Monday 15th February 2021

Late News 14/02 Newquay, Trevemper: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 m Blackcap, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Fieldfare, 100+ Redwing. (S Grose)

St. Buryan: 1 Kumlien’s Gull (adult, in field with Herring Gulls in morning then flew west; considered same as bird on 14th when identified as Iceland Gull), 45 Redwing. (N R Rogers)

Kumlien’s Gull – Nigel Rogers

Kumlien’s Gull – Nigel Rogers

Drift Reservoir: 1 Iceland Gull (juvenile), 1 Ring-necked Duck (male), 6 Tufted Duck (5 male, 1 female), 2 Wigeon, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 8 Mediterranean Gulls (N R Rogers). In addition, 53 Lapwing, Snipe. (D Flumm)

Newlyn: 1 Iceland Gull (juvenile on roof of fish dock; different individual to that observed at Drift) (N R Rogers, A Witheywood)

Iceland Gull – Nigel Rogers

Iceland Gull – Andrew Witheywood

Sandy Cove, Newlyn: Siberian Chiffchaff, 1f Black Redstart , Water Rail, Grey Wagtail and f Stonechat. (L Proctor)

Siberian Chiffchaff – Linton Proctor

Grey Wagtail – Linton Proctor

Boskenna: 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret, 80 Chaffinch, 60 Lapwing (N R Rogers)

Penzance: c. 50 Sanderling. (R Fox)

Kenneggy: 35 Curlew, 26 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 11 Linnet, 5 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Buzzard. (C James)

Loe Pool, Penrose Arm: 2 Bittern, 4 Cattle Egret, 1 Grey Heron (S Chandler, G Fisher) Also reported, 2m Shoveler, 6 Goosander (5m:1f), 1m Red-breasted Merganser, 6 Great-crested Grebes, 8 Pochard, 2 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 3 Little Egrets, 2 Mediterranean Gulls (1 x ad: 1 x 1st winter) (J Hawkey) In addition, 11 Pochard, c45 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Water Rail, ad Kittiwake, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Mistle Thrush, 6 Stock Dove. (R Veal)

Bittern – Reuben Veal

Loe Bar: 1 Pomarine Skua distantly harassing gulls; 1 Red-throated Diver. (R Veal)

Gwithian: 1 White-fronted Goose, 1 Brent Goose, 1 Gadwall, 200 Teal, 12 Shoveler, 8 Tufted duck, 6 Little grebe, 35 Canada Goose, 10 Linnet. (I Grant/F Were)

Hayle Estuary: 1 adult Iceland Gull. 2 pale-bellied Brent Geese. (I Grant/F Were)

Copperhouse Creek, Hayle: 28 Knot, 200+ Dunlin. (T Polglase)

Ruan Lanihorne: 80 Canada Goose, 7 Mute Swan, 27 Shelduck, 67 Wigeon, 7 Mallard,  2 Red-breasted Merganser (M/F), 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 62 Lapwing, 1 Grey Plover, 135 Curlew, 52 Dunlin, 31 Redshank, 2 Greenshank. (D Hall)

Pennance Point: 1f Velvet Scoter, 1m Common Scoter and c.25 Mediterranean Gull. (M Broadbent)

Penryn River: (WEBS count) 1 Whimbrel, 4 Knot, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Moorhen, 32 Redshank, 44 Curlew, 6 Little Egret, 3 Oystercatcher, 8 Mallard, 19 Mute Swan, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 41 Herring Gull, 34 Black-headed Gull. (J St Ledger)

Carrick Roads from Restronguet Weir: 4 Black-necked Grebe, 16 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Kingfisher. (J St Ledger)

Devoran: Spoonbill, and Little Egret opposite the Norway Inn on the estuary. (S Turner)

Portscatho: 1f Long-tailed Duck, 3 adult Mediterranean Gull, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver. (R Wilkins)

Pendower: 12 Black-throated Diver, 4 Great Northern Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 6 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Guillemot. (David Hall)

Par Beach Pool: 1 Slavonian Grebe this morning. (D Widerscope)

Mevagissey: 1st winter Glaucous Gull in outer harbour. (J Overfield)

River Fowey, Restormel Manor: a pair of Dipper. (E Mayhew)

Holywell Bay: Probable Pomarine Skua distantly off the bay harassing gulls (T Wilson) Also, 6 Chough and
3 Mediterranean Gull. (J Howells)

Towan Head: 1 Great Northern Diver, 32 Red-throated Diver, 2 Manx Shearwater, 1 Velvet Scoter, 74 Common Scoter, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Knot, 15 Dunlin, 2 Sanderling, 2 Grey Plover, 90 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 13 Mediterranean Gull. (S Rowe)

Newquay Zoo: 9 Egret sp in to roost at 17.50pm. (S Grose)

Gluvian/Talskiddy: 10 Lesser-black Backed Gull, 1 Great Black Backed Gull, 4 Canada Geese, 1 drake Pintail, 4 Mallard, 160 Lapwing, 70 Golden Plover, 70 Redwing, 17 Yellowhammer, male Reed Bunting, 2 Sparrowhawk,3 Chiffchaff. (B Bosisto)

Yellowhammer – Bob Bosisto

Walmsley Reserve, Wadebridge: 1 Pink footed Goose (A Langdon, P McKeogh)

Burniere Marsh, Wadebridge: 1 Black Swan (P McKeogh)

Pink-footed Goose – Pauline McKeogh

Black Swan – Pauline McKeogh

Wadebridge, Trewornan Farm: 5 Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egret in ploughed field early am. (S Grose)

Padstow: 2 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Great Northern Diver, Great-crested Grebe, 5 Knot. (B Bosisto)

Rock: 1f Peregrine Falcon over, 1 Mediterranean Gull over. (S Grose)

Crowdy Reservoir: Pair Goosander, 65 Golden Plover, 800+ Black-headed Gulls, 114 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 42 Canada Geese, 1 Grey Heron, 300+ Jackdaws to roost, 2 Mallard, 2 Raven. (B Craven)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 49 Canada Goose,1 Cormorant,2 Great Crested Grebe,1 Grey Heron, 2 m Goosander, 2 Goldeneye(1 m), 4 Tufted Duck, 5 Teal, 4 Lapwing, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 173 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 60 Black-headed Gull, 2 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 47 Carrion Crow, 44 Jackdaw, 1 Magpie, 1 Wood Pigeon, 6 Stock Dove, 206 Starling, 7 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Robin, 1 Wren, 4 Great Tit, 2 Meadow Pipit and 43 Linnet. (DAConway)

Tywarnhayle: (14.05 – 14.35) 2 Buzzard, 7 Herring Gull, 1 Woodpigeon, 8 Jackdaw, 4 Carrion Crow, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Blackbird, 5 Robin. (RB & PC Girling)

Downderry: 2 Black Redstarts this afternoon. (A Payne)

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