Wednesday 01 January 2014

Wishing everyone a happy and bird filled 2014.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to making this website such a success by sending in their sightings and photographs.

Late news 30/12, Falmouth: 8 Great Northern Diver, 3 Black-throated Diver, 4 Red-necked Grebe, 4 Slavonian Grebe, 25 Black-necked Grebe, 10 Red-breasted Merganser, 12 Sanderling, 18 Oystercatcher, 25 Curlew, 4 Whimbrel, 4 Guillemot, 10 Razorbill, 40 Teal and 20 Wigeon. (AK Wildlife Cruises)

Late news 31/12, Hayle Estuary RSPB, Carnsew Basin: 13 Shag including a very light coloured probable juvenile, see photos. (R Daddow)

RDaddow_Shag1_010114  RDaddow_Shag2_010114photos, Roger Daddow  RDaddow_Shag3_010114 

Hannafore, West Looe: 6 Brent Goose (dark-bellied), 1 Little Auk (west with Guillemots), 7 Great Northern Diver,  1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 1w Little Gull, 12 ad Mediterranean Gull,   20+ Kittiwake and 2 Little Egret. (G Lewis)

Falmouth, Castle Beach: 1 Grey Phalarope still present. (D Eva)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 dr Goldeneye and 6 Little Grebe. (D Eva)

Bude breakwater: 6 Purple Sandpiper. (T Marlow)

Par Beach Pool: 1w Scaup mixing with Tufted Ducks and 5+ Shoveler. (D King)

Porthpean Beach: 1 Great Northern Diver just offshore, 1 f Eider, 6+ Black-throated Diver, 1 f Common Scoter & 4+ Fulmar. (D King)

St Just: 1 juv Iceland Gull. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Botallack: 2 Balearic Shearwater past this afternoon. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Pendeen Watch: 4 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Skua past this afternoon. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 1 Firecrest, 1 Black Redstart, 1 Stonechat, 2 Mediterranean Gull, plus 3 Great Northern Diver and 50 Common Scoter offshore. (L Proctor)

Penzance: 5 Purple Sandpiper at Jubilee Pool. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern.. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Marazion beach: 1 Black Redstart. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Carbis Bay: 1 Great Northern Diver offshore. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Carnsew Basin: 1 Black-throated Diver and 1 Great Northern Diver also 1 Firecrest. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Wacker Quay: 1 Great Northern Diver.

Newquay, boating lake: 1 m Hooded Merganser, possibly ringed and probably an escapee.

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Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 3 Purple Sandpiper, c8 Black-throated Diver, Gannets and Kittiwakes. Castle Beach: 1 Whimbrel, 1 dead Diver sp., 1 Grey Wagtail, Rock Pipits. College Reservoir: 1 Bittern, 1 1w Scaup, 1 f Goldeneye and 1 Marsh Tit. Carrick Roads, (from Mylor Churchtown): c20 Black-necked Grebe, 1+ f Eider, 4 Common Scoter, 2+ Great Northern Diver, 1 Great-crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Sparrowhawk and c100 Meadow Pipit. (D Chaney) Falmouth Bay: c8 Black-throated Diver, 2 Razorbill, 5+ Guillemot, 60+ Black-headed Gull, 1 Whimbrel, and 5 Kittiwake and 1 Grey Phalarope still. (D Chaney, G Adams & D Eva)

video John Chapple, 31/12
Charlestown: 1 Blackcap in a private garden. (D Hastilow)
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