale), 1 Water Rail. (D Chaney, D Carrier) Also 1 Mediterranean Gull. (S Rogers)

Black Guillemot – John St Ledger

Mediterranean Gull – Steve Rogers

Newquay Boating Lake: Glossy Ibis in to roost 16:50, 1 Mute Swan (blue ring on left leg with AX on it). (R Hughes, M Lammas)

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint, 1 Green Sandpiper, 5+ Water Pipit still. (B Craven) Temminck’s Stint, 8 Meadow Pipit, 1 Redwing, 1 Pied Wagtail. (K Bowers)

Temminck’s Stint and Redwing – Kevin Bowers

Millbrook: 9 Cattle Egret still on Radford Lane. (A Robinson)

Sancreed: 4 Cattle Egret at Sellan Farm. (D Flumm)

Lizard Point: 1 Pomarine Skua, 2 Great Skua, 15 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Black-throated Diver, 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Manx Shearwater. (I Maclean, A Blunden)

Lizard Downs: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (I Maclean)

Porth Nanven: 1 juv Iceland Gull, 1 Chough. (D Eva) 1m Black Redstart also reported.

North Cliffs: 3 Lapland Bunting, 1 Merlin, 100+ Skylark. (P St Pierre)

Tremayne Quay: 13 Cattle Egret, 17 Little Egret, 30 Shelduck, 2 Great Crested Grebe. (M Nattrass)

Trevose Head: 1 Short-eared Owl quartering the fields south & west of the coastguard cottages then alighted on a gate post adjacent to Coastguard Cottage West. (S Lilley)

Newquay: 1 Short-eared Owl reported at 16:40.

Lizard Village: 1 Corn Bunting, 1 Hen Harrier, 1 Blackcap. (I Maclean)

Bartinney Downs: 3 Hen Harrier (1 male, 2 ringtail). (P Taylor, H Mitchell, C Moore)

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 2 imm drake Eider, 1 Black Redstart. (D Eva) Also 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Eider, 5 Common Scoter, 40 Sanderling. (P St Pierre) 20+ Sanderling, 1 Black Redstart, 1 Purple Sandpiper. (M Brooks, J Piper) Harbour: 12+ Turnstone on harbour wall, 3 Eider (f + imm distant to E of harbour, 1 adult male to S of harbour). (M Brooks, J Piper)

Newlyn Harbour: 1 Kingfisher, 10 Turnstone, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 imm male Eider. (M Brooks, J Piper)

Amalveor: 2 (m+f) Merlin, 2+ Dartford Warbler. (R Menari)

St Erth: 1 Barn Owl at dusk. (R Veal)

Torpoint, Wacker Quay: 54 Avocet. (S Eddy)

Colliford Reservoir & Dozmary Pool: 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mallard, 11 Tufted Duck, 6 Teal, 44 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Black-headed Gull, 2 Raven, 10 Carrion Crow, 15 Jackdaw, 310 Starling, 1 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 4 Stock Dove, 4 Magpie, 3 Pied Wagtail and 2 Meadow Pipit. (DA Conway)

Newquay, Towan Head: 2 Great Northern Diver with Shags & Auks off point, also 20+ Gannet fishing further out in northerly direction (09:00). (M Lammas)

Downderry/Seaton: 5+ Great Northern Diver and 15 Red-throated Diver offshore. Also a Water Pipit. (A Payne)

Par, Spit Beach: 1 Common Gull, 1 fem Eider, 4 Purple Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Stenalees: 1 Peregrine Falcon over gunheath china clay works. (S Grose)

Tregonetha Downs: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Raven,1 Woodcock, 3 Snipe, 2 Buzzard, 2 Tawny Owl heard. (S Grose)

Stithians Reservoir: 6 Goldeneye (1m 5f), 1 Shoveler, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (D Chaney, D Carrier)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 1 Common Sandpiper (initially flushed from Waterside Dentists car park by a Collared Dove), 10+ Teal, 30+ Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 2 Oystercatcher. (D Chaney, D Carrier)

