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)

Thursday 14th October 2021

Devoran, Tregoose Farm Point Road:– 2 Firecrest in the trees uphill from the farm. Also, 1 Coal Tit, 4 Goldcrest, 4 Nuthatch, and Blue Tit flock. Mid afternoon.(M Wilson)

Boscean Farm, St Just: 1 Woodlark, south c. 10:45 (P Fraser)

Cape Cornwall Golf Course: 1 Merlin, female. (P Fraser)

Kenidjack – top; 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff,.– bottom: 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest. (P Fraser)

Rosehill, Marazion: 12 Siskin east at 08:00. (P Fraser)

Lizard Point: ca 1000 Razorbill west between 08.00 and 09.00. 3 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 3 Common Scoter.. (D Collins)

Sennen Cove: 1 Black Redstart, on rocks. (Birdguides)

Dozmary Pool: Ring-necked Duck. (Birdguides)

Porthgwarra: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Hawfinch. (Birdguides)

Mevagissey: White Stork, flew north towards Pentewan. (Birdguides)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Spotted Redshank,1 Green Sandpiper, 7 Golden Plover, 4 Lapwing, 14 Curlew, 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Grey Wagtail. (J St Ledger & R Bowyer)

Cattle Egret. John St Ledger

Harlyn Bridge: 1 Cetti’s Warbler singing briefly and seen in reeds/willows (I. Bennallick)

St Leven: 1 Red-breasted Flycatcher. Along coastal path to Porthgwarra at 15:00. ( P Gammage)

Troon: 1 Black Redstart. (S Taylor)

Park Head: Viz Mig 1 Olive-backed Pipit briefly perched before heading west at 07:45. 1 Richards Pipit over heading west at 08:15. Also, 31 Redwing, 18 Song Thrush, 99 Meadow Pipit, 67 Skylark, 43 Chaffinch, 4 Siskin, 18 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Yellowhammer, 5 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Chough, 28 Woodpigeon, 55 Starling, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Snipe, 1 Merlin, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker. Also in and around Porth Meor, 1 Firecrest, 8 Goldcrest, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 10 Blackcap, 2 Wheatear, 13 Song Thrush and 5 Chough. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Richard’s Pipit. Bob Bosisto

Land’s End: 5 or 6 Blue Fin Tuna, probably 5 or6. (J&J Elvin.)

Nanjulian Cliff: Adult Yellow-legged Gull. (A Trout)

Yellow-legged Gull. Andy Trout

Yellow-legged Gull. Andy Trout

Mullion: Flyover “Tree-type” Pipit. (P Harris)

Church Cove: Lesser Whitethroat, just north of the Lifeboat station. (P Harris)

Hayle: Semi-palmated Sandpiper still present, 1 Ruff on Ryan’s Field and 1 Firecrest ( D Eva )

Drift Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher and a ‘Todd’s’-like Canada Goose with 78 Canadas – looking browner, darker with slighter build and thinner neck, smaller bill and darker chest than nominate ‘Atlantic’ Canada Goose alongside but black neck not reaching back would seem to eliminate ‘Todd’s’, B.c.interior. (D Flumm)

Black-necked Grebe. Dave Flumm

Canada Geese. Dave Flumm

Grebe. Dave Flumm

Penryn: 5 Stock Dove flew S early morning. Also small numbers of Redwing moving S and 3 Grey Wagtail. (C Benton)

Late submission, 13/10 St Agnes Head: viz mig, 14 Redwing, 12 Song Thrush, 41 Meadow Pipit, 20 Skylark, 15 Siskin, 2 Green Finch, 27 Chaffinch, 1 Bullfinch, 23 Goldfinch, c50 Linnet, 13 Pied Wagtail, 3 Grey Wagtail, 17 Magpie, 1 Golden Plover, 2 Curlew, 1 Green Woodpecker and 3 Chiffchaff. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

Late submission, 13/10, Truro: 200 Jackdaw flew W in one tight flock mid afternoon. (C Benton)

Late submission, 13/10, Trevose Head: 1 Chough. (Z Gracey, C Parker)

Chough. (Zoe Gracey/Charlie Parker)

Late submission, 13/10, Fowey Estuary: 2 Osprey. (R Kirkwood)

