Tuesday 17th December 2013

Late news 16/12, Red Moor: 21 Yellowhammer in private garden. (P McVey)

Penzance, coast path, railway station to Long Rock: 1 Rose-coloured Starling, 1 Black Redstart and 1 Mediterranean Gull. (D Flumm)

Ponsanooth Sewerage Works: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, ringed, plus 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 3 Firecrest, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Woodcock and 1 Green Sandpiper. (M Grantham)

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Yellow-browed Warbler, M Grantham

Bude Marshes: 1 Water Rail, 6+ Teal, 62 Mallard, 13 Moorhen, 210 Canada Geese, 33 Black-headed Gull, 2 Mute Swan, 4 Grey Heron,  35 Golden Plover, 2 Reed Bunting, 3 Snipe, 2 Little Grebe, 20+ Blackbird, 15 Robin, 1 Sparrowhawk and 1 Grey Wagtail. (H Kendall & R Mudge)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Goldeneye, 4 Pochard, 20+ Teal, 18+ Wigeon, 250+ Lapwing, 8 Snipe, 8 Little Grebe, 5 Common Gull, 2 Curlew and 1 Kingfisher. (J St Ledger)

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Slavonian Grebe, J St Ledger

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Bittern, 4 Mute Swan, 10 Greylag, 1 hybrid Greylag x Canada Goose, 39 Teal, 25 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 2 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 3 Water Rail, 6 Moorhen, 5 Snipe, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Stonechat, 2 Chiffchaff and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker, R Farnes & B Sharples)(More of Bob’s pictures can be seen here http://bobsharplesphotography.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/sunny-day-before-storm-at-marazion.html)

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R Farnes

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R Farnes

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R Farnes

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Bob Sharples

Laneast Down: 15 Snipe, 3 Golden Plover, 8 Stock Dove, 10 Meadow Pipit, 2 Skylark and 2 Stonechat. (L Sampson)

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Kingfisher, L Sampson

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier, 1 Kingfisher and 4 Wigeon. (L Sampson)

Marazion: 2 Great Northern Diver offshore. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Falmouth, Castle Beach to Tunnel Beach: 1 possible Little Auk, 2 Little Egret, 10 Oystercatcher, 30 Shag, 1 Cormorant, 10 Black-headed Gull and 1 Rock Pipit.

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