Monday 16th December 2013

Late news 15/12, Tamar boat trip: 169 Avocet on R.Tamar and 3 Spoonbill on R Lynher. (B Taggart)

Zennor, Forage Farm: 1 m Hen Harrier, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker and 2 Goldcrest. (V Stratton)

Truro: 1 m Siskin with Goldfinches on nyger feeder in private garden. (D Jenkins)

Penzance, Chyandour: 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Eider, 1 Chiffchaff,1 Blackcap, 1 Bullfinch and 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm)

St Ives: 1 Black Redstart on island under coast watch station and 1 Balearic Shearwater past. (P & H Taylor)

Carbis Bay: 6 Great Northern Diver plus 4+ Bottle-nosed Dolphin. (P & H Taylor)

Loe Beach: 31 Red-breasted Merganser (16 male), 2 Great-crested Grebe, 17 Black-necked Grebe and 3 Great Northern Diver. (B Toms)

Carnon Downs Sewage Works: 1 Water Rail. (B Toms)

Newlyn Coombe: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 4 Bullfinch (3m + 1f), 5 Greenfinch, 6 Chaffinch, 1 Jay, 2 Magpie, 4 Jackdaw, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Robin, 1 Buzzard, 2 Song Thrush and 5 Blackbird. Harbour: 28 Turnstone. (T Mills)

Penzance, Tolcarne beach:  16 Turnstone, 1 Grey Heron and 7 Pied Wagtail. The Promenade: 19 Black-headed Gull and 8 Pied Wagtail. Harbour: 37 Turnstone and 10 Pied Wagtail. (T Mills) Battery Rocks/Jubillee Pool: 4 Purple Sandpiper. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Nanquidno Pool: 1 Green Sandpiper. (C Moore)

Tregiffian: 1 Snow Bunting. (C Moore)

Gwenver beach:  281 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 1 Hooded Crow. (C Moore)

Millbrook Lake: 7 Mediterranean Gull, 38 Common Gull, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 1 Grey Wagtail. (B Taggart)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 28 Teal, 26 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 2 Cormorant, 1 Bittern, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 6 Water Rail, 8 Moorhen, 7 Snipe, 29 Curlew over, 13 Herring Gull, 1 Common Gull, 8 Black-headed Gull, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Stonechat, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 7 Chiffchaff and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker & D Flumm)

Men-an-Tol: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier at dusk. (DK Parker & JD Swann)

Cot Valley: 1 Lesser Whitethroat. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St. Gothian Sands LNR: 1 juv Iceland Gull.

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