Monday 2nd January 2017

Late News, 29/12, Lizard: 30,000 Starling in roost. (T Blunden)

Late news, 29/12, Lizard Point: Unseasonal 2cy Long-tailed Skua, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Red-throated Diver and 1 Black-throated Diver. (T Blunden)

Late news, 29/12, St Levan: 2 Goldcrest, 6 Long-tailed Tit. (DK Parker)

Late news, 29/12, Porthcurno: 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap. (DK Parker)

Late news, 1/1, Jubilee Pool: 2 Purple Sandpipers; 3 Ringed Plovers; 3 Velvet Scoters; 60 Common Scoters; 1 Red-necked Grebe (B Field).

Late news, 1/1, Hayle Estuary: 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 100+ Golden Plover, 6 Grey Plover. (B Field)

Late news, 1/1, Drift Reservoir: 2 Mandarin. (B Field)

Late photograph, 1/1, Drift Reservoir:

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Black-necked Grebe x2, Alex McKechnie

Late news, 1/1, Penzance Jubilee Pool: 60 Common Scoter. (B Field)

Late news, 1/1, Loe Bar: 5 Red-breasted Merganser. (B Field)

Late news 1/1, Probus: 1 Green Sandpiper in private garden. (B Field)

Late news, 1/1, Sandy Cove: 3 Great Northern Diver. (B Field)

Late news, 1/1, Nanjizal: 2 Reed Bunting. (B Field)

Late Photograph, 1/1, Marazion Beach:

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Kittiwake, Reuben Veal

Late news, 1/1, Kenidjack: Flock of 18 Chough over north side of valley in morning. (N Wheatley)

Mousehole: Eastern Black Redstart still on rocks between Rock Pool Café and harbour.

Godrevy Point: 2 Balearic Shearwater, 2+ Manx Shearwater. (P Freestone)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Spoonbill, 1m Green-winged Teal, 2 brownhead Goosander, 20 Ringed Plover. (D Eva)

Green-winged Teal, video Richard Augarde

Long Rock Pool: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull, 14 Brent Goose flew west. (D Eva)

Marazion Marsh: 1 Bittern.

Drift: 3 Cattle Egret, 2 Mandarin, 1 Common Sandpiper. (D Eva) Also 2 Black-necked Grebe.

Sancreed: 3 Cattle Egret,  2 Little Egret at Sellan Farm. (D Flumm)

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                                                                              Cattle Egret, Sellan Farm, Dave Flumm

Perranuthnoe, Boat Cove: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel, 1 Eurasian Whimbrel still present. (D Eva) Also 6 Little Egret, 3 Curlew. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1m Lesser Scaup.

St. Austell Bay:  400 metres from Par beach – approx. 200 Gannets diving into large shoal of fish, also 11 Cormorant (went on for at least 20 minutes). (D Braund)

Lizard Point: 1 Goldeneye, 1 Velvet Scoter, 10 Common Scoter, 1 Great Skua, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver. (I Maclean)

Lizard Village: c.15,000 Starlings coming into roost. (I Maclean)

Lizard Downs: 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Marsh Harrier. (I Maclean)

Kynance: 1 Black Redstart. (I Maclean)

Helston, Loe Pool: 1 Short-eared owl at 4pm hunting over field (A Witheywood). Also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler  oneast side.

Short-eared Owl, Loe Pool, A Withywood.

Short-eared Owl, Loe Pool, A Withywood.

Helston: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still in Pines behind Flora Motors, 20+ Chiffchaff in hedge by sewage works, 1 Grey Wagtail in sewage works. 6+ Redwing feeding in Ivy-covered trees to west of boating lake, 2 Mistle Thrush in field immediately west of boating lake, 1 Jay. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Crowan Reservoirs: 2 brownhead Goosander, 1 Snipe, 1 Fieldfare, 50 Redwing, 80 Linnet. (C Benton)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Black Redstart (Trevean Way), 12 Blackcap, 30 Blackbird, 6 Song Thrush. (S Rowe)

Pentire Point West: 200 Skylark, 200 Linnet, 50 Chaffinch. (S Rowe)

Bude: 1 Grey Heron, c25 Lapwing, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 7 Oystercatcher, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Buzzard and 2 Kingfisher. (H Wilkins)

Pendeen: 1 Raven, 1 Merlin, a light passage of Auks, Fulmars and Kittiwakes on the sea this morning. (A Hartley)

Trevilley to Porthgwarra: 100+ Linnet, a few Skylark, 6 Stonechat,1 Chough, a few Meadow Pipit. (A Hartley)

Gunwalloe fishing cove: 1 Barnacle Goose on sea distantly, 4 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black Redstart. (J Selby)

Bartinney: 1 Short-eared Owl viewed from Chapel Carn Brea car park. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Water Rail from Northern cutoff hide, 1m & 1f Goldeneye from Stuart Hutchings hide. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: Red-necked Grebe still. Also 1 Common Scoter past. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

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