Friday 17th October 2014

Rame, Penlee Battery NR: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Firecrest. (D Allan)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Carnsew Pool: 37 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Little Grebe, 9 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 10 Cormorant, 1 Greenshank, 4 Grey Plover, 44 Dunlin, 5 Oystercatcher, 4 Curlew, 1 Kestrel. (D Flumm) Also 2 Sandwich Tern, 4 Ringed Plover and 3 Dunlin. (MJ Spicer & T Mills) Copperhouse Creek: 2 Knot, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Little Egret, 2 Greenshank and 20 Mediterranean Gull. (MJ Spicer & T Mills) Estuary: 6 Whooper Swan (flew off S at 12.15), 17 Little Egret, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit and 44 Curlew. (MJ Spicer & T Mills) Also 1 2w Iceland Gull reported. (C Wilson) Ryan’s Field: 27 Dunlin, 5 Lapwing and 1 Little Egret. (MJ Spicer & T Mills)

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Mediterranean Gulls

DFlumm_MedGulls4_171014 all pix, Dave Flumm.

Penzance: 1 Rose-coloured Starling on wires opposite KFC.  (MJ Spicer & T Mills)

Newquay, Porth Joke, Flying west: 2 Common Scoter, 16 Balearic Shearwater, 9 Kittiwake, 1 Great Northern Diver, 30+ Auk species and a constant trickle of Gannet. Over the land: 1 Swallow, 70+ Greenfinch, 3 Goldcrest, 10+ Rock Pipit, 30+ Meadow Pipit, 30+ Skylark, 3 Wheatear, 10+ Stonechat, 1 Blackcap, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel and 6 Canada Geese over. (D Mays)

 Davidstow Airfield: 1 juv American Golden Plover still (A Davey)

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Mylor Churchtown: 1 Grey Plover and 8 Turnstone. (J St Ledger)

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Grey Plover, John St Ledger

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Polgigga: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at the duck pond again. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Porthgwarra: 1 m Subalpine Warbler again in sallows above Doctor`s garden. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 juv Ring-necked Duck, 12 Tufted Duck, 2 Wigeon, 5 Cormorant, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Coot, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Raven and 1 Grey Wagtail. (DK Parker) and 1 Red-necked Grebe reported. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Marazion Marsh RSPB:  2 Mute Swan, 5 Teal, 26 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 6 Little Grebe, 5 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 2 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Water Rail, 1 Coot, 1 Kingfisher, 20+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker) Also 2 Firecrest. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Lynher, Wacker Quay: 1 Spoonbill on Rat Island. (D Julian)

Porthgwarra, Roskestal Farm: 1 Hooded Crow still

Mousehole: 1 Balearic Shearwater past.

Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still.

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Thursday 16th October 2014

Late news, 15/10 St Ives: 50 plus Meadow Pipit, flock of 22 Pied Wagtail, 6 Golden Plover and 2 Dartford Warbler at Buttermilk Hill. (V Stratton)

Late news, 15/10 Hayle Estuary RSPB: 106 Med Gull (42 on Lelant Water & 64 on Carnsew Pool) also 1 Pintail. (per DS Flumm)

Late news, 15/10 Kenidjack: 3+ Ring Ouzels. (B Moore)

Late news, 15/10 Bude: Snow Bunting on the cliffs. (per R Hooper)

Marazion Marsh RSPB:  4 Mute Swan plus 3 young, 7 Teal, 23 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 6 Little Grebe, 4 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 3 Snipe including one grey individual, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Water Rail, 1 Coot, 1 Kingfisher, 20+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat, 2 Cetti’s Warbler plus Starling numbers building up at c1,500. (DK Parker & P Fraser) Also Bittern still.

