Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Newlyn: Black Guillemot still off Sandy Cove. (L Proctor)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Ad Ring-billed Gull, 11+ (5+ ad, 1 4w, 1 3w, 2 2w, 2 1w) Yellow-legged Gull. (M Elliott) 7+ Little Grebe, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 5 Turnstone on Carnsew Pool.

Wilcove: Drake Green-winged Teal reported again.

Towan Head, Newquay: 4 Red-throated Diver 2 on water 2 in flight, 1 Great Northern Diver in flight,  6 plus Common Dolphins feeding off the point. (M Lammas)

Truro: 1 Avocet, 1 Common Sandpiper, 40+ Shelduck, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Greenshank, Wigeon, Teal,  Redshank  and Black-tailed Godwit at Sunny Corner. (M Costa) Avocet showing well 300m upstream 12:00. (M Lammas)

Loe Beach: 12 Black-necked Grebes towards Myler, 8+  Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Great Crested Grebe. (M Lammas)

Longrock: 2 Red-throated Diver, 4 Great Northern Diver, 14 Common Scoter. (R Veal)

Portreath: 1 Black Redstart at Carvannel Downs cliffs. (C Warman)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 32 Mute Swan, 1 Whooper Swan, 34 Shelduck, 11 Mallard, 12 Wigeon, 3 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Shag, 3 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 3 Buzzard, 65 Oystercatcher, 32 Ringed Plover, 7 Grey Plover, 300 Golden Plover, 250 Lapwing, 4 Ruff, 2 Knot, 290 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 75 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 34 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 150 Curlew, 1 Snipe, 250 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 85 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 45 Great Black-backed Gull, 8 Wood Pigeon, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 3 Robin, 3 Redwing, 7 Blackbird, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Great Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 1 Magpie, 3 Jackdaw, 3 Rook, 45 Carrion Crow, 7 Starling, 6 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 4 Goldfinch. (M Scawen et al)

Pentewan: 3 Firecrests, 6 Chiffchaffs and Dipper beside river along the Pentewan cycle path approx half mile from the St Austell end. (G White)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Ringed Plover, 6 Redshank, 42 Curlew, 9 Oystercatcher,  4 Little Egret, 5 Blackcap and 1 f Sparrowhawk. (J Green)

Tuesday 21st January 2020

Sennen: American Buff-bellied Pipit still. (I Hayes)

Hayle Estuary: 1 adult Ring-billed Gull, 1 3cy Caspian Gull, 5 adult, 1 3cy and 1 2cy Yellow-legged Gull and 34 Common Gull. (B Dallas) Also; 3 Mediterranean Gull and Peregrine over. (G & L Carr, M Elliott)

Wilcove: Green-winged Teal still, also 1 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Greenshank. (R Treeby R Macklin)

Torpoint: 3 Eiders feeding on crabs close in. (R Macklin)

Downderry-Seaton: 16 Red-throated Diver, 6 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great crested Grebe and odd Kittiwake offshore this afternoon. (A Payne)

Camel Estuary (Wadebridge to Tregunna Bird Hide): 1 Greenshank, 40+ Redshank, 3
Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 8 Curlew, 19 Grey Plover, 28
Mute Swan, 1 Whooper Swan, 55 Shelduck, 8 Mallard, 50+ Oystercatcher,
150+ Dunlin, 100+ Lapwing 10.30 – 12.30. (M Webb)

Lapwing-M Webb

Black-tailed Godwit-M Webb

Whooper Swan -M Webb

Grey Plover-M Webb

Greenshank-M Webb

Wheal Martyn Clay Trails: 1 Woodcock flying into fields behind Ruddlemoor at approx. 1700 (R Hollis)

Perranporth: 2 Chough between golf course and beach. (S Cox)

Newlyn: Black Guillemot and Great Northern Diver viewed from Sandy Cove. (L Proctor)

Long Rock Pool: 1 Otter fishing at 5:30pm (N Wheatley)

Illogan: 1 Ring-necked Parakeet in valley gardens at 9:25am. 2 Blackcap (m & f) on garden feeders. (J Baker)

Pencalenick Woods: 1 Treecreeper. (B Dodd)

Tregidden: 2 Firecrest in a private garden. (B Nicholls)

