Monday 24th January 2022

Skewjack: Little Bunting brief at potato wash site. (K Wilson)

Pendeen: 1 adult Kumelin’s Gull flown over and inland this morning. (P Combridge) Also, Rose-coloured Starling still on feeder at Park-an-Pyth, Lower Boscaswell. (P Callaway)

Pentewan: 1 1st w. male Surf Scoter and 1 Velvet Scoter still present. (D Eva)

Walmsley Reserve: 1 drake Ring-necked Duck still. (A Langdon)

Upper Tamar Lake: 3 Tundra Bean Goose, 215 Canada Goose, 13 Greylag Goose over high to east. 7 Mallard, pair Goosander, 6 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 1st winter Mediterranean Gull, 300 + Lapwing, 100+ Fieldfare, 30+ Redwing, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Tit. (K Pellow)

Coverack: 1 Firecrest at sewage works. (D Beadle)

Gunwalloe: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff in the reeds. (D Collins)

Porthleven: 1m Black Redstart. (J Cook)

Helston Boating Lake: 2 adult Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull and escaped Ferruginous Duck. (D Collins)

Sennen: 20 Mediterranean Gull. (J Cumming)

Drift Reservoir: 1st w female Scaup, 24 Tufted Duck, 2 Black-necked Grebe and a Mediterranean Gull. (M Mckee)

Newlyn Harbour: Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, Glaucous Gull. (D Flumm)

Red-throated Diver – Dave Flumm

Glaucous Gull – Dave Flumm

Jubilee Pool, Penzance: 20 Purple Sandpiper. (D Flumm)

Purple Sandpiper – Dave Flumm

Purple Sandpiper – Dave Flumm

Purple Sandpiper – Dave Flumm

Marazion Beach: 1 Water Pipit. (P Fraser)

Gwelva Beach, Marazion: 40 Ruddy Turnstone, 60 Sanderling, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Common Chiffchaff. (P Fraser)

Carnsew Pool: 1 Great White Egret this afternoon. (P Maugham)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Water Pipit, 1 Ad Yellow-legged Gull and 1 Mediterranean Gull viewed from causeway bridge. (P Maugham)

Wheal Alfred, Hayle: 80+ Fieldfare, 30+ Redwing, 1 Male Merlin, 120+ Chaffinch, 3 Brambling, 200+ Starling, 40+ Linnet & 1 Grey Wagtail. (M Whittaker)

St Gothian Sands: 1 Snow Bunting, 2 Shoveler, 5 Gadwall, 12 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Wigeon, 2 Curlew, 10 Tufted Duck, 50+ Teal, 8 Rock Pipit, 6 Meadow Pipit, 2 Raven, 2 Stonechat, 6 Linnet, 3 Oystercatcher, 4 Pied Wagtail. (I Grant, F Were)

Stithians Reservoir: 67 Lapwing, 9 Cormorant, 27 Teal, 20 Wigeon, 32 Mallard, 4 Snipe, 3 Grey Heron, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 1f Reed Bunting, 1m Reed Bunting, 1 Jay. (S Hinkley)

Trago, Falmouth: 1 1st winter female Black Redstart. (T Weston)

St Clement: 7 Cattle Egret. (M George)

Fistral Beach, Newquay: 1 leucistic Starling. (D Ensor)

Leucistic Starling – David Ensor

Egloshayle: 1 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 13 Redwing, 3 Greenfinch, 1 m Blackcap, 2 Bullfinch (feeding on dock seed heads). (S Grose)

Rock: 1 Great spotted Woodpecker, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Hannafore, Looe: 2 (m+f) Eider, 1 Great Northern Diver at harbour mouth and 2 ad Mediterranean Gull. (R Smaldon)

Millbrook: 9 Cattle Egret still. (P Kemp)

Torpoint: 1 Red-necked Grebe and 1 Black-necked Grebe still this morning. (P Kemp)

