Friday 5th March 2021

Late news, 4/3, St. Erth (Hayle River reed beds): 1 Common Snipe, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Greenfinch, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Sparrowhawk over. (J Evans)

Late news, 4/3, Hayle: 1 male Red-breasted Merganser on Carnsew Pool (J Evans)

Sancreed: Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egret. (D Flumm)

Drift: 1 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin, 2 Great Crested Grebes, (M McKee, N R Rogers)

Land’s End: 14 Snipe, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Pied Wagtail, 120 Golden Plover (N R Rogers)

Kenidjack: 3 Harbour Porpoise. (D Flumm)

Penzance Jubilee Pool: 5 Purple Sandpiper, 57 Sanderling, 7 Turnstone, 1 Cormorant. (M Webb)

Sanderling – Martin Webb

Purple Sandpiper – Martin Webb

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1m Wheatear, 4 Canada Geese, 3 Little Egret, 1 Song Thrush, 4 Dunnock (M Webb)

College Reservoir: 2 Sand Martins (M Broadbent)

Pennance: Juv Glaucous Gull, Velvet Scoter, Black Guillemot, 12 Razorbill, 5 Guillemot, immature Pomarine Skua, Great Skua, Red breasted Merganser past (M Broadbent)

Coverack Area: 1 Firecrest, 1 Slow Worm and 1 Vole with 4 young (P Bedford)

Cadgwith Cove: juv Glaucous Gull (S Croft)

Glaucous Gull – Stuart Croft

Tolcarne, St Day: 1 Red Kite over this afternoon. (R Davies)

St Gothian Sands: Adult Little Gull this morning. (R Stone) White-fronted Goose, Iceland Gull. (A Witheywood)

St Agnes: 1 Wheatear, 1 Black Redstart, 1 White Wagtail. (G Lawlor)

East Pentire, Newquay: 2 Wheatear. (S Rowe)

St Columb Major: 1 m/ juv Sparrowhawk (presumed roadkill on A39) (S Grose)

Gluvian: Noc mig migrants over the garden last night included Redwing, 6 Blackbird, Skylark, 2 Moorhen, Coot and Oystercatcher. Also a  Red-legged Partridge calling at 3am. (B Bosisto)

Rosenannon Downs: 2 Snipe, 4 Ravens. (S Marquis)

Treraven Meadows, Wadebridge: 1 f Peregrine through hunting wood pigeons, 1 Water Pipit. (S Grose)

St Enodoc Golf Course: 1 m Yellowhammer, 1 m Blackcap.(S Grose)

Bude Marsh: Pink-footed Goose, c50 Canada Geese, Little Egret, 4 Shelduck, 3 Curlew. 1 Chiffchaff singing. (R Maye)

Trerulefoot: c.150 Golden Plover flock. (A Blonden)

Par Duck Pond: 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Moorhen, 2 Robin, 2 Mute Swan, 150+ Canada Geese. (C Hooper)

Common Sandpiper – C Hooper

Moorhen – C Hooper

Robin – C Hooper


Wednesday 3rd March 2021

Late news, 1/3, Mount Village: Wren, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Rook, Crow, House Sparrow, Goldfinch, Siskin, Wood Pigeon, Blackbird, Robin, Chaffinch, Dunnock, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Song Thrush, Collared Dove. (J.Goodair)

Late news, 2/3, Chapel Amble: 10 Teal, 6 Pied Wagtail, 10 Jackdaw, 2 Rook, 1 Egret, 2 Collared Doves, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Crow, 3 Blackbirds, 1 Curlew, 2 Goldcrest. (J.Goodair)

Late news, 2/3, Treraven: 3 Robin, 1 Buzzard, 6 Blackbird, 1 Leucistic Blackbird, 1 Egret, 9 Wood Pigeon, 1 Song Thrush, 11 Starling, 5 Curlew, 12 Teal, 4 Pied Wagtail, 12 Canada Goose. (J. Goodair)

Siblyback Lake: 1 f Ring-necked Duck (photos show this to be a different bird than the 2 females that have overwintered, the head did not seem to be that high-ended and the face colouring a bit muted which might suggest a hybrid). (K Pellow)

