Sunday 24th January 2021

Traboe: 25+ Cattle Egret, 5+Little Egret, 1 White Stork. (S.Wood)

Cattle Egret – Steven Wood

Hayle Estuary: Adult and 1w Ring-billed Gull, 2w and ad Caspian Gull, adult Iceland Gull, 10 Yellow-legged Gull, 62 Common Gull, 20 Grey Plover and 1 Whimbrel. (M Halliday and P Freestone)

Camborne: 4 Blackcap 2f+ 2m, in a private garden. (G Rogers)

Blackcaps – Geoff Rogers

Heamoor, Penzance: 1m Blackcap. (V Whyte)

Wharfside, Penzance: Large Starling murmuration this evening. (D Brown)

Starling Murmuration – Dave Brown

Starling Murmuration – Dave Brown

Loe Pool, Helston: 4 Cattle Egret near Nansloe Farm, 11m 1f Goosander, 2 Cetti’s Warbler and Great Northern Diver. (A Witheywood)

Cetti’s Warbler – Andrew Witheywood

Pennance Point: 1 Long-tailed Duck (female), 4 Great Northern Diver. (J St Ledger)

Penryn Estuary: Whimbrel, 2 Knot, 30+ Redshank, 6 Greenshank, 11 Turnstone, 30+ Curlew, 8 Teal. (M Broadbent)

Truro/Newmills: 2 Firecrest, 1 Dipper, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Mistle Thrush, 6 Siskin (D Eva)

Par Beach: 1 Stonechat, 1Goldcrest. (C Hooper)

Penwithick: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker in private garden. (K Bowers)

Great Spotted Woodpecker – Kevin Bowers

Great Spotted Woodpecker – Kevin Bowers

Great Spotted Woodpecker – Kevin Bowers

Lostwithiel: 1f Blackcap still present feeding on fat balls with sparrows. (E Mayhew)

Padstow, Tregirls Beach: 249 Common Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 39 Black-headed Gull, 45 Herring Gull. 4 Grey Partridge feeding in the sand dunes, then flew into brassica field directly behind the beach as dog walkers approached early am. (S Grose)

Padstow, Hawkers Cove: 2 Kingfisher from a private garden. (S Grose)

Crugmeer: 378+ Rook in huge flock. (S Grose)

Newquay Boating Lake: 1 Black Swan, 2 Mute Swan. (S Grose)

Liskeard: 1m Blackcap, 2 Great Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 1f Siskin, 4 Goldfinch, 1 Mistle Thrush. (D Sharp)

Mistle Thrush – Deena Sharp

Bude Area: 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Snipe, 50 Lapwing. (S Windle)

Common Snipe – Steven Windle

Rame Head: Chough still present to the west of the NCI lookout this afternoon. (C Scott)

St John’s Lake: 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel, 10 Teal, 2 Black Redstart, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 8 Redshank, 4 Shelduck. (R Napp)

River Tamar: c.150-200 Mixed waders including Turnstones and Dunlin flying in unison, as a flock, for half an hour around a single yacht. Some landing but not enough room for all of them. (R Napp)

Turnstone and Dunlin Flock – Rick Napp

Lockdown 3 Diary

Here we go again. Another lockdown. Thank goodness watching birds can lighten the load. Birds know nothing of our woes and so are doing what they always do, quietly taking on board the growing daylight and thinking about the spring to come. Even in these short days there are signs that weren’t there a few weeks ago: a Mistle Thrush trumpeting away at the top of the bare beech tree; Great Tits urgently crying out; Rooks and Jackdaws spring-cleaning or house-hunting. Eggs may be two or three months away still, but birdlife is quickening already.

Saturday 23rd was a beautiful blue day in Cornwall – a welcome respite from Storm Cristoph – and I took my permitted exercise at Crugmeer near Padstow. Gannets joined the mass of gulls that had tracked down a shoal of fish and knifed into the sea in that devil-may-care way they have. A Kestrel played in the updrafts and as I neared Portmissen I could hear the unmistakable cry of dozens of Kittiwakes staking out their nest ledges for the forthcoming season. Fulmars cruised around the cliffs peering at me peering at them. As I made my way back to the car, I made out a commotion of crows mobbing a large, pale bird. The binoculars revealed a first for the year, a Short-eared Owl. The perfect end to a crisp winter walk.