Late submission, 24/01, Siblyback Reservoir: 1 drake Ring-necked Duck also present. (S Beazley)



Friday 21st January 2022

Upper Tamar Lakes: 3 Tundra Bean Geese still in field with Canadas on northwest side of Upper Tamar Lakes. (A McKechnie)

Tundra Bean Goose – Alex McKechnie

Tundra Bean Geese – Alex McKechnie

Chapel Amble: 9 Glossy Ibis, 1 Ruff, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Water Pipit, 1 Bullfinch (male). (J St Ledger, A Lea & R Bowyer)

Glossy Ibis – John St Ledger

Pendeen: 1st-winter Rosy Starling still at Lower Boscaswell, near Spar on feeder in garden by Park-an-Pyth sign. (J Robinson)

Hayle Estuary: Adult Ring-billed Gull and adult Caspian Gull still on Lelant Saltings. (Birdguides) Also 25 Ringed Plover opposite car wash. (L Colliver)

Ringed Plovers – Lynn Colliver

Swanpool: Black Guillemot still between Swanpool and Gyllyngvase Beach mid-afternoon. (Birdguides)

Pendower: 7 Great Northern Diver, 3 Black-throated Diver, 3 Slavonian Grebe, 5 Common Scoter, 1 Auk sp. (A le Masurier)

Marazion Marsh: Great White Egret, also Meadow Pipit on Marazion Beach. (S Cox)

Great White Egret – Steve Cox

Cawsand Bay: Great White Egret. (C Wallerstein)

St Clement: c25 Cattle Egret at Menadews Farm, 1 Water Rail at Tresemple Pool. (M Jones)

Gunwalloe: 7 Red-throated Diver, 1 Black Redstart. (D Collins)

Godrevy: Black Redstart on slopes of Mutton Cove. (P Brinton)

Newlyn: Black Redstart. (P Morgan)

Falmouth: fem-type Black Redstart still at Trago Mills. (Birdguides)

Coverack: Water Rail in private garden at Trevothen. (D Beadle)

Hellandbridge: 21 Brambling, 21  Yellowhammer, 44 Reed Bunting, 34 Stock Dove, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Marsh Tit, 21 Fieldfare and 1 Grey wagtail on private farmland. (L Sampson)#

Goss Moor: 1 Merlin, 2 Woodcock, 2 Raven & 20 Fieldfare. (M Whittaker)

Towan Head, Newquay: 22 Purple Sandpiper, 7 Turnstone and 6 Oystercatcher on rocks behind Headland Hotel. 2 Red-throated Divers past and 3+ Common Dolphin off point. (M Lammas)

Camelford: 2 Dipper, 2 Grey Wagtail by bridge. (J St Ledger & R Bowyer)

Dipper – John St Ledger

Tehidy Country Park: 6 Little Grebe, Shoveler, Teal, 20 Tufted Duck, m & f Mandarin, 2 Canada Geese, Water Rail. (D Flumm)

Mandarins – Dave Flumm

Water Rail – Dave Flumm

Grugwith: c150 Skylark in stubble field. (S Wood)

St Breock Monalith: 2 Reed Bunting, 9 Raven, 19 Linnet. (S Grose)

Rosenannon: 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Bullfinch, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 9 Snipe. (S Grose)

Rock Helipad Field: 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Wadebridge: 296 Black-headed Gull (bathing nr Anneka’s bridge). (S Grose)

St Merryn: 2 male Bullfinch, 4 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 11 Starling, 4 Blackbird, 2 Dunnock and numerous House Sparrow in private garden. (R Hughes)

Lerryn: 2 Blackcap, House Sparrow. (J Edrich)

Blackcap – Jenny Edrich

Porthgwarra: 2 Fin Whale reported. (Birdguides)

St Ives: 1 Minke Whale. (J Robinson)

