Thursday 2nd January 2020

Late News, 1/1, Torpoint (Chapeldown Road): 42 (12 pale-bellied, 30 dark-bellied) Brent Goose, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 f-type Common Scoter. (G Lewis)

Late News, 1/1, Hannafore, Looe: 7 (2 ad m, 1w m, 4f) Eider, 1 Slavonian Grebe. (G Lewis)

Late News, 1/1, Millbrook:Egyptian Goose , 4 (2ad, 2x 2w) Med Gull. (G Lewis)

Late News, 1/1, Kingsmill Lake: 1 Spotted Redshank, 143 Avocet, 42 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit. (G Lewis)

Late News, 1/1, China Fleet Club (by pitch & put):  1 Firecrest. (G Lewis)

Camel Estuary: Bufflehead (fem/imm) at Dinham Flats this morning. Also, 2 drake Mandarin at Challenge Bridge at 60 Cattle Egret later pm. (D Julian, O Mockridge)

Newlyn: 1 Black Guillemot, 2 Iceland Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Great Northern Diver and 2 Eider in the harbour, plus Fulmar and Red-throated Diver flew south off Sandy Cove. (D Bradford, R Augarde, P Freestone, L Proctor) Also presumed juv Glaucous Gull x Herring Gull. (M Elliott)

Lower Tamar Lake: 30 Goosander (14m 16f all fishing), 1m Gadwall, 1m Hen Harrier, 2 Tufted Duck (1m 1f), 4 Ring-necked Duck (3m 1f), 7 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 2 Teal (1m 1f), c50 Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Willow Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 2 Wigeon (1m 1f), 1 Snipe. (R Mudge)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 6+ Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Knot, 2 Red-breasted Merganser, 14 Common Gull on Lelant Saltings. 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Slavonian Grebe on Carnsew Pool. (R Veal, S Murnan, M Halliday, P Freestone)

Sandwich Tern – S Murnan

Towan Head: 1 Great Skua, 10 Red-throated Diver. (S Rowe)

Lizard Point: 1 Little Auk past. (T Blunden)

St Ives: 4 Great Skua, 4 Purple Sandpipers, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Mediterranean Gull and 1f Black Redstart. (B Tuck)

Drift Reservoir: Long-tailed Duck still this morning. (M Pass, L Proctor, P Freestone)

Charlestown: 1 f Blackcap (D Hastilow)

Swanvale: Firecrest and Chifffchaff. (M Hazelton)

Swanpool: Firecrest and 1f Blackcap. (M Hazelton)

Restronguet Weir: 10 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Slavonian Grebe (in same group), 2 Great Northern Diver, 16+ Red-breasted Merganser. (G Adams, J St Ledger)

Slavonian and Black-necked Grebes – J St Ledger

Portscatho: 7 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Black-throated Diver, 11 Great Northern Diver, 32 Turnstone, 11 Grey Plover. (S Rowe)

Tresemple Pool: 15 Cattle Egret, 1 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher, 7 Greenshank, 45 Redshank (D Eva)

Truro: 1 Avocet still (D Eva)

St Clement: 14 Cattle Egret, 1 Marsh Tit and 1 Lapwing. (M Jones)

Lizard Downs: 1 Jack Snipe, 45 Snipe, 1+ Merlin. (M Pass) Also 3 Water Pipit reported by road to Kynance.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Kittiwake on Longrock Pool. (P Freestone) Also 9 Pale-bellied Brent Goose offshore beach. (M Pass)

Towan Headland, Newquay: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 4 Kittiwake. Also a number of Guillemot and Razorbill in the distance and at least 4 Harbour Porpoise. (D Trevelyan)

St Gothian Sands NR: 14 Curlew, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Gadwall, Snipe and 80 Lapwing. (P Freestone)

Penzance: 8 Brent Goose from Chyandour. (P Freestone)

Mousehole: Juv Iceland Gull, 3 Yellow-legged Gull (1w, 2w, 3w), ad Lesser Black-backed Gull x Herring Gull hybrid & ad leucistic/partial albino Herring Gull at St Clement’s Isle roost. (M Elliott)

Cawsands: Black Redstart reported near the Bay Hotel.