Osprey, Rupert Kirkwood


Wednesday 12th December 2018

Constantine Sewage Treatment Works: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest. 1 Woodcock and 1 Marsh Tit nearby. (D Collins)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 2 drk Goosander, 1 Kittiwake. (R Veal)

Torpoint: 1 juv Red-rumped Swallow still showing well over Salamanca Street this afternoon. Also 1 Black-necked Grebe, 7 Brent (3 pale-bellied), 2 Great Northern Diver, Mediterranean Gull & 20 Grey Plover. (P Aley)

Red-rumped Swallow, Mashuq Ahmad

Red-rumped Swallow, Mashuq Ahmad

Red-rumped Swallow, Mashuq Ahmad

Red-rumped Swallow, Mashuq Ahmad

Padstow Hawkers Cove / Stepper Point: 1 Barn Owl, 6 Raven (seen together), 1 Grey Partridge, 2 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Blackcap, 1 Little Egret, also seen but not counted, Stonechat, Skylark, Linnet, Meadow Pipit. (S Grose)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Temminck’s Stint still. (B Hall, D Chaney) Also 1 Green Sandpiper (Golden Lion cutoff), 1 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, 270 Lapwing, 6 Curlew, 25 Snipe, 197 Canada Goose, 2 domestic white goose, 75 Teal, 86 Wigeon, 4 Goldeneye, 6 Tufted Duck, 19 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Tawny Owl calling 16:40 from sw corner, 1 small bat sp. over Carnmellis Causeway. (D Chaney)

Temminck’s Stint, Bill Hall

Millbrook: 9 Cattle Egret at Home Farm, Lower Anderton Rd. Millbrook Lake: 1 Great Northern Diver. (B Taggart)

Talland Bay: 1 Peregrine, 1 Long-tailed Duck (same bird as on 4th December, in exactly the same place), 1 Black Redstart, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret. (D Spooner)

Peregrine, Derek Spooner

Long-tailed Duck, Derek Spooner

Black Redstart, Derek Spooner

Falmouth Bay: 2 Red-necked Grebe, 2 Great Northern Diver, 7 Common Scoter, 2 Sandwich Tern, 8 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Whimbrel viewed from Swanpool to Pennance Point. Swanpool Car Park: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (J St Ledger)

Sandwich Tern, John St Ledger

Red-necked Grebe, John St Ledger

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 8 Canada Geese, 29 Teal, 2 Mallard, 7 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 27 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Barn Owl & 3 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

Mounts Bay: 2 Velvet Scoter, 18 Common Scoter, 5 Eider, 1 Goldeneye & 2 Great Northern Diver viewed from the Station House car park. (DK Parker)

Sancreed: 25 Snipe, 15 Lapwing, 20 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare. Also 1 male Hen Harrier over Beacon. (D Flumm)

Bartinney Downs: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier, 2 Snipe, 4 Stonechat, Peacock butterfly flying over heather moorland. (D Flumm)

Land’s End: 4 Black Redstart – 1 at complex, 3 at First & Last House. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Feock: 3 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Eider and 4 Red-breasted Merganser off Loe Beach. (G Mitchell)

Looe river: 1 Male Pintail feeding with a group of 7 Mallard. (I Juliane)

Cape Cornwall: 2 Great Skua this morning and 2 Red-throated Diver north, and 5 Eider north at 09:43 (a long way out but appeared to be three juv./females and two first-winter males). (N Wheatley)

Newquay, Towan Head: 3 Purple Sandpiper with 25+ Turnstone behind Headland hotel  a.m. (M Lammas)

Pentire Head: 1 Short-eared Owl again 4 p.m. (M Lammas)

Penzance, Chyandour: 2 female-type Black Redstart. (A McKechnie)

Black Redstart, Alex McKechnie

Tehidy Country Park: 30+ Black-headed Gull, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Jay, 9 Mute Swan, 6 Moorhen. (K Bowers)

Song Thrush, Kevin Bowers

Jay, Kevin Bowers

Mute Swan, Kevin Bowers

Nancegollan: 300 Linnet, 100 Chaffinch. (D Chaney)

Newquay, Morrisons Supermarket: 100+ Pied Wagtail roosting on the roof. (S Grose)

Millbrook: 2 Mediterranean Gull. (P Aley)

River Lynher: 1 Great Northern Diver, Kingfisher & 36 Avocet. (P Aley)

