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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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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Thursday 18th February 2021

Garden Bird ‘Race’ Saturday 20th/Sunday 21st February: This weekend – the usual garden birding rules apply (see here and follow links), the aim is to record as many birds as you can in or from your garden on either Saturday 20th February or Sunday 21st February (you can choose, or even do both!) Please email your total species and highlights list to: gardenlisting@cbwps.org.uk along with your name and location details for those who aren’t part of the main Garden Listing League. We’ll produce a brief roundup with highlights etc afterwards. Photos of birds or garden welcome. Good luck!

Late news, 7/2, Stratton, Bude: White-tailed Eagle flying along the river in the valley between Stratton and Marham church, it was being mobbed by a Crow. (D Chivers)

Late News, 16/02, Porthcothan: 500 Gannet, 1500 Auk sp, 400 Herring Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 15 Kittiwake, 24 Shag, 2 Cormorant, 1 Great Skua. In nearby stubble fields, Short-eared Owl, 350 Linnet, 200 Skylark, 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Snipe, 1 Kestrel. (C Moncaster)

Late News, 17/02, Tresillian to St Clement: 52 Curlew, 41 Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 1 Snipe, 1 Oystercatcher, 47 Teal, 37 Shelduck, 5 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Goldcrest, plus 3 Mediterranean Gulls (one summer plumage) on Tresemple Pool. (A Nicholson)

Late news, 17/02, Coverack: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Curlew opposite Coverack School (D Beadle)

Late news, 17/02, Higher Bosistow: 4 Knot at Faraway cottage. (K Wilson)

Pennance Point: Pacific Diver, Puffin, adult Pomarine Skua, Great Skua, Long-tailed Duck, c250 Gannets, c100 Kittiwakes, 4 Mediterranean Gulls. (M Broadbent)

Siblyback Lake: 2 f Ring-necked Duck, 36 Tufted Duck, 1 f Goldeneye, 4 Teal, 15 Mallard,
8 Little Grebe, 2 Coot, 3 Snipe, 1+ Siskin, 1 Chiffchaff. (K Pellow)

Hayle Estuary: ad female Caspian Gull, ad Ring-billed Gull, 5 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 ad Glaucous Gull, dark-bellied Brent Goose, male Shoveler. (M Elliott)

Copperhouse Creek, Hayle: 1 Curlew Sandpiper still (D Eva)

Sandy Cove, Newlyn: Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Black Redstart, Stonechat, Water Rail. (L Proctor)

Penzance: 15 Purple Sandpiper, 50 Sanderling at Jubilee Pool. (L Proctor)

Marazion: 4 Great Northern Diver and 1 Black Redstart at Little London. 3 Common Scoter, 1 Great Crested Grebe from bedroom window. (DK Parker)

Portscatho: 1m & 1f Blackcap in private garden, female back in our garden again. (R Sharp)

Towan Head, Newquay: 6 Manx Shearwater, 11 Great Skua, 1 Velvet Scoter, 70 Common Scoter, 24+ Red-throated Diver 19 Purple Sandpiper, 7 Chough this am. (N Long, S Rowe)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Sparrowhawk (1f 1m), 2 Tufted Duck (2m), 8 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Goldcrest (N Long)

St Agnes Head: juv Iceland Gull still this afternoon. Also, 2 Great Skua, 20 Razorbill and Harbour Porpoise (T Wilson) 2nd winter Glaucous Gull at Tubby’s Head. (G Lawlor)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Greenshank, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 11 Lapwing, 60+ Dunlin, 34+ Curlew, 30+ Redshank, 16 Shelduck, 50+ Teal, 20+ Wigeon & 2 Adult Mediterranean Gull this morning (P Kemp, B Rankine)

Penrose, Helston: Bittern, Grey Heron, Pochard, 5 Great-crested Grebes (displaying), Moorhen, Green Woodpecker, Bullfinch, 2 Stock Doves, Nuthatch, 4 Redwing, 2 Mediterranean Gulls with 200+ Black-headed Gulls (P.Freestone) Bittern, Barn owl hunting in fields below house. (S Finch) Carminowe Creek: 2 male Goosander, 3 Coot, multiple Cormorants, 4 Great Crested Grebe, large number of gulls at distance including Great Black-backed, 2 Buzzard flying over and 20+ Linnets on nearby field. (S Ford)