College Reservoir: 1w Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Shoveler, 2 Marsh Tit. (M Silk)

Hellandbridge: At least 1 Firecrest on Camel Trail near Hellandbridge. (E Imber)


Wednesday 1st January 2020

Late news, 31/12, Bartinney: 1 Merlin. (R Crocker)

Merlin – Roger Crocker

Merlin – Roger Crocker

Merlin – Roger Crocker

Stithians Reservoir: Female Bufflehead from Stuart Hutchins hide. (R Wilkins) Relocated in the 2nd bay south of the sailing club at cSW711359. Viewable distantly from the dam, the east bank or by walking south from the sailing club. Female Lesser Scaup, 6 Goldeneye and 2 Pochard also present at the southern end. (R Wilkins et al)

Bufflehead, Mashuq Ahmad

Bufflehead, Tony Wilson

Bufflehead – R Loader

Lesser Scaup – John Miller

Bufflehead – John Chapple

Portscatho: Adult Ross’ Gull (sat on sea, then flew off with Kittiwakes),1 Long-tailed duck, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 10 Great Northern (D Eva)

Sennen: 1 American Buff-bellied Pipit with pipit, skylark and pied wagtail flock at far end of the field behind the Sunrise B&B. (T Mills)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Cattle Egret (same as Sancreed), 1 Long-tailed Duck,1 Meditteranean Gull. (D Flumm, T Mills)

Sancreed: 1 Cattle Egret, 55 Golden Plover, 10 Lapwing, 15 Redwing, 27 Linnet. (D Flumm)

Newlyn: Black Guillemot outside Newlyn harbour mouth. (S Rogers T Wilson) Black Guillemot, Eider, Iceland Gull and 2w Yellow-legged Gull main harbour. 2 Firecrest around Sandy Cove feeders. (M Jones)

Black Guillemot – Steve Murnan

Black Guillemot – Tony Wilson

Black Guillemot – Tony Wilson

Eider – Steve Murnan

Iceland Gull – Tony Wilson

Iceland Gull – Tony Mills

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Ad Ring-billed Gull briefly on Longrock Pool at 10:35. (R Veal) 1 Firecrest in trees on far side of railway line. Also 2 singing Cetti’s Warbler (T Mills) 1 distant Pomarine Skua also reported although distant.

Siblyback Lake: 1 Great Northern Diver, 9+ Little Grebe, 1 imm drake Ring-necked Duck, 16 Tufted Duck, (including one female with green nasal band probably ringed in France). (K Pellow)

Marazion: 9 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 7 Red-throated Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver and 6 Great Northern Diver offshore. (R Veal)

Helston Loe Pool: 12 Goosander, 3 Firecrest; also 1 Black-throated Diver & 1 Great Northern Diver offshore of the Loe Bar (J & D Chapman)

Chapel Amble: 16 Water Pipit early morning and 2 Siberian Chiffchaff. (D Julian)

Brew Sewage Works: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff with many Chiffchaff. (T Mills)

Gwennap Sewage Works: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, Siberian Chiffchaff, 40+ Chiffchaff, Firecrest. (M Grantham)

Siberian Chiffchaff – Mark Grantham

St Ives: Firecrest this morning in private garden. (M Rouncefield)

Newquay, Towan Head: Great Northern Diver close in from car park, 5 Red-throated Divers flying south and 1 Black-throated Diver off point. (M Lammas)

Falmouth Bay: 1 Female/immature Eider close in from the beach at Swanpool, several Great Northern Divers along the coast between Swanpool and Pendennis, 1 Whimbrel flew east to west around Pendennis towards Castle Beach (M Hazleton)

Mylor Bridge: Firecrest this morning in private garden. (M Delbridge)

Millbrook: 2 Cattle Egret and 1 Little Egret in field by Withnoe Barton, and 7 Cattle Egret around Stone Farm.

