Tuesday 11th May 2021

10/05 Lower Tamar Lake: Found, one camera. Please contact bird-news@cbwps.org.uk for details.

Late news, 10/05, Kit Hill: Hen Harrier in the Kit Hill area. Seen quartering field and landed in a tree. (E Bennett)

Hayle, Black Bridge: Lesser Yellowlegs present until 19.45 when it flew off calling in the direction of St Gothian. (D Flumm et al)

Lesser Yellowlegs – Mike Spicer

Lesser Yellowlegs – Dave Flumm

Davidstow Airfield: Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Golden Plover, 5 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, Sanderling, 5 Wheatear, 4 Skylark. (S Windle). Also, sp Curlew Sandpiper (S Windle, M Jordan).

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Stevan Windle

Curlew Sandpiper – Stevan Windle

Golden Plover – Stevan Windle

Lizard village, Lloyds Lane: 1 Woodchat Shrike, 9 Whitethroat, 15 Swallow, 1 Blackcap, 10 Linnet. (I Grant/F Were)

Altarnun: Stock Dove. (M Jordan)

Kingsmill Lake: 3 Curlew, 5 Whimbrel, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Little Egret, 3 Mallard, 5 Black-headed Gull, with 1 Lesser & 2 Greater Black-backed Gull. (P Kemp)

Truro: 2 Swifts over the town. (M Costa)

Sancreed: Greenland Wheatear, 2 Cuckoo. (D Flumm)

Perranporth, Cligga Head: 3 Wheatear, 22 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin and 9 Common Whitethroats. (T Wilson)

Croft Pascoe Pool: 60 Swallow resting on bull rushes in the heavy rain, 2 Mallard with 5 ducklings, 1 Moorhen. (S Van Hear)

Cambourne, Knave-Go-By: 2 Great Spotted Wooodpecker. Also possible Bee-eater over heading north-west at approximately 3pm. (D King)

Carharrack: Red Kite circling over at 16.15. (W Chegwidden)

Hayle, Carnsew Pool: 9 Whimbrel, 4 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin. (J Eaton)

Hayle, Copperhouse Pool: 2 pairs Shelduck – one pair with 10 chicks. (J Eaton)

Stithians Res: 10 Whimbrel over.  Also, Linnet, Greenfinch, House Sparrow, Dunnock, Chaffinch, Swallow, Blue Tit, Cormorant, Wren, Buzzard. (F Shortall)

Falmouth, Gylly Beach: Sanderling, Dunlin, 7 Turnstone. (M Broadbent)

Falmouth, Swanpool: 25+ Swifts. (M Broadbent)

Camel Trail, Dunmere: 3 Nuthatch, 2 Siskin, 4 Blackcap (3m&1f), 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Jay, 2 Song Thrush, 5 Coal Tit, 4 Swift, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Dipper. (S Grose)

Porthilly Point: 29 Sand Martin (many new nesting burrows). (S Grose)

Downderry: moving west, 0600-0800, 5 Great Northern Divers, 38 Gannet, 5 Fulmar, 14 Kittiwake and 210+ auks. Also an Arctic Skua flying east. (A Payne)

St Austell Bay: 11 Great Northern Diver, 1 Little Egret, 6 Manx Shearwater, 1 drake Eider. (B Bosisto)

Drift Reservoir: m Scaup. (D Flumm, I Grant, F Were).  Also 6 Swift (D Flumm). Also, 1 Bullfinch, 6 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 12 Swallow, 2 Great Creasted Grebe, 2 Sedge Warbler, 6 Linnet. (I Grant/F Were)

Gannel Estuary, Penpol Creek: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Croft Pascoe, Goonhilly: 4 Juv Siskin, Cookoo and 3 Swifts. (A Witheywood)

Siskin – A Witheywood

Siskin – A Witheywood

Cuckoo – A Witheywood

 

