Friday 4th January 2019

Late news, 3/1, Tresillian River: 8+ Cattle Egret in field behind Tresemple Pool, later along river seen from St Clement car park. (K Williams)

Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs still, in the creek by the boat store mid afternoon.

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint and 5 Water Pipit still showing in flooded field at Chapel Amble at first light this morning. (P Roseveare) Temminck’s Stint and 5 Water Pipit still present plus 6 Ruff, 4 Green Sandpiper, 1 Water Rail, 105 Black-tailed Godwit (D Eva, J St Ledger, B Hibbet)

Temminck’s Stint – John St Ledger

Ruff – John St Ledger

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis flew in from the west at 11:15, flew off north at 11:30, but may have landed in field north of the bypass. It returned at 12:00 but landed in an area with no public access. (L Proctor, M Spicer et al)

Lower Tamar Lake: 27 Goosander (12m 15f), 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Scaup (1m 1f), 1m Pintail, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Marsh Tit, 4 Willow Tit. (R Mudge) Also, female Ring-necked Duck still.

Burniere Point, Camel Estuary: 4 Whooper Swan still present, also 3000 Golden Plover. (D Eva, D Julian)

Gwennap Sewage Works: 35 Chiffchaff, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrest, Peregrine. (M Grantham)

Constantine: Siberian Chiffchaff still at the sewage works.

Sancreed: 5 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret, 6 Snipe, 95 Canada & 2 hybrid Canada Geese. (D Flumm)

Helford River: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 3 Red-breasted Merganser and 1 Great Northern Diver all feeding around the mouth of Frenchman’s Creek at high tide. Also 1 Cattle Egret over at dusk. (P Bedford)

Carrick Roads: Female Velvet Scoter and 2 Black-necked Grebe viewable from Mylor Churchtown.

Coverack: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler at the sewage works. (A Witheywood) Also 1 Med Gull, 3 Eider,1 female Common Scoter, 1 Teal and a Great Northern Diver plus a pod of about 10 Common Dolphin in a feeding frenzy with a large flock of gulls. (D Wright)

Yellow-browed Warbler – A Witheywood

Yellow-browed Warbler – A Witheywood

Common Dolphin – A Witheywood

Common Dolphin – A Witheywood

Kennack Sands: 6 Black-throated Diver. (D Wright)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Greylag, 5 Pintail, 20 Shoveler, 8 Gadwall, 2 Tufted Duck. (D Eva)

Newquay: Mixed flock of 30 Purple Sandpiper & Turnstone, also 8 Oystercatcher 09:00 at Towan Head. (M Lammas) Also Black Redstart by the bridge to the Island.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 drk Goosander. (R Veal) Also Spoonbill still.

Lizard Point: 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull. (D Collins, D Wright)

Loe Bar: 1 Red-throated Diver and 1 Harbour Porpoise. Also 6 Goosander and 10 Great Crested Grebe on Carminowe Creek. (G Adams)

Polbathic Creek: 2 Chiffchaff in a private garden. (A Blonden)

Thursday 3rd January 2019

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Common Crane reported at 09:50 but flew off late morning. (J Mitchell)

Common Crane, Adrian Langdon

Common Crane, Adrian Langdon

Devoran: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Ringed Plover. (D Eva, MJ Spicer) Also 131 Redshank, 4 Black-tailed Godwit and 1 Red-breasted Merganser. (M Spicer)

Lesser Yellowlegs – Mike Spicer

Point: 1 Sandwich Tern. (D Eva)

Restronguet Weir: 8 Black-necked Grebe, 5 Red-breasted Merganser. (G Adams)

Marazion Marsh: Glossy Ibis flew east over the marsh at 16:15 and then north. (M Phillips, T Wilson)

Drift Reservoir: 6 Cattle Egret visible from the car park.

Sancreed: 2 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret, 10 Snipe. (D Flumm)

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint still viewable from the road past the pub towards St Kew at 11:20. Also 5 Water Pipit, 3 Green Sandpiper, c 130 Black Tailed Godwit. (A Langdon)

Burniere Point: 4 Whooper Swans. (A Langdon)

Whooper Swan, Adrian Langdon

Rock: 12+ Cattle Egret at Porthilly Farm, in second field behind caravan park. (S Grose)

Old Kea Church: 3 Cattle Egret at field adjacent to Old Kea Church. (M Day)

Tresillian: 1 Spotted Redshank. (M Day)

Swanpool: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in the NE corner with a tit flock. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Helston Water Treatment Works: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff. (D Collins)

Loe Pool: 27 Shoveler, 1 Goosander, 1 Common Gull. (D Collins)

Constantine Sewage Treatment Works: 2 Dipper (singing), 1 Firecrest, 1 Marsh Tit, 5 Goldcrest, 6 Chiffchaff. (D Collins)

Gillan Creek: 2 Common Sandpiper, 40 Mediterranean Gull, 9 Little Egret. (D Collins)

Rosevidney: 1 Lesser Redpoll, 9 Bullfinch, c110 Redwing. (R Veal)

Pendeen Watch: 2 1w Black Redstart. (P Clement)

Portscatho: Female Long-tailed Duck still in the harbour.

