Sunday 30th December 2018

Late news, 28/12, Freathy: Quail heard at dusk. (S Madge)

Portscatho: Pacific Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver and 34 Great Northern Diver. (R Wilkins, B Mellow, R Augarde)

Sancreed: At least 2 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret and 1 Merlin. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: 3 Cattle Egret and 1 Little Egret on a cattle feeder at Sellan Farm visible from the car park, also c100 Lapwing over. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Yellow-browed Warbler in SE corner at 09:37. also Water Pipit and Firecrest.

Pendower: 7 Black-throated Diver, 15 Great Northern Diver. (R Wilkins, B Mellow, R Augarde)

Mevagissey: 6 Black-throated Diver, 25 Great Northern Diver. (R Wilkins, B Mellow, R Augarde)

St Austell Bay: 5 Black-throated Diver, 20 Great Northern Diver. (R Wilkins, B Mellow, R Augarde)

Hell’s Mouth: 6 Whooper Swan still present in field off the road to Coombe, East of Hell’s Mouth. (B Toms, M Curtis, P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Porthgwarra: 1 Merlin. (D Flumm)

Kenidjack: 60 Lapwing, 6 Chough. (D Flumm)

St Ives: 4 female Black Redstart and at least 5 Rock Pipit in Barnoon cemetery. (K Money)

River Lynher, Wacker Quay: 1 Great Northern Diver. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

St Mawes: 2 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Great Northern Diver in the Carrick Roads. (P Pearson)

Men-an-Tol: 3 Hen Harrier (2 female, 1 male), 1 Barn Owl, 11 Fieldfare, 1 Snipe. (J St Ledger)

Portheras Common, Pendeen: Large Starling roost in a young spruce plantation. (NR Phillips)

Newlyn: Jackdaw showing characteristics of the ‘Nordic’ race. (L Proctor)

Jackdaw, Linton Proctor

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