Wednesday 21st February 2018

Late news, 20/2, Men-an-Tol: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier, 1 Barn Owl, c30 Fieldfare, 3 Stonechat and 1 Snipe. (DK Parker, JD Swann)

Winnards Perch: Ringtail Hen Harrier at Trelow Downs at 07:30. (R Augarde)

Sancreed: 1w Iceland Gull ploughed fields for second day. (D Flumm)

1w Iceland Gull – Dave Flumm

Newquay: 1w Ring-billed Gull at Trenance boating lake.

Mousehole: White-billed Diver still off Penlee lifeboat station, also Black-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver and Great Skua. (C Small) White-billed Diver at mid-day – swam over towards Penzance Harbour. At least 12 Great Northern Divers. (R Butts and T Pinfield)

Trevose Head: c12 Corn Bunting in the field opposite Coastguard West Cottage.

Marazion Marsh: 1 Bittern, 2 Firecrest, I Chiffchaff, 8 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 7 Canada Geese, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Kingfisher and 1 doe Roe Deer. (A James)

Bittern – Alan James

Mabe: 2 Cattle Egrets still in paddock with Donkeys at Flicker Donkey Sanctuary viewed from Trenoweth Lane (PJ Freestone)

Carnon Downs: Yellow-browed Warbler still at the sewage works and now in song and displaying to a Goldcrest. (C Small)

St Clement: 17 Cattle Egret and 3 Little Egret. (R Castillo-Nicholls and R Nicholls)

Cattle Egret, Rowena Castillo-Nicholls

Camel Trail Wildlife Walk: 24 Mute swan, 2 Whooper Swan, 40 Shelduck, 7 Mallard, 21 Wigeon, 3 Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 2 Spoonbill, 2 Buzzard, 75 Oystercatcher, 15 Ringed Plover, c.3000 Golden Plover, 200 Lapwing, 120 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 60 Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 80 Curlew, 2 Snipe, 120 Black-headed Gull, 150 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 7 Great Black-backed Gll, 5 Wood Pigeon, 1 Collared Dve, 1 Meadow Ppit, 2 Pied Wgtail, 1 Grey Wgtail, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 1 Black Rdstart, 2 Redwing, 7 Blackbird, 2 Song Trush, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Great Tt, 1 Blue T, 1 Long-tailed Tt, 7 Rook, 30 Carrion Cow, 2 Raven, 25 Starling, 8 House Sarrow, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Goldfinch,  1 Rabbit, 1 Fox, 6 Common frog + spawn, 5 Palmate newt (M Scawen et al.)

Whooper Swan, Mike Scawen

Truro: Female blackcap in a private garden. (M Costa)

Truro: Male Blackcap still visiting a private  garden daily to feed on hearts. (K & J Mortimore)

Dobwalls: Firecrest in private garden (C&J Duffy)

Porthleven:  430 Golden Plover. (D Flumm)

Golden Plover, Dave Flumm

Crowlas: 1f Brambling, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Peregrine, c30 Golden Plover, 1 Med Gull, 1 Common Gull this evening. (R Veal)

Towan Head: 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Red-throated Diver. (S Rowe)

Gwennap Church:  2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Nuthatch, (R Hampshire)

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Tuesday 20th February 2018

Mousehole: White-billed Diver still off Penlee lifeboat station at 11:11. Again at 15:15 plus 2 Great Skuas. (DI Julian) 2 Bonxie, 6+ Great Northern Diver, c40 Common Dolphin, Harbour Porpoise. (P Aley & I Teague)

St Clement: 17 Cattle Egrets still at Menadews Farm at 12:30 (T Wilson)

Stithians: 1 Great White Egret at Golden Lion cutoff. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Sancreed: 1w Iceland Gull following plough. 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Greylag, 29 Canada Geese. (D Flumm)

Walmsley Sanctuary: Spoonbill still at 07:52.