Late submission, 20/01, Lower Tamar Lake: 6 Whooper Swan flew out at 07:35, 20 Goosander 8m 12f, 1 Green Sandpiper on the weir, 1 Little Egret, 2 Willow Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Gadwall 3m 2f, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1m Tufted Duck. (R Mudge)

Late submission, 20/01, Looe Island: 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 26 Black-headed Gull, 1 Blackbird, 1 Buzzard, 5 Carrion Crow, 46 Cormorant, 4 Curlew, 1 Dunnock, 12 Eider, 9 Fulmar, 3 Gannet, 1 Goldcrest, 20 Goldfinch, 1 Great Northern Diver, 141 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 290 Herring Gull, 20 Linnet, 4 Little Egret, 8 Mallard, 9 Mediterranean Gull, 14 Oystercatcher, 5 Pheasant, 2 Raven, 1 Robin, 5 Rock Pipit, 62 Shag, 2 Stonechat, 2 Whimbrel, 20 Woodpigeon, 11 Wren, and c20 Auks flying past. (D Spooner)

Shags – Derek Spooner

Cormorants – Derek Spooner

Late submission, 20/01, Stithians Res: 120 Lapwing, 6 Cormorant, 50 Teal, 30 Wigeon, 20 Mallard, 150 Canada Goose, 20 Snipe, 1 Grey Heron, 8 House Sparrow, 1 Raven, 1 Jay (S Van Hear)


Thursday 20th January

Upper Tamar Lake: 3 Tundra Bean Goose. (Birdguides)

Dozmary Pool: 3 Ring-necked Duck (2m, 1F). (M Grantham)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Ring-billed Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Caspian Gull, 6 Goosander, 2 Greenshank, 200 Golden Plover, 200 Lapwing, 15 Redshank, 8 Shelduck, 9 Common Gull, 150+ Teal, 150+ Wigeon. (I Grant/F Were)

Siblyback Lake: 2 Cormorant , 15+ Coot, 16 Little Grebe , 6 Greylag Geese, 38 Tufted Duck,12 Teal, 1 f Ring-necked Duck, 1 m Scaup, 1 f Goldeneye, 1 Snipe, 20+ Redwing ( K Pellow)

Looe Island. 1 drake Eider. 9 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Whimbrel, 5 Curlew, 7 Fulmar.( A Langdon)

Eider. Adrian Langdon

Devoran: 3 Cattle Egret, 4 Little Egret, 9 Grey Heron, 2 Greenshank, Curlew, Redshank and Teal. (C Foote)

Swanpool: 1 Black Guillemot at Swanpool beach. (C Foote)

St Ives Island: Black Redstart, Great Skua, 3 Bottlenose Dolphin (G Jones)

Redmoor Nature Reserve: 4 Mallard, 1 Fulvous Whistling Duck (C Cox)

Fulvous Whistling Duck. Clive Cox

Sunny Corner:. 1 Avocet, 35 Shelduck, 15 Redshank, 50 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Curlew , 2 Little Egret, 4 Mute Swan, 2 Teal, 8 Mallard, 1 Cormorant.( Keith Hambly-Staite)

Newlyn Harbour: Red Throated Diver & 1w Glaucous Gull (J. Jones, I Grant, F Were)

Glaucous Gull. Joe Jones

Red-throated Diver. Joe Jones

 Marazion Marsh RSPB: Great White Egret fishing at sunset, 3 Little Egret, 9 Grey Heron, 2 Raven, 2 Canada Geese, 8 Teal,  2 Little Grebe.  (R Hamilton-Ahearne, I Grant, F Were)

Penzance (Jubilee pool): 3 Black-throated Diver. 2 Purple Sandpiper, 6 Ringed Plover, 2 Curlew. (I Grant/F Were)

