Tuesday 31st January 2017

Porth Reservoir: juv Iceland Gull still,  female Goosander, male Pochard, 7 Tufted Duck, 4 Great Crested Grebe. (M Lammas)

Coswarth: 7 Cattle Egret south of the railway crossing. Please stick to public rights of way and do not enter fields. (M Lammas)

St Erth: 1 Cattle Egret in Treloweth Lane this morning. (MJ Spicer)

Cattle Egret, Mike Spicer

Cattle Egret, Mike Spicer

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Drake Green-winged Teal, juv Iceland Gull and adult Yellow-legged Gull on main estuary and Avocet on Ryan’s Field. (DK Parker) Also 7 Med Gull, 2 Reed Bunting, 180+ Lesser Black-backed Gull, 121+ Black-headed Gull, 60+ Great Black-backed Gull, 12 Grey Plover, 15 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 36 Redshank, 120+ Dunlin and 1100+ Lapwing. 1 Black-tailed Godwit on Ryan’s Field. (Cornwall Birding)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Bittern still on main marsh at 14:07. (L Proctor)

Stithians Reservoir: 4 Blue Tit, 6 Great Tit, 10+ Chaffinch, 2 (mf) Reed Bunting, 4 Dunnock,  8 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Snipe, 100+ Lapwing over. (A James)

Blue Tit, Alan James

Blue Tit, Alan James

Long-tailed Tit, Alan James

Long-tailed Tit, Alan James

Great Tit, Alan James

Great Tit, Alan James

Falmouth: Black Redstart (male) on wall of car park at Kimberley Place. (J St Ledger)

Roseland, Ruan Lanihorne: 4 siskin at bird feeder in private garden. (D Hall)

Freathy: 2 Cattle Egret, viewed distantly from entrance to Withnoe Barton in Radford Lane. (B Taggart)

Cattle Egret, Bruce Taggart

Cattle Egret, Bruce Taggart

Millbrook Creek: 1 imm Spoonbill, c60 Teal, 20 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Peregrine (B Taggart)

Millbrook Lake: 6 Red-breasted Merganser, 16 Med Gull. (B Taggart)

Bude: 14 Oystercatcher, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 1 Shag. (H Wilkins)


Monday 30th Jan 2017

Loe Pool: 12 Cattle Egret roosting on east side just north of Carminowe Creek. (I Maclean)

Penzance: 1 Black Redstart, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff (ringed on right leg), 1 Firecrest in private garden. (R Phillips) Pacific Diver still off Jubilee Pool.

Freathy: 2 Cattle Egret at Whitsand Bay holiday park in cattle field from coast road layby. (C Buckland)

Mousehole: Eastern Black Redstart still below Rockpool cafe. 2 Iceland Gull in roost at St Clement’s Isle.

Newlyn: Black Redstart still at Sandy Cove.

Newquay: 10 Cattle Egret at Quintrell Downs by A392 1 mile south of Mountjoy & 2 miles east of Quintrell Downs roundabout.

Hayle Estuary: 1 Avocet still on Ryan’s Field. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St Gothian Sands: 7 Mediterranean Gull on island at 12:00. (Cornwall Birding)



Sunday 29th January 2017

Late News, 23/1, Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern (J Watts)

Late News, 23/1, Wherrytown, Penzance: 1 Waxwing near the boating lake near Lidl supermarket, but not seen since. (A Flumm)

Late News, 28/1, Millbrook: 1 Cattle Egret roosting in trees at Tregonhawke Farm 22:45. (B Taggart)

Freathy: 2 Cattle Egret in field with cattle, view from layby on coast road with 3 gates. (B Taggart)

Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 1f or 1w Black Redstart, 1 Grey Wagtail on the rocks, with 14 (2m) Common Scoter, c35 Kittiwake, 1 Fulmar offshore. Also 1 Firecrest near the feeders. (R Veal)

Penzance: 1 freshly dead Razorbill on the beach at Wherrytown. (R Veal)

Marazion Marsh: 1 Coot on Longrock Pool. (R Veal)

Crowlas: 1f Brambling again in private garden but only seen once. (R Veal)

Stepper point: 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Common Gull. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Spoonbill, 1 Iceland Gull, 1 Avocet (R Augarde)


