Sunday 10th January 2016

Late news, 15/12, Rezare PLI5 9NX: 1 Brambling with Chaffinch in private garden. (A Jewell)

Late news, 3/1, Rezare: 1 Reed Bunting in private garden. (A Jewell)

Late news, 9/1, Stithians Reservoir: 3 Pochard and 2 Goldeneye. (B Toms, M Curtis)

Rezare: 1 Red Kite. (A Jewell)

Trewey Common: 2 Yellowhammer. (B Toms, M Curtis) 250 Golden Plover. (R Butts) 1 m Hen Harrier late pm. (P Smale)

Long Rock: 36 Sanderling on rocks offshore. (B Toms, M Curtis)

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 1 Bittern in flight briefly at west end10.30. (R Menari)

Argal Reservoir: 2 Great Crested Grebe and 9 Tufted Duck. (D Eva)

College Reservoir: 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Goldeneye, 24 Tufted Duck, 2 Firecrest and 69 Wigeon. (D Eva)

Dozmary Pool: 1 Smew,1 Lesser Scaup and 3 Goldeneye. (S Rogers, I Searle)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 redhead Smew. (I Searle) Also 1 m Goosander, 1 Goldeneye and 1 Great Crested Grebe. (S Rogers)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Lelant Saltings: 1 immature Spoonbill and 2 Greenshank.(R Veal) Ryan’s Field: 3 Meadow Pipit, 3 Rock Pipit and 4 Linnet. (R Veal) Carnsew Pool: 1 imm Spoonbill, 1 redhead Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Great Northern Diver, 25 Cormorant, 9 Little Grebe, 5 Grey Plover, 1 m Kestrel, 1 Greenshank, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Kingfisher and 10 Mediterranean Gull (2 in full summer plumage). Also otter being chased by 4 Cormorant. (R Veal) Also 1 Red-necked Grebe. (R Daddow, R Farnes, M Spicer, B Field) Also 1 Ring-billed Gull. (I Searle)

BField_RNGrebe_100116Red-necked Grebe, Brian Field RFarnes_RNGrebe_100116Red-necked Grebe, Rod Farnes
RDaddow_RNGrebe_100116Red-necked Grebe, Roger Daddow RDaddow_RNGrebe2_100116 Red-necked Grebe, Roger Daddow
BField_Kingfisher2_100116Kingfisher, Brian Field BField_Kingfisher3_100116Kingfisher, Brian Field

Praa Sands beach: 1 f Kestrel and 2 Raven. (R Veal)

Marazion, Little London to Boat Cove: 3 Eurasian Whimbrel with 30 Curlew, 7 Oystercatcher, 10 Turnstone and 2 Redshank. 1 ad Mediterranean Gull past and 1 Great Northern Diver offshore.  Also 1 Goldcrest, 4 Chiffchaff, flock of c20 Pied Wagtail, flock of 15 Linnet and flock of 50 Chaffinch on coast path. (R Veal, T Mills) Also 1 Grey Phalarope early morning in Trenow Cove (I Searle)

Ruan Lanihorne, salt marsh: 1 m Pintail, 65 Canada Geese, 7 Curlew, 145 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher, 70 Lapwing, 1 Redshank and 127 Wigeon. (C Hughes)

Helston, boating Pool: 1m 1f Shoveler. Loe Pool: 7m 5f Shoveler,  20 Pochard, 1 Raven and 1 Great Crested Grebe. Penrose estate: 1 Painted Lady butterfly. (D Jenkins)

Torpoint, Wacker Quay: 120 Avocet, 2 Greenshank, Shelduck, Wigeon, Teal, Curlew. Near the concrete barge St John’s Lake: 300 Dunlin. Viewed from Torpoint ferry in Wilcove: 2 Spoonbill. (C&J Hannaford) Also at Wacker Quay: 1 Red-necked Grebe. (R Gould, M Buckle)

Mounts Bay: 1 Pacific Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver and 5 Great Northern Diver. (I Searle)

Newlyn harbour: 3 Great Northern Diver. (R Butts) Sandy Cove: 9 Great Northern Diver and 1 Great Skua. (B Field) Also 1 Black Redstart.

Falmouth, Pendennis Point to Castle Beach: 2 Black-throated Diver, 11 Great Northern Diver, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Black Redstart and 1 Blackcap (female). (J St Ledger)

JStLedger_BTDiver_100116Black-throated Diver, John St Ledger

Crows-en-Wra: 300 Golden Plover. (P St Pierre)

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

Pendeen, Lower Boslow Farm: 1 juv Iceland Gull. (P St Pierre) Watch: 1 Balearic Shearwater past. (J Swann)

Dinham: 4 Whooper Swan and 1 Bewick’s Swan. (S Rogers)

Newquay, Towan Head: 1 Great Northern Diver and another Great Northern Diver near the Fly Cellars area of Newquay Bay. (D Grose)

St Ives, Island: 2 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Great Skua. (P Smale) Also 1 Black Redstart, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 4 Mediterranean Gull and 60-70 Dunlin, plus 1 Humpbacked Whale again.

Towednack: 1 Barn Owl. (P Smale)

Penzance, Wherrytown: 1 Black Redstart.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe again.

Colliford Lake: 2 Great Northern Diver.

Late non-bird news, 8/1, Nanjulian: Frog Spawn at SW 3594 2958. (R&P Girling)

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