Friday 8th January 2016

Late news, 7/1, St Ives: 2 Balearic Shearwater, c70 Gannet, 24 Fulmar, 1 Red-throated Diver, 90 Guillemot and 1 Purple Sandpiper. (B Porter)

Late news, 7/1, Walmsley Sanctuary: 37 Teal,1 Green-winged Teal, 44 Wigeon, 25 Mallard,12 Gadwall, 28 Shoveler, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Pintail (m), 120 Black-tailed Godwit, 58 Lapwing, c100 Dunlin, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 60 Canada Geese, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Coot, 1 Snipe, 1 Water Rail, 15 Redwing and 1 Cormorant. (P Mckeogh)

Truro: 1 Black Redstart in city centre (in courtyards behind Walsingham Place), been present for last 4 days. (A Horn-Norris)

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Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 m Green-winged Teal with Teal. (A Langdon)

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Penzance: 3 Black redstart on rocks east of railway station. (R Farnes) Harbour: 43 Purple Sandpiper on lighthouse quay.

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Dozmary Pool: 1 Lesser Scaup and 1 Short-eared Owl nearby. (Norma Cabble) Also 2 Goldeneye, 6+ Fieldfare and c10 Redwing. (P&H Taylor)

St Erth: 31 Woodlark, 24 Skylark and 4 Stock Dove. (I Webster)

Pentewan: 1 Mediterranean Gull. (M Whittaker)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 redhead Smew. (P&H Taylor)

Ninestones: 1 Willow Tit, 1 Treecreeper, 4 Coal Tit, 2 Jay, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker and c50 Redwing. (P&H Taylor)

Dinham: 4 Whooper Swan & 1 Bewick’s Swan in field above Dinham Flats. (P&H Taylor)

The Lizard: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (one in the driveway of Tregominion Farm – opp. Cross Common Garden Centre) and 1 Rose-coloured Starling (adult bathing in a large rain pool at ‘Homestead,’ round the corner from the above at Cross Common). (R Butts)

Helston Sewage Works: 9+ Chiffchaff. (R Butts)

Cape Cornwall: 3 Shelduck south at 09:30 hours and north at 10:45. 1 juvenile Glaucous Gull drifted south at 10:15. 1 female Red-breasted Merganser south at 11:00. Also 1 Great Skua offshore. (N Wheatley)

Roskilly: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull. (M Ahmad, B Hibbett, MJ Spicer)

Newlyn, harbour: 5 Great Northern Diver. (MJ Spicer) Sandy Cove: 1 Pacific Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 drake Eider and 3 Shelduck. (L Proctor)

Bartinney Downs: 1 f Reed Bunting and 1 Chiffchaff. (A James)

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Crowdy Reservoir at dusk: 1500+ Black-headed Gull, 1000 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Tufted Duck and 1 Grey Heron. (B Craven)

Roughtor Farm: 1500 Lapwing and 500+ Golden Plover. (B Craven)

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 5 Mute Swan, 21 Teal, 15 Mallard, 6 Little Grebe, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 11 Moorhen, 1 Snipe and 3 Stonechat. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 29 Sanderling on the beach. (DK Parker)

Cadgwith: 1 juv Glaucous Gull. (T Blunden)

Men-an-Tol: 1 Hen Harrier and 1 Short-eared Owl. (JD Swann, R Treeby)

Cape Cornwall: 1 juv Glaucous Gull past

Treen Common, Gurnard`s Head: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier.

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Ryan’s Field: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. Estuary: 1 Spoonbill again. (R Treeby)

Newtown-in-St Martin: 1 Firecrest just to east at Tregidden.

Tresillick Gardens: 1 Painted Lady butterfly. (pers comm J Chapple)

Newquay, Pentire Head: 7 Bottlenose Dolphin inc a calf. (M Taylor)

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