Wednesday 15th January 2020

Late News, 12/01, Little London: 13 Red-throated Diver, 4 Great Northern Diver, 2 Water Pipit, 3 Black Redstart, Whimbrel. (P St Pierre)

Late News, 12/01, Perran Sands to Cuddon Point: Black-throated Diver, 7 Great Northern Diver, 9 Red-throated Diver, Black Redstart, 21 Curlew. (P St Pierre)

Late news, 14/1, Newlyn: 1 Great Skua and 1w Iceland Gull from Sandy Cove. (L Proctor)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Female Lesser Scaup still, 3f Goldeneye, 3 Pochard, 4 Tufted Duck. (M Lammas)

Pendower Beach: 3 Common Scoter, 20 Great Northern Diver, 10 Guillemot, 1 Razorbill, (possible or even probable Pacific Diver but distant and in bright light at 14:30). ( M Pass )

Portscatho: 1 Red-necked Grebe, 2 Black-throated Diver, 5 Great Northern Diver, 1 Long-tailed Duck. ( M Pass )

Chapel Amble: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Water Pipit, 1 Water Rail, 7 Shoveler, 52 Teal, 4 Mute Swan, 3 Goldcrest. (S Grose) Also 1+ Siberian Chiffchaff, c15 Chiffchaff and 2 Green Sandpiper. (DK Parker)

Upper Tamar Lake: 4 Ring-necked Duck still. (T Marchese)

Lower Tamar Lake: 4 Tufted Duck, 16 Goosander plus Water Rail, Willow Tit and Marsh Tit. (T Marchese)

St Ives Island (07:40-11:00): 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua (dark phase adult), 2000+ Guillemot, 1 Razorbill, 1000+ Kittiwake, 12 Dunlin, 878 Gannet, 2 Fulmar. (P Nason)

Hayle Estuary: 12+ Yellow-legged Gull, 1 possible ad Caspian Gull. (M Elliott)

Ryan’s Field RSPB: 40 Lapwing, 9 Oystercatcher, 8 Canada Goose, 5 Carrion Crow, 4 Curlew, 2 m Bullfinch, 4 Teal, 1 Blackbird. (H Norton)

Copperhouse Creek: 50+ Wigeon, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Cormorant. (H Norton)

College Reservoir: 1 Firecrest. (P McCartney)

Millbrook: 31 Avocet, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Mediterranean Gull. 15 Cattle Egret at Withnoe Farm. (R Smalldon)

Penzance: Chiffchaff  in Morrab Gardens, Blackcap at Wherrytown. (D Flumm)

Newlyn: Black Guillemot still at Sandy Cove and 15 Great Northern Diver around the Harbour. (D Flumm)

Great Northern Diver (imm), Dave Flumm

Great Northern Diver (adult), Dave Flumm

Black Guillemot, Dave Flumm

Camel Estuary: 24 Mute Swan, 1 Whooper Swan, 66 Shelduck, 4 Mallard, 42 Wigeon, 2 Red-legged partridge, 2 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 65 Oystercatcher, c.3000 Golden Plover, 250+Lapwing, 6 Knot, 200 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 55 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 65 Black-tailed Godwit, 55 Curlew, 8 Snipe, 250 Black-headed Gull, 80 Herring Gull, 13 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 27 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Wood Pigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Dunnock, 3 Robin,6 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Great Tit, 5 Blue Tit, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Magpie, 40 Rook, 55 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 15 Starling, 7 House Sparrow, 2 Goldfinch (M Scawen et al)

Walmsley:  5 Cattle Egret, 1 female Scaup, c.200 Canada Geese, 1 Water Pipit also Wigeon, Shoveler, Teal, Mallard and Tufted Duck. (Tim Pinfield) 74 Cattle Egret from public hide, 1f Scaup. (E Mayhew) Also 2 drake Mandarin. (DK Parker, R Treeby)

Treraven:  7 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Water Pipit and 2 Chiffchaff. (Tim Pinfield)

Mawgan Porth: 1 Pink-footed Goose. (R Augarde)

Nanquidno: 1 Barn Owl, 2 Woodcock. (C Moore)

Crugmeer / Whipsiderry: 6 Barn Owl seen on the coastal road between 18.00 and 21.00.(S Grose)

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Sunday 12th January 2020

Late news, 11/1, St Merryn: 3 Barn Owls seen between St Merryn and St Issey. (R Hughes)

Sennen: American Buff-bellied Pipit still present at 11.45 am, at rear of usual maize field. (R Kelly)

Stithians Reservoir: Female Lesser Scaup from southern causeway. Also, 10 Tufted Duck, 4 Pochard, 3 Goldeneye at 09.15 (P Kemp)

Newlyn: Black Guillemot off Sandy Cove at 1030hrs. (M Jones) Also, 1st w Iceland Gull, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1st w male Eider, 13 female/imm & 1 male Common Scoter (P Kemp) Black Redstart still at Sand Cove.

