Thursday 31st December 2020

Bude: Sociable Lapwing still present at Bude marshes.

Hayle Estuary: 8 Goosander, 7 Yellow-legged Gull, (5 ad, 4th cal, 2nd winter), 1 adult Caspian Gull, 1 adult Iceland Gull, 1 adult Ring-billed Gull, 939 Lesser Black-backed Gull (2 adult intermedius) 2 Mediterranean Gull, Yellow-browed Warbler.  (B Bosisto, P Roseveare et al) Also 1 Knot, 1 Great Northern Diver from Carnsew and 1 Whimbrel over. (R Veal) Copperhouse: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Ruff, 1 pb Brent Goose. (S Rowe)

Siblyback Lake: 2 f Ring-necked Duck, 27 Tufted Duck, 9 Mallard, 6 Little Grebe, 6 Snipe (K Pellow)

Malpas: 1 Spotted Redshank and 1 Black Redstart (m). Also 76 Shelduck counted along Truro River. (L Sampson)

Falmouth: 3 Great Northern Diver, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull, 10 Kittiwake, viewed from Pendennis Point. Also a pod of 6 + Common Dolphin which were being harassed by 2 jet skiers; incident has been reported. (J St Ledger)

Stithians: 4 Pochard, 4 Tufted Duck, 30 Wigeon, 40 Teal (D Eva)

Newlyn harbour: 1 juv Glaucous Gull, 1 Kittiwake, 1 f-type Black Redstart and 1 m Blackcap. Sandy Cove: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 f-type Black Redstart and 1 Grey Wagtail (T Mills) Also 1 Water Rail (L Proctor)

Penzance: 1 Black Redstart at Battery rocks beach. (A McKechnie)

Black Redstart – Alex McKechnie

London Beach, Marazion: 1m 1f Black Redstart, 1+ Black-throated Diver. (A Witheywood)

Walmsley sanctuary: 300+ Canada Geese, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 5 Cattle Egrets, c100 Teal, c40 Wigeon, c6 Gadwall, c100 Curlew, c 100 Black-tailed Godwits, c 60 Lapwing, c4 Shoveler, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Redshank.

Cattle Egret – Adrian Langdon

Cattle Egret – Adrian Langdon

Wadebridge: 2m Mandarin Duck, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Chiffchaff, 33 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 1 Little Egret, 4 Curlew, 2 Kingfisher from bridge bike hire, 2 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret from Trewornan Bridge early am. (S Grose)

Rock Helipad Field: 53 Rook, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 2 Cattle Egret in field with cattle at Porthilly Farm, 3 Tawny Owl. (S Grose)

Windmill Farm: Short-eared Owl, Marsh Harrier and a Peregrine this afternoon. (J Selby)

Calenick: 4 Cattle Egret on private farmalnd. (T Hall)

Dobwalls: 1f Yellowhammer in our garden (C&J Duffy)

Kingsmill Lake:  61 Avocets, 2 Grey Plover, 21 Lapwing, 44 Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew, Redshank, 1 Greenshank, Dunlin, 10 Oystercatchers, 222 Canada Geese, 19 Shelduck, c150 Teal, 100+ Wigeon, 1 Mallard, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, Black-headed Gulls, Herring Gulls, Jackdaws, Crows, 4 Woodpigeon.  (A Parker)

Millbrook: Male Scaup on the lake. (D Sharp) 9 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret in Withnoe area. (R Smaldon)

Anderton: 2 Avocet, 2 Greenshank, 3 Redshank, a number of Shelduck on the estuary. (D Sharp)

Scaup – Deena Sharp

Avocet – Deena Sharp

Torpoint: 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 30+ Dunlin, 3 Little Egret, 3 Curlew. (D Sharp) Also 25 Brent Goose & 4 Red-breasted Merganser. (P Aley)

Wilcove: Whimbrel & Common Sandpiper (P Aley)

Jupiter Pt: Spoonbill & 2 Red-breasted Merganser. (P Aley)

Wacker Quay: 33 Avocet (P Aley)

Portwrinkle: 3 Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 2 Med Gull & 4 Common Dolphin (P Aley)

Whitsand Bay:  25+ Gannets feeding 2 miles off shore, 1 Raven, 1 Kestrel. (D Sharp)