Simon Marquis (palores@cbwps.org.uk)

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Saturday 23rd January 2021

Late news, 22/1, Redruth: 1 female Black Restart in a private garden. (Peter Flack)

Late news, 22/1, Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Black-necked Grebe, drake Ring-necked Duck and 4 Mediterranean Gull. (M McKee)

Falmouth Bay; Pennance Point: Black Guillemot, 5 Common Scoter, Wigeon, 6 Great Northern Diver. 100+ Common Dolphin. (M Broadbent)

St Austell Bay: White Stork over Duporth Beach circling and then drifted west 11.15 am. (P Wilkins)

Hayle Estuary: Curlew Sandpiper, Pale-bellied Brent Goose still at Copperhouse Creek. 5 Redhead Goosander at Carnsew Pool (P Smale) adult & sub-adult Caspian Gull.(Birdguides) 2 adult Caspian Gull, Glaucous Gull, Red-breasted Merganser, 17 Grey Plover, Kingfisher. (P Freestone)

Wadebridge area:  1 Great Grey Shrike. (A Langdon)

Great Grey Shrike – Adrian Langdon

Great Grey Shrike – Adrian Langdon

Camel Estuary: Circa 3000 Golden Plover, 28 Mute Swan, 1 Black Swan, 1 Greenshank, circa 20 Redshank, circa 200 Lapwing, 1 Little Egret. (A Langdon)

Golden Plover flock – Adrian Langdon

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Spoonbill, c30 Shoveler. (A Langdon)

Adult Spoonbill – Adrian Langdon

 

Wadebridge: Siskin, Redwing. (C Selway)

Gluvian & Talskiddy: 250 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare, 70 Skylark, 40 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff, 41 Yellowhammer , 2 Hare. (B & L Bosisto)

Trevemper sewage works / Trevoll : 6 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 6 Little Egret, 1 Cattle Egret (in field with horses nr Trenhaile House) , 3 Meadow Pipit, 1f Peregrine Falcon, 19 Pheasant, 100+ Redwing, 11 Fieldfare, 33 House Sparrow, 15 Long tailed Tit, 21 Magpie, 53 Black headed Gull, 2 Lesser Black backed Gull, 1 Peacock Butterfly. (S Grose)

Rejerrah:1 Barn Owl over Scotland rd early am. (T Grose)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Firecrest, 1 Goldcrest, 5 Chiffchaff, c15 Teal, 1 Little Egret, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (T Mills)

Longrock Pool: 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Little Grebe. (T Mills)

Little London; Marazion: 3 Black Redstart, 1 Water Pipit, Pod of Common Dolphins offshore with a large number of gulls (A Witheywood)

Black Redstart – Andrew Witheywood

St Buryan: 3 Gadwall, 1 Peregrine, 40 Fieldfare. (N Rogers)

Cot Valley: juvenile Iceland Gull, Whimbrel. (N & T Wheatley)

Crows-an-Wra: c100,000 Starling in Sociable Plover field at 4pm. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Water Pipit, 36 Rock Pipit. (S Rowe)

Kenneggy: 14 Curlew, 8 Meadow Pipit, 3 Goldfinch, 12 Linnet, 1 Black Redstart (m), 3 Rock Pipit, 4 Turnstone, 18 Redwing. (C James)

Bude Marshes: 2 Cattle Egret, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Shelduck,  5 Snipe, 150 Canada Goose, 1 Farmyard Goose, 60 Teal, 200 Lapwing,1 Ruff, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Grey Heron, 100 Starling, 10 Redwing, 2 Chiffchaff. (S Windle)

Cattle Egret – Stevan Windle

Pink-footed Goose – Stevan Windle

Cattle Egret – Stevan Windle

Carminowe: 3 Cattle Egret. (Birdguides)

Gunwalloe: Black Redstart. (Birdguides)

Roseland; Gull Rock: 100+ Guillemot back on ledges of Gull Rock, establishing territory, feeding, fishing and calling.  (David Hall)

Falmouth Bay: 2 Black Redstart at Castle Beach, Whimbrel , Rock Pipit. (L Langley)

