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)

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Thursday 25th February 2021

Late news, 24/2, Boscawen-un stone circle: 6 Snipe, also first Adder of year a large male.  (SJ Pearman)

Late news, 24/2, Newlyn: Adult Kumlien’s Gull off Tolcarne. (M Elliott)

Sennen Cove: 1w Glaucous Gull. (K Wilson)

Lands End: 1f Merlin; 10 Choughs & 8 Ravens (Mayon Cliff); 1 imm Glaucous Gull (Cowloe – Sennen Cove).  One daytime bat flying E past Gwennap Head coastguard lookout, Daubensons in size. (J Hawkey)

Sancreed: Cattle Egret, 15 Redwing. (D Flumm)

Newlyn: 1w Caspian Gull in the harbour. (N Rogers)

Caspian Gull – Nigel Rogers

Penzance, Lidden area: 1 Painted Lady and 1 Small Tortoiseshell (T Mills)

Tolcarne Beach: 6000 Herring Gull, 120 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 14 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull. (N Rogers)

Halsetown: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

St Erth: Barn Owl hunting at early time of 16:24. (M Spicer)

Hayle: Upton Towans: 1 Kestrel, several singing Skylark, 2 Raven in display flight, 1 Fritillary species (J Evans)

Treraven: Barn Owl for the past four days. (C Davies)

Barn Owl – Charlie Davies

Towan Head, Newquay: 13 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Skua, 80+ Common Scoter (N Long)

Gannel: 1  Black Swan. (G Griffiths) 3 Common Gull, 23 Lesser Black backed Gull. (J Howells)

Park Head (nr Porthcothan) 4 Choughs (S Marquis)

Camel Estuary: 26+ Cattle Egret, 1 Little Gull and 5 Brent Geese on Camel Estuary in quarry area. (D Julian) 1st winter Little Gull at Rock as viewed from Padstow. (P Roseveare)

Walmsley Sanctuary (viewed from footpath above): 2 Spoonbill, 7 Cattle Egret, singing Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Tufted Duck. (B Bosisto)

Pennance Point: Red necked grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Velvet Scoter, Adult Pomarine Skua, Great Skua, 3 Great Northern Diver, Lots of Gannets, Kittiwakes and Fulmars, Constant stream of distant auks. (M Broadbent, E Cornelius) Also Black Guillemot, Slow Worm. (R Boott)

Restronguet Weir: 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Eider, 16 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Great Crested Grebe. Also 1 Grey Seal. (J St Ledger)

Black-necked Grebe – John St Ledger

Devoran: Spoonbill, 3 Little Egrets, 2 Grey Plover, 2 Greenshank, 17 Black-tailed Godwits, 8 Bar-tailed Godwits, 40 Redshank, 26 Teal, 12 Wigeon. (S Turner) 1 Spoonbill, 6 Bar-tailed Godwits, 10 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Spotted Redshank. (R Wilkins)

Tresillian Village: 30 Redshank, 21 Curlew, 3 Greenshank, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Shelduck at high tide roost this afternoon. (A Nicholson)

St Clement: 13 Cattle Egret (L Sampson)

Cowland’s Creek: female Long-tailed Duck. (B Robson)

Stithian’s Reservoir: 1 very vocal Willow Tit, 7 Reed  buntings, 2 Long tailed Tits, 1 Fieldfare at the cutoff hide and on the main side 4 Goldeneye (1 male and three females) and a pair of Pochard. (T PInfield)

Loe Pool: Great Crested Grebe courtship. 2 Pochard, 4 Shoveler. Penrose: Bittern, c 8 Chiffchaff together in lodge orchard, also 2 Firecrest males with raised crests in what appeared to be territorial behaviour, a third bird possibly a female on the path from Penrose to Helston. (C Richards) 3 Bittern, 20 Great Crested Grebe some courting, 2 Little Grebe, Great Black backed gulls and Lesser Black backed gulls, 4 Pochard, 6 Shoveler, 2 Tufted duck, 2 Cattle Egret in field above the estate (A Tomkins)

Roskrudge Barton, nr Gillan: 2 Cattle Egret, 1+ Raven. (D Beadle)

Carne: 3 Common Sandpiper, 22 Redshank, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Mallard, 1 Nuthatch. (D Beadle)