Siblyback Lake: Drake Ring-necked Duck still at 14:45 at north end. (R Treeby) Also female Greater Scaup. (C Teague)

Castle Beach, Falmouth: 1 adult male Black Redstart, 1 Great Northern Diver, 8 Turnstone, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 female Sparrowhawk, 2 Rock Pipit, 1 Stonechat. (M Doyle, C Urquhart)

Restronguet Weir: 1100hrs. 10 Red-breasted Merganser, 14 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Firecrest (S Van Hear)

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Monday 20th January 2020

Lizard Point: female type Velvet Scoter headed west into Mounts Bay, Drake Goosander, 13 Black-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver, 7000 Auk’s per hour past. (A Blunden)

Marazion: 1 Black Redstart at Little London. (L Proctor)

Stithians Reservoir: F Lesser Scaup still at the southern end. (I Hayes)

Lower Tamar Lake: 15 Goosander (7m 8f), 4 Ring-necked Duck (3m 1f), 2 Grey Heron plus Wigeon, Teal, Mallard, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Cormorants. (R Mudge)

Newlyn: Black Guillemot off Sandy Cove this morning. (L Proctor) Also Black Guillemot, juv Iceland Gull, Eider and 2 Great Northern Diver this afternoon. (P Aley)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Ad Ring-billed Gull, 2 ad Yellow-legged Gull & 2w Med Gull. (P Aley)

Sennen: 5 Med Gull, 2 Chiffchaff & 12 Fieldfare. (P Aley)

Colliford Lake: m & f Goosander in eastern arm. (G Kingdon)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 6 (4m 2f) Tufted Duck, 6m Mallard, 1 Snipe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 126 Canada Geese, 4 Canada/Grey Lag Geese, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Buzzard 10:45 – 12:15. (M Webb)

Trenow: 7 Black-throated diver, 10 Great Northern Diver and 1 Water Pipit. (R Menari)

St. Clement to Tresillian: 3 Cattle Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 7 Common Snipe, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper. Also Bat sp. (presumed Pipistrelle) actively flying 14:30! (P.Carter)

Feock: 10 Black-necked Grebes and 20 Red-breasted Mergansers off Loe Beach. (I Hayes)

Maenporth: 3 Black-throated Diver with 2 Eider and c20 Common Scoter. (I Hayes)

Falmouth: Great Northern Diver off Castle Bay and Black Redstart on the shore. (I Hayes)

Truro, Sunny Corner: 1 Avocet and 5 Black-tailed Godwits. (A. Hill)

Towan Head: 16 Red-throated Diver, 4 Common Scoter and 20+ Common Dolphin in Newquay Bay late pm. (S Rowe, M Lammas)

Helford Passage: 2 Black-necked Grebe. (D Collins)

Loe Pool: imm Goldeneye. (D Collins)

St. Johns Lake / Ford at high tide: 21 Brent Geese, 60+ Shelduck, 120 + Teal, 53 Avocet, 22 Grey Plover, 1 Greenshank, 1 Snipe. (K Pellow)

Portwrinkle: 3 Red-throated Diver, 33 Common Scoter  (all female/imms). (K Pellow)

Whitsands Bay: 78+ Common Scoter  distantly (a seperate flock to above) before flying west at 14:45. (K Pellow)

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Sunday 19th January 2020

Sennen: 1 American Buff-bellied Pipit still on small pools/mudheaps near Brew STW. (C Urquhart)

Rosemullion Head: 1 Pacific Diver and 5 Black-throated Diver. (A Bluden et al)

Marazion Marsh: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 4 Chiffchaff,  6 Snipe put up by Buzzard, Sparrowhawk hunting over marsh, 25 Teal flying. (G & L Carr)

Little London: 6 Grey Plover, 2+ Black Redstart, 2 Black-throated Diver, drk Common Scoter. (R Augarde, B Mellow, R Veal)

Black Redstart – P Ash

Newlyn Harbour: 1 Black Guillemot. (G & L Carr, C Beazley) Also seen off Sandy Cove, as well as 1 Water Rail, 1 Black Redstart. (L Proctor)

Battery Rocks, Penzance: 50 Sanderling, 13 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Wagtail. (R Fox)