Little London, Marazion:  4 Black Redstarts, 1 Water Pipit and 2 Chiffchaffs. (J Witheywood)

Black Redstart – J Witheywood

Drift Reservoir: Long-tailed Duck still present.

Windmill Farm: 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Jay, 1 Raven from one of the hides at Ruan Pool. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary: 3 Goosander on river below bridge. Also Rock Pipit, Greenshank & 11 Little Egret.1 possible intermedius Lesser Black-backed Gull and 1 2nd Winter Mediterranean Gull. (J Branscombe) Also, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls. (L Langley) ad Caspian Gull (tussling with 2 ad Yellow-legged Gulls off and on for 10 mins), 6+ Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Knot, drake Goosander, 35 Greenfinch (single flock). (R Veal)

Carnsew Pool: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Red-breasted Merganser. (P Ash)

Slavonian Grebe – P Ash

Phillack: 1st w Caspian Gull on roof top. (K Wilson)

Mawgan Porth: Pink-footed Goose, 66 Canada Geese, 6 Mallard, 3 Shoveler, 15 Wigeon, 61 Teal, 250 Lapwing, Med Gull, Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm, P Roseveare)

Pink-footed Goose – Mawgan Porth

Winnards Perch: Lapland Bunting still present. (L Langley)

Crugmeer: 1 Lapland Bunting with 35 Skylark late afternoon. (D Julian)

St Minver: 62 Cattle Egret this morning. (D Julian)

Camel Estuary: Whooper Swan still present at Dinham Point. (D Julian)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 2 Canada Goose, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Great Northern Diver, 12 Mallard, 40 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 6 Tufted Duck, 3 Goosander (1 ad male,2 redhead), 131 Lapwing, 230 Golden Plover, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 189 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 8 Herring Gull, 337 Black-headed Gull, 3 Buzzard, 1 imm fem Peregrine, 29 Carrion Crow, 32 Jackdaw, 3 Magpie, 2 Stock Dove, 4 Blackbird, 14 Fieldfare, 348 Starling and 1 Meadow Pipit. (DAConway)

Fowey: 2 Fieldfare, 20 Redwing, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Firecrest (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Porthpean: 30 Common Scoter, 3 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver, 7 Common Gull (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Mevagissey: 3 Great Northern Diver, c.10 Guillemot, 86 Herring Gull, 1 Firecrest. (P Roseveare)

Caerhays: 161 Black-headed Gull, 2 Canada Goose, 2 Cormorant, 48 Herring Gull, 1 Little Egret, 5 Little Grebe, 3 Mute Swan, 3 Nuthatch, 6 Oystercatcher, 1 Wigeon. (P Roseveare)

Portholland: 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Black-throated Diver, 5 Mediterranean Gull. (P Roseveare)

Pendower: 1 Red-necked Grebe, 9 Black-throated Diver, 5 Great Northern Diver, 5 Common Scoter. (P Roseveare)

Portscatho: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Great Northern Diver, 32 Mediterranean Gull, 46 Turnstone, 18 Dunlin, 2 Sanderling, 16 Oystercatcher.

Carrick Roads: 9 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 5 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver. (P Roseveare)

Roseland Peninsula: 5+ Cirl Buntings on private land. (P Roseveare)

Cirl Bunting – P Roseveare

Gillan Creek: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Firecrest. (D Wright)

St Anthony Meneage: 20 Mediterranean Gull. (D Wright) Also, 1 Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Curlew, 7 Little Egret. (H Norton)

Helford Passage: 1 Black Throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver. (D Wright)

Trethvas Farm, Lizard: 110 Fieldfare on maize stubble. (D Collins)

Truro River: Avocet at half tide. (A.Hill)

Penryn River: 35 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 23 Teal,1 Kingfisher, 3 Little Egrets, 7 Curlew (E Wilcox)