Helston: Great White Egret flew over the boating pool and escaped Ferruginous Duck still present. (D Clegg S McMahon)

Lerryn: 1 Little Egret. (R Sherwood)

Gannel Estuary: 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Med Gull. (S Rowe)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 19 Mute Swan, 1 Whooper Swan, 110 Canada Goose, 65 Shelduck, 28 Mallard, 51 Wigeon, 8 Teal, 11 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Little Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 1 Shag, 3 Grey Heron, 8 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 85 Oystercatcher, 4 Ringed Plover, 14 Grey Plover, c.3000 Golden Plover, 200 Lapwing, 4 Ruff, 50 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 45 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 25 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 55 Curlew, 1 Snipe, 250 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 65 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 12 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 6 Robin, 6 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Chiffchaff, 5 Goldcrest, 2 Blue Tit, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Magpie, 1 Jay, 3 Jackdaw, 7 Rook, 65 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 15 Starling, 5 House Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Bullfinch (M Scawen et al.)

Ruan: 581 Golden Plover, 190 Lapwing, 87 Dunlin, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew, 79 wigeon, 36 Shelduck viewed from Ruan Old Quay, across the extensive mudflats at low tide on the Fal  towards Ardevora Vear. (D Hall)

Helston Loe Pool: 12 Goosander, 3 Firecrest; also 1 Black-throated Diver. (J & D Chapman)

Loe Bar: 1 Great Northern Diver offshore. (J & D Chapman)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Firecrest by hide on Ryan’s field (T Wilson) 1 Ad Yellow-legged Gull & 2 Red-breasted Merganser. (M Pass) Slavonian Grebe still in Carnsew Basin. (DK Parker)

Poldhu Marsh: Water Rail, 3 Cetti’s Warbler. (M Pass)

Kennack Sands: 2 Black-throated Diver, 4 Great Northern Diver. (M Nattrass)

Helford River: 7 Great Northern Diver. Also 5 Common Dolphin. (J St Ledger)

Great Northern Diver – John St Ledger

Gluvian: 1 Tawny Owl , 20 Redwing, 2 Bullfinch , 5 Yellowhammer, 3 Red-Legged Partridge, 30 Skylark, 16 Meadow Pipit , 1 Great spotted Woodpecker (B Bosisto L Payne)

St Columb Sewage Works: 1 Snipe , 1 Curlew 2 Firecrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 15 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Grey Wagtail (B Bosisto L Payne)

St Columb Major: 3 Greenfinch, 1 Blackcap (B Bosisto L Payne)

Trewan Hall: 6 Nuthatch, 4 Song Thrush, 1 Firecrest (B Bosisto L Payne)

Winnards Perch: 1 Merlin, 2 Common Snipe, 38 Lapwing, 1 Golden Plover, 65 Black-headed Gull, 3 Common Gull, 200 Skylark, 2 Stonechat, 16 Yellowhammer, 1 Lapland Bunting all in stubble fields above Birds of Prey Centre ( B Bosisto L Payne)

Talskiddy: 1 Little Grebe, 2 Water Rail, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Treecreeper , 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Woodcock , 1 Reed Bunting , 20 Redwing (B Bosisto L Payne)

Porth Mear: 2 Corn Bunting in field surrounded by tamarisk hedge adjacent to South West footpath. (S Grose)

Park Head: 43 Common Scoter (sometimes diving as one), 7 Chough, 1 fem Peregrine Falcon, 1 Corn Bunting, 26 Skylark, 4 Raven. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Scaup, 1 f Goldeneye, 2 Wigeon. (S Grose)

St Eval: 198 Golden Plover, 7 Fieldfare, 2 Buzzard. (S Grose)

Feock: 3 Black-necked Grebes reported off Loe Beach.

