Tuesday 16th December 2014

Late news, 15/12, Ruan Major: 1 Red-legged Partridge on road. (M Grantham)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Mandarin, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Gull and 3 Tufted Duck. (C Moore) Also 4 (1m + 3f) Goosander. (J Lawman)

Loe Beach: 1m Velvet Scoter, 18 Red-breasted merganser, 8 Great Northern Diver, 3 Great Crested Grebe and 14 Black-necked Grebe. (JPR & MJ Spicer)

East Looe beach: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Eider, 1 Stonechat, 1Grey Wagtail, 3 Blackcaps and 1 Goldcrest. (D Spooner)

Newquay, Gannel Estuary:  2 f American Wigeon, 60 Eurasian Wigeon, 2 Greenshank, 4 Redshank, 3 Little Egret and 1 1w Mediterranean Gull. (M Lammas)

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 1 Bittern and 1 m Pintail. (T Tirlaway)

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Bittern, Terry Tirlaway

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Pintail, Terry Tirlaway

Mounts Bay from Marazion: 1  Pacific Diver and 21 Great Northern Diver. (C Barnard + Sennen Cove Birdwatching)  Mounts Bay off Eastern Green: 1m Eider and 1 f Red-breasted Merganser. (C Barnard)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 4. (1m + 3r/head) Goosander,  5 Mediterranean Gull,  350 Golden Plover, 500 Lapwing and 120 Dunlin. Carnsew Basin: 1 Great Northern Diver and 2 Kingfisher. (C Barnard)

Padstow harbour (close to lobster hatchery): 1 Black Guillemot (1w), 1 Great Northern Diver and 1 Kingfisher. (J St Ledger)

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Black Guillemot, John St Ledger

Tamar Estuary, Millbrook: 14 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Spotted Redshank, 6 Common Gull, 3 Mediterranean Gull and 2 Greenshank. St. John’s Lake: 8 pale-bellied Brent Geese (one ringed-red left leg & letter l, yellow rl letter c or cc), 5 dark-bellied  Brent Geese and 2 Great Northern Diver. (M Beer)

Penzance, Tolcarne Beach: 8 Common Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver and 13 Turnstone. (T Mills)

Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff again. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Connor Downs: 1 Turtle Dove on Treeve Lane. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Falmouth, Swanpool: 2 m Scaup, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 16 Tufted Duck, 39 Coot, 5 Mute Swan, 1 Great Crested Grebe. Town: 2 Black Redstart in Wodehouse Terrace and 13 Blackcap in area. (D Chaney)

Carrick Roads: 40+ Black-necked Grebe and 10+ Great Northern Diver. Mylor Churchtown: 12 Black-necked Grebe, 9 Great Northern Diver, 19 Red-breasted Merganser and 9 Common Gull. (D Chaney)

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