Friday 1st November 2019

Porth Joke late migrants walk: Saturday 2nd November cancelled due to poor weather forecast.

Late News, 31/10, Whitecross, Newquay: 4 Stonechat, 6 Robin, 60+ Fieldfare, 4 Song Thrush, 4 Blackbird, 8 Meadow Pipit, 30+ Skylark, 3 Yellowhammer, 20+ Chaffinch, 6 Goldfinch, 2 Coal Tit, 6 Great Tit, 6 Blue Tit, 5 Goldcrest, 15 Sparrow and 1 Buzzard. (S & D Thomas)

Sennen: Presumed adult Paddyfield Pipit and American Buff-bellied Pipit both still present in cut maize field behind the shop at c.SW361257. (P Aley et al.) View from public footpath from 4th field South West of Sennen school, please park sensibly and do not obstruct the minor road.

Sound recording of Paddyfield Pipit by Mashuq Ahmad here

American Buff-bellied Pipit – Philip Carter

Walmsley Sanctuary:Scaup, 27 Cattle Egret. (J St Ledger)

Illogan: Ring-necked Parakeet over field, chased by 5 Jackdaw at 08:00 (J Baker)

Lizard, Kynance Cove: Red-breasted Flycatcher in trees near the café. Church Cove: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (D Collins)

The Lizard: 1 American Golden Plover heard flying South. Also 1 Dotterel still. (per M Pass)

Land’s End: 1m Red-breasted Flycatcher at Treeve Moor House. (K Wilson)

Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Black Redstart. (M Ahmad)

Wadebridge, Guineaport: 1m Mandarin with Mallard on the river at 07:45am.(S Grose)

Towan Head, Newquay: 2 Chough, unringed, behind Headland Hotel, small raft of Common Scoter (20+) from Point at 08:30 (M Lammas)

Tywardreath: Coal Tit (same bird on each occasion) – visiting garden feeder 4 times and hiding food in various locations in garden, 09:35. (R Barlow)

Lostwithiel: Water Rail beside the river this morning (M Surgey)

St Enodoc Golf Course: 5 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Skylark, 1m Yellowhammer, 1m Blackcap, 7 Song Thrush, 56 Rook. (S Grose)

Mabe Burnthouse: 1 Firecrest, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 1f Blackcap, 41 Starling, 16 Goldfinch, 5+ Redwing in private garden. (D Chaney)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 female Common Scoter, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Coot, 4 Fieldfare. (R Veal)

Marazion: 1 Snow Bunting reported again on the beach. Also 3 Swallow, c90 Common Scoter. (R Veal) 1 imm Black Redstart in gardens along Green Lane. (DK Parker)

Newbridge: 1 Woodcock. (P Fraser)

Penzance: 1 Merlin over Morrab Gardens this afternoon (J Evans)

Wadebridge, Rivendell Estate:  12 Long-tailed Tit on feeders in back garden. (N Greaves)

Charlestown: 1m Blackcap (D Hastilow)

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Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Late news 21/10,Penberth: Kite sp (probably red) over at 16:00. (N Milligan)

Penzance: Red-throated Diver again in the harbour. (L Proctor) 1 Purple Sandpiper,1 Common Sandpiper, 36+ Ringed Plover, 5 Sanderling, 40 Turnstone (C Zockler)

Porthgwarra: 2 Snow Bunting showing very well just South of coastguard, 1 (presumed released) White Stork,3 (probably 5) Ring Ouzel, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Woodlark over, 1 Merlin, 1 Wheatear (presumed Greenland race), 6 Brambling, 13 Bullfinch, 4 Firecrest, 31 Goldcrest, 54 Siskin, 66 Redwing, 14 Fieldfare, 120+ Skylark, 420+ Stock Dove, c1000 Jackdaw, 1 Tawny Owl (60ft cover at 10:00). (R Veal et al.) Also 3 Lapland Bunting over 10:35. (M Wallace). 1 Common Whitethroat at Raftra Farm (P Wilson), 2 Swallow & Merlin at Bosistow Lane (D Balmer)

Snow Bunting, Reuben Veal

Land’s End: Short-eared Owl flew south.

