Friday 2nd March 2018

Friday 2nd March 2018

Late news, 1/3, Portscatho: 2 Blackcap (1m, 1f) on feeders in garden, also 2 Long-tailed Tits. (R & S Sharp)

Late News, 1/3, Tresillian; Private Garden in Polsue Way: 2 Bullfinch (m+f), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Blackcap (m+f), 4 Long-tailed Tit (all coming to feeders in the snow), plus three small flocks of Lapwing flying over west. (A Nicholson)

Tresillian River: 2 Spoonbill (between Tresillian and Tresemple), 5 Cattle Egret in field next to Tresemple Pool, 6 Wigeon, 3 Lapwing, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Greenshank, 20+ Redwing, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Blackcap. (A Nicholson)

Newlyn: Juv Glaucous Gull still in Sandy Cove coming to a Seal carcass, also 1 Ruff, c20 Lapwing, 12 Golden Plover, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, Turnstone, Dunlin, Ringed Plover, 5 Med Gull, 2 Common Gull, Water Rail, 60+ Redwing and Blackcap still in the bushes. (L Proctor) Juv Glaucous Gull, 20 (3+ in sum plum) Golden Plover, 51 Common Gull, 1 Water Rail, 2 Fieldfare, 1f Blackcap. (R Veal)

Newquay, Trenance Gardens: 1 Woodcock, 1 Dipper, Redwings, Fieldfares, & Lapwings. (S Grose) Also 1st winter Ring-billed Gull still at boating lake.(S Rowe, S Grose) Towan Head: 1 juv Glaucous Gull flew north past.

Gannel Estuary: 1 Avocet, 2 Ruff, 3 Grey Plover, 12 Golden Plover, 50 Lapwing, 30 Barwit, 54 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 6 Redshank, 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Oystercatcher, 4 Curlew, 2 Snipe (many waders flew off by late am), 2 Pintail, 6 Wigeon, 4 Teal, 50 Fieldfare, 80 Redwing. (MM Lammas, S Rowe, S Grose) Also 2nd winter Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Med Gull, 3 Common Gull. (S Rowe, M Lammas)

Avocet – Steve Rowe


Devoran Quay: 1 Spotted Redshank, 18 Black-tailed Godwit, 150+ Dunlin, 2 Lapwing (on Quay), 1 Fieldfare. (J St Ledger)

Spotted Redshank – John St Ledger

Black-tailed Godwit – John St Ledger

Lapwing – John St Ledger

Marazion Beach: 1 ad Little Gull, 3 Mediterranean Gull (ad,2w,1w), c400 Black-headed Gull, 15 Common Gull and 13 Black-tailed Godwit. (PA Fraser)

Coads Green: 9 Jack Snipe, 1 Ruff, also Snipe, Fieldfares, Wagtails and Lapwings. (T Loe)

Old Lizard Head: 10 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1800 Golden Plover, 2 Grey Plover, 4 Knot, 800 Lapwing, 1 Iceland Gull, 2 Pintail, 1 Ruff, 40 Skylark, 45 Fieldfare, 34 Redwing, 1 Shelduck and 16 Snipe. (T Blunden)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Avocet on marsh at 4pm (PJ Freestone per R. Mawer)

Longrock Pool: c 60 Teal, 5 Shoveler and 4 Gadwall. (DK Parker, PA Fraser)

Longrock beach/coast path: 4 Golden Plover, 2 Stonechat, 2 Starling, 6  Redwing. (C Richards)

Wadebridge: 380 Fieldfare, 160 Redwing and 10 Blackbird flying southwest in one hour 9:30 to 10:30. (DI Julian)

Bude Marshes: 1 Water Rail on the River Neet. (N Bastin)

Water Rail – Nigel Bastin

Two Trees, Wadebridge: 9 Redwing, 1 Blackbird, 1 Coal tit, 6 House Sparrows, male & female Blackcap, male & female Chaffinch, 5 Long- tailed Tits, 3 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 1 Blue Tit in a private garden. (N Greaves)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 juv Glaucous Gull, 5 Pintail (1m), 2 Black-tailed Godwit and just 2 Lapwing and 1 Golden Plover. (DK Parker) 1 Spoonbill, 22 Grey Plover, 28 Bar and 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Snipe, 5 Golden Plover, 1 Peregrine. (R Veal)