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Monday 19th April 2021

Late news, 18/4, Tresillian River: Great White Egret dwarfing a couple of Little Egrets on the muds on the east side of the Tresillian River near Merthen Pool at c19:00. (P Herring)

Late photo, 18/4, Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Ruddy Shelduck. (A Collins)

Ruddy Shelduck – Andrew Collins

Newlyn: 1w American Herring Gull still. (L Proctor)

Maer Lake, Bude: American Golden Plover early afternoon. (S Border)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Great White Egret still on Ryans Field, also 2 Greenshank and 1 Common Sandpiper. (P Fraser, S Rogers) Also 26 Whimbrel, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit. (J Overfield) In addition, 38 Shelduck on main estuary. (P Freestone)

Great White Egret, David Cains

Great White Egret, Alex Mckechnie

Great White Egret, Andrew Tomkins

Pendeen: Male Common Redstart by coastguard cottages. (P Combridge)

Penpol Creek, Feock: Spoonbill this afternoon. (M Wilson)

St Gothian Sands: adult Glaucous and juvenile Iceland Gull mid afternoon. (P Brinton) Also, 5 Whimbrel, 1 Dunlin and 2 Reed Warbler. (P Freestone)

St Clement: 4 Whimbrel. (M Jones)

Truro: m&f Siskin on sunflower seed feeder in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

Mawgan Porth: 1 Little Ringed Plover and 1 Dunlin. (P Roseveare)

East Pentire; Newquay: 1 Whitethroat, 1 Wheatear and 1 Whimbrel. (B Bosisto)

Viverdon Down: Tree Pipit (singing), 6 (3 pairs) Yellowhammer and 6+ Willow Warbler. (M Beer)

Rame Head: 2 Linnet, 5 Dunnock, 4Wren, Skylark, Great Tit, Chiffchaff. (R Napp)

St Day: Red Kite low over this evening, not in wing moult. (S Bearhop)

Marazion Beach: 22 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit this evening. (P Fraser)

Bodmin Moor; De Lank Waterworks to Garrow Tor: 1 Redstart (male, singing), 1 Blackcap (male, singing), 5 Wheatear, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Reed Bunting, 4 Willow Warbler, 7 Skylark, 2 Red Kite (over at midday), 1 Sparrowhawk (over), 1 Kestrel (over). Also 6 Roe Deer (2 Stag, 4 Doe) (J St Ledger)

Redstart, John St Ledger

Red Kite, John St Ledger

Wheatear, John St Ledger

Bradford Ford: 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 pair Green Woodpecker. (J St Ledger)

Drift Reservoir: 6 Common Sandpiper. (R Veal)

Trevilley: 1 Hen Harrier, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 7 Wheatear, flock of Golden Plover heard over. (R Veal, J Overfield)

Tresillian to Malpas: 10 Whimbrel, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 1 Oystercatcher, 4 Little Egret (no sign of Great White Egret), 1 Grey Heron, 35 Shelduck. (A Nicholson)

Buttermilk Hill: 3m and 1f Ring Ouzel,  3 Wheatear. (J Eaton) In addition, 2 Wheatear, 2 Blackbirds, 6 Stonechat, 2 Ravens, 1 Kestrel, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 8 Buzzard (P Freestone)

Predannack Wollas: 1 Wheatear (f), 1 Whitethroat singing. (J Evans)

Kynance: 1 Wryneck skulking in Hawthorn bushes in valley leading to Soap Rock. (J Evans)

Windmill Farm: 1 Green Sandpiper at the pond closest to the information centre. (J Evans)

Nanquidno: overwintering Green Sandpiper still present. (C Moore)

Gannel Estuary: 6 Ringed Plover, 3 probable Whimbrel. (M Lammas)

Trevose: 2 Bar-tailed Godwit. (P Taylor)

Restronguet: 1 Spoonbill, 10 Shelduck, 12 Whimbrel, 6 Curlew, Bar-tailed Godwit, Turnstone & Wheatear. (D Flumm)