Drift Reservoir (members only): Juv Ring-necked Duck, 10 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Coot, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Raven and 1 Grey Wagtail. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer & A Mckechnie-photos)

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Maer Lake: 1w Ruff. (D Bucknell)

St Ives: 40 plus Meadow Pipits and 3 Wheatears at Buttermilk Hill. (V Stratton)

Lands End: 2 RIng Ouzel, 2 Wheatear, 1 Merlin and 4 Chough in cycle track/Treeve Moor area. (P&H Taylor)

Helston and Loe Pool: 1 Firecrest, 40+ Goldcrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 4 Grey Wagtail, 2 Bullfinch, 20+ Meadow Pipit, 3 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Nuthatch, 6+ Jay, 1 Raven over, 2 Gadwall, 17 Great Crested Grebe, 10+ Cormorant, 10+ Grey Heron, 1 Common Buzzard and 1 Mediterranean Gull. On boating lake 9 Wigeon a good few Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe and a 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Mays)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 66 Med Gull, 23 Little Egret, 10 Grey Heron and 6 Whooper Swan on Lelant Water. 1 Med Gull, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 38 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 4 Redshank, 4 Lapwing, 2 Black-tailed Godwit in Ryan’s Field. 2 Sandwich Terns on Carnsew Pool. 27 Med Gulls in Copperhouse Creek. (DS Flumm) Also 1 Little Stint.

Altarnun: Osprey reported between Altarnun and Bothwick. (A Jewell)

Davidstow: Juv American Golden Plover on Davidstow airfield at 10:45 to 11:35 on the eastern end of the main runway. (T & J Sleep)

American Golden Plover Davidstow Cornwall 161014 T&J SleepRame: 2 Yellow-browed Warblers by the church plus male Merlin and a Firecrest. (A Hartley & D Clegg)

Pendeen: 10 Meadow Pipits, 2 Pied Wagtail and 1 Chiffchaff. (A Hartley)

Liskeard: 5 Redwing and a Fieldfare over. (D Julian)

Penzance: Male Eider off the yacht club. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Porthgwarra: Subalpine Warbler, Yellow-browed Warbler, Hooded Crow and Black Redstart still. Also 5 Balearic Shearwaters and 2 Great Skuas between 08:00 & 09:15 plus 7 Balearic Shearwaters and a Sooty Shearwater between 14:30 & 17:00.

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler still.

Polgigga: Yellow-browed warbler by the duck pond.

Cot Valley: Yellow-browed Warbler by Daisy Cottage.

Penberth: Yellow-browed Warbler on the west side in the morning.

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Wednesday 15th October 2014

Davidstow Airfield:American Golden Plover (north end of main runway). Also 3 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, 6 Wheatear. (B Craven & M Worden)

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American Golden Plover, Brian Craven

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve:  6 Whooper Swan. Carnsew Basin: 96+ Mediterranean Gull  (mostly 1st/2nd winters with about 15 Ad w). (S Turner et al.)

Rame, Penlee Battery NR: 7 Swallow and 1 Clouded Yellow. (B Taggart) Also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at east end of reserve. (R Smaldon) Maker Camp: 2 flocks, 30 + 26 Redwing over. (B Taggart) Rame Head, coastguards cottages: 1 Red-breasted Flycatcher. (R Smaldon) Rame church: 1 Wheatear. (R Smaldon)

Cape Cornwall golf course: 8 Mute Swan over (1 ad + 7 juv) and 2 Clouded Yellow.  (P Fraser)

Porthgwarra: 1 Subalpine Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 12 Chiffchaff, 1 Black Redstart, 2+ Sparrowhawk. (DK Parker) Also 1 Ring Ouzel by the dried up pond. (M Wallace) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Kestrel, 3 Buzzard, 3 Stonechat, several Clouded Yellows including 2 “helice” form, 1 Palpita vitrealis immigrant moth. (A Hartley) 2 Balearic Shearwater past. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

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Drift Reservoir (members only): 8 Mute Swan, 12 Teal, 88 Mallard, 6 Tufted Duck, 1 Ring-necked Duck, 5 Cormorant (including colour-ringed bird), 2 Great Crested Grebe, 11 Little Grebe, 4 Coot and 2 Grey Wagtail. (DK Parker)

Pendeen: 1 Wheatear, 1 Willow Warbler, 4 Stonechat, 4 Chiffchaff and 2 Buzzard. (A Hartley)

Roskestal: 1 Hooded Crow still on a roof. (A Hartley)

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 Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still and 1-2 Ring Ouzel. (P Fraser et al.)

Cape Cornwall: 8 Mute Swan over the golf course and 2 Clouded Yellow. (P Fraser)

Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 8 Whooper Swan over. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Mousehole: 1 Firecrest by church ruins between Mousehole and Lamorna. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Sennen: 1 Wryneck on path to Gwynver Beach.

