Thursday 24th January 2019

Pendower: 1 Pacific Diver still.

Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler seen again at the sewage works, but it’s ranging widely. (L Proctor, M Spicer) Also a presumed adult Herring×Lesser Black-backed Gull hybrid. (M Ahmad)

Pallas’s Warbler, Linton Proctor

Pallas’s Warbler, Linton Proctor

Pallas’s Warbler, Linton Proctor

Pallas’s Warbler, Linton Proctor

Herring×Lesser Black-backed Gull hybrid, Mashuq Ahmad

Herring×Lesser Black-backed Gull hybrid, Mashuq Ahmad

Newquay boating lake: Glossy Ibis came in around 4 30p.m and spent 30mins.feeding with the ducks on lake side by café  before roosting at 5p.m. (M Lammas)

Swanpool: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at pumping station again. (L Proctor)

Millbrook: 7 Cattle Egret still in field near boatyard. (D Julian)

St. Martin in Meneage: 17 Cattle Egret. (A Chatfield)

Sancreed: 4 Cattle Egret, 200 Redwing, 3 Chiffchaff and a Pipistrelle bat on the wing at dusk at the church. (D Flumm)

Wacker Quay: 2 Spoonbill still on River Lynher at Rat Island. (D Julian)

Newquay, Towan Head: 5+ Purple Sandplper with Turnstones and Oystercatchers on rocks behind Headland Hotel,  9 a.m. (M  Lammas)

Looe, Plaidy: 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, 11 Fulmar. (D Spooner)

St John’s Lake: 1 Slavonian Grebe.

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Spoonbill again.

Pentire Head: 2 Short-eared Owl from 4 p.m. (M Lammas)

Zennor: Tawny Owl heard 06.30. (C Madden)

Downderry/Seaton: 10 Great Northern Diver, 10 Red-throated Diver, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Great-crested Grebe and a few Kittiwakes and Razorbills offshore this morning. (A Payne)

Gannel Estuary / Penpol Creek: 2 Tawny Owl heard this eve. (S Grose)


Wednesday 23rd January 2019

Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler at the sewage works this afternoon. (S Bury)

Pallas’s Warbler, Steve Bury

Pallas’s Warbler, Steve Bury

Pallas’s Warbler, Steve Bury

Swanpool: Black Guillemot still from Pennance Point. (P Clement) Also Red-necked Grebe reported.

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint still on right side of lane, also 7 Water Pipit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Black-tailed Godwit & 1 Goldcrest. (M Lammas)

Newquay: Glossy Ibis flew in to roost at the boating lake 16.45. (S Rowe)

Eastern Green: Glossy Ibis in field north of Sainsbury’s, also male Merlin. (DK Parker)

Glossy Ibis – Dave Parker

Glossy Ibis – M Webb

Marazion Marsh: Glossy Ibis already @ roost by 16.55hrs. (J Hawkey)

Sancreed: 4 Cattle Egret, 24 Snipe, 200 Redwing. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Black-necked Grebe. (M Ahmad)

Cucurrian: 1 Woodcock, c40 Fieldfare & c15 Redwing. (DK Parker)

Camel Estuary:  4 Whooper Swan still behind Burniere hide. (M Lammas)

Bude Marsh: 1 Water Rail, 1 Cormorant, c200 Lapwing with c300 Golden Plover (H Wilkins)

Water Rail – Helen Wilkins

Dobwalls: Male and female Siskin in a private garden (C&J Duffy)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 27 Mute Swan, 4 Whooper Swan, 4 Canada Goose, 45 Shelduck, 1 Mallard, 12 Wigeon, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 45 Oystercatcher, c.2000 Golden Plover, c.800 Lapwing, 150 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 55 Redshank,  57 Black-tailed Godwit, 75 Curlew, 250 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 75 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 55 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Wood Pigeon, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 1 Robin,  Stonechat, 3 Redwing, 2 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Magpie,  Rook, 50 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 25 Starling, 11 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Bullfinch (M Scawen et al.) (Mike also reported a distant, but brief, view of what could possibly have been a Lesser Yellowlegs. ed) Also 1 Kingfisher. (C Crisp)

Sconner, River Lynher: Spoonbill (M Beer, C Buckland)

Clapper Marshes: 3 Water Pipit. (D Julian)

Treraven Meadows: 1 Water Pipit. (D Julian)

Portwrinkle: 2 Black-throated Diver and 5 Great Northern Diver.

