Friday 12th February 2021

Late news, 11/2, Upper Fowey Valley: 1 drake Goosander on the River Fowey just north of Trekeivesteps. (M Frost)

Loe Pool: Juv Glaucous Gull. (S Bury) Also Bittern still present (N Groves) 6 Cattle Egrets reported.

Porthleven: 1 Velvet Scoter. (J Jones)

Gannel Estuary: 57 Dunlin, 1 Knot, 4 Grey Plover, 2 Oystercatcher,1 Sanderling, 10 Redshank, 6 Med Gull, 3 Common Gull, 672 Herring Gull, c600 Black-heaed Gull. (M Lammas, N Long, S Rowe)

Porthcothan: 45 Yellowhammers, 4 Corn Bunting, 3 Reed Bunting, 1 Merlin (male), Over 800 corvids – Jackdaw and Rook, Snipe. (C Moncaster)

Newquay: 90 plus Pied/White Wagtail at dusk going into roost in vergreen bushes near Lidls/MacDonalds. (C Moncaster)

Truro: 1 Song Thrush and 1 Blackcaps in front garden. (M Costa) 1 Redwing in private garden. (D Jenkins)

Devoran: Spoonbill by Norway Inn, Avocet at Devoran Quay. 3 Grey Plover, 8 Bar tailed Godwit, 15 Black tailed Godwit, 30+ Curlew (one Dutch ringed bird), 70+ Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, Redshank, Greenshank, Shelduck, Wigeon, Teal, Common Gull (G Wills and N Walton)

Castle beach to Maenporth: 52 Common Gulls, 42 Med Gulls, 14 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 12 Great Black-backed Gull, Hundreds of Black-headed Gull and Herring Gull, 8 Kittiwakes, Great Skua close in at Maenporth, Whimbrel, 14 Curlew, 8 Oystercatcher, Common Scoter (m), C 50 Gannets. (M Broadbent, E Cornelius, S Pitt Miller)

Helford River: 1 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 3 Great Northern Diver, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 60+ Mediterranean Gull. (J St Ledger)

Tregrehan, Boscundle Woods: 1 Firecrest and 3 Blackcap (1 m 2 f). (I Stewart)

St. Ives Island: 1 Loggerhead Turtle off the NCI Station. (V Stratton)

Bude Marsh: Ad Great Black-backed Gull, c20 Herring Gull, Curlew, c25 Lapwing, Teal. Little Grebe on River Neet. Juv. Peregrine overhead. (R Maye)

Par Beach: 1 Common Chiffchaff, 1 Stonechat. (C Hooper)

Chiffchaff – C Hooper

Stonechat – C Hooper

Calenick Creek: 1 Little Egret, 2 Curlew, 1 Redshank, 30 Wigeon. (T Hall)

Wadebridge, Lower Amble: 19 Mediterranean Gull, 45 Common Gull, 5 Lesser Black backed Gull, 312+ Black headed Gull following the plough. (S Grose)

Burlawn: 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Dipper, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker from a private garden. (S Grose)

College Reservoir: 1500+ Jackdaw at dusk. (C Benton)

Gwithian: 1 White-fronted Goose still present, also 1 Brent Goose. (P Freestone)

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