Friday 12th December 2014

Late news, 9/12, Bude Marshes: 14 Mallard, 5 Teal, 5 Moorhen, 2 Grey Heron, 14 Canada Geese, 161 Lapwing, 45 Black-headed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 3 Woodpigeon, 6 Curlew, 1 female Stonechat, 5 Robin, 60+ Starling, 25 Blackbird, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Blue Tit, 9 Rook, c. 10 Carrion Crow, 3 Magpie, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Cormorant, 2 Mute Swan. (H Kendall & R Mudge)

Late news, 11/12, Falmouth, Swanpool: 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Great Crested Grebe and 4 Water Rail. (D Chaney) Swanvale: 3 Water Rail, 1 Green Woodpecker and 1 Goldcrest. (D Chaney)

Charlestown: 1 f Blackcap and 1 Redwing. (D Hastilow)

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Redwing, David Hastilow

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Penzance, Promenade + Battery Rocks: 6 Common Scoter, 3 Purple Sandpiper, 7 Cormorant and 7 Shag. Harbour: 22 Turnstone and 1 Great Northern Diver offshore. Tolcarne beach: 8 Turnstone, 1 Grey Wagtail and 2 Pied Wagtail. (T Mills) Chyandour: 6 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Eider, 1 Med Gull, 50 Redwing, 2 Black Redstart, 6 Rock Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm, P St Pierre & A McKecknie)

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Black Redstart, Alex McKecknie

Newlyn, Tolcarne: 1 Raven and 1 Firecrest. (T Mills) Sandy Cove: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff and 1 Firecrest. (L Proctor)

Cape Cornwall: Seawatch 09:15-10:15 – 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua and 2 Common Scoter, all south. (N Wheatley)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan plus 2 young, 26 Teal, 34 Mallard, 1 m Pintail, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 13 Moorhen, 2 Water Rail, 2 Coot, 3 Bittern, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 11 Snipe, 2 Cetti’s Warbler and 2 Stonechat. (DK Parker)

Carbis Bay: 14 Great Northern Diver, 8 Black-throated Diver and 13 Oystercatcher. (DK Parker)

Newquay, Gannel Estuary: 2 American Wigeon still with 62 Eurasion wigeon and 1 Teal. (M Lammas)

Pendower beach: 11 Great Northern Diver, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 4 Common Scoter. (R Wilkins)

Padstow harbour: 1 Black Guillemot still.

Falmouth, Maenporth: 1 Firecrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Redshank and 1 Kingfisher. (S Perfect) Pendennis: 2 Balearic Shearwater, 10 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 2 Red-throated Diver, 1+ Fulmar, 100+Gannet, 100+ Kittiwake, 100+ auk sp, 5+ Guillemot, 1 Razorbill, 27+ Mediterranean Gull, 5+ Common Gull, Great Northern Diver2 Whimbrel, 5 Oystercatcher, 1 Stonechat and 1 Red-breasted Merganser (m) (D Chaney) Swanpool: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 2 1w drk Scaup + 1 Kingfisher. (S Perfect & D Chaney) Gorrangorras: 32+ Curlew, 23+ Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 2 Turnstone, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Wagtail, 12 Mute Swan, 1 Mallard, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret and 6 Shag. (D Chaney)

Stithians Reservoir: 3 Peregrine Falcon (1 at a Coot kill), 2 m+f Pintail, Slavonian Grebe, 20+ Little Grebe, 5 Common Gull, 147 Lapwing, 50+ Teal, 3 Stonechat and 3+ Bullfinch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Reed Bunting and 1 Water Rail at the feeders and 1 Chiffchaff nearby. (D Chaney)

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