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Tuesday 14th October 2014

Porthgwarra: 1 Subalpine Warbler still, plus 1 Merlin, 2 Chough, 2 Raven, 1 Hooded Crow, 1 Jay, 2 Great-spotted Woodpecker, 30+ Golden Plover, 2 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 5 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff,10+ Stonechat, 2 Wheatear and at least 10 Clouded Yellow. (D Mays, B Toms, D Jenkins, T Charlton & B Richards) Also 2 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Minke Whale past this afternoon.

Polgigga: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler by the duck pond. (M Wallace)

Drift Reservoir (members only):  1 fem/imm Ring-necked Duck, 5 Little Egret, 2 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Grey Wagtail and 2+ Kingfisher. (AD Mills, MJ Spicer) Also 1 Hobby over. (D Mays)

Marazion Marsh RSPB:  2 Mute Swan, 18 Teal, 1 Garganey, 16 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 6 Little Grebe, 1 Bittern, 5 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 6+ Snipe including one grey individual, 1+ Kingfisher, 3 Water Rail, 2 Coot, 20 Meadow Pipit, 4 Stonechat, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Firecrest, 8 Clouded Yellow butterflies including a f. helices. (DS Flumm – photo, AD Mills, DK Parker, MJ Spicer)

Marazion: 6 Whooper Swan SE over town at 08:30 and 3 Sandwich Tern offshore. Also 23 Skylark and 25 Meadow pipit over. (P Fraser)

Plain-an-Gwarry: 7 Whooper Swan over this morning.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 15 Little Egret, 7 Grey Heron, 6 adult Whooper Swan, 2 Turnstone, 4 Dunlin and 2 Rock Pipit on Lelant Saltings. 2 Little Egret, 24 Med Gull, 6 Lapwing, 75 Dunlin, 50 Curlew, 2 Black-tailed & 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 8 Redshank, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Rock Pipit and 1 Jay on Ryan’s Field. 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron and 2 Little Grebe on Carnsew Pool. (DS Flumm, T Thirlaway, B Moore & D Jenkins) also 20+ Med Gull from the causeway. (S Turner)

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Long Rock: 1 1w & 2 2w Med Gull by Morrison’s. (P Fraser)

Bude Marshes: 656 Canada Geese, 146 Mallard, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Snipe, 1 Grey Heron, 31 Black-headed Gull, 1 Cormorant, 2 Magpie, 2 Blackbird, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Kestrel, 5 Robin, 2 Raven, 2 Dunnock, 9 Carrion Crow and 3 Wood Pigeon. (H Kendall, R Mudge)

Looe Rivers Estuary: 4 Moorhen, 95 Mallard, 15 domestic Mallard, 8 Mute Swan, 45 Canada Goose, 11 Grey Heron, 27 Little Egret, 7 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Curlew, 4 Oystercatcher, 2 Kingfisher, 7 Cormorant, 2 Shag, 1 Eider ( at the river mouth), 1 Buzzard, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Pied Wagtail, plus Black-headed Gulls, Great Black-backed Gulls and Herring Gulls. Also Jay, Marsh Tit, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Woodpigeon, Pheasant, Robin. (DJ Spooner)

Pendeen: steady passage of birds north this morning with several hundred Chaffinches, a few dozen Skylarks, 1 Brambling, 1 Lapland Bunting all overhead. Also 10+ Pied Wagtail, 4 Reed Bunting, 1 Grey Wagtail, 30+ Linnet, 10+ Goldfinch, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Snipe, 2 Buzzard, 1 Chough, 4 Stonechat, 3 Raven, 20+ Meadow Pipits, 1 Merlin, 2 Clouded Yellow and 1 Vapourer Moth. ( A Hartley -photo, I Kendall)

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Tehidy Woods: 1 Firecrest. (P Dinning – video)

Devoran: 1 Spotted Redshank, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 100+ Redshank, 100+ Curlew, 27 Teal, 5 Wigeon and 1 Sparrowhawk. (J St Ledger – photo)

Spotted Redshank with Redshank Devoran 14th Oct 2014

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 36 Turnstone, 10 Cormorant, 2 Shag and 1 Kingfisher. Promenade: family of 5 Mute Swan. Bolitho Gardens: 14 Meadow Pipit. Lidden Crescent: 1 Little Egret over towards Drift. (T Mills)

Newlyn River mouth: 16 Black-headed Gull, 10 Shag, 1 Cormorant, 2 juv Grey Heron and 1 Grey Wagtail. (T Mills)

Rame: 3 Wheatear at Rame Head plus 1+ Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Firecrest at Penlee Battery. (M Beer)

St Levan: 1 Woodlark still.

