Thursday 28th December 2017

Late photo, 27/12, Coverack: Iceland Gull.

Iceland Gull, Paul Freestone

Late news, 27/12, Loe Beach: 4 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Black-necked Grebe close to the shore at dusk. (A Nicholson)

Late news, 27/12, Feock churchyard: 1 Blackcap (male, unringed), no sign of Hawfinch. (A Nicholson)

Late news, 27/12, Tresillian: 1 Blackcap (male unringed) in private garden. (A Nicholson)

Dozmary Pool: Drake Lesser Scaup still plus an adult Caspian Gull, 22 Tufted Duck, 11 Pochard, 4 Shoveler. (B Bosisto)

Callestick: 1 Firecrest in private garden (between 1 & 3 present since 6th Oct). (T Wilson)

Pool: 1 Goldcrest in trees at Morrisons supermarket car park at 0930 this morning, also Sparrowhawk through. (D King)

Colliford Lake: 3 Goosander, 5 Great-crested Grebe and 95 Fieldfare. (B Bosisto)

St Levan: 1 Brambling in a flock of 100 Chaffinch this afternoon. (D Wright)

Mount’s Bay (looking from Mousehole road across to The Lizard): 20 Common Dolphin and 1 Minke Whale fishing about 200 metres from the shore.

Porthilly Beach: 1 pale bellied Brent Goose, 6 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Loe Beach: 11 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Great Northern Diver, 14 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 5+ Common Dolphin. (J St Ledger)

Red-breasted Merganser, John St Ledger

Newlyn: 1 juv Iceland Gull offshore Sandy Cove until c09:30 when flew out into the bay, 4 Great Northern Diver. (R Veal)

Looe, Hannafore: 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher, 9 Oystercatcher, 1 Redshank, 5 Ringed Plover, 2 Stonechat, 15 Turnstone. (D Spooner)

Kennell Vale:  1 Dipper  (A James)

Dipper, Alan James

Dipper, Alan James

Sancreed: 1 Mistle Thrush, 20 Redwing. (D Flumm)

Newtown in St Martin: 8 Cattle Egret, 10 Little Egret at turning to Tretharrup. (D Flumm)

Cattle Egrets, Dave Flumm

Cattle + Little Egrets, Dave Flumm

Boswednack: 1 Firecrest again.

Mawgan Porth: 3 Water Pipit in valley early afternoon. (p Roseveare)

Downderry, private garden: 3 Blackcap this morning and 1 Water Pipit, 2 Black Redstart, and 1 Siberian Chiffchaff this afternoon. (A Payne)

Upper Tamar Lake: 2 Redwing, 12 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 10 Snipe, c60 Canada Geese, 3 Grey Heron, 5 Herring Gull, c30 Black-headed Gull, 2 Stonechat, 2 Robin, c25 Mallard. (R Mudge)

Lower Tamar Lake: 14 Goosander, 3 Snipe, 2 Little Egret, 1 Mute Swan, 3 Tufted Duck, 5 Moorhen, 1 Song Thrush, 8 Wigeon, 4 Marsh Tit, 3 Robin, 7 Coal Tit, 6 Blue Tit, 5 Great Tit, 1 Willow Tit, 4 Great Crested Gebe, 1 Dunnock. (R Mudge)

St Austell, Lower Porthpean:Surf Scoter, (ad female and 1 juv) with 2 Velvet Scoter, 8 Common Scoter, 1 m Long-tailed Duck, 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe.1 Firecrest in scrub on cliff edge. (J Dustow)

St Austell sewerage works: 8 Chiffchaff, 15 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest, 40 Pied Wagtail and 1 f Peregrine. (J Dustow)

Falmouth: 1 Jay, 2 Blackcap (male and female-type), 5 Long-tailed Tit in garden. (E Tackley)

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