Thursday 20th February 2020

Newlyn Harbour: 2 Eider, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Iceland Gull. (J Hill) Plus Black Guillemot. (R Allen, D Julian)

Drift Reservoir: Long-tailed Duck viewed from car park. (D Julian)

Penzance: Black Redstart at Jubilee Pool. (D Julian)

Hayle Estuary: Adult & Sub adult Caspian, adult Ring-billed and at least 4 Yellow-legged Gull this afternoon. (D Julian)

Sennen Cove: Black Redstart around the Lifeboat Station. (A Myram)

Black Redstart – A Myram

Pendeen (14:00-15:00): 1 Red-throated Diver, 22 Manx Shearwater, 101 Fulmar, c1800 auk sp? west. (D Flumm)

Truro: 3 Siskin on feeders in private garden. (P Carter)

Siskins – P Carter

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Lesser Scaup, 1 Pochard, 1 Great Crested Grebe all at Golden Lion cut off. Also 1 Snipe (over). (J St Ledger)

Colliford: 6 Goosander, 10 Lapwing. ( D Eva )

Ninestones: 1 Red Kite. ( D Eva )

Siblyback: 1 drake Ring-necked Duck, 2 Marsh Tit, 2 Treecreeper, 2 Mistle Thrush. ( D Eva )

Golitha Falls: 1 Brambling with 100 Chaffinch. ( D Eva )

Pentewan: 6 Mediterranean Gulls, Great Northern Diver, c.20 Fulmar, 5 Kittiwake & a female Common Scoter (P Kemp)

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 11 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Black Redstart, 1 Turnstone. (J Hill)

Marazion: 5 Great Northern Diver, 30 Curlew. (R Allen)

St Ives: 15 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 3 Great Skua in the bay mid afternoon. Also 1 Firecrest along the Hain walk. (S Rowe) Also Glaucous Gull in the bay but mobile.

Trerulefoot: 2 Swallows over the A38. (D Clegg)

Hannafore: 13 Eider (6 males) 1 Shag. (D Cleal)


Wednesday 19th February 2020

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Black Swans and 4 Mute Swans. (P Walsh)

Penzance: 3 Black Swan back in the inner harbour (Abbey Slipway) late afternoon. (T Mills)

Siblyback Lake: Ring-necked Duck again. (B Mellow) Plus 27 Tufted Duck including French ringed female, 6 Little Grebe, 2 Goldeneye, 19 Mallard, 8 Snipe, 55 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, 2 Mistle Thrush. (K Pellow)

Walmsley Sanctuary (Key holders only): 2 Spoonbill, 1 Scaup and 1 Pintail. (B Mellow)

Mousehole: 4500+ Auk sp between 15:30 & 17:00. 2 1w Iceland Gull, 1w Caspian Gull, 2x 1w & 2w Yellow-legged Gull and 1w Glaucous x Herring Gull on St Clement’s Isle. (M Elliott)

St Ives Bay: Glaucous Gull reported from various locations.

Newlyn: Black Guillemot and 1w Iceland Gull reported in the harbour. (L Stoppard)

Great Northern Diver – Luke Stoppard

Iceland Gull – Luke Stoppard

Falmouth: Black Redstart reported at Thetis Place.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Adult Ring-billed Gull, 3w Caspian Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull HXJ60, and a yellow colour ring Mediterranean  Gull plus 1 Greenshank and 30+ Bar Tailed Godwits. (J Hill, L Stoppard)

Ring-billed Gull – Luke Stoppard

Lesser Black-backed Gull – Luke Stoppard

Sancreed: 1 fem Merlin, 3 Little Egret, 40 Redwing. (D Flumm)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 fem /imm Hen Harrier from hide at 10:46. Flying low and following the contours of the far side of reservoir, up over long thin strip of picea trees and on towards Rougtor, also 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 412 Black headed Gull, 11 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Buzzard, 4 Raven, 4 Mistle Thrush, 2 Song Thrush, 4 Coal Tit. (S Grose)

