Monday 14th November

Late news, 12/11, Bude Marsh: 68 Mallard, 6 Blackbird, 7 Black-headed Gull, 8 Crow, 21 Moorhen, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Linnet, 31 Starling, 3 Robin, 2 Song Thrush, 6 Chaffinch, 5 Goldcrest, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Magpie, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Great Tit, 1 Goldcrest, 9 Rook, 1 Snipe, 1 Meadow Pipit. (R Mudge)

Late news, 13/11, Catchall: 1 Woodcock over B3283 at 17:30. (P Taylor)

Late news, 13/11, Copperhouse, Hayle: 33 Ringed Plover, 42 Dunlin, 3 Knot, 36 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit. (M Bishop)

Camel Estuary, Walmsley Sanctuary: 100+ Teal, 50+ Wigeon, 1 Barnacle Goose, 1 possible Canada/Barnacle hybrid with Canada Goose flock, 1 Water Rail, 10 Pintail, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 4 Gadwall, 26 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Shoveler, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Snipe, 50+ Curlew, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 12 Redwing, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Stonechat. (A Piper) Burniere Hide: 1 Peregrine, 40+ Redwing, 14 Red-legged Partridge, 4 Pintail, 1000+ Golden Plover. (A Piper)

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Pintail, Alex Piper

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hybrid Canada/Barnacle Goose?, Alex Piper

Hayle Estuary: 1st winter drake Green-winged Teal still, (photo shows a metal ring identical in style to US rings, suggesting true vagrant). (R Farnes). 1 f  Garganey and 1 Water Pipit reported again.

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US-ringed Green-winged Teal, Rod Farnes

Fistral Beach, Newquay: drake American Wigeon on sea with 44 Eurasian Wigeon and 1 Teal. (L Proctor, MJ Spicer)

St Erth: 3 Little Egret and 2 Mistle Thrush. (L Proctor, MJ Spicer)

Mylor to Restronguet Weir: 20 Black-necked Grebe, 2 (1m 1f) Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Razorbill, 3 Common Gull, 1 Greenshank, 12 Redshank, 7 Curlew, 14 Turnstone, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Chiffchaff, 50+ Linnet, 8 Bullfinch. (J St Ledger)

Sandy Cove, Newlyn: 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Great Northern Diver. (P St Pierre)

Chyandour, Penzance: 4 Great Northern Diver, 2 Firecrest. (P St Pierre, D Flumm)

Lower Tamar Lake: 10 (5m 5f) Goosander, 4 (3m 1f) Gadwall, 12 Tufted Duck, 1 Mute Swan, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 12 Mallard, 2 Nuthatch, c50 Black-headed Gull, 2 Moorhen, 2 Robin, 4 Coal Tit, 1 Great Tit, 4 House Sparrow, 2 Dunnock, 3 Blue Tit, 4 Chaffinch, 2 Marsh Tit. (R Mudge)

Nanjizal: 134 birds ringed inc. 47 Chiffchaff, 4 Siberian Chiffchaff, 4 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Dusky Warbler, 24 Blackcap, 1 Firecrest, 4 Goldcrest. (K Wilson)

Marazion Marsh: Starlings into roost, 14 Snipe, 2 Shelduck over. (A James)

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Shelduck, Alan James

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Starlings, Alan James

Gluvian: 2 Nuthatch, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker in private garden. (B Bosisto)

St Columb Major: 1 Peregrine, 1 Dipper, 117 Redwing, 1 Stock Dove, 15 Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff at sewage works. (B Bosisto)

Sennen: 1 Cattle Egret again at Brew Farm.

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 female Scaup and 1 Pink-footed Goose again.

Camborne: 1 male Great Spotted Woodpecker on feeder in private garden. (K Thomas)

Lamorna Cove: 1 Chough (M McKee)

St Ives: 1 Great Northern Diver in the bay.

