Saturday 20th January 2018

Saturday 20th January 2018

Late news, 18/1, Whitecross, Newquay: 100+ Redwing, 20+ Fieldfare, 40+ Chaffinch, 8 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 2 Dunnock, 6 Blackbird, 4 Robin, 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 4 Jay, 6 Magpie and 6 Bullfinch (4 male, 2 female). (D Thomas)

Redwing, Bullfinch and Grey Wagtail – Dave Thomas

Falmouth, Pendennis Point, 07:45-08:10: 14 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver flying into bay. (R Augarde) Castle Beach: 1 Black Redstart on wall this morning. (R Augarde) 3 (1 m, 2 f/1w) Black Redstart, 2 Stonechat, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Rock Pipit, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher this afternoon. (C Benton)

Towan Head, Newquay 9 till 10 a m: 4 Common  Scoter, 1 Red-throated Diver. 100 + Auks and Shags on water, 20 + Gannets. 5 Common Gull, Kittiwakes and Fulmars, also 1 Porpoise. (M Lammas)

Helston boating lake: 25 Shoveler, 59 Tufted Duck. (S Grose)

Porthleven Harbour: 1 Black Redstart. (S Grose)

Chacewater: 1 Hawfinch again briefly in a private garden. (R. Loader)

Traboe Cross: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier. (C Brooks)

Pendeen Watch: 2 Little Auk, 3 Great Skua, 1 ad Iceland Gull and 3 2cy Iceland Gull (or more probably the same bird 3 times?), 1 Manx Shearwater, c20 Fulmar, 2 Great Northern Diver and 1 Black-throated Diver all going SW. Also steady stream of auks, Kittiwakes and Gannets, 09:20-12:00. (DK Parker, P Clement)

Dozmary Pool: Drake Lesser Scaup still. (J Thomas)

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck. (J Thomas)

Newquay: 2cy Ring-billed Gull still on Trenance Pool. (J Thomas)

Egloshayle: 3 Hawfinch in the cemetery. (A Langdon)

Penzance: 1 2cy Glaucous Gull on Wherrytown beach. (J Thomas) 1 pale-bellied Brent Goose on Wherrytown beach. (R Veal) 3 Firecrest in Morrab Gardens. (J Thomas)

Truro: 2 Dipper at The Leats this morning. (S Rogers)

Gannel Estuary: 139 Curlew, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Gull, 2 Kittiwake, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Radford Lane, Millbrook: 1 Cattle Egret opposite the farm this morning. (AC Robinson)

Wacker Quay: Male Green-winged Teal still on view from layby this afternoon. (AC Robinson, M Beer)

Porth Reservoir: Male Goldeneye roosting on the water below carpark. (S Grose)

Bude Marsh: 1 Water Rail, c200 Black-headed Gull, 12 Blackbird, 5 Wood Pigeon, 9 Crow, 1 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 8 Chaffinch, 30 Moorhen, 27 Teal, 21 Mallard, 51 Canada plus 1 white feral Goose, 3 Song Thrush, 4 Buzzard, c150 Starling, 11 Goldfinch, c350 Lapwing, 5 Redwing, 3 Magpie, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Blue Tit, 7 Rook, 1 Robin, 3 Mute Swan, 4 Dunnock. (R Mudge) 1 Stonechat, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Egret, 1 Goldcrest and 1 Treecreeper. (H Wilkins)

Lower Tamar Lake: 25 Goosander. (R Mudge)

St. John’s Lake: 2 Great Northern Diver, 2 Spoonbill. (M Beer)

St Ives: Good numbers throughout the bay of Gannet diving into the annual January shoals of Whitebait as well as good numbers of Razorbill, Guillemot, Shag & Kittiwake moving around with them. Also 1 Great Skua. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Newlyn Harbour: 2 adult Iceland Gull and 1 2cy Glaucous Gull. (J Thomas) 2 (4cy and 2cy) Glaucous Gull, ad Iceland Gull and hybrid Herring x Iceland Gull or leucistic Herring Gull. (J Hawkey) 1 ad Iceland Gull (adult), 2 (ad and 1w) Glaucous Gull. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare) 2 (ad+1w) Glaucous Gull, 2 (ad+1w) Iceland Gull. (R Veal)

Glaucous Gull – Reuben Veal

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Goosander (redhead), 1 1w Glaucous Gull, 3 (ad and 2 3w) Yellow-legged Gull, 2 (ad and 2w) Scandinavian Herring Gull, 3 Kittiwake, 13 Grey Plover, 2 Kingfisher. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare) 3+ Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Scandinavian Herring Gull, 3 redhead Goosander. (R Veal)

Sennen Cove: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Purple Sandpiper. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Crows-an-Wra: 2nd winter Mediterranean Gull. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Mount’s Bay: 1 Eider (drake by the harbour), 26 Purple Sandpiper, 6 Great Northern Diver. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Marazion Beach: 17 Sanderling. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Gwithian: 2 (1w and 2w) Glaucous Gull, 1 Scaup. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Carbis Bay gull roost: 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 (ad and 3w) Yellow-legged Gull, 1 1w Glaucous Gull, 1 ad Iceland Gull, 29 (19 ad, 1 2w, 9 1w) Mediterranean Gull, 6000 Herring Gull, 170 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 120 Great Black-backed Gull, 200 Kittiwake. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Crowlas: 1f Brambling very briefly in private garden. (R Veal)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Goldeneye, 1 Little Egret, 80 Lapwing, 1 Fieldfare. (D Chaney, G Adams)