Praa Sands: 2 Great Northern Diver. (I Hayes)

Carrick Roads: 1 Black Guillemot (towards St. Mawes), 1 Black-throated Diver, 4 Great Northern Diver, 26 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe. (G Wills)

Falmouth Bay (off Gyllyngvase Beach): 2 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 12 Common Scoter (all female). (J St Ledger)

Castle Beach: 2 Black Redstart, 1 Red-necked Grebe (D Eva) Also, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Stonechat. (J St Ledger)

Maenporth: 2 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver (D Eva)

Gannel Estuary: 28 Blackcap, 9 Song Thrush, 2 Redwing, c30 Blackbird, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Grey Wagtail. (S Rowe)

Pentire, Newquay: 1 Black Redstart on Penmere Drive. (S Rowe) Also, Sparrowhawk with Pigeon prey. (E Carne)

Stepper Point: 1 Grey Partridge, 3 Corn Bunting, 2 Yellowhammer, c.60 Chaffinch, c. 130 Skylark, 1 Barn Owl. (P Roseveare) Also, 2 Barn Owl hunting in separate fields at Dusk. (S Grose)

Trevose Head: 5 Chough (all unringed), Snow Bunting and Black Redstart. (A Langdon)

Chough – A Langdon

Chough – A Langdon

Trevone: 2 Chough (unringed). (R Allen)

Walmsley: 1 Water Rail, 1 Snipe, 18 Shoveler, 1 Shelduck, 4 Little Grebe, 1f Scaup, 52 Curlew, 210 Canada Geese, 1 Sparrowhawk (flying over). (J&T Orchard)

Truro: Male Black Redstart at Malpas. (M Costa)

Godolphin Hill: 20 Fieldfare (D Flumm)

Drift: Great Northern Diver. (D Flumm) 1 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe. (R Veal, B Mellow, R Augarde) Also Juvenile Iceland Gull between 13:54-14:11 (M Mckee)

Long-tailed Duck – M Mckee

Hayle Estuary: 1 Sub-adult Caspian Gull and 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull. (M Spicer) Also, adult Ring-billed Gull. (P Freestone) Also redhead Goosander, and 1 Slavonian Grebe still at Carnsew Pool. (S Rogers)

Caspian Gull – M Spicer

Yellow-legged Gull – M Spicer

Copperhouse: 1 Snipe, 1 Jack Snipe. (B Toms, M Curtis) 3 Jack Snipe. (R Augarde, B Mellow, R Veal)

Hayle: 1 Kingfisher on stream behind Lidl. (S Grose)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: 1 Merlin. (B. Toms)

Ponsongath: 2 Firecrest. (D Wright)

Gwithian Towans: 4 Black-throated Diver, 13 Red-throated Diver, 17 Great Northern Diver. (P St Pierre)

Carnon Downs STW: 1 Willow Warbler, 20 Chiffchaff. (R Wilkins)

Loe Beach: 5 Great Northern Diver, 25 Red-breasted Merganser, 10 Black-necked Grebe. (R Wilkins)

Sennen Cove: ad Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Razorbill. 1 Merlin nearby. (B Mellow, R Augarde, R Veal)

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Saturday 18th January 2020

Sennen: Buff-bellied Pipit with 20 Meadow Pipits around puddles / manure heap, to far end (SE of) left-hand (northern) maize field, where footpath crosses the area of soil-dumping, 15.30-16.00. Also Little Egret, 2 Choughs flew inland and Chiffchaff calling from nearby scrub. (J Branscombe)

Tregew NT, Old Kea: 3 Cattle Egret. (H de Gast et al)

Helston Sewage Works: 2 Firecrest, 15 Chiffchaff. (D Wright)

Firecrest – Dougy Wright

Helston Penrose Car Park: 2 Firecrest. (D Wright)

Helston Boating Lake: 1 Mediterranean Gull. (D Wright)

Par Beach Pool: 18 Mute Swan, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret , 1 Water Rail, 3 Coot, 17 Moorhen, 2 Tufted Duck, 201 Black-headed Gull, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Bullfinch, 11 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Par Beach: 2 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Eider, 39 Linnet. (S Grose)

