Sunday 19th January 2020

Sennen: 1 American Buff-bellied Pipit still on small pools/mudheaps near Brew STW. (C Urquhart)

Rosemullion Head: 1 Pacific Diver and 5 Black-throated Diver. (A Bluden et al)

Marazion Marsh: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 4 Chiffchaff,  6 Snipe put up by Buzzard, Sparrowhawk hunting over marsh, 25 Teal flying. (G & L Carr)

Little London: 6 Grey Plover, 2+ Black Redstart, 2 Black-throated Diver, drk Common Scoter. (R Augarde, B Mellow, R Veal)

Black Redstart – P Ash

Newlyn Harbour: 1 Black Guillemot. (G & L Carr, C Beazley) Also seen off Sandy Cove, as well as 1 Water Rail, 1 Black Redstart. (L Proctor)

Battery Rocks, Penzance: 50 Sanderling, 13 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Wagtail. (R Fox)

Praa Sands: 2 Great Northern Diver. (I Hayes)

Carrick Roads: 1 Black Guillemot (towards St. Mawes), 1 Black-throated Diver, 4 Great Northern Diver, 26 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe. (G Wills)

Falmouth Bay (off Gyllyngvase Beach): 2 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 12 Common Scoter (all female). (J St Ledger)

Castle Beach: 2 Black Redstart, 1 Red-necked Grebe (D Eva) Also, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Stonechat. (J St Ledger)

Maenporth: 2 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver (D Eva)

Gannel Estuary: 28 Blackcap, 9 Song Thrush, 2 Redwing, c30 Blackbird, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Grey Wagtail. (S Rowe)

Pentire, Newquay: 1 Black Redstart on Penmere Drive. (S Rowe) Also, Sparrowhawk with Pigeon prey. (E Carne)

Stepper Point: 1 Grey Partridge, 3 Corn Bunting, 2 Yellowhammer, c.60 Chaffinch, c. 130 Skylark, 1 Barn Owl. (P Roseveare) Also, 2 Barn Owl hunting in separate fields at Dusk. (S Grose)

Trevose Head: 5 Chough (all unringed), Snow Bunting and Black Redstart. (A Langdon)

Chough – A Langdon

Chough – A Langdon

Trevone: 2 Chough (unringed). (R Allen)

Walmsley: 1 Water Rail, 1 Snipe, 18 Shoveler, 1 Shelduck, 4 Little Grebe, 1f Scaup, 52 Curlew, 210 Canada Geese, 1 Sparrowhawk (flying over). (J&T Orchard)

Truro: Male Black Redstart at Malpas. (M Costa)

Godolphin Hill: 20 Fieldfare (D Flumm)

Drift: Great Northern Diver. (D Flumm) 1 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe. (R Veal, B Mellow, R Augarde) Also Juvenile Iceland Gull between 13:54-14:11 (M Mckee)

Long-tailed Duck – M Mckee

Hayle Estuary: 1 Sub-adult Caspian Gull and 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull. (M Spicer) Also, adult Ring-billed Gull. (P Freestone) Also redhead Goosander, and 1 Slavonian Grebe still at Carnsew Pool. (S Rogers)

Caspian Gull – M Spicer

Yellow-legged Gull – M Spicer

Copperhouse: 1 Snipe, 1 Jack Snipe. (B Toms, M Curtis) 3 Jack Snipe. (R Augarde, B Mellow, R Veal)

Hayle: 1 Kingfisher on stream behind Lidl. (S Grose)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: 1 Merlin. (B. Toms)

Ponsongath: 2 Firecrest. (D Wright)

Gwithian Towans: 4 Black-throated Diver, 13 Red-throated Diver, 17 Great Northern Diver. (P St Pierre)

Carnon Downs STW: 1 Willow Warbler, 20 Chiffchaff. (R Wilkins)

Loe Beach: 5 Great Northern Diver, 25 Red-breasted Merganser, 10 Black-necked Grebe. (R Wilkins)

Sennen Cove: ad Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Razorbill. 1 Merlin nearby. (B Mellow, R Augarde, R Veal)

