Thursday 10th January 2019

CBWPS Cornwall Birds ‘Pic of the Year’ You can now cast your Final Vote on the ‘CBWPS 12 Birds of Christmas’ to find your overall favourite pic of 2018 on the website. Thanks all for voting, and congrats to all whose photos appeared!

End of Year Quiz: Answers are now up on the website – you can still look at the questions if you hadn’t already, answers at the bottom of the page here.

Late news, 9/1, Helston Loe Pool: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler between sewage works and Loe Pool, SE route. (S.Cox)

Mounts Bay, from the Mermaid II: Pacific Diver (1km S of Penzance), also 13 Great Northern Diver, 6 Black-throated Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 6 Common Scoter, 30+ Common Dolphin, Barrel Jellyfish. (M Elliot)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis left roost at 8:10 and flew towards Gulval. (S.Cox)

Falmouth: 1 winter Black Guillemot, 2 Great Northern Diver and 30 Common Dolphin viewed from Swanpool beach (G Wills). Swanpool: Yellow-browed Warbler calling in North West corner near entrance to Swanvale (G Wills).

Black Guillemot, Greg Wills

Devoran: 1w Lesser Yellowlegs still in creek from boat store

Lower Tamar Lake: 32 Goosander 11m 21f (dawn count), 3 Willow Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1m Pintail, 2 Tawny Owl calling, 1f Ring-necked Duck, plus Shoveler, Tufted Duck, Teal, Wigeon, 3 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron. (R Mudge)

Flushing: Cattle Egret in with cows, viewed from the footpath east of Flushing toward Mylor marine harbour. Park at end of Trefusis Road, Flushing and follow coast path east. (P Kemp)

Drift reservoir: 3 Cattle Egret, 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Common Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest in NW arm. (D Flumm)

Penryn: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at University of Exeter campus.

Newquay, Towan Head: 4+ Purple Sandpiper, 11 Turnstone, 12 Oystercatcher, 2 Grey Plover at 08:45. (M Lammas)

Restronguet Weir: 18 Red-breasted Merganser, 16 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe. (G Adams)

Porthleven: Black Redstart last house on cliff east of village. (D Flumm)

Lostwithiel private garden: Chiffchaff 1 on bird feeders. (E Mayhew)

Hannafore: 2 Eider (1m.,1f.) (A Blonden)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern (short flight over reedbed, approx. NGR SW511312),1 Kingfisher (Longrock Pool), 40+ Snipe, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Meadow Pipit (B & J Hicks)

Trebarwith Strand: 1 Black Redstart at the Port William pub. (S Grose)

St Kew Highway: 1 Barn Owl over miscanthus fields, 11 Red-legged Partridge, and 2 Yellowhammer from private garden. (S Grose)

Tresillian: 1 Tawny Owl calling in Pencalennick Woods.

Penzance, private garden: 3 Blackcap (2 f 1 m), 1 male Black Redstart on neighbouring roofs has been here for some weeks. (R Phillips)

Dobwalls: 1 Little Egret flew over and landed in fields to the south of Dobwalls, near the railway line (C&J Duffy)

Godrevy, The Knavocks: 2 Dartford Warbler and 1 Peacock butterfly. (P Clement, MJ Spicer)

Kennack Sands: 8 Black-thoated Diver. (D Collins)

Newquay: 2 Black Redstart (1 male) on Penmere Drive. (S Rowe)

Pendower: 8 Black-throated Diver, 2 Red-necked Grebe, 12 Great Northern Diver, Red-throated Diver, Blackcap, Mediterranean Gull, Common Scoter, 12 Common Dolphin & 7 Harbour Porpoise. (P Aley)

Colan churchyard: 2 Tawny Owl. (S Grose)

Newquay:1 Tawny Owl behind Hendra holiday park, 2 Tawny Owl on Gannel Estuary /Penpol Creek, 2 Tawny Owl in Trenance Gardens / Boating lake. (S Grose)

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