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

Willow 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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Saturday 20th February 2021

Late news, 19th February, Chaple Amble: 1 Pink-footed Goose, 50 Canada Goose,1 Pintail , 50 plus Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, 30 plus Shoveler,5 Mute Swan, 2 Little Grebe,10 Mallard, 3 Chiffchaff ,20 Curlew,1 Cormorant ,1 Grey Heron, 5 Black-tailed Godwit ,Little Gull. (A Tomkins)

Hayle Estuary: adult Ring-billed Gull, adult Glaucous Gull, 4 Yellow-legged Gull. (Birdguides)

Gwithian: 1 juv Glaucous gull, 1 Kittiwake, 4 Mediterranean gull, 1 Gadwall, 2 Db Brent goose. (I Grant/F Were)

Falmouth Bay; Pennance Point:  juv Glaucous Gull, Great Skua, Great Northern Diver, lots of Guillemot, Razorbill, Kittiwakes, Gannets, Fulmars, c10 Mediterranean Gull, c15 Lesser black Backed Gull, 4 Common Gull. (M Broadbent, L Langley)

Ruan: Barn Owl. (L Emmett)

Sticker: 4 Blackcap (2 male & 2 female) in private garden. (M Helston)

Penwithick (private garden) : 1 Blackcap , 8 House Sparrow , 9 Chaffinch , 2 Blue Tit , 4 Bullfinch (2m & 2f) , 2 Siskin (1m &1f) , 5 Goldfinch , 1 Great Tit , 1 Coal Tit , 2 Long-Tailed Tit , 1 Reed Bunting , 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (1m & 1f) , 2 Collared Dove . (K. Bowers)

male Great Spotted Woodpecker

female Great Spotted Woodpecker

male Siskin

female Siskin

male Bullfinch

female Bullfinch

male Bullfinch

male Goldfinch

Bude: 2 Cattle Egrets Bude on Rugby Club pitch, Kingfisher on the river Neet, large flock of Long – tailed Tits on canal path. (R Maye)

King Arthur’s Hall, Bodmin Moor: 300-400 Golden Plover performing aerobatics. (G Chapman)

Penhale point: 2 juv Glaucous Gull, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Chough, 5 Stonechat, 2 Raven, 11 Fulmar, 63 Linnet. (S Grose)

juvenile Glaucous Gull – Shaun Grose

juvenile Glaucous Gull – Shaun Grose

Holywell Bay: 1 Water Rail at NT carpark. (S Grose)

Newquay, Trenance Valley: 11 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

St Agnes Head: juvenile Iceland Gull. (Birdguides)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Cattle Egret, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gul. (S Rowe), 6 Dunlin, 1 Knot, 4 Grey Plover. (N Long)

 

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Thursday 18th February 2021

Garden Bird ‘Race’ Saturday 20th/Sunday 21st February: This weekend – the usual garden birding rules apply (see here and follow links), the aim is to record as many birds as you can in or from your garden on either Saturday 20th February or Sunday 21st February (you can choose, or even do both!) Please email your total species and highlights list to: gardenlisting@cbwps.org.uk along with your name and location details for those who aren’t part of the main Garden Listing League. We’ll produce a brief roundup with highlights etc afterwards. Photos of birds or garden welcome. Good luck!

Late news, 7/2, Stratton, Bude: White-tailed Eagle flying along the river in the valley between Stratton and Marham church, it was being mobbed by a Crow. (D Chivers)

Late News, 16/02, Porthcothan: 500 Gannet, 1500 Auk sp, 400 Herring Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 15 Kittiwake, 24 Shag, 2 Cormorant, 1 Great Skua. In nearby stubble fields, Short-eared Owl, 350 Linnet, 200 Skylark, 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Snipe, 1 Kestrel. (C Moncaster)

Late News, 17/02, Tresillian to St Clement: 52 Curlew, 41 Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 1 Snipe, 1 Oystercatcher, 47 Teal, 37 Shelduck, 5 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Goldcrest, plus 3 Mediterranean Gulls (one summer plumage) on Tresemple Pool. (A Nicholson)

Late news, 17/02, Coverack: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Curlew opposite Coverack School (D Beadle)

Late news, 17/02, Higher Bosistow: 4 Knot at Faraway cottage. (K Wilson)

Pennance Point: Pacific Diver, Puffin, adult Pomarine Skua, Great Skua, Long-tailed Duck, c250 Gannets, c100 Kittiwakes, 4 Mediterranean Gulls. (M Broadbent)

Siblyback Lake: 2 f Ring-necked Duck, 36 Tufted Duck, 1 f Goldeneye, 4 Teal, 15 Mallard,
8 Little Grebe, 2 Coot, 3 Snipe, 1+ Siskin, 1 Chiffchaff. (K Pellow)

Hayle Estuary: ad female Caspian Gull, ad Ring-billed Gull, 5 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 ad Glaucous Gull, dark-bellied Brent Goose, male Shoveler. (M Elliott)

Copperhouse Creek, Hayle: 1 Curlew Sandpiper still (D Eva)

Sandy Cove, Newlyn: Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Black Redstart, Stonechat, Water Rail. (L Proctor)

Penzance: 15 Purple Sandpiper, 50 Sanderling at Jubilee Pool. (L Proctor)

Marazion: 4 Great Northern Diver and 1 Black Redstart at Little London. 3 Common Scoter, 1 Great Crested Grebe from bedroom window. (DK Parker)

Portscatho: 1m & 1f Blackcap in private garden, female back in our garden again. (R Sharp)