Newquay:1 Tawny Owl heard, 100+ Pied Wagtail roosting on the roof of Morrisons Supermarket. (S Grose)


Tuesday 22nd January 2019

Devoran: 1st-winter Lesser Yellowlegs still at Devoran Quay at high tide this evening.

Penzance: Glossy Ibis in wet fields between Sainsbury’s and Gulval Church at 10:00. (R Butts, N Constable)

Glossy Ibis – Nina Constable

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis flew in from the west at 16:59. (DK Parker et al.)

Glossy Ibis, Jack Hill

Newquay boating lake: Glossy Ibis came in to roost again at 16:20. (M Lammas)

Pennance Point, Falmouth:  Black Guillemot. (D Collins) Later 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Black-throated Diver (T Phelps, M Doyle)

Lower Tamar Lake: 16 Goosander 7m 9f, 15 Tufted Duck, 1f Scaup, 1 Ring-necked Duck, 1m Gadwall, 3 Cormorants, 3 Willow Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (R Mudge)

Sancreed: 4 Cattle Egret also 2 Woodcock west this morning. (D Flumm)

Crugmeer: 1 Barn Owl, 5 Grey Partridge in field with public footpath. (S Grose)

Chapel Amble: 11 Water Pipit & 3 Green Sandpiper. (D Julian)

Loe Pool: 4 Mute Swan, 6 Teal, 10 Shoveler, 27 Pochard, 2 Tufted Duck, 16 Goosander (9 male), 23 Great Crested Grebe and 17 Cormorant. (DK Parker)

Penzance Harbour: Male Eider with shore crab (A Witheywood)

Eider – A Witheywood

Par Lake: 1 Grey Heron, 2 Tufted Duck, 100+ Canada Geese, 8 Moorhen. (C Hooper)

Grey Heron – C Hooper

Tufted Duck – C Hooper

St Ives: Green Woodpecker at Barnoon cemetery. (D King)

Carbis Bay: 2 distant possible white-winged gulls on the sea late afternoon. (D King)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spoonbill again.

Treraven Meadows: 1 Water Pipit.

Clapper Marshes: 3 Water Pipit.

Gerrans Bay: 1 Red-necked Grebe still. 

Coverack: 1 juv Iceland Gull. (J Foster)


Monday 21st January 2019

Late photos, 20/1, Millbrook: 7 Cattle Egret, one with prey item, rat? It gobbled it up whole eventually! (P Stidwill)

Cattle Egret, Phil Stidwill

Cattle Egret, Phil Stidwill

Mount’s Bay: Probable Pacific Diver with 2 Great Northern Diver off St Michael’s Mount but distant. (M Elliott)

Gerrans Bay: 1 Pacific Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 10 Black-throated Diver, 8 Great Northern Diver, 3 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Long-tailed Duck. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Pendower Beach: 1 Chough, 41 Curlew, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Chiffchaff, 10 Rock Pipit including 2 Littoralis. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Portscatho: 1 Grey Wagtail , 20 Turnstone , 10 Mediterranean Gull , 2 Cirl Bunting. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint still present, 4 Water Pipit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff. (M Jones) 11 Water Pipit & Siberian Chiffchaff. (D Julian)

Swanpool: Black Guillemot still present but distant. (A McKechnie, B Dodd, T Mills)

Porthgwarra: Siberian Chiffchaff in sallows on the west side of Raftra Pool this morning. (M Wallace)

Newquay: Glossy Ibis flew into to Trenance boating lake at 16:05 and returned to roost at 16:35. (A Fleet, M Lammas)

Eastern Green: Glossy Ibis still in fields behind Sainsburys. (L Proctor)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis flew in from the Gulval direction to roost at 16:52. (R Menari, J Hawkey)

Penzance: Red-throated Diver, 4 Great Northern Diver and male Black Redstart at Jubilee Pool. (L Proctor)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 5 Cattle Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Water Rail, 1 Ruff, 1 Greylag, 7 Pintail, 3 Tufted Duck, 6 Shelduck, 200+ Lapwing, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Little Egret, 60+ Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Gadwall, 1 Stoat. (A Piper)

Sancreed: 4 Cattle Egret, 8 Snipe, 60 Redwing. (D Flumm)

Cot Valley: Juvenile Iceland Gull gracing the beach at the bottom of Cot Valley for the ninth day this morning, along with a male Black Redstart. (N Wheatley)

