Sunday 20th December 2015

Newlyn: a report of a 1w Forster’s Tern off Sandy Cove was not confirmed, but the Sandwich Tern that had been there yesterday was still present. (M Ahmad) Also 8 Great Northern Diver, 1 Pacific Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver and 1 Black-throated Diver. (S Rogers, D King)

Halvanna Plantation: 10 Crossbill. (D Eva)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 redhead Smew still. (D Eva)

Dozmary Pool: 1 m Lesser Scaup, 1 Goldeneye and 19 Tufted Duck. (D Eva)

Hayle Estuary, RSPB Reserve, Ryan’s Field: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (in scrub near railway line), 1 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Spoonbill, also 1 Weasel.(R Veal, D King, S Rogers)  Lelant Saltings: 6 Mediterranean Gull, 70 Dunlin, 3 Knot, c20 Redshank, 125 Golden Plover, 400 Lapwing and 1 Common Sandpiper. (R Veal, D King) 1 2w Ring-billed Gull also reported again. Copperhouse Creek: 8 Grey Plover, 660 Wigeon, 32 Teal, 13 Curlew, 31 Ringed Plover, 35 Redshank, 28 Dunlin, 7 Oystercatcher, 2 Greenshank, 1 Lapwing, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 148 Herring Gull, 2 Rock Pipit and 4 Mediterranean Gull at high tide roost. (M Bishop)

Hayle, Copperhouse: 1 Blackcap and 1 Black Redstart in private garden. (M Bishop)

Crowlas: 20 Meadow Pipit, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Sparrowhawk and 3 Goldcrest in private garden. (R Veal)

Bude: 14 Oystercatcher, 2 m Stonechat and 1 Pied Wagtail. (H Wilkins)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 2 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Great Northern Diver and 1 Black-throated Diver. (J St Ledger)

JStLedger_SlavGrebe1_201215Slavonian Grebe, John St Ledger JStLedger_SlavGrebe2_201215Slavonian Grebe, John St Ledger

Maenporth to Rosemullion footpath: 10 Black-throated Diver in raft feeding. (J St Ledger)

JStLedger_Black-throatedDiver_201215Black-throated Divers, John St Ledger

Bartinney Down: 1 Short-eared Owl for an hour before dusk; also 1 Merlin. (P&H Taylor)

Port Quin: 1 1w Glaucous Gull west. (J Pilgrim)

Wadebridge: 1 f Goosander and 1 Greenshank just north of town. (J Pilgrim)

Penzance: 1 Great Northern Diver in harbour by dry dock late afternoon. (D King) Also 1 3w American Herring Gull on Larrigan Rocks. (M Ahmad)

Men-an-Tol: 1 ad male Hen Harrier and 7 Golden Plover. (DK Parker JD Swann)

Lanyon: c15 Golden Plover. (DK Parker)

Colliford Lake: 1 Great Northern Diver close to the dam.

Truro, St Clements: 1 Spotted Redshank and 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (S Rogers)

Amalveor: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier late afternoon. (R Menari)

St Ives: 1 Turtle Dove again.

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