Rat Island: 2 Spoonbill. (P Aley)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 2 Barnacle Geese and 1 Greylag with Canada geese, 3 Pintail, (A Piper)


Friday 7th December 2018

Pendeen Watch: 08:00 to 10:00 14 Fulmar, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Diver sp, 4 Common Scoter, 6 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 1 Pom Skua, 1 Arctic Skua. (P Combridge) 12:45 to 15:00 – 202 Fulmar, 3 Red-throated Diver, 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua. (P Combridge, JD Swann)

Cape Cornwall: Masses of auks moving S with 1 Great Northern Diver (N), 2 Red-throated Diver, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua and 3 Eider (N)  between 08:30-10:30 in a W6-8 with haily squalls. (N Wheatley)

Penzance: Black Redstart by the station, 4 Eider from the coast path. (P Coslett)

Newlyn: Black Redstart, Firecrest, 2 Blackcap, Chiffchaff and Water Rail at Sandy Cove. (L Proctor)

Withiel: 1 Dipper, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Coal Tit, 2 Blackcap, 24 Siskin, 12 Greenfinch, 1 Tawny Owl from private garden on the River Camel. (S Grose)

Charlestown: 1 m Blackcap, 1 m 1 f Green Woodpecker & 1 Nuthatch. (D Hastilow)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 4 (ad, 2 3w, 1 2w) Yellow-legged Gull. (B Dallas, M Halliday, P Freestone)

Plaidy, near Looe: 6 Fulmar on the cliff at the breeding station. Also 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Spooner)

Fulmar – Derek Spooner

Helford River: 3 Great Northern Diver (one adult in close to summer plumage), 1 Sparrowhawk (male) over. Viewed from near Trebah beach. (J St Ledger)

Penryn River: 1 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Greenshank, 36 Redshank, 28 Mute Swan. (J St Ledger)

Rosenannon: 1 Barn Owl at Borlase Farm. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 3 Tawny Owl heard. (S Grose)


Sunday 2nd December 2018

Gweek: 1 Cattle Egret flying west from Constantine to Gweek at 3.30 (J Chapman)

Millbrook, Lower Anderton Rd: 9 Cattle Egret, in fields, either side of the road, for most of the day. (N Moore)

St Clement, Menadews Farm: 3+ Cattle Egret, 2 Tawny Owl. (S Grose)

Colliford Reservoir: 3 ad + 1 1w Yellow-legged Gull with Lesser Black-backed Gulls. (P Roseveare)

Men-an-Tol and vicinity (through the fog and rain): 2 Common Snipe, 2 Dartford Warbler (1 heard 1 seen), 1 Lapland Bunting. (J Evans)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Jack Snipe and 60 Common Snipe. (S Rogers)

Marazion: 1 Velvet Scoter 1 Eider. (R Veal, B Mellow, R Wilkins, R Augarde)

Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 Firecrest, 5 Great Northern Diver. (R Veal, R Wilkins, B Mellow, R Augarde) Harbour: 1 Red-necked Grebe. (A Witheywood, R Veal)

Red-necked Grebe, A Witheywood.

Red-necked Grebe, Linton Proctor

Swanpool: Little Gull still present AM and associating with Black-headed Gulls in vicinity of beach (T Ensom)

Loe Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 12 Firecrest. (I Maclean)

Par Beach Pool: 2 Water Rail, 6 Oystercatcher, 3 Teal, 4 Snipe. Par Beach: 3 Common Gull, Spit Beach: 1 Purple Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, 36 Oystercatcher. Par Market, East Carpark: 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Mistle Thrush, 2 Nuthatch. (S Grose)

Newquay, Towan Head:  5 Great Northern Diver past between 8 30 to 9 15 a m. (M Lammas, J Pascoe) Pentire Head: 1 Short-eared Owl again 3 50 till 4 30 p.m (M Lammas)

Bude Marshes: 106 Canada Geese (including 1 hybrid),36 Moorhen, 2 Water Rail, 49 Mallard, 4 Teal, 12 Snipe, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Fieldfare, 12 european-type Blackbird, 37 Linnet, 49 Chaffinch, 2 Reed Bunting, 32 Goldfinch, 4 Skylark, and 3 Meadow Pipit (farmer has drained the marsh so very little bird life now). 1 escaped green/yellow budgie on Berris avenue. (N Bastin)

