Thursday 18th February 2021

Garden Bird ‘Race’ Saturday 20th/Sunday 21st February: This weekend – the usual garden birding rules apply (see here and follow links), the aim is to record as many birds as you can in or from your garden on either Saturday 20th February or Sunday 21st February (you can choose, or even do both!) Please email your total species and highlights list to: gardenlisting@cbwps.org.uk along with your name and location details for those who aren’t part of the main Garden Listing League. We’ll produce a brief roundup with highlights etc afterwards. Photos of birds or garden welcome. Good luck!

Late news, 7/2, Stratton, Bude: White-tailed Eagle flying along the river in the valley between Stratton and Marham church, it was being mobbed by a Crow. (D Chivers)

Late News, 16/02, Porthcothan: 500 Gannet, 1500 Auk sp, 400 Herring Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 15 Kittiwake, 24 Shag, 2 Cormorant, 1 Great Skua. In nearby stubble fields, Short-eared Owl, 350 Linnet, 200 Skylark, 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Snipe, 1 Kestrel. (C Moncaster)

Late News, 17/02, Tresillian to St Clement: 52 Curlew, 41 Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 1 Snipe, 1 Oystercatcher, 47 Teal, 37 Shelduck, 5 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Goldcrest, plus 3 Mediterranean Gulls (one summer plumage) on Tresemple Pool. (A Nicholson)

Late news, 17/02, Coverack: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Curlew opposite Coverack School (D Beadle)

Late news, 17/02, Higher Bosistow: 4 Knot at Faraway cottage. (K Wilson)

Pennance Point: Pacific Diver, Puffin, adult Pomarine Skua, Great Skua, Long-tailed Duck, c250 Gannets, c100 Kittiwakes, 4 Mediterranean Gulls. (M Broadbent)

Siblyback Lake: 2 f Ring-necked Duck, 36 Tufted Duck, 1 f Goldeneye, 4 Teal, 15 Mallard,
8 Little Grebe, 2 Coot, 3 Snipe, 1+ Siskin, 1 Chiffchaff. (K Pellow)

Hayle Estuary: ad female Caspian Gull, ad Ring-billed Gull, 5 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 ad Glaucous Gull, dark-bellied Brent Goose, male Shoveler. (M Elliott)

Copperhouse Creek, Hayle: 1 Curlew Sandpiper still (D Eva)

Sandy Cove, Newlyn: Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Black Redstart, Stonechat, Water Rail. (L Proctor)

Penzance: 15 Purple Sandpiper, 50 Sanderling at Jubilee Pool. (L Proctor)

Marazion: 4 Great Northern Diver and 1 Black Redstart at Little London. 3 Common Scoter, 1 Great Crested Grebe from bedroom window. (DK Parker)

Portscatho: 1m & 1f Blackcap in private garden, female back in our garden again. (R Sharp)

Towan Head, Newquay: 6 Manx Shearwater, 11 Great Skua, 1 Velvet Scoter, 70 Common Scoter, 24+ Red-throated Diver 19 Purple Sandpiper, 7 Chough this am. (N Long, S Rowe)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Sparrowhawk (1f 1m), 2 Tufted Duck (2m), 8 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Goldcrest (N Long)

St Agnes Head: juv Iceland Gull still this afternoon. Also, 2 Great Skua, 20 Razorbill and Harbour Porpoise (T Wilson) 2nd winter Glaucous Gull at Tubby’s Head. (G Lawlor)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Greenshank, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 11 Lapwing, 60+ Dunlin, 34+ Curlew, 30+ Redshank, 16 Shelduck, 50+ Teal, 20+ Wigeon & 2 Adult Mediterranean Gull this morning (P Kemp, B Rankine)

Penrose, Helston: Bittern, Grey Heron, Pochard, 5 Great-crested Grebes (displaying), Moorhen, Green Woodpecker, Bullfinch, 2 Stock Doves, Nuthatch, 4 Redwing, 2 Mediterranean Gulls with 200+ Black-headed Gulls (P.Freestone) Bittern, Barn owl hunting in fields below house. (S Finch) Carminowe Creek: 2 male Goosander, 3 Coot, multiple Cormorants, 4 Great Crested Grebe, large number of gulls at distance including Great Black-backed, 2 Buzzard flying over and 20+ Linnets on nearby field. (S Ford)