St Agnes Head: Iceland Gull, 2 Whimbrel. (G Lawlor)

St Gothian: ad Glaucous Gull, 2 juv Iceland Gull. (P Brinton). Also 2 Reed Warbler (singing males), 68+ Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 4 Stonechat, 6 Meadow Pipit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 5 Whimbrel, 2 Shelduck, 8 Tufted Ducks, 2 Mute Swan, 14 Canada Geese, 2 Rock Pipit, 1 Kestrel (P Freestone)

Godrevy Head to Knavocks: 2 Wheatear, 6 Purple Sandpiper, 22 Turnstone, 51 Oystercatcher, 2 Chiffchaff, 32 Fulmar, 16 Skylark, 8 Linnet, 12 Stonechat, 9 Wren, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Swallow, 5 Sand Martin. (P Freestone)

Loe Pool: 2 Cattle Egret reported.

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Friday 16th April 2021

Late news, 15/4, Truro: m& f Siskin in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

Trevilley: Little Bunting in last field before the valley drops to Nanjizal (M Broadbent)

Little Bunting – Joma Blair

Polgigga: male Blue-headed Wagtail, 1 Lapland Bunting, c15 White Wagtail, c20 Wheatear all in ploughed field seaward side of Higher Bosisto. (R Veal)

Nanjizal: 2cy f Crossbill, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 15 Blackcap trapped and ringed. Also 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 House Martin. (J Overfield, R Veal)

Land’s End: 4 Ring Ouzel (2m, 2f) on Treeve Moor (P St Pierre, R Archer, P Clement et al)

Ring Ouzel – Matthew Broadbent

Sennen: Blue-headed Wagtail and Yellow Wagtail in fields behind the school. (P St Pierre, M Broadbent)

Porthgwarra: 16 Wheatear, 1 Tree Pipit. (S Rogers)

Kenidjack: Grasshopper Warbler just before the wood store. (P St Pierre)

Pendeen: Yellow Wagtail over calling. (P Combridge)

Mousehole: 3 cal yr Glaucous Gull, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull on St Clements (M Elliott)

Marazion: c8 Whimbrel, c6 Curlew on Hogus Rocks (P Fraser)

Gwithian: ad Glaucous Gull (T Wilson)

Crowan Reservoirs/Beacon: 1 Osprey over and N c1500hrs. Also 100+ Golden Plover still. (C Benton)

Windmill Farm: 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Grasshopper Warbler and 1 Wheatear (D Wright) 2 Swallows dipping in pool. (S Ford)

Cadgwith: Male Ring Ouzel on coastal pasture midway between Cadgwith and Church Cove (S Croft)

Kennack Sands & Gwendreath: 1 summer plumaged Bar-tailed Godwit and 1 Grey Plover on the beach with 3+ Orange-tip butterflies along the valley (P. Bedford)

Feock: Osprey over Porthgwidden (K Hambly-Staite)

Carne Creek: 2 Little Egret, pair of Shelduck, Mute Swan on nest plus 3 more adults, 1 Redshank and Tawny Owl (D Wood and S Wood).

Playing Place: 3 Nuthatch, 50 Carrion Crows. (T Hall)

Carlyon: 1 Buzzard, 2 Skylark, 1 Swallow, 2 Wren, 2 Chaffinch. (T Hall)

Cligga Head: Minke Whale close in for third day. (T Wilson)

Park Head: 3 Wheatear, 5 Rock Pipit, 20+ Skylark, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Shag, 1 Cormorant, 6 Fulmar, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Linnet, 1 Stonechat. (C Taylor)

Porthilly Point: 19 Sand Martin, 8 Linnet, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 2 Skylark, 1 Ringed Plover,1 Whimbrel, 29 Oystercatcher, 2 Raven. (S Grose)

Porthilly Beach: 2cy Little Gull. (S Grose)

