Monday 18th December 2017

Cape Cornwall: Female Snowy Owl off Carn Gloose Road. (J Lawman, JD Swann, L Proctor – photos)

Snowy Owl – Linton Proctor

Snowy Owl, Mashuq Ahmad

Snowy Owl, Tony Mills

Snowy Owl, Tony Mills

St Ives: Juv Glaucous Gull flew north past at 09:45.

Valley Truckle: 1 Firecrest in a private garden. (T Potterton)

Helston, Lowertown: female Blackcap. (A Witheywood)

Kennall Vale: 2 Dipper, Sparrowhawk, 5 Goldcrest, and around 15 Long-tailed Tit. (S Williams – photos)

Padstow, Stepper Point: 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 male Peregrine, 1 Merlin, 12 Song Thrush. (S Grose)

Torpoint, St John’s Lake: 3 Spoonbill, 1 Sandwich Tern, 2 Great Northern Diver, 5 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 5  Dark-bellied Brent Geese and 50 Black-tailed Godwit. (A Pearson)

Caerthillian Cove: Lapland Bunting over. (D Collins)

Coverack: 1 Iceland Gull still present and showing well.  Was seen being fed with scraps this morning by one of the locals (P. Bedford)

Falmouth: 2(m) Blackcap on Albany Road. (D Chaney)

Swanpool: 2 Water Rail, 3 Goldcrest 09:00 today. (D Chaney)

East Looe seafront: 1 Black Redstart, 3 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Stonechat

Penzance – Tater-Du by kayak: 14 Great Northern Diver (inc 3 flypast), approx 140 Guillemot (didn’t see a single Razorbill), 2 Great Skua (1-2 miles out from Mousehole), 1 Pomarine Skua, plus 16 Harbour Porpoise, 30+ Bottlenose Dolphin (2 miles off Lamorna) and 10+ Giant Bluefin Tuna. (R Kirlkwood)

Pomarine Skua, Rupert Kirkwood

Dolphin, Rupert Kirkwood

RNAS Culdrose: 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth. (D Wright)

St Ives:  1 juv Glaucous Gull flew N this morning and 1 f Black Redstart around Island car park. 100+ Kittiwake, 12+ Mediterranean Gull and 1 Great Northern Diver. (D Nicholson)

Marazion: juv Iceland Gull at Red River mouth.

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