Sunday 28th February 2021

Late news, 27/2, Bartinney: Adult Kumlien’s Gull in freshly ploughed field. (M McKee)

Kumlien’s Gull – Mike McKee

Kumlien’s Gull – Mike McKee

Late news, 27/2, Lower Tamar Lake: Goosander count 4m 7f, 3 Willow Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Tufted Duck, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Jay. (R Mudge)

Lizard Point: 1 Hooded Crow. (M Pass) Also Pomarine Skua reported.

Trewavas Head: c. 75 Red-throated, 35 Black-throat, 20+ Great Northern feeding offshore between Trewavas and Gunwalloe. (I Maclean) 60 Red-throated and 1 Great Northern Diver at Gunwalloe. (D Collins)

Red-throated Diver – David Collins

Red-throated Diver – David Collins

Red-throated Diver – David Collins

Penrose, Loe Pool: 2 Bittern within 15ft of each other, Firecrest, Kingfisher, singing Cetti’s Warbler, singing Chiffchaff, 4 Buzzards. (S&T Taylor)

Goldsithney: 1 Red Kite over. (G Spicer)

Lands End: 1ad Red Kite over rough land to north-west of Lands End Airport at 11.50am. (J Summers)

Gwennap: 1 Red Kite over flying east at fairly low altitude. (G McIvor)

Kenidjack Head: 1 Wheatear and 1 Sand Martin. (N Wheatley)

Sancreed: Juvenile Iceland Gull, 7 Med Gull, 20 Buzzard all following plough; Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egret. (D Flumm)

Iceland Gull – Dave Flumm

Iceland Gull – Dave Flumm

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1ad Yellow-legged Gull. (A Witheywood) Also, ad Pale-bellied Brent Goose still. (R Veal)

St Gothian Sands: 1 juvenile Iceland Gull. (A Witheywood)

Yellow-legged Gull – Andrew Witheywood

Iceland Gull – Andrew Witheywood

Ludgvan: Firecrest feeding in garden hedge early afternoon. (S Ellison)

Swanpool: 26+ Fulmar. (J Irvine)

Pennance Point, Falmouth: 2 pale immature Pomarine Skua and 2 Great Skua. (L Langley & M Broadbent)

Truro: 1 Redwing in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

Newlyn Downs/Penhallow Moor: 1 Merlin (f), 1 Kestrel, c450 Golden Plover (over), 13 Fieldfare, c50 Skylark, 4 Bullfinch, 17 Yellowhammer. (L Sampson)

Newquay: 2 Chough feeding at Newquay golf course this morning. (D Kendle)

Butter Hole to Stepper Point: 6 Fulmar, 1 Shag, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, Herring Gulls, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 25 Guillemot, 6 Skylark, 1 Rock Pipit, 4 Meadow Pipit, 6 Stonechat, 1 Wheatear, 12 Linnet. (M Scawen)

Wheatear – Mike Scawen

Camel Estuary: Dark-bellied Brent Goose, this morning at Dinham Flats. (C Selway)

Walmsley Reserve: 3 Spoonbill, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 5 Cattle Egret, 1 Barn Owl, c40 Black-tailed Godwit, c20 Shoveler, c20 Canada Goose, c6 Gadwall, 3 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron. (A Langdon)

Chapel Amble: 1 Sand Martin, 1 Water Pipit, 1 Water Rail, 1 Green Sandpiper. (A Langdon)

Spoonbills- Adrian Langdon

Water Pipit – Adrian Langdon

Spoonbills- Adrian Langdon

Bude Marshes: Cetti’s singing in the reedbeds, Reed Bunting, Pink-footed Goose, 25+ Canada Goose, 2 Shelduck and a female Sparrowhawk over. (R Maye)

Tywarhayle: (16.15 – 16.45) 1 Herring Gull, 2 Woodpigeon, 3 Jackdaw, 1 Carrion Crow, 2 Blue Tit, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackbird, 3 Robin, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail. (RB & PC Girling)


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)


Wednesday 24th February 2021

Late news, 21/2, Treslothan near Camborne: Up to 4 Great Spotted Woodpeckers drumming at 8am. (D King)

Late news, 23/2, St Erth: Sparrowhawk at railway station at 1440hrs. (D King)

