Saturday 18th February 2017

Saturday 18th February 2017

Late news, 15/2, Praze: 1 Merlin siting on the road between Praze and Carvolth Downs. (G Williams)

Late news, 17/2, Helston Water Treatment: 20+ Chiffchaff, 1+ Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest. (S. Cox)

Late news, 17/2, Traboe, St Martin: 7 Cattle Egret at 14.00. (A Williams)

Sennen: 1 Lapland Bunting in field just before kissing gate on the Trevilley-Nanjizal footpath. (R Veal)

Trevilley: 1 Woodlark, 1 juv Iceland Gull flew over to Polgigga. (S Rowe, T Carson)

Ardensawah Farm, Polgigga: 4 Iceland Gulls (ad, 1 2w, 2 juv), 15 Med Gull, 1 Firecrest. (D Flumm, M Wallace)

Kenidjack: 8 Chough. (T Hardware)

Men-an-Tol: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier, 1 Barn Owl this evening. (L Langley)

Jubilee Pool, Penzance: 1 ad Pacific Diver off Jubilee Pool this morning (L Langley, C Urquhart) and towards St Michael’s Mount at 3pm. (R Veal) Also 1 Red-throated Diver, 5 Great Northern Diver, 12 Common Scoter, 1 drk Eider, 15 Kittiwake, 20 Razorbill offshore and 37 Purple Sandpiper on Battery Rocks. (L Langley, C Urquhart, R Veal)

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again at Trenow Cove.

Crowlas: 1f Brambling again in private garden early am. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary: 1 1w drk Green-winged Teal, 1 juv Iceland Gull, 2 2w Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Avocet, 1 imm Spoonbill, 1 Greenshank, 13 Common Gull on Lelant Saltings. 1 Avocet, 1 imm Spoonbill, 1 drk Goosander, 1 Black-tailed Godwit on Ryan’s Field. (R Veal, B Dodd)

Probus: 1 Dipper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Chiffchaff in garden. (B Field)

St Blazey: 1 Tawny Owl heard last night between 2100 & 2200 near entrance to railway depot along A3082 road. (D King)

Gwennap Sewage Works: 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Teal. (D Eva)

Tehidy Country Park: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler by café. (T & M Hasdell)

Trewavas Head: 1m Kestrel hunting, Pair of Raven nesting, 1 adder basking and threat posture. (A James)

Kestrel, Alan James
Kestrel, Alan James

Adder, Alan James
Adder, Alan James

Adder, Alan James
Adder, Alan James

Helston Loe Pool: 15 Cattle Egret, roosting at water’s edge, south end of Degibna Wood viewed from west Penrose walk. (T & M Hasdell)

Traboe, St Martin: 7 Cattle Egret at 14.00. (A Williams)

Windmill Farm: 1 Marsh Harrier (female), 1 Peregrine, 2 Adders. (D Wright)

Brays Cot, Lizard: 1 Marsh Harrier (near ad female), ad Peregrine, 6 Fieldfare, 8 Redwings, 2 Bullfinch. (JH & K Dalziel)

Argal Reservoir: 7 Great Crested Grebe (D Chaney, B Heasman)

College Reservoir: 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1m Scaup, 2f-type Goldeneye, 150 Herring Gull, 20 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 100 Black-headed Gull, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler on west side of 1st pond below the dam. (D Chaney, B Heasman)

Swanpool: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler halfway along west side. (J Irvine, D Chaney) Also 1 Water Rail. Offshore: 6 Harbour Porpoise, 15 dolphin sp., 2 Razorbill, 1 Guillemot, 50 Gannet fishing in entrance to Carrick Roads, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Grey Seal. (D Chaney)

Yellow-browed Warbler, Jon Irvine
Yellow-browed Warbler, Jon Irvine

Trelissick: 1 Woodcock at Namphillows Wood at the top of Lamouth Creek. (J Irvine)

Portgaverne: c65 Razorbills, c10 Guillemots. (G. Dawes)

Bude: 10 Oystercatcher, 2 Stonechat, 1 Little Egret, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull,1 Skylark and 1 Fulmar (H Wilkins)

Kilkhampton Common: 2 Willow Tit (pair), 1 Dipper. (R Mudge)