Newlyn: 1w Glaucous Gull still in the harbour at 13:20 plus a male Black Redstart at Tolcarne. (L Proctor) Juv Iceland Gull, Juv Glaucous Gull. (P Aley & I Teague)

Bartinney: 1 m Peregrine over. (P Taylor)

St Ives: 2 Purple Sandpiper, 14 Dunlin, 42 Turnstone. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Carbis Bay: 1 Red-throated Diver. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Eagles Nest: Barn Owl this evening. (R  Menari)

Penzance: Eider and c12 Common Scoter off Eastern Green. (L Proctor) drake Eider, Common Scoter, 3 Great Northern Diver off Jubilee Pool. (P Aley & I Teague) 2 Firecrest in tree next to Yacht Inn (J Evans)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Firecrest and 3 Chiffchaff. (L Proctor)

Crowlas: 1m Merlin over, 1 Mistle Thrush, 20 Little Egret, 1 Firecrest. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary, Lelant Saltings: 14 Common Gull, 3 Med Gulls, 21 Bar-tailed Godwits, 32 Curlew, 2 Greenshank, Spoonbill (later on Copperhouse Creek), 6 Grey Plover, 40+ Dunlin, 16 Redshank, 12+ Teal, 60+ Wigeon. (PJ Freestone and M Halliday) Ryan’s Field: 38 Redshank, 1 Little Egret, 115 Lapwing, 2 Shelduck, 6 Black-headed Gull, 5 Curlew, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit and 3 Raven flew over. Copperhouse Creek: 12 Shelduck, 174 Black-headed Gull, Spoonbill, 160+ Wigeon, 8 Teeal, 7 Bar-tailed Godwit, 87 Dunlin, 187 Herring Gulls, 4 LBB Gulls, 1 GBB, 13 Canada Geese. (PJ Freestone)

Lamorna: 1 Firecrest. (M McKee)

Lamorna Cove: 1 Black Redstart. (M McKee)

Looe estuary (WeBS count): c360 Black-headed Gull, 21 Canada Goose, 3 Common Gull, 5 Curlew, 30 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Greenshank, 11 Grey Heron (with at least 7 active nests), 1 Grey Wagtail, c170 Herring Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Little Egret, 3 Little Grebe, 41 Mallard, 2 Moorhen, 9 Mute Swan, 11 Oystercatcher, 22 Redshank, 7 Shelduck, 2 Wigeon. (D Spooner)

Amble Marshes: 2 Water Pipit still. (C Selway)

Lower Tamar Lake: 13 Goosander (8m 5f), 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Fieldfare. (R Mudge)

Seaton: 1 Red Throated Diver, 2 pairs Stonechat, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Peacock butterfly. (R Smaldon)

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

Mawgan: 1 male Brambling, 1 Nuthatch and 1 Blackcap in garden. Also 1 Firecrest at the top of lower lane around the horse stables.  Up to 2 Firecrest have been present here all winter, almost always in the same small stretch of hedge. (P. Bedford)

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Monday 19th February 2018

Late news, 17/2, Newquay: Original photos of last Saturdays possible Audouin’s Gull.

Late photo, 16/2, Stithians Reservoir: Great White Egret. (J St Ledger)

Great White Egret, John St Ledger

Late news, 18/2, Dobwalls: Firecrest in private garden (C&J Duffy)

Mousehole: Pacific Diver still off Penlee lifeboat station at 09:15. Also White-billed Diver, Black-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver, Slavonian Grebe and 2 Great Skua.

Newlyn: Glaucous Gull on the Fisherman’s Mission.

Liskeard: Hawfinch in Dean Street.

Truro: Hawfinch coming to a feeder in a private garden.

St Clement: 12 Cattle Egret in field opposite Doorstep and Nance Farm.

Mevagissey Bay: 4+ Glaucous Gulls, 2 Iceland Gulls and 1 Purple Sandpiper from a Kayak trip this morning. (R Kirkwood)

Glaucous Gulls, Rupert Kirkwood

Glaucous and Iceland Gull, Rupert Kirkwood

Iceland Gull, Rupert Kirkwood

Sancreed: 1w Glaucous Gull north-west 08:45 and 230 Redwing in the fields. (D Flumm)

Mousehole: Great Skua midday. C. Richards

Penzance: 1 Peregrine over Lidden area at 07:30. (T Mills)

Marazion:12 Common Scoter,120+ Sanderling. (J St Ledger)

Common Scoter, John St Ledger

Longrock Pool: 3 Gadwall. (J St Ledger) 

