Sunday 29th December 2013

Falmouth, Castle Beach: 1 Grey Phalarope again. (J St Ledger)

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Grey Phalarope, John St Ledger

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1f Goosander, 2 Snipe, c20 Bar-tailed Godwit, 12 Grey Plover, 10 Ringed Plover, c250 Dunlin and 7 Med Gul on Lelant Saltings. 9 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 1 Grey Plover and 19 Ringed Plover on Copperhouse Creek. (MJ Spicer) 1 Great Northern Diver and 1 possible Black-throated Diver in Carnsew Basin. (S Turner)

Windmill Farm: 1 m Marsh Harrier, 30 Lapwing and 33 Black-headed Gull. (D Wright)

Sancreed: 1 adult Mediterranean Gull and 12 Buzzard in one field and 60 Golden Plover west. (D Flumm)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 2 Raven, 5 Oystercatcher, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Female Shoveller and 1 Otter. (B Sharples – more images here) Also 2 Mute Swan, 53 Teal, 27 Mallard, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Water Rail, 9 Moorhen, 1 Buzzard (hunting Teal), 1 male Sparrowhawk (hunting Snipe), c40 Snipe (flushed by Sparrowhawk), 1 Stonechat and 3 Chiffchaff. (DK Parker)

BSharples_Bittern_291213Bittern, Bob Sharples

Loveny Reserve, Colliford Lake: 137 Canada Geese, 5 Mallard, 25 Teal, 1 Coot and 15 Lapwing. (DK Parker)

Dozmary Pool: Adult drake Lesser Scaup, 11 Tufted Duck, 14 Pochard and 3 Goldeneye. (DK Parker)

Devoran: 1 Dutch colour-ringed Curlew and 1 leucistic Redshank. (M Grantham)

MGrantham_Curlew_291213Dutch-ringed Curlew

Wacker Quay: 3 Spoonbill and 2 Great Northern Diver.

Tresemple Pool: 11 Cattle Egret and 2 Spotted Redshank.

Carrick Roads, Mylor Churchtown: c20 Black-necked Grebe, c30 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Great Northern Diver, 4 Common Scoter (f type), 3 Eider (m 2f), 5 Little Grebe and 3 distant Wigeon. (D Chaney)

Goonhilly Downs: 2 Glossy Ibis for 2nd day.

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Glossy Ibis again.

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