Stannon; Bodmin Moor: 65 Golden Plover, 128 Fieldfare. (B & L Bosisto)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Snow Bunting, 3 Rock Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Robin, 2m Blackbird, 2 Raven over, 1m Pochard, 3f Shoveler, 4 (2m 2f) Gadwall, 20+ Tufted Duck, 30+ Mallard, 40+ Teal, 5 Little Grebe, 1m Mute Swan, 100+ Canada Geese 10.30 – 11.45. (M Webb)

Snow Bunting. Martin Webb

Snow Bunting. Martin Webb

Rock Pipit. Martin Webb

Marazion, Little London Beach: 1 Water Pipit, 1 Black Redstart, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Stonechat, 35 Pied Wagtail, 20 Turnstone, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher, 40 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 6 Meadow Pipit, 4 Rock Pipit, 1 Little Egret. (J Jones, I Grant, F Were)

Water Pipit. Joe Jones


Trelissick Beach: 6 Redshank, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Little Egret & pair of Bullfinch in nearby hedge. (T.Hall.)

St Blazey/Treesmill: 12 Teal, Kingfisher, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Raven, 2 Buzzard, Gt. Spotted Woodpecker. (R Hampshire)

Tresemple Pool: 1 Kingfisher, 3 Little Grebe ( D Eva )

Kingsmill lake: 140 Avocet, 73 Curlew, 39 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Dunlin, 41 Redshank, 5 Greenshank, 22 Lapwing & 34 Shelduck (P Kemp)

Late submission 19.01 Marazion Marsh RSPB: Great White Egret, flew into marsh near Cheshire homes about 4.45pm. Chased up the valley by little Egret. (J Parker)

Late submission 19.01 Truro: 1 Black Redstart at Cathedral. (Birdguides)

Late submission, 17/01/22, Porthgwarra: 7 Fulmar, 2500+ Starling at Arden Sawah farm. (R Hill)

Late submission, 17/01/22, Marazion: 2 Purple Sandpiper, 1 2w Mediterranean Gull, 67 Turnstone, 48 Curlew, 3 Redshank & 1 Raven at high tide. (R Hill)



Tuesday 18th January 2022

Chapel Amble: 14+ Glossy Ibis at Rooke Farm. (S Grose)

Walmsley (members only): 7 Glossy Ibis, 1f Garganey, 1 Barn Owl. (I Grant, F Were)

Lower Boscawell: 1 Rosy Starling. (P Combridge)

Upper Tamar Lake: 3 Tundra Bean Geese still present o/s SS 283 125.

Lelant Saltings: 1 ad Ring-billed Gull and ad and 1st w Caspian Gull.

Falmouth, Swanpool: 1 Black Guillemot reported again. (RBA)

St Gothian: 1 Great White Egret reported.

Drift Reservoir: 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 20 Teal, 13 Tufted Duck, 7 Coot, 6 Snipe, 10 Redwing, 2 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

Kingsmill Lake: 84 Avocet, 28 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 29 Redshank, 15 Dunlin, 22 Lapwing, 19 Curlew, 6 Oystercatcher, 112 Teal & 2 Wigeon. (P Kemp)

Falmouth, Swanpool: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff (ssp tristis) in willows half way along west-side of lake. (J Chapman). Also, 4 Bullfinch in private garden at Swanpool. (D Peers)

Falmouth: 1 Black Redstart female/1st winter Trago. (T Weston)

Porthcurnick Lookout to Pendower: 4 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Great Northern Diver, 7 Black-throated Diver, 5 Common Scoter, 15 Grey Plover, 30 Dunlin, 5 Oystercatcher, 3 Turnstone, 1 Peregrine, 2 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 2 (m/f) Bullfinch, 1 Atlantic Grey Seal.  (J St Ledger, S Van Hear)

Slavonian Grebe – John St Ledger

Common Scoter – John St Ledger

Truro, Sunny Corner: 1 Avocet, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 110 Black-tailed Godwit. (R Wilkins, M Jones)

