Friday 1st December 2017

Late News, 29/11, Hayle: 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull, Spoonbill, and 1 flyover Great White Egret at around 13:30hrs, flying over Ryan’s Field heading eastwards inland (maybe the bird seen at Stithians later that day?) (S Green)

Late news, 30/11, Bude: 1 Redwing in private garden, Marhamchurch. (M Green)

Hayle Estauary: 1 ad Ring-billed Gull this afternoon on the estuary. (M Halliday) Later on Ryan’s Field and 1 juv Spoonbill again on Carnsew Basin. Also 1 pale-bellied Brent Goose. (B Dodd)

Ring-billed Gull, Mark Halliday

Ring-billed Gull, Mark Halliday

Polgigga: 1 Red-breasted Flycatcher again at the horse paddock on Bosistow Lane.

Crugmeer: 1 Short-eared Owl, 3 Snipe, & 2 Roe Deer. (S Grose)

Penzance: 1m Black Redstart on shoreline rocks by railway station. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

St Ives seawatch 08:45-10:00: 3 Great Northern Diver, 12 Common Scoter the highlights.(C Urquart)

St Erth: 2 Cattle Egret with 8 Little Egret in cattle field along Tredrea Lane, St. Erth (T Phelps)

Truro: 1 Peregrine flew over my garden at approx 7.45 am. (D Jenkins)

Windmill Farm: 300 + Golden Plover (over), 100+ Redwing, 2 Kestrel, 1 Jay, 1 Raven, 1 Water Rail, 8 Bullfinch. (J Evans)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Long-eared Owl. (A Langdon)

Helston, Boating Lake: 1 Gadwall, 2 Muscovy Duck, about 10 Shoveler, about 20 Canada Geese, (B Sharples) Sewerage Works: 1 Goldcrest. (B Sharples)

Gadwall, Bob Sharples

Muscovy Duck, Bob Sharples

Tregonetha Downs: 1 Short-eared Owl, 3 Tawny Owl. (S Grose)

Marazion beach: 40+ Sanderling. (V Skilton) Also 1 ad Pacific Diver offshore Long Rock.

Sanderling, Vic Skilton

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (B Sharples)

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Bob Sharples

Drift Reservoir, (Members only): 1 small Canada Goose again.

Boswednack: 2 Firecrest.

Dozmary Pool: 1 ad m Ring-necked Duck and 1 ad m Lesser Scaup.



Wednesday 29th November 2017

Late news, 28/11, Lanner: 3 Woodcock and 1 Long-eared Owl (given away by deeply unhappy Blackbirds). (R Hampshire)

Late news, 28/11, Golant: 1 Hawfinch in private garden. (per P Roseveare)

Dozmary Pool: 1 m Ring-necked Duck and 1 m Lesser Scaup still.

Newlyn: Slavonian Grebe off Sandy Cove for its fourth day. (L Proctor) Also 1 m Black Redstart. (A McKechnie)

Slavonian Grebe, Alex Mckechnie.

Black Redstart, Alex Mckechnie.

Stithians Reservoir: Great White Egret, Stuart Hutchings hide, 1 pr Bullfinch. (G Adams, B Sharples, A James)

Great White Egret, Bob Sharples

Great White Egret, Alan James

Great White Egret, Alan James

Bullfinch, Bob Sharples

Bullfinch, Bob Sharples

Drift Reservoir (members only): Small Canada Goose ssp of unknown origin (viewable from public car park), 1 white Mandarin, 3 Wigeon, 36 Mallard, 20 Tufted Duck, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Little Grebe, 4 Coot, 8 Moorhen, 1 Snipe and 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (DK Parker)

Canada Geese, Dave Parker

Canada Geese, Dave Parker

Black-tailed Godwit, Dave Parker

Cape Cornwall: 1 Long-tailed Duck flew past with 3 Common Scoter at 09:44. (N Wheatley)

Kingsmill: 1 Glossy Ibis and 2 Cattle Egret still in field opposite 2nd hide at 12:30. (R Treeby)

Lizard Point: 1 Grey Phalarope feeding on the sea but distant. (T Blunden)

Lanhydrock:  4+ Brambling with Chaffinches along the driveway. (J Rance)

Tredrizzisk: 2 Short-eared Owl, 1 Woodcock, 12 Fieldfare, 1 Sparrowhawk hunting large flock of starlings. (S Grose)

St John’s Lake: 1 Gt. Northern Diver and 10 Great Crested Grebe. (R Smaldon)

Penryn: 1 vocal Hawfinch flew over the ESI on University of Exeter Cornwall Campus at c.15:45. (L Langley)

Polmorla: 1 female Brambling and 1 Marsh Tit. (C Selway)


Monday 9th November 2015

Trenow / Boat Cove: 10 Little Egret, 1 Eurasian Whimbrel, 4 Curlew, 4 Oystercatcher and 6 Turnstone. (A Pay)

Nanquidno: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff and 2 Chiffchaff. (C Moore)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 1 Great Northern Diver on Castle Beach side. (J St Ledger)

Penzance Harbour: 1 Great Northern Diver, also 12 Purple Sandpipers at roost on lighthouse pier. (A Mckechnie – photo)


Bumble Rock (just east of Lizard Point): 1 ad Sabine’s Gull, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 45 Kittiwakes, 150 Guillemot and 20 Razorbill. (I Maclean)

Ruan High Lanes, Roseland: 1 Long-eared Owl found injured at roadside and taken to Screech Owl Sanctuary, where it was diagnosed as concussed, underweight and with damaged coccyx. (P&D Hamblett, D Hall, S Gay)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Spoonbill still on Lelant Saltings. (DK Parker)

Rumps Point: 1w Caspian Gull. (C Selway)

Penryn: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at campus.

Marazion: 1 Black Redstart.