Wednesday 31st January 2018

Late news, 30/1, Egloshayle: 2 Hawfinches still in the morning. (C Selway)

Late news, 30/1, Clapper Marshes: 3 Common Sandpiper and a Water Pipit. (C Selway)

Egloshayle: At least 1 Hawfinch still present in the cemetery. (A Langdon)

Newlyn, Tolcarne rocks: 2 Brent Geese and 1 ad Mediterranean Gull with gull flock, 1 Grey Heron and Kingfisher. (L Proctor, T Mills) Harbour: 1 ad Kumlien’s Gull and 1 1w Iceland Gull also ad & 1w Glaucous Gull (L Proctor, T Mills)

Brent Geese – Linton Proctor

Brent Goose – Tony Mills

Penzance, off Tolcarne beach: Feeding frenzy of Gannets close inshore, 1 Mute Swan and 4 Grey Seal. Wherrytown rocks: c70 Sanderling. (T Mills) Jubilee Pool: Drake Eider still. (J Evans)

Pendeen Watch 09.30 – 11.30: 1 1w Iceland Gull (same bird as on 20th, 25th and 30th Jan), 1 Manx Shearwater W and 1 Red-throated Diver. (P Clement)

Mawgan: 2 Brambling (1m, 1f), 1m Siskin, 1 Blackcap in garden (P. Bedford)

Cape Cornwall: 1w Glaucous Gull still and 2 Great Skua offshore, plus 21 Choughs. (N Wheatley)

Charlestown: 1 f Blackcap ( D Hastilow )

Kingsmill Lake: Glossy Ibis still. (M Beer)

China Fleet Club: 1 Hawfinch still this morning. (M Beer)

Wilcove: Drake Green-winged Teal again. (J Dodderidge)

Truro: 8 Cattle Egrets with Little Egrets 200 m. along St Clement lane past Penarth farm and viewed from gate on right 11:00. (M Lammas)

St Gothian LNR: 3 Glaucous Gull (1w, 2w, Ad) at 14:00. (PA Fraser) Also 1m Scaup, 120 Teal, 2 Coot, 4 Oystercatcher and 8 Curlew. (MJ Spicer)

1w Glaucous Gull – Pete Fraser

2w Glaoucous Gull – Pete Fraser

Ad Glaucous Gull – Pete Fraser

Coverack: 1 Iceland Gull and 1 Mediterranean Gull (P. Bedford)

Porth Reservoir: 7 Mediterranean Gull, 22 Common Gull, 274 Black headed Gull, 1 Kittiwake, 8 Coot, 2 Raven, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Peregrine, 1 Firecrest (C Hughes)

Padstow, Dennis Farm: 15 Egret sp. observed in brown field with cattle from Porthilly Point, too far away for positive identification. (S Grose)

Camel Trail Wildlife Walk: 34 Mute Swan, 2 Whooper Swan, 4 Canada Goose, 44 Shelduck, 9 Mallard, 2 Goosander, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 60 Oystercatcher, 3 Ringed Plover, c.2000 Golden Plover, c.300 Lapwing, 120 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 55 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 65 Curlew, c.350 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 80 Herring Gull, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 90 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 3 Robin, 10 Redwing, 7 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Magpie, 1 Jay, 6 Rook, 45 Carrion Crow, 12 Starling, 8 House Sparrow, 5 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch,  Reed Bunting. 1 Rabbit, 1 Palmate NewtFrog spawn. (M. Scawen et al.)

Respryn Woods: 1 Sparrowhawk. (D Bray)

Sparrowhawk, Darren Bray

Bude: 15 Oystercatcher, 3 Stonechat and 7-8 Long-tailed Tit. (H Wilkins)


Tuesday 30th January 2018

Late news, 29/1, Truro: 2f and 1m Siskin in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

Marazion: 2f and 1m Siskin, 1 f Bullfinch, 12 Goldfinch, 2 Blackcap, 8 Long-tailed Tit and 1 Chiffchaff in a private garden. (DK Parker)

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter, Velvet Scoter & Long-tailed Duck. (D Reeves)

Newlyn: ad Iceland Gull, juv Glaucous Gull & ad Ring- billed Gull. (D Reeves)

St Enodoc golf course: 1m Blackcap. (S. Marquis)

