Sunday 8th December 2013

Late news 7/12, Lelant:  4 Glossy Ibis flew over west Cornwall golf course at 4.20 towards Carnsew Basin. (S Turner)

Hayle Estuary RSPB:  9 Grey Plover. (B Toms) Carnsew Basin: 3 Black-tailed Godwit and 1 Grey Plover. (S Maycock) Ryan’s Field and Estuary (CBWPS meeting): 3 Glossy Ibis (2 came in early morning and flew westwards and a single bird very late in the morning settled on the Estuary, 1200 Golden Plover, 600 Lapwing, 300 Dunlin, 12 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Greenshank, 16 Turnstones, 2 Kingfisher, 9 Little Egret, 1 ad f Merlin, 2 Common Buzzard, 12 Mediterranean Gull, 9 Common Gull, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull. (L Proctor, V Stratton et al)

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Grey Plover, S Maycock

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern and 1 Glossy Ibis over reed beds then climbed and flew North. (B Toms) 1 Mute Swan, 1 Shoveler, 11 Teal, 13 Mallard, 1 drake Pintail, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Bittern, 2 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Water Rail, 6 Moorhen, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Woodcock over at dusk and c35,000 Starlings. (DK Parker & R Menari)

Penzance: Male Black Redstart and Eider at Chyandour. (L Proctor)

Windmill Farm: 1 Firecrest and 3 Woodcock. (D Wright)

Gunwalloe: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (S Bury)

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Yellow-browed Warbler, S Bury

Porthgwarra: 2 Black Redstarts, (1 in cove, 1 on Coastguard houses) plus 6 Fulmar Pendower Cove. (P & H Taylor)

Hannafore Point, Looe: 1 2w Iceland Gull, 19 Mediterranean Gull (16 ad W, 2 2W, 1 1W), 2 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Chiffchaff (2 collybita and 1 “siberian” type), 1 f Black Redstart. (G Lewis)

Buttermilk Hill: 80 Golden Plover. (V Stratton)

Helston Loe: 1 Glossy Ibis over this afternoon. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St Merryn: 1 Glossy Ibis this morning. (P Clarke)

Marazion: Adult Yellow-legged Gull on the beach.

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