Thursday 19th March 2020

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Lesser Scaup, 1 Pochard (Drake), 2 Teal, 10 Tufted Duck, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Goldeneye,1 Sparrowhawk (male) overhead. (J St Ledger)

Lesser Scaup – John St Ledger

Charlestown: 1 m Black Redstart. (D Hastilow)

Chaple Point; Mevagissey: 2 Puffin, 1 Black throated Diver, 4 Chiffchaff , 2 Goldcrest, 1 Blackcap (B Bosisto)

Charlestown: 6 Common Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver (B Bosisto)

Cudden Point: 1 Fulmar inland, possibly mapping, 1 Merlin, 2 Black Redstart 1m 1f, 2 Wheatear 1m 1f, 2 Shag, 1 Redwing, 2 Stonechat, Pod 15+ Common Dolphin just off the point (J Evans)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Adult Ring-billed Gull still present. (M Ahmad)

Siblyback Reservoir: Ring-necked Duck, 25 Tufted Duck (including French ringed female), 2 Goldeneye ,3 Little Grebe, 5 Chiffchaff. (K Pellow)

Ring-necked Duck – Keith Pellow

Ring-necked Duck – Keith Pellow

Drift Reservoir: 5 Great Crested Grebe, Long-tailed Duck, 66 Canada Geese, 3 Little Egret, 1 Sand Martin. (D Flumm)

Kenidjack: 40 Sand Martin north, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Redwing. (D Flumm)

St Teath: Osprey reported perched on top a telegraph pole between St Teath & Westdowns. (S Hill)

Colliford Res (East side): 2 Oystercatcher, 52 Fieldfare, Barnacle Goose, 5 Great Crested Grebe. (B Craven)

Minions, Bodmin Moor: c300 Golden Plover,  2 Raven, 3 Buzzard. (A Parker)

Rock Helipad Field: 1 Sparrowhawk , 1 Peregrine Falcon, 101 Rook feeding nearby. (S Grose)

Camel Estuary, Burniere Hide: 1 Spoonbill, 1 Greenshank, 8 Redshank this evening. (S Grose)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 30+ Black-tailed Godwit flew over the marsh. (P Walsh)

St Agnes Head: Leucistic Wheatear, 9 Sand Martin, 1 Swallow. (B Mellow)

Penstraze: 1 Red Kite heading west. (B Mellow)

Skewjack: 40+ Sand Martin, 1 Swallow. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Crowlas: 1 Sand Martin over. (R Veal)

Portscatho: c20 Pale-bellied Brent Geee flew South at 12:45. (A Roberts)

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Saturday 14th March 2020

Late news, 13/3, Stithians, Southern cut-off: 12:30. 1 fem Lesser Scaup feeding with 10 Tufted Duck, 3 Great Crested Grebe (1 pair plus 1). (S Van Hear)

Helston SW: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 7+ Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrest. ( M Pass )

Upper Tamar Lake: 4 Ring-necked Duck still present. (C Ellis)

Lower Tamar Lake: 8 Goosander and 2 Sand Martin. (C Ellis) 5 Sand Martin, 12 Goosander (2m 10f), 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Wren, 3mTufted Duck, 4 Fieldfare, 12 Coal Tit,18 Chaffinch, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Willow Tit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 2 Reed Bunting (1m 1f). (R Mudge)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Ad Ring-billed Gull still present, also 2 Greylag Goose , 2 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Knot (M Pass, R Veal)

Falmouth: 1 summer plumaged Black Guillemot Falmouth Bay, 10.30. Distant off Gyllyingvase. (J Holmes)

Camborne: Sparrowhawk in a private garden in Praze. (T & J Parrell)

Sparrowhawk – Terry Parrell

Sparrowhawk – Terry Parrell

Downderry: 2 Velvet Scoter flew west with a Common Scoter at 07:35. Also in the area a Great Skua, a Great Northern Diver, 9 Red-throated Diver, a couple of Common Gulls and at least 110 Kittiwakes. (A Payne)

Connor Downs: Merlin flew east. (P Freestone)

Hayle: 1 Cetti’s Warbler singing opposite Marks and Spencer’s. (B Dodd)