Goosander – Steve Ford

Connor Downs: Peregrine over, female Blackcap, Sparrowhawk and 6 Long-tailed Tits in garden. Also Redwing and Linnet over (P.Freestone)

Gwithian, St Gothian Sands NR: 1w Glaucous Gull on main island. 12 Mediterranean Gulls, 10 Shoveler, 2 dark-bellied Brent Goose, 1 White-fronted Goose, Canada Goose, Wigeon, Teal, Curlew, 6 Oystercatchers, 1 Dunlin, 2 Rock Pipit, Little Grebes, Coot, Mallard, 2 Mute Swan (P.Freestone) juv Glaucous Gull, 2 1w Dark-bellied Brent Goose, ad albifrons White-fronted Goose, drk Gadwall, 6 (3 drk) Shoveler, 9 Coot, 1 Dunlin, c550 Golden Plover over. Also juv Iceland Gull, 1+ Great Skua from coast toward Godrevy. (R Veal)

Glaucous Gull – Paul Freestone

Carlyon: 6 Pied Wagtails, pair of Stonechats, pair of Curlews, 20 Redwing & a Redpoll. (T.Hall)

Calenick Creek: 15 Canada Goose, 1 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Curlew, 2 Wigeon. (T.Hall)

Calenick: 5 Cattle Egret on private farmland. (T.Hall)

Walmsley: 1 Little Gull, 2 Spoonbill, c30 Shoveler, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, c6 Gadwall, c300 Lapwing, c1500 Golden Plover over flying north. (A Langdon)

Little Gull – Adrian Langdon

Sparrowhawk – Adrian Langdon

Spoonbill – Adrian Langdon

St. Buryan: 1 Hen Harrier (male, flew east this afternoon), 55 Redwing (N R Rogers)

Sennen Cove: 1500 Gannets, 50 Lesser Black-backed Gull (N R Rogers)

Pendower Cove: Glaucous Gull still present. (M Wallace)

Crousa Downs, Nr Coverack: 1 Jack Snipe (D Beadle)

Devoran: Spotted Redshank, 120 Dunlin, 15 Common Gull, 25 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 6 Mediterranean Gulls, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (M Broadbent)

Carnon valley: 3 lLsser Redpoll (M Broadbent)

Mylor: Black-necked grebe, 8 Red-breasted Merganser, dark bellied Brent Goose (M Broadbent)

Penryn estuary: Whimbrel, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit (M Broadbent)

Penarrow Point: 1 Brent Goose. (J St Ledger)

Malpas Village: 1 Spotted Redshank. (A Nicholson)

Treslea Downs, Mount: 3 Yellowhammers (J Goodair)

Yellowhammer – Jasmina Goodair

St Columb Major: 1 Barn Owl from westways petrol station early am. (S Grose)

Winnards Perch; St Columb Major: 408 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 adult Mediterranean Gull, 10 Common Gull, 1 Merlin. (B Bosisto)

Gluvian: Woodcock over the garden at dusk. (B Bosisto)

Wadebridge: 21 Mute Swan, 1 Black Swan, 15 Red legged Partridge. (S Grose)

Rock Helipad Field: 1 Peregrine over, 2 Buzzard, 3 Greenfinch, 12 Goldcrest, 1 Song Thrush, 7 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 1 Lesser Black backed Gull. (S Grose)

St Minver: 1 Barn Owl, 51 Linnet, 1 Merlin. (S Grose)

River Tamar – Cargreen to Salter’s Mill:  1 Great Crested Grebe,  1 Cormorant,  1 Grey Heron, 13 Canada Geese, 49 Shelduck, 2 Mallard, 1 Teal, 2 Moorhen, 27 Avocets, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 33 Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Curlew, 5 Redshank,.2 Oystercatchers, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, Black-headed Gulls,  Herring Gulls, 4 Dunnock, 5 Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch, 7 Robins, 1 Great Tit, 6 Blue Tits, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Wren, 1 Blackbird, 3 House Sparrows, Woodpigeon, 1 Raven, Rooks, Crows, Jackdaws. (A. Parker)