St Clement: 6 Cattle Egret at Nance Farm entrance with 10 Little Egret, also 12 Snipe and 2 Greenshank on Tresemple Pool, plus a Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming. (MJ Spicer, PJ Freestone)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Peregrine, 1 Little Egret, 1 Spoonbill, 1 Shelduck, 2 Pintail, 40 Wigeon, 170 Common Teal, 28 Gadwall, 11 Shoveler, 290 Lapwing, 141 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 5000 Golden Plover, 50 Curlew, 3 Ruff, 82 Snipe, 4 Redshank, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Water Pipit, 1 Cetti’s Warble , 20 Siskin. (B Bosisto)

Padstow, Tregirls Beach: 1w Glaucous Gull between lifeboat house and beach. (S Grose)

Loe Beach: 17 Black-necked Grebe, in two groups of 10 & 7, 1 Slavonian Grebe in with group of 10 BN Grebe, 1 Black-throated Diver, 3 Great Northern Diver, 26 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe. (J St Ledger)

Slavonian Grebe with Black-necked Grebes, John St Ledger

St Gothian Sands LNR: 2 Glaucous Gull on main pool at 13:45. Also 5 Black-tailed Godwits and 1w drake Scaup. (PJ Freestone)

2w Glaucous Gull, Paul Freestone

Bude: 1w Glaucous Gull at Widemouth Bay and a Med gull near Bude Castle. (C Ellis)

Truro: 2f Siskin in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

Feock: 2 Bullfinch, 4 Goldfinch, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Little Egret, 2m Blackcap, 3 Dunnock, 4 House Sparrow. (Keith Hambly-Staite)

Falmouth: 1-2 Blackcap and 1 Firecrest calling in my garden. (C Urquhart)

Mount Hawke: 8 Collared Doves in garden. (RB & PC Girling)

Tamar Estuary: Drake Green-winged Teal and Whimbrel still at Wilcove.

Camel Estuary: 2 Whooper Swans at Burniere point this afternoon. (DI Julian) Also 1 Great Northern Diver between Porthilly and Cant Hill. (S Grose)

Lostwithiel: 3 Siskin in private garden. (E Mayhew)


Monday 29th January 2018

Late news, 28/1, Penzance: Ringing details back on this bird which I photographed at Jubilee Pool on 8th Dec. It was originally ringed on Nidingen in Sweden on 22-08-10 as a 1st year bird and was also seen in Penzance on 08-09-14. (A distance of 1392km). It was still with the roosting Turnstone flock in Penzance harbour this weekend. (M McKee)

Turnstone, Mike McKee

Penzance, Wherrytown: 2 Brent Goose. (R Butts)

Brent Goose, Roger Butts

Newlyn Harbour: 1 imm. (very tame) Iceland Gull. (R Butts)

Iceland Gull, Roger Butts

Paul: 1 m. Brambling in my garden. (R Butts)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Glaucous Gull at Porth Ledden. (N Wheatley)

Towan Head:  3 Common Scoter and 2 Red-throated Diver still, lots of Auks feeding off point. (M Lammas)

Gannel Estuary: summer plumage Med Gull, No sign of Ring-billed Gull this morning on the boating lake. (M Lammas)

Truro: Tufted Duck Malpas Road opposite sunny corner. (M Costa)

St Enodoc Golf Course: 2 singing Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

Quintrell Downs: A male Blackcap visits daily at the moment. Mainly eating seeds maybe sunflower, but also eating pollen from a camellia. Not ringed. (M Lovejoy)

Kingsmill Lake: 4 Barnacle Goose, 95 Avocet, 8 Snipe. (M Beer)

China Fleet Club: Hawfinch still. (M Beer)

Wilcove: 1m Green-winged Teal, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Whimbrel. (C Ellis)

St John’s Lake from nr St John village: 1 Mediterranean Gull (2nd winter), also usual waders and wildfowl. (C Ellis)

Newlyn, Coombe: 4 (3m, 1f) Blackcap on feeders and 1 Firecrest in Pyracantha bush in garden. (B Dodd)


Sunday 28th January 2018

Late news, 27/1, Penzance garden:1 Firecrest, 1 Blackcap. (NR Phillips)