St Ives: 1 Mistle Thrush at the cricket club. (B Dodd)

Par Beach Pool: 1 Water Rail, 1 Common Sandpiper, 19 Black headed Gull, 2 Lesser Black backed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 104 Herring Gull, 9 Greenfinch, 1 Grey Wagtail. (S Grose)

Ebenezer: 1 Green Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Tregonetha Downs: 2 m Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

South Kennegy: 4 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black Redstart and 2 Chough plus 24 Fulmar on the cliffs. (P St Pierre)

Loe Pool: 28 Cormorant, 9 Goosander, 9 Great Crested Grebe, 2 drake Pochard, 1 drake Goldeneye, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Greater Spotted Woodpecker. (G Adams)

Black Acre: 2 Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

St Columb Minor: 1m Yellowhammer at Trebaber Farm. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Coot, 1 Yellowhammer. (D Eva) 1 Swallow, 11 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Kingfisher, 1 m Tufted Duck , 9 Coot, 3 Buzzard, 1 m Bullfinch. (S Grose)

Newquay: Adult Glaucous Gull still in the pink elephant field. (S Rowe, M Spicer)

Glaucous Gull – Mike Spicer

Seaton: 1 Firecrest singing, on land near Bokenver Farm. (M Jordan)

Hayle: 1 Firecrest behind Clifton Terrace. (J Evans)

Newquay: 2 Yellowhammer at Trewollack Farm. Also 2 Tawny Owl at the boating lake. (S Grose)

St Columb Minor: 1 white Pheasant road kill on Priory Rd. (S Grose)

Pencarrow Estate: 1 Crossbill (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Gannel Estuary: 1 3rd cal Mediterranean Gull. (B Bosisto)

St Tudy: 1000’s of Starlings present over the winter have now left 2 weeks earlier than last year.

Liskeard: 12+ Siskin feeding in one of the birch trees at Morrison’s this morning. (D Sharp)

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Sunday 8th March 2020

Newquay: Adult Glaucous Gull again in field with pink elephant at Crantock turn off at 07:30.(S Grose) 1 Sparrowhawk with pigeon prey 06:30 am (M Taylor)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Water Pipit, 13 Redshank, 1 Snipe, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (S Rowe) Also 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Chiffchaff. 21 Black-headed Gull on the Boating Lake. (S Grose)

Sparrowhawk – Mike Taylor

Mousehole: Ad Kumlien’s Gull still on St Clement’s Isle early morning plus Red-throated Diver and Great Skua past. (P St Pierre) Also Leucistic Herring Gull in the harbour. (M Ahmad)

Leucistic Herring Gull – Mashuq Ahmad

Leucistic Herring Gull – Mashuq Ahmad


Penzance, Battery Rocks:
22 Purple Sandpiper. (S Grose) Newlyn Harbour: 41 Turnstone (1 with metal ring on left leg), 2 Eider, 7 Cormorant, 3 Rock Pipit, 11 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 46 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Black-headed Gull, 1 Iceland Gull, 1 Raven. (S Grose) Also, Black Guillemot reported.

Stithians: fem Lesser Scaup, 7 (1 drk) Goldeneye, 12 Tufted Duck. (R Wilkins)

St Gothian Sands: 1w Kumlien’s Gull. (T McGowan)

Millbrook: 30 Mediterranean Gulls 112 Common Gull, 7 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 13 Oystercatcher (P Kemp).

Drift Reservoir: Long-tailed Duck, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe. (D Flumm) In addition 7 Teal, 1 Cormorant, 1st w Iceland Gull, 25 Herring Gull, 15 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Greater Black-backed Gull, 15 Black-headed Gull, 4 Mallard, 2 Goldcrest. (I Grant, F Were)

Charlestown: 1f Blackcap 2 Blue Tit, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Woodpigeon, 2 Magpie, 2 Great Tit, 2 Robin, 2 Blackbird, 4 Dunnock (D Hastilow )

Blue Tit – David Hastilow

Blackcap – David Hastilow

Mabe Burnthouse:  4 (3f 1m) Blackcap, 1 Redwing, 5 Blackbird all feeding on Ivy berries. (D Chaney)

Trevose Head: Snow Bunting reported this afternoon back in the stubble field below the car park.

