Wednesday 10th March

Late news, 09/03, Porth Reservoir: 9 Great Crested Grebe, 1 m Tufted Duck, 5 Coot, 3 Kingfisher, 1 Cattle Egret still at Nanswhyden Farm, 1 Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

Late news, 09/03, Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 1 m Bullfinch, 6 Golden Plover. (S Grose)

Late news, 09/03,Davidstow: 1 m Hen Harrier, 80+Golden Plover, 2 Fieldfare, 1 Barn Owl over Hendrawalls Farm. (S Grose)

Late news, 09/03, Stithians: 3 Reed Buntings (1m, 2f), Great Spotted Woodpecker, Great Crested Grebe. (Dave Buzza)

Late news, 09/03, St Gothian Sands: 47 Mediterranean Gulls, 8 Shoveler (4 prs), 2 Shelduck, 8 Coot,1 Snipe, 4 Teal, 4 Curlew, 1m Wheatear. (J Hawkey)

Late news, 09/03 Kenneggy: 4 Chough, 2 appeared to be sub-adult, 1 Green Woodpecker, 10 Fulmar, 1 Firecrest, 2 Kestrel, 3 Raven, 1 Goldcrest (J Evans)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: ad Ring-billed Gull (moulting into breeding plum), 2 (ad, 3cy) Yellow-legged Gull, c30 Common Gull, 5 Greenshank, c40 Redshank, 11 Bar-tailed Godwit. (R Veal) Great Northern Diver at Hayle harbour. (M James)

Great Northern Diver – Mark James

Great Northern Diver – Mark James

Perranporth: adult Iceland Gull on Perranporth beach this morning at 9.20 am. (D Curtis) Also, Red-throated Diver on sea. (T Wilson)

Mitchell: Barn Owl in central reservation of A30 mid morning. Looked alive but very poorly and too dangerous to stop. (T Wilson)

Stithians Lake: Marsh Tit, Long-tailed Tits. (R Stone)

Bridge, St Columb Major: Grey Wagtail, 2 Nuthatch, Mistle Thrush, 2 Blackcap in subsong, 4 Greenfinch. (B Bosisto)

Porth Reservoir: 4 Collared Dove, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Grey Wagtail, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Common Gull, 36 Black headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black backed Gull, 2 Tawny Owl (heard only), 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Skylark. (S Grose)

Whipsiderry: 3 Stonechat, 1 Kestrel, 11 Oystercatcher, 29 Fulmar, 1 Peregrine, 3 Chough, 1 Raven. (S Grose)

Werrington: 12 Goldfinch, 10 Chaffinch, 7 Siskin, 1 Redpoll, 1 Brambling, 1 Wren, 3 Dunnock, 7 House Sparrow, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Robins, 2 Blackbirds, 3 Great Tits, 4 Blue Tits, 2 Coal Tits, 2 Wood Pigeons & a Sparrow Hawk. (J. Platt)

Widemouth Bay: c10 Curlew sheltering top field. (R Maye)

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Monday 8th March 2021

Late news, 7/3, Porthgwarra: 1 Woodcock. (S Rogers)

Late news, 7/3, Skewjack: 2 Firecrest, 6+ Chiffchaff, Hen Harrier. (M Wallace)

Late News, 7/3, Tresillian: Dipper on river behind Village Hall. (A Nicholson)

Land’s End: 3 Black Redstart (1m 2f) at First & Last House, 25 Golden Plover. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Drift Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe, Coot, Snipe, Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

Sancreed: Cattle Egret, 30 Meadow Pipit, 35 Pied Wagtail, mostly males – no Whites. (D Flumm)

Black-necked Grebe – Dave Flumm

Cattle Egret – Dave Flumm

Pied Wagtails – Dave Flumm

Newlyn: Siberian Chiffchaff still, near Sandy Cove in garden. (L Proctor)

Prussia Cove: 1m Wheatear, 2 Chiffchaff, 1m Kestrel. Also 14 Common Dolphin. (D Flumm)

Crowan Beacon: 130 Golden Plover, 4 Snipe, 3 Fieldfare. (C Benton)

Rinsey Croft: 1 Kestrel. (J Chesher)

Hayle Estuary: Adult Ring-billed Gull still. (J Jones) adult Glaucous Gull early afternoon. (R Stone)

