Friday 2nd February 2018

Friday 2nd February 2018

Late news, 1/2, Rumps Point: 1 male Black Redstart. (Colin Selway)

Late news, 1/2, Penzance: c10 Gannet diving into water just off Albert Pier and 4-6 Cormorant. (D King)

Camel Estuary: 2 Whooper Swan still near the flyover bridge, Wadebridge. (S Grose)

St Enodoc golf club: 2 Yellowhammer in alder trees to the left of the 8th green. (S Grose)

Liskeard: 1 Hawfinch flew over Gypsy Lane. (DI Julian)

Gannel Estuary: 1w Glaucous Gull also 1 Fulmar over the town. (B Bosisto)

Pendower Bay: 1 Red-necked Grebe, 3 Slavonian Grebe, 9 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver, 2 Razorbill and an adult Iceland Gull. (T Pinfield)

Newquay: 1w Ring-billed Gull still Trenance boating lake. (DI Julian, S Grose)

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter. (R Kirkwood)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 Goosander (1 male), 3 Bar-tailed Godwit. (M Costa)

Truro: 2 (m+f) Siskin in private garden. (D Jenkins)

Feock Churchyard: 1 Hawfinch. (D Jenkins)

Loe Beach: 8-9 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe. (D Jenkins)

Penzance, Wherrytown Beach: 4 pale-bellied Brent Goose. (P Cox)

Coverack: 1 Iceland Gull (with damaged left leg and foot) and Grey Wagtail. (J Lander) 1 Iceland Gull, 1 Razorbill. (D King)

China Fleet, Saltash: 2 Buzzard, Chaffinch, Robin, 2 Cormorant, Carrion Crow, 4 Shelduck, 2 Wigeon, 6 Canada Goose, Herring Gulls, Redshank, Blue Tit, Pheasant, Curlew, Redwing, Blackbird. (C&J Duffy)

Salt Mill and Kingsmill Creeks: Kingfisher, Little Egret, 16 Shelduck, 30 Avocet, Cormorant, Black-headed Gulls, Great Black-backed Gull, Herring Gulls, Wigeon, Redshank, 2 Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tit, Song Thrush, Buzzard, Crows, Oystercatcher, Magpie, Wood Pigeon, Meadow Pipit, House Sparrows, Dunnock.  (C&J Duffy)

Kingsmill Lake: 3 Cattle Egret in fields opposite hide, than flew onto marsh with several Little Egret. (M Beer)

Wacker: 1 Green-winged Teal, 90 Teal and 3 Spoonbill. (V&S Tucker)

St. John’s Lake: 2 Sandwich Tern, 4 Brent Goose (dark-bellied). (V&S Tucker)

Seaton: 21 Red-throated Diver. (V&S Tucker)

Black Head: 1 Glaucous Gull. (R Kirkwood)

Pentewan: 2 Iceland Gull. (R Kirkwood)

Iceland Gulls – Rupert Kirkwood

Mevagissey: 2 Iceland Gull. (R Kirkwood)

Iceland Gulls – Rupert Kirkwood

Penwith: 2 Barn Owl, one caught a prey and carried it back, within 15 mins it was carrying a second prey back, presumably provisioning its mate sitting back at the nest site, hence site details withheld. (T Mills)


Barn Owl – Tony Mills

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Goldeneye amongst Tufted Duck. Southern Cut-off: 1 f Brambling, 1 Redwing, 3-6 Reed Bunting. (R Farnes – photos)




Reed Bunting

St Merryn: 2 ring-bearing male Blackcap on fatball feeder in private field. Also 1 Raven over. (R Hughes)

St Gothian Sands: large Finch flock flushed from field with cows over the road from nature reserve late afternoon. Several Yellowhammer and Linnet were noted. (D King)

Feock: 8 Blackcap (7f, 1m) ringed as part of BTO project and at least 4 others present in private garden. (K Dalziel and R Phillips)

Lower Tamar Lake: 23 Goosander (10m  13f), 1 Little Egret, 3 Wigeon, 3 Grey Heron, 9 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 12 Snipe, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Song Thrush, 4 Willow Tit, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Kingfisher. (R Mudge)

Millbrook: 1 Caspian Gull this afternoon on the lake. (A Payne)

Lizard Point: 1w Iceland Gull. (T Blunden)

Looe Island: 29 Black-headed Gull, 3 Blackbird, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Buzzard, 9 Carrion Crow, 1 Chaffinch, 61 Cormorant (with 28 nests, at least 5 with eggs), 1 Curlew, 4 Dunnock, 4 Fulmar, 7 Gannet, 7 Goldfinch, 147 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 87 Herring Gull, 3 Little Egret, 29 Mallard, 1 Meadow Pipit, 8 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Oystercatcher, 2 Pheasant, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Raven, 1 Redshank, 2 Robin, 5 Rock Pipit, 53 Shag (with 1 occupied nest), 1 Turnstone, 1 Water Rail, 1 Whimbrel, 18 Wood Pigeon, 8 Wren. (D Spooner)

Padstow: 1w Glaucous Gull. (DI Julian)

Treraven Meadow: 1 Water Pipit near the hide. (C Selway)