Mullion Cove: 1 male Sparrowhawk in private garden (J Allely)

Chybucca: 1 fem Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Newquay, Towan Head: 3 Red-throated Diver, 3 Common Scoter, many auks and a few Gannets. Also 3 Harbour Porpoise off point. (M Lammas)

Penzance, New Mill: 1 Hawfinch in private garden. (J Shearn)

Mevagissey: 2 (ad and 1st w) Kumlien’s Gull, 3 Glaucous Gull, 1 (2nd winter) Iceland Gull. (B Bosisto)

Newlyn harbour: 1 1w Glaucous Gull, 2 (ad + 1w) Iceland Gull early afternoon. (R Veal, T Mills) Also 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose) Also ad Kumlien’s Gull. (S Rogers)

Glaucous Gull, Shaun Grose

1w Iceland Gull, Reuben Veal

Penzance, Tolcarne beach: 2 pale-bellied Brent Geese. (R Veal, T Mills, S Grose, B Dodd, NR Phillips) Plus 1 Glaucous Gull and 1 ad Mediterranean Gull. (NR Phillips) Also 1 Iceland Gull on Rugby Ground roof. (S Grose)  Battery Rocks and Harbour: 42 Purple Sandpiper, 15 Sanderling, 5 Raven, 2 Black Redstart,1 Eider, 98 Turnstone. (S Grose, R Veal) And 3 Great Northern Diver. (NR Phillips) Chyandour.: 2f Black Redstart, drk Eider. (R Veal)

Pale-bellied Brent Geese, Shaun Grose

Brent Goose, Reuben Veal

Brent Goose, Reuben Veal

Roosting Purple Sandpipers, Shaun Grose

Truro, in my garden:  2 f  Siskin. (D Jenkins)

Tresemple Pool:  9 Snipe, 9 Redshank, 1 Kingfisher On the river: 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Little Egret. (D Jenkins)

Sennen Cove: 1 subadult Iceland Gull flew past.

Longrock Pool: possible Ring-billed Gull, then flew onto water off Marazion Beach. (S Grose)

Marazion: 1 Red-throated Diver, 10 Common Scoter, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 120 Sanderling, 1 Dunlin, 24 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel. (D Wright) Also 1 ad Pacific Diver showing fairly well offshore red river mouth with 6+ Great Northern Diver. (R Veal)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Firecrest feeding in trees around railway crossing.

Truro, in my garden:  2 f and 1 m Siskin. (D Jenkins) Malpas Road: 1 Goldcrest in garden. (M Costa)

Penwithick: 1 m Reed Bunting in private garden. (K Bowers)

Reed Bunting, Kevin Bowers

St. Germans: 2 Chiffchaff. (T Blonden)

Kennal Vale: 3 Dipper (some singing and aggression). (R Hollis)

Feock Churchyard: 2 Hawfinch in yews. (R Hollis)

Feock, Loe Beach: 15 Red-Breasted Merganser. (R Hollis)

Pendower Beach: 3 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-Throated diver, 1 probable Pacific Diver(close in, had a black-throated neck pattern but definitely no white flank). (R Hollis)

St Clement: 2 Avocet, 2 Greenshank, 8 Shelduck. (R Hollis)

St Merryn: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Great Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 1 Robin, 1 Blackbird and 4 Chaffinch on feeders. (R Hughes)

Probus: 40 Lapwing. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Portscatho: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 82 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Pendower: 17 Common Gull, 7 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Velvet Scoter8 Common Scoter, 2 Red-necked Grebe2 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Grey Wagtail. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Mevagissey: 3 Glaucous Gull (1w + 2 2w), 1 Iceland Gull (2w), 2 Kumlien’s Gull (ad + 1w), 3 Great Northern Diver. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

St Austell Sewage Works: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff10 Common Chiffchaff, 20 Goldcrest, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Lostwithiel: 1 Pink-footed Goose, 2 Goosander, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Marsh Tit. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Fowey Estuary: 12 Little Egret, 1 Cattle Egret10 Fieldfare. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Porthpean: 52 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2080 Herring Gull, 3 Surf Scoter (now aged as 2 1w drakes and 1 female), 1 Velvet Scoter1 Long-tailed Duck1 Red-necked Grebe. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare, AC Robinson)