Porthleven: 1 Great Northern Diver in outer harbour. (C Travis)

Point Quay, Restronguet: Dalmatian Pelican present once more. (M Wilson, J Turner)

Gerrans Bay: 8 Great Northern Diver, 25 Black-throated Diver, and 2 Slavonian Grebe. (D Hall)

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Sunday 13th November

Late news, 12/11, Towan Head: 23 Oystercatcher, 16 Turnstone. (S Rowe)

College Reservoir: 2 Pintail, 1 Gadwall, 8 Mallard, 38 Teal, 1 Mute Swan, 43 Coot, 29 Canada Geese, 32 Tufted Duck, 97 Wigeon, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 7 Snipe, 24 Moorhen. (D Eva)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 317 Canada Goose, 6 Comorant, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 14 Mallard, 8 Tufted Duck, 5 Pochard, 182 Lapwing, 116 Golden Plover, 97 Black-headed Gull, 179 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Herring Gull, 3 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 26 Carrion Crow, 26 Jackdaw, 3 Magpie, 452 Starling, 3 Stock Dove, 9 Blackbird, 4 Fieldfare, 5 Stonechat, 9 Meadow Pipit, 1 House Sparrow, 2 Pied Wagtail, 4 Chaffinch, 3 Dunnock. (D Conway) Note that access to the Loveny Hide has been made much easier with the installation of 2 stiles by volunteers from SWLakes Trust.

Stithians Reservoir: 3 Dunlin, 178+ Lapwing, 120+ Canada Goose, 50+ Mallard, 100+ Wigeon, 40+ Teal, 6 Tufted Duck, 4 Gadwall, 3 f/1w Pintail from the Stuart Hutchings Hide. Also 11 Chaffinch, 3 Goldfinch, 5 Dunnock, 2 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 3 House Sparrow and 1 Water Rail at the Southern Hide feeders. (D Chaney)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Muscovy Duck, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 200 Canada Goose, 1 Mandarin Duck, 1 f Scaup, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Raven 1 Firecrest, 1f Aythya hybrid, 30 Wigeon, 10 (3m) Tufted Duck, 1 Common Sandpiper. (T Mills, R Farnes, R Veal)

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Scaup, Rod Farnes

St Gothian Sands: 3 Whooper Swan, 1 Goldeneye. (D Wheeler)

Nanjizal: 3 Lapland Bunting with Skylark flock NW of Higher Bosistow. (M Wallace) Also 1 m Kestrel, 2 Chough. (A James) 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 1 Tawny Owl. (P St Pierre)


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Kestrel, Alan James

Trevilley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (P St Pierre)

Heamoor: 2 Firecrest, 1 Dipper. (P St Pierre)

Gannel Estuary: drake American Wigeon with 56 Wigeon (flew to Fistral at 9.20, back on Gannel at 15:00), 3 Dunlin, 6 Redshank, 140 Redwing, 5 Fieldfare, 3 Blackcap, 450 Black-headed Gull. (S Rowe) 2 Water Pipit. (T Phelps, L Langley)

Sennen: Cattle Egret at Brew Farm, Richard`s Pipit in fields south of school. Little Egret in cove. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Land’s End: 1 Bearded Tit, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Lapland Bunting over, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest, 1 Merlin, 1 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff.  Vis Mig 1,500 Woodpigeon, 350 Chaffinch, 130 Skylark, 3 Fieldfare, 15 Redwing NW. (P St Pierre)

Marazion: 1 Snow Bunting at Red River Beach (S Rogers). Also 20 Turnstone, 7 Dunlin, plus 3 Great Nortern Diver offshore. 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Snipe on marsh, c45,000 Starling in to roost.1 Coot on Longrock Pool. (S Rogers, R Veal) 150 Woodpigeon flew west, 3 Swallow flew straight through. (D Parker)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Green-winged Teal, 1 Pintail, 1 Water Pipit, 400 Golden Plover, 1 Knot, 1 1w Common Gull. Garganey also reported. Carnsew Pool: 1 Arctic Tern, 2 Spoonbill, 2 Mediterranean Gull. Black Redstart nearby in private garden. (J Bowen, S Rogers, M Halliday, R Veal)

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Green-winged Teal, Mark Halliday

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Pintail, Mark Halliday

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Arctic Tern, Jayne Bowen

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Spoonbill, Jayne Bowen

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Spoonbill, Reuben Veal

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Green-winged Teal, Perry Smale

