Wednesday 26th December 2018

CBWPS Cornwall Birds ‘Pic of the Year’ – we will be posting up a selection from the weekly ‘pic of the week’ photos received throughout the year (and normally to be found on the website homepage) over the traditional 12 days of Christmas, and ultimately finding out which is your overall favourite. Today is Day 2, please see the 12 Birds of Christmas page on the website to views the photos and to vote in the poll. Thanks for supporting us and our contributors throughout the year.

Late news, 25/12, St Agnes Head: Short-eared Owl hunting at midday. (S Mickleburgh)

St Merryn Porthmissen Farm / Crugmeer: 2 Grey Partridge, 6 Razorbill, 21 Guillemot, 23 Fulmar, 2 Corn Bunting, 19 Skylark, 16 Yellowhammer, 5 Raven, 3 Snipe, 1 Merlin, 60+ Goldfinch, 3 Kestrel, large number of Chaffinch and Meadow Pipit, 3 Roe Deer. (S Grose)

Millbrook: 9 Cattle Egret in field with cattle Lower Anderton Road. (R Smaldon)

Old Kea: 1 Cattle Egret and 3 Little Egret in cattle field by the old Church (P. Bedford)

Germoe: small mixed flock of Redwing/Fieldfare, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff flycatching near the Holy Well (J Evans)

Penzance:  2 Brent Goose off Eastern Green late afternoon. (A McKechnie)

Sancreed: Male Hen Harrier, 49 Snipe. (D Flumm)

Par Beach: 1 Velvet Scoter and 6 Common Scoter near Killyvarder. (G Barter)

Par Pool: 7 Oystercatcher and 35 Snipe. (G Barter)

Roseland: 3+ Cirl Bunting. (J Lander)

Carharrack: 1 Lesser Redpoll, 1 m Blackcap & 1 Coal Tit in a private garden. (W Cheggwidden)

Land’s End: 2 Common Snipe, 1 f Black Redstart at Pordenack Point, 11 Stonechat, 2 Kestrel, 40 Linnet. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Nanjizal/Trevilley: 34 Skylark, 10 Redwing, 1 Raven, 7 Stock Dove, 15 Meadow Pipit, 1 Sparrowhawk, 30 Goldfinch, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Grey Wagtail, 20 Linnet. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Truro: 1 Raven over the Rosedale Estate. (K & J Mortimore)

St Ives: 1 male and 2 female Black Redstart in St Ives Barnoon cemetery this afternoon. (M Rouncefield) Frog spawn at Clodgy Point. (P Sharpe)

Croft Pascoe: 1 Marsh Harrier over, at 8:40am, heading towards Crousa Downs. 1 Hen Harrier (male) over at 9:10am heading towards Predannack. 1 Merlin over, 1 Woodcock (flushed). (J St Ledger)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Mediterranean Gull, adult with red plastic ring on left leg (S Grose).

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Great Northern Diver, 166 Teal, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 600+ Lapwing, 28 Mallard, 5 Cormorant, 500+ Black-headed Gull.  (B Craven)

St Michael’s Mount: 1 eclipse Eider just west of the causeway. (R Butts)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 drk Pochard, 14 Coot. (R Veal)

Porthkidney: 1f Black Redstart, 1 Great Northern Diver and 40+ Common Gull in gull roost. (R Veal)

Kingsand: 1 ad w/p Mediterranean Gull. (R Smaldon)

Cowlands Creek, Combe: 1 male Pintail (P. Bedford)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: Spoonbill.

Cargreen, Saltash: 30 Avocet, 2 Shelduck, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Redshank, 1 Little Egret, Canada Geese, Cormorant, Black-headed Gulls, 1 female Blackcap. (C&J Duffy)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 41+ Snipe. (S.Witts)

Snipe, Sean Witts

St Buryan: 1 male and 1 female Blackcap. (S .Witts}

Newquay, Trenance Gardens/Gannel Estuary: 4 Tawny Owl heard. (S Grose)

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