Saturday 26th December 2015

Late news, 23/12, Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 ringed Mediterranean Gull (3NNT). (R Loader) Ringed as a nestling, (pullus) 20/06/2015 De Kreupel Island, Ijsselmeer, Noord-Holland, NL 52,48N 5,14E, this is the first report since ringing.

RLoader_MediterraneanGull1_231215 RLoader_MediterraneanGull2_231215Mediterranean Gull, Robert Loader RLoader_MediterraneanGull3_231215

The Rumps: 4 (2prs) Stonechat, 6 Rock Pipit, 1 Black Redstart, numerous Gannets, Fulmars, Gulls (Herring and Great Black-backed), several Guillemots and Razorbills. Also 4-5 Grey Seal, 3-4 Harbour Porpoise. (E Imber)

Maenporth to Rosemullion footpath: 30 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 4 Razorbill. Also good numbers of Kittiwake and Gannet flying towards the Lizard. (J St Ledger)

JStLedger_BTDiver1_261215 Black-throated Diver, John St Ledger JStLedger_BTDiver2_261215Black-throated Diver, John St Ledger JStLedger_Razorbill_261215Razorbill, John St Ledger

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Carnsew Pool: 1 Great Northern Diver. (R Daddow) Ryan’s Field: 1 Goosander and 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (northwest of the hide).

RDaddow_GNDiver_261215Great Northern Diver, Roger Daddow

Newlyn: 6 Great Northern Diver in the harbour. (B Dodd, T Mills) Stable Hobba: flock of 14 Long-tailed Tit. (B Dodd)

St Ives,from NCI Lookout: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Kestrel and 50 Dunlin.

College Reservoir: 2 Goosander.

HWilkins_Turnstones_191215Turnstone, Helen Wilkins

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 m Mandarin and 36 Mallard. (D Hall)

Bude: 10 Turnstone, 1 Oystercatcher, 120+ Black-headed Gull, 3 Cormorant,3 Meadow Pipit and 1 Skylark. (H Wilkins)

Penzance, Wherrytown: flock of 21 Long-tailed Tit and 3 Goldcrest along Love Lane. (B Dodd)

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