Land’s End: 2 Wheatear near First & Last House, 3 Chiffchaff at Trinity Pool. (P Taylor, H Mitchell) 2m Wheatear, 3 (m & 2f) Black Redstart, Common Snipe, Chiffchaff. Northern Minke Whale circling north of Dollar Cove c1km offshore (1510-1525hrs at least) surfaced 6 times. (D Flumm)

Wheatear – Dave Flumm

Nanjizal: Juv Iceland Gull in fields on the northside of Nanjizal this afternoon. (M Wallace) Glaucous Gull, 10 White Wagtail. (K Wilson)

Sancreed: Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egret, 4 Redwing. (D Flumm)

Newlyn: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff stilll at Sandy Cove. (L Proctor)

Crowlas: 2+ Firecrest including 1 displaying, 1 Peregrine, 2 Tawny Owl and a pair of Long-tailed Tit nest building. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: ad Ring-billed Gull (left to roost 17:28), ad Yellow-legged Gull, drk Red-breasted Merganser, ad pale-bellied Brent Goose, c15 Bar-tailed Godwit, 27 Shelduck, 8 Turnstone from Carnsew track. (R Veal)

Trescowe/Millpool: Flock of 10+ Redwing in Conifers, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4+ Greenfinch “wheezing” from treetops, 1 Bullfinch (m), 2 Chiffchaff singing, 3 Raven, 2 Skylark singing aloft, 2 Common Buzzard “roller coasting” (J Evans)

Helston boating lake: 5 Mediterranean Gulls in summer plumage. (M Greenhalgh)

Penrose Marsh, Loe Pool: Bittern at Penrose House end and Cettis Warbler (heard) nearby 6 Cattle Egret at Higher Lanner Farm (M Greenhalgh)

Gunwalloe: 4 Red-throated Diver (distant), 2 Great Northern Diver (distant), 1 Black Redstart, 1 Wheatear, 2 Short-eared Owl (hunting and fighting), 1 pair of Kestrel, 1 Raven. (J St Ledger)

Black Redstart – John St Ledger


Falmouth bay: Glaucous Gull, 5 Great Northern Diver, 7 Razorbill, 4 Guillemot as viewed from golf course. (M Broadbent)

Stithians: 2 Willow Tit,  Male Chaffinch with diseased foot. (M James)

Willow Tit – Mark James

Willow Tit – Mark James

Gwithian Green: 40+ Fieldfare. (M James)

Rock: 7 Greenfinch, 2 Sparrowhawk over, 1 Buzzard (landing on a lawn next to a pond and successfully clawing a mating pair of toads out of the water and transferring them to its beak before flying off) from private gardens. (S Grose)

Treloy, Newquay: 1 Barn Owl towards golf course. (S Grose)

Amble Marshes: 3 Spoonbill still this afternoon. Water Pipit at Chapel Amble. (D Julian)

Bude marsh: Pink-footed Goose still present, 50+ Canada Geese, 3 Shelduck 2 Curlew & Little Grebe on River Neet. (R Maye)

St Day: Red Kite flew over.

Penwithick (private garden): 3 Siskin, 4 Bullfinch, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Long-Tailed Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 8 Goldfinch, 1 Wren, 2 Great Tit. (K Bowers)

Reed Bunting – Kevin Bowers

Marsh Tit – Kevin Bowers

Long-tailed Tit – Kevin Bowers


Tuesday 2nd March 2021

Late news, 28/2, Par Beach Pool: 1m Tufted Duck x Ring necked Duck, 1 Scaup, 5 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 5 Coot, 11 Moorhen, 7 Mute Swan (Inc 1 adult with yellow plastic ring on right leg A? or AA), 1 Peregrine Falcon over, 2 Water Rail, 7 Greenfinch, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Raven over. (S Grose)

Loe Pool: 3 Bitterns between Penrose and Helston. (S Windle)

Bittern – S Windle

Bittern – S Windle

Bittern – S Windle

Polgigga: 1 Glaucous Gull and 4 White Wagtail. (M Wallace)

Crowlas: male Hen Harrier flew over the A30. (M Guest)

Carsew Pool,Hayle: Dark-bellied Brent Goose, m Red-breasted Merganser, f Goosander, 12 Grey Plover and 4 Black-tailed Godwit. (A Witheywood)

