Wednesday 28th December 2016

Late news, 27/12, Morvah: 2 Chiffchaff showing characteristics of P c. tristis. (NR Phillips)

Late news, 27/12, Woon Gumpas /Chun Quoit: c25 Golden Plover (in flight). (NR Phillips)

Late news, 27/12, Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 1 Barnacle Goose, 3 Shelduck, 252 Wigeon, 14 Pintail, 158 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 2000 Golden Plover, 2 Water Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher and 2 Water Rail. (B Bosisto)

Late news, 27/12, Crowdy Reservoir: 1w Glaucous Gull amongst the gulls coming in to roost also 47 Teal, 1 Goldeneye and 1 Kingfisher. (B Bosisto)

Late news, 27/12, Roughtor: c1,000,000 Starling and a  Short-eared Owl. (B Bosisto)

Mousehole: Eastern Black Redstart still present. (L Proctor, SG Rowe)

Perranuthnoe: Hudsonian Whimbrel, 8 Great Northern Diver. (SG Rowe)

Long Rock Pool: 1w Ring-billed Gull. (SG Rowe)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Green-winged Teal drake and Spoonbill still from the causeway, also 1 Great Northern Diver, 7 (2m) Goosander at Asda end of Carnsew Pool. (SG Rowe, R Veal)

Gannel Estuary: 17 Cattle Egret flew in to roost at Penpol Creek at 16:47 today. Flew in down the estuary from the east, also 9 Little Egret into the roost. (SG Rowe, J Dustow)

Tamar Estuary: Drake American Wigeon still at Kingsmill. (P Stidwill)

american-wigeon-st-johns-cornwall-281216-p-stidwillAmerican Wigeon, Phil Stidwill

Sennen Cove: 5 Med Gull and c25 Wigeon on the sea. (DK Parker)

Lower Tamar Lake: 2 Willow Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 32 Goosander 14m 18f, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 5 Snipe, 1 Treecreeper, 1 drake Teal, 2 Cormorants, 1 Song Thrush, 11 Coot, 7 Tufted Duck and 1 Great Crested Grebe. (R Mudge)

Helston: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler – one in tall pines behind Flora Motors, one on west side of Loe valley in trees near allotments. 15+ Chiffchaff (inc 1 possible Siberian), 1 Jay, 2 Grey Wagtail at sewage works. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Bartinney: 3 Short-eared Owls appeared together at 15:50. (R Farnes)

short-eared-owl-bartinney-cornwall-281216-r-farnesShort-eared Owl, Rod Farnes

St Anthony: 14 Med Gull and 1 female Black Redstart. (D Wright, G Adams, A Pay)

Porthoustock: 1 male Black Redstart. (D Wright, G Adams, A Pay)

North of Porthoustock: 1 male Hen Harrier. (D Wright, G Adams, A Pay)

Porthhallow: 1 Med Gull and 2 1w Med Gull nearby. (D Wright, G Adams, A Pay)

Coverack: 1 Med Gull and 1 Great Northern Diver. (D Wright, G Adams, A Pay)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna): 35 Mute Swan, 27 Shelduck, 7 Mallard, 18 Wigeon, 6 Teal, 8 Goosander, 14 Red-legged Partridge, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 8 Little Egret, 4 Buzzard, 2 Moorhen, 35 Oystercatcher, 5 Ringed Plover, 17 Grey Plover, c.2000 Golden Plover, 25 Lapwing, 3 Knot, 200 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 50 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 60 Curlew, 1 Snipe, 270 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 50 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 11 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Robin, 2 Redwing, 5 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Great Tit, 3 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, 6 Rook, 60 Carrion Crow, 25 Starling, 5 House Sparrow, 3 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch and 7 Linnet. (M Scawen)

Camel Estuary, Little Petherick Creek: Very pale morph juvenile/immature Common Buzzard amongst sheep and lambs. (E Mayhew)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Goldeneye (1m, 1f), 4 Shoveler, 29 Wigeon, 10+ Teal, 9 Little Grebe, 1 Common Gull, 60+ Lapwing, 5 Snipe, 1 Water Rail, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Reed Bunting, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 1 female Bullfinch. (J St Ledger)

common-gull-stithians-reservoir-cornwall-28th-dec-2016-j-st-ledgerCommon Gull, John St Ledger

Marazion: A cracking male Black Redstart on the beach between Gwelva Landing and Top Tieb this afternoon. (R Butts)

Men-an-Tol: 2 Hen Harriers (1 adult male, 1 ringtail ) and 2 Dartford Warblers ( D. Eva )

Tregonning Hill, nr Helston: 2 Woodcock flew over at dusk. (C Benton)

Penzance: Male Black Redstart by the signal box and Pacific Diver offshore.

Bude Marshes: 2 Cattle Egret on the rugby pitch and Yellow-browed Warbler by the hide.

St Germans: Black Redstart by the quay.

DKP