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Thursday 18th January 2018 Cornwall Bird Sightings

TruroCattle Egret (6) at St Clement in 2nd field behind public toilets

MillbrookCattle Egret (3) at Mount Edgecumbe Country Park at mouth of River Tamar

St Austell Surf Scoter (3. ad fem, juv drk and juv fem) still off Lower Porthpean, Also Velvet Scoter, Long-tailed Duck, Black-throated Diver and Great Northern Diver (2)

NewquayRing-billed Gull (1w) still at Trenance Pool this morning, showing well

Bodmin Moor Lesser Scaup still at Dozmary Pool. Great Northern Diver at Colliford Lake still

NewlynGlaucous Gull (3. ad + 2 juv) and Iceland Gull (2. ad+ juv) at Newlyn Harbour

GwithianGlaucous Gull (2w) still at St Gothian Sands LNR then flew towards Godrevy Head. Scaup (1w drk) still

PenzanceGlaucous Gull (juv) at Jubilee Pool late afternoon. Black Redstart on rocks behind Tolcarne Inn

WadebridgeHawfinch (1+) still at Egloshayle Cemetery at 0915hrs

HayleSpoonbill on Carnsew Basin at 1345hrs

LooeSlav Grebe and Great Northern Diver at Hannafore Point

Monday 15th January 2018 Cornwall Bird Sightings

HelfordCattle Egret (10) still at Newtown-in-St Martin in cattle field by Tretharrup Farm turning

St AustellSurf Scoter (3. ad fem, juv drk and juv fem) still off Lower Porthpean, Also Velvet Scoter, Long-tailed Duck, Black-throated Diver (15) and Great Northern Diver (23)

Newlyn Iceland Gull (ad )in harbour, not Kumlien’s Gull as reported

Penryn Iceland Gull (ad) flew over mid morning

Cape CornwallSooty Shearwater flew south past at 1040hrs

HelstonSiberian Chiffchaff (2) and Firecrest in hedge by sewage works at 1140hrs

TruroSpotted Redshank at Tresillian

CoverackBlack Redstart on seafront

 

Sunday 14th January 2018 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Bodmin Moor Lesser Scaup (ad drk) still at Dozmary Pool. Also Hen Harrier (ringtail). Caspian Gull (ad) reported at Colliford lake

The LizardRichard’s Pipit (1+) at Caethillian Cove still near pumping station at 0930hrs. Short-eared Owl at Kynance Downs

SennenCattle Egret in cattle field behind Gwenvor

HayleRing-billed Gull (1w) at Hayle Estuary RSPB at 1430hrs then flew south. Spoonbill still on Ryans field. Firecrest at Ryans Field

NewquayRing-billed Gull (1w) still at Trenance Pool (Thanks M.Worden)

St AustellSurf Scoter (3. ad fem, juv drk and juv fem) still off Lower Porthpean, Also Velvet Scoter and Long-tailed Duck (Thanks M.Worden)

MillbrookRing-billed Gull (2w) reported on pond

SaltashGlossy Ibis still at Kingsmill Lake in field at Randolph viewed from China Fleet Nature Trail

WadebridgeHawfinch (2+) still at Egloshayle Cemetery

FeockHawfinch (2) still at St Feock Church at 1430hrs. Black-necked Grebe and Black-throated Diver offshore

NewlynIceland Gull (3,  ad + 2 juv) at Newlyn Harbour. Also Glaucous Gull

MarazionIceland Gull (juv) in field on west side of Marazion Marsh RSPB

PenzanceYellow-browed Warbler (2) at Morrab Gardens

PortscathoSlav Grebe (2) in harbour and Long-tailed Duck (fem) and Black-throated Diver (4) offshore

PerranporthPom Skua (ad pale) flew west past at 1020hrs

HelstonSiberian Chiffchaff (2+) and Firecrest (1+) in hedge by sewage works

DriftBlack-necked Grebe at Drift Reservoir still

LelantFirecrest in gorse by railway platform at 1430hrs

Friday 12th January 2018 Cornwall Bird Sightings

NewquayRing-billed Gull (1w) still on Trenance Pool

St AustellSurf Scoter (3. ad fem, juv drk and juv fem), Velvet Scoter, Long-tailed Duck, Black-throated Diver (2), Red-throated Diver and Great Northern Diver still off Lower Porthpean (Thanks GE and LA Carr)

