Wednesday 26th February 2020

Mabe Burnthouse, Penryn: 2 Blackcap (1f, 1m; colour-ringed blue over orange on right leg, BTO ring over black on left leg) in Hawthorn hedge in private garden. (D Chaney) This Blackcap ringed as a first winter near Penmere, Falmouth on 16/11/19 per R Phillips.

St Clements, Tresemple Pool: 2 Cattle Egret, 1 Snipe, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Redshank, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (M Costa)

Malpas: 1 Mediterranean Gull. (M Costa)

Newquay: Adult Glaucous Gull showing some kind of injury still in the pink elephant field near the Trevemper roundabout, also Little Egret at Trenance boating lake. (M Ahmad)

Glaucous Gull – Mashuq Ahmad

Glaucous Gull – Mashuq Ahmad

Glaucous Gull – Mashuq Ahmad

Little Egret – Mashuq Ahmad

Gannel Estuary: 1 Common Sandpiper. (K Ferry)

Crugmeer: 1 Hooded Crow at the old radar station, 1 Barn Owl, 2 Kestrel, 1 Stock Dove. (S Grose)

Newlyn: 1w Iceland Gull in the harbour, Water Rail and Eider off Sandy Cove. (L Proctor) Black Guillemot off Sandy Cove in the afternoon. (R Labbett) Also 2 (1w & 2w) Yellow-legged Gull and 1w Glaucous x Herring Gull hybrid. (M Elliott)

Tredrizzisk: 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1m Bullfinch, 2 Tawny Owl heard at 1.00pm, 2 Buzzard from private garden. (S Grose)

Hayle RSPB Ryan’s Field: 10 Black-headed Gull, 5 Teal, 3 Redshank, 2 Shelduck, 2 Canada Goose, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. (H Norton)

Hayle: 3m Bullfinch in brambles outside Costa at 09.30 (J Baker)

Lands End Aerodrome​: 1 Barn Owl quartering airfield at 14:30. Flew off with prey. (S J Pearman)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 23 Mute Swan, 1 Whooper Swan, 7 Shelduck, 2 Mallard, 15 Wigeon, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 3 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Little Egret, 3 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 55 Oystercatcher, c1500 Golden Plover, 12 Lapwing, 45 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 45 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 55 Curlew, 150 Black-headed Gull, 80 Herring Gull, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 19 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Wood Pigeon, 3 Collared Dove, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Dunnock, 3 Robin, 5 Blackbird, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, 12 Rook, 42 Carrion Crow, 14 Starling, 6 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Bullfinch. (M Scawen et al.)

Looe: 15 Eider including 9 adult males; 8 off East Looe, 7 off Hannafore plus 2 Great Northern Diver and 1 Red-throated Diver. Also East Looe, pair of Blackcaps including singing male. (D Spooner, R Smaldon)

Hawkers Cove: 1 Short-eared Owl being mobbed by crows towards Stepper Point. (S Grose)

Penzance: Ring-necked Parakeet (presumed escaped) heard again from the college. (R Veal)

Trencrom: 1 Firecrest, 6 Raven, 3 Redwing. (R Veal)

Helston: Firecrest and 9 Mediterranean Gull at Loe Pool with Ferruginous Duck still on the boating lake. (D Flumm)

Rinsey Head: Pomarine Skua reported.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Black Swan again. (P Walsh, S Rogers)

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