Tuesday 30th December 2014

Late news, 29/12, Walmsley Sanctuary: c400 Wigeon, c400 Teal, c200 Mallard, 6 Gadwall, 23 Shoveler. 5 Pintail, 2 Tufted Duck, 26 Curlew, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 15 Canada Geese, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Snipe, 3 Moorhen and 5 Coot. (P McKeogh)

Late news, 29/12, Camel Estuary: 14 Goosander (9f,5m) 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 70 Oystercatcher, 100+ Curlew, 44 Shelduck, 30+ Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 8 Grey Heron and a large flock of Golden Plover. (P McKeogh)

Helston, Lower Nansloe Farm: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Coal Tit and 1 Water Rail. Sewage Farm: 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Bullfinch (2m + 2f), 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Goldcrest. Boating Lake: 1 Whooper Swan, 10 Mute Swan, 14 Shoveler, c20 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Wagtail and 2 Pied Wagtail. (T Mills)

Newquay Towan Head: 3 Purple Sandpiper, 3 Grey Plover, 1 Ringed Plover, 13 Turnstone and 9 Oystercatcher. (M Lammas)

Sancreed: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier, 30 Redwing and 8 Fieldfare. (D Flumm)

Roseland, St. Anthony’s Head: c60 Skylark in stubble fields. (D Hall)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 8 Goosander (2m + 6f), 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 13 Grey Plover, 7 Greenshank, 17 Turnstone, 26 Ringed Plover, c500 Dunlin and 3 Sanderling. (S Turner, L Proctor & DK Parker)

Penzance: 1m Black Redstart by  railway station in morning, also Song Thrush, Chiffchaff & numerous Pied Wagtails. (D King) Harbour: 1 m Eider. (J Hillier)

Camborne: Flock of 300 – 500 Starlings over town late afternoon.  Blackcap in bushes near Tesco supermarket car park. (D King)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan including 2 young, 2 Mallard, 28 Teal, 6 Snipe, 21 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 1 Bittern, 1 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 5 Dabchick, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Stonechat and 1 Chiffchaff. (DK Parker)

Badger’s Cross: 160 Linnet, 2 Fieldfare and 14 Redwing. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Trewey Downs: 1 Reed Bunting, 8 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing and 29 Golden Plover. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 2 Snow Bunting. (L Proctor)

Treraven Meadow: A Water Pipit near the river this afternoon, other birds included 80+ Teal, 1 Green and 1 Common Sandpiper and 3 Kingfisher. (C Selway)

Newlyn: 1 Swallow at 15:00 & 15:20. (B & M Dodd)

Falmouth, Swanpool: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull and 1 Long-tailed Duck still. (T McGowan)

The Lizard: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in garden at Tregidden.

Penryn, Gorrangorras Creek: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler.

Crousa Downs: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler.

Newquay, Gannel Estuary: 2 f American Wigeon still.

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