Davidstow Woods: 1 Merlin over, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Crossbill, 9 Coal Tit, 12 Goldcrest. (S Grose)

Helstone: 52 Snipe in stubble field next to village sign. (S Grose)

Newquay: 12 Red-throated Diver in the bay. (S Rowe)

Stithians Reservior: 1 Lesser Scaup still in Golden Lion cut off. (W Chegwidden, M Grantham)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 37 Mute Swan, 1 Whooper Swan, 1 Canada Goose, 26 Shelduck, 4 Mallard, 4 Wigeon, 3 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 1 Spoonbill, 2 Buzzard, 65 Oystercatcher, c.2000 Golden Plover, 150 Lapwing, 5 Knot, 120 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 75 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 62 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 45 Curlew, 125 Black-headed Gull, 65 Herring Gull, 22 Lesser black-backed Gull, 15 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Wood Pigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 9 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Jackdaw, 15 Rook, 45 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 2 Starling, 6 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch (M Sacwen et al)

Respryn Bridge: 1 Treecreeper, 2 Nuthatch. (J Green)

Frenchman’s Creek, Helford: 3+ Firecrest, 2 Common Sandpiper, 10 Redwing. (R Allen)

Marazion: 4 Great Northern Diver in bay. (R Allen)

Caerhays Castle gardens: Chiffchaff singing. (K Dalziel)

Penryn: Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming at the top of one of the floodlight pylons at the football pitch made for an unusual sound this morning. (C Benton)

Tuesday 18th February 2020

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Adult Ring-billed Gull, 2 (ad & 2w) Caspian Gull and 5+ Yellow-legged Gull. (M Ahmad). Adult Ring-billed Gull, 3 (adult, sub-adult and metal ringed second-winter) Caspian Gull (B Dallas)

Penzance: 3 Black Swan by Abbey Slip (M Ellery)

Black Swan- M Ellery

Nare Head: 2 Slavonian Grebes, 1w Med Gull, 2 Shags, 4 Gannets, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 2+ Firecrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Raven, 1 Grey Wagtail. (M Doyle, M Broadbent)

Kennack Sands:2 Black Throated Diver, 2 Firecrest (R Allen)

Loe Pool: 6 Cormorant, 5 Goosander (4M, 1F) (K Dalziel)

Cormorant- K Dalziel

Cape Cornwall: 2 Manx Shearwaters (together), 1 Red-throated Diver and 10+ Bottlenose Dolphins south close in 09:10-09:20. (N Wheatley)

St Ives: Little Auk and Glaucous Gull flew north past the Island this morning. Als 3 Harbour Porpoise (L Stoppard) Humpback Whale (V Stratton)

Glaucous Gull-Luke Stoppard

Little Auk-Luke Stoppard



Foage Valley; Zennor: 50 Fieldfare, 60 Redwing (V Stratton)

Newlyn Harbour: 1 Common Scoter, 1 Black Guillemot, 1 Iceland Gull, 3 Great Northern Diver and 2 Eider
(A McKechnie). 1st winter Iceland Gull (M Ahmad)

1st winter Iceland Gull-M Ahmad

Common Scoter- A Mckechnie

Colliford Lake: 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull with c.50 Lesser Black-backed Gulls (P Kemp)

St Dennis: 5 Fieldfare in a private garden. (P Ash)

Charlestown: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (D Hastilow)

Mevagissey: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Firecrest (B Bosisto L Payne)

London Apprentice: 2 Marsh Tit, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Nuthatch, 3 Grey Wagtail (B Bosisto L Payne)

St Stephen: 1 Grey Wagtail (B Bosisto L Payne)

Lower Tamar Lake: 13 Willow Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 9 Goosander 4m 5f, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Jay.
(R Mudge)

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Monday 17th February 2020

Ruan Lanihorne: A group of 4 Whimbrel in flight calling over the village, heading Northeast at 09:30. (D Hall)

Newlyn: 1w Iceland Gull, Black Guillemot, 1 Eider, 3 Great Northern Diver, 2 Rock Pipit, 30+ Turnstone in the harbour. (L Proctor, M Webb)