Marazion: 5 Great Northern Divers (2 summer plumage), 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Wheatear. (D Balmer)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Marsh Harrier (with green wing tag) at c10:55. (D Balmer, T Mills),1 Firecrest (D Balmer). Also 1 Cetti’s Warbler heard, 1 Common Darter and 2 Red Admiral butterflies. Plus 1 Kingfisher on Longrock Pool. (T Mills)

Hayle Estuary: 4 Pink-footed Geese still with Canada Geese at north end of Copperhouse Creek. Sub adult male Marsh Harrier (with green wing tag),1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose, c70 Med Gulls, c100 Golden Plover, 1 Grey Plover, 17 Bar-tailed Godwit, 9 Dunlin 13 Cormorant. (DK Parker, D Eva)

West of Godolphin Bridge, near R Hayle: c 100 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush,1 Blackbird ,1 Sparrowhawk soaring to the east (C Richards)

Winnards Perch : 1 White Wagtail, 50 Redwing ( B Bosisto )

Trevose Head: 21 Turnstone, 12 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Fieldfare, 46 Woodpigeon, 5 Goldcrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Hooded Crow, 200 Skylark, 1 Corn Bunting (B Bosisto L Payne)

Trevone Bay: 4 adult Chough flying south at 2:30pm (D Wilson)

Crugmeer : 2 Buzzard, 3 Peregrine Falcon one with prey , 3 Grey Partridge, 53 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, 52 Skylark, 194 Meadow Pipit, 1 Snipe, 101 Linnet on wires, 3 Kestrel, 1 Grey Wagtail, 5 Stonechat, 5 Raven, 5 Roe Deer, 1 Water Rail in flooded copse west of Tregirls Beach. (S Grose)

St Issey : 7 Mediterranean Gull at Trevibban Farm. (S Grose)

Penryn Campus vis mig (07.25-08.50): 1560 Redwing, 1250 Fieldfare, 3 Skylark, 11 Song Thrush, 34 Chaffinch, 3 Meadow Pipit, 5 Pied Wagtail. Also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Firecrest (T Phelps, C Urquhart, M Doyle, M Broadbent)

Pendower Beach; Gerrans Bay: 1 Red-necked Grebe, 7 Great Northern Diver (4 in summer plumage), 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Sparrowhawk (female), 2 Raven. Also 1 pod of 30+ Common Dolphin, 3 Harbour Porpoise. (J St Ledger)

Great Northern Diver – John St Ledger

Veryan: 1 female Ring Ouzel (N Knight)

Charlestown: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (D Hastilow)

Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still in donkey paddock; also Pied Flycatcher.

Nanquidno: 4 Woodlark at Boscregan. Also 1 Brambling, 68 Stock Dove, 15 Golden Plover, 1 Swallow and 1 Firecrest. (N Wheatley)

Drift Reservoir: 2 Cattle Egret viewed from car park (D Balmer) 11.00 – 12.00: 1 Little Egret, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Mallard, 2 Raven, 6 Chaffinch, 3 Wren, 2 Robin (M Webb)

Great-crested Grebe, M Webb

Sennen Cove: Male Vagrant Emperor ranging from surf school to lifeguard watchpoint to the east at 12:30. (J Lowen) 1 mink at Trinity Pool (J Hicks)

Church Cove, The Lizard: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 4 Goldcrest (J Witheywood) 5 Firecrest (I Maclean)

Lizard Youth Hostel: 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler in hostel gardens (J Witheywood)

Lizard : 2 Richards Pipit reported in fields near Old Lizard Head then flew west towards Caerthillian Valley,1 Siskin, 3 Reed Bunting, 1 Chiffchaff, 50 Linnet (T Phelps, M Doyle, M Broadbent) 1 Little Bunting in fields between Lizard Point and Housal Bay, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in Youth Hostel Garden,1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Brambling over, 3 Fieldfare 1 Jay, 1 Ringed Plover over, 2 Common Scoter past Lizard Point.(I Maclean). 1 Yellow-browed warbler at Gwavas Farm, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler near Kynance garage (S Bury)

Willow Warbler, J Witheywood

Coverack: 1 Little Auk in harbour within 20 metres of breakwater (D Child)

River Tamar – north of Cargreen : 13 Avocets ( A. Parker )

Rame Head: 2 Black Redstart,100+ Starlings,1 Fieldfare,100+ Linnet,11 Meadow Pipit, 20 Goldfinch, 2 Northern Wheatear,1 Corn Bunting,1 Blackcap,6 Goldcrest,5 Chiffchaff,3 Pied Wagtail,2 Peregrine,1 Kestrel,2 Raven,5 Stonechat,20+ Robins,12 Chaffinch (C Buckland M Beer)