River Allen, Truro: 2+ Redwing, 1 Raven on Railway Viaduct. (K and J Mortimore)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Woodcock over the parking layby at dusk. (D Chaney)

Coverack: 3 Eider, 1 Common Scoter (f), 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Guillemot, 1 Razorbill, 1 Red-breasted Merganser (f), 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still and 2 Firecrest back of sewage works. (R Evershed)

Lizard: 2 Merlin (m&f) & 2 Choughs, cliffs between Lizard village and Kynance. (R Evershed)

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Tuesday 1st January 2019

Pendower: Pacific Diver still present.

Portscatho: Long-tailed Duck and summer plumaged Black Guillemot. (R Wilkins, R Augarde)

Gerrans Bay: 5 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 3 Black-throated Diver, 12 Great Northern Diver, 10 Grey Plover (resting on rocks). Viewed between Porthcurnick and Porthbean beaches. (J St Ledger) Also 1 Red throated Diver and 1 Red necked Grebe. (R Augarde M Jones).

Slavonian Grebe, John St Ledger

Grey Plover, John St Ledger

Sancreed: 4 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret. (D Flumm) 5 Cattle Egret visible from Drift Reservoir car park in the afternoon. (J Swann) 4 Cattle Egret viewed from car park and Great Crested Grebe on reservoir. (P.Freestone)

Land’s End: 4 Chough, hybrid Hooded Crow. (D Flumm)

Chough, Dave Flumm

hybrid Hooded Crow, Dave Flumm

Penzance: 1 Black Redstart by Jubilee Pool. (P Taylor, H Mitchell) Glossy Ibis flew east along the beach and circled over the bay mobbed by crows before being lost to view. (M Elliott) 1 Chiffchaff in private garden. (R Phillips)

Bodrifty, north of Madron: c200 Fieldfares flying low east. (R Phillips)

Men-an-Tol: 1 male Hen Harrier at 16:25. (P Taylor, H Mitchell) Merlin and 100+ Fieldfare. (P.Freestone)

Newlyn: 1w Yellow-legged Gull in the harbour. (M Elliott)

Maer Lake: 700+ Golden Plover, 400+ Lapwings, c. 50 Curlews, 2 Knot, 24 Teal, Mallard, Canada Geese, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Fox. (H Kendall)

Marazaion Marsh RSPB: 1 Firecrest at Longrock Pool. (R Veal) Yellow-browed Warbler still along eastern edge by wooden holiday chalet. Also 2 Firecrest, Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Water Rail, 2 Stonechat and Coal Tit. (P Freestone)

Marazion: 5 Eider offshore. (P Freestone)

A30 Longrock: Barn Owl. (P Freestone)

Mount’s Bay: 1 1w drake Eider, c15 Common Scoter, 2 Red-throated Diver and 2 Great Northern Diver from the Station House. (R Veal, DK Parker)

Tehidy CP: Richard’s Pipit still in sheep field opposite northern entrance, also 2+ Lapland Bunting in nearby stubbles. (R Veal, DK Parker)

Hell’s Mouth: 6 Whooper Swan visible from North Cliffs CP. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, P Freestone) 32 Fulmar, 100+ Jackdaw, Shag and Kestrel. (P Freestone)

Coverack: Yellow-browed Warbler below the sewage works. (J Foster) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 3f Eider, 1 Common Scoter, 1 Firecrest, 1 Peregrine, 2 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Blackcap, 1 Fieldfare. (D Beadle)

Penrose Park: Yellow-browed Warbler below the sewage works. (J Foster)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Adult Yellow-legged Gull over the high tide and ad Spoonbill on Ryan’s Field. (M Halliday et al.) Redshank, Greenshank, 13 Grey Plover, drk Shoveler, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, Spoonbill (Ryan’s Field), Rock Pipit, 11 Snipe. (P Freestone)

Devoran: 1 Spotted Redshank (B Toms)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Great Northern Diver. (N Banks)

