Sunday 21st February 2021

Late news, 19/02, Chynhalls Point, Coverack: 2 Manx Shearwater, 2 Fulmar. (D Beadle)

Late news, 20/02, Crousa Downs, nr Coverack: Reed Bunting, Fieldfare, 15+ Snipe, 6 Canada Geese. (D Beadle)

Late news, 20/02, Arrowan, nr Coverack: 1 Peregrine. (D Beadle)

Falmouth Bay: Juvenile Glaucous Gull, Velvet Scoter, Red-necked Grebe, 2 Black Guillemot, Puffin, Great Northern Diver, 4 Skylark including 1 singing, Firecrest, Gannets, Kittiwakes, Fulmars and Common Dolphin. (M Broadbent, L Langley, J Holmes)

Cot Valley: 1 Black Guillemot. (N Wheatley et al)

Black Guillemort – Tony Mills

Cape Cornwall: c.70 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 30 Meadow Pipit, 5 Pied Wagtail. Pod c.5 distant cetaceans. (D Flumm)

London Beach to Trenow, Marazion: Black Redstart, Peregrine Falcon with prey, 2 Great Northern Diver, Water Pipet, 6 Grey Plover, 2 Dunlin, Dark Bellied Brent Goose and 3 Bar Tailed Godwit. (A Witheywood)

Drift Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, 102 Canada Geese incl 2 hybrids & the small ‘parvipes-type’, 3 Med Gull, 25 Redwing. (D Flumm)

Black-necked Grebe – Dave Flumm

Black-necked Grebe – Dave Flumm

Trescowe Common: 1 Firecrest and 1 Hen Harrier between West Godolphin engine house and Trescowe. (S Yandall)

Madron Carn: 1 Barn Owl this afternoon. (R Chiffers)

Loe Pool: 2+ Bittern in the Penrose arm. Woodcock, 5+ Firecrest, 6 Gooseander, Pochard, Shoveler, 3 Kingfisher. (G Wills and N Walton)

Bittern – John Chapple
Gillan Creek: 41 Cattle Egret, 19 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron into the roost this evening. (J Selby)

Coverack: 1 Firecrest. (D Beadle)

Hayle Estuary: Little Gull, ad Glaucous Gull. (P Freestone) Also reported, 27 Grey Plover, 12 Bar-tailed Godwits, 37 Mediterranean Gulls (mainly adults), 1 adult Glaucous Gull; 1 Kittiwake. (J Hawkey)

Connor Downs: 1 Great-crested Grebe. (P Freestone)

Ludgvan: Barn Owl viewed from the A30. (C Tresidder)

Penryn: 3+ pairs of Rooks busily nest building today. 15-20 birds turned up on the estate during Lockdown 1 and have been present since. (C Benton)

Mylor Bridge to Restronget: 17 Red-Breasted Merganser and 1 Brent Goose (K Williams & K Foster)

Gerrans Bay: 20 Great Northern Diver, 5 Black throated Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe (D Eva)

Devoran: 1 Spoonbill, feeding and flying about until disturbed by walker and dog off lead walking across mud flats. (K Hambly-Staite)

Spoonbill – John Chapple

Malpas: 1m Black Redstart. (M Costa) Also reported, 48 Mute Swans on Tresillian River. (30 opposite the Heron pub and 18 at the bend towards St Clement). c.100 Starlings murmurating and roosting in Bamboo hedge along the river. (A Hill)

St Agnes Head: 1m Black Redstart at end car park and 5 Harbour Porpoises offshore (T Wilson)

Perranporth: Great Skua and 4 Red-throated Divers late afternoon (T Wilson)

Towan Head (08:20-11:20): 2 Great Northern Diver, 76 Red-throated Diver, 8 Manx Shearwater, 1 pale ad Pomarine Skua, 6 Great Skua, 2 ad Little Gull, 5 Common Gull, 3 Med Gull, 1 Bottlenose Dolphin. (S Rowe, N Long et al)

Gannel Estuary, Newquay: 1 Little Gull amongst mixed gull flock. (D Trevelyan)

Trevoll, Newquay: 2 Cattle Egret, 6 Little Egret, 4 Mediterranean Gull (inc 2 ad summer plumaged) 95 Black-headed Gull, 2 Buzzard, 2 Tawny Owl. (S Grose)

Trevithick Manor Farm, Newquay: 298 Black-headed Gull, 13 Mediterranean Gull (inc 5 ad summer plumaged). (S Grose)

Tywardreath: Firecrest in private garden in Southpark Road. (R Barlow)

Walmsley Reserve: 4 Cattle Egret, 1m Pintail. (P McKeogh)

Camel Estuary: 1m & 1f Red-Breasted Merganser at Dinham Flats. (C Selway)

Guineaport Road, Wadebridge: Redshank, 3 Lapwing, Pink-footed Goose among the Canada Goose on the river bank all day, Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, Teal, Siskin over. (W Delacour)

Bude Marsh: c.30 Teal, 20+ Lapwing, Curlew, Great Black-backed Gull, 50+ Black-headed Gull, Cattle Egret, Mute Swan, Reed Bunting, Cetti’s Warbler (singing), Stonechat, Kingfisher, Little Grebe on river Neet. Male Bullfinch, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit canal path. (R Maye)

Tywarnhayle: (14.20-14.50) 1 Buzzard, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Woodpigeon, 14 Jackdaw, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Wren, 3 Blackbird, 3 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail. (RB & PC Girling)

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