Thursday 8th February 2018

Late news, 7/2, Wilcove: Drake Green-winged Teal, 3 Whimbrel, 2 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper. (B Taggart)

Charlestown: 1 f Blackcap still ( D Hastilow)

Egloshayle: A single Hawfinch still at the old cemetery this morning at 09:20. (A Langdon)

Truro: Male and female Blackcaps in a private garden. (K & J Mortimore)

Gwithian: 1w Glaucous Gull on the beach at 12:15. Also 2w Glaucous Gull on beach feeding on seal carcass, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 drk Scaup, 5 Tufted Duck, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Coot, 9 Moorhen, 1 Canada Goose, 3 Oystercatcher, 31 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Shelduck, 120+ Herring Gull, 11 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 41 Teal, 1 Snipe, Reed Bunting, 2 Stonechat. (PJ Freestone)

2w Glaucous Gull – Paul Freestone

Godrevy Head: 43 Oystercatcher, 16 Turnstone, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Kestrel, 6+ Raven, 10+ Meadow Pipit, 8 Rock Pipit, 5+ Skylark, 2 Stonechat, Great Northern Diver and numerous Shag and Guillemot offshore. (PJ Freestone)

Millbrook: Cattle Egret still at Radford Lane opposite Stone Farm.

Saltash: 1 Hawfinch still at the China Fleet Club, 8 Fieldfare flew over (M Beer)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Spotted Redshank (M Beer)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 30 Bar-tailed Godwit, 175 Dunlin, 48 Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 2 Rock Pipit, 23 Oystercatcher, 2 Meadow Pipit, 55 Black-headed Gull, 4 Common Gull, 88+ Herring Gull, 123 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 16 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Little Egret, 100+ Wigeon, 80+ Teal, 1 Shelduck, 4 Curlew. Ryan’s Field: 17 Curlew, 1f Bullfinch, 2 Greenfinch, 77 Lapwing, 18 Redshank, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 3 Shelduck, 2 Canada Geese. Copperhouse Creek: 1 Mediterranean Gull, 10 Shelduck, 22 Redshank, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 16 Canada Geese, 250+ Wigeon, 1 Spoonbill, 120+ Herring Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 14 Black-headed Gull, 3 Mute Swan. (PJ Freestone)

Lamorna: 1 Firecrest, 2 Red Deer. (M McKee)

Newlyn Harbour: 1w Glaucous Gull, 1w Iceland Gull. (M McKee)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Great White Egret at the Golden Lion cut off, 3 Goldeneye viewed from southern cut off. (D Curtis)

Cardinham Woods: 10+ Siskin, 3 Marsh Tit. (B Taggart)

Crafthole: 1 Firecrest in roadside hedge. (B Taggart)

Sancreed: 2 Mediterranean Gull (ad & 1W), 1 Chiffchaff. (DS Flumm)

Mousehole, St Clement’s Isle: 2 1w Iceland Gull (thought to be new birds), 1 pale 1w Glaucous Gull, 1 ad Kumlien’s Gull, 5 (2 ad, 2 1w and 1 3w) Yellow-legged Gull and 1 poss 3w Azorean Yellow-legged Gull, all at the roost this evening.(M Elliot)

Looe –  a very white, 2w Glaucous Gull at Hannafore this afternoon. Also at least 3 Mediterranean Gull, several Kittiwakes and 1 male Eider. (A Payne)

Dozmary Pool: 1 ad m Lesser Scaup still and 2 Goldeneye etc. (B Craven)

Helford Passage: 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Razorbill, 1 Great Crested Grebe. (J St Ledger)

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