Monday 14th December 2015

Late news, 13/12, Bude Marsh: 103 Canada Geese, 26 Black-headed Gull, 22 Mallard, 17 Teal, 4 Blackbird, 6 Blue Tit, 1 Cormorant, 1 m Stonechat, 17 Moorhen, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher, 8 Goldfinch and 1 Wren. (R Mudge)

Upper Tamar Lake: 3 Grey Heron, 7 Coot, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 m & 2 f Gadwall, c20 Herring Gull, c40 Black-headed Gull, 1 m Stonechat, 3 m & 1 f Goosander and 12 Mallard. (R Mudge)

Lower Tamar Lake: 8m & 5f Goosander, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Willow Tit at the hide, 12 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Wigeon and 3 Coot. Car park feeders: Willow/Marsh/Blue/Great and Coal Tits, 1 Nuthatch, Greenfinches and Chaffinches.(R Mudge)

Newquay, Towan Head: 1 Great Northern Diver close inshore again. (D Mays)

Penzance: 12 Purple Sandpiper and 82 Turnstone at the Battery Rocks and 1 Great Northern Diver at harbour mouth. Tolcarne Beach: 1 Little Auk on sea distantly, also 4 floats washed up covered with Goose Barnacles, 1 dead ad Gannet and 1 dead probable Cuttlefish. (T Mills)

TMills_GooseBarnacles_141215Goose Barnacles, Tony Mills TMills_Cuttlefish?_141215Cuttlefish remains? Tony Mills

Bude: 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 2 Wren, 7 Oystercatcher, 5 Long-tailed Tit and 4 Mute Swan. (H Wilkins)

Bude Marsh: 4 Teal, 1 Kingfisher, 57 Canada Geese, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Lapwing and 1 Weasel. (H Wilkins)

St Ives: 1 Turtle Dove still.

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 2w Ring-billed Gull and 1 Spoonbill.

Sancreed: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull.

Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff again.

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