Tregarne, nr Manaccan: 1 Firecrest, 1+ Raven, 1 Moorhen, 2 Mallard. Also 25+ spawning Common Toad and Common Frog spawn. (D Beadle)

Par Beach: Oystercatchers, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Song Thrush. (C Hooper)

Oystercatcher – C Hooper

Song Thrush – C Hooper

Downderry: early morning 2 Common Scoters, 3 Red-throated Divers and 2 Great Northern Divers. (A. Payne)

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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)

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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)

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Monday 22nd February 2021

St Buryan: Dotterel this afternoon in field off B3283 NE of village. (M Mckee et al)

Dotterel – Mike Mckee

Dotterel – Mike Spicer

Sancreed: Pair of Chough in fields – first I’ve seen since moving here 26 years ago. Ringtail Hen Harrier & c30 Meadow Pipits (migrants?). (D Flumm)

Cot Valley: 1 Black Guillemot still and a Merlin. (N Wheatley) Also, Whale sp (possible Fin) blowing several times 14:15 – 14:45 hrs c4km west of Porth Nanven. Seen from clifftop. (D Flumm)

Chough – Dave Flumm

Whale sp – Dave Flumm

Mousehole: 1st winter Caspian Gull in Harbour. (M Elliott, L Proctor)

Caspian Gull – Linton Proctor

Caspian Gull – Linton Proctor

Caspian Gull – Linton Proctor

Loe Pool: 1 Bittern still this morning. (S Ford) Also reported, 2 Bittern, 7 Cattle Egret, 6 Goosander, 1 Barn owl, 1 Water rail, 1 Grey wagtail. (I Grant & F Were)

Loe Bar: 1 Velvet Scoter, 1 Black-throated Diver. (I Grant & F Were)

St Ives Island (14:00-16:00): 14 Guillemot, 63 Razorbill, 52 Kittiwake, 2 Black-headed Gull, 1w Little Gull, 2 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 120 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser-black backed Gull, 1w Glaucous Gull, 18 Great-black backed Gull, 2 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Fulmar, 1 Common Buzzard, 1(m) Peregrine, 1 Grey Wagtail (P Nason)

Glaucous Gull – Peter Nason

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spoonbill this afternoon. (P Freestone)

Gwithian: 1 White-fronted Goose and 1 Brent Goose. (D Cains)

Tubbys Head, St Agnes: 1 Glaucous Gull, 1 Iceland Gull and 1 Black Redstart still. (G Lawler)

Stithians Reservoir: Willow tit on the feeders at hide (southern end). (J Jones, P Gay)

Willow Tit – Joe Jones

Willow Tit – Joe Jones

Willow Tit – Joe Jones

Hewas Water: 1 Barn Owl hunting along verge of A390 at 3pm. (B Ross)

Falmouth Bay from Nansidwell: 2 Black Guillemot (distant), 5 Great Northern Diver. (J St Ledger & J Jones) In addition, 16 Razorbill, 11 Guillemot. (M Broadbent)

Black Guillemot – John St Ledger

Field near Maenporth: Brambling with Chaffinch flock. (M Broadbent)

Durgan: 62 Mediterranean Gull in the roost. (M Broadbent)

Kennal River: 1 Dipper. (T Pinfield)

Devoran: 1 Spoonbill opposite Norway Inn again. Also an Avocet and 10+ Mediterranean Gull off the Quay. (T Pinfield)

Charlestown: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 m 2 f Blackcap, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 3 House Sparrow, 1 Jackdaw 2 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove. (D Hastilow)

Great Spotted Woodpecker – David Hastilow

Blackcap – David Hastilow

Blackcap – David Hastilow

St. Winnow: 3 Greenshank. (E Mayhew)

St Columb Major: 1 m/juv Peregrine Falcon over, 1 Kestrel from Westway’s petrol station. (S Grose)

Tredrizzisk: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming. (S Grose)

Towan Head, Newquay: 7 Red-throated Diver, 9 Purple Sandpiper and 2 Great Skua. (N Long)

Newquay: 9 Tawny Owl heard on a 3 mile circular walk this evening. (S Grose)

Amble Marshes: 1 Water Pipit. (C Selway)