Talland Bay: 6 Oystercatcher, 4 Fulmar, 2 Eider (1female, 1 immature male), Kestrel, 2 Wren, 6 Pied Wagtail, 2 Rock Pipit. (E Mayhew)

Cape Cornwall: 3 Chough. (Swallow Birding)

Gwealavellan: 1 Barn Owl. (T Polglase)

Truro:  The Meadow Pipit continues to frequent our private garden on a daily basis plus 6 Goldfinches, 1 male Blackcap and a Song Thrush singing at dawn this morning. (K&J Mortimore)

Mawgan: 1 Red Admiral in garden (P. Bedford)

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Friday 10th January 2020

Late news, 9/1, Porth Reservoir: Male Scaup, Female Goldeneye, 6 Great Crested Grebes 4 Tufted Duck plus numerous  Mallards. (M Lammas)

Sennen: American Buff-Bellied Pipit, Goshawk, 400+Golden Plover,30+ Lapwing. (D Allen)

Penzance: 1 Male Black Redstart on Boatshed Restaurant Roof. (J Evans)

St Mawgan valley, near Gluvian: Possible juvenile Gyr Falcon. Also seen on 7/1, when it was near Newquay Airport, plucking primaries from a Herring gull. (R Pearce)

Wilcove: Drake Green-winged Teal m (15.30). (P Aley)

Torpoint: 5 Great Northern Diver, m Red-breasted Merganser, 5 Eider, 39 Brent Goose & Avocet. (P Aley)

Wacker Quay: 2 ad Spoonbill. (P Aley)

Millbrook: 1w Med Gull, Great Northern Diver & 2 Egyptian Geese. (P Aley)

St John: 21 Avocet & Kingfisher. (P Aley)

Portscatho: 1 Black Guillemot off Ravens Hole and 12 Grey Plover at Greeb Point. (A le Masurier)

Siblyback ReservoirRing-necked Duck, 3 Coot, 1 Barnacle Goose, 26 Canada Goose, 1 Little Grebe, c100 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Moorhen, m& f Stonechat, 2 Pied Wagtail, 5 Tufted Duck. (C&J Duffy) 23 Tufted Duck, 1 Goldeneye, 6+ Little Grebe. (K Pellow)

Newlyn: Iceland Gull and Black Guillemot still in Newly Harbour at 11:20 also Black Redstart. (R Treeby, L Proctor) Juv/1w Glaucous x Herring Gull hybrid 2w Yellow-legged Gull. (M Elliott)

Illogan: Ring-necked Parakeet over Valley Gardens, f Sparrowhawk in garden, Buzzard in field at Ventonraze (J Baker)

Chapel Amble: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff also Swallow & 4 Water Pipit. (D Julian)

Crugmeer: 4 Grey Partridge, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

St Merryn, Porthmissen Farm: 3 Corn Bunting, 70+ Linnet, 12 Skylark. (S Grose)

Padstow: 1 Black Redstart at Hawkers Reach. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Sparrowhawk, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Teal, 1 f Goldeneye, 1 Scaup, 4 Tufted Duck, 21 Coot, 11 Moorhen, 1 Common Gull, 101 Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 m Bullfinch, 1 Jay, 3 Buzzard. (S Grose)

Walmsley Sanctuary (keyholders only): 68 Cattle Egrets at dusk this pm. (A Langdon)

Cattle Egrets – Adrian Langdon

Camel Estuary: Whooper Swan at Dinham Point this morning with 2 Mute Swan in field. (D Julian)

Godolphin Cross: Firecrest in private garden. (C Richards)

Phillack: Female Black Restart drinking from water bath in garden at St Mary’s Gardens. (J Eaton)

Poldhu Cove: Black Redstart. (D Flumm)

Black Redstart – Dave Flumm

Polurrian Cove: m Blackcap. (D Flumm)

Helford Passage: 1 Black-necked Grebe; 2 Great Northern Diver. (D Collins)

Polwheveral: 1 Marsh Tit. (D Collins)

Par beach: Goldcrest, 4 Blackcap (1 male), Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechat (pair). (E Mayhew)

Copperhouse: 3 Jack Snipe, 8+ Common Snipe, 2 Greenshank. (R Veal)

Tresillian: 12+ Cattle Egret, 4 Little Egret, 5 Siskin, 30 Redwing, 1 Firecrest, 2 Chiffchaff. (R Veal)

