Friday 26th January 2018

Friday 26th January 2018

Late news, 25/1, Coverack: 2 Yellow-legged Gull (1 ad 1 3cy), 1 Glaucous Gull (3cy), 2 Iceland Gull (1 2cy 1 3cy) and 6 Mediterranean Gull’s. (S Bury)

Penzance: 1 ad Pacific Diver off the harbour this afternoon. Wherrytown Rocks: 1 1w Yellow-legged Gull, also 25+ Great Northern Diver and many dolphins in bay. (M Elliot) Also 1 Firecrest near bird feeders at 09:30 on sea front between Lugger Inn/Queens Hotel. (D Ellisdon)

Mousehole: Black Redstart in the car park at 11:00. (D Ellisdon)

St Ives Bay: 5 Great Northern Divers and 2 Red-throated Divers from Carbis Bay. (GE Carr)

Camel Estuary: Guillemot swimming in Camel estuary off Pentreath picnic area between Padstow and Old Own Cove at 12.30 today (M. Ellis)

Dozmary Pool: 1 Lesser Scaup, 3 Goldeneye, 14 Pochard. (B. Bryne)

Crackington Haven: 1 Red Kite flying north. (J&B Teague)

Newlyn, off Roskilly: 1 probable Kumlien’s Gull with hundreds of gulls following a pilchard boat. (M Elliot) Newlyn Harbour: 1 2w Yellow-legged Gull, 1 ad Kumlien’s Gull, 1 1w Iceland Gull, 2 (ad + 1w) Glaucous Gull. (M Elliot) 1 ad Kumlien’s Gull. (M McKee)

Kumlien’s Gull – Michael McKee

Kumlien’s Gull – Michael McKee

Newlyn: 2 Glaucous Gull (ad & juv), 2+ Iceland Gull (ad + 1 or 2 juv). (P Aley & I Teague)

Pendower Beach: 25+ Black -throated Diver, 5+ Great Northern Diver, Red-necked Grebe, 8+ Slavonian Grebe, 8 Common Scoter, c25 Mediterranean Gull, Chiffchaff. (P Aley & I Teague)

Dobwalls: 1 Firecrest in private garden (C&J Duffy)

Truro: 1f Siskin in garden (1f Siskin also in yesterday). (D Jenkins)

Hayle Estuary: 1 (3rdCY) Caspian Gull, 2 Glaucous Gull, 5 Yellow-legged Gull. (M Halliday)

Hayle: 2 Glaucous Gull (1 adult), 1 Yellow-legged gull 10:30am
(R Augarde)

Caspian Gull – Mark halliday

Polbathic Creek: 1 Water Rail. (A Blonden)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 100+ Black-tailed Godwit, 200+ Lapwing, 6 Pintail, Shoveler ,Teal, Wigeon, Coal, Blue and Great tit, Goldfinch, Sparrowhawk, Spoonbill also present (A+AS Wagstaff)

St Ives: 1 Firecrest. (R Veal)

Truro: 1 Firecrest at Vospers Truro. (W Chegwidden)

Cot Valley / Porth Nanven: 14 Chough, 2 Firecrest, 16 Greenfinch, 3 Mistle Thrush, 2 Black Redstart, 1 Sandwich Tern, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Gerran’s Bay: 8 Common Scoter, c30 Black-throated Diver, 3+ Great Northern Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe and 1 Chough. (P Clement, B Hibbett, MJ Spicer)

St Just-in-Roseland: 4+ Cirl Bunting. (P Clement, B Hibbett, MJ Spicer)

Feock Churchyard: 1m Hawfinch. (P Clement, B Hibbett, MJ Spicer)

Loe Beach: c25 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Great Northern Diver, 3 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Crested Grebe and 5+ Black-necked Grebe. (P Clement, B Hibbett, MJ Spicer)

St Merryn: 27 House Sparrow to roost in honey suckle above springhouse chinese in the village. (R Hughes)

Wacker Quay: 105 Avocet and a drake Green-winged Teal this afternoon on the River Lynher (A Payne)

Mounts Bay, Marazion: At least 40 – 60 Common Dolphin in at least 2 pods stretching from Mousehole to St Michael’s Mount at 4.30pm. One pod close inshore at Marazion leaping and forming a circle around an obvious bait ball with 100’s Gannets diving into or flying low over the sea amongst the pod and then dropping onto the water. (J Hawkey)

Trevose Head: 181 Linnet, 24 Stock Dove, 3 Song Thrush, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 165 Skylark, 128 Chaffinch, 2 Corn Bunting, 2 Reed Bunting, 14 Yellowhammer. (B Bosisto)

Colliford Reservoir: 7 redhead Goosander. (B Craven)

Drift Resevoir: 1 Black-necked Grebe still. (M Wallace)

Newquay: 1 2cy Ring-billed Gull on Trenance Pool still. (T Phelps)

Gannel Estuary: 1st winter Ring-billed Gull late pm (same bird as boating lake), 2 Mediterranean Gull. (S Rowe)

Falmouth, Swanpool: 3 Pochard (2m 1f), Swanpool Point: 3 Ringed Plover, 8 Turnstone, Castle Beach: 5 Turnstone, 3 Stonechat, 2 Black Redstart, Pendennis Point: 2 Stonechat, 1 Whimbrel, Lambs Lane: c300 Chaffinch, 1 Brambling, 1 Skylark, 1 Peregrine over in stubble fields between Lambs Lane, Falmouth School and A39. (D Chaney)

Penryn: 1 Common Sandpiper, Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 74 Curlew, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 40 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Turnstone, 1 Knot, 4 Snipe, 6 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 300 Black-headed Gull, 39 Teal, 6 Mallard Old Penryn Cemetery: 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Mistle Thrush. (D Chaney)

Outer Carrick Roads: 2 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 Kittiwake, 6 Gannet, 2 Whimbrel, 3 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-necked Grebe, 2  Red-breasted Merganser between Falmouth and Mylor Churchtown. (D Chaney)

Mylor Bridge: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank. (D Chaney)

Poltesco: 1m Bulfinch on the bracken on bank, 2 Grey Wagtail and 3 Oystercatcher on the beach. (F Trewin)

Cubert Common: 1 Short-eared Owl. (S Grose)

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