Crowlas: 3 Dunlin amongst a flock of Pigeon flying NE this am; also 2 Fieldfare, 1 Snipe. (R Veal)

Launceston: 9 Jack Snipe seen today in a snow-free flush in a meadow near Coads Green. Never seen this number of jack snipe together feeding in the open – wonderful sight. Also Lapwings, Fieldfares, Pied Wagtails and a single Ruff and Snipe feeding with them. (T & K Loe)

Helston: Black Redstart in a private garden. (G Adams)

Torpoint: 25 Fieldfare 4 Lapwing and 4 Golden Plover. (R Napp)

Fieldfare – Rick Napp

Lapwing – Rick Napp

Golden Plover – Rick Napp

Penzance, Tolcarne beach: c5 Common Gull, c25 Mediterranean Gull, c150 Black-headed Gull, 2 Knot, 1 Grey Plover, c12 Golden Plover, 3 Purple Sandpiper, 20 Dunlin, c25 Turnstone, 2 Oystercatcher and 2 Redwing. (T Mills, A McKechnie)

Feock: c6 Fieldfares and c6 Redwings in the garden since mid-morning. (R Smith)

St Breock, Wadebridge: 7 Lapwings in private garden/paddock. (S Marquis)

Mullion Cove: Pair Lapwings flying up valley and1 Fieldfare on lawn. (J Allely)

Mount Hawke: 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail; both still having a regular daily presence in garden throughout the day. 6 Starlings, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Robin, 1 House Sparrow (m), 4 Chaffinch (1 m, 3 f) and 1 Goldfinch. (RB & PC Girling)

Charlestown: 2 m Blackcaps, 11 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 12 Lapwing flying along east beach, 2 Meadow Pipits and 1 Green Woodpecker. ( D Hastilow)

Redwing – David Hastilow

Song Thrush – David Hastilow

Devoran: Single Lapwing, Redwing and 1 Fieldfare in the garden. (N Hughes)

Truro: Female Goldcrest, female Blackcap and mix flock of Goldfinches and Chaffinches in private garden. (M Costa) 3 Fieldfare, c30 Redwing, c20 Starlings at Reddanick playing field. (P Skillicorn) Truro to Newmills: 2 Dipper, 50 Redwing (D Eva) Also 1 m Brambling in private garden. (T Lovelock)

East Looe, private garden on Barbican Hill: 15-20 Fieldfare, c10 Redwing. (D Spooner) East Looe beach: c.50 Lapwing, 5 Golden Plover, 5 Dunlin, 15 Meadow Pipit, 1 Stonechat, 1 Redwing, c.60 Black-headed Gull. (D Spooner)

Fieldfare, Derek Spooner

Callestick: 1 Woodcock, 2 Snipe, 3 Teal, 2 Golden Plover, 50 Lapwing, 200 Redwing, 30 Fieldfare (T Wilson)

Perranporth: 1 Golden Plover, 20 Lapwing, 80 Redwing, 10 Fieldfare, Stonechat all by Co-op (T Wilson)

Bolingey: 50 Lapwing and 200 Woodpigeon over (T Wilson)

Millbrook Creek: 52 Shelduck, 12 Teal, 1 Greenshank, 1 Avocet. (B Taggart)

Millbrook: 5 Blackcap in 3 different gardens, 35 Lapwing in fields on edge of village. Many small groups of 5-10 of Redwing and Fieldfare scattered throughout the area. (B Taggart)

Falmouth: 5 Long-tailed Tit (2 ringed), 1 Redwing, 1 Coal Tit, 3 different female Blackcap (2 ringed). (E Tackley)

River Gannel: 1 Common Sandpiper, 12 Teal, 4 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher & 1 Chiffchaff in tamarisk bushes. (S Grose)

Crugmeer: Snipe, Redwings, Fieldfares, Meadow Pipits, Skylarks, & Canada Geese. (S Grose)

Trelow Downs: 1 Tawny Owl, 6 Red Deer. (S Grose)

Stithians Reservoir: 5 Reed Bunting, 1 Brambling, 1 Snipe. (J St Ledger)

Bodmin, Little Kirland: 1 Lapwing. (J Macadam)

Port Isaac: 1 Lapwing in private garden. (R Baker)

St Austell, Trewoon: 70+ Redwing, 5 Fieldfare today in private garden. (M Samways)

Tregonetha Downs: 1 Barn Owl, 1 Tawny Owl, & Redwings. (S Grose)