Tuesday 29th December 2015

Late news 28/12 Marazion Marsh: 1 Bittern. (G Pearce)

Dozmary Pool: 1m Lesser Scaup, 21 Tufted Duck, 3 Goldeneye, c20 Teal and 3 Reed Bunting.  (MJ & JPR Spicer, M Bailey)

Newlyn: 1 ad Pacific Diver. Also 2 Black-throated Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 7 Great Northern Diver in harbour plus 7+ in bay. (S Rowe) Also possible 1w American Herring Gull reported and a Black Redstart.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 6 Goosander (3m & 3f), 1 juv Spoonbill, 3 Shag, 40 Dunlin, 200 Golden Plover, 7 Grey Plover, 25 Ringed Plover, 3 Greenshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 50 Curlew, 200 Lapwing, 60 Redshank, 10 Oystercatcher, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Rock Pipit and 42 Med Gull and 1 2w Ring-billed Gull on Lelant Saltings. 1m Sparrowhawk, 7 Linnet, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Kestrel at Ryan’s Field. 1 red-head Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Spoonbill, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Great Northern Diver,  1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 7 Grey Plover and 3 Bar-tailed Godwit on Carnsew Basin. (T McGowan, R Veal, S Rowe)

Foage Valley: 20 Redwing. (P&H Taylor)

East Looe: 1 Great Northern Diver in the harbour, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Black Redstart. (D Spooner – photo)

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Windmill Farm: 1m Marsh Harrier, 300 Golden Plover and 30 Redwing. (D Wright)

St Erth Fishing Ponds / Churchyard: 1m Firecrest, 1f Goldcrest, 1 Kingfisher, 1f Bullfinch, 1m Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Buzzard and c200 Lapwing over. (B Dodd)

Sennen Cove: 2 Great Northern Diver. (RM Ward)

Bodmin Moor: 1m Hen Harrier. (A Blonden)

Carrick Roads: 1 Sandwich Tern. (J St Ledger – photo)

Sandwich Tern Penarrow Point 29th Dec 2015

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Barn Owl, 85 Shelduck, c300 Dunlin, c60 Redshank, 5 Greenshank, 3 Pintail, 6 Gadwall, c100 Wigeon, c150 Curlew, 80 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Peregrine, 5 Little Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 15 Shoveler, 90 Lapwing and 1 Otter. (A Langdon – photos)

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Newquay Bay: 6 Bottlenose Dolphin. (M Taylor)

Drift Reservoir: 231 Canada Geese, 24 Greylag and 10 hybrid geese from the car park. (DK Parker)

Mousehole: 3w American Herring Gull again roosting on St Clement’s Isle.

Camel Estuary: Juv Bewick’s Swan still at Dinham Flats.

MJS & DKP