Penzance Jubilee Pool: 1 ad m Black Redstart, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 5 Purple Sandpiper, 8 Turnstone. (M Webb)

Iceland Gull – Martin Webb

Black Guillemot – Martin Webb

Great Northern Diver – Martin Webb

Penzance Harbour: 3 Black Swan by Abbey slip. (M Webb)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 6 Goosander (3 drakes), 2 Red breasted Merganser, 14 Ringed Plover, 1 Sanderling ( D Eva, R Veal) Also adult Ring-billed Gull and 2 (ad & sub ad) Caspian Gull reported again.

Truro: 1m & 1f  Siskin in a private garden for a second day. (D Jenkins)

Portscatho Towan Beach: 1 Stonechat 2 Rock Pipit. (D Hastilow)

Pendower: 75 Med Gull, 10 Black-throated Diver,  6 Great Northern Diver & 1 Red-necked Grebe. (R Wilkins)

Hannafore: 14 Eider (including 6 Adult Males), 5 Great Northern Diver, 7 Turnstone, 1 Redshank, 1 Curlew, 10 Oystercatcher, 2 Stonechat. (D Spooner)

West Looe: 12 Great Northern Diver, 11 Eider, 3 Slavonian Grebes, 7 Turnstone, 1 Rock Pipit. (C Buckland)

Narkurs: 300+ Skylarks. (C Buckland)

Maer Lake: 54 Wigeon, 12 Dunlin , 2 Ruff. (B Bosisto)

Mousehole: 1w Little Gull, 2w Yellow-legged Gull on St Clement’s Isle this evening. (M Ahmad)

Charlestown: 1 f Blackcap. (D Hastilow)

Sunday 16th February 2020

Pentewan: 1 adult Pacific Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Common Sandpiper, 55 Lesser black backed Gull , 31 Common Gull, 1 2nd winter Mediterranean Gull, 120 Black-headed Gull , 120 Kittiwake (P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

Porthpean: 25 Common Scoter, 4 Black throated Diver, 1 Red throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 52 Common Gull, 371 Lesser Black backed Gull , 1 adult Yellow legged Gull, 615 Herring Gull,  320 Black headed Gull , 24 Kittiwake (P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

Newlyn Harbor: Black Guillemot, 2 Eider, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Shag, 2 Cormorant. (R Fox) Also juvenile Iceland Gull still. (A McKechnie)

Black Guillemot – A McKechnie

Mount Edgecombe Park, Cremyll: 10 Cattle Egret feeding with Little Egrets and 6 Oystercatcher. (D Sharp)

Kingsmill Lake, Saltash: 103 Avocet, 6 Snipe, 19 Lapwing, c.80 Dunlin, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 59 Black-tailed Godwit, 56 Curlew, 2 Greenshank, 5 Redshank, 20 Shelduck, 207 BLack-headed gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed gull, 14 Herring gull, 2 Great Black-backed gull, 10 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Barnacle goose, c.50 Canada goose & 1 Great Crested Grebe (P Kemp)

Hannafore: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Great Northern Diver, 8 Black- throated Diver, 2 Red-throated Diver, 8 Eider, 2 Curlew, 1 Gannet, 1 Fulmar, adult Mederterranian Gull, 1 Little Egret, Oystercatcher, Raven, Rock Pipit, 8 Goldfinch, Stonechat and 1 Grey Seal. (M.P.Frost)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Spoonbill, 1 Scaup, 7 Tufted Duck, 4 Shoveler (D Eva) Also, 21 Little Egret, 1 Peregrine, c.45 Wigeon, c.90 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 5 Grey Heron, 2 Spoonbills. (A Langdon)

Chapel Amble: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff and 1 Swallow. (D Julian)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: ad Ring-billed Gull from Lelant Station in afternoon. (R Augarde, B Mellow). 3 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Knot early am. (R Veal) Also Leucistic Robin still at the Station. (M Ahmad)

Leucistic Robin – M Ahmad

Carbis Bay: 6 Red-throated Diver, 28 Great Northern Diver. (R Augarde, B Mellow)