Spoonbill and Iceland Gull interaction – Richard Augarde

Quintrell Downs: 10 Cattle Egrets south of the level crossing at Coswarth. Please stick to public rights of way and do not enter the fields. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Juv Iceland Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 7 Great crested Grebe, 6 Tufted Duck, 1 Great spotted Woodpecker. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Water Pipit and a color ringed Great Black Backed Gull from the Thames Estuary. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Sennen: Grey Heron and Common Pheasant adjacent to cycle path (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)


Saturday 28th January 2017

Late News, 26/1, Camborne: 4 Waxwing in a private garden. (per M Bishop)

Par beach pool: 1 Gadwall, 1 Water Rail, 70 Teal, 20 Mute Swan, 34 Coot, 40 Moorhen, call duck & muscovy duck. (S Grose)

Praa Sands to Cudden Point (and back): 300+ Redwing (Kenneggy), 4 Raven, 2 Blackcap (1 F and 1 M singing), 1 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Merlin, 10 pr Fulmar, 1 1w Mediterranean Gull, 1 Oystercatcher, 10 Meadow Pipit, 1 f Stonechat. (J. Evans)

St Ives: 1 Cattle Egret in field at back of house in Trenwith Lane area. (A Thomas)

Charlestown harbour: 13 Common Gull offshore. (S Grose)

Ponsanooth sewage works: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff and 4 Goldcrest. (R Augarde)

Bude: 1 Oystercatcher, 3 Teal, 5 Mute Swan, 3 poss 5 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Stonechat, 3 Lapwing and 1 Shag. (H Wilkins) Also 2 Shoveller and 2 Water Rail. (B Bosistp) Also 4 Cattle Egret, 3 Little Egret still on rugby pitch. (A Roberts) Plus 1 Black Redstart on Bude wharf. (A Roberts)

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Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Ryan’s Field: 1 Avocet. (R Farnes, T&J Parrell) Estuary/Lelant Saltings: 1 Water Pipit.( D. Eva ) Also 1 1w Ring-billed Gull in BHG flock at 10:30, 1 imm Iceland Gull briefly 11am, 1w drk Green-winged Teal, 1 subad Yellow-legged Gull (3pm), 1f Goosander, 4 ad Common Gull, 17 Grey Plover, 41 Golden Plover. (R Veal, A McKechnie)  Copperhouse Creek: 1 Jack Snipe. ( D. Eva )

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Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Ruff (flew in with curlews at 10.50 and stayed until flushed along with lapwing and starlings at 11.10) also 3 Spoonbill, 4 Gadwall, 6 Pintail, 6+ Shoveler, 10+ Mallard, 20+ Curlew, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Moorhen, 2 Coot plus 150+ Canada Geese with 1 Barnacle Goose with them, and many Teal, Wigeon, Lapwing, Starling and Black-tailed Godwit. (J Lander)

North Cliffs: At least 10 Lapland Bunting with 150 Skylark. ( D. Eva ) Also 2 Chough. (T Harrison)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Great White Egret landed briefly at 10:20 and then flew off north east. (MJ Spicer)

Newquay, Towan Head: 13 Common Gull, 2 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Kittiwake. (S Grose)

Camel Trail: 2 Spoonbill half way between Padstow and Wadebridge. (C Stephenson)

Kenidjack: 10 Chough, 1 Peregrine, 3 Raven. (C&C Moore)

Little Kelynack: 1 Shoveler. (C&C Moore)

Falmouth: 1 Woodcock over Sainsbury’s car park at 16:34. (D Chaney)

Stithians Reservoir: 2f Pintail, 6+ Shoveler, 150+ Lapwing. (D Chaney)

Crowlas: 1f Brambling on feeders in private garden until 9:15, also 1m Blackcap, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Chiffchaff. (R Veal)

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Porth Reservoir: 1 Iceland Gull, c400 Herring Gull, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Wigeon, 1 Shoveler, 3 Teal, 7 Tufted Duck, 8 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 1 Chiffchaff. (S Rowe) Also 4 calling Tawny Owl, 3 Woodcock, 7 Snipe. (S Grose)

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Gannel Estuary: 10 Cattle Egret, 1 Water Pipit, 83 Wigeon, 140 Curlew, 7 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 68 Great Black-backed Gull, 25 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 15 Rock Pipit, 1 Peregrine, 1 Chough, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Chiffchaff. (S Rowe)

Swanpool: 1 Mediterranean Gull. (R Augarde)

