Sunday 18th February 2024

Sunday 18th February 2024

We have 2 groups visiting Walmsley this week which will bring to an end this winter’s educational access visits. There will be a group visiting all sites on Monday (tomorrow) and a group of University students at Walmsley tower hide on Friday from 10-12 noon. Members can still use the hides but be prepared for them to be busy. Thanks for your patience! Adrian.

Kynance Cove: 18 Chough over the clifftops. (K Teare)

Drift Reservoir: 4+ Cattle Egret, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 120 Canada Goose in fields opposite hide (Cornwall Birdwatching Tours)

Newlyn: 2 drake Eider in Mounts Bay. (G Jones)

Newlyn Harbour: Adult Glaucous Gull in harbour this afternoon. (Birdguides) 80+ Turnstone, 100+ Great Black-backed and Herring Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail at Tolcarne Bridge, 3 Cormorant on Tolcarne Rocks this morning. (M Webb)

Battery Rocks, Penzance: 29 Purple Sandpiper and 49 Sanderling (Cornwall Birdwatching Tours)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Reed Warbler singing reported this afternoon. (Birdguides) In addition, Spoonbill on main Estuary. Also adult Yellow-legged Gull. (Cornwall Birdwatching Tours)

Porth Kidney: 1 adult Iceland Gull. (N Bai)

St Ives: 1st winter Iceland Gull. (N Bai)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 drake Greater Scaup still this afternoon. (Birdguides)

Gwithian Beach: 8 Oystercatcher, 30+ Turnstone and 20+ Purple Sandpiper on Rocks below RNLI lifeguard station. (A Lea)

St Gothian Sands NR: 2m Pintail, 4 Shoveler, 6+ Snipe, 4 Chiffchaff, 6 Stonechat, Canada Geese, 4 Oystercatcher, 2 Curlew, 2 Raven, Little Grebe, Coot, Moorhen, Water Rail, Mallard, Rock Pipit, 8 Linnet (Cornwall Birdwatching Tours)

Flushing, St. Anthony: 85 Black-headed Gull and 46 Mediterranean Gull (S Wood)

Pendower Beach: 5 Great Northern Diver offshore. (G Williams)

Malpas, Truro: 1f Bullfinch opposite the pub. (M Costa)

Mevagissey Harbour: 1 Great Northern Diver. (S Grose)

St Denys Church: 3 Greenfinch, 20 Goldfinch, 23 Meadow Pipit. (S Grose)

Towan Head, Newquay: 1 Kestrel, 1 Humpback Whale. (S Grose)

Walmsley: 2 Spoonbill, 11 Tufted Duck, 2 Mute Swans, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Greylag Geese, 1 Buzzard, 2 Pintail, 2 Little Grebe,2 Little Egret. (P Davies) 1 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Reed Bunting, 3 Fieldfare. (G Williams)

Dozmary Pool: 271 Golden Plover, 8 Tufted Duck and 3 Goldeneye (1m, 2f) (D Eva)

Colliford Reservoir: 3 Goosander. (D Eva)

Maer Lake: 8 Moorhen, 1 Common Buzzard, 580+ Golden Plover, 12 Curlew, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 200+ Lapwing, 36 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 1st winter Great Black-Backed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 85 Black-headed Gull, 4 Mediterranean Gull. (N Bastin)

Downderry: 17 Red-throated Diver, a Fulmar, 3 Gannet, a Kittiwake and 5 Common Gull past between 07:40 and 08:20. Also Blackcap and Chiffchaff. (A Payne)


Great Black-backed Gull – Martin Webb
Herring Gull – Martin Webb
Purple Sandpiper – Adrian Lea
Oystercatcher – Adrian lea
Spoonbill – Paul Davies
Spoonbill – Paul Davies
Spoonbill – Paul Davies
Reed Bunting – Gavin Williams
Fieldfare – Gavin Williams
Kingfisher – Gavin Williams
Mediterranean Gull – Nigel Bastin
Golden Plover – Nigel Bastin