Monday 31st December 2018

Late news, 30/12, Connor Downs: Barn Owl over the “old A30” at Connor Hill at 18:10. (D King)

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint at Chapel Amble this morning, view from Car Park. (D Julian)

St Loy: 3 Nuthatch, 2 Jay, 1 f Great Spotted Woodpecker, 50 Common Dolphin. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

St Ives: 5 female and 2 male Black Redstart in Barnoon cemetery. Also 1 Grey Wagtail in Trewyn Gardens. (K Money)

Downderry/Seaton: 15 Great Northern Diver, 2 Red-throated Diver, 3 Slavonian Grebe and 4 Kittiwake offshore this afternoon. (A Payne)

Sancreed: 5 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret, 60 Canada Geese, 1 Woodcock, 7 Snipe, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Fieldfare. (D Flumm)

Cattle Egret D Flumm

Hell’s Mouth: 6 Whooper Swan still. (D Eva)

Navax Point: 2 Dartford Warbler. (D Eva)

Par: Black Redstart at Spit Beach this morning. (G Treadwell)

Black Redstart – Garry Treadwell

Newlyn: 1w Yellow-legged Gull and a presumed 1w Glaucous x Herring Gull hybrid. (M Elliott)

Mount’s Bay: 7 1w drake Eider off the Station House but flushed by canoeists and flew beyond Longrock. (DK Parker)

Hannafore Fields: 2 Peregrine, in same tree as on 27th January. (D Spooner)

Peregrines – Derek Spooner

Penzance: Black Redstart on roof of Dolphin Inn.

Newquay: 2 Short-eared Owls at East Pentire this evening. (D Julian)

Towan Head: 11 Red-throated Diver late am (8 flew west, 3 in bay). (S Rowe)

Portscatho: 2 Cirl Buntings (J & D Chapman, S Bearhop) 

Porthcurnick Beach: female Long-tailed Duck just offshore, 1 Med Gull, 1 Grey Wag, 2 Rock Pipit, 2 Stonechat. (J & D Chapman, S Bearhop) 

Gerrans Bay: c20 Great Northern Divers, 2 Black-throated Divers, 1 Slavonian Grebe, several Guillemots & Razorbills, c20 Shags, 1 Cormorant, several Gannets. (J & D Chapman, S Bearhop) 

Loe Beach, Feock: c15 Red-breasted Mergansers, female Velvet Scoter, 4 Slavonian Grebes, c12 Black-necked Grebes, 1 Great Northern Diver. (J & D Chapman, S Bearhop)

Coverack: 3 Eider, 1 f Common Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2+ Mediterranean Gull, 30+ Guillemot, 2 Pods of 10+ Common Dolphin, 2+ Harbour Porpoise. (R Evershed)

Lowland Point: 1 Firecrest. (R Evershed)

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