North Cliffs: 1 Lapland Bunting. (M Spicer)

Camel Estuary: 4 adult Whooper Swan still at Burniere Point. (D Julian)

Liskeard: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Dipper, 1 Treecreeper, 7 Siskin at Trago Mills. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Jay, 1 Blackcap, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Tufted Duck, 19 Coot, 1 Common Gull, 211 Black-headed Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 66 Lapwing overhead. (S Grose)

Ninestones: 2 Willow Tit and 1 Treecreeper. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Cardinham Woods: 30+ Siskin, 3+ Marsh Tit on feeders. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Dozmary Pool: 2 f Goldeneye, 1 f Scaup, 100 Lapwing. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Hannafore: 2 Great Northern Diver, 10 Mediterranean Gull & 3 Chiffchaff. (P Aley)

Looe: Marsh Tit. (P Aley)

Seaton: 19 Red-throated Diver. (P Aley)

Downderry: Red-necked Grebe, Black-throated Diver & 2 Great Northern Diver. (P Aley)

Portwrinkle: c60 C Scoter, 2 Black-throated Diver, Red-throated Diver. (P Aley)

Wacker Quay: 57 Avocet, 30 Grey Plover & 190 Teal. (P Aley)

Jupiter Point: Spoonbill. (P Aley)

Torpoint: 12 Brent Geese (4 pale-bellied) & 4 Red-breasted Merganser. (P Aley)

Gweek Creek: 1 Spotted Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 20 Redshank, 5 Curlew. (D Collins)

Gillan Creek: 2 Common Sandpiper, 15 Little Egret, 2 Common Gull, 3 Mediterranean Gull. (D Collins)

Coverack: 3 Eider, 1 Common Scoter (female), 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Common Gull, 1 Kittiwake. (D Collins)

Lizard Point: 1 Sooty Shearwater at 08:33.

Bude Marshes: 3 Mute Swan, 44 Mallard, 21 Wood Pigeon, 10 Canada Geese plus 1 white feral goose, 2 Water Rail, 13 Black-headed Gull, 2 Robin, c200 Lapwing, 1 Sparrowhawk,  24 Teal, 35 Moorhen, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Dunnock, 5 Carrion Crow, c150 Starling, 19 Rook, 2 Snipe, 4 Song Thrush, 4 Magpie, 9 Redwing, 10 Blackbird, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 2 Stonechat 1m 1f, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Kingfisher. (R Mudge)

Marhamchurch, near Bude: 1 pair of Blackcap (unringed), regularly on our garden feeders. (M Green)


Sunday 20th January 2019

Late news, 19/1, St Loy: 1 Black Redstart. (P St Pierre)

Late news, 19/1, Mousehole: 2w Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Whimbrel in roost. (M Elliott)

Late news, 19/1, Lower Tamar Lake: 31 Goosander, 4+ Willow Tit. (S Murphy)

Devoran (High tide roost): 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, 1 Spotted Redshank, c150 Redshank, c100 Curlew, 5 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover and c50 Black-tailed Godwit with one colour-ringed individual (green right leg and red white left). (M Jones)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 (ad fem and 2w) Caspian Gull in the afternoon. (B Bosisto, M Ahmad et al) Spoonbill reported still.

Caspian Gull – Mashuq Ahmad

Caspian Gull – Richard Augarde

Gulval: 2 Serin still in fields just east of church. Also 1 Glossy Ibis in field below the church. (D Eva, B Bosisto et al)

Glossy Ibis – Mashuq Ahmad

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Glossy Ibis in front of reserve viewing post on main road, feeding and preening from 16:30 onwards. (A Lampka)

Swanpool: Black Guillemot still present off Pennance Point late afternoon, also 5 Harbour Porpoise. (M Jones, J St Ledger) 2 Yellow-browed Warbler (1 at S end, 1 from road in S end of Swanvale), 1 Water Rail. (D Chaney, D Carrier) Also 1 Mediterranean Gull. (S Rogers)

Black Guillemot – John St Ledger

Mediterranean Gull – Steve Rogers

Newquay Boating Lake: Glossy Ibis in to roost 16:50, 1 Mute Swan (blue ring on left leg with AX on it). (R Hughes, M Lammas)

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint, 1 Green Sandpiper, 5+ Water Pipit still. (B Craven) Temminck’s Stint, 8 Meadow Pipit, 1 Redwing, 1 Pied Wagtail. (K Bowers)

Temminck’s Stint and Redwing – Kevin Bowers

Millbrook: 9 Cattle Egret still on Radford Lane. (A Robinson)

Sancreed: 4 Cattle Egret at Sellan Farm. (D Flumm)

Lizard Point: 1 Pomarine Skua, 2 Great Skua, 15 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Black-throated Diver, 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Manx Shearwater. (I Maclean, A Blunden)

Lizard Downs: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (I Maclean)

Porth Nanven: 1 juv Iceland Gull, 1 Chough. (D Eva) 1m Black Redstart also reported.

