Sunday 31st January 2016

Late news, 30/1, Maer Lake: 1 Little Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, c170 Black-headed Gull, 7 Great Black-backed  Gull, 400+ Golden Plover, c30 Lapwing and 7 Canada Geese. (H Kendall, B Bryne)

Looe: 3 Red-throated Diver. (C Buckland)

Loe Pool: 1 ad Little Gull, 41 Pochard, 17 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Mallard, 19 Shoveler and 2 Firecrest. (I Maclean)

Porthleven: 1 Great Northern Diver feeding in harbour. (I Maclean)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 12 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Rock Pipit, c20 Ringed Plover, c40 Sanderling, 6 Dunlin and c30 Turnstone on the rocks, also 1 Great Northern Diver by the harbour and 1 1w Common Gull offshore. (R Veal, T Mills)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 imm Spoonbill on the side channel near Tempest then flew to Carnsew Basin, also 1 Water Pipit near Old Quay House with 20+ Rock Pipit, 10 Golden Plover, 15 Dunlin and c750 Lapwing. Ryan’s Field: 4 Mediterranean Gull. Carnsew Basin: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 6 Little Grebe, 4 Grey Plover, 2 Greenshank and 1m Kestrel. (R Veal)

Bude: 26 Oystercatcher, 12 Turnstone and 1 Grey Heron. (H Wilkins)

Marazion: 3 Glaucous Gull ( ad & 2 juv) near Station House early morning with 1 juv on Great Hogus early pm. (R Augarde, C.Barnard)

Glaucous Gull, Richard Augarde

RAugarde_GlaucGull_310116Glaucous Gull, Richard Augarde

Towan Head: 1 Great Skua and 3 Common Scoter flew west this pm. (S Rowe)

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again. (J&P Smale)

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JSmale_HudsonianWhimbrel4_310116Hudsonian Whimbrel 1-3, Perry Smale JSmale_HudsonianWhimbrel_310116Hudsonian Whimbrel, Judi Smale

Sancreed: 1w Ring-billed Gull again at Trannack Farm.

Hannafore Point: 1 Slavonian Grebe fishing opposite Looe Island this morning.

Ponsanooth Sewage Works: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler.

Newlyn Harbour: 1 juv Glaucous Gull this pm.

Mousehole: 1 juv Glaucous Gull this pm on St Clement’s Isle.

Coverack: 1 juv Glaucous Gull again.

The Lizard village: 1 ad Rose-coloured Starling again.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe from the Carmenellis Causeway again.

 tdm