Thursday 14th December 2017

Walmsley Sanctuary: There may be some disturbance at the reserve over the next few days as the BBC are filming for a documentary about the reserve and valley. 

Coverack:  1 Iceland Gull still present it has been showing well all week. (P.Bedford)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Spoonbill on Ryan’s Field still and 1 Firecrest in front of the hide. (DA Conway, DK Parker)

Skewjack: 1w Iceland Gull. (K Wilson)

Swanpool: 2 Firecrest, 2 Blackcap, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Water Rail at south end am. (D Chaney)

Stithians Reservoir, Golden Lion cut-off: 85 Teal, 15 Wigeon, 1 Grey Heron, 9 Snipe, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail. Stuart Hutchings Hide: 65 Canada Goose, 1 hybrid goose, 285 Black-headed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Gull, 5 Herring Gull, 2 Pochard, 3 Pintail (2f, 1 imm m) Southern cut-off: 7 House Sparrow, 1 Firecrest, 1 Chichaff, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 16 Wigeon, 10 Teal (D Chaney)

Kennal Vale, Ponsanooth: 1 Dipper, 1 Green Woodpecker (h), 2 Nuthatch, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Raven. (D Chaney, CWT group)

College Reservoir: 1 Firecrest. (D Chaney)

Penzance: 3m Blackcap, 1 Firecrest in private garden. (R Phillips)

Downderry: 1 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Black Redstart and 1 Water Pipit on the beach. (A Payne)

Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 1 Black-throated Diver. Also 1 Slavonian Grebe again off Sandy Cove at 08:35. (L Proctor)

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