Par, Spit Beach: 2 Raven, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Kestrel, 31 Oystercatcher, 16 Turnstone, 4 Rock Pipit, 1 Great northern Diver. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 4 Tufted Duck, 8 Teal, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 12 Coot, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Snipe, 1 Med Gull, 110 Black-headed Gull. (S Rowe)

Mawgan Porth: 1 Pink-footed Goose, 69 Canada Goose, 3 Shoveler, 16 Wigeon, c30 Teal, 95 Lapwing, 4 Snipe, 11 Oystercatcher, 20 Moorhen, 1 Med Gull, 210 Black-headed Gull. (S Rowe)

Bedruthan: 120 Skylark, 2 Peregrine. (S Rowe)

Trevose Head: 5 Lapland Bunting, 200 Skylark, 8 Red-throated Diver, 10 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Kestrel. (S Rowe)

Red-legged Partridge – Steve Rowe

Crugmeer: 6 Yellowhammer, 1 Reed Bunting, 80 Skylark, 50 Chaffinch, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Rowe) 8 Grey Partridge at roost in Leylandi trees under huge flock of Corvids. (S Grose)

Lanivet: 1 Green Woodpecker at Bodmin garden centre. (S Grose)

Wadebridge: 3 Mediterranean Gull, 351 Black-headed Gull at Royal Cornwall show ground. (S Grose)

Wilcove: 1 drake Green-winged Teal, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Wagtail. (C Urquhart, L Langley, P Roseveare et al)

St John’s Lake: 2 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 3 Eider, 2 Great Northern Diver, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 12 Grey Plover, c.150 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher. (P Roseveare, L Langley et al)

Millbrook: 1 Egyptian Goose, 2 Great Northern Diver. (P Roseveare)

Egyptian Goose – Pete Roseveare

Looe: 9 (6m, 3f) Common Eiders. (D Spooner)

Hayle Estuary: Adult Ring-billed Gull again, 2+ ad Yellow-legged Gull and 1 Firecrest near hide at Ryan’s Field. (I Hayes) Also, 4 Grey Plover, 27 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Greenshank, 3 adult Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Whimbrel, 4 Goosander, 2 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Jack Snipe (at Copperhouse) (D Eva)

Friendship Woods: 23 Stock Dove, 2 Siskin, c.130 Pied Wagtail, 1 Tawny Owl nearby. (R Veal)

Crowlas: 1 Tawny Owl at 0600. (R Veal)

Little London: 3 (2m) Black Redstart, 1+ Water Pipit, 5 Red-throated Diver (1ad showing some sum plum), 2 Black-throated Diver, 13+ Great Northern Diver, drk Common Scoter. (R Veal)

Newlyn Harbour: 1w Iceland Gull, 2w Yellow-legged Gull, 1w Glaucous x Herring Gull hybrid. (M Elliott) Also, 2 drake Eider, 4 Great Northern Diver. (G&L Carr) Iceland Gull on roof of harbour buildings, 2 Eider and 1 Kingfisher in harbour. (J Branscombe)

Sandy Cove: Black Guillemot still. (D Eva, M Elliott)

Gillan Creek: 2 Common Sandpipers, 5 Redshank, 2 Curlew, 9 Little Egret. (B Nicholls)

Marazion: 2 Firecrest along the stream near the wooden holiday let this afternoon. 19+ Teal from road. (M Scott)

Hayle: Blackbird singing from palm tree opposite Asda at first light. (J Evans)

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Friday 17th January 2020

Hayle Estuary RSPB: ad Ring-billed Gull, sub-adult Caspian Gull, ad argentatus Herring Gull, 6+ Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Whimbrel, 7 (4 drk) Goosander, 2 redhead Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Great Northern Diver, 11 Turnstone. (R Veal, M Halliday, M Pass)

Porthkidney: 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 4 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Skua, 350+ Kittiwake. (R Veal)

Crowlas: 1 Mistle Thrush. (R Veal)

Siblyback Lake: Drake Ring-necked Duck still. (T Mills)

Wilcove: Drake Green-winged Teal, 3 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper. (T Mills)

Stithian’s Reservoir: 1f Lesser Saup, Goldeneye and Woodcock. (M Spicer)

Padstow: 1 Kingfisher at Hawkers Cove. (S Grose) 3 Mediterranean Gull, 94 Black-headed Gull in field next to cemetery. (S Grose)

Lower Amble: 58+ Cattle Egret between Lower Amble and Gutt Bridge near farm buildings. (D Julian)

Amble Marshes: 48+ Cattle Egret, possibly different to the Lower Amble birds. (D Julian)

Chapel Amble: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 10 Water Pipit, 1 Green Sandpiper and Swallow. (D Julian et al.)