Rock: 1 Chiffchaff fledgling, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Song Thrush (on nest from private garden). (S Grose)

Davidstow airfield: Little Ringed Plover this afternoon at control tower pool. (A Davey)

Little Ringed Plover – Adrian Davey

Little Ringed Plover – Adrian Davey

Goss Moor: 15 singing Willow Warbler, 2 Willow Tit. (M Jones)

Upper Fowey Valley: Numerous Willow Warblers, Willow Tit, Goldcrest. (A Blonden)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 pair of Tufted Ducks, 1-2 Blackcaps, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Jay, 3 Buzzards over Kilkhampton. Great Crested Grebe. (H Kendall)

Millendreath, Looe: Whimbrel, fledgling Song Thrush. (D Flumm)

Rame to Penlee: Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat. (M Saunders)

Treganhawke cliffs: 4 Kittiwakes (M Saunders)

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Tuesday 13th April 2021

Late news, 12/4, Falmouth: 3 Whimbrel on Castle Beach. (J Reilly)

Late photos, 12/4, Crowdy: Greenland White-fronted Goose. (B Craven)

White-fronted Goose, Brian Craven

White-fronted Goose, Brian Craven

Newlyn: 1w American Herring Gull still, but also flying out into Mount’s Bay. (M Broadbent, M Elliott et al)

Porthgwarra: 1 Bee-eater over Gwennap Head Coastguard Station toward Isles of Scilly at midday. (A Phillips). 26 Willow Warbler, 1 Black Redstart, 15 Chiffchaff, 13 Blackcap, 7 Sand Martin, 4 Swallow, 1 Snipe, 2 Mallard, 1 Goldcrest. (R Veal) Also 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 18 Wheatear, 31 Willow Warbler, 32 Blackcap between here and Skewjack. (M Wallace)

Trevilley: 1 Little Bunting, c10 Willow Warbler, c10 Chiffchaff c5 Blackcap, lots of Sand Martin and Swallow, 6 Skylark. (M Broadbent, H Keeper)

Polgigga: male Ring Ouzel this afternoon. 26 Wheatear, White Wagtail, 2 House Martin. (M Wallace)

Nanjizal Valley: 1 Ring Ouzel (from footpath halfway down valley), 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 15 Willow Warbler, 12 Blackcap, 6 Sand Martin, 2 House Martin, 1 Wheatear, 1 Common Sandpiper. (R Veal)

Pendeen: male and female Ring Ouzel. (A Bayly)

Trevose: 2 Ring Ouzel, 25 Wheatear, 11 Corn Bunting in same field by lighthouse. (R Wilkins)

Restronguet: 1 Spoonbill, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 5 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 9 Redshank, 8 Curlew, 9 Turnstone, 2 Oystercatcher, 20+ Shelduck, 11 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull. Also 2 Roe Deer (1 Doe, 1 Stag in Spring moult). (J St Ledger)

Little Ringed Plover, John St Ledger

Spoonbill, John St Ledger

Kenneggy: 1 Swallow, 1 Kestrel, 22 Curlew, 2 Linnet, 2 Buzzard. (C James)

Porth Joke: 6 Wheatear, 1 Whitethroat, 18 Blackcap, 9 Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Bullfinch. (S Rowe)

Rosewall Hill: 12 Wheatear. (M Broadbent, H Keeper)

Hayle: 2 Goosander, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper. (M Broadbent, H Keeper)

Marazion: Sand martin, 2 House Martin, 8 Swallow, 1 Reed warbler, 2 Willow Warbler. (M Broadbent, H Keeper)

Towan Head: 14 Purple Sandpiper, 21 Turnstone, 2 Oystercatcher at Little Fistral rocks 8:30. (M Lammas)

College Reservoir: Osprey 1645-1700 then North. (L Langley)

Crowdy Reservoir: 2 Great crested Grebe (courting), 1m Wheatear, 1 Treecreeper, 73 Herring Gull, 4 Great Black backed Gull. Also, in the surrounding area 2 Blackcap, 1 Willow Warbler, 11 Chiffchaff, 5 Siskin, 11 Raven, 3 Buzzard, 2 Skylark, 5 Meadow Pipit. (S Grose)

Stithians Lake: 1 vocal Willow Warbler. (RB Girling)

Rame Head: male Pied Flycatcher reported, also a Redstart at Penlee Point.