Newlyn Downs, St Newlyn East: 5 Reed Bunting, 8 Yellowhammer, 8 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, c20 Skylark, c35 Meadow Pipit, 200 Rook, 11 Raven, 7 Long Tailed Tit, 3 Bullfinch, also Peregrine reported. (C Mason)

Torpoint: Pod of approx 8 in St John’s Lake. (S Eddy)

Wheal Martyn Clay Trails: 1 Woodcock flew over road to farmland at 17:10 near iron bridge. (R Hollis)

Land’s End: 6 Chough in field next to coast path at Greeb Animal Farm. (S Chandler)

Maenporth to Rosemullion: 4 Great Northern Diver, 29 Common Scoter. (J St Ledger)

Helford River: 12 Great Northern Diver. (J St Ledger)

Penryn River: 2 Greenshank, 25 Redshank, 41 Curlew, 2 Snipe,10 Turnstone, 2 Little Grebe, 18 Teal, 15 Mallard, 48 Mute Swan, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 54 Herring Gull, 39 Black-headed Gull, 1 Kingfisher (on boat). (J St Ledger)

Greenshank – John St Ledger

Kingfisher – John St Ledger

College Reservoir: 5 Woodcock, Snipe heard, Water Rail heard, 4 Marsh Tit, 3 Firecrest, 5 Shoveler, 1 m Pochard, 1 f Goldeneye, c30 Tufted Duck, c20 Wigeon, c5 Teal. (M Broadbent, E Cornelius, L Langley, M Doyle)

Old Town to Tregunna Camel Estuary: 1 Great White Egret (12:20 flew west down south side of estuary and dropped into top of Pinkson inlet), 1 Knot, 600+ Dunlin, 400+ Lapwing, 1500+ Golden Plover, a few Black and Bar Tailed Godwits. ( M Pass )

Porth Mear fields: 6+ Corn Bunting (incl 2 singing males). (M Pass)

Fields above Talskiddy: 1 Lapland Bunting (with 60 sky lark), 1 Merlin, 5 Yellowhammer, 30 Linnet. (M Pass)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Long-tailed Duck and Great Northern Diver still plus 11 Med Gull and 2 Firecrest. (DK Parker, R Augarde)

Long-tailed Duck – Dave Parker

Downderry: Common Chiffchaff. (T Clark)

Wednesday 8th January 2020

Late News,07/01,Hayle Estuary: Sub adult Caspian Gull, 7+ Yellow Legged Gull , 2 Red Breasted Merganser (M Pass) 11 Yellow-legged Gull (6 ad, 4 x 2w, 1 x 3w). (M Ahmad)

Par Beach Pool: 2 Water Rail, 1 female Mandarin Duck, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Teal, 12 Turnstone, 1 Blackcap, 19 Greenfinch (B Bosisto L Payne)

St Austell Sewage Works: 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Firecrest, 10 Goldcrest, 15 Chiffchaff (B Bosisto, L Payne)

St Austell Town Centre: 2 Blackcap (B Bosisto)

Chapel Amble: Siberian Chiffchaff, 10 Water Pipit, a Water Rail, Firecrest and Swallow. (D Julian)

Camel Estuary: 1 Whooper Swan at Burniere Point. (D Julian) Also, 15 Mute Swan, 45 Canada Goose, 55 Shelduck, 21 Mallard, 18 Wigeon, 4 Teal, 6 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 1 Shag, 8 Grey Heron, 11 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Moorhen, 65 Oystercatcher, 4 Ringed Plover, c.3000 Golden Plover, c.300 Lapwing, 95 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 55 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 80 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 85 Curlew, 3 Snipe, 250 Black-headed Gull, 75 Herring Gull, 65 Lesser black-backed Gull, 22 Great Black-backed Gull, 6 Wood Pigeon, 43 Collared Dove, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Dunnock, 5 Robin, 1 Black Redstart, 6 Redwing, 7 Blackbird, 5 Song Thrush, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Magpie, 7 Rook, 75 Carrion Crow, 6 Raven, 7 Starling, 6 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch (M Scawen et al).