Falmouth Bay: 1 Black-throated Diver, 10 Common Dolphin nr St Anthony’s Head. (D Chaney, D Carrier)

Carrick Roads: 30 Kittiwake, 1 Great Northern Diver, 7+ Black-necked Grebe, 8+ Red-breasted Merganser from Mylor Churchtown. (D Chaney, D Carrier)

St Columb Porth: 1 Firecrest, 4 Chiffchaff. (S Rowe)

Dobwalls: 1 Marsh Tit on our peanut feeder (C&J Duffy)

St Stephen in Brannel: 2 (m+f) Blackcap. (G Warne)

Maer Lake: 800+ Golden Plover, 180+ Lapwing, 1 Greenshank, 4 Dunlin, 110 Canada Geese, 1m Wigeon, < 10 Teal, 1 Song Thrush and 100+ Starling. (H Kendall)

St John’s Lake: pod of 15 + Common Dolphin in St John’s Lake at 08:30, soon moving past Mutton Cove into Plymouth Sound and then moving south past the Breakwater into open sea and then east beyond at 14:00. (P Kemp)

Charlestown: 1 Peregrine, 1 Rock Pipit. (D Hastilow)

Rock Pipit – David Hastilow

Prussia Cove: 1 Kestrel, 1 Chiffchaff singing, 1 Great Northern Diver. (J Evans)

Kenneggy: 2 m Blackcap (1 singing), 30+ Redwing, 1 Goldcrest, 6 pair Fulmar, 1 Badger on coastal path, 1 Fox. (J Evans)

Camel Estuary: 4 Whooper Swan, 17 Mute Swan in field behind Burniere Hide. (K Bowers)

Whooper Swans – Kevin Bowers

Walmsley: 80+ Canada Goose, 1 Greylag Goose, 30+ Teal, 2 Moorhen, 8 Shoveler, 15 Chaffinch, 6 Blue Tit, 10 Goldfinch, 1 Greenfinch, 15 Curlew, 4 Gadwall, 50+ Lapwing, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Grebe. (K Bowers)

Greylag and Teal – Kevin Bowers

Crowdy Reservoir: 600+ Lapwing, 3 Wigeon. (B Craven)

Men-an-Tol: 2 ringtail Hen Harrier and 1 Short-eared Owl this evening. Please view only from the public right of way at cSW428352 to avoid disturbance. (DK Parker, J Swann)


Saturday 19th January 2019

Late news, 18/1, Gerrans Bay: 1 Pacific Diver, 10 Great Northern Diver, 17 Black-throated Diver, 3 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Red-necked Grebe. (D Hall, S Gay)

Late news, 18/1, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 40+ Snipe, 6 Shelduck, 40+ Wigeon, 6 Lapwing, 1 Little Egret, 10 Redshank, 2 Greenshank and 2 Great Black-backed Gull on Copperhouse Creek. (V Skilton)

Late photos, 18/1, Hayle Estuary RSPB:

Caspian Gull – Mark Halliday

Caspian Gull – Mark Halliday

Trenance boating lake: Glossy Ibis flew from the roost at 08:07 and returned this evening. (D Hastilow)

Glossy Ibis – David Hastilow

Penzance: Glossy Ibis in field behind Sainsbury’s car park.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis came in to roost from Gulval direction at 17:02 and landed at the front of the marsh. (J Hawkey, P St Pierre)

Gulval: 1 Serin still this morning. (S Rowe, T Phelps)

Swanpool: winter plumaged Black Guillemot still fairly distant. (D Eva)

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint again behind the Maltsters Pub. (S Murphy)

Sancreed: 3 Cattle Egret, 32 Lapwing. (D Flumm)

Sellan: 4 Cattle Egret with cattle below (south) of the farm, viewed distantly from Drift Reservoir car park. (DK Parker)

Camel Estuary: 4 Whooper Swan still. (S Murphy)

Cot Valley: juvenile Iceland Gull still at Porth Nanven, also a Whimbrel and a male Black Redstart. (T Phelps)

Gunwalloe Marsh: Yellow-browed Warbler, Siberian Chiffchaff, Marsh Harrier. (S Bury)

