Sunday 15th January 2017

Bude Marshes (WeBS count): 105 Mallard, 186 Lapwing in two restless flocks, 34 Black-headed Gull, 129 Canada Geese, 23 Starling, 10 Moorhen, 8 Rook, 6 Carrion Crow, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Robin, 1 Mute Swan, 4 Woodpigeon, 10 Herring Gull. (H Kendall)

Sancreed:  2 Little Egret. (D Flumm)

Newlyn harbour:  1 Black Redstart. (D Flumm)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool (WeBS count): 3 Great Northern Diver, 8 CanadaGoose, 9 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 6 Mallard, 2 Teal, 6 Tufted Duck, 1 male Lesser Scaup, 2 Goldeneye, 2 Lapwing, 7 Golden Plover, 1 Snipe, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 11 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Black-headed Gull, 5 Buzzard, 1 male Peregrine Falcon, 14 Carrion Crow, 7 Jackdaw, 7 Magpie, 6 Blackbird, 44 Fieldfare, 68 Redwing, 127 Starling, 1 Stock Dove, 9 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Stonechat, 1 Bullfinch, 5 Chaffinch and 2 Robin.  (DAConway)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, estuary: 1 m Green-winged Teal again. (R Farnes) Also poss Caspian Gull. Copperhouse Creek: 1 Spoonbill.

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Lower Nansloe: 10 Cattle Egret. ( D.Eva with B.Porter, M. Thompson)

Mousehole: 1m Eastern Black Redstart again below harbour car park. Also 1 drk Velvet Scoter flew towards Penzance and 16 Razorbill, 1 Guillemot, 5 Fulmar flew towards Lamorna with 1 Great Northern Diver and 3 ad Kittiwake offshore. (R Veal, J Chapple)

video by John Chapple

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St Erth: 1 Merlin, 1 Stock Dove, 80+ Skylark, 6 Little Egret at Long Lanes. (R Veal)

Longrock: 1 1w Black Redstart, 1 ad Common Gull, 5 Pied Wagtail, 7 Rock Pipit below car park and 1 Great Northern Diver offshore. (R Veal)

Perranuthnoe: 1 ad Hudsonian Whimbrel again at Boat Cove at 15:00 with 10 Grey Plover. (R Veal)

Gannel Estuary: 1w Ring-billed Gull, 11 Cattle Egret, 9 Little Egret. (S Rowe)

Marazion Beach: 2 drk Common Scoter offshore. (R Veal) Also Water Pipit, Black Redstart and ad Pacific Diver offshore.

Men-An-Tol: 2 male & ringtail Hen Harrier, 1 Kestrel, 1 Barn Owl, 70 Fieldfare. (D Parker, T Mills)

Ponsanooth: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at sewage works.

Falmouth, Swanpool: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Siberian Chiffchaff.

Porth Nanven: pair of Chough calling and seeking shelter on NE cliff side. (N Wills)

Penzance  Jubilee Pool: 20 + Turnstone, 6 Purple Sandpiper, 30 Sanderling, 4 Great Black-backed Gull. (N Wills)

St Ives, from the Island and Porthgwidden: 20 + Gannet close to shore and diving with large flock of herring gulls, 5 Great Black-backed Gull and approx 10 Razorbill, 1 Great Northern Diver,  5 Shag, also approx 10 Bottle-nosed Dolphin. (N Wills)

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