Crowlas: 1 Mistle Thrush briefly in private garden, 1m Blackcap and 50 Redwing including one with a striking white eye ring. (R Veal)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1w m Scaup, 42 Teal, 13+ Snipe, 1 Jack Snipe, 4 Curlew, 5 Oystercatcher, c150 Lapwing over, 2 Med Gull and 2 Coot. (MJ Spicer) 42 Canada Geese, 9 Oystercatcher, 2 Shelduck, 16 Tufted Duck, Scaup, 2 Buzzard, 4 Snipe, 12 Moorhen, 90+ Herring Gull, 21 GBB Gull, 4 LBB Gull, 3 Little Grebe, 4 Black-headed Gull, 3 Pied Wagtail, 14+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Skylark, 2 Stonechat, 2 Coot, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Rock Pipit between 12:30-13:30. (P Freestone)

Copperhouse Creek: Spoonbill still at 14:15. (P Freestone)

Camel Estuary: 2 Whooper Swans with 24 Mute swan in field north of Burniere Point.

Polgigga: Ringtail Hen Harrier from Bosistow Lane. (M Wallace)

Truro: Male Blackcap in a private garden. (M Costa)  2f , 1m Siskin in private garden. (D Jenkins)

Tredrizzick: 18 Goldfinch in the garden today (feeding on beech buds), and a pair of Blackcaps. (J Shortridge)

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

Cotehele Woods: 2 Treecreeper, 4 Nuthatch, 3 Marsh Tit. ( B. Toms)

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Sunday 18th February 2018

Hayle Estuary: 1 Spoonbill, 7 Goosander, 110 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull, one 1w American Herring Gull. (B Bosisto, R Augarde, B Mellow, S Rogers, R Wilkins) Also ad Iceland Gull reported in Copperhouse Creek late morning.

American Herring Gull – Bob Bosisto

Mousehole: White-billed Diver still off Rockpool Cafe at 10:28. (S Rogers) and 12:40 (C Urquhart) but visibility poor. Off Penlee Lifeboat Station at 14:15. (M Elliott et al.) Also 9 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver, 2 Manx Shearwater and 1 Great Skua plus a Firecrest in allotments. (PJ Freestone, B Bosisto)

Walmsley Sanctuary: Drake Green-winged Teal and Spoonbill still present.

Gillan Creek: 1 Cattle Egret, 7 Common Gull, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper on webs count at 13:00. (J Selby)

Truro: Female Blackcap and female Hawfinch in a private garden on the feeders throughout the day. Fat balls preferred by Blackcap, sunflower seeds by Hawfinch. (R Gray)

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

Colliford reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 54 Canada Goose, 2 Great Northern Diver,1 Goosander (red head),11 Great Crested Grebe,1 Little Grebe, 2 Grey Heron,10 Mallard, 35 Tufted Duck,1 Lesser Scaup, 11 Pochard, 6 Shoveler, 32 Teal, 5 Cormorant, 3 Snipe,1 Great Black-backed Gull, 9 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 46 Black-headed Gull, 2 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 24 Carrion Crow, 31 Jackdaw, 12 Magpie, 258 Starling, 8 Stock Dove, 7 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 36 Fieldfare, 17 Redwing, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 White Wagtail, 8 Chaffinch, 9 House Sparrow, 4 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Rabbit and numerous batches of Frog’s spawn.  (DAConway)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Glossy Ibis and 1 Spotted Redshank.

Newquay: 1 Peregrine Falcon on cliffs below the barrowfields,metal ring on right leg and yellow ring on left leg with letters PX or PY. (S Grose)

Germoe: 2 Tawny Owl calling early this am. (J Evans)

Marazion Beach: 12 Common Scoter. (S Rogers)

Penzance: Drake Eider in the harbour. (S Rogers)

Camel Estuary: Spoonbill at Old Town Cove, presumably the Walmsley bird. (DI Julian)

Carnon Downs: Yellow-browed Warbler still at the sewage works. (C Urquhart)

Trevose Head: 21 Corn Buntings (including a singing Male) on wires on the 2nd Field back from the car park, 1m Yellowhammer, 11 Stock Dove. (R Veal)

Castle an Dinas: Short-eared Owl between 13:00 and 14:00 quartering around the outer ring of the hill fort. (P Davies)

Saltash: Interesting melanistic(?) House Sparrow coming to feeders. (H Mitchell)

House Sparrow – Hon Mitchell

Marazion: 1 Water Pipit at Red River mouth, 3 singing Cetti’s Warbler on the marsh (D Eva)