Carrick Roads: 1 Velvet Scoter, 18 Black-necked Grebe, 18 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Great Northern Diver, 30 Common Dolphins. (D Eva)

Stithians: 1 female Goldeneye. (D Eva)

Argal Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe at S end, 2 Nuthatch, 100 Redwing. (D Chaney)

Mabe: 1 Woodcock, 1 Chiffchaff in private garden. (D Chaney)

Camel Estuary: 4 Whooper Swans in field behind Burniere hide (D Trevelyan)

Whooper Swan, Dan Trevelyan

Gurnards Head: 16 Chough. (P Moore)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Great Skua and two schools of about 20 Common Dolphins. (N Wheatley)

Polwheveral Creek: 37 Shelduck, 2 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 5 Greenshank, 1 Kingfisher. (D Collins)

Constantine Sewage Treatment Works: I Firecrest, 5 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff. (D Collins)

Porthoustock: 2 Black Redstart (1 male and 1 female) on the beach this afternoon. (P Tongue)

Connor Downs: Barn Owl and Tawny Owl on Treeve Lane at 03:20. Great-spotted Woodpecker, 2 Meadow Pipits, Robin, Blue Tit, Great Tit, House Sparrow, Song Thrush in garden (P Freestone)

St Gothian Sands: 3 drk and 2 female Shoveler, 5 Gadwall, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 14 Coot, 4 Little Grebe, 110 Teal, 16 Tufted Duck, 3 Shelduck, 2 Pied Wagtails, 2 Magpie, 16 Oystercatcher, 11 Curlew, 48 GBB Gull, 15 BH Gull, 14+ Moorhen, 25 Mallard, 20+ Kittiwake offshore, Shag, 32 Canada Geese, 2 Mute Swan. (P Freestone)

Gluvian: 55 species around Gluvian. Woodpigeon , 2 Stock Dove, Collared Dove , 6 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay, Magpie, Raven , Rook, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Long-tailed Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, Coal Tit, Great Tit, Blue Tit, 4 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Robin, Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, 120 Meadow Pipit, Skylark, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Dipper, 10 Fieldfare , 60 Redwing , 20 Song Thrush, Blackbird, 3 Cormorant, Mistle Thrush, Common Gull, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Bullfinch, House Sparrow, Dunnock, 14 Yellowhammer, Starling, 3 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Wren, Canada Goose, Mallard, Snipe, Grey Heron, Moorhen , 4 Water Rail, Pheasant , 6 Red-Legged Partridge , Buzzard, Feral Pigeon. (B Bosisto L Payne)

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Monday 31st December 2018

Late news, 30/12, Connor Downs: Barn Owl over the “old A30” at Connor Hill at 18:10. (D King)

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint at Chapel Amble this morning, view from Car Park. (D Julian)

St Loy: 3 Nuthatch, 2 Jay, 1 f Great Spotted Woodpecker, 50 Common Dolphin. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

St Ives: 5 female and 2 male Black Redstart in Barnoon cemetery. Also 1 Grey Wagtail in Trewyn Gardens. (K Money)

Downderry/Seaton: 15 Great Northern Diver, 2 Red-throated Diver, 3 Slavonian Grebe and 4 Kittiwake offshore this afternoon. (A Payne)

Sancreed: 5 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret, 60 Canada Geese, 1 Woodcock, 7 Snipe, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Fieldfare. (D Flumm)

Cattle Egret D Flumm

Hell’s Mouth: 6 Whooper Swan still. (D Eva)

Navax Point: 2 Dartford Warbler. (D Eva)

Par: Black Redstart at Spit Beach this morning. (G Treadwell)

Black Redstart – Garry Treadwell

Newlyn: 1w Yellow-legged Gull and a presumed 1w Glaucous x Herring Gull hybrid. (M Elliott)

Mount’s Bay: 7 1w drake Eider off the Station House but flushed by canoeists and flew beyond Longrock. (DK Parker)

Hannafore Fields: 2 Peregrine, in same tree as on 27th January. (D Spooner)

Peregrines – Derek Spooner

Penzance: Black Redstart on roof of Dolphin Inn.

