Wednesday 14th April 2021

Late news, 12/3 Tresillian River: 2 Whimbrel (A Nicholson)

Late news, 13/3 Par Beach: 3 Whimbrel (A Nicholson)

Late news, 13/4, Maer Lake: First-winter Caspian Gull present, ringed as a chick in Saxony, Germany in 2020. Also colour-ringed Common Sandpiper, ringed as a breeding bird in Speyside in May 2017 and seen back there every year since (P Potts)

Newlyn: American Herring Gull (L Proctor)

Treeve Moor: 2 Ring Ouzel (P Clement)

Land’s End: Cuckoo (R Wilkins)

Porthgwarra/St Levan: Black Redstart, 28 Wheatear, 2 Siskin, Whitethroat, Grasshopper Warbler. (M Wallace)

Skewjack: Male Redstart & 8 Wheatears (M Wallace)

Mousehole: 2nd cal Glaucous Gull, 1 Whimbrel on St Clements Isle (M Elliott)

Windmill Farm: c45 Willow Warbler, c35 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 3 Wheatear, 4 Slow Worm. (M Broadbent)

Kynance: Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap. (M Broadbent) 1 male Brambling, 1 Greenland Wheatear. (I Maclean)

Old Lizard Head: 17 Wheatear. Also numbers of Swallow and House Martin. (J St Ledger & R Bowyer)

Kennack Sands: Basking Shark spotted feeding 1/4 mile out from Kennack Sands 6.30pm onwards
(M Williams)

Restronguet Point: 1 Osprey mobbed by gulls, 1 Spoonbill. (J St Ledger & R Bowyer)

Stithians: 1 Willow Warbler, 1 male Blackcap, 1 Jay flew through, multiple male and female Reed Buntings. (S Ford)

St Agnes Head: Minke Whale still present 2.30pm, plus Iceland Gull, Bar-tailed Godwit, Whitethroat, 26 Wheatear, 2 Ring Ouzel. (G Lawlor)

Porth Joke: 25 Wheatear, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Red-legged Partridge. (S Rowe)

Towan Head: 25 Turnstone, 23 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 4Ring Plover, 1 Sandwich Tern, also Herring Gull with green plastic ring (M Lammas)

Trevose Head: 1 Whinchat (f) on fences near the radio mast, 10 Wheatear, Stonechats and Linnets. (S Marquis)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 8 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Goose, 44 Shelduck, 5 Mallard, 1 Pheasant, 2 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 8 Little egret, 2 Buzzard, 1 Osprey, 12 Oystercatcher, 4 Grey Plover, 3 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 10 Redshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 120 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Wood Pigeon, 2 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 4 Blackbird, 1 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Tit, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Magpie, 3 Jackdaw, 40 Carrion Crow, 5 House Sparrow, 4 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Brimstone, 3 Orange tip. (L Birtwistle, J Humphreys, M Scawen) Also Barnacle Goose feeding on estuary by Benuick, Little Petherick Creek at low tide today. (M Ellis)

Rumps Point (and further offshore): 4 Puffins at The Mouls, plus 1 further offshore, also Guillemots and Razorbills. 5 Common Dolphin, 1 Harbour Porpoise from kayak. (R Kirkwood)

Puffin – Rupert Kirkwood

Razorbill – Rupert Kirkwood

Puffin – Rupert Kirkwood

Carkeel: 1 Red Kite, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 m Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Tideford: 1 Dipper on river behind Riverside Garage. (S Grose)

Liskeard: 3 Nuthatch, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Dipper at Trago Mills. (S Grose)

Siblyback Lake:  7 Gooseander, 1 female Mallard with 10 ducklings, 3 (1 male and 2 female) Ring-necked Duck amongst a number of Tufted Ducks, 1 male Blackcap, 4 Willow Warblers, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Cormorant, 2 Canada Goose, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Moorhen, 1 Song Thrush.  (D Sharp)

Pentewan: Fulmars on cliffs (C Herbert)

Millendreath, Looe: male Eider, Little Egret, 5 Siskin. (D Flumm)

Freathy cliff, Whitsand Bay: Grasshopper Warbler singing. (M Saunders)