Whacker Quay: 1 Green-winged Teal still. (AC Robinson)

Wilcove: 48 Teal, 1 Green-winged Teal, (seen at 2pm, different bird to above?) and 1 Whimbrel. (D Herdson)

Angarrack, Grist Lane: 1 Firecrest in hawthorne hedge (Andy Robinson)

Falmouth, Castle Beach: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Black Redstart, 1 Blackcap (female), 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Stonechat. (J St Ledger)

Crowlas: 1f Brambling still. (R Veal)

Rosevidney: 1 Firecrest, 6 Snipe, 6 Skylark. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 ad Glaucous Gull, 1 ad argentatus Herring Gull, 1 Spoonbill, 7+ Goosander on Lelant Saltings late afternoon.(R Veal) Also 1 Yellow-legged Gull (3w), 8 Goosander (2m), c10 Grey Plover, c10 Common Gull, 1 Peregrine (D.Beadle, S.Ellis) St Anne’s Woods: 1 Nuthatch, 1 Firecrest, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Bullfinch. (R Veal)

Stithians Reservoir, Stuart Hutchings hide: 2 Scaup (m), 6 Goldeneye (1m, 5 f/imm), 70 Lapwing. (G Adams)

Trebah Garden: 20+ Brambling, 2 Reed Bunting, 150+ Chaffinch (in stubble field behind tennis court). (G Adams)

Helston, Loe Pool: 1 1w Glaucous Gull, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 12 Goosander. (I Maclean)

Coverack: 1 Iceland Gull, c35 Mediterranean Gull (inc. Dutch/Belgium ringed bird), 1 Black Redstart (D.Beadle)


Stithians List 2017

No.Species Date Notes 
1Black-headed Gull1st January
3Blue Tit
4Carrion Crow
10Great Spotted Woodpecker
11Great Tit
12Herring Gull
15Little Grebe
16Long-tailed Tit
20Pied Wagtail (yarellii)
21Reed Bunting
26Tufted Duck
27Water Rail
30Buzzard2nd January
34Grey Heron
35House Sparrow
36Lesser Black-backed Gull
39Sparrowhawk3rd January
41Pintail6th January
42Short-eared Owl8th January
43Canada Goose
45Common Gull
46Little Egret
49Stock Dove 11th January
50Redwing13th January
52Black-necked Grebe17th January
(Muscovy Duck)
55Mediterranean Gull21st January
56Bullfinch26th January
57Dipper30th January
58Goosander13th FebruaryDJC
60Great Black-backed GullDJC
61Meadow PipitDJC
62Mistle ThrushDJC
63Skylark 12th March
65Kestrel13th March
66Great Crested Grebe
67Greylag Goose22nd March
68Willow Warbler1st AprilDE
69Jack Snipe3rd AprilDE
70Common Sandpiper8th AprilDE
71Linnet 10th AprilDJC
72Tree PipitDJC
74Sand MartinDJC
75Red Kite19th AprilDJC
77Grasshopper WarblerRHo
81Whimbrel23rd AprilDE
82Sedge WarblerDE
83Garden WarblerDE
84Grey Wagtail24th AprilSVH
(Indian Peafowl)SVH
85House Martin28th AprilSVH
87Cuckoo5th MaySVH
88Great White Egret28th MayWarren C
89SwiftWarren C
90Mute SwanBTo
91Tawny Owl2nd JuneWarren C
92Dunlin22nd JulyRobin H
93Wood Sandpiper5th AugustDE, BTo
95Green Sandpiper6th AugustR Butts
96Green Woodpecker27th AugustR Hampshire
97Wheatear6th SeptemberT Phelps
98Little Stint16th SeptemberDE
99Black-tailed GodwitDE
100Mandarin16th OctoberJStL
101Coal Tit21st OctoberDJC
102Ruff31st OctoberS Kolodz
103Woodcock2nd NovemberR Hamps
104Hen Harrier 3rd NovemberJStL
105Golden PloverJStL
106Song Thrush4th NovemberSWi
107Firecrest7th NovemmerJStL
108Jay13th Novembers will
109Yellow-browed Warbler16th NovemberD Horton
110Slavonian Grebe24th NovemberBob Bosisto
111ScaupBob B