Penzance: Rose-coloured Starling at Morrisons car park again,

 MJS & DKP

Thursday 24 January 2013

Late News 23/01 Helston, Loe Pool: 1 Firecrest, 4 Goosander (2m, 2f), 2 Great Crested Grebe, 40+ Pochard, 3 Stonechat, 2 Skylark and 50+ Linnet on a phone line. (J St Ledger)

Late News 23/01 Helston, sewerage works: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, 15+ Chiffchaff, 1 Black Redstart and 3 Grey Wagtail. (J St Ledger) 

Black Redstart Helston 23rd Jan 2013 J St LedgerLate News 23/01 Porthgwarra: 6 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Northern Diver E, 1 Black-throated Diver E, 4 Red-throated Diver E, 1 Great Skua W and 1 adult Mediterranean Gull from 0845-1515. Also 10+ Common Dolphins (with 40 Gannets and 2 Balearic Shearwaters overhead) and 20-30+ Harbour Porpoises with many sightings of 1-4 animals throughout the day. (R Wynn, S Butler-Cowdry & T Donohue)

Late News 23/01 St Just: Western Subalpine Warbler still in gardens around Princess Street TR19 7JG. Please respect the residents privacy.

Late News 23/01 Kenidjack: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff at the sewerage works.

Late News 23/01 Marazion: Pink-footed Goose on Marazion Marsh RSPB in the evening and 2 Great Northern Divers offshore.

Late News 23/01 Treen Common: Male Hen Harrier.

Longrock: Tawny Owl calling in the early hours. (D Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 8 Mute Swan (including 4 juv), 26 Mallard, 36 Teal, 1 fem Wigeon, 8 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Bittern, 5 Grey Heron, 2+ Water Rail, 26 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 1 Buzzard, c35 Snipe, 16 Curlew over, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Raven, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti’s Warbler and 2 Stonechat. (D Parker)

Marazion: 34 Sanderling and 2 Oystercatchers on the beach. (D Parker)

Port Isaac: 1 Red-throated Diver at 13:00. (T Potterton)

River Lynher: 84 Avocets at Wacker Quay. (D Julian)

Chyandour Cliff, Penzance: Adult drake Eider, 1 Common Scoter and 1 Kestrel. (D Flumm)

Heamoor: 1 Firecrest in the morning. (F Hull)

Loveny Reserve, Colliford Lake: Ad drake Lesser Scaup still with 5 drake Tufted Duck and a drake Pintail in with the Mallard, plus a Woodcock flushed. (J & T Sleep)

Stithians Reservoir: 4 Wigeon, 1 Gadwall, 1 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 3 Water Rail, 3 Coot, 7 Wood Pigeon, 4 Magpie, 6 Carrion Crow, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Wren, 130+ Starling, 4 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Redwing, 3 Robin, 1 Dunnock and 1 Reed Bunting. (S Taylor)

Treen Common: 3 Lapland Buntings but mobile and elusive plus a Merlin at cSW446364. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

East Looe: 2 Black Redstarts at Town Beach and Eider offshore.

St John’s: Drake Green-winged Teal still, 500m south of the ford at St John’s Lake.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Adult sum plum Common Tern still around Carnsew Basin.

Kenidjack: 1+ Siberian Chiffchaff at the sewerage works.

Gwithian: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff at Gwithian sewerage works in the afternoon.

Tuesday 22 January 2013

Late News 21/01 Churchtown St Levan: Water Rail in a private garden for the last 2 days, still present 22/01. (J Kersley)

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Late News 21/01 Bude: 1w Ring-billed Gull on Bude Canal. (C Selway)

Ring-billed Gull 21113 C SelwayMarazion Marsh RSPB: 7 Mute Swan (including 4 juv), 23 Mallard, 44 Teal, 7 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Bittern, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Water Rail, 21 Moorhen, 1 Coot, c20 Snipe, 28 Curlew over, 1 Stonechat and 1 Chiffchaff. (D Parker)

Marazion: 32 Sanderling, 12 Turnstone, 4 Curlew, 3 Oystercatcher and a Stonechat on the beach. (D Parker)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Mute Swan, 1 Greylag Goose, 151 Canada Geese, 3 hybrid geese, 12 Mallard, 8 Gadwall, 4 Wigeon, 1 drake Scaup, 13 Tufted Duck,1 Coot, 2 Moorhen and 2 Cormorant. (D Parker)

Newlyn: Slavonian Grebe at Sandy Cove. (P St Pierre) Black-necked Grebe in the harbour.