Portscatho – Long-tailed Duck in harbour

PenzancePom Skua and Great Northern Diver (4) offshore

MarazionIceland Gull (juv) at Marazion Marsh RSPB at main entrance

CoverackIceland Gull (2w) at Coverack harbour still

TorpointFirecrest at Anthony Road in hedge by tarmac footpath at 1145hrs

Thursday 11th January 2018 Cornwall Bird Sightings

HelfordCattle Egret (9+) still at Newtown-in-St Martin in cattle field by Tretharrup Farm turning

St Austell Surf Scoter (3. ad fem, juv drk and juv fem), Velvet Scoter, Long-tailed Duck and Slav Grebe still off Lower Porthpean

The LizardRichard’s Pipit (2) still at Caethillian Cove near pumping station. Also Yellow-browed Warbler (2)

HayleCaspian Gull (sub ad) still on Hayle Estuary RSPB. Also Spoonbill

PendeenGlaucous Gull (juv) flew past Pendeen Watch

NewlynIceland Gull (ad) at Newlyn harbour still this morning

WadebridgeHawfinch (2+) at Egloshayle in cemetery at 0900hrs. Spoonbill still at Walmsley Sanctuary from Tower hide at 1035hrs

FeockHawfinch (2) still at Feock Church. Black-necked Grebe (8+), Slav Grebe (2), Black-throated Diver and Great Northern Diver (3) off Loe beach

HelfordBlack-necked Grebe at Ferryboat in

HelstonYellow-browed Warbler at sewage works

Penzance Black Redstart on rocks by railway station

DriftPink-footed Goose at Drift reservoir still

Monday 8th January 2018 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Bodmin Moor – possible Ferruginous Duck at Dozmary Pool. Lesser Scaup also at Dozmary pool. Scaup (ad fem) at Siblyback Lake

Penzance – possible Hume’s Warbler at Penlee Park briefly heard only

NewquayRing-billed Gull (1w) still on Trenance Pool at 1640hrs

The LizardRed-throated Pipit in stubble field near Old Lizard Head

St AustellSurf Scoter (2+) still off Lower Porthpean. Also Velvet Scoter, Long-tailed Duck and Great Northern Diver

DownderryWater Pipit, Black Redstart and Great Northern Diver (4) between Downderry and Seaton

HayleSpoonbill still on Ryans Field

Carrick RoadsBlack-necked Grebe in roads

SennenGreat Northern Diver (2) at Sennen Cove

DriftGlaucous Gull (juv) at Drift reservoir at 1250hrs

MarazionIceland Gull (juv) in car park still

Sunday 7th January 2018 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Bodmin Moor Lesser Scaup still at Dozmary Pool. Scaup (ad fem) still at Siblyback lake at north end at 1430hrs

St Austell Surf Scoter (3) still off Lower Porthpean. Also Velvet Scoter and Long-tailed Duck

Newtown-in-St MartinCattle Egret still in cattle field (Thanks G.Willets)

Cattle Egret (G.Willets)

NewquayRing-billed Gull still at Newquay Boating Lake this morning, coming to bread (Thanks S.Rogers)

FeockHawfinch (2) still at church in yews by main gate

WadebridgeHawfinch (5) still at Egloshayle Cemetery tho mobile. Water Pipit (2) and Spoonbill at Amble Marshes. (Thanks G.Willets and D.Julian)

Hawfinch (G.Willets)

TruroHawfinch at Kenwyn in churchyard at 1120hrs

MarazionIceland Gull (juv)  still in car park at 1020hrs

DriftGlaucous Gull at Drift Reservoir today. Also Pink-footed Goose

FalmouthBlack Redstart (3) still at castle beach

RameFirecrest near Penlee Point at 1310hrs

HayleSpoonbill still on estuary

West Looe – Firecrest in private garden, West Looe Hill (Thanks Paul Wakelin)

Spoonbill, Amble Marshes (D.Julian)