Sunday 18th December 2016

Late news, 17/11, Hannafore Point: 11 Mediterranean Gull – 1 ringed, 8 Little Egret, 1 Eider – long staying drake still present, 1 Slavonian Grebe. (M Frost)

Late news, 17/11, Sancreed: 5 Cattle Egret – 3 and 2 observed simultaneously (D Flumm, P St Pierre)

Mousehole: 1m Eastern Black Redstart on rocks below and just east of the Rockpool café and showing well occasionally. (Glynn Proctor et al)

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Video by Richard Augarde


Video by John Chapple
Longrock: Pacific Diver offshore, also 1 Brent Goose. (M Ahmad, J Ryan)

Helston Boating Lake: 28 Shoveler, 28 Tufted Duck. (S Grose)

Bude Marshes: 1 Red-breasted Merganser feeding near the old railway bridge, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Teal, 22 Moorhen, 77 Black headed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 60+ Lapwing, 67 Starling, 1 Stonechat, 104 Mallard, 3 Dunnock, 7 Blackbird, 6 Carrion Crow, 1 Buzzard, 2 Robin, 1 Wood Pigeon. (H Kendall, R Mudge) Also Snipe, Kingfisher on the River Neet, Water Rail from the canal bird hide, 2 Little Egret Bude Rugby Club pitch. (R Maye) Also 1 Black Redstart at Crooklets Beach near the beach huts.

Mullion Cove: 1 (m) Blackcap in garden (J Allely)

Porthleven Harbour: 12 Common Gull, 3 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 73 Canada Goose,1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Mallard, 4 Teal, 7 Tufted Duck,1 Goldeneye, 6 Pochard, 3017 Golden Plover, 216 Lapwing, 3 Black-headed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 7 Buzzard,1ad m Kestrel, 1ad m Peregrine Falcon,12 Raven, 26 Carrion Crow, 36 Jackdaw, 7 Magpie, 9 Stock Dove, 402 Starling, 4 Blackbird, 1 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 4 Stonechat, 5 Chaffinch,1 Meadow Pipit, 26 House Sparrow,1 Robin, 3 Wren, 4 Dunnock. (No wind and quite misty over the water so a low accuracy count.)  (WeBS – DA Conway)

Newquay: 1 Black Redstart at electrical services, Pargolla Road. (S Grose)

Sancreed: 5 Cattle Egret until 09:10, 3 Little Egret until dusk (Sellan Farm), 60 Canada Goose, 1 Greylag Goose, 230 Redwing, 40 Lapwing. (D Flumm)

Marazion Beach: 1 Great White Egret flew in from N at 12:30pm and landed briefly before flying W. It joined thousands of gulls feeding on thousands of freshly dead fish. (R Veal)

Drift reservoir: Black-necked Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Scaup, 1 Mandarin. (D Flumm) Great White Egret flew in at 12:45am. (S Croft)

Battery Rocks: 13 Purple Sandpiper, 70 Sanderling, 7 Ringed Plover, 12 Dunlin, 1 drk Eider (later seen from Chyandour), 4 Great Northern Diver and a raft of 30+ Common Scoter and another Scoter sp. on its own. (R Veal)

Mount Edgcumbe CP: 2 Firecrest, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Sparrowhawk (m), 1 Buzzard, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1+ Redwing, also Harbour Porpoise (5+ at Barn Pool around 13:30) on a walk from Maker Church through Estate to Millbrook Lake. (C Hannaford)

Constantine Bay: 6 Purple Sandpiper, 8 Grey Plover, 14 Turnstone, 49 Oystercatcher, 3 Mediterranean Gull. (G Adams)

Gannel: 13 Cattle Egret into roost ( last 10 very late at 16:55 ) (D Eva )

Siblyback Lake: 1 Eurasian White Fronted Goose with aprox 100 Canada Goose (G Berti)

Portwrinkle Beach: c15 Common Scoter flying offshore at about 3.30pm (R Kellagher)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Mute Swan, 14 Wigeon, 110 Teal, 27 Mallard, 1 Shoveller, 1 Pochard, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Water Rail, 6 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 142 Black-headed Gull, 61 Herring Gull and 1 Buzzard. (DK Parker – WeBS)

Men-an-Tol: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier, 1 Barn Owl, 2 Snipe, c80 Redwing and c15 Fieldfare. (DK Parker)

Bartinney Downs: 1 Water Rail heard, 1 Snipe, 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Reed Bunting. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, C Moore, S Croft)

Carbis Bay: 4 Great Northern Diver, 1 Cormorant, 12 Shag, 25 Oystercatcher, 3 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

St Ives: 1 Great Northern Diver, 77 Shag, 8 Eider (3 drake), 13 Oystercatcher, 3 Purple Sandpiper at island, 16 Turnstone, 1 Kittiwake, 3 Black-headed Gull, 7 Mediterranean Gull, 115 Herring Gull, 11 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Razorbill, 1 Black Redstart f by coastwatch. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Nanjizal: 1 Little Bunting and 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still. (K Wilson)

Hayle: 1 Green-winged Teal, 1 Glaucous Gull and 2 Spoonbill. Alsoo 3 Goosander on Ryan`s Field (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Cormorant, 8 Canada Goose, 44 Mallard, 21 Teal, 7 Tufted Duck, 5 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 170 Black-headed Gull, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe. (S Rowe)

Goonhilly Downs: Male Hen Harrier. (S Croft)

Sennen: 2 Canada Goose in field adjacent to cycle path.

Carrick Roads: 3 Velvet Scoter, 6 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Slavonian Grebe and 4 Great Northern Diver.

djc & dkp