Wednesday 19th February 2020

Wednesday 19th February 2020

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Black Swans and 4 Mute Swans. (P Walsh)

Penzance: 3 Black Swan back in the inner harbour (Abbey Slipway) late afternoon. (T Mills)

Siblyback Lake: Ring-necked Duck again. (B Mellow) Plus 27 Tufted Duck including French ringed female, 6 Little Grebe, 2 Goldeneye, 19 Mallard, 8 Snipe, 55 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, 2 Mistle Thrush. (K Pellow)

Walmsley Sanctuary (Key holders only): 2 Spoonbill, 1 Scaup and 1 Pintail. (B Mellow)

Mousehole: 4500+ Auk sp between 15:30 & 17:00. 2 1w Iceland Gull, 1w Caspian Gull, 2x 1w & 2w Yellow-legged Gull and 1w Glaucous x Herring Gull on St Clement’s Isle. (M Elliott)

St Ives Bay: Glaucous Gull reported from various locations.

Newlyn: Black Guillemot and 1w Iceland Gull reported in the harbour. (L Stoppard)

Great Northern Diver – Luke Stoppard

Iceland Gull – Luke Stoppard

Falmouth: Black Redstart reported at Thetis Place.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Adult Ring-billed Gull, 3w Caspian Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull HXJ60, and a yellow colour ring Mediterranean  Gull plus 1 Greenshank and 30+ Bar Tailed Godwits. (J Hill, L Stoppard)

Ring-billed Gull – Luke Stoppard

Lesser Black-backed Gull – Luke Stoppard

Sancreed: 1 fem Merlin, 3 Little Egret, 40 Redwing. (D Flumm)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 fem /imm Hen Harrier from hide at 10:46. Flying low and following the contours of the far side of reservoir, up over long thin strip of picea trees and on towards Rougtor, also 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 412 Black headed Gull, 11 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Buzzard, 4 Raven, 4 Mistle Thrush, 2 Song Thrush, 4 Coal Tit. (S Grose)

Davidstow Woods: 1 Merlin over, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Crossbill, 9 Coal Tit, 12 Goldcrest. (S Grose)

Helstone: 52 Snipe in stubble field next to village sign. (S Grose)

Newquay: 12 Red-throated Diver in the bay. (S Rowe)

Stithians Reservior: 1 Lesser Scaup still in Golden Lion cut off. (W Chegwidden, M Grantham)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 37 Mute Swan, 1 Whooper Swan, 1 Canada Goose, 26 Shelduck, 4 Mallard, 4 Wigeon, 3 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 1 Spoonbill, 2 Buzzard, 65 Oystercatcher, c.2000 Golden Plover, 150 Lapwing, 5 Knot, 120 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 75 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 62 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 45 Curlew, 125 Black-headed Gull, 65 Herring Gull, 22 Lesser black-backed Gull, 15 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Wood Pigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 9 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Jackdaw, 15 Rook, 45 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 2 Starling, 6 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch (M Sacwen et al)

Respryn Bridge: 1 Treecreeper, 2 Nuthatch. (J Green)

Frenchman’s Creek, Helford: 3+ Firecrest, 2 Common Sandpiper, 10 Redwing. (R Allen)

Marazion: 4 Great Northern Diver in bay. (R Allen)

Caerhays Castle gardens: Chiffchaff singing. (K Dalziel)

Penryn: Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming at the top of one of the floodlight pylons at the football pitch made for an unusual sound this morning. (C Benton)