Tamar Lakes: 1m Goosander (first of the winter), 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 13 Canada Geese, 2 Tufted Duck (1m 1f), 6 Coot, 15 Mallard, 2 Coal tit (R Mudge)

 

 

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Thursday 14th February 2019

Just for Valentine’s Day. (John Chapple)

Late news, 13/2, Drift Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe and 4 Cattle Egrets visible from the car park. (J Swann)

Late news, 13/2, Loe Pool: Adult Kumlien’s Gull. (P Semmens)

Helston: Glossy Ibis on west side of Loe Pool at Penrose NT. (T Phelps) Helston Boating lake: Ring-billed Gull 1st winter. (S Bury)

Wadebridge: At least 55 Cattle Egret off Bradford’s Quay this morning. (S Grose, D Julian)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Adult Kumlien’s Gull briefly at 11:20 before flying off towards Mount’s Bay. (M Ahmad)

Kumlien’s Gull – Mashuq Ahmad

Kumlien’s Gull – Mashuq Ahmad

Kumlien’s Gull – Mashuq Ahmad

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint in flooded field behind Maltsters pub.

Coverack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Pallas’s Warbler, Goldcrest, on sea 4 f Eider ducks and large numbers of Razorbills. (C Buckland)

Goonhilly Down: Male Hen Harrier. (C Buckland)

Nanquidno: 1w Iceland Gull at top of valley, presumably the Cot bird? (C Moore)

Land’s End: Black Redstart still in Land,s End car park. (J Miller)

Penzance: Chiffchaff singing this morning. (R Veal) Jubilee Pool: 60+ Sanderling, 15 Turnstone, 6 Dunlin, 18 Purple Sandpiper. (M Webb)

Sanderling – Martin Webb

Sanderling – Martin Webb

Marazion Marsh: 1 Bittern. (D Chadwick) 14 Canada Geese, 5 Grey Heron, 4 Moorhen, 2 (m & f) Mallard, 2 Mute Swan, 2f Stonechat. (M Webb)

Grey Heron – Martin Webb

Stonechat – Martin Webb

United Downs Recycling Facility: 1 Raven cronking overhead at 11:30. (RB Girling)

Camel Trail  (Guineaport Road, Wadebridge towards Bodmin): 1 Red legged Partridge, 1 Common Sandpiper, Teal, Grey Wagtail, Wigeon, Little Egret, Redshank. (C&J Duffy)

Camel Trail (Wadebridge towards Tregunna): Dunlin, Black tailed Godwit, Golden Plover, Redshank, Common Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, Lapwing, Shelduck, Cormorant, Little Egret, Oystercatchers, Mute Swans. (C&J Duffy)

Carnewas / Bedruthan Steps:1 Short-eared Owl, 2 Raven. (S Grose)

St Eval: 1 Barn Owl at Merlin Golf club. (S Grose)

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Sunday 10th February 2019

Coverack: 1 Pallas’s Warbler again just on the seaward side of the sewage works, also Firecrest. (B Craven, R Veal, S Windle et al) Also 76 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Eider, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Chiffchaff, 6 Greenfinch ( B Bosisto L Payne ) Plus 3 (1 ad 2 juv) Shag. (M Webb)

Pallas’s Warbler, Stevan Windle

Shag, Martin Webb

Shag, Martin Webb

Devoran: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs 1st-winter still in high tide roost at Tallack’s Creek this morning.

St. Ives,12 .15- 3.00: 1 Leach’s Petrel past the Island, also 2 Great Northern Diver, 5 Red-throated Diver, 5 Black-throated Diver, 1 Manx Shearwater, 7 Great Skua. (R Augarde, R Wilkins, B Mellow) St Ives Island (15.30 – 1600hrs): 2 Great Skua, 1 Red-throated Diver & 2 ad Mediterranean Gull. (J Hawkey)

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint, 4 Green Sandpiper, 5 Ruff, 1 Water Pipit, 1 Snipe, 1 Redshank, 150 Black-tailed Godwit, 15 Curlew, 6 Shoveler, 2 Chiffchaff + 1 Barn Owl. (T Wilson, J Thomas)

Helston: 1 Glossy Ibis in park on north side of River Cober. (R Augarde et al) 2 Yellow-browed Warbler at sewage works. (D Wright, T Mills et al) Also Firecrest reported.