Late news, 24/2, St Erth: 2 Peregrine over at 11am from direction of Hayle Estuary causing alarm amongst the nearby gulls and corvids. (D King)

Late news, 23/2, Hayle Estuary RSPB: Spoonbill on Carnsew Pool in morning then moved to Ryan’s Field. Also 20+ Shelduck, female Goosander, 3 Lapwing, 22 Grey Plover, 17 Bar-tailed Godwit, 150+ Dunlin, 40+ Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 40+ Common Gull, ad Ring-billed Gull, ad Glaucous Gull, 10 Yellow-legged Gull and Peregrine over. 4 Greenfinch and Grey Wagtail in Lelant car park. (P Freestone, M.Halliday) Copperhouse Creek: 9 Knot, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Grey Plover, 2 Dunlin. (P Freestone)

Late news, 23/2, St Gothian Sands NR: 2 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 10 Shoveler, 6 Little Grebe, 8 Coot, 10 Med Gulls, 32 Great Black-backed Gulls, 2 Ravens, 1 Wigeon, 180+ Teal, 2 Skylark. (P Freestone)

Late news, 23/2, Gwithian Green LNR: Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Goldfinch, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Goldcrest. (P. Freestone)

Late News, 23/02, Roskilly: adult Kumlien’s Gull. (P Semmens)

Late News, 23/02, Mount Edgcumbe, Cremyll: 8 Cattle Egret. (B Taggart)

Sennn Cove: 1st w Caspian Gull. (K Wilson)

Newlyn, Tolcarne to Wherrytown rocks: Very large gull flock attracted to dead pilchards; 2000+ Herring Gull, c 200 Black-headed Gull, c100 Lesser Black-backed Gull, c100 Great Black-backed Gull, 20+ Mediterranean Gull and 1 juv Glaucous Gull, also 3 Oystercatcher and 1 Razorbill. (T Mills) Wherrytown, Penzance: c2000 Herring Gull, 10 Med Gull, 8 Common Gull with Great & Lesser Black-backed Gulls feeding on discarded European pilchard, all dead – many washed ashore but one swimmer said the sea was “like a soup with them”, all dead. (D Flumm) 1000 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 juv Glaucous Gull, 4 Yellow-legged Gull. (M Elliott)

Gull feeding frenzy – Dave Flumm

Glaucous Gull – Tony Mills

Copperhouse Creek: 5 Snipe, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 60+  Pied Wagtail. (M Greenhalgh) 1 Ruff, 1 Curlew Sandpiper (RSPB team)

Hayle Estuary: Spoonbill, 1w Iceland Gull. (J Jones)

Gannel Estuary: 1 adult Little Gull. (S Rowe)

Padstow: 34 Turnstone, 45 Grey Plover, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Red-breasted Merganser, 14 Mediterranean Gull. (B Bosisto)

Padstow, Hawkers Cove: 1 Kingfisher, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Peregrine Falcon over, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Skylark, 1 Buzzard from a private garden. (S Grose)

Padstow, Tregirls Beach: 249 Herring Gull, 26 Great Black backed Gull, 96 Common Gull, 36 Black headed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull (S Grose)

Crugmeer: 1 Grey Heron, 3 Snipe, 100+Chaffinch, 1000+ Corvids, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Yellowhammer, 7 Grey Partridge. (S Grose)

Porthmissen: 1 Corn Bunting. (S Grose)

Falmouth Bay: 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Velvet Scoter, 3 Great Northern Diver, 12+ Guillemot, 4 Razorbill as viewed from Pennance to Maenporth footpath (J St Ledger)

Penryn: 1f Siskin in garden (P Oldcorn)

Devoran: 1 Spoonbill, 6 Bar-tailed Godwits, 10 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Spotted Redshank. (R Wilkins)

Carne: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Mute Swan, c15 Redshank. (D Beadle)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater. 1 Merlin (B.Toms)

Bude: Pochard amongst Mallards bridge Bude canal. (R Maye)


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)


Monday 15th February 2021

Late News 14/02 Newquay, Trevemper: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 m Blackcap, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Fieldfare, 100+ Redwing. (S Grose)

St. Buryan: 1 Kumlien’s Gull (adult, in field with Herring Gulls in morning then flew west; considered same as bird on 14th when identified as Iceland Gull), 45 Redwing. (N R Rogers)