Budgerigar, Nigel Bastin

Mevagissey Harbour: 2 Great Northern Diver offshore. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 63 Wigeon, 2 Teal, 6 Dunlin, 1 Common Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 384 Herring Gull, 9 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (S Rowe, M Lammas)

Saltash, Kingsmill: 1 Knot, c170 Dunlin, 19 Lapwing, 14 Snipe, 87 Avocet, c50 Curlew, 4 Grey Plover, c20 Redshank, 7 Greenshank, c1500 Black-headed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 31 Common Gull, 23 Shelduck, c80 Wigeon, c30 Teal. (P Kemp)

Helston Boating Lake: 1 Ferruginious Duck of suspect origin. (I Maclean)

Dozmary Pool:12 Tufted Duck and 2 Goldeneye. (P Roseveare)

Penzance, my garden: 1 Black Redstart. (R Phillips)


Sunday 18th November 2018

Late news, 13/11, St Just: 1 Merlin. (V Barnes)

Late news, 16/11, Porthcurno: 1 Peregrine on coastal path near Minack. (V Barnes)

Late news, 17/11, Camel Estuary: 1 Wheatear from Burniere hide. (B Rankine)

Wheatear, Barry Rankine

Late news, 17/11, Helston Boating Lake: Ferruginous Duck still present. (K Dalziel)

Ferruginous Duck, Kate Dalziel

Land’s End: 1 Pallid Swift flying around the complex from midday onwards. (M Bishop, J Chapple et al.)

Pallid Swift, Steve Rogers

Pallid Swift, Phil Taylor

Pallid Swift, Phil Taylor

Millbrook: 1st winter Bonaparte’s Gull feeding just offshore with hundreds of Black-headed Gulls at 3pm also still 1 Cattle Egret at Radford Lane, Millbrook this afternoon. (A C Robinson)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spoonbill, 100+ Golden Plover on main estuary. (D Clapp) 1 Water Pipit, 2 Yellow-legged Gull (ad and 1w),1w Garganey, 45 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Common Gull. (M Halliday)

Spoonbill and Little Egret, David Clapp

Golden Plover, David Clapp

Phillack:  2 Black Redstart. (Dawn Parker)

Porthgwarra: 2 Woodlark over 11:45am, 1 Black Redstart by stonewall. (M Wallace, R Wilkins, R Augarde) 1 Siberian Chiffchaff still in ‘hidden valley’. (R Veal, B Mellow)

Wadebridge: 23 Cattle Egret again in field by road right of Trewornan Bridge

St Clement: 2 Cattle Egret at Nance Farm. (S Grose)

Sennen Cove: 1 Phalarope sp feeding just offshore where a wide, shallow stream of water flows across the beach from between the sand dunes.(G West) Plus 1 Snow Bunting along footpath towards Lands End.

Falmouth, Swanpool: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (J Rowe)

Argal Reservoir: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (halfway along east side in sallows), 100’s of Redwing and Woodpigeon moving through, 3 Fieldfare, 1 Little Egret, 4 Moorhen, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 35 Mallard, 1 Muscovy Duck. (D Chaney, CBWPS walk)

College Reservoir: 1 Nuthatch, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Crested Grebe. (D Chaney, CBWPS walk)

Morvah, Rose Valley: 1 Swift sp. over 9:00 also 1 f Black Redstart later (V Barnes) [probably the same swift as at Lands End that was later identified at Pallid Swift – Ed]

Saltash, Kingsmill Lake: 64 Avocet, 158 Dunlin, 91 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Redshank, 7 Greenshank, 2 Grey Plover, 8 Lapwing, 33 Curlew, 162 Wigeon, 15 Teal, 2 Gadwall, 3 Pintail, 22 Shelduck, 4 Barnacle Goose, 70 Canada Goose, 2 Cormorant, 46 Black-headed Gull, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull, 3 Great Created Grebe. (P Kemp)

Malpas: 52 Black tailed Godwit, 4 Curlew, 11 Dunlin, 3 Oystercatcher, 33 Redshank, 23 Shelduck, 123 Teal from sunny corner. (S Grose)

Kenidjack: 114 Redwing, 3 Song Thrush east in off the sea in an hour (14:00-15:00). (D Flumm)

Crowlas: 140 Redwing, 40 Fieldfare over in just 10 mins early am. Redwing ‘pouring’ in-off the sea all around West Cornwall today – over 1,000 seen in total. (R Veal)

Towan Head: 1 Woodcock.