 

Kennack Sands: 16 Common Scoter, 3 Black-throated Diver. (G Adams)

Bude Marshes: 1 Water Rail, 36 Canada Geese, c150 Black-headed Gull, 21 Mallard, 3 Mute Swan, 13 Blackbird, 1 Little Egret, 19 Teal, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Treecreeper, 22 Moorhen, 3 Dunnock, 11 Wood Pigeon, 5 Blue Tit, 2 Robin, 7 Crow, c150 Starling, c250 Lapwing, 1 Tawny Owl calling, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Greenfinch, 1 Long-tail Tit, 3 Oystercatchers, 1 Meadow Pipit. (R Mudge)

Crowdy Reservoir: 5 Goosander, 3 Mistle Thrush, several Raven, thick fog. (B Craven)

Callestick: Wintering Firecrest still present in private garden with Goldcrest (T Wilson)

Polbathic Creek:  3 Common Sandpiper. (A Blonden)

R. Lynher, St. Germans: 2 Red-breasted Merganser. (A Blonden)

Truro: 1 m & 1 f Siskin, in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

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

Truro: We have a pair of Blackcaps that have wintered with us for two or three winters now. So far this winter we have only spotted the male who visits several times a day to eat chopped sultanas. (A Wright)

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Saturday 17th February 2018

CANCELLATION: Due to illness the advertised guided walk around Marazion will not take place on Sunday, 18th Feb.

Newquay Boating lake: 1w Ring-billed Gull still, also an aberrant Herring Gull/possible Audouin’s Gull. (S Grose)

Ring-billed Gull, Shaun Grose

Possible Audouin’s Gull, Shaun Grose

Mount’s Bay (Mousehole-Newlyn): 1 Pacific Diver, 21 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Skua. Also c30 Common Dolphin west in 5 pods and 5 Harbour Porpoises loitering. (D Flumm)

Mounts Bay: 14 Black-throated Divers, 2 Great Northern Divers, 1 White-billed Diver and a possible Pacific Diver at 13:15 near Low Lee cardinal buoy. (R Butts)

St Clement: 19 Cattle Egret at 07:00 but then flew off.  Also 30+ Shelduck and 19 Curlew (PJ Freestone and B.Dallas) Later 16 Cattle Egret  in cattle field opposite Doorstop Ltd and Nance Farm.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 7 Canada Geese, 4 Gadwall, 25 Teal, 7 Mallard, 1 Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 9 Grey Heron, 13 Little Grebe, 1 Buzzard, 2 Water Rail, 47 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 3 Snipe, 42 Black-headed Gull, 45 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Kingfisher and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (WeBS) Also 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Stonechat and 1 Reed Bunting. (L Proctor, DK Parker)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Greylag, 131 Canada Geese, 5 hybrid geese, 1 Muscovy, 1 Wigeon, 7 Teal, 24 Mallard, 10 Tufted Duck, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Little Grebe, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 3 Buzzard, 11 Moorhen, 5 Coot, 10 Lapwing, 11 Snipe, 13 Black-headed Gull, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 97 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull and 2 Kingfisher. (WeBS) Also 12 Stock Dove. (DK Parker)

Penzance: 1w Ring-billed Gull at Eastern Green by the stream outflow at c14:30 then flew towards Penzance. (J Ryan)

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck and 1 Red-necked Grebe, 12 Common Scoter, 3 Black-throated Diver, 5+ Fulmar, also numerous Common Dolphin and Porpoise in the bay (PJ Freestone and B.Dallas)

Egloshayle: Hawfinch still in the cemetery. (A Langdon)

Saltash, China Fleet Club: 1 Hawfinch behind nursery building, 2 Mistle thrush, 2 Barnacle Geese, 4 Great Spotted Woodpeckers in car park and 4 Avocet from 2nd hide. (PF Freestone and B.Dallas)

Wilcove: Drake Green-winged Teal still with 24 Teal. (PF Freestone and B.Dallas)

Coverack: 2w Iceland Gull still in the harbour. Also 200 Gannet and 3 Common Dolphin @ 1500. (D Wright)

