Monday 30th December 2013

Tresemple Pool: at least 16 Little Egret feeding in fields with cattle to the north and west of the pool but no sign of reported cattle egrets. 7 Little Grebe on pool and 1 Bar-tailed Godwit on the river, 1 Kingfisher on the river, 2 Greenshank, 1 Spotted Redshank and 1 Redshank. (D Eva, D Jenkins & MJ Spicer)  (The 11 Cattle Egret reported there yesterday was probably erroneous).

Carrick Roads, Loe Beach: 42 Black-necked Grebe. (R Wilkins)

Penzance: 53 Purple Sandpiper at roost on the outer wall of lighthouse pier. (A Mckechnie) Plus 4 Common Scoter and 1 dr Eider offshore. (R Phillips)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Black Swan, 10+ Mute Swan, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Greenshank, 100’s of Lapwing & Golden Plover in the area. (P Davies) 1 oiled Red-throated Diver. (D Thomas)

DThomas_Red-throatedDiver_301213Red-throated Diver, Dave Thomas

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Carnsew Basin: 1 Great Northern Diver and 1 Black-throated Diver. On Estuary: 2 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Goosander. (S Turner)

Falmouth, Castle Beach: 1 Grey Phalarope, 1 f Black Redstart plus Rock and Meadow Pipit, Grey and Pied Wagtail. (N Davis & R Farnes) Pendennis Point: 5 Red-throated Diver, 5 Black-throated Diver, 4 Great Northern Diver and 1 Red-necked Grebe. (D Chaney) Pennance Point: 5 Black-throated Diver and 1 m Black Redstart by Albert Cottages. (D Chaney)

RFarnes_GreyPhalarope2_301213Grey Phalarope, Rod Farnes RFarnes_GreyPhalarope1_301213Grey Phalarope, Rod Farnes  

Men-Aver Beach: 44 Mediterranean Gull (all bar two were adults), 3 Kittiwake and 5 Great Northern Diver. (M Grantham)

Sancreed:  1 1w Mediterranean Gull and 12 Golden Plover. (D Flumm)

Helston Loe Pool: 3 Great Crested Grebe and 4 Goosander (adult male & 3 redheads). (D Flumm) Plus 1 Great White Egret reported.

Men an Tol: 40 Canada Goose, 1 ringtail Hen Harrier, 2 Woodcock and 9 Golden Plover. (MJ Spicer)

Bodilly, Wendron: 1 Little Grebe, 1 female Pintail and 15 Mallard. (A Pay)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 91 Teal, 44 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 2 Wigeon, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Water Rail, 11 Moorhen, 1 Buzzard (hunting Teal), 7 Snipe, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Stonechat and 1 Chiffchaff. (DK Parker)

St Austell Bay, Porthpean: 1 Black-throated Diver and 7 Great Northern Diver.

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