Christmas Day 2014

Happy Christmas One and All

Late news, 24/12, Penzance, Chyandour: 1 Red-breasted Merganser. (S Turner)

Penzance, Battery Rocks to Tolcarne Beach: 1 Kingfisher, 8 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Wagtail and 15 Turnstone. (T Mills)

Newlyn, Creeping Lane: 2 Firecrest and 1 m Blackcap. (T Mills)

St Buryan: 1 Black Redstart. (P&H Taylor)

East Looe Beach: 1 Black Redstart. (D Spooner)

Sancreed: 4 Mediterranean Gull, 300 Lapwing and 30 Redwing. (D Flumm)

Newquay, Gannel Estuary: 1 f American Wigeon.

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 m Mandarin still. (R Farnes)

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Mandarin, Rod Farnes

Colliford Lake: 2 Black-throated Diver, 26 Lapwing, 3 Cormorant, 220 Lesser Black-backed Gull near dam (but many more at top end of Loveny reserve), 20 Black-headed Gull, 160 Canada Geese, 12 Fieldfare and 2 (1m,1f) Stonechat. ( P McKeogh)

Dozmary Pool: 4 Common Pochard, 2 f Goldeneye, 4 Teal, 5 Tufted Duck, 1 pair Mallard and 8 Lapwing. ( P McKeogh)

Roseland, Pendower Cliff: 2 colour-ringed Chough again. (Best viewed from Pendower beach end towards Nare hotel but watch out for incoming tides! D Hall)

Porthgwarra: 2 Chough. (JD Swann)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, estuary: 4 Goosander. Ryan’s Field: 2 Goosander and 1 Kingfisher. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

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