Friday 27th December 2013

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Copperhouse Creek: 1 1W Bonaparte’s Gull reported. Plus 200+ Black-headed Gull, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 12 Curlew, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Redshank with many Wigeon and Teal. (T Mills)

Falmouth, Castle Beach: 1 Grey Phalarope. (T Ensom) Pendennis Point: 13 Black-throated Diver, 11 Great Northern Diver, 3000+ Kittiwake, 50+ Gannet, 3 Razorbill, 10 auk sp and Fulmar. (D Chaney) Mylor to Penarrow: 1 Grebe sp (black and white!),1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Curlew, 10 Oystercatcher, 4 Turnstone, 1 Redshank, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Song Thrush and 1 Great Black-backed Gull. Berkeley Cotts: 3 Black Redstart (1m and 2f). Penarrow Point: 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Razorbill, 1 Eider (f), 27 Turnstone, 1 Greenshank, 2 Redshank and1 Sparrowhawk. (J St Ledger) Between Castle and Gyllyngvase: 3 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Black-throated Diver and 2 Great Northern Diver. (D Chaney)

JStLedger_CommonSandpiper_271213Common Sandpiper, John St Ledger JStLedger_GreatNorthernDiver_271213Great Northern Diver, John St Ledger

College Reservoir: 120+ Wigeon, 3 m Gadwall, 1 f Goldeneye, 1 1W m Scaup, 30+ Coot, 20+ Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe and 1 Little Grebe. (D Chaney)

Mousehole: 2 Purple Sandpiper. (S Maycock)

SMaycock_PurpleSandpiper_271213Purple Sandpipers, Simon Maycock

Tregony Bridge: 1 Glossy Ibis still, 2 Nuthatch and 1 Coot. (R & R Nicholls) Also a report of a second Glossy Ibis there as well.

RNicholls_GlossyIbis_271213Glossy Ibis, R & R Nicholls RNicholls_Nuthatch_271213Nuthatch, R & R Nicholls

Newlyn, harbour: 1 Great Northern Diver. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Boswednack: 1 Chiffchaff (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern.

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