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Friday 10th January 2020

Late news, 9/1, Porth Reservoir: Male Scaup, Female Goldeneye, 6 Great Crested Grebes 4 Tufted Duck plus numerous  Mallards. (M Lammas)

Sennen: American Buff-Bellied Pipit, Goshawk, 400+Golden Plover,30+ Lapwing. (D Allen)

Penzance: 1 Male Black Redstart on Boatshed Restaurant Roof. (J Evans)

St Mawgan valley, near Gluvian: Possible juvenile Gyr Falcon. Also seen on 7/1, when it was near Newquay Airport, plucking primaries from a Herring gull. (R Pearce)

Wilcove: Drake Green-winged Teal m (15.30). (P Aley)

Torpoint: 5 Great Northern Diver, m Red-breasted Merganser, 5 Eider, 39 Brent Goose & Avocet. (P Aley)

Wacker Quay: 2 ad Spoonbill. (P Aley)

Millbrook: 1w Med Gull, Great Northern Diver & 2 Egyptian Geese. (P Aley)

St John: 21 Avocet & Kingfisher. (P Aley)

Portscatho: 1 Black Guillemot off Ravens Hole and 12 Grey Plover at Greeb Point. (A le Masurier)

Siblyback ReservoirRing-necked Duck, 3 Coot, 1 Barnacle Goose, 26 Canada Goose, 1 Little Grebe, c100 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Moorhen, m& f Stonechat, 2 Pied Wagtail, 5 Tufted Duck. (C&J Duffy) 23 Tufted Duck, 1 Goldeneye, 6+ Little Grebe. (K Pellow)

Newlyn: Iceland Gull and Black Guillemot still in Newly Harbour at 11:20 also Black Redstart. (R Treeby, L Proctor) Juv/1w Glaucous x Herring Gull hybrid 2w Yellow-legged Gull. (M Elliott)

Illogan: Ring-necked Parakeet over Valley Gardens, f Sparrowhawk in garden, Buzzard in field at Ventonraze (J Baker)

Chapel Amble: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff also Swallow & 4 Water Pipit. (D Julian)

Crugmeer: 4 Grey Partridge, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

St Merryn, Porthmissen Farm: 3 Corn Bunting, 70+ Linnet, 12 Skylark. (S Grose)

Padstow: 1 Black Redstart at Hawkers Reach. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Sparrowhawk, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Teal, 1 f Goldeneye, 1 Scaup, 4 Tufted Duck, 21 Coot, 11 Moorhen, 1 Common Gull, 101 Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 m Bullfinch, 1 Jay, 3 Buzzard. (S Grose)

Walmsley Sanctuary (keyholders only): 68 Cattle Egrets at dusk this pm. (A Langdon)

Cattle Egrets – Adrian Langdon

Camel Estuary: Whooper Swan at Dinham Point this morning with 2 Mute Swan in field. (D Julian)

Godolphin Cross: Firecrest in private garden. (C Richards)

Phillack: Female Black Restart drinking from water bath in garden at St Mary’s Gardens. (J Eaton)

Poldhu Cove: Black Redstart. (D Flumm)

Black Redstart – Dave Flumm

Polurrian Cove: m Blackcap. (D Flumm)

Helford Passage: 1 Black-necked Grebe; 2 Great Northern Diver. (D Collins)

Polwheveral: 1 Marsh Tit. (D Collins)

Par beach: Goldcrest, 4 Blackcap (1 male), Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechat (pair). (E Mayhew)

Copperhouse: 3 Jack Snipe, 8+ Common Snipe, 2 Greenshank. (R Veal)

Tresillian: 12+ Cattle Egret, 4 Little Egret, 5 Siskin, 30 Redwing, 1 Firecrest, 2 Chiffchaff. (R Veal)

Newlyn Downs, St Newlyn East: 5 Reed Bunting, 8 Yellowhammer, 8 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, c20 Skylark, c35 Meadow Pipit, 200 Rook, 11 Raven, 7 Long Tailed Tit, 3 Bullfinch, also Peregrine reported. (C Mason)

Torpoint: Pod of approx 8 in St John’s Lake. (S Eddy)

Wheal Martyn Clay Trails: 1 Woodcock flew over road to farmland at 17:10 near iron bridge. (R Hollis)

