Saturday 20th December 2014

Late News. 19/12 Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Mute Swan plus 2 young, 16 Teal, 13 Mallard, 1 m Pintail, 1 f Gadwall, 4 Little Grebe, 19 Moorhen, 2 Water Rail, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 6 Snipe and 2 Stonechat. Also c50 Chaffinch in field east of Green Lane. (DK Parker)

Late News. 19/12 Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 argentatus Herring Gull and 250+ Lesser Black-backed Gull. (M Elliott) 13 Shelduck, 3 redhead Goosander, 89 Golden Plover, 8 Grey Plover, 2 Greenshank, 60+ Med Gull and 11 Common Gull. (DK Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan plus 2 young, 23 Teal, 20 Mallard, 1 m Pintail, 3 Little Grebe, 17 Moorhen, 2 Water Rail, 6 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 4 Oystercatcher, 11 Snipe, 1 Jack Snipe, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Firecrest, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Jay, 4 Stonechat and c50 Curlew flying over. (DK Parker & T Mills) Also 1 Bittern seen.

Carrick Roads (Loe Beach): 9 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Great Northern Diver and 1 Whimbrel. (D Eva) Also 1 m Velvet Scoter and 8+ Black-necked Grebe.

Stithians Reservoir:  5 Goldeneye and 1 Slavonian Grebe. (D Eva)

St Austell, Trewoon, between Carne Hill and Gover Valley: 1 m Ring Ouzel. (M Emmett)

MEmmett_RingOuzel_201214Ring Ouzel, Michael Emmett

Mount’s Bay: 1 Pacific Diver back, just west of St. Michael’s Mount, also 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Mediterranean Gull and 13 Great Northern Diver. (C Barnard)

Amalveor: 1 sub-ad male Hen Harrier and 1 Dartford Warbler. (R Menari)

Penzance, Chyandour: 1 Swallow, 1 Black Redstart, 1 Eider, 1 Stonechat and 3 x Grey Wagtail. (S Maycock)

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Black Restart, Simon Maycock

Lanyon Quoit: 1 Short-eared Owl. (B Toms)

Newquay, Gannel Estuary: 2 f American Wigeon still.

Fowey: 1 Firecrest at Coombe Farm.

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