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Wednesday 17th February 2021

Late News, 16/02, Crockett: Barn Owl on A388 Junction to Cargreen. (C Imms)

St. Buryan: 1 Kumlien’s Gull adult again with Herring Gulls. (N R Rogers)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: ad and 1w Caspian Gull, ad Ring-billed Gull, 2+ Yellow-legged Gull, 4 (2 drk) Red-breasted Merganser. (R Veal) At High Tide 0900; 13 Oystercatcher, 27 Grey Plover, 52 Lapwing, 120+ Dunlin, 38 Common Gull, 5 Med Gulls, ad Caspian Gull, 36 Redshank, 4 Red-breasted Merganser (2 pairs), 12 Teal, 2 Mute Swans, 16 Wigeon, 6 Bar-tailed Godwits, 2 Little Egrets, 2 Rock Pipits, 8 Curlew, Peregrine, 10 Cormorant and 850+ Lesser Black-backed Gulls. Also 3 Greenfinch in old park and ride at Lelant and 6 Little Grebes on Carnsew Pool.  (P.Freestone)

Copperhouse Creek: At 1015; 1 Ruff, 2 Greenshank, 17 Redshank, 8 Dunlin, 29 Shelduck, 4 Mute Swans, 4 Bar-tailed Godwits, 3 Grey Plover, 230+ Wigeon, 15 Teal, Grey Wagtail and 2 Curlew (P.Freestone)

Pendower Cove: 1 juvenile Glaucous Gull. (N R Rogers)

Glaucous Gull – Nigel Rogers

St Gothian Sands: 2 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, juvenile Iceland Gull, Gadwall. (S Finch)

Helston Loe Pool, Penrose Arm: 2 Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 4 Nuthatch, 4 Jay this morning. (T Mills)

Newlyn harbour: 1 juv Iceland Gull amongst gulls on roof of Fishmarket late morning. (T Mills)

Cape Cornwall: 8 Great Skua, 1 Whimbrel, Peregrine pursuing Purple Sandpiper. (N Wheatley)

Tremedda Common: 1(m) Hen Harrier (S Mayes)

Bude Marsh: 2 Cattle Egret present with c.140+ Black-headed Gull. (R Maye)

Towan Head: 4 Great Skua and 40 Red-throated Diver this morning. (S Rowe)

St Agnes: 1 Iceland Gull, (2 different birds present over recent days). (G Lawlor)

Mawgan Porth (WEBS count): 48 Black-headed Gull, 9 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black backed Gull, 4 Med Gull, 27 Canada Goose, 5 Mallard, 11 Moorhen, 7 Oystercatcher, 1 Cormorant, 15 Curlew, 3 Shoveler, 1 Snipe, 2 Grey Heron, 23 Lapwing, 18 Teal, 31 Wigeon, 1 Grey Wagtail. (J Howells)

Pentewan: 1 Glaucous Gull. (D Widerscope)

Par Beach Lake: 46 Lesser Black-backed Gull in center of lake this morning. (R Barlow)

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Tuesday 16th February 2021

Late News, 15/02, Maer Cliff, Bude: 56 Skylark. (H Wilkins)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: ad Ring-billed Gull, 1w Caspian Gull, ad Herring x Lesser Black-backed Gull hybrid, c40 Common Gull, 4 (2 drk) Red-breasted Merganser, 29 Grey Plover on Lelant Saltings. Pale-bellied Brent Goose, 16 Grey Plover, c220 Dunlin, 15 Knot, 8 Snipe and a dead Bar-tailed Godwit on Copperhouse. (R Veal) 1 Sandwich Tern, 37 Common Gull, 31 Mediterranean Gull,(25 x ad, 2 x 1cy,1 x 2cy)  3 Yellow legged Gull (adults), 4 Red-breasted Mergansers (2pairs), 3 Goosander (2m 1f), 1 Greenshank, 17 Grey Plover;, 14 Bar-tailed Godwit. (J Hawkey)