Sennen Cove: Juv Kumlien’s Gull, 2 juv Iceland Gull and juv Glaucous Gull. (K Wilson)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern (12:10 hrs), 1 Firecrest, 2 Water Rail. Longrock Pool: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff + 3 Chiffchaff, Cetti’s Warbler (heard). (L Proctor)

Bittern, Linton Proctor

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Great White Egret at the Golden Lion cut-off. (W Chegwidden, T Wilson, A Jeffery) Stuart Hutchings Hide: 6 Goldeneye.Southern Cut-off: 2 Goldcrest, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Reed Bunting, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Chaffinch, flock of Redwings far side. (W Chegwidden) And 1 Brambling. (A Jeffery)

Goldeneye, Warren Chegwidden

Goldeneye, Warren Chegwidden

Goldeneye, Warren Chegwidden

Colliford Lake: 3 Goosander, 22 Great Crested Grebe, 230 Black-headed Gull, 1w Little Gull, 340 Lesser Black-backed Gull , 3w Yellow-legged Gull. (B Bosisto)

China Fleet Club: 1 Glossy Ibis over Landulph at 14:50, 4 Barnacle Geese. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Green-winged Teal, 100+ Teal, 10 Pintail (5prs), 20+ Shoveler, 2 Shelduck, 14 Gadwall (7prs), 30+ Wigeon, 200+ Lapwing, 100+ Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Heron, 1 Spoonbill (ad), 50+ noisy Canada Geese, 1 Peregrine, 1(f) Sparrowhawk. (JHawkey & K Dalziel)

Carnon Downs Sewage Works: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 3 Firecrest this afternoon.(D Curtis)

Newlyn: A partially leucistic 2nd winter Herring Gull off Newlyn with white primaries on left wing and white outer primaries on right wing. Maybe a Herring/Glaucous hybrid? (D Flumm) Also 1 1w Glaucous Gull, 1 1w Iceland Gull. (L Proctor) Sandy Cove: 1 Water Rail, 2 Blackcap m+f, 2 Bullfinch f. (L Proctor)

Mousehole, St Clements Isle: 1 1w Glaucous Gull. (L Proctor) later 1 Iceland Gull and 2 Glaucous Gull.

Mevagissey: 1 Glaucous Gull. (R Archer)

Windmill Farm: 1 Merlin, 1 Sparrowhawk at feeders, 1 Woodcock, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Reed Bunting, also Snipe, Fieldfare, Redwings, Meadow Pipits. (S Grose) 1 Merlin (male) and an Adder. (D Wright)

The Lizard: 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Chough, 3 Raven, 9 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Peacock Butterfly. (S Grose)

Helston boating lake: 7 Shoveler, 51 Tufted Duck, 11 Coot, 1 Black-headed Gull with white plastic ring on right leg with digits 2156.(S Grose)

St Anthony: 1 f Blackcap in Ivy bush along the roadside of the creek this afternoon. (F Trewin)

Blackcap, Freddy Trewin

Blackcap, Freddy Trewin

Lizard Point: 4 Manx Shearwater, 3 Purple Sandpiper @ 0900. (D Wright)

Kennack Sands: 5 Red-throated Diver,  1 Black-throated Diver @ 1400. (D Wright)

Smallacombe Plantation: 1 Crossbill , 1 Siskin. ( B Bosisto )

Dunmere Wood: 1 Tawny Owl. ( B Bosisto )

Fletchers Bridge: 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Yellowhammer. ( B Bosisto )

Goss Moor: 150 Fieldfare. ( B Bosisto )

Loe Pool: 49 Pochard, 27 Shoveler, 11 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Goosander, 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (G Adams)

Hayle estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 ringed Firecrest. (M Rouncefield, J Bowen)

Firecrest, Jayne Bowen

Cadsonbury Woods: 2 Treecreeper, 2 Marsh Tit, 3 Grey Wagtail. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Gulval Churchtown: 1 Woodcock flew over road behind GMO motors at 0700hrs (J Hawkey)

Porthluney Cove: 1 ad.m. Black Redstart, 1 Raven, 4 Rock Pipit. (M.P.Frost)

Caerhays Castle Pool: 1 Kingfisher, 3 Little Grebe, 8 Moorhen, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 30+ Black-headed Gull, 50+ Herring Gull. (M.P.Frost)

Truro: 2 Dippers on the river at The leats at 0700hrs (PJ Freestone and B.Dallas)

Rame Head: 9+ Cirl Buntings, 150+ Linnet and 60+ Skylark in stubble field SE of car park at Rame Head. Also Sparrowhawk (PJ Freestone and B.Dallas)

Golitha Falls: Treecreeper, 2 Marsh Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush, Coal Tit, Nuthatch, Long-tailed Tit (PJ Freestone and B.Dallas)

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Friday 16th February 2018

Mousehole: 1 White-billed Diver, 1 Pacific Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 6+ Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Skua, 2 1w Glaucous Gull. (M Elliot, P St Pierre, M Spicer, R Veal, D Parker et al) Also Iceland Gull this evening.

