Saturday 14th December 2013

Late news, 13/12, Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Bittern. (R Teague)

Helston Loe: 1 Firecrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 19 Shoveler and 5 Little Egret. (K Dalziel)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 1W Iceland Gull and 2 Shoveler. (J Hawkey)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 2 Mute Swan + 2 young, 1 Shelduck, 16 Mallard, 48 Tufted Duck, 2 Gadwall, 27 Teal, 4 Curlew, 150 Herring Gull, 17 Great Black-backed Gull, 16 Black-headed Gull, 1 ad Med Gull and 1 Moorhen. (MJ Spicer)

Kuggar: 1 ad m Hen Harrier on farmland between the village and Goonhilly Downs. (G. Adams)

Penarrow Point: 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 f Eider, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Red-breasted Merganser (1m, 1f), 2 Whimbrel and 19 Turnstone. (J St Ledger)

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Eider, J St Ledger

Falmouth, Gyllyngvase Beach: 8 Ringed Plover on rocks. (J St Ledger)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 3 Mute Swan, 2 Goldeneye, 215 Canada Geese, 44 Greylag, 8 hybrids, 2 Muscovy Duck, 2 Call Duck, 64 Mallard, 33 Tufted Duck, 2 Wigeon, 3 Shoveler, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 1 Glossy Ibis, 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Coot, 1 Moorhen, c250 Lapwing, 2 Golden Plover, 2 Curlew, 1 Snipe, 739 Herring Gull, 127 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Common Gull, 334 Black-headed Gull, 3 ad Med Gull, 1 Raven and 3 Chiffchaff. (DK Parker) Plus 1 Merlin (MJ Spicer)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 37 Teal, 28 Mallard, 1 Wigeon, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Moorhen, 11 Snipe and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 37 Turnstone, 8 Sanderling and a 2w Med Gull. (DK Parker)

Newlyn Harbour: 1 f Goosander. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Gorran Haven: 1 Balearic Shearwater.

Wadebridge,  Trewornan Bridge: 10 Bullfinch (5 m, 5 f) and 2 Chiffchaff. Two Trees: 2 Blackcap on feeder. (C Selway)

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