Crowlas: 1 Firecrest. (R Veal)

Downderry: Black Redstart and at least 10 Blackcap in the village; 3 Great Northern Divers and 11 Red-throated Divers offshore. (A Payne)

Sunday 04 March 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Little Egret, 10 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 3 Greylag, 20 Teal, 6 Mallard, 1 Coot, 8 Moorhen, 7 Snipe, 1 Water Pipit (in reeds in dog walking area), 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Stonechat, 1 Chiffchaff and 3 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Newlyn: Ad Glaucous Gull still in the harbour. (L Proctor & A Mckechnie)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Juv Iceland Gull from the causeway at 10:00 then flew out towards the sea, also 6 (1 ad, 3 2w, 2 1w) Med Gulls. (C Barnard)

Helston: Loe Pool: 1 Bufflehead still. Also 1 Firecrest and 1 singing Chiffchaff by the hide, 2m 4f Goosander between the hide and Carminowe Creek, 3 Great Crested Grebe, c10 Pochard, 1 Goldeneye and 2 ‘sinensis‘ race Cormorants among a flock in creek mouth. (CBWPS fielding meeting per R Hooper)

Penhalvean: 1 Bufflehead on a private lake this afternoon. (J Chapple)


Carminowe: Yellow-browed Warbler still. (S Bury)

Gannel Estuary: 2 juv Iceland Gulls late afternoon; also 12 Med Gull in morning (5 1W, 2 2W, 5 ad). (S Rowe)

Falmouth: 2 f Black Redstart and 1 Grey Wagtail on Castle Beach. (J St Ledger)

Par: Ring-necked Duck still at Par Beach pool. Also Dark-bellied Brent Goose on the beach by the river mouth.

Marazion: Black Redstart on the beach.

Sennen Cove: Ad and juv Iceland Gulls on Cowloe.

Monday 27 February 2012

Late News, 25/2 Lamorna Cove: Black Redstart. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Late News, 26/2 Par: Black Redstart on Spit Beach.

Late News, 26/2 Sennen Cove: Iceland Gull and Yellow-legged Gull on Cowloe.

Late News, 26/2 St Gothian Sands LNR: Juv Glaucous Gull. (P Dinning)


Longrock: 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver and 2 f Eider offshore and a f Black Redstart on the rocks below the car park. (D Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Little Egret, 11 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 2 hybrid geese, 23 Teal, 9 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 21 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 4 Snipe, 1 Reed Bunting, 3 Chiffchaff and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Kingsmill Lake:Lesser Yellowlegs probably present since 30 Nov 2011, but always very distant. View from China Fleet Club nature trail far hide SX427608, best looked for on the dropping tide. Also drake Shoveler, 2 Grey Plover, Knot, 1 Spotted Redshank and 6 Greenshank plus the usual Dunlin and Black-tailed Godwit. (M Beer)

Marazion: Water Pipit and 2 Stonechat still around Red River. (D Parker)

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1+ Slav Grebe, 1 male Long-tailed Duck, 2 Eider (1W m & f) and 3 Common Scoter. (D Parker) Also 32 Purple Sandpipers reported on outer wall of harbour and the Surf Scoter again but distant this morning.

Stithians Reservoir:7 (4m, 3f) Reed Bunting, 1 Water Rail under feeders and 1 f Great Spotted Woodpecker on peanuts in the southern cut off. 6 Goldeneye (1 m), 1 Great Crested Grebe, 150+ Lapwing, 9 Snipe, 1 Gadwall and 2 f Goosander on the main reservoir. (D Jenkins)

Par: Ad drake Ring-necked Duck and Bittern still on Par Beach Pool and Great Northern Diver in the bay. Also 4 Goosanders on St Andrew’s Pool and 20 Redwings nearby. (S Rogers)

More from Steve Rogers here.

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only):10 Northern Pintail, 16 Northern Shoveler, 9 Gadwall, 21 Eurasian Teal, 98 Eurasian Wigeon, 6 Tufted Duck, 1 Drake Goldeneye, 27 Black-tailed Godwit, 69 Curlew, 4 Little Egret, 16 Golden Plover, 88 Lapwing, 19 Dunlin, 1 Water Rail, 1 adult Peregrine, 4 Chiffchaff and 1 male Reed Bunting. (C Selway)

Swanpool, Cuckoo Mills stream: 1 Green Sandpiper and 2 Chiffchaff. (J St Ledger)

Helston: Loe Pool: 1 Bufflehead still.

Newlyn: Ad Glaucous Gull still in the harbour.

