Monday 15th January 2018

Monday 15th January 2018

Late news: 14/1, Landulph: 1 Glossy Ibis still. (M Beer)

Penryn: Adult Iceland Gull flew over. (C Urquhart)

Penzance: 10 Siskin in Birch trees at entrance to Polgoon vineyard at Castle Horneck. (L Proctor, T Mills) Alverton Road/A30 junction: Flock of 200+ finches mostly Chaffinch but also Brambling in stubble field just SE of junction. (T Mills)

Siskin, Tony Mills

Siskin, Tony Mills

Newlyn Harbour: 1 ad Kumlien’s Gull or possibly Iceland Gull still present. (M Elliot, P St Pierre, L Proctor, M Spicer, T Mills) Also 2 hybrid gulls again (Herring x Glaucous ??). (M Elliot, P St Pierre, T Mills)


                                          Kumlien’s Gull or possibly Iceland Gull – All photos Linton Proctor

Carnsew Pool: Red-throated Diver still present early afternoon. (P Freestone)

Cape Cornwall: 21+ Choughs, also 1 Sooty Shearwater at 10:40. (N Wheatley)

Geevor Mine: 1 Black Redstart. (P Clement)

Pendeen: 220 Kittiwakes and 50 Gannets south in <1 hour also Great Northern Diver on sea. (P Clement)

Helston SW: 40+ Chiffchaff and 2 Firecrest. (P Freestone) Also 2 Siberian Chiffchaff.

Helston Boating Lake: 11 Shoveler, 22 Tufted Duck, 2 Grey Wagtail. Also present but not counted were Coot, Herring Gull, Black-headed Gull, Mallard, Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Coal Tit, Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tit. (P Freestone)

RNAS Culdrose: 1 male Black Redstart today. (D Wright)

Coverack: 1 Black Redstart along seafront. (P Bedford)

Porth Reservoir: 5 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Tufted Duck 1 male Goldeneye, 8 Coot, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Firecrest. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 168 Great Black-backed Gull, 450 Herring Gull, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull. (B Bosisto)

Fistral Beach, Newquay: 274  Kittiwake, 147 Fulmar, 4 Red-throated Diver, 1 Wigeon, 2 Grey Plover, 1 Turnstone,1 Common Dolphin in a 2 hour seawatch. (B Bosisto)

Porthpean: 23 Great Northern Diver, 15 Black-throated Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 3 Surf Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull, 2 Porpoise. (B Bosisto)

St Andrews Pool: 1 Barnacle Goose. (B Bosisto)

Tresillian: 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper. (M Jones)

Porthgwarra: 2 Great Skua. (M Wallace)

Pendower Beach: Chough seen.