Treraven Meadow: 1 Firecrest (near first bridge), Blackcap (f), 2 Chiffchaff (1 probably Siberian), 28 Snipe, 3 Red-legged Partridge. (D.Wilson)

Newlyn Harbour: Iceland Gull and ad Yellow-legged Gull. (M Ahmad) 1 Black Guillemot, 1 Water Rail, 1 Blackcap, 1 Firecrest, 1 Black Redstart. (L Proctor)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1+ subad Caspian Gull, 7+ Yellow-legged Gull, 2 (drk, redhead) Red-breasted Merganser. (M Halliday, R Veal)

Penzance: 1 Ring-necked Parakeet still around the college. (R Veal)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Goldeneye near the Dam this morning. (S Turner)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1st w male Ring-necked Duck, 8 Tufted Duck, 11 Little Grebe, 10 Snipe, c.600 Lesser Black-backed Gull, c.30 Black-headed Gull (P Kemp).

Colliford Reservoir: 151 Lapwing, 68 Teal, 4 Wigeon & c.800 Lesser Black-backed Gull (P Kemp).

Dozmary Pool: 8 Shoveler, 9 Tufted Duck, 1 Snipe, 67 Lapwing, 85 Black-headed Gull (P Kemp).

Killiow Golf Club:  3 Mistle Thrush, 2 Nuthatch (B Toms)

Sennen: 13 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Gull, 1 Kittiwake, 14 Chough, 1m Blackcap, 1 m Black Redstart 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Stonechat, 2 Raven. (S Grose)

Stithians: female Lesser Scaup, 3 Pochard (M Pass)

Devoran: 1 Spotted Redshank, 14 Black Tailed Godwit, 6 Dunlin, 30 Common Gull (M Pass)

Portscatho: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 16 Great Northern Diver, 1 leucistic Black Headed Gull, female Eider (M Pass)

Pendower: 3 Slavonian Grebe, 4 Black-throated Diver, 6 Great Northern Diver, 2 Razorbill, 10 Guillemot (M Pass)

Carrick Roads: 8 Black-necked Grebe , 1 Slavonian Grebe , 10+ Red Breasted Merganser (M Pass)

Lower Tamar Lake: 8 Willow Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 1m Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Goosander. (R Mudge)

Upper Tamar Lake: 2 Willow Tit (at a new feeding station), 4 Ring-necked Duck 3m 1f, 2 Greylag Geese, c50 Great and Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 4 Cormorant, 9 Tufted Duck,1 Grey Heron. (R Mudge)

Perranporth Duck Pond:1 Little Grebe, 1 Firecrest. (S Grose)

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Tuesday 7th January 2020

Newlyn: Black Guillemot around the harbour mouth and Sandy Cove also 1 Red-throated Diver. (A Langdon, L Proctor) Long-tailed Duck briefly just east of the harbour at Tolcarne also 5+ Great Northern Diver. (M Pass)

Penzance: 1w Iceland Gull on roof of Wherrytown Lidl. (M Ahmad) 12 Purple Sandpiper Battery Rocks. (DK Parker)

Wadebridge: 1 Whooper Swan, 23 Mute Swan + 6 young, 3 Black tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Curlew, 1 Greenshank from Bridge bike hire. (S Grose)

Wadebridge: 69 Cattle Egret in field below Tredower Farm House B&B at 11:30.(S Grose)

Tresemple Pool: 15 Cattle Egret in adjacent field, 4 Snipe, 5 Greenshank, 1Black-tailed Godwit, c50 Curlew. (M Jones)

Truro:  Meadow Pipit in our private garden again today. Becoming a daily regular for the mealworms. (K&J Mortimore)

Truro River: 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 15 Black-tailed Godwit. (D Flumm)

Common Sandpiper- Dave Flumm

Common Sandpiper- Dave Flumm

Falmouth: 1 Whimbrel at Pennance Point. (P McCartney)

Gannel Estuary: 12 Little Egret, 14 Canada Goose, 119 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 1 Ringed Plover. (S Rowe)

St Columb Minor: 3 Tawny Owl heard between Rialton Mill/ Priory Rd. (S Grose)

Perranporth Golf Course: 2 Chough, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Pheasant. (S.Cox).