Mawgan Porth: Osprey reported.

Penzance: Osprey over at 14:00.

Saturday 10th April 2021

Late news, 5/4 Durgan: 5 Sandwich Tern in Helford Passage. (A Nicholson)

Late news, 5/4 Tresemple Pool: 3 Swallow. (A Nicholson)

Late news, 9/4, Gillan Creek: 3 Cattle Egret, 3 Little Egret, 4 Curlew, 4 Mute Swan, 5+ Redshank. (D Beadle)

Late news, 9/4, Trezebel Farm, Nr Manaccan: 3+ Cattle Egret. (D Beadle)

Late news, 9/4, Trevose: Lapland Bunting still.

Tater-du: 1 Whimbrel past east at 11:20; also Swallow, House Martin, Sand Martin & White Wagtail in off sea. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Newlyn: American Herring Gull still on the harbour beach. (L Proctor)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Siberian Chiffchaff still singing in roadside bushes north of the railway bridge. (P St Pierre)

Lizard: Bee-eater on wires along approach road to Windmill Farm NR. (T Blunden et al) Also 1 Osprey over and 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 10 Emperor Moth, 7 Adder. Please drive carefully along the road. (D Wright)

Siblyback Lake: 3 Ring-necked Duck (2m 1f), 2 Goldcrest, 2 Long-tailed tit, 1f Goosander, Reed Bunting, Many Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff, 2 Canada Geese mating, Snipe. (S Finch)

Trevilley: Little Bunting still. (M Bishop)

Gunwalloe Warsh: 1 Reed Warbler. (I Maclean)

Cury: 1 Red-legged Partridge. (I Maclean)

Grade Marsh: 1 Hobby. (I Maclean)

Helford Passage: 1 Osprey over, 1 Treecreper. (I Maclean)

Wadebridge: 2 pairs of Egyptian geese feeding at low tide on the River Camel, close to Wadebridge, alongside the trail. (J Stedman) Also 4 Little Egret, 2 Mandarin Duck, 1 Shelduck, 3 Buzzard. (C Hooper)

Mandarin, C Hooper

Little Egret, C Hooper

St Mawes: 2 Sandwich Tern. (S Jackson)

Calenick Creek: 2 Canada Goose, 4 Shelduck, 1 Buzzard. (T Hall)

Carlyon: 2 Linnet, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Stonechat. 2 Orange Tip butterflies. (T Hall)

Playing Place: 2 Buzzards, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Pied Wagtails, Pair of Blackbirds feeding chicks in garden. (T Hall)

Newton Fowey: 2 Red Kite over at 10am. (A Newsham)

Tresillian to Tresemple Pool: 5 Common Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 3 Curlew, 8 Redshank, 1 Oystercatcher. (A Nicholson)

Higher Larrick: Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Dipper, Willow Warbler, Grey Wagtail. (L Whitley)

Newquay: 1m Peregrine. (S Grose)

Wadebridge, Quineaport/Treraven Meadows: 2 m Mandarin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Red legged Partridge, 2 Marsh Tit. (S Grose)

Trebetherick: 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker from private garden. (S Grose)

Lower Moor Plantation: 1 Treecreeper, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Raven over. (S Grose)

Wadebridge: 1 Barn Owl (nr Halfway house pub). (S Grose)

Copperhouse: 1 Ruff still, 1 Black-tailed Godwit on main estuary. (L Langley)

Stithians: 1 Black-tailed Godwit, c50 Sand Martin. (L Langley)

Foxhole: drk Ring-necked Duck still.