Goosander – Steve Ford

Connor Downs: Peregrine over, female Blackcap, Sparrowhawk and 6 Long-tailed Tits in garden. Also Redwing and Linnet over (P.Freestone)

Gwithian, St Gothian Sands NR: 1w Glaucous Gull on main island. 12 Mediterranean Gulls, 10 Shoveler, 2 dark-bellied Brent Goose, 1 White-fronted Goose, Canada Goose, Wigeon, Teal, Curlew, 6 Oystercatchers, 1 Dunlin, 2 Rock Pipit, Little Grebes, Coot, Mallard, 2 Mute Swan (P.Freestone) juv Glaucous Gull, 2 1w Dark-bellied Brent Goose, ad albifrons White-fronted Goose, drk Gadwall, 6 (3 drk) Shoveler, 9 Coot, 1 Dunlin, c550 Golden Plover over. Also juv Iceland Gull, 1+ Great Skua from coast toward Godrevy. (R Veal)

Glaucous Gull – Paul Freestone

Carlyon: 6 Pied Wagtails, pair of Stonechats, pair of Curlews, 20 Redwing & a Redpoll. (T.Hall)

Calenick Creek: 15 Canada Goose, 1 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Curlew, 2 Wigeon. (T.Hall)

Calenick: 5 Cattle Egret on private farmland. (T.Hall)

Walmsley: 1 Little Gull, 2 Spoonbill, c30 Shoveler, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, c6 Gadwall, c300 Lapwing, c1500 Golden Plover over flying north. (A Langdon)

Little Gull – Adrian Langdon

Sparrowhawk – Adrian Langdon

Spoonbill – Adrian Langdon

St. Buryan: 1 Hen Harrier (male, flew east this afternoon), 55 Redwing (N R Rogers)

Sennen Cove: 1500 Gannets, 50 Lesser Black-backed Gull (N R Rogers)

Pendower Cove: Glaucous Gull still present. (M Wallace)

Crousa Downs, Nr Coverack: 1 Jack Snipe (D Beadle)

Devoran: Spotted Redshank, 120 Dunlin, 15 Common Gull, 25 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 6 Mediterranean Gulls, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (M Broadbent)

Carnon valley: 3 lLsser Redpoll (M Broadbent)

Mylor: Black-necked grebe, 8 Red-breasted Merganser, dark bellied Brent Goose (M Broadbent)

Penryn estuary: Whimbrel, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit (M Broadbent)

Penarrow Point: 1 Brent Goose. (J St Ledger)

Malpas Village: 1 Spotted Redshank. (A Nicholson)

Treslea Downs, Mount: 3 Yellowhammers (J Goodair)

Yellowhammer – Jasmina Goodair

St Columb Major: 1 Barn Owl from westways petrol station early am. (S Grose)

Winnards Perch; St Columb Major: 408 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 adult Mediterranean Gull, 10 Common Gull, 1 Merlin. (B Bosisto)

Gluvian: Woodcock over the garden at dusk. (B Bosisto)

Wadebridge: 21 Mute Swan, 1 Black Swan, 15 Red legged Partridge. (S Grose)

Rock Helipad Field: 1 Peregrine over, 2 Buzzard, 3 Greenfinch, 12 Goldcrest, 1 Song Thrush, 7 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 1 Lesser Black backed Gull. (S Grose)

St Minver: 1 Barn Owl, 51 Linnet, 1 Merlin. (S Grose)

River Tamar – Cargreen to Salter’s Mill:  1 Great Crested Grebe,  1 Cormorant,  1 Grey Heron, 13 Canada Geese, 49 Shelduck, 2 Mallard, 1 Teal, 2 Moorhen, 27 Avocets, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 33 Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Curlew, 5 Redshank,.2 Oystercatchers, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, Black-headed Gulls,  Herring Gulls, 4 Dunnock, 5 Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch, 7 Robins, 1 Great Tit, 6 Blue Tits, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Wren, 1 Blackbird, 3 House Sparrows, Woodpigeon, 1 Raven, Rooks, Crows, Jackdaws. (A. Parker)

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