Newquay: 2 Short-eared Owls at East Pentire this evening. (D Julian)

Towan Head: 11 Red-throated Diver late am (8 flew west, 3 in bay). (S Rowe)

Portscatho: 2 Cirl Buntings (J & D Chapman, S Bearhop) 

Porthcurnick Beach: female Long-tailed Duck just offshore, 1 Med Gull, 1 Grey Wag, 2 Rock Pipit, 2 Stonechat. (J & D Chapman, S Bearhop) 

Gerrans Bay: c20 Great Northern Divers, 2 Black-throated Divers, 1 Slavonian Grebe, several Guillemots & Razorbills, c20 Shags, 1 Cormorant, several Gannets. (J & D Chapman, S Bearhop) 

Loe Beach, Feock: c15 Red-breasted Mergansers, female Velvet Scoter, 4 Slavonian Grebes, c12 Black-necked Grebes, 1 Great Northern Diver. (J & D Chapman, S Bearhop)

Coverack: 3 Eider, 1 f Common Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2+ Mediterranean Gull, 30+ Guillemot, 2 Pods of 10+ Common Dolphin, 2+ Harbour Porpoise. (R Evershed)

Lowland Point: 1 Firecrest. (R Evershed)

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Sunday 30th December 2018

Late news, 28/12, Freathy: Quail heard at dusk. (S Madge)

Portscatho: Pacific Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver and 34 Great Northern Diver. (R Wilkins, B Mellow, R Augarde)

Sancreed: At least 2 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret and 1 Merlin. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: 3 Cattle Egret and 1 Little Egret on a cattle feeder at Sellan Farm visible from the car park, also c100 Lapwing over. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Yellow-browed Warbler in SE corner at 09:37. also Water Pipit and Firecrest.

Pendower: 7 Black-throated Diver, 15 Great Northern Diver. (R Wilkins, B Mellow, R Augarde)

Mevagissey: 6 Black-throated Diver, 25 Great Northern Diver. (R Wilkins, B Mellow, R Augarde)

St Austell Bay: 5 Black-throated Diver, 20 Great Northern Diver. (R Wilkins, B Mellow, R Augarde)

Hell’s Mouth: 6 Whooper Swan still present in field off the road to Coombe, East of Hell’s Mouth. (B Toms, M Curtis, P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Porthgwarra: 1 Merlin. (D Flumm)

Kenidjack: 60 Lapwing, 6 Chough. (D Flumm)

St Ives: 4 female Black Redstart and at least 5 Rock Pipit in Barnoon cemetery. (K Money)

River Lynher, Wacker Quay: 1 Great Northern Diver. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

St Mawes: 2 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Great Northern Diver in the Carrick Roads. (P Pearson)

Men-an-Tol: 3 Hen Harrier (2 female, 1 male), 1 Barn Owl, 11 Fieldfare, 1 Snipe. (J St Ledger)

Portheras Common, Pendeen: Large Starling roost in a young spruce plantation. (NR Phillips)

Newlyn: Jackdaw showing characteristics of the ‘Nordic’ race. (L Proctor)

Jackdaw, Linton Proctor

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Saturday 29th December 2018

CBWPS Cornwall Birds ‘Pic of the Year’ – we will be posting up a selection from the weekly ‘pic of the week’ photos received throughout the year. (The pix are normally to be found on the website homepage). Over the traditional 12 days of Christmas, you can vote for one out of the day’s shortlist. Ultimately we will find out which is your overall favourite for 2018. Please see the 12 Birds of Christmas page on the website to views the photos and to vote in the poll. If you haven’t already done so you can still vote of previous day’s selections. Thanks for supporting us and our contributors throughout the year.

 

Late news, 27/12, Constantine Sewage Treatment Works: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest. (D Collins)

Sancreed: 4 Cattle Egret and 1 Little Egret. (D Flumm)

Helston Sewage Works: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (A Witheywood)

possible Siberian Chiffchaff, A Witheywood

Penpol Creek: 1 Cattle Egret came in to roost with only 4 Little Egret at 16. 30hrs, 1 Tawny Owl, 45 Curlew and 7 Redshank present. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Water Pipit. (S Rowe) River Gannel: 1 Dipper opp petrol station. (S Grose)

Treraven Meadows: 2 Water Pipit. (D Julian)

Hell’s Mouth: 6 Whooper Swan still in field near cafe (J Baker)

Portscatho:  1 ad fem Long-tailed Duck off Porthcurnick beach.  3 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 5 Shag off Porthbean beach. (P Pearson)

Falmouth (Gyllyngvase Beach): 1 Red-necked Grebe, 2 Great Northern Diver. (D Collins)

Polgigga: Firecrest with tit flock along Bosistow Lane. (J Miller)

Feock: 14 Black-necked Grebe, 3 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe,17 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Velvet Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver and 1 Common Sandpiper at Loe Beach. (B Mellow)

Towan Head: 1 Chough (juv & unringed), 2 Raven, 1 Kestrel, 2 Stonechat, 4 Common Scoter past, 1 Guillemot, 1 Common Gull, 12 Turnstone, 9 Purple Sandpiper, 11 Oystercatcher, 1 Black Redstart. (S Grose)

Par beach pool: 1 Lesser Black-backed x Herring gull? (pinkish legs). (J Rance)

Hybrid gull, (LBBG x HG?), John Rance

Lower Tamar Lake: 36 Goosander 14m 22f. (R Mudge)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 4 (2m) Shoveler, 5 (2m) Gadwall, 30+ Tufted Duck, 12 Coot, 90+ Teal. (R Veal)

Charlestown: 2 Fulmar on east beach cliffs (D Hastilow)

Polgigga: Firecrest this morning.