Penryn, Tremough Campus: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Goldcrest and 2 Nuthatch. (C Ledger)

Penryn Estuary (St Gluvias’ church to Sailors Creek): 2 Kingfisher, 1 Spoonbill, 1 Common Sandpiper, 30+ Curlew, 4 Little Egret, 20+ Redshank, 15+ Greenshank, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Blackcap, 1 Buzzard. (J Clarke)

1st winter Spoonbill – Josh Clarke

Common Sandpiper – Josh Clarke

Penwithick (private garden):  15 House Sparrow , 3 Bullfinch (2m , 1f) , 2 Coal Tit , 3 Blue Tit , 8 Chaffinch , 2 Robin , 2 Great Tit , 1 Reed Bunting , 5 Blackbird , 1 Marsh Tit , 4 Long-tailed Tit . (K. Bowers)

Coal Tit – Kevin Bowers

Great Tit – Kevin Bowers

Long-tailed Tit – Kevin Bowers

Reed Bunting – Kevin Bowers

Male Bullfinch – Kevin Bowers

Female Bullfinch – Kevin Bowers

Lostwithiel; private garden: female Blackcap on feeders with sparrows. E Mayhew.

Trerulefoot: c. 50 Golden Plover. (A Blonden)

Sunday 10th January 2021

Late News, 8th & 9th/1, Cremyll: 21 Grey Heron in a field and 2 Gadwall at Barn Pool, Mount Edgcumbe. (B Taggart)

Late News, 08/01, Newlyn East: 2m+f Blackcap on garden feeder. (J Waterhouse)

Late news, 09/01, Dobwalls: 1f & 2m Siskin in garden and 30+ Golden Plover flew over (C&J Duffy)

St Buryan: 1 White Stork flying east late morning. (J Eaton) In addition, Ad Iceland Gull flew east, 6 Med Gull, 2 Snipe. (N Rogers)

Penzance: White Stork flew east at 12:05, Longrock at 12:10 and last seen circling Crowlas at 12:25 when lost to view. (P St Pierre, L Proctor, DK Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Ad & 1w Ring-billed Gull, 3 Caspian Gull. Also, White Stork over at 12.29 (per RBA)

Carn Gloose: 2 Humpback Whale (one off Nanquidno drifting north to Carn Goose, second actively moving south off Sennen and diving frequently), Peregrine, Kestrel, 2 Raven. Also c.5 Dolphin sp. (D Flumm)

Humpback Whale – Dave Flumm

Raven – Dave Flumm

Crowlas: 3 Mediterranean Gull over. (G Healey)

Portheras: Siberian Chiffchaff and 3 Chiffchaff. (P Combridge)

Newlyn: 1 juv Glaucous Gull at mouth of river, 2 Kingfisher and 1 Grey Wagtail in the harbour. (T Mills)

Glaucous Gull – Tony Mills

London Beach, Marizion: 5 Black Redstart. (A Witheywood)

Black Redstart – Andrew Witheywood

Black Redstart – Andrew Witheywood

Loe Pool: 2 Bittern, 1 Water Rail, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 4 Firecrest, 7 Goosander. (I Maclean, J Foster et al)

Bittern – Ilya Maclean

St Keverne: 2 Firecrest at Cedarwood Camping pod site (J Jones)

Firecrest – Joe Jones

Penryn: 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Blackcap, 1 Common Sandpiper and 2 Little Grebe. (C Ledger)

Castle Beach, Falmouth: 1f Black Redstart and 1 Stonechat. (J Irvine) In addition, 1 Great Northern Diver, 5 Common Scoter, 50 Common Dolphin (M Broadbent)

Carrick Roads; viewed from Restronguet Weir: 2 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Black-throated Diver, 5 Great Northern Diver, 27 Red-breasted Merganser (14 in one raft), 1 Eider (male), 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Kingfisher. Also 1 Harbour Porpoise. (J St Ledger)

Black-necked Grebe – John St Ledger

Red-breasted Merganser – John St Ledger

Eider & Red-breasted Merganser – John St Ledger

St Clements/Tresemple Pool: 4 Cattle Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 25 Shelduck, 10 Teal, 1 Greenshank, 1 Redwing, 1 Long-Tailed Tit, 1 Bar Tailed Godwit. (Richard and Evan Wilcox)

