Monday 17th December 2018

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Polish ringed adult Caspian Gull and adult Ring-billed Gull both still present mid morning. (L Proctor, M Ahmad et al.) Also 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 argentatus Herring Gull, 2 drake Goosander, 3 Greenshank, 11 Grey Plover, 29 Cormorant and 1 Peregrine. (T McGowan) Adult Spoonbill, 217 Golden Plover, 350 Lapwing. (D Flumm) 1 Spoonbill, 2 ad Mediterranean Gull, 1 Greenshank, 2 Shelduck and 1 Kingfisher. (D Chadwick, T Mills)

Ring-billed Gull – Mark Halliday

Spoonbill – Dave Flumm

Goosander – Dave Flumm

Stithians Reservoir: Temminck’s Stint and 2 Goldeneye still present from the Stuart Hutchings Hide. (S Williams)

Argal Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe (southern end close to hide), 2 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Tufted Duck. (D Collins)

St Erth: 2 redhead Goldeneye with 1 Tufted Duck on small reservoirs near Tregillowe Farm. (MJ Spicer)

Nanjizal: Firecrest along Bosistow Lane, Black Redstart at Higher Bosistow and 130+ Skylark on nearby stubble field. (M Wallace)

Land’s End: 1 Black Redstart still. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Sennen Cove: 23 Oystercatcher, 12 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Turnstone, 1 Dunlin, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Chough. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Land’s End Airport: 100+ Rook. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Nanquidno: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Padstow: 500+ Golden Plover, 200+ Lapwing in fields next to Trevisker Garden Centre, 2 Yellowhammer on wires. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 75 Black Headed Gull, 1 adult Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Gull, 4 Great crested Grebe( 1 fishing below dam wall) 1 Little Grebe, 1 Tufted Duck, 19 Coot, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Raven, 3 Bullfinch, 11 Goldcrest, 5 Coal Tit. (S Grose)

Carharrack: Lesser Redpoll again in a private garden. (W Chegwidden)

East Looe seafront:  1 Black Redstart, 1 Blackcap, 1 Peregrine, 1 Stonechat, 14 Turnstone. (D Spooner)

Hannafore: 2 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Curlew, 18 Oystercatcher, 1 Kestrel. (D Spooner)

Blackwater: 1 Merlin (B Bosisto)

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