Friday 28th December 2018

FOUND, Pendennis Point: a “VELBON” tripod shoulder bag and a mounting plate for a tripod, if yours please contact Stephen Jackson (stephen.f.jackson@btinternet.com)

1st January Cornwall New Year’s Day Bird Race: Get the year list kickstarted and see how many birds you can see on your local patch, by green birding or county-wide. Please see the website page HERE for further details.

Late photos, 27/12: Siberian Chiffchaff at Brew Sewage Works and Purple Sandpiper at Jubilee Pool. (M Ahmad)

Siberian Chiffchaff, Mashuq Ahmad

Siberian Chiffchaff, Mashuq Ahmad

Purple Sandpiper, Mashuq Ahmad

Purple Sandpiper, Mashuq Ahmad

Late News, 27/12, Booby’s Bay: 2 Chough (R Jelbert)

Late news 27/12/18. St Ives: Green Woodpecker at top of Barnoon cemetery. (K Money).

Sancreed: 5 Cattle Egret 1 Little Egret, 1 Woodcock, 11 Snipe. Also 27 Lapwing west and at 09:00 a small Cackling-type goose (the “usual” seen sporadically at Drift) flew north with 12 Canada Geese. (D Flumm)

Millbrook: 5 Cattle Egret Radford Lane. (A C Robinson)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Water Pipit. (S Rowe)

Gerrans Bay: 8 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Red-necked Grebe, 22 Great Northern Diver, 3 Black-throated Diver, 1 Long-tailed Duck (Portscatho) (D Eva)

Veryan Bay: 23 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 20 Common Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck (Porthluney) (D Eva)

Windmill Farm: 1 Marsh Harrier. (T Thirlway)

Marsh Harrier, Terence Thirlaway

St Ives Bay: 31 Great Northern Diver, 3 Red-throated Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver. (S Rowe) Also 1 Short-eared Owl over, flying towards Hayle.

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Great Northern Diver still. (D Hillson)

St John’s Lake: 2 Eider, 1 Black-necked Grebe. (A C Robinson)

Torpoint:  2 Red-breasted Merganser, pair 1st w Eider, 2 Great Northern Diver, 10+ Great Crested Grebe, 300+ Dunlin, 14 Grey Plover and 9 Brent Geese (at least 2 pale-bellied) on St John’s Lake. (M Beer). Also at St John’s Lake: 2 Eider, 1 Black-necked Grebe. (A C Robinson)

Padstow: 1 Great Crested Grebe , 45 Common Gull , 1 ad Mediterranean Gull. ( B Bosisto)

Men-an-Tol: c50 Fieldfare. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Marazion Marsh: 1 Cetti’s Warbler seen and heard on east side. 5 Common Snipe. ( P Pearson)

St Michael’s Mount: 1 Velvet Scoter just west of causeway. (P Pearson)

Marazion Marsh RSPB, Longrock Pool: 1 Chiffchaff . (K. Bowers) 1 Barn Owl hunting amongst the reeds (15.30h). (J Hawkey)

Chiffchaff, Kevin Bowers

Coverack: 1 Firecrest in bushes around Lambeage Hall (P. Bedford)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Spoonbill again.

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