Thursday 27th December 2018

Late news, 26/12/18. Roseland: 2 Barn Owl prospecting the marshes on the Ruan Lanihorne saltmarsh near the village at 3.30pm. (per Maria Richards)

Sancreed: 5 Cattle Egret with cattle at Sellan Fm 16:35, 2 found earlier same fields by M Ahmad. (D Flumm)

Tehidy: 1 Richard’s Pipit still in sheep field opposite north entrance to Tehidy Park. Also 1 Merlin, c150 Skylark, 8 Meadow Pipit. (S Rowe, T Carson)

Brew Sewage Works: 3 Siberian Chiffchaff. (M Ahmad)

Coverack: Yellow-browed Warbler and Peacock Butterfly at the sewage works. Red-throated Diver and 3 Eider in the bay. (J Foster)

Par beach pool: 1 Whooper Swan. (J Rance) Spit beach: 2 Great Northern Diver close in , 2 Brent geese. (G Barter)

St Clement, Tresemple Pool: 1 Kingfisher, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 51 Curlew feeding in field behind. Tresillian River: 26 Mute Swan, 99 Redshank, 41 Curlew, 5 Greenshank, 21 Shelduck, 84 Teal. (S Grose)

St Dennis: Male Hen Harrier 9:40 at great distance mobbed by carrion crow and flew towards Newquay. (P Ash)

Hen Harrier – Paul Ash

Hen Harrier – Paul Ash

Sennen Cove: 1 Common Scoter, c20 Common Dolphin. (P Taylor, H Mitchell) Also Great Northern Diver and  3 Mediterranean Gull early morning. (J Miller)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 600+ Lapwing, Greylag, 100+ Canada Goose, Curlew, Golden Plover, Gadwall, Mallard, Shoveler, Pintail, Teal, Wigeon, Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, Stonechat, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Dunnock & Fox. (S Marquis)

Lower Tamar Lake: 28 Goosander, 3 Willow Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 4 Cormorant, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 12 Tufted Duck, 1m Reed Bunting, 2 Snipe, 2 Gadwall, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Nuthatch. (R Mudge)

Carrick Roads: 3 Black-necked Grebe, 3 Red-breasted Merganser (D Eva)

Penzance: 1 Brent Goose off the promenade. (B Dodd) Jubilee Pool: 29 Purple Sandpiper and 1 m Black Redstart. (M Ahmad)

Praa Sands: 1 f Black Redstart. (MJ Spicer)

Black redstart – Mike Spicer

Park Head: 1 Peregrine, 2 Grey Wagtail, 100 Skylark, 6 Yellowhammer, 4 Painted Lady and 1 Peacock Butterfly. ( B Bosisto L Payne )

Mawgan Porth: 120 Lapwing, 10 Common Snipe. ( B Bosisto L Payne )

St Eval Airfield: 110 Golden Plover,  1 Short-eared Owl, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Stock Dove, 90 Skylark. (B Bosisto, L Payne )

Boscregan: 1 Woodlark. (C Moore)

Kelynack: 30 Common Snipe. (C Moore)

Falmouth: 1 Little Grebe from church Street car park. (S Grose)

Swanpool Beach: 2 Mediterranean Gull on rocks to the right below restaurant. Swanpool : 1 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Loe Pool: 32 Shoveler, 40 Cormorant including a raft of 35, 17 Pochard, 6 Goosander. Also  a Moorhen ascending a 1.4m upright Bulrush stem to pluck seeds from the seedhead. (G Adams)

Newquay, A392 by Hendra Holiday Park: 1 Barn Owl at 4.45 (C.Yates)

Navax Point: 4 Dartford Warbler (including male in song). (S Rowe, T Carson)

Dartford Warbler, Steve Rowe

St Gothian Sands LNR: 80 Teal, 5 Tufted Duck, 1 Wigeon, 3 Shelduck, 2 Little Grebe. (S Rowe, T Carson)

Hannafore, Looe: 2 Peregrine (in the same tree), 1 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Stonechat. (D Spooner)

Peregrine, Derek Spooner

Peregrine, Derek Spooner

Mount’s Bay kayak trip today: 3 flypast Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Common Scoter, 19+ Purple Sandpiper, 5+ Harbour Porpoise. (R Kirkwood)

Red-throated Diver, Rupert Kirkwood

Purple Sandpiper, Rupert Kirkwood

Pentire Point West: 1 Short-eared Owl. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field:1 Bullfinch , 1 Kingfisher , 8 Black-headed Gull , 1 Song Thrush . (K. Bowers)

Black-headed Gull, Kevin Bowers

Lapwing, Kevin Bowers

Kingfisher, Kevin Bowers

Bullfinch, Kevin Bowers

St Ives: 2 Black Redstart, 1 male and 2 female still at Barnoon cemetery today. (M Rouncefield)

Black Redstart, Marlene Rouncefield

Black Redstart, Marlene Rouncefield

Men-an-Tol: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier (D Eva)

Pendeen: 3 Painted Lady butterflies. (J Miller)

Colliford Reservoir: 10 Goosander (2 males),  3 huge dusk gull roost areas of mostly Lesser Black-backed Gulls. 200+ Fieldfare. (B Craven)

Dozmary Pool: 3 Shoveler, 1 Goldeneye. (B Craven)

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