Land’s End: 6 Chough in field next to coast path at Greeb Animal Farm. (S Chandler)

Maenporth to Rosemullion: 4 Great Northern Diver, 29 Common Scoter. (J St Ledger)

Helford River: 12 Great Northern Diver. (J St Ledger)

Penryn River: 2 Greenshank, 25 Redshank, 41 Curlew, 2 Snipe,10 Turnstone, 2 Little Grebe, 18 Teal, 15 Mallard, 48 Mute Swan, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 54 Herring Gull, 39 Black-headed Gull, 1 Kingfisher (on boat). (J St Ledger)

Greenshank – John St Ledger

Kingfisher – John St Ledger

College Reservoir: 5 Woodcock, Snipe heard, Water Rail heard, 4 Marsh Tit, 3 Firecrest, 5 Shoveler, 1 m Pochard, 1 f Goldeneye, c30 Tufted Duck, c20 Wigeon, c5 Teal. (M Broadbent, E Cornelius, L Langley, M Doyle)

Old Town to Tregunna Camel Estuary: 1 Great White Egret (12:20 flew west down south side of estuary and dropped into top of Pinkson inlet), 1 Knot, 600+ Dunlin, 400+ Lapwing, 1500+ Golden Plover, a few Black and Bar Tailed Godwits. ( M Pass )

Porth Mear fields: 6+ Corn Bunting (incl 2 singing males). (M Pass)

Fields above Talskiddy: 1 Lapland Bunting (with 60 sky lark), 1 Merlin, 5 Yellowhammer, 30 Linnet. (M Pass)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Long-tailed Duck and Great Northern Diver still plus 11 Med Gull and 2 Firecrest. (DK Parker, R Augarde)

Long-tailed Duck – Dave Parker

Downderry: Common Chiffchaff. (T Clark)

Sunday 5th January 2020

Late news, 3/1, Lanhydrock Cricket Club: 6+ Brambling, 300 Chaffinch, 2 Nuthatch. (M Pass)

Late news, 3/1, Siblyback Lake: 1 imm male Ring Necked Duck. (M Pass)

Late news, 3/1, Dinham Flats: 1 Whooper Swan. (M Pass)

Late news, 3/1, Trelawder Farm, Chapel Amble: 17 Cattle Egret. (M Pass)

Late news, 3/1, Chapel Amble: 8+ Water Pipit, 1 Green Sandpiper. (M Pass)

Late news, 3/1, Wadebridge: 2 Common Sandpiper on river. (M Pass)

Late news, 4/1, Truro: Meadow Pipit in private garden pm. (K&J Mortimore)

Sennen: American Buff-bellied Pipit still at the south end of the large cut maize field but very mobile. (L Proctor)

Torpoint: 1 drake Green-winged Teal at Wilcove this morning. (M Endyvean)

St. John’s Lake: 125 Shelduck, 68 Wigeon, 54 Teal, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 10 Cormorant, 75 Oystercatcher, 18 Avocet, 1 Lapwing, 25 Grey Plover, 115 Curlew, 22 Turnstone, 12 Dunlin, 90 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 45 Black-headed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull just after high tide. (M Jordan)

Withnoe Barton: 14 Cattle Egret and 3 Little Egret. (M Jordan)

Newlyn: Black Guillemot, 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 3 Cormorant off Sandy Cove plus Firecrest on the feeders. Juv Iceland Gull and 3 Great Northern Diver, 5 Cormorant, 2 Shag, 35 Turnstone, 1 Rock Pipit in the harbour. (S Rogers, B Toms, M Curtis, M Webb)

Purple Sandpiper – Martin Webb

Great Northern Diver – Martin Webb

Iceland Gull – Martin Webb

Wadebridge: Siberian Chiffchaff at Town Quay, before flying over river into gardens at Bradford’s Quay. Black Redstart at Bradford’s Quay. Adult Whooper Swan under bypass bridge. (D Julian)

Camel Estuary: 2 Whimbrel, 3 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Redshank, 8 Mute Swans, 50+ Lapwing, 77 Cattle Egret (approx OS 974 739), 6 Little Egret. (M Brooks, J Piper)