Loe Pool: 1 Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egret, 1 Woodcock, 4 Snipe, 8 Goosander, 1 Water Rail. (I Maclean)

Downderry: 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Kittiwake and a few Common Gulls inshore at high tide this afternoon. (A Payne)

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Sunday 5th January 2020

Late news, 3/1, Lanhydrock Cricket Club: 6+ Brambling, 300 Chaffinch, 2 Nuthatch. (M Pass)

Late news, 3/1, Siblyback Lake: 1 imm male Ring Necked Duck. (M Pass)

Late news, 3/1, Dinham Flats: 1 Whooper Swan. (M Pass)

Late news, 3/1, Trelawder Farm, Chapel Amble: 17 Cattle Egret. (M Pass)

Late news, 3/1, Chapel Amble: 8+ Water Pipit, 1 Green Sandpiper. (M Pass)

Late news, 3/1, Wadebridge: 2 Common Sandpiper on river. (M Pass)

Late news, 4/1, Truro: Meadow Pipit in private garden pm. (K&J Mortimore)

Sennen: American Buff-bellied Pipit still at the south end of the large cut maize field but very mobile. (L Proctor)

Torpoint: 1 drake Green-winged Teal at Wilcove this morning. (M Endyvean)

St. John’s Lake: 125 Shelduck, 68 Wigeon, 54 Teal, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 10 Cormorant, 75 Oystercatcher, 18 Avocet, 1 Lapwing, 25 Grey Plover, 115 Curlew, 22 Turnstone, 12 Dunlin, 90 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 45 Black-headed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull just after high tide. (M Jordan)

Withnoe Barton: 14 Cattle Egret and 3 Little Egret. (M Jordan)

Newlyn: Black Guillemot, 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 3 Cormorant off Sandy Cove plus Firecrest on the feeders. Juv Iceland Gull and 3 Great Northern Diver, 5 Cormorant, 2 Shag, 35 Turnstone, 1 Rock Pipit in the harbour. (S Rogers, B Toms, M Curtis, M Webb)

Purple Sandpiper – Martin Webb

Great Northern Diver – Martin Webb

Iceland Gull – Martin Webb

Wadebridge: Siberian Chiffchaff at Town Quay, before flying over river into gardens at Bradford’s Quay. Black Redstart at Bradford’s Quay. Adult Whooper Swan under bypass bridge. (D Julian)

Camel Estuary: 2 Whimbrel, 3 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Redshank, 8 Mute Swans, 50+ Lapwing, 77 Cattle Egret (approx OS 974 739), 6 Little Egret. (M Brooks, J Piper)

Chapel Amble: 9 Water Pipit and 2 Siberian Chiffchaff. (D Julian) Also, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Water Rail, c.8 Chiffchaff, 4 Little Egret, 84 Teal. (P Roseveare)

Trewalder Farm, Wadebridge: c.25 Cattle Egret at the bottom of the Horse Paddock. (P Roseveare)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Sub-adult Caspian Gull and 1w Ring-billed Gull (M Halliday) 4 Yellow-legged Gulls, 1 Scandinavian Herring Gull, 16 Common Gull, 2 drake Red-breasted Merganser. (B Dallas)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Long-tailed Duck (B Toms, M Curtis) Also, 2 Little Egret,  107 Canada & 6 hybrid Canada Geese, 24 Med Gull. (D Flumm)

Long-tailed Duck – Dave Flumm

Sennen: 15 Chough at Sennen Cove. (D Hillson)

Down Hill Meadow CWT Nature Reserve: 1 Woodcock, 21 Common Snipe, 20 Stock Dove, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 Yellowhammer (B Bosisto L Payne)

Mawgan Porth: 1 Grey Heron , 172 Lapwing , 69 Teal, 15 Common Wigeon, 5 Shoveler 20 Canada Geese, 1 Mediterranean Gull ,  30 Meadow Pipit , 1 Grey Wagtail
(B Bosisto)

Truro: Male Bullfinch and Meadow Pipit again in private garden this morning. (K&J Mortimore) Yellow-browed Warbler at Malpas Village. (M Costa)

Coombe, Truro: 1 drake Pintail still. (R Augarde)

Pintail – R Augarde

Torpoint: 2 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Eider, 41 Brent Geese, Mediterranean Gull first thing. (C Ellis)

Walmsley Sanctuary (keyholders only): Scaup still. (D Julian)

Wacker Quay: 2 Great Northern Diver fishing in the channel, 18 Golden Plover, Avocet, Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Great Crested Grebe. (C Ellis)

Marazion: 3 Black-throated Diver, 3 Red-throated Diver and 7 Great Northern Diver off Little London. (P St Pierre)

Gwithian Towans: Black-throated Diver, 2 Red-throated Diver, 15 Great Northern Diver and Great Skua. (P St Pierre)