Penzance: Drake Eider, 6 Common Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver and ad Med Gull at Tolcarne. (P St Pierre & F Hull)

Treen/Chykembro Common: 15 Snow Bunting, 8 Lapland Bunting, 12 Yellowhammer, c60 Reed Bunting, 1 male Brambling, c40 Chaffinch, c8 Greenfinch, 10 Skylark, pair Merlin (successfully hunting a Reed Bunting), 1 male Hen Harrier, 1 Pheasant and 3 Snipe. (D Parker & P St Pierre)

Bodrifty: Male Merlin. (P St Pierre)

Nanquidno: 1 Jack Snipe and 1 female Merlin. (C Moore)

Helston: Juv Whooper Swan still present at the boating lake with 12 Mute Swan, 11 Shoveler and 17 Moorhen. (K White, T Blunden & G Adams)

Bude Marsh 10:00 – 11:00: The Drake Green-winged Teal arrived at 10:15 in the field above Rodds bridge viewed from the minor road and the cycle path also 40 Teal, 100+ Canada, 3 Snipe, 3 Heron, 1 Little Egret, 14 Curlew, 2 Kestrel (m & f), 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Water Rail and 2 Mistle Thrush. (R Mudge)

Lower Tamar Lake 12:30: 18 Goosander, 6 Tufted Duck (4m & 2f), 60 Mallard, 25 Teal, 3 Little Grebe, 3 Heron, 1 Jay and 1 Mute Swan. (R Mudge)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1w Iceland Gull on Lelant Water, Common Tern still around Carnsew Basin. (T Maguire & D Parker) Also Common Sandpiper in Hayle harbour.

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Common Tern taken on Sunday 20th Jan, Bob Sharples.

Lelant: c100,000 Starlings roosting in conifers at Wyevale Garden Centre. (D Parker)

Tehidy: 1 Firecrest in Tehidy Woods. (P Dinning)

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Pool: Black Redstart at Taylors Shaft Engine House in Pool. (P Dinning)

Camborne: 10 Bullfinches (5m & 5f) and a pair of Blackcap in a private garden. (P Dinning)

Falmouth, Gyllyngvase Beach: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Razorbill, 1 Med Gull, 6 Ringed Plover, 8 Turnstone, 9 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Egret and 1 Curlew. (J St Ledger & D Chaney)

Great Northern Diver Falmouth 22nd Jan 2013 J St Ledger Ringed Plover Falmouth Gylly Beach 22nd Jan 2013 J St Ledger

Carrick Roads: 20 Black-necked Grebes, 2 probable Great Northern Diver, 7 Red-breasted Merganser viewed from the dock viewpoint, Pendennis. (D Chaney)

Falmouth, Pendennis: 2 Purple Sandpipers also 2+ Whimbrel flew north. (D Chaney)

Falmouth, Castle Beach: Med Gull, male Black Redstart (by the toilet block), Curlew, Little Egret and Guillemot. (D Chaney)

Falmouth: Firecrest in front garden in Marlborough Avenue. (S Perfect)

Treraven Meadows: Water Pipit and Green Sandpiper in the morning. (D Julian)

St Just: Western Subalpine Warbler still in gardens around Princess Street TR19 7JG. Please respect the residents privacy.

Kenidjack: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff at the sewerage works.

Stithians Reservoir: 1w drake Long-tailed Duck still north of the southern causeway.

Sennen: 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs at Brew sewerage works.

