Tuesday 27th February 2024

Dunlin - Rupert Kirkwood

Tuesday 27th February 2024

Note: The Stuart Hutchings hide at Stithians Reservoir will be closed tomorrow (Weds 28th Feb) for essential maintenance. (Adrian Lea)

Loe Beach, Feock 11.00:  1 1st w Surf Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 10 Red-breasted Merganser. (R Martin, C Taylor)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Long tailed Duck, 1 Goosander (redhead), 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 10 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Song Thrush, 4 Redwing, 1 Treecreeper (below the dam wall). (S Grose)

College Lake: 2 drake Greater Scaup, 30 Tufted Duck, 1 Lesser Canada Goose. (B Bosisto). Also, 1m Scaup, 11 Tufted Duck 6m & 5f, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swan. (S Wood)

Portscatho: 4 Slavonian Grebe, 5 Black-throated Diver, 20+ Great Northern Diver, 6 Grey Plover (on rocks), 3 Mediterranean Gull. Also a pod of 7 Common Dolphin & 2 Grey Seal. (J St Ledger)

Downderry and Seaton: 18 Great Northern Diver,  9 Red-throated Diver and a Grey Seal. At Seaton itself,  11 Moorhen,  3 Buzzard and  a Green Woodpecker. (A Payne)

Land’s End: c30 Chough over, 60 Golden Plover over, 80 Starling, 1 Redwing, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Pied Wagtail. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Humpback Whale drifted north. (per N Wheatley)

Siblyback Lake: 3 Great Northern Diver, 8 Little Grebe, 3 Coot, 9 Canada Goose, 24 Tufted Duck , 6 Teal, 1 Grey Heron, 45 Redwing, 20 Fieldfare. (K Pellow)

Cornwall/Devon border, Plymouth breakwater: 70 Purple Sandpiper, 300 Dunlin from kayak. (R Kirkwood)

Par, Spit beach: 17 Eider (5f), 2 Curlew, 4 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 4 Turnstone, 2 Great Black-backed Gull. ( R Hampshire)

Truro River, Boscawen Park to Sunny Corner: 235 Dunlin, 81 Black tailed Godwit, 12 Redshank, 9 Curlew, 2 Greenshank, 49 Shelduck, 44 Teal, 5 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron plus 6 Teal and a Grey Wagtail on the duck pond. (A Nicholson)

Near Tresillian, Tregerrick Farm area: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Merlin, conservative estimate of 2500 Linnet in set aside fields. (R Wilkins)

Ruan Estuary: 1400 Golden Plover. (R Wilkins)

Blisland Green: 1 Treecreeper. (S Irwin)

Tredarvah: 5 Blackcap (3m & 2f). (R Chiffers)

Stithians: 17 Fieldfare. (S Hinkley)

Trevarren woods: 14 Robin, 8 Great Tit, 6 Carrion Crow, 3 Marsh Tit, 4 Dunnock, 3 Jackdaw, 3 Magpie, 5 Chaffinch, 5 Wren, 10 Blue Tit, 5 Redwing, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Skylark, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Buzzard, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Firecrest, 2 Goldfinch, 3 Blackbird, 1 Jay, 1 Goldcrest, 3 Siskin. (C & G Horsley)

Liskeard, Culverwood Lane towards St.Cleer: 32 Linnet, 5 Goldfinch, 7 Rook, 3 Carrion Crow, 2 Coal Tit, 6 Redwing, 35+ Fieldfare, 2 Great Tit, 6 Chaffinch, 2 Wren, pr+ 3 Siskin, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Robin, 1 Buzzard, 2 Blackbird, 25+ Starling, 7 Woodpigeon, 1 House Sparrow, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 14 Blue Tit, 12+ Jackdaw. (A Riley)
Marazion Marsh RSPB 10.10 – 11.10: 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Linnet, 4 (1m 3f) Stonechat, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Robin, 4 Carrion Crow, 4 Magpie, 20+ Teal, 60+ Canada Goose, 1 Moorhen, 3 Grey Heron. (M Webb)

Late submission, 26/2, Swanpool: 1 Black Guillemot, 1 Red-necked Grebe. (L Parkerson)

Late submission, 26/02 Par, beach pool: 8 Tufted duck (5m 3f) 1 Little Grebe, 4 Snipe. (R Hampshire)

Late submission, 26/02  St Blazey LNR: 11 Teal, 1 Pintail (f) present since October, 3 Siskin, Great Spotted Woodpecker. ( R Hampshire)

Late submission, 26/2, Foage Valley: 32 Chough feeding in fields. (V Stratton)

Late submission, 26/2, Alexandra Row St. Ives: 37 Goldfinches, 24 Chaffinches, 7 Greenfinches and 2 Blackcaps (m & f). (V Stratton)

Late submission, 26/2, Truro, Boscawen Park: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. (A Nicholson)

Late submission, 24/2, Truro, Sunny Corner: 1 Spotted Redshank. (A Nicholson)

TJW
Dunlin – Rupert Kirkwood
Purple Sandpiper – Rupert Kirkwood
Black-throated Diver – John St Ledger
Slavonian Grebe – John St Ledger
Grey Plover – John St Ledger
Blackcap – Robin Chiffers
Blackcap – Robin Chiffers
Long-tailed Duck – Shaun Grose
Surf Scoter & Long-tailed Duck – Caroline Taylor
Surf Scoter – Caroline Taylor
Meadow Pipit – Martin Webb
Stonechat – Martin Webb
Canada Goose – Martin Webb
Greater Scaup – Steve Wood
Surf Scoter – Robin Martin
Surf Scoter and Long-tailed Duck- Robin Martin