Truro: 1m Black Redstart and Meadow Pipit in private garden. (J Louw)

Par: 12 Cormorant diving off the beach and several Chiffchaff around the beach stream. (M Bowers)

Lostwithiel: 2f Blackcap on feeders in private garden. (E Mayhew)

Goss Moor: 1 Snipe, 3+ Teal, 20+ Wigeon, 3+ Mallard, 1 Peregrine with kill, 2 Jays (1 “singing”). (R Hollis)

Towan Head: 17 Red-throated Diver west, 1 Velvet Scoter, 60+ Common Scoter still in bay. (S Rowe)

Newquay Boating Lake: 98 Black-headed Gull (incuding white ring on right leg TAMC), 2 Mute Swan (Inc blue plastic ring on AX), 1 Little Grebe. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 6 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Goosander, 11 Tufted Duck, 15 Teal, c.20 Mallard, 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (S Rowe)

Rejerrah: 1 f Peregrine Falcon over, 2 Skylark, 1 m Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

Cubert Common: 1 Merlin, 1 Barn Owl. 74 Lapwing at Treago Farm. (S Grose)

Trevemper /Trevoll: 36 Meadow Pipit, 3 Yellowhammer, 3 Skylark, 5 Goldcrest, 15 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Dipper, 4 Bullfinch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Linnet. (S Grose)

St Columb Major: 1f Blackcap feeding on pyracantha in private garden. (D Dennis)

Blackcap – Derrick Dennis

Gluvian: Woodcock, Firecrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 5 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail feeding on dung heap. (B & L Bosisto)

Dennis Cove Lake, Padstow: 8 Little Grebe. (S Marquis)

Liskeard: 2m Blackcap in a private garden. (D Sharp)

Blackcap – Deena Sharp

Dobwalls: Yellowhammer (m&f) & Great Spotted Woodpecker in neighbouring trees. Jay and Redwing (drinking in our pond) in garden (C&J Duffy)

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Wednesday 6th January 2021

Late news, December, Gweek: Redstart in early December. (J Preece)

Ashton near Praa Sands: White Stork flying around. (C Dale, G Sykes et al)

Drift Reservoir: male Ring-necked Duck, 6 Tufted Duck. (P  St Pierre) 16 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 20 Teal, 4 Med Gull, 80 Redwing & 2 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

St Clement: 3 Cattle Egret at Tresemple Pool. (P Fraser)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Black-necked Grebe still on Longrock Pool. (S Rogers)

Penzance: 1 Red-throated Diver. (L Proctor) juv Iceland Gull with gulls following plough just north of Tremethick Cross. (P St Pierre)

Marazion: Black-necked Grebe still on Long Rock pool. (S Rogers)

Sennen: c15 Chiffchaff at Brew SW. (K Wilson)

Nanjizal: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff. (K Wilson)

Pennance Point: Black Guillemot, Great Skua, Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 6 Common Scoter, Adult Yellow-Legged Gull, 8 Meditteranean Gulls, c60 Gannets, c40 Kittiwakes, also 10 Risso’s Dolphins, 150+ Common Dolphins, 1 Harbour Porpoise. (M Broadbent, E Cornelius)

Falmouth; off Maenporth: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Great Northern Diver, 8 Kittiwake (on water), 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Kestrel (over). Also 20+ Common Dolphin. (J St Ledger)

Nr Loe Beach, Carrick Roads: 6 Turnstone, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Red-breasted Meganser, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Green Woodpecker. (K Hambly-Staite)

Mylor: Great Crested Grebe, 6 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Whimbrel. (L Langley)

Tregrehan: 1 Firecrest in Boscundle woods. (I Stewart)

Truro: Male Black Redstart Malpas village. (M Costa)

Porthleven: 1 Black-throated Diver reported.