St Gothian Sands: ad winter Little Gull, ad albifrons White-fronted Goose, 8 (6m) Shoveler, drk Gadwall, 2 Wheatear, c15 Pied Wagtail, 2 Chiffchaff. Also 4 Great Northern Diver offshore. (R Veal, P Freestone) In addition, Yellow-legged Gull, 8 Mediterranean Gull, Common Gull. (A Witheywood)

Little Gull – Alex McKechnie

Little Gull – Andrew Witheywood

Wheatear – Paul Freestone

Gwennap Sewage Works: 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 1 Water Rail (D Eva)

Four Lanes: juvenile Iceland gull again in roadside pasture at Wheal Buller. (S Croft)

Devoran: 1 Spoonbill, Godwit sp. (P Pearson)

Tresillian to St Clement: 1 Firecrest, 7 Mediterranean Gull (2 summer plumage), 59 Shelduck, 34 Redshank, 33 Curlew, 4 Greenshank, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Peregrine, 42 Teal, 6 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant. (A Nicholson)

Boscawen Park: 12 Black-tailed Godwit on Truro River (L Sampson)

Trewannack: 1 Common Kestrel. (M Logan)

East Pentire, Newquay: 1 Wheatear. (S Rowe)

Trevone: Black Redstart, Wheatear, 4 Scandinavian Rock Pipit, 16 Rock Pipit, 70 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail. (B & L Bosisto)

Black Redstart – Bob Bosisto

“Scandinavian” Rock Pipit – Bob Bosisto

Wheatear – Bob Bosisto

Crugmeer: male Stonechat showing characteristics of European race Saxicola rubicola rubicola. (B & L Bosisto)

“European” Stonechat – Bob Bosisto

Dinham Flats, Camel Estuary: 1 Spoonbill, and 37 Cattle Egret flew towards Padstow. Also 2 Knot and 1 drk Pintail. (C Selway)

Wadebridge to Polbrock: c50 Canada Goose, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 1 Water Pipit, 1 Meadow Pipit, 6 Goldcrest, 9 Long-tailed Tit, c50 Redwing, 10 Teal, 9 Wigeon, 2 Buzzard, 2 Song Thrush, 7 Wren, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Moorhen, 7 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Willow Tit. (A Taylor, B Ide)

St Enodoc Golf Course: 1 Yellowhammer, 6 Linnet, 7 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Tresaddern / Castle An Dinas: 76 Golden Plover, 3 Skylark, 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Lanhydrock: 2 Dipper nest building and a Grey Heron. (P Ash)

Dozmary Pool: 5+ Ring-necked Duck (2 males), 4 Mallard, 3 Shoveler, 11 Teal, 2 Pochard, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Scaup, 2 (m&f) Goldeneye. (K Pellow)

Siblyback Lake: 2 female Ring-necked Duck,10 Mallard , 4 Teal, 20 Tufted Duck, 4 Little Grebe, 6 Cormorant, 3 Redwing, 1+ Siskin. (K Pellow)

Wacker Quay: 1 Black-necked Grebe on the Lynher this morning. (A Payne)

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Saturday 6th March 2021

Late news, 3rd March, Tresillian: 1 Firecrest. (A Nicholson)

Late news, 5th March, Dozmary Pool: 2 Shoveler , 3 Teal , 10 Tufted Duck , 2 Mallard, 2 Little Grebe , 2 Canada Goose , 1 Starling, c30 Jackdaw, 2 Goldeneye. (J Goodair)

Late news , 5th March, Colliford Dam: 8 Mallard , 6 Canada Goose , 2 Buzzard , 3 Robin , c30 Carrion Crow, 2 Pied Wagtail , 1 Pheasant. (J Goodair)

Late news, 5th March, St Breward: male Stonechat near Camperdown Farm. (G Chapman)

Late news, 5th March, Lowertown, Helston: 2 Dipper. (S Ford)

Dipper – Steve Ford

Dozmary Pool: 5 Ring-necked Duck , 4 Goldeneye , 2 Shoveler , 1 Little Grebe , 12 Teal, 15 Canada Goose, 13 Lapwing, 1 Cormorant , 2 Mallard , 5 Tufted Duck , 3 Scaup , 14 Carrion Crow, Raven, Reed Bunting, Stonechat, Pied Wagtail, Buzzard, 5 Jackdaw, Linnet.  (J.Goodair, J.Hale)

Loveny Reserve, Colliford Lake:  4 Goosander (3male 1 female), 4 Canada Goose , Great Crested Grebe, 3 Carrion Crow , Buzzard , 8 Starling. (J.Goodair, J.Hale)