Torpoint: 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 9 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Red-breasted Merganser, 4 Pale-bellied Brent Goose, 1 f Goldeneye, 1 Med Gull. (G Lewis, A Parker). Also, 4 Cormorant, 14 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 17 Brent Geese, 400+ Wigeon, 88 Shelduck, 2 male & 1 female Red-Breasted Mergansers, Curlew, Dunlin, Redshank, Oystercatcher, 30 Turnstone. (A Parker)

Godrevy: 1 Black Redstart on cliffs. (F Were)

Sancreed: 3 Mistle Thrush west. Also, 8 Snipe on Beacon. (D Flumm)

Tresemple Pool: 1 Water Rail. (M Jones)

Illogan: 2 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 7 Goldfinch, 3 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 2 Blackbird, 1 f Greenfinch, 1 f Bullfinch, 7 House Sparrow, 2 Wood Pigeon in private garden. (J Baker)

Coverack: 1 m Hen Harrier over private garden at Trevothen again. Also 1 Woodcock. (D Beadle)

Port Isaac: 3 Nuthatch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Woodcock, 5 Siskin, 11 Long tailed Tit at Treharrock Manor. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 8 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 40+Redwing, 11 Teal, 1 m Tufted Duck, 1 m Pochard. (S Grose)

Freathy: c600 Razorbill on sea and c1000 flew east 0900 – 1000. (M Jordan)

Cremyll: 3 Chiffchaff. (M Jordan)

Late submission, 17/01, Coverack: Male Hen Harrier over private garden at Trevothen. (D Beadle)

Late submission, 17/1, Marazion: Feeding frenzy of gulls below Godolphin Hotel, c100 Black-headed Gull, c10 Herring Gull, 15 Turnstone, 3 Redshank, 1 Purple Sandpiper, c50 Pied Wagtail, 10 Rock Pipit and 3 Meadow Pipit. (T Mills)


Saturday 15th January 2022

Garden Listing League 2022: We’re pleased to announce that garden listing will be back for 2022! See the top of this page for more information.

Hayle Estuary: Ad Ring-billed Gull, 3 Mediterranean Gulls, Great Egret, 4 Goosander, 400 Golden Plover, 20 Grey Plover, 300 Lapwing, 250 Dunlin, 2 Greenshank, 4 Turnstone, 3 Rock Pipit. (J Chapman)

Tamar Lakes: 3 Tundra Bean Geese , 30 Goosander, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Willow Tit. (R Murphy)

Swanpool: Black Guillemot offshore, 5 Black-throated Diver, 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black Redstart. (J Irvine)

Dozmary Pool: 2 Ring-necked Duck (male and female). (Swallow Birding)

St Gothian Sands NR: Snow Bunting still present pm (P. Sharp)

Newlyn: 1st winter Glaucous Gull still. (C Smith) also Red-throated Diver. (A McKechnie),  3 Great Northern Diver. (T Mills) 2 Grea Northern Diver, 5 Rock Pipit. (I Grant/F Were)

1st winter Glaucous Gull (feeding on an apparently butchered part of a Common Dolphin). Tony Mills

1st winter Glaucous Gull – Alex Mckechnie


Red-throated Diver – Michael Mckee

Red-throated Diver – Alex Mckechnie

Red-throated Diver – John Chapple

Sandy Cove: 1 Water Rail, 1 Chiffchaff; 1 Great Northern Diver and 2 Razorbill feeding offshore. (T Mills)

Penzance: 1 Swallow still. (C Smith) c20 Curlew in field behind Heliport (C.Beazley)

RSPB Marazion Marsh: 1 Nuthatch, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Long-tailed Tits, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Mute Swans, 4 Grey Heron. (R Hamilton-Ahearne)

Drift reservoir: 2 Black-necked Grebe, 12 Tufted Duck, 8 Mallard, 1 Great-crested Grebe, 6 Little Grebe, 100 Canada Goose, 6 Moorhen, 9 Coot, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Song Thrush, 30 Redwing, 2 Buzzard, 100+ Herring Gull, 2 Black-headed Gull, 2000+ starling over. (I Grant/F Were)