 

Penzance: 14 Turnstone (10 in the harbour and 4 in Jubilee Pool), 1 m Black Redstart on rooftop in Lidden area. (T Mills) 9 Purple Sandpiper on rocks at Jubilee Pool. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Porth Reservoir: 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Gadwall, 32 Mallard, 9 Teal, 7 Wigeon, 5 Tufted Duck, 6 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 122 Black-headed Gull. (S Rowe)

Rosenannon: 1 Jack Snipe. (S Rowe)

Mullion Cove: 1 Black Redstart, 2 Grey Wagtail. (S Bury, D Wright)

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Black Redstart, Dougy Wright

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Grey Wagtail, Dougy Wright

Goonhilly Downs: 1 Marsh Harrier, 200 Golden Plover. (J St Ledger, C Benton)

Gweek: 2 Firecrest.

Perranuthnoe: Hudsonian Whimbrel again at Boat Cove.

Carrick Roads: Dalmatian Pelican on one of the Cardinals marking Carrick Carlys rock between Restronguet Weir and Loe Beach. Later disturbed by boat and flew towards Restronguet Creek where later seen again from point Quay. Also 1 Common Sandpiper on beach. (J St Ledger, J Turner)
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Dalmatian Pelican, John St Ledger

 

Catchall: 1 Woodcock flew over B3283 at 17:30. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 2 Treecreeper, 8 Water Pipit, 1 Barnacle Goose, 26 Wigeon, 3 Shoveler, 7 Pintail, 207 Teal, 3 Water Rail, 2 Coot, 1200 Golden Plover, 266 Lapwing, 24 Curlew, 41 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 303 Dunlin, 24 Common Snipe,1 Green Sandpiper, 218 Common Redshank, 1 Ad Med Gull and 1 Grey Wagtail. (B Bosisto)

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Saturday 12th November

Hayle Estuary: 1 drake Green-winged Teal, 1 female Garganey, 1 Water Pipit, 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull, 1 drake Pintail, 1 Arctic Tern, 2 Spoonbill. (D Eva, M Halliday, T Phelps, L Langley)

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Spoonbill, Garganey and Arctic Tern, Mark Halliday

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Gannel Estuary: drake American Wigeon this afternoon, earlier sat on the sea off Fistral with Wigeon. (S Rowe)

Loe Pool: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 14 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Goosander, 11 Pochard, 12 Teal, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Water Rail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Sparrowhawk, 263 Herring Gull, 55 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (G Adams)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 1w Goldeneye, 1 Water Rail and 2 Coot. (MJ Spicer – photo)

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Bude Marshes: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 6+ Chiffchaff along canal footpath. (A Roberts)

Kenidjack: male Hen Harrier over the moor late afternoon. (H&G Charman)

Pendeen: 0910-0950: 2 Balearic Shearwater, 11 Wigeon, 3 Teal, and c90 Gannet. (L Langley)

Maenporth: 2 female Common Scoter feeding off the beach. (J St Ledger)

Helford River: 1 Great Northern Diver off Trebah beach. (J St Ledger)

Marazion: Yellow-browed Warbler along Red River, 3 Great Northern Diver offshore.

Drift Reservoir: female Scaup, 1 Pink-footed Goose. Also 1 hybrid Aythya, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 15 Tufted Duck, 1 Coot. (D Parker)

Penzance: male Eider in the harbour.

Tehidy Woods: 6 Chaffinch, 2 Jay, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker (in field). (J. Baker)

Perranuthnoe: Hudsonian Whimbrel again at Boat Cove.

Point Quay, Restronguet: Dalmatian Pelican again.

Sennen: Cattle Egret at Brew Farm in afternoon.

