Monday 15th January 2024

Monday 15th January 2024

Photo of the Year 2023: Voting has now closed for Round 2 of the Photo of the Year 2023 – you can see our semi-finalists here:

Hayle Estuary RSPB: ad Ring-billed Gull, 1w Bonaparte’s Gull, 2 drake Green-winged Teal, 3 argentatus Herring Gull, 3 Yellow-legged Gull, 8 Goosander. (M Elliot)

Red River Bridge, Marazion: Bonaparte’s Gull on rocks between the river and St Michael’s Mount, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 3 Eider. (via X) 3 Dunlin with Turnstones, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff with Common Chiffchaffs, Meadow and Rock Pipits and Pied Wagtails. 1 Kingfisher over. (S Chandler)

Gulval: 1w Golden Oriole still in gardens at Trythogga Hill, showing intermittently throughout the day. (D Fox et al.)

Mawgan Porth: Purple Heron in Langvan Valley. (A Langdon)

Caerthillian Cove: Richard’s Pipit still in field with metal cattle feeder. (Birdguides)

Croft Pascoe Pool: Mallard with 4 ducklings. (J Jones, S Wood)

St Agnes Head: 1 Snow Bunting. (A Lea et al.) Also 40 Skylark, 1 Woodcock. (G Lawlor)

Porth Reservoir: Long-tailed Duck still. (J Robinson)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 m Greater Scaup, 1 f Goldeneye, 20+ Teal, 6 Wigeon, 1 Snipe. (J St Ledger, S Van Hear)

Battery Rocks, Penzance: 38 Purple Sandpiper at high tide this morning. (S Chandler)

Truro City Centre: 1 m Black Redstart (Pydar St), 1 Kingfisher, 1 Redshank, 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Chiffchaff. (T Wilson)

Millbrook: 37 Teal, 2 Greenshank, 17 Avocet, 6 Little Grebe, 17 Mediterranean Gull and 3 Blackcap this afternoon. (A Payne)

Downderry: 1 Water Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Black Redstart, 5 Stonechat, 10 Chiffchaff and a Siberian Chiffchaff late afternoon. (A Payne)

Gunwalloe Cove: 8 Great Northern Diver, 3 Black-throated Diver and 2 Red-throated Diver. (D Wright)

Windmill Farm: Green Woodpecker. Good influx of Snipe, Woodcock and thrushes in last few days. (D Wright)

Mullion Cove: Firecrest. (J Jones, S Wood)

Mylor Creek Boatyard1 Kingfisher, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Egret, 3 Buzzard over. (M Saunders)

Bude Canal: 1 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher. (D Roberts)

Bude Marshes: 1 Lapwing. (D Roberts)

Bude, River Neet: 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Common Sandpiper. (D Roberts)

Falmouth: Little Grebe at Packet Quays. (H Willott)


Purple Heron – Adrian Langdon
Purple Heron – Adrian Langdon
Purple Heron – Adrian Langdon
Mallards with ducklings – Steven Wood
Snow Bunting – Adrian Lea
Snow Bunting – Adrian Lea
Snow Bunting – Adrian Lea
Goldeneye – John St Ledger
Greater Scaup – John St Ledger
Firecrest – Steven Wood
Siberian Chiffchaff – Sheila Chandler
Siberian Chiffchaff – Sheila Chandler
Purple Sandpiper – Sheila Chandler
Rock Pipit – Sheila Chandler
Dunlin – Sheila Chandler