Saturday 26th February 2022

Saturday 26th February 2022

Stepper Point: 2 Wheatear. (A Smart)

Droskyn; Perranporth: 1 Wheatear. (C Whitworth)

Newlyn Harbour: adult Kumlien’s Gull and juvenile Glaucous Gull stil, 43 Turnstone. (I Hayes, P Roseveare et al) Red-throated Diver still. (L Proctor) Glaucous Gull roosted on St Clements Isle. (Birdguides)

Pentewan: 1st winter drake Surf Scoter and female-type Velvet Scoter still off of the beach. (P Roseveare)

Hayle Estuary: adult Ring-billed Gull still. (Birdguides)

Upper Tamar Lakes: at least 1 Tundra Bean Goose still. (Birdguides)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 9 Glossy Ibis, 6 albifrons White-fronted Geese, 1 drake Ring-necked Duck, 2f Goosander, 1f Pintail, 1 Water Pipit, 6 Cattle Egret, 1 Ruff the highlights late afternoon. (P Roseveare)

Camel Estuary: 1 juvenile Whooper Swan. (P Roseveare)

Trevose Head: 1 Lapland Bunting with circa 80 Skylark & 1 Merlin. (S Rowe, T Carson)

St Austell Sewage works: 1 Yellow Browed Warbler, 1-2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 10-15 Chiffchaff some singing. (A Roberts)

Swanpool: Siberian Chiffchaff in private garden. (D Peers)

Pendennis Point, Falmouth: 150 Guillemot/Razorbill per minute (estimate 9000 total) and 60 Kittiwake per minute (estimate 3600 total) passing west between 16:45 and 17:45 (J Irvine)

Stithians Reservoir: Waterfowl movement noticable at a local scale. The 3 female type Goldeneye have been joined by an adult male, 7 Tufted Ducks (5M +2F) were new in from last weekend, Great Crested Grebes have increased to 4, Lapwing have decreased to 7, Teal decreased to 10+, no Wigeon seen from all sections, 2 Snipe, 12 Mallard, 2 Buzzards, 5 Cormorant, Redwing, Greylag Goose and 60+ Canada Goose (T.Weston, C.Foote).

Lower Tamar Lake: (06:00 this morning) 6 Whooper Swan (2 adults 4 juv still roosting, flew out 06:20), 1 Little Egret which has also been roosting at the lake for some time, 15 Goosander (2m 13f at 06:55), 3 Grey Heron, 5m Tufted Duck, 2 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 1 Green Sandpiper. (R Mudge)

Siblyback Lake: 1st winter drake Greater Scaup still. (Birdguides)

St Issey: ringtail Hen Harrier this morning. (D Julian)

Cot Valley: adult Iceland Gull still. (Birdguides)

Trevone: 21 Red-throated Diver. (D Julian)

Goss Moor: 3 Grey Soose sp heading north west early morning. (P Roseveare)

Newquay: male Blackcap in sub-song below Manor car park. (B Bosisto)

East Pentire: 12 Skylark, 15 Meadow Pipit, 6 Rock Pipit including one showing characteristics of Scandinavian subspecies Littoralis. (B Bosisto)

Drift Reservoir: 2 Black-necked Grebe, 7 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 5 (4m 1f) Tufted Duck, 6 (3m 3f) Mallard, 5 Coot, 43 Canada Geese, 1 Cormorant, 1 Buzzard over, 2 Robin, 3 Chaffinch 09.30 – 11.00. (M Webb)

Late submission, 25th February 2022, Boyton: 1 Red Kite seen from road between Boyton and North Tamerton. (R Loy)


Red-throated Diver – Linton Proctor
European White-fronted Geese with 2 Canada Geese – Len Curry
Rock Pipit showing charcteristics of ssp Littoralis – Bob Bosisto
Rock Pipit showing charcteristics of ssp Littoralis – Bob Bosisto
Black-necked Grebe – Martin Webb
drake Tufted Duck – Martin Webb
Great Crested Grebe – Martin Webb