Sunday 25th June 2017

Late news, 24/6, Padstow, Jubilee Queen boat trip: 6 Puffin off Rainer Rocks, 19 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Windmill Farm: 1 Quail, 1 Swift. Also numerous Golden Ringed Dragonflies, 1 Southern Hawker, Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, 3 Adders. (D Wright)

Quail – Dougy Wright

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Yellow-legged Gull present again 07:10-07:20. (M Halliday) 1 pr Shelduck with brood of 11, 3 Curlew, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Yellow-legged Gull – Mark Halliday

Porth Reservoir: 8 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Mistle Thrush, 1 Dipper. (S Grose)

Rumps Point: 1 Sooty Shearwater at 11:40 and many Manx Shearwater. (D Stannard)

Porthgwarra: Great Shearwater reported.

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Saturday 24th June 2017

Lizard Point (09:00-13:00): 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 3 Great Shearwater, 5 Sooty Shearwater, 8 Arctic Skua, 4 Great Skua, 2 Puffin, 7 Common Scoter. (I Maclean, M Pass, S Kolodziejski)

Godrevy: 1 pale phase Arctic Skua West at 16:18 and the same or another harassing a Kittiwake at 16:31. (R Veal)

St Gothian Sands: 7 (3 young) Coot, 2 (1 young) Little Grebe, 3 Rock Pipit. (R Veal)

Coot and Rock Pipit – Reuben Veal

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3rd cal Yellow-legged Gull this afternoon. (M Halliday)

Yellow-legged Gull – Mark Halliday

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Thursday 9th March 2017

Pendower Beach to Porthbean Beach: 1 pr. Buzzard, 1 pr. Raven (doing acrobatics), 1 Little Egret, 2 Curlew, 5 Oystercatcher, 5 Slavonian Grebe (group of 3 and 2 individuals), 12 Great Northern Diver (9 in a group offshore and 3 individuals inshore), Cormorant, Shag, Rock Pipit, 1 pr. Pied Wagtail, 1 Fulmar, 2 Gannet, 6 Common Scoter. (J Driver)

Drift Reservoir (members only):  1 Black-necked Grebe, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Gadwall, 1 Mandarin, 1 Chiffchaff and an Otter. (D. Flumm)

Kenidjack: 1 Merlin, 5 Chiffchaff. (D. Flumm)

Helston boating lake: 1 1w Bonaparte’s Gull still present, also 4-5 Shoveler, 3 Canada Geese. (B Sharples)

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Falmouth, Castle Beach: 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Razorbill. (D Chaney) Swanpool: 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Manx Shearwater 1 offshore + 2 Harbour Porpoise, 8 Common Dolphin, 2 Water Rail, 3 Mediterranean Gull on rocks, 1 Green Woodpecker heard (Falmouth cemetery), 5 Meadow Pipit bathing in puddles in Swanpool car park, 1 Blackcap, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler 1 on west side, 1 at north end. (D Chaney)

Rock, helipad field: 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Carrick Roads from Mylor Churchtown: 16 Black-necked Grebe, 27 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Skylark, 1 Mistle Thrush. Also 2 Harbor Porpoise, 1 Grey Seal. (J St Ledger)

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Porth Reservoir: 1 Barn Owl and 2 Tawny Owl. (S Grose)

Tehidy Country Park: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler; near the café at 10.45. (RB & PC Girling) Also 1 Cattle Egret reported.

Dozmary Pool: 1 Lesser Scaup drake (Pete Aley).

Colliford Lake: 1 Iceland Gull juv , 2 Great Northern Diver (south end), 1 Peregrine. (P Aley)

Ninestones area: 2+ Willow Tit, 3+ Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Peregrine. (P Aley)

Marazion:  1w Little Gull on Long Rock pool again this morning.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 1 Canada Goose, 22 Shelduck,  176 Wigeon, 12 Teal, 5 Goosander, 2 Red-breasted Merganser, 16 Grey Plover, 3 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 18 Bar-tailed Godwit, 7 Common Gull, 1 near adult Ring-billed Gull, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 near adult argentatus Herring Gull, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 1w Iceland Gull and 3 Rock Pipit from the causeway this afternoon. (DK Parker, LP Williams) Also 1 imm Spoonbill reported again.