St Gothian Sands:1 Sanderling, 7 Dunlin, 3 Meadow Pipits, 3 Rock Pipit, 4 Pied Wagtail, 2 Shovelers, 10 Tufted Ducks, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Teal, 30 Herring Gull, Little Gull, 1 adult Glaucous Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gulls, 1 European White-fronted Goose, 30 Canada Geese , 300 Chaffinch, 1 probable Brambling, 40 Linnets. (S Windle)

Little Gull – S Windle

European White-fronted Goose – S WIndle

Dunlin – S Windle

adult Glaucous Gull – S Windle

Little London Beach: 3 (ad m, 2cy m, fem) Black Redstart, 1 Water Pipit, m Grey Wagtail, c30 Pied Wagtail, c15 Rock Pipit including 4 displaying, 1 Chiffchaff singing. (R Veal)

Towan Head, Newquay: 16 Purple Sandpiper, 8 Oystercatcher, 5 Turnstone on Little Fistral Rocks. Also 2 Red-throated Diver off the point. (M Lammas)

Porthcothan: singing male Corn Bunting, 25 Yellowhammer, 2 Reed Bunting, Chiffchaff. (B Bosisto)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Woodcock, 1 Willow Tit, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Tufted Duck, 6 Redwing, 45 Fieldfare (D Eva)

Maenporth: 1 Velvet Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Razorbill, 8 Guillemot. (J St Ledger)

Treraven Meadows: Pink-footed Goose. (D Julian)

Polbrook (nr Wadebridge): singing Chiffchaff. (S Marquis)

Downderry:  Little Grebe just offshore early morning is only the second seen on open sea in 15 years. Also Great Northern Diver, 4 Red-throated Diver, Kittiwake, Common Gull and Mediterranean Gull.  (A. Payne)

Torpoint: 4000+ Starling murmuration this evening. (B Taggart)


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Monday 1st March 2021

Late News, 27/02, Dozmary Pool: 3 Goldeneye, 2 Shoveler, 7 Tufted Duck, 15 Teal. (J Hale)

Late News, 28/02, Colliford Hatchery: Willow Tit singing ,in wet woodland area. Marsh tit. (J Hale)

Late News, 28/02, Dozmary Pool: 2 Scaup, 7 Tufted Duck, 1 Goldeneye, 17 Teal, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Shoveler,
100 + Golden Plover. (J Hale)

Late News, 28/02, Colliford Lake: 5 Great-crested Grebe, 2 Goosander, 1 Grey Heron, 40+Starling. (J Hale)

Gunwallow: 90 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Brent Goose, 1 Great Skua, 3 Common Scoter, 8 Razorbill. (D Collins, J Jones)

Red-throated Diver – Joe Jones

Loe Pool (Penrose): 3 Bittern, 23 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Cattle Egret, 2 Firecrest,1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Raven, 4 Goosander, 2 Little Egret, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Mistle Thrush, 16 Redwing, 1 Grey Wagtail. (I Grant & F Were) In addition, about 10 Redwings in ivy and holly; some behaving oddly and possibly inebriated. There are reports of redwings and blackbirds getting drunk on berries, including holly berries, especially once the berries have been frosted which causes damage and allows yeasts to start the fermentation process. (K Dalziel)

Bittern – Alan Williams

Bittern – Alan Williams

Loe Bar: 10 Red-throated Diver, 2 Guillemot, 4 Razorbill. (I Grant & F Were)

Porthleven: 1 Black Redstart in private garden. (B Nicholls)

Porthgwarra: 100+ Golden Plover, 5 Fulmar, 4 Raven, 2 Chough, 1 Buzzard, 1f Stonechat. (R Hall)

Sancreed: Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egret, 4 Med Gull. (D Flumm)

Kenidjack: Painted Lady butterfly flew north. (D Flumm)

Morvah: Peregrine Falcon over heading North-east. (R Chiffers)

Peregrine Falcon – Robin Chiffers

Devoran: 1 Spoonbill, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Grey Plover, 100+ Dunlin, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 30+ Common Gull, 9 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Kestrel (over). Also 1 Roe Deer (J St Ledger)

