FOUND, Pendennis Point: a “VELBON” tripod shoulder bag and a mounting plate for a tripod, if yours please contact Stephen Jackson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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)
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)
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)
Coverack: 1 Firecrest in bushes around Lambeage Hall (P. Bedford)
Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Spoonbill again.