Saturday 23rd February 2019

Saturday 23rd February 2019

Devoran: 1w Lesser Yellowlegs still at Tallack’s Creek this morning.

Chaple Amble:Temminck’s Stint on meadow opposite CP from 10am with 4 Water Pipit and 4 Ruff. 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Barn Owl in fields behind Maltsters Arms. (P Kemp)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Glossy Ibis again early morning, but left at 7.50 climbing to about 1000ft before heading west. (S Rogers) Longrock Pool: 1 Firecrest with 1 m Bullfinch, Cetti`s Warbler, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush and Long-tailed Tit.

Walmsley Sanctuary: 70+ Cattle Egret, 2 Spoonbill, 6 Ruff, 50 Black-tailed Godwit, 60+ Lapwing, 50+ Curlew, 2 Little Grebe catching Newts, 4 Pintail, 20 Shelduck, 12 Shoveler, 10 Gadwall, 2 Hare, 8 Cattle Egret feeding with sheep in field behind hide. (D Thomas)

Spoonbills, Dave Thomas

Cattle Egrets, Dave Thomas

Cattle Egrets, Dave Thomas

Gadwall, Dave Thomas

Little Grebe, Dave Thomas

Shoveler, Dave Thomas

Porthcurno: 1 juv Iceland Gull and 1w Yellow-legged Gull  Trendrennen Farm. (M Ahmad)

Iceland Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

Yellow-legged Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Spoonbill still early morning. (D Chadwick, P St Pierre) Also 43 Wigeon, 6 Teal, 2 Shelduck, 2 Little Egret, 9 Redshank, 1 Grey Heron. (M Webb) And 1 Kingfisher, 1 Mediterranean Gull and 22 Dunlin.

Redshank, Martin Webb

Wigeon, Martin Webb

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Black-necked Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 71 Canada Geese. (D Flumm)

Newquay, Towan Head: 11 Purple Sandpiper, 20 + Turnstone, 12 Oystercatcher behind  Headland Hotel; 2 Red-throated Diver off point. (M Lammas) Cornwall College: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker heard drumming and seen at the back of the zoo. (I + E Carne)

Charlestown: 2 White Wagtail and 1 Pied Wagtail. (D Hastilow)

Pied Wagtail, David Hastilow

St Just: 4 Chough, 2 Raven, 2 Buzzard, 1 Mistle Thrush, 18 Oystercatcher, from Carn Gloose / Cape Cornwall.

Kenidjack: 1 Swallow. (S Grose)

Botallack: 17 Chough, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 10+ Bottlenose Dolphin. (S Grose)

Porthledden Cove: 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 19 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail. (S Grose)

Foage Valley, Zennor: ringtail Hen Harrier. (C Madden)

Par Duck Pond: 2m&2f Teal, 8 Moorhen, 2 Mute Swan, 5m&5f Mallard. (C Hooper).

Teal, Chris Hooper

Moorhen, Chris Hooper

Teal, Chris Hooper

St Ives Bay: Red-throated Diver flying W at 10:25. (G&L Carr)

Porth Joke: 2 Chough, 4 Bullfinch, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Chiffchaff. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 35 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (S Rowe)

Yellow-legged Gull, Steve Rowe

River Gannel: 2 Common Sandpiper opposite Mellanvrane Roundabout. (S Grose)

Nanjulian Mill: 1 Buzzard (dark form), 1 Pheasant (called), 1 Tawny Owl (called mid-day), 5 Wren, c10 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 5 Robin, 1 fine male Black Redstart, 1 male Stonechat, 2 Dunnock.  (RB & PC Girling)

Polbathic Creek: 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Snipe. (A Blonden)

Carnon Downs: 12 Goldfinch, 6 (3m 3f) Chaffinch, 6 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 7 (4m 3f) House Sparrow, 2 Woodpigeon, 1m Nuthatch. (M Webb)

Sparnon: Yellow-legged Gull (1w) (M Ahmad)

Trevone to Padstow: 1 m Sparrowhawk and 1 Buzzard. (A Board)

Trevescan: 1 Swallow.

Higher Bosistow: 1 Speckled Crimson moth again. (M Ahmad)

Crimson Speckled, Mashuq Ahmad