Spotted Redshank – John St Ledger

Tresillian to Tresemple Pool: 53 Curlew, 51 Shelduck, 50 Redshank, 7 Greenshank, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Snipe. (A Nicholson)

Restronguet Weir: 1 Velvet Scoter, 1 Red-breasted Merganser (male), 1 Great Crested Grebe. (J St Ledger)

Velvet Scoter – John St Ledger

Walmsley Reserve: 3 Spoonbill, 1 Barn Owl, 56 Shelduck, 2 Skylark. (A Langdon)

Spoonbill – Adrian Langdon

Shelduck – Adrian Langdon

Spoonbill – Adrian Langdon

Charlestown: 2 Peregrine Falcon being harassed by Gulls and Rooks. (D Hastilow)

Penwithick: 7 Chaffinch, 1 Wren, 3 Siskin, 11 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Robin, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Blackcap, 3 Long-Tailed Tit. (K.Bowers)

Blackcap – Kevin Bowers

Blackcap – Kevin Bowers

Bullfinch – Kevin Bowers

Siskin – Kevin Bowers

Wren – Kevin Bowers

Crafthole: c.3000 Starling flock west of the village. (A Blonden)


Friday 26th February 2021

Late News, 25/02, Goonhavern: 2 Woodcock, Green Woodpecker, 10 Slow Worm, Common Lizard and Grass Snake. (R Copeland)

Late News, 25/02, Burniere: 2 Shelduck, 17 Mute Swan, 2 Little Egret, 2 Wren, 10 Canada Goose, 3 Red legged Partridge, 2 Robin, 1 Blackbird, 6 Meadow Pipit, 4 Wood Pigeon, 1 Skylark, 1 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush (J.Goodair)

Late News, 25/02,Walmsley: Coot, Moorhen, Mallard, 3 Gadwall, 2 Pintail, Canada Goose, 2 Spoonbill, Shoveler, Tufted Duck, Wigeon, Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe, 5 Mute Swan, 20 Black tailed Godwit, Curlew, 2 Heron, Little Egret (J.Goodair)

Late News, 25/02,Treraven: 15 Herring Gull, 2 Long tailed Tit, 1 Barn Owl, 4 Robin, Canada Geese, 2 Goldcrest, 3 Teal, Wren, 2 Buzzard, Crows, Mallard, 2 Blue Tit, Wood Pigeon, Collared Doves, Blackbird, 2 Pied Wagtail (J.Goodair)

Goldcrest – Jasmina Goodair

Penrose: 2 Bittern still showing well in the creek & 5 Cattle Egret in a horse field on the road between Penrose & Helston (J Jones)

Bittern – Joe Jones

Cattle Egret – Joe Jones

Bittern – Joe Jones

Kenneggy: 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 1 Black Redstart (m), 2 Meadow Pipit, 10 Linnet, 2 Chough (C James)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Spoonbill, 1 Cattle Egret. (G Sykes) Copperhouse Creek: Painted Lady along King George Memorial Walk. (M Grantham)

St Gothian Sands: 1 White-fronted Goose, 8 Shoveler, 1m Gadwall, 1 ad Little Gull and 1 ad Glaucous Gull. (MJ Spicer)

Glaucous Gull – Mike Spicer

Little Gull – Mike Spicer

St Ives: Peregrine flying over town carrying prey which was thought to be a feral pigeon at 1410hrs. (D King)

Lelant Downs: White Wagtail  garden on edge of Trink fields. (P Geddes)

Sancreed: ringtail Hen Harrier, 4 distant Egret sp?, 4 Chough. Painted Lady butterfly. (D Flumm)

Botallack: 20 Kittiwake, 3 Harbour Porpoise & Peacock butterfly. (D Flumm)

St Just: 2 Sand Martin over north at 17:40. (N Wheatley)

Pendeen: Black Redstart again. (P Combridge)

Boskenna: Cattle Egret still. (M McKee)

Penzance: 1w Caspian Gull on Wherrytown beach then flew towards Jubilee Pool. (M McKee) 1st w Glaucous Gull, 91 Common Gull on Hogus Rocks (S Rogers) 42 Purple Sandpiper on Lighthouse pier, 45 Sanderling Jubilee Pool. (B Hibbett)