Treleaver, Coverack: 1 male Hen Harrier, 2 Chough, 1 Buzzard, 1 Raven and 1 Kestrel.  Also 1 Grey Seal.  (P. Bedford)

Grey Seal – Phil Bedford

Towan Head: 7 Red-throated Diver west, 2 Great Northern Diver (S Rowe, M Lammas)

Marazion: 1 Black Redstart on Little London beach, 1 Great Northern Diver offshore, 1 Purple Sandpiper on rocks in front the Godolphin, 37 Turnstone, 36 Curlew, 6 Redshank, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Grey Wagtail. (R Hill)

Gerrans Bay: 2 Slavonian Grebe, 12 Common Scoter, 6 Black-throated Diver, 11 Great Northern Diver, 2 Little Gull. (D Eva)

Tehidy: 2 Mandarin Duck (male and female). (M Greenhalgh)

Tregew and Roundwood NT: 100+ Chaffinch, 30+ Skylark, 4 Yellowhammer, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (drumming), 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Marsh/Willow Tit, 1f Brambling. (N Stevenson, S Wilthew, D Pears, G Adams)

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Common Sandpiper. (D Eva)

Mawgan: 1 Nuthatch, 5 Siskin, 1 male Bullfinch, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Long Tailed Tit, c15 Goldfinch and c5 Greenfinch all on the feeders in our garden (P. Bedford)

St Winnow: 1 Merlin, 3 Mistle Thrush (1 singing), 7 Common Gull, 3 Greenshank, 55 Lapwing, 20 Redshank, 14 Little Grebe and 12 Shelduck. (R Hollis and L Sampson)

Late submission,14/01/22, Foxhole: 3 hybrid Ring-necked Duck x Tufted Duck. (L Bosisto)

3x hybrid Ring-necked Duck x Tufted Duck – Libbie Bosisto

hybrid Ring-necked Duck x Tufted Duck – Libbie Bosisto


Friday 14th January 2022

White-tailed Eagle Statement: After the recent media attention that CBWPS were involved with in relation to the visiting White-tailed Eagle at Colliford Reservoir, it became apparent that prior to this additional attention the bird in question was subjected to unnecessary disturbance and possibly even photographers “baiting” the bird in a bid to get better shots! The reported incidents did not occur in the past few days and no criticism of those who have reported the bird recently is intended.

With this in mind CBWPS will no longer be publicising it’s presence on the sighting page, which is an action that we already undertake with many susceptible and vulnerable species throughout the county. If you do go to see the Eagle, we urge people to stay at a far distance from the bird and to be mindful that disturbing the bird from its day roost will be detrimental to its overall health and welfare.

We also request that if people are aware that persistent disturbance is occurring to any bird on a CBWPS managed reserve, or indeed anywhere within the county, that they report this matter to so that the appropriate news can be withheld and that the reserve wardens and managers can also take the appropriate course of action. If the relevant persons are unaware of such actions then nothing can be done to rectify it moving forward!

Upper Tamar Lake: 3 Tundra Bean Geese, 3 Egyptian Geese still on west side field. (B Craven)

Foxhole: Diving duck showing characteristics of female Ring-necked Duck x Tufted Duck. (L Bosisto)

Aythya hybrid – Libbie Bosisto

Aythya hybrid – Libbie Bosisto

Walmsley Sanctuary: 6 Glossy Ibis roosted again today. (Birdguides)

St Gothian Sands NR: Snow Bunting still present tho mobile. 128 Canada Geese, 1 Mute Swan, 2 Shelduck, 3 Pochard, 1f Wigeon, 236 Teal, 28 Mallard, 10+ Tufted Duck, 5 Little Grebe, 14 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 13 Oystercatcher, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 5 Linnet, 6 Rock Pipit, 180+ Starling, 150+ Lapwing, 2 Coot, 8+ Moorhen, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 18 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 61 Black-headed Gull, 45+ Herring Gull. 1000’s of Gulls in St Ives Bay. (P Freestone) Also 1 ad Little Gull over the reserve flying out to sea. (T Mills)