Towan Head, Newquay: 6 Manx Shearwater, 11 Great Skua, 1 Velvet Scoter, 70 Common Scoter, 24+ Red-throated Diver 19 Purple Sandpiper, 7 Chough this am. (N Long, S Rowe)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Sparrowhawk (1f 1m), 2 Tufted Duck (2m), 8 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Goldcrest (N Long)

St Agnes Head: juv Iceland Gull still this afternoon. Also, 2 Great Skua, 20 Razorbill and Harbour Porpoise (T Wilson) 2nd winter Glaucous Gull at Tubby’s Head. (G Lawlor)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Greenshank, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 11 Lapwing, 60+ Dunlin, 34+ Curlew, 30+ Redshank, 16 Shelduck, 50+ Teal, 20+ Wigeon & 2 Adult Mediterranean Gull this morning (P Kemp, B Rankine)

Penrose, Helston: Bittern, Grey Heron, Pochard, 5 Great-crested Grebes (displaying), Moorhen, Green Woodpecker, Bullfinch, 2 Stock Doves, Nuthatch, 4 Redwing, 2 Mediterranean Gulls with 200+ Black-headed Gulls (P.Freestone) Bittern, Barn owl hunting in fields below house. (S Finch) Carminowe Creek: 2 male Goosander, 3 Coot, multiple Cormorants, 4 Great Crested Grebe, large number of gulls at distance including Great Black-backed, 2 Buzzard flying over and 20+ Linnets on nearby field. (S Ford)

Goosander – Steve Ford

Connor Downs: Peregrine over, female Blackcap, Sparrowhawk and 6 Long-tailed Tits in garden. Also Redwing and Linnet over (P.Freestone)

Gwithian, St Gothian Sands NR: 1w Glaucous Gull on main island. 12 Mediterranean Gulls, 10 Shoveler, 2 dark-bellied Brent Goose, 1 White-fronted Goose, Canada Goose, Wigeon, Teal, Curlew, 6 Oystercatchers, 1 Dunlin, 2 Rock Pipit, Little Grebes, Coot, Mallard, 2 Mute Swan (P.Freestone) juv Glaucous Gull, 2 1w Dark-bellied Brent Goose, ad albifrons White-fronted Goose, drk Gadwall, 6 (3 drk) Shoveler, 9 Coot, 1 Dunlin, c550 Golden Plover over. Also juv Iceland Gull, 1+ Great Skua from coast toward Godrevy. (R Veal)

Glaucous Gull – Paul Freestone

Carlyon: 6 Pied Wagtails, pair of Stonechats, pair of Curlews, 20 Redwing & a Redpoll. (T.Hall)

Calenick Creek: 15 Canada Goose, 1 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Curlew, 2 Wigeon. (T.Hall)

Calenick: 5 Cattle Egret on private farmland. (T.Hall)

Walmsley: 1 Little Gull, 2 Spoonbill, c30 Shoveler, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, c6 Gadwall, c300 Lapwing, c1500 Golden Plover over flying north. (A Langdon)

Little Gull – Adrian Langdon

Sparrowhawk – Adrian Langdon

Spoonbill – Adrian Langdon

St. Buryan: 1 Hen Harrier (male, flew east this afternoon), 55 Redwing (N R Rogers)

Sennen Cove: 1500 Gannets, 50 Lesser Black-backed Gull (N R Rogers)

Pendower Cove: Glaucous Gull still present. (M Wallace)

Crousa Downs, Nr Coverack: 1 Jack Snipe (D Beadle)

Devoran: Spotted Redshank, 120 Dunlin, 15 Common Gull, 25 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 6 Mediterranean Gulls, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (M Broadbent)

Carnon valley: 3 lLsser Redpoll (M Broadbent)

Mylor: Black-necked grebe, 8 Red-breasted Merganser, dark bellied Brent Goose (M Broadbent)

Penryn estuary: Whimbrel, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit (M Broadbent)

Penarrow Point: 1 Brent Goose. (J St Ledger)

Malpas Village: 1 Spotted Redshank. (A Nicholson)

Treslea Downs, Mount: 3 Yellowhammers (J Goodair)

Yellowhammer – Jasmina Goodair

St Columb Major: 1 Barn Owl from westways petrol station early am. (S Grose)

Winnards Perch; St Columb Major: 408 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 adult Mediterranean Gull, 10 Common Gull, 1 Merlin. (B Bosisto)

Gluvian: Woodcock over the garden at dusk. (B Bosisto)

Wadebridge: 21 Mute Swan, 1 Black Swan, 15 Red legged Partridge. (S Grose)

Rock Helipad Field: 1 Peregrine over, 2 Buzzard, 3 Greenfinch, 12 Goldcrest, 1 Song Thrush, 7 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 1 Lesser Black backed Gull. (S Grose)

St Minver: 1 Barn Owl, 51 Linnet, 1 Merlin. (S Grose)

River Tamar – Cargreen to Salter’s Mill:  1 Great Crested Grebe,  1 Cormorant,  1 Grey Heron, 13 Canada Geese, 49 Shelduck, 2 Mallard, 1 Teal, 2 Moorhen, 27 Avocets, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 33 Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Curlew, 5 Redshank,.2 Oystercatchers, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, Black-headed Gulls,  Herring Gulls, 4 Dunnock, 5 Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch, 7 Robins, 1 Great Tit, 6 Blue Tits, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Wren, 1 Blackbird, 3 House Sparrows, Woodpigeon, 1 Raven, Rooks, Crows, Jackdaws. (A. Parker)

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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)

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