Sancreed: 293 Canada Goose. (D Flumm)

Stithians: flock of Fieldfare in garden. (F Cox)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Barnacle Goose with c30 Canada Goose,  1 Common Gull, 90+ Starling, 50 Lapwing, 1 f Pintail, 1 Goldeneye, Southern Cut-off Hide: 1 Raven, 1 Little Egret, 6+ Snipe, 3 Red Fox. (D Chaney)

Penhale Point: 2 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Chough. (S Grose)

Gluvian: 1 Merlin (B Bosisto L Payne)

Penzance: 12 Purple Sandpiper by Jubilee Pool, 1 Eider in the bay. (A.Livsey).

Roseland, Carne Beach:  22 Common Scoter, 1 Red-throated Diver, 4 Black-throated Diver, 3 Great Northern Diver. 1  Chough. 2.30pm. (D Hall)


Saturday 17th February 2018

CANCELLATION: Due to illness the advertised guided walk around Marazion will not take place on Sunday, 18th Feb.

Newquay Boating lake: 1w Ring-billed Gull still, also an aberrant Herring Gull/possible Audouin’s Gull. (S Grose)

Ring-billed Gull, Shaun Grose

Possible Audouin’s Gull, Shaun Grose

Mount’s Bay (Mousehole-Newlyn): 1 Pacific Diver, 21 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Skua. Also c30 Common Dolphin west in 5 pods and 5 Harbour Porpoises loitering. (D Flumm)

Mounts Bay: 14 Black-throated Divers, 2 Great Northern Divers, 1 White-billed Diver and a possible Pacific Diver at 13:15 near Low Lee cardinal buoy. (R Butts)

St Clement: 19 Cattle Egret at 07:00 but then flew off.  Also 30+ Shelduck and 19 Curlew (PJ Freestone and B.Dallas) Later 16 Cattle Egret  in cattle field opposite Doorstop Ltd and Nance Farm.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 7 Canada Geese, 4 Gadwall, 25 Teal, 7 Mallard, 1 Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 9 Grey Heron, 13 Little Grebe, 1 Buzzard, 2 Water Rail, 47 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 3 Snipe, 42 Black-headed Gull, 45 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Kingfisher and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (WeBS) Also 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Stonechat and 1 Reed Bunting. (L Proctor, DK Parker)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Greylag, 131 Canada Geese, 5 hybrid geese, 1 Muscovy, 1 Wigeon, 7 Teal, 24 Mallard, 10 Tufted Duck, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Little Grebe, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 3 Buzzard, 11 Moorhen, 5 Coot, 10 Lapwing, 11 Snipe, 13 Black-headed Gull, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 97 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull and 2 Kingfisher. (WeBS) Also 12 Stock Dove. (DK Parker)

Penzance: 1w Ring-billed Gull at Eastern Green by the stream outflow at c14:30 then flew towards Penzance. (J Ryan)

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck and 1 Red-necked Grebe, 12 Common Scoter, 3 Black-throated Diver, 5+ Fulmar, also numerous Common Dolphin and Porpoise in the bay (PJ Freestone and B.Dallas)

Egloshayle: Hawfinch still in the cemetery. (A Langdon)

Saltash, China Fleet Club: 1 Hawfinch behind nursery building, 2 Mistle thrush, 2 Barnacle Geese, 4 Great Spotted Woodpeckers in car park and 4 Avocet from 2nd hide. (PF Freestone and B.Dallas)

Wilcove: Drake Green-winged Teal still with 24 Teal. (PF Freestone and B.Dallas)

Coverack: 2w Iceland Gull still in the harbour. Also 200 Gannet and 3 Common Dolphin @ 1500. (D Wright)

Sennen Cove: Juv Kumlien’s Gull, 2 juv Iceland Gull and juv Glaucous Gull. (K Wilson)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern (12:10 hrs), 1 Firecrest, 2 Water Rail. Longrock Pool: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff + 3 Chiffchaff, Cetti’s Warbler (heard). (L Proctor)