College Reservoir: 12 Shoveler, 1 female Goldeneye, 1 drake Pochard. (D Eva)

Ding Dong Moor: 2 Male Hen Harrier (Nine Maidens), harassed by Sparrowhawk. One flew toward Zennor, the other bird toward Watchcroft. Later 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) flew from Watchcroft toward Zennor, 2 Dartford Warbler on Watchcroft south slope, 1 Redwing, 4 Stonechat. (J Evans)

Loe Pool: 37 Mallard (unusually high number for this location), 27 Pochard, 20 Cormorant,  12 Goosander, 12 Great Crested Grebe, 11 Shoveler, 10 Common Gull, 3 Teal, 3 Grey Wagtail, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Firecrest. (G Adams)

Loe Bar: 1 Red-throated Diver and 3 Black-throated Diver offshore. (G Adams)

Torpoint: 3 Slavonian Grebe this morning, also an oiled Guillemot now being taken to a vet. (M Beer)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Goldeneye (ad male), 80 Snipe, 24 Wigeon, 6 Teal, 110 Lapwing. (D Collins)

Falmouth, Pennance Point: 2 Red-necked Grebe. (D Collins)

Godrevy: 4 Purple Sandpiper, 12 Turnstone, 4 Rock Pipit and 30+ Herring Gull, mostly juvenile. (V Skilton)

Purple Sandpiper – Vic Skilton

Penzance: Firecrest in private garden. (R Phillips)

Kennall Vale: 1 Dipper. (T Lovelock)

Bedruthan Steps: 2 Chough, 5 Raven, 2 Corn Bunting at Carnewas Farm. (S Grose)

The Lizard: 1 Black Redstart.

St Dennis cemetery: 11 Greenfinch. (P Ash)

Perranuthnoe to Marazion: 4 Little Egret, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Turnstone, 7 Grey Plover, 1 juv Kestrel, 1 Blackcap, 1 Peregrine, 1 Great Northern Diver. (D Carrier)

Lamorna Cove: 1 Black Redstart. (M McKee)

St Loy: 1 Black Redstart. (M McKee)

Porthgwarra: 1 Teal, 6 Mediterranean Gull. (M McKee)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: ad Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Firecrest behind hide. (R Veal) 1 Spoonbill and 26 Ringed Plover on Copperhouse Pool at high tide. (M Jones)

Mabe: 2m Blackcap. (G Adams)

Crugmeer/Hawkers Cove: 2 Barn Owl this evening and a Peregrine Falcon after dusk. (S Grose)

Torpoint, Millbrook Lake: 1w Mediterranean Gull and 1 Whimbrel. (B Bosisto)

Mediterranean Gull – Bob Bosisto


Tuesday 15th January 2019

Late news, 14/1, Carrick Roads: 2 Great Northern Diver, 8 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 11 Black-necked Grebe and 1 Little Grebe. Viewed from Weir. (G Wills and D Seager)

Newquay boating lake: Glossy Ibis left roost site at 08:12. 2 Little Grebes and Common Sandpiper on river. (M Lammas) Flew back to roost at 16:56. (T Carson)

Penrose, Loe Pool: Glossy Ibis from 11:00 to c11:50 in the area when it flew off. (D Hill)

Jubilee Pool, Penzance: 1 Pacific Diver SW of mount. (MJ Spicer, PA Taylor) Also 1 Eider, 21 Ringed Plover, 82 Turnstone, 70 Sanderling, 4+ Purple Sandpiper, 14 Dunlin and 1m Black Redstart. (MJ Spicer) 1 ad male Black Redstart, 60+ Sanderling, 50+ Turnstone, 9 Ringed Plover, 6 Purple Sandpiper. (M Webb) Wherrytown: 3 immature drake  Eider. (M Webb)

Black Redstart, Mike Spicer

Sanderling, Mike Spicer

Newlyn: 1 Female Eider, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Cormorant on rocks by harbour wall. (M Webb)

Eider, Martin Webb

Eider, Martin Webb

Falmouth: 1 Black Guillemot, 1 Black-necked Grebe. Viewed from footpath from Gyllyngvase to Swanpool beaches at 11:30. (J St Ledger)