Stithians Reservoir: Great White Egret distant but showing well at 08:40 in Golden Lion cut-off. (J St Ledger)  1 Great White Egret still at 12:30, plus 1m Scaup, 1m Goldeneye and 1m Brambling. (MJ Spicer)

Dozmary Pool: Drake Lesser Scaup and female Goldeneye. (DI Julian, S Gray)

Wilcove: 1 Green-winged Teal, 56 Eurasian Teal (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Truro:  20 Cattle Egret, 5 Little Egret at Menadews Farm (Grid ref SW 845 445). Presumably these are the birds Pete Clement and I saw at the Frenchman’s Creek roost last night which is 21 km south-west of here! Also 1 Firecrest, 1 Mistle Thrush near Penair School and a Peacock butterfly on the wind. (D Flumm)

Cattle Egrets, Dave Flumm

Cattle Egrets, Dave Flumm

Longrock: 1w Glaucous Gull at 09:30.

Hayle: 2w Glaucous Gull on Porthkidney beach below West Cornwall golf course feeding on dead porpoise. (S Turner)

Hayle Estuary RSPB,Copperhouse Creek: Spoonbill still. Also adult Glaucous Gull behind the police station at 13:40. (P Jones)

Siblyback Lake: Male Goldeneye and female Scaup. (DI Julian)

Portheras: 1 1w Iceland Gull. (S Cubbage)

Iceland Gull, Simon Cubbage

Iceland Gull, Simon Cubbage

Iceland Gull, Simon Cubbage

Marazion: 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Skua (same as Mousehole) offshore; 4 Gadwall, 1 Coot, 2 Firecrest on the marsh. (R Veal) Little London Beach: 1m Black Redstart, 1 Water Pipit, 5 Grey Plover, 3 Chiffchaff all at Eastern end. (R Veal)

Black Redstart, Reuben Veal

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Glaucous Gull.

St Merryn: 1 Firecrest in garden on Trevithick estate. (R Hughes)

Colliford Lake: Great Northern Diver still off Gilhouse Downs this afternoon. (DI Julian)

Porthgwarra: 2 Manx Shearwaters, first of the year this morning. (MDWallace)

Penryn: Sandwich Tern flew west up the Penryn River past the Greenbank Hotel. (L Langley)

Goss Moor: 2 Willow Tit, (1 ringed), 11 Bullfinch, 1 Buzzard, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Great Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 6 Fieldfare, 4 Magpie and 1 Jay. (P Ash)

Willow Tit, Paul Ash

Willow Tit, Paul Ash

Willow Tit, Paul Ash

Helston Sewage Works: 2+ Firecrest, 4+ Goldcrest  and 10+ Chiffchaff. (A Mckechnie)

Goldcrest, Alex McKechnie

Firecrest, Alex McKechnie

Truro: 1m, 1f Siskin, in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

Rame: 4+ Cirl Bunting, 1 Yellowhammer (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Penlee: 100+ Skylark, 100+ Linnet, 1 Mistle Thrush (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Wacker Quay: 4 Spoonbill, 53 Avocet, 89 Shelduck (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Seaton Valley: 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Jay (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Millbrook Pond: 2 Egyptian Goose (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Trebah Gardens: 10+ Bramblings in with chaffinch flock in stubble field next to main car park. (W Chegwidden)

Tresillian River: 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 25 Redshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 40 Curlew, 4 Little Grebe, 50 Teal, 35 Shelduck, 1 Kingfisher. (D Flumm)

Sancreed: 1,585 Jackdaw west to roost at dusk 16:30 – 17:30hrs. (D Flumm)

Penzance: 1 female Black Redstart by the steps on the side of The Custom House. (DK Parker)

Extradinary behaviour, video by Mike Scawen.

