Monday 26th December 2016

Late news, 24/12, Padstow: 11 Turnstone, 26 Grey Plover, 18 Knot, 7920 Black-headed Gull, 16 Med Gulls ( 2, 2, 12), 264 Common Gull, 1 1w Yellow-legged Gull and 1 Kingfisher. (B Bosisto)

Bude Marsh: 3 Cattle Egret on the Rugby pitch and 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still. (A Roberts H Kendall)

Porth Island: 1 unringed Chough. (S Grose)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 3 Cattle Egret in field opposite hide with cattle at 12:30. (R Farnes – photo) Also Scaup and Black-necked Grebe still.

cattle-egret-drift-cornwall-261216-r-farnesCattle Egret, Rod Farnes

Gerrans Bay: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 23 Common Scoter, 5 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Red-necked Grebe, 11 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver, ( D. Eva )

Portholland: 14 Black-throated Diver, 7 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-necked Grebe ( D. Eva )

Cubert Common: 2 Cattle Egret in flight. (S Grose)

Mousehole: Eastern Black Redstart still present plus male Black Redstart. (L Proctor P Smale – photos)

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Eastern Black Redstart, Perry Smale

Newlyn: Male black Redstart on South Pier. (L Proctor)

Bude: 9 Oystercatcher, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Cormorant and 7 Turnstone (H Wilkins)

Rinsey Head: 2 Peregrine. (A James – photos)

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Gannel Estuary: 11 Cattle Egret and 10 Little Egret this evening. (SG Rowe)

Colliford Reservoir: 2 Great Northern Diver and 2 brown-head Goosanders on west side.  (B Craven)

Porthcurnick: 2 Great Northern Diver. (J Jackson)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 16 Wigeon, 12 Teal, 8 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 7 Little Grebe, 3 Water Rail, 15 Moorhen, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Bittern, 1 Great White Egret (in field by Cheshire Homes), c10 Snipe, 1w Ring-billed Gull (Longrock pool morning and at dusk) 1 Kittiwake, 2 Stonechat, 6+ Chiffchaff and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker, M Appleton, P Smale – photo)

kittiwake-longrock-pool-cornwall-261216-p-smale-img_4834Kittiwake, Perry Smale

Marazion: 36 Turnstone on the beach and gull numbers much reduced offshore at c5,000. (DK Parker)

Mounts Bay: 2 Velvet Scoter, 45 Common Scoter (25 & 20) and 2 Great Northern Diver off Jubilee Pool. (M Appleton)

Rame: Firecrest  at Penlee Point at 14:50. (D Allan)

Lands End: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler heard in bushes behind Swingates House. 1 Snipe. (P Taylor & H Mitchell)

Polgigga: c300 Rook in fields adjacent to Faraway Cottage. (P Taylor & H Mitchell)

Newquay: Leucistic Starling present in Fore Street during December. ( per SG Rowe)

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Carrick Roads: 15 Black-necked Grebe in two groups of 12 and 3 from Restronguet Weir . (J St Ledger)

Helford River: 3 Great Northern Diver, 4 Mediterranean Gull off Durgan. (J St Ledger)

Par: Siberian Chiffchaff at St andrews Pool. (G Barter per D Julian)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Drake Green-winged Teal still.

Perranuthnoe: Hudsonian Whimbrel still.

Tamar Estuary: Drake American Wigeon again on Kingsmill Lake.

Swanpool: 1 Black Redstart.

DKP