North Cliffs: 3 Lapland Bunting, 1 Merlin, 100+ Skylark. (P St Pierre)

Tremayne Quay: 13 Cattle Egret, 17 Little Egret, 30 Shelduck, 2 Great Crested Grebe. (M Nattrass)

Trevose Head: 1 Short-eared Owl quartering the fields south & west of the coastguard cottages then alighted on a gate post adjacent to Coastguard Cottage West. (S Lilley)

Newquay: 1 Short-eared Owl reported at 16:40.

Lizard Village: 1 Corn Bunting, 1 Hen Harrier, 1 Blackcap. (I Maclean)

Bartinney Downs: 3 Hen Harrier (1 male, 2 ringtail). (P Taylor, H Mitchell, C Moore)

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 2 imm drake Eider, 1 Black Redstart. (D Eva) Also 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Eider, 5 Common Scoter, 40 Sanderling. (P St Pierre) 20+ Sanderling, 1 Black Redstart, 1 Purple Sandpiper. (M Brooks, J Piper) Harbour: 12+ Turnstone on harbour wall, 3 Eider (f + imm distant to E of harbour, 1 adult male to S of harbour). (M Brooks, J Piper)

Newlyn Harbour: 1 Kingfisher, 10 Turnstone, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 imm male Eider. (M Brooks, J Piper)

Amalveor: 2 (m+f) Merlin, 2+ Dartford Warbler. (R Menari)

St Erth: 1 Barn Owl at dusk. (R Veal)

Torpoint, Wacker Quay: 54 Avocet. (S Eddy)

Colliford Reservoir & Dozmary Pool: 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mallard, 11 Tufted Duck, 6 Teal, 44 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Black-headed Gull, 2 Raven, 10 Carrion Crow, 15 Jackdaw, 310 Starling, 1 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 4 Stock Dove, 4 Magpie, 3 Pied Wagtail and 2 Meadow Pipit. (DA Conway)

Newquay, Towan Head: 2 Great Northern Diver with Shags & Auks off point, also 20+ Gannet fishing further out in northerly direction (09:00). (M Lammas)

Downderry/Seaton: 5+ Great Northern Diver and 15 Red-throated Diver offshore. Also a Water Pipit. (A Payne)

Par, Spit Beach: 1 Common Gull, 1 fem Eider, 4 Purple Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Stenalees: 1 Peregrine Falcon over gunheath china clay works. (S Grose)

Tregonetha Downs: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Raven,1 Woodcock, 3 Snipe, 2 Buzzard, 2 Tawny Owl heard. (S Grose)

Stithians Reservoir: 6 Goldeneye (1m 5f), 1 Shoveler, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (D Chaney, D Carrier)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 1 Common Sandpiper (initially flushed from Waterside Dentists car park by a Collared Dove), 10+ Teal, 30+ Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 2 Oystercatcher. (D Chaney, D Carrier)

Falmouth Bay: 1 Black-throated Diver, 10 Common Dolphin nr St Anthony’s Head. (D Chaney, D Carrier)

Carrick Roads: 30 Kittiwake, 1 Great Northern Diver, 7+ Black-necked Grebe, 8+ Red-breasted Merganser from Mylor Churchtown. (D Chaney, D Carrier)

St Columb Porth: 1 Firecrest, 4 Chiffchaff. (S Rowe)

Dobwalls: 1 Marsh Tit on our peanut feeder (C&J Duffy)

St Stephen in Brannel: 2 (m+f) Blackcap. (G Warne)

Maer Lake: 800+ Golden Plover, 180+ Lapwing, 1 Greenshank, 4 Dunlin, 110 Canada Geese, 1m Wigeon, < 10 Teal, 1 Song Thrush and 100+ Starling. (H Kendall)

