Friday 5th February 2016

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Late news, 4/2, Nanjizal: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Siberian Chiffchaff.

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, estuary:  35 Teal, 31 Wigeon, 34 Lapwing, 9 Golden Plover, 44 Curlew, 300+ Herring Gull, 32 Black-headed Gull, 4 Oystercatcher, 11 Shelduck, 43 Carrion Crow, 304 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 162 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Peregrine and 4 Rock Pipit. (P Freestone) Also 1 red-head Goosander, 1 Spoonbill, 10 Grey Plover, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 185 Dunlin and 1 Greenshank. Plus 1 presumed aberrant Lesser Black-backed Gull. (MJ Spicer, M Ahmad) Copperhouse Creek: 183 Herring Gull, 1 Oystercatcher, 6 Curlew, 11 Shelduck, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Cormorant, 45 Wigeon, 1 Peregrine, 1 Lesser Black-backed and 1 Great Black-backed Gull. (P Freestone)

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Godrevy: 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Skua, 1400+ Guillemot, c600 Razorbill, 1 Great Northern Diver, 200+ Shag, 2 Kittiwake and numerous gulls. On land were 3 Stonechat, 3 ‘flyover’ Skylark, 2 Curlew, a Raven and a Kestrel. (P Freestone)

St Ives Island: 100+ Dunlin, 1 Oystercatcher, c2500 Guillemot, c800 Razorbill, 3 Great Northern Diver, 30+ Kittiwake, 300+ Herring Gull, 100+ Gannet and 1 Rock Pipit. (P Freestone)

Helford Passage: 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Kingfisher. (J St Ledger)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe close to Stuart Hutchings hide, still. (J St Ledger)

Marazion: 1 Pomarine Skua past this afternoon.

Newlyn harbour: 2 juv Glaucous Gull. (J Chapple – video, T Mills) Sandy Cove: 1 Pomarine Skua. (P Smale)

PSmale_PomSkua_050216Pomarine Skua, Perry Smale

Long Rock: 1 Glossy Ibis again. (J Chapple – video)

Mousehole, St Clement’s Isle: 1 ad and 3 juv Glaucous Gull late afternoon.

PSmale_GlaucGull_050216Glaucous Gull, Perry Smale

Sennen Cove: 1 Little Egret east of the lifeboat station this morning.

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

Port Isaac: 1 juv Iceland Gull.

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel still present at Perran Sands.

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 1 Bittern still.

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