Saturday 9th January 2016

Colour-ringed birds, late news, 8/1: Men-Aver beach: 36 Mediterranean Gull, including colour-ringed birds from France and Belgium. Gillan Creek: 36 Mediterranean Gull, including birds from France and Ireland, and a Black-headed Gull from Poland. Devoran: 132 Curlew, including a bird from The Netherlands. Also single Sandwich Tern. (M Grantham) For more information go to http://cornishringing.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/ring-reading-weather.html

Late News, 8/1, Higher Bosavern (SW372307): 1 male Hen Harrier. (R&P Girling)

Late news, 8/1, Gannel Estuary: 12 Little Egret, 130 Curlew, 3 Greenshank, 8 Redshank, 32 Lapwing and 1 Little Grebe. (S Rowe)

Walmsley Sanctuary:  1 Green-winged Teal, 220 Teal, 90 Mallard, 30 Shoveler, 18 Gadwall, 7 Pintail, 2 Tufted Duck, 60 Wigeon and 12 Little Egret. (S Rowe, D Eva, R Treeby)

Dinham: 4 Whooper Swan, 1 Bewick’s Swan and 1 Spotted Redshank. (D Eva, S Rowe)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 redhead Smew still present. (D Eva) Also 14 Tufted Duck, 1 Goldeneye, 6 Little Grebe and 1 Great Crested Grebe. (S Rowe)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Ryan’s Field: 1 Spoonbill, 1 Firecrest, 1 Kingfisher and 4 Greenshank. Also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler.  (R Veal, DK Parker) Lelant Saltings:  11 Grey Plover, 4 Greenshank, 12 Redshank, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Dunlin and 21 Oystercatcher. (R Veal, DK Parker) Copperhouse Creek: 39 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, c50 Dunlin and 2 Snipe. (DK Parker)

Newquay, Towan Head: 2 Great Northern Diver feeding near the old lifeboat slipway. (D Grose)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 3 Pochard, 1 Water Rail, 2 Coot, 8 Curlew and c150 Lapwing over. (MJ Spicer)

Sithians Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 2 m,f Goldeneye, 3 Pochard and 1 Kingfisher from Stuart Hutchings hide. (M Curtis, B Toms, MJ Spicer)

Trink Hill: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier. (P St Pierre)

St Ives, Pedn Olva: 1 juv Glaucous Gull on rocks. (P St Pierre)

St Ives Bay: 9 Great Northern Diver between St Ives and Carbis Bay. (P St Pierre)

Carbis Bay/Porth Kidney: 1-2,000 gulls roosting. (P St Pierre)

Durgan: 2 Red-necked Grebe, 2 Great Northern Diver and 6 Mediterranean Gull. (B Porter)

Argal Reservoir: 1 Firecrest. (B Porter)

Dozmary Pool: 1 Lesser Scaup, 3 Goldeneye, 19 Tufted Duck, 14 Teal and 1 Little Grebe.

Porth Reservoir: 3 Tufted Duck, 36 Mallard, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail and 7 Coot. (S Rowe)

Porthleven harbour: 2 Great Northern Diver. (I Maclean)

Newlyn: 1 juv Glaucous Gull briefly in the harbour, 1 ad Pacific Diver and 7 Great Northern Diver offshore. Roskilly: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull and 2 Black-throated Diver.

Penzance: 3 Black Redstart adjacent railway station.

Marazion: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again at Trenow Cove; 1 Glaucous Gull and 1 Great Northern Diver.

St Ives: Humpback Whale past at 1400 and 1 m Black Redstart at the NCI lookout.

Bartinney Downs: 1 Ring-billed Gull, 1 Short-eared Owl and 1 ringtail Hen Harrier.

Treraven Meadows: 1 Green Sandpiper. (R Treeby)

St Erth: 14 Little Egret in a cattle field also c300 Black-headed Gull and 1 1w Mediterranean Gull. (DK Parker)

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