Gwithian: 1 European White-fronted Goose, 1 drake Gadwall, 9 Shoveler. ( D Eva ) adult Little Gull still. (Birdguides)

Hayle Estuary: Ring-billed Gull, Yellow-legged Gull & 7 Mediterranean gull this am. (F Bell) 3 Knot,1 Curlew Sandpiper (all winter plumage) at Copperhouse Creek. (R Wilkins) 4 Goosander at Copperhouse Creek and Pale-bellied Brent Goose at Carnsew Pool. (P Smale)

Hayle Millpond: Firecrest. (P Smale)

Loe Pool: 2 Bittern still. (Birdguides)

Gillan Creek: 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 1st winter Yellow-legged Gull. (I Maclean)

Falmouth Bay (viewed from Dennis Head): 1 Black Guillemot. (I Maclean) recently dead Red-legged Partridge washed up on tideline. (S McCartney)

Sancreed: Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egret, Snipe, 15 Redwing, Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

Geevor: Black Redstart. (D Flumm)

Land’s End: 1 Black Redstart (male, still by First and Last House), 10 Stonechat, 2 Canada Geese. (N R Rogers)

Porthgwarra: 4 Black Redstart, male Wheatear. (M Wallace)

Pendeen: Black Redstart at Pendeen Watch. (Birdguides)

St Agnes Head: 2 Black Redstart, Siberian Chiffchaff, White Wagtail. (G Lawler)

Porth Reservoir: Cattle Egret and adult Mediterranean Gull. (Danny the Pirate)

Winnards Perch: 1 Barn Owl. (L Bosisto)

Camel Estuary: Black Swan. (C Selway)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 3 Spoonbill, 1 Peregrine, c20 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Gadwall, 15 mixed Egrets, (cattle & little), 1 Skylark, 3 Grey Heron, c50 Canada Geese. (A Langdon)

Peregrine Falcon – Adrian Langdon

Little Hendra: Female Merlin at 12:30pm. (R Stone)

Cowlands Creek: Long-tailed Duck. (L Partridge)

Long-tailed Duck – L Partridge

College Res: 2 Sand Martin this morning. (C Benton)

Calenick Creek: 5 Little Egret, 3 Redshank, 1 Greenshank. (T Hall)

Stithians Lake:  8 Reed Bunting, Peregrine, 3 Goldeneye, c65 Fieldfare, c40 Redwing. (M Broadbent)

Carnon Downs Sewage Works: Green sandpiper, Green Woodpecker, 12 Chiffchaff. (M Broadbent)

Truro; Victoria Gardens: 2 Dipper by the weir. (A Nicholson)

Downderry: 55 Golden Plovers this afternoon. (A. Payne)

Looe: 4 Dark-bellied Brent Goose on rocks at Hannafore. (Birdguides)

Tywarnhayle: (10.05 – 10.35) 3 Buzzard, 7 Herring Gull, 1 Woodpigeon, 1 Magpie, 12 Jackdaw, 2 Rook, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Blue Tit, 3 Blackbird, 3 Robin, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch. (RB & PC Girling)

Par Beach Pool: 2 Sand Martin, 2 Tufted Duck, 4 Chiffchaff (3 feeding together on the ground), 21 Greenfinch, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Grey Heron over. (S Grose)

Par Beach: 1 Dark-bellied Brent Goose. (S Grose)

Spit Beach: 1 Whimbrel, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 29 Cormorant, 5 Shag, 36 Oystercatcher, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Wheatear. (S Grose)

Par Garden Centre: 1 Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit. (S Grose)

Blackacre / Tresaddern: 2 Partridge sp, 3 Skylark, 45 Linnet. (S Grose)

Bude Marshes: Water Rail, Grey & Pied Wagtail, Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron,  Juv Mute Swan. (R Maye)

Bude: 2 Little Grebe on river Neet from the bridge at Bude Rugby club. (R Maye)

 

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Thursday 4th March 2021

Late news, 2/3, Millendreath: Puffin (was blown ashore at the weekend but then unfortunately died this week).