Lizard Point guided seawatch: 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Chough, 1 Cormorant, 6 Fulmar, 30 Guillemot, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Red-throated Diver, 6 Swallow, 1 Black-throated Diver, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Common Scoter, 250 Gannet, 6 Great Skua, 700 Kittiwake, 1 Merlin, 470 Razorbill, 1 Robin, 18 Shag, 12 Turnstone. (T Blunden)

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Thursday 26th February 2015

Penzance, Chyandour cliff: 3 imm/f Black Redstart. (P St Pierre)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 4 Mediterranean Gull (3x1st w: 1x 2nd w), 4 Common Gull, 2 Gadwall (pr), 1 Bar-headed Goose, 152 Canada Geese (including any hybrids) and 1 Greylag Goose. (J Hawkey)

Newquay, Gannel Estuary: 2 f American Wigeon and 19 Wigeon. (S Rowe)

Gulval: 1 Little Bunting again. (A McKechnie)

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Traboe: 1 Hooded Crow. (A Williams)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 239 Curlew, 9 Shelduck, 43 Wigeon, 15+ Teal, 130+ Herring Gull, 164 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 22 Great Black-backed Gull, 40+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Buzzard, 1 Little Egret, 15 Carrion Crow and 1 Pied Wagtail and Meadow Pipit. Copperhouse Creek: 1 Little Egret, 11 Herring Gull, 2 Curlew, 56 Wigeon, 1 m Goosander, 1 Grey Heron, 12 Shelduck, 2 Redshank, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Robin and singles of Blackbird Wren and Carrion Crow. (P Freestone)

Gwithian: 5 Canada Geese, 2 Carrion Crow, 8 Tufted Duck, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Mallard, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Shelduck and 1 Magpie. Offshore: 10+ Gannet, 3 Kittiwake, 10+ Shag, 40+ Herring Gull, 1 Fulmar and 1 Cormorant. (P Freestone)

Falmouth, Town: 1 Black Redstart in Beacon Road again. (S Perfect) Swanpool: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull and 1 Long-tailed Duck again.

Camel Estuary, Tregunna: 1 Dotterel, 50+ Lapwing and 1 Golden Plover.

Maenporth: 1 King Eider again.

Trevose Head, Boobys Bay: 1 Glaucous Gull. (A Hockey)

Devoran, Tallacks: 1 Sandwich Tern. (M May)

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Wednesday 25th February 2015

Late news, 20/2, Newquay, Gannel Estuary: 1 f American Wigeon. (S Rowe)

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Late news, 24/2, Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings (morning high tide): 17 Wigeon, 15 Teal, 1m Goosander, 21 Oystercatcher, 23 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Cormorant, 80+ Dunlin, 8 Shelduck, 5 Greenshank, 11 Redshank, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 88 Black-headed Gull, 247 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull (including red ringed bird W:037), 4 Woodpigeon, 4 Meadow Pipit, 20+ Herring Gull (including black ringed bird 420), 7 Chaffinch, 1 Wren, 4 Carrion Crow, 2 Robin, 1 Magpie,1 Blue Tit, 2 Blackbird, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Plover and 1 Raven. Ryan’s Field: 18 Lapwing, 1 Cormorant, 1 Greenfinch, 14 Redshank, 23 Curlew, 78 Dunlin, 3 Shelduck, 1 Little Egret, 1 Dunnock, 1 Black-headed Gull and 6 Herring Gull. Copperhouse Creek: 1 Water Pipit, 4 Rock Pipit, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail, 4 Curlew, 3 Mallard, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Buzzard, 2 Blue Tit, 5 Goldfinch, 3 Magpie, 1 Carrion Crow, 7 Jackdaw, 92 Woodpigeon, 1 Pied Wagtail, 4 Blackbird, 3 (m+2f) Blackcap, 2 Snipe, 1 Little Egret, 269 Wigeon, 340 Teal, 38 Black-headed Gull, 1 Grey Plover, 19 Shelduck, 121 Herring Gull, 55 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 12 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Wren, 1 Robin, 30+ Rook, 3 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 4 Chaffinch, 2 Long-tailed Tit and 3 Little Grebe. (P Freestone)