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Thursday 25th January 2018

Late news, 24/01, Mawgan: 1 Firecrest along Lower Lane (P. Bedford)

Late news, 24/1, Camel estuary: 1 Whimbrel near Old Town Cove this evening, also 2650 Black-headed Gull roosted off Padstow as did 192 Common Gull and 2 Mediterranean Gull. (D Julian)

Camel Estuary: 42 Cattle Egret and 65 Little Egret left the roost on the Camel Estuary this morning. (D Julian)

Newlyn: 2 Glaucous Gull (ad, 2cy) and 2 Iceland Gull (ad, 2cy) (T Phelps)

Newquay: 1st winter Ring-billed Gull still on Trenance Pool. (T Mills)

St Clement: 7 Cattle Egret with Little Egret in cow field beside road, Menadews Farm. (J Rowe, T Mills)

Coverack: 1 Glaucous Gull and 2 Iceland Gull, 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull and 2 Mediterranean Gull (P. Bedford)

Rumps Point: White-billed Diver and Ring-billed Gull reported. (C Selway)

Pendeen: a wholly unconfirmed report of Audouin’s Gull between here and Boat Cove, also 1 Glaucous Gull. Plus, separately, 1w Iceland Gull below lighthouse 3.30-3.50. (P Clement)

Cardinham Woods: 2 Marsh Tit, 8 Siskin (on feeders) (B. Toms)

Carbis Bay: 2 Red-throated Diver early morning 09:00 – 10:00. (L Carr)

St Ives: 2 Great Northern Diver just off old Pier at 12:00. (GE and LA Carr) Also 300+ Gannet feeding/diving on fish school in the bay and 100+ Kittiwakes off shore. (GE and LA Carr)

St Gothian Sands LNR: male Scaup still and 3 ad Mediterranean Gulls (T Pinfield) Also report of 4 Glaucous Gull, (adult, 2w and 2 juv).

Scaup, Tim Pinfield

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 2 Black-throated Diver and 28 Great Northern Diver.

Hannafore: 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 22 Turnstone. (G Berti, C Travis)

Downderry: 4 Red-throated Diver. (G Berti, C Travis)

Millbrook Lake: 1 Egyptian Goose. (G Berti, C Travis)

St. Johns Lake: 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 dark-bellied Brent Geese. (G Berti, C Travis)

Cangapool (wilcove): 1 Green-winged Teal (drake), 16 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Mute Swan. (G Berti, C Travis)

Wacker Quay: 97 Avocet, 2 Spoonbill, 43 Grey Plover, 120 Dunlin, 200+ Shelduck, 6 Great Crested Grebe. (G Berti, C Travis)

Trevone/Padstow: 1 Short-eared Owl (near turn for Padstow farm shop at 5.15pm). (G Berti, C Travis)

Camel Estuary, Burniere Hide: 1,500 + Golden Plover, 1,000 + Lapwing, 500+ Black-tailed Godwit, 300+ Dulin, 300+ Curlew, 35 Mute Swan, 46 Shelduck and 500+ Starling. (D Thomas)

Walmsley Sanctuary, Tower Hide: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Peregrine, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 5 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Gadwall, 8 Shoveler, 6 Pintail, 50 Teal, 30 Mallard, 1.500+ Golden Plover, 900 + Lapwing, 400+ Black-tailed Godwit, 30+ Dunlin, 300+ Curlew, 6 Mute Swan, 4 Shelduck, 500+ Starling, 2 Stonechat, 4 Dunnock, On the feeders: 6 Greenfinch, 8 Goldfinch, 10 Chaffinch, 6 Great Tit, 8 Blue Tit, 2 Coal tit and 2 Otter feeding on the bank. (D Thomas)

Stithians Reservoir: 8 (7f 1m) Goldeneye, 28 Tufted Duck, 3 (2m 1f) Scaup (N of dam), 10 Little Grebe, 9 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper (Golden Lion cut-off), 150 Lapwing, 50 Canada Goose, 22 Wigeon, 17 Mallard, 50 Redwing, 10 Fieldfare, 3 Reed Bunting. (D Chaney)

Pendower Bay: 1 Pacific Diver close in shore this afternoon. (R Wilkins, M Jones)

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