Wadebridge: 2 drake Mandarin (J Brookes)

Praa Sands: Black Redstart around the car park. (I Hayes)

Newlyn: Iceland Gull (juv) and 4 Great Northern Diver in the harbour. (I Hayes)

Drift Reservoir: Male Hen Harrier (flew through), 1 Long-tailed Duck , 2 Stock Dove (M Pass)

Maenporth: 15+ Black-throated Diver, 8 Great Northern Diver, 1 (possibly 2) Red-necked Grebe, 1 Razorbill, 20 Guillemot, 2 Med Gull, Snipe, 2+ Stonechat. (M Doyle, L Langley, M Pass)

Falmouth: 20+ Black-throated Diver. off Gyllyngvase Beach. (J St Ledger, S Van Hear)

Black-throated Divers, John St Ledger

Restronguet Weir: c25 Red-breasted Merganser, 5 Great Northern Diver, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Firecrest, 2+ Chiffchaff, 1 Pheasant, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Little Grebe, 30+ Shag, 1 Gannet. (M Doyle)

Marazion: 4 Water Pipit and 2 Black Redstart at Little London. (I Hayes)

Cape Cornwall 09:30-11:00: 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 100s of Kittiwakes and auks, 2 Red-throated Diver and 1 Black-throated Diver. (N Wheatley)

Pendeen 09:00-11:30: 1 Great Skua, 1 ad Little Gull, 1000’s Auk sp and Kittiwake. (R  Wilkins)

Helford River: 7 Great Northern Divers, 1 Slavonian Grebe and 1 Common Sandpiper.  (T Pinfield)

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Merlin in hunting flight moving fast across the Ruan-Fal complex towards Ardevora Vear at 09:00. (D Hall)

Truro, Sunny Corner: 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Curlew, c.50 Teal. (A. Hill)

Porthallow to Maen Aver: 5 Great Northern Diver, 2 Firecrest. (D Wright)

Great Northern Diver, Dougy Wright

Laneast: Around 500 Golden Plover at dusk. (B Craven)

Perranporth: Black Redstart by the llibrary. (T Wilson)

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Thursday 16th January 2020

Late news, 15/1, Wacker Quay: 2 Black-headed Gull, 1 Buzzard, 70 Canada Goose, 18 Curlew, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Greenshank, 1 Grey Heron, 19 Grey Plover, 3 Herring Gull, 3 Knot, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Little Egret, 2 Mallard, 1 Oystercatcher, 30 Redshank, 21 Shelduck, 26 Teal, 11 Wigeon. (D Spooner)

Maenporth: Pacific Diver showing late afternoon, 24 Black-throated Diver, 4 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1f Eider. (C Urquhart)

Hayle Estuary: adult Ring-billed Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Scandinavian Herring Gull, 1 Merlin. (B Dallas)

Lower Tamar Lake: 16 Goosander (5m 11f at 07:30). (R Mudge, P Buckley, N Hewitt). Also 3 Willow Tit. (A Bond)

Upper Tamar Lake: 4 Ring-necked Duck (3m 1f). (R Mudge, P Buckley, N Hewitt, A Bond)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Med Gull. (C Moore)

Newlyn: 1w Iclenad Gull still present. (M Elliott)

Mousehole: 4 Yellow-legged Gull on St Clement’s Isle. (M Elliott)

Porthilly Beach: 7 Common Gull with 28 Black-headed Gulls. (S Grose)

Chapel Amble: 5 Water Pipit and a Siberian Chiffchaff. (A Bond)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Great Northern Diver, Long-tailed Duck and 2 ad Med Gulls. (C Moore)

Mawgan Porth: Pink-footed Goose still. 2 Chough from beach. (M Lammas)

Torpoint: 2 Great Northern Diver. (R Napp)

Great Northern Diver, Rick Napp

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