Friday 9th April 2021

Kenidjack: Report of an Osprey over early morning was erroneous and referred to the sighting from yesterday evening. Apologies to all concerned.

Kingsmill lake: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Teal, 24 Shelduck, 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Little Egret & 1 Grey Heron (P Kemp)

Newlyn: American Herring Gull still in the harbour. (L Proctor)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Tristis Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler by the railway bridge. (L Proctor)

Marazion Beach: 1 Wheatear, 12 White Wagtail, 2 Dunlin, 11 Sanderling, 9 Ringed Plover (A Bayly)

Trevilley: Little Bunting still. (P Fraser)

Nanjizal: 2cy f Whitethroat, 5 Willow Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, 11 Blackcap trapped and ringed. Also 2 House Martin, c25 Swallow, 14 Buzzard.(J Overfield, R Veal)

Foxhole: 1 Ring-necked Duck, drake, with 5 Tufted Duck, 1 pair Teal, Kingfisher. (L Bosisto, P Carter)

Ring-necked Duck – Philip Carter

Rosewall Hill: 1 f Ring Ouzel, c20 Golden Plover, 3 Buzzard, 2 Raven. (S Finch)

Housel Bay: 1 Raven, 1 Wheatear, 3 Swallow, 8 Fulmar, 2 Cormorant, 2 Canada Goose, 2 Stonechat, 8 Linnet, 1 Buzzard (S Van Hear)

College Reservoir: 5 Shoveler, 8 Tufted Duck, 1 Wigeon; Mute Swan, Canada Goose and Great Crested Grebe incubating nests (D Eva)

Restronguet Creek: Spoonbill preening itself on the old mine Weir opposite Point Quay at 13:15. (M.Wilson)

Carn Marth, Redruth: 1 Red Kite. (J Crowther)

Illogan: 4 (2 pairs) Siskin, 4 Goldfinch, 1 Robin, on garden feeders. (J Baker)

Mount Hawke: 1 Red Kite over the village 4pm. (J Ludlow)

Newquay, Trevithick Manor Farm: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Newquay, Trevoll: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Belowda: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Par Beach: 8 Sandwich Tern, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 58 Herring Gull, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Heron, 23 Cormorant. (S Grose)

Treziase: 2 Sand Martin, 3 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 2 Chiffchaff. (S Grose)

Tregonetha Downs: 1 Wheatear, 7 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Linnet, 1 m Kestrel. (S Grose)

St Columb Major, Tresaddern: 1 f Sparrowhawk, 31 Raven, (initially 17 feeding on the ground in field with cattle, then as a flock circling and calling together). (S Grose)

Carnewas: 1 Short-eared Owl. (A & B Tregunna)

Trevose Head: 1 Short-eared Owl, 3 Wheatear, 100+ Swallows, 4 Corn Bunting, Scattering of Sand Martin. (R Wilkins)

Siblyback Lake: 50+ Pied Wagtails, 3 Meadow Pipits, 3 Wheatears, 2 Siskins, 4 Goldfinches, 4 m Blackcaps, Willow Warblers in plenty, 4 Ring necked Duck, 30 Tufted Ducks,1 Little Grebe, 2 Canada Geese, 1 Moorhen,1 f Goseander, 2 Swallows,1 House Martin, 2 Buzzards,1 Common Sandpiper. (C Buckland)

Bude: At least 12 Sand Martins and 2 Swallows, 4 Shelducks, 4 Moorhens, 1 Mute Swan, 32 Herring Gulls, 5 Great blacked Gulls, 7 Black headed Gulls, Mallards and Mallard-types, 2 Canada Geese at Maer Lake. (H Kendall)

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Sunday 28th February 2021

Late news, 27/2, Bartinney: Adult Kumlien’s Gull in freshly ploughed field. (M McKee)

Kumlien’s Gull – Mike McKee

Kumlien’s Gull – Mike McKee

Late news, 27/2, Lower Tamar Lake: Goosander count 4m 7f, 3 Willow Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Tufted Duck, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Jay. (R Mudge)

Lizard Point: 1 Hooded Crow. (M Pass) Also Pomarine Skua reported.