Glossy Ibis, Richard Augarde

Glossy Ibis, Mashuq Ahmad

Glossy Ibis, Mashuq Ahmad

Yellow-browed Warbler, Mashuq Ahmad

Yellow-browed Warbler, Dougy Wright

Yellow-browed Warbler, Dougy Wright

Hannafore Point: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff and Slavonian Grebe.

Sladebridge: 14 Cattle Egret at Lower Croan.

St Martin in Meneage: 15 Cattle Egret and 1 Little Egret in fields with cattle east of village. (S Chandler)

Carbis Bay: 2 Black-throated Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver and 10+ Common Scoter. (P St Pierre)

Pendeen, 2hr seawatch: 3 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver and 11 Common Scoter past west. (P Clement)

Par, Beach Pool: 1 Shoveler (fem), 1 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 5 Tufted Duck, 2 Common Gull, 1 Sparrowhawk. Par Market East Carpark: 1 Mistle Thrush, 2,Nuthatch. (S Grose)

Truro, in my garden: 1 Redwing feeding on ground. (D Jenkins)

Penwithick: 16 House Sparrow, 3 Blue Tit, 10 Chaffinch, 2 Reed Bunting, 4 Woodpigeon, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Great Tit, 4 Coal Tit, 4 Starling. (K. Bowers)

Coal Tit, Kevin Bowers

Starling, Kevin Bowers

Long-tailed Tit, Kevin Bowers

Reed Bunting, Kevin Bowers

Penryn: 1 Black Redstart in private garden.

Downderry: 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-Throated Diver. (P Kemp)

Kings Mill Lake: c45 Black-tailed Godwit, 190+ Avocet, 200 Dunlin, 23 Lapwing, 1 Knot, 2 Grey Plover, c.80 Teal and 8 Little Egret. (P Kemp)

St Mawgan: 1 Barn Owl, 2 Woodcock at Carnanton Woods. (S Grose)

Newquay: 1 Short-eared Owl East Pentire. (M Jones)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Water Pipit, 30 Rock Pipit, 1 Greenshank, 9 Redshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (S Rowe, Newquay Marine Group)

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Saturday 9th February 2019

Lizard Point (0800-10:30am): 1 ad Black-browed Albatross drifting slowly west at 08.24, 1 Manx Shearwater, 2 Red-throated Diver, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 485 Fulmar. (I Maclean) Black-browed Albatross seen again at 16.15, this time heading east. (R Augarde) (Parking for seawatching from Lizard Point: please use main NT carpark near lighthouse/Youth Hostel. The small carpark at the point should be left for the cafe and shop staff and those who are less mobile and unable to walk. Watch from below the cafe or if busy further around  the coast to the east. Eds)

Coverack: 1 Pallas’s Warbler still. (P Roseveare, D Chaney) Also 3 Eider, 1 Slavonian Grebe. (D Chaney)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2w Caspian Gull still late afternoon.

Hannafore: 3 Great Northern Diver, 4 Shag, 1 Cormorant, 1 Eider Drake, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Little Egret, 1 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher, Stonechat pair, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, (M Frost)

Helston: 1 Glossy Ibis still west of River Cober opposite sewage works. (A McKechnie, S Bury)

Glossy Ibis, Alex McKechnie

Walmsley Sanctuary: 3 Cattle Egret.

Mousehole: 1 Pomarine Skua, Lots of Fulmar, gannet, Kittiwake and Auks. (L Proctor) At nearby Roskilly: 1 Pomarine Skua also seen, plus 12 Great Northern Diver. (P St Pierre) Also 1 ad pale-phase Arctic Skua and Manx Shearwater, plus 3 (ad 2w and 1w)  Yellow-legged Gull on St Clement’s Isle. (M Elliot)

Porthgwarra: 08:00 – 14:00. 7+ Manx Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 diver sp, 1 Great Skua, 60+ Fulmar on the sea and passing at between 10 & 15 per min early morning. (DK Parker et al.)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Black-necked Grebe still. (R Veal)

Newlyn: 7 Eider (2f + 5 juv m) in the harbour. (L Proctor, R Butts)

Church Cove: 1 Brambling, 1 Red-throated Diver past. (I Maclean)

Bude Marshes: 2 Ruff, 200+ Golden Plover, 269 Lapwing, 28 Teal, 4 Wigeon, 5 Grey Heron and 36 Redwing with 12 european-type Blackbird. (N Bastin)

Par Beach: 1 Eider, 1 Great Crested Grebe. (S Grose)

Heligan: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 7 Blue Tit, 8 Common Chaffinch, 2 Blackbird, 1 albino Pheasant, 4 Pheasant. (C Hooper).