Saturday 27th January 2018

Marazion: Pacific Diver close in shore opposite Station Inn Marazion 9.30-10.30 (K Dalziel & J Hawkey) Godolphin Arms Marazion: 60 Sanderling, 1 Dunlin, 20 Turnstone, Rock Pipit and Pied Wagtail all feeding on the tide wrack. (C Richards) Marazion: 2 Black-throated Diver, 4 Common Scoter. (A Witheywood)

Newquay: 2cy Ring-billed Gull still on Trenance Pool. (per D Julian)

St Clement: 2 Avocet now. (R Augarde)

Penzance: 1 dark juv Glaucous Gull, 1 drk Eider, 12 Great Northern Diver and 1 Great Crested Grebe from the harbour. (R Veal)

Crowlas: 1f Brambling, 1 Chiffchaff in private garden; 2 Common Gull, 1 Stock Dove over. (R Veal)

Hayle: 2 (3w and 2w) Yellow-legged Gull, 1 presumed argentatus Herring Gull and 5 (2m) Goosander. (R Veal) Also 8 Goosander (inc.2 males), 1 Spoonbill still present, 6 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Common Gull. (J Hawkey)

Perranporth Dunes: 2 Jack Snipe, 15 Snipe, 4 Meadow Pipits (T Wilson)

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

Polbathic Creek: 1 Snipe ‘parading’ on Kingfisher stick. (A Blonden)

Pendower: 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Velvet Scoter, 2 Black-throated Diver, 7 Great Northern Diver (D Eva)

Portscatho: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 5 Great Northern Diver, 24 Mediterranean Gull (D Eva)

Ruan Lanihorne: 2 Spoonbill (D Eva)

St Merryn: 7 Oystercatcher in over flow car park at Harlyn beach, also 1 Peregrine over. (R Hughes)

Lower Tamar Lake: 41 Goosander (15m 26f), 1 Tawny Owl, 2 Little Egret, 1 Willow Tit. (R Mudge)

Truro, in my garden: 2 f Siskin (D Jenkins)

Falmouth, Swanpool: 1 Razorbill, 12 Fulmar on cliffs toward Sunny Cove, 5 Cormorant, 3 Shag (S Van Hear)

St Gothian Sands LNR 3 (ad + 2 1w) Glaucous Gull.


Friday 26th January 2018

Late news, 25/1, Coverack: 2 Yellow-legged Gull (1 ad 1 3cy), 1 Glaucous Gull (3cy), 2 Iceland Gull (1 2cy 1 3cy) and 6 Mediterranean Gull’s. (S Bury)

Penzance: 1 ad Pacific Diver off the harbour this afternoon. Wherrytown Rocks: 1 1w Yellow-legged Gull, also 25+ Great Northern Diver and many dolphins in bay. (M Elliot) Also 1 Firecrest near bird feeders at 09:30 on sea front between Lugger Inn/Queens Hotel. (D Ellisdon)

Mousehole: Black Redstart in the car park at 11:00. (D Ellisdon)

St Ives Bay: 5 Great Northern Divers and 2 Red-throated Divers from Carbis Bay. (GE Carr)

Camel Estuary: Guillemot swimming in Camel estuary off Pentreath picnic area between Padstow and Old Own Cove at 12.30 today (M. Ellis)

Dozmary Pool: 1 Lesser Scaup, 3 Goldeneye, 14 Pochard. (B. Bryne)

Crackington Haven: 1 Red Kite flying north. (J&B Teague)

Newlyn, off Roskilly: 1 probable Kumlien’s Gull with hundreds of gulls following a pilchard boat. (M Elliot) Newlyn Harbour: 1 2w Yellow-legged Gull, 1 ad Kumlien’s Gull, 1 1w Iceland Gull, 2 (ad + 1w) Glaucous Gull. (M Elliot) 1 ad Kumlien’s Gull. (M McKee)

Kumlien’s Gull – Michael McKee

Kumlien’s Gull – Michael McKee

Newlyn: 2 Glaucous Gull (ad & juv), 2+ Iceland Gull (ad + 1 or 2 juv). (P Aley & I Teague)

Pendower Beach: 25+ Black -throated Diver, 5+ Great Northern Diver, Red-necked Grebe, 8+ Slavonian Grebe, 8 Common Scoter, c25 Mediterranean Gull, Chiffchaff. (P Aley & I Teague)