Yellow-legged Gull, Dave Parker

Yellow-legged Gull, Dave Parker

Penzance: 1 poss 1w Bonaparte’s Gull seen over Wherrytown/Tolcarne beach reported.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 2 Greylag, 3 Canada Geese, 4 Mallard, 1 Gadwall,2 Shoveler, 13 Wigeon, 47 Teal, 4 Tufted Duck, 6 Little Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 8 Grey Heron, 1 Water Rail, 21 Moorhen, 6 Snipe, 1w Little Gull, 3 Stonechat, 10+ Chiffchaff, 1 probable Siberian Chiffchaff (not heard), 1 Cetti’s Warbler and 2 Reed Bunting this morning. (DK Parker) Also a male Marsh Harrier reported this morning.

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Tuesday 7th February 2017

St Erth: 1 Cattle Egret,  11 Little Egret, 14 Curlew, 2 Grey Wagtail and a small flock of Starling.  (A James, M Spicer)  Later 2 Cattle Egret, 12 Little Egret, 13 Curlew, 36 Black-headed Gull, 10 Pied Wagtail (2.45pm). (C Richards)

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Helston Boating Lake: 2 Iceland Gull again. (R Farnes)

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Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 m Goosander and 1 Avocet. (R Farnes) Carnsew Basin: 1 imm Spoonbill. Also 1 ad Ring-billed Gull,  1 1w Iceland Gull and 1 2w Yellow-legged Gull. (M Halliday)

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Gannel Estuary: 1w Ring-billed Gull. (S Rowe)

Mevagissey: 1 1w Glaucous Gull in harbour and 1 1w Iceland Gull just outside, also 2 Purple Sandpiper just along the coast and 16 Great Northern Diver in the bay plus 1 Slavonian Grebe near Black Head. (R Kirkwood)

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Hellescott: 1 Firecrest. (L Sampson)

Bude: 10 Turnstone, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 1 Oystercatcher (H Wilkins)

Looe, Hannafore Point: 10 Great Northern Diver, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Firecrest, 4 Chiffchaff and 1 Grey Wagtail. (J. Cole)

Drift Reservoir, (members only): 8 hybrid goose, 1 Muscovy Duck, 6 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Black-necked Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Greylag Goose, 264 Canada Goose, 2 Mandarin Duck including white bird, 14 Wigeon, 7 Gadwall, 27 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 33 Tufted Duck, 1 Goldeneye, 4 Buzzard, 5 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 110 Lapwing, 11 Black-headed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 79 Herring Gull. (D Parker)

Torpoint: 2 Long-tailed Duck off Chapeldown Road.

Falmouth, Swanpool: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at south end of lake. More photos here. (A Langdon)

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Devoran: 5+ Cattle Egret in to roost. (T Phelps)

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Saturday 28th January 2017

Late News, 26/1, Camborne: 4 Waxwing in a private garden. (per M Bishop)

Par beach pool: 1 Gadwall, 1 Water Rail, 70 Teal, 20 Mute Swan, 34 Coot, 40 Moorhen, call duck & muscovy duck. (S Grose)

Praa Sands to Cudden Point (and back): 300+ Redwing (Kenneggy), 4 Raven, 2 Blackcap (1 F and 1 M singing), 1 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Merlin, 10 pr Fulmar, 1 1w Mediterranean Gull, 1 Oystercatcher, 10 Meadow Pipit, 1 f Stonechat. (J. Evans)

St Ives: 1 Cattle Egret in field at back of house in Trenwith Lane area. (A Thomas)

Charlestown harbour: 13 Common Gull offshore. (S Grose)

Ponsanooth sewage works: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff and 4 Goldcrest. (R Augarde)

Bude: 1 Oystercatcher, 3 Teal, 5 Mute Swan, 3 poss 5 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Stonechat, 3 Lapwing and 1 Shag. (H Wilkins) Also 2 Shoveller and 2 Water Rail. (B Bosistp) Also 4 Cattle Egret, 3 Little Egret still on rugby pitch. (A Roberts) Plus 1 Black Redstart on Bude wharf. (A Roberts)