Kumlien’s Gull – Nigel Rogers

Kumlien’s Gull – Nigel Rogers

Drift Reservoir: 1 Iceland Gull (juvenile), 1 Ring-necked Duck (male), 6 Tufted Duck (5 male, 1 female), 2 Wigeon, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 8 Mediterranean Gulls (N R Rogers). In addition, 53 Lapwing, Snipe. (D Flumm)

Newlyn: 1 Iceland Gull (juvenile on roof of fish dock; different individual to that observed at Drift) (N R Rogers, A Witheywood)

Iceland Gull – Nigel Rogers

Iceland Gull – Andrew Witheywood

Sandy Cove, Newlyn: Siberian Chiffchaff, 1f Black Redstart , Water Rail, Grey Wagtail and f Stonechat. (L Proctor)

Siberian Chiffchaff – Linton Proctor

Grey Wagtail – Linton Proctor

Boskenna: 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret, 80 Chaffinch, 60 Lapwing (N R Rogers)

Penzance: c. 50 Sanderling. (R Fox)

Kenneggy: 35 Curlew, 26 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 11 Linnet, 5 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Buzzard. (C James)

Loe Pool, Penrose Arm: 2 Bittern, 4 Cattle Egret, 1 Grey Heron (S Chandler, G Fisher) Also reported, 2m Shoveler, 6 Goosander (5m:1f), 1m Red-breasted Merganser, 6 Great-crested Grebes, 8 Pochard, 2 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 3 Little Egrets, 2 Mediterranean Gulls (1 x ad: 1 x 1st winter) (J Hawkey) In addition, 11 Pochard, c45 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Water Rail, ad Kittiwake, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Mistle Thrush, 6 Stock Dove. (R Veal)

Bittern – Reuben Veal

Loe Bar: 1 Pomarine Skua distantly harassing gulls; 1 Red-throated Diver. (R Veal)

Gwithian: 1 White-fronted Goose, 1 Brent Goose, 1 Gadwall, 200 Teal, 12 Shoveler, 8 Tufted duck, 6 Little grebe, 35 Canada Goose, 10 Linnet. (I Grant/F Were)

Hayle Estuary: 1 adult Iceland Gull. 2 pale-bellied Brent Geese. (I Grant/F Were)

Copperhouse Creek, Hayle: 28 Knot, 200+ Dunlin. (T Polglase)

Ruan Lanihorne: 80 Canada Goose, 7 Mute Swan, 27 Shelduck, 67 Wigeon, 7 Mallard,  2 Red-breasted Merganser (M/F), 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 62 Lapwing, 1 Grey Plover, 135 Curlew, 52 Dunlin, 31 Redshank, 2 Greenshank. (D Hall)

Pennance Point: 1f Velvet Scoter, 1m Common Scoter and c.25 Mediterranean Gull. (M Broadbent)

Penryn River: (WEBS count) 1 Whimbrel, 4 Knot, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Moorhen, 32 Redshank, 44 Curlew, 6 Little Egret, 3 Oystercatcher, 8 Mallard, 19 Mute Swan, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 41 Herring Gull, 34 Black-headed Gull. (J St Ledger)

Carrick Roads from Restronguet Weir: 4 Black-necked Grebe, 16 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Kingfisher. (J St Ledger)

Devoran: Spoonbill, and Little Egret opposite the Norway Inn on the estuary. (S Turner)

Portscatho: 1f Long-tailed Duck, 3 adult Mediterranean Gull, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver. (R Wilkins)

Pendower: 12 Black-throated Diver, 4 Great Northern Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 6 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Guillemot. (David Hall)

Par Beach Pool: 1 Slavonian Grebe this morning. (D Widerscope)

Mevagissey: 1st winter Glaucous Gull in outer harbour. (J Overfield)

River Fowey, Restormel Manor: a pair of Dipper. (E Mayhew)

Holywell Bay: Probable Pomarine Skua distantly off the bay harassing gulls (T Wilson) Also, 6 Chough and
3 Mediterranean Gull. (J Howells)

