Friday 30th December 2016

Late Photos, 28/12, The LIzard: Starling roost, David Hall.

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Sancreed: 2 Cattle Egrets & 1 Egret sp (asleep) at Sellan Fm from 0900hrs (D Flumm)

Newquay, Watergate Bay beach: 3 Chough feeding on grassy cliff half way up. (R Hooton)

Carrick Roads: 25 Black-necked Grebe, 29 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Velvet Scoter ( D. Eva )

Mousehole: Eastern Black Redstart showing well on rocks to south of café. (L Proctor, J Dustow, M Buckley) Also 30 Common Dolphin and 2 Harbour Porpoise offshore and a bat flying around the harbour at dusk (T Wilson)

Mounts Bay area from Jubilee Pool: At least 7 Great Northern Diver, 1 Pacific Diver on its own toward the Cressars and quite close in, 3 Velvet Scoter, 27 Common Scoter, 15 Purple Sandpiper. (J Dustow, M Buckley) Also 1 m Eider. (D&T Barber) At least 15 Great Northern Diver off Jubilee Pool and fem Black Redstart on Battery Rocks. (DK Parker, P&H Taylor)

Longrock Pool: 1 ad Iceland Gull (R Veal), 1 1w Ring-billed Gull, (M Ahmad), 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 ad Common Gull.

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Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 Green-winged Teal off Causeway. (S Turner, M Buckley) Also 2 Spoonbill,1 ad Common Gull.  (J.Clegg, R Veal)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 6 Cattle Egret in top fields northeast corner. (S Turner) 3 Cattle Egret and 3 Little Egret at Sellan Fm today. (D Flumm)

Rame Head: 2 Firecrest along coast path. (D Allan)

Stithians Reservoir, cut off hide: 1 Water Rail, making regular appearances, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Snipe, Goldfinches, Blue / Great Tits mostly on the feeders, numerous Dunnock & Chaffinches. (R Farnes)

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Cape Cornwall: 100+ Common Dolphin and 10 Harbour Porpoise. (D&T Barber)

Helston Loe Pool: 9 Cattle Egret, 4 Little Egret, 4 Goosander, 6 Common Gull, 2 Water Rail. (I Maclean) Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest near Helston boating lake.

Porthkidney Beach: 5 Great Northern Diver, 3 Razorbill, c30 (5 1w) Kittiwake and numerous Gannet and Cormorants in mini feeding frenzy late pm. Also 1f Common Scoter past, 3 Raven, 1m Stonechat. (R Veal)

Lands End to Nanjizel: 1 Kestrel, 2 Chough, 1 Peregrine. (A James)

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St Austell, Carlyon Bay (Private Garden): 2 m Blackcap and 1 m Black Redstart. (E Cornelius)

St.Just in Roseland: 1 Blackcap, 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Eider, 3 Little Grebe. St. Mawes: 1 Mediterranean Gull adult. (A. Green)

Park Head: 2 Great Northern Diver, 8 Yellowhammer, 1 Peregrine. (S Rowe)

Trevose Head: 18+ Lapland Bunting, c.200 Skylark, c.120 Linnet, 4 Yellowhammer, 9 Red-throated Diver. (S Rowe)

Perranuthnoe: Hudsonian Whimbrel, 4 Black-throated Diver, 1 Little Egret. (M Buckley)

A30 Eastern side of Tuckingmill Junction:Peregrine Falcon with prey in talons. (A Tregunna)

Bartinney Down: At least 1 Short-eared Owl.

Newlyn: 1 Black Redstart in harbour.

Penzance: 1 Black Redstart in Lidden area again. (T Mills)

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