Thursday 5th January 2017

Late news, 31/12, Windmill Farm: 300+ Golden Plover (over), 50+ Redwing, 11 Common Snipe, 1 m Hen Harrier, 1 Raven, 10+ Long-Tailed Tit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 Bullfinch, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Bunting sp (possible f Yellowhammer), 2 Wigeon.(J.Evans)

Perranuthnoe: Hudsonian Whimbrel flew in to Boat Cove at 1330hrs. Purple Sandpiper there as well. (R Treeby)

Mousehole: Eastern Black Redstart still present below Rock Pool Café.

Gannel Estuary: 1w Ring-billed Gull late afternoon, also 17 Cattle Egret roosted in Penpol Creek. (S Rowe).

Nanjizal: 1 Little Bunting still, 2 Blackcap and 6+ Lapland Bunting in stubble field. (M Spicer, R Wilkins)

Marazion Marsh RSPB, Longrock Pool: 1 ad Iceland (Kumlien’s?) Gull, 1 1w Ring-billed Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 9 Little Grebe, 2 Little Grebe. (M Ahmad, T Mills, D Parker, L Proctor, D Flumm) Main Reserve 1 Marsh Harrier, 3 Little Egret, 5 Mute Swan, 10 Wigeon, m + f Shoveler, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff, 5 Goldcrest. (D Parker, T Mills, D Flumm)

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“Photos of the current adult ‘Iceland’ Gull at Marazion from 30th Dec, showing features suggestive of Kumlien’s Gull. Note apparent dark grey marks on outer webs of p10 & p9 (although haven’t been able to confirm presence in field views). Other kumlieni pointers are the relatively dark iris and dark(er than is typical for glaucoides) grey dorsal surface.” Mashuq Ahmad

Penzance: 2 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 25 Common Scoter (mostly females) 2 Velvet Scoter off Jubilee Pool. (D Parker) 1 Pacific Diver, 3 Velvet Scoter; 10+ Great Northern Diver also reported.

Trevilley: 200 Skylark, 30 Meadow Pipit, 30 Chaffinch, 10 Goldfinch, 50 Linnet, 6 Lapland Bunting, 1 Little Bunting. (L Proctor, M Spicer, R Wilkins, D Parker)

Chyandour, Penzance: 1 Firecrest, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Great Northern Diver. (D Flumm, P St Pierre)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull this afternoon. (R Wilkins per D Parker) imm Spoonbill and 7 (2 drk) Goosander. (L Langley)

Dozmary Pool: 1 drk Lesser Scaup at Dozmary Pool at 10.30 on south side with Tufted Ducks. Nearby 1 Willow Tit. (R Treeby)

Wicca Farm (Zennor): 6 Fieldfare,1 Redwing, 4 Raven. (J. Evans)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 m Goldeneye, 1 Green-winged Teal, 30+ Teal, 1 Peregrine, 1 Barnacle Goose, 200+ Canada Goose (inc 1 with Barnacle-like head markings), 100+ Curlew, 60+ Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Snipe, a few Gadwall, Pintail and Shoveler, 60+ Lapwing. (A Piper)

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Green-winged Teal – Alex Piper

Gwennap Sewage Works: 50+ Chiffchaff, at least 1 Siberian Chiffchaff and 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (M Grantham)

Tehidy Country Park: 1 Kingfisher, 5 Jay, 1 Nuthatch. (A James)

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Kingfisher – Alan James

St Merryn: 53 Teal, 6 Mallard, 2 Snipe on a private pond. (R Hughes)

Trelow Golf Club, nr Newquay: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Downderry: 1 Water Pipit on the beach this morning. (A Payne)

Hannafore Point, Looe: 2 Black Redstart (f type), 2 Fulmar, 1 m Eider, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 13 Turnstone, 2 Ringed Plover. (C Imms, R Eynon). Also 5 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Kingfisher. (A Payne)

Wacker Quay: imm Spoonbill, c40 Avocet, 1 drk Red-breasted Merganser. (C Imms, R Eynon)

Millbrook Lake: 13 Mediterranean Gull (11 ad, 2 2w), 1 Common Gull. (C Imms, R Eynon)

Anderton: c40 Black-tailed Godwit. (C Imms, R Eynon)

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