Towan Head: 1 Great Northern Diver, 32 Red-throated Diver, 2 Manx Shearwater, 1 Velvet Scoter, 74 Common Scoter, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Knot, 15 Dunlin, 2 Sanderling, 2 Grey Plover, 90 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 13 Mediterranean Gull. (S Rowe)

Newquay Zoo: 9 Egret sp in to roost at 17.50pm. (S Grose)

Gluvian/Talskiddy: 10 Lesser-black Backed Gull, 1 Great Black Backed Gull, 4 Canada Geese, 1 drake Pintail, 4 Mallard, 160 Lapwing, 70 Golden Plover, 70 Redwing, 17 Yellowhammer, male Reed Bunting, 2 Sparrowhawk,3 Chiffchaff. (B Bosisto)

Yellowhammer – Bob Bosisto

Walmsley Reserve, Wadebridge: 1 Pink footed Goose (A Langdon, P McKeogh)

Burniere Marsh, Wadebridge: 1 Black Swan (P McKeogh)

Pink-footed Goose – Pauline McKeogh

Black Swan – Pauline McKeogh

Wadebridge, Trewornan Farm: 5 Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egret in ploughed field early am. (S Grose)

Padstow: 2 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Great Northern Diver, Great-crested Grebe, 5 Knot. (B Bosisto)

Rock: 1f Peregrine Falcon over, 1 Mediterranean Gull over. (S Grose)

Crowdy Reservoir: Pair Goosander, 65 Golden Plover, 800+ Black-headed Gulls, 114 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 42 Canada Geese, 1 Grey Heron, 300+ Jackdaws to roost, 2 Mallard, 2 Raven. (B Craven)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 49 Canada Goose,1 Cormorant,2 Great Crested Grebe,1 Grey Heron, 2 m Goosander, 2 Goldeneye(1 m), 4 Tufted Duck, 5 Teal, 4 Lapwing, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 173 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 60 Black-headed Gull, 2 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 47 Carrion Crow, 44 Jackdaw, 1 Magpie, 1 Wood Pigeon, 6 Stock Dove, 206 Starling, 7 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Robin, 1 Wren, 4 Great Tit, 2 Meadow Pipit and 43 Linnet. (DAConway)

Tywarnhayle: (14.05 – 14.35) 2 Buzzard, 7 Herring Gull, 1 Woodpigeon, 8 Jackdaw, 4 Carrion Crow, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Blackbird, 5 Robin. (RB & PC Girling)

Downderry: 2 Black Redstarts this afternoon. (A Payne)


Thursday 10th December 2020

Late news, 7/12, Coverack: 1 Firecrest (Trevothan), 2 Common Scoter, 1 Peregrine, 1 Little Egret. (D Beadle)

Late News, 09/12, Helston: 2 (m&f) Blackcap and a Firecrest in a private garden. (S Ford)

Late news, 9/12, Colliford Lake: 4 Goosander. (C Buckland)

Hayle Estuary: Ad Ring-billed Gull still present; ad/near ad Iceland Gull; 2 adult Yellow- legged Gulls; 2 L.a.argentatus Herring Gulls (ad & 3/4w) 2 Knot. (J Hawkey) Copperhouse Creek: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Ruff. (P Smale)

Siblyback Lake: 2 Ist winter Ring-necked Duck, 6 Tufted Duck  all males), 1 probable female Scaup x Tufted Duck hybrid, 10 Little Grebe, 110 Canada Geese. (K Pellow)

Godolphin Cross: Siberian Chiffchaff in private garden. (C Richards)

Polgigga: Siberian Chiffchaff along Bosisto Lane this afternoon. (M Wallace)

Ruan Lanihorne: 2 Whooper Swan on private farmland with no access. (D Hall, C Hughes, J Taylor)

Whooper Swan – Carol Hughes

Truro River: 2 Spotted Redshank by Tesco’s. (J Lewis)

Malpas: 1m Black Redstart in the village and 3 Little Grebes along Malpas Road. (M Costa)

Carharrack: 14 Siskin on garden feeders. (R Hooper)

Cape Cornwall: Gannets diving close in, a Great Skua chasing Kittiwakes and a adult Med Gull drifting by, also there were at least ten Bottlenose Dolphins heading slowly south, leaping free. (N Wheatley)