St Ives: 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 6 Great Skua, 1w Little Gull, Glaucous Gull and 7 Manx Shearwater. (R Augarde, B Mellow) Also, 1 Great Skua and 1000+ Kittiwakes sheltering from the wind this morning. (J Hawkey)

Mousehole: Ad Kumlien’s Gull, 1w Iceland Gull, 1w Caspian Gull, 5 (2 ad, 2 3w & 2w) Yellow-legged Gull at St Clement’s Isle roost. (M Elliott)

Mounts Bay: 4 Great Northern Diver and 1w/fem Black Redstart in front of Sand Bar Cafe. (R Allen) 3 Black Swan on Abbey Slipway this afternoon. (R Fox)

Par Beach Pool: 1 f Mandarin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 13 Mute Swan, 74 Black-headed Gull, 5 Coot, 19 Moorhen, 1 Song Thrush. (S Grose)

Par Docks: 7 Mediterranean Gull, 11 Common Gull, 96 Black-headed Gull, 7 Redshank, 26 Oystercatcher. (S Grose)

Charlestown: 1m Blackcap (D Hastilow)

Luxulyan: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

St Newlyn East Downs: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)


Saturday 15th February 2020

Kingsmill Lake: 5 Barnacle Geese in amongst the Canada Geese. (M Phillips)

Rosemullion Head: 20 Fulmars, 70 Gannets, 10 Kittiwakes and 2 Great Skuas flew south in one hour. (P McCartney)

Towan Head: 26 Turnstone, 11 Oystercatcher, 6 Purple Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Newlyn: 2 Great Northern Divers and 1 Eider duck in Newlyn harbour. (M Coller)

Gannel Estuary: 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Med Gull, 13 Oystercatcher. (S Rowe, M Lammas)

Mousehole: Adult Kumliens Gull and 1w Iceland Gull came in to roost this evening. (M Ahmad)

Friday 14th February 2020

Late news, 13/2, Newtown-in-St. Martin: 4 Cattle Egret 1km SE of the village. (D Collins)

Late news, 13/2, St. Anthony-in-Meneage: 150 Mediterranean Gull. (D Collins)

Late news, 13/2, Lizard Point: 1 Great Skua. (D Collins)

Towan Head, Newqauy:   8 Purple Sandpipers behind Headland Hotel 12 Turnstones on car park. (M Lammas)

Porthgwarra 08:00 – 11:00: 26 Manx Shearwater, 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Med Gull, c2500 Kittiwake to 08:30 but only a further c500 by 11:00, c300 Fulmar, steady stream of auks throughout, c90% appeared to be Guillemot. (DK Parker)

Penzance: 3 Black Swan in main harbour. (DK Parker)

East Looe: 1 Great Northern Diver, 7 Eider (including 4 adult males). (D Spooner)

Newlyn: 2cy Iceland Gull, 2cy Black Guillemot and 2 Great Northern Diver still in the harbour. (M Coller)

Upper Tamar Lake: 4 Ring-necked Duck 3m 1f. (R Mudge)

Lower Tamar Lake: 5 Great Crested Grebe. (R Mudge)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1w Great Black-backed Gull with Red ring No. W:300 on Ryan’s Field at 10:10. It was ringed on Skokholm Island on 19th June 2019 and was one of three to fledge the nest. It was last seen on Skokholm on 25th August 2019 and was then reported in Newlyn Harbour on 27th December 2019.(M Webb)

Great Black-backed Gull – Martin Webb

Drift Reservoir (members only): Long-tailed Duck, 2 Tufted Duck, 95 Canada Geese, Med Gull and 3 Little Egret. (D Flumm)

Lizard: Fin Whale stranded (now dead) on rocks at Nare Point. (J Foster)

Porth Reservoir: 8 Great crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 m Tufted Duck, 13 Coot, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Dipper, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Song Thrush. (S Grose)

Whipsiderry: 2 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Reed Bunting, 3 Corn Bunting, 5 Raven. (S Grose)