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!

dkp/tdm

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