Portscatho: 1f Black Redstart and 1f Blackcap still visiting a private garden. (R Sharp)

Black Redstart – Richard Sharp

Downderry: 11 Great Northern Diver and 7 Red-throated Diver early morning. (A. Payne)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Water Pipit, 1 Cattle Egret. (S Rowe)

Kelseys, Crantock: 1 Great Skua, 4 Red-throated Diver. (S Rowe)

Porthcothan: Ringtail Hen Harrier this afternoon. (C Moncaster)

Bude Marsh: 2 Cattle Egret, Canada Goose, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 2 Shellduck ,50 Black-headed Gull. (S Windle)

Pink-footed Goose – Steven Windle

Pink-footed Goose – Steven Windle

Hobbacott: 1m Hen Harrier (B Bryne)

Upper Tamar Lake: 5 Cormorant, 3 Goosander, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Water Pipit, 2 Goldcrest. (S Windle)

Stithian’s Reservoir: Barn Owl, Willow Tit, 9 Reed Bunting, 5 Wigeon, 2 Pochard. (M Broadbent)

Carrick Roads: 1 Black necked Grebe, 17 Red-breasted Mergansers, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Common Gull, 1 Grey Seal ( T Johnson, P Oldcorn, J Li)

Maenporth: Velvet Scoter, Black Guillemot, 5 Great Northern Diver. 40+ Common Dolphin (G Wills and N Walton)

Windmill Farm: 2 Black RRedstart. (D Wright)

Carthew: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Buzzard, 15 Jackdaw, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Nuthatch, 9 Coal Tit, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Long-Tailed Tit, 1 Robin, 2 Jay . (K.Bowers)

Grey Wagtail – Kevin Bowers

Nuthatch – Kevin Bowers

Merther: 1 Barn Owl, 1 Kestrel, 1 Stonechat (L Sampson)

Calenick Creek: 56 Curlew, 25 Redshank, 6 Oystercatcher, 5 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 43 Shelduck, 28 Teal, 10 Wigeon, 2 Goldcrest. (A Nicholson)

Nansidwell Woods, Mawnan Smith: Great Spotted Woodpecker showing well. (S G Rutherford)


Wednesday 24th February 2021

Late news, 21/2, Treslothan near Camborne: Up to 4 Great Spotted Woodpeckers drumming at 8am. (D King)

Late news, 23/2, St Erth: Sparrowhawk at railway station at 1440hrs. (D King)

Late news, 24/2, St Erth: 2 Peregrine over at 11am from direction of Hayle Estuary causing alarm amongst the nearby gulls and corvids. (D King)

Late news, 23/2, Hayle Estuary RSPB: Spoonbill on Carnsew Pool in morning then moved to Ryan’s Field. Also 20+ Shelduck, female Goosander, 3 Lapwing, 22 Grey Plover, 17 Bar-tailed Godwit, 150+ Dunlin, 40+ Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 40+ Common Gull, ad Ring-billed Gull, ad Glaucous Gull, 10 Yellow-legged Gull and Peregrine over. 4 Greenfinch and Grey Wagtail in Lelant car park. (P Freestone, M.Halliday) Copperhouse Creek: 9 Knot, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Grey Plover, 2 Dunlin. (P Freestone)

Late news, 23/2, St Gothian Sands NR: 2 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 10 Shoveler, 6 Little Grebe, 8 Coot, 10 Med Gulls, 32 Great Black-backed Gulls, 2 Ravens, 1 Wigeon, 180+ Teal, 2 Skylark. (P Freestone)

Late news, 23/2, Gwithian Green LNR: Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Goldfinch, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Goldcrest. (P. Freestone)

Late News, 23/02, Roskilly: adult Kumlien’s Gull. (P Semmens)

Late News, 23/02, Mount Edgcumbe, Cremyll: 8 Cattle Egret. (B Taggart)

Sennn Cove: 1st w Caspian Gull. (K Wilson)