Downderry: 4 Black Redstarts to the east of the village. (A Payne) 2 Red-throated Diver & Great Northern Diver. (P Aley)

Hannafore: 3 Slavonian Grebe, Black-throated Diver, 3 Gret Northern Diver & Common Scoter. (P Aley)

Tywarnhayle: (09.45 – 10.45) 1 Buzzard, 2 Woodpigeon, 1 Jay, 4 Magpie, 7 Jackdaw, 4 Blue Tit, 5 Great Tit, 14 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 6 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 2 Dunnock (1 was singing away), 5 Chaffinch. (RB & PC Girling)

Threemilstone: 1 male and 1 female Blackcap in private garden. (E Harris)

Coverack: Herring Gull with ring number W:096. (P Wood)

Roche: male Blackcap on feeders. (N Pebody)


Wednesday 30th December 2020

Bude Marshes: 1w Sociable Lapwing still present with Lapwing flock. (N Bastin) Also 2 Snipe and Bar-tailed Godwit. (J Howells)

Maer Lake: 2 Cattle Egret early morning. (N Bastin)

Newlyn: Siberian Chiffchaff, Chiffchaff, Firecrest and 2 Blackcap at Sandy Cove. (L Proctor) Also juv Glaucous Gull in the area but mobile. (L Proctor, P St Pierre)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Great Northern Diver, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, ad Ring-billed Gull, juv, Iceland Gull, 18 Med Gull, Pale-bellied Brent Goose, Curlew Sandpiper, 12 Goosander, 7 Greenshank, 21 Grey Plover. (G Lawlor) 2 ad Caspian Gull, 14 Mediterranean Gull, 450 Wigeon, 200 Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 55 Golden Plover, 30 Grey Plover, 25 Ringed Plover, 1 Kingfisher, 6 Goosander, 175 Lapwing, 35 Dunlin, 15 Shelduck, 4 Greenshank, 1 Firecrest, 25 Curlew, 42 Cormorant, 5 Little Egret. (I Grant, F Were) Carnsew: 2 Great Northern Diver, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Little Grebe, 1 Whimbrel. (I Grant, F Were) Copperhouse: 1 Ruff, 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose. (I Grant, F Were)

Mousehole: Red-throated Diver, Great Skua, 300+ auks and 150+ Kittiwakes. (P St Pierre)

Sancreed: Barn Owl hunting fields opposite village bus stop, first for some years. 12 Fieldfare, c30 Redwing. (D Flumm)

Cannon’s Town: 1 Merlin, 2 Stonechat, 7 Reed Bunting, c80 Meadow Pipit, c170 Skylark, c300 Chaffinch. (R Veal)

Pendeen: Ad/3w Iceland Gull and 17 Common Scoter. (P Combridge)

Portheras: Siberian Chiffchaff still. (P Clement)

Mount Hawke: 1 Grey Heron at low altitude half-circled the garden at 08.30 (seeking pond fish?), my only record in 10 years. (RB Girling)

Rame: 1 Chough on grass to west of NCL. (C Scott)

Lower Tamar Lake: 35 Goosander 11m 24f, 1 Kingfisher, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 1m Tufted Duck, 2 Bullfinch. (R Mudge)

Towan Head: 6 Red-throated Diver, Humpback Whale. (I Boreham, S Rowe)

Carkeel: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 11 Siskin, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Jay at Tamar view nursery. (S Grose)

Tideford: 1 Grey Heron, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Reed Bunting from Riverside Garage. (S Grose)

Liskeard: 1 m Grey Wagtail, 3 Nuthatch, 1 Dipper, 3 Siskin, 5 Coal Tit, 9 Goldcrest at Trago Mills. (S Grose)

Bodmin Parkway station: 4 Mistle Thrush with Redwings feeding on Ivy berries. (S Grose)

Lanivet: 3 Nuthatch, 2 Marsh Tit on feeders at St Benet’s Abbey. (S Grose)

Tregonetha Downs: 7 Snipe, 2m Bullfinch, 1 Tawny Owl. (S Grose)

Tresaddern: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher from a private garden. (S Grose)

Penryn: 1 Dipper on stream near intersection of Trewarton Road & Packsaddle. (B Williams)


