Sunday 23rd December 2018

Late news, 22/12, Coverack: 1 Firecrest in gardens around coastguard cottages. (P Bedford)

Late news, 22/12, Hannafore: 3 Great Northern Diver in Looe Bay, 3 Stonechat (1 m, 1f, 1 juv), c.12 Turnstone (other side of Looe Bay), 3 Shag, 3 Whimbrel, many Rock Pipit & Pied Wagtail, 1 male Kestrel flying from lamp post to lamp post, 1 Song Thrush, many Oystercatcher. (I Juliane)

Late news, 22/12, Looe: 2 female & 1 male Blackcap & 3 Long-tailed Tit in private garden on bird table & feeders. (I Juliane)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Adult Ring-billed Gull and Spoonbill again. (M Ahmad, R Veal)

Hell’s Mouth: 6 (1 ad, 5 imm) Whooper Swan still in fields viewable from B3301. (R Veal, R Augarde, R Wilkins, B Mellow)

St Ives: 6 Great Skua, 16 Great Northern Diver, 2 Red-throated Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver, 3f Common Scoter in 2 hour seawatch. (R Veal, R Augarde, R Wilkins, B Mellow)

Carbis Bay: 7 Great Northern Diver, 5 Red-throated Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver, 2f Common Scoter, 1 Great Crested Grebe. (R Veal, R Augarde, R Wilkins, B Mellow)

Lamorna Cove: 1 Black Redstart. (S Grose)

Newlyn: 3 Great Northern Diver. (S Grose)

Penzance: 7 Eider, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Black Redstart, 2 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 10 Sanderling between Albert Pier and Railway Station. (S Grose)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 male Pochard, 13 Coot, 10 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Mute Swan. (S Grose)

Godrevy: 6 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black Redstart, 2 Kestrel. (S Grose)

Hannafore: 1 Great Northern Diver in Looe Bay, 2 Stonechat (1 m, 1f), 3 Turnstone, 5 Shag (1 juv), 5 Whimbrel, many Rock Pipit & Pied Wagtail, 1 male Eider, many Oystercatcher. (I Juliane)

Looe: 2 female Blackcap in private garden on bird table & feeders. (I Juliane)

Coverack: 3 Black-throated Diver, 2 Red-throated Diver, 3 Eider, 51 Mediterranean Gull on the beach in a single party with c120 Black-headed Gull. (D Wood)

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