Wednesday 24th December 2014

Mount’s Bay off Marazion: 1 Pacific Diver and 3 Great Northern Diver. (R Augarde)

Mount Hawke: garden, mid-day visit by male blackcap to fat balls. (R Girling)

Botallack, The Crowns: 1 Chough, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel, 1 Raven and 2 Buzzard. (T Mills)

Morvah: 1 Sparrowhawk over main road. (T Mills)

Mylor: 5 Great Northern Diver, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 18 Black-necked Grebe and 8 Red-breasted Merganser. (R Augarde)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan plus 2 young, 8 Teal, 30 Mallard, 1 m Pintail, 1 f Gadwall, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 19 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 6 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 9 Snipe, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Stonechat and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker) and 2 Bittern. (R Farnes & R Augarde)

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Pintail, Rod Farnes
 Pintail, Richard Augarde
Bittern, Rod Farnes

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 redhead Goosander, 1 argentatus Herring Gull, c40 Mediterranean Gull, 9 Common Gull, 36 Ringed Plover, 9 Dunlin, 3 Sanderling, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Grey Plover and 1 Greenshank. (DK Parker & T McGowan)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Mute Swan, 112 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 7 hybrid geese, 2 Muscovy Duck, 52 Mallard, 2 Call Duck, 1 m Mandarin (now in full ad plumage), 4 Teal, 1 f Pintail, 6 Wigeon, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 1 Buzzard, 5+ Med Gull, 3 Common Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Goldcrest, 9 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff and 2 Bullfinch. (DK Parker

Zennor: Male Hen Harrier at Eagles Nest. (T McGowan)

Porthgwarra: 1w Glaucous Gull at Gwennap Head. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Newquay, Gannel Estuary: 1 f American Wigeon.

Falmouth, Florence Place: 1 Black Redstart and 1 Firecrest. Swanpool: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Water Rail, 1 Bullfinch and Guillemot and Mediterranean Gull offshore. (D Chaney)

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