Tuesday 29th December 2020

Bude Marshes: 1w Sociable Lapwing still present (wellingtons advised) also 2 Cattle Egret on the rugby pitch. (T Phillips) 2 Cattle Egret behind the marshes on rugby pitch. (Birdguides)

Update:  The Sociable Lapwing is “a Critically Endangered species that has undergone a rapid decline of more than 90% since the 1930s” (RSPB) and so for that reason we felt it important to determine whether Cornwall’s two sightings at 4 weeks and 70 miles apart were in fact the same bird. Admittedly, because of the rarity of the species it was going to be unlikely that it was two different individuals, and so that is what the photographs show. The same minute feather anomalies have appeared in photos from both Crows-an-Wra/Penwith and Bude Marshes. So just above the left eye is a small dark patch in what is otherwise the white supercilium. This patch isn’t present above the right eye but is present in pictures from both locations above the left eye. Secondly, on the upper right wing there is a pattern of white feathering in the primary coverts extending into the black wing tips that seems repeated in the two locations. And thirdly, there is a break in the centre of the black tail band, which can be seen only in the spread tail. Photographs from both locations show that break. Finally, thank you for all the extra photos received, they have definitely helped confirm that this is just one individual. Tony Mills; Assistant County Recorder.

Drift Reservoir: 1 Ring-necked Duck still with 5 Tufted Duck in NW arm, then flew to NE arm. Also 1 Stock Dove and presumed ‘parvipes-type’ Canada Goose. (D Beadle)

Pendeen: Black Redstart. (Birdguides)

Cape Cornwall: juvenile Iceland Gull, 7 Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Skua. (N Wheatley)

Lands End Airport: Black Redstart. (Birdguides)

Marazion: 1 Black-necked Grebe and 1 Kingfisher on Longrock Pool (D Beadle)

Coverack: 152 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Black-throated Diver, 4 Kittiwake. Also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at the sewage treatment works. (D Wright, G Adams) 1 Great Northern Diver. (D Beadle)

Porthgwarra: Black Redstart. (Birdguides)

Hayle Estuary: 12 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Shoveler, 9 Goosander (6m/3f), 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Kingfisher ,20 Dunlin,15 Ringed plover, 25 Grey Plover, 9 Greenshank, 250 Wigeon, 150 Teal, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 150 Lapwing, 4 Little Egret, 3 Canada Goose, 15 Shelduck, 25 Curlew, 30 Redshank, 5 Little Grebe (carnsew pool), 3 Mute swan, 25 Cormorant. (I Grant F Were) juvenile Iceland Gull, 3 Caspian Gull (adult, 2nd winter & 1st winter). (Birdguides)

Jubilee Pool, Penzance: 1 juvenile Glaucous Gull, 1 Great Skua. (D Eva) 1 Great Northern Diver, 5000 Herring Gull (N R Rogers)

1st winter Glaucous Gull – Nigel Rogers

Downderry: 2 male Black Redstart to east of the village. (A Payne)

Carrick Roads; Loe Beach: 5 Great Northern Diver, 14 Red-breasted Merganser, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Kingfisher. (J St Ledger)

Kingfisher – John St Ledger

Red-breasted Merganser – John St Ledger

River Lynher; Wacker Quay:  40+ Avocet, 3 Curlew, large number of Shelduck feeding on mudflats. (D Sharp)

Millbrook: 1 male Kingfisher, 1 Grey Heron, 7 Moorhen, 5 Redshank, 7 Cormorant (plus one showing white, breeding plumage). (D Sharp)

Torpoint: Black-necked Grebe, Greater Scaup, Great Northern Diver, 22 Brent Geese, 60 Avocet, 5 Great-crested Grebe, 4 Red-breasted Merganser, 5 Common Gull, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Mediterranean Gull. (C Buckland)

St. John:  2 Black-tailed Godwit, 3  Redshank, 1 Little Egret, many Black-headed Gull. (D Sharp)

Rame Head: large flock of mixed Linnet & Goldfinches (60+), 1  Chough feeding near the car park. (D Sharp)

Chough – Deena Sharp



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Monday 28th December 2020

Sociable Lapwing: we’re particularly interested in confirming whether or not the Bude Marshes bird is the same as the west Penwith one from a month ago. Please can any photographer send me their pictures (those not already submitted). I’m particularly interested in comparing upperwing flight shots and both left and right-side standing shots. These pictures do not need to be of publishable quality and can be cropped down to the bird only to reduce file size. But please do not over-process or reduce the size and please save at max jpeg size. Send to me, Tony Mills at