Harlyn: 1 Red-throated Diver, 12 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Cetti’s Warbler (B Bosisto L Payne)

Chapel Amble: 8 Water Pipit. (B Bosisto) Also 1 Green Sandpiper (L Curry)

Treravan Meadows: 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Little Egret, 1 Redshank, 2 Wren, 10 Robin, 3 Curlew, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 25 Teal, 6 Shelduck, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Buzzard, 2 Mute Swan, 8 Starling, 3 Blackbird, 4 Woodpigeon, 30 Canada Goose (N Greaves)

Bude Canal: 1 Cetti’s Warbler in Song. (G Pilkington)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 50 Canada Goose,1 Great Northern Diver,7 Great Crested Grebe,1 Little Grebe,10 Mallard,14 Teal,3 Tufted Duck, 2 Goldeneye, 9 Goosander(4 ad m,5 redhead), 61 Lesser Black-backed Gull,1 Buzzard, 51 Carrion Crow, 45 Jackdaw, 9 Magpie, 580 Starling,1 Pheasant, 2 Stock Dove, 28 Fieldfare,1 Song Thrush, 2 Chaffinch, 4 House Sparrow, 5 Pied Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipit, 1 Robin, 1 Wren, 2 Roe Deer (ad f),1 Rabbit and several batches of frogspawn. (DA Conway)

Hayle Estuary: ad Ring-billed Gull, 18 Bar-tailed Godwit, 58 Redshank, 5 Greenshank, 8 Oystercatcher, 3 Rock Pipit. (C Richards)

Gwithian: 1 Knot, 150+ Linnet, 1 Raven, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Fallow Deer. (S Grose)

Porthleven: 1 m Black Redstart at Unicorn Pub. (S Grose)

Perranporth: 4 Chough, 2 Peregrine Falcon. (S Grose)

Sibleyback Reservoir: drake Ring-necked Duck, 32 Tufted Duck including French colour marked female,
6 Little Grebe, 2 Coot, 15 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare, 13 Pied Wagtail. (K Pellow)

Falmouth Bay 08.30-09.30 and 17.00-18.00: 3 Pomarine Skua, 2 Great Skua, 1 Great Northern Diver, 10 Guillemot, 1 Razorbill, 65 Kittiwake, 15 Common Scoter, 40+ Gannet, 1 Oystercatcher, 6 Shag, 4 Cormorant, 1 Meadow Pipit. (T Phelps)

Devoran: 1 Spotted Redshank. (T Phelps, M Doyle, M Broadbent)

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Thursday 5th March 2020

Little London Beach: 1 Water Pipit, 3 Redshank; 1 Black-throated Diver (gaining some sum plum), 4 Great Northern Diver, 1 Common Scoter offshore. (R Veal)

Truro River: 69 Teal, 78 Black-tailed Godwit. (B Bosisto)

Trevose Head: Snow Bunting in the stubble field by the car park. (B Rankine)

Snow Bunting – Barry Rankine

Snow Bunting – Barry Rankine

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Ad Ring-billed Gull and 2w Caspian Gull on main estuary and Spoonbill on Ryan’s Field.

St Austell: Black Redstart at Duporth.

Siblyback Lake: Drake Ring-necked Duck, 28 Tufted Duck , 2 Goldeneye , 10 Mallard , 6 Little Grebe also 1 male Scaup sp. which remained distant and spent more than 2 hours resting with head tucked into its back preventing any view of its head .However small size suggested Lesser Scaup. (K Pellow)

Mousehole: Adult Kumlien’s Gull on St Clement’s Isle then followed fishing boats; also 2 1w Glaucous x Herring Gull hybrid, 2 Yellow-legged Gull. (M Elliott)

Tuesday 3rd March 2020

Drift Reservoir: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 98 Canada Goose, 3 Little Egret, 10 Redwing. (D Flumm)

Crowlas: 1 Woodcock over A30 at 1845. (R Veal)

Stithians Reservoir: female Lesser Scaup still from Stuart Hutchings Hide (Birdguides)

