Saturday 31st December 2016

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Late news, 30/12, Tresillian to St Clement: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Little Grebe and 1 Grey Heron. (M Bowers)

Sancreed: 3 Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egret, 60 Lapwing, 50 Redwing Sellan Fm area (D Flumm)

Stithians Reservoir: 4 Goldeneye, 20 Snipe, 1 Woodcock ( D. Eva )

Newquay, East Pentre Point: 3 Chough. (S Grose)

St Agnes Head: 1 Short-eared Owl. (S Mickleburgh)

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Marazion beach: 1w Caspian Gull 12:25 onwards, 1w Ring-billed Gull briefly 12:00, 1 ad Iceland Gull. 3 (1 drk) Shoveler, 1 Great Northern Diver offshore, all from café car park. (R Veal) Also 4 Grey Heron flew west along the beach at dusk. (A Hartley)

Longrock Pool: 1 ad Iceland Gull. (P Smale)

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Carbis Bay: 23 Great Northern Diver, 3 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Skua. (S Rowe)

Mousehole: 4 Turnstone, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Eastern Black Redstart still on the rocks just north of the harbour car park. (A Hartley)

Dozmary Pool: 1 male Lesser Scaup and 2 Goldeneye. (Paul St Pierre)

Bartinney Downs: 3 Short-eared Owl, 1600hrs. (R Hollis)

Sennen: 3 Lapland Bunting in stubble field at Trevilley.

Penzance: ad Pacific Diver, 1 Red-necked Grebe and 2 Velvet Scoter offshore.

St Ives: 3 Great Northern Diver in the bay.

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 m Green-winged Teal again.

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 Water Pipit at north end of reservoir early afternoon.

Bude: 8 Turnstone and 8 Oystercatcher. (H Wilkins)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 3 Cattle Egret visible distantly at Sellan Farm, viewed from the public car park. (DK Parker)

Trevilley to Nanjizal: 6+ Lapland Bunting in 1st stubble field, also c200 Skylark, c20 Meadow Pipit, c100 Linnet, c50 Chaffinch, c15 Reed Bunting. Little Bunting trapped and ringed at Nanjizal. Visible 40 metres to the left of the kissing gate before entering Nanjizal valley. Please stick to the footpath and view the blackthorn from a distance, the bird regularly comes out of the set aside and perches up. (K Wilson, DK Parker, L Proctor)

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