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Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Ryan’s Field: 1 Avocet. (R Farnes, T&J Parrell) Estuary/Lelant Saltings: 1 Water Pipit.( D. Eva ) Also 1 1w Ring-billed Gull in BHG flock at 10:30, 1 imm Iceland Gull briefly 11am, 1w drk Green-winged Teal, 1 subad Yellow-legged Gull (3pm), 1f Goosander, 4 ad Common Gull, 17 Grey Plover, 41 Golden Plover. (R Veal, A McKechnie)  Copperhouse Creek: 1 Jack Snipe. ( D. Eva )

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Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Ruff (flew in with curlews at 10.50 and stayed until flushed along with lapwing and starlings at 11.10) also 3 Spoonbill, 4 Gadwall, 6 Pintail, 6+ Shoveler, 10+ Mallard, 20+ Curlew, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Moorhen, 2 Coot plus 150+ Canada Geese with 1 Barnacle Goose with them, and many Teal, Wigeon, Lapwing, Starling and Black-tailed Godwit. (J Lander)

North Cliffs: At least 10 Lapland Bunting with 150 Skylark. ( D. Eva ) Also 2 Chough. (T Harrison)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Great White Egret landed briefly at 10:20 and then flew off north east. (MJ Spicer)

Newquay, Towan Head: 13 Common Gull, 2 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Kittiwake. (S Grose)

Camel Trail: 2 Spoonbill half way between Padstow and Wadebridge. (C Stephenson)

Kenidjack: 10 Chough, 1 Peregrine, 3 Raven. (C&C Moore)

Little Kelynack: 1 Shoveler. (C&C Moore)

Falmouth: 1 Woodcock over Sainsbury’s car park at 16:34. (D Chaney)

Stithians Reservoir: 2f Pintail, 6+ Shoveler, 150+ Lapwing. (D Chaney)

Crowlas: 1f Brambling on feeders in private garden until 9:15, also 1m Blackcap, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Chiffchaff. (R Veal)

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Porth Reservoir: 1 Iceland Gull, c400 Herring Gull, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Wigeon, 1 Shoveler, 3 Teal, 7 Tufted Duck, 8 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 1 Chiffchaff. (S Rowe) Also 4 calling Tawny Owl, 3 Woodcock, 7 Snipe. (S Grose)

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Gannel Estuary: 10 Cattle Egret, 1 Water Pipit, 83 Wigeon, 140 Curlew, 7 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 68 Great Black-backed Gull, 25 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 15 Rock Pipit, 1 Peregrine, 1 Chough, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Chiffchaff. (S Rowe)

Swanpool: 1 Mediterranean Gull. (R Augarde)

Mediterranean Gull, Richard Augarde

Townshend: 1 1w Iceland Gull feeding in horse field 1km west, just north of R Hayle. (C Richards)

St Merryn: 2 Cattle Egret feeding with cattle opposite the Atlantic Bay holiday resort. Also 1 Yellowhammer. (B Bosisto)

Trevose Head: 641 Kittiwake, 2 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Red-throated Diver, 4 Great Skua, 4 Yellowhammer and 2 Lapland Bunting. (B Bosisto)

Tredore: 1 Grey Wagtail. (B Bosisto)

Maer Lake: 178 Wigeon, 107 Teal, 9 Dunlin, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 15 Common Snipe, 562 Golden Plover, 30 Curlew and 1 Water Rail. (B Bosisto)

Marhamchurch: 1 drake Goosander on the pool next to the cafe near to the A39. (B Bosisto)

Camelford: 1 Grey Wagtail. (B Bosisto)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 1 Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egret, 3 Spoonbill ( 2 Adult , 1 Juvenile), 1 Barnacle Goose, 408 Wigeon, 234 Teal, 27 Gadwall, 22 Shoveler, 13 Pintail, 40 Mallard, 2 Ruff, 75 Curlew, 115 Black-tailed Godwit, 120 Lapwing, 700 Golden Plover, 1 Greenshank, 78 Common Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 10 Common Snipe, 432 Dunlin, 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Chiffchaff. (B Bosisto)

Mousehole: 1 m Eastern Black Redstart again.

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again at Boat Cove.

Kingsmill Lake: 1 m American Wigeon still.

Dozmary Pool: 1 m Lesser Scaup again.

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Tuesday 24th January 2017

Late news, 23/1, Nanjizal: 2 Little Bunting and 3 Siberian Chiffchaff.