Rame Head – Penlee: 16 Wheatear, 24 Chiffchaff, 14 Blackcap, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 1 White Wagtail, 2 Swallow, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Snipe. (K Pellow)


Monday 29th March 2021

Late News, 26/03, Tresillian: 7 Cattle Egret at high water roost again. Also 5 Snipe at Tresemple Pool. (A Nicholson)

Newlyn Harbour: 1st-winter American Herring Gull still showing well on beach near south pier. (Birdguides)

Trevalgan Cliff: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier at 3pm. (H Mitchell)

Trevilley: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier flew over B3315 at 5pm. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Porthgwarra (seawatch 0715-1015): 311 Puffin, c.1700 Auk sp, 13 Red-thr. Diver, c.9000 Manx Shearwater, 46 Fulmar, 15 Sandwich Tern all west. 2 Dolphin sp. Also c120 Golden Plover & 2nd Cal year Iceland Gull in area. (D Flumm)

Golden Plover – Dave Flumm

Cot Valley: Hooded Crow above Polpry Cove near Nanquidno. Also, 1 Swallow and 23 Sand Martin. (N Wheatley)

The Lizard: 1m Black Redstart. (A Mclean)

Penzance: 8+ Purple Sandpiper, 11 Sanderling at Jubilee Pool. (D Beadle)

Marazion: 2 Sandwich Tern on beach with 6+ Common Gull. (D Beadle)

Buttermilk Hill: 1 Swallow over (B Toms)

Lelant Saltings, Hayle: 1 Caspian Gull. (M Bishop) Also, juvenile Iceland Gull, partial sum plum Black-tailed Godwit, 2cy Mediterranean Gull, ad Common Gull. (R Veal) Water Rail still on pool to right of Ryan’s Field. Also 2 Little Egrets, Grey Heron and 3 Chiffchaff singing (P Freestone) Also 1 Ruff, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 8+ Bar-tailed Godwit. (D Beadle)

Caspian Gull – Mike Bishop

Tregilliowe Pools: 9+ Sand Martin. (R Veal)

Gwithian: Adult Glaucous Gull, juvenile Iceland Gull, 6 Wheatear, 7 Swallow, 40+ Sand Martin. (T Wilson) In addition, 4 Shoveler, 2 Raven, 6 Little Grebe, 8 Coot, 2 Reed Bunting, 6 Oystercatcher, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Buzzard, 4 Rock Pipit this am. (P Freestone) Also, 1 House Martin. (D Beadle)

Godrevy Head: 5m Wheatear and 4 Skylark. (M James)

Northern Wheatear – Mark James

Northern Wheatear – Mark James

Skylark – Mark James

Northern Wheatear – Mark James

North Cliffs: c.100 Swallow to the west of Bassetts Cove. (B Watkins)

Connor Downs: 1 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin over this morning. Also Jay, Bullfinch, 2 Chiffchaff singing and Great Spotted Woodpecker in garden (P Freestone)

Stithians Reservoir: Pink-footed Goose still at south end. (T Pinfield)

Pink-footed Goose – Tim Pinfield

Devoran: 2+ Swallow over this morning. (J Burn)

Tresillian to St Clement: 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Snipe, 5 Greenshank, 6 Curlew, 10 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Teal, 37 Shelduck, 3 Cattle Egret, 6 Little Egret. (A Nicholson)

Ruan Lanihorne: 14 Mute Swan. (J Lewarne)

Par: 5 Common Gull, 10 Sandwich Tern, 2 Eider. Small Canada Goose showing characteristics of subspecies Parvipes, 3 Cormorant, Black-headed Gull, 7 Swallow, 3 Sand Martin on beach pool. (B Bosisto)

“parvipes” Canada Goose – Bob Bosisto

Mevagissey Bay: 137 Common Gull, juvenile Glaucous Gull, Black-throated Diver. (B Bosisto)

Glaucous Gull – Bob Bosisto

Glaucous Gull – Bob Bosisto

Glaucous Gull – Bob Bosisto

St Agnes: 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Wheatear, 16 Swallow, 2 Black Redstart and a juvenile Iceland Gull. (G Lawlor)