Late News, 27/12, Siblyback Reservoir: 2 Female Ring-necked Duck also 1ad Yellow-legged Gull late afternoon in roost with c400 Lesser Black-Backed Gull.  (G Dunbar and D Burt)

Late News, 27/12, Percuil River, St Mawes: 6m and 3f Red breasted Mergansers, 9 Little Grebe. (J Taylor)

Bude Marsh: Sociable Lapwing still present. (N Bastin)

Sociable Lapwing – Will Delacour 

Maer Lake: 2 Cattle Egret. (N Bastin)

St Ives Island: (8.15 – 11.30) 1 Leach’s Storm Petrel, 9 Great Skua, 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Common Scoter, 100 + Great Black-Backed Gulls all flying west. (R Wilkins)

Polgigga: ringtail Hen Harrier along Lower Bosisto Lane; 2 Lapland Bunting, 1 Snipe near Faraway cottage. (R Veal)

Drift Reservoir: drk Ring-necked Duck still in NE arm with 6 Tufted Duck. (R Veal)

Marazion, Longrock Pool: Black-necked Grebe still. (P Walsh)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: ad Caspian Gull, 6+ Yellow-legged Gull. (M Elliott)

Porthleven Harbour: 1 Great Northern Diver this am. (E Smart)

Great Northern Diver – Ellie Smart

Siblyback Reservoir: 2f Ring-necked Duck still. (S Croft)

Padstow: 266 Common Gull, 15 Mediterranean Gull, 38 Grey Plover, 5 Knot, 7 Bar-tailed Godwit, 15 Turnstone, 32 Wigeon and 1 Razorbill. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Wacker: 1m Scaup on the river this afternoon; also Peregrine, Spoonbill and several Avocet. (A Payne)

Rame: Chough showing well at 08.30, below coast guard (P Kemp)

Carnon Downs: Grey Wagtail briefly in garden. (C May),

Charlestown: 1 f Sparrowhawk snatched Dunnock off feeder. Also, 1m and 1f Blackcap.  (D Hastilow)


Sunday 27th December 2020

Bude Marshes: 1w Sociable Lapwing still present. (wellingtons advised). (S Murphy et al) Also, 3 Cattle Egret c.50 Lapwing, c.30 Canada Geese, 2 Stonechat, 1 Kingfisher. (A Langdon, P Kemp)

Sociable Lapwing – Adrian Langdon

Sociable Lapwing – Adrian Langdon

Sociable Lapwing – Stephanie Murphy

Sociable Lapwing – Stephanie Murphy

Cattle Egret – Adrian Langdon

Cattle Egret – Adrian Langdon

Siblyback Lake: 2f Ring Necked Duck showing well by the hide. (D Sharp)

Ring-necked Duck – Deena Sharp

Drift Reservoir: Drake Ring-necked Duck, 5 Tufted Duck, 27 Teal, Chiffchaff, 3 Firecrest. (D Flumm)

Ring-necked Duck – Dave Flumm

Ring-necked Duck – Dave Flumm

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Ad Caspian Gull, 1 Whimbrel, 9 Goosander. (M Ahmad) 1 pale-bellied Brent Goose, Curlew Sandpiper and Ruff on Copperhouse Creek. (P Smale, R Wilkins)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Black-necked Grebe still on Longrock Pool. (S Rogers)

Crowntown: Mixed flock approximately 50 fieldfares, starlings and few gold finches in a meadow. Also, + 1 Snipe. (M Logan)

Constantine Sewage Treatment Works: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 7 Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrest, 15 Goldcrest. (D Collins)

Rosemullion Head: fem/1cy Long-tailed Duck. (L Langley)

Falmouth; off Gyllyngvase Beach: 1 Black-throated Diver, 2 Common Scoter (female), 2 Mediterranean Gull. (J St Ledger)

Helford River: 4 Great Northern Diver. (J St Ledger)

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Marsh Harrier. (J Chapple)

Swanpool: 214 Black headed Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Cormorant, 9 Little Grebe, 8 Mute Swan, 41 Coot, 15 Tufted Duck, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Water Rail. (S Grose)