Gannel Estuary: 1w Ring-billed Gull, 8 Cattle Egret, 7 Little Egret. (S Rowe)

Callestick: 135 Lapwing, 33 Golden Plover, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Gull and 6 Skylark in field near the village. Also, Firecrest and Goldcrest in private garden. (T Wilson)

Perranporth, Droskyn Point: 1 Great Northern Diver close inshore. Small westerly passage of Gannets, Kittiwakes, auks and 6 Common Scoter. (T Wilson)

Carrick Roads from Loe Beach: 29 Black-necked Grebe, 17 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe. (J St Ledger)

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Tehidy Country Park:  2 Jay, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Song Thrush, 1m Bullfinch, 1 Grey Wagtail,  1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Moorhen, 3 Roe Deer in fields to the east.  (A James)

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Charlestown: 1 f Blackcap on coastpath. ( D Hastilow)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 subad Yellow-legged Gull still present. (B Dallas) Also 1 Spoonbill, 1 Green-winged Teal, 2 (drk & fem) Goosander, 2 Greenshank, 1 juv Iceland Gull, 5 Rock Pipit. (D Parker, D Hall)

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Walmsley Sanctuary: 2 Spoonbill. (A Langdon)

Porth Reservoir: 1 juv Iceland Gull. (C Selway)

Nanjizal: 1 Little Bunting again this morning.

Dozmary Pool: 1 m Lesser Scaup still.

St Clement/Tresillian: 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Avocet, 2 Siskin, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Nuthatch, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Redwing, 2 Greenshank, 25 Curlew, 7 Shelduck, 20 Redshank, 6 Oystercatcher, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Little Egret, 2 Greenfinch. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Par beach: 50+ Turnstone, 2 Rock Pipit, 8 Goldfinch. (B Smith)

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Godrevy, Navax Point: 1 Black Redstart feeding on clifftop turf. (D Hall)

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Tuesday 17th January 2017

Late news, 16/1, Saltash: 3 Waxwing, 2 light in colour and a third much ‘pinker’, perched in small trees in Pillmere housing estate. Present again today. (M&G Puttee)

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Waxwings – Michael and Georgina Puttee

Late news, 16/1,  Lynher Estuary: 4 Spoonbill still on Rat Island in the morning with c170 Oystercatcher. (M Beer).

Perranuthnoe: Hudsonian Whimbrel still at Boat Cove. (A McKechnie)

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Hudsonian Whimbrel – Alex McKechnie

Marazion: Pacific Diver again and 6 Great Northern Diver offshore.

Dozmary Pool: Lesser Scaup still present.

Helston: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler around the sewage works. (T Phelps)

Lizard Point: 1 Puffin with Guillemots and Razorbills moving west, 4 Black-throated Diver (west) and 2 Reed Bunting in the village. (T Phelps)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Bittern flew from Longrock Pool this morning. (DK Parker)

Penzance: 32 Purple Sandpiper on high tide roost at Battery Rocks, 16 Turnstone in the Harbour. (T Mills) 3 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, 5 Goldcrest at Chyandour. (D Flumm, P St Pierre)

Stithians Reservoir: 4 Muscovy Duck, 28 Little Grebe, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 110 Canada Goose, 105 Wigeon, 77 Teal, 22 Mallard, 2 f Pintail, 8 Shoveler, 1 Pochard, 19 Tufted Duck, 4 (1m 3f) Goldeneye, 3 Buzzard, 1 Water Rail, 7 Coot, 220 Lapwing, 24 Curlew, 274 Black-headed Gull, 31 Herring Gull, 4 Stonechat. (D Chaney)

Wadebridge: 1 Red-breasted Merganser seen at Polbrock Bridge. (D Braund)

Bude: 6 Purple Sandpiper and 2 Turnstone feeding on the breakwater at high tide this morning. (H Kendall)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1w Green-winged Teal, sub-adult Yellow-legged Gull, m + f Goosander on the estuary. (B Dallas) 1 Spoonbill, 1 Shelduck, 70+ Lapwing, 30+ Curlew, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron on Ryan’s Field. (A James)

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Spoonbill – Alan James

Falmouth: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff and 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at north end of Swanpool. (L Langley)

Rock: 1 Woodcock and 8 Mediterranean Gull at Porthilly Farm. (S Grose)

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