Dobwalls: 1 Firecrest in private garden (C&J Duffy)

Truro: 1f Siskin in garden (1f Siskin also in yesterday). (D Jenkins)

Hayle Estuary: 1 (3rdCY) Caspian Gull, 2 Glaucous Gull, 5 Yellow-legged Gull. (M Halliday)

Hayle: 2 Glaucous Gull (1 adult), 1 Yellow-legged gull 10:30am
(R Augarde)

Caspian Gull – Mark halliday

Polbathic Creek: 1 Water Rail. (A Blonden)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 100+ Black-tailed Godwit, 200+ Lapwing, 6 Pintail, Shoveler ,Teal, Wigeon, Coal, Blue and Great tit, Goldfinch, Sparrowhawk, Spoonbill also present (A+AS Wagstaff)

St Ives: 1 Firecrest. (R Veal)

Truro: 1 Firecrest at Vospers Truro. (W Chegwidden)

Cot Valley / Porth Nanven: 14 Chough, 2 Firecrest, 16 Greenfinch, 3 Mistle Thrush, 2 Black Redstart, 1 Sandwich Tern, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Gerran’s Bay: 8 Common Scoter, c30 Black-throated Diver, 3+ Great Northern Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe and 1 Chough. (P Clement, B Hibbett, MJ Spicer)

St Just-in-Roseland: 4+ Cirl Bunting. (P Clement, B Hibbett, MJ Spicer)

Feock Churchyard: 1m Hawfinch. (P Clement, B Hibbett, MJ Spicer)

Loe Beach: c25 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Great Northern Diver, 3 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Crested Grebe and 5+ Black-necked Grebe. (P Clement, B Hibbett, MJ Spicer)

St Merryn: 27 House Sparrow to roost in honey suckle above springhouse chinese in the village. (R Hughes)

Wacker Quay: 105 Avocet and a drake Green-winged Teal this afternoon on the River Lynher (A Payne)

Mounts Bay, Marazion: At least 40 – 60 Common Dolphin in at least 2 pods stretching from Mousehole to St Michael’s Mount at 4.30pm. One pod close inshore at Marazion leaping and forming a circle around an obvious bait ball with 100’s Gannets diving into or flying low over the sea amongst the pod and then dropping onto the water. (J Hawkey)

Trevose Head: 181 Linnet, 24 Stock Dove, 3 Song Thrush, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 165 Skylark, 128 Chaffinch, 2 Corn Bunting, 2 Reed Bunting, 14 Yellowhammer. (B Bosisto)

Colliford Reservoir: 7 redhead Goosander. (B Craven)

Drift Resevoir: 1 Black-necked Grebe still. (M Wallace)

Newquay: 1 2cy Ring-billed Gull on Trenance Pool still. (T Phelps)

Gannel Estuary: 1st winter Ring-billed Gull late pm (same bird as boating lake), 2 Mediterranean Gull. (S Rowe)

Falmouth, Swanpool: 3 Pochard (2m 1f), Swanpool Point: 3 Ringed Plover, 8 Turnstone, Castle Beach: 5 Turnstone, 3 Stonechat, 2 Black Redstart, Pendennis Point: 2 Stonechat, 1 Whimbrel, Lambs Lane: c300 Chaffinch, 1 Brambling, 1 Skylark, 1 Peregrine over in stubble fields between Lambs Lane, Falmouth School and A39. (D Chaney)

Penryn: 1 Common Sandpiper, Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 74 Curlew, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 40 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Turnstone, 1 Knot, 4 Snipe, 6 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 300 Black-headed Gull, 39 Teal, 6 Mallard Old Penryn Cemetery: 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Mistle Thrush. (D Chaney)

Outer Carrick Roads: 2 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 Kittiwake, 6 Gannet, 2 Whimbrel, 3 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-necked Grebe, 2  Red-breasted Merganser between Falmouth and Mylor Churchtown. (D Chaney)

Mylor Bridge: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank. (D Chaney)

Poltesco: 1m Bulfinch on the bracken on bank, 2 Grey Wagtail and 3 Oystercatcher on the beach. (F Trewin)

Cubert Common: 1 Short-eared Owl. (S Grose)

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