Truro River: 1 Avocet with 48 Shelduck below Newham industrial site. (S Grose)

Allett: 1 Firecrest, 3m Bullfinch from five acres carpark. (S Grose)

Rejerrah: 1 Mediterranean Gull, 356 Herring Gull. (S Grose)

Pendeen: 8 Great Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 Artic type Skua, 3 Manx Shearwater, 100’s of Kittiwake and Auks, 100+ Fulmar. (R Wilkins)

Towan Head, Newquay: 1 Great Skua, 1 Red-throated Diver, 70 Common Scoter. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary, Newquay: 1 Water Pipit, 36 Rock Pipit, 1 Blackcap, 1 Grey Plover, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 29 Great Black-backed Gull, 384 Herring Gull, 2ad Mediterranean Gull, 483 Black-headed Gull. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto) Also, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Teal towards Trevemper. (S Grose)

Fistral Beach: adult Common Gull. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Newquay: 7 Tawny Owl heard within a 1 mile radius of boating lake. (S Grose)

Trevoll: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Mawgan Porth: 3 Mediterranean Gull, Water Pipit (P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

Padstow: 5 Great Northern Diver, 4 Grey Plover, 8 Turnstone. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Charlestown: 1m and 3f Blackcap. (D Hastilow)


Saturday 26th December 2020

Late news, 25/12, White Cross, Newquay: Flock of 60+ Redwing-Fieldfare, 30+ Snipe, 500+ Wood pigeons, and 700+ Crows. Flock of Finches 60+ with 3 Yellowhammer. Also 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 M Blackcap, 3 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 1 Song thrush, 4 Blackbird, 6 Great and 22 Blue tits, 20 Goldfinch, 2 Greenfinch and 2 Coal tit on the garden feeders. (D Thomas)

Bude Marshes: 1st winter Sociable Lapwing. (M Worden et al)

Sociable Lapwing – Mark Worden

Sociable Lapwing – George Gay

Bude: Juv White-tailed Eagle almost certainly G471 from the Isle of Wight reintroduction scheme, over at c09:20. (N Bastin)

White-tailed Eagle – Nigel Bastin

White-tailed Eagle – Nigel Bastin

White-tailed Eagle – Nigel Bastin

Portheras; Pendeen: Siberian Chiffchaff ,3+ Common Chiffchaff. (A Bayly)

Siberian Chiffchaff – A Bayly

Siberian Chiffchaff – A Bayly

Drift Reservoir (members only): Drake Ring-necked Duck in NW arm with 5 Tufted Duck. (P Clement et al) Also Great Crested Grebe, 80 Lapwing west, Firecrest, 2 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm) 11+ Little Grebe , 1 Kingfisher. (A Bayly) 2 Goldcrest , 15 Redwing ,4 Common Gull, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Bullfinch,1 Grey Wagtail. (I Grant, F Were)

Pendeen: Ringtail Hen Harrier at Higher Bojewyan Farm. (A Bayly)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: ad Ring-billed Gull, 2+ (1w, 1, probably 2, ad) Caspian Gull, 5+ (3w, 4+ ad) Yellow-legged Gull, 2 (1w, ad) argentatus Herring Gull, ad Herring x Lesser Black-backed Gull hybrid, 1 Knot, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3m Goosander, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (R Veal, M Ahmad)

Copperhouse Creek: 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose at eastern end at 1130hrs. (D King) 2 Shelduck, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit. (J Dobbyn)

Carrick Roads: 4 Black-necked Grebe, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Red-breasted Merganser. (D Eva)

Cudden Point: 1 Male Kestrel. (J Riding)

Mawnan Smith: 1 Long-tailed duck (Bream Cove), 1 Great Norther Diver (Maenporth), 1 Firecrest (Rosemullion Head). (L Sampson)

Hannafore, Looe:  3  Slavonian Grebe between Looe Island and Hannafore.  2  Gannet diving off Looe Island and 3 Gannet diving off Plaidy.  (D Sharp)

Towan Head: 1 Great Skua, 70 Common Scoter. (S Rowe)

Zennor: Ringtail Hen Harrier seen from road. (S Finch)

Goss Moor: 1juv Water Rail, 1 Marsh Tit (from layby nearest the iron bridge). (S Grose)