Mediterranean Gull, Richard Augarde

Townshend: 1 1w Iceland Gull feeding in horse field 1km west, just north of R Hayle. (C Richards)

St Merryn: 2 Cattle Egret feeding with cattle opposite the Atlantic Bay holiday resort. Also 1 Yellowhammer. (B Bosisto)

Trevose Head: 641 Kittiwake, 2 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Red-throated Diver, 4 Great Skua, 4 Yellowhammer and 2 Lapland Bunting. (B Bosisto)

Tredore: 1 Grey Wagtail. (B Bosisto)

Maer Lake: 178 Wigeon, 107 Teal, 9 Dunlin, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 15 Common Snipe, 562 Golden Plover, 30 Curlew and 1 Water Rail. (B Bosisto)

Marhamchurch: 1 drake Goosander on the pool next to the cafe near to the A39. (B Bosisto)

Camelford: 1 Grey Wagtail. (B Bosisto)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 1 Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egret, 3 Spoonbill ( 2 Adult , 1 Juvenile), 1 Barnacle Goose, 408 Wigeon, 234 Teal, 27 Gadwall, 22 Shoveler, 13 Pintail, 40 Mallard, 2 Ruff, 75 Curlew, 115 Black-tailed Godwit, 120 Lapwing, 700 Golden Plover, 1 Greenshank, 78 Common Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 10 Common Snipe, 432 Dunlin, 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Chiffchaff. (B Bosisto)

Mousehole: 1 m Eastern Black Redstart again.

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again at Boat Cove.

Kingsmill Lake: 1 m American Wigeon still.

Dozmary Pool: 1 m Lesser Scaup again.


Friday 27th January 2017

Late News, 26/1, St Mawes: 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Mediterranean Gull late pm, female type Black Redstart with Rock Pipit at the back of the beach. (S Hearn)

Hayle Estuary:1st winter Ring-billed Gull dropped in late afternoon, 1 Avocet, 1 Iceland Gull and 1 subadult Yellow-legged Gull (M Halliday) also 1w dr Green-winged Teal


Ring-billed Gull – Mark Halliday

Walmsley: 3 Spoonbill still, 9 Pintail, 1 Barnacle Goose with 100+ Canada Goose, 100+ Wigeon, 7 Shoveler, 3 Gadwall, 30+ Teal, 60+ Black-tailed Godwit, 18 Lapwing, 1 Redshank, 60+ Curlew, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 4 Redwing, 2 Brown Hare, (A Piper)

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Spoonbill – Alex Piper

Mawgan: A flock of c70 Lapwing over (P Bedford)

Ryans Field: 1f Kingfisher, 2m Bullfinch, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Redshank (A James)

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Kingfisher, Bullfinch, Redshank – Alan James

Helston: 12 Cattle Egret in the field immediately south of Cottage Hospital. (D Wright)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Water Rail, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Reed Bunting (2m+2f ), 1 Snipe, several family groups of Canada Goose. (A  James)

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Long-tailed Tit, Reed Buntings – Alan James

Helston Sewage Works: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, c10 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest feeding together along hedge to North side. (C Richards)

Drift Reservoir: 3 Cattle Egret in field at Sellan Farm

Mousehole: 1w Caspian Gull this afternoon. (T Phelps – photo on CBWPS twitter feed)  Eastern Black Redstart again today

Penzance: ad Pacific Diver offshore Jubilee Pool.

St Ives: Glaucous Gull past (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Kingsmill Lake: Spoonbill today (C Buckland)

Porthallow: 3 Cattle Egret in field on the back road to Porthallow. (N Bordeaux)

Dozmary Pool: Lesser Scaup still

Mylor Harbour: 1w Sandwich Tern, 2 Little Grebe, 5 Black-necked Grebe (E Mayhew)

Swanpool: 1w Little Gull with Black-headed Gulls this morning

Lower Calamansack (Helford River): At least 6 (possibly 7) Cattle Egret with about 15 Little Egret (present for at least a week.) (R Butts)

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Cattle Egret (Roger Butts)

Lelant: 1 Kingfisher (Dynamite Quay), 1 Firecrest (St Uny Church). (JH & K Dalziel)

Bude: 1 Shag, 1 Little Egret (H Wilkins)

Tehidy Country Park: 7 Robin, 2 Goldcrest, 6 Moorhen, 4 Great Tit, 3 Chaffinch, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Blue Tit, 5 Wren. (K Bowers)


Thursday 26th January 2017

Charlestown: 8 Long-tailed Tit (D Hastilow)



Long-tailed Tit – David Hastilow

Rock: 2 Mistle Thrush. (S Grose)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Grey Heron, 2 Great-spotted Woodpecker, 1 Water Rail, 4 Snipe, 5 Goldfinch, 3 Bullfinch (1f + 2m) (A James)

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Great Spotted Woodpecker, Bulfinches – Alan James

Sennen Cove: Flock of c40 Lapwing in off the sea in offshore gales.