Trewavas Head: c. 75 Red-throated, 35 Black-throat, 20+ Great Northern feeding offshore between Trewavas and Gunwalloe. (I Maclean) 60 Red-throated and 1 Great Northern Diver at Gunwalloe. (D Collins)

Red-throated Diver – David Collins

Red-throated Diver – David Collins

Red-throated Diver – David Collins

Penrose, Loe Pool: 2 Bittern within 15ft of each other, Firecrest, Kingfisher, singing Cetti’s Warbler, singing Chiffchaff, 4 Buzzards. (S&T Taylor)

Goldsithney: 1 Red Kite over. (G Spicer)

Lands End: 1ad Red Kite over rough land to north-west of Lands End Airport at 11.50am. (J Summers)

Gwennap: 1 Red Kite over flying east at fairly low altitude. (G McIvor)

Kenidjack Head: 1 Wheatear and 1 Sand Martin. (N Wheatley)

Sancreed: Juvenile Iceland Gull, 7 Med Gull, 20 Buzzard all following plough; Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egret. (D Flumm)

Iceland Gull – Dave Flumm

Iceland Gull – Dave Flumm

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1ad Yellow-legged Gull. (A Witheywood) Also, ad Pale-bellied Brent Goose still. (R Veal)

St Gothian Sands: 1 juvenile Iceland Gull. (A Witheywood)

Yellow-legged Gull – Andrew Witheywood

Iceland Gull – Andrew Witheywood

Ludgvan: Firecrest feeding in garden hedge early afternoon. (S Ellison)

Swanpool: 26+ Fulmar. (J Irvine)

Pennance Point, Falmouth: 2 pale immature Pomarine Skua and 2 Great Skua. (L Langley & M Broadbent)

Truro: 1 Redwing in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

Newlyn Downs/Penhallow Moor: 1 Merlin (f), 1 Kestrel, c450 Golden Plover (over), 13 Fieldfare, c50 Skylark, 4 Bullfinch, 17 Yellowhammer. (L Sampson)

Newquay: 2 Chough feeding at Newquay golf course this morning. (D Kendle)

Butter Hole to Stepper Point: 6 Fulmar, 1 Shag, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, Herring Gulls, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 25 Guillemot, 6 Skylark, 1 Rock Pipit, 4 Meadow Pipit, 6 Stonechat, 1 Wheatear, 12 Linnet. (M Scawen)

Wheatear – Mike Scawen

Camel Estuary: Dark-bellied Brent Goose, this morning at Dinham Flats. (C Selway)

Walmsley Reserve: 3 Spoonbill, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 5 Cattle Egret, 1 Barn Owl, c40 Black-tailed Godwit, c20 Shoveler, c20 Canada Goose, c6 Gadwall, 3 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron. (A Langdon)

Chapel Amble: 1 Sand Martin, 1 Water Pipit, 1 Water Rail, 1 Green Sandpiper. (A Langdon)

Spoonbills- Adrian Langdon

Water Pipit – Adrian Langdon

Spoonbills- Adrian Langdon

Bude Marshes: Cetti’s singing in the reedbeds, Reed Bunting, Pink-footed Goose, 25+ Canada Goose, 2 Shelduck and a female Sparrowhawk over. (R Maye)

Tywarhayle: (16.15 – 16.45) 1 Herring Gull, 2 Woodpigeon, 3 Jackdaw, 1 Carrion Crow, 2 Blue Tit, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackbird, 3 Robin, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail. (RB & PC Girling)

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