Rock: 1 f Sparrowhawk, 1 Mediterranean Gull overhead, 5 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Penkestle Moor: 1 Snipe, 2 Magpie, 2 Reed Bunting, 3 Wren, 2 Robin, 4 Buzzard, 1 Pheasant, 3 Skylark, 5 Rook, 6 Jackdaw, 6 Meadow Pipit, 1 Blackbird, 2 Stonechat, 2 Long-tailed Tit. (J Goodair)

Meadow Pipit – Jasmina Goodair

Colliford Reservoir: 19 Canada Goose, 2 Mallard, 3m Tufted Duck. (J Goodair)

Bude: Grey Wagtail on River Neet. (R Maye)

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Sunday 21st February 2021

Late news, 19/02, Chynhalls Point, Coverack: 2 Manx Shearwater, 2 Fulmar. (D Beadle)

Late news, 20/02, Crousa Downs, nr Coverack: Reed Bunting, Fieldfare, 15+ Snipe, 6 Canada Geese. (D Beadle)

Late news, 20/02, Arrowan, nr Coverack: 1 Peregrine. (D Beadle)

Falmouth Bay: Juvenile Glaucous Gull, Velvet Scoter, Red-necked Grebe, 2 Black Guillemot, Puffin, Great Northern Diver, 4 Skylark including 1 singing, Firecrest, Gannets, Kittiwakes, Fulmars and Common Dolphin. (M Broadbent, L Langley, J Holmes)

Cot Valley: 1 Black Guillemot. (N Wheatley et al)

Black Guillemort – Tony Mills

Cape Cornwall: c.70 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 30 Meadow Pipit, 5 Pied Wagtail. Pod c.5 distant cetaceans. (D Flumm)

London Beach to Trenow, Marazion: Black Redstart, Peregrine Falcon with prey, 2 Great Northern Diver, Water Pipet, 6 Grey Plover, 2 Dunlin, Dark Bellied Brent Goose and 3 Bar Tailed Godwit. (A Witheywood)

Drift Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, 102 Canada Geese incl 2 hybrids & the small ‘parvipes-type’, 3 Med Gull, 25 Redwing. (D Flumm)

Black-necked Grebe – Dave Flumm

Black-necked Grebe – Dave Flumm

Trescowe Common: 1 Firecrest and 1 Hen Harrier between West Godolphin engine house and Trescowe. (S Yandall)

Madron Carn: 1 Barn Owl this afternoon. (R Chiffers)

Loe Pool: 2+ Bittern in the Penrose arm. Woodcock, 5+ Firecrest, 6 Gooseander, Pochard, Shoveler, 3 Kingfisher. (G Wills and N Walton)

Bittern – John Chapple
Gillan Creek: 41 Cattle Egret, 19 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron into the roost this evening. (J Selby)

Coverack: 1 Firecrest. (D Beadle)

Hayle Estuary: Little Gull, ad Glaucous Gull. (P Freestone) Also reported, 27 Grey Plover, 12 Bar-tailed Godwits, 37 Mediterranean Gulls (mainly adults), 1 adult Glaucous Gull; 1 Kittiwake. (J Hawkey)

Connor Downs: 1 Great-crested Grebe. (P Freestone)

Ludgvan: Barn Owl viewed from the A30. (C Tresidder)

Penryn: 3+ pairs of Rooks busily nest building today. 15-20 birds turned up on the estate during Lockdown 1 and have been present since. (C Benton)

Mylor Bridge to Restronget: 17 Red-Breasted Merganser and 1 Brent Goose (K Williams & K Foster)

Gerrans Bay: 20 Great Northern Diver, 5 Black throated Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe (D Eva)

Devoran: 1 Spoonbill, feeding and flying about until disturbed by walker and dog off lead walking across mud flats. (K Hambly-Staite)

Spoonbill – John Chapple

Malpas: 1m Black Redstart. (M Costa) Also reported, 48 Mute Swans on Tresillian River. (30 opposite the Heron pub and 18 at the bend towards St Clement). c.100 Starlings murmurating and roosting in Bamboo hedge along the river. (A Hill)

St Agnes Head: 1m Black Redstart at end car park and 5 Harbour Porpoises offshore (T Wilson)

Perranporth: Great Skua and 4 Red-throated Divers late afternoon (T Wilson)

Towan Head (08:20-11:20): 2 Great Northern Diver, 76 Red-throated Diver, 8 Manx Shearwater, 1 pale ad Pomarine Skua, 6 Great Skua, 2 ad Little Gull, 5 Common Gull, 3 Med Gull, 1 Bottlenose Dolphin. (S Rowe, N Long et al)

