Monday 24th February 2020

Advanced warning: There will be an educational access group of students from Cornwall college Newquay using the Walmsley tower hide on Wednesday 26th Feb & Wednesday 4th March from 09:30 till 12 noon.
Access to members is still OK but be prepared for it to be busy.

Late news, 23/2, Stithians Reservoir: 1 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Reed Buntings (1 male, 2 female), from southern hide. (A & S Collins)

Camel Estuary: Whooper Swan reported still at Dinham Point.

Newqauy: adult Glaucous Gull still in the field with the pink elephant on Crantock turning at 18:30, it has injury to breast. (M Lammas)

Rock: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Mistle Thrush, 3 m Greenfinch (individual birds calling). (S Grose)

Par Beach Pool: Pair of aythya hybrids, female Scaup and Common Sandpiper. (R Wilkins)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Great Northern Divers, 6 Little Grebe, 9 Grey Plover on Carnsew Pool. (A & P Graham)

Mawgan Porth: 1 Water Pipit, 1 Goosander (redhead), c. 30 Wigeon, c. 50 Teal, 4 Shoveler, 16 Curlew, 18 Oystercatcher. (P Roseveare)

Falmouth, 800m off Gyllyngvase Beach: 1 Black Guillemot, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Eider (female), 1 Whimbrel, 1 Mediterranean Gull. Viewed from American Shelter (J St Ledger) Also 1 Pomarine Skua chasing Kittiwakes in the bay, 100+ Gannet, 1 Great Skua, 15 Kittiwake, 15 Shag, 4+ Common Dolphins. (T Phelps, M Doyle)

Restronguet Weir: 7 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 12 Red-breasted Merganser. Viewed from Greatwood House side of beach. (J St Ledger)

Black-necked and Slavonian Grebes, John St Ledger

Black-necked and Slavonian Grebes, John St Ledger

Trewithen Moor, Stithians: 1 Merlin at 17:45. (P Blackburn)

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