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint again behind the Maltsters PH, also 17+ Water Pipit and 1 Siberian Chiffchaff reported. (DI Julian)

Gulval: 1 Serin east of the church. (P St Pierre)

Drift Reservoir: 2 Cattle Egret viewable distantly from the car park. (P Taylor)

Sancreed: 4 Cattle Egret, 137 Canada Geese, 2 hybrid Canada Geese, 40 Lapwing, 6 Med Gull. (D Flumm)

St Austell sewage works: Both yesterday’s Yellow-browed Warblers still present in the same locations. (J Rance)

Porthpean: 1 female Velvet Scoter. (B Bosisto)

Cot Valley: Juv Iceland Gull at bottom of valley. (S McMahon, R Butts) Also 2 Chough flew over. (R Butts)

Polgigga: Firecrest along Bosistow Lane. (M Wallace)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Spoonbill on Ryan’s Field. (D Cains) Also seen at Copperhouse. (S McMahon) Probable 2w Caspian Gull reported.

Gwithian: 1 Jack Snipe reported.

Padstow, Stepper Point: 3 Raven, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Song Thrush, 3 Stonechat, 1 Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Little Grebe, 3 Tufted Duck, 7 Teal, 2 Wigeon, 19 Coot, 7 Common Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Raven, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Song Thrush. (S Grose)

St Ives: 3 female Black Redstarts and 2 Stonechats (male and female) following each other again at Barnoon cemetery. Also 1 male Blackcap and 1 Grey Wagtail in a private garden. (K Money)

Truro: 1 Redwing drinking from birdbath in my garden. (D Jenkins)

Tresemple Pool, St Clements: 1 Common Snipe, 2 Greenshank displaying. (P Pearson)

Halton Quay: 10 Black tailed Godwit, 145 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 36 Canada Geese, 1 Common Gull, c.20 Teal. (A Blonden)

Dobwalls: 1 female Blackcap in the garden. (C&J Duffy)

Longrock: 12 Curlew. (K Bowers)

Curlew, Kevin Bowers

Swanvale, Falmouth: 2 Water Rail. (K and J Mortimore)

Ruan Minor: 1 female Bullfinch in private garden. (L Mait)


Monday 14th January 2019

Late news, 12/1, Helston Sewage Treatment Centre: 1 Firecrest, 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest. (J Evans)

Late news, 13/1, Loe Pool: 12 Goosander, 20 Pochard. (J Evans)

Late news, 13/1, Colliford (Dam End): 5 Goosander (2 Male, 3 redhead), 2 ad Yellow-legged Gull. (G Lewis)

Late news, 13/1, Dozmary Pool: 1 female Goldeneye. (G Lewis)

Late news, 13/1, Siblyback Lake: 1 Willow Tit at the bridge across stream just past the hide. (G Lewis)

Trenance boating lake, Newquay: 1 Glossy Ibis late afternoon roosting on island by café. (S Rowe et al) Also 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Otter, (family of 3 visiting lake at dawn and dusk since early October). (S Grose)

Glossy Ibis – Steve Rowe

Marazion: Female Velvet Scoter offshore. (P St Pierre)

Sancreed: 3 Cattle Egret, 8 Snipe, 40 Redwing. (D Flumm)

Gulval: 2 Serin again in 2nd field east of the church, but flew towards Ludgvan with 2 Goldfinch. (P St Pierre)

Lower Tamar Lake: Female Ring-necked Duck and Scaup still. (R Treeby)

Chapel Amble: 1 Temminck’s Stint, 10+ Water Pipit. (Swallow Birding)

Penryn: 2 Yellow-browed Warblers on the campus. Including one ringed last week. (T Phelps)

Penzance: 1 Great Northern Diver and 4 juv male Eider off Wherrytown and fem Goldeneye off the bus station. (L Proctor)

Cot Valley: 1w Iceland Gull on beach and 2 (m & f) Black Redstart, 2 Chough (over), 1 Tawny Owl and 1 Water Rail. (N Wheatley, MJ Spicer)

Iceland Gull – Mike Spicer

St Austell SW: Last week’s Yellow-browed Warbler still along the river at SX010505 and another in the Pentewan valley trail car park at SX012508. (J Rance)

Gweek: Yellow-browed Warbler in trees on the road going out of the village past the shop.