East Looe seafront: 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 32 Turnstone, 3 Shag, 2 Black Redstart, 2 Stonechat, 6 Blackcap. (D Spooner)

Gannel Estuary: Water Pipit with 32+ Rock Pipit on grassy area east of the carpark. Also 2 adult Mediterranean Gull. (M Lammas)

Coverack: 2+ Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest and 1 Black Redstart near the Churchyard, 1 Woodcock near Kestlemerris Farm. (D Beadle)

Helston: Siberian Chiffchaff at the amenity area. (S Bury)

Carminowe valley: Siberian Chiffchaff. (S Bury)

Lostwithiel, Shirehall Moor: Barnacle Goose still present with Canada Geese, 2 Teal, 3 Common Sandpiper. (E Mayhew)

Sennen Cove: ad Kumlien’s Gull, 1 Great Skua. (K Wilson)

Lower Tamar Lake: 46 Goosander (16m 30f) (R Mudge)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Barn Owl this evening. (S Grose)


Tuesday 17th November 2020

Late News, 15/11, Tregony Village: 2 Swallow around the village. (B & M Pascoe)

Late News, 16/11, St Ives, Porthminster Beach: 1 Iceland Gull in the afternoon. (R James)

Late News,16/11, College Reservoir: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Treecreeper. (D Collins)

College Reservoir:  Pallas’s Warbler on NW side associating with tit flock. (L Ozsanlav-Harris) In addition, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 4 Firecrest and 2 Marsh Tit. (M Broadbent)

Mousehole: Probable Juv Kumlien’s Gull (stained Iceland gull not excluded) on the St Clement’s Isle roost this evening, also 5+ Yellow-legged Gull, plus a dark adult Arctic Skua past. (M Elliott) 1 Purple Sandpiper. (B Stone)

Cot Valley: Yellow-browed Warbler still, in garden of Youth hostel this morning.(P Clarke)

Trevose Head: 2nd winter Glaucous Gull, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red Throated Diver and a steady passage of Kittiwake, Fulmar, Gannet and Auks. (D Dennis)

Slaughterbridge: 6 Siskin, 1 Woodcock, 1 Dipper. (S Grose)

Downderry: 0735-0855, moving west: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Manx Shearwater, 38 Gannet, 4 Fulmar, 118 Black-headed Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Common Gull and 13 Kittiwake. Early afternoon, a male Black Redstart on local cliffs. (A Payne)

Menheniot junction: Barn owl patrolling roadside this evening. (P Kemp)

Crowdy Reservoir: 123 Black headed Gull, 61 Lesser Black backed Gull, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Reed Bunting, 1m Grey Wagtail, 6 Mistle Thrush,. (S Grose)

Chapel Amble: 1 Great White Egret (in second field opposite Penpont farm), 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 26 Collared Dove. (S Grose)

Newquay: Great Northern Diver close in off the harbour. Also, Red Throated Diver in the bay at Towan Head. (M Lammas) Also, 1 Black Redstart on Penmere Drive. (S Rowe)

Towan Head: 40 Common Scoter back in the bay.  8 Purple Sandpiper with 20 Turnstone on rocks behind hotel. (M Lammas)

Gannel Estuary: 120 Curlew, 26 Wigeon, 1 Peregrine, 2 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher. (S Rowe)

Newlyn: Yellow-browed Warbler in sallows at Sandy Cove. Also Water Rail in the same bushes.  (L Proctor) Great Northern Diver in the harbour. (B Stone)

Drift Reservoir: 9 Little Grebe, Little Egret, 11 Teal, Tufted Duck, Goldeneye, Snipe, 2 Med Gull, 30 Redwing, 4 Chiffchaff, 6 Goldcrest. (D Flumm)

Godrevy Point: 1 Snow Bunting and 1 Wheatear still. Also a minimum of 292 Grey Seals nearby. (MJ Spicer)

Grey Seals – Mike Spicer

Bude Marsh: 4 Grey Heron, 86 Lapwing, 1 Whimbrel,14 Golden Plover, 32 Moorhen, 2 Water Rail, 8 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 32 Mallard, 3 Stonechat, 1 Cettis Warbler, 4 Raven,13 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Greater Black-backed Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 36 Black-headed Gull, and a possible 1st winter Yellow-legged Gull. (N Bastin)

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