Newlyn, Tolcarne to Wherrytown rocks: Very large gull flock attracted to dead pilchards; 2000+ Herring Gull, c 200 Black-headed Gull, c100 Lesser Black-backed Gull, c100 Great Black-backed Gull, 20+ Mediterranean Gull and 1 juv Glaucous Gull, also 3 Oystercatcher and 1 Razorbill. (T Mills) Wherrytown, Penzance: c2000 Herring Gull, 10 Med Gull, 8 Common Gull with Great & Lesser Black-backed Gulls feeding on discarded European pilchard, all dead – many washed ashore but one swimmer said the sea was “like a soup with them”, all dead. (D Flumm) 1000 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 juv Glaucous Gull, 4 Yellow-legged Gull. (M Elliott)

Gull feeding frenzy – Dave Flumm

Glaucous Gull – Tony Mills

Copperhouse Creek: 5 Snipe, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 60+  Pied Wagtail. (M Greenhalgh) 1 Ruff, 1 Curlew Sandpiper (RSPB team)

Hayle Estuary: Spoonbill, 1w Iceland Gull. (J Jones)

Gannel Estuary: 1 adult Little Gull. (S Rowe)

Padstow: 34 Turnstone, 45 Grey Plover, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Red-breasted Merganser, 14 Mediterranean Gull. (B Bosisto)

Padstow, Hawkers Cove: 1 Kingfisher, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Peregrine Falcon over, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Skylark, 1 Buzzard from a private garden. (S Grose)

Padstow, Tregirls Beach: 249 Herring Gull, 26 Great Black backed Gull, 96 Common Gull, 36 Black headed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull (S Grose)

Crugmeer: 1 Grey Heron, 3 Snipe, 100+Chaffinch, 1000+ Corvids, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Yellowhammer, 7 Grey Partridge. (S Grose)

Porthmissen: 1 Corn Bunting. (S Grose)

Falmouth Bay: 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Velvet Scoter, 3 Great Northern Diver, 12+ Guillemot, 4 Razorbill as viewed from Pennance to Maenporth footpath (J St Ledger)

Penryn: 1f Siskin in garden (P Oldcorn)

Devoran: 1 Spoonbill, 6 Bar-tailed Godwits, 10 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Spotted Redshank. (R Wilkins)

Carne: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Mute Swan, c15 Redshank. (D Beadle)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater. 1 Merlin (B.Toms)

Bude: Pochard amongst Mallards bridge Bude canal. (R Maye)


Tuesday 23rd February 2021

Late News, 21/02 Devoran: 1 Pintail in the company of several Teal. (S&V Rutherford)

Cot Valley: Black Guillemot at Porth Nanven. (D Flumm)

Black guillemot – Dave Flumm

Black guillemot – Dave Flumm

Callestick: 1 Cattle Egret (surprisingly first record for village considering there are 300 cattle!). Also, 100 Golden Plover, 25+ Linnet, 9 Yellowhammer, Green Woodpecker, 2 Mistle Thrushes and Chiffchaff (T Wilson)

Cattle Egret – Tony Wilson

Hayle Estuary RSPB: c1080 Lesser Black-backed Gull, ad Glaucous Gull, ad Ring-billed Gull, 1w Caspian Gull, 4+ Yellow-legged Gull, ad Spoonbill, ad Pale-bellied Brent Goose, 12 Bar-tailed Godwit. (R Veal)

Ryan’s Field, Hayle: Spoonbill (A Witheywood)

Gunwalloe reed bed: 1 juv Marsh Harrier, Cetti’s Warbler. (K Dalziel)

Maenporth: 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Velvet Scoter, 1 Guillemot. (J St Ledger)

Red-necked Grebe – John St Ledger

Devoran: 83 Common Gull, 1 1st-winter Glaucous Gull. Spoonbill still present opposite Norway Inn. (G Adams)

Porth Reservoir: 9 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Water Rail, 3 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Barrowfields, Newquay: 4 Chough (no rings) early am opposite Tesco express. (S Grose)

Boating lake, Newquay: 1 f Peregrine Falcon through hunting pigeons. (S Grose)

Camel Estuary: 47 Ringed Plover. (C Selway)

Gluvian: 25 Yellowhammer. (B Bosisto)

Calstock: 4 Green Sandpiper. (N Moore)

Sheffield: ringtail Hen Harrier flew west. (Birdguides)

Marham Church: 2 Cattle Egret, 6 Lapwing. (S Windle)