Snow Bunting – Paul Freestone

Rock Pipit – Paul Freestone

Hannafore: Red-necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver and Eider. (P Aley)

Torpoint: Red-necked Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, 6 Brent Geese. (P Aley)

Tregantle, nr Torpoint: 1 Cattle Egret in field with cattle across the road W of Fort @15.50, before flying off. (D Allan)

Newlyn: Juv Glaucous Gull and Great Northern Diver still. (D Beadle)

Glaucous Gull – Dan Beadle

Hayle Estuary: 7 (5m 2f) Goosander, 150+ Golden Plover, 2 Little Egret, 2 Shelduck, 2 Greenshank, 5 Curlew, 3 Oystercatcher. Ryan’s Field: 25 Redshank, 1 Wren, 1f Chaffinch. Carnsew Pool: 1 Great White Egret, 3 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 24 Cormorant, 6 Oystercatcher, 40+ Redshank 10.00 – 12.30. (M Webb)

Great White Egret – Martin Webb

Great White Egret – Martin Webb

Golden Plovers – Martin Webb

Goosanders – Martin Webb

Maer Lake: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 50 Golden Plover then 3000+ in sky, 300+ Lapwing, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 100+ Wigeon, 100+ Teal, 300+ Black-headed Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 8 Snipe, 2 Shelduck, 20 Herring Gull, 20 Curlew on hill towards sea. (T Nicholson)

Drift Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe. (A McKechnie)

Black-necked Grebe – Alex McKechnie

Wacker Quay: 2 Spoonbill, 50 Avocet and Whimbrel. (P Aley)

Wilcove: 3 Whimbrel & 2 Common Sandpiper. (P Aley)

Lands End: 2 Chough, 1 Black Redstart (m). (A & B Tregunna)

Looe: Common Sandpiper. (P Aley)

St Clement: 1 Pintail. (K Hambly-Staite)

Loe Pool: 12 Shoveler, 8 Grey Heron in the reeds on the north side and four Goosander in the central part of the lake. (P Fletcher)

St Buryan: c60 Lapwing and c400 Golden Plover over Boskenna Nurseries. (D Beadle, S Ellis)

Truro: Meadow Pipit in front garden. (M Costa)

Lost Gardens Of Heligan: 7 Chaffinch, 2 Great Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 3 Coal Tit, 5 Blue Tit, 1 Goldcrest. (K Bowers)

Nuthatch – Kevin Bowers

Blue Tit – Kevin Bowers

Goldcrest – Kevin Bowers

Goldcrest – Kevin Bowers

Late submission, 13/1, Gunwalloe: 2 Red-throated Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver. (S Wood)


Thursday 13th January 2022

Walmsley: 18 Glossy Ibis, 11 Greylag, Kingfisher. (A Lea, N Henderson)

Greylag Geese. Adrian Lea

Glossy Ibis. Adrian Lea

Kingfisher. Neil Henderson

Upper Tamar Lake: 3 Egyptian Geese, 3 Tundra Bean Goose,100 Canada Geese, 5 Great Crested Grebe , 3 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest. (S Windle)

Gillan Creek: 3 Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egret, 5 Mediterranean Gull (N R Rogers)

