Saturday 2nd January 2016

Late news, 31/12, Falmouth: 1 Firecrest in hedge beside road to Maenporth. (N Fripp)

Late pictures, 31/12, Maenporth: 1 Pacific Diver with Black-throated Divers. (S Votier)

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SVotier_PacDiver2_311215Pacific with Black-throated Divers, Steve Votier SVotier_PacDiver4_311215

Par Beach: 2 Polish-ringed Black-headed Gull. (I Stewart)

Lizard Point: 1 ad Ross’s Gull, 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Cormorant, 28 Fulmar, 4 Guillemot, 45 Shag, 2 Chough, 35 Gannet, 1 Great Skua, 1 Kittiwake, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 12 Razorbill and 1 Shoveler. (T Blunden, W Clayton)

Church Cove, Lizard: Ad Ross’s Gull offshore late afternoon but then flew towards Cadgwith. (T Blunden, W Clayton, G Knass)

Crowlas: c200 Golden Plover, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 1 f Sparrowhawk, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Jjay, c100 Redwing and 5 Raven over. (R Veal)

Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 1 ad Pacific Diver, 3 Black-throated Diver, c12 Great Northern Diver, 1 juv Iceland Gull and 12 Guillemot, with a further 5 Great Northern Diver in the Harbour. (DK Parker L Proctor)

Marazion, Little London, Trenow Cove: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel 2 Whimbrel also 12 Little Egret, 54 Turnstone, 15 Oystercatcher, 2 Redshank, 3+ Common Gull and 1 Little Gull. (DK Parker, L Proctor, I Webster, J Chapple)

Hudsonian Whimbrel, John Chapple.
Newquay, Towan Head: 3 Red-throated Diver. (S Rowe) Gannel Estuary: 43 Wigeon, 36 Oystercatcher, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 840 Black-headed Gull, 4 Common Gull, 320 Herring Gull, 58 Great Black-backed Gull and 1 Little Grebe. (S Rowe)

St Ives: 7 Great Skua, 6 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Black Redstart and 2 Humpbacked Whales swam into the bay about 200yds offshore below the coastguard lookout. (B Mellow, R Wilkins)

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BMellow_Humpback1_020116  BMellow_Humpback2_020116Humpbacked Whale, Brian Mellow BMellow_Humpback3_020116 

Carbis Bay: 1 Great Northern Diver and 1 Great Skua. (MJ Spicer)

Roskilly: 1w Ring-billed Gull roosting offshore. (P St Pierre, DK Parker)

St Erth: 14 Little Egret in field with cows, 1 Merlin, c80 Lapwing over and 12 Redwing. (MJ Spicer)

Sennen Cove: 1 Great Northern Diver again.

Penzance, Wherrytown: 1 Black Redstart.

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Ryan’s Field: 1 Spoonbill and 1 Goosander also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still in bushes northwest of the hide.

Rosemullion Head: 1 juv Iceland Gull.

Sithians Reservoir:  1 Slavonian Grebe.

Dozmary Pool: 1 Lesser Scaup. (D Julian)

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