Gannel Estuary, Newquay: 1 Little Gull amongst mixed gull flock. (D Trevelyan)

Trevoll, Newquay: 2 Cattle Egret, 6 Little Egret, 4 Mediterranean Gull (inc 2 ad summer plumaged) 95 Black-headed Gull, 2 Buzzard, 2 Tawny Owl. (S Grose)

Trevithick Manor Farm, Newquay: 298 Black-headed Gull, 13 Mediterranean Gull (inc 5 ad summer plumaged). (S Grose)

Tywardreath: Firecrest in private garden in Southpark Road. (R Barlow)

Walmsley Reserve: 4 Cattle Egret, 1m Pintail. (P McKeogh)

Camel Estuary: 1m & 1f Red-Breasted Merganser at Dinham Flats. (C Selway)

Guineaport Road, Wadebridge: Redshank, 3 Lapwing, Pink-footed Goose among the Canada Goose on the river bank all day, Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, Teal, Siskin over. (W Delacour)

Bude Marsh: c.30 Teal, 20+ Lapwing, Curlew, Great Black-backed Gull, 50+ Black-headed Gull, Cattle Egret, Mute Swan, Reed Bunting, Cetti’s Warbler (singing), Stonechat, Kingfisher, Little Grebe on river Neet. Male Bullfinch, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit canal path. (R Maye)

Tywarnhayle: (14.20-14.50) 1 Buzzard, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Woodpigeon, 14 Jackdaw, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Wren, 3 Blackbird, 3 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail. (RB & PC Girling)

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Saturday 20th February 2021

Late news, 19th February, Chaple Amble: 1 Pink-footed Goose, 50 Canada Goose,1 Pintail , 50 plus Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, 30 plus Shoveler,5 Mute Swan, 2 Little Grebe,10 Mallard, 3 Chiffchaff ,20 Curlew,1 Cormorant ,1 Grey Heron, 5 Black-tailed Godwit ,Little Gull. (A Tomkins)

Hayle Estuary: adult Ring-billed Gull, adult Glaucous Gull, 4 Yellow-legged Gull. (Birdguides)

Gwithian: 1 juv Glaucous gull, 1 Kittiwake, 4 Mediterranean gull, 1 Gadwall, 2 Db Brent goose. (I Grant/F Were)

Falmouth Bay; Pennance Point:  juv Glaucous Gull, Great Skua, Great Northern Diver, lots of Guillemot, Razorbill, Kittiwakes, Gannets, Fulmars, c10 Mediterranean Gull, c15 Lesser black Backed Gull, 4 Common Gull. (M Broadbent, L Langley)

Ruan: Barn Owl. (L Emmett)

Sticker: 4 Blackcap (2 male & 2 female) in private garden. (M Helston)

Penwithick (private garden) : 1 Blackcap , 8 House Sparrow , 9 Chaffinch , 2 Blue Tit , 4 Bullfinch (2m & 2f) , 2 Siskin (1m &1f) , 5 Goldfinch , 1 Great Tit , 1 Coal Tit , 2 Long-Tailed Tit , 1 Reed Bunting , 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (1m & 1f) , 2 Collared Dove . (K. Bowers)

male Great Spotted Woodpecker

female Great Spotted Woodpecker

male Siskin

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male Bullfinch

female Bullfinch

male Bullfinch

male Goldfinch

Bude: 2 Cattle Egrets Bude on Rugby Club pitch, Kingfisher on the river Neet, large flock of Long – tailed Tits on canal path. (R Maye)

King Arthur’s Hall, Bodmin Moor: 300-400 Golden Plover performing aerobatics. (G Chapman)

Penhale point: 2 juv Glaucous Gull, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Chough, 5 Stonechat, 2 Raven, 11 Fulmar, 63 Linnet. (S Grose)

juvenile Glaucous Gull – Shaun Grose

juvenile Glaucous Gull – Shaun Grose

Holywell Bay: 1 Water Rail at NT carpark. (S Grose)

Newquay, Trenance Valley: 11 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

St Agnes Head: juvenile Iceland Gull. (Birdguides)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Cattle Egret, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gul. (S Rowe), 6 Dunlin, 1 Knot, 4 Grey Plover. (N Long)

 

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