Woon Gumpus Common: 1 male Hen Harrier hunting early afternoon. (P Clement)

Lamorna Cove: 1 Black Redstart. (M McKee)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Water Pipit again.

Winnards Perch: 1 Barn Owl on the Padstow road just on from Winnards  Perch. (T Whitemore)

Swanpool: 1 Black-throated Diver and 1 Great Northern Diver. (T Phelps)

Portscatho: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Black-throated Diver and 3 Great Northern Diver off Porth Curnick Beach. (M Jones)

Tallack’s Creek, Devoran: Spotted Redshank showing well this morning but no sign of Lesser Yellowlegs. (J Lander)

Rock Helipad Field: 3 Mistle Thrush, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Great crested Grebe, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Water Rail, 21 Coot. (S Grose)

Trevemper Roundabout: 1 Barn Owl in Eucalyptus Tree. (S Grose)

Ruan Minor: 1 female Bullfinch eating dandelions in private garden. (L Mait)

Bullfinch – Lola Mait

Charlestown: 1 f Blackcap. (D Hastilow)

Crowntown: c5 Redwing in a private garden. (M Logan)

Truro: 1 Redwing in a private garden. (D Jenkins)


Sunday 13th January 2019

Late news, 28/12, Roseland, Towan beach: 1 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, photographed by Jane Lewarne, as reported to David Hall via Wild Roseland.

Dark-bellied Brent Goose, Jane Lewarne

Devoran: 1st-winter Lesser Yellowlegs still at Tallack’s Creek, also 1 Spotted Redshank. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 12 Purple Sandpiper, 22 Ringed Plover, 8 Dunlin, 73 Sanderling, 15 Turnstone, 2 Eider, 6 Purple Sandpiper on outside wall of the lighthouse pier.(S Grose) Plus Pacific Diver reported off Jubilee Pool again. Or: 74 Sanderling, 18 Ringed Plover, 19 Purple Sandpiper, 40+ Turnstones and 1 imm. Eider out towards St Michael’s Mount. (R Butts)  Also 2w Caspian Gull off bus station late afternoon. (M Elliot, MAhmad)

Caspian Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

Caspian Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

Swanpool Beach: Black Guillemot still showing distantly at Swanpool. If viewing from the car park it was drifting right (nearly around the point) at 10 45am. (P Roseveare) Swanpool: 1 Yellow browed Warbler.  (B Bosisto L Payne)

Chapel Amble: 1 Temminck’s Stint, 2 Green Sandpiper, 10+ Water Pipit. (S Rogers)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 f Ring-necked Duck, 31 Goosander, 1 f Scaup. (S Rogers)

Helston Loe Pool: 1 Glossy Ibis flying east over Carminowe Creek from Loe Bar at 15.00. (D.Roberts & H.Radler)

Sancreed: 2 Cattle Egret at Sellan Farm, viewable from near the bus shelter. (R Butts) Later, 4 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 110 Canada Geese. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: 3 Cattle Egret visible distantly from carpark. (R Menari) (presumed same group as seen from Sancreed, eds.)

St Micheal Penkevil: 6 Cattle Egret at Tresawson Farm. (S Grose)

Cot Valley: 1 juv Iceland Gull on rocks at bottom of valley. (N Wheatley, P Clement, et al).

