Saturday 12th December 2015

Late news 11/12 Cleave Camp: over 2000 Herring Gulls on newly sprayed field, with 2 Iceland Gull, 28 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 12 Great Black-backed Gull and 450 Black-headed Gull. (N Bastin)

Penzance: 1 ad Pacific Diver off Wherrytown am. (M Ahmad, L Proctor) Also 1 Great Northern Diver.

Porthleven: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff and 1 Firecrest in private garden. (I Maclean)

St Ives: 1 Turtle Dove still with 9 Collared Dove. (MJ Spicer) Also 2 Great Northern Diver and 1 Black Redstart.

Cleave Camp: 16+ Buzzard chasing worms in field plus 1m Black Redstart. (N Bastin)

Sandy Cove: 1 Black Redstart. (L Proctor)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Water Pipit and 5 Meadow Pipit on Ryan’s Field. 250 Golden Plover, 150 Dunlin, 1 Rock Pipit and 1 redhead Goosander on Lelant Saltings. 1 ad Med Gull and 4 Little Grebe on Carnsew Basin. (R Veal, J Boyd) Also 1 Spoonbill flew to Carnsew Basin and 1 Yellow-browed Warbler behind the Ryan’s Field hide. (K Thomas) 2w Ring-billed Gull still off the causeway.

Forge Valley, Zennor: 1 Woodcock. (C Madden)

Helston Loe Pool: 2 m,f Goosander, 2 m,f Pochard, 106 Great Black-backed Gull, 53 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 8 Great-crested Grebe. (G Adams)

Newquay, Towan Head: 1 Black Redstart. (J St Ledger – photo)

Black Redstart Newquay 12th Dec 2015

Helston Amenity Down: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (T Blunden)

Drift Reservoir (members only):  1 Muscovy Duck, 1 Mandarin, 2 farmyard duck, 1 Wigeon, 1 Shoveler, 52 Mallard, 14 Tufted Duck, 2 Cormorant, 4 Little Grebe, 10 Moorhen, 4 Buzzard, 96 Black-headed Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 988 Herring Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 13 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Chiffchaff and 2 Bullfinch. (DK Parker)

Towan Head, Newquay: 1 Great Northern Diver near old lifeboat slipway and 1 Short-eared Owl being mobbed by gulls, forcing it north across the bay. (D Grose)

Penzance: Firecrest Pendarves Road. (M Elliott)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Water Pipit, 26 Rock Pipit, 42 Wigeon, 1 Teal, 1 Greenshank, 3 Redshank. (SG Rowe)

Treraven Meadows: 2 Water Pipit, 35 Meadow Pipit, 5 Green Sandpiper, 20 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Firecrest, 3 ChiffChaff, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Shelduck and 32 Wigeon. (DI Julian C Selway)

MJS & DKP