Chapel Amble: 9 Water Pipit and 2 Siberian Chiffchaff. (D Julian) Also, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Water Rail, c.8 Chiffchaff, 4 Little Egret, 84 Teal. (P Roseveare)

Trewalder Farm, Wadebridge: c.25 Cattle Egret at the bottom of the Horse Paddock. (P Roseveare)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Sub-adult Caspian Gull and 1w Ring-billed Gull (M Halliday) 4 Yellow-legged Gulls, 1 Scandinavian Herring Gull, 16 Common Gull, 2 drake Red-breasted Merganser. (B Dallas)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Long-tailed Duck (B Toms, M Curtis) Also, 2 Little Egret,  107 Canada & 6 hybrid Canada Geese, 24 Med Gull. (D Flumm)

Long-tailed Duck – Dave Flumm

Sennen: 15 Chough at Sennen Cove. (D Hillson)

Down Hill Meadow CWT Nature Reserve: 1 Woodcock, 21 Common Snipe, 20 Stock Dove, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 Yellowhammer (B Bosisto L Payne)

Mawgan Porth: 1 Grey Heron , 172 Lapwing , 69 Teal, 15 Common Wigeon, 5 Shoveler 20 Canada Geese, 1 Mediterranean Gull ,  30 Meadow Pipit , 1 Grey Wagtail
(B Bosisto)

Truro: Male Bullfinch and Meadow Pipit again in private garden this morning. (K&J Mortimore) Yellow-browed Warbler at Malpas Village. (M Costa)

Coombe, Truro: 1 drake Pintail still. (R Augarde)

Pintail – R Augarde

Torpoint: 2 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Eider, 41 Brent Geese, Mediterranean Gull first thing. (C Ellis)

Walmsley Sanctuary (keyholders only): Scaup still. (D Julian)

Wacker Quay: 2 Great Northern Diver fishing in the channel, 18 Golden Plover, Avocet, Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Great Crested Grebe. (C Ellis)

Marazion: 3 Black-throated Diver, 3 Red-throated Diver and 7 Great Northern Diver off Little London. (P St Pierre)

Gwithian Towans: Black-throated Diver, 2 Red-throated Diver, 15 Great Northern Diver and Great Skua. (P St Pierre)

Harvey Towans: 4 Red-throated Diver, 6 Great Northern Diver, 4 Common Scoter and 6 Harbour Porpoise. (P St Pierre)

Stithians Reservoir: Lesser Scaup, 3 Tufted Duck, Pochard and Goldeneye. (B Dallas)

Helston Boating Lake: 1 Firecrest. (D Wright)

Firecrest – Dougy Wright

Helston SW: 1 Firecrest, 8 Chiffchaff. (D Wright)

Colliford Lake: 3 Goosander, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 32 Teal, 2 Wigeon, 1 2w Yellow-legged Gull, 115 Lesser Black-backed Gull, c.30 Redwing, c.20 Fieldfare. (P Roseveare, G Lewis)

Dozmary Pool: 2 Goldeneye, 6 Tufted Duck, 7 Shoveler, 15 Teal, 2 Little Grebe. (P Roseveare, G Lewis)

Siblyback Lake: 1st w drake Ring-necked Duck, 2 Barnacle Goose, 40 Redwing, 11 Fieldfare, 2m & 1f Crossbill. (G Lewis) Also, 16 Tufted Duck (including a Nasal Saddled individual), 10 Teal, 11 Little Grebe, 6 Coot, 4 (3 adult & 1 2w) Yellow-legged Gull, c. 150 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (P Roseveare)

Golitha Falls: 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Treecreeper, 3 Nuthatch. (P Roseveare)

St Merryn: 2 Grey Partridge in Maize field opposite Seven Bays Holiday Park. (R Hughes)

Crugmeer: 1 Grey Partridge (calling at dawn), 1 Barn Owl. (M Pass)

Lower Tamar Lake: c20 Goosander , 3 Willow Tit , 2 Marsh Tit (no sign any Ring Necked Duck) ( M Pass )

Porth Reservoir: 1st winter drake Scaup still (M Pass)

Illogan Church: 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (gardens behind church 12-30) (M Pass)

