Saturday 27th January 2024

Saturday 27th January 2024

Hayle Estuary, Copperhouse Creek: 1 Spotted Sandpiper or Common Sandpiper. (Twitter, @cliffe_north)

Dozmary Pool:  Goldeneye (m&f) and drake Ring-necked Duck still on pool amongst Tufted Duck, 4 Goosander (1m), c1000 Golden Plover. (L Birtwistle, D Sharp, B Craven)

Dennis Head: 2 Black Guillemot off Rosemullion, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver. (J Jones, S Wood et al)

RSPB Hayle Estuary: 1 Ring-billed Gull (ad), 1 Caspian Gull (2cy). (Birdguides). 1 Spoonbill, 1 Little Egret. (S Wilson)

Marazion Marsh: 1 Bittern at 10:45. (T Elwell, D Randall, S Wilson)

Helston: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff at sewage works. (Birdguides)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Knot, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 400+ Dunlin, 148 Curlew, 29 Shelduck, 3 redhead Goosander, 1 Hen Harrier over. (S Grose)

Jubilee Pool, Penzance: c60 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, c5 Ringed Plover, 50+ Sanderling, 1 Razorbill. (J Headon)

Pendennis Point: 1 Fin Whale, c50 Common Dolphin, 5 Harbour Porpoise, 2 Great Northern Diver, 6 Mediterranean Gull. (T Vickers, M Broadbent et al)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Scaup. (Birdguides)

Newlyn Harbour: 1 Little Grebe,1 Kingfisher, 2 Rock Pipit, 2 Raven, ringed Herring Gulls, W:674, W:671, W:490, W:619, W:672, W:678, &W:675. (S Grose)

Penzance: 2 Mediterranean Gull opp railway station. (S Grose)

Penhale Point: 3 Chough, 2 Raven. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Long-tailed Duck (briefly in shallows on nearside shore), 1 Bullfinch (f), 1 Kingfisher, 10+ Great Crested Grebe (some pairs displaying), 15+Coot, 3 Moorhen, 4 Mallard (including 2 hybrids), 4 Common Buzzard, 1 Raven, 1 Blue Tit, large number of Black-headed Gulls. (L Birtwistle, D Sharp).

Walmsley Reserve: 17 Mute Swan (6 juv), 50 Canada Goose, 2 Barnacle Goose, 4 Greylag Goose, 2 Spoonbill, 3 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Snipe, 1 Stonechat (m), 10 Tufted Duck, 2 Pintail, good numbers of Teal, Wigeon and Shelduck, 4 Gadwall, 3 Little Grebe. Blue, Great and Long-tailed Tits on feeders plus 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Cormorant and occasional small groups of Curlew (3/4) over. (D Folland)

Loveny Reservoir: 4 Goosander (3m). (B Craven)

Long Sands (Tregantle): 1 Snow Bunting. (L Parkerson)

Freathy: c60 Common Scoter. (L Parkerson)

Wiggle Cliff: 1 Great Northern Diver. (L Parkerson)

Kingsand: 1 Black Redstart. (L Parkerson)

Truro River; Boscawen Park to Malpas (11:20 – 12:50): 4 Avocet (Malpas), 101 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Knot, 1 Common Sandpiper, c210 Dunlin, 3 Greenshank, 11 Redshank, 9 Oystercatcher, 13 Curlew, 48 Teal, 30 Shelduck, 3 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Redwing. (A Nicholson)

Bude Marshes: 20+ Moorhen, 36 Canada Goose, 12 Mallard, 4 Teal, 37 Lapwing, 28 Black-headed Gull, 120 mixed flock of Redwing and Fieldfare. (N Bastin).

Maer Lake: 6 Moorhen, 8 Canada Goose, 53 Wigeon, 28 Teal, 21 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 250+ Lapwing, 500+ Golden Plover, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 36 Curlew, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin. (N Bastin)

St John’s Lake, Torpoint: 1 Red-necked Grebe, 6 Great-crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 5 dark-bellied Brent Goose, 2 Great Northern Diver, 5 Ringed Plover. (A Livsey)

Gannel Estuary: 500 + mixed gulls including adult Mediterranean Gull, 4 Common Gull, plus Water Pipit from carpark. (M Lammas)

Chapel Amble: 1 Water Pipit. (Birdguides)

Fowey River, Restormel Road: 2 Red-breasted Merganser 1m, 1f) swimming upstream. (B Collins)

Cotehele Wetland: 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 1 Firecrest. (L Roberts)

Wacker Quay: c100 Avocet, 1 Greenshank, large numbers of Shelduck. (A Blonden, G Williams)

Falmouth, Private House1 Black Redstart, 1 Meadow Pipit, 3 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 6 Feral Pigeon, 1 Magpie, 4 House Sparrow, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Jackdaw, 1 Carrion Crow, Herring Gulls, 2 Great Black Backed Gull. (T Chambers)

Rosudgeon, Private Garden:  1 Fieldfare still [18th day], sharing Cotoneaster berries with 1 m Blackcap [hardly any berries left on bush!]  Also, 1 Dunnock, 1 Blackbird, 4 Rook, 2 Magpie, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Collared Dove, 11 Starling, 4 House Sparrow.  (P K Bray)

Hayle garden birding: 2 m&f Blackcap, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 8 Goldfinch, 2 (m&f) Pied Wagtail, 14 (8m 6f) House Sparrow, 2 Jackdaw, 1 Magpie. (M Webb)

Botus Fleming, Private Garden: 1 Firecrest, 4 Blackcap (2 pair). (K Pellow)

Tresillian Polsue Way (RSPB Garden Birdwatch): 2 Bullfinch, 2 Blackcap, 1 Coal Tit, 5 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 5 Goldfinch, 4 Chaffinch, 1 Dunnock, 2 Jackdaw, 10 Rook, 2 Blackbird, 3 Woodpigeon, 2 Greenfinch, 1 Robin, 1 Wren. (A Nicholson)

The Limmicks, East Looe: 27 Oystercatcher, 17 Curlew. (D Spooner)

Plaidy: 15 Fulmar. (D Spooner)

Late Submission, 26/01/2024, Truro River; Sunny Corner to Boscawen Park: 3 Avocet, 2 Knot, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 116 Black Tailed Godwit (1 in full breeding plumage). (A Nicholson)

Long-tailed Duck, Deena Sharp
Great Crested Grebe, Deena Sharp
Great Crested Grebe, Deena Sharp
Greenshank, Gavin Williams
Redshank, Simon Wilson
Spoonbill and Little Egret, Simon Wilson
Black Redstart, Trevor Chambers
Black Redstart, Trevor Chambers
Snow Bunting, Louis Parkerson
Curlew and Black-tailed Godwit, Nigel Bastin
Golden Plover, Nigel Bastin
Golden Plover and Lapwing, Nigel Bastin
Golden Plover, Nigel Bastin
Curlew and Black-tailed Godwit, Nigel Bastin
Blackcap, Martin Webb
Blackcap, Martin Webb
Wren, Martin Webb
Dunnock, Martin Webb
Goldfinch, Martin Webb
Robin, Martin Webb