Thursday 4th January 2018

Late news, 3/1/, Mawgan-in-Meneage:  Brambling at bird feeder (R McDonald)

Porthilly Point: 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose, 11 Common Gull, 17 Mediterranean Gull, 156 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Goosander distantly on main channel. (S Grose)

Towan Head Newquay: 5 Common Scoter still off point, also many Gannets, auks Kittiwakes, 2 Great Northern Divers, 1 stayed briefly. (M Lammas)

Falmouth, Swanpool Beach: 80 Shag, c20 attendant Great Back-backed Gull, 2 Black-throated Diver, 1 Razorbill, 1 Guillemot offshore, with Kittiwakes and Gannets distantly and 3 Ringed Plover on the rocks, Swanpool: 1 Water Rail, 3 Blackcap, 2f Pochard Swanvale: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (halfway up, flew into large garden next to building site), 3 Blackcap. (D Chaney)

Marazion: Iceland Gull in the car park. (C Moore, M Ahmad)

Iceland Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

Iceland Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

Dozmary Pool: Drake Lesser Scaup still. (R Treeby)

Sancreed: 1 Firecrest plus 150 Golden Plover over heading west. (DS Flumm)

Helford River from Helford Passage to Trebah: 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 3 Great Northern Diver, 2 Common Scoter (female), 30+ Gannet. (J St Ledger – photos)

Slavonian Grebe – John St Ledger

Newquay: 1w Ring-billed Gull still on Trenance Pool. Also Peregrine. (R Treeby, M Spicer)

Ring-billed Gull, Mike Spicer

Drift Reservoir: Iceland Gull viewable from the car park. (C Moore)

Porthpean: 2 Surf Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter and 1 Long-tailed Duck. (R Treeby)

Egloshayle: 5 Hawfinch still at the cemetery. (A Langdon)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Yellow-legged Gull and 1 Pink-footed Goose in with the Canada Geese. (DI Julian) Carnsew Basin: 1 Red-throated Diver this morning. (B Dodd) This afternoon, 2 Grey Plover, 9 Bar-tailed Godwit, 9 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Greenshank, 4 Little Grebe. (T Mills)

St Just Airfield: Adult Glaucous Gull 1 mile southeast of the airfield. (KA Wilson)

St John’s Lake: Viewed from Marine Drive and surrounding roads. 3 Spoonbill, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Great Northern Diver and 6 Brent Goose. (C Ellis)