Sunday 13th December 2015

Late news, 9/12, St Erth: Swallows feeding young in nest! (pers comm NR Phillips)

St Ives: 1 m Black Redstart at Island lookout and 1 f Black Redstart at Bamaluz point. (P&H Taylor)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Ryan’s Field: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest and 3 Goldcrest feeding between the Ryan’s Field hide and the Hayle river, also 1 Firecrest along road leading to hide and 1 Spoonbill, 1 redhead Goosander, 15 Golden Plover, 20 Ringed Plover, 100 Dunlin, c500 Lapwing, 44 Redshank and 1 probable 2w Ring-billed Gull, later video’d on the estuary (R Veal, M Spicer, R Augarde)

Ring-billed Gull, Richard Augearde

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 4 Mute Swan, 38 Teal, 27 Mallard, 1 drake Gadwall, 6 Little Grebe, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 8 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Snipe, c40,000 Starling, 2 Stonechat, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. Plus 1 Peregrine and 2 Sparrowhawks successfully hunting the Starling flock. (DK Parker, R Veal). Longrock Pool: 1 Kingfisher and 4 Little Grebe. (R Veal)

Golitha Falls:  5 Nuthatch, 18+ Long-tailed Tit flock, 6 Coal Tit, 6 Wren, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Goldcrest,  3 Chaffinch, 2 Robin, Blue Tits, Great Tits and Jackdaws. (B Toms, M Curtis)

Penzance: 1 m Blackcap in private garden. (NR Phillips) Also 1 ad m Eider offshore.

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 4 Little Grebe,1 Great Crested Grebe,1 Great Northern Diver,4 Cormorant,65 Canada Goose,10 Mallard,11 Teal,8 Tufted Duck,1 Pochard,89 Lapwing,170 Golden Plover,1 Snipe,424 Black-headed Gull,622 Lesser Black-backed Gull,126 Herring Gull,1 Great Black-backed Gull,2 Buzzard,4 Raven,28 Carrion Crow,17 Jackdaw,9 Magpie,97 Starling,2 Stock Dove,57 Fieldfare,48 Redwing,9 Blackbird,4 Meadow Pipit,3 Pied Wagtail,3 Dunnock,3 Wren,1 Robin,4 Chaffinch,7 Goldfinch, and 1 Goldcrest.   (DA Conway)

College Reservoir: 3 Bullfinch (1m, 2f), 6 Goldcrest, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Great Tit, c25 Wigeon, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Grey Wagtail (f), 10 Chaffinch, c20 Mediterranean Gull in amongst other gulls, 1 Buzzard, 2 Blue Tit and innumerable Robins. (V Lishman)

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Camel Trail, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 1 Peregrine, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Spotted Redshank, 4 Goosander (2m + 2f), 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Grey Wagtail. Treraven Meadows: 1 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 1 m Blackcap, 14 Red-legged Partridge and 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (T Mills)

Sancreed: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull, 1 Barn Owl, 16 Collared Dove, 26 Skylark and 6 Fieldfare. (D Flumm)

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Leedstown: c2000 Woodpigeon. (J Hillier)

Bartinney Down: 1 Short-eared Owl quartering at 3pm; also 1 Snipe. (P&H Taylor)

Bude Marsh: 37 Lapwing, 1 Grey Heron and 1 Mistle Thrush. (H Wilkins)

Crowdy Reservoir:1 Great Northern Diver,  1 m Merlin, 7 Crossbill,  2 Little Grebe, 6+ Great Crested Grebe, 300+ Lapwing, 1 Tufted Duck, 32+ Teal, 31+ Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 291 Herring Gull, 64 + Lesser Black-backed Gull, 69 Black-headed Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull and Ravens etc.. (B Craven)

Lizard Point: 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Sooty Shearwater, and 2 Black-throated Diver past. Lizard village: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Rosy Starling still with a few Chiffchaff and Firecrest. Lizard Downs: 1 Merlin. (T Blunden)

Windmill Farm: 2 Firecrest. (T Blunden)

Camborne: c20 Redwing in fields around Camborne Rugby club in morning. (D King)

St Austell: 1 Black Redstart by bus station.(D King)

Falmouth, Florence Terrace: 5 Blackcap. (D Chaney)

Maenporth to Rosemullion Head: 1 Peregrine, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, Long-tailed Tit flocks of 11, 6, 5, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Nuthatch (h), c90 Shag, 1 Kittiwake, 1 Curlew, 11 Oystercatcher and 1 Little Egret. (D Chaney)

Stithians Reservoir: c.200 Lapwing, 2 Firecrest, c40 Canada Goose, 1 Goldeneye, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 14+ Little Grebe, 17 Tufted Duck, 6 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 40 Teal, 100 Mallard, 7 Curlew and 60+ Meadow Pipit. (D Chaney)

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