Thursday 9th January 2014

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 5 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver and 1 Sandwich Tern on Carnsew Basin. (M Grantham, S Maycock, D Wheeler) 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Snipe, c200 Lapwing and 100 Golden Plover on Ryan’s Field. (D Jenkins) 2 Goosander, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 9 Med Gull and 1 ad Glaucous Gull on Lelant Saltings. (D Jenkins, C Barnard)

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Lelant: 1 Firecrest.

Marazion Marsh RSPB:  7 Mute Swan (including 2 young), 1 Peregrine, 2 Greylag, 21 Mallard, 18 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 14 Moorhen, 9 Snipe, 3 Oystercatcher, 73 Curlew over, 1 Little Egret, 1 Bittern, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Peregrine, 1 Buzzard, 1 Stonechat, 1 Firecrest, 3 Chiffchaff and 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Sparrowhawk and 1 Water Rail. (D Flumm, DK Parker)

Marazion Beach: 1 dead Puffin along tideline. (D Flumm) 2w Glaucous Gull again on the porpoise carcass early morning, plus 52 Sanderling and 2 Oystercatcher.(DK Parker)

St Michael’s Mount: 1 2w Glaucous Gull sitting on harbour wall (seen from Marazion). (D Flumm)

Chyandour, Penzance: 2 Great Northern Diver, 1m Eider, 1 fem/imm Black Redstart and 2 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm) Also 1 2w Glaucous Gull, 6 Mute Swan, 2 Purple Sandpiper and 2 Turnstone. (S Maycock – photos)

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Mousehole: 2w Glaucous Gull in the evening roost  and 1 Balearic flew west. (DK Parker, C Moore & P Semmens) Also Black Redstart still.

Carminowe Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 40+ Chiffchaff including 1 tristis type. (I Maclean)

Truro: 1 Peregrine on the cathedral. (D Jenkins)

St Ives: 80+ Kittiwake, ‘hundreds’ of Guillemot and Razorbill on the sea, c15 Great Northern Diver in the bay, 1 Manx Shearwater and 3 Balearic Shearwater. (R Phillips, D Jenkins)

Enys, Penryn: 1 Firecrest with 4 Long-tailed Tit and 2 Coal Tit. (M Whetman)

Pencarrow Point, Mylor: 1 Goldcrest & 2 Willow Warblers feeding on insects from seaweed piled up at the bottom of the hedge. (M Whetman)

Gwenver: 1 hybrid Hooded Crow  (showing dark feathers under the vent). (C Moore)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 200+ Curlew, 100+ Wigeon, 20 Shoveler, 4 Little Grebe, 100+ Canada Goose, 300+ Lapwing, 2 Mute Swan, 70+ Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Tufted Duck, 5 Little Egret, 6 Pintail, 50+ Teal, 4 Grey Heron, 4 Gadwall, 1 Peregrine, 100+ Golden Plover 100+ and 2 Snipe. (T & J Sleep)

Falmouth: 3 Red-necked Grebe, 4 Slavonian Grebe, 4 Great Northern Diver and 500+ Shag in the bay. 2 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Sandwich Tern and c250 Black-headed Gull in the harbour. (D Chaney)

Gerrans Bay: 1 White-billed Diver reported at Porthcurnick.

Millbrook Lake: 4 Great Northern Diver. (M Beer)

Helston Sewage Works: 2 Firecrests.

Maenporth: 18+ Black-throated Diver. (D Chaney)

Newlyn: 8 Great Northern Diver and 1 Black-throated Diver.

Sennen Cove: 1 Great Northern Diver.

MJS