Illogan: 1 m Sparrowhawk, 2 (m & f ) Blackcap, 2 Blackbird, 3 Starling, 15 House Sparrow, 4 Goldfinch, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 1 Wren, in private garden (J Baker)

St.Winnow: Golden Plover c300 feeding in fields alongside Lerryn Road. (E Mayhew)

Kenneggy: 1 Redwing, 4 Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Rock Pipit, 9 Turnstone. (C James)

Lower Tamar Lake: 12 Goosander 5m 7f, 5 Willow Tit, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Teal, 2 Wigeon, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Marsh Tit, 3 Jay. (R Mudge)

Two Seats, Camel Estuary: 1 Spoonbill, 9 Cattle Egret (A Taylor)

Saltash: Black Redstart. (F Rowney)

Bridge; St Columb Major: 4 Blackcap , 1 Fieldfare feeding on apples. (B & L Bosisto)

Gluvian: 1 Great Black Backed Gull, 20 Fieldfare, 200 Redwing, 12 Yellowhammer. (B & L Bosisto)

Yellowhammer – Bob Bosisto

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Tuesday 5th January 2021

Trevarno, near Sithney: 1 White Stork in a Daffodil Field. (V Wiltshire)

Hayle Estuary: adult and 1st winter Caspian Gull. (Birdguides)1 ad Ring-billed Gull, 15 Mediterranean gull, 3 Goosander, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Kingfisher. (I Grant/F Were)  Curlew Sandpiper and Pale-bellied Brent Goose at Copperhouse Creek. (P Smale)  Ryan’s field: 1 Goosander, 1 Water rail. (I Grant/F Were) Carnsew: 1 Great-northern diver, 1 Knot. (I Grant/F Were)

Siblyback Lake: 2 female Ring-necked Duck still. (Birdguides)

Falmouth Bay: Pomarine Skua, Great Skua, Red-throated Diver, 6 Common Scoter off of Swanpool. (L Langley)

St Just: 78 Lapwing, 209 Golden Plover. (D Flumm)

Sennen: 2 Chough on roof of cottages next to Sennen Harbour. (J Miller)

Penrose- Loe Pool: Buzzard, Robin, 30c Goldfinch, Great tit, Song Thrush, Grey Heron, Little Grebe, Coot, Moorhen, 15+ Great Crested Grebe, Little Egret, Herring Gull, Great Black Backed Gull, 33 Shoveler, 11+ Pochard, Jay, Goldcrest, 7m and 1F Goosander, Cormorant. (P.Day and M Patterson-Jones)

Loe Bar: Black-throated Diver, Black-necked Grebe, Seal. (P.Day and M Patterson-Jones)

Grebe Beach, Helford River: 1 Red Kite over the beach at 14:20. (O Abbott & D Irvine)

Hell’s Mouth: 1 Green Woodpecker (G. Rogers)

Tehidy Woods: This afternoon by small pool 1 Kingfisher, 3 Goldcrest ,Grey Wagtail,Treecreeper. In the Rose Garden 1 Nuthatch. Near Otter Bridge 6 Redwing and a flock of Long-tailed Tit. (S Smith)

Godolphin Cross: male Blackcap. (C Richards)

Godolphin Wood: Firecrest.(C Richards)

Noonvares Ford nr Godolphin Bridge: male Black Redstart in Horse /goat paddock near farmhouse. (C Richards)

Malpas: 1 Black Redstart, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Pied Wagtail all on one rooftop. Also 1 Blackcap and 2 Siskin on our garden feeders. (A.Hill)

Truro: 2 Blackcap (male and female) in private garden. (Netty)

Kenneggy: 1 Tawny Owl (heard) 2 Buzzard, 1 Snipe, 14 Linnet, 4 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, c50 Starling (C James)

Camborne:  3 Blackcap (unringed, 2m and 1f) in private garden. (G. Rogers)

Blackcap – Geoff Rogers

 

Newquay: Jack Snipe on Newquay Golf Course this afternoon. (D Kendle) 1 Black Redstart on Penmere Drive. (S Rowe)

Bolingey: male Blackcap in private garden. (K Burton)

Pentire Point: 1 Grey wagtail, 1 Curlew ,1 Turnstone, Oystercatchers. (J Harrison)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 (m+f) Goosander, 1 Little Grebe, 76 Lesser Black backed Gull, 51 Black headed Gull, 1 m Bullfinch, 1 Treecreeper. (S Grose)