Newquay, Fistral Beach: 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Purple Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Newquay Harbour: 3 Blackcap. (S Grose)

Newquay, Barrowfields: 1 Peregrine Falcon on rocks below. (S Grose)

Tresillian: c.20 Cattle Egret with Cattle. (K Williams) Also, 5 Greenshank, 3 Snipe, 3 Little Grebe, at least 12 Curlew. (A.Hill)

Devoran: 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Ringed Plover, 30 Dunlin, 15 Turnstone (D Eva)

Coombe Creek: 3 Greenshank, 20 Fieldfare, 100 Redwing, 1 Firecrest, 1 Green Woodpecker (D Eva)

Pendower: 6+ Black-throated Diver and a 2cy Yellow-legged Gull. (L Langley, S Votier)

Portloe: 2 Red-necked Grebe. (L Langley, S Votier)

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Sunday 29th December 2019

Late News, 26/12, Mullion: Glossy Ibis on a bungalow roof near the art gallery. (per D Wright)

Penzance: Pomarine Skua off Jubilee Pool. (B Mellow) 8 Pale-bellied Brent Geese and 2 male Eider off the bus station. (P Walsh)

Newlyn: Black Guillemot still. ( B.Toms, M.Curtis)

Black Guillemot – P Roseveare

Black Guillemot – P Roseveare

Newquay, Towan Head: 2 Great Northern Divers in bay off lifeboat slipway 9 30. (M Lammas)

Porth Reservoir: 112 Mallard, 21 Coot, m&f Tufted Duck, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Teal, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 m Bullfinch, 1 Buzzard, 89 Lapwing over, 8 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Par Beach Pool: 17 Mute Swan +5 Cygnets, 2 Tufted Duck, 3 Coot, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Water Rail, 135 Black headed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Lesser Black backed Gull, 1w Mediterranean Gull, 7 Moorhen, 2 Raven over. (S Grose)

Par, Spit Beach: 1 Kestrel, 1 Fulmar, 1 Dunlin, 16 Ringed Plover, 35 Oystercatcher. (S Grose)

Mevagissey: 2 Red Breasted Merganser on rocks, west side of outer harbour at 10:40. (R Barlow)

St Ives: Black Redstart on the Island plus 3 Great Northern Diver and a Great Skua chasing Kittiwakes offshore. (L Langley)

Crugmeer: 1 Water Rail, 1 Grey Partridge, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Yellowhammer (B Bosisto)

Gerrans Bay: 7 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver, 1 Common Scoter, 1 Long tailed Duck (at Porthcurnick) (D Eva)

Porthcurnick Beach to Portscatho: 3 Slavonian Grebe, 4 Black-throated Diver, 8 Great Northern Diver, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Eider (female), 1 Common Scoter (female), 20 Guillemot, 5 Razorbill. (J St Ledger)

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Common Sandpiper (D Eva)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Red-breasted Merganser, 4+ Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Knot. (R Veal)

Illogan: Green Woodpecker in field next to cemetery (J Baker)

Wadebridge: 1 Scaup and 1 Mandarin at Challenge Bridge. (D Julian)

Coverack: 4 Med Gull, Black Redstart, Firecrest. (D Flumm)

Cold Northcott, Laneast: 1 Red Kite flew over the A395. (J Horsey)

Torpoint: 42 Brent geese, 18 Mediterranean gull, 12 Common gull, 4 Great Northern diver, 1 Eider, 1 Common Scoter. (A Livsey)

Cowlands Creek: 1 m Pintail. Still near Coombe (C & P Wheeler)

Pintail – C & P Wheeler

Coombe Creek, Truro: 1 Pintail (Andrew le Masurier)

Loe Bar: 1 Black-necked Grebe. (R Tweedy)

Downderry: 5 Blackcap in the Village. 1 Black Redstart along the Coast path. (A Payne)

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Sunday 24th November 2019

Late News, 21&22/11, Shortlanesend: Male Redstart in private garden. (P Barstow)

Mounts Bay: Adult Pacific Diver still off west side of Jubilee Pool towards St Michael’s Mount again. Also, 9 Red-throated Diver, 6 Great Northern Diver, 61 Common Scoter,all female (S. Rogers, M. Ahmad, J. Hawkey, J Chapple). 40+ Turnstone, 39 Sanderling, 20+ Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, 12 Purple Sandpiper on beach by harbour wall 11.00 – 12.00. ( M Webb)

