Friday 4th January 2019

Late news, 3/1, Tresillian River: 8+ Cattle Egret in field behind Tresemple Pool, later along river seen from St Clement car park. (K Williams)

Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs still, in the creek by the boat store mid afternoon.

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint and 5 Water Pipit still showing in flooded field at Chapel Amble at first light this morning. (P Roseveare) Temminck’s Stint and 5 Water Pipit still present plus 6 Ruff, 4 Green Sandpiper, 1 Water Rail, 105 Black-tailed Godwit (D Eva, J St Ledger, B Hibbet)

Temminck’s Stint – John St Ledger

Ruff – John St Ledger

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis flew in from the west at 11:15, flew off north at 11:30, but may have landed in field north of the bypass. It returned at 12:00 but landed in an area with no public access. (L Proctor, M Spicer et al)

Lower Tamar Lake: 27 Goosander (12m 15f), 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Scaup (1m 1f), 1m Pintail, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Marsh Tit, 4 Willow Tit. (R Mudge) Also, female Ring-necked Duck still.

Burniere Point, Camel Estuary: 4 Whooper Swan still present, also 3000 Golden Plover. (D Eva, D Julian)

Gwennap Sewage Works: 35 Chiffchaff, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrest, Peregrine. (M Grantham)

Constantine: Siberian Chiffchaff still at the sewage works.

Sancreed: 5 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret, 6 Snipe, 95 Canada & 2 hybrid Canada Geese. (D Flumm)

Helford River: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 3 Red-breasted Merganser and 1 Great Northern Diver all feeding around the mouth of Frenchman’s Creek at high tide. Also 1 Cattle Egret over at dusk. (P Bedford)

Carrick Roads: Female Velvet Scoter and 2 Black-necked Grebe viewable from Mylor Churchtown.

Coverack: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler at the sewage works. (A Witheywood) Also 1 Med Gull, 3 Eider,1 female Common Scoter, 1 Teal and a Great Northern Diver plus a pod of about 10 Common Dolphin in a feeding frenzy with a large flock of gulls. (D Wright)

Yellow-browed Warbler – A Witheywood

Yellow-browed Warbler – A Witheywood

Common Dolphin – A Witheywood

Common Dolphin – A Witheywood

Kennack Sands: 6 Black-throated Diver. (D Wright)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Greylag, 5 Pintail, 20 Shoveler, 8 Gadwall, 2 Tufted Duck. (D Eva)

Newquay: Mixed flock of 30 Purple Sandpiper & Turnstone, also 8 Oystercatcher 09:00 at Towan Head. (M Lammas) Also Black Redstart by the bridge to the Island.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 drk Goosander. (R Veal) Also Spoonbill still.

Lizard Point: 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull. (D Collins, D Wright)

Loe Bar: 1 Red-throated Diver and 1 Harbour Porpoise. Also 6 Goosander and 10 Great Crested Grebe on Carminowe Creek. (G Adams)

Polbathic Creek: 2 Chiffchaff in a private garden. (A Blonden)