Iceland Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

Iceland Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

Iceland Gull, John Miller

Iceland Gull, John Miller

Iceland Gull, John Miller

Raven, John Miller

Portscatho:  Long-tailed Duck off Porthcurnick beach pm.  (T Pinfield)

Newlyn: 1 male Black Redstart on boulders below fishermen memorial, 2 Eider, 1 Great Northern Diver. (S Grose)

Padstow: 1 Slavonian Grebe offshore.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spoonbill still on Copperhouse and Scandinavian Herring Gull on Lelant Saltings. (R Veal, R Wilkins, R Augarde)

Bude, Maer Lake: 1 Ruff. (S Rogers)

Newlyn: 2 imm. Eider off the harbour mouth. (R Butts)

Treliske Hospital: 2 Siskin. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Allet: 270 Golden Plover. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Pendeen Watch 10.00 – 12.00: 1 Puffin (slightly oiled on one side), 1 Great Northern Diver (W), 3 Black-throated Diver (W), 6+ Porpoise. (P Clement)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Gadwall, 3 Common Gull, 1 Greylag (white), 3 Snipe, 6 Little Grebe, 30 Wigeon. (D Collins)

Crantock plains: 300+ Lapwing. (S Grose)

Truro: Flock of 40+ Brambling in stubble field, 2 Redwing off Tregurra Lane. (P Pearson)

Ruan Lanihorne, village pond: 1 Water Rail, 1 Barn Owl at dusk. (D Hall)

St Ives: 1 Manx Shearwater, 5 Great Skua, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver in 2 hours. (R Wilkins, R Augarde, R Veal)


Saturday 12th January 2019

Late news, 11/1, Goss Moor: c12 Woodcock. (P Roseveare)

Late news, 11/1, Lower Tamar Lake: female Ring-necked Duck and Scaup again. (S Stanbury)

Devoran: 1w Lesser Yellowlegs present over high tide this morning. (P Roseveare)

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint, Green Sandpiper and 11 Water Pipit. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, R Veal)

Lower Tamar Lake: female Ring-necked Duck and Scaup still. (DI Julian) Also  2 Willow Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 34 Goosander, 5 Shoveler, 1 Gadwall, 1 Stock Dove. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, R Veal)

Swanpool Beach: 1 Black Guillemot still distantly from ‘Hooked at the Beach’ restaurant maybe 2-300m SE of Pennance Point, 3 Mediterranean Gull in the surf. (D Chaney)

Helston: Yellow-browed Warbler, Ferruginous Duck and 6 Shoveler. (P Fraser)

Swanvale: Yellow-browed Warbler behind the pumping station. (R Augarde)

Sancreed: 4 Cattle Egret, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Snipe, 100 Redwing. (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1w Garganey, 2 adult Yellow-legged Gull and 1 argentatus Herring Gull. (DK Parker, M Ahmad) Also Spoonbill. (H Wiggins)

Whitecross: 12+ Cattle Egret and 5 Little Egret around farm below Royal Cornwall Showground. Also 600+ corvids in roost. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, R Veal)

Otterham: male Hen Harrier near Otterham Station this morning. (D Julian)

Pendeen Watch: 3 Great Skua & 75 Guillemot 10.15 – 12.00 plus 1 Purple Sandpiper on rocks. (P Clement)

Bodmin: Brambling with Chaffinches at garden feeder with Goldfinches, Bullfinches, a Greenfinch and a Siskin. (R Preston-Mafham)

Fistral South: 1 Chiffchaff in tamarisk hedge on Pentire crescent, 70+ Wigeon, 2 Raven.

Gannel Estuary: 1 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 15 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 53 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Blackcap. (S Grose)

Cadgwith: 1 Little Egret on beach. (F Trewin)

St Ives: 2 Long-tailed Tit in private garden.(K Money)

Dobwalls: albino Song Thrush with white head and wing feathers, has been seen in our garden on several occasions since late December (C&J Duffy)

Whipsiderry: 2 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Corn Bunting, 26 Fulmar. (S Grose)

Swanpool: 2 Water Rail showing well from west side roadway. (D Chaney)

Men-an-tol: 2 Hen Harrier (ringtail and male) (M Doyle, L Langley, T Phelps)

Penzance: 7 Purple Sandpiper and 10 Ring Plover on rocks and beach below pier wall and near Battery rocks. Also 1 Rock Pipit, 1Turnstone and  2 Long-tailed  Duck preening on Battery Rocks, different plumage to the two sighted on 10th  at Tolcarne. (N Wills) Also adult male Black Redstart still on rocks by Jubilee Pool.