Saturday 23rd December 2017

Late news, 22/12, Trelissick: 12 Brambling. (A Taylor)

Late news, 22/12, Newtown St Martin: 5 Cattle Egret again in field with cattle. (J Selby)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 drake Goosander. (D Eva)

Feock: 1, possibly 2 Hawfinch at St Feock Church early afternoon. Also 3 Blackcap (2 f). (D Wright)

Windmill Farm: 190 Golden Plover, 4 Wigeon. (G Adams)

Kennack Sands: 2 Black-throated Diver, 100+ Gannet. (G Adams)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Common Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Penzance: 2 Black-throated Diver, 6 Great Northern Diver, 26 Common Scoter, 1 drk Eider offshore. (R Veal)

Marazion: 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull briefly c10:30 at Red River mouth. (R Veal)

Trencrom: 1 Firecrest. (R Veal)

Gwendreath: 1 Marsh Harrier this afternoon. (J Selby)

Frenchman’s Creek: At least 14 Cattle Egret in to roost by 16:50. This is very likely an under count, as the light was too poor to be certain of the id of quite a few birds that made up a total roost of 40 Egret sp. (J Selby)

Lizard Point: 2 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Scoter, 132 Gannet, 120 Guillemot, 24 Kittiwake, 1 Puffin, 2 Raven, 1 Red-throated Diver, 32 Turnstone, 1 Black-throated Diver, 2 Cormorant, 58 Fulmar, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Purple Sandpiper, 100 Razorbill, 1 Redshank, 14 Shag. Also 20+ Common Dolphin and 4 Harbour Porpoise. (T Blunden)

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