Wednesday 23rd February 2022

Wednesday 23rd February 2022

Walmsley Sanctuary: Please note there will be a visiting group of birders from Devon at the hides tomorrow morning from 9 am. It’s part of our educational access for our stewardship. Members can continue to use the hides as normal but be prepared for the extra numbers. Thanks, Adrian (Walmsley Warden)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Bittern, 6 White-fronted Goose, 50 Cattle Egret, 1 Ring-necked Duck. (A Tomkins) Also, 23 Cattle Egret, 1 Ring-necked Duck, 1 Bittern, 2 Gadwall, 40+ Wigeon, 30+ Curlew, 12 Shoveler, 2 Shelduck, 1 Cormorant, 3 Little Grebe, 34 Starling, 16 Teal, 6 Tufted Duck. (C Taylor)

Newlyn Harbour: ad Kumlien’s Gull, juv Glaucous Gull, Red-throated Diver all still present. (L Proctor, P Fraser) Also 3 Shag, 2 Rock Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 31 Turnstone. (M Webb)

Kumlien’s Gull, Pete Fraser

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Ring-billed Gull (adult), 5 Goosander (3 male, 2 “redhead”), 1 Greenshank (N R Rogers) Also 2w Caspian Gull reported again.

Siblyback Lake: Mistle Thrush, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Goldeneye, 22 Tufted Duck, 2 (m&f) Ring-necked Duck. (R Napp)

Chapel Amble: 9 Glossy Ibis (C Taylor, B Craven, D Thomas)

Lower Boscaswell: 1w male Rosy Starling reported still.

Cape Cornwall: Iceland Gull still at bottom of Cot Valley. (T Wheatley) Also Whimbrel still. (N Wheatley)

Raftra Farm, Polgigga: Iceland Gull. (M Wallace)

St Gothian Sands: 1 Snow Bunting still. (P Fraser)

Bodmin Moor: Red Kite. (B Pilkington, B Craven)

Kingsmill Lake: 12 Avocet, 48 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 37+ Redshank, 48 Curlew, 30 Shelduck, 7 Grey Heron, 1 Lapwing & 1 1w Mediterranean Gull (P Kemp)

Carnewas to Park Head: 2 Skylark, 5 Meadow Pipit, pair Stonechat, 1 Robin, 1 Dunnock, c35 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Fulmar. (D Ricketts)

Tywarnhayle: (11.00 – 11.30). 10 Jackdaw, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Wren, 1 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Robin, 3 Dunnock, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Chaffinch. (RB & PC Girling).

Malpas: 1 Brambling under our feeders with 5 Goldfinch, 6 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 6 Siskins and 1 Blackcap plus tits. Also, 1 Starling, our first garden record in eight years here. (A. Hill)

Skewjack: Lesser-type Canada Goose still, 1 Woodcock from Polgigga-Land’s End road. (R Veal)

Towan Head: 9 Red-throated Diver, 20 Purple Sandpiper, 19 Turnstone, 8 Oystercatcher. (S Rowe)

Lands End, Armed Knight Rock: 400+ Guillemot, 60+ Razorbill, 1 Kestrel (over). (J St Ledger & R Bowyer)

Lizard Point: 12,000 auks estimated flying west between 08.05 and 09.05 based on two 5 minute sample counts. Several thousand more in the next hour. Approximate ratio of 2 Guillemot to 1 Razorbill. Also 1 Red-throated Diver and 1 Black-throated Diver past. (D Collins)

Tintagel: several groups of Guillemots, 30+ Fulmars on the cliffs, 2 Ravens, 1 Kestrel, 20+ Skylark, c10 Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat and 10+ Linnets. (A Myram)

Rocky Valley: 1 Dipper and 1 Grey Wagtail. (A Myram)

Wadebridge: Whooper Swan with group of c10 Mute Swans (seen from the Camel Trail under the bridge). (A Myram)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 13 Red-legged partridge, 1 Pheasant, 2 Canada goose, 8 Mute swan, 1 Whooper swan, 43 Shelduck, 34 Wigeon, 5 Mallard, 9 Wood pigeon, 1 Collared dove, 1 Little grebe, 55 Oystercatcher, 4 Grey plover, 4 Ringed plover, 55 Curlew, 3 Black-tailed godwit, 25 Dunlin, 3 Common sandpiper, 45 Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 250 Black-headed gull, 1 Common gull, 6 Great black-backed gull, 120 Herring gull, 2 Lesser black-backed gull, 6 Cormorant, 1 Shag, 5 Cattle egret, 6 Little egret, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, 25 Rook, 75 Carrion crow, 5 Blue tit, 6 Long-tailed tit, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Wren, 27 Starling, 9 Blackbird, 2 Song thrush, 1 Robin, 5 House sparrow, 3 Dunnock, 2 Pied wagtail, 1 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch. (M Scawen et al.)

St Austell: Yellow-browed Warbler reported still at sewage works

Bittern, Andrew Tomkins
Cattle Egret, Andrew Tomkins
White-fronted Goose, Andrew Tomkins
Kumlien’s Gull, John Miller
Kumlien’s Gull, John Miller
Kumlien’s Gull, John Miller
Kumlien’s Gull, Martin Webb
Kumlien’s Gull, Martin Webb
Razorbill and Guillemot, John St Ledger
Razorbill and Guillemot, Rebecca Bowyer
Whooper and Mute Swans, Adrian Myram