Great Spotted Woodpecker, C Hooper

Nuthatch, C Hooper

Pheasant, C Hooper

Chaffinch, C Hooper

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 50+ Sanderling, 12 Dunlin, 15 Ringed Plover, 12 Turnstone, 6 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Little Egret, 2 Rock Pipit, 1 drk Eider. (M Webb) Also 6 Great Northern Diver seen from Jubilee Pool plus 28 Ringed Plover, 18 Dunlin and 4 Purple Sandpiper resting on the beach below the harbour wall before being put up by a dog. (G & L Carr)

Ringed Plover, Martin Webb

Turnstone, Martin Webb

Eider, Martin Webb

Purple Sandpiper, Martin Webb

Porth Reservoir: 3 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Coot, 11 Common Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Dipper. (S Grose)

Towan Head:1 Chough, 1 Grey Plover, 5 Common Gull. (S Grose)

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Friday 11th January 2018

Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs still present. (B Mellow)

Swanpool: Black Guillemot still present in the afternoon plus 30+ Common Dolphin. (B Mellow, T Pinfield) Also Yellow-browed Warbler calling persistently behind red brick building at north western corner 8:45. (Tim Pinfield)

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Water Pipit, 2 Little Egret behind the Maltsters Arms. 7+ Water Pipit from the car park. (DK Parker)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 5 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 2 Pintail, 2 Gadwall, 2 Tufted Duck, c1500 Golden Plover, 4 Ruff, 2 Dunlin, 2 Stonechat, 1 Jay & 1 juv Peregrine. (DK Parker)

Amble Marshes: 8 Pintail, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Common Gull, 1 Greylag Goose, 5 Ruff, 1 Temmincks Stint, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Water Pipit, 13 Bullfinch, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Mistle Thrush. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Whitecross: 9 Cattle Egret feeding with Little Egrets in Cattle fields viewed from the bus stop on A39 one mile outside of . (B Bosisto L Payne)

Winnards Perch: 250 Golden Plover, 90 Lapwing. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Sancreed: 4 Cattle Egret, 80 Redwing, 200 Chaffinch, 40 Linnet. (D Flumm)

St Austell sewage works: Yellow browed Warbler still at SX010505. (J Rance)

Maer Lake: c550 Golden Plover, 49 Lapwing, 79 Wigeon, 28 Teal, plus 1 adult female Merlin. (N Bastin)

Golden Plover, Nigel Bastin

Bude Marsh: 21 Teal, 12 Lapwing, 3 Snipe. (N Bastin)

Lamorna: 1 Green Sandpiper & c50 Redwing over. (M McKee)

Cowlands Creek: 1 male Pintail. (B Robson)

Constantine Sewage Works: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (R Treeby)

St Just in Roseland: 2 Firecrest at St Just in Roseland church by the toilets at 13:00. (R Treeby)

Chapel Carn Brea: Female Hen Harrier crossed A.30 at 15:50 heading across base of the carn. (J Hawkey)

Hannafore, Looe: 2 Eider. It appears that the long-term resident drake Eider in Looe has been joined (at last) by a female. (D Spooner)

Eider, Derek Spooner

St Ives, Barnoon Cemetery: 1 Green Woodpecker at the top of the cemetery again at 16:00, also 2 female Black Redstart, a pair of Stonechat (male and female) and 3 Rock Pipit. (K Money)

St Ives: 1 male Blackcap in private garden again. (K Money)

Torpoint: 1 Curlew, 30 Turnstone, 3 Redshank, 3 Oystercatcher. (R Napp)

Curlew, Rick Napp

Truro: 1 Raven over Rosedale Estate and one Song Thrush in full song by River Allen. (K & J Mortimore)

Torpoint, St John’s Lake: At least 10 Common Dolphin feeding off Marine Drive at 11.15 (Tor Elm)

Helford River: 5 Great Northern Diver, 1 Common Sandpiper. (J St Ledger)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Garganey reported.

