Tuesday 20th February 2018

Tuesday 20th February 2018

Mousehole: White-billed Diver still off Penlee lifeboat station at 11:11. Again at 15:15 plus 2 Great Skuas. (DI Julian) 2 Bonxie, 6+ Great Northern Diver, c40 Common Dolphin, Harbour Porpoise. (P Aley & I Teague)

St Clement: 17 Cattle Egrets still at Menadews Farm at 12:30 (T Wilson)

Stithians: 1 Great White Egret at Golden Lion cutoff. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Sancreed: 1w Iceland Gull following plough. 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Greylag, 29 Canada Geese. (D Flumm)

Walmsley Sanctuary: Spoonbill still at 07:52.

Newlyn: 1w Glaucous Gull still in the harbour at 13:20 plus a male Black Redstart at Tolcarne. (L Proctor) Juv Iceland Gull, Juv Glaucous Gull. (P Aley & I Teague)

Bartinney: 1 m Peregrine over. (P Taylor)

St Ives: 2 Purple Sandpiper, 14 Dunlin, 42 Turnstone. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Carbis Bay: 1 Red-throated Diver. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Eagles Nest: Barn Owl this evening. (R  Menari)

Penzance: Eider and c12 Common Scoter off Eastern Green. (L Proctor) drake Eider, Common Scoter, 3 Great Northern Diver off Jubilee Pool. (P Aley & I Teague) 2 Firecrest in tree next to Yacht Inn (J Evans)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Firecrest and 3 Chiffchaff. (L Proctor)

Crowlas: 1m Merlin over, 1 Mistle Thrush, 20 Little Egret, 1 Firecrest. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary, Lelant Saltings: 14 Common Gull, 3 Med Gulls, 21 Bar-tailed Godwits, 32 Curlew, 2 Greenshank, Spoonbill (later on Copperhouse Creek), 6 Grey Plover, 40+ Dunlin, 16 Redshank, 12+ Teal, 60+ Wigeon. (PJ Freestone and M Halliday) Ryan’s Field: 38 Redshank, 1 Little Egret, 115 Lapwing, 2 Shelduck, 6 Black-headed Gull, 5 Curlew, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit and 3 Raven flew over. Copperhouse Creek: 12 Shelduck, 174 Black-headed Gull, Spoonbill, 160+ Wigeon, 8 Teeal, 7 Bar-tailed Godwit, 87 Dunlin, 187 Herring Gulls, 4 LBB Gulls, 1 GBB, 13 Canada Geese. (PJ Freestone)

Lamorna: 1 Firecrest. (M McKee)

Lamorna Cove: 1 Black Redstart. (M McKee)

Looe estuary (WeBS count): c360 Black-headed Gull, 21 Canada Goose, 3 Common Gull, 5 Curlew, 30 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Greenshank, 11 Grey Heron (with at least 7 active nests), 1 Grey Wagtail, c170 Herring Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Little Egret, 3 Little Grebe, 41 Mallard, 2 Moorhen, 9 Mute Swan, 11 Oystercatcher, 22 Redshank, 7 Shelduck, 2 Wigeon. (D Spooner)

Amble Marshes: 2 Water Pipit still. (C Selway)

Lower Tamar Lake: 13 Goosander (8m 5f), 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Fieldfare. (R Mudge)

Seaton: 1 Red Throated Diver, 2 pairs Stonechat, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Peacock butterfly. (R Smaldon)

Truro: 1m, 1f Siskin in private garden. (D Jenkins)

Mawgan: 1 male Brambling, 1 Nuthatch and 1 Blackcap in garden. Also 1 Firecrest at the top of lower lane around the horse stables.  Up to 2 Firecrest have been present here all winter, almost always in the same small stretch of hedge. (P. Bedford)