Ruan Minor: 1 Swallow. (J Richards)

Walmsley Sanctuary: Pink-footed Goose, Greylag Goose, 300 plus Canada Geese. (C Selway)

Loe Pool, Helston: 3 Bittern, 7 Cattle Egret. (A Witheywood  S Wood S Cox)

Bittern – Steve Cox

Bittern – Steve Cox

Bittern – Andrew Witheywood

Bittern – Andrew Witheywood

Cattle Egrets – Andrew Witheywood

Malpas: Male Black Redstart in the village. (M Costa)

Sancreed: Cattle Egret, 128 Canada Geese. (D. Flumm)

Kenidjack: Great Skua south. (D Flumm)

Lamorna Cove: 2 Black Redstart (female or juvenile males). (N R Rogers)

Newmill: 5+ Yellowhammer. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Porthgwarra: juvenile Glaucous Gull at Pendower Cove. (M Wallace)

Marazion Beach: 2 Knot, 8 Dunlin, 19 Bar-tailed Godwit, 23 Oystercatcher,  3 Great Northern Diver (P. Nason)

Marazion Marsh: 2(m) Shoveler, 2(m,f) Pintail flew into and landed in centre of reed beds out of view, 14 Teal, 3 Stock Dove, 1 Moorhen, 18 Curlew, 1 Jay, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Cetti’s Warbler calling (P. Nason)

Rosevidney: 2 Teal (f), 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2(m) Blackcap, 1 Song Thrush, 14 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, 8 Meadow Pipit, 1 Greenfinch, 42 Greenfinch (P. Nason)

Grampound Road: Brambling, Black Redstart, 4 Siskin, 2 Blackcap, 2 Bulfinch,
Redwing, Raven (over), Tawny Owl (male at night calling). (R&R Nicholls)

Spit Beach; Par: 25 Brent Geese. (Danny the Pirate)

St Agnes Head: 1w Iceland Gull, 9 Great Skua and Black Redstart. (G Lawler)

Nanjizal: 1w Glaucous Gull Carn les Boel. (M Wallace)

Perranporth: Great Skua and 120 Kittiwakes lingering off Droskyn Point this evening (T Wilson)

Lower Tamar Lake: 20 Goosander plus one male on the River Tamar, 4 Willow Tit, 1m Tufted Duck, 5 Robin, 4 Redwing, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Long-tailed Tit. (R Mudge)

Towan Head, Newquay: 1 Great Skua, 1 Velvet Scoter, 70+ Common Scoter, 9 Red-throated diver. (N Long) 7 Great Skua, 1 Manx Shearwater west this pm. 27+ Red-throated Diver in bay. (S Rowe et al)

Gannel Estuary: 18 Med Gull, 162 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Knot, 2 Sanderling, 5 Dunlin, 3 Grey Plover, 6 Teal, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Rowe)

Egloshayle; Croan Manor: 1 Barn Owl, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 1 male Brambling, 5 male Bullfinch, 2 Raven over, 1 Treecreeper, 9 Siskin. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 1 f Goosander, 9 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Kingfisher, 2 m Tufted Duck, 3 Teal, 2 Tawny Owl heard, 7 Coot, 8 Moorhen, 1 Grey Heron, 39 Mallard, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Buzzard. (S Grose)

Gluvian: Firecrest & male Blackcap. (B & L Bosisto)

Bridge; St Columb Major: 2 Dipper, Grey Wagtail, 3 Mistle Thrush. (B & L Bosisto)

Dipper – Bob Bosisto

Kenneggy: 2 Brent Goose, 2 Ravens, 1 Kestrel all in same coastal field. (C James)

Calstock: 3 Green Sandpiper. (N Moore)

Penryn: 1 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush,1 Grey Wagtail. (K Rose)

Maenporth: 1 Velvet Scoter (D Eva)