Sunday 1st January 2017

Bude: 1 Cattle Egret and 1 Little Egret on Rugby Club Pitch, later flew to the wet field beyond the Truscott BridgeAlso 1 Red breasted Merganser on the estuary just past the bus shelter along the Strand. (R Maye, H Kendall)  Also 1 Song Thrush, 8 Oystercatcher, 2 Grey Heron and 3 Stonechat (H Wilkins) Bude Marsh: 1 Little Grebe and 2 Cattle Egret and 1 Kingfisher. (R Maye)

Falmouth, Swanpool: 1 Water Rail, 42 Coot, 28 Tufted Duck, 4 Little Grebe & 1 Blackcap. (S Grose) Also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Tawny Owl ( D.Eva ) Maritime Museum: 1 Black Redstart. (S Grose)

Pendower Beach to Porthbean Beach via Treluggan Cliffs: 60+ Gannet fishing in the bay, 2 Common Scoter, 6 Great Northern Diver, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 m Stonechat, 1 Song Thrush singing, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 2 Bullfinch (m&f), 7 Oystercatcher, 4 Grey Plover, 2 Curlew, 5 Turnstone, 3 Slavonian Grebe and 1 Long-tailed Duck. (J Driver)

Sancreed: 3 Cattle Egret with 2 Little Egret at Sellan Farm. 4 Mediterranean Gull & 3 Common Gull fields elsewhere (D Flumm)

Carrick Roads: 6 Black-necked Grebe, 8 Red breasted Merganser, 1 Velvet Scoter ( D. Eva )

College Reservoir: 1 Scaup (1st w.) , 1 Woodcock, 1 m Gadwall ( D.Eva )

St. Clement: 1 Spotted Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 1 Pintail, 2 Shoveler, 100 Teal ( D. Eva )

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Pochard, 3 Little Grebe, 1 leucistic f Mandarin. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, A McKechnie)

Gannel Estuary: 1w Ring-billed Gull late morning, c1000 Black-headed Gull, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 10 Little Egret, 17 Cattle Egret in the evening. (S Rowe, M Lammas)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 Spoonbill, 1 Goosander, 30 Golden Plover, c60 Lapwing, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 2 Grey Plover, c50 Dunlin on Estuary. 1 f Blackcap, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Goldcrest in lane behind Old Station House. (P Taylor, H Mitchell) Ryan’s Field: 1 Black-tailed Godwit and 1 Grey Wagtail with just 1 tail feather. (R Veal)

Newmill: 1+ Yellowhammer by bungalow on Chykembro Common. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Marazion Beach: 2w Yellow-legged Gull and 1 ad Kittiwake showing well with a few breast feathers missing, 1 Grey Heron, 30 Sanderling, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 1w Caspian Gull. (A Hartley, R Veal)

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 3 Velvet Scoter, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 5 Great Northern Diver offshore with c12 Purple Sandpiper on the rocks at low tide and 1 Pacific Diver reported (R Veal, M Spicer, T Mills)

Pendeen: 1+ Chough heard-only, 1 Raven. (A Hartley)

Kelynack: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker in private garden, with 6 Long-tailed Tit.

Mousehole: 1 Eastern Black Redstart again today. (M Spicer, B Field, R Wilkins, T Mills)

Perranuthnoe: Hudsonian Whimbrel again at Boat Cove.