Looe, Millendreath: 2 Common Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black Redstart. (D Spooner)

Gerrans Bay: 1 Red-necked Grebe, 4 Slavonian Grebe, 10 Black-throated Diver, 12+ Great Northern Diver & 1 Mediterranean Gull. (JHawkey & K Dalziel)

Devoran: 1 Spoonbill. (B Mellow)

Mawgan: 1 Brambling, 1 male Blackcap, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker and 2 Coal Tit. (P. Bedford)

Wadebridge, Tesco: 1 Tawny Owl. (B Bosisto)

Gluvian: 1 Tawny Owl. (B Bosisto)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 Pochard , 2 Tufted Duck , 1 Treecreeper (B Bosisto L Payne)

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Friday 28th December 2018

FOUND, Pendennis Point: a “VELBON” tripod shoulder bag and a mounting plate for a tripod, if yours please contact Stephen Jackson (stephen.f.jackson@btinternet.com)

1st January Cornwall New Year’s Day Bird Race: Get the year list kickstarted and see how many birds you can see on your local patch, by green birding or county-wide. Please see the website page HERE for further details.

Late photos, 27/12: Siberian Chiffchaff at Brew Sewage Works and Purple Sandpiper at Jubilee Pool. (M Ahmad)

Siberian Chiffchaff, Mashuq Ahmad

Siberian Chiffchaff, Mashuq Ahmad

Purple Sandpiper, Mashuq Ahmad

Purple Sandpiper, Mashuq Ahmad

Late News, 27/12, Booby’s Bay: 2 Chough (R Jelbert)

Late news 27/12/18. St Ives: Green Woodpecker at top of Barnoon cemetery. (K Money).

Sancreed: 5 Cattle Egret 1 Little Egret, 1 Woodcock, 11 Snipe. Also 27 Lapwing west and at 09:00 a small Cackling-type goose (the “usual” seen sporadically at Drift) flew north with 12 Canada Geese. (D Flumm)

Millbrook: 5 Cattle Egret Radford Lane. (A C Robinson)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Water Pipit. (S Rowe)

Gerrans Bay: 8 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Red-necked Grebe, 22 Great Northern Diver, 3 Black-throated Diver, 1 Long-tailed Duck (Portscatho) (D Eva)

Veryan Bay: 23 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 20 Common Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck (Porthluney) (D Eva)

Windmill Farm: 1 Marsh Harrier. (T Thirlway)

Marsh Harrier, Terence Thirlaway

St Ives Bay: 31 Great Northern Diver, 3 Red-throated Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver. (S Rowe) Also 1 Short-eared Owl over, flying towards Hayle.

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Great Northern Diver still. (D Hillson)

St John’s Lake: 2 Eider, 1 Black-necked Grebe. (A C Robinson)

Torpoint:  2 Red-breasted Merganser, pair 1st w Eider, 2 Great Northern Diver, 10+ Great Crested Grebe, 300+ Dunlin, 14 Grey Plover and 9 Brent Geese (at least 2 pale-bellied) on St John’s Lake. (M Beer). Also at St John’s Lake: 2 Eider, 1 Black-necked Grebe. (A C Robinson)

Padstow: 1 Great Crested Grebe , 45 Common Gull , 1 ad Mediterranean Gull. ( B Bosisto)

Men-an-Tol: c50 Fieldfare. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Marazion Marsh: 1 Cetti’s Warbler seen and heard on east side. 5 Common Snipe. ( P Pearson)

St Michael’s Mount: 1 Velvet Scoter just west of causeway. (P Pearson)

Marazion Marsh RSPB, Longrock Pool: 1 Chiffchaff . (K. Bowers) 1 Barn Owl hunting amongst the reeds (15.30h). (J Hawkey)

Chiffchaff, Kevin Bowers

Coverack: 1 Firecrest in bushes around Lambeage Hall (P. Bedford)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Spoonbill again.

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