Monday 29th December 2014

Newquay, Gannel Estuary: 2  f American Wigeon still with 58 Wigeon, 185 Curlew, 2 Greenshank, 6 Redshank, 7 Dunlin and 4 Little Egret. (M Lammas & S Rowe)

Towan Head: 20 Red-throated Diver (including flock of 12 west), 1 Great Northern Diver, 7 Common Scoter, 1 Manx Shearwater, 2 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Ringed Plover, 5 Turnstone and 9 Oystercatcher. (S Rowe)

Gerrans Bay: 3 Slavonian Grebe, 3 Great Northern Diver, 7 Black-throated Diver, 1 f Eider and 1 Little Gull. (D Eva)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 5 (4f + 1m) Goosander. (S Turner)

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St Ives, Consols: 1 f Black Redstart. (S Turner)

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Kynance Cove: 1 m Dartford Warbler and 1 f Marsh Harrier nearby over the downs. (J Hawkey)

Mylor Churchtown: 18 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Great Northern Diver, 9 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Snipe and 2 Bullfinch. (J St Ledger)

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Penryn, Gorran Gorras: 1 Knot, 1 Water Rail, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Sparrowhawk and 1 Green Woodpecker (over). (J St Ledger)

Rosudgeon, Greenberry Common: 1 Jack Snipe, 70 Meadow Pipit and 7 Bullfinch ( 2 m 5 f ). (I Webster)

Crowdy Reservoir:Great Crested Grebe (object sticking through its lower bill didn’t seem to hinder it hunting) plus large Starling roost. (N Climpson)

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Mermaid II pelagic, 2 miles west of Porthgwarra: 1 Great Skua. (P Semmens)

Penzance: 1 m Black Redstart again adjacent to railway station. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan including 2 young, 24 Mallard, 1 f Shoveler, 1 f Wigeon, 1 m Pintail, 1 f Gadwall, 39 Teal, 8 Snipe, 22 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 2 Bittern, 2 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 5 Dabchick, 1 Buzzard, 1 Stonechat, 2 Chiffchaff and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker) Also 5 Great Northern Diver offshore. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Camel Estuary: 50+ Reed Buntings at a pre roost opposite the River Camel confluence. (C Selway)

Falmouth, Swanpool: 1 1w Long-tailed Duck still.

Par, Spit Beach: 4 Long-tailed Duck offshore.

Porthleven: 1 Glaucous Gull on mud in inner harbour

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Sunday 28th December 2014

Late News, 27/12, Dozmary Pool: Drake Lesser Scaup, returning bird from January 2010. (M Beer)

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St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Shelduck, 2 Gadwall, 1 Pochard, 2 Dabchick, 1 Water Rail, 1 Coot, 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Rock Pipit. (JPR & MJ Spicer)

Windmill Farm: 17 Teal, 3 Mallard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Snipe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Stonechat, 1m Hen Harrier, 1 Lesser Whitethroat (asian ssp) and 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Wright – photos)

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Stithians Reservoir: 4 Goldeneye (1m+3f), 70|+ Wigeon, 50+ Teal, 50+ Mallard, 20+Tufted Duck, 10 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 105 Canada Goose, 60 Herring Gull, 20 Black-headed Gull, 4 Woodpigeon, 6 Redwing and 1 Buzzard. (J & F Rice)

Truro: 1m Bullfinch, 1f Greenfinch, 1m Blackcap, 1 Song Thrush, 2 m,f Blackbird, 10 Goldfinch, 8 Chaffinch, 3 Starling, 2 Dunnock, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Robin plus House Sparrows and Feral Pigeons in private garden. (J & F Rice)

Lower Nansloe Farm, Loe Pool: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (S Bury -photo)

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Coverack: 4 Firecrest. (S Bury – photo)

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Drift Reservoir:  40 Mallard, 1 m Mandarin, 3 Cormorant, 2 Black-headed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Carrion Crow, 8 Wigeon, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Dabchick, 1 Common Gull, c25 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull and c30 Canada Goose. (P & H Taylor)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: c200 Dunlin, 3 Grey Plover, c20 Ringed Plover, 20 Sanderling, 9 Curlew, 12 Oystercatcher, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, c40 Redshank, 3 Little Egret, 4 Mute Swan, 6 Greenshank, 3+ Shelduck, c300 Wigeon, 70 Golden Plover, 30 Lapwing, 30 Teal, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Goosander (2m), c100 Black-headed Gull, c100 Herring Gull, 20 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Med Gull, 1 Buzzard, 1 Black-tailed Godwit and 20+ Great-Black-backed Gull. (P & H Taylor)

Men-an-Tol: 50 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing, 2 Dunnock, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 7 Golden Plover and 2 ringtail Hen Harrier. (P & H Taylor)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 8 Mute Swan including 2 young, 22 Mallard, 1 m Pintail, 1 Gadwall, 31 Teal, 6 Snipe, 17 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 1 Bittern, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 3 Dabchick, 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Stonechat, 2 Bullfinch and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker, P & H Taylor)

Marazion: 48 Sanderling, 1 Dunlin and 19 Turnstone on the beach plus 3 Great Northern Diver offshore and c35 Common Scoter flew west. (DK Parker)

Mount’s Bay: 1 Pacific Diver and 1 Great Northern Diver off Penzance bus station.

Penryn: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in sallows by the reed bed, also Reed Bunting, Coal Tit, 6 Long-tailed Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kingfisher and c200 Wood Pigeon. (D Chaney)

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Swanpool: 1w drake Scaup still.

Siblyback Lake: Great Northern Diver still mid day.

Longrock: Black-throated Diver offshore.

Penzance: Black Redstart on sea defences east of railway station.

 MJS & DKP