Monday 19th December 2016

Late news, 18/12, Crowdy Reservoir: 1 2w Glaucous Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 f Goldeneye, 4 Great Crested Grebe. (B Craven)

Late news, 18/12, Trannack, Penzance: 1 Dipper. (P St Pierre)

Late news, 18/12, Mount’s Bay: 1 Red-necked Grebe. (P St Pierre)

Mousehole: Eastern Black Redstart showing well. (D Flumm, R Farnes, J St Ledger, P Tongue, M McKee)

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Eastern Black Redstart – Peter Tongue, Rod Farnes and Michael McKee

Sancreed: 2 Cattle Egret, 3 Little Egret, 100 Lapwing in the Sellan Farm area. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: 3 Cattle Egret. (P St Pierre) 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Scaup. (D Flumm)

Jubilee Pool, Penzance: 1 ad Pacific Diver viewed very distantly towards St Michael’s Mount with 1+ Red-throated Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 17 Great Northern Diver. Also 4 Velvet Scoter with 50+ Common Scoter (in 4 flocks), 1 Red-necked Grebe and 1 drk Eider all towards Sandy Cove. 26 Purple Sandpiper, 50 Sanderling and 15 Ringed Plover on the rocks. (R Veal, P St Pierre)

Longrock Beach: 1 f Black Redstart. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 2w Spoonbill and 11 Little Grebe on Carnsew Pool. 1 1w drk Green-winged Teal, 1 m Goosander, 2 ad Common Gull on Lelant Saltings and 1 Black-tailed Godwit on Ryan’s Field. (R Veal)

St Erth: 1 Cattle Egret in cattle field with 9 Little Egret. (M Spicer)

Truro: 1 Hawfinch in private garden. (D Jenkins)

Hannafore, Looe: 1 Blackcap, 2 Black Redstart, 3 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Curlew, 19 Turnstone, 9 Oystercatcher, 4 Little Egret, 10 Mediterranean Gull. (D Spooner)

Bude: female-type Black Redstart on the cliff area above Bude Sea Pool. (H Kendall)

Gwennap Sewage Works: 40+ Chiffchaff, 5 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 ‘continental’ Coal Tit. (M Grantham)

Pendennis Point, Falmouth:  2 Great Northern Diver, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Black Redstart. (J St Ledger)

Tregaswith, nr Newquay: 1 Grey Partridge flew over the main road. (S Grose)

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