Harvey Towans: 4 Red-throated Diver, 6 Great Northern Diver, 4 Common Scoter and 6 Harbour Porpoise. (P St Pierre)

Stithians Reservoir: Lesser Scaup, 3 Tufted Duck, Pochard and Goldeneye. (B Dallas)

Helston Boating Lake: 1 Firecrest. (D Wright)

Firecrest – Dougy Wright

Helston SW: 1 Firecrest, 8 Chiffchaff. (D Wright)

Colliford Lake: 3 Goosander, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 32 Teal, 2 Wigeon, 1 2w Yellow-legged Gull, 115 Lesser Black-backed Gull, c.30 Redwing, c.20 Fieldfare. (P Roseveare, G Lewis)

Dozmary Pool: 2 Goldeneye, 6 Tufted Duck, 7 Shoveler, 15 Teal, 2 Little Grebe. (P Roseveare, G Lewis)

Siblyback Lake: 1st w drake Ring-necked Duck, 2 Barnacle Goose, 40 Redwing, 11 Fieldfare, 2m & 1f Crossbill. (G Lewis) Also, 16 Tufted Duck (including a Nasal Saddled individual), 10 Teal, 11 Little Grebe, 6 Coot, 4 (3 adult & 1 2w) Yellow-legged Gull, c. 150 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (P Roseveare)

Golitha Falls: 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Treecreeper, 3 Nuthatch. (P Roseveare)

St Merryn: 2 Grey Partridge in Maize field opposite Seven Bays Holiday Park. (R Hughes)

Crugmeer: 1 Grey Partridge (calling at dawn), 1 Barn Owl. (M Pass)

Lower Tamar Lake: c20 Goosander , 3 Willow Tit , 2 Marsh Tit (no sign any Ring Necked Duck) ( M Pass )

Porth Reservoir: 1st winter drake Scaup still (M Pass)

Illogan Church: 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (gardens behind church 12-30) (M Pass)

Newquay, Fistral Beach: 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Purple Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Newquay Harbour: 3 Blackcap. (S Grose)

Newquay, Barrowfields: 1 Peregrine Falcon on rocks below. (S Grose)

Tresillian: c.20 Cattle Egret with Cattle. (K Williams) Also, 5 Greenshank, 3 Snipe, 3 Little Grebe, at least 12 Curlew. (A.Hill)

Devoran: 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Ringed Plover, 30 Dunlin, 15 Turnstone (D Eva)

Coombe Creek: 3 Greenshank, 20 Fieldfare, 100 Redwing, 1 Firecrest, 1 Green Woodpecker (D Eva)

Pendower: 6+ Black-throated Diver and a 2cy Yellow-legged Gull. (L Langley, S Votier)

Portloe: 2 Red-necked Grebe. (L Langley, S Votier)

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Saturday 4th January 2020

Late news, 3/1, Truro: Black-winged Stilt reported SSE of Truro on the Fal, SW of Coombe at 08:30.

Late news, 3/1, Grinned Head: 1 Common Sandpiper (L Payne)

Sennen: American Buff-bellied Pipit, c.50 Meadow Pipit, c.20 Skylark, 12 Mediterranean Gull, 11 Curlew, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Chough over. (T Wilson, S Rowe, P Roseveare et al)

Buff-bellied Pipit, Steve Rowe

Sennen Cove: 6 Chough, 15 Mediterranean Gull. (S Rowe, P Roseveare) 25 Mediterranean Gull on the beach at 15:45. (J Miller)

Stithians Reservoir: Lesser Scaup fem still left of Stuart Hutchins hide (T Wilson)

Brew Pool: 1+ Siberian Chiffchaff and 30+ Chiffchaff. (DK Parker)

Illogan: Ring-necked Parakeet in Valley Gardens at 08:15 & again in churchyard at 09:00. Also Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming. (J Baker)

Newlyn Harbour: 1 Iceland Gull, 1 2nd w Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Great Northern Diver, 2 Eider, 32 Turnstone. (P Roseveare, T Marchese)

Sandy Cove: 1 Black Guillemot, 1 Black Redstart, 23 Common Scoter. (T Marchese, P Roseveare, S Rowe)

Jubilee Pool: 4 Purple Sandpiper, 16 Turnstone. (P Roseveare)