Newquay (pelagic trip): c40 Manx Shearwater, c50 Gannet, c50 Guillemot, c20 Razorbill, c20 Fulmar, 3 Swallows from the Atlantic Diver. (J Howells)

Towan Head, Newquay: 2 Swallow, 2 Sand Marin, 30+ Common Scoter (N Long)

Newquay, Mount Wise: 3 Greenfinch. (J Howells)

Bedruthan Steps: 1 Swallow. (E&I Carne)

Rock: 3 Swallow over the beach. (G Bundy)

St Enodoc Golf Club: 6+ Sand Martin, inspecting the nesting bank they used last year. (S Marquis)

Dobwalls: 1 Chiffchaff and Brimstone butterfly in the garden (C&J Duffy)

Downderry: moving west before 0825 were 5 Common Scoter, 145 Gannet, 4 Red-throated Diver, a Great Skua, 8 Kittiwake, 9 Common Gull and 12 Sandwich Tern. (A Payne)

Lower Tamar Lake: 12 Sand Martin, 3 Willow Tit, 4 Marsh Tit, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Long-tailed Tit. (R Mudge)


Saturday 27th March 2021

Newlyn Harbour: 1w American Herring Gull still. (S Windle, N Rogers et al)

American Herring Gull, Stevan Windle

American Herring Gull, Stevan Windle

American Herring Gull, Nigel Rogers

American Herring Gull, Nigel Rogers

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2w Caspian Gull, 2w Yellow-legged Gull, juv Iceland Gull, 7 Greenshank, 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Grey Plover, 1 Ruff this pm. (S Rowe) Also 14 Sandwich Tern, 5 Sand Martin, 1 Whimbrel (probably overwintering bird), 2 redhead Goosander, 2 fem Teal. (R Veal)

Stithians Reservoir: ad Pink-footed Goose still. (B Mellow)

Dozmary Pool: 3 (1m, 2f) Ring-necked Duck, 1f Goldeneye, 2m Scaup, 5 (3m, 2f) Tufted Duck, 3m Shoveler, 2 (m, f) Teal, 4 Canada Geese and 1 Little Grebe. (N Watmough). 4 Ring-necked Duck reported.

St Gothian Sands: 1 Glaucous Gull still, 1 Swallow. (B Mellow)

St Clements: 2 Whooper Swan still. (M Spicer)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 16 Sand Martin. Also 3 Sandwich Tern, 40 Common Gull offshore. (S Rogers, P St Pierre)

Porthgwarra (0700-1000): 7 Black-throated Diver, 3 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 3,500 Manx Shearwater, 30 Fulmar, c500 Auk sp., 1 Great Skua, 7 Sandwich Tern. (D Flumm)

Towan Head: 5 Great Skua, 2 Red-throated Diver, c50 Manx Shearwater early am. (S Rowe)

Woon Gompus: ringtail Hen Harrier (A Bayly)

Torpoint, Marine Drive: 6 Sandwich Tern. (S Eddy)

Pelynt: 2 (presumed escaped) Red-legged Partridge. (K Knight)

Playing Place: 3 Skylark, 1 Buzzard, 1 Nuthatch. (T Hall)

Calenick Creek: 3 Canada Geese, 2 Shelduck, 1 Little Egret, 1 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk. (T Hall)

Trevemper: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Nansledon: 1 m Sparrowhawk (S Grose)

Egloshayle, Treworder Wood: 3 Mistle Thrush, 4 Song Thrush, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, 7 Chiffchaff, 1 pr nesting Magpie, 1 m Blackcap, 1 Buzzard, 1 Raven. (S Grose)

St Columb Major, Tresaddern: 2 Red legged Partridge, 1 f Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

St Anthony in Roseland: 4 Sandwich Tern, 8 Gannet (adult) off Towan Beach, all flying SW. (R Sharp)

Pennance Point: c30 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Gull, 2 Med Gull, 2 Great Skua, decent movement of Gannet, Kittiwake and Manx Shearwater. (M Broadbent)

Lizard: 2 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver reported.

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)


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)


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)


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)