Sunday 11th December 2016

Windmill Farm: 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Yellow-Browed Warbler, 1 Reed Bunting, 450 Starling, 50 Chaffinch, 3 Snipe, 4 Wigeon. (D Wright, A Pay)

Hayle: 1 drake Green-winged Teal, 410 Teal, 1 Snipe, 150 Golden Plover, 186 Dunlin, 4 Grey Plover, 2 Knot, 5 female/imm Goosander, 390 Lapwing on estuary. (D Eva, R Veal, S Croft) 1 imm Spoonbill, 12 Turnstone, 38 Ringed Plover, 14 Cormorant on Carnsew Pool. (R Veal). 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1f Bullfinch, 1 Robin, on Ryan’s Field, (R Veal) also 1 Little Stint in high tide roost on Ryan’s Field. (S Croft)

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Robin, Reuben Veal

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Black-tailed Godwit, Reuben Veal

Probus: 1 Firecrest, 1 Dipper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Chiffchaff. (B Field)

Padstow: 5 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Newlyn Harbour: 20 Black-headed Gull at river mouth, 1 Grey Wagtail. (T Mills)

Penzance: 1 Great Northern Diver off Tolcarne Beach, 22 Turnstone along Tolcarne Beach. 7 Shag, 22 Ringed Plover, 40 Sanderling (inc 1 colour-ringed bird), 6 Purple Sandpiper, 8 Dunlin, 1 Redshank, 1 Grey Wagtail at Battery Rocks. (T Mills)

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Sanderling

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photos by Tony Mills

Drift Reservoir: 1f Goldeneye, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 6 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe,1 drake Mandarin, 1 Coot, 14 Tufted Duck, 25 Mallard, 6 Redwing, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Moorhen, c140 Canada Goose, 2 Cormorant, 2 Common Snipe. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Polgigga: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler along Bosistow Lane. (M Wallace)

Porthgwarra: 1 Woodcock at 60ft cover, 2 Lapland Bunting at Arden-Sawah. (M Wallace)

Newquay, Towan Head: 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 adult Little Gull, 1 Red-throated Diver west, 9 Purple Sandpiper, 21 Oystercatcher, 18 Turnstone, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (D Julian, S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Corn Bunting & 1 nest-building Magpie. (D Julian)

Porth/Whipsiderry: 1 Chough & 1 Corn Bunting from coastal footpath. (S Grose)

Men-an-Tol/Ding Dong: 14 Reed Bunting, 1f Hen Harrier, Peacock butterfly. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Camel Trail Wadebridge to Padstow: 2 Whooper Swan, 3 Brent Goose, 2 Cattle Egret, 1 Kingfisher, several thousand Golden Plover, Lapwing, Dunlin, Redshank, Knot, Grey Plover, Greenshank, Oystercatcher, Ringed Plover, Bar-tailed and Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Goosander (two male and two female), Little Grebe, Buzzard, Little Egret, Grey Heron, 52+ Shelduck, Curlew, Snipe, Wigeon, Cormorant, Shag, Canada Goose, Robin, Bullfinch. (W Delacour)

Lands End to Nanjizal: 5 Chough, 3 Buzzard. (A James)

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Chough & Buzzard, Alan James

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Marazion Marsh: 1 Bittern, 1 Sparrowhawk, 75 Snipe, 4 Oystercatcher, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Coot.  (J Irvine, R Veal)

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Sparrowhawk

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Jon Irvine

 

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Bittern, Jon Irvine

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Snipe, Jon Irvine

Sancreed: 9 Snipe, 6 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Gull, 400 Herring Gull, 20 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 500 Black-headed Gull, 16 Fieldfare, 100 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, 15 Skylark. (D Flumm)

Levant: Large pale falcon flew inland and perched on pylon too far away to see more of ID at 15:15. (NR Phillips)

Porthcothan to Treyarnon: 5 Chough. (M Ellis)

Feock:  12 Black-necked Grebe, 3 Great Northern Diver in Carrick Roads off Loe Beach. (D Julian)

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