Friday 25th January 2019

Friday 25th January 2019

Late news, 23/1, East Looe: 1 ad Kittiwake at Steppes Pond, East Fowey River, unusually 2km from the open sea. (D Spooner)

Kittiwake, Derek Spooner

Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs still at Tallack’s Creek.

Pendower: Pacific Diver, 10 Black-throated Diver, 20 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-necked Grebe and 2 Slavonian Grebe.

Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler, Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest at the sewage works, park at SW782186 and follow the coast road/track to the left to works at cSW785190. (B Mellow) Also 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Woodcock, 3 Eider, 1 Common Scoter. (D Collins)

Pallas’s Warbler, David Collins

Pallas’s Warbler, David Collins

Gulval: Serin still present at the back of the first field east of the church. (P St Pierre, P Fraser) 2 Serin seen there mid-afternoon.

Chapel Amble: 1 Temminck’s Stint still in field from first metal gate on left beyond houses east of The Maltsers pub; also 2 Water Pipit still in flooded field opposite car park.

Newquay boating lake: 1 Glossy Ibis on island again. (I Boreham)

Sladesbridge: 32 Cattle Egret feeding in a cattle field above Sladesbridge. View from “Knevitt Consulting“ building. (B Bosisto)

Sancreed: 4 Cattle Egret, 10 Mediterranean Gull, 200 Redwing, 2 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

St. Martin in Meneage: 10 Cattle Egret in cattle field north-east of village  (A Chatfield)

Newquay: 10 Purple  Sandpiper, 7 Turnstone, 5 Oystercatcher on Town Head. 2 Raven behind Headland Hotel  at 09:00. (M Lammas) Also Yellow-browed Warbler in St George’s car park. (A Slade)

Helston: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at the sewage works.

Lizard Point: Corn Bunting on edge of weedy field. (B Mellow)

Feock: 9 Black-necked Grebe and 3 Slavonian Grebe off Loe Beach.

Cape Cornwall: 3 Eider south at 10:25 and the juv Iceland Gull at Porth Ledden. (N Wheatley)

Chyandour: 2 f-type Black Redstart. (R Veal)

St John’s Lake, Torpoint: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Eider, 4 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 12 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 4 Red-breasted Merganser. (C Ellis)

Portwrinkle: 2 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Peregrine, 2 Razorbill, Fulmars, Gannets etc. (C Ellis)

Seaton: 7+ Red-throated Diver. (C Ellis) Also 2 Slavonian Grebe and 1 Black-necked Grebe.

Freathy to Rame: 1 Red-throated Diver, 5+ Kittiwake, 1 Razorbill. (C Ellis)

Hannafore: 2 Eider – a drake and duck – which have been together here now since at least 9th January, 16 Mediterranean Gull, 15 Oystercatcher, 14 Turnstone, 1 Curlew, 2 Little Egret. (D Spooner)

Par beach: 1 f Eider off beach; 1 m Shoveler on pool; 1 dead young Dolphin wedged up small river east side of beach near car park. (E Mayhew)

Millbrook: 1 Whimbrel, 25 Common Gull, 8 Little Egret in fields. (C Buckland) Also 1 Egyptian Goose, 1 Common Sandpiper. (C Ellis)

Pentire Head: 2 Short-eared Owl.

Zennor, Eagles Nest: male Hen Harrier quartering the moorland towards Zennor @ 13.15hrs. (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

Pendeen: 1 Black Redstart at lighthouse and 1 Chough over heading towards St Ives. (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

St.Austell, Pinetum Gardens: 1 Nuthatch. (C Hooper)

Nuthatch, C Hooper

Tehidy Country Park: 4 Redwing, 5 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 40+ Black-headed Gull, 4 Tufted Duck, 9 Mute Swan, 3 Moorhen, 8 Robin. (K. Bowers)

Redwing, Kevin Bowers

Tufted Duck, Kevin Bowers

Robin, Kevin Bowers

Black-headed Gull, Kevin Bowers

Tregonetha: 72 Fieldfare (B Bosisto)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Spoonbill still.

Wacker Quay: 30 Golden Plover, c140 Oystercatcher, 98 Shelduck, 62 Curlew, 40 Redshank, c120 Teal, 3 Greenshank, 2+ Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, c80 Wigeon. (C Ellis)