St John’s Lake: pod of 15 + Common Dolphin in St John’s Lake at 08:30, soon moving past Mutton Cove into Plymouth Sound and then moving south past the Breakwater into open sea and then east beyond at 14:00. (P Kemp)

Charlestown: 1 Peregrine, 1 Rock Pipit. (D Hastilow)

Rock Pipit – David Hastilow

Prussia Cove: 1 Kestrel, 1 Chiffchaff singing, 1 Great Northern Diver. (J Evans)

Kenneggy: 2 m Blackcap (1 singing), 30+ Redwing, 1 Goldcrest, 6 pair Fulmar, 1 Badger on coastal path, 1 Fox. (J Evans)

Camel Estuary: 4 Whooper Swan, 17 Mute Swan in field behind Burniere Hide. (K Bowers)

Whooper Swans – Kevin Bowers

Walmsley: 80+ Canada Goose, 1 Greylag Goose, 30+ Teal, 2 Moorhen, 8 Shoveler, 15 Chaffinch, 6 Blue Tit, 10 Goldfinch, 1 Greenfinch, 15 Curlew, 4 Gadwall, 50+ Lapwing, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Grebe. (K Bowers)

Greylag and Teal – Kevin Bowers

Crowdy Reservoir: 600+ Lapwing, 3 Wigeon. (B Craven)

Men-an-Tol: 2 ringtail Hen Harrier and 1 Short-eared Owl this evening. Please view only from the public right of way at cSW428352 to avoid disturbance. (DK Parker, J Swann)


Saturday 19th January 2019

Late news, 18/1, Gerrans Bay: 1 Pacific Diver, 10 Great Northern Diver, 17 Black-throated Diver, 3 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Red-necked Grebe. (D Hall, S Gay)

Late news, 18/1, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 40+ Snipe, 6 Shelduck, 40+ Wigeon, 6 Lapwing, 1 Little Egret, 10 Redshank, 2 Greenshank and 2 Great Black-backed Gull on Copperhouse Creek. (V Skilton)

Late photos, 18/1, Hayle Estuary RSPB:

Caspian Gull – Mark Halliday

Caspian Gull – Mark Halliday

Trenance boating lake: Glossy Ibis flew from the roost at 08:07 and returned this evening. (D Hastilow)

Glossy Ibis – David Hastilow

Penzance: Glossy Ibis in field behind Sainsbury’s car park.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis came in to roost from Gulval direction at 17:02 and landed at the front of the marsh. (J Hawkey, P St Pierre)

Gulval: 1 Serin still this morning. (S Rowe, T Phelps)

Swanpool: winter plumaged Black Guillemot still fairly distant. (D Eva)

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint again behind the Maltsters Pub. (S Murphy)

Sancreed: 3 Cattle Egret, 32 Lapwing. (D Flumm)

Sellan: 4 Cattle Egret with cattle below (south) of the farm, viewed distantly from Drift Reservoir car park. (DK Parker)

Camel Estuary: 4 Whooper Swan still. (S Murphy)

Cot Valley: juvenile Iceland Gull still at Porth Nanven, also a Whimbrel and a male Black Redstart. (T Phelps)

Gunwalloe Marsh: Yellow-browed Warbler, Siberian Chiffchaff, Marsh Harrier. (S Bury)

College Reservoir: 12 Shoveler, 1 female Goldeneye, 1 drake Pochard. (D Eva)

Ding Dong Moor: 2 Male Hen Harrier (Nine Maidens), harassed by Sparrowhawk. One flew toward Zennor, the other bird toward Watchcroft. Later 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) flew from Watchcroft toward Zennor, 2 Dartford Warbler on Watchcroft south slope, 1 Redwing, 4 Stonechat. (J Evans)

Loe Pool: 37 Mallard (unusually high number for this location), 27 Pochard, 20 Cormorant,  12 Goosander, 12 Great Crested Grebe, 11 Shoveler, 10 Common Gull, 3 Teal, 3 Grey Wagtail, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Firecrest. (G Adams)

Loe Bar: 1 Red-throated Diver and 3 Black-throated Diver offshore. (G Adams)

Torpoint: 3 Slavonian Grebe this morning, also an oiled Guillemot now being taken to a vet. (M Beer)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Goldeneye (ad male), 80 Snipe, 24 Wigeon, 6 Teal, 110 Lapwing. (D Collins)

Falmouth, Pennance Point: 2 Red-necked Grebe. (D Collins)

Godrevy: 4 Purple Sandpiper, 12 Turnstone, 4 Rock Pipit and 30+ Herring Gull, mostly juvenile. (V Skilton)

Purple Sandpiper – Vic Skilton

Penzance: Firecrest in private garden. (R Phillips)

Kennall Vale: 1 Dipper. (T Lovelock)

Bedruthan Steps: 2 Chough, 5 Raven, 2 Corn Bunting at Carnewas Farm. (S Grose)

The Lizard: 1 Black Redstart.