Bittern, Linton Proctor

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Great White Egret at the Golden Lion cut-off. (W Chegwidden, T Wilson, A Jeffery) Stuart Hutchings Hide: 6 Goldeneye.Southern Cut-off: 2 Goldcrest, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Reed Bunting, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Chaffinch, flock of Redwings far side. (W Chegwidden) And 1 Brambling. (A Jeffery)

Goldeneye, Warren Chegwidden

Goldeneye, Warren Chegwidden

Goldeneye, Warren Chegwidden

Colliford Lake: 3 Goosander, 22 Great Crested Grebe, 230 Black-headed Gull, 1w Little Gull, 340 Lesser Black-backed Gull , 3w Yellow-legged Gull. (B Bosisto)

China Fleet Club: 1 Glossy Ibis over Landulph at 14:50, 4 Barnacle Geese. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Green-winged Teal, 100+ Teal, 10 Pintail (5prs), 20+ Shoveler, 2 Shelduck, 14 Gadwall (7prs), 30+ Wigeon, 200+ Lapwing, 100+ Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Heron, 1 Spoonbill (ad), 50+ noisy Canada Geese, 1 Peregrine, 1(f) Sparrowhawk. (JHawkey & K Dalziel)

Carnon Downs Sewage Works: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 3 Firecrest this afternoon.(D Curtis)

Newlyn: A partially leucistic 2nd winter Herring Gull off Newlyn with white primaries on left wing and white outer primaries on right wing. Maybe a Herring/Glaucous hybrid? (D Flumm) Also 1 1w Glaucous Gull, 1 1w Iceland Gull. (L Proctor) Sandy Cove: 1 Water Rail, 2 Blackcap m+f, 2 Bullfinch f. (L Proctor)

Mousehole, St Clements Isle: 1 1w Glaucous Gull. (L Proctor) later 1 Iceland Gull and 2 Glaucous Gull.

Mevagissey: 1 Glaucous Gull. (R Archer)

Windmill Farm: 1 Merlin, 1 Sparrowhawk at feeders, 1 Woodcock, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Reed Bunting, also Snipe, Fieldfare, Redwings, Meadow Pipits. (S Grose) 1 Merlin (male) and an Adder. (D Wright)

The Lizard: 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Chough, 3 Raven, 9 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Peacock Butterfly. (S Grose)

Helston boating lake: 7 Shoveler, 51 Tufted Duck, 11 Coot, 1 Black-headed Gull with white plastic ring on right leg with digits 2156.(S Grose)

St Anthony: 1 f Blackcap in Ivy bush along the roadside of the creek this afternoon. (F Trewin)

Blackcap, Freddy Trewin

Blackcap, Freddy Trewin

Lizard Point: 4 Manx Shearwater, 3 Purple Sandpiper @ 0900. (D Wright)

Kennack Sands: 5 Red-throated Diver,  1 Black-throated Diver @ 1400. (D Wright)

Smallacombe Plantation: 1 Crossbill , 1 Siskin. ( B Bosisto )

Dunmere Wood: 1 Tawny Owl. ( B Bosisto )

Fletchers Bridge: 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Yellowhammer. ( B Bosisto )

Goss Moor: 150 Fieldfare. ( B Bosisto )

Loe Pool: 49 Pochard, 27 Shoveler, 11 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Goosander, 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (G Adams)

Hayle estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 ringed Firecrest. (M Rouncefield, J Bowen)

Firecrest, Jayne Bowen

Cadsonbury Woods: 2 Treecreeper, 2 Marsh Tit, 3 Grey Wagtail. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Gulval Churchtown: 1 Woodcock flew over road behind GMO motors at 0700hrs (J Hawkey)

Porthluney Cove: 1 ad.m. Black Redstart, 1 Raven, 4 Rock Pipit. (M.P.Frost)

Caerhays Castle Pool: 1 Kingfisher, 3 Little Grebe, 8 Moorhen, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 30+ Black-headed Gull, 50+ Herring Gull. (M.P.Frost)

Truro: 2 Dippers on the river at The leats at 0700hrs (PJ Freestone and B.Dallas)

Rame Head: 9+ Cirl Buntings, 150+ Linnet and 60+ Skylark in stubble field SE of car park at Rame Head. Also Sparrowhawk (PJ Freestone and B.Dallas)

Golitha Falls: Treecreeper, 2 Marsh Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush, Coal Tit, Nuthatch, Long-tailed Tit (PJ Freestone and B.Dallas)