Friday 22nd December 2017

Towan Head, Newquay: 5 Common Scoter off point, 2 Purple Sandpiper on Little Fistral rocks. (M Lammas)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Reed Bunting, 4 Greenfinch, 10+ Long-tailed Tit, 11 Snipe, 40 Lapwing, 5 Fieldfare, 1 Kingfisher.The Woodpecker was eating seed from the floor, despite there being plenty of peanuts in the feeder. (J St Ledger)

Great Spotted Woodpecker – John St Ledger

Feock Churchyard: 2 Hawfinch, 1 Firecrest, 1 Mistle Thrush. (D Beadle, M Curtis, B Toms)

Windmill Farm: 1 Marsh Harrier (female) this afternoon. (D Wright)

Swanpool: 3 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 3 Blackcap, 1 Bullfinch (1 m), 1 Chiffchaff. (C Goldsmith)

Castle Beach, Falmouth: 2 Black Redstart (2m). (C Goldsmith)

Mousehole: 2 Great Skua and 15 Common Scoter offshore, also 1 Common Seal, 3 Grey Seals and a pod of 30+ Common Dolphins.(D Nicholson)

Penzance: 400+ Pied Wagtail roosting in Wharfside car park plus attendant Sparrowhawk. Also Kingfisher and drake Eider in the harbour. (D Nicholson)

St Johns Lake: 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Sandwich Tern and 7 Brent Geese off Torpoint.

Porthilly Farm: 1 Woodcock. (S Grose)

Downderry/Seaton: Black Redstart and Water Pipit this morning. Offshore this afternoon 4 Great Northern Diver, 4 Red-throated Diver, 3 Slavonian Grebe, 5 Fulmar, 3 Kittiwake and a Great Skua. (A Payne)

St Merryn: 9 Woodcock, 7 Snipe. (R Hughes)

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