St Dennis cemetery: 11 Greenfinch. (P Ash)

Perranuthnoe to Marazion: 4 Little Egret, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Turnstone, 7 Grey Plover, 1 juv Kestrel, 1 Blackcap, 1 Peregrine, 1 Great Northern Diver. (D Carrier)

Lamorna Cove: 1 Black Redstart. (M McKee)

St Loy: 1 Black Redstart. (M McKee)

Porthgwarra: 1 Teal, 6 Mediterranean Gull. (M McKee)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: ad Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Firecrest behind hide. (R Veal) 1 Spoonbill and 26 Ringed Plover on Copperhouse Pool at high tide. (M Jones)

Mabe: 2m Blackcap. (G Adams)

Crugmeer/Hawkers Cove: 2 Barn Owl this evening and a Peregrine Falcon after dusk. (S Grose)

Torpoint, Millbrook Lake: 1w Mediterranean Gull and 1 Whimbrel. (B Bosisto)

Mediterranean Gull – Bob Bosisto


Friday 18th January 2019

Lost yesterday: Owing to an astonishing piece of carelessness, I left my Swarovski ‘scope on its Velbon carbon fibre tripod on the concrete walkway overlooking the sea near Penzance Sailing Club for about ten minutes this morning. On realising my stupidity and returning, it had gone. I went in search of it and, at the second-hand shop at the bottom of town, I was told that a ‘rough sleeping man’ had attempted to sell it there. I found no further trace of it. If anyone tries to sell you this, please would you contact me or the police at Camborne Police Station? (I am willing to pay a reward for its return.) Roger Butts, (

Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs in afternoon high tide roost, one of first birds out and flying to feeding area opposite village. Also Spotted Redshank and 12 Dunlin. (D Chaney)

Newquay boating lake: Glossy Ibis left its roost site on the island at 08:10 and flew out over viaduct. It returned to roost at 16:50. (M Lammas)

Loe Pool: 1 Glossy Ibis still, sometimes concealed so best viewed looking down from The Stables tearoom. (G Adams)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Glossy Ibis flew in from west at 17:00 and landed on front marsh, viewable from the road. Also 26 Snipe and 41 Curlew to roost. (R Veal, M Ahmad) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler behind Longrock Pool. (P St Pierre)

Mousehole: unringed 2w Caspian Gull and 1w Yellow-legged Gull in roost. (M Elliott)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2w Caspian Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull and 1 Scandinavian Herring Gull. (M Halliday)

Camel Trail Wadebridge: 1 Goosander (redhead), 26 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Whooper Swan, 32 Mute Swan, 1 Pintail, 3 Greenfinch, 2 Bullfinch. (S Grose)

Swanvale: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still. (R Augarde)

Treraven Meadows/Polbrock: 1 Green Sandpiper, 11 Red-legged Partridge, 73 Teal, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Mistle Thrush, 11 Song Thrush, 6 Siskin, 2 Bullfinch, 11 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch. (S Grose)

Torpoint: c10 Common Dolphin off Marine drive. (T Elm, S&M Eddy)

Porth Nanven: 1 1w Iceland Gull, 1 m Black Redstart, 2 Chough. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Towan Head: 2 Red-throated Diver, 12 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Grey Plover, 14 Turnstone, 13 Oystercatcher, 12 Common Gull. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 300 Lapwing, 96 Curlew, 6 Little Egret. (S Rowe) 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Kingfisher and the remains of several predated gulls. (S Grose)

Polgigga: male Hen Harrier again this morning, over fields along Higher Bosistow Lane. (M Wallace)

Lizard Point (08:30-11:00): 2 Great Skua, 2 Manx Shearwater, 2 Red-throated Diver, 2 Chough. (I Maclean)

Newquay, Trenance Gardens: 2 Tawny Owl. (S Grose)