Sunday 6th January 2019

Sunday 6th January 2019

CBWPS Cornwall Birds ‘Pic of the Year’ – voting is still open on the page here for the last few days’ images. We will be sorting out the winners and doing a final vote to find the overall favourites over the next couple of days. Thanks for voting and taking part!

Late news, 5/1, Pentire Point West: 3 Short-eared Owl. (S Grose)

Truro: Waxwing still by Malpas House on Malpas Road. (M Spicer, D Jenkins et al) 1 Black-tailed Godwit on Truro River opposite Tesco. (D Jenkins)

Waxwing – photos (left to right) Mike Spicer, Steve Rowe and Steve Rogers

Waxwing – John Chapple

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint to at least 13:30. 5 Water Pipit, 1 Ruff, c30 Black-tailed Godwit, 2000+ Golden Plover overhead coming off main estuary. (P Kemp)

Devoran: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs still late afternoon. (S Rowe, T Carson)1 1st winter Spoonbill. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto, L Payne) 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Blackcap, 1 Firecrest, 2 Siskin. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Constantine: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 3 Firecrest, 5 Goldcrest, 8 Chiffchaff at the sewage works. (D Collins)

Sancreed: 4 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret, 30 Lapwing, 8 Snipe, 60 Redwing. (D Flumm)

Coverack: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler at the sewage works. (D Wright, S Bury) 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Eider (f) and 7 Med Gull in the bay. (D Wright, S Bury)

Yellow-browed Warbler – Dougy Wright

Wadebridge: Great White Egret flew up river between the A39 bridge & Wadebridge at 15:35. (S Lilley)

St Martin in Meneage: 25+ Cattle Egret. (A Chatfield)

St Clement: 1 Avocet still. (M Jones, D Eva, P Taylor, H Mitchell, R Veal) Also 1 Kingfisher. (D Eva) 2 Nuthatch. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, R Veal)

Gillan Creek: 1 Spoonbill. (B Nicholls)

Newlyn: 1 Black Redstart at Tolcarne Terrace, 4 Eider off Wherrytown. (S Grose)

Marazion Beach: 3 Common Gull on the sea opp red river. (S Grose)

Jubilee Pool, Penzance: 2 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Eider. (R Treeby)

Men-an-Tol: male Hen Harrier. (R Treeby)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Carnsew Basin: 1 Spoonbill, 8+ Little Grebe, 4 Little Egret, 60+ Dunlin, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 10+ Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 6 Grey Plover, 12 Golden Plover. Ryan’s Field: 1 Kingfisher, 200+ Golden Plover, 80+ Lapwing. (B Hicks) 8 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Lizard Point: 3 Avocet past this morning.

Loe Pool: 9 Goosander in Carminowe Creek (6m, 3f). (D Wright) 30+ Pochard. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, R Veal)

Gerrans Bay: 1 Red-throated Diver, 20 Great Northern Diver, 4 Black-throated Diver, 3 Slavonian Grebe. (D Eva) 50+ Great Northern Diver, 4 Black-throated Diver, 2 Red-necked Grebe, 6 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1f Long-tailed Duck viewed from Portscatho and Pendower. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, R Veal) c20 Great Northern Diver, 5 Black-throated Diver, 24 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 2 ad Kittiwake, viewed from Pendower. (P Kemp)

St Mawes: 2 Sandwich Tern. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, R Veal)

Tregony: 2 Dipper. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, R Veal)

Helston: drk Ferruginous Duck of unknown origin still on boating lake. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, R Veal, M Webb)

Ferruginous Duck – Martin Webb

Hell’s Mouth: 6 (1 ad 5 juv) Whooper Swan still in field east of cafe adjacent to the Coombe turn off. (M Webb)

Whooper Swans – Martin Webb

Loe Beach, Carrick Roads: 1 ad Mediterranean Gull, 2 Great Northern Diver, 18 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 15 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Grey Wagtail, c25 Common Dolphin. (B Bosisto, L Payne) 17+ Black-necked Grebe, 1 Slavonian Grebe and 1 Great Crested Grebe. (D Julian)

East Pentire Head: 2 Short-eared Owl. (D Julian)

Hannafore, Looe: 1 Cormorant, probable P. c. sinensis, feeding close to shore for some time (gular angle near 90°, white head plumage & feathering, red spot on upper mandible). (I Juliane)

Feock Church: 1 Blackcap, 6 Greenfinch. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Bude Marshes: 1 Barnacle Goose with c100 Canada Gose. (B Nicholls)

Barnacle Goose – Blake Nicholls

East Looe: 1 male Blackcap on Bay View Road. (D Spooner)

Beneathway, Dobwalls: Tawny owl calling at 05:00. (C&J Duffy)

Torpoint: Sparrowhawk with pigeon as prey in private garden. (R Napp)

Sparrowhawk – Rick Napp