Tuesday 8th January 2019

Late news, 7/1, St John’s Lake, Torpoint: 2 Eider (female and first winter male), 1 Brent Goose, 1 female Red-breasted Merganser & 2 Mediterranean Gull. (A Pearson)

Late news, 7/1, St Ives: 1 Kestrel hunting on The Island. (K + R Money)

Gulval: 1f Serin in second field east of the church, north of the road. (P St Pierre)

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint still in flooded fields just east of Maltsters Pub viewable from double metal gates, also 8 Water Pipit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Water Rail & 4 Chiffchaff. (A Bond, D Trevelyan)

Sancreed: 4 Cattle Egret, 15 Snipe, 10 Lapwing. (D Flumm) Also visible fro Drift Reservoir car park. (M Spicer)

Newtown-in-St-Martin: 5 Cattle Egret at Tregevis Farm. (D Collins)

Kynance Road: 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail). (D Collins)

Goonhilly Downs: 1 Merlin. (D Collins)

Kingsmill Lake: 4 Greenshank, 29 Lapwing, 67 Oystercatcher, c.120 Dunlin, c.30 Redshank c.25 Avocet, c.15 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Knot, 120 Canada Geese, c.80 Teal, c.45 Wigeon, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, c.25 Herring Gull, c.25 Black-headed Gull, 3 Great Crested Grebe. (P Kemp)

Pendower: 2 Red-necked Grebe, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 10 Black-throated Diver & 5 Great Northern Diver. (A Bond)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Spoonbill still on Copperhouse Creek this morning but in Carnsew Basin this afternoon. (D Cains).

Feock: 3 Black-necked Grebe off Loe Beach at 12:30. (R Treeby)

Truro: 2 Dipper flew upriver below Victoria Gardens. (D Jenkins)

Penzance:  1 ad male Black Redstart, 6 Turnstone, 1 Purple Sandpiper on rocks by Jubilee Pool, 1 drake Eider off shore (M Webb)

Black Redstart, Martin Webb

Eider Duck, Martin Webb

Devoran: 1 Firecrest and 2 Ringed Plover. (R Treeby)

Walmsley Sanctuary: Flock of 1000+ Golden Plover on scrape, then on to field, 300+ Lapwing, 5 Ruff, 80+ Black-tailed Godwit, 70+ Curlew, 2 Pintail, Teal, Wigeon, Shoveler & Snipe. (P Sharp)

Golden Plover – Philip Sharp

Looe, St Martin: male Blackcap, male Sparrowhawk around feeders. (P Sharp)

Whitesands Bay: 30 Common Scoter off Freathy. (M Buckle)

Gannel Estuary: 1st winter Little Gull late afternoon. (S Rowe)

Tehidy: Hen harrier, ringtail – south over B3301, just east of Tehidy North Cliffs car park at 15:10. (S Croft) Also in Tehidy Country Park: 6 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 4 Chaffinch, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Robin, 5 Moorhen, 2 Woodpigeon, 11 Mute Swan, 1 Wren. (K. Bowers)

Blue Tit, Kevin Bowers

Great Tit, Kevin Bowers

Song Thrush, Kevin Bowers

Robin, Kevin Bowers

Carrick Roads: 1 Red-necked Grebe, 15 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 18 Red-breasted Merganser. Also 40 – 50 Common Dolphin. All viewed from Restronguet Weir. (J St Ledger)

Red-breasted Merganser, John St Ledger

Black-necked Grebes, John St Ledger

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