Lower Moor Plantation: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Linnet, 3 Siskin, 1 m Grey Wagtail, 3 Buzzard, 1 Merlin, 1 m Kestrel, 2 Raven, 9 Carrion Crow, 19 Magpie, 4 Goldfinch. (S Grose)

Davidstow Airfield: 73 Pied Wagtail. (S Grose)

Hendrawalls Farm: 75+ Golden Plover, 311+ Lapwing (loosely feeding amongst sheep). (S Grose)

St Kew Highway:1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Camel Estuary: Black Swan. (C Selway)

Mawgan Porth: 248 Teal, 52 Wigeon, 15 Shoveler, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Grebe, 10 Snipe . (B & L  Bosisto)

St Eval Airfield: 1,000 Golden Plover, 150 Lapwing. (B & L Bosisto)

Talskiddy: male Blackcap on garden feeder. (B Bosisto)

Roche: 8 Long-tailed Tit in private garden, second ever flock, last seen in 2016. (J Rance)

Rame Head: Chough still. (D Foote)

Chough – Daniel Foote

Sunday 3rd January 2021

Par: White Stork flying in over the sea at Par Beach and then landing on the roof of the Imerys drying shed at the west end of the beach. (I McCarthy, O Turner)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Ring-necked Duck (NE arm), 5 Tufted Duck, 2 Raven, 3 Great-crested Grebe, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Common Gull, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest. (I Grant, F Were)

Trevilley: 11-13 Lapland Bunting, 9 Reed Bunting, 100+ Chaffinches, 40 Linnet. (Paul St Pierre)

Sennen Cove: 3 Chough (Paul St Pierre) Also reported, 4 Chough and  1 Humpback Whale. (D Wheeler)

Trevedra Farm: 1 Cattle Egret (Paul St Pierre)

Godolphin Cross: 1f Brambling with Chaffinch flock. (C Richards)

Penzance: 27 Turnstone at the Boating Lake, 14 Purple Sandpiper, 1m Kingfisher, below the Lugger Inn. (S Grose)

Newlyn Harbour: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Raven, 29 Turnstone, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Peregrine Falcon over, 49 Great Black-backed Gull (inc white plastic ring on left leg, P:56D and red plastic ring on right leg, W:347), 38 Cormorant, 3 Shag at river mouth, 1 m Blackcap (on seed feeder in garden above ‘seafood cornwall training hub’ building), 1 Grey Seal. (S Grose)

Marazion Beach: 41 Common Gull. (S Grose)

St Erth: male Hen Harrier, 2 Stock Dove, c.70 Golden Plover, 1 Kingfisher at Tregilliowe Pools. (R Veal)

Copperhouse: 1 Ruff, 1 pale-bellied Brent Goose, 2 Jack Snipe (D Eva)

Hayle Estuary: 1 juv Iceland Gull, 1 adult Ring-billed Gull, 3 adult Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Knot (D Eva) Also, 3m 1f Goosander, 25 Cormorant, 4 Little Egret, 2 Shelduck (H Jeggo) Also reported, 1 ad Caspian Gull, 1 Whimbrel, 5 Goosander, 6 Mediterranean gull, 165 Curlew. Ryan’s field: 1 Water Rail. (I Grant, F Were) Carnsew Pool: 7 Little Grebe, 2 Great northern Diver, 11 Grey Plover, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Curlew, 9 Redshank,4 Goosander(3m+1 redhead) 49 Mediterranean Gull at Lelant Station. (S Grose)

Hayle Harbour: 1 redhead Goosander, 2 Rock Pipit, 2 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Penhallow: 2 Yellowhammer in field behind the Whitehouse. (S Grose)

Perran Sands: Jack Snipe in wet area (T Wilson)

Truro, Sunny Corner: 1 Avocet present from 10.00am and 20 Black-tailed Godwit. (A Hill, A Nicholson)

Tresillian: 1 Black Redstart. (R Augarde)

Malpas: 1 Black Redstart. (Y Queen, A Nicholson)

Threemilestone: 1m Firecrest, 6 Long-tailed Tit and 2 Great Tit in private garden. (E Harris)

Carrick Roads: 6 Great Crested Greebe, 8 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Eider, 3 Great Northern Diver. (R Augarde)

Maenporth: Long-tailed Duck and 2 Sandwich Tern. (M Broadbent)