Mabe Burnthouse, nr Penryn: 7 Blackbird, 1 Redwing,  3 Blackcap (1f, 2m including colour ringed bird) all feeding on Ivy and Hawthorn berries, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker in private garden. (D Chaney)

Mawgan: 1 Firecrest in garden (P Bedford)

Restronguet Weir: 7 Red-breasted Merganser (4 male 3 female) (A Witheywood)

Phillaegh: 1 Red-legged Partridge (D Collins)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Spoonbill, 1 Hen harrier ringtail (photos), c40 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Knot, c15 Curlew, 2 Lesser Black Backed Gull, c150 Teal, c60 Wigeon, c12 Gadwall, 1 Water Rail, 2 Stonechat, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Coot, 2 Moorhen,2 Cormorant, 9 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, c6 Shoveler, 2 Buzzard. (A Langdon)

Hen Harrier- A Langdon

Trevose Head: 1 Hooded Crow and 2+ Lapland Bunting. (D Dennis)

Hooded Crow- Derek Dennis

Newquay: injured adult Glaucous Gull still in fields at Trevemper junction (Birdguides)

St Clement: 5 Cattle Egret, 1 Firecrest, 2 Mediterranean Gull ( P Carter)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Spoonbill on main estuary, 1 Slavonian Grebe on Carnsew Pool (A McKechnie)

Slavonian Grebe-A Mckechnie

 

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Sunday 1st March 2020

Late news, 28/2, Crowlas: 1 Black Redstart.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Lesser Scaup still this morning. (C Smith)

Lesser Scaup – Cliff Smith

Newquay: Glaucous Gull back in the Pink Elephant fields from late morning. (M Lammas) Also, fem/Imm Black Redstart on Porth beach rocks below Football Golf café (S Shonleben)

Boat Cove: 1st winter Glaucous Gull this morning. (J Swann)

Glaucous Gull – John Swann

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Ad Ring-billed Gull off Old Quay House Inn, later from Lelant Station. (R Labbett, C Smith) Also Kumlien’s Gull briefly before flew to harbour, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Kingfisher on Lelant Saltings and 1 Slavonian Grebe on Carnsew Pool. (S Finch)

Ring-billed Gull – Roger Labbett

Ring-billed Gull – Roger Labbett

Porthkidney: 2 Black-throated Diver and a Great Skua. (P St Pierre)

Carbis Bay: 18 Great Northern Diver . (P St Pierre)

Mawgan: 1 Firecrest feeding in Rosemary bush (P Bedford)

Firecrest – P Bedford

Truro: 2 Dipper nest building, 2 Woodpigeon nest building (D Eva)

Newlyn Harbour: Iceland Gull still present. (C Smith)

Pendennis Head , Falmouth: 1 Pomarine Skua (marauding the outer bay) , 1 Great Skua (M Pass)  Also, Red-necked Grebe, distant and moving between Gyllyngvase Beach and Pennance, viewed from American Shelter. (J St Ledger & S Van Hear)

St Ives: Black Redstart below coastguard look out early this morning. (A Lobb)

Seaton: 3 Red-throated Diver. (C Ellis)

Jupiter Point, Anthony: Spotted Redshank (C Ellis)

Torpoint: 2 Great Northern Diver, Slavonian Grebe and 6 Pale-Bellied Brent Goose (C Ellis)

Millbrook: 2 Mediterranean Gull, Great Created Grebe, Kingfisher, 17+ Shelduck, Little Egret and 2 Egyptian Goose. (D Sharpe)

Carn Creek: 15 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Shelduck, 2 Mallard (1m/1f), 2 Mute Swan, 1 Curlew, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 9 Black-headed Gull. (B Nicholls)

Charlestown: 21 Common Scoter, 2 Raven, 1 f Blackcap on fatball feeder at coastguard station. (S Grose)

Carlyon Bay: 10 Black-throated Diver, 3 Great Northern Diver, 2 Eider, 1 m Kestrel. (S Grose)

Crugmeer: Hooded Crow again by Old Airfield Buildings. (C Smith)

Hooded Crow – Cliff Smith

Trevose Head: 4 Lapland Bunting and 3 Corn Bunting. (T Phelps, M Doyle)

Veryan: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler calling near Mellinsey Mill. (M Silk)

