Monday 5th January 2015

Late news 4/01 Stithians Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe. (J Selby)

Truro: 1 Siskin in private garden. (D Jenkins)

Charlestown: 1 Peregrine over. (D Hastilow)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 8 Mute Swan, 6 Mallard, 44 Teal, 18 Snipe, 17 Moorhen, 1 Cormorant, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Cetti’s Warbler and 2 Stonechat. (DK Parker) Also 2 Bittern. (DS Flumm)

Marazion Beach: 10 Common Scoter offshore. (P&H Taylor) Also 1 Pacific Diver and 5 Great Northern Diver.

Gannel Estuary: 1f American Wigeon. (P&H Taylor)

Porth: 6+ Corn Bunting. (P&H Taylor)

Rosenithon, St Keverne: 1 Firecrest. (D Mackrill)

Loe Pool: 4 Goosander (2 male, 2 female), 21+ Pochard, 9 Great Crested Grebe. (J St Ledger) Also Yellow-browed Warbler at Nansloe Farm again.

Loe Bar: 1 Great Northern Diver. (J St Ledger)

Helston: 1 ad Ring-billed Gull at Boating Lake. (A Mckechnie – photo, B Dodd, J St Ledger – photo) Also a colour-ringed 1w Herring Gull (Blue W-047) ringed in Falmouth on 18/06/2014 but has taken up residence at the boating lake since 25/11/2014. (J Rowe – photo, information per M Grantham)

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Falmouth: 1 1w Long-tailed Duck on Swanpool. (A Mckechnie – photo, B Dodd, R Treeby) 3 Slavonian Grebe off Castle Beach. (R Treeby)

Long-tailed Duck

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe. (A Mckechnie, B Dodd)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull. (C Barnard) 26 Mediterranean Gull, 16 Common Gull, 2 Pintail (m&f), 2 Greenshank subsequently being mobbed by a Peregrine. (J Hawkey) 1 Kingfisher and 1 Stoat at Ryan’s Field. (A James – photos)

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St Gothian Sands LNR: 17 Teal, 1 Shelduck, 3 Pochard, 11 Tufted Duck, 31 Canada Geese, 2 Water Rail and 2 Moorhen. (J Hawkey)

St.John’s Lake, Torpoint: 1 Spoonbill, 5 Little Egret, 10 Grey Plover, 2 Knot, c60 Redshank,1 Greenshank, c300 Dunlin, c50 Curlew, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Kingfisher, c80 Teal, c50 Wigeon and 1 Chiffchaff. (M Jordan)

Millbrook: 2 (m & f) Blackcap on garden fat balls. (M Jordan)

Newquay: 1 Black Redstart at Thomas road surgery. (D Mays)

Pendeen Watch: 2 Manx Shearwater in the morning. (P Bright Thomas)

Pendower: 2 Chough at Treluggan Cliffs. (D Hall per J Hall)

Wacker Quay: 1 Great White Egret and 2 Spoonbill.

Newlyn: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff

Dozmary Pool: Drake Lesser Scaup still.

MJS & DKP