Wednesday 27th December 2017

Late news, 23/12, Loe Pool: 5 Goosander, 26 Pochard, 10 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Shoveler, 16 Common Gull. (D Collins)

Late news, 23/12, Helston Sewage Works: 1 Firecrest, 20 Chiffchaff including one tristis type. (D Collins)

Porthpean: 2 Surf Scoter still plus 4 Common Scoter. (G Barter)

Wadebridge: Hawfinch at Trenant Industrial Estate late morning. (DI Julian)

Helford Passage: 2 Black-necked Grebe (D Eva)

Newquay boating lake: 1 Little Grebe, 25 Black-headed Gull (2 with rings), 100+ Feral Pigeon plus 1 racing Pigeon, 32 Mallard, 2 Call Duck, 3 Muscovy, 2 Runner Duck, 4 Moorhen and 1 Little Egret. (R Hughes)

St Agnes Head: 1 ringed Peregrine Falcon, metal ring on right leg, yellow plastic ring on left leg with initials PV. (S Grose)

Castle Beach, Falmouth: 5+ Black Redstart, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Stonechat, 10+ Rock Pipit, 2 Raven, 1 Kestrel, 6 Turnstone, 7 Oystercatcher. (C Goldsmith)

Cape Cornwall: Juv Iceland Gull flew north at 09:14. (N Wheatley)

Drift Reservoir: Pink-footed Goose still in with the Canada Geese. (M Bishop, Cornwall Bird Tours)

St Ives, seawatch, 9.30-12.30: 1 Little Auk and 1 Pomarine Skua, also 1 Great Skua, 3 Great Northern Diver. (R Wilkins & R Augarde)

Polhawn: Adult Mediterrranean Gull in winter plumage. (R Smaldon)

Nanquidno: 3 Woodcock, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Stock Dove and 1 Peregrine. (C Moore)

Penhale, Redruth: Male Blackcap at bird feeder today. White upper ring, red lower ring on left leg. (S Rogers)

Camel trail, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 15 Mute Swan, 35 Canada Goose, 47 Shelduck, 7 Mallard, 3, Pintail, 8 Wigeon, 1 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Cormorant, 3 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 45 Oystercatcher, 21 Grey Plover, c.100 Golden Plover, c.300 Lapwing, 120 Dunlin, 25 Redshank, 30 Curlew, 170 Black-headed Gull, 15 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 17 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Wood Pigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Robin, 12 Redwing, 7 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Great Tit, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Magpie, 12 Rook, 20 Carrion Crow, 15 Starling. (M Scawen et al.).

Church Cove (offshore): 1 adult Caspian Gull. (I Maclean)

Kynance Road: 2 Yellow-legged Gull. (I Maclean)

Lizard Point: 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Common Gull, 2 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Redshank. (I Maclean)

Newbridge, Higher Tregerest: 1 Hen Harrier ( ringtail), large flock of Fieldfare and Redwing, 1 Firecrest. (S Williams)

Coverack: 1 Iceland Gull still present in harbour this morning (Cornwall Bird Tours)

Falmouth: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler calling at Swanvale, plus 3 Firecrest. 1 Black-throated Diver offshore at Castle Beach and 4 Black Redstart on rocks with 30+ Turnstone and 3 Stonechat. (Cornwall Bird Tours)

Marazion: 2 Water Pipit at Red River mouth this evening. 7 Snipe, 2 Chiffchaff and 2 Cettis Warbler at Marazion Marsh (Cornwall Bird Tours)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Reed Bunting and good numbers of Greenfinch and Goldfinch at Southern cutoff. Female Goldeneye and male Mandarin on main lake (Cornwall Bird Tours)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: ad and 1w Yellow-legged Gulls this afternoon on estuary (Cornwall Bird Tours)

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