Lower Tamar Lake: 4 Ring-necked Duck this morning with at least 21 Goosander. 5 Shoveler. Willow and Marsh Tits at all the feeding stations. Several Jays. Nuthatch by the hide. In a field at the far side of the Upper Lake 100+ Canada Geese and 2 Grey-lags. A Mistle Thrush by the car park entrance. (J Turner)

Siblyback Reservoir: Ring-necked Duck still this morning, also Fieldfare. (P Stidwill)

Ring-necked Duck, Phil Stidwill

Ring-necked Duck, Phil Stidwill

Sancreed: 1 Cattle Egret, 2 Shelduck, 132 Canada Geese, 2 Golden Plover, 2 Snipe, 35 Redwing, 1 Chiffchaff. At dusk 2,406 Jackdaw flew west to roost 15:35-16:35. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Long-tailed Duck still. (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Sub-adult Caspian Gull, 4 Yellow-legged Gull (2 2nd winter and 2 Adult) (P Roseveare)

Helston Sewage Works: 1 Firecrest, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Bullfinch (m), 1 Coal Tit, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Goldcrest. (J Evans)

Helston Boating Lake: 1w Ring-billed Gull. (J Evans) Escaped Ferruginous Duck still present. (P St Pierre, I Maclean) Also 3 Firecrest. (I Maclean)

Firecrest, Ilya Maclean

Lizard Seawatch: Passage of Auk species 50+, 1 Great Skua successfully marauding Herring Gull for its meal. (J Evans)

Lizard Downs: 1 Jack Snipe, 20 Snipe. (D Collins)

Lizard Point: 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 7 Common Scoter west. (D Collins)

Lizard Head: 6 Chough. (S Grose)

Caerthillian: 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Raven, 1 Buzzard, 3 Fieldfare, 4 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Housel Bay: 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 m Reed Bunting at The Waterings. (S Grose)

Windmill Farm: 1 Marsh Harrier dropped into cover on Lizard Downs, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Raven, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker on fatball feeder. (S Grose)

Constantine Sewage Treatment Works: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 4 Firecrest, 20 Goldcrest, 10 Chiffchaff. (D Collins)

Siberian Chiffchaff, David Collins

Mawgan Creek: 1m Mandarin Duck, 1 Kingfisher. (I Maclean, D Collins)

Gweek Creek: 1 Spotted Redshank, 6 Greenshank, 2 Marsh Tit. (D Collins, I Maclean)

Gillan Creek: 84 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Common Sandpiper. (I Maclean)

St Erth: 1 Woodcock, 1 Great Northern Diver (over), 1 Shelduck (over), 3 Mistle Thrush, 1 Blackcap, 30+ Redwing, 11 Stock Dove, 9 Bullfinch, 3 Greenfinch, 2 Green Woodpecker. (R Veal, P Roseveare)

St Clement Tresemple Pool: 1 Kingfisher, 10 Snipe, 2 Little Grebe. (P Pearson)

Truro: 1 Avocet, also Teal, Wigoen, Curlew, Shelduck, Lapwing  & Redshank at Sunny Corner. (M Costa) 3 Woodcock flew out of Halbullock Moor. (B Mellows)

Helford Passage: 6 Great Northern Diver. (P St Pierre)

Flushing: 17 Great Northern Diver and 40 Med Gull. (P St Pierre)

Mylor Churchtown: 9 Black-necked Grebe and 1 Slavonian Grebe reported off Weir Beach. (M Silk)

Gorrangorras: 2 Chiffchaff at Gorrangorras SW and 1 Kingfisher, 1 Greenshank at the creek. (M Silk)

Glebe Cemetery: Firecrest by road to Glebe Cemetery. (M Silk)

Devoran: Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank. (M Silk)

Carnon Downs SW: 2 Firecrest. (M Silk)

Porth Reservoir: 1w m Scaup, 1 Goldeneye, 2 Tufted Duck, 11 Teal. (S Rowe) 1 Water Rail heard, 5 Tawny Owl heard at 21.00 from the 2nd hide. (S Grose)

Tehidy Woods: 1 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Little Grebe, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Grey Wagtail, 5 Song Thrush. (S Grose)

St Newlyn East Downs:1 Barn Owl, 3 Snipe. (S Grose)

Pentewan: 5 Great Northern Diver, 11 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 24 Blackcap , 1 Firecrest ( B Bosisto, L Payne)

Porthpean: 4 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 35 Common Scoter (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Portscatho: 1 Long-tailed Duck still. (J Chapple)

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