Late news, 24/2, Gwithian:Magpie, 8 Tufted Duck, 17 Curlew, 8 Mallard 8 including female on nest, 4 Raven, 30+ Starling, 21 Canada Goose, 2 Mute Swan, 24 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 42 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Teal, 75 Herring Gull, 13 Black-headed Gull, 1m Shoveller, 2 Skylark, 4 Wren, 20+ Carrion Crow, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Fulmar, 12 Oystercatcher, 300+ Gannet offshore, 150+ Kittiwake offshore, Shag (not counted), 1 Guillemot, 2 Cormorant, 2 Buzzard, 2 Blackbird, 1 Dunnock, 3+ Chaffinch, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Song Thrush, 40+ Rook, 1 Kestrel, 4 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Goldcrest. (P Freestone)

Late news, 24/2, Falmouth, Swanpool: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull. (M Lockyear)

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Late news, 24/2, Marazion: 1 ad Ring-billed Gull. (M Lockyear)

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Bude breakwater: 2 Purple Sandpiper and 15 Turnstone. (H Kendall)

Camel Trail – Wadebridge to Tregenna Bridge: 1 Dotterel (ad w, loosely associating with 1500 Golden Plover), 1 Green Sandpiper, 12 Bullfinch, 7 Goosander, 1 Otter and 1 Grey Seal. (G Berti, J Humphries et al)

 Canonstown: 1 Buzzard with Rook prey in private garden. (J Munday)

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Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern and 1 Sparrowhawk. (A James)

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Bittern, Alan James

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Mallard, Alan James

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Sparrowhawk, Alan James

St Ives: 2 colour-ringed Herring Gull, 1 marked W195. (K Dalziel)

Bosporthennis: 1 Jack Snipe flushed. (S Cox)

Penzance: 1 ad Pacific Diver offshore Albert Pier. (M Elliott)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 juv Iceland Gull and 1 Yellow-legged Gull. (M Elliott)

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Monday 23rd February 2015

Late news, 22/2, Stithians Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 12 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Goldeneye (female), 10 Teal, 15 Lapwing, 1 Water Rail,1 Grey Wagtail and 4 Reed Bunting. (J St Ledger)

Late news 22/02 Maenporth: 1 1w m King Eider still. (S Rogers)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 30+ Mediterranean Gull (inc 20 adults). (S Turner)

Gulval: 1 Little Bunting still. (S Turner)

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Maenporth: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Peregrine Falcon. No sign of King Eider between 8.30 to 9.30am. (J St Ledger) Later, 1 1w m King Eider. (B Field, S Cox)

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Falmouth, Swanpool: 1 Ring-billed Gull, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Great Crested Grebe and 1 Water Rail. (J St Ledger, B Field) Town: 1 Black Redstart in Beacon Road again. (S Perfect)

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Water Rail, John St Ledger

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Long-tailed Duck, John St Ledger

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Coverack: 1 juv Glaucous Gull and 1 Merlin. (S Bury)

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Glaucous Gull, Steve Bury

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Roseland: 2 Chough again: (D+J Hall)

Newquay, Gannel Estuary: 1 f American Wigeon and 1 juv Glaucous Gull.

St Columb Major: 1 m Sparrowhawk in garden. (J Mankelow)

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Thursday 19th February 2015

Charlestown: 1 f Blackcap in garden. (D Hastilow)

Coverack, Chynhalls Point: 1 1w Glaucous Gull. (M Grantham)

Drift Reservoir, (members only): 1 Mandarin Duck. (A Hartley)

Gulval: 1 Little Bunting again in field east of here.

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Mount’s Bay: 1 ad Pacific Diver, 6 Black-throated Diver, 2 Red-throated Diver and 4 Great Northern Diver offshore. (R Baptiste) Also 9 Common Scoter. (M+R Palmer)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 poss 3w American Herring Gull, 2w Yellow-legged Gull showing some “Atlantic” features, 1 1w Ring-billed Gull and 1030 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (M Elliott)

Newquay, Gannel Estuary: 2 f American Wigeon again.

Gerrans Bay, Pendower Beach: 1 ad Pacific Diver, 6 Black-throated Diver, 1 partial sum plum Red-throated Diver, 3 Great Northern Diver and 2 Chough above the bay. (M+R Palmer)

Devoran Quay: 1 Dunlin, 20 Shelduck, 40 Curlew, 30+ Wigeon, 10 Teal and 20 Redshank. ( S van Hear)

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