Torpoint: f-type Black Redstart. (R Napp)

Black Redstart, Rick Napp

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Saturday 29th February 2020

Late news, 28/2, Stithians Reservoir: Lesser Scaup still present. (R Labbett)

Upper Tamar Lake: 4 Ring-necked Duck (3 males and 1 female) still this afternoon. (A Davey)

Ring-necked Ducks – Adrian Davey

Bodmin Parkway: 7 Mistle Thrush. (S Grose)

Newquay: Injured adult Glaucous Gull still in the pink elephant field by the Crantock turn off. (S Rowe) Roosting in field with sheep on the ground at 21.00. Also 1 Barn Owl at Trevemper Roundabout. (S Grose)

Glaucous Gull – Pete Roseveare

Newlyn: Black Guillemot and 1w Iceland Gull still in the harbour. (L Proctor) Iceland Gull still present late afternoon. (M Elliott)

Mousehole: 1w Iceland Gull still present late afternoon. (M Elliott)

Drift Reservoir (Members only): Long-tailed Duck, 4 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Egret, 1 Med Gull. (D Flumm) Also 1w Iceland Gull (apeared not to be the Newlyn bird) late afternoon. (M Ahmad)

Long-tailed Duck – Alex McKechnie

Liskeard: 1 Dipper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Nuthatch, 3 Siskin, I Great Spotted Woodpecker, 11 Coal Tit, plus Goldcrests at Trago Mills. (S Grose)

Falmouth Bay: 5 Great Northern Diver, 3 Great Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua (adult flew south through the bay at 16.30), 5+ Guillemot, 50+ Kittiwake, 4 Black-headed Gull, 6 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Gull, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Fulmar, 100+ Gannet, 4 Cormorant, c30 Shag, 1 Peregrine, 2 Raven, 1 Goldfinch. (T Phelps)

Falmouth: 4 Great Skuas through the bay. (R Augarde)

Maenporth: 1 Black Guillemot, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Eider and 12 Common Scoter.(R Augarde)

Kingsmill Lake: 24 Avocet, 32 Curlew, 36 Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 adult Med Gull, 1 ad Common Gull, 2 ad Lesser Black-backed Gull, 146 Black-headed Gulls, 6 Little Egret, 6 Grey Heron, 26 Shelduck, 5 Barnacle Geese, a few Teal, but no Wigeon! (P Kemp)

Newquay: 1 Great Skua. (B Bosisto) 1f Common Scoter, 1 Red-throated Diver in bay. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Goosander, 9 Little Egret. (B Bosisto) 1 Water Pipit, 24 Rock Pipit, 3 Oystercatcher, 10 Redshank. (S Rowe) Also 3rd winter Yellow-legged Gull. (P Roseveare) Also 3 Common Sandpiper between Trevemper/Salmons Lane. (S Grose

Tresemple Pool: 6 Cattle Egret. (M Jones)

Truro: Singing Firecrest in Victoria Park. Also 1 Firecrest, 2 Grey Wagtail at the Leats. (D Eva)

Tregonetha: 47 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

Little Cudden: 2 Black Redstart (J Evans)

Charlestown: 1 f Blackcap. (D Hastilow)

Cardinham Woods: 40+ Siskin and 20+ Chaffinch using the feed station. (P Roseveare, C Mason)

Mawgan Porth: 1 Goosander (red head), 29 Canada Goose, 19 Wigeon, 4 Shoveler, c.200 Black-headed Gull, 11 Great Black-backed Gull, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (P Roseveare)

Trevose Head: 3 Lapland Bunting in field below the Carpark, 1 Peregrine, 2 Red-legged Partridge. (P Roseveare)

Crugmeer: Hooded Crow still in the Corvid flock by the old airfield buildings. 1st winter Yellow-legged Gull in same fields. (P Roseveare)

Pendeen Watch: 1w Glaucous Gull reported at Portherras Cove. (P Combridge)

Gillan: Adult Cattle Egret reported at Gillan Creek.

Loe Pool: 8 (5m, 3f) Shoveler, I Great Crested Grebe, 2 pairs Goosander. (R Fox)

Gluvian: 1 Barn Owl (B Bosisto, L Payne)

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