Friday 7th February 2020

Late news, 6/2, River Tamar north of Cargreen: 50 Avocet opposite Weir Quay. (A. Parker et al)

Late News, 06/02, Newlyn Harbour: 1 Iceland Gull. (A Mckechnie)

Iceland Gull – A McKechnie

Late News, 05/02, River Cober: 1 Dipper ssp. just upstream from Lidl carpark in Helston, more information here. (I Maclean, D Collins et al)

Dipper ssp – I Maclean

Sennen: American Buff-bellied Pipit still in cut maize field behind the old chapel, please keep to public footpaths. (M Spicer)

Wadebridge: 1 Barn Owl between Burniere and Trewornan Bridge at 06.44 am. (S Grose)

Newquay: 3 Black Swan in the Harbour at 09:30 until attacked by dog and flew into bay. Also 3 Harbour Porpoises from Towan head. (M Lammas)

Rock: 1 Raven, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Mistle Thrush, 5 Greenfinch (all males, calling), 1 Chiffchaff from private gardens. (S Grose)

Stone Farm, Millbrook: 13 Cattle Egret and 3 Little Egret this afternoon. (D Julian)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Long-tailed Duck visible from the public car park. (M Spicer)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Adult Ring-billed Gull, 42 Common Gull and 2 redhead Red-breasted Merganser in Carnsew Basin at mid day. (R Veal) 4 (2 ad, 3w, 2w) Caspian Gull and 7+ Yellow-legged Gull on main estuary. (M Elliott)

Siblyback Lake: 1 drake Ring-necked Duck,19 Mallard , 2 Coot, 7 Little Grebe, 22 Tufted Duck, including French ringed bird with Nasal Saddle (ringed 20/05/18 at Congrier, France) (K Pellow)

Tufted Duck CHK – K Pellow

Stithians Reservoir: Female Lesser Scaup reported from the southern causeway at 17:10.

Illogan: Grey Heron in private garden at 08.20. Buzzard near cemetery (J Baker)

St Gothian Sands: 2 Peregrine, 1 Shoveler, 1 Water Rail. (G Kingdon)

St Merryn: 13 Yellowhammer, 21 Skylark, 15 Meadow Pipit, 34 Linnet, 2 Corn Bunting, 1 Kestrel, at Persimmion Farm. 145 Kittiwake on Persimmion Cliff and more birds on the water. (S Grose)

Stithians Reservoir: 7 Goldeneye (1 drake), 2 Pochard. (J St Ledger)

Newlyn: Iceland Gull still present this afternoon. (D Reeves)

Sennen: 12 Chough. (D Reeves)

Torpoint: Black Redstart at Peacock Ave this afternoon. (D Julian)

Wilcove: Green-winged Teal still also 2 Whimbrel and a Common Sandpiper. (D Julian) Whimbrel flew across and landed on a branch, I’ve not seen this before but apparently they sometimes roost in mangrove trees in N. America. (I McGinnes)

Whimbrel – Ian McGinnes

Millbrook Lake: Whimbrel, Common Sandpiper, 10 Avocet and 41 Brent Geese (27 dark-bellied/14 light-bellied) this afternoon also 1 Egypt Goose and 10 Med Gulls. (D Julian)

River Lynher: Spotted Redshank and Whimbrel at Wacker Quay this afternoon. (D Julian)

Gannel Estuary: 2nd winter Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Med Gull, 104 Curlew, 6 Redshank. (S Rowe)

Gulval: 2 Mistle Thrush still. (R Veal)

Porth Reservoir: 10 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Tufted Duck (3m&1f), 2 Kingfisher, 17 Coot, 40+Redwing. (S Grose)

Penzance: 1 adult Male Black Redstart seen in back courtyard. (H Emmett)

Roskilly: 7 Great Northern Diver, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher. (P St Pierre)

Dunmere Woods: 1 Brambling still. (R Augarde)

Helston: Firecrest, Bullfinch, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (drumming), Nuthatch along River Cober. Escaped/releaseased Ferruginous Duck and 4 Muscovy on the boating pond. (DK Parker)

Muscovy – Dave Parker

Roskilly: 7 Great Northern Diver, Purple Sandpiper and Kingfisher. (P St Pierre)

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