Dozmary Pool: Dozmary Pool: 5 Ring-necked Ducks (2 male 3 female), 10 Teal, 1 Grey Heron, 12 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Shelduck, 4 Goldeneye (2 male and 2 Female), 2 Pied Wagtail, 3 Scaup (1male and 2 female) (J Goodair) 5 Ring necked Ducks this pm. Also 4 Goldeneye & 3 Scaup. (A Langdon)

Ring-necked Duck – Jasmina Goodair

Land’s End: 2 Wheatear, 1 Black Redstart (male), 1 Snipe, 11 White Wagtail (Trevilley), 6 Pied Wagtail (Trevilley) (N R Rogers)

Drift: 1 Black-necked Grebe (still in NW corner)(N R Rogers)

Marazion: 1 m Black Redstart, 12 Pied Wagtail, 2 Chough. (D Parker)

Polgigga: 1 Sand Martin. (K Willson)

Nanterrow, Gwithian: White-fronted Goose, c300 Golden Plover. (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary: 1 ad Ring-billed Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull M Elliott) Copperhouse Creek RSPB: Ad. Pale-bellied Brent Goose, Curlew Sandpiper, 20 Dunlin, 3 Knot, 10 Grey Plover, 20 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Snipe, 44 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Little Egret. (D Flumm)

Mediterranean Gulls – Dave Flumm

Brent Goose – Dave Flumm

Walmsley: 3 Spoonbill, 5 Cattle Egrets, 11 Little Egrets, 1 Barn Owl, 32 Black tailed Godwit, c20 Shelduck, c20 Shoveler, 6 Snipe. (A Langdon)

Wadebridge: 3 Spoonbill, 1 Black Swan. (T Hopper)

Lamouth Creek Trelissick: Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Greenshank, 5 Shelduck. (C Richards)

Seaton: Male Wigeon (D Symons)

Four Lanes: Juv Iceland gull in roadside field at Wheal Buller. (S Croft)

Stithians Reservoir: 3 Goldeneye (female), 1 pair Pochard, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Willow Tit, 7 Reed Bunting. (J St Ledger) 2 Marsh Tit,1 Willow Tit. (R Stone)

Reed Bunting – John St Ledger

Marsh Tit – John St Ledger

Carne Creek: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Common Sandpiper, 5 Redshank, Greenshank, 4 Curlew, 6 Mallard, Grey Heron, 12 Little Egret, 36 Cattle Egret. (S Wood)

Downderry: At least 15 Great Northern Divers and 5 Red-throated Divers this morning. Also 3 Common Scoters. Inland c100 Golden Plovers. (A Payne)

Maenporth: 1 Sand Martin. (C Coombes)

College Reservoir: 2 Sand Martin. (O King)

Maer Lake: 1 Brent Goose. (S Border)

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Wednesday 3rd March 2021

Late news, 1/3, Mount Village: Wren, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Rook, Crow, House Sparrow, Goldfinch, Siskin, Wood Pigeon, Blackbird, Robin, Chaffinch, Dunnock, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Song Thrush, Collared Dove. (J.Goodair)

Late news, 2/3, Chapel Amble: 10 Teal, 6 Pied Wagtail, 10 Jackdaw, 2 Rook, 1 Egret, 2 Collared Doves, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Crow, 3 Blackbirds, 1 Curlew, 2 Goldcrest. (J.Goodair)

Late news, 2/3, Treraven: 3 Robin, 1 Buzzard, 6 Blackbird, 1 Leucistic Blackbird, 1 Egret, 9 Wood Pigeon, 1 Song Thrush, 11 Starling, 5 Curlew, 12 Teal, 4 Pied Wagtail, 12 Canada Goose. (J. Goodair)

Siblyback Lake: 1 f Ring-necked Duck (photos show this to be a different bird than the 2 females that have overwintered, the head did not seem to be that high-ended and the face colouring a bit muted which might suggest a hybrid). (K Pellow)

Land’s End: 2 Wheatear near First & Last House, 3 Chiffchaff at Trinity Pool. (P Taylor, H Mitchell) 2m Wheatear, 3 (m & 2f) Black Redstart, Common Snipe, Chiffchaff. Northern Minke Whale circling north of Dollar Cove c1km offshore (1510-1525hrs at least) surfaced 6 times. (D Flumm)

Wheatear – Dave Flumm

Nanjizal: Juv Iceland Gull in fields on the northside of Nanjizal this afternoon. (M Wallace) Glaucous Gull, 10 White Wagtail. (K Wilson)

Sancreed: Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egret, 4 Redwing. (D Flumm)

Newlyn: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff stilll at Sandy Cove. (L Proctor)