Swanvale: Yellow-browed Warbler and Water Rail. (M Broadbent)

Falmouth Golf Course: 2 Cirl Bunting. (M Broadbent)

Kingsmill Lake: 78 Avocet, 13 Greenshank, 40+ Redshank, 54 Curlew, 15 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Little Egret, 7 Shelduck, 50 or so Wigeon & 60+ Teal (P Kemp)

Wacker Quay: 30 Avocet, 3 Little Egret, 30 Teal, Large numbers of Shelduck and Wigeon. (M & R Frost)

Torpoint: 3 (2m 1f) Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 55 Avocet, 4 Little Egret, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Turnstone, c.500 Dunlin, Shelduck, Wigeon, Teal, Redshank. (M & R Frost)

Rame Head: 1 Chough still present late afternoon. Flock of 75 Linnet. (M & R Frost)

Millbrook: 1 Greenshank, Redshank, Curlew, Shelduck, Teal, 1 Moorhen, 1 Kestrel. (M & R Frost)

Wednesday 28th October 2020

Late news, 27/10, Treraven Farm: 3 Marsh Tit, 1 Treecreeper opposite polytunnels. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 6 Tufted Duck (4m+2f), 2 Little Grebe, 9 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Teal, 16 Coot, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 179 Herring Gull, 1 Common Gull, 13 Black-headed Gull, 1 Water Rail, 1 Kestrel, 1 Tawny Owl, 16 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 2 m Bullfinch. (S Grose)

Marazion: juv. Knot, c60 Meadow Pipit on the beach. f-type Marsh Harrier, 7 Little Grebe on the marsh. (R Veal) Also probable Grey Phalarope past. (S Foote)

Drift Reservoir: 2 Cattle Egret. (P St Pierre) Also 2 Crossbill over, 1 Firecrest, 2 Gadwall. (R Veal) 1cy Yellow-legged Gull. (D Balmer)

Clapper Marshes: 1 Water Pipit. (D Julian)

Lerryn, St Veep: 1 White Stork. (per D Julian)

Perranarworthal: Great White Egret still on the marsh at high tide (M Grantham)

Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler again at YHA hostel.

Pendeen: 07:00-10:30, 5 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua. (S Rogers, P Clement) Also 1 Balearic Shearwater reported past. Snow Bunting over calling at 09:06. (P Combridge) 14:15-16:15, 1 Grey Phalarope, 6 Arctic Skua, 4 Great Skua, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Manx Shearwater, 6 Common Scoter, 3 juv Common Gull, 5000+ Kittiwake. (N Rogers) 15:30 – 17:00, 4 Arctic Skuas (3 pale: 1 dark phase); 1 Great Skua; 2 Manx Shearwaters. 3 Fulmars. 1,000s of Kittiwakes moving through in sizeable groups every few seconds; steady passage of Gannets & auks. (J Hawkey)

Porthgwarra: 08:00-09:00, 1 manx Shearwater, 3 Fulmar, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Northern Diver, also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at the bottom of 60ft Cover from the stone bridge. (DK Parker) Yellow-browed Warbler calling in the car park sallows. (D Balmer) 80 Golden Plover on the moor at 12:45. (P Sharpe)

Golden Plover – Paul Sharpe

St Levan: 2 Firecrest. (D Balmer)

Penberth: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler. (D Balmer)

St Agnes Head: 1 Leach’s Petrel west at 09:20 also 2 Great Northern Diver, 2 Common Scoter, 2 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, Peregrine, 3 Chough. (G Lawlor)

Chapel Porth: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler. (G Lawlor)

Gunwalloe: Snow Bunting photographed by the beach at Church Cove at 14:20. (D Robinson)

St Clement: Russian White-fronted Goose still with 500 Canada Geese opposite Tresemple Pool + 6 Greenshank. At least 6 Cattle Egrets in fields from approach road. (T Wilson)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 7 Pink-footed Geese, 1 Canada x Greylag hybrid, 5 Greylag Geese, 13 Dunlin, 12 Redshank, 10 Pied Wagtail, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Curlew, 100s of Wigeon, Canada Geese, Herring & Black-headed Gulls, 8 Teal. (A Kiz)