Tuesday 21 February 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Little Egret, 6 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 13 Teal, 2 Mallard, 11 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Snipe, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Par: Ad drake Ring-necked Duck still on Par Beach Pool and 1W drake Eider and Whimbrel on Par Sands. (D Julian) Also on Par Beach Pool were 1 Bittern, 1 Shelduck, 6+ Tufted Duck a 4 Goosander including a drake. (St Austell Baywatch)

Land’s End: Shag and Fulmars on breeding ledges below the hotel. (B Dodd)

River Lynher: Spoonbill still off Shillingham Point, view from Churchtown NR, Saltash. (M Beer)

St Jidgey: 2800+ Black-headed Gull, all settled in grass field next to A39 at West Park Farm. (C Selway)

Newquay: 1W drake Lesser Scaup on Trenance boating lake still.

Lesser Scaup, Brian Field & Richard Menari.

Newlyn: Ad Glaucous Gull still in harbour.

Longrock: 1W drake Surf Scoter, but distant, also 2 Great Northern Divers.

Helston, Loe Pool: Bufflehead still.

Sunday 19th Feb. 2012

Late News, 14/2 Helston: Male Black Redstart at RNAS, Culdrose. (P Gay)

Late News, 15/2 Feock: 30+ Black Necked Grebe, 1 Whimbrel and 10 Red-breasted Merganser. (P Gay)

Late News, 16/2 Gerrans Bay: 20 Black Throated Diver. (P Gay)

Late News, 17/2 Church Cove, Lizard: 4 Black Throated Diver. (P Gay)

Late News, 16/2 College Reservoir: 2 Mute Swan, 8 Canada Goose, 2 Gadwall, 7+ Goldeneye, 150+ Wigeon, 2+ Mallard, 35+ Tufted Duck, 55 Coot, 1 Grey Heron, 3+ Cormorant, 130+ Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 174+ Black-headed Gull, 3+ Med Gull, 4+ Common Gull and 1 Coal Tit. (D Chaney)

Late News, 16/2 Argal Reservoir: 3+ Tufted Duck, 9+, Mallard, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 101 Black-headed Gull and 1 Med Gull in a quick scan from the car park. (D Chaney)

Late News, 16/2 Cotehele: 1 Dipper in the National Trust woodlands. (W Renshaw secretcornwall)

Late News, 18/2 Swanpool: 2 Chiffchaffs and an ad Med Gull on the rocks towards Falmouth. (R Matias)

Late News, 18/2 Mousehole: Pair of Black Redstarts in private garden (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 8 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 21 Teal, 7 Mallard, 12 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 9 Snipe, 1 Peregrine, 1 Water Pipit (flew off towards the beach), 10+ Chiffchaff, 1 probable Siberian Chiffchaff and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. 17 Sanderling, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit and 2 Oystercatcher on the beach. (D Parker & W Chegwidden)

Marazion: Water Pipit still at Red River mouth. (D Parker & W Chegwidden)

Newlyn: Ad Glaucous Gull still in harbour. (L Proctor, C Barnard & T Mills)


Video by John Chapple taken 18/02

Photo by Tony Mills

Longrock: 3 f Eider, Long-tailed Duck and 1 Slavonian Grebe. (L Proctor & P St Pierre)

Penzance: 1 1W drake Eider and 7 Common Scoter plus 37 Purple Sandpiper by Jubilee Pool at 15:30. (L Proctor, P St Pierre & D King)

Men-an-Tol: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier, 1 Barn Owl, 2 Raven, c40 Golden Plover and c50 Fieldfare. (D Parker)

Chykembro Common: 2 Buzzard and 2 Yellowhammer. (D Parker & P St Pierre)

Amalveor: 1+ ringtail Hen Harrier and 1 Dartford Warbler. (R Menari)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2W Kumlien’s Gull from the causeway along with 2W & 1W Med Gulls. (C Barnard) 2 Grey Plovers and 1 Black-tailed Godwit at Copperhouse Creek. (W Chegwidden)

Zennor: 3 ad and 1 1W Mediterranean gull at Porthzennor Cove this afternoon. (R Phillips)