Crowlas: 2+ Firecrest including 1 displaying, 1 Peregrine, 2 Tawny Owl and a pair of Long-tailed Tit nest building. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: ad Ring-billed Gull (left to roost 17:28), ad Yellow-legged Gull, drk Red-breasted Merganser, ad pale-bellied Brent Goose, c15 Bar-tailed Godwit, 27 Shelduck, 8 Turnstone from Carnsew track. (R Veal)

Trescowe/Millpool: Flock of 10+ Redwing in Conifers, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4+ Greenfinch “wheezing” from treetops, 1 Bullfinch (m), 2 Chiffchaff singing, 3 Raven, 2 Skylark singing aloft, 2 Common Buzzard “roller coasting” (J Evans)

Helston boating lake: 5 Mediterranean Gulls in summer plumage. (M Greenhalgh)

Penrose Marsh, Loe Pool: Bittern at Penrose House end and Cettis Warbler (heard) nearby 6 Cattle Egret at Higher Lanner Farm (M Greenhalgh)

Gunwalloe: 4 Red-throated Diver (distant), 2 Great Northern Diver (distant), 1 Black Redstart, 1 Wheatear, 2 Short-eared Owl (hunting and fighting), 1 pair of Kestrel, 1 Raven. (J St Ledger)

Black Redstart – John St Ledger

 

Falmouth bay: Glaucous Gull, 5 Great Northern Diver, 7 Razorbill, 4 Guillemot as viewed from golf course. (M Broadbent)

Stithians: 2 Willow Tit,  Male Chaffinch with diseased foot. (M James)

Willow Tit – Mark James

Willow Tit – Mark James

Gwithian Green: 40+ Fieldfare. (M James)

Rock: 7 Greenfinch, 2 Sparrowhawk over, 1 Buzzard (landing on a lawn next to a pond and successfully clawing a mating pair of toads out of the water and transferring them to its beak before flying off) from private gardens. (S Grose)

Treloy, Newquay: 1 Barn Owl towards golf course. (S Grose)

Amble Marshes: 3 Spoonbill still this afternoon. Water Pipit at Chapel Amble. (D Julian)

Bude marsh: Pink-footed Goose still present, 50+ Canada Geese, 3 Shelduck 2 Curlew & Little Grebe on River Neet. (R Maye)

St Day: Red Kite flew over.

Penwithick (private garden): 3 Siskin, 4 Bullfinch, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Long-Tailed Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 8 Goldfinch, 1 Wren, 2 Great Tit. (K Bowers)

Reed Bunting – Kevin Bowers

Marsh Tit – Kevin Bowers

Long-tailed Tit – Kevin Bowers

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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)

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Tuesday 23rd February 2021

Late News, 21/02 Devoran: 1 Pintail in the company of several Teal. (S&V Rutherford)

Cot Valley: Black Guillemot at Porth Nanven. (D Flumm)

Black guillemot – Dave Flumm

Black guillemot – Dave Flumm

Callestick: 1 Cattle Egret (surprisingly first record for village considering there are 300 cattle!). Also, 100 Golden Plover, 25+ Linnet, 9 Yellowhammer, Green Woodpecker, 2 Mistle Thrushes and Chiffchaff (T Wilson)

Cattle Egret – Tony Wilson

Hayle Estuary RSPB: c1080 Lesser Black-backed Gull, ad Glaucous Gull, ad Ring-billed Gull, 1w Caspian Gull, 4+ Yellow-legged Gull, ad Spoonbill, ad Pale-bellied Brent Goose, 12 Bar-tailed Godwit. (R Veal)

Ryan’s Field, Hayle: Spoonbill (A Witheywood)

Gunwalloe reed bed: 1 juv Marsh Harrier, Cetti’s Warbler. (K Dalziel)

Maenporth: 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Velvet Scoter, 1 Guillemot. (J St Ledger)

Red-necked Grebe – John St Ledger

Devoran: 83 Common Gull, 1 1st-winter Glaucous Gull. Spoonbill still present opposite Norway Inn. (G Adams)

Porth Reservoir: 9 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Water Rail, 3 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Barrowfields, Newquay: 4 Chough (no rings) early am opposite Tesco express. (S Grose)

Boating lake, Newquay: 1 f Peregrine Falcon through hunting pigeons. (S Grose)

Camel Estuary: 47 Ringed Plover. (C Selway)

Gluvian: 25 Yellowhammer. (B Bosisto)

Calstock: 4 Green Sandpiper. (N Moore)

Sheffield: ringtail Hen Harrier flew west. (Birdguides)

Marham Church: 2 Cattle Egret, 6 Lapwing. (S Windle)

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