Monday 21 January 2013

Late News 20/01 Helston sewage works: Photos of Siberian Chiffchaff. (S Bury)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 8 Mute Swan (including 4 juv), 17 Mallard, 27 Teal, 5 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 2+ Bittern (1 10:15, 2 15:30 & 1 17:05), 5 Grey Heron, 2+ Water Rail, 21 Moorhen, 1 Coot, c25 Snipe, c45 Curlew over, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Stonechat, 1 Cetti’s Warbler and 1 Chiffchaff. (D Parker, L Best, S Cox, D Flumm & R Hosken)

Treen/Chykembro Common: c15 Lapland Bunting, 4+ Yellowhammer, Brambling, c100 Reed Bunting, 1 Woodcock, 12 Fieldfare, 1 Kestrel and 1 Sparrowhawk mid day. c20 Lapland Buntings, c20 Snow Buntings and a Hen Harrier still in the afternoon. (P St Pierre et al.)

Marazion: 2 Great Northern Divers offshore. (C Barnard)

Helston: Juv Whooper Swan present in the morning but flew off. (per S Cox) Siberian Chiffchaff still at the sewerage works.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Common Tern Copperhouse Creek at 12:10, still present in Carnsew Basin late afternoon. (D Flumm & S Cox) 4 Goosander on the estuary in the morning. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Godrevy: 1 unringed Chough at 10:15. (B Toms)

Bude Marshes: 1 drake Green-winged Teal, 4 Pink-footed Geese, 1 White-fronted Goose, 100+ Canada Geese, 30 Curlew and 30 Teal below Rodds Bridge viewed from the cycle path at 10:30. (R Mudge) Also drake Green-winged Teal present from 14:10 to 14:25 seen close, both sides of minor road. (B Craven)

Green-winged Teal, Rod Mudge.

Lower Tamar Lake: 14 Goosander, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 40 Mallard, 10 Teal, 1 Mute Swan, 20 Redwing, 3 Grey Heron, 1 female Goldeneye. (R Mudge)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Drake Scaup and 8 Gadwall. (C Moore)

St Ives Bay: 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Little Egret, 5 Red-throated Diver, 1 Eider, 5 Oystercatcher, 4 Cormorant, 100’s Razorbills and 100’s Gannets from 13:00-16:00. Also 4 Bottlenose Dolphins from 15:15-15:55. (S Butler-Crowdy & T Donohue)

Carnon Downs STW: 46 Chiffchaffs caught, including four ‘classic’ tristis and three  slightly more olive-coloured. Ringed birds included six ringed at Carnon Downs last winter, one ringed in Kent in October 2012 and a tristis ringed near Penryn in December 2012. In total, the site held 65+ Chiffchaffs, including at least 12 Siberian Chiffchaffs, 5 Firecrest and 40+ Goldcrest. (M Grantham)

St Austell: A Starling trapped this morning had previously been ringed in Russia. (M Grantham)

Widemouth Bay: At least 25 Red-throated Divers off the point mid afternoon. (B Craven)

Falmouth: 4 Slavonian Grebe (3 off Pendennis, 1 off Gyllyngvase) with 1 Little Egret and 20+ Turnstone Swanpool Point. (D Chaney)

Sladesbridge: Drake Scaup on Clapper Pools in the morning. (P Floyd-Spong)

Rosenannon Downs: 1 third year male Hen Harrier, 1 Merlin, 19 Lapland Bunting  6 Pheasant, 1 Buzzard, 140 Reed Bunting, 5 Chaffinch, 6 Herring Gull, 22 Yellowhammer, 3 Fieldfare, 4800 Starling flew east, 6 Redwing, 4 Blackbird, 16 Carrion Crow, 66 Meadow Pipit, 4 Woodcock, 6 Snipe, 4 Jackdaw, 5 Magpie, 1 Linnet, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Dunnock, 14 Rook, 2 Wren, 1 Stonechat. (D Julian & C Selway)

Penzance: 18 Purple Sandpipers at Jubilee Pool at high tide and a Firecrest in a private garden. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Newlyn: Black-necked Grebe still in the harbour. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St Just: Western Subalpine Warbler still in gardens around Princess Street TR19 7JG. Please respect the residents privacy.

Kenidjack: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff at the sewerage works.

Loveny Reserve, Colliford Lake: Ad drake Lesser Scaup still.

St Clement: 1 Spotted Redshank.

Truro: 1 Firecrest and 1 Black Redstart at Treliske.

Carrick Roads: 1 Sandwich Tern towards Loe Beach, 3 Black-necked Grebes at Mylor Churchtown and 1 Slavonian Grebe at Mylor harbour.

Stithians Reservoir: Long-tailed Duck still north of the southern causeway.