Sennen: 5 Golden Plover in field south of Trinity Pool

Perranuthnoe: adult Hudsonian Whimbrel again at Boat Cove

Hayle: 1w dr Green-winged Teal, Spoonbill on the Estuary. 2 Goosander on Ryan`s Field (Sennen Cove Birdwatching) Iceland Gull at 16:00

Porth Reservoir: 3 Great Crested Grebe including two giving a courtship type display. Possible Slavonian Grebe from hide but distant. Goosander briefly.Numerous Redwing & Song Thrush in trees and one brief Goldcrest. (D King)

Camel Trail, Wadebridge to about a half a mile short of Padstow:2 Goosander, c4 Mediterranean Gull, many Redwing and Song Thrush along trail especially towards Padstow end. Buzzard near hide. Good numbers of Redshank, Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Also Grey Heron, Lapwing, Shelduck and Ringed Plover. (D King)

Tehidy Country Park: 2 Jay, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Wren, 1 Goldcrest. (K Bowers)

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Little Grebe, Wren, Goldcrest – Kevin Bowers


Wednesday 25th January 2017

Late news, 24/1, Millbrook Lake: 2 (pair) Red-Breasted Merganser, 1 Sandwich Tern, 24 Common Gull, 8 Mediterranean Gull. Wacker: 1 Pintail, 40+ Avocet. St John’s Lake:  2 m/f  Long-tailed Duck ( M Beer)

Downderry: 1 Firecrest (D Allan)

Charlestown: 4 Long-tailed Tit (D Hastilow)

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Long-tailed Tit, David Hastilow

River Camel, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 32 Mute Swan, 24 Shelduck,15 Mallard,12 Pintail, 9 Goosander, 7 Red-legged partridge, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Moorhen, 90 Oystercatcher, 24 Ringed Plover, 12 Grey Plover, c1000 Golden Plover, 150 Lapwing, 25 Knot, 140 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 40 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 42 Black-tailed Godwit, 9 Bar-tailed Godwit, 40 Curlew, 200 Black-headed Gull, 6 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 90 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser black-backed Gull, 95 Great black-backed Gull, 5 Wood Pigeon, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 10 Redwing, 5 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Blue Tit, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Magpie, 7 Jackdaw, 12 Rook, 50 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 50 Starling, 8 House Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 4 Goldfinch, 12 Linnet, 3 Bullfinch (M Scawen et al.)

Ryans Field: 1m Bullfinch, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Buzzard, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Spoonbill,  mixed flock of 50+ Dunlin, Redshank and Godwits. (A James)

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Bullfinch, Alan James

Walmsley: 3 Spoonbill, 1 probable Yellow-legged Gull, 16 Pintail, 60+ Black-tailed Godwit, 100+ Wigeon, 9 Gadwall, 7 Shoveler, 50+ Teal, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Shelduck, 1 Snipe. (A Piper)

Mousehole: Juv Glaucous Gull still present on St Clement’s Isle at 13:30, plus Eastern Black Redstart on the beach east of the harbour car park. (DK Parker) This evening at the roost were 1 ad Kumlien’s Gull again, 6 Yellow-legged Gull (3 ad, 1 3w & 2 1w), 1 3w Argentatus Herring Gull, the probable 2w American Herring Gull and at least 2 presumed herring gull x lesser black-backed gull hybrids. (MT Elliott)

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Eastern Black Redstart, Dave Parker

Newquay, Penpoll Creek: 8 Cattle Egret came into roost with Little Egrets at 5 25 pm. (M Lammas)

Dozmary Pool: Lesser Scaup still present.

Kingsmill Lake: 1 drake American Wigeon with 160+ Wigeon (M Beer)

Hayle Estuary: 1 candidate Caspian Gull (M Halliday)

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Caspian Gull, Mark Halliday