Pacific Diver – M Mckee

Pacific Diver – M Mckee

Pacific Diver – M Mckee

Pacific Diver – M Mckee

 

Purple Sandpiper – M Webb

Newlyn Harbour: Male Eider and Great Northern Diver this afternoon. (M Rouncefield)

Male Eider and Great Northern Diver – M Rouncefield

St Levan: Dusky Warbler in the large sallow clump on the South side of Raftra Pool. (M Wallace)

Nanjizal: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 21 nominate Chiffchaff,  3 Goldcrest, Firecrest, 2 Blackcap and a Swallow all trapped and ringed. Also present 1 Woodcock, 8 Redwing, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Siskin in the valley.(K Wilson, B Bosisto)

Sennen: 1 Curlew, 1 Common Snipe, 1 Merlin, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail , 1 Lapland Bunting (overhead) (B Bosisto)

Polgigga: 4 Swallow this afternoon. (M Wallace)

Sancreed: 2 Little Egret, 1 Water Rail, 1 Woodcock, 9 Golden Plover, 70 Stock Dove, 30 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare, 4 Goldcrest. Towards dusk 2,340 Jackdaw flew west to roost 15:30-16:30 hrs. (D Flumm)

Whacker Quay: Drake Green-winged Teal, (A C Robinson, G K Gordon)

Rame Head: 14 Cattle Egret, at Radford Lane. Also, 140 Common Scoter, 1 female Eider. (A C Robinson, G K Gordon)

Walmsley: 50+ Cattle Egret in flooded field, 1 female Scaup, 4 Tufted Duck, 1 male Mandarin, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 50+ Canada Goose, 1 Pintail, 1 Water Rail, 15 Shoveler, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Shelduck, 2000+ Starlings in reed bed, good numbers of Curlew, Teal, Wigeon, Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Roe Deer. (A Piper)

Illogan: Ring-necked Parakeet over Valley Gardens 08.20 (J Baker)

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

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Cattle Egret flew over Carnsew Pool to east 8:45, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 1 ad argentatus Herring Gull, 45 Cormorant over. (R Veal) 2 Yellow-legged Gull (adult and 2nd winter), 4 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Whimbrel (B Bosisto)

Dozmary Pool: 28 Teal, 3 Shoveler, 5 Tufted Duck ( D Eva )

Halvana: 7 Crossbill, 2 Treecreeper ( D Eva )

Stithians Reservoir: 1st w f Lesser Scaup, 4f type Goldeneye (all on SE side), 7 Tufted Duck, 36 Mallard, 1f Gadwall, 39 Wigeon (including flock of 37 in from the north), 19 Teal, 15 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 11 Cormorant, 75 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 1+ Kingfisher, 5 Goldcrest, 21 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing, 24 Long-tailed Tit (9,9,6). (D Chaney)

Helston Boating Lake: Ferruginous Duck (presumed escape). (S Rogers)

Ferruginous Duck – S Rogers

Par Market East Carpark: 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 11 Long- tailed Tit. (S Grose)

Par Beach Pool: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Water Rail, 13 Mute Swan (Inc 1 with metal ring on right leg. The British Museum :W27236), 6 Coot, 297 Canada Geese, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Par Beach: 4 Eider, 2 Great Northern Diver, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Turnstone, 9 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Common Gull, 1 Firecrest. (P Roseveare)

Porthpean: 1 female Velvet Scoter, 84 Common Scoter, 16 Black-throated Diver, 8 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Firecrest. (P Roseveare)

Portholland: 1 Red-necked Grebe, 7 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver. (P Roseveare)

Caerhays Castle: 2 Pintail, 4 Little Grebe, 6 Oystercatcher, 2 Great Northern Diver offshore. (P Roseveare)

Pendower: 14 Great Northern Diver, 4 Black-throated Diver. (P Roseveare)

Portscatho: 1 Grey Plover, 1 Redshank, 37 Turnstone, c.30 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Great Northern Diver, 3 Black-throated Diver. (P Roseveare)

