Thursday 26th December 2013

Late news 25/12, Truro: 1 Grey Heron around Malabar estate, also today.

Newlyn, The Coombe: 1 Dipper, 20+ Redwing (inc one partial albino), 7 Song Thrush, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 10 Blackbird, 5 Chaffinch, 4 Dunnock, 3 Robin, 4 Great Tit and 4 Carrion Crow. The Harbour: 27 Turnstone, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Rock pipit, 1 Cormorant and 4 Shag. Sandy Cove: 6 Great Northern Diver offshore, 2 Firecrest (1 m & 1 f-type), 1 f Stonechat, 2 Bullfinch (m & f), 5 Chaffinch, 2 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Blackbird and 12 House Sparrow. (T Mills)

Windmill Farm: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier, 2 Woodcock, 5 Stonechat, 4 Lapwing and 15 Golden Plover. (D Wright)

Wadebridge, Guineaport: 1 m Goosander still. (N Greaves)

NGreaves_Goosander_261213Goosander, N Greaves

Bude Marsh: 3 Grey Heron, 13  Blackbird (5m 8f), c100 Lapwing, c150 Mallard, 1 Buzzard, c20 Long-tailed Tit, 50+ Canada Geese, 2 Kingfisher, 20+ Goldfinch, 5 Song Thrush, 1 Pintail (with the Mallard), 20+ Teal, 2 Stonechat (1m 1f) and 20+ Starling. (R Mudge & T Marlow)

Lower Tamar Lake: 30 Goosander (13m 17f), 4 Great Crested Grebe, 14 Tufted Duck, 6 Wigeon (3m 3f), 7 Teal and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (R Mudge)

Falmouth Bay: 3 Red-necked Grebe and 7 Great Northern Diver. (D Eva et al)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 4 Goldeneye, 6 Pochard, 17 Tufted Duck and 9 Little Grebe. (D Eva)

Lands End to Sennen coastpath: 3 pairs Stonechat. (S Witts)

SWitts_Stonechat_261213Stonechat, S Witts

Lizard Village, fields south of: 2 Chough, 3 Raven, 3 Skylark, 2 Reed Bunting and 2 Stonechat (M&F). Lizard Point: 4 Rock Pipit. (R Dean)

Saltash, China Fleet Hide: 1 Glossy Ibis, showing intermittently in field on Landulph side of lake with Little Egrets but distant. Also 50+ Avocet, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Pochard and 1 Little Grebe. (M Beer)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 1 hybrid goose, 39 Teal, 26 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Water Rail, 10 Moorhen, 1 Peregrine, 18 Snipe, 4 Curlew over, 2 Reed Bunting, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Firecrest, 7 Chiffchaff and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 47 Sanderling and 5 Turnstone on the beach. (DK Parker)

Roseland, Portscatho Square: 1 Black Redstart. Towan Beach: 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Whimbrel. Pendower Beach: 4 Great Northern Diver, 8 Black-throated Diver and 2 Common Scoter. (D Hall)

Tregony: 1 Glossy Ibis still. (A Hill)

Falmouth, Gorrangorras: 33 Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 28 Curlew, 7 Redwing and 1 Kingfisher. Carrick Roads, from Mylor Churchtown: 25 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 2 Great Northern Diver, (1 poss Red-throated Diver), 22 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Eider (1m 2f) and 5 Common Scoter. (D Chaney). Castle Beach 1 Black Redstart, 20 Black-headed Gull, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Wagtail, 10 Oystercatcher, 2 Pied Wagtail, 4 Rock Pipit, 4 Shag and 1 m Stonechat.

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