College Reservoir: 1 drake Ring-necked Duck. (I Maclean)

Carminowe, Helston: 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (I Maclean)

Coverack Sewage Works: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (I Maclean)

Golitha Falls: 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch seen (at least 2 more calling), Mistle Thrush and 1 Jay. (D Jenkins)

Dozmary Pool: 2f and 1m Goldeneye. (D Jenkins)

River Tamar: Common Scoter heading up river by China Fleet Club north of Saltash at midday (from Tamar Wildlife River Cruise). (D King)


River Lynher: 1 Spoonbill at 12:45 west of Trematon Castle. (D King)

Newquay: 1W drake Lesser Scaup and 3 Tufted Duck on the boating lake this morning. (S Rowe (the finder), K Jones, J Chapple & B Field)


Video John Chapple, Photos Kate Jones (more here) & Brian Field.

Porth Reservoir: 1 Bittern, 2 drake Goosander, 1 Tufted Duck, 22 Mallard, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Peregrine and 7 Coot. (S Rowe)

Tresillian River: Spotted Redshank showing well near Tresemple, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 5+ Greenshank and 7 Snipe on Tresemple Pool. (A Nicholson)

Swanpool: 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Stonechat, 3+ Water Rail and 1 Little Egret. Also 2 grey Herons at Maenporth. (R Matias)

Par: Ad drake Ring-necked Duck still on Par Beach Pool, also Bittern and Bar-headed Goose. (St Austell Baywatch)

Helston, Loe Pool: Bufflehead still.

Crowdy Reservoir: American Golden Plover reported this afternoon at the western end in a field near the dam.

Newlyn: 2W Iceland off Tolcarne.

Saturday 11 February 2012

Late News 25/10/2011 Godrevy: The Purple Sandpiper seen here on this date had been ringed as a 2Cy bird on Nidingen, Sweden on 16 May 2011. (S Kill)

Late News 8/02 Towan Head: 3 Purple Sandpipers, 22 Turnstone, 1 Ringed Plover and 1 Red-throated Diver. (S Rowe)

Late News 10/02 Gannel Estuary: 94 Wigeon, 5 Teal, 12 Dunlin, 7 Sanderling, 10 Redshank, Oystercatcher, Curlew and 2 Med Gulls. (S Rowe)

Late News 10/02 Carnon Downs: 2 Firecrests at the sewerage works. (A Nicholson)

Late News 10/02 Devoran: 13 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, and c350 Dunlin at Devoran Quay on the approaching high tide. (A Nicholson)

Late News 10/02 Wadebridge: 1 female Black Redstart in Trevanion Close. (per C Selway)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2+ Bittern, 10 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 24 Teal, 11 Mallard, 3 Wigeon, 1 Coot, 25 Moorhen, 2 Little Grebe, 1+ Water Rail, 6 Snipe, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Merlin, 1 Stonechat, 10 Chiffchaff and 3+ Cetti’s Warbler. Also 21 Sanderling, 6 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin and 2 Oystercatcher on the beach. (D Parker, L Proctor & C Barnard)

Marazion: Water Pipit still at Red River mouth. (D Parker & D Jenkins)

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only): 25 Mute Swan, 105 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 2 hybrid geese, 57 Tufted Duck, 1 Goldeneye, 23 Wigeon, 88 Mallard, 14 Teal, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant and c60 Lapwing. (D Parker)

Newlyn: Ad Glaucous Gull still in the harbour. (D Jenkins, C Barnard & W Renshaw) Also Black Redstart reported.

Ad Glaucous Gull, W Renshaw secretcornwall

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Juv Iceland Gull still, plus 4 redhead Goosander, 1 Knot, 1 Greenshank, 1 ad. Mediterranean Gull, c700 Dunlin and c600 Lapwing. (C Barnard & D Parker) Also 2W Kumlien’s Gull at 13:45 from the causeway but all birds on Lelant Water flushed by an aircraft advertising Flambards at 15:00. Relocated at 15:30 from the pump station between the two railway stations at Lelant. (L Williams & J Chapple et al.)