Marazion, Little London: 1 Black Redstart, 1 Grey Plover, Great Northern Diver. (A Witheywood)

Great Northern Diver, A Witheywood

Black Redstart, A Witheywood

Mawgan: 1 Brambling, 1 Nuthatch and 1 Small Tortoiseshell in garden (P. Bedford)

Penzance, Wherrytown: 2 Long-tailed Duck offshore. 1 Grey Heron on beach. (N Wills)

Newlyn, Tolcarne: 1 Grey Wagtail in the stream. (N Wills)

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Saturday 5th January 2019

Gerrans Bay, from Pendower Beach: Pacific Diver, 50 Great Northern Diver, 15 Black-throated Diver, 5 Slavonian Grebe and 2 Red-necked Grebe. (O Beaumont)

Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs, Spoonbill and Spotted Redshank. (O Beaumont)

Truro: Waxwing feeding on pink-berried Sorbus by Malpas House, Malpas Road, 16:10-16:35. (D Cole)

Waxwing – Dan Cole

St Clement: 1 Avocet and 1 Cattle Egret. (B Mellow)

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint and 6 Water Pipit still, also 2 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Water Rail and 10 Chiffchaff. (M Ahmad, P Roseveare, R Treeby, S Border)

Lower Tamar Lake: Female Ring-necked Duck and female Scaup still also 29 Goosander and 2+ Willow Tit. (P Roseveare)

St Michael Penkevil: 11+ Cattle Egret at Tresawson Farm. (J Chapple)

Helston: Presumed escaped male Ferruginous Duck still on Coronation Boating Lake, Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest in the car park opposite the seagwe works. (M Elliott)

Loe Pool: 23 Shoveler, 13 Pochard, 1 Goosander, 1 Water Rail, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Sparrowhawk, all at the northern end. (G Adams) 1 f Goldeneye, Marsh Tit, 2 Jay, 27 Pochard, 8 Goosander, 9 Great Crested Grebe, Nuthatch. (A Witheywood)

Goldeneye – A Witheywood

Drift Reservoir: 2+ Cattle Egret viewable distantly from the car park. (DK Parker)

Sancreed: 4 Cattle Egret. (D Flumm)

St Martin: 22 Cattle Egret with cows in the field close to the church this afternoon. (J Selby)

Hell’s Mouth: 6 Whooper Swan still in field east of café by junction of road to Coombe. (T Wilson)

Tehidy, North Cliffs:  3 Lapland Bunting, 50 Skylark, 30 Meadow Pipit and a Snipe in weedy field opposite entrance to Rogue Theatre. (T Wilson)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Adult Spoonbill in Carnsew Basin, also 8+ Little Grebe and 1 Red-breasted Merganser. (DK Parker) Ryan’s Field: Sparrowhawk and female Kingfisher. (T Whitemore)

Kingsmill Lake, Saltash: 33 Avocet, 6 Greenshank, 17 Redshank, 22 Lapwing, 74 Curlew, c70 Black-tailed Godwit, c60 Dunlin, 317 Canada Goose, 4 Barnacle Goose, c80 Wigeon, c150 Teal, 96 Shelduck, 1 ad Med Gull. (P Kemp)

Spit Beach: 1 Black Redstart. (M Jones)

Maer Lake: 1 Water Pipit and 2 Ruff. (P Roseveare)

Bude Marshes: 1 Barnacle Goose with the Canada Geese. (P Roseveare)

Men-an-Tol: 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) mobbed by Carrion Crows and Raven. (J Evans)

Argal Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 5 Great Crested Grebe. (J St Ledger)

Slavonian Grebe – John St Ledger

Gannel Estuary: 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 6 Redshank, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Newquay, Towan Head: 60+ Wigeon, 2 Grey Plover, 7 Purple Sandpiper, 11 Turnstone, 17 Oystercatcher, 4 Stonechat, 2 Raven. Towan Beach: 3 Blackcap in tamarisk bushes under the house on the island, 1 fem type Black Redstart. (S Grose)

The Lizard, St Keverne Beacon: 1 Peregrine flew W towards Goonhilly. Polcoverack Farm area: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker & 3 Bullfinch. Bray Cot Downs: 1f Merlin. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Merlin – Kate Dalziel

Mabe: 300 Linnet and 400 Chaffinch in stubble maize fields above S end of Argal Reservoir. (D Chaney)

Downderry: 5+ Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver and 1 Slavonian Grebe offshore. 2 Blackcap in the village. (A Payne)

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