Par Beach Pool: 5 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Coot, 11 Moorhen, 62 Mallard, 1 Common Gull, 153 Black headed Gull, 39 Teal. (S Grose)

St Andrews Pond: 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 40+ Siskin, 60+Goldfinch feeding on Alder cones, 5 Mute Swan, 1 f Muscovey, 2 Water Rail, 29 Teal. (S Grose)

Par, Spit Beach: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Grey Plover, 3 Wigeon, 31 Oystercatcher, 9 Eider. (S Grose)

Castle an Dinas: 1 ad Yellow legged Gull with 108 Lesser Black backed Gull. (S Grose)

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Friday 25th December 2020

Sennen Cove: Little Egret, c500 Gannet, 15 Med Gull, 8 Chough & 6 Common Dolphin. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: Male Ring-necked Duck, 5 Tufted Duck, Wigeon, 16 Teal, 144 Canada Geese incl the ‘parvipes’ type & 4 hybrids, Great Crested Grebe, 7 Med Gull, Snipe. (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Caspian Gulls (ad and 1w) Adult long calling with Yellow-legged Gull in characteristic ‘albatross pose’. (M Ajmad)  Also 65 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 15 Great Black-backed Gull, 101 Black-headed Gull, 11 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull from causeway. (S Grose) Adult Ring-billed Gull and Yellow-browed Warbler reported still at Lelant saltings.

ad Caspian Gull (2nd from right) – Mashuq Ahmad

ad Caspian Gull (2nd from right) – Mashuq Ahmad

1st winter Caspian Gull – Mashuq Ahmad

1st winter Caspian Gull – Mashuq Ahmad

St Gothian Sands LNR: 21 Mediterranean Gull, 37 Lesser Black backed Gull, 2 Common Gull. (S Grose)

Botallack: 1 pr Raven, 1 f Black Redstart, 1 Kestrel, 1 Kittiwake, 1 Grey Seal. (S Grose)

Crowlas: 1 Merlin, 3 Fieldfare, 6 Stock Dove. (R Veal)

Rame Head: Chough still at 08.30. Also a Peregrine Falcon. (P Kemp)

Sibleyback Lake: 2 f. Ring-necked Duck, 18 Tufted Duck, 12 Mallard, 6 Little Grebe, 1 Heron, 2 Snipe, 230+ Lesser Black-backed Gull. (K Pellow)

Colliford. 6 Mallard, 6 Wigeon, 25 Teal, 5 Goosander (2m), 500 + Golden Plover, 100+ Lapwing, 5 Fieldfare. (K Pellow)

Dozmary Pool: 11 Mallard, 3 Shoveller (2m), 7 Wigeon, 13 Teal, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Goldeneye, 3 Little Grebe. (K Pellow)

Mount Hawke: 1 Collared Dove, 1 Blue Tit, 1m Blackbird, 2m Chaffinch, 1m+1f Bullfinch, 14 House Sparrow feeding in our garden at 10.00. (RB & PC Girling)

Mousehole: 1+ Humpback Whale moving slowly west c12:00. (M Elliott)

St Ives Island: 1 Minke Whale northwest past at 14:40 (P. Nason)

St Buryan: 1 Firecrest. (N Rogers)

Rame: Chough by CP at 08:30 also Peregrine. (P Kemp)

Land’s End: 2 Common Snipe, 1 Woodcock, 1 Jack Snipe, 1000+ Gannet, 4 Gadwall. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Carnon Downs: Mistle Thrush. (T Hall)

Croft Pascoe wood: 7 Common Crossbill. (J Selby)

Kingsmill Lake: 6 Snipe, 2 Greenshank, c80 Dunlin, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Knot, 4 Grey Plover and 1 female Goldeneye. (M Beer)

Mawgan Porth: 1 Water Pipit, 1 Gadwall, 7 Shoveler, 41 Wigeon, 88 Teal, 23 Mallard, 1 Little Grebe, 42 Canada Goose, 15 Curlew, 6 Snipe, 58 Lapwing, 74 Black-headed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 34 Herring Gull, 8 Redwing. (P Roseveare)

Holywell Bay: 2 Chough. (B.Toms)

Gluvian: female Blackcap, Fieldfare, Common Snipe. (B & L Bosisto)