Colliford Lake: Immature White-tailed Eagle arrived from the W side at 1000hrs and spent all morning around fringes of the lake as viewed from the dam car park until at least 1300hrs . Successfully caught 2 fish in the Loveny arm devouring it each time on nearby bank.  1 Kestrel; 1 Buzzard (often interacting with Eagle for favoured perch in conifer); Eagle also flushed 6 European White fronted Geese (2 ad:4 juvs) shortly after they alighted on lakeside field. Also present 2 Ring-necked Duck (pr); 1 Slavonian Grebe; 1 Little |Grebe; 8 Great Crested Grebe; 8 Goosander (inc 5 males); 1 Little Egret; 1 Grey Heron; 2 Cormorant; 1m Pochard: 5 Teal: 15 Wigeon; 4 Mallard:143 Canada Geese; 1 Barnacle Goose; 4 Raven (2prs); 45 Fieldfare; 2m Bullfinch (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

White-tailed Eagle. Kate Dalziel

White-tailed Eagle. Kate Dalziel

Seaton: male Wigeon still present. In valley a calling Water Rail and 4 Marsh Tit. (A Payne)

Par Beach Pool: Bittern at dusk. (M Whittaker)

Bude: 5 Chiffchaff, inc 1 Siberian, 1 Mandarin, 10 Fieldfare, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Greenfinch and small numbers of Lapwing and Teal.(J & J Elvin.)

Fieldfare. John & Jenny Elvin

Mandarin. John & Jenny Elvin

Siberian Chiffchaff. John & Jenny Elvin

Newlyn Harbour: 1 1y Glaucous Gull, 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black Redstart. (A McKechnie)

Glaucous Gull. Alex McKechnie

Black Redstart. Alex McKechnie)

Great Northern Diver. Alex McKechnie

Bodmin Moor: c 300 Golden Plover. 11 Yellowhammer. 25 Linnet. 1 Buzzard. 8 Meadow Pipit. 2 Mistle Thrush. (S Sanderson)

Golden Plover. Steven Sanderson


Marazion: 1 Yellow-legged Gull (adult winter on Longrock Pool) (N R Rogers)

Drift reservoir: 1 Black-necked Grebe. (B. Toms)

Trewey Common: 3 Yellowhammer. (B.Toms)

Penzance, Battery Rocks roost: 65 Sanderling, 8 Ringed Plover and 8 Purple Sandpiper. (T Mills)

Sanderling. Tony Mills

Stithians: 120 Lapwing, 6 Cormorant, 10 Teal, 10 Mallard, 150 Canada Goose, 1 Common Gull, 12 Snipe, 1 Grey Heron, 1m and 1f Reed Bunting, 1 Jay (S Van Hear)

Keveral Beach (west of Seaton): 3 Red-throated Diver, 6 Cormorant, 7 Shag, 18 Oystercatcher, 8 Turnstone. (D Spooner)

St Gothian Sands to Godrevy Point: 1 Snow Bunting, 2 Greylag Goose, 4 Gadwall, 1 Pochard, 8 Mediterranean Gull, 10 Tufted Duck, 100+ Teal, 150+ Canada Goose, 2 Shelduck, 6 Little Grebe, 2 Chough, 18 Pied Wagtail, 7 Meadow Pipit, 6 Rock Pipit, 4 Fulmar, 6 Purple Sandpiper, 28 Curlew, 35 Oystercatcher, 23 Ringed Plover, 18 Sanderling, 14 Turnstone. (I Grant/F Were, D Flumm)

Snow Bunting. Dave Flumm

Snow Bunting. Dave Flumm

Snow Bunting. Dave Flumm

 Penzance, Sainsbury’s: Swallow. (D Flumm)

Truro, Sunny Corner: 1 Avocet (D Eva )

Par: 1 Kestrel , 7 Greenfinch. (C Hooper)

Greenfinch. C Hooper

Kestrel. C Hooper

Torpoint: 1- pair of Blackcap on feeders in my garden this morning. (D Allan)

Millbrook: 3 Blackcap (m+2f) on garden feeder. (B Taggart)

Late submission, 12/1, Penzance: 4 Blackcap visiting my garden at Tredarvah (2 m 2 f). (R Chiffers)

Late submission, 12/1, Longrock: 64 Curlew in field behind Longrock Pool. (T Mills)