Rosevidney: 200+ Redwing in stubble fields. (D Parker)

Crowlas: c60 Curlew in fields south of Crowlas east of A30. (D Parker)

College Reservoir: 2 Mute Swan, 6 Cormorant, 53 Tufted Duck, 4 Mallard, 8 Gadwall, 4 Little Grebe, 7 Goldeneye, 208 Wigeon, 64 Coot, 10 Moorhen, 1 Great Crested Grebe and 8 Teal. (D Eva)
Stithians Reservoir:1 Bar-tailed Godwit. (D Eva) Also 4 Gadwall and 6 Snipe. A Sparrowhawk flew in and caught a Snipe. As it took off, it sat on the Snipe to push it underwater to drown it. Luckily for the Snipe a Crow attacked the Sparrowhawk and it flew off, the Snipe then popped up and flew away. (BirdForum)

Penzance: 15+ Purple Sandpipers by Jubilee Pool. (D Jenkins)

Turnaware Point: 5 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 14 Red-breasted Merganser, 22+ Black-eared Grebe, 7 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Greenshank; 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 10+ Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 9+ Oystercatcher, 10+ Curlew and 2 Bullfinch. (G Adams)

Truro: 1 Common Sandpiper, 23 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 350+ Dunlin, 11 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 23 Redshank and 4 Redwing at Malpas, opposite Tesco’s. (J St Ledger)

Temple: Great Grey Shrike present early afternoon by fishery. Park at picnic area on westbound A30 and walk down the lane 400m and view near entrance to MOT testing centre. (S Rowe)

Tresillian River: 3 Avocet near Tresemple Pool plus 5 Black tailed Godwit, 3 Greenshank and Kingfisher on the Pool. (A Nicholson)Treraven Meadows: 1 Water Pipit, 1 Rock Pipit, 8 Meadow Pipit, 3 Green Sandpiper, 10 Snipe, 12 Dunlin, 60+ Teal, 37 Wigeon and a Sparrowhawk. (C Selway)Wadebridge: 3 male Black Redstarts in the Glen Road, Trevanion Road and the New Park area. (C Selway)

Camel Estuary: 4 Red-throated Diver, 15 Little Grebe, 21 Cormorant, 8 Shag, 9 Gannet, 35 Little Egret, 21 Grey Heron, 44 Mute Swan, 2 Black Swan, 2 Canada Goose, 111 Shelduck, 137 Wigeon, 26 Mallard, 8 mallard hybrid, 10 Teal, 11 Goosander (5 males), 1 female Eider, 6 Moorhen, 263 Oystercatcher, 18 Ringed Plover, 106 Golden Plover, 49 Grey Plover, 1437 Lapwing, 30 Knot, 2 Sanderling, 911 Dunlin, 29 Black-tailed Godwit, 61 Bar-tailed Godwit, 353 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Spotted Redshank, 119 Redshank, 10 Greenshank (including the Ythan bird), 1 Common Sandpiper, 19 Turnstone, 6 Buzzard, 1072 Black-headed Gull, 78 Common Gull, 48 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 413 Herring Gull, 121 Great Black-backed Gull and 2 Razorbill. Also 1 Firecrest, 1 Blackcap and 2+ Green Woodpeckers along the Camel Trail. (D Julian)

Constantine to Porthcothan: Birds included, Shag, Oystercatcher, Turnstone, 1 Sanderling, 5 Dunlin, 10+ Grey Plover, 4+ Stonechat, 1 male Black Redstart, very large mixed flock of Linnets with Skylarks, Raven, 6+ Fulmar and Meadow Pipit. (W Delacour)

Swanpool: 1 Chiffchaff at the northern end of the pool in reeds, 1 Water Rail well seen on the western shore of the pool and 2 drake Red-breasted Merganser off Swanpool beach. (R Matias)

Helston, Loe Pool: Female type Bufflehead and redhead Smew still also 3+ Firecrest.

Helston: 2+ Firecrests still at the sewerage works.

Hannafore Point: Black Redstart plus Slav Grebe offshore.

Siblyback Lake: Probable 1W drake Lesser Scaup again.