Trethillick, near Padstow: Hooded Crow (D Julian)

Hooded Crow – D Julian

Newquay, Towan Head:  19 Purple Sandpiper, 13 Turnstone,  12 Oystercatcher on rocks behind Headland Hotel.  2 Black Redstarts around toilets area. (M Lammas, D Thomas)

Porth Joke: 1 Goosander, 2 Woodcock, 1 Siskin. (S Rowe)

Porth Reservoir: 1f Scaup, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 f Goldeneye, 4 Great crested Grebe, 1 Goosander (redhead), 25 Coot, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Teal, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Bullfinch, 1 m Blackcap, 1 Buzzard, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker,. (S Grose)

Trevarrion: 5 Chough, 2 Great Northern Diver, 3 Common Scoter, 1 Reed Bunting, 7 Greenfinch from Beacon Cove. (S Grose)

Falmouth, Gyllngvase: 12 probable Common Scoter 500m from shore (S Van Hear)

Trencrom Hill: 16 Raven. (C Benton)

Lower Moors, Roughtor: 4 Peregrine, 3 Merlin, 8 Buzzard and 2 Kestrel hunting about 400000 starling. Also 2 Woodcock. (D Julian)

Camel Estuary: Goosander off the Doom Bar and a Great Northern Diver off Padstow. (D Julian)

Crugmeer: 1 Grey Partridge and +70 Skylarks. (D Julian)

 

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Thursday 1st August 2019

Late news, 31/7, Maer Lake: 7 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper. Moderate numbers of hirundines feeding over the lake – mostly Swallows and Sand Martins, plus one House Martin. 1 Grey Heron with 20+ each of Mallard and Black headed Gulls. (B Bryne H Kendall)

Pendeen Watch: 1 Arctic Skua and 2 Balearic Shearwater. (P Combridge)

Walmsley Sanctuary (Keyholders only): 2 Wood Sandpiper, 6 Green Sandpiper, 1 Black-tailed Godwit and 4 Greylag this morning. (B Mellow) 4 Wood Sandpiper and 1 Peregrine early evening. (R Augarde) Also Garganey and 6 Teal. (C Selway)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper at 08:15 from Stuart Hutchings hide plus 6 Common Sandpiper, 9 Curlew, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Swift. Also 2 Roe Deer and 1 Fox. (J St Ledger)

Wood Sandpiper – John St Ledger

Roe Deer – John St Ledger

Fox – John St Ledger

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Teal, 2 Little Egret, 5 Common Sandpiper. (DK Parker) 70+ Canada Geese, 30+ Mallard – 1f with 8 ducklings, 4 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Common Sandpiper, 1 juv Moorhen, 2 Chiffchaff, 9 Willow Warbler, 1 Wren, 2 Buzzard, 1 Fox 10.15 – 13.50. (M Webb)

Great Crested Grebe – Martin Webb

Grey Heron – Martin Webb

Willlow Warbler – Martin Webb

Porth Kidney: 36 Med Gull, 1 Common Tern, 1 Sandwich Tern. (D Flumm)

Nanquidno: 1 Wheatear Also very  impressive nos of Meadow Browns and Gatekeepers. (C Moore)

Siblyback Lake: 6 adult Spotted Flycatcher plus 2 juv, 4 Siskin, 3 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 9 Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 2 Greenfinch, 9 Sand Martin, 6 House Martin, 20 plus  Swallow, 1 Hobby, 15 Pied Wagtail, 5 Meadow Pipit, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Goldfinch, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Grey Heron, 11 Little Grebe, 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Barnacle Goose in with Canada flock and 3 Grey Wagtail. (C Buckland M Beer)

Gerrans and Veryan Bay by kayak: 1 Red-necked Grebe (Gerrans Bay), 250 Manx Shearwater, 1 squeaky Razorbill chick with parent and 3 Guillemot, plus: 40 Harbour Porpoise, 1 Ocean sunfish, 1 whale (unseen) that surfaced just behind me! presumed Minke. (R Kirkwood)

Red-necked Grebe – Rupert Kirkwood

Manx Shearwater – Rupert Kirkwood

Razorbill – Rupert Kirkwood

Guillemot – Rupert Kirkwood

Perranuthnoe to Marazion: 30+ Curlews, 3+ Whimbrel, 1 ad. Mediterranean Gull & 4 Little Egrets. (R Butts)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: A good number of Swallows and Sand Martins feeding over the reeds and drinking from the open water near the road. (R Butts)

Penzance: 5 Eider off Chyandour. (R Butts)

Eider – Roger Butts

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Bar-headed Goose, 100+ Canada Geese, 2 Teal, 1f Tufted Duck, 9 Mallard, 2 pairs Great Crested Grebes with nests, 3 Curlew flushed from back of marsh by people searching for Marsh Fritillary webs, juv Peregrine Falcon & 1 Kestrel. Also Emperor dragonflies, Common Darters, Keeled Skimmer, Black tailed  Skimmer, Migrant Hawker, Southern Hawker, Emerald & Common Damselflies. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Porthgwarra: 2 Wheatear, 8 Willow Warbler, 4 Ringed Plover. (M Wallace)

Hawkers Cove: 15 Sanderling. (L Payne)

Holmbush, St Austell:  2 juvenile Peregrine circling. (B Bosisto)

Padstow: 1 m Grey Partridge briefly in field West of Padstow Farm Shop, 6 Yellowhammer, 11 Mediterranean Gull following the Dredger from Padstow Harbour this Eve. (S Grose)

Padstow: 2 Barn Owl this eve between Trevisker garden centre and Retreats Holiday park, 1 Skylark still singing well after dusk. (S Grose)

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Monday 3rd June 2019

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3s American Royal Tern (metal ringed, form maximus) on Lelant Saltings from 08:35 to 09:00, before it flew out into the bay. (M Halliday – finder et al.) Relocated later on Carnsew Pool at c10:37 before again flying back into the bay at 10:43. (M Elliott, P Taylor et al.)

American Royal Tern, Mark Halliday

American Royal Tern, Mark Halliday

American Royal Tern, Mark Halliday

Carbis Bay: American Royal Tern relocated c9:20 before heading back toward Carnsew Pool 10:10. (M Elliott, S Rogers et al.)

American Royal Tern – Richard Menari

American Royal Tern – John Miller

Porthkidney: American Royal Tern relocated at West end, before flying out into the bay c11:40. (R Menari et al.)

Marazion Marsh: Glossy Ibis prior to 07:00 when it flew up St Erth valley. (S Rogers)

Lizard Point: 1 Cory’s Shearwater reported flew past this am, also probable imm Pomarine Skua.

Cot Valley: juv. Iceland Gull still in field to South of valley.

Newquay, Towan Head: c100 Manx Shearwater per minute, also a few Gannet. (M Lammas)

Mount Hawke: 1 Hummingbird Hawk Moth 09:30. (P Roberts)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 juv Willow Tit demanding food, shaking its wings etc, the adult was gathering food in the same tree, also 1 Willow Tit on the feeder. Also 4 Tufted Duck 3m 1f, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Goldfinch, 4 Mute Swan, 1 Grey Heron. (R Mudge)

Tywardreath: 2 Chaffinch (Male and Female in courtship display and 4 instances of mating); 4 Blackbirds (Male and Female ground feeding 2 young from feeder spill). (R. Barlow)

Paul: A Hummingbird Hawk Moth was trapped in our kitchen briefly this afternoon. (R Butts)

Hummingbird Hawk Moth – Roger Butts

Lamorna: 6 Hummingbird Hawk Moths. (M McKee)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 female Shelduck and 6 ducklings, 1 Mediterranean Gull 1s, 7 Mallard 11.00 – 12.00. (M Webb)

Med Gull – Martin Webb

Shelduck – Martin Webb

Padstow, Stepper Hole: 2 Wheatear m&f. (S Grose)

Hawkers Cove: 1 m Grey Partridge in field behind the old lifeboat stations. Lellizzick : 2 Juv Raven. Gunver Head / Fox Hole: 2 Peregrine Falcon m&f feeding on wood pigeon, remains of 4 other birds littering the cliffs. (S Grose)

Higher Bosistow: Corn Bunting this evening. (M Wallace)

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