Christmas Eve, 2015

Gerrans Bay: 8 Black-throated Diver and 6 Great Northern Diver. (D Eva)

Portscatho: 35 Mediterranean Gull. (D Eva)

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Common Sandpiper. (D Eva)

Penzance, harbour: 1 Great Northern Diver. Battery Rocks: 3 Purple Sandpiper. (R Farnes) Also 2 Black Redstart on the sea wall.

RFarnes_GNDiver_241215Great Northern Diver, Rod Farnes RFarnes_PSandpiper_241215Purple Sandpiper, Rod Farnes

Trewey Common: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier. (B Toms)

St Erth Valley: 4 Bullfinch (3m), 1 Nuthatch, 4 Redwing, 15 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 13 Lapwing, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Jay, 1 Moorhen and 2 Greenfinch. (P&H Taylor)

Newquay, Towan Head: 1 Guillemot, 1 Grey Phalarope, 1 Sandwich Tern west am, also 1 Great Northern Diver still off slipway. (S Rowe)

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff and 2 Firecrest around Long Rock Pool; 2 Great Northern Diver offshore.

St Ives,from the NCI Lookout: 1 m Black Redstart and 50 Dunlin.

Hayle: Putative 1w American Herring Gull around Copperhouse skate park, Co-op area in the afternoon. (M Bishop)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, estuary: 1 imm Spoonbill. Ryan’s Field: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